EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/19/2017 4:04:03 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Ojo inks at FMP Beograd at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

FMP Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Nigerian center Michael Ojo (216-138kg-93). Ojo just graduated from Florida State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. In 35 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Ojo helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A dedicated, hard-working young man who has a very high basketball ceiling. He has the ability to be a good rebounder and has a very imposing presence in the paint with his 7-foot-8 wingspan.

FMP Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Pot
Nemanja Nenadic

Forward:
Maverick Rowan

Centers:
Bozo Djumic
Michael Ojo

Coach: Vladimir Jovanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



Brett Baily (ex University of San Diego) is a newcomer at MZT Skopje - by Mario Divanisov

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 23-year old Small Forward Brett Bailey (198-F) from San Diego University. In his last season at the NCAA he averaged 15.4ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.7apg, while shooting with 46.3% from the field and 33.3% behind the 3point line in 30 games played eventually earning him a spot in the All-WCC 2nd Team for 2017.
For Baily this will be his first international experience after four years at USD.

MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket)
Boban Stajic (185-PG-93)
Mihajlo Mitev (188-G-97, agency: Alti Sport)
Adem Mekikj (195-G-95)
Eric Garcia (183-PG-94, college: Wofford)

Forwards:
Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates)
Andrej Maslinko (208-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket)
Marko Simonovski (192-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances)
Daniel Jansen (206-F-94, college: Augustana, SD)
Brett Bailey

Center:
Ranko Mamuzic (224-C-98)

Coach: Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza )

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Macedonia




MZT Skopje ink Daniel Janesn (ex Limburg United) - by Mario Divanisov

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom straightened their roster with the addition of American international Daniel Jansen (206-F-94, college: Augustana, SD). The 23-year old Forward comes to Skopje after a season at Belgium where he played 39 games for Hubo Limburg United in the Euromillions League averaging 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg, as well as 6 games in the FIBA Eurocup where he averaged 8.2ppg and 3.7rpg.

Before his exit in Europe the sharp shooter played for Augustana University in NCAA2. In his last season at collage he averaged 20.6ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg, while shooting with 53.5% from the field with 38.4% behind the arc. His amazing freshman season where he averaged 11.1ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1apg in 31 games earned him the achievement All-NSIC Freshman of the Year in 2013, as well as other achievements as All-NSIC Co-Player of the Year in 2015, NABC NCAA D2 All-America Team in 2015 and 2016, Daktronics NCAA D2 All-Atlantic Region Player of the Year and Daktronics NCAA D2 All-Atlantic Region 1st Team in 2015, All-NSIC Player of the Year, NABC NCAA D2 Player of the Year and NABC NCAA D2 All-Central District 1st Team in 2016, throughout his collage carrier.



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  ARGENTINA  


John Dickson (ex CDU Catolica) signs at Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) landed 27-year old American forward John Dickson (198-91kg-90, college: Sacramento State). He played most recently at CDU Catolica in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 27 games he averaged impressive 26.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Dickson spent at Black Star (N2) in Luxembourg league. He also spent pre-season at ETB Wohnbau (ProA) in German league that year.
Two years ago (two years after he left the college) Dickson was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in third round (55th overall).
He attended Sacramento State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
And here thanks to pro basketball Dickson experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American, Australian and of course North American leagues. Dickson has played previously professionally in Australia (Tigers), Colombia (Sabios) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

Union de Santa Fe roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Torres
Andres Mariani
Matias Borsatti

Forwards:
Miguel Isola
John Dickson
James Cambronne

Center:
Alejandro Arca

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Petr.Argentino tabs Franco Vieta - by Eurobasket News

Petrolero Argentino (TNA) inked 25-year old guard Franco Vieta (190-92) from Comunicaciones. Vieta also played that season for Libertad Sunchales (LigaA) where in 24 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
His team was regular season runner-up in Argentinian LigaA in 2012.
Vieta represented Argentina at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
He has played previously for Union de Sunchales.

Petrolero Argentino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Pau
Franco Vieta
Esteban Cantarutti
Rodrigo Lavezzari

Forwards:
Federico Ferrini
Jeffrey Merchant

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Villa re-signs at Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (TNA) confirmed in their roster 30-year old power forward Lisandro Villa (198-87). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 TNA games he had very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.9apg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Villa's team won Argentinian TNA North Regular Season in 2014.
He has played previously for five other teams: Belgrano San Nicolas, Banda Norte, Asociacion Italiana, San Isidro and Gimnasia Santa Fe.

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leonardo La_Bella
Esteban Rusconi

Forward:
Matias Sesto

Center:
Lisandro Villa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Matias Sesto joins Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (TNA) agreed terms with 26-year old small forward Matias Sesto (190-91). The last time (14) he played at Sportsmen in Argentinian TFB league.
Sesto won Argentinian LigaA championship title in 2011.
He has played previously for four other teams: Penarol, Sport Club, Estudiantes Olavarria and Penarol.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  


Andrew Jones propels Texas past Cairns, 71-69, in Australia - by Eurobasket News

With 3.9 seconds left in the game, Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones (6'4''-SG-97) broke a tie against the Cairns Taipans by converting a layup to give the 'Horns a 71-69 victory against the NBL franchise. The victory came two days after a loss to Melbourne United, which also plays in the top professional league in Australia, giving Texas a signature victory on its four-game circuit of Oz. Before hitting the game-winning layup after securing a loose ball on the left baseline, Jones had hit a mid-range jump shot to tie the game in the final minute. The 'Horns got a defensive stop on the following possession and then then used fierce defensive pressure to keep the Taipans from attempting a final shot. Jones, who had declared for the NBA Draft this spring before opting to return to school, scored 11 points and added four assists. In the fourth quarter, junior guard Eric Davis (6'3''-G-97) Jr. scored 10 of his 12 points to put Texas in a position to win the game late with the strong play from Jones. The leading scorer was junior Dylan Osetkowski (6'9''-C-96), who continued his impressive start in burnt orange and white with 15 points and six rebounds. Freshman forward Mohamed Bamba (7'0''-C-98) scored all 11 of his points in the second half after a slow start. The final contest on the four-game exhibition tour is on Monday, August 21 against the Illawarra Hawks, another NBL franchise.
Courtesy of: burntorangenation.com



Dan Trist (ex Norths Bears) signs at Ourense - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) landed 25-year old Australian forward Dan Trist (206-105kg-92, college: Lafayette). He played in the summer at Norths Bears in Australian WARATAH. In 11 games he averaged impressive 23.5ppg, 12.6rpg and 2.5apg. The last season Trist played at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen where in 34 games he had 13.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Among other achievements Trist's college team won Patriot League Tournament in 2015. He received also All-Patriot League 1st Team award in 2015.
Trist represented Australia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 36.9%, FT: 64.3%.
Trist has played previously for another Spanish team Oviedo_CB.
He attended Lafayette College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Trist is described as: Solid rebounder who is good around the hoop but can take his game outside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Uppsala could land Rhys Carter - by Eurobasket News

Uppsala Basket (Basketligan) is close to sign 33-year old Australian guard Rhys Carter (190-82kg-84) who played last time at Plymouth University Raiders in United Kingdom. In 32 BBL games he recorded 9.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.3apg and 2.1spg (in top 4) last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (2016) summer Carter played at Tigers in Australian East where in 24 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Defensive Team back in 2010.
Carter was a member of Australian international program for some years. He was called to Australian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Thanks to Carter's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Carter has played previously professionally in Australia (Adelaide 36ers, Kings, Perth Wildcats, Victoria and Frankston Blues) and Sweden (Orebro).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Maintaining defensive pressure and making good decisions in tight games and when physically tired are key areas that Rhys will be working towards improving, to complement his creative ball-handling skills and court vision.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Sweden



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Kumanovo sign Mirko Kovac (ex Timba Timisoara) - by Mario Divanisov

KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of 34-year old Serbian forward Mirko Kovac (199-F-83). The well experienced Kovac played last season at BC Timba Timisoara in Liga Nationala, the side he joined in February 2017. In the season before that (2015-16) he played at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (Greece-A1), but only averaged 1.3ppg, and 1.8rpg in 4 games. His experience in Romania goes to BCM U Pitesti as well where he played 26 games in the 2014/15 season where he averaged 9.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg, eventually helping the team to reach the Romanian Cup Semifinals.
Besides Romania In his senior season Kovac managed to play in Serbia for BC Partizan NiS Beograd, OKK Beograd and Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd, in Poland for AZS Koszalin and in Cyprus for Cytavision Apoel Nicosia where he won the Supercup in 2011.
On Kovac: Very good offensive player. Quick and strong. Many fast breaks. Can hit 3-pointer, but also run on the basket.

Kumanovo 2009 roster for 2017-18 season:

Guards:
Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88, agency: PEPI SPORT)
Miodrag Todorovic (193-PG-97)
Griffin Ramme (190-PG-89, college: Chapman)
Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza)
Nikola Karakolev (197-SG-87)
Gjorgji Georgievski (190-SG-98)

Forwards:
Nenad Stojanovski (197-F-96)
Mirko Kovac
Marjan Janevski (203-F-88)
Nemanja Miljkovic (204-C/F-90)

Center:
Aleksandar Shterjov (208-C-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza)

Coach: Igor Mihajlovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Macedonia



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


P.Zvaigzdes sign Julius Kazakauskas - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) signed 27-year old forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-98kg-90) from Dzukija. In 38 LKL games he had 7.1ppg, 7.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Kazakauskas played at Lietkabelis where in 39 LKL games he recorded 4.4ppg and 3.2rpg. He also played 20 games in Baltic League where he averaged 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. Kazakauskas helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has played previously for three other teams: Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Olimpas Plunge and Trakai.

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steponas Babrauskas
Tomas Galeckas

Forwards:
Alexey Zhukanenko
Vyacheslav Bobrov
Julius Kazakauskas
Nikita Balashov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


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



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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
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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



Yunio Barrueta (ex Aalstar) signs at Denain - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) landed 24-year old American swingman Yunio Barrueta (198-102kg-93, college: Barry). He played most recently at Crelan Okapi Aalstar in Belgian Euromillions League. In 30 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Among other achievements Barrueta played in the final of SSC Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also All-SSC Player of the Year award and NABC NCAA D2 All-South District 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Barrueta graduated from Barry University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Jay Threatt
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Yunio Barrueta
Jean-Philippe Dally

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



France beat Belgium in Toulouse International tournament - by Eurobasket News

France - Belgium 85-60

France overcame Belgium at the start of the home International Tournament. France had a slow start, but came up with a massive 85-60 win.
Belgium grabbed a 21-13 lead at the start of the game, but could not match the hosts in the rest of the game. France replied with a 22-9 surge to take a 35-32 half-time advantage. Moreover France nailed 32 points in the third period and closed the game with a final 18-12 run.
Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) notched 13. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) posted 12 and Yakuba OUATTARA had 9. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86) scored 9 points in a loss.



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  BOLIVIA  


Universidad San Simon and Pichincha reduce deficit at the semifinal series - by Eurobasket News

Universidad San Simon and Pichincha reduced deficits at the respective semifinal series. Universidad San Simon overcame Calero Potosi 100-93 in an overtime thriller. Universidad San Simon dominated the first half, but then Calero managed to tie the game at the end of the fourth period.
Pichincha Potosi edged CAN Oruro 86-73. Pichincha Potosi won all quarters of the game to win game 3.



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  BOSNIA  


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
 Germerson BARBOSA
  Pinheiros
  (202-SF-93)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Barbosa, Pinheiros19.5 
 2. Brite, L.Sorocaba16.8 
 3. Uchendu, Bauru16.0 
 4. Avelino, Osasco B.15.5 
 5. Hubner, Paulistano15.5 
 6. Coelho, Franca15.5 
 7. Ferreira, Franca13.0 
 8. Demetrio, Franca12.5 
 9. Galvanini, Bauru12.0 
 10. Cook, L.Sorocaba11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 15
 1. Uchendu, Bauru15.0 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.11.0 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano8.5 
 4. Barbosa, Pinheiros7.0 
 5. Drudi, Osasco B.7.0 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba7.0 
 7. Santos, Bauru6.7 
 8. Toledo, Pinheiros6.3 
 9. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.3 
 10. Viana, America6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.0 
 2. Coelho, Franca5.5 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.5 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.5 
 5. Taylor, Mogi4.5 
 6. Pierotti, Bauru4.0 
 7. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.0 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.4.0 
 9. Lima, Franca4.0 
 10. Farina, L.Sorocaba3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe SOUZA
  America
  (200-SF-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Souza, America2.0 
 2. Coelho, Franca2.0 
 3. Fernandes, Osasco B.2.0 
 4. Galvanini, Bauru2.0 
 5. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.8 
 6. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 7. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.1.5 
 9. Da-Silva, L.Sor.1.5 
 10. Avelino, Osasco B.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Uchendu, Bauru4.5 
 2. Hubner, Paulistano1.5 
 3. Demetrio, Franca1.5 
 4. Pereira, Pinheiros1.3 
 5. Galvanini, Bauru1.0 
 6. Almeida, Franca1.0 
 7. Curnell, Mogi0.8 
 8. Junior, Bauru0.7 
 9. Carlos, Mogi0.7 
 10. Oliveira, Osasco B.0.5 


Minas ink Evan Roquemore, ex Nidaros Jets - by Paulo Freire

Minas (NBB) signed 25-year old American guard Evan Roquemore (190-82kg-92, college: Santa Clara). He played last season at Nidaros Jets in Norwegian BLNO. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 25.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.8apg and 2.5spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Roquemore spent at Koopspor (North League) in Cyprus. He also spent pre-season at Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year.
Roquemore's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2011.
He graduated from Santa Clara University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Minas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Audrei Parisotto
George_Yeye Torres
Evan Roquemore

Forwards:
Guilherme Teichmann
Anderson Mosso
Leonardo Jacon
Wesley Ferreira

Center:
Adriano Alves

Coach: Espiga Soares

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



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  BULGARIA  


Ivan Lilov signs at DEAC Debreceni - by Vladislava Lazarova

Hungarian Division A newcomer for the upcoming 2017/2018 season DEAC Debreceni landed one of the most experienced Bulgarian players abroad and topscorers Ivan Lilov (194-SG-88)

31-year old 196 cm tall shooting guard spent the last season in another Hungarian club - Szedeak Szeged. There he averaged 19,1 points in 34 games (Score-4) in Division A and reached the Hungarian Cup semifinals. Lilov was part of Hungarian All star game as well and finished the season as one of the most valuable players in the league.

For Ivan Lilov this will be third consecutive season abroad after the year spent in Italian Reggio Emilia and Chietti.




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The Knicks ink Xavier Rathan-Mayes - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-86kg-94, college: Florida State). He just graduated from Florida State (NCAA). Rathan-Mayes has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had 10.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.8apg last season. Rathan-Mayes helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to ACC All-Defensive Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Rathan-Mayes is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He was voted ACC All-Freshman Team in 2015 at his college time.
Rathan-Mayes represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 38.9%.
Rathan-Mayes could be described: has a great shooting stroke from behind the arc as well as off the dribble and a good understanding of how to create space in the mid-range area.

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ramon Sessions
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes
Ron Baker
Damyean Dotson

Forwards:
Michael Beasley
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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John Dickson (ex CDU Catolica) signs at Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) landed 27-year old American forward John Dickson (198-91kg-90, college: Sacramento State). He played most recently at CDU Catolica in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 27 games he averaged impressive 26.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Dickson spent at Black Star (N2) in Luxembourg league. He also spent pre-season at ETB Wohnbau (ProA) in German league that year.
Two years ago (two years after he left the college) Dickson was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in third round (55th overall).
He attended Sacramento State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
And here thanks to pro basketball Dickson experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American, Australian and of course North American leagues. Dickson has played previously professionally in Australia (Tigers), Colombia (Sabios) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

Union de Santa Fe roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Torres
Andres Mariani
Matias Borsatti

Forwards:
Miguel Isola
John Dickson
James Cambronne

Center:
Alejandro Arca

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jeter is back at Gold Lions - by Eurobasket News

Tianjin Gold Lions (CBA) signed experienced 34-year old Ukrainian international point guard Eugene Jeter (180-79kg-83, college: Portland). It is actually his comeback to Gold Lions as he has played here before. Jeter is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played last season at Besiktas in Turkish BSL league.
In 2006 Jeter was drafted by Great Falls Explorers (CBA) as #3 pick overall.
The former University of Portland staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Jeter won French ProA championship title in 2015.
Jeter represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.1apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 76.3%.
Jeter is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jeter has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Spain (Joventut, Unicaja Malaga and Menorca), France (Limoges CSP Elite), NBA (Sacramento Kings), China (Golden Stars), Ukraine (BC Kyiv) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Russ Smith claims Chinese NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Russ Smith (183-PG-91) had a great game in the last round for Luoyang and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 26-year old playmaker got a double-double of 75 points and twelve assists, while his team edged out Fujian (#10, 10-14) 144-143. Luoyang is placed at 4th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Luoyang will need more victories to improve their 16-8 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 56.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Luoyang's top player in his first season with the team. University of Louisville graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 61.2ppg. Smith is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 5.6apg) and averages solid 4.1spg and 57.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 36-year old American forward Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of second-ranked Shaanxi W.. Gaines impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 44 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he led Shaanxi W. to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Anhui (#6, 16-8) 116-89. Shaanxi W.'s second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 19-5 record is not bad at all. Gaines is a newcomer at Shaanxi W. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Ivorian Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) of Fujian (#10). Diabate got into 30-points club by scoring 63 points in the last round. He went also for eight assists. Despite Diabate's great performance Fujian lost 143-144 to the higher-ranked Luoyang (#4, 16-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs 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 14 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 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.5apg (2nd best). He also has 3.3spg and FGP: 61.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tony Mitchell (198-SF-89) of Chongqing - 46 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Marcus Thornton (193-G-93) of Guangxi - 50 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Luoyang - 26 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Terrell Stoglin (185-G-91) of Hunan - 51 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 29 points and 25 rebounds
9. Jonathan Kreft (213-C-86) of Lhasa - 22 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian - 35 points, 12 rebounds and 4 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)



Cedevita agreed terms with Chris Johnson - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) to sign 32-year old American power forward Chris Johnson (210-107kg-85, college: LSU) who plays at Anhui Wenyi in China. In 18 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 33.4ppg, 18.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.8spg and 1.9bpg last season.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
He attended Louisiana State University until 2009 and it may be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2010. Johnson was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Johnson has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Turkey (Turk Telekom), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves), Poland (Poznan PBG Basket), China (Golden Bulls, Long Lions and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Johnson could be described: a truly gifted and unique physical specimen who at 6'11 is as mobile and explosive as most SFs. Great motor on every possession combined with his length and explosiveness make Chris a tremendous shot-blocker, rebounder and defender. Skilled offensive player who excels with space on pick and pop, face up, slashing and put back possessions. A game changer on both ends of the floor!.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Ivan Ramljak
Lovro Buljevic
Darko Bajo

Centers:
Andrija Stipanovic
Marko Arapovic
Karlo Zganec

Coach: Jure Zdovc

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NBL Round 24: Guizhou is upset by Hunan - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most important game in the last round took place in Changsha between third ranked Guizhou (17-7) and sixth ranked Hunan (16-8) on Friday night. Guizhou was defeated by Hunan on the road 114-100. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guizhou. The game was mostly controlled by Hunan. Guizhou managed to win third quarter 33-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hunan had a 37-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Guizhou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) who scored 51 points (!!!) and 4 assists (went 15 for 15 at the free throw line !!!). The other American import power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in 14 points and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who recorded a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hunan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Anhui and Luoyang. Guizhou at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. Hunan is looking forward to face Fujian (#10) in Fuzhou in the next round where they are favorite. Guizhou will play on the road against Guangxi (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Xian. Second ranked Shaanxi W. faced 4th ranked Anhui. Host Shaanxi W. (19-5) smashed guests from Anhui (16-8) 116-89. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Anhui. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 20-of-24 shooting from the field). Troy Gillenwater contributed with 31 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds for Anhui. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-5 record behind leader Henan. Anhui at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Hunan and Luoyang. Shaanxi W. will play against Chongqing (#8) in Lanling in the next round where they are favorite. Anhui will play on the road against Hebei X. (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Dongbu can celebrate finally their first win this season after 23 consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Hebei, where they defeated Hebei X. (6-18) 87-80 on Friday. Worth to mention a great performance of Shengyue Sun who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Mengchao Dong with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Dongbu maintains fourteenth position with 1-23 record. Loser Hebei X. keeps the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Dongbu will meet at home league's leader Henan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hebei X. will play against Anhui (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Leader Henan delivered the twentieth victory. This time they crushed 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (2-22) 119-95. The winners were led by Josh-Emmanuel Akognon who scored that evening 44 points (!!!) and 7 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Henan maintains first position with 20-4 record. Jiangsu L. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 22 games lost. Henan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Luoyang and hope to win that game.
Tenth-ranked Fujian (10-14) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Luoyang (16-8) on Friday. Luoyang managed to secure only one-point victory 144-143. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Russ Smith who had a double-double by scoring 75 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Luoyang moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Anhui and Hunan. Loser Fujian dropped to the ninth position with 14 games lost. Luoyang will face Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play at home against Hunan (#5) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 24 Lhasa was crushed by Guangxi in a road game 122-101. Beijing was beaten by Chongqing at home 114-123.

Hunan - Guizhou 114-100

The most important game in the last round took place in Changsha between third ranked Guizhou (17-7) and sixth ranked Hunan (16-8) on Friday night. Guizhou was defeated by Hunan on the road 114-100. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guizhou. The game was mostly controlled by Hunan. Guizhou managed to win third quarter 33-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hunan had a 37-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Guizhou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) who scored 51 points (!!!) and 4 assists (went 15 for 15 at the free throw line !!!). The other American import power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds. Four Hunan players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who recorded a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 39 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hunan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Anhui and Luoyang. Guizhou at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. Hunan is looking forward to face Fujian (#10) in Fuzhou in the next round where they are favorite. Guizhou will play on the road against Guangxi (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.Mark 39+5reb+3ast, M.James 37+16reb+1ast, L.MingHao 10+3reb, Z.ZhenHu 8+2reb+1ast, Z.MingHao 2+4reb, Z.Bo 2+1reb
Hunan: S.Terrell 51+4reb+4ast, Q.Shouwei 20+7reb+1ast, P.Jiaxin 15+3reb+2ast, O.Arinze 14+16reb+3ast, L.Hansheng 6+4reb, Z.Yaosheng 4+1reb
gschID: 548613


Luoyang - Fujian 144-143

Tenth-ranked Fujian (10-14) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Luoyang (16-8) on Friday. Luoyang managed to secure only one-point victory 144-143. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 35-33 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Luoyang made 45-of-51 free shots (88.2 percent) during the game, while Fujian only scored twenty points from the stripe. They outrebounded Fujian 48-25 including a 22-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Luoyang looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Luoyang made 8 blocks. Fujian was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who had a double-double by scoring 75 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 12 assists. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) who recorded 63 points (!!!) and 8 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) added 35 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Luoyang moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Anhui and Hunan. Loser Fujian dropped to the ninth position with 14 games lost. Luoyang will face Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play at home against Hunan (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fujian: D.Mouloukou Souleyman 63+4reb+8ast, B.Brandon 35+12reb+4ast, L.Ming-Yu 15+2reb+2ast, Z.Shu 13+1reb, D.Jian 8+1reb+2ast, Z.Yairen 5+3reb
Luoyang: S.Russ 75+8reb+12ast, M.Ater 26+15reb+8ast, S.Jianguo 19+7reb+2ast, Z.Ye 11+4reb+1ast, Q.Wenhan 8+4reb+5ast, L.Shuai 3
gschID: 548612


Guangxi - Lhasa 122-101

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Lhasa (10-14) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked Guangxi (14-10) 122-101 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Guangxi. Lhasa was better in second period 33-31. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Marcus Thornton (193-93, college: William & Mary) who scored 50 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 9 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds and Zhennan Zhang added 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Guangxi have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 14-10 record. Lhasa lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. Guangxi will face higher ranked Guizhou (#3) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lhasa will play against Beijing (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: K.Jonathan 22+19reb+3ast, Z.Zhennan 18+3reb+3ast, C.Jinlong 16+1reb+2ast, Y.Zhiyong 11+3reb+2ast, D.ZhiMing 9+2reb+1ast, G.Yuxiang 7+3reb+3ast
Guangxi: T.Marcus 50+5reb+6ast, D.ChengLong 17+2reb+3ast, J.Le 13+6reb+6ast, C.Keliang 10+1reb, B.Sim 9+19reb+5ast, Y.Kai 8+2reb
gschID: 548611


Henan - Jiangsu L. 119-95

Leader Henan delivered the twentieth victory. This time they crushed 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (2-22) 119-95. The game without a history. Henan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu L.'s 54. Henan players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Jiangsu L.'s players. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. The winners were led by Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored that evening 44 points (!!!) and 7 assists and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) supported him with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 blocks (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Even 30 points and 5 rebounds by forward MingYang Gao (196-88) did not help to save the game for Jiangsu L.. Forward Xing-Chen Wang (196-93) added 18 points and 12 rebounds. Five Henan and four Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Henan maintains first position with 20-4 record. Jiangsu L. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 22 games lost. Henan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Luoyang and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 30+5reb+1ast, N.Michael 20+11reb, W.Xing Chen 18+12reb+3ast, G.Wei 11+6reb+6ast, X.Shiwei 8+6reb+2ast, W.Peng 2+1reb+1ast
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 44+4reb+7ast, O.Chris 20+11reb+4ast, W.Longfei 14+1reb+5ast, J.Yuxing 14+10reb+5ast, L.PengPeng 13+6reb+5ast, C.Yuhan 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548610


Hebei X. - Dongbu 80-87

Dongbu can celebrate finally their first win this season after 23 consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Hebei, where they defeated Hebei X. (6-18) 87-80 on Friday. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 29-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Dongbu made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Dongbu outrebounded Hebei X. 48-37 including 35 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists and forward MengLong Zhao (197-91) who added 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) during the contest. The best for the losing side was Mengchao Dong with 23 points and 7 rebounds and forward Zixu Wang (200-98) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dongbu maintains fourteenth position with 1-23 record. Loser Hebei X. keeps the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Dongbu will meet at home league's leader Henan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hebei X. will play against Anhui (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: D.Mengchao 23+7reb+1ast, L.Yannan 19+5reb+2ast, W.Zixu 17+7reb+3ast, Y.Heng 11+6reb, Z.Zhao 10+7reb+3ast, F.Weijian 0+2reb
Dongbu: J.Yi 19+5reb+1ast, W.Chen 18+7reb, S.Tujun 14+5reb+3ast, Z.MengLong 13+9reb+5ast, S.Shengyue 12+18reb+5ast, C.Ziran 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548609


Shaanxi W. - Anhui 116-89

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Xian. Second ranked Shaanxi W. faced 4th ranked Anhui. Host Shaanxi W. (19-5) smashed guests from Anhui (16-8) 116-89. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Anhui. The game without a history. Shaanxi W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Anhui's 48. They outrebounded Anhui 46-26 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Anhui was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 20-of-24 shooting from the field). Forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 31 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) added 22 points in the effort for Anhui. Four Anhui players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-5 record behind leader Henan. Anhui at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Hunan and Luoyang. Shaanxi W. will play against Chongqing (#8) in Lanling in the next round where they are favorite. Anhui will play on the road against Hebei X. (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Anhui: J.Chris 24+6reb+1ast, H.Manny 22+4reb+2ast, H.Delong 20+5reb, R.Kai 12+8reb+1ast, Z.Yong 5+1ast, L.Jian 4+1reb+1ast
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 44+16reb+2ast, G.Troy 31+9reb+1ast, B.Jiguang 12+1reb+1ast, G.Yan 7+6reb+3ast, Y.XiaoHang 5+1reb+2ast, J.JunQi 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 548608


Beijing - Chongqing 114-123

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Chongqing (13-11) defeated on the road 11th ranked Beijing (8-16) 123-114 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 62-51 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chongqing made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game, while Beijing only scored six points from the stripe. Beijing was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) who had a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and 25 rebounds and Wei Zheng added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Four Chongqing and five Beijing players scored in double figures. Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chongqing maintains eighth position with 13-11 record. Beijing lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Chongqing will face league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in Xian in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Beijing will play at home against Lhasa (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beijing: H.Michael 29+25reb+1ast, Z.Wei 19+6reb+7ast, L.Yunan 19+4reb+3ast, L.Ziming 18+1reb+2ast, C.Zexu 13+2reb+2ast, Z.JunXiong 8+5reb+1ast
Chongqing: M.Tony 46+17reb+3ast, K.Vladyslav 31+12reb+3ast, W.Yang 23+2ast, W.Xin 19+7reb, L.Yao 2+5reb+7ast, L.Zongyuan 2
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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



Cedevita agreed terms with Chris Johnson - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) to sign 32-year old American power forward Chris Johnson (210-107kg-85, college: LSU) who plays at Anhui Wenyi in China. In 18 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 33.4ppg, 18.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.8spg and 1.9bpg last season.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
He attended Louisiana State University until 2009 and it may be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2010. Johnson was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Johnson has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Turkey (Turk Telekom), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves), Poland (Poznan PBG Basket), China (Golden Bulls, Long Lions and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Johnson could be described: a truly gifted and unique physical specimen who at 6'11 is as mobile and explosive as most SFs. Great motor on every possession combined with his length and explosiveness make Chris a tremendous shot-blocker, rebounder and defender. Skilled offensive player who excels with space on pick and pop, face up, slashing and put back possessions. A game changer on both ends of the floor!.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Ivan Ramljak
Lovro Buljevic
Darko Bajo

Centers:
Andrija Stipanovic
Marko Arapovic
Karlo Zganec

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Croatia



Toni Prostran (ex Nevezis) joins Kolossos H Hotels - by Eurobasket News

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91). He played last season at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL league. In 29 games he had 11.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 7.0apg (leader !!!). Quite impressive season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year and named to Honorable Mention. Prostran also played 15 games in Baltic League where he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 9.3apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Prostran played at BC Lulea in Swedish Basketligan. In 41 games he averaged remarkable 15.1ppg, 3.3rpg and 7.2apg (leader !!!). He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was another spectacular season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Bosman Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Prostran played in the final of Croatian A1 League in 2009 and 2013.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Prostran's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 7.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 5.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Prostran has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb and KK_Zadar) and Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins).

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Justin Robinson
Toni Prostran
Steven Gray
Malcolm Griffin
TJ Bray
Dimitrios Stamatis
Konstantinos Papadakis
Giannis Otheitis

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

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Czech Republic cruise past Finland in Prague - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Finland 83:62

Czech Republic earned a comfortable win over Finland in the exhibition game in Prague. Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91, agency: Octagon Europe) and Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92, agency: Octagon Europe) posted 16 points each to lead the winners.
Czech Republic accumulated a 20:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Finland though bounced back in the second frame denying the deficit and snatching a 36:35 halftime lead. Czech Republic quickly regained control as they accumulated a 64:49 lead into the fourth frame. They controlled the tempo throughout the final period and raced to the victory. Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) and Martin Kriz (200-F-93) had 12 points apiece for the winners. Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) and Erik Murphy (208-F/C-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 10 points each for Finland.

Czech Republic: Tomas Satoransky 16, Jaromir Bohacik 16, Lukas Palyza 12, Martin Kriz 12
Finland: Gerald Lee 10, Erik Murphy 10



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  DENMARK  


Sodertalje inks Derrick Wilson, ex SISU - by Eurobasket News

Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan) agreed terms with 25-year old American point guard Derrick Wilson (185-98kg-92, college: Marquette). He played last season at SISU Copenhagen in Danish Ligaen. In 20 games he had 12.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.4apg (top 4) and 1.7spg. Wilson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2012. Wilson was also voted HS League Player of the Year back in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wilson has played also professionally in Italy (Battipaglia).
He attended Marquette University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Wilson: Pass-first point guard, who can score when he needs to. Great perimeter defender. Good rebounder from the pg position. Knows how to lead a team and take control over a game. Improved shooter but still needs work.

Sodertalje Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Pahlmblad
Derrick Wilson
Henrik Sjolin

Forwards:
Toni Bizaca
Aaron Anderson
Adam Ramstedt

Center:
Nicholas Spires

Coach: Ludwig Degernas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pyrinto adds Asbury to their roster, ex Mauricio Baez - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) added to their roster 31-year old American small forward Brian Asbury (201-100kg-86, college: Miami, FL). He played this summer at Mauricio Baez in District National in Dominican Republic. He helped them to make it to the final. The last season Asbury played at Hasharon (National League) in Israel where in 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg and 2.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Import of the Year back in 2010 and 2011.
Asbury is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Asbury tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Brazil (Sao Jose/Vinac), France (JL Bourg), Spain (Real Betis) and Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hapoel Holon, GreenTops Netanya, Kiryat Tivon and Hapoel Eilat).
Asbury attended University of Miami, Florida until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

Pyrinto Tampere roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan'Ya Green
Lassi Kilpinen

Forwards:
Brian Asbury
Osku Heinonen
Kenny Manigault

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Finland



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Cedevita agreed terms with Chris Johnson - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) to sign 32-year old American power forward Chris Johnson (210-107kg-85, college: LSU) who plays at Anhui Wenyi in China. In 18 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 33.4ppg, 18.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.8spg and 1.9bpg last season.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
He attended Louisiana State University until 2009 and it may be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2010. Johnson was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Johnson has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Turkey (Turk Telekom), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves), Poland (Poznan PBG Basket), China (Golden Bulls, Long Lions and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Johnson could be described: a truly gifted and unique physical specimen who at 6'11 is as mobile and explosive as most SFs. Great motor on every possession combined with his length and explosiveness make Chris a tremendous shot-blocker, rebounder and defender. Skilled offensive player who excels with space on pick and pop, face up, slashing and put back possessions. A game changer on both ends of the floor!.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Ivan Ramljak
Lovro Buljevic
Darko Bajo

Centers:
Andrija Stipanovic
Marko Arapovic
Karlo Zganec

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Stats Leaders - Group A

Points Per Game
 Nicolo MANNION
  (187-PG-1)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Mannion, ITA20.2 
 2. Rudan, CRO17.7 
 3. Glas, SLO17.5 
 4. Pazin, SRB17.2 
 5. Vlahovic, MNT17.2 
 6. Hayes, FRA15.8 
 7. Radovic, SLO15.7 
 8. Blazevic, LTU15.5 
 9. Avdija, ISR15.5 
 10. Hayun, ISR15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deni AVDIJA
  (198-SF-1)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Avdija, ISR11.5 
 2. Blazevic, LTU11.2 
 3. Kadoshnikov, RUS9.8 
 4. Tomasevic, MNT9.5 
 5. Kall, SWE8.7 
 6. Pradilla, ESP8.7 
 7. Hukporti, GER8.5 
 8. Lakhin, RUS7.8 
 9. Radovic, SLO7.8 
 10. Dike, ESP7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Stevan KARAPANDZIC
  (184-PG-1)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Karapandzic, SRB5.8 
 2. Hayes, FRA5.7 
 3. Markovich, RUS5.2 
 4. Avdija, ISR5.0 
 5. Samar, SLO4.3 
 6. Aharoni, ISR3.8 
 7. Gizdavic, CRO3.5 
 8. Kriisa, EST3.3 
 9. Mannion, ITA3.3 
 10. Kucuk, TUR3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Killian HAYES
  (194-G-1)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Hayes, FRA3.2 
 2. Mannion, ITA3.2 
 3. Samar, SLO3.0 
 4. Kilps, LAT2.7 
 5. Van-Slooten, GER2.3 
 6. Bergstrom, SWE2.2 
 7. Gizdavic, CRO2.0 
 8. Markovich, RUS2.0 
 9. Avdija, ISR2.0 
 10. Kucuk, TUR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marek BLAZEVIC
  (206-C-1)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Blazevic, LTU1.8 
 2. Tomasevic, MNT1.8 
 3. Lootus, EST1.5 
 4. Hukporti, GER1.5 
 5. Zakharov, RUS1.2 
 6. Lakhin, RUS1.2 
 7. Van-Slooten, GER1.0 
 8. Avdija, ISR1.0 
 9. Kadoshnikov, RUS0.8 
 10. Vaistaras, LTU0.8 


Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Erhan SHOLLA
  (197-SF-1)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Sholla, KOS21.3 
 2. Hlynsson, ISL18.3 
 3. Rogkavopoulo., GRE17.6 
 4. De Ridder, BEL17.4 
 5. Gavriloaia, ROM17.3 
 6. Jonsson, ISL17.0 
 7. Okros, ENG16.0 
 8. Klonaras, GRE14.7 
 9. Ferreira, POR14.3 
 10. Hullinger, SUI14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nderim RATKOCERI
  (195-C-1)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ratkoceri, KOS12.0 
 2. David, LUX11.6 
 3. Bratanovic, BEL11.3 
 4. Mast, NED10.7 
 5. Krupalija, BIH10.5 
 6. De Ridder, BEL10.4 
 7. Sholla, KOS10.0 
 8. Tsetserukou, BLR9.3 
 9. Tsoumanis, GRE9.1 
 10. Erben, SVK8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Paul KELLY
  (186-PG-1)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kelly, IRL5.7 
 2. Vyroubal, CZE5.3 
 3. Bergens, NED4.7 
 4. Dedajic, BIH4.2 
 5. Gomes, POR4.1 
 6. Yoka-Bratasz, POL4.0 
 7. Melchior, LUX4.0 
 8. Dibongue, BEL3.9 
 9. Van-D., NED3.7 
 10. Hlynsson, ISL3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mateusz KASZOWSKI
  (182-G-1)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kaszowski, POL3.5 
 2. Andronikashv., GEO2.6 
 3. Tigkas, CYP2.6 
 4. Sulaiman, ENG2.6 
 5. Klonaras, GRE2.6 
 6. Gomes, POR2.4 
 7. Gavriloaia, ROM2.3 
 8. Hlynsson, ISL2.3 
 9. De Ridder, BEL2.1 
 10. Ferreira, POR2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Ihor SERHEIEV
  (205-C-1)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Serheiev, UKR2.4 
 2. Karaiskos, GRE2.3 
 3. Martina, SUI2.0 
 4. Krupalija, BIH2.0 
 5. Kostadinov, BUL2.0 
 6. David, LUX2.0 
 7. Bratanovic, BEL1.9 
 8. Kadras, GRE1.4 
 9. Cherneha, UKR1.4 
 10. Tsetserukou, BLR1.3 


Montenegro and France enter Final in Podgorica - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Montenegro - Serbia 73-66
Montenegro will play in the title game in Podgorica on Sunday. They edged out Serbia in the semifinal battle tonight. Stefan Vlahovic (193-F/G-01) posted 21 points and 6 boards in the win. Serbia eked out a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. But Montenegro slowed their opponents down in the second frame. They pulled ahead for a 38:31 halftime lead. Montenegro followed with a 22:15 run in the third term to take a 14-point lead. Serbia notched 20 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Jovan Kljajic (198-F/G-01) tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds for Montenegro. Djordje Pazin (200-SF-01) tossed in 18 points for Serbia.

France - Croatia 83-60
France entered the championship game in Podgorica. They stormed past Croatia in the semifinal clash. Killian Hayes (194-G-01) notched 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for les Bleues. France accumulated a 38:24 halftime lead. They added 45 points in the second half and eased to the victory. Theo Maledon (192-G-00) netted 19 points in the win. Matej Rudan (204-C-01) topscored with 25 points and 8 boards for Croatia.
5-8 Place
Turkey - Latvia 79-73
Turkey held off Latvia in the classification clash today. Ismail Karabilen (205-PF-01) tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winning team. Latvia enjoyed a 43:32 halftime lead. Turkey went on a 25:12 run in the third term to spur ahead. They dropped 22 points in the fourth frame to ice the win. Tarik Sezgun (208-PF-01) and Omer Kucuk (189-PG-01) netted 13 points each for the winners. Roberts Berzins (192-PG-01) delivered 22 points for Latvia.

Lithuania - Spain 92-80
Lithuania outscored Spain in the classification round. Lukas Kreismontas (195-SG-01) scored 18 points to pace the Baltic side. Spain eked out an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. But Lithuania unleashed 54 points in the next two periods to secure a 27-point lead at the final break. Spain narrowed the gap in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Marek Blazevic (206-C-01) had 16 points and 9 boards for the winning side. Jaime Pradilla (207-C-01) responded with 20 points for Spain.

9-12 Place
Israel - Slovenia 59-70
Slovenia outscored Israel in the classification round. Gregor Glas (196-G/F-01, agency: BeoBasket) posted 22 points to lead the charge. Slovenia posted a 39:27 halftime lead. They went on a 19:11 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Rok Radovic (198-F/G-01) had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Raziel Hayun (194-SG-01) netted 12 points for Israel.

Italy - Estonia 65-53
Italy outgunned Estonia in the classification game. Nicolo Mannion (187-PG-01) recorded 22 points and 8 boards for the Azzurri. Italy registered a 35:25 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 13-point mark at the final intermission and rolled to the win. Matteo Nicoli (189-SG-01) had 12 points in the victory. Kaspar Kitsing (195-F/G-01) chipped in 13 points for Estonia.
13-16 Place
Sweden - Russia 79-76 OT
Sweden outlasted Russia in overtime. Alan Brzezinski (186-PG-01) nailed 16 points and made 7 steals to pace the Scandinavian team. Russia grabbed a 47:40 halftime lead. But Sweden erased the deficit in the second half and forced overtime. They held Russia to 6 points in the extra period and raced to the win. Stilianos Chatziathanasiou (188-G-01) netted 13 points in the victory. Viktor Lakhin (205-F-01) answered with 14 points and 13 rebounds for Russia.

Finland - Germany 62-75
Germany outscored Finland in the relegation round. Timo Lanmuller (187-PG-01) posted 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Germany piled up a 41:27 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 20-point mark heading into the fourth frame and rallied to the win. Radii Caisin (194-F/G-01) and Len Schoormann (192-SG-02) had 12 points each for the winners. Eelis Uitto (184-SG-01) replied with 15 points for Finland.



Division B. Netherlands and Greece make it through into Final - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Holland - Georgia 67-62
Netherlands advanced into Final in Sofia. They edged Georgia in the semifinal clash and therefore clinched Division A promotion. Keye Van De Vuurst (190-SG-01) netted 18 points to lead the Dutch team. Netherlands eked out a 30:28 halftime lead. Georgia erased the deficit in the third term. They held Netherlands to 12 points to ensure a 3-point lead at the final intermission. Netherlands though used a 25:17 run in the fourth term and secured the winning outcome. Tristan Enaruna (204-PF-01) had 14 points in the win. Rati Andronikashvili (190-PG-01) produced 19 points for Georgia.

Greece - United Kingdom 75-52
Greece knocked down Great Britain to advance into Division B Final. Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos (202-F-01) scored 16 points to lead the Hellenes. Greece piled up a 40:21 halftime lead. They used a 21:12 run in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Dimitrios Klonaras (196-SG-01) and Andreas Tsoumanis (202-PF-01) had 13 points each in the win. Mate Okros (197-G-00) netted 14 points for Great Britain.




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  FINLAND  


Czech Republic cruise past Finland in Prague - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Finland 83:62

Czech Republic earned a comfortable win over Finland in the exhibition game in Prague. Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91, agency: Octagon Europe) and Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92, agency: Octagon Europe) posted 16 points each to lead the winners.
Czech Republic accumulated a 20:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Finland though bounced back in the second frame denying the deficit and snatching a 36:35 halftime lead. Czech Republic quickly regained control as they accumulated a 64:49 lead into the fourth frame. They controlled the tempo throughout the final period and raced to the victory. Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) and Martin Kriz (200-F-93) had 12 points apiece for the winners. Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) and Erik Murphy (208-F/C-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 10 points each for Finland.

Czech Republic: Tomas Satoransky 16, Jaromir Bohacik 16, Lukas Palyza 12, Martin Kriz 12
Finland: Gerald Lee 10, Erik Murphy 10



Lapua lands Lucas Woodhouse - by Eurobasket News

Lapuan Korikobrat (Korisliiga) tabbed American (has also Italian passport) guard Lucas Woodhouse (190-82kg, agency: Interperformances). He just graduated from Stony Brook (NCAA). Woodhouse has played there for the last three years. In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Woodhouse helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in American East Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-AEC 1st Team and NABC All-District 1 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Woodhouse's college team won AEC Tournament in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pyrinto adds Asbury to their roster, ex Mauricio Baez - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) added to their roster 31-year old American small forward Brian Asbury (201-100kg-86, college: Miami, FL). He played this summer at Mauricio Baez in District National in Dominican Republic. He helped them to make it to the final. The last season Asbury played at Hasharon (National League) in Israel where in 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg and 2.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Import of the Year back in 2010 and 2011.
Asbury is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Asbury tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Brazil (Sao Jose/Vinac), France (JL Bourg), Spain (Real Betis) and Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hapoel Holon, GreenTops Netanya, Kiryat Tivon and Hapoel Eilat).
Asbury attended University of Miami, Florida until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

Pyrinto Tampere roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan'Ya Green
Lassi Kilpinen

Forwards:
Brian Asbury
Osku Heinonen
Kenny Manigault

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Lance Goulbourne signs at Denain - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) landed 28-year old American forward Lance Goulbourne (203-102kg-89, college: Vanderbilt). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale in the ProA. In 32 games he averaged 7.3ppg and 4.2rpg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Goulbourne played at SO Maritime Boulogne where in 29 ProB games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.0ppg and recorded 9.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Goulbourne has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Goulbourne experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Goulbourne has played previously professionally in Korea (Goyang Orions and Sonic Boom KT), Turkey (Akhisar Bld), NBA (Golden State Warriors) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Jay Threatt
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Lance Goulbourne
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Yunio Barrueta
Jean-Philippe Dally

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yunio Barrueta (ex Aalstar) signs at Denain - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) landed 24-year old American swingman Yunio Barrueta (198-102kg-93, college: Barry). He played most recently at Crelan Okapi Aalstar in Belgian Euromillions League. In 30 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Among other achievements Barrueta played in the final of SSC Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also All-SSC Player of the Year award and NABC NCAA D2 All-South District 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Barrueta graduated from Barry University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Jay Threatt
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Yunio Barrueta
Jean-Philippe Dally

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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France beat Belgium in Toulouse International tournament - by Eurobasket News

France - Belgium 85-60

France overcame Belgium at the start of the home International Tournament. France had a slow start, but came up with a massive 85-60 win.
Belgium grabbed a 21-13 lead at the start of the game, but could not match the hosts in the rest of the game. France replied with a 22-9 surge to take a 35-32 half-time advantage. Moreover France nailed 32 points in the third period and closed the game with a final 18-12 run.
Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) notched 13. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) posted 12 and Yakuba OUATTARA had 9. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86) scored 9 points in a loss.



Eric Boateng joins St Vallier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Vallier Basket Drome (NM1) agreed terms with 32-year old British international center Eric Boateng (208-116kg-85, college: Arizona State). He is a dual citizen owning also Ghanian passport. Boateng has played for the last two seasons at ADA Blois Basket 41 in the ProB. In 30 games he had 7.4ppg and 5.1rpg last season. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Boateng won French NM1 championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention in 2016.
Boateng represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.0ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 75.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Boateng is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Boateng tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union), Germany (Braunschweig), Greece (Peristeri GS Athens), France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Mulhouse Basket) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Austin Spurs).
Boateng attended Arizona State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Saint Vallier Basket Drome roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Drake Reed

Forwards:
Michael Craion
Jean-Francois Christnel

Center:
Eric Boateng

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Kumanovo sign Mirko Kovac (ex Timba Timisoara) - by Mario Divanisov

KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of 34-year old Serbian forward Mirko Kovac (199-F-83). The well experienced Kovac played last season at BC Timba Timisoara in Liga Nationala, the side he joined in February 2017. In the season before that (2015-16) he played at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (Greece-A1), but only averaged 1.3ppg, and 1.8rpg in 4 games. His experience in Romania goes to BCM U Pitesti as well where he played 26 games in the 2014/15 season where he averaged 9.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg, eventually helping the team to reach the Romanian Cup Semifinals.
Besides Romania In his senior season Kovac managed to play in Serbia for BC Partizan NiS Beograd, OKK Beograd and Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd, in Poland for AZS Koszalin and in Cyprus for Cytavision Apoel Nicosia where he won the Supercup in 2011.
On Kovac: Very good offensive player. Quick and strong. Many fast breaks. Can hit 3-pointer, but also run on the basket.

Kumanovo 2009 roster for 2017-18 season:

Guards:
Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88, agency: PEPI SPORT)
Miodrag Todorovic (193-PG-97)
Griffin Ramme (190-PG-89, college: Chapman)
Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza)
Nikola Karakolev (197-SG-87)
Gjorgji Georgievski (190-SG-98)

Forwards:
Nenad Stojanovski (197-F-96)
Mirko Kovac
Marjan Janevski (203-F-88)
Nemanja Miljkovic (204-C/F-90)

Center:
Aleksandar Shterjov (208-C-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza)

Coach: Igor Mihajlovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brett Baily (ex University of San Diego) is a newcomer at MZT Skopje - by Mario Divanisov

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 23-year old Small Forward Brett Bailey (198-F) from San Diego University. In his last season at the NCAA he averaged 15.4ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.7apg, while shooting with 46.3% from the field and 33.3% behind the 3point line in 30 games played eventually earning him a spot in the All-WCC 2nd Team for 2017.
For Baily this will be his first international experience after four years at USD.

MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket)
Boban Stajic (185-PG-93)
Mihajlo Mitev (188-G-97, agency: Alti Sport)
Adem Mekikj (195-G-95)
Eric Garcia (183-PG-94, college: Wofford)

Forwards:
Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates)
Andrej Maslinko (208-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket)
Marko Simonovski (192-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances)
Daniel Jansen (206-F-94, college: Augustana, SD)
Brett Bailey

Center:
Ranko Mamuzic (224-C-98)

Coach: Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza )

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MZT Skopje ink Daniel Janesn (ex Limburg United) - by Mario Divanisov

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom straightened their roster with the addition of American international Daniel Jansen (206-F-94, college: Augustana, SD). The 23-year old Forward comes to Skopje after a season at Belgium where he played 39 games for Hubo Limburg United in the Euromillions League averaging 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg, as well as 6 games in the FIBA Eurocup where he averaged 8.2ppg and 3.7rpg.

Before his exit in Europe the sharp shooter played for Augustana University in NCAA2. In his last season at collage he averaged 20.6ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg, while shooting with 53.5% from the field with 38.4% behind the arc. His amazing freshman season where he averaged 11.1ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1apg in 31 games earned him the achievement All-NSIC Freshman of the Year in 2013, as well as other achievements as All-NSIC Co-Player of the Year in 2015, NABC NCAA D2 All-America Team in 2015 and 2016, Daktronics NCAA D2 All-Atlantic Region Player of the Year and Daktronics NCAA D2 All-Atlantic Region 1st Team in 2015, All-NSIC Player of the Year, NABC NCAA D2 Player of the Year and NABC NCAA D2 All-Central District 1st Team in 2016, throughout his collage carrier.



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  GERMANY  


Yettra Specks Joins Vfl Stade - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Regionalliga team Vfl Stade have announced the arrival of Yettra Specks (178-PG, college: Jackson St.). Yettra Specks is a 22 year old 178cm point guard from Monroe, Louisiana that will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany. He started his basketball career at SU-Shreveport (JUCO) playing 5 games averaging 13.2ppg, 3.2apg. In the 2014-2015 season he made the jump to Jackson St. (NCAA) where he would play 97 games over the course of three years. In his first year there he played 31 games averaging 4.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg. In his second season at Jackson St. (NCAA) he played 34 games averaging 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 82.7%. He made another step as a senior at Jackson St (NCAA) playing 32 games averaging 14.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 32.2%, FT: 85.5%. "He is a versatile player and has excellent floor general qualities", expressed head coach Paul Larysz. As a senior he scored in double figures in 23 games. His best scoring games was a 32 point explosion against Prairie View A &M, 24 points against S Mississippi and 24 points against Alabama A&M. He was a SWAC Tournament Finalist in 2016 and a All-SWAC 2nd Team nomination in 2017.

Source:Vfl Stade



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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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 (196-G/F-93) 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 gave his fourth interview for 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.



RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf Haul In Mike Holton Jr - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf have hauled in Mike Holton Jr. (185-G-90, college: St.Michael's) Jr to run the point. Holton Jr is a 26 year old 185cm guard from Portland, Oregon that brings a season of professional experience with him having played in Austria. He comes from a basketball family as his dad played in the NBA in the 80s for teams like Phoenix, Chicago, Portland and Charlotte and also worked as a college coach and currently works for the Portland Tralblaziers doing color commentary. As a rookie he played for ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) playing 38 games averaging 8.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 75.7%; In the FIBA Europe Cup, he played 6 games averaging 10.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 27.6%, FT: 87.5%. In the Austrian league he scored in double figures in 14 games including a 25 point game against Oberwart and had a 24 and 23 point game against Graz. In the Fiba Europe Cup he scored 25 points against Boras and 22 points against Cantu.

Holton started his basketball career at the Winchendon School and in 2010 went to St.Michael's (NCAA2). He had superb seasons in his last two as a junior he played at St.Michael's (NCAA2) played 25 games averaging 16.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 74.7%. In his senior year at St.Michael's (NCAA2) he played 17 games averaging 14.9ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 79.6%. His best games at St Michaels included a 36 point explosion against Bentley and two 27 point games against New Haven and S Connecticut. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team -11, All-Northeast -10 1st Team -12, NABC Division II All-East Region 2nd Team -12, All-Northeast-10 2nd Team -14, Northeast-10 Tournament Semifinals -15, and All-Northeast-10 3rd Team -15.

Source:RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf



Germany hold off Russia at the start of SuperCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Russia 79-76

Germany nipped Russia at the start of SuperCup 2017 at the edel-optics.de Arena. The hosts of the tournament grabbed a 79-76 win after a final run in the last period.
Both teams faced each other in Kazan a few days ago, where Russia demolished the opponent. They started with a 21-19 lead and led 2 points at the halftime. Germany replied with a 19-17 rally in the third period and tied the game after 30 minutes. Moreover they posted a 23-16 run in the last quarter to seal the victory.
Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Danilo Barthel (208-PF-91) netted 12. Lucca Staiger (196-SG-88, college: Iowa St.) and Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) had 10 each. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) replied with 22 points in the losing effort and Mikhail Kulagin (191-G-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) posted 14.



Mike Taylor (Polish National Team) German Basketball Is Making An Impressive Step With So Many Players Taking Their Game To The NBA - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Mike Taylor is in his 17th season as a professional coach and currently head coach of the Polish national team and preparing the team for the Euro 2017 tournament. He is the son of Dick Taylor who was an NCAA coach and assistant with the New York Knicks. Mike Taylor started his coaching career in 2001 with Chemnitz (Germany-2.Bundesliga). In 2002-2003, he got valuable experience in the UK with the Essex Leopards London (United Kingdom). In 2003, he started to coach for ratiopharm Ulm leading them into the Beko BBL in 2006 and Beko BBL playoffs in 2009 before leaving in 2011. He had a record of 101-15 in four years of second Bundesliga basketball. He also has coached Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in the summer time as well as being an assistant for the Czech national team. In 2011 he made the jump back to the states and was an assistant for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League). He then was head coach of the Boston Celtics D League team Maine Red Claws and they reached the playoffs for the first time in team history. He spoke to eurobasket before Poland played at the Super Cup in Hamburg, Germany.

Thanks Mike for talking to eurobasket.com. In our last interview a year ago, I started off what was easier changing a diaper or to deny John Bryant the ball in the post. You stated that 'My wife Alice would tell you that I am much better at changing defenses than changing diapers but that is a time when there is no problem doing the dirty work'. Did your diaper changing improve in the last year?

My diaper skills definitely improved! Luke will be 2 Sunday the 20th so it has been a fantastic life experience and I am very thankful for Alice and our family.


Before we start to talk about the Super Cup and Euro 2017, I have to take a step back and talk about Euro 2016. Poland Played a very good Euro winning their group 5-1. What positives do you and the team want to take from last seasons run into this years competition added with what the club brings to the table this season?

Our strength is our team. We have been together for three successful years winning two Qualification groups and advancing to the Top 16 in Eurobasket 2015. Our core of players and coaches have worked very hard together and we are battle tested. We have faced pressure games and top opponents together. Now enter into our fourth, we are preparing for our biggest challenges yet with Group A in Helsinki. We are focused internally on being the best team we can be and I believe in our guys. We will be ready for the challenge to beat great teams.


You stated in our last interview that there are many improvements being done in many areas of polish basketball like Tauron Basketball League, lower divisions and youth basketball. From having a watchful eye over these areas over the last year, how do you feel has polish basketball progressed once again over the last year?

Last season was difficult for Polish basketball as the league played the entire year without a main sponsor. But the league fought through the challenges and I believe things will improve as we open the new season. The Federation is working hard to handle all of the issues before them. With lower levels, I really like the Polish First division set up and league structure. I have attended several First and Second division games last season and see the game growing in the lower levels. One very positive development has been the emergence of basketball in Warsaw with Legia winning the first division to earn promotion into the Extraleague. Along with Legia, KK Warsaw also won the 2nd division earning promotion to the First division. I love Warsaw as a city so it is great to see the game re-establish itself here. Other big cities like Krakow are also growing so this is very encouraging for the future.


In our last interview, I asked you about Poland basketball is progressing with the younger guys coming up and you talked in detail about Thomaz Gielo. Poland has much talent on the team from the year 1993 and Daniel Szymkiewicz, but what is coming up behind that?

We are very optimistic about the future of Polish basketball. Along with our current National team players, the next generation prospects are starting to pop up and this gives us great hope. For example, several next generation players showed well this summer in our training camp including Daniel Szymkieiwicz, Filip Matczak, Mathieu Wojciechowski and Andy Mazurczak. Behind them, to name a few, Maciek Bender (West Virginia) and Dominik Olejnaczyk (Mississippi) are improving their games in the NCAA. We also have seen the development of Marcel Ponitka (Asseco Gdynia), Olek Balcerowski (Gran Canaria) the Wojick brothers and Andrzej Pluta. In general, I am very positive about the future of Polish basketball and hope to see more young talents emerge over the next years.

The Polish national team is pretty much the same as last year's with the difference that Marcin Gortat is absent and you have two veterans back with Aaron Cel and Damian Kulig. How much stronger is the team this year with their added experience?

Any time a player of the status of Marcin Gortat is missing, there is a large gap to fill. We respect Marcin's decision to retire from the National team and focus on his NBA career. The best thing we can do in the situation is focus on our players and work to develop our frontcourt as best we can. Having both Damian and Aaron return this summer helps us upgrade our depth and skill. Damian enjoyed an outstanding season playing in Banvit and Aaron is now healthy after working through some injuries in France. We are very happy to have both as players and teammates. They add a lot to our team.

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?

Andy has made a tremendous first impression. He is a pure point guard with a fantastic feeling for the game. His passing skills have been on display throughout the summer and he has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches with his play and work ethic. At this point, he must get stronger and develop his game but his first impression has been positive. I believe he will work extremely hard this season and do very well in Chemnitz.

We are both big fans of Mateusz Ponitka. Two seasons ago in Poland he was the go to guy while last season in Turkey he had to adjust to sharing the scoring with many capable players like your ex player at Maine Dajuan Summers. How did you see his development in the last years?

Mateusz is outstanding. He is a worker and thrives on challenges. I have always said, he is mature beyond his years with his approach. We place a lot of responsibility on Mateusz and he responds. Watching him grow step by step from Oostende, to Stelmet, to Izmir has been fun. I believe he will continue his rise in Tenerife and I am very happy that he will have the chance to compete in the great ACB and Eurocup on a game to game basis. Polish basketball is proud of Mateusz and he plays his heart out for his country.


How beneficial is how he is developing? He is only 23, but really taking it step by step. He now has reached the highest league in Europe Endesa with Tenerife. How healthy has this development been as opposed to having gone to a top Euroleague team maybe 1-2 years ago?

In anything, development step by step is healthy. It is a process and should not be rushed. Mateusz has taken each challenge as an opportunity to prove himself and improve his game. We have seen him leave Belgium as a champion and leave Poland as a champion. He has established himself in the European game as a rising star and proven himself in bigger and bigger clubs. Playing in the ACB this year is the next challenge and next step in his development. What I like is his decision-making. Mateusz is not caught up in a big name or a show. He has picked the best place for him and has worked extremely hard to make his decision a good one. I am very excited to see his next steps in Tenerife this season.


You stated in our last interview that the strength of Poland is the team and that you don't rely only on one player. Last season AJ Slaughter was very efficient in his 21 minutes for Poland averaging 11,3ppg and picked his spots shooting 47% from outside. What expectations do you have of him this season?. Do you see him performing to new heights after the bitter finals loss with Strasburg against Chalon?

AJ played a great season in Strasbourg and we can see his improvement. Coach Collet gave AJ a lot of responsibility in Strasbourg and AJ delivered. The result of that is an extremely confident AJ and we are really impressed by how he has played for us so far this summer. AJ fits our team perfectly as a player (combo guard) and as a person. My expectations for AJ are for him to be who he is and play his game. We love that.

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?

I am very pleased with our team. Our previous three summers together have paid us back as we have taken the next steps in defensive discipline and depth of system offensively. We know each other and trust each other. As we have said our team is our strength as we head in to Helsinki. At the mid-point of preparation, I am pleased with our progress and respect our players and coaches for their hard-work. We all understand the big challenges ahead. We are satisfied with our start but we are all pushing for progress.


You play this week in Hamburg in the Super Cup. Last summer the Super Cup was in your ex home Ulm and this year it's in Hamburg. Since you left Ulm in 2011 Hamburg has progressed with basketball and have a Pro A team since 2014. Even though Hamburg didn't really have much of a past in your Ulm days, what memories do you have of this city? Did you ever visit over the years?

Hamburg is a great sports city and I am happy to see the Pro A team establish itself in that market. Hopefully, they can grow and develop and earn the Aufstieg. During my Ulm days, the Bundesliga played the Cup in Hamburg and I visited the city for the Cup weekend. It was fun.


You face Germany on Saturday whom you lost to the last years in the Super Cup. 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?

Our team is our strength and we believe in our core. With that said, we respect the challenges at the Super Cup this weekend. Specifically with Germany, playing at home, with the addition of Dennis and Daniel, we know they will be focused to be at their best. Our focus is internal. We want to be the best team we can be and use these challenges at the Super Cup to find out about our team and prepare us for Helsinki. One thing is for sure, we are not hiding from anyone and our team will show up.


How strong do you project Russia and Serbia at the moment. What expectations do you have for Poland for this weekend playing against tough competition?

In my opinion, from watching almost 100 preparation games from all teams this summer, Serbia and Russia have the potential to win Eurobasket. These are high-level teams. These are the teams we want to play. These are the challenges we want to face in preparation. This is why we are happy to play in the Super Cup in Hamburg. Our expectations are internal. We want to be the best team we can be and achieve our internal team goals.


Do you miss coaching a club team? How has basketball life as a coach changed for you not having the day to day dealing with a team and playing games every week?

Yes, I love the National team job and it has been a perfect fit with family, but I miss coaching a club team. I love the process of coaching. I love the team-building, game-planning, practice planning, player development, day to day basketball activities. I am a basketball guy and this is how I enjoy spending my time. Making the most of the national team situation, the opportunity to spend time with family, travel, network and observe other outstanding coaches work has been fantastic. But when it is my choice, I want to spend my day in the gym doing basketball things. My approach is to make the best of the situation and for the last few years I have put my heart into the Polish National team and I am very happy about that.


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?

German basketball is making an impressive step. It is fantastic to see so many players take their game to the next level and reach the NBA. Dennis in Atlanta assuming the starting PG role, Paul in Chicago showing he belongs, Daniel in Boston, Maxi Kleber in Dallas, Isaiah Hartenstein drafted in Houston. I see this development as a result of the players working hard, the Bundesliga developing, Pro A and Pro B improving and the entire German basketball structure moving forward. The NBBL and JBBL might not be in the spotlight, but the fact the youth leagues are structured and coaching is emphasized, this helps the game grow. I like what I see from German Basketball and respect the work from all angles. The players have the opportunity but these opportunities come from a healthy basketball structure. I hope we see more and more prospects in the future.

You coached Robin Benzing for many years in Ulm and had your part in developing his game and making him a better player After leaving Ulm in 2011 and heading to FC Bayern Munich, he had that strong Euro 2011 where he averaged 9,1ppg and shot a massive 52% from outside. He is 28 now and after two very strong seasons in Spain where do you see him going? Is he in his prime? Can he get back to the Euroleague where he once was with FC Bayern Munich?

Robin is in his prime. He is a leader for the National team and German basketball. I respect Robin for the player and person he is. He has always been a worker. He has always taken challenges. Robin always worked against extremely high expectations. For me, it is important that players keep their comparisons internal --- am I doing my best? Am I working as hard as I can? Am I the best version of myself? External expectations, constantly comparing a player with someone else or to an imaginary ideal, leads to frustration and makes development impossible. Robin has always faced these high expectations in Langen, in Ulm and in Bayern. I think the step to Spain was fantastic for him and he has proven himself in the high-level ACB. I hope Robin can continue to love basketball, enjoy the process and have fun with the hard-work and challenges the game brings. When I think of him, I think of good memories from Ulm and moments working together. He has come a long way since and his best is yet to come.


Your ex player John Bryant had a tough last season splitting time with Valencia and Monaco and his season ended in December 2016. He had been reported to having been working out with a semi pro team in Munich. Will we see John Bryant back or is his career slowly coming to an end at age30?

If I was coaching a club team, I would sign John Bryant in a second. I have not talked with John recently but I think a lot may have to do with what he wants. If John is healthy and motivated, he can be a great player.

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?

MJ

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?

What Russell Westbrook did last season was amazing. The energy level, the athleticism, the impact on the game. If his teammates blocked out so he could clean up the boards, so be it. They overachieved as a team and he was ridiculously productive. There are not many players in the history of the game who can impact the game like Russell. Motivation, bringing the best out of people and players, takes many forms. It's clear OKC knows what they are doing.

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

The NBA draft was fun to follow as always. We were really supporting Przemek Karnowski and hoping he would hear his name called. This was the most interesting part for us. I think there are some excellent prospects and next generation talents from this draft class. The top 7 or 8 guys will be outstanding. In terms of sleepers, we will see who finds the right situation for their game.

Poland 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?

We were very impressed with Porzingis. He played well. He shoots so well and is so mobile for his size. What people may not realize is the toughness there. In my opinion, Porzinigis can be that Nowitzki type franchise player and mentioned among the best European players.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Star Wars Rogue One.

Thanks Mike for the chat.



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



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Toni Prostran (ex Nevezis) joins Kolossos H Hotels - by Eurobasket News

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91). He played last season at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL league. In 29 games he had 11.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 7.0apg (leader !!!). Quite impressive season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year and named to Honorable Mention. Prostran also played 15 games in Baltic League where he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 9.3apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Prostran played at BC Lulea in Swedish Basketligan. In 41 games he averaged remarkable 15.1ppg, 3.3rpg and 7.2apg (leader !!!). He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was another spectacular season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Bosman Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Prostran played in the final of Croatian A1 League in 2009 and 2013.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Prostran's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 7.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 5.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Prostran has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb and KK_Zadar) and Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins).

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Justin Robinson
Toni Prostran
Steven Gray
Malcolm Griffin
TJ Bray
Dimitrios Stamatis
Konstantinos Papadakis
Giannis Otheitis

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

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

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Dimitrios Stamatis agreed terms with Kolossos H Hotels - by Chris Mammides

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Dimitrios Stamatis (192-96). The last season Stamatis played at GS Kymis where in 25 A1 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the Greek Cup Final Four in 2014. Stamatis received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 3rd Team award back in 2014.
Stamatis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 81.3%.
Stamatis has played previously for four other teams: Panionios, AEK Athens, Nea Kifisia and Evriali.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Chris Mammides, 2011)
Dimitrios is following the old saying like father like son as he is a “better” version point guard than his father was in the 90's. He is a great point guard with amazing shooting guard skills and abilities. He is playing stably at the point, but can easily spend time in the 2 and 3 positions, thanks to athletic skills and size. He is of a great material no wonder he has been selected by Nike's team for the annual Jordan Camp (London), where he was selected among the 10 top players in Europe and traveled all the way to Charlotte, USA where he played together with the top six players of the world, the global ALL STAR team. He needs to work a bit his defensive skills and other than that he has all the talent and passion to become a great player
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Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

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Dimitrios Kourepis is a newcomer at Apollon Patras - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old center Dimitrios Kourepis (208-98) from Arkadikos. In 31 A2 games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
Kourepis represented Greece at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg.
Kourepis has played previously for AE Ikaros Kallitheas.

AS Apollon Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgios Apostolidis
Goran Vrbanc
Panagiotis Ermidis
Sokratis Naoumis
Sarandis Mastrogiannopoulos
Perykles Bazinas

Forwards:
Vassilis Kitsoulis
Dimitrios Cheilaris
Giannis Anagnostopoulos
Dimitris Cheilaris

Centers:
Costis Gontikas
Dimitrios Kourepis

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

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Panagiotis Ermidis is a newcomer at Apollon Patras - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old guard Panagiotis Ermidis (185-87). He has played for the last two years at HANTH in the B.
Ermidis won C Division (North-Group 2) in 2008.
He has played previously for Apollon Kalamarias.

AS Apollon Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgios Apostolidis
Goran Vrbanc
Panagiotis Ermidis
Sokratis Naoumis
Sarandis Mastrogiannopoulos
Perykles Bazinas

Forwards:
Vassilis Kitsoulis
Dimitrios Cheilaris
Giannis Anagnostopoulos
Dimitris Cheilaris

Center:
Costis Gontikas

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

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Apollon Patras sign Costis Gontikas - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) signed 23-year old center Costis Gontikas (206-112kg-94, college: New York). He was about to sign at Peristeri GS Athens in the B.
Part of last season Gontikas spent at Panathinaikos (A1). But in three games he had just 0.3ppg. He also spent pre-season at Kolossos (A1) earlier that year.
Gontikas was voted All-UAA 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Gontikas represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 1.7rpg.
Gontikas graduated from New York in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

AS Apollon Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgios Apostolidis
Goran Vrbanc
Sokratis Naoumis
Sarandis Mastrogiannopoulos
Perykles Bazinas

Forwards:
Vassilis Kitsoulis
Dimitrios Cheilaris
Giannis Anagnostopoulos
Dimitris Cheilaris

Center:
Costis Gontikas

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

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Enel Brindisi tabs Cady Lalanne - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) inked 25-year old Haitian center Cady Lalanne (208-113kg-92, college: Massachusetts). He played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in May. In 17 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1bpg. The last season Lalanne played at Golden Bulls in Chinese CBA where in 14 games he had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 10.3rpg and 1.5bpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (55th overall). Lalanne attended University of Massachusetts until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in NBA G League (Austin Spurs).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Center:
Cady Lalanne

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

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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

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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  


Homenetmen lands Sam Thompson, ex Vasas - by Ahmad Madwar

Homenetmen Beirut (Pepsi LBL) landed 25-year old American forward Sam Thompson (201-91kg-92, college: Ohio State, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Vasas in Hungarian A Division. In 33 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Hungarian League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Thompson played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 27 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.
Two years ago Thompson was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in first round (7th overall).
The former Ohio State standoutis in his third season in pro basketball.
Thompson's team made it to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Charlotte Hornets).

Homenetmen Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elie Chamoun
Karim Zeinoun

Forwards:
Makram Ben_Romdhane
Sam Thompson

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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  ISRAEL  


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.



Israel outscore Slovenia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Slovenia 89-84

Israel outscored Slovenia in Tel Aviv at the friendly international tournament. Israel used a strong first half to seal 89-84 victory.
The hosts opened the game with a 29-23 lead and added massive 22-9 surge in the second period. Slovenia pulled back with a 25-20 in the third period and came up with a 27-18 rally in the last period, but it was not enough to catch up with Israel.
Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) stepped up wth 23 points and Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) added 16. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) replied with 24 points in a loss and Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) added 17. Anthony Randolph (211-PF-89, college: LSU) netted 16, whilst Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) nailed 15.



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  ITALY  


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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Enel Brindisi tabs Cady Lalanne - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) inked 25-year old Haitian center Cady Lalanne (208-113kg-92, college: Massachusetts). He played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in May. In 17 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1bpg. The last season Lalanne played at Golden Bulls in Chinese CBA where in 14 games he had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 10.3rpg and 1.5bpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (55th overall). Lalanne attended University of Massachusetts until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in NBA G League (Austin Spurs).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Center:
Cady Lalanne

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scandone Avellino adds N'Diaye to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) added to their roster 30-year old Senegalese international center Hamady N'Diaye (213-109kg-87, college: Rutgers). He is a dual citizen owning also Filipino passport. N'Diaye played last season at Bnei Hertzeliyya in Israeli Winner League. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 11 Winner League games he recorded 5.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0bpg. N'Diaye also played that season for Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in 13 games he averaged just 1.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2bpg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 4.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.2bpg.
N'Diaye has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Chinese NBL championship title in 2014. N'Diaye was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.
He represented Senegal at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. N'Diaye's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 3.7rpg, Blocks-2 (2.1bpg), FGP: 57.1%, FT: 71.4%.
N'Diaye is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. N'Diaye tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Byblos), NBA (Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings), China (Gold Lions, Guangzhou Liu Sui and Guangxi), NBA G League (Reno Bighorns, Maine Red Claws and Delaware 87ers) and Philippines (KIA Picanto).
N'Diaye attended Rutgers, The State University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Centers:
Kyrylo Fesenko
Hamady N'Diaye

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lapua lands Lucas Woodhouse - by Eurobasket News

Lapuan Korikobrat (Korisliiga) tabbed American (has also Italian passport) guard Lucas Woodhouse (190-82kg, agency: Interperformances). He just graduated from Stony Brook (NCAA). Woodhouse has played there for the last three years. In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Woodhouse helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in American East Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-AEC 1st Team and NABC All-District 1 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Woodhouse's college team won AEC Tournament in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Italy pip Montenegro in Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Montenegro 67-66

Italy pip Montenegro 67-66 in Toulouse International tournament with 4 participating teams. The latter had a good start and took a 20-14 lead after the first 10 minutes. Moreover they added another 19-12 rally to enjoy a 39-26 halftime advantage. Italy however dominated the second half and won both quarters. They posted a 20-14 run in the third quarter and closed the game with a final 21-13 rally.
Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Luigi Datome (203-F-87) netted 10. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points in a loss and Dino Radoncic (202-PF-99) netted 11.



Senigallia keeps Pierantoni for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) re-signed experienced 36-year old forward Mirco Pierantoni (200-81, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last ten seasons. In 25 Serie B games he recorded 6.9ppg and 6.2rpg last season.
Pierantoni's team was regular season runner-up in Italian B dilettanti Group B in 2010.
He is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Senigallia.

Pallacanestro Senigallia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Emiliano Paparella
Marco Gnaccarini
Fabio Giampieri
Marco Giacomini

Forwards:
Mirco Pierantoni
Lorenzo Tortu

Center:
Michael Bertoni

Coach: Stefano Foglietti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bertoni re-signs at Senigallia - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 23-year old power forward Michael Bertoni (192-94). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 Serie B games he had 4.4ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
Bertoni has played previously for Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro.

Pallacanestro Senigallia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Emiliano Paparella
Marco Gnaccarini
Fabio Giampieri
Marco Giacomini

Forward:
Lorenzo Tortu

Center:
Michael Bertoni

Coach: Stefano Foglietti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Senigallia keeps Giampieri for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) re-signed 24-year old guard Fabio Giampieri (190-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 26 Serie B games he recorded 9.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Giampieri played at Tigers Basket Meldola (Serie C).
He helped his team to make it to the Nazionale C Group F Final in 2012.
Giampieri has played previously for two other teams: Ancona Stamura and Porto S.Elpidio.

Pallacanestro Senigallia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Emiliano Paparella
Marco Gnaccarini
Fabio Giampieri
Marco Giacomini

Forward:
Lorenzo Tortu

Coach: Stefano Foglietti

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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  IVORY COAST  


Doron Perkins (ex Naft Abadan) agreed terms with Goyang Orions - by Eurobasket News

Goyang Orions (KBL) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old American (has also Ivorian passport) guard Doron Perkins (189-83kg-83, college: Santa Clara). He played most recently at Naft Abadan in Iranian Superleague. In 29 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg last season. Perkins helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Yesilgiresun Bld in Turkish BSL where in 28 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg.
Perkins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won Euroleague championship title in 2013. Perkins received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Perkins' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Perkins has played previously professionally in Belgium (Bree), China (Long Lions), Germany (EWE Baskets), Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Japan, Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Baskonia), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Haifa) and Turkey (Besiktas).
He attended Santa Clara University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A good point guard, who is able to run the offense at any tempo and is very effective at the defnsive side. Can score in penetration, steals lots of balls, he's a very good rebounder for his size. He should improve his outside shooting, however, to become a top league material.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAMAICA  


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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  LEBANON  


Homenetmen lands Sam Thompson, ex Vasas - by Ahmad Madwar

Homenetmen Beirut (Pepsi LBL) landed 25-year old American forward Sam Thompson (201-91kg-92, college: Ohio State, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Vasas in Hungarian A Division. In 33 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Hungarian League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Thompson played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 27 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.
Two years ago Thompson was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in first round (7th overall).
The former Ohio State standoutis in his third season in pro basketball.
Thompson's team made it to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Charlotte Hornets).

Homenetmen Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elie Chamoun
Karim Zeinoun

Forwards:
Makram Ben_Romdhane
Sam Thompson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


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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P.Zvaigzdes sign Julius Kazakauskas - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) signed 27-year old forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-98kg-90) from Dzukija. In 38 LKL games he had 7.1ppg, 7.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Kazakauskas played at Lietkabelis where in 39 LKL games he recorded 4.4ppg and 3.2rpg. He also played 20 games in Baltic League where he averaged 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. Kazakauskas helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has played previously for three other teams: Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Olimpas Plunge and Trakai.

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steponas Babrauskas
Tomas Galeckas

Forwards:
Alexey Zhukanenko
Vyacheslav Bobrov
Julius Kazakauskas
Nikita Balashov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lithuania outgun Romania in test game - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Romania 97:64

Lithuania overcame Romania in the latest test game. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) scored 16 points to lead the winners.
Lithuania recorded a 23:12 lead after ten minutes. They stayed in front throughout the second term. The Baltic side grabbed a 48:25 halftime lead. Lithuania sank 21 points in the third term to take a 28-point advantage at the final break. Lithuania unloaded 28 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to the win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 15 points, while Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) added 14 points in the victory. Radu Paliciuc (200-G/F-88), Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88, college: American) and Octavian Calota (189-PG-84) answered with 15 points apiece for Romania.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas 16, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 15, Lukas Lekavicius 14
Romania: Radu Paliciuc 15, Vlad Moldoveanu 15, Octavian Calota 15



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  MEXICO  


Soles sign Reggis Onwukamuche - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Mexicali (LNBP) signed 25-year old American center Reggis Onwukamuche (208-107kg-92, college: Prairie View A&M). He played last season at Erie Bay Hawks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 36 games he had just 2.2ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Onwukamuche played at Tuv Urgats (Superliga) in Mongolian league where in 21 games he recorded 13.8ppg and 12.3rpg. Onwukamuche helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Two years ago he was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in sixth round (100th overall).
Onwukamuche attended Prairie View A&M University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
He was voted All-SWAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Onwukamuche has played also professionally in NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Taj Gray (ex Mazatlan) agreed terms with Windsor Express - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American power forward Taj Gray (204-107kg-84, college: Oklahoma). He played in the summer at Nauticos of Mazatlan in Mexican CIBACOPA, but left the team in April. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2006 Gray was drafted by Oklahoma Storm (USBL) in third round (21st overall).
The former University of Oklahoma standout is in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Gray won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2011. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention award back in 2007 and 2010.
Gray is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Gray has played previously professionally in Israel (Ironi Ashkelon), Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA (LA Clippers), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and France (Cholet Basket, Paris Levallois, Chorale de Roanne and Chalon/Saor).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Plays with determination for the duration of a game ... Is deceptively athletic and possesses excellent strength and leaping ability ... Finishes around the basket.

Windsor Express roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnny Griffin
Maurice Jones

Forwards:
Logan Stutz
Ayob Ayob

Center:
Taj Gray

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nveasports)

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  MONTENEGRO  


Italy pip Montenegro in Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Montenegro 67-66

Italy pip Montenegro 67-66 in Toulouse International tournament with 4 participating teams. The latter had a good start and took a 20-14 lead after the first 10 minutes. Moreover they added another 19-12 rally to enjoy a 39-26 halftime advantage. Italy however dominated the second half and won both quarters. They posted a 20-14 run in the third quarter and closed the game with a final 21-13 rally.
Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Luigi Datome (203-F-87) netted 10. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points in a loss and Dino Radoncic (202-PF-99) netted 11.



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  


Miami Heat signs Jordan Mickey - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat signed 23-year old forward Jordan Mickey (202-100kg-94, college: LSU, agency: Babcock Sports) from Boston Celtics. But in 25 NBA games he had just 1.7ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
The previous (15-16) season Mickey played at another team Maine Red Claws where in 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.2apg and 3.9bpg. Great season as he was named to D-League All-Star Game.
Two years ago he was drafted by the Celtics in second round (33rd overall). The former Louisiana State University staris in his third season in pro basketball.
He was voted NABC All-District 21 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dion Waiters
Derrick Walton
Matt Williams

Forwards:
Udonis Haslem
James Johnson
Kelly Olynyk
Sebastian Saiz
Jordan Mickey
Bam Adebayo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Knicks ink Xavier Rathan-Mayes - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-86kg-94, college: Florida State). He just graduated from Florida State (NCAA). Rathan-Mayes has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had 10.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.8apg last season. Rathan-Mayes helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to ACC All-Defensive Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Rathan-Mayes is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He was voted ACC All-Freshman Team in 2015 at his college time.
Rathan-Mayes represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 38.9%.
Rathan-Mayes could be described: has a great shooting stroke from behind the arc as well as off the dribble and a good understanding of how to create space in the mid-range area.

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ramon Sessions
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes
Ron Baker
Damyean Dotson

Forwards:
Michael Beasley
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

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Daniel Dixon agreed terms with the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 23-year old guard Daniel Dixon (198-95kg-94). He just graduated from William & Mary (NCAA). Dixon has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.5apg last season. Dixon helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-CAA 1st Team and All-ECAC Division I 2nd Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Dixon is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of CAA Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Dixon has played previously for Langley.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Andrew White_III
Kadeem Allen
Daniel Dixon
Jabari Bird

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

Center:
Aron Baynes

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Jeff Withey agreed terms with the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old center Jeff Withey (213-109kg-90, college: Kansas) from Utah Jazz. In 54 NBA games he recorded just 2.8ppg and 2.3rpg last season.
In 2013 Withey was drafted by Portland Trail Blazers in second round (39th overall). He attended University of Kansas and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Withey's college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2010, 2011 and 2013. He received also All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012 and 2013.
Withey represented USA at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
He has played previously for New Orleans Pelicans.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A seven-footer who is active around the basket, especially on the defensive end with a strong shot-blocking presence. Solid post moves with the ability to step out and bury a jumper.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Maalik Wayns
Yogi Ferrell
Gian Clavell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Brandon Ashley
Johnathan Motley
PJ Dozier

Center:
Jeff Withey

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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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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

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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

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Taj Gray (ex Mazatlan) agreed terms with Windsor Express - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American power forward Taj Gray (204-107kg-84, college: Oklahoma). He played in the summer at Nauticos of Mazatlan in Mexican CIBACOPA, but left the team in April. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2006 Gray was drafted by Oklahoma Storm (USBL) in third round (21st overall).
The former University of Oklahoma standout is in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Gray won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2011. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention award back in 2007 and 2010.
Gray is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Gray has played previously professionally in Israel (Ironi Ashkelon), Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA (LA Clippers), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and France (Cholet Basket, Paris Levallois, Chorale de Roanne and Chalon/Saor).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Plays with determination for the duration of a game ... Is deceptively athletic and possesses excellent strength and leaping ability ... Finishes around the basket.

Windsor Express roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnny Griffin
Maurice Jones

Forwards:
Logan Stutz
Ayob Ayob

Center:
Taj Gray

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nveasports)

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Mann re-signs at Highlanders - by Eurobasket News

Cape Breton Highlanders (NBL Canada) confirmed in their roster 23-year old American guard Charles Mann (198-98kg-94, college: Georgia, agency: KMG Sports Management). He played there last season. In 29 NBL Canada games he had 15.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 3.0apg. Mann also spent pre-season at Barons Riga (LBL) in Latvian league that year.
Last year he was drafted by Oklahoma City Blue (D-League) in second round (31st overall).
Mann attended University of Georgia until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). Mann was also voted All-SEC 2nd Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Mann has played also professionally in .

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

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Purdue Breezes Past Norway in Final Tuneup - by Eurobasket News

Vincent Edwards (6'8''-F-96) and Isaac Haas (7'2''-C-95) combined to score 37 points and USA Team overcame a sloppy second quarter to rout Norway 81-49 in the team's final exhibition tuneup before World University Games pool play starts Sunday. The team, made up entirely of Purdue players, jumped out to a 25-4 first-quarter lead, but saw the Norwegian team outscore the Americans 23-9 in the second quarter to cut the halftime lead to 34-27. USA righted the ship and ran away in the third quarter, outscoring Norway 39-13 in the third quarter before playing out a truncated fourth quarter. Edwards, who scored 25 points in the USA's last win against Canada last weekend, scored 21 points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal on 8-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, in just 21 minutes. Haas was equally as efficient, scoring 16 points with six rebounds in 18 minutes on 7-of-7 shooting from the field. In the three exhibition games against international foes, Haas is shooting 22-of-25 (.880) from the field. Grady Eifert (6'6''-F-96) continued his strong offseason. joining the senior duo in double figures with 10 points and four rebounds in just nine minutes of action. Jacquil Taylor (6'10''-F-95) led the team in rebounds with 12 rebounds. As a team, USA shot 31-of-67 (.463) from the field, 10-of-30 (.333) from 3-point range and 9-of-11 (.818) from the free throw line. The USA outrebounded Norway 44-35 and had 15 turnovers.
Courtesy of: purduesports.com



Andrew Jones propels Texas past Cairns, 71-69, in Australia - by Eurobasket News

With 3.9 seconds left in the game, Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones (6'4''-SG-97) broke a tie against the Cairns Taipans by converting a layup to give the 'Horns a 71-69 victory against the NBL franchise. The victory came two days after a loss to Melbourne United, which also plays in the top professional league in Australia, giving Texas a signature victory on its four-game circuit of Oz. Before hitting the game-winning layup after securing a loose ball on the left baseline, Jones had hit a mid-range jump shot to tie the game in the final minute. The 'Horns got a defensive stop on the following possession and then then used fierce defensive pressure to keep the Taipans from attempting a final shot. Jones, who had declared for the NBA Draft this spring before opting to return to school, scored 11 points and added four assists. In the fourth quarter, junior guard Eric Davis (6'3''-G-97) Jr. scored 10 of his 12 points to put Texas in a position to win the game late with the strong play from Jones. The leading scorer was junior Dylan Osetkowski (6'9''-C-96), who continued his impressive start in burnt orange and white with 15 points and six rebounds. Freshman forward Mohamed Bamba (7'0''-C-98) scored all 11 of his points in the second half after a slow start. The final contest on the four-game exhibition tour is on Monday, August 21 against the Illawarra Hawks, another NBL franchise.
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LNB Round 9: Costa Caribe defeats leader Bufalos - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in LNB.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Bufalos (7-3) on the court of fourth ranked Costa Caribe on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Costa Caribe 99-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Bufalos. Costa Caribe well out of reach of Bufalos shooting 102.6 percent from the field. They outrebounded Bufalos 47-32 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Costa Caribe looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-4 shooting from the field). Guard Dayton Cacho contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for Bufalos. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Costa Caribe maintains fourth place with 3-7 record. Newly promoted Bufalos still keep top position with three games lost. Costa Caribe are looking forward to face higher ranked Toros (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bufalos will play against the league's second-placed Leones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Leones (5-5) which hosted in Managua 4th placed Costa Caribe (3-7). Third ranked Leones managed to get a 13-point victory 79-66. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winners and Joan Luis chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was point guard Sharlon Hodgson (183-94) with 11 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leones moved-up to second place, which they share with Toros. Costa Caribe at the other side stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Leones will play against league's leader Bufalos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Costa Caribe will play against Toros and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Bufalos (7-3) which hosted in second-best Toros (5-5). First ranked Bufalos managed to get a 7-point victory 84-77. Reginald Brown nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds (on 8-of-0 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Marcos Castrillo came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds for Toros in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bufalos have a solid series of four victories in a row. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first place with 7-3 record. Loser Toros keep the second position with five games lost. They share it with Leones. Bufalos will meet at home league's second-placed Leones in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toros will play against Costa Caribe and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Leones (5-5) which played road game in against second-best Toros (5-5). Third ranked Leones managed to get a 12-point victory 87-75. The best player for the winners was Adalberto Rojas who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Leones' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Toros. Leones' next round opponent will be league's leader Bufalos and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toros will play against Costa Caribe and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Leones - Costa Caribe 79-66

An interesting game for Leones (5-5) which hosted in Managua 4th placed Costa Caribe (3-7). Third ranked Leones managed to get a 13-point victory 79-66. It looked good early as Costa Caribe took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Leones had a 27-13 second period charge getting the lead and Costa Caribe was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-79. Leones players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winners and Dominican Joan Luis chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was point guard Sharlon Hodgson (183-94) with 11 points and 5 assists and Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) scored 12 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leones moved-up to second place, which they share with Toros. Costa Caribe at the other side stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Leones will play against league's leader Bufalos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Costa Caribe will play against Toros and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Costa Caribe: J.Townes 13+2reb, M.Diakite 12+3reb, S.Hodgson 11+3reb+5ast, F.Omier 8+1reb+1ast, T.Watson 4+7reb, R.Hawkings 4+1ast
Leones: A.Rojas 27+15reb+4ast, J.Luis 17+5reb+3ast, D.Campbell 14+8reb+2ast, R.Ponce 9+4reb+3ast, D.Tenorio 4+2reb+2ast, I.Thomas 4+4reb+5ast
gschID: 561276


Costa Caribe - Bufalos 99-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Bufalos (7-3) on the court of fourth ranked Costa Caribe on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Costa Caribe 99-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Bufalos. Costa Caribe well out of reach of Bufalos shooting 102.6 percent from the field. They outrebounded Bufalos 47-32 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Costa Caribe looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-4 shooting from the field). Guard Dayton Cacho contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Diakite is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Harold Barberena (179-82) added 18 points in the effort for Bufalos. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Costa Caribe maintains fourth place with 3-7 record. Newly promoted Bufalos still keep top position with three games lost. Costa Caribe are looking forward to face higher ranked Toros (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bufalos will play against the league's second-placed Leones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: H.Barberena 18+1reb, C.Gonzalez 15+3reb+1ast, R.Brown 13+12reb+2ast, D.Olivas 11+4reb+4ast, R.Taylor 8+3reb, N.Mackenzie 8+2reb+3ast
Costa Caribe: M.Diakite 18+9reb+5ast, D.Cacho 17+9reb+3ast, J.Townes 15+5reb, T.Watson 11+8reb+2ast, F.Omier 10+4reb+1ast, S.Hodgson 9+3reb+9ast
gschID: 558125


Bufalos - Toros 84-77

An interesting game for Bufalos (7-3) which hosted in second-best Toros (5-5). First ranked Bufalos managed to get a 7-point victory 84-77. Bufalos well out of reach of Toros shooting 87.5 percent from the field. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bufalos made 8 blocks. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds (on 8-of-0 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) accounted for 20 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-2 shooting from the field). Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds and the former international Thomas Vansdell (185-86) added 22 points (on 6-of-6 shooting from the field) respectively for Toros in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bufalos have a solid series of four victories in a row. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first place with 7-3 record. Loser Toros keep the second position with five games lost. They share it with Leones. Bufalos will meet at home league's second-placed Leones in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toros will play against Costa Caribe and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toros: M.Castrillo 28+15reb+1ast, T.Vansdell 22+3reb+1ast, A.Brooks 7+4reb+1ast, D.Toruno 6+4reb+4ast, R.Abraham 6+5reb+6ast, R.Mendoza 6+5reb+2ast
Bufalos: R.Brown 27+14reb+1ast, J.Jaca 20+19reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 18+7reb+8ast, N.Mackenzie 8+7reb+8ast, M.Mackenzie 4+3reb, R.Taylor 3
gschID: 559793


Toros - Leones 75-87

An interesting game for Leones (5-5) which played road game in against second-best Toros (5-5). Third ranked Leones managed to get a 12-point victory 87-75. The game was mostly controlled by Leones. Toros was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Toros 44-27 including a 14-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Leones players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. The former international forward Serbio Abea (191-78) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Four Leones players scored in double figures. Leones' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) who recorded 37 points (!!!) and 5 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) added 16 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Leones moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Toros. Leones' next round opponent will be league's leader Bufalos and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toros will play against Costa Caribe and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toros: R.Abraham 37+2reb+5ast, M.Castrillo 16+11reb+1ast, A.Brooks 14+5reb, M.Garcia 6+4ast, N.Lopez 2+5reb+5ast, H.Somoza 0
Leones: A.Rojas 26+10reb+1ast, J.Luis 20+8reb+2ast, S.Abea 14+10reb+9ast, A.Borge 10+5reb+3ast, R.Ponce 6+2reb+4ast, D.Tenorio 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 558126





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Ojo inks at FMP Beograd at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

FMP Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Nigerian center Michael Ojo (216-138kg-93). Ojo just graduated from Florida State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. In 35 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Ojo helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A dedicated, hard-working young man who has a very high basketball ceiling. He has the ability to be a good rebounder and has a very imposing presence in the paint with his 7-foot-8 wingspan.

FMP Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Pot
Nemanja Nenadic

Forward:
Maverick Rowan

Centers:
Bozo Djumic
Michael Ojo

Coach: Vladimir Jovanovic

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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Minas ink Evan Roquemore, ex Nidaros Jets - by Paulo Freire

Minas (NBB) signed 25-year old American guard Evan Roquemore (190-82kg-92, college: Santa Clara). He played last season at Nidaros Jets in Norwegian BLNO. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 25.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.8apg and 2.5spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Roquemore spent at Koopspor (North League) in Cyprus. He also spent pre-season at Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year.
Roquemore's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2011.
He graduated from Santa Clara University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Minas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Audrei Parisotto
George_Yeye Torres
Evan Roquemore

Forwards:
Guilherme Teichmann
Anderson Mosso
Leonardo Jacon
Wesley Ferreira

Center:
Adriano Alves

Coach: Espiga Soares

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Purdue Breezes Past Norway in Final Tuneup - by Eurobasket News

Vincent Edwards (6'8''-F-96) and Isaac Haas (7'2''-C-95) combined to score 37 points and USA Team overcame a sloppy second quarter to rout Norway 81-49 in the team's final exhibition tuneup before World University Games pool play starts Sunday. The team, made up entirely of Purdue players, jumped out to a 25-4 first-quarter lead, but saw the Norwegian team outscore the Americans 23-9 in the second quarter to cut the halftime lead to 34-27. USA righted the ship and ran away in the third quarter, outscoring Norway 39-13 in the third quarter before playing out a truncated fourth quarter. Edwards, who scored 25 points in the USA's last win against Canada last weekend, scored 21 points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal on 8-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, in just 21 minutes. Haas was equally as efficient, scoring 16 points with six rebounds in 18 minutes on 7-of-7 shooting from the field. In the three exhibition games against international foes, Haas is shooting 22-of-25 (.880) from the field. Grady Eifert (6'6''-F-96) continued his strong offseason. joining the senior duo in double figures with 10 points and four rebounds in just nine minutes of action. Jacquil Taylor (6'10''-F-95) led the team in rebounds with 12 rebounds. As a team, USA shot 31-of-67 (.463) from the field, 10-of-30 (.333) from 3-point range and 9-of-11 (.818) from the free throw line. The USA outrebounded Norway 44-35 and had 15 turnovers.
Courtesy of: purduesports.com



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces33.3 
 2. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 3. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 4. Cummings, KIA P.25.7 
 5. McKines, SM Be.22.7 
 6. Craig, TNT K.21.7 
 7. Fuller, NLEX R.21.7 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.20.5 
 9. Lassiter, SM Be.19.7 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.18.2 
 3. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 4. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 5. McKines, SM Be.14.3 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces11.5 
 7. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.7 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.10.3 
 9. Slaughter, B.Gin.9.8 
 10. Erram, Blackwater9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.8.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen7.7 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 4. Craig, TNT K.6.7 
 5. Revilla, KIA P.6.4 
 6. Castro-W., TNT K.6.0 
 7. Newsome, Meralco .5.7 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 9. Lee, Star Hotshots4.7 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO WILLIAM
  TNT K.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Castro-W., TNT K.2.3 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces2.3 
 3. Cabagnot, SM Be.2.0 
 4. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 5. Jazul, Phoenix1.8 
 6. Newsome, Meralco .1.7 
 7. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 8. Fuller, NLEX R.1.5 
 9. Elorde, KIA Picanto1.4 
 10. Erram, Blackwater1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Erram, Blackwater3.0 
 2. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.3 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces2.0 
 4. Abueva, Alaska Aces2.0 
 5. Santos, SM Beermen1.7 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 7. Fuller, NLEX R.1.5 
 8. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.5 
 9. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 10. deOcampo, TNT K.1.3 


Marinerong Pilipino nears D-League playoff berth - by Eurobasket News

Marinerong Pilipino continued its dream run to the playoff round after moving within a win away from clinching a spot in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals following a 138-69 crushing of Gamboa Coffee Mix Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The 69-point spread set the second-most winning margin in league history, seven points shy of the 76-point record set by Tanduay against Zark's Burgers last July 10. Pao Javelona topped the Skippers' all-out assault, pouring in 16 points, three assists, and two rebounds as seven others scored in double-digits in the dominant victory. Joseph Marata fired all of his 15 markers in the first half, where Marinerong Pilipino raced to a comfortable 57-41 halftime edge. Ralph Salcedo and Renzo Subido both logged 12 points and five assists in the win. The Skippers can book a seat to the playoffs with a victory over AMA Online Education next Thursday, and coach Koy Banal has his eyes set on that goal. 'Miracles still happen. Who knows, maybe we can pull off another miracle,' he said. 'We're hoping that we'll be able to be smart in our preparation so that we'll be ready for the next level.' Marinerong Pilipino has now won its fourth consecutive game to hike its standing to 5-4. Playing-coach Leo Avenido captained the skidding Gamboa Coffee Mix (1-8) with 24 points, while Ken Acibar poured 14 markers and nine rebounds in the team's eighth straight defeat.
Courtesy of: inquirer.net



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Serbia outscore Poland in Hamburg - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Serbia 78-85

Serbia won their opener of the SuperCup 2017 in Hamburg. Vladimir Lucic paced all the winners with 22 points in an 85-78 victory.
Serbia won the opening period 25-19 and had a 6-point lead at the halftime. Poland managed to keep the pace in the second half as both teams scored 21 points in the third period. Moreover Poland scored another 21 points in the last stanza, but could not win the game.
Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) netted 12 points for Serbia and Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) added 10. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) answered with 22 points in the losing effort, whilst A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 11.



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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Craiova adds Novak to their roster, ex Ovarense - by Eurobasket News

SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 27-year old American point guard Nick Novak (182-90, college: Pitt-Johnstown). He has played for the last two seasons at Ovarense Dolce Vita in Portuguese LPB league. In 34 games he was second best scorer with impressive 20.0ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 5.9apg (leader !!!) and 1.6spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Novak's team made it to the Portuguese Cup final in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (SSV Lok Bernau) and ABA (Steel City Yellow Jackets).
Novak attended University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Craiova adds Novak to their roster, ex Ovarense - by Eurobasket News

SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 27-year old American point guard Nick Novak (182-90, college: Pitt-Johnstown). He has played for the last two seasons at Ovarense Dolce Vita in Portuguese LPB league. In 34 games he was second best scorer with impressive 20.0ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 5.9apg (leader !!!) and 1.6spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Novak's team made it to the Portuguese Cup final in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (SSV Lok Bernau) and ABA (Steel City Yellow Jackets).
Novak attended University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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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Lithuania outgun Romania in test game - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Romania 97:64

Lithuania overcame Romania in the latest test game. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) scored 16 points to lead the winners.
Lithuania recorded a 23:12 lead after ten minutes. They stayed in front throughout the second term. The Baltic side grabbed a 48:25 halftime lead. Lithuania sank 21 points in the third term to take a 28-point advantage at the final break. Lithuania unloaded 28 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to the win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 15 points, while Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) added 14 points in the victory. Radu Paliciuc (200-G/F-88), Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88, college: American) and Octavian Calota (189-PG-84) answered with 15 points apiece for Romania.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas 16, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 15, Lukas Lekavicius 14
Romania: Radu Paliciuc 15, Vlad Moldoveanu 15, Octavian Calota 15



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  RUSSIA  


Germany hold off Russia at the start of SuperCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Russia 79-76

Germany nipped Russia at the start of SuperCup 2017 at the edel-optics.de Arena. The hosts of the tournament grabbed a 79-76 win after a final run in the last period.
Both teams faced each other in Kazan a few days ago, where Russia demolished the opponent. They started with a 21-19 lead and led 2 points at the halftime. Germany replied with a 19-17 rally in the third period and tied the game after 30 minutes. Moreover they posted a 23-16 run in the last quarter to seal the victory.
Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Danilo Barthel (208-PF-91) netted 12. Lucca Staiger (196-SG-88, college: Iowa St.) and Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) had 10 each. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) replied with 22 points in the losing effort and Mikhail Kulagin (191-G-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) posted 14.



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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  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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spain overcome Senegal in Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Senegal 80:69

Spain clashed with Senegal in the exhibition clash in Melilla. Ricky Rubio (193-G-90) scored 14 points to lead the hosts to the victory.
Spain eked out a 23:22 lead after the first period. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Spain arrived at halftime up by three points 41:38. The hosts extended the margin in the third term. Spain used a 23:12 run to open a 14-point advantage at the final intermission. Senegal cut the distance in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Willy Hernangomez had 10 points, while Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80), Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) and Juan Carlos Navarro (192-SG-80) delivered 9 points each for the hosts. Maurice Ndour (206-F-92, college: Ohio) responded with 20 points and 9 boards for Senegal. Sangone Niang and Mouhammad Faye (208-F-85, college: SMU) tossed in 9 points each in the loss.

Spain: Ricky Rubio 14, Willy Hernangomez 10, Pau Gasol 9, Sergio Rodriguez 9, Juan Carlos Navarro 9
Senegal: Maurice Ndour 20, Sangone Niang 9, Mouhammad Faye 9



Scandone Avellino adds N'Diaye to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) added to their roster 30-year old Senegalese international center Hamady N'Diaye (213-109kg-87, college: Rutgers). He is a dual citizen owning also Filipino passport. N'Diaye played last season at Bnei Hertzeliyya in Israeli Winner League. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 11 Winner League games he recorded 5.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0bpg. N'Diaye also played that season for Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in 13 games he averaged just 1.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2bpg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 4.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.2bpg.
N'Diaye has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Chinese NBL championship title in 2014. N'Diaye was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.
He represented Senegal at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. N'Diaye's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 3.7rpg, Blocks-2 (2.1bpg), FGP: 57.1%, FT: 71.4%.
N'Diaye is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. N'Diaye tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Byblos), NBA (Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings), China (Gold Lions, Guangzhou Liu Sui and Guangxi), NBA G League (Reno Bighorns, Maine Red Claws and Delaware 87ers) and Philippines (KIA Picanto).
N'Diaye attended Rutgers, The State University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Centers:
Kyrylo Fesenko
Hamady N'Diaye

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Serbia outscore Poland in Hamburg - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Serbia 78-85

Serbia won their opener of the SuperCup 2017 in Hamburg. Vladimir Lucic paced all the winners with 22 points in an 85-78 victory.
Serbia won the opening period 25-19 and had a 6-point lead at the halftime. Poland managed to keep the pace in the second half as both teams scored 21 points in the third period. Moreover Poland scored another 21 points in the last stanza, but could not win the game.
Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) netted 12 points for Serbia and Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) added 10. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) answered with 22 points in the losing effort, whilst A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 11.



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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ojo inks at FMP Beograd at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

FMP Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Nigerian center Michael Ojo (216-138kg-93). Ojo just graduated from Florida State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. In 35 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Ojo helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A dedicated, hard-working young man who has a very high basketball ceiling. He has the ability to be a good rebounder and has a very imposing presence in the paint with his 7-foot-8 wingspan.

FMP Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Pot
Nemanja Nenadic

Forward:
Maverick Rowan

Centers:
Bozo Djumic
Michael Ojo

Coach: Vladimir Jovanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Israel outscore Slovenia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Slovenia 89-84

Israel outscored Slovenia in Tel Aviv at the friendly international tournament. Israel used a strong first half to seal 89-84 victory.
The hosts opened the game with a 29-23 lead and added massive 22-9 surge in the second period. Slovenia pulled back with a 25-20 in the third period and came up with a 27-18 rally in the last period, but it was not enough to catch up with Israel.
Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) stepped up wth 23 points and Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) added 16. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) replied with 24 points in a loss and Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) added 17. Anthony Randolph (211-PF-89, college: LSU) netted 16, whilst Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) nailed 15.



Ilirija inks Ljubomir Mladenovski (ex-MZT) - by Zeljko Zule

Newly promoted Ilirija announced first addition for the upcoming season by signing Macedonian national team member Ljubomir Mladenovski (207-C-95) on a one-year deal
Mladenovski arrives from MZT Skopje where he spent last four seasons. In the latest one, Mladenovski averaged 1.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.1 steals and 0.4 blocks in 16 Adriatic League games, 3.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.8 blocks in five FIBA Eurocup games and 3.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.1 steals and 0.2 blocks in 15 Macedonian Prva liga games.
He grew up with Rabotnicki before moving to MZT in 2013.
Mladenovski was a member of all youth Macedonian national teams and this summer his country in World Cup Qualifications.



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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Doron Perkins (ex Naft Abadan) agreed terms with Goyang Orions - by Eurobasket News

Goyang Orions (KBL) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old American (has also Ivorian passport) guard Doron Perkins (189-83kg-83, college: Santa Clara). He played most recently at Naft Abadan in Iranian Superleague. In 29 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg last season. Perkins helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Yesilgiresun Bld in Turkish BSL where in 28 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg.
Perkins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won Euroleague championship title in 2013. Perkins received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Perkins' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Perkins has played previously professionally in Belgium (Bree), China (Long Lions), Germany (EWE Baskets), Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Japan, Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Baskonia), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Haifa) and Turkey (Besiktas).
He attended Santa Clara University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A good point guard, who is able to run the offense at any tempo and is very effective at the defnsive side. Can score in penetration, steals lots of balls, he's a very good rebounder for his size. He should improve his outside shooting, however, to become a top league material.

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Martin Bello is a newcomer at Cambados - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old forward Martin Bello (195-97). The last time (14-15) he played at Leyma Basquet Coruna II in Spanish 1 Div.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Otar Pkhakadze
Samuel Barros

Forwards:
Bernard Morena
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders
Martin Bello

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Spain overcome Senegal in Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Senegal 80:69

Spain clashed with Senegal in the exhibition clash in Melilla. Ricky Rubio (193-G-90) scored 14 points to lead the hosts to the victory.
Spain eked out a 23:22 lead after the first period. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Spain arrived at halftime up by three points 41:38. The hosts extended the margin in the third term. Spain used a 23:12 run to open a 14-point advantage at the final intermission. Senegal cut the distance in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Willy Hernangomez had 10 points, while Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80), Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) and Juan Carlos Navarro (192-SG-80) delivered 9 points each for the hosts. Maurice Ndour (206-F-92, college: Ohio) responded with 20 points and 9 boards for Senegal. Sangone Niang and Mouhammad Faye (208-F-85, college: SMU) tossed in 9 points each in the loss.

Spain: Ricky Rubio 14, Willy Hernangomez 10, Pau Gasol 9, Sergio Rodriguez 9, Juan Carlos Navarro 9
Senegal: Maurice Ndour 20, Sangone Niang 9, Mouhammad Faye 9



CB Clavijo inks Carlos Martinez - by Eurobasket News

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 21-year old forward Carlos Martinez (200-96) from Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo. In 37 LEB Gold games he had just 2.7ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Martinez played at Meridiano Alicante (LEB Silver) where in 28 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.6rpg.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Konya (Turkey) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.4ppg, 2.2rpg.
Martinez has played previously for three other teams: Baskonia, Alava and Araberri.

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
Carlos Martinez

Center:
Terrence Bieshaar

Coach: Jenaro Diaz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iglesias re-signs at Pielagos - by Eurobasket News

Pas Pielagos (EBA) confirmed in their roster 25-year old power forward Sergio Iglesias (200-92). He played there last season. In 13 EBA games he recorded 10.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season Iglesias played at Plasencia Extremadura where in 18 EBA games he averaged 5.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
He won EBA Group D Regular Season in 2016.
Iglesias has played previously for three other teams: Mikeldi, Santurtzi and Pumarin.

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Cambados land Pablo Villarejo - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) landed 25-year old forward Pablo Villarejo (194-92) from Seguros Soliss Alcazar Basket. In 29 LEB Silver games he averaged 7.6ppg and 1.1rpg last season.
Villarejo won Spanish EBA Final Stage 2 championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Real Betis, Cordoba, Zamorano, Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team and Araberri.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Otar Pkhakadze
Samuel Barros

Forwards:
Bernard Morena
Pablo Villarejo
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders
Martin Bello

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ruben Gutierrez signs at Aquimisa Carbajosa - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Carbajosa (1 Div.) landed 22-year old guard Ruben Gutierrez (192-95). He played most recently at Moron (LEB Silver). In 39 games he averaged 3.0ppg and 1.3apg last season. 1 Div. will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Gutierrez helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (also in LEB Silver) where in 29 games he had 6.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg.
Gutierrez has played previously for two other teams: Unicaja Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

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Dan Trist (ex Norths Bears) signs at Ourense - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) landed 25-year old Australian forward Dan Trist (206-105kg-92, college: Lafayette). He played in the summer at Norths Bears in Australian WARATAH. In 11 games he averaged impressive 23.5ppg, 12.6rpg and 2.5apg. The last season Trist played at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen where in 34 games he had 13.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Among other achievements Trist's college team won Patriot League Tournament in 2015. He received also All-Patriot League 1st Team award in 2015.
Trist represented Australia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 36.9%, FT: 64.3%.
Trist has played previously for another Spanish team Oviedo_CB.
He attended Lafayette College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Trist is described as: Solid rebounder who is good around the hoop but can take his game outside.

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

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Uppsala could land Rhys Carter - by Eurobasket News

Uppsala Basket (Basketligan) is close to sign 33-year old Australian guard Rhys Carter (190-82kg-84) who played last time at Plymouth University Raiders in United Kingdom. In 32 BBL games he recorded 9.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.3apg and 2.1spg (in top 4) last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (2016) summer Carter played at Tigers in Australian East where in 24 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Defensive Team back in 2010.
Carter was a member of Australian international program for some years. He was called to Australian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Thanks to Carter's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Carter has played previously professionally in Australia (Adelaide 36ers, Kings, Perth Wildcats, Victoria and Frankston Blues) and Sweden (Orebro).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Maintaining defensive pressure and making good decisions in tight games and when physically tired are key areas that Rhys will be working towards improving, to complement his creative ball-handling skills and court vision.

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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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Sodertalje inks Derrick Wilson, ex SISU - by Eurobasket News

Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan) agreed terms with 25-year old American point guard Derrick Wilson (185-98kg-92, college: Marquette). He played last season at SISU Copenhagen in Danish Ligaen. In 20 games he had 12.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.4apg (top 4) and 1.7spg. Wilson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2012. Wilson was also voted HS League Player of the Year back in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wilson has played also professionally in Italy (Battipaglia).
He attended Marquette University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Wilson: Pass-first point guard, who can score when he needs to. Great perimeter defender. Good rebounder from the pg position. Knows how to lead a team and take control over a game. Improved shooter but still needs work.

Sodertalje Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Pahlmblad
Derrick Wilson
Henrik Sjolin

Forwards:
Toni Bizaca
Aaron Anderson
Adam Ramstedt

Center:
Nicholas Spires

Coach: Ludwig Degernas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mechti comes back to Villars - by Luca Maffioli

Villars Basket (LNB) inked 25-year old power forward Malik Mechti (198-92). It is actually his comeback to Villars as he has played here before. Mechti has played for the last two years at Lakers in LNB. He helped his team get promotion to LNA. In 15 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 1.4rpg last season. Mechti contributed to his team winning the LNB title (twice) (also twice).
He has played previously for Blonay Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jeter is back at Gold Lions - by Eurobasket News

Tianjin Gold Lions (CBA) signed experienced 34-year old Ukrainian international point guard Eugene Jeter (180-79kg-83, college: Portland). It is actually his comeback to Gold Lions as he has played here before. Jeter is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played last season at Besiktas in Turkish BSL league.
In 2006 Jeter was drafted by Great Falls Explorers (CBA) as #3 pick overall.
The former University of Portland staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Jeter won French ProA championship title in 2015.
Jeter represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.1apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 76.3%.
Jeter is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jeter has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Spain (Joventut, Unicaja Malaga and Menorca), France (Limoges CSP Elite), NBA (Sacramento Kings), China (Golden Stars), Ukraine (BC Kyiv) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).

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Eric Boateng joins St Vallier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Vallier Basket Drome (NM1) agreed terms with 32-year old British international center Eric Boateng (208-116kg-85, college: Arizona State). He is a dual citizen owning also Ghanian passport. Boateng has played for the last two seasons at ADA Blois Basket 41 in the ProB. In 30 games he had 7.4ppg and 5.1rpg last season. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Boateng won French NM1 championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention in 2016.
Boateng represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.0ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 75.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Boateng is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Boateng tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union), Germany (Braunschweig), Greece (Peristeri GS Athens), France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Mulhouse Basket) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Austin Spurs).
Boateng attended Arizona State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Saint Vallier Basket Drome roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Drake Reed

Forwards:
Michael Craion
Jean-Francois Christnel

Center:
Eric Boateng

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

Results for the Metro League 20th round:
Sayago 77 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 17 points 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Martin Perdomo (181-G-95) 19 points 4 rebounds 3 assists
Miramar 74 - Nicholas Waddell (200-C-89, college: Grand Valley St.) 15 points 9 rebounds
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Stockolmo 97 - Octavio Medina (195-F-96) 36 points 6 rebounds, Trevante Drye (199-F-93, college: Tulane) 14 points 16 rebounds, 6 assits
Auriblanco 82 - Rodrigo goncalvez 19 points 9 rebounds.



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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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Women News


Angolan National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Italee Lucas
Lucas
Clarisse Mpaka
Mpaka
Felizarda Jorge
Jorge
Luisa Tomas
Tomas
Cristina Matiquite
Matiquite
#e#5
1Italee Lucas 175-SG-89 Inter-Clube Angola
2Rosa Gala 177-G-95 1 De Agosto Angola
3Clarisse Mpaka 178-SF-84
4Fineza Eusebio 171-PG-90 1 De Agosto Angola
5Artemis Afonso 175-F-93 Lombos Quinta Portugal
6Felizarda Jorge 177-SF-85 Inter-Clube Angola
7Whitney Miguel 185-C/F-91 Roannais France
10Sonia Ndoniema 188-PF-85 1 De Agosto Angola
11Luisa Tomas 193-C-83 1 De Agosto Angola
14Ana Claudia Goncalves 180-F-93 1 De Agosto Angola
15Ngiendula Filipe 179-F/C-82 Inter-Clube Angola
20Cristina Matiquite 191-C-92 1 De Agosto Angola

Jaime Covilha Head Coach 1 De Agosto Angola
Jaquelina Francisco Assistant
Apolinario Paquete Assistant Inter-Clube Angola



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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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  BELGIUM  


Gentson roster additions. - by Peter Buyse

BBC Jeugd Gentson (Top Division Women) added 4 new players to their roster for the 2017-2018 season.

Anne-Sophie De Bondt (180-F-92) (180-92). It is actually her comeback to Gent as she has played here before. De Bondt played most recently at Upkot Sparta Laarne in the Top Division Women. In 18 games she averaged 10.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg last season.
De Bondt's team won Belgian League Regular Season in 2010.
She represented Belgium at the European Championships U18 in Sodertalje (Sweden) eight years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 6.9ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 25.0%.
De Bondt has played previously for two other teams: Declercq Stortbeton and Tulikivi.

Aline Verelst (172-SG-96) (172-96) from Declercq Stortbeton Waregem. In 22 Top Division Women games she averaged just 2.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Verelst represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 3.4ppg, 1.3rpg.
Verelst has played previously for two other teams: Sint Kateline Waver and Young Cats.

Anne-Sophie Strubbe (184-F/C-90) (184-90). It is actually her comeback to Gent as she has played here before. Strubbe played most recently at Upkot Sparta Laarne in the Top Division Women. In 15 games she averaged 11.9ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Strubbe played at Sint Kateline Waver where in 12 games she had 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Strubbe received Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
She was also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Strubbe played for Belgian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
She also represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 7.6ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Strubbe has played previously for two other teams: Kangoeroes and Declercq Stortbeton.

Emma Van Thuyne (165-G-01) (165-1). She played most recently at Belgian Women U16 National Team in Belgian league. Emma is actually on the L1 team Blue Cats Ieper and plays at Gentson with a double license.
Van Thuyne was selected to U16 National Team in 2017.
She is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Jeugd Gentson.



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  CAMEROON  


Cameroonian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Priscilla MBiandja
MBiandja
Marie Ange Mfoula
Mfoula
Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa
Lonlack-Nimpa
Angie Ramey
Ramey
Achiri Ade
Ade
#e#5
4Linda Mba Mina 165-PG-84 FAP DE Yde Cameroon
5Priscilla MBiandja 173-PG-89 FAP DE Yde Cameroon
6Anne Assena 185-G-95
7Rose-Marie Abenkou 186-C-94
8Marie Ange Mfoula 188-F-92
9Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa 172-SG-89 Lombos Quinta Portugal
10Tia Weledji 180-SG-96 Princeton USA
11Angie Ramey 192-F/C-91 Ark.-Fort Smith USA
12Achiri Ade 185-F GDKO Bizkaia Spain
13Nelly Tchasi 178-G-93 Brown USA
14Catherine Ghane 177-C-87 INJS Cameroon
15Amandine Ebogo 193-C-92 FAP DE Yde Cameroon

Guy Moudio Head Coach
Souleyman Pepouna Assistant INJS Cameroon



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  CENTRAL AFRICA  


Central African National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Nina Koumba
Koumba
Abety Kossi
Kossi
Claudie Yagba
Yagba
Gabriella Guegbelet
Guegbelet
Isabelle Djel
Djel
#e#5
4Keitia Kalene 171-PG-88
5Nina Koumba 168-PG-87
6Debora Eyene 170-F-89
7Princesse M'Baye 180-C-88
8Abety Kossi 180-PF-89
9Hortencia Yamalet 171-F-95
10Claudie Yagba 180-PF-88
11Esthelle Gaombalet 162-PG-84
12Gabriella Guegbelet 180-PF-82
13Chancella Derebona-Ngaisset 184-C-92
14Isabelle Djel 190-C-85
15Winnie Ngbonga 180-C-94

Wilfried Gbongo Head Coach
Hassan Toka Assistant



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  CENTROBASKET U17  


Puerto Rico and Mexico reach Final in Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Puerto Rico - El Salvador 89-41
Puerto Rico advanced into the title game in Arecibo. The hosts thumped El Salvador in the semifinal clash on Friday. Nadechka Reyes (162-G-00) delivered 21 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Puerto Rico accumulated a 35:26 halftime lead. They did not slow down in the second half. Puerto Rico went on a 54:15 rally to ice the victory. Coralys Crespo (167-G-00) had 20 points in the win. Kimberly Villalobos (178-C-00) notched 8 points for El Salvador.

Mexico - Costa Rica 68-33
Mexico stormed past Costa Rica to enter Final in Arecibo. Angela Carrasco (178-C-01) scored 15 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the winners. Mexico led by only 4 points at the interval 22:18. But they stepped on the gas in the second half. Mexico went on a 46:15 run after the big break to clear off for good. Rosa Montes (174-SG-00) tallied 14 points for the winners. Valeria Gonzalez (162-SG-02) had 9 points for Costa Rica.




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.




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  DR CONGO  


DR Congolese National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Jeanine Kapinga
Kapinga
Cecile Mukoso
Mukoso
Natacha Mambengya
Mambengya
Ortice Kabobo
Kabobo
Christelle Ngusu
Ngusu
#e#5
4Ginette Mfutila 191-F/C-88 GS Petroliers Algeria
5Yvonne Bilonda 172-G-82
6Naura Bombolo 165-G-94 INSS DR Congo
7Jeanine Kapinga 179-F-84 Radi DR Congo
8Cecile Mukoso 177-SF-86 INSS DR Congo
9Natacha Mambengya 170-G-92 INSS DR Congo
10Ortice Kabobo 188-C-87
11Mireille Mbiya 184-F/C-88 INSS DR Congo
12Mireille Muganza F/C-90 GS Petroliers Algeria
13Christelle Ngusu 194-C-89
14Bernadette Ngoyisa 195-C-82 Roche France
15Chanel Mokango 196-F-88 Gernika Spain

Papy Kakunde Head Coach
Agnes Mbudi Assistant



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  EGYPT  


Egyptian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Soraia Deghady
Deghady
Reem Osama
Osama
Menatalla Awad
Awad
Hala Elshaarawy
Elshaarawy
Mai Helwa
Helwa
#e#5
4Manar Youssef 177-F-93
5Abdelalim Nouralla 184-G-97 Al Ahly Egypt
8Soraia Deghady 95 Shooting Egypt
9Reem Osama 170-PG-93 Semouha Egypt
11Radwa Sherif 187-C-98 Al Gezira Egypt
12Rana Abdelfattah 182-F/C-98
14Menatalla Awad G-91 Al Gezira Egypt
18Asrar Bakr 180-F-98 Sporting Egypt
41Hala Elshaarawy 181-F/G-93
49Meral Abdelgawad 181-F-98
69Mai Helwa F-89

Amr Ashour Head Coach
Hani Mahomoud Assistant



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Lisec comes back to Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) added to their roster 22-year old Slovenian international center Eva Lisec (192-95, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Schio as she has played here before. Lisec played last season at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Lisec played at Familia Schio where in 13 games she averaged 4.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team winning the Italian A1 title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Lisec also played 12 games in Euroleague where she had 3.8ppg and 2.9rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lisec was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Lisec has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Slovenia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 37.5%.
Lisec has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Celje and Grosbasket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Div B. - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Tova SABEL
  (176-F/G-1)
  Avg: 28
 1. Sabel, SWE28.0 
 2. Van-B., BEL25.5 
 3. Kosmach, UKR23.0 
 4. Bell, BEL22.5 
 5. Guerreiro, POR21.0 
 6. Kohler, SUI21.0 
 7. Zubac, BIH20.5 
 8. Pedersen, DEN20.5 
 9. Anna-Gret, EST20.0 
 10. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanja DE ROND
  (186-C-1)
  Avg: 15
 1. De-Rond, LUX15.0 
 2. Grimsdottir, ISL14.0 
 3. Okosun, DEN14.0 
 4. Kuier, FIN12.5 
 5. Jessen, DEN12.5 
 6. Olsen, LUX12.0 
 7. Kyrkjebo, NOR10.0 
 8. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL10.0 
 9. Alem, SWE10.0 
 10. Bosgana, GRE10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Emma VAN THUYNE
  (165-G-1)
  Avg: 9
 1. Van-Thuyne, BEL9.0 
 2. Keseljevic, BIH7.0 
 3. Cruz, POR5.0 
 4. Bracken, IRL5.0 
 5. Karsh, ISR4.5 
 6. Pedersen, DEN4.5 
 7. Popova, UKR4.5 
 8. Gull, SUI4.0 
 9. Constantin, SUI4.0 
 10. Bosgana, GRE4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sara GUERREIRO
  (176-G-1)
  Avg: 7
 1. Guerreiro, POR7.0 
 2. Keseljevic, BIH6.0 
 3. Katsamouri, GRE6.0 
 4. Traore, BEL5.0 
 5. Cruz, POR5.0 
 6. Flynn, IRL5.0 
 7. Pekonen, FIN5.0 
 8. Rreshpja, ALB5.0 
 9. Kosmach, UKR5.0 
 10. Zubac, BIH4.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kuier, FIN7.0 
 2. Santos, POR4.0 
 3. Chardon, SUI2.0 
 4. Grimsdottir, ISL2.0 
 5. Silva, POR2.0 
 6. Kohler, SUI2.0 
 7. Podhradska, SVK1.5 
 8. Williamson, IRL1.5 
 9. Meco, ALB1.0 
 10. Zipel, ISR1.0 


Division B. Day 2 in Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Portugal - Bulgaria 86-45
Portugal eased past Bulgaria for the opening win in Group A. Sara Guerreiro (176-G-01) posted 21 points and 7 steals to lead the charge. Portugal accumulated a 41:22 halftime lead. They went on a 33:10 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ana Faustino (166-G-01) netted 14 points in the victory. Hristiyana Nikolova (180-SF-01) had 11 points for Bulgaria.

Finland - Estonia 54-28
Finland thumped Estonia for the second straight win in Group A. Janette Aarnio (178-F-02) scored 13 points to lead the winners. Finland posted a 34:14 halftime lead. Finland limited their opponents to just 14 points in the second half and raced to the win. Awak Kuier (194-C-01) notched 10 points for Finland. Marie-Anette Sepp (167-PG-02) responded with 11 points for Estonia.

Group B
FYR Macedonia - Slovenia 62-73
Slovenia registered the second win in a row in Group B. They outgunned FYR Macedonia in Skopje. Lea Debeljak (176-SG-01) nailed 20 points to pace the winners. FYR Macedonia claimed a 38:31 halftime lead. But Slovenia turned the tables in the second half. They ignited a 42:24 run after the big break and snatched the win. Ajda Burgar (176-SG-01) and Manca Vrecer (178-SG-02) chipped in 8 points apiece in the victory. Matea Nikolikj (190-PF-02) delivered 25 points and 11 rebounds for FYR Macedonia.

Ireland - Moldova 89-15
Ireland opened win count in Group B. They stormed past Moldova behind 14 points from Lauren Darcy (160-PG-01). Ireland recorded a 47:7 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Ciara White, Mia Furlong and Ciara Bracken (165-PG-01) had 10 points each for the Irish side. Milena Chiruta (173-SG-01) netted 10 points and collected 9 boards for Moldova.

Belgium - Ukraine 94-72
Belgium coasted past Ukraine to stay perfect in Group B. Sam Van Buggenhout (175-F-01) and Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) tallied 30 points each to pace the winners. Belgium eked out a 49:45 halftime lead. They went on a 27:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Emma Bell (180-F-01) had 19 points in the win. Vladyslava Kiba (176-SF-02) netted 23 points for Ukraine.

Group C
Sweden - Israel 65-64
Sweden overcame Israel for the opening win in Skopje. Tova Sabel (176-F/G-01) came up with 28 points and 9 boards for the Scandinavian team. Israel eked out a 27:26 halftime lead. Sweden stepped on the gas in the third term. They sank 25 points to snatch a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. The teams went neck and neck throughout the final period but Sweden managed to snatch the win. Emelie Erlandsson (183-F/C-01) had 12 points and 9 boards for the winners. Danielle Karsh (175-SF-01) replied with 17 points, 8 boards and 5 assists for Israel.

Greece - Iceland 59-30
Greece coasted past Iceland for the second consecutive win. Christina Katsamouri (183-F/C-01) produced 12 points and 6 steals for the winning side. Greece accumulated a 31:12 halftime lead. Greece extended the margin at 29-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Danai Papadopoulou (193-C-03) netted 10 points for the Hellenes. Sigurbjorg Eiriksdottir (176-SF-01) notched 8 points for Iceland.

Group D
Albania - United Kingdom 35-68
Great Britain registered the first win in Skopje. They thumped Albania for 1-1 record. Esther Little (182-PF-01) delivered 19 points for the British side. Great Britain jumped to a 37:18 halftime lead. They held Albania to just 17 points in the second half and marched to the win. Loren Christie (184-C-01) netted 11 points in the victory. Bernada Rreshpja (176-SF-01) tossed in 14 points for Albania.

Denmark - Bosnia 77-71
Denmark outscored Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve at 2-0 record in Group D. Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) notched 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Bosnia and Denmark were tied at 33 heading into the second half. Denmark sank 44 points after the long break and rolled to the win. Katrine Jessen (187-G-01) had 18 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. Ksenija Mitric (162-PG-01) answered with 19 points and 7 assists for Bosnia.

Slovakia - Switzerland 45-86
Switzerland fired past Slovakia for the second win in a row in Group D. Charlotte Kohler (188-F-01) notched 24 points and 7 rebounds for the Swiss side. Switzerland accumulated a 37:17 halftime lead. They dominated throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Ymke Brouwer (183-F-01) had 9 points in the win. Tereza Podhradska (190-C-02) netted 19 points and collected 10 rebounds for Slovakia.




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  


Catz inks Aleighsa Welch, ex Lombos Quinta - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) agreed terms with American forward Aleighsa Welch (183, college: S.Carolina). She played last season at Lombos Quinta in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 20 games she had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.8apg. Welch helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at CAB Madeira in Liga Feminina where in 25 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 19.3ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.6spg. Welch contributed to her team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also played in the Cup final. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
Two years ago she was drafted by Chicago Sky (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
Welch graduated from University of South Carolina in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won SEC Tournament in 2015. Welch was also voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention back in 2014.

Catz Lappeenranta roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valencia McFarland
Johanna Kalin

Forwards:
Aleighsa Welch
Roosa Kosonen

Center:
Elena Reshetko

Coach: Mika Haakana

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  FRANCE  


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.

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Monaco lands Sara Crudo, ex Vigarano - by Eurobasket News

NF1 newcomer Monaco Basket Association tabbed 22-year old Italian forward Sara Crudo (184-95, agency: Two Points). She has played for the last two years at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in Italian Serie A1. In 18 games she averaged 7.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.7spg last season.
Among other achievements Crudo's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A2 South in 2011. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group B Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Crudo represented Italy at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg, 4.1rpg.
Crudo has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Parma, Bologna and La Spezia.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Alessia Cabrini (ex Umbertide) agreed terms with Monaco - by Eurobasket News

NF1 newcomer Monaco Basket Association strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Italian point guard Alessia Cabrini (178-96). She has played for the last three years at Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide in Italian Serie A1. In 22 games she recorded 4.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.0spg last season.
Cabrini's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2015.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Cabrini's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.0spg.
Cabrini has played previously professionally in Italy (Bologna and College Italia) and France (Centre Federal BB).

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


U 16 : Macedonian team started the EC with two lost games - by Natasha Kostovska

The EC FIBA tournament just started at 17th of August. The team of Stojna Vangelovska started the tournament with two lost games against Ukraine and Slovenia.

Our cadets did not take advantage of the home ground in the first game that they played within the European Championship (Division B), which officially began to play on 17th of August in the capital city of Macedonia, Skopje. Representative basketball players beat Ukraine's peers in the first part of the match, but the concentration was lacking in the second, which resulted in a defeat.The game ended with a win for Ukraine (58-40).

Top performers:

Macedonia:

Tijana Mitreva (174-PG-01)

Points20
Rebounds5
Assists1
Steals2
Blocks0
Efficiency+9

Ukraine:

Veronika Kosmach (178-SG-01)

Points25
Rebounds6
Assists2
Steals7
Blocks0
Efficiency+25

According to the second game Stojna Vangelovska 's players were dominant in the first part of the match, enumerating a double-digit advantage, but the pressure of the Slovenian basketball players in the second part did not allow them to maintain that advantage. At the end of the match the Macedonian team managed to double the negative, but not to annul it in the event of a possible turnaround.The game ended with a win for Slovenia (62-73).

Top performers:

Macedonia:


Matea Nikolikj (190-PF-02)

Points25
Rebounds11
Assists2
Steals0
Blocks0
Efficiency+15


Slovenia:


Lea Debeljak (176-SG-01)

Points20
Rebounds2
Assists2
Steals8
Blocks0
Efficiency+20



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  GERMANY  


Herner signs rookie Beatrice Attura in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Herner TC (DBBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Beatrice Attura (170-94, agency: LBM Management). Attura just graduated from Northwestern State University (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 26 games she recorded very impressive stats: 21.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 6 1st Team, CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America 1st Team and All-Southland Conference 1st Team.
As mentioned above Attura is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Her team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2016.

Herner TC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karin Kuijt
Katie Bussey
Beatrice Attura

Forwards:
Emina Karic
Jill Bettonvil

Center:
Loyce Bettonvil

Coach: Marek Piotrowski

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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.

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  HOLLAND  


Huskies sweep Netherlands national team in Rome - by Eurobasket News

Nothing like traveling some 7,000 miles to break out of a shooting slump. Kia Nurse (6'0''-G-96) won a gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 Sunday with the Canadian national team but in six tournament games shot just 28.1 percent from the floor including 21.9 percent from 3-point land. But after traveling Monday from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Rome to join her University of Connecticut teammates on their tour of Italy, the senior guard found her shot. Nurse scored 18 points -- making 5-of-7 shots including a trio from 3-point land along with all five of her free throws -- Tuesday as the Huskies rolled past the Netherlands national team 88-66 in Game 2 of four exhibition games on their tour. UConn also defeated Netherlands 68-52 in Rome Monday. All-American Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) led the Huskies with 23 points Tuesday while adding five assists and a pair of steals. All-American Napheesa Collier (6'1''-G/F-97) posted her second straight double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds), while Azura Stevens (6'6''-F/G-96) contributed 10 points as she hit all four of her shots from the floor. All-American Gabby Williams (5'11''-G) chipped in seven points, six rebounds, and five assists. Crystal Dangerfield (5'2''-G-98) had six assists. Katie Samuelson was 8-for-13 from the floor and did all her damage in the first three quarters. UConn led 30-12 after one quarter, 50-26 at half, and 82-42 going to the fourth. In Monday's win, Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Williams 15 points, and Katie Samuelson and Stevens 11 points apiece. The Huskies spent Tuesday night in Rome and was scheduled to arrive in Florence Wednesday afternoon (EDT). They were to make a stop in Siena during the day to take in the famous Palio di Siena horse race. Game 3 for UConn is Friday against an Italian All-Star team in Vicenza. The final game of the trip is set for Sunday against Celje of Slovenia in Trieste.
Courtesy of: sny.tv



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  ISRAEL  


Sequoia Holmes is a newcomer at B.Yehuda - by Lior Hai

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American forward Sequoia Holmes (183-70kg-86, college: UNLV). She's play this summer at San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA). In 21 games she recorded 3.8ppg and 1.1rpg. The last season Holmes played at Inter-Clube in Angolan league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won African Champions Cup in 2014 and 2016.
Holmes is quite experienced player. Thanks to her pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America) in eight different countries. Holmes has played previously professionally in Finland (Aanekosken), Germany (Herner TC), Greece, Italy (C.U.S. Chieti), Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok), Spain, WNBA (Houston C. and Atlanta Dream) and Israel (Elitzur Holon).
She attended University of Nevada -Las Vegas until 2008 and it will be her tenth season as a professional player.

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
May Dayan
Amit Tulman

Forwards:
Shir Levy
Taylor Manuel

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  ITALY  


Monaco lands Sara Crudo, ex Vigarano - by Eurobasket News

NF1 newcomer Monaco Basket Association tabbed 22-year old Italian forward Sara Crudo (184-95, agency: Two Points). She has played for the last two years at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in Italian Serie A1. In 18 games she averaged 7.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.7spg last season.
Among other achievements Crudo's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A2 South in 2011. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group B Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Crudo represented Italy at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg, 4.1rpg.
Crudo has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Parma, Bologna and La Spezia.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Alessia Cabrini (ex Umbertide) agreed terms with Monaco - by Eurobasket News

NF1 newcomer Monaco Basket Association strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Italian point guard Alessia Cabrini (178-96). She has played for the last three years at Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide in Italian Serie A1. In 22 games she recorded 4.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.0spg last season.
Cabrini's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2015.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Cabrini's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.0spg.
Cabrini has played previously professionally in Italy (Bologna and College Italia) and France (Centre Federal BB).

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Herner signs rookie Beatrice Attura in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Herner TC (DBBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Beatrice Attura (170-94, agency: LBM Management). Attura just graduated from Northwestern State University (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 26 games she recorded very impressive stats: 21.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 6 1st Team, CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America 1st Team and All-Southland Conference 1st Team.
As mentioned above Attura is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Her team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2016.

Herner TC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karin Kuijt
Katie Bussey
Beatrice Attura

Forwards:
Emina Karic
Jill Bettonvil

Center:
Loyce Bettonvil

Coach: Marek Piotrowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lisec comes back to Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) added to their roster 22-year old Slovenian international center Eva Lisec (192-95, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Schio as she has played here before. Lisec played last season at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Lisec played at Familia Schio where in 13 games she averaged 4.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team winning the Italian A1 title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Lisec also played 12 games in Euroleague where she had 3.8ppg and 2.9rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lisec was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Lisec has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Slovenia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 37.5%.
Lisec has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Celje and Grosbasket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  NCAA1  


Huskies sweep Netherlands national team in Rome - by Eurobasket News

Nothing like traveling some 7,000 miles to break out of a shooting slump. Kia Nurse (6'0''-G-96) won a gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 Sunday with the Canadian national team but in six tournament games shot just 28.1 percent from the floor including 21.9 percent from 3-point land. But after traveling Monday from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Rome to join her University of Connecticut teammates on their tour of Italy, the senior guard found her shot. Nurse scored 18 points -- making 5-of-7 shots including a trio from 3-point land along with all five of her free throws -- Tuesday as the Huskies rolled past the Netherlands national team 88-66 in Game 2 of four exhibition games on their tour. UConn also defeated Netherlands 68-52 in Rome Monday. All-American Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) led the Huskies with 23 points Tuesday while adding five assists and a pair of steals. All-American Napheesa Collier (6'1''-G/F-97) posted her second straight double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds), while Azura Stevens (6'6''-F/G-96) contributed 10 points as she hit all four of her shots from the floor. All-American Gabby Williams (5'11''-G) chipped in seven points, six rebounds, and five assists. Crystal Dangerfield (5'2''-G-98) had six assists. Katie Samuelson was 8-for-13 from the floor and did all her damage in the first three quarters. UConn led 30-12 after one quarter, 50-26 at half, and 82-42 going to the fourth. In Monday's win, Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Williams 15 points, and Katie Samuelson and Stevens 11 points apiece. The Huskies spent Tuesday night in Rome and was scheduled to arrive in Florence Wednesday afternoon (EDT). They were to make a stop in Siena during the day to take in the famous Palio di Siena horse race. Game 3 for UConn is Friday against an Italian All-Star team in Vicenza. The final game of the trip is set for Sunday against Celje of Slovenia in Trieste.
Courtesy of: sny.tv



UConn travels North, defeats Italian All-Stars 103-45 - by Eurobasket News

The UConn women's basketball team left Florence late morning on Friday and stopped in Vicenza to square-off against the Italian All-Stars at 7 p.m. local time. The Huskies defeated the All-Stars, 103-45, and set off for Trieste following the game. The contest also served as a fundraiser for cancer research and the Huskies wore their blue practice uniforms with pink accents. The Huskies jumped out to a 29-12 lead at the end of the first quarter after Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) set the tone with 15 first-quarter points. Samuelson ended the contest with a game-high 23 points on 9-13 shooting, including 5-9 from long-range to go along with five assists. Kia Nurse (6'0''-G-96) added 17 points while Kyla Irwin (6'2''-F) came off the bench to score 15 points on 6-8 shooting and made each of her three attempts from beyond the three-point arc. Gabby Williams (5'11''-G) scored 15 points and Azura Stevens (6'6''-F/G-96) chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. The team arrived in Trieste early Saturday morning and is scheduled to visit Slovenia during the afternoon. The fourth and final game of the tour is scheduled for Sunday, August 20 at 1:30 pm. EDT.
Courtesy of: uconnhuskies.com



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  PORTUGAL  


Catz inks Aleighsa Welch, ex Lombos Quinta - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) agreed terms with American forward Aleighsa Welch (183, college: S.Carolina). She played last season at Lombos Quinta in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 20 games she had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.8apg. Welch helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at CAB Madeira in Liga Feminina where in 25 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 19.3ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.6spg. Welch contributed to her team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also played in the Cup final. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
Two years ago she was drafted by Chicago Sky (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
Welch graduated from University of South Carolina in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won SEC Tournament in 2015. Welch was also voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention back in 2014.

Catz Lappeenranta roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valencia McFarland
Johanna Kalin

Forwards:
Aleighsa Welch
Roosa Kosonen

Center:
Elena Reshetko

Coach: Mika Haakana

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  SLOVENIA  


Lisec comes back to Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) added to their roster 22-year old Slovenian international center Eva Lisec (192-95, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Schio as she has played here before. Lisec played last season at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Lisec played at Familia Schio where in 13 games she averaged 4.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team winning the Italian A1 title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Lisec also played 12 games in Euroleague where she had 3.8ppg and 2.9rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lisec was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Lisec has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Slovenia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 37.5%.
Lisec has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Celje and Grosbasket.

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  SPAIN  


Ensino adds Villegas to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) added to their roster 22-year old small forward Alicia Villegas (174-95). She has played for the last four seasons at Mann Filter in the LFB. LFB was a little too high level for her, where in 9 games she recorded just 1.0ppg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.

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Gomez is back at Ensino - by Eurobasket News

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Spaniard guard Regina Gomez (173-82, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Maquinaria Ensino as she has played here before. Gomez played this summer at Obras Basket in Argentinian Superliga. In 13 games she had 5.5ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. The last season Gomez played at IF Air Europa where in 26 LF2 games she recorded 14.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.0apg (top 3) and 2.6spg (in top 5). Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention.
Gomez has spent her entire career in Spain playing for five other teams: Jopisa Burgos, Extrugasa, Ibiza, Rivas Promete and Badajoz BF.
Gomez is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Ensino.

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Sant Adria keeps Pena for another season - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria re-signed 19-year old guard Laura Pena (173-98). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 30 LF2 games she averaged 5.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg last season. Pena helped them to win the LF2 title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Itziar Llobet
Laura Pena

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

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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

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  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.

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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.

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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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Aysun Yararbas agreed terms with Mersin BSB - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old forward Aysun Yararbas (185-91, agency: LBM Management) from Mersin BK Dogus Hastanesi. In 5 KBSL games she recorded 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Yararbas also played that season for Bornova Becker (TKBL) where in 18 games she averaged 4.4ppg and 2.4rpg.
She has played previously for five other teams: Abdullah Gul, Mersin Uni, Nesibe, Osmaniye and Mersin Kurtulus.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

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

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Edremit signs Ilsu Daricioglu - by Eurobasket News

Edremit Belediyesi Gurespor (TKBL) signed experienced 34-year old point guard Ilsu Daricioglu (167-83, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency) from Bornova Becker. In 46 TKBL games she had 7.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg last season. She helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Daricioglu played at Canik Belediye where in 26 games she recorded 4.5ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg.
She has spent her entire career in Turkey playing for six other teams: Besiktas, Migros, Abdullah Gul, Cankaya, Hatay and Ormanspor.

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Hampton Sidelined for 2017 Season - by Eurobasket News

Chicago Sky forward Keisha Hampton (6'2''-F-90, college: De Paul, agency: LBM Management) will undergo left knee surgery today and will be sidelined for the duration of the 2017 season. Hampton, in her first year with the Sky, averaged 7.8 mpg and 3.6 ppg. She scored a season high 14 points against the Seattle Storm on July 18. A full recovery is anticipated for the 2018 WNBA season.
Courtesy of: wnba.com



Ogwumike, Parker lead Sparks in 115-106 2OT win over Sky - by Eurobasket News

Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F-90, college: Stanford) scored 32 points and Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) added 29 in the Los Angeles Sparks' 115-106 double-overtime victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night. Ogwumike added 10 rebounds, and Parker had 12. Chelsea Gray (5'11''-G-92, college: Duke) had 20 points and 10 assists, and Odyssey Sims added 15 points and 10 assists. Ogwumike and Parker made layups to open the second overtime and help Los Angeles (21-8) pull away. Ogwumike had a jumper with 33 seconds in the first overtime to tie at 99. The Sky (11-17) rallied from 10 points down with 2:38 left in regulation, with Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92, college: Connecticut) hitting two 3-pointers in the final 11 seconds - the second with 3 seconds left to tie it at 88. Allie Quigley (5'10''-G-86, college: De Paul) made four 3-pointers, setting the Sky's season record with 69, in scoring 26 points. Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89, college: Gonzaga) added 22 points and 12 assists, and Dolson had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Courtesy of: sanluisobispo.com