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  ABA LEAGUE  



Marko Pecarski (ex FC Bayern II) joins Partizan training camp - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) strengthened their training camp roster with addition of Serbian center Marko Pecarski (208-98kg). He played most recently at FC Bayern Muenchen II in German ProB. In two games he recorded 3.5ppg and 2.0rpg last season. Pecarski also spent pre-season at BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (previous name Mega Leks) that year. He won German NBBL championship title. Pecarski received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team award in 2017.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. Pecarski's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 12.6ppg, Reb-4 (8.3rpg), 1.1bpg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 67.5%.
Pecarski Zemun.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Partizan.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen
Strahinja Gavrilovic

Centers:
Obrad Tomic
Marko Pecarski

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  


Argentina cruise past Uruguay in Salta - by Eurobasket News

Argentina - Uruguay 92:74

Argentina celebrated the second straight win at Super 4 tournament. They prevailed against Uruguay for 2-0 record. Nicolas Laprovittola (193-PG-90) scored 20 points to pace the hosts.
Uruguay enjoyed a 23:18 lead at the first intermission. But Argentina stepped on the gas in the second frame. They sank 25 points to pull within 4 points at halftime 43:47. The hosts ignited a 28:12 run in the third term to spur ahead. They held Uruguay to just 15 points in the fourth stanza to secure the winning outcome. Nicolas Brussino (202-G/F-93) had 15 points, while Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) netted 13 points for Argentina. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) responded with 30 points for Uruguay. Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85, agency: Pro Sports) tossed in 11 points in the loss.

Argentina: Nicolas Laprovittola 20, Nicolas Brussino 15, Lucio Redivo 13
Uruguay: Jayson Granger 30, Sebastian Vazquez 11



Argentinian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Argentinian University National Team 2017
#s#
Matias Borsatti
Borsatti
Martin Fernandez
Fernandez
Ariel Ramos
Ramos
Ayan Carvalho
Carvalho
Erik Thomas
Thomas
#e#5
4Matias Borsatti 191-G/F-97 Union SF Argentina
6Martin Fernandez 197-SF-97 Weber Bahia Argentina
7Ariel Ramos 202-F-95 Ferrocarril Argentina
8Ayan Carvalho 196-G-97 Temple USA
9Erik Thomas 196-F-95 New Orleans USA
10Rodrigo Gerhardt 198-SF-96 Weber Bahia Argentina
11Matias Solanas 192-G-98 La Union Argentina
13Ignacio Galardo 206-C-97 Estudiantes O. Argentina
14Carlos Buemo 194-G/F-96 Echague Argentina
15Jeremias Sandrini 184-PG-93 Echague Argentina




Argentina fire past Colombia in Salta - by Eurobasket News

Argentina - Colombia 78:59

Argentina defeated Colombia to open Super 4 international friendly tournament in Salta. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) scored 15 points to lead the hosts.
Argentina recorded a 22:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the pressure throughout the second frame. Argentina ensured a 39:25 halftime advantage. Argentina boosted the lead at 22-point mark heading into the fourth frame 62:40. Argentina cruised to the victory in the final period. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) had 14 points, while Javier Saiz (206-PF-94) tossed in 12 points in the win. Tonny Trocha-Morelos (208-C-94) replied with 15 points for Colombia. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) had 11 points in the loss.

Argentina: Gabriel Deck 15, Lucio Redivo 14, Javier Saiz 12
Colombia: Tonny Trocha-Morelos 15, Stalin Ortiz 11



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  AUSTRALIA  


Australian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Australian University National Team 2017
#s#
Dejan Vasiljevic
Vasiljevic
Matthew Kenyon
Kenyon
Jack McVeigh
McVeigh
Craig Moller
Moller
Xavier Cooks
Cooks
#e#5
5Dejan Vasiljevic 190-G-97 Miami, FL USA
6Matthew Kenyon 195-G-98 Suncoast PC Australia
7Jack McVeigh 203-F-96 Nebraska USA
8Craig Moller 206-F-94 Ballarat M. Australia
9Xavier Cooks 203-G/F-95 Winthrop USA
10Kyle Adnam 186-G-93 Nelson G. New Zealand
11Rhys Vague 204-F-96 Stirling S. Australia
12Emmett Naar 185-G-94 St.Mary's, CA USA
13Tanner Krebs 198-G-96 St.Mary's, CA USA
14Tyrell Harrison 214-F/C-99 SW Metro P. Australia
15Gorjok Gak 211-C/F-96 Florida USA




Bearcats storm home to seize drought-breaking championship - by Eurobasket News

On the back of an eruptive 4 th quarter performance from MVP Dee Oldham (192-G-94, college: Chattanooga), the West Adelaide Bearcats have claimed an historic 13-point victory over the Southern Tigers at an electric Titanium Security Arena. Dee Oldham (25 points) was for-the- most-part unsighted in the first three terms, but piled on 18 last-quarter points to guide his side to an unlikely triumph. The Tigers led for much of the encounter, but strong efforts from Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, college: Boise St.) (15 points) and Michael Nwelue (16 points, 14 rebounds) were in vain as West Adelaide exploded to break their 21-year championship hoodoo. Drmic kick-started proceedings with a twisting jumper, but it was very much West who took control of the opening term. Jordan West (15 points, 10 boards) hit an early triple to get his side moving. The Bearcats extended their lead to eight points, before consecutive triples from Robert Linton (12 points) had the Tigers back in the contest. With the quarter time score locked at 18-apiece, both teams looked to build a gap on their opponent. Neither succeeded, as the margin failed to exceed three points in the second period. As the clock ran down on a tense term, Hamish Staude stepped forward for Southern, firing a clutch buzzer-beater from the arc to put his side ahead by two at the main break. Nwelue made his presence felt as the third quarter began, rattling off a mammoth dunk to get the huge Southern crowd on their feet. A huge rejection on Tristan Braithwaite (183-G-85) by Jordan Dodman (203-F/C-88) followed shortly after, as the favourites threatened to take this match away from West Adelaide. The 4 th seeded Bearcats clawed their way back into the contest, with crucial threes from West and Braithwaite (15 points) keeping the Tigers at bay. Dean Nyberg's side led by one at the final exchange, and were looking to finish off West Adelaide to secure their back-to- back title. However, they failed to account for one man. With teammate and close friend Harold Ridgeway watching from the stands due to a suspension, Dee Oldham went manic. First, Dee dropped a three, following it up with a driving lay-up, before hitting a mid-range jumper to send Bearcats fans senseless. Dee Oldham continued to accumulate, and he was aided by an instrumental Braithwaite (5-6 3P), who threw up a pair of triples to build a near unbreakable 10-point lead. From there, Dee Oldham landed consecutive threes to seal the championship for the now-hysterical Bearcats, with the grand final finishing 77-64 after a tremendous 26-12 final term. The victory is a huge achievement for rookie coach Corey Maclean and his charges, with four of his players having to wait for over a decade to taste the success of a grand final triumph.
Courtesy of: Premier League



Melbourne take down Wisconsin on the buzzer at Casey - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne United have made it two wins from two against US college teams to kick-off their 2017 pre-season. After defeating the Texas Longhorns in Nunawading on Wednesday night, United were made to work extremely hard for their win over the Wisconsin Badgers last night in Casey. In a hotly contested match-up, both team's depth was on full display as five players scored in double figures for Melbourne and four for Wisconsin. Tai Wesley (201-F-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) was the man who, when buckets were needed, stood up for United. Leading all scorers, Wesley finished with 23 points, including 3/5 from three-point land. Chris Goulding (192-G-88) (15 points), Damon Bozeman (190-G) (13 points), Majok Majok (206-F-92, college: Ball St.) (12 points) and Jerry Evans (203-F-90, college: Nevada) (12 points) all ensured the scoreboard kept ticking over. After the game, Wesley talked about how he's enjoying playing games against the high quality competition that Texas and Wisconsin are. 'I'm happy we got wins, especially tonight.' Wesley said. 'I'm glad to have games at this stage instead of just practice - practice kind of gets old and boring and monotonous - it's just good to be out playing and having fun.' 'This is what we do; we live to play games and not just practice, so it's good.' Wisconsin caught fire from beyond the arc, and used a 32-point third quarter to take a 72-65 lead into the fourth quarter. With Wisconsin holding onto a 4-point lead with 55 seconds remaining, a Majok Majok bucket, followed by a Wisconsin turnover gave United the ball trailing by 2 points with 15 seconds remaining. A Chris Goulding drive to the basket always draws the attention of the defence, and this time was no different. As Goulding drove into the paint, the Wisconsin defence followed and left shooters open on the wings. Goulding was able to find a wide-open Jerry Evans who did the rest. A triple with 2.7 seconds left on the clock gave United their first lead of the quarter and sent the Casey crowd into a frenzy. Wisconsin missed a last second triple to win the game, as United took the win 90-89. Evans, who starred against Texas, once again proved his worth and has made the most of his call-up from SEABL. Wesley loved what he saw from his new teammates. 'I was pretty impressed with the SEABL guys - how they handled the pressure in a tight game. I thought [Peter] Hooley and [Sam] Smart played well too.' Wesley said. There is no doubt that the Badgers provided a different match-up to that of the Longhorns, and Wesley was impressed with what they brought to the table. 'It was a different game than Texas - we had to come back and they were tough, so it was fun.' Wesley said. 'I was impressed with Wisconsin; they're very disciplined, they have very good post play and their guards shoot it really well. We tried to stop one thing and another thing got hot - it was hard.' Speaking of guards who shot it well, D'Mitrik Trice (180-G) and Kobe King (190-SF-98) did just that for Wisconsin. Trice and King combined for 35 points on 12/19 shooting. D'Mitrik, brother of current Brisbane Bullet Travis Trice (183-PG-93, college: Michigan St.), led the Badgers in scoring and showed just how dangerous he will be for the Badgers in their upcoming season. Draining 4/6 from beyond the arc for 19 points, whilst adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Trice proved difficult to stop all game. Wisconsin big man Ethan Happ (206-F-96) also impressed with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists - doing no damage to his 2018 NBA Draft stock. It should come as no surprise that Wesley's pre-season has started with a bang. An off-season in which he represented Guam has seen him return to Melbourne in great shape. Talking about his time with the Guam national team, Wesley highlights how it has him well prepared for the upcoming NBL season. 'I got to spend time playing on the Guam national team; we went to the Philippines and then played a tournament in Guam. Any time you can represent your country, it's a good experience.' Wesley said. 'I think the best thing about it as far as a Melbourne United standpoint is that I didn't stop playing. I wasn't sitting on the couch eating potato chips - I was actually playing and that helps.' Next up on Melbourne United's pre-season schedule is the NBL Blitz in the Latrobe Valley in early September.
Courtesy of: melbourneutd.com.au




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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Adam Mirkovic (ex Tamis) inks with Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

KK Feni Industries straightened their roster with the addition of 26-year old Serbian Adam Mirkovic (199-G/F-91). The well experienced Swingman spent last season at KK Tamis Pancevo (KLS) where he averaged 10.0ppg and 3.8rpg in 25 games played.
Mirkovic started his senior season at KKK Radnicki Kragujevac before moving to KK Jagodina in the 2012/13 season. By managing to average 5.7ppg and 2.4rpg in 13 games played he helped the team to secure a place in A-League for the following season. He stayed at KK Jagodina till the 2014/15 season when he was Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention after averaging 10.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3spg in 19 games played. The same season he moved to Switzerland at BC Alte Kanti Aarau (LNB), but didn't manage to stay put for long. Before coming back to Serbia and KK Tamis Pancevo he played a season at Garonne ASPTT Basket (NM2) in France.
He was also a memeber of the Serbian U18 National Team in 2009.

With the acquisition of Adam Mirkovic along with Shaheed Davis and Staphon Blair, KK Feni Industries continued the assembling of the roster for the upcoming season. Previously the team already continued their cooperation with Andrej Magdevski (192-PG-96), Jane Petrovski (181-PG-87), Gorjan Markovski (196-G/F-92) and Predrag Pajic (198-SG-93).



Shaheed Davis is a newcomer at Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

Feni Industries (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of American forward Shaheed Davis. The 23-year old started the previous season at Sheffield in BBL where he impressed in 4 games played. He managed to average 16.0ppg and 7.0rpg, which followed a contract in Iraq at Al Nift Baghdad before moving to Bulgaria (NBL) for Akademik. He managed to finish the season in Plovdiv with an average of 4.8ppg and 2.6rpg in 9 games.
In his collage carrier Davis played two season at Cental.Florida where he managed to average 5.6ppg and 4.3rpg in the 2014/15 season.




Shaheed Davis (ex Akademik Plovdiv) is a newcomer at Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

KK Feni Industries (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of American forward Shaheed Davis (206-F-94, college: Cent.Florida, agency: AproK Sports Group). The 23-year old started the previous season at DBL Sharks Sheffield in BBL where he impressed in 4 games played. He managed to average 16.0ppg and 7.0rpg, which followed a contract in Iraq at Al Nift Baghdad before moving to Bulgaria (NBL) for Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv. He managed to finish the season in Plovdiv with an average of 4.8ppg and 2.6rpg in 9 games.
In his collage carrier Davis played two season at Cental Florida where he managed to average 5.6ppg and 4.3rpg in the 2014/15 season.




Feni Industries ink Staphon Balir (ex Okapi Aalstar) - by Mario Divanisov

Feni Industies (Prva Liga) agreed terms with American forward Staphon Blair. In his first senior season the 24-year old managed to play in Belgium (Euromillions League) for Okapi Aalstar. In 31 games played last season he managed to average 2.2ppg and 2.0rpg, not leaving much of an impact in his debut season.
Before leaving for overseas basketball, Davis managed to play at Centarl Florida in NCAA since 2012, while in his last collage season he averaged 3.1ppg and 2.7rpg in 27 games.
In the new season Blair will play alongside with his collage team mate Shaheed Davis, who Feni Industries acquired as well.



Feni Industries ink Staphon Balir (ex Crelan Okapi Aalstar) - by Mario Divanisov

KK Feni Industries (Prva Liga) agreed terms with American forward Staphon Blair (206-F-93, college: Cent.Florida). In his first senior season the 24-year old managed to play in Belgium (Euromillions League) for Crelan Okapi Aalstar. In 31 games played last season he managed to average 2.2ppg and 2.0rpg, not leaving much of an impact in his debut season.
Before leaving for overseas basketball, Davis managed to play at Central Florida in NCAA since 2012, while in his last collage season he averaged 3.1ppg and 2.7rpg in 27 games.
In the new season Blair will play alongside with his collage team mate Shaheed Davis (206-F-94, college: Cent.Florida, agency: AproK Sports Group), who Feni Industries acquired as well. More information on that can be find here.



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  BELGIUM  


Montenegro dominate Belgium in Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro - Belgium 78-64

Montenegro dominated Belgium in Toulouse at the International tournament with 4 teams. Montenegro posted a 78-64 win as two sides finished with 1-2 records.
Montenegro took a 22-13 lead, but Belgium replied with a similar 22-10 surge in the second frame. In the second half Montenegro looked better and posted two comfotbale vicotries. They won the third quarter 28-20 and closed the game with an 18-9 rally.
Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) stepped up with 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: BeoBasket) notched 16. Tyrese RICE and Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) poured in 9 points each in a win. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86) answered with 14 points in a loss and Quentin Serron (190-G-90) brought 10.



Jean Salumu leads Belgium over Italy - by Eurobasket News

Belgium - Italy 80-60

Jean Salumu (193-F-90) led Belgium over Italy in Day 2 of the International Tournament in Toulouse. He scored 19 points as Belgium celebrated a comfortable 80-60 win.
Belgium grabbed a 16-15 lead after the first 10 minutes and added a 22-13 surge in the second frame. Moreover they dominated the second half and came up with two more victories, 25-18 and 17-14, respectively in the third and last stanzas.
Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-F-91) poured in 14 points, while Quentin Serron (190-G-90) and Maxime De Zeeuw (206-PF-87) had 12 each. Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) replied with 11 in defeat and Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) posted 10.



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  BOLIVIA  


Calero Potosi reach the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Calero Potosi reach the Finals beating Universidad San Simon 3-1 in the semifinal series. In the fourth game Calero Potosi posted an 80-71 win. Universidad San Simon had a good 26-11 third quarter push, while Calero needed a final 27-21 surge to seal the victory.
Pichincha Potosi meanwhile posted the second straight win over CAN Oruro to toe the series at 2-2. Pichincha Potosi celebrated an 84-64 win in game 4 after a strong start in the game.



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  BOSNIA  


Siroki Primorka adds Marshall to their roster, ex Leeuwarden - by Eurobasket News

HKK Siroki Primorka (Division I) added to their roster 25-year old American point guard George Marshall (186-86kg-92, college: South Dakota State). He played last season at Aris Leeuwarden in Dutch Eredivisie. In 26 games he recorded 13.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marshall's college team won Summit League Tournament in 2016. He was also voted NABC All-District 12 1st Team in 2016.
Marshall graduated from South Dakota State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Artis, America27.5 
 2. Barbosa, Pinheiros19.5 
 3. Anthony, Bauru19.0 
 4. Brite, L.Sorocaba16.8 
 5. Coelho, Franca15.5 
 6. Avelino, Osasco B.15.5 
 7. Uchendu, Bauru14.0 
 8. Hubner, Paulistano13.3 
 9. Ferreira, Franca13.0 
 10. Demetrio, Franca12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 13
 1. Uchendu, Bauru13.0 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.9.6 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano8.3 
 4. Galvanini, Bauru8.0 
 5. Barbosa, Pinheiros7.0 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba6.6 
 7. Sommer, Paulistano6.5 
 8. Toledo, Pinheiros6.3 
 9. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.3 
 10. Sena, Mogi6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Corazza, Paulistano7.3 
 2. Lersch, Mogi5.6 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.5 
 4. Coelho, Franca5.5 
 5. Taylor, Mogi4.2 
 6. Pierotti, Bauru4.0 
 7. Lima, Franca4.0 
 8. Anthony, Bauru4.0 
 9. Brite, L.Sorocaba3.8 
 10. Aleo, Osasco B.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rosa, America2.8 
 2. Anthony, Bauru2.5 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.2 
 4. Artis, America2.0 
 5. Coelho, Franca2.0 
 6. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 7. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 8. Souza, America1.8 
 9. Galvanini, Bauru1.7 
 10. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 4
 1. Uchendu, Bauru4.0 
 2. Sena, Mogi2.5 
 3. Demetrio, Franca1.5 
 4. Pereira, Pinheiros1.3 
 5. Galvanini, Bauru1.0 
 6. Hubner, Paulistano1.0 
 7. Almeida, Franca1.0 
 8. Carlos, Mogi0.8 
 9. Corazza, Paulistano0.7 
 10. Luz-d., Paulistano0.7 


Paulista Round 3: Vivo/Franca edges Liga Sorocaba by one point - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 3 in the Paulista took place in Sorocabana. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of Liga Sorocaba (3-2) to Vivo/Franca (4-0) 74-73 in the game for the first place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Liga Sorocaba won third quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vivo/Franca forced 19 Liga Sorocaba turnovers. Strangely Liga Sorocaba outrebounded Vivo/Franca 42-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who scored 25 points and 5 assists. Forward Joao-Pedro Demetrio (208-95) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Dontrell Brite (175, college: Mount Olive) who recorded 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Liga Sorocaba's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vivo/Franca are looking forward to face Osasco B. (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liga Sorocaba will play against Paulistano (#6) in Sao Paolo and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Bauru. Paschoalotto/Bauru (2-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging Osasco B. (0-3) 70-69 on Saturday evening. It was a good game for swingman Gabriel Galvanini (203-98) who saved his team from a defeat with 9 points and 14 rebounds. Stefano Pierotti contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. point guard Leonardo Fernandes (185-97) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for Osasco B.Paschoalotto/Bauru will play against Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Osasco B. will play on the road against Vivo/Franca (#1) in Sao Paulo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An exciting game was played in Mogi das Cruzes. Mogi faced Liga Sorocaba. Host Mogi (3-2) smashed guests from Sorocabana (3-2) 81-58. It was a great evening for Vithor Lersch who led his team to a victory scoring 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Dontrell Brite with 17 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mogi will meet at home Paulistano (#6) in the next round. Liga Sorocaba will play against Paulistano (#6) in Sao Paolo and hope to secure a win.
An exciting game was played in Sao Paolo. Vivo/Franca faced Pinheiros. Guests from Sao Paulo (4-0) defeated host Pinheiros (2-2) 90-76. It was an exceptional evening for Antonio Ferreira who led the winners and scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Pinheiros' coach Cesar Guidetti tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vivo/Franca's next round opponent will be Osasco B. (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game. Pinheiros will play against America (#7) and hope to win that game.
An exciting game was played in Sao Paolo. Mogi faced Pinheiros. Guests from Mogi das Cruzes (3-2) smashed host Pinheiros (2-2) 81-59. The best player for the winners was Larry Taylor who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). 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. Mogi will face Paulistano (#6) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Pinheiros will play at home against America and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 3 bottom-ranked Paulistano defeated America in Sao Paolo 76-59. America beat Bauru at home 77-71.
The best stats of 3rd round was 23 points and 6 assists by Yago Dos Santos of Paulistano.

Mogi - L.Sorocaba 81-58

An exciting game was played in Mogi das Cruzes. Mogi faced Liga Sorocaba. Host Mogi (3-2) smashed guests from Sorocabana (3-2) 81-58. Mogi forced 20 Liga Sorocaba turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for point guard Vithor Lersch (184-95) who led his team to a victory scoring 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 7 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was American point guard Dontrell Brite (175, college: Mount Olive) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and guard Jackson Da-Silva (192-96) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mogi will meet at home Paulistano (#6) in the next round. Liga Sorocaba will play against Paulistano (#6) in Sao Paolo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Mogi: G.Filipin 11+1reb+2ast, W.Sena 10+4reb, L.Taylor 10+3reb+3ast, C.Silveira 9+3reb, F.Russo 8+2reb+2ast, S.Stallworth 7+4reb+6ast
L.Sorocaba: D.Brite 17+5reb+3ast, C.Araujo 13+4reb, J.Da Silva 12+9reb+1ast, R.Rodrigues 6+4reb, L.Farina 6+4reb+3ast, L.Moraes 4+2reb
gschID: 558369


Bauru - Osasco B. 70-69

Important game to mention about took place in Bauru. Paschoalotto/Bauru (2-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging Osasco B. (0-3) 70-69 on Saturday evening. Osasco B. was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 21-13 third quarter run of Paschoalotto/Bauru. They made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. It was a good game for swingman Gabriel Galvanini (203-98) who saved his team from a defeat with 9 points and 14 rebounds. Argentinian point guard Stefano Pierotti (185-98) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Leonardo Fernandes (185-97) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and Vinicius Oliveira (200-90) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Osasco B.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play against Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Osasco B. will play on the road against Vivo/Franca (#1) in Sao Paulo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bauru: K.Anthony 16+4reb+3ast, S.Pierotti 15+4reb+4ast, H.Cerimelli 12+2reb, M.Uchendu 10+9reb, G.Galvanini 9+14reb+2ast, I.Goncalves 8+1reb
Osasco B.: L.Fernandes 17+11reb+2ast, B.Felipe Viana 14+2reb+2ast, V.Oliveira 14+8reb+1ast, L.De Souza 11+5reb+2ast, A.Ferros 5+3reb+1ast, W.Drudi 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 558368


America - Paulistano 59-76

There was a minor upset in Rio Preto where America (1-3) was defeated by Paulistano (1-2) 76-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Paulistano. America was better in third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding America to just 5 points in first quarter. Paulistano made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded America 44-29 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was point guard Yago Dos Santos (178-99) who scored 23 points and 6 assists. The former international Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-87) chipped in 14 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Darnell Artis (175, college: Gwynedd-Mercy) who recorded 17 points and swingman Lucas Rosa (193-94) added 8 points and 7 steals respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Paulistano will face Mogi (#3) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. America will play on the road against Pinheiros (#4) in Sao Paolo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: Y.Dos Santos 23+4reb+6ast, J.Luz dos Santos 14+4reb+2ast, G.Hubner 9+8reb, A.Doria 8+7reb+1ast, V.Camilo 7+2reb, R.Fagundes 6+2reb
America: D.Artis 17+3reb+2ast, L.Rosa 8+4reb+3ast, K.Torres 8+3reb, G.Martins 7+1reb, R.Santos 5+5reb+1ast, W.Pessoa 4+5reb
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Pinheiros - Franca 76-90

An exciting game was played in Sao Paolo. Vivo/Franca faced Pinheiros. Guests from Sao Paulo (4-0) defeated host Pinheiros (2-2) 90-76. The game was mostly controlled by Vivo/Franca. Pinheiros was better in third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vivo/Franca forced 22 Pinheiros turnovers. Strangely Pinheiros outrebounded Vivo/Franca 40-28 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Antonio Ferreira (200-94) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Joao-Pedro Demetrio (208-95) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Germerson Barbosa (202-93) came up with 24 points and 5 rebounds and forward Arthur Bernardi (206-90, college: Houston Baptist) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Pinheiros in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pinheiros' coach Cesar Guidetti tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vivo/Franca's next round opponent will be Osasco B. (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game. Pinheiros will play against America (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Franca: A.Ferreira 15+6reb+2ast, J.Pedro Demetrio 14+8reb, A.Borges 13+1reb+3ast, G.Abreu 11+3reb+2ast, L. Almeida 9+3reb, P.Lima 8+3ast
Pinheiros: G.Barbosa 24+5reb+2ast, F.Ruivo 11+3reb+4ast, A.Bernardi 11+8reb+3ast, R.Ansaloni 11+7reb+1ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 7+8reb+1ast, L.Pereira 6+2reb
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L.Sorocaba - Franca 73-74

The most exciting game of round 3 in the Paulista took place in Sorocabana. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of Liga Sorocaba (3-2) to Vivo/Franca (4-0) 74-73 in the game for the first place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Liga Sorocaba won third quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vivo/Franca forced 19 Liga Sorocaba turnovers. Strangely Liga Sorocaba outrebounded Vivo/Franca 42-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who scored 25 points and 5 assists. Forward Joao-Pedro Demetrio (208-95) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Dontrell Brite (175, college: Mount Olive) who recorded 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Lucas Farina (185-95) added 12 points and 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) respectively. Liga Sorocaba's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vivo/Franca are looking forward to face Osasco B. (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liga Sorocaba will play against Paulistano (#6) in Sao Paolo and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Franca: H.Coelho 25+3reb+5ast, J.Pedro Demetrio 15+5reb+1ast, P.Lima 13+1reb+7ast, L. Almeida 7+5reb+1ast, L.Felipe Gruber 6+4reb, L.Cipolini 5+4reb+1ast
L.Sorocaba: D.Brite 26+6reb+5ast, L.Farina 12+2reb+4ast, C.Gradnigo 10+3reb+2ast, J.Da Silva 8+4reb, C.Araujo 7+5reb+2ast, R.Rodrigues 6+12reb
gschID: 558365


Pinheiros - Mogi 59-81

An exciting game was played in Sao Paolo. Mogi faced Pinheiros. Guests from Mogi das Cruzes (3-2) smashed host Pinheiros (2-2) 81-59. The game without a history. Mogi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Mogi outrebounded Pinheiros 41-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Rafael Da-Silva (201-91) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Four Mogi players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Danilo Santos (194-99) who recorded 13 points and center Ralfi Ansaloni (211-87) added 11 points respectively. 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. Mogi will face Paulistano (#6) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Pinheiros will play at home against America and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mogi: L.Taylor 15+6reb+3ast, T.Curnell 11+4reb+1ast, S.Stallworth 10+2reb+5ast, R.Da Silva 10+7reb+1ast, G.Filipin 8+2reb+1ast, V.Lersch 7+4reb+5ast
Pinheiros: D.Santos 13+4reb+3ast, R.Ansaloni 11+3reb, M.Vinicius Toledo 9+2reb+1ast, G.Do Carmo 9+3reb+1ast, L.Pereira 7+3reb+3ast, F.Ruivo 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 558364


America - Bauru 77-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with America's (1-3) home victory over Paschoalotto/Bauru (2-2) 77-71 on Wednesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-10. But Paschoalotto/Bauru won second period 23-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. America forced 19 Paschoalotto/Bauru turnovers and outrebounded them 47-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. Paschoalotto/Bauru was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Darnell Artis (175, college: Gwynedd-Mercy) who scored 38 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Kleiton Torres (201-89) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) who recorded 22 points and 5 assists and power forward Michael Uchendu (206-98) added 14 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocks respectively. Four Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. America will face Pinheiros (#4) in Sao Paolo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play on the road against Vivo/Franca where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
America: D.Artis 38+5reb+2ast, K.Torres 13+8reb+2ast, R.Santos 7+4reb, L.Rosa 6+7reb+2ast, H.Winkler 5+2reb, W.Pessoa 4+4reb
Bauru: K.Anthony 22+3reb+5ast, M.Uchendu 14+15reb+1ast, G.Galvanini 13+7reb, H.Cerimelli 12+2reb, J.Carlos Junior 4+1reb, G.De Moraes 3+1ast
gschID: 558366





Brazil edge Colombia for first win at Super 4 - by Eurobasket News

Brazil - Colombia 72:58

Brazil clinched the first victory at the international friendly tournament in Salta. They topped Colombia for 1-1 record. Joao Paulo Lopez (205-C/F-81, college: Gonzaga) had 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the winners.
Brazil eked out an 8:5 lead ten minutes into the game. Brazil stretched the margin at 6-point mark at the interval 25:19. Brazil fuelled a 23:13 rally in the third term to clear off. Colombia sank 26 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Lucas Mariano (208-C/F-93) provided 12 points for the winners. Hansel Atencia (180-G-97) responded with 16 points for Colombia. Tonny Trocha-Morelos (208-C-94) and Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) netted 9 points each in the defeat.



Darnell Artis claims Brazilian Paulista weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Darnell Artis (175-PG) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for America and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Paulista Player of the Week award for round 3.
The playmaker had the game-high 38 points adding five rebounds and two assists for America in his team's victory, helping them to beat Bauru (#5, 2-2) 77-71. Thanks to this victory America moved-up to the 7th position in Brazilian Paulista. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 3 games and had just one victory. In the team's last game Artis had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He turned to be America's top player in his first season with the team. Gwynedd-Mercy College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Artis is league's best scorer averaging so far 27.5ppg. Artis is in league's top in and averages solid 47.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young power forward Michael Uchendu (206-F/C-98) of Bauru. Uchendu impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Bauru lost that game 71-77 to America (1-3). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Uchendu is one of the most experienced players at Bauru and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.0ppg (#7). He also registered 13.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Dontrell Brite (175-PG) of second-ranked L.Sorocaba. Brite showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Brite's great performance L.Sorocaba lost 73-74 to #1 ranked Franca. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing L.Sorocaba needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Brite has a great season in Brazil. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.8ppg (4th best), rebounds with 6.6rpg (6th best) and assists with 3.8apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Henrique Coelho (183-PG-93) of Franca - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Kendall Anthony (173-PG-93) of Bauru - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Yago Dos Santos (178-PG-99) of Paulistano - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Germerson Barbosa (202-SF-93) of Pinheiros - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Leonardo Fernandes (185-PG-97) of Osasco B. - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Larry Taylor (185-PG-80) of Mogi - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Joao Pedro Demetrio (208-F-95) of Franca - 14 points and 8 rebounds

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



Uruguay beat Brazil at the start of Super 4 tournament - by Eurobasket News

Brazil - Uruguay 63:69

Uruguay clinched the opening win at the Super 4 tournament in Salta. They upset Brazil behind 17 points and 9 boards from Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International).
Uruguay snatched a 17:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Uruguay maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They established a 37:33 halftime lead. Uruguay did not loosen the grip in the third quarter. They arrived at the final intermission up by 6 points 56:50. The teams traded baskets throughout the final period as Uruguay marched to the win. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) had 16 points, while Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) had 12 points in the victory. Lucas Mariano (208-C/F-93) answered with 23 points for Brazil. Joao Batista netted 10 points in the loss.

Brazil: Lucas Mariano 23, Joao Batista 10
Uruguay: Esteban Batista 17, Jayson Granger 16, Bruno Fitipaldo 12



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Canadian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Canadian University National Team 2017
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Javon Ferguson
Ferguson
Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles
Pierre-Charles
Jordan Jensen-Whyte
Jensen-Whyte
Justus Alleyne
Alleyne
Alexandre Leclerc
Leclerc
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4Javon Ferguson 183-G-94 UNB Canada
5Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles 203-F-93 Ottawa Canada
6Jordan Jensen-Whyte 196-G-94 UBC Canada
7Justus Alleyne 188-G-95 Manitoba Canada
8Alexandre Leclerc 198-F-94 Laval Canada
9Conor Morgan 203-G/F-94 UBC Canada
10Connor Wood 201-G-93 Carleton Canada
11Erik Nissen 208-F-95 Acadia Canada
12Kaza Keane 185-PG-94 Carleton Canada
13David Kapinga 180-PG-95 Calgary Canada
14Mambi Diawara 195-G/F-94 Calgary Canada
15Kevin Bercy 201-F-94 St.Francis X. Canada




John Sinis signs at Apollon Patras - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) landed 26-year old naturalized Canadian power forward John Sinis (206-107kg-91, college: San Diego, agency: Octagon Europe) from Psychiko. In 30 A2 games he averaged 4.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sinis was tested by Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (A1).
His team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
Sinis was a member of Greek U18 National Team back in 2009.
He has played previously professionally also in Spain (Cambados) and Greece (Apolloniada and Cretan Kings).
Sinis attended University of San Diego until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (By Chris Mammides)
Ioannis is another Greek shooting guard with great potentials and amazing abilities who had to work abroad in order to be recognized by his own people and let him play in a higher level league than the one of the Third division in Greece. Sinis is a serious shooting guard and quite explosive around the basket. Good scorer, can shoot the ball although he feels more comfortable driving to the basket. He grew up playing as point guard and in Patras most times he was carrying the ball, so he has inherited a good court vision and can put the ball on the floor without problems. Ioannis is a solid defender, can guard even bigger forwards due to his strong body frame. He will definitely play in one of the big Greek teams as already Aris Thessalonikis wanted to add him in his roster since 2008
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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
John Sinis
Dimitris Cheilaris

Centers:
Costis Gontikas
Dimitrios Kourepis

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Libcentro Pro Round 1 of Finals. Puento Alto cruise to opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Puente Alto - Arturo Prat 84-58

Puente Alto trounced Arturo Prat in the Finals opener. The game was mostly controlled by Puente Alto. Arturo Prat managed to win second period 25-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Puente Alto shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Arturo Prat's players. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Sebastian Silva (187-91) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Puente Alto players scored in double figures. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) answered with 14 points (made all of his seven free throws) and Boris Guerra (-87) added 14 points in the effort for Arturo Prat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Puente Alto: A.Pinedo 20+7reb+4ast, S.Silva 16+6reb+3ast, M.Sepulveda 13+5reb+2ast, A.Guzman 10+1reb+1ast, E.Munoz 10+2reb+3ast, J.Ignacio Collao 6+3reb+3ast
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 14+3reb+3ast, B.Guerra 14+4reb+1ast, M.Santander 11+5reb, R.Galvez 6+7reb+1ast, C.Ubillo 6+2reb, R.Rojas 3+3ast
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Libcentro Pro Round 2 of Finals. Puento Alto earn second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Puente Alto - Arturo Prat 86-74

Puento Alto defeated Arturo Prat for the second straight win in Libcentro Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Puente Alto. Arturo Prat managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Puente Alto dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Arturo Prat's 34. They outrebounded Arturo Prat 42-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. Puente Alto looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Felix Ibarra (187) contributed with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Puente Alto's coach Claudio Lavin used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds and the former international Ramiro Galvez (-96) added 22 points and 4 assists in the effort for Arturo Prat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Puente Alto: A.Pinedo 16+10reb+2ast, F.Pena 15+3reb+2ast, S.Silva 14+6reb+2ast, M.Sepulveda 10+4reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Collao 10+4reb+3ast, F.Ibarra 9+9reb+6ast
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 22+6reb+3ast, R.Galvez 22+4reb+4ast, B.Guerra 12+3reb+4ast, F.Ortega 10+7reb, C.Ubillo 4+4reb, R.Rojas 2+1reb+2ast
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Bhullar's double-double lands him NBL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old center Sim Bhullar (226-C-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for Guangxi and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 25.
He had a double-double of 24 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat Guizhou (#3, 17-8) 127-114. Guangxi maintains the 7th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Guangxi will need more victories to improve their 15-10 record. Bhullar turned to be Guangxi's top player in his first season with the team. Sim Bhullar averages this season 19.0ppg and 12.7rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Mark Lyons (185-PG-89, agency: Higher Vision Sports) of Guizhou. He is American guard in his first season at Guizhou. In the last game Lyons recorded impressive 58 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Guizhou lost that game 114-127 to the lower-ranked Guangxi (#7, 15-10). Guizhou managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 17-8 record is not bad at all. Lyons is a newcomer at Guizhou and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 35.7ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 4.2rpg and 4.9apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Luoyang (#5). Majok scored 27 points and grabbed twenty two rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Luoyang, leading his team to a 102-76 easy win against the lower-ranked Jiangsu L. (#13, 2-23). Luoyang needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 8 lost games. Majok has a great season in China. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 15.6rpg (3rd best). He also has 4.1bpg and FGP: 63.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian - 39 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Terrell Stoglin (185-G-91) of Hunan - 45 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 26 points and 16 rebounds
7. Isaiah Austin (216-C-93) of Guangxi - 30 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Mengchao Dong) of Hebei X. - 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Yuxiang Gao (195-F-93) of Lhasa - 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Yunan Liu (205-F/C-94) of Beijing - 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 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)



NBL Round 25: Guizhou loses to Guangxi - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between third ranked Guizhou (17-8) and seventh ranked Guangxi (15-10) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Guizhou was defeated by Guangxi in Guangxi 114-127. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 13 points. Guangxi outrebounded Guizhou 50-39 including 37 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 31 personal fouls committed by Guizhou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 24 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with 58 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals for Guizhou. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Guangxi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 15-10 record. Guizhou at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Guangxi are looking forward to face Fujian (#10) in Fuzhou in the next round. Guizhou will play on the road against Lhasa (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
NBL top team - Henan (21-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Dongbu (1-24) in Nanjin 99-69. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) stepped up and scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and PengPeng Li chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side guard Yi Jiang (195-93) responded with 25 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-4 record. Dongbu at the other side stay dead last with 24 lost games. Henan will play against Anhui (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Dongbu will play against Luoyang (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Lanling supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Shaanxi W. (20-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Chongqing (13-12). Shaanxi W. smashed Chongqing 120-95 on Sunday. Troy Gillenwater nailed 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Yang Wang came up with 30 points for Chongqing in the defeat. Chongqing's coach Shu Trist Spurl gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Shaanxi W. have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-5 record behind leader Henan. Loser Chongqing keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Shaanxi W. will meet at home Beijing (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chongqing will play against Hebei X. and hope to secure a win.
The game between 12th ranked Hebei X. (6-19) and sixth ranked Anhui (17-8) in Hebei ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Anhui outscored Hebei X. 122-87. Manny Harris fired 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anhui moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hebei X. at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Anhui's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Chongqing (#8) in Lanling and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 25 were not that significant. Jiangsu L. was smashed by Luoyang on the road 102-76. Fujian lost to Hunan on its own court 107-116. Lhasa managed to outperform Beijing in a road game 123-110.

Dongbu - Henan 69-99

NBL top team - Henan (21-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Dongbu (1-24) in Nanjin 99-69. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Dongbu was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Dongbu 42-31 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) stepped up and scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and forward PengPeng Li (200-96) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side guard Yi Jiang (195-93) responded with 25 points and point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) scored 24 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-4 record. Dongbu at the other side stay dead last with 24 lost games. Henan will play against Anhui (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Dongbu will play against Luoyang (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: J.Yi 25+3reb+2ast, S.Tujun 24+3reb+3ast, S.Shengyue 8+8reb, C.Ziran 6+7reb, D.QinShuo 3+2reb, L.Sheng 2
Henan: W.Longfei 17+2reb+1ast, L.PengPeng 14+7reb, A.Josh-Emmanuel 12+5reb+5ast, W.Hang 10+2reb+3ast, C.Yuhan 9+2reb+2ast, M.Xiaochao 9+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548620


Luoyang - Jiangsu L. 102-76

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Luoyang (17-8) crushed at home 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (2-23) 102-76. It looked good early as Jiangsu L. took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Luoyang had a 24-14 second period charge getting the lead and Jiangsu L. was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-102. They outrebounded Jiangsu L. 52-32 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Luoyang players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Jiangsu L.'s players. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 22 rebounds for the winners. Forward Wenhan Qiao (195-91) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Five Luoyang players scored in double figures. Luoyang's coach Nan Huo felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) produced 28 points and 9 rebounds and forward MingYang Gao (196-88) added 25 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Luoyang moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Jiangsu L. lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 23 games lost. Luoyang's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play at home against Hunan and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 28+9reb, G.MingYang 25+4reb+4ast, W.Xing Chen 6+5reb+3ast, J.Shichao 6+3reb+2ast, W.Peng 5, C.Junze 3+1ast
Luoyang: M.Ater 27+22reb+3ast, L.Shuai 16+1reb+5ast, S.Jianguo 16+4reb+5ast, Q.Wenhan 13+10reb+11ast, O.Olumide 12+11reb+6ast, Y.Aosheng 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548619


Guangxi - Guizhou 127-114

The game between third ranked Guizhou (17-8) and seventh ranked Guangxi (15-10) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Guizhou was defeated by Guangxi in Guangxi 114-127. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 13 points. Guangxi outrebounded Guizhou 50-39 including 37 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 31 personal fouls committed by Guizhou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Guangxi players scored in double figures. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with 58 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals and forward MingHao Li (200-92) added 13 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Guizhou. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Guangxi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 15-10 record. Guizhou at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Guangxi are looking forward to face Fujian (#10) in Fuzhou in the next round. Guizhou will play on the road against Lhasa (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.Mark 58+4reb+5ast, L.Pengfei 17+10reb, L.MingHao 13+8reb+9ast, Z.Bo 8+7reb+5ast, S.Rongxiao 8+5reb+1ast, L.Xu 6+1reb+1ast
Guangxi: A.Isaiah 30+16reb+4ast, B.Sim 24+19reb+4ast, Y.Dian Hong 17+4reb+1ast, C.Keliang 17+2reb+3ast, Y.Kai 17+3reb+2ast, J.Le 11+4reb+6ast
gschID: 548618


Chongqing - Shaanxi W. 95-120

The game in Lanling supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Shaanxi W. (20-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Chongqing (13-12). Shaanxi W. smashed Chongqing 120-95 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Chongqing managed to win fourth quarter 28-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) nailed 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) accounted for 23 points and 12 rebounds. Five Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. Guard Yang Wang (198-90) came up with 30 points and American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) added 23 points respectively for Chongqing in the defeat. Chongqing's coach Shu Trist Spurl gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Shaanxi W. have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-5 record behind leader Henan. Loser Chongqing keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Shaanxi W. will meet at home Beijing (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chongqing will play against Hebei X. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: W.Yang 30+3reb+1ast, M.Tony 23+3reb+1ast, L.Yao 12+7reb+4ast, Z.Yuanbo 9+10reb, W.Xin 8+5reb+2ast, K.Vladyslav 7+9reb+1ast
Shaanxi W.: G.Troy 30+8reb+1ast, G.Charles 23+12reb+2ast, J.JunQi 17+5reb, F.Jiawei 17+9reb, Y.XiaoHang 13+1reb+3ast, S.Heyu 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548617


Fujian - Hunan 107-116

Very expected game when 10th ranked Fujian (10-15) lost to fifth ranked Hunan (17-8) in Fuzhou 107-116. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) fired 45 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) produced a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) added 18 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hunan. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Fujian lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 15 games lost. Hunan's next round opponent will be Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play at home against Guangxi and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fujian: B.Brandon 39+13reb+2ast, X.Huajun 19+6reb+2ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 18+4reb+8ast, L.Ming-Yu 16+1reb+5ast, H.Yan 8+5reb+1ast, Z.Jinshuai 4+1reb
Hunan: S.Terrell 45+5reb+6ast, O.Arinze 18+17reb+6ast, P.Jiaxin 16+5reb+1ast, Z.Wei 13+5reb+2ast, Z.ChaoLong 9+7reb, L.Hansheng 4+1reb
gschID: 548616


Hebei X. - Anhui 87-122

The game between 12th ranked Hebei X. (6-19) and sixth ranked Anhui (17-8) in Hebei ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Anhui outscored Hebei X. 122-87. The game without a history. Anhui led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 38. Anhui forced 30 Hebei X. turnovers and outrebounded them 48-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) fired 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Power forward Kai Ren (207-92) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Anhui players scored in double figures. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mengchao Dong produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds and forward Zixu Wang (200-98) added 27 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Anhui moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hebei X. at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Anhui's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Chongqing (#8) in Lanling and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: W.Zixu 27+4reb+5ast, D.Mengchao 25+13reb+3ast, L.Yannan 11+6reb+1ast, Z.Zhao 9+3reb+3ast, H.Haibin 8+2reb+3ast, F.Weijian 4+6reb
Anhui: H.Manny 21+6reb+4ast, R.Kai 21+8reb+1ast, Z.Yong 20+8reb+2ast, J.Chris 18+5reb+1ast, G.Shunjie 13+2reb+1ast, S.Kun 11+2reb
gschID: 548615


Beijing - Lhasa 110-123

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked Lhasa (11-14) won against on the road 11th ranked Beijing (8-17) 123-110. The game was mostly controlled by Lhasa. Beijing was better in second period 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Beijing's players. Forward Yuxiang Gao (195-93) fired 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Zhennan Zhang chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) produced 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) added 26 points and 16 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Lhasa and four Beijing players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lhasa maintains ninth place with 11-14 record. Beijing lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 17 games lost. Lhasa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Guizhou (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Beijing will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Beijing: L.Yunan 29+9reb+5ast, H.Michael 26+16reb, Z.Wei 26+4reb+2ast, C.Zexu 13+3reb+2ast, Z.Shuai 8+6reb+1ast, G.Kaiyang 4+2reb
Lhasa: G.Yuxiang 34+7reb+5ast, Z.Zhennan 28+8reb+10ast, C.Jinlong 22+4reb+5ast, H.DangJian 12+9reb+3ast, K.Jonathan 12+3reb+1ast, D.ZhiMing 9+1reb
gschID: 548614





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Brazil edge Colombia for first win at Super 4 - by Eurobasket News

Brazil - Colombia 72:58

Brazil clinched the first victory at the international friendly tournament in Salta. They topped Colombia for 1-1 record. Joao Paulo Lopez (205-C/F-81, college: Gonzaga) had 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the winners.
Brazil eked out an 8:5 lead ten minutes into the game. Brazil stretched the margin at 6-point mark at the interval 25:19. Brazil fuelled a 23:13 rally in the third term to clear off. Colombia sank 26 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Lucas Mariano (208-C/F-93) provided 12 points for the winners. Hansel Atencia (180-G-97) responded with 16 points for Colombia. Tonny Trocha-Morelos (208-C-94) and Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) netted 9 points each in the defeat.



Argentina fire past Colombia in Salta - by Eurobasket News

Argentina - Colombia 78:59

Argentina defeated Colombia to open Super 4 international friendly tournament in Salta. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) scored 15 points to lead the hosts.
Argentina recorded a 22:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the pressure throughout the second frame. Argentina ensured a 39:25 halftime advantage. Argentina boosted the lead at 22-point mark heading into the fourth frame 62:40. Argentina cruised to the victory in the final period. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) had 14 points, while Javier Saiz (206-PF-94) tossed in 12 points in the win. Tonny Trocha-Morelos (208-C-94) replied with 15 points for Colombia. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) had 11 points in the loss.

Argentina: Gabriel Deck 15, Lucio Redivo 14, Javier Saiz 12
Colombia: Tonny Trocha-Morelos 15, Stalin Ortiz 11



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LBS Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for ARBA and Barva - by Eurobasket News

ARBA - Grecia 95-79

ARBA held off Grecia to open win count in the semifinal series. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-79. ARBA dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Grecia's 32. They outrebounded Grecia 44-26 including 30 on the defensive glass. ARBA looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Five ARBA players scored in double figures. ARBA's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Marquis Aaron (196, college: Bellevue) produced 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and American-U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Georgio Milligan (187-90, college: Franklin & Marshall) added 24 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Grecia: M.Aaron 33+7reb+1ast, G.Milligan 24+7reb+10ast, M.Jose Gonzalez 12+4reb+2ast, G.Letford 8+5reb+5ast, M.Bogantes 2+1reb+3ast, M.Castillo 0+1reb
ARBA: D.Wiggins 24+3reb+1ast, T.Armstrong 21+7reb+3ast, A.Ripool 14+10reb+3ast, I.Conejo 13+6reb+10ast, J.Anderson 10+8reb+1ast, J.Dixon 6+3reb
gschID: 559792


Escazu - Barva 55-78

Barva upset Escazu on the road in the opener. The game without a history. Barva led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Escazu to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.5 percent accuracy of the winners. Barva forced 21 Escazu turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Panamanian Amir Alvarado (198-84, college: Marshalltown CC) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international guard Jaythelv Davis (184-85) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Barva's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international guard Kay Martinez (198-84, college: Jackson St.) answered with 10 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward Julius Brooks (206-90, college: Loyola, MD) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Escazu.
Top scorers:
Escazu: J.Brooks 13+5reb, L.Loria 12+2reb+1ast, K.Martinez 10+9reb+2ast, V.Arias 8+4reb+1ast, M.Herrera 5+4reb+1ast, A.Sanchez 3+1reb
Barva: A.Alvarado 20+6reb+7ast, J.Davis 16+6reb+1ast, M.Chacon 13+2ast, B.Lopez 9+7reb+2ast, D.Shedden 7+13reb, I.Mack 5
gschID: 559791





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Ivan Siriscevic (ex-GKK Sibenik) returns to Romania - by Zeljko Zule

Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) returned to Romania to play for SCM Universitatea Craiova in the coming 2017-18 season, the club announced. Siriscevic had previously played in Romania for BC Timisoara during the 2011-12 season, averaging 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 38 Division A League games.
Sirisevic arrives from GKK SIbenik, where he averaged 13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocks in 29 Croatian A1 League games last season. He grew up with Split and has already played for Cibona plus Siroki in Bosnia, Kecskemeti in Hungary, Oberwart in Austria and Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels in Germany.



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Czech Republic University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Czech Republic University National Team 2017
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Rostislav Dragoun
Dragoun
Radek Pumprla
Pumprla
Lukas Festr
Festr
Ondrej Siska
Siska
Martin Novak
Novak
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6Rostislav Dragoun 190-G-96 BK Opava Czech Republic
7Radek Pumprla 193-G-95 MMCITE Brno Czech Republic
8Lukas Festr 185-PG-94 BK Decin Czech Republic
9Ondrej Siska 190-PG-93 BK Decin Czech Republic
10Martin Novak 199-SF-93 Prostejov Czech Republic
11Marek Sehnal 196-F/G-96 Prostejov Czech Republic
12Jan Krivanek 203-PF-94 USK Praha Czech Republic
13Filip Kroutil 190-PG-96 BK Decin Czech Republic
14Michael Hartig 191-PF-98 Sokol Prazky Czech Republic
15Vaclav Bujnoch 200-C-93 BK Opava Czech Republic
22Miroslav Kvapil 202-C-93 BK Opava Czech Republic
23Tomas Belohradsky 200-C-97 Nymburk B Czech Republic




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L.D. Williams joins ToPo - by Greg

Torpan Pojat Helsinki (1st Division) agreed terms with 29-year old American swingman L.D. Williams (193-95kg-88, college: Wake Forest). He played this summer at San Lazaro in District National in Dominican Republic. The last season Williams played at Correcaminos in Mexican LNBP where in 8 games he had 9.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg.
Williams is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in France (JL Bourg), Philippines (Alaska Aces), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Grand Rapids Drive).

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Ecuadorian National League round 9 best performance: Tavares Sledge - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Tavares Sledge (203-F-92, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for Importadora, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 21 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Triple E-Uda (#8, 0-9) with 52-point margin 120-68. Importadora is placed at 3rd position in Ecuadorian National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Importadora will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Sledge turned to be Importadora's top player in his first season with the team. Former Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken star has very solid stats this year. Sledge is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.0ppg), assists (3rd best: 4.6apg) and averages impressive 57.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old Puerto Rican Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Piratas. Perez had a very good evening with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led Piratas to another comfortable win 91-73 over the lower-ranked Barcelona (#7, 4-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Piratas to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 5-4 record is not bad at all. Perez is a newcomer at Piratas, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) of Juvenil (#5). Palacios scored 22 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Juvenil, leading his team to a 86-70 easy win against the higher-ranked Leones (#2, 6-3). Juvenil needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Palacios has a great season in Ecuador. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.4ppg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 51.1% and 3PT: 42.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82) of Barcelona - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Yolvier Romero (95) of Triple E-Uda - 27 points and 17 rebounds
6. Keith Bowman (201-F/C-91) of Barcelona - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora - 29 points and 5 rebounds
8. Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Iccan - 29 points and 2 assists
9. Willie Clayton (203-F-92) of Piratas - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jean Pierre (205-F/C-91) of Triple E-Uda - 24 points and 11 rebounds

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



National League Round 9: Leones lose to Juvenil - by Eurobasket News

Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Leones (6-3). They were defeated by seventh ranked Juvenil (4-4) 86-70 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Leones. They outrebounded Leones 30-19 including 22 on the offensive glass. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Rafael Luis with 21 points. Juvenil moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Barcelona and Portviejo. Newly promoted Leones still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Iccan who have the same record. Leones will play next round against strong Piratas trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Juvenil will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Portviejo at home.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to fourth ranked Importadora (5-3) 120-68. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 21 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side and Jerel Blocker accounted for 29 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds for Triple E-Uda in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Importadora moved-up to third place. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with nine games lost. Importadora will play against league's leader Iccan in Guayaquil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play on the road against Barcelona (#7) in Guayaquil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Portviejo supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Iccan (6-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Portviejo (4-4). Iccan did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-66 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Jesus Centeno who scored 29 points (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Adriano Barredas who recorded 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Iccan keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Leones. Defending champion Portviejo keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Barcelona and Juvenil. Iccan will meet at home Importadora (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Portviejo will play against Juvenil in Vinces and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Ibarra was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Barcelona (4-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Piratas (5-4). Piratas did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 91-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Barcelona. It was a good game for Rafael Perez who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Piratas moved-up to fourth place. Barcelona at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Piratas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Leones in Riobamba and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Barcelona will play at home against Triple E-Uda and hope to win that game.

Triple E-Uda - Importadora 68-120

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to fourth ranked Importadora (5-3) 120-68. The game without a history. Importadora led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Triple E-Uda to just 4 points in first quarter. Importadora dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Triple E-Uda's 36 and made 26-of-30 charity shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Importadora had a 41-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Importadora especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 38 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Triple E-Uda's players. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 21 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) accounted for 29 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Five Importadora players scored in double figures. Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds and Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) added 24 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Triple E-Uda in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Importadora moved-up to third place. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with nine games lost. Importadora will play against league's leader Iccan in Guayaquil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play on the road against Barcelona (#7) in Guayaquil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Importadora: J.Blocker 29+5reb+1ast, T.Sledge 18+21reb+9ast, J.Romero 15+4reb+8ast, C.Orozco 14+1reb+5ast, N.Mina 13+3reb+3ast, J.Castillo 10+2reb+4ast
Triple E-Uda: Y.Romero 27+17reb+1ast, J.Pierre 24+11reb+1ast, C.Ramon 7+3reb+1ast, R.Gonzalez 4+1reb+2ast, M.Romo 2+1reb+8ast, B.Pelaez 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548233


Portviejo - Iccan 66-86

The game in Portviejo supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Iccan (6-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Portviejo (4-4). Iccan did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-66 on Friday. Iccan well out of reach of Portviejo shooting 84.6 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 75.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was Venezuelan guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) who scored 29 points (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). The former international center Carlos Carcelen (202-81) chipped in 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Adriano Barredas (-92) who recorded 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Erick Cobena (194-96) added 16 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Iccan keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Leones. Defending champion Portviejo keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Barcelona and Juvenil. Iccan will meet at home Importadora (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Portviejo will play against Juvenil in Vinces and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Iccan: J.Centeno 29+2ast, C.Carcelen 18, M.Moncayo 17+1ast, J.Pablo Alvarez 10+1ast, J.Herrera 9, V.Peralvo 3
Portviejo: A.Barredas 23, E.Cobena 16+2reb+1ast, R.Roldan 10+1ast, J.Arboleda 10+1reb+2ast, D.Javier Ferrin 4+1reb, D.Terrell 3
gschID: 548235


Juvenil - Leones 86-70

Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Leones (6-3). They were defeated by seventh ranked Juvenil (4-4) 86-70 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Leones. They outrebounded Leones 30-19 including 22 on the offensive glass. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. Four Juvenil players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Rafael Luis with 21 points and Dominican point guard Jose Acosta (185-92) scored 16 points. Juvenil moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Barcelona and Portviejo. Newly promoted Leones still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Iccan who have the same record. Leones will play next round against strong Piratas trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Juvenil will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Portviejo at home.
Top scorers:
Juvenil: L.Lopez 24+1reb+4ast, J.Diaz 22+9reb+2ast, N.Palacios 22+11reb+2ast, M.Martinez 10+5reb+4ast, J.Liberio 6+3reb+4ast, J.Quinonez 2+1reb+1ast
Leones: R.Luis 21+2reb+1ast, C.Jackson 17+2reb+2ast, J.Acosta 16+4reb+2ast, C.Cortez 6+5reb+1ast, F.Perez 5+2reb+3ast, A.Conchambay 5+4reb
gschID: 548236


Piratas - Barcelona 91-73

The game in Ibarra was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Barcelona (4-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Piratas (5-4). Piratas did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 91-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Barcelona. Piratas players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a good game for Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. The former international guard Raul Cardenas (190-82, college: Faulkner) answered with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) added 17 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Barcelona. Piratas moved-up to fourth place. Barcelona at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Piratas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Leones in Riobamba and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Barcelona will play at home against Triple E-Uda and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Piratas: R.Perez 28+8reb+7ast, C.Malatay 14+3reb+5ast, E.Tenorio Parales 12+6reb+5ast, Y.Fundora 12+2reb+1ast, W.Clayton 12+12reb+2ast, J.Luis Mejia 6+4reb
Barcelona: R.Cardenas 21+9reb+5ast, O.Alvarado 17+2reb+1ast, K.Bowman 17+10reb+3ast, D.King 7+12reb+1ast, F.Corozo 5+1reb+1ast, E.Bernal 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548234





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Liga MB Round 12: Top-ranked Santa Tecla wins another game - by Eurobasket News

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (9-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Santa Ana (6-3) 84-72. Santa Tecla forced 23 Santa Ana turnovers. It was a good game for Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 6 rebounds. Oscar Rivera (190-80) contributed with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Santa Tecla's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Khiry White (190-91, college: Savannah St.) replied with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for Santa Ana. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 9-1 record. Santa Ana at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Brujos Izalco. Santa Tecla are looking forward to face league's second-placed Halcones in Sonzacate in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Santa Ana will have a break next round.
The game in Santa Ana was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Quezaltepeque (7-4) played at the court of fifth ranked Santa Ana (6-3). Santa Ana managed to secure a 4-point victory 71-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quezaltepeque. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Demarquelle Tabb (196-90, college: Alabama A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and Khiry White who added 16 points, 7 assists and 5 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was Honduran guard Alvin Cacho (189-87) with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Santa Ana maintains fifth position with 6-3 record, which they share with Brujos Izalco. Quezaltepeque at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between 11th ranked Santiagueno (1-8) and sixth ranked Brujos Izalco (6-3) in on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Izalco outscored Santiagueno 106-84. The winners were led by Christopher Blake who scored that evening 36 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Even 25 points and 4 assists by Shahmel Brackett did not help to save the game for Santiagueno. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Brujos Izalco moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Santa Ana. Santiagueno lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. They share it with 11 Lobos. Brujos Izalco will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Santiagueno will play against 11 Lobos (#11) in Chalchuapa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 12 El Rapido was beaten by Halcones on the road 100-85.
The most impressive performance of 12th round was 24 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists by Jared Ruiz of Halcones.

Santiagueno - Brujos Izalco 84-106

The game between 11th ranked Santiagueno (1-8) and sixth ranked Brujos Izalco (6-3) in on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Izalco outscored Santiagueno 106-84. Brujos Izalco had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by American guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) who scored that evening 36 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import point guard Anthony Brown (193-90, college: Imperial Valley JC) supported him with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 25 points and 4 assists by American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) did not help to save the game for Santiagueno. Chris King added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who 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. Brujos Izalco moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Santa Ana. Santiagueno lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. They share it with 11 Lobos. Brujos Izalco will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Santiagueno will play against 11 Lobos (#11) in Chalchuapa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 36+9reb+7ast, A.Brown 25+6reb+4ast, J.Loucel 15+4reb+3ast, S.Sill 12+15reb+3ast, R.Palma 11+1reb, A.Navarrete 3+1reb
Santiagueno: S.Brackett 25+3reb+4ast, W.Brown 18+10reb+1ast, C.King 15+13reb+2ast, S.Esperanza 12+2reb+2ast, B.Castellon 12+4reb+3ast, C.Hernandez 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 553668


Halcones - El Rapido 100-85

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Halcones (8-2) beat 9th ranked El Rapido (4-6) in Sonzacate 100-85 on Saturday. Halcones forced 23 El Rapido turnovers. Strangely El Rapido outrebounded Halcones 55-39 including a 26-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Halcones made 8 blocks. The winners were led by Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) who had that evening a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists and Michael Flores supported him with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Halcones' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 30 points and 8 rebounds by Cuban point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) did not help to save the game for El Rapido. Cuban power forward Arlen Alorda (198-86) added 17 points and 18 rebounds. Four El Rapido players scored in double figures. Halcones moved-up to second place. Loser El Rapido keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Halcones will meet league's leader Santa Tecla on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. El Rapido will play against Canarios (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Halcones: M.Flores 29+12reb+6ast, J.Ruiz 24+14reb+11ast, J.Diaz 15+4reb, A.Merino 7+2reb+1ast, I.Andaluz 6+2reb+2ast, R.Figueroa 5+1reb+1ast
El Rapido: O.Oliva 30+8reb+3ast, A.Alorda 17+18reb, Y.Cubillas 16+15reb+2ast, J.Avila 15+6reb+6ast, M.Aguilar 7+4reb+3ast, R.Granados 0+2reb
gschID: 553690


Santa Ana - Santa Tecla 72-84

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (9-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Santa Ana (6-3) 84-72. Santa Tecla forced 23 Santa Ana turnovers. It was a good game for Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 6 rebounds. Oscar Rivera (190-80) contributed with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Santa Tecla's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Khiry White (190-91, college: Savannah St.) replied with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import swingman Demarquelle Tabb (196-90, college: Alabama A&M) added 16 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Santa Ana. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 9-1 record. Santa Ana at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Brujos Izalco. Santa Tecla are looking forward to face league's second-placed Halcones in Sonzacate in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Santa Ana will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: O.Torres 28+6reb+1ast, R.Martinez 19+1reb+1ast, A.Arias Serrano 11+3ast, O.Rivera 9+7reb+5ast, L.Valdez 9+10reb+1ast, C.Arias 6+9reb+3ast
Santa Ana: K.White 27+6reb+4ast, M.Daniels 16+8reb+4ast, D.Tabb 16+14reb+1ast, K.Mejia 8+8reb, I.Sandoval 2+2reb+2ast, D.Pena 2+4reb
gschID: 553689


Santa Ana - Quezaltepeque 71-67

The game in Santa Ana was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Quezaltepeque (7-4) played at the court of fifth ranked Santa Ana (6-3). Santa Ana managed to secure a 4-point victory 71-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quezaltepeque. Santa Ana forced 24 Quezaltepeque turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Demarquelle Tabb (196-90, college: Alabama A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Khiry White (190-91, college: Savannah St.) who added 16 points, 7 assists and 5 steals during the contest. Four Santa Ana players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Honduran guard Alvin Cacho (189-87) with 25 points and 8 rebounds and American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Santa Ana maintains fifth position with 6-3 record, which they share with Brujos Izalco. Quezaltepeque at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Santa Ana: D.Tabb 21+14reb+1ast, K.White 16+4reb+7ast, M.Daniels 10+10reb+6ast, I.Sandoval 10, M.Ramos 9, K.Mejia 4+4reb+1ast
Quezaltepeque: A.Cacho 25+8reb+1ast, Q.Scates 14+11reb+2ast, R.Miller 11+12reb+1ast, D.Bairez 6+5reb+3ast, L.Portal 4+1reb+1ast, I.Urrutia 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 553643





Jaywuan Hill (ex ExSAL ST) joins Thang Long Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Thang Long Warriors (VBA) added to their roster 28-year old American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-102kg-89, college: SW Baptist). He played this summer at ExSAL Santa Tecla in Salvadorean Liga Superior. In 5 games he had very impressive stats: 32.0ppg, 15.4rpg, 2.8apg, 2.8spg and 3.4bpg. Hill also played that season for Cojute (Liga MB) in Salvadorean league where in only one game he recorded 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. His team made it to the El Salvador Liga Superior Apertura Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hill was voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor 1st Team in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in United Kingdom (Leeds Force and Dagenham Dragons) and Vietnam (Hochiminh City Wings).
Hill attended Southwest Baptist University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Hill: Skilled four, with a very good turn around jump shot. Able to play outside too. His assets are effort, running the floor, aggressiveness & knowing how to score. Has a variety of moves in the post, can go up & under, drop step, sweep-n-go, face up or go hard to the middle. Has a tendency to finish with a hook shot, or shot-fake & drive. Really long & athletic.

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Jared Ruiz's triple-double lands him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old guard Jared Ruiz (188-G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Halcones and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 12.
He recorded a triple-double of 24 points adding also 14 rebounds and 11 assists, while his team beat El Rapido (#9, 4-7) 100-85. Thanks to this victory Halcones moved-up to the 3rd position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Halcones will need more victories to improve their 8-3 record. In the team's last game Ruiz had a remarkable 84.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Halcones' top player in his first season with the team. Ruiz has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 25.9ppg), assists (4th best: 6.7apg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 57.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Christopher Blake (196-G-88) of Brujos Izalco. He is American guard in his 2nd season at Brujos Izalco. In the last game Blake recorded impressive 36 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led Brujos Izalco to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Santiagueno (#11, 2-8) 106-84. Brujos Izalco's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Blake is well-known at Brujos Izalco and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.8ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 9.2rpg and 4.7apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Halcones' star - Michael Flores. Flores showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was another key player of Halcones, helping his team with a 100-85 easy win against the lower-ranked El Rapido (#9, 4-7). Halcones needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 3 lost games. Flores has a very solid season. In 10 games in El Salvador he scored 16.1ppg. He also has 4.9rpg, 4.6apg and FGP: 62.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Demarquelle Tabb (196-G/F-90) of Santa Ana - 21 points and 14 rebounds
5. Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of El Rapido - 16 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Khiry White (190-G-91) of Santa Ana - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Arlen Alorda (198-F/C-86) of El Rapido - 17 points and 18 rebounds
8. Anthony Brown (193-PG-90) of Brujos Izalco - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Chris King) of Santiagueno - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Alvin Cacho (189-G-87) of Quezaltepeque - 25 points and 8 rebounds

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



Liga MB Round 13: Halcones lose to Santa Tecla in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Santa Tecla. First ranked host Santa Tecla (10-1) smashed their biggest opponent Halcones (8-3) 90-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Halcones. Santa Tecla forced 25 Halcones turnovers and had a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Center Carlos Arias (200-89) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) responded with 30 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Santa Tecla maintains first place with 10-1 record. Halcones at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Santa Tecla are looking forward to face league's second-placed Canarios in Ahuachapan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Halcones will have a break next round.
The game in Metapan supposed to be also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Cojute (5-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Isidro Metapan (5-4). Isidro Metapan smashed Cojute 95-68. Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Elder Gimenez accounted for 15 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Isidro Metapan's coach Darwin Veliz felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Simeon Howard (193-92, college: Greensboro) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for Cojute in the defeat. Isidro Metapan moved-up to seventh place. Cojute at the other side dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Isidro Metapan will play against Arcense (#10) in San Salvador in the next round. Cojute will play at home against Santa Ana and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 13 Santiagueno won against 11 Lobos on the opponent's court 88-80. El Rapido were outscored by Canarios in a home game 66-91.

11 Lobos - Santiagueno 80-88

Everything could happen in Chalchuapa at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Santiagueno and 11th ranked 11 Lobos had identical 1-8 record. But 11 Lobos were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from 88-80. Santiagueno shot 20 for 30 from the free-throw line, while 11 Lobos only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded 11 Lobos 56-41 including a 41-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. 11 Lobos were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) nailed 40 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Chris King accounted for 18 points, 19 rebounds and 5 blocks. Four Santiagueno players scored in double figures. American guard David Haye (188-94, college: Ramapo) came up with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and the other American import guard Joshua White (191-88, college: San Diego CC) added 19 points and 12 rebounds respectively for 11 Lobos in the defeat. 11 Lobos' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Santiagueno (2-8) moved-up to eleventh place. 11 Lobos at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with nine games lost. They share it with Giants. Santiagueno will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. 11 Lobos will play on the road against Santa Ana (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
11 Lobos: D.Haye 37+10reb+4ast, J.White 19+12reb+1ast, K.Campos 8+2reb+2ast, R.Aguiar 6+5reb, M.Gonzalez 4+4reb+5ast, J.Cuestas 4+8reb
Santiagueno: S.Brackett 40+9reb+7ast, C.King 18+19reb+2ast, B.Castellon 13+6reb, C.Hernandez 12+15reb, A.Esperanza 3+2reb, S.Esperanza 1
gschID: 553688


Isidro Metapan - Cojute 95-68

The game in Metapan supposed to be also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Cojute (5-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Isidro Metapan (5-4). Isidro Metapan smashed Cojute 95-68. Isidro Metapan dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Cojute's 30. Isidro Metapan forced 21 Cojute turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Cojute's players. Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Venezuelan forward Elder Gimenez (186-91) accounted for 15 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Isidro Metapan players scored in double figures. Isidro Metapan's coach Darwin Veliz felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Simeon Howard (193-92, college: Greensboro) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Jernell Hudges added 24 points respectively for Cojute in the defeat. Isidro Metapan moved-up to seventh place. Cojute at the other side dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Isidro Metapan will play against Arcense (#10) in San Salvador in the next round. Cojute will play at home against Santa Ana and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cojute: J.Hudges 24+3reb+3ast, S.Howard 19+14reb+5ast, R.Melendez 9+4reb+6ast, R.Kenteh 9+11reb, B.Garcia 7+7reb, J.Quintanilla 0
Isidro Metapan: S.Magee 22+8reb, E.Mijares 17+6reb+14ast, E.Gimenez 15+14reb+7ast, A.Regalado 13+1reb+4ast, M.Artiga 12+2reb, H.Navas 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 553698


El Rapido - Canarios 66-91

Very predictable result in La Union where third ranked Canarios (8-2) smashed 9th ranked El Rapido (4-7) 91-66. American forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center Marc Montavious (206-90, college: Georgetown, KY) accounted for 21 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists. Cuban center Yoel Cubillas (204-94) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds and Cuban power forward Arlen Alorda (198-86) added 14 points and 15 rebounds respectively for El Rapido in the defeat. El Rapido's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Canarios have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. El Rapido lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Canarios will play against league's leader Santa Tecla at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. El Rapido will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
El Rapido: O.Oliva 18+1reb+3ast, A.Alorda 14+15reb, Y.Cubillas 13+15reb+2ast, J.Avila 9+8reb+4ast, M.Aguilar 6+4reb+2ast, M.Benavides 2+1ast
Canarios: D.Lawson 34+3reb+3ast, E.Ishman 27+14reb+6ast, M.Montavious 21+19reb+4ast, A.Gross Ruano 7+3reb+3ast, W.Molina 2+1reb+1ast, R.Aguilar 0
gschID: 553696


Santa Tecla - Halcones 90-67

The game between Top Four teams took place in Santa Tecla. First ranked host Santa Tecla (10-1) smashed their biggest opponent Halcones (8-3) 90-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Halcones. Santa Tecla forced 25 Halcones turnovers and had a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Center Carlos Arias (200-89) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. At the losing side Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) responded with 30 points and 9 rebounds and Dominican-Venezuelan power forward Jhoyfer Diaz (200-87) scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Santa Tecla maintains first place with 10-1 record. Halcones at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Santa Tecla are looking forward to face league's second-placed Canarios in Ahuachapan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Halcones will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Halcones: J.Ruiz 30+9reb+3ast, J.Diaz 16+7reb+4ast, A.Merino 5+1reb, M.Flores 5+3reb+2ast, M.Flores 3+3reb+1ast, I.Andaluz 2+3reb+1ast
Santa Tecla: O.Torres 19+6reb+1ast, C.Arias 17+9reb+1ast, L.Valdez 14+5reb+2ast, A.Arias Serrano 13+4reb+8ast, O.Rivera 12+5reb+4ast, R.Martinez 9+5ast
gschID: 553695





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Estonian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Estonian University National Team 2017
#s#
Norman Kabin
Kabin
Siim-Markus Post
Post
Oliver Metsalu
Metsalu
Mihkel Kirves
Kirves
Sander Viilup
Viilup
#e#5
4Norman Kabin 188-PG-97 Parnu Estonia
5Siim-Markus Post 183-PG-97 Tarvas Estonia
6Oliver Metsalu 196-F/G-93 Rapla Estonia
8Mihkel Kirves 190-F-96 Parnu Estonia
9Sander Viilup 190-SG-97 TTU Estonia
10Karl-Johan Lips 198-F-96 Tarvas Estonia
11Tonis Peil 196-F-93 Tarvas Estonia
12Rain Koort 199-SF-95 TTU Estonia
13Kristen Meister 193-G/F-93 Tartu Ulikool Estonia
14Martin Jurtom 200-PF-94 TLU/Kalev Estonia
15Madis Soodla 205-F/C-97 Noorteliiga Estonia
24Ron-Arnar Pehka 185-PG-98 Noorteliiga Estonia




Kosovo edges Estonia, both enter World Cup qualifiers - by Eurobasket News

Kosovo - Estonia 75-69

Kosovo qualified into the next round of the World Cup qualifiers. They held off visiting Estonia 75-69 to finish second in Group C. Estonian ended up on top with a 3-1 record.
Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) stepped up with 28 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds to lead the hosts. Estonia enjoyed a 38:35 halftime lead. But Kosovo surged ahead to gain a 2-point lead at the final intermission. They went on a 21:17 run in the fourth frame to ice the crucial win. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) had 13 points in the victory. Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93, college: UTRGV, agency: 3Eye) replied with 13 points for Estonia.



Maccabi Rishon tabs Mark Tollefsen, ex Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) inked 25-year old American power forward Mark Tollefsen (206-90kg-92, college: Arizona). He played most recently at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. Tollefsen managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 28 Alexela KML games he averaged 12.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Tollefsen also played 8 games in Baltic League where he had 8.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. And finally Tollefsen contributed to 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 11.0ppg and 4.2rpg.
Tollefsen graduated from University of Arizona in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Avi Ben-Chimol
Nitzan Hanochi
Oded Brandwein
Drew Crawford

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Yaniv Solomon
Mark Tollefsen

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darussafaka to keep Wanamaker for another season - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) have reportedly re-signed 28-year old American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-95kg-89, college: Pittsburgh). He played there last season. In 31 BSL games he recorded 14.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.5apg. Wanamaker helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Wanamaker also played 34 games in Euroleague where he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and had 3.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Wanamaker played at Brose Baskets in German BBL. In 39 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Indeed an impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Wanamaker also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 12.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. Indeed an impressive season as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Wanamaker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Wanamaker has played also professionally in France (Limoges CSP Elite), Italy (Openjobmetis VA, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli and BancaTercas), NBA (Atlanta Hawks) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Wanamaker's game is described as: A solid SG who has enough court vision and passing to serve at the point. Uses well his strong body at the defensive end, should improve outside shooting.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Wanamaker
Muhammed Baygul
Scottie Wilbekin
Kartal Ozmizrak
Will Cummings
Dogus Ozdemiroglu

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Stanton Kidd
Okben Ulubay

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



Vladimir Stimac signs at Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) landed 30-year old Serbian international center Vladimir Stimac (210-118kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Besiktas (BSL). In 40 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Stimac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Stimac also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 13.3ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stimac played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 KLS games he recorded 5.9ppg and 4.7rpg. Stimac contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Stimac also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 6.9ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Stimac also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. The other team Stimac played shortly was Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he got 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
Stimac has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
Stimac represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 4.2rpg.
Stimac is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen), Latvia (Valmiera and Ventspils), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Turkey (Banvit and Eskisehir Basket).
Let's have closer look into Stimac's outlook: Stimac is another very rich skilled Serbian center with many prospects in the European (and not only) courts. Vladimir is the total definition of a newly "born" center. Has very good skills in the paint, Can defense much taller opponents, can dash down any rebound in both edges and can do all the dirty job that a coach might ask him.
Has many weaknesses in the fouling as he can easily fouled out as his opponent can easily predict his passion and obsession in the game so they can simply take him out in no time. In the last European championship he only played for 18 minutes per game and had 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4bpg. He needs to work hard in order to add some fantasy in his game, plus a lot of workout in his shots from the charity line, as his percentages are really poor, around 40% !!
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dogus Balbay
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams
Onuralp Bitim

Forwards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Berk Demir
Ricky Ledo
Yigitcan Saybir

Centers:
Vladimir Stimac
Bryant Dunston

Coach: Velimir Perasovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Clippers Milos Teodosic out of Eurobasket - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) will miss the 2017 Eurobasket Tournament, according to Eurohoops.net. Teodosic signed with the Clippers this summer, which represents the first team he has signed with an NBA team. The Serbian is known as one of the best passers in the world. His professional basketball career began in 2004-05, when he played one game in the ULEB Cup and scored four points. After a hiatus in 2005-06, Teodosic played in 16 ULEB Cup contests, averaging 7.8 points, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor, 42.6 percent from three-point range and 79.6 percent from the free-throw line. The 30-year-old then caught on with the Olympiakos in Greece for the 2007-08 campaign and took the floor for 25 games, registering 5.6 points, three assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game. He made 42.5 percent of his shot attempts, 40.7 percent of his long-distance tries and 84 percent of his foul shots. Teodosic played with the Olympiakos for four seasons, including the 2008-09 campaign when he shot an incredible 58 percent from the field and made 56.9 percent of his three pointers. Prior to signing with Los Angeles, Teodosic had spent the last six years with CSKA Moscow, which is where the floor general really broke out. Last season, he posted 16.1 points, 6.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game while making 44.4 percent of his field-goal tries, 38.1 percent of his attempts from deep and 89.7 percent of his free throws. Teodosic has averaged double figures in scoring in each and every year he has been with CSKA Moscow and has tallied at least four assists per game every season.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com



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Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Erhan SHOLLA
  (197-SF-1)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Sholla, KOS21.5 
 2. Hlynsson, ISL19.8 
 3. Rogkavopoulo., GRE18.0 
 4. De Ridder, BEL17.3 
 5. Okros, ENG17.1 
 6. Jonsson, ISL17.0 
 7. Gavriloaia, ROM15.1 
 8. Fajana, IRL15.1 
 9. Hullinger, SUI15.0 
 10. Jakimovski, MKD14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davy DAVID
  (199-C-1)
  Avg: 12
 1. David, LUX12.0 
 2. Ratkoceri, KOS11.5 
 3. De Ridder, BEL10.6 
 4. Bratanovic, BEL10.5 
 5. Sholla, KOS10.4 
 6. Mast, NED10.1 
 7. Krupalija, BIH10.0 
 8. Fajana, IRL9.9 
 9. Tsetserukou, BLR9.3 
 10. Tsoumanis, GRE9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Paul KELLY
  (186-PG-1)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Kelly, IRL5.8 
 2. Vyroubal, CZE5.4 
 3. Yoka-Bratasz, POL4.4 
 4. Bergens, NED4.4 
 5. Dibongue, BEL4.3 
 6. Van-D., NED4.0 
 7. Gomes, POR4.0 
 8. Melchior, LUX3.9 
 9. Dedajic, BIH3.6 
 10. Hlynsson, ISL3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mateusz KASZOWSKI
  (182-G-1)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Kaszowski, POL2.9 
 2. Andronikashv., GEO2.8 
 3. Tigkas, CYP2.6 
 4. Sulaiman, ENG2.6 
 5. Klonaras, GRE2.4 
 6. David, LUX2.4 
 7. Hlynsson, ISL2.3 
 8. Gomes, POR2.3 
 9. Ferreira, POR2.1 
 10. Gavriloaia, ROM2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Ihor SERHEIEV
  (205-C-1)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Serheiev, UKR2.1 
 2. Martina, SUI2.0 
 3. Karaiskos, GRE2.0 
 4. Kostadinov, BUL1.9 
 5. David, LUX1.9 
 6. Bratanovic, BEL1.9 
 7. Kadras, GRE1.6 
 8. Krupalija, BIH1.5 
 9. Cherneha, UKR1.3 
 10. Fernandes, POR1.3 


France crowned champions in Podgorica - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Montenegro - France 68-75
France celebrated title in Podgorica. They upset hosting Montenegro in the championship game today. Killian Hayes (194-G-01) stepped up with 21 points and 8 rebounds to lead les Bleues. France recorded a 28:14 lead after ten minutes. Montenegro worked hard to narrow the deficit at 4-point mark at the final intermission. But France replied with a 19:16 run in the fourth period to capture the trophy. Theo Maledon (192-G-00) had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists in the victory. Bojan Tomasevic (201-PF-01) and Jovan Kljajic (198-F/G-01) replied with 20 points each for Montenegro.
3-4 Place
Serbia - Croatia 75-71
Serbia stepped onto the pedestal in Podgorica. They held off Croatia to earn the Bronze medals. Djordje Pazin (200-SF-01) scored 22 points to lead the winning side. Serbia accumulated a 41:33 halftime lead. Croatia pulled ahead in the third term. They entered the fourth frame up by 3 points. But Serbia bounced back with a 21:14 rally in the final term to snatch the win. Aleksandar Langovic (204-F/C-01) had 16 points in the victory. Roko Gizdavic (186-PG-01) accounted for 16 points for Croatia.

5-6 Place
Lithuania - Turkey 62-80
Turkey stormed past Lithuania for the fifth position in Podgorica. Tarik Sezgun (208-PF-01) tallied 18 points to lead the charge. Turkey grabbed a 44:36 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ismail Karabilen (205-PF-01) had 13 points in the victory. Marek Blazevic (206-C-01) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Lithuania.

7-8 Place
Spain - Latvia 95-77
Spain earned the seventh position in Montenegro. They knocked down Latvia today. Jaime Pradilla (207-C-01) notched 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Spain accumulated a 45:30 halftime lead. They dropped 50 points in the second half to march to the win. Aleix Haro (187-SG-01) had 21 points for the winners. Roberts Berzins (192-PG-01) had 20 points for Latvia.

9-10 Place
Italy - Slovenia 73-47
Italy overcame Slovenia for the ninth overall position in the ladder. Nicolo Mannion (187-PG-01) stepped up with 18 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy claimed a 35:24 halftime lead. They went on a 38:23 run in the second half to seal the win. Lorenzo Deri (185-PG-01) had 16 points in the victory. Rok Radovic (198-F/G-01) had 6 points and 6 rebounds for Slovenia.
11-12 Place
Estonia - Israel 78-85
Israel beat Estonia to finish 11th at the tournament. Raziel Hayun (194-SG-01) tallied 35 points to lead the winners. Estonia unloaded 33 points in the second frame to take a 3-point halftime lead. They extended the margin at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Israel however responded with a 24:11 run in the fourth frame to secure the victory. Deni Avdija (198-SF-01) had 14 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Kaspar Kitsing (195-F/G-01) replied with 19 points for Estonia.

13-14 Place
Germany - Sweden 77-44
Germany outgunned Sweden to stay in Division A for the next season. Timo Lanmuller (187-PG-01) produced 24 points and 8 boards in the win. Germany accumulated a 41:22 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Franz Wagner and Michael Javernik had 10 points each for Germany. Hugo Bergstrom (182-PG-01) netted 8 points for Sweden.

15-16 Place
Finland - Russia 69-65
Finland wrapped up their campaign with a narrow win over Russia. Mustapha Amzil and Erik Sajantila (193-F/G-01) notched 16 points each for the winners. Finland recorded a 33:27 halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Teemy Suokas had 13 points for the winning side. Ilia Sorokin netted 14 points for Russia.



Division B. Greece, Netherlands and Georgia earn promotion - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Greece - Holland 74-60
Greece clinched Division B title. They toppled Netherlands in the Final in Sofia tonight. Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos (202-F-01) scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the champions. Greece piled up a 39:35 halftime advantage. They held Netherlands to just 3 points in the third term to boost the margin at 15-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Netherlands sank 22 points in the final period but Greece rallied to the win at the end. Aristotelis Sotiriou (203-PF-01) had 15 points in the victory. Rienk Mast (203-PF-01) delivered 16 points for the Dutch side.
3-4 Place
United Kingdom - Georgia 63-64
Georgia celebrated Division A promotion. They nipped Great Britain in the consolation final in Sofia. Bidzina Peikrishvili (196-SF-01) tossed in 21 points to lead the winners. Great Britain enjoyed a comfortable 20:4 lead ten minutes into the game. But Georgia responded with a 27:5 run in the third term to surge ahead. They protected the lead throughout the fourth frame and snatched a crucial victory at the championship. Rati Andronikashvili (190-PG-01) had 19 points and 7 assists for the winners. Mate Okros (197-G-00) tallied 25 points and 9 rebounds for Great Britain.

5-6 Place
Ukraine - Belgium 76-71
Ukraine outscored Belgium to finish fifth in Bulgaria. Oleksandr Kovliar (180-PG-02) tallied 18 points to lead the winners. Ukraine accumulated a 39:32 halftime lead. Belgium could not overcome the deficit in the second half as Ukraine raced to the win. Ihor Serheiev (205-C-01) netted 12 points in the victory. Haris Bratanovic (208-C-01) topscored with 18 points for Belgium.

7-8 Place
Hungary - Czech Republic 63-60
Hungary held off Czech Republic to clinch the 7th position at the tournament. Tamas Pallai (192-SG-01) came up with 18 points for Hungary. They recorded a 30:24 halftime lead. Czech Republic pulled within striking distance in the second half but Hungary held on to claim victory. Adam Balsay (190-SG-01) produced 12 points for the winners. Vojtech Sykora (186-SG-01) notched 14 points and 9 boards for Czech Republic.

9-10 Place
Belarus - Poland 82-73
Belarus clinched the ninth overall position as they held off Poland in the final game in Sofia. Daniil Barysevich (191-SF-01) accounted for 23 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Belarus and Poland were tied at 34 heading into the long break. But Belarus stepped on the gas in the second half. They unloaded 48 points in the second part of the game and raced to the win. Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-PG-01) had 21 points in the victory. Igor Yoka-Bratasz (186-PG-01) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Poland.
11-12 Place
Ireland - Bosnia 83-78
Ireland outgunned Bosnia and Herzegovina to finish 11th in Sofia. Oluwasanmi Fajana (198-C-01) tallied 26 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Ireland posted a 40:35 halftime lead. They stayed in front throughout the second half and marched to the win. David Lehane (190-SF-01) chipped in 13 points for the Irish team. Mirza Kusturica (190-SG-01) responded with 20 points for Bosnia.

13-14 Place
Bulgaria - Iceland 64-71
Iceland capped their campaign with victory. They defeated hosting Bulgaria for the 13th place. Veigar Hlynsson (190-PG-01) tallied 30 points and 12 rebounds for the visitors. Iceland recorded a 21:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Bulgaria narrowed the gap in the next periods but could not avoid the loss. Julius Agustsson (190-PG-01) had 12 points for the winners. Aleksandar Stoimenov (190-SG-01) delivered 18 points for Bulgaria.

15-16 Place
Portugal - FYR Macedonia 50-56
FYR Macedonia outgunned Portugal to finish 15th at the championship. Andrej Jakimovski (198-SF-01) had 15 points and 9 boards in the win. FYR Macedonia posted a 33:21 halftime lead. Portugal narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Dario Mitevski (185-G-01) had 9 points in the victory. Frederico Martins (185-SG-01) chipped in 21 points for Portugal.

17-18 Place
Switzerland - Denmark 98-74
Switzerland finished their campaign in Sofia on a high note. They trounced Denmark to earn the 17th position. Nicholas Hullinger (194-SF-01) recorded 21 points and 8 boards to lead the Swiss team. Switzerland posted a 31:19 lead after ten minutes. They unloaded 51 points in the second half to ease to the win. Kevin Martina (201-SF-01) had 20 points in the victory. Patrick Pedersen (184-G-01) replied with 15 points for Denmark.

19-20 Place
Kosovo - Luxembourg 64-55
Kosovo outscored Luxembourg to end up in the 19th position at the tournament. Erhan Sholla (197-SF-01) posted 23 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Luxembourg eked out a 29:27 halftime lead. But Kosovo went on a 37:26 run in the second half to seal the win. Nderim Ratkoceri (195-C-01) chipped in 10 points in the victory. Noe Melchior (178-PG-01) delivered 15 points for Luxembourg.

21-22 Place
Cyprus - Romania 53-72
Romania overcame Cyprus in the last game in Sofia. Tudor Valeanu (182-PG-01) delivered 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Romania snatched a one-point lead at the interval. They held Cyprus to just 19 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Marian Duica (198-C-02) had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Filippos Tigkas (175-PG-02) had 15 points for Cyprus.

23-24 Place
Norway - Slovakia 65-72
Slovakia earned the 23rd place in the championship. They defeated Norway behind 13 points from Filip Rakai (184-SF-01). Slovakia recorded a 42:31 halftime advantage. Norway pulled closer in the third term but could not threaten Slovakia as they marched to the win. Samuel Horvath (185-PG-01) and Mate Balogh (203-PF-01) had 11 points each in the victory. Andreas Meldalen (198-PF-01) scored 15 points and pulled down 9 boards for Norway.



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  FIBA ASIA CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  (198-F/G-79)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. El-Khatib, LEB25.9 
 2. Madanly, SYR20.5 
 3. Saad, QAT20.0 
 4. Aljabi, SYR17.8 
 5. Romeo, PHI17.8 
 6. Guo, CHN17.0 
 7. Chou, TAI16.5 
 8. Arakji, LEB16.4 
 9. Haddadi, IRI16.2 
 10. Jamshidi, IRI16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Haddadi, IRI10.8 
 2. Hussein, JOR9.9 
 3. Galloway, IRQ9.5 
 4. Singh, IND8.7 
 5. Erfan, QAT8.7 
 6. Reid, HKG8.7 
 7. Kazemi, IRI8.2 
 8. Timmins, NZL8.0 
 9. Todorovic, SYR7.8 
 10. Delany, NZL7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Haddadi, IRI6.5 
 2. Galloway, IRQ6.3 
 3. Abdeen, JOR5.9 
 4. Ili, NZL5.8 
 5. Castro-W., PHI5.7 
 6. Park, KOR5.0 
 7. Jamshidi, IRI4.8 
 8. Cadee, AUS4.7 
 9. El-Khatib, LEB4.6 
 10. Kim, KOR4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  USA
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galloway, IRQ3.0 
 2. El-Hadary, QAT2.7 
 3. Liu, TAI2.5 
 4. Brown, JPN2.5 
 5. Mashayekhi, IRI2.3 
 6. Kim, KOR2.3 
 7. Chiang, TAI2.0 
 8. Alhamarsheh, JOR2.0 
 9. Madanly, SYR2.0 
 10. Arakji, LEB2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  USA
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pelle, LEB4.0 
 2. Hameed, IRQ2.3 
 3. Aguilar, PHI1.8 
 4. Haddadi, IRI1.8 
 5. Singh, IND1.7 
 6. Al-Khafaji, IRQ1.5 
 7. Brown, JPN1.3 
 8. Lee, KOR1.3 
 9. Todorovic, SYR1.3 
 10. Zaghab, JOR1.3 


Australia conquer title in Beirut - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Iran - Australia 56-79
Australia celebrated FIBA Asia Cup title. They fired past Iran in the championship game in Beirut tonight. Brad Newley (199-F/G-85, agency: BeoBasket) scored 18 points to lead the Boomers. Australia posted an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game. The Boomers followed with a 25:12 run in the second term to take a 17-point halftime lead. Iran pulled within 13 points at the final intermission. But Australia regained control in the fourth frame. They went on a 23:13 run to capture the trophy. Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) produced 14 points, while Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92) added 12 points for the champions. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Iran. Behnam Yakhchali (196-SG-95) netted 10 points in the defeat.
3-4 Place
New Zealand - South Korea 71-80
South Korea clinched Bronze medals in Beirut. They toppled New Zealand in the consolation final. Heo Ung (183-G-93) delivered 20 points to lead the winners. South Korea accumulated a 44:31 halftime lead. New Zealand narrowed the distance in the second half but could not threaten their opponents as the Korean team stepped onto the pedestal. Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) and Joon-Young Choi (200-SG-94) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Finn Delaney banked in 22 points and 7 rebounds for New Zealand.

5-6 Place
Lebanon - China 78-79
Wu Quanxi (210-C-94) drained a three-pointer and XiaoYu Liu (191-G-89) followed with a free throw as China nipped Lebanon in the battle for the fifth position at the tournament. China posted a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Lebanon though grabbed a 39:34 halftime advantage. China regained control in the third term. They entered the fourth period up by 7 points. The hosts not only denied the deficit but secured a narrow lead late in regulation. But China sank four last points in the game and snatched the win. XiaoYu Liu, Han Dejun (215-C-89) and Qian Wu (190-G-94) netted 13 points each for the winners. Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) replied with game-high 30 points and 8 rebounds for Lebanon.

7-8 Place
Philippines - Jordan 75-70
Philippines secured the 7th position in Beirut. They defeated Jordan in the final day at the tournament. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) and Terrence Bill Romeo (180-PG-92) produced 13 points each to lead the charge. Philippines secured a 35:27 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and rallied to the victory. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) delivered 21 points for Jordan.



Asia-basket.com All-FIBA Asia Cup Awards 2017 - by Greg

Asia-basket.com All-FIBA Asia Cup 1st Team 2017
Shea Ili
Ili
Mohammad Jamshidi
Jamshidi
Fadi El Khatib
El Khatib
Sek-Eun Oh
Oh
Hamed Haddadi
Haddadi

Best Player: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran
Best Guard: Shea Ili (184-G-92) of New Zealand
Best Forward: Fadi El Khatib (198-F-79) of Lebanon
Best Center: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran

1st Team
G: Shea Ili (184-G-92) of New Zealand
SF: Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) of Iran
F: Fadi El Khatib (198-F-79) of Lebanon
C: Sek-Eun Oh (200-C-87) of S. Korea
C: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Iran

2nd Team
PG: Wael Arakji (194-PG-94) of Al Lebanon
PG: Terrence Bill Romeo (180-PG-92) of Philippines
SG: Behnam Yakhchali (196-SG-95) of Iran
F/G: Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92) of Australia
C/F: Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83) of Australia

Honorable Mention
Finn Delany (198-F-95) of New Zealand
Reuben Te Rangi (198-F/G-94) of New Zealand
Norvel Pelle (208-F-93) of Lebanon
Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) of South Korea
Mahmoud Abdeen (191-PG-87) of Jordan
Ailun Guo (192-SF-93) of China
Daiki Tanaka (191-F-91) of Japan
Cheng Liu (192-F-90) of Taiwan
Kevin Galloway (200-PG-88) of Iraq
Micheal Madanly (194-SF-81) of Syria
Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91) of India
Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) of Qatar
Ki Lee (178-PG-87) of Hong Kong



Asia-basket.com All-FIBA Asia Cup - by Greg

Best Player: Haddadi Hamed
Best Guard: Ili Shea
Best Forward: El Khatib Fadi
Best Center: Haddadi Hamed

1st Team
Ili Shea
Jamshidi Mohammad
El Khatib Fadi
Oh Sek-Eun
Haddadi Hamed

2nd Team
Arakji Wael
Romeo Terrence Bill
Yakhchali Behnam
Creek Mitch
Kickert Daniel

Honorable Mention
Delany Finn
Te Rangi Reuben
Pelle Norvel
Kim Sun-Hyung
Abdeen Mahmoud
Guo Ailun
Tanaka Daiki
Liu Cheng
Galloway Kevin
Madanly Micheal
Singh Amritpal
Saad Abdulrahman
Lee Ki



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Kataja Basket adds Marzette to their roster, ex CAB Madeira - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Alex Marzette (196-84kg-93, college: Robert Morris, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at CAB Madeira in Portuguese LPB league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg. Marzette helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team.
His team won MPBA Regular Season in 2016.
Marzette graduated from Robert Morris College in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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L.D. Williams joins ToPo - by Greg

Torpan Pojat Helsinki (1st Division) agreed terms with 29-year old American swingman L.D. Williams (193-95kg-88, college: Wake Forest). He played this summer at San Lazaro in District National in Dominican Republic. The last season Williams played at Correcaminos in Mexican LNBP where in 8 games he had 9.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg.
Williams is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in France (JL Bourg), Philippines (Alaska Aces), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Grand Rapids Drive).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damier Pitts (ex Valmiera) signs at Kataja Basket - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) landed 28-year old American point guard Damier Pitts (177-80kg-89, college: Marshall, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. In 38 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.7apg and 1.5spg last season. Pitts helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Pitts also played 14 games in Baltic League where he had 14.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Pitts played at BK Ventspils (also in LBL). In 38 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. Pitts also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.9spg.
Pitts played in the final of C-USA Tournament in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Iceland (KFI Isafjordur), Italy (Roseto) and Turkey (Istanbul DSI).
Pitts attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
He attended Marshall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Pitts is described as: An undersized scorping PG who can put the ball in the basket but also run a team.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Emil Djeen

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Finnish University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Finnish University National Team 2017
#s#
Tuomas Hirvonen
Hirvonen
Marius Van Andringa
Van Andringa
Ilari Seppala
Seppala
Joonas Lehtoranta
Lehtoranta
Shawn Hopkins
Hopkins
#e#5
4Tuomas Hirvonen 181-PG-96 Kouvot Finland
5Marius Van Andringa 189-G-94 Lapua Finland
7Ilari Seppala 188-G-93 Kataja Basket Finland
8Joonas Lehtoranta 194-SG-94 Kauhajoki Finland
9Shawn Hopkins 196-F-95 Troy USA
10Okko Jarvi 193-F-96 Salon Vilpas Finland
11Anton Odabasi 206-PF-95 Trabzonspor Turkey
12Harold Fiifi Aidoo 187-PG-96 Grand Canyon USA
13Topias Palmi 194-SG-94 Pyrinto Finland
14Henri Ventoniemi 208-F-95 W.Florida USA
15Tommi Huolila 198-PF-93 Kataja Basket Finland
20Alexander Madsen 208-F/C-95 USK Praha Czech Republic




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  FRANCE  


Petrochimi adds Niktash to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) added to their roster 26-year old Iranian international swingman Navid Niktash (203-91). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Niktash played last season at London Lions in British BBL league. In 26 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Niktash also played that season for Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Basketligan. But in two games he averaged just 1.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg.
He won French NM2 Group B championship title in 2015. Niktash was called to Iranian Senior National Team this year.
He has played also professionally for other French teams like Le Mans, ADA Blois, Angers Etoile d'Or St-Leonard and Ouest Lyonnais.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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France wins Toulouse tournament, beats Italy in Day 3 - by Eurobasket News

France - Italy 88-63

France posted the third straight win at the Toulouse tournament clinching the title. In Day 3 they overcame Italy 88:63.
Both teams nailed 27 points in the opening period, while France added a 20-14 for a 6-point halftime advantage. Moreover the hosts won the third quarter 24-12 and finished the game with a 17-10 run.
Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) netted 17. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) finished the game with 15 points, whilst Davide Pascolo (201-F/C-90) notched 10.



Fodie Cissoko joins La Charite - by Philippe Burstert

La Charite Basket 58 (NM1) agreed terms with 25-year old forward Fodie Cissoko (198-92). He has played for the last two seasons at Angers Etoile d'Or St-Leonard in the NM2.
Cissoko won French NM1 Play-Offs championship title in 2012.
He has played previously for Charleville Mezieres.

La Charite Basket 58 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Austen Rowland
Vincent Fauche

Forwards:
Fodie Cissoko
Phil Henry

Center:
Milos Macura

Coach: Fabien Anthonioz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vincent Fauche signs at La Charite - by Philippe Burstert

NM1 newcomer La Charite Basket 58 landed 21-year old point guard Vincent Fauche (191-96). He has played for the last five years at Limoges CSP Elite in the ProA. ProA was a little too high level for him, where in 5 games he did not score anything and 1 steal. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Fauche's team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals.
He represented France at the European Championships U18 in Konya (Turkey) three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.4apg.

La Charite Basket 58 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Austen Rowland
Vincent Fauche

Forward:
Phil Henry

Center:
Milos Macura

Coach: Fabien Anthonioz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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France roll over Montenegro in Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

France - Montenegro 100-70

France roll over Montenegro 100-70 in Toulouse for the second straight win at the international tournament.
Both teams scored 23 points in the first period, while France erupted with a 38-12 surge in the second frame. Moreover they posted a 24-18 rally for a 32-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Montenegro replied with a narrow 17-15 run in the last stanza for the final result.
Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Vincent Poirier (210-F/C-93) added 13. Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) poured in 12 in the winning effort. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, college: Boston Coll.) answered with 14 in a loss and Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) brought 12.



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Shaheed Davis (ex Akademik Plovdiv) is a newcomer at Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

KK Feni Industries (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of American forward Shaheed Davis (206-F-94, college: Cent.Florida, agency: AproK Sports Group). The 23-year old started the previous season at DBL Sharks Sheffield in BBL where he impressed in 4 games played. He managed to average 16.0ppg and 7.0rpg, which followed a contract in Iraq at Al Nift Baghdad before moving to Bulgaria (NBL) for Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv. He managed to finish the season in Plovdiv with an average of 4.8ppg and 2.6rpg in 9 games.
In his collage carrier Davis played two season at Cental Florida where he managed to average 5.6ppg and 4.3rpg in the 2014/15 season.




Shimane Magic inks Josh Scott, ex MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Josh Scott (208-112kg-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 7 Eurocup games he had 12.1ppg and 7.0rpg. Scott also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 12.2ppg, 6.9rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.4bpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. Scott's team won Macedonian Supercup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention in 2017.
Scott graduated from University of Colorado in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adam Mirkovic (ex Tamis) inks with Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

KK Feni Industries straightened their roster with the addition of 26-year old Serbian Adam Mirkovic (199-G/F-91). The well experienced Swingman spent last season at KK Tamis Pancevo (KLS) where he averaged 10.0ppg and 3.8rpg in 25 games played.
Mirkovic started his senior season at KKK Radnicki Kragujevac before moving to KK Jagodina in the 2012/13 season. By managing to average 5.7ppg and 2.4rpg in 13 games played he helped the team to secure a place in A-League for the following season. He stayed at KK Jagodina till the 2014/15 season when he was Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention after averaging 10.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3spg in 19 games played. The same season he moved to Switzerland at BC Alte Kanti Aarau (LNB), but didn't manage to stay put for long. Before coming back to Serbia and KK Tamis Pancevo he played a season at Garonne ASPTT Basket (NM2) in France.
He was also a memeber of the Serbian U18 National Team in 2009.

With the acquisition of Adam Mirkovic along with Shaheed Davis and Staphon Blair, KK Feni Industries continued the assembling of the roster for the upcoming season. Previously the team already continued their cooperation with Andrej Magdevski (192-PG-96), Jane Petrovski (181-PG-87), Gorjan Markovski (196-G/F-92) and Predrag Pajic (198-SG-93).



Feni Industries ink Staphon Balir (ex Crelan Okapi Aalstar) - by Mario Divanisov

KK Feni Industries (Prva Liga) agreed terms with American forward Staphon Blair (206-F-93, college: Cent.Florida). In his first senior season the 24-year old managed to play in Belgium (Euromillions League) for Crelan Okapi Aalstar. In 31 games played last season he managed to average 2.2ppg and 2.0rpg, not leaving much of an impact in his debut season.
Before leaving for overseas basketball, Davis managed to play at Central Florida in NCAA since 2012, while in his last collage season he averaged 3.1ppg and 2.7rpg in 27 games.
In the new season Blair will play alongside with his collage team mate Shaheed Davis (206-F-94, college: Cent.Florida, agency: AproK Sports Group), who Feni Industries acquired as well. More information on that can be find here.



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  GERMANY  


Elgin Cook is a newcomer at Ludwigsburg - by Eurobasket News

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Elgin Cook (198-88kg-93, college: Oregon, agency: Diamond Sports). He played last season at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0spg. Cook also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2016. Cook was also voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016.
He graduated from University of Oregon in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David McCray
Kerron Johnson
Niklas Geske
Thomas Walkup
Matej Jelovcic
Adika Peter-McNeilly

Forwards:
Adam Waleskowski
Florian Koch
Johannes Thiemann
Dwayne Evans
Justin Sears
Elgin Cook

Center:
Eyke Prahst

Coach: John Patrick

By Eurobasket Data Center

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German University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

German University National Team 2017
#s#
Mahir Agva
Agva
Johannes Richter
Richter
Jonas Grof
Grof
Maximilian Ugrai
Ugrai
Lukas Meisner
Meisner
#e#5
3Mahir Agva 206-C-96 Giessen 46ers Germany
6Johannes Richter 205-PF-93 Oettinger R. Germany
9Jonas Grof 201-G/F-96 Phoenix Hagen Germany
10Maximilian Ugrai 201-SF-95 Jena Germany
11Lukas Meisner 203-F-95 Columbia USA
12Stefan Ilzhoefer 202-F-95 Trier Germany
13Andreas Obst 191-SG-96 Oettinger R. Germany
15Robin Amaize 188-SG-94 Bayreuth Germany
18Till Gloger 204-F-93 MBC Germany
19Sid-Marlon Theis 205-F/C-93 Walter Tigers Germany
20Dominic Lockhart 198-G-94 Goettingen Germany
24Fabian Bleck 200-SF-93 Bremerhaven Germany




Devonte Brown (Uni Baskets Paderborn) I Get Under Your Skin And Manage The Team Based Of The Coaches Principles - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Devonte Brown (188-G-92, college: Indiana St., agency: Elevate Agency) is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Killeen, Texas playing his second professional season and first with the Uni Baskets Paderborn. Last season as a rookie he played with OKK Sloboda Tuzla (Bosnia-Division I) playing 28 games averaging 8.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg, Steals-3 (1.9spg), FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 64.5%. He started his basketball career in 2012 with Indiana St. (NCAA playing a total of 129 NCAA games. As a senior he played 32 games averaging 15.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 23.2%, FT: 75.8%. He spoke to eurobasket earlier in the summer about basketball.

Devonte thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

I'm currently back in Texas training 3 times a day, working on weakness I've shown in my first professional year . It's been a great summer thus far . Ive been spending time with my family and training some of youth and high school talent in area.

Congrats on signing with German Pro A team Uni Baskets Paderborn. After playing in Bosnia as a rookie how did you experience your second transfer period? Did you have a hard time choosing between offers or was the German offer simply too good to pass on?

I enjoyed the second transfer period a lot more than first simply because I knew what to expect and when teams would start to calling . Going to an organization with a great coach such as Uli Naechster seemed to be a no brained to me. This opportunity was simply too good to pass on.


Your new head coach Uli Naechster describes you as a point guard that can score, but also be a playmaker. He also sees you being a leader this season as a point guard should be. What other strength in your game will Germany see from you on the court this season?

It always good to hear the coach talk about you in that way and I'm excited to show defensive skills to go along with my offensive ability that coach has pointed out.


Your also a guy that takes a lot of pride in their defense game. To what NBA point guard could you describe your game to?

If I was to compare myself to anyone in the NBA it would be a mixture of Patrick Beverley and Chris Paul. Guards that can get under your skin, score the basketball and manage the team based of the coaches principles.

How excited are you to be teammates with American rookie Thomas Cooper who had an illustrious career in Canada in the CIS with the University of Calgary. With a potent scorer like that, how confident are you that you might have the highest assist average ever in your career?

I'm extremely excited to have a chance play with such a potent scorer that can score in all phrases of the game. I look forward to us feeding off of each other to make the game easier for everyone.

Often when American players come to Europe, they right away are the king and get much minutes especially when they are the lone American on the team. However that wasn't the case with you as you shared the point guard position with Bosnian Marko Ricalo. Was this a hard adjustment for you to make coming from the NCAA and a program like Indiana State where you were a top player?

It was difficult at first but as a professional I had to learn to adjust and understand the Head coach substitution pattern. The lesson to learn in my first year of being a professional is doing more with less time. Under the system every player had a number of minutes the coach felt was best for each game so I learned to become more efficient with less time I'm accustomed to.


You played at Indiana State from 2012-2016. You were a MVC Tournament Semifinalist twice. What do you feel was your biggest achievement there? Possibly becoming the 37th member of the Indiana State Basketball 1,000 Point Club against Missouri State?

I've been blessed with enough to accomplish some great task while attending Indiana State but the task I'm most thankful for is attaining my business degree and walking across that stage with my fellow teammates that I enter college with.

.How did head coach Greg Lansing groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career at Indiana State?

Coach Lansing added a different element to my basketball game every year . He's hard bodied in your face coach long method is one of the main reason of my ability to adapt to any play calling and be comfortable in hostile basketball environments . Coach showed me the proper way to dissect film and to learn from it . Coach helped me groom my knowledge of basketball in a major way.

You played two seasons and practiced one with talented Jake Odum at Indiana State. How do you remember profiting most from his game on the court that has helped you in your game as you have developed further the last years?

Jake Odum is the most intelligent basketball player I've had the pleasure to learn from and play with . I picked up a lot of different tools from him but the most important tools I learned from Jake was the ability to be a willing passer , ball mover when someone is hot and when to attach the defense with my scoring ability.


.As a senior you lost badly twice to Wichita State, but you could battle against point guard Fred Van Vleet who you did a good job holding your own against. When you see a guy like that and look at your own game, how much do you feel is truly missing from getting at his level?

I loved the battles of the rival of ISU vs WSU because you had to compete every possession of the game . It was literally a fight on every ball screen and box out and playing at a mid major you don't always get that type of environment to play in . Fred is a great point guard especially at the collegiate level and even an a better one now that he is in the NBA. In my opinion I truly believe to reach a higher level all I need to do is help my team win in any way.

Who won a one on one in practice you or Jake Odum?

My first two years Jake Odum got the best of me but after my third year I won every one on one match up in practice.


In high school you played against NBA player Cory Jefferson. Did you already know then that he would be taking the path that he did take to the NBA?

Unfortunately Cory Jefferson and I went against each other in high school . We both went to rival high schools so the competition level was extremely high . Playing against someone that talented you have that gut feeling that he will play in the NBA someday
.

How does a normal summer work out day look like for you on and off the court and what are the main things you will be working on in your game?

On a regular summer weekday I wake up around 630am and eat breakfast. I go on my 2 mile run we're I set my plan out for my day . Training starts at 9am-3pm which includes several basketball workouts and weight lifting . By 4pm I take a nap lol The rest of the day is spending time with the family and friends and reading a book.


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

Michael Jordan ,Kobe Bryant , Bill Russell and Magic Johnson

.Lebron James failed to win his fourth NBA title an dhas three to Michael Jordan. There are so many experts that keep proclaiming that Lebron is the best of all-time. Where do you rate him in the neverending debate about who the best of all-time is?

I believe Lebron James is the greatest all around player ever but frankly the greatest to touch a basketball is Micheal Jordan.


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

Russell Westbrook accomplished a feat I thought I would never see in my life time . He showed up every night and competed without any excuses. Good game or bad game Russell showed out and had to literally do ever thing on the offense end for OKC to be contenders. There is no one on the planet in my opinion that could have done what he has done this year and be a lockdown defender as well.


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

I thought this was extremely talented draft and I can't wait to see how Josh Jackson plays this year in Phoenix.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw which is actually my favorite movie is "The Gladiator"


Thanks Devonte for the chat.



Coreontae DeBerry Brings Hands The Size Of Gloves To Cuxhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Last season he was teammates with NBA player Paul Zipser and Jerian Grant and this season the Pro B will get a real treat as Coreontae DeBerry (208-F-94, college: Cincinnati, agency: Two Points) will suit up with Cuxhaven. Coreontae DeBerry is a 22 year old 208cm forward from Holland, Michigan that will be going into his second professional season. He brings NCAA experience as well as having played in Thailand, the D-League and Canada. Last season as a rookie he played with the Windy City Bulls (D-League) playing 12 games averaging 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg, left during the season, in Mar.'17 moved to Halifax Hurricanes (Canada-NBL Canada playing 14 games averaging 0.8ppg, 1.9rpg. The American weighs 122 kilograms and loves to play above the rim and there will surely be some memorbale dunks that he will execute in arena's in the Pro B.this future. "He brings everything at this position that we were looking for. Despite being only 22, he has experience and despite his size a lot of athleticism", stressed Markus Rowenstrunk.


The American must be as hungry as a famished lion to demonstrate his talent in the Pro B as he didn't gte a chance last season as he averaged only six minutes in the Canadian NBL and 8,9 minutes in the D-League with the Windy City Bulls. He started his professional career with the Mono Vampire Bangkok (Thailand-TBL) playing 12 games averaging 12.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.1bpg, FT: 75.0%. He didn't reach the NCAA until his junior year as in his first two seasons he had to pay his dues with Mott CC (JUCO) averaging 9.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 56.1% and with Hutchinson CC (JUCO) playing 34 games averaging 11.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 69.7%. In 2014 he moved toCincinnati (NCAA) where EasyCredit BBL legend Immanuel Mcelroy played playing 34 games averaging 4.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 54.5%, FT: 61.4%. In his senior year at Cincinnati (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 6.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 56.4%, FT: 68.3%. In his 67 NCAA game career he scored in double figures in 10 games including a 18 point effort against St Josepth's. He also had 12 point games against Robert Morris and W Carolina. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been NJCAA D2 Elite Eight -13, All-KJCCC D1 Western Division 1st Team -14, NJCAA D1 All-Region VI 1st Team -14, NJCAA D1 Region VI Finalist -14, NJCAA D1 Region VI All-Tournament Team -14, Thailand Basketball League Champion -16, NBL Canada Atlantic Division Champion -17, and NBL Canada Finalist -17.

Source:Cuxhaven



Serbia edge Germany to win SuperCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Serbia 56:87

Serbia edge Germany to win SuperCup 2017 in Hamburg. Serbia posted a comfortable 87-56 win to finish with a 3-0 record on top. Germany ended up on the third place with a 1-2 record.
Serbia took a 27-17 lead after the first 10 minutes and never looked behind. They led 10 points at the halftime and them limited the hosts to just 6 points in the third period. Moreover they won the last stanza 24-16 for the final success.
Stefan Bircevic (210-C/F-89) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87, agency: Interperformances) netted 20. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) replied with 16 points in the losing effort and Johannes Thiemann (204-PF-94) poured in 8.



Poland surprise Germany in Hamburg - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Poland 75-80

Poland surprised Germany in Hamburg in day 2 of the SuperCup 2017. Both teams are with a 1-1 record after an 80-75 result.
Poland grabbed an early 19-15 lead, but Germany replied with a 21-16 rally to take a 2-point halftime advantage. The guests looked better in the second half and came up with a 5-point victory in the game.
Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) stepped up with 18 points for Poland and Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-C-93, college: Gonzaga) netted 14. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) scored 26 points for Germany, while Maodo Lo (191-G-92, college: Columbia) and Patrick Heckmann (197-SF-92, college: Boston Coll.) notched 7 each.



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  GREECE  


Greece outlast Great Britain in London - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain - Greece 84:88

Greece celebrated a narrow win over Great Britain in the exhibition clash at the Copper Box Arena in London. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) scored 22 points to lead the Hellenes.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 22:22 after ten minutes. Great Britain sank 24 points in the second period to eke out a 2-point halftime lead. Great Britain surged ahead in the third term. The hosts enjoyed a 65:59 lead heading into the fourth frame. But Greece unloaded 29 points in the final term to snatch a tough win. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) and Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) netted 11 points each for the visitors. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Great Britain. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) topscored with 23 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts.

Great Britain: Daniel Clark 23+11 boards, Gabriel Olaseni 20
Greece: Nikos Pappas 22, Konstantinos Sloukas 11, Georgios Papagiannis 11



Astana keeps Kaselakis for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) re-signed 27-year old Greek small forward Leonidas Kaselakis (202-108kg-90). He was a team leader there last season. In 6 National League games he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Kaselakis helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kaselakis played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1. In 28 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2009.
Kaselakis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 8.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Kaselakis has played previously for three other Greek teams: PAOK Thessaloniki, AEK Athens and Ilysiakos.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Leonidas Kaselakis
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Esperos Patras sign Apostolos Papanikolopoulos - by Chris Mammides

Esperos Patras AOPA (C) signed 22-year old guard Apostolos Papanikolopoulos (190-95) from Glafkos.

Esperos Patras AOPA roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiotis Skondras
Thanasis Zafiris
Fotis Aggelopoulos
Giorgos Katsouris
Dimitris Lampropoulos
Vassilis Giallelis
Apostolos Papanikolopoulos
Vassilis Kapsalos
Panagiotis Diamantopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Efstratios Voulgaropoulos joins Aris - by Chris Mammides

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) agreed terms with power forward Efstratios Voulgaropoulos (215). He has played for the last two seasons at KAO Dramas in A1 where he actually begun his career. Since 2016, Voulgaropoulos is a member of Aris Thessalonikis where he renewed his contract this season until 2019. Voulgaropoulso consider to be the new big project in Greek centers and was selected to participate earlier this summer in the Basketball without boarder which took place in Israel and is a development program where the most interesting and talented basketball projects are invited, in fact his team won the first place in the tournament with Voulgaropoulos being among the stand outs. Voulgaropoulos is a member of Greek U18 National Team.

On Voulgaropoulos: (By Chris Mammides, 2014)
Stratos (as his friends calls him) is a young 'giant' and is (at this stage) playing in the power forward and center position. He comes from Sidirokastro (Roupel Sidirokastrou) where he spent most of his basketball childhood before KAOD tags him and adds him in his roster. He is not even 15 and he is already 2.08' while the experts do say that he can even reach the 2.15. KAOD is giving him a big chance to show his talent but he needs to work hard to prove so. His first experience with a professional club will be in Dramas with the team of KAOD
.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Brent Petway
Michalis Tsairelis
Demetris Morant
Efstratios Voulgaropoulos
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paris Maragkos joins Promitheas - by Chris Mammides

ASP Promitheas Patras (A1) agreed terms with 23-year old forward Paris Maragkos (206-110kg-94, college: American) from Olympiacos. Maragkos' team made it to the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.1ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 60.6%.
Maragkos has played previously for Panathinaikos where he actually begun his career as he was a member of all the youth divisions of the team staying with the team for more than six years!.
He attended American University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
On Maragkos: He is a good shooter with three-point range, but also has good post moves.

ASP Promitheas Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Oleksandr Lypovyy
Giannis Dimakos
Bubu Palo
Trevor Releford
Nikos Gikas
Theodoris Kyrillis
Konastantinos Adamopoulos
Dimitris Fragiskatos
Panagiotis Gatzios

Forwards:
Mouhammad Faye
Sean Evans
Paris Maragkos
Christos Saloustros
Dimitris Gravas
Petros Geromichalos
Panagiotis Vyrlas
Vassilis Maltezos

Center:
Stavros Toutziarakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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John Sinis signs at Apollon Patras - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) landed 26-year old naturalized Canadian power forward John Sinis (206-107kg-91, college: San Diego, agency: Octagon Europe) from Psychiko. In 30 A2 games he averaged 4.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sinis was tested by Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (A1).
His team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
Sinis was a member of Greek U18 National Team back in 2009.
He has played previously professionally also in Spain (Cambados) and Greece (Apolloniada and Cretan Kings).
Sinis attended University of San Diego until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (By Chris Mammides)
Ioannis is another Greek shooting guard with great potentials and amazing abilities who had to work abroad in order to be recognized by his own people and let him play in a higher level league than the one of the Third division in Greece. Sinis is a serious shooting guard and quite explosive around the basket. Good scorer, can shoot the ball although he feels more comfortable driving to the basket. He grew up playing as point guard and in Patras most times he was carrying the ball, so he has inherited a good court vision and can put the ball on the floor without problems. Ioannis is a solid defender, can guard even bigger forwards due to his strong body frame. He will definitely play in one of the big Greek teams as already Aris Thessalonikis wanted to add him in his roster since 2008
.

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
John Sinis
Dimitris Cheilaris

Centers:
Costis Gontikas
Dimitrios Kourepis

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Siroki Primorka adds Marshall to their roster, ex Leeuwarden - by Eurobasket News

HKK Siroki Primorka (Division I) added to their roster 25-year old American point guard George Marshall (186-86kg-92, college: South Dakota State). He played last season at Aris Leeuwarden in Dutch Eredivisie. In 26 games he recorded 13.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marshall's college team won Summit League Tournament in 2016. He was also voted NABC All-District 12 1st Team in 2016.
Marshall graduated from South Dakota State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palanga lands Bob Van Zijverden - by Eurobasket News

Naglis Palangos (NKL) tabbed 22-year old Dutch center Bob Van Zijverden (212-95). He has played for the last two years at Ourense Termal in Spanish LEB Gold. But in three games he averaged just 0.7ppg last season.
Van Zijverden won Spanish EBA Group E Regular Season in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Spain for Gandia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HONG KONG  


Hong Kong University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Hong Kong University National Team 2017
#s#
Lam Ka Mun
Mun
Chin Ka Ho
Ho
Lam Chun
Chun
Wong Tsz Him
Him
Wong Wai Ki
Ki
#e#5
4Mun Lam Ka 176-PG-94
5Wong Alfred 180-PG-94
6Leung Shiu Wah 189-SF-94
7Ho Chin Ka 186-G-94
8Chun Lam 184-PG-95
9Him Wong Tsz 188-G-95
10Tsai Choi Kwan 186-SF-95
11Ki Wong Wai 193-F/G-97
12Kin Tam Tsz 192-G/F-95
13Huen Hui 176-PG-96
14Ho Chun Kit 191-C-95
15Tsoi Hung Hing 191-F-95




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  HUNGARY  


Hungary beat Iceland twice in Szekesfehervar - by Eurobasket News

Hungary beat Iceland twice in Szekesfehervar in a friendly campaign. The hosts posted an 81-66 in the opener and then added an 82-67 win on Sunday.
In the first game Hungary won the first three quarters of the game as both teams posted 17 points each in the last stanza. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Rosco Allen (207-PF-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) netted 15. Bjornsson relied with 14 points, while Kristinn Palsson (198-G/F-97) and Hermansson added 13 apiece.



Hungarian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Hungarian University National Team 2017
#s#
Akos Vagvolgyi
Vagvolgyi
Zoltan Toth
Toth
Ivan Bus
Bus
Kristof Bognar
Bognar
Adam Kovacs
Kovacs
#e#5
3Akos Vagvolgyi 193-G-96 Szedeak Hungary
4Zoltan Toth 175-PG-94 Szolnok Hungary
7Ivan Bus 191-G-93 Marso NYKK Hungary
8Kristof Bognar 205-C/F-94 Falco KC Hungary
11Adam Kovacs 190-G/F-93 Szedeak Hungary
12Ivan Keller 198-G/F-95 Alba Hungary
13Adam Wirth 191-G-93 Szedeak Hungary
14Laszlo Polyak 191-PG-93 Szolnok Hungary
18Balazs Peringer 210-C-96 Vasas Hungary
20Akos Garamvolgyi 200-F/C-94 Atomeromu Hungary
22Tamas Kosa 194-SG-95 DEAC Hungary
77Mark Kovago-Laska 207-C-95 PVSK Pannon Hungary




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  ICELAND  


Hungary beat Iceland twice in Szekesfehervar - by Eurobasket News

Hungary beat Iceland twice in Szekesfehervar in a friendly campaign. The hosts posted an 81-66 in the opener and then added an 82-67 win on Sunday.
In the first game Hungary won the first three quarters of the game as both teams posted 17 points each in the last stanza. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Rosco Allen (207-PF-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) netted 15. Bjornsson relied with 14 points, while Kristinn Palsson (198-G/F-97) and Hermansson added 13 apiece.



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  IRAN  


Petrochimi adds Niktash to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) added to their roster 26-year old Iranian international swingman Navid Niktash (203-91). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Niktash played last season at London Lions in British BBL league. In 26 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Niktash also played that season for Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Basketligan. But in two games he averaged just 1.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg.
He won French NM2 Group B championship title in 2015. Niktash was called to Iranian Senior National Team this year.
He has played also professionally for other French teams like Le Mans, ADA Blois, Angers Etoile d'Or St-Leonard and Ouest Lyonnais.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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  ISRAEL  


Israeli University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Israeli University National Team 2017
#s#
Ben Altit
Altit
Amit Gershon
Gershon
Netanel Artzi
Artzi
Egor Koulechov
Koulechov
Golan Gutt
Gutt
#e#5
1Ben Altit 208-F/C-93 Galil Gilboa Israel
2Amit Gershon 183-PG-95 Hapoel B/S Israel
3Netanel Artzi 198-F-97 Maccabi Haifa Israel
4Egor Koulechov 196-G/F-94 Florida USA
7Golan Gutt 192-SG-94 Ironi Nes-Ziona Israel
8Joaquin Shuchman 191-G-95 Galil Gilboa Israel
17Naor Sharon 193-PG-95 Ironi Nes-Ziona Israel
21Orel Lev 195-SG-93 Hap.Haifa Israel
23Daniel Koperberg 208-F/C-97 Maccabi Haifa Israel
41Tomer Ginat 202-PF-94 Hapoel T-A Israel
77Daniel Danino 185-G-96 Ironi K-A Israel
99Iftach Ziv 191-SG-95 Ironi Nahariya Israel




Enel Brindisi adds Randle to their roster, ex Hapoel J-M - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) added to their roster 32-year old American forward Brian Randle (203-85). He played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League, but left. In three Eurocup games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Randle played at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israeli league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 17 Winner League games he averaged 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg. Randle helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. He also played 8 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Randle also played 4 games in Eurocup where he got 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention in 2015.
Randle has played previously professionally also in Germany (ALBA Berlin) and Israel (Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Brian Randle
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Center:
Cady Lalanne

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fallas' pro career starts at Ironi Nes-Ziona - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) landed American point guard Jojo Fallas (180-79kg). He just graduated from Cornell (NCAA). Fallas has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he averaged 3.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turkey nip Israel in test game - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Turkey 83:84

Turkey narrowly defeated Israel in the friendly game. Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) scored 19 points to lead the winners.
Turkey jumped to a 25:24 lead after ten minutes. But Israel bounced back with a 26:17 run in the second frame to take an 8-point halftime lead. However Turkey erased the deficit with a 22:14 rally in the third term to even thing up at 64. The teams went neck and neck throughout the final quarter but Turkey snatched the victory. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) had 15 points, while Cedi Osman (204-F-95) added 13 points in the win. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) notched 18 points and 10 boards for Israel. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) had 16 points in the defeat.

Israel: Omri Casspi 18+10 boards, Richard Howell 16
Turkey: Furkan Korkmaz 19, Bobby Dixon 15, Cedi Osman 13



Maccabi Rishon tabs Mark Tollefsen, ex Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) inked 25-year old American power forward Mark Tollefsen (206-90kg-92, college: Arizona). He played most recently at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. Tollefsen managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 28 Alexela KML games he averaged 12.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Tollefsen also played 8 games in Baltic League where he had 8.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. And finally Tollefsen contributed to 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 11.0ppg and 4.2rpg.
Tollefsen graduated from University of Arizona in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Avi Ben-Chimol
Nitzan Hanochi
Oded Brandwein
Drew Crawford

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Yaniv Solomon
Mark Tollefsen

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Jean Salumu leads Belgium over Italy - by Eurobasket News

Belgium - Italy 80-60

Jean Salumu (193-F-90) led Belgium over Italy in Day 2 of the International Tournament in Toulouse. He scored 19 points as Belgium celebrated a comfortable 80-60 win.
Belgium grabbed a 16-15 lead after the first 10 minutes and added a 22-13 surge in the second frame. Moreover they dominated the second half and came up with two more victories, 25-18 and 17-14, respectively in the third and last stanzas.
Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-F-91) poured in 14 points, while Quentin Serron (190-G-90) and Maxime De Zeeuw (206-PF-87) had 12 each. Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) replied with 11 in defeat and Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) posted 10.



Vicenza tabs Antonio Chemello - by Eurobasket News

Banca Popolare Vicenza (Serie B) inked 18-year old guard Antonio Chemello (99). He played most recently at the junior team of Kleb Basket Ferrara in the Serie A2. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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MIA-RO Cantu tab Smith just out of college - by Eurobasket News

MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A) landed 22-year old American center Ryan Smith (211-113kg-95). He just graduated from Tulane (NCAA). Smith has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he had 7.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.4bpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Smith played at the AAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016.

MIA-Red October Cantu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Chappell
Randy Culpepper
Salvatore Parrillo
Jaime Smith

Forwards:
Charles Thomas
Christian Burns
Davide Raucci
Eric Griffin

Centers:
Andrea Crosariol
Giacomo Maspero
Ryan Smith

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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France wins Toulouse tournament, beats Italy in Day 3 - by Eurobasket News

France - Italy 88-63

France posted the third straight win at the Toulouse tournament clinching the title. In Day 3 they overcame Italy 88:63.
Both teams nailed 27 points in the opening period, while France added a 20-14 for a 6-point halftime advantage. Moreover the hosts won the third quarter 24-12 and finished the game with a 17-10 run.
Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) netted 17. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) finished the game with 15 points, whilst Davide Pascolo (201-F/C-90) notched 10.



Enel Brindisi adds Randle to their roster, ex Hapoel J-M - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) added to their roster 32-year old American forward Brian Randle (203-85). He played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League, but left. In three Eurocup games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Randle played at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israeli league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 17 Winner League games he averaged 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg. Randle helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. He also played 8 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Randle also played 4 games in Eurocup where he got 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention in 2015.
Randle has played previously professionally also in Germany (ALBA Berlin) and Israel (Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Brian Randle
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Center:
Cady Lalanne

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Battipaglia inks Vittorio Visentin - by Eurobasket News

Pol. Battipagliese Battipaglia (Serie B) agreed terms with 22-year old power forward Vittorio Visentin (205-101kg-95, agency: Octagon Europe) from Gessi Valsesia Basket. In 31 Serie B games he had 4.5ppg and 4.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Visentin played at Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A). But in 15 games he recorded just 0.3ppg.
He represented Italy at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships four years ago.
Visentin has played previously for two other teams: Pordenone and Padova.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAPAN  


Shimane Magic inks Josh Scott, ex MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Josh Scott (208-112kg-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 7 Eurocup games he had 12.1ppg and 7.0rpg. Scott also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 12.2ppg, 6.9rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.4bpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. Scott's team won Macedonian Supercup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention in 2017.
Scott graduated from University of Colorado in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Japanese University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Japanese University National Team 2017
#s#
Leo Vendrame
Vendrame
Ando Shuto
Shuto
Yusei Suguira
Suguira
Ryo Tawatari
Tawatari
Gen Hiraiwa
Hiraiwa
#e#5
2Takumi Saito 172-PG-95
7Takuma Sato 194-F/G-95
9Leo Vendrame 183-PG-93 Hitachi SR Japan
11Keisuke Masuda 191-G/F-98
13Ando Shuto 189-G-94 Nagoya DD Japan
17Yusei Suguira 194-PF-95
18Ryogo Sumino 193-F-96 S.New Hampshire USA
21Ryo Tawatari 180-PG-93 Dominican, CA USA
25Gen Hiraiwa 198-C-97
27Daniel Nnanna 194-C-97
31Shuta Hara 187-G-93 Chiba Jets Japan
65Tamaki Shogo 195-F/G-96




Gardner re-signs at Niigata Albirex - by Eurobasket News

Niigata Albirex (B League) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American power forward Davante Gardner (203-124kg-91, college: Marquette). He was a team leader there last season. In 54 B League games he was second best scorer with impressive 21.9ppg and had 8.8rpg and 1.7apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Gardner played at Nishinomiya (NBL) where in 54 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 27.7ppg and recorded 10.7rpg (#4 in the league), 1.8apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese NBL Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Gardner has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
His team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2012.
Gardner has played also professionally in France (Hyeres-Toulon).
He attended Marquette University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A forward/center with classic inside moves, great game situations reading and excellent body using. A little undersized to play the 4 position at NBA level, he could become a crtack at European leagues level, where he can spend some time at 5 position too.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Astana keeps Kaselakis for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) re-signed 27-year old Greek small forward Leonidas Kaselakis (202-108kg-90). He was a team leader there last season. In 6 National League games he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Kaselakis helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kaselakis played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1. In 28 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2009.
Kaselakis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 8.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Kaselakis has played previously for three other Greek teams: PAOK Thessaloniki, AEK Athens and Ilysiakos.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Leonidas Kaselakis
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KOSOVO  


Kosovo edges Estonia, both enter World Cup qualifiers - by Eurobasket News

Kosovo - Estonia 75-69

Kosovo qualified into the next round of the World Cup qualifiers. They held off visiting Estonia 75-69 to finish second in Group C. Estonian ended up on top with a 3-1 record.
Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) stepped up with 28 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds to lead the hosts. Estonia enjoyed a 38:35 halftime lead. But Kosovo surged ahead to gain a 2-point lead at the final intermission. They went on a 21:17 run in the fourth frame to ice the crucial win. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) had 13 points in the victory. Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93, college: UTRGV, agency: 3Eye) replied with 13 points for Estonia.



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  LATVIA  


Latvian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latvian University National Team 2017
#s#
Renars Birkans
Birkans
Linards Jaunzems
Jaunzems
Marts Ricards Ozolinkevics
Ozolinkevics
Rihards Berzins
Berzins
Roberts Krumins
Krumins
#e#5
3Renars Birkans 184-PG-97 LU Latvia
4Linards Jaunzems 198-F-95 LU Latvia
5Marts Ricards Ozolinkevics 187-F-96 LU Latvia
6Rihards Berzins 207-PF-97 Liepaja/Triobet Latvia
7Roberts Krumins 187-SF-93 LU Latvia
8Karlis Pauls Lasmanis 202-G-94 Liepaja/Triobet Latvia
9Kristaps Plavnieks 183-PG-95 BK Ogre Latvia
10Peteris Rekis 197-PF-93 LU Latvia
11Guntis Sipolins 206-C-93 BK Ogre Latvia
13Daniels Minajevs 205-C/F-95 LU Latvia
15Janis Eiduks 200-F-93 LU Latvia
25Edgars Lasenbergs 189-G-95 Valka/Valga Latvia




Damier Pitts (ex Valmiera) signs at Kataja Basket - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) landed 28-year old American point guard Damier Pitts (177-80kg-89, college: Marshall, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. In 38 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.7apg and 1.5spg last season. Pitts helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Pitts also played 14 games in Baltic League where he had 14.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Pitts played at BK Ventspils (also in LBL). In 38 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. Pitts also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.9spg.
Pitts played in the final of C-USA Tournament in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Iceland (KFI Isafjordur), Italy (Roseto) and Turkey (Istanbul DSI).
Pitts attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
He attended Marshall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Pitts is described as: An undersized scorping PG who can put the ball in the basket but also run a team.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Emil Djeen

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Roberts Stumbris joins Nevezis - by Greg

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 24-year old Latvian small forward Roberts Stumbris (199-98kg-93). He played last season at BK Jekabpils in Latvian LBL league. In 32 games he had 14.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.5apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Stumbris also played 12 games in Baltic League where he recorded 12.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forwards:
Valery Likhodey
Laurynas Mikalauskas
Roberts Stumbris

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latvia roll past Romania in Riga - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Romania 98:68

Latvia crushed visiting Romania in the friendly encounter at Arena Riga. Davis Bertans (208-F-92) and Janis Timma (201-F-92) notched 14 points each for the winners.
Latvia dominated from start to finish in this one. They claimed a 26:12 run ten minutes into the game. Latvia extended the lead in the second period. They accumulated a 56:31 halftime advantage. Latvia kept Romania at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Martins Meiers (208-C-91) tossed in 13 points for the winning side. Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88, college: American) chipped in 19 points for Romania. Octavian Calota (189-PG-84) delivered 17 points in the loss.

Latvia: Davis Bertans 14, Janis Timma 14, Martins Meiers 13
Romania: Vlad Moldoveanu 19, Octavian Calota 17



Latvia hold off Lithuania at Arena Riga - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Lithuania 87:77

Latvia overcame their Baltic arch rivals Lithuania in the friendly clash at Arena Riga on Saturday. Davis Bertans (208-F-92) provided 18 points to lead the hosts.
Latvia got to a strong start. They grabbed a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. Latvia sank 25 points in the second period to open a 13-point halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the gap in the third term. The visitors pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. Latvia though poured in 22 points in the fourth frame and got away with a comfortable win. Kristaps Porzingis (221-C/F-95) had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Dairis Bertans (194-SG-89) added 13 points for the hosts. Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) answered with 16 points for Lithuania. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 14 points in the loss.

Latvia: Davis Bertans 18, Kristaps Porzingis 16+10 boards, Dairis Bertans 13
Lithuania: Lukas Lekavicius 16, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 14



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  LITHUANIA  


Latvia hold off Lithuania at Arena Riga - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Lithuania 87:77

Latvia overcame their Baltic arch rivals Lithuania in the friendly clash at Arena Riga on Saturday. Davis Bertans (208-F-92) provided 18 points to lead the hosts.
Latvia got to a strong start. They grabbed a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. Latvia sank 25 points in the second period to open a 13-point halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the gap in the third term. The visitors pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. Latvia though poured in 22 points in the fourth frame and got away with a comfortable win. Kristaps Porzingis (221-C/F-95) had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Dairis Bertans (194-SG-89) added 13 points for the hosts. Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) answered with 16 points for Lithuania. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 14 points in the loss.

Latvia: Davis Bertans 18, Kristaps Porzingis 16+10 boards, Dairis Bertans 13
Lithuania: Lukas Lekavicius 16, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 14



Suduva-Mantinga lands Andrius Aleksandrovas - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (NKL) tabbed 31-year old forward Andrius Aleksandrovas (197-100kg-86) from Rasai. In 49 NKL games he averaged 13.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the KKML title.
The previous (15-16) season Aleksandrovas played at Nevezis (LKL) where in 36 games he had 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 16 games in Baltic League where he recorded 5.1ppg and 1.9rpg. Aleksandrovas contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Co-Defensive Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Guard of the Year award back in 2010.
Aleksandrovas was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team in 2006.
He has played previously for six other teams: Mazeikiai, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Druskininku, Zeimena Pabrades, Volukte and Kauno grudai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palanga lands Bob Van Zijverden - by Eurobasket News

Naglis Palangos (NKL) tabbed 22-year old Dutch center Bob Van Zijverden (212-95). He has played for the last two years at Ourense Termal in Spanish LEB Gold. But in three games he averaged just 0.7ppg last season.
Van Zijverden won Spanish EBA Group E Regular Season in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Spain for Gandia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Roberts Stumbris joins Nevezis - by Greg

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 24-year old Latvian small forward Roberts Stumbris (199-98kg-93). He played last season at BK Jekabpils in Latvian LBL league. In 32 games he had 14.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.5apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Stumbris also played 12 games in Baltic League where he recorded 12.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forwards:
Valery Likhodey
Laurynas Mikalauskas
Roberts Stumbris

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lithuanian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian University National Team 2017
#s#
Dovis Bickauskis
Bickauskis
Justas Tamulis
Tamulis
Evaldas Saulys
Saulys
Kristupas Zemaitis
Zemaitis
Regimantas Miniotas
Miniotas
#e#5
2Dovis Bickauskis 188-G-93 Juventus Lithuania
5Justas Tamulis 194-SF-94 P.Zvaigzdes Lithuania
8Evaldas Saulys 190-G-93 Siauliai Lithuania
9Kristupas Zemaitis 192-G-96 Vytautas Lithuania
10Regimantas Miniotas 206-C/F-96 Vytautas Lithuania
11Paulius Danisevicius 178-PG-95 Dzukija Lithuania
12Martinas Geben 206-F-94 Notre Dame USA
19Martynas Sajus 208-C-96 Zalgiris Lithuania
21Donatas Tarolis 202-F-94 Lietkabelis Lithuania
22Ignas Vaitkus 196-SF-93 Siauliai Lithuania
23Mindaugas Kacinas 201-F-93 Neptunas Lithuania
33Tomas Dimsa 195-F/G-94 Vytautas Lithuania




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  MALAYSIA  


Perry, Yi Hou and Chun Hong play major role in Malaysia's win - by Eurobasket News

CAGERS Perry Lim, Yifan Hou (196-F-92) Wong (196-F-96) and Chun Hong Ting (193-C-96) marked their SEA Games debut with a rousing performance against Myanmar in front of a sell-out crowd at the Maba Stadium. Perry, 19, and Yi Hou and Chun Hong, both 21, played their part to help Malaysia crush Myanmar 95-42 in their opening men's basketball Group A match yesterday. It was a far cry from the last time both teams met - at the South-East Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) Championship in May, where Malaysia struggled for a 96-71 win. Yesterday, forward Yi Hou topscored with 21 points while Chun Hong chipped in with 18 points. American-born forward Perry was the standout of the trio as he made huge contributions at both ends of the court with a double-double - 12 points and 15 rebounds. Among the highlights for the 1.95m Perry were several two-handed slam dunks and a spectacular rebound dunk late in the second quarter. 'It panned out exactly how I wanted it to. I really love the crowd and the atmosphere,' he said. 'Besides missing a couple of lay-ups, I thought I did pretty well. The team also did great although we were initially a little nervous. 'But tomorrow's (today's) game against Thailand is the most important one. We need to win to move into the semi-finals. Hopefully I can keep this form going.' Malaysia also have defending champions the Philippines in their group.
In Group B, 2015 silver medallists Indonesia powered to an 89-73 win over Vietnam while Singapore downed Cambodia 95-64. The Malaysian women also got off to a flying start in a bid to defend their gold medal. They scored 17 three-pointers to outgun Vietnam 88-54 in the seven-nation round-robin competition. Yin Yin Chong (166-G-93) top scored with 17 points while Wong Mei Chyn chipped in with 10 points.
Courtesy of: thestar.com.my



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  MEXICO  


Mexican University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Mexican University National Team 2017
#s#
Bryan Urrutia
Urrutia
Jesse Lopez
Lopez
Andriassi Josue
Josue
Machado Jonatan
Jonatan
Miguel Martinez
Martinez
#e#5
4Bryan Urrutia 185-G-97 Cochise CC USA
5Jesse Lopez 201-F-94 Sam Houston St. USA
6Andriassi Josue 186-G-97
7Bryan Rivera 190-G-95
8Machado Jonatan 200-F-93 Hapoel K/S Israel
9Miguel Martinez 201-F-93 John Brown USA
10Alejandro Villanueva 199-SF-93 Durango Mexico
11Victor Alvarez Diez 180-SF-96
12Ricardo Valdes 193-F/G-95 Soles Mexico
13Borjas Diego 203-F/C-95 UACH Mexico
14Ray Barreno 208-C-94 Portland USA
15Aguilera Jorge 200-F-95




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  MONTENEGRO  


Montenegro dominate Belgium in Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro - Belgium 78-64

Montenegro dominated Belgium in Toulouse at the International tournament with 4 teams. Montenegro posted a 78-64 win as two sides finished with 1-2 records.
Montenegro took a 22-13 lead, but Belgium replied with a similar 22-10 surge in the second frame. In the second half Montenegro looked better and posted two comfotbale vicotries. They won the third quarter 28-20 and closed the game with an 18-9 rally.
Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) stepped up with 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: BeoBasket) notched 16. Tyrese RICE and Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) poured in 9 points each in a win. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86) answered with 14 points in a loss and Quentin Serron (190-G-90) brought 10.



France roll over Montenegro in Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

France - Montenegro 100-70

France roll over Montenegro 100-70 in Toulouse for the second straight win at the international tournament.
Both teams scored 23 points in the first period, while France erupted with a 38-12 surge in the second frame. Moreover they posted a 24-18 rally for a 32-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Montenegro replied with a narrow 17-15 run in the last stanza for the final result.
Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Vincent Poirier (210-F/C-93) added 13. Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) poured in 12 in the winning effort. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, college: Boston Coll.) answered with 14 in a loss and Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) brought 12.



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  MOZAMBIQUE  


Mozambique University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Mozambique University National Team 2017
#s#
Chirindza Carlos
Carlos
Jonas Faduco
Faduco
Klaus Bunguele
Bunguele
Manhanga Dario
Dario
Malik Conceicao
Conceicao
#e#5
4Chirindza Carlos 197-F-94
5Jonas Faduco 188-G-94
6Klaus Bunguele 190-F-96
8Manhanga Dario 190-G-99
9Malik Conceicao 180-G-96
10Bruno De Parse 198-F-98
11Mutabaquere Neltone 204-F/C-93
12Egidio Zandamela 200-G-95
15Aldair Mechisso 182-G-94
16Dercio Mula 200-F-93 Politecnica Mozambique




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  MYANMAR  


Perry, Yi Hou and Chun Hong play major role in Malaysia's win - by Eurobasket News

CAGERS Perry Lim, Yifan Hou (196-F-92) Wong (196-F-96) and Chun Hong Ting (193-C-96) marked their SEA Games debut with a rousing performance against Myanmar in front of a sell-out crowd at the Maba Stadium. Perry, 19, and Yi Hou and Chun Hong, both 21, played their part to help Malaysia crush Myanmar 95-42 in their opening men's basketball Group A match yesterday. It was a far cry from the last time both teams met - at the South-East Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) Championship in May, where Malaysia struggled for a 96-71 win. Yesterday, forward Yi Hou topscored with 21 points while Chun Hong chipped in with 18 points. American-born forward Perry was the standout of the trio as he made huge contributions at both ends of the court with a double-double - 12 points and 15 rebounds. Among the highlights for the 1.95m Perry were several two-handed slam dunks and a spectacular rebound dunk late in the second quarter. 'It panned out exactly how I wanted it to. I really love the crowd and the atmosphere,' he said. 'Besides missing a couple of lay-ups, I thought I did pretty well. The team also did great although we were initially a little nervous. 'But tomorrow's (today's) game against Thailand is the most important one. We need to win to move into the semi-finals. Hopefully I can keep this form going.' Malaysia also have defending champions the Philippines in their group.
In Group B, 2015 silver medallists Indonesia powered to an 89-73 win over Vietnam while Singapore downed Cambodia 95-64. The Malaysian women also got off to a flying start in a bid to defend their gold medal. They scored 17 three-pointers to outgun Vietnam 88-54 in the seven-nation round-robin competition. Yin Yin Chong (166-G-93) top scored with 17 points while Wong Mei Chyn chipped in with 10 points.
Courtesy of: thestar.com.my



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  NBA  


Clippers Milos Teodosic out of Eurobasket - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) will miss the 2017 Eurobasket Tournament, according to Eurohoops.net. Teodosic signed with the Clippers this summer, which represents the first team he has signed with an NBA team. The Serbian is known as one of the best passers in the world. His professional basketball career began in 2004-05, when he played one game in the ULEB Cup and scored four points. After a hiatus in 2005-06, Teodosic played in 16 ULEB Cup contests, averaging 7.8 points, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor, 42.6 percent from three-point range and 79.6 percent from the free-throw line. The 30-year-old then caught on with the Olympiakos in Greece for the 2007-08 campaign and took the floor for 25 games, registering 5.6 points, three assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game. He made 42.5 percent of his shot attempts, 40.7 percent of his long-distance tries and 84 percent of his foul shots. Teodosic played with the Olympiakos for four seasons, including the 2008-09 campaign when he shot an incredible 58 percent from the field and made 56.9 percent of his three pointers. Prior to signing with Los Angeles, Teodosic had spent the last six years with CSKA Moscow, which is where the floor general really broke out. Last season, he posted 16.1 points, 6.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game while making 44.4 percent of his field-goal tries, 38.1 percent of his attempts from deep and 89.7 percent of his free throws. Teodosic has averaged double figures in scoring in each and every year he has been with CSKA Moscow and has tallied at least four assists per game every season.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com



Quinn Cook signs at the Hawks - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Hawks landed 24-year old point guard Quinn Cook (188-82kg-93, college: Duke). He played most recently at New Orleans Pelicans. In 8 NBA games he averaged 6.5ppg and 1.8apg last season. Cook also played for the Mavericks where in 5 NBA games he was the best scorer with 5.4ppg and recorded and 2.4apg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Cook won NCAA championship title in 2015. He received also HS Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year (the first junior in 30 years to win the award) award back in 2010 at his college time.
Cook represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.5ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-1 (7.4apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 37.0%, 3PT: 42.3%.
Cook has played previously for two other teams: Cleveland Cavaliers and Canton Charge.
He attended Duke University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Cook's outlook: Has the quickness and athleticism to finish in the lane against bigger opponents ... can finish in the paint with either hand and also has an effective floater.
Solid floor general with the skill set to be one of the top point guards.
Pass-first guard with the ability to break down defenses off the dribble ... creates scoring opportunities for his teammates with excellent court vision and the ability to deliver passes from a variety of angles
A crafty scorer with the quickness and athleticism to finish in the lane against bigger opponents ... can finish in the paint with either hand and also has an effective floater
Has developed into a strong perimeter shooter from beyond the three-point line ... also possesses a nice pull-up jumper off the dribble
Greatly improved on the defensive end.
Has the ability to harass opposing point guards in the full court
A very good rebounder from the point guard position
Plays with great energy and emotion ... can ignite the team and the crowd with passing or scoring ability and defensive effort
.

Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Quinn Cook
Nicolas Brussino
Tyler Dorsey

Forwards:
Ersan Ilyasova
Luke Babbitt
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Clippers Expected To Hire Michael Winger As General Manager - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to hire Michael Winger as general manager. Winger will report directly to Lawrence Frank , who was elevated to president of basketball operations. Winger has spent the past seven season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Winger previously worked for five years under Danny Ferry . The Clippers have restructured their front office this offseason by moving Doc Rivers to a coach-only role and also hiring Jerry West.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



LA Clippers sign Marshall Plumlee - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) signed 25-year old international center Marshall Plumlee (213-118kg-92, college: Duke). He played last season at New York Knicks. In 20 NBA games he had just 2.0ppg and 2.6rpg. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Plumlee also played that season for another team Knicks where in 15 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.3bpg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Plumlee won NCAA championship title in 2015.
He also represented USA at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
Plumlee graduated from Duke University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Tyrone Wallace
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Willie Reed
Jamil Wilson
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Marshall Plumlee

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Melbourne take down Wisconsin on the buzzer at Casey - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne United have made it two wins from two against US college teams to kick-off their 2017 pre-season. After defeating the Texas Longhorns in Nunawading on Wednesday night, United were made to work extremely hard for their win over the Wisconsin Badgers last night in Casey. In a hotly contested match-up, both team's depth was on full display as five players scored in double figures for Melbourne and four for Wisconsin. Tai Wesley (201-F-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) was the man who, when buckets were needed, stood up for United. Leading all scorers, Wesley finished with 23 points, including 3/5 from three-point land. Chris Goulding (192-G-88) (15 points), Damon Bozeman (190-G) (13 points), Majok Majok (206-F-92, college: Ball St.) (12 points) and Jerry Evans (203-F-90, college: Nevada) (12 points) all ensured the scoreboard kept ticking over. After the game, Wesley talked about how he's enjoying playing games against the high quality competition that Texas and Wisconsin are. 'I'm happy we got wins, especially tonight.' Wesley said. 'I'm glad to have games at this stage instead of just practice - practice kind of gets old and boring and monotonous - it's just good to be out playing and having fun.' 'This is what we do; we live to play games and not just practice, so it's good.' Wisconsin caught fire from beyond the arc, and used a 32-point third quarter to take a 72-65 lead into the fourth quarter. With Wisconsin holding onto a 4-point lead with 55 seconds remaining, a Majok Majok bucket, followed by a Wisconsin turnover gave United the ball trailing by 2 points with 15 seconds remaining. A Chris Goulding drive to the basket always draws the attention of the defence, and this time was no different. As Goulding drove into the paint, the Wisconsin defence followed and left shooters open on the wings. Goulding was able to find a wide-open Jerry Evans who did the rest. A triple with 2.7 seconds left on the clock gave United their first lead of the quarter and sent the Casey crowd into a frenzy. Wisconsin missed a last second triple to win the game, as United took the win 90-89. Evans, who starred against Texas, once again proved his worth and has made the most of his call-up from SEABL. Wesley loved what he saw from his new teammates. 'I was pretty impressed with the SEABL guys - how they handled the pressure in a tight game. I thought [Peter] Hooley and [Sam] Smart played well too.' Wesley said. There is no doubt that the Badgers provided a different match-up to that of the Longhorns, and Wesley was impressed with what they brought to the table. 'It was a different game than Texas - we had to come back and they were tough, so it was fun.' Wesley said. 'I was impressed with Wisconsin; they're very disciplined, they have very good post play and their guards shoot it really well. We tried to stop one thing and another thing got hot - it was hard.' Speaking of guards who shot it well, D'Mitrik Trice (180-G) and Kobe King (190-SF-98) did just that for Wisconsin. Trice and King combined for 35 points on 12/19 shooting. D'Mitrik, brother of current Brisbane Bullet Travis Trice (183-PG-93, college: Michigan St.), led the Badgers in scoring and showed just how dangerous he will be for the Badgers in their upcoming season. Draining 4/6 from beyond the arc for 19 points, whilst adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Trice proved difficult to stop all game. Wisconsin big man Ethan Happ (206-F-96) also impressed with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists - doing no damage to his 2018 NBA Draft stock. It should come as no surprise that Wesley's pre-season has started with a bang. An off-season in which he represented Guam has seen him return to Melbourne in great shape. Talking about his time with the Guam national team, Wesley highlights how it has him well prepared for the upcoming NBL season. 'I got to spend time playing on the Guam national team; we went to the Philippines and then played a tournament in Guam. Any time you can represent your country, it's a good experience.' Wesley said. 'I think the best thing about it as far as a Melbourne United standpoint is that I didn't stop playing. I wasn't sitting on the couch eating potato chips - I was actually playing and that helps.' Next up on Melbourne United's pre-season schedule is the NBL Blitz in the Latrobe Valley in early September.
Courtesy of: melbourneutd.com.au




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  NICARAGUA  


Duane James (ex Isidro Metapan) agreed terms with Bufalos - by Eurobasket News

LNB newcomer Bufalos de Managua inked experienced 34-year old American (has also Spaniard passport) forward Duane James (196-100kg-83, college: Binghamton). He played in the summer at Isidro Metapan in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.9spg. James helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Apertura 2nd Team. He also played that season for Caballos in Panamanian league. But in three Liga Americas games he did not score anything.
James' team won Spanish EBA Group B Regular Season in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. James has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). James has played previously professionally in Denmark (Horsholm), United Kingdom (London Lions, Leicester Riders and Paws London Capitals), Spain (Caceres_Basket, CB Granada and CB Guadalajara), Nicaragua (Los Trinis) and Panama (Panteras).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended Binghamton University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
James' game is described as: He is an Intelligent and skilled hard nosed player who can do everything a for a team. Duane Has terrific scoring abilities a great rebounder and a tough defender, Gifted with athleticism and understands the game at a very high level. Very Coach-able.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brown's double-double lands him LNB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old center Reginald Brown (202-C-91) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Bufalos and receives a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Toros (#2, 6-5) 84-77. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Bufalos to consolidate first place in the Nicaraguan LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bufalos has a very solid 7-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Brown turned to be Bufalos' top player in his first season with the team. Brown has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 14.6ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 11.5rpg) and averages solid 104.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jordany Jaca (196-F-83). He is Cuban forward in his first season at Bufalos. In the last game Jaca recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 19 rebounds. Of course Bufalos cruised to a 84-77 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Toros (#2, 6-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Bufalos consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 7-3 record. Jaca is a newcomer at Bufalos and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.7ppg (#4). He also registered 10.6 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Ryann Abraham (182-PG-87) of league's second-best Toros. Abraham got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Abraham's great performance Toros lost 75-87 to #3 ranked Leones. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Toros needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Abraham has a great season in Nicaragua. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.6ppg (best scorer) and assists with 5.4apg (3rd best). He also has 2.4spg and FGP: 55.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) of Leones - 27 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Mamadou Diakite (196-F-93) of Costa Caribe - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Marcos Castrillo (201-F) of Toros - 28 points and 15 rebounds
7. Carlos Gonzalez (177-PG-80) of Bufalos - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Thomas Vansdell (185-SG-86) of Toros - 22 points and 3 rebounds
9. Serbio Abea (191-F-78) of Leones - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Troy Watson (197-F/C-82) of Costa Caribe - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  NIGERIA  


Kwese Premier League: Pillars, Falcon win Conference Six playoff - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigerian Premier Basketball League defending champions, Kano Pillars and top notch Nigerian club, at the weekend emerged champions of the Savannah and Atlantic Conference Six of the Kwese Premier League playoffs after winning all the five matches.

The two Conferences had six teams each, saw actions at the Murtala Muhammed Square, Kaduna and the Indoor Sports Hall of the Kwara Sports Complex, Ilorin. with only four qualifying for the Final 8 which has been scheduled for Kano from September 4 to 9.

Kano Pillars defeated hard fighting Gombe Bulls 104-97 points in their first game, defeated Kada Stars 91-58 points, won Bauchi Net 85-44 points, fell Niger Potters 103-71 points and beat Plateau Peaks 80-64 points to maintain an unbeaten run.

Coach of the Kano based team, Sani Ahmed, speaking on his team's performance after the championship reiterated his club's desire to retain the trophy after the Final 8 in Kano. "Winning the Savanna Conference Six shows the level of consistency in the club. It also tells of the amount of hard work put in by the players to winning tournaments."

Ahmed said the ultimate goal of the team is to retain the Final 8 trophy next month. "The team is not one hundred percent perfect yet. We are still a high scoring side averaging 80 points per game but we are still going to do more so as to defend and win the Final 8 at home in Kano. Our tradition is to win any tournament we find ourselves in. So, we aim to retain the Final 8. We have noticed some weaknesses and lapses in the course of our games and will work on them before the Final 8. I noticed the boys sometimes get complacent; but we need to be consistent and more perfect in taking shots."

The coach also disclosed that the Conference play-off was part of preparations for his team's participation in an invitational tournament slated in Malaysia in the first week of September. "Immediately we conclude the Final 8 we shall be honoring a fully sponsored trip to Malaysia for an invitational tournament involving teams from Japan, China, Malaysia and teams from other Asian countries. Good enough we will be prepared because the Kwese Premier Basketball League Final 8 as good preparations for the tournament."

In the Atlantic Conference Six Play-offs, Kwara Falcons tutored by Adewunmi Aderemi, also defeated all five opponents, Police Batons 106-70, Oluyole Warriors 77-67, Customs 84-73, Hoops and Read 78-73 and defeated Rivers Hoopers in the final game. In the Atlantic Conferene, Rivers Hoopers placed second, Hoops and Read third place and Customs fourth. Police Batons and Oluyole Warriors didn't make the Final 8.
Falcons coach, Adewunmi Aderemi, stated in a post event, that his team will return to training as soon as possible to get the needed fitness for the Final 8. 'My dream is to help pick a continental club ticket for the club.

'We shall try our best to win vital games in Kano when the Final 8 begins. We won't let the Atlantic Conference victory enter the heads of our players, the journey is still far and I believe strongly that, we shall make a very big impact in the Final 8.'



Kano Pillars crown champion of the Savannah - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Defending champions, Kano Pillars have won the Kwese Premier League Savannah Conference Six play-offs after winning all their five matches and ending the championship with one hundred percent record finish.

The tournament which held inside the Indoor Hall of the Murtala Square Kaduna between August 14-19 had six teams from the Savannah Conference namely; Kano Pillars, Gombe Bulls, Plateau Peaks, Niger Potters, Bauchi Net and Kada Stars. Bauchi Net and Kada Stars replaced Mark Mentors and Defenders both of Abuja which failed to turn up for the competition.

To emerge champions of the conference, Pillars beat hard fighting Gombe Bulls 104-97 points in their first game, defeated Kada Stars 91-58 points, had the better of Bauchi Net 85-44 points, fell Niger Potters 103-71 points and routed Plateau Peaks 80-64 points to maintain an unbeaten run.

Coach of the Kano based team, Sani Ahmed, speaking on his team's performance after the championship reiterated his club's desire to retain the trophy after the Final 8 holding in Kano. "Winning the Savanna Conference Six shows the level of consistency in the club. It also tells of the amount of hard work put in by the players to winning tournaments."

Ahmed said the ultimate goal of the team is to retain the Final 8 trophy next month. "The team is not one hundred percent perfect yet. We are still a high scoring side averaging 80 points per game but we are still going to do more so as to defend and win the Final 8 at home in Kano. Our tradition is to win any tournament we find ourselves in. So, we aim to retain the Final 8. We have noticed some weaknesses and lapses in the course of our games and will work on them before the Final 8. I noticed the boys sometimes get complacent; but we need to be consistent and more perfect in taking shots."

The coach also disclosed that the Conference play-offs was part of preparations for his team's participation in an invitational tournament slated for Malaysia in the first week of September. "Immediately we conclude the play-offs and Final 8 we shall be honoring a fully sponsored trip to Malaysia for an invitational tournament involving teams from Japan, China, Malaysia and teams from other Asian countries. Good enough we will be prepared because this championship serves as good preparations for the tournament."

Other teams that qualified from the Savannah Conference Six are Niger Potters, Gombe Bulls and Plateau Peaks. The Final 8 in Kano will see four teams each from the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences battle for the ultimate prize to climax the Kwese Premier League Season.

Saturday's Results

Savannah Conference
Gombe Bulls 78 - 47 Bauchi Net
Kano Pillars 80 - 64 Plateau Peaks
Niger Potters 94 - 92 Kada Stars

Atlantic Conference
Rivers Hoopers 80 - 63 Police Baton
Nigeria Customs 78 - 75 Oluyole Warriors
Kwara Falcon 78 - 73 Hoops and Read




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  NORWAY  


Norwegian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Norwegian University National Team 2017
#s#
Espen Fjaerestad
Fjaerestad
Anders Nymo
Nymo
Chris-Ebou Ndow
Ndow
Henrik Lange
Lange
Sjur Berg
Berg
#e#5
4Espen Fjaerestad 193-F-94 Wisc.-Parkside USA
5Anders Nymo 185-G-96 Menlo USA
6Chris-Ebou Ndow 198-F-93 NW Missouri St. USA
7Henrik Lange 189-G-95 Tromso Norway
8Eivind Lamo 193-G-96 Gimle BBK Norway
9Sjur Berg 201-F-96 Alaska-Anch. USA
10Lars Espe 179-PG-98 Montana USA
11Henrik Davidsen 201-F-93 NYIT USA
12Mikkel Kolstad 190-F-95 Augusta USA
13Alex Dakin 197-G-93 Baerum Basket Norway
14Johannes Dolven 203-F-96 Barry USA
15Marko Lepovic 196-G-94 NW Nazarene USA




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  PERU  


Regatas sign Lyonell Gaines, ex Worthing T. - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Lima (LBL) signed 24-year old American forward Lyonell Gaines (198-100kg-93, college: Morehead State). He played last season at Worthing Thunder in British NBL D1. In 22 games he was the best scorer with impressive 31.9ppg and averaged 11.0rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg and 2.3spg (in top 4). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-British NBL Division One Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Gaines played in the final of CBI Championship in 2016.
He graduated from Morehead State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces33.3 
 2. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 3. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 4. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 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. Pringle, Globalport20.0 
 10. Lassiter, SM Be.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron FULLER
  NLEX R.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Fuller, NLEX R.18.2 
 2. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 3. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 4. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 5. McKines, SM Be.14.3 
 6. Anthony, Globalport12.0 
 7. Henton, Alaska Aces11.5 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.7 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.10.3 
 10. Slaughter, B.Gin.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.8.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen7.7 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 4. Craig, TNT K.6.7 
 5. Revilla, KIA P.6.2 
 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. Elorde, KIA Picanto1.5 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.5 
 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. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.5 
 7. Fuller, NLEX R.1.5 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 9. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 10. Al-Hussaini, NLEX R.1.2 



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  POLAND  


Poland top Russia in Hamburg to finish second - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Russia 81-78

Poland topped Russia in Hamburg to finish second at the SuperCup 2017. They grabbed an 81-78 win for a 21 record, while Russia lost all three games to finish last.
Both sides exchanged the wins in the first half as Poland had 34-31 halftime advantage. Russia pulled back with a 23-17 run in the third period, while Poland closed the game with a final 30-24 rally.
A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 16 points and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) delivered 13. Aaron Cel (203-PF-87) scored 11 and Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) brought 9. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 20 points for Russia and Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) notched 18.



Poland surprise Germany in Hamburg - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Poland 75-80

Poland surprised Germany in Hamburg in day 2 of the SuperCup 2017. Both teams are with a 1-1 record after an 80-75 result.
Poland grabbed an early 19-15 lead, but Germany replied with a 21-16 rally to take a 2-point halftime advantage. The guests looked better in the second half and came up with a 5-point victory in the game.
Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) stepped up with 18 points for Poland and Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-C-93, college: Gonzaga) netted 14. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) scored 26 points for Germany, while Maodo Lo (191-G-92, college: Columbia) and Patrick Heckmann (197-SF-92, college: Boston Coll.) notched 7 each.



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  PORTUGAL  


Kataja Basket adds Marzette to their roster, ex CAB Madeira - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Alex Marzette (196-84kg-93, college: Robert Morris, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at CAB Madeira in Portuguese LPB league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg. Marzette helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team.
His team won MPBA Regular Season in 2016.
Marzette graduated from Robert Morris College in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Latvia roll past Romania in Riga - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Romania 98:68

Latvia crushed visiting Romania in the friendly encounter at Arena Riga. Davis Bertans (208-F-92) and Janis Timma (201-F-92) notched 14 points each for the winners.
Latvia dominated from start to finish in this one. They claimed a 26:12 run ten minutes into the game. Latvia extended the lead in the second period. They accumulated a 56:31 halftime advantage. Latvia kept Romania at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Martins Meiers (208-C-91) tossed in 13 points for the winning side. Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88, college: American) chipped in 19 points for Romania. Octavian Calota (189-PG-84) delivered 17 points in the loss.

Latvia: Davis Bertans 14, Janis Timma 14, Martins Meiers 13
Romania: Vlad Moldoveanu 19, Octavian Calota 17



Romanian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Romanian University National Team 2017
#s#
Tudor Gheorghe
Gheorghe
Ionel-Victor Petrache
Petrache
Andrei Petica
Petica
Mirel Dragoste
Dragoste
Dragos Gheorghe
Gheorghe
#e#5
4Tudor Gheorghe 184-PG-97 BC Timisoara Romania
5Ionel-Victor Petrache 190-G-97
6Andrei Petica 192-F-93 Phoenix Galati Romania
7Mirel Dragoste 184-PG-95 CSU Sibiu Romania
8Dragos Gheorghe 201-F-96 CSU Sibiu Romania
9Andrei Damian 196-SG-94 Braila Romania
10Cezar Baragau 200-F-93 Stiinta B. Romania
11Mario Lazar 201-PF-94 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
12Victor Paun 202-SF-94
13Sebastian Ionescu 185-PG-97 Dinamo B. Romania
14Mihnea Andrei 200-PF-97 Stiinta B. Romania
15Wilhelm Brosser 198-SF-96 CSU Sibiu Romania




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  RUSSIA  


Russian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Russian University National Team 2017
#s#
Dmitry Popov
Popov
Ruslan Abdulbasirov
Abdulbasirov
Ilya Aginskikh
Aginskikh
Dmitriy Semenas
Semenas
Kirill Arkhipov
Arkhipov
#e#5
6Dmitry Popov 202-F-96 Khimki-2 Russia
11Ruslan Abdulbasirov 211-C-93 Kupol-Rodniki Russia
14Ilya Aginskikh 204-F/C-94 Uralmash Russia
18Dmitriy Semenas 195-G/F-95 MBA Moscow Russia
22Kirill Arkhipov 201-C-96 Parma-2 Russia
25Vyacheslav Brykin 194-G-95 Runa Basket Russia
27Daniil Axenov 183-PG-95 Ryazan Russia
28Aleksandr Platunov 190-G-97 Parma-2 Russia
32Alexandr Kurbatov 208-PF-97 CSKA-2 Russia
44Yaroslav Gureev 197-C-95 Zenit-2 Russia
52Andrey Vakulchuk 200-F-96 Khimki Russia
77Sergei Mitusov 193-PG-96 Enisey Russia




Poland top Russia in Hamburg to finish second - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Russia 81-78

Poland topped Russia in Hamburg to finish second at the SuperCup 2017. They grabbed an 81-78 win for a 21 record, while Russia lost all three games to finish last.
Both sides exchanged the wins in the first half as Poland had 34-31 halftime advantage. Russia pulled back with a 23-17 run in the third period, while Poland closed the game with a final 30-24 rally.
A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 16 points and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) delivered 13. Aaron Cel (203-PF-87) scored 11 and Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) brought 9. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 20 points for Russia and Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) notched 18.



Serbia overcame Russia at SuperCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Russia 85-75

Serbia overcame Russia in Day 2 of at SuperCup 2017. Serbia posted an 85-75 win for a 2-0 record, while Russia fell at 0-2.
Serbia took a 20-16 early lead and led 2 points at the halftime. They pushed the tempo in the second half and managed two win two quarters. Serbia posted a 23-18 in the third period and closed the game with a 26-23 rally.
Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Vladimir Lucic (201-SF-89, agency: BeoBasket) had 15. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) scored 14, whilst Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) delivered 10. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 17 points in a loss, while Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) poured in 16.



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  SERBIA  


Serbia overcame Russia at SuperCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Russia 85-75

Serbia overcame Russia in Day 2 of at SuperCup 2017. Serbia posted an 85-75 win for a 2-0 record, while Russia fell at 0-2.
Serbia took a 20-16 early lead and led 2 points at the halftime. They pushed the tempo in the second half and managed two win two quarters. Serbia posted a 23-18 in the third period and closed the game with a 26-23 rally.
Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Vladimir Lucic (201-SF-89, agency: BeoBasket) had 15. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) scored 14, whilst Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) delivered 10. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 17 points in a loss, while Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) poured in 16.



Serbian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Serbian University National Team 2017
#s#
Strahinja Jovanovic
Jovanovic
Andrija Sarenac
Sarenac
Nemanja Nenadic
Nenadic
Nikola Pavlovic
Pavlovic
Aleksa Nikolic
Nikolic
#e#5
5Strahinja Jovanovic 180-PG-96 OKK Beograd Serbia
6Andrija Sarenac 190-G-95 Kaiser USA
7Nemanja Nenadic 197-G-94 FMP Serbia
8Nikola Pavlovic 204-PF-96 Smederevo Serbia
9Aleksa Nikolic 200-G-95 Marshall USA
10Ilija Dokovic 185-G-96 Jagodina Serbia
11Milos Vranes 201-F-95 SE Missouri St. USA
12Veljko Brkic 206-C-95 Mladost ZE Serbia
13Andrija Matic 208-F-96 American USA
14Milenko Veljkovic 216-C-95 Mladost ZE Serbia
15Marko Tejic 209-C/F-95 Mega Bemax Serbia
20Novak Topalovic 213-C-95 Idaho St. USA




Serbia edge Germany to win SuperCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Serbia 56:87

Serbia edge Germany to win SuperCup 2017 in Hamburg. Serbia posted a comfortable 87-56 win to finish with a 3-0 record on top. Germany ended up on the third place with a 1-2 record.
Serbia took a 27-17 lead after the first 10 minutes and never looked behind. They led 10 points at the halftime and them limited the hosts to just 6 points in the third period. Moreover they won the last stanza 24-16 for the final success.
Stefan Bircevic (210-C/F-89) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87, agency: Interperformances) netted 20. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) replied with 16 points in the losing effort and Johannes Thiemann (204-PF-94) poured in 8.



Vladimir Stimac signs at Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) landed 30-year old Serbian international center Vladimir Stimac (210-118kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Besiktas (BSL). In 40 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Stimac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Stimac also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 13.3ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stimac played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 KLS games he recorded 5.9ppg and 4.7rpg. Stimac contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Stimac also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 6.9ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Stimac also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. The other team Stimac played shortly was Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he got 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
Stimac has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
Stimac represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 4.2rpg.
Stimac is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen), Latvia (Valmiera and Ventspils), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Turkey (Banvit and Eskisehir Basket).
Let's have closer look into Stimac's outlook: Stimac is another very rich skilled Serbian center with many prospects in the European (and not only) courts. Vladimir is the total definition of a newly "born" center. Has very good skills in the paint, Can defense much taller opponents, can dash down any rebound in both edges and can do all the dirty job that a coach might ask him.
Has many weaknesses in the fouling as he can easily fouled out as his opponent can easily predict his passion and obsession in the game so they can simply take him out in no time. In the last European championship he only played for 18 minutes per game and had 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4bpg. He needs to work hard in order to add some fantasy in his game, plus a lot of workout in his shots from the charity line, as his percentages are really poor, around 40% !!
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dogus Balbay
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams
Onuralp Bitim

Forwards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Berk Demir
Ricky Ledo
Yigitcan Saybir

Centers:
Vladimir Stimac
Bryant Dunston

Coach: Velimir Perasovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marko Pecarski (ex FC Bayern II) joins Partizan training camp - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) strengthened their training camp roster with addition of Serbian center Marko Pecarski (208-98kg). He played most recently at FC Bayern Muenchen II in German ProB. In two games he recorded 3.5ppg and 2.0rpg last season. Pecarski also spent pre-season at BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (previous name Mega Leks) that year. He won German NBBL championship title. Pecarski received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team award in 2017.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. Pecarski's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 12.6ppg, Reb-4 (8.3rpg), 1.1bpg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 67.5%.
Pecarski Zemun.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Partizan.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen
Strahinja Gavrilovic

Centers:
Obrad Tomic
Marko Pecarski

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Almir Hadzisehovic agreed terms with Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov - by Greg

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Serbian center Almir Hadzisehovic (203-109kg-92, college: Alaska-Fairbanks). He played most recently at Torrelodones in Spanish EBA league. In 25 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Hadzisehovic graduated from Alaska-Fairbanks in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bo Barnes
Brandon Peters
Shai Fields

Center:
Almir Hadzisehovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Clippers Milos Teodosic out of Eurobasket - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) will miss the 2017 Eurobasket Tournament, according to Eurohoops.net. Teodosic signed with the Clippers this summer, which represents the first team he has signed with an NBA team. The Serbian is known as one of the best passers in the world. His professional basketball career began in 2004-05, when he played one game in the ULEB Cup and scored four points. After a hiatus in 2005-06, Teodosic played in 16 ULEB Cup contests, averaging 7.8 points, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor, 42.6 percent from three-point range and 79.6 percent from the free-throw line. The 30-year-old then caught on with the Olympiakos in Greece for the 2007-08 campaign and took the floor for 25 games, registering 5.6 points, three assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game. He made 42.5 percent of his shot attempts, 40.7 percent of his long-distance tries and 84 percent of his foul shots. Teodosic played with the Olympiakos for four seasons, including the 2008-09 campaign when he shot an incredible 58 percent from the field and made 56.9 percent of his three pointers. Prior to signing with Los Angeles, Teodosic had spent the last six years with CSKA Moscow, which is where the floor general really broke out. Last season, he posted 16.1 points, 6.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game while making 44.4 percent of his field-goal tries, 38.1 percent of his attempts from deep and 89.7 percent of his free throws. Teodosic has averaged double figures in scoring in each and every year he has been with CSKA Moscow and has tallied at least four assists per game every season.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com



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Sweden lock up FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers berth - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Slovakia 86-82

Sweden locked up FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers berth as they held off Slovakia 86-82 to claim the top position in Group A.
Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) posted 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Sweden sank 27 points in the second quarter to take a 44:39 halftime lead. The home side went on a 23:17 run to pile up an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Slovakia narrowed the gap in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) had 16 points and 8 boards in the victory. Mario Ihring (192-G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 20 points for Slovakia as his team finished with a 1-5 record.



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Turkey edge Slovenia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Slovenia 86:84

Turkey nipped Slovenia at the international friendly tournament in Tel Aviv. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) scored 20 points to lead the winners.
Turkey sank 24 points in the first period to take a 4-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Turkey established a 44:38 halftime lead. Slovenia erased the deficit in the third term. The teams went neck and neck before Turkey eked out a 62:60 lead heading into the fourth period. They extended the margin to double digits midway through the final stanza but Slovenia did not surrender. They pulled within striking distance late in the clash before Turkey managed to pull away with a narrow win. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) had 17 points, while Sertac Sanli (211-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points for the winners. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) answered with 22 points for Slovenia. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) tossed in 19 points in the loss.

Turkey: Melih Mahmutoglu 20, Cedi Osman 17, Sertac Sanli 13
Slovenia: Goran Dragic 22, Klemen Prepelic 19



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  SOUTH KOREA  


South Korean University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

South Korean University National Team 2017
#s#
Woojung Lee
Lee
Nakhyeon Kim
Kim
Park Jihoon
Jihoon
Byeon Junhyeong
Junhyeong
Hyunwoo Jeon
Jeon
#e#5
1Lee Woojung 185-F-95
3Kim Nakhyeon 180-G-95
4Jihoon Park 184-PG-95
5Junhyeong Byeon 186-G-96
9Jeon Hyunwoo 191-SF-96
10Moon Seong-Gon 193-F-93 Anyang KGC South Korea
11Chanho Park 201-F-96
13Kang Sang-Jae 202-F-94 ET Land South Korea
14Park Jincheol 200-C-97
15Su Lee Youn 205-C-96
20Han Hui-Won 195-F-93 Anyang KGC South Korea
31Junghyeon Park 202-C-96




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  SPAIN  


Manresa inks Alejandro Mazaira - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 20-year old power forward Alejandro Mazaira (202-97) from FC Barcelona Lassa II. Mazaira has played there for the last three years. In 17 LEB Gold games he had 3.1ppg and 1.4rpg last season. He also spent pre-season at FC Barcelona Lassa that year.
Mazaira represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 3 games: 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.0spg.

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriel Lundberg
Noah Allen
Daniel Garcia

Forwards:
Jordi Trias
Javier Mugica
Alvaro Munoz
Jokubas Gintvainis
Nil Bria

Center:
Alejandro Mazaira

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 28-year old swingman Ander Garcia (194-89). He played there last season. In 28 LEB Silver games he had 9.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.5apg. Garcia helped them to win the LEB Silver title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Zornotza (also in LEB Silver) where in 26 games he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Garcia was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Guard of the Year back in 2013.
He has played previously for six other teams: Baskonia, Meridiano Baza, Archena, Cambados, Araberri and Alona Mendi.

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ander Garcia
Joe De_Ciman
Gaizka Maiza

Forwards:
Ibon Guridi
Andrija Simovic
Kenny Kaminski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Duane James (ex Isidro Metapan) agreed terms with Bufalos - by Eurobasket News

LNB newcomer Bufalos de Managua inked experienced 34-year old American (has also Spaniard passport) forward Duane James (196-100kg-83, college: Binghamton). He played in the summer at Isidro Metapan in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.9spg. James helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Apertura 2nd Team. He also played that season for Caballos in Panamanian league. But in three Liga Americas games he did not score anything.
James' team won Spanish EBA Group B Regular Season in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. James has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). James has played previously professionally in Denmark (Horsholm), United Kingdom (London Lions, Leicester Riders and Paws London Capitals), Spain (Caceres_Basket, CB Granada and CB Guadalajara), Nicaragua (Los Trinis) and Panama (Panteras).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended Binghamton University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
James' game is described as: He is an Intelligent and skilled hard nosed player who can do everything a for a team. Duane Has terrific scoring abilities a great rebounder and a tough defender, Gifted with athleticism and understands the game at a very high level. Very Coach-able.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marbella inks Juan Pedro Jimenez - by Eurobasket News

Club Sanduba Marbella signed 20-year old forward Juan Pedro Jimenez (199-97). He played last season at UCAM Murcia II in the EBA. In 22 games he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.4apg. Jimenez helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He has played previously for two other teams: Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Medina re-signs at Agustinos-Leclerc - by Eurobasket News

CB Agustinos-Eras E. Leclerc Leon (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Jose Medina (185-93). He played there last season. In 30 LEB Silver games he had 13.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Medina played at Smurfit Kappa BBall Cordoba (EBA) where in 21 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.6apg (leader !!!) and 2.7spg (in top 4). Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team.
He represented Spain at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Italy six years ago.
Medina has played previously for four other teams: Caceres_Basket, Jerez, Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team and Moron.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spain prevailed over Venezuela in Malaga - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Venezuela 90-62

Spain prevailed 90-62 over Venezuela in Malaga on Sunday night. They took a 28-19 lead with 10 minutes to go and led 6 points at the halftime. Moreover Spain notched 24 points in the third and then the last stanzas for the final 28-point win.
Gasol brothers put on a show for the winners as Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) led the team with 21 points, while Marc Gasol (216-C-85) had 16. Guillem Vives (192-PG-93, agency: Interperformances) followed them with 9 points, while three players scored 8 each. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 18 points for Venezuela and Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86, agency: Pro Sports) delivered 10.



Gomez re-signs at Pielagos - by Eurobasket News

Pas Pielagos (EBA) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old forward David Gomez (193-80). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 19 EBA games he had 5.1ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
Gomez is a very experienced player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Pielagos.

Pas Pielagos roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alvaro Palazuelos

Forwards:
Pape Seck
David Gomez

Center:
Sergio Iglesias

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWEDEN  


Nassjo tabs rookie Isaiah Johnson in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) inked 23-year old American center Isaiah Johnson (208-134kg-94). Johnson just graduated from Akron (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.9apg last season. Johnson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the MAC Tournament final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded All-MAC Player of the Year, selected to All-MAC 1st Team and selected to MAC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Johnson's game is described as: Is a big, strong, athletic post player ... is a strong low-block presence and a very good rebounder ... good basketball IQ and possesses the passing ability to get others involved ... has a 7-2 wingspan.

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Eliasson
Angelo Griffis
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Demarcus Daniels
Edin Hanusa

Center:
Isaiah Johnson

Coach: Felix Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sweden lock up FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers berth - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Slovakia 86-82

Sweden locked up FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers berth as they held off Slovakia 86-82 to claim the top position in Group A.
Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) posted 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Sweden sank 27 points in the second quarter to take a 44:39 halftime lead. The home side went on a 23:17 run to pile up an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Slovakia narrowed the gap in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) had 16 points and 8 boards in the victory. Mario Ihring (192-G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 20 points for Slovakia as his team finished with a 1-5 record.



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  TAIWAN  


Taiwanese University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Taiwanese University National Team 2017
#s#
Yu-Jheng Sie
Sie
Kai-Yan Lee
Lee
Yi-Ching Su
Su
Ying-Chun Chen
Chen
You-Che Chien
Chien
#e#5
2Lin Ming-Yi 175-PG-96
3Sie Yu-Jheng 195-C-94
6Lee Kai-Yan 182-G-93 Hsing Wu Coll. Taiwan
7Su Yi-Ching 182-F-96 Mindao Univ. Taiwan
9Chen Ying-Chun 183-PG-93
10Chien You-Che 180-SG-95
11Wen Li-Huang 200-F-93
12Huang Tsung-Han 193-F-94 Taiwan Beer Taiwan
14Fan Shih-En 198-C-94 Bank of Taiwan Taiwan
15Chen Kuan-Chuan 197-C/F-93 KKL Taiwan
22Huang Hung-Han 189-F-94
23Liu Jen-Hao 175-PG-95




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  TURKEY  


Vladimir Stimac signs at Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) landed 30-year old Serbian international center Vladimir Stimac (210-118kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Besiktas (BSL). In 40 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Stimac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Stimac also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 13.3ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stimac played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 KLS games he recorded 5.9ppg and 4.7rpg. Stimac contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Stimac also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 6.9ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Stimac also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. The other team Stimac played shortly was Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he got 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
Stimac has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
Stimac represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 4.2rpg.
Stimac is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen), Latvia (Valmiera and Ventspils), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Turkey (Banvit and Eskisehir Basket).
Let's have closer look into Stimac's outlook: Stimac is another very rich skilled Serbian center with many prospects in the European (and not only) courts. Vladimir is the total definition of a newly "born" center. Has very good skills in the paint, Can defense much taller opponents, can dash down any rebound in both edges and can do all the dirty job that a coach might ask him.
Has many weaknesses in the fouling as he can easily fouled out as his opponent can easily predict his passion and obsession in the game so they can simply take him out in no time. In the last European championship he only played for 18 minutes per game and had 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4bpg. He needs to work hard in order to add some fantasy in his game, plus a lot of workout in his shots from the charity line, as his percentages are really poor, around 40% !!
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dogus Balbay
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams
Onuralp Bitim

Forwards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Berk Demir
Ricky Ledo
Yigitcan Saybir

Centers:
Vladimir Stimac
Bryant Dunston

Coach: Velimir Perasovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turkey nip Israel in test game - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Turkey 83:84

Turkey narrowly defeated Israel in the friendly game. Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) scored 19 points to lead the winners.
Turkey jumped to a 25:24 lead after ten minutes. But Israel bounced back with a 26:17 run in the second frame to take an 8-point halftime lead. However Turkey erased the deficit with a 22:14 rally in the third term to even thing up at 64. The teams went neck and neck throughout the final quarter but Turkey snatched the victory. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) had 15 points, while Cedi Osman (204-F-95) added 13 points in the win. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) notched 18 points and 10 boards for Israel. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) had 16 points in the defeat.

Israel: Omri Casspi 18+10 boards, Richard Howell 16
Turkey: Furkan Korkmaz 19, Bobby Dixon 15, Cedi Osman 13



Turkey edge Slovenia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Slovenia 86:84

Turkey nipped Slovenia at the international friendly tournament in Tel Aviv. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) scored 20 points to lead the winners.
Turkey sank 24 points in the first period to take a 4-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Turkey established a 44:38 halftime lead. Slovenia erased the deficit in the third term. The teams went neck and neck before Turkey eked out a 62:60 lead heading into the fourth period. They extended the margin to double digits midway through the final stanza but Slovenia did not surrender. They pulled within striking distance late in the clash before Turkey managed to pull away with a narrow win. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) had 17 points, while Sertac Sanli (211-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points for the winners. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) answered with 22 points for Slovenia. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) tossed in 19 points in the loss.

Turkey: Melih Mahmutoglu 20, Cedi Osman 17, Sertac Sanli 13
Slovenia: Goran Dragic 22, Klemen Prepelic 19



Darussafaka to keep Wanamaker for another season - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) have reportedly re-signed 28-year old American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-95kg-89, college: Pittsburgh). He played there last season. In 31 BSL games he recorded 14.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.5apg. Wanamaker helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Wanamaker also played 34 games in Euroleague where he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and had 3.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Wanamaker played at Brose Baskets in German BBL. In 39 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Indeed an impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Wanamaker also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 12.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. Indeed an impressive season as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Wanamaker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Wanamaker has played also professionally in France (Limoges CSP Elite), Italy (Openjobmetis VA, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli and BancaTercas), NBA (Atlanta Hawks) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Wanamaker's game is described as: A solid SG who has enough court vision and passing to serve at the point. Uses well his strong body at the defensive end, should improve outside shooting.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Wanamaker
Muhammed Baygul
Scottie Wilbekin
Kartal Ozmizrak
Will Cummings
Dogus Ozdemiroglu

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Stanton Kidd
Okben Ulubay

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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S.U.N. Project to Host Verne Lynch Hospital Ground Inter-Neighborhood Basketball Tournament - by David Edole

The Verne Lynch Hospital Ground Inter-Neighborhood Basketball Tournament is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 19, 20, 25 and 26, at the Winston Raymo Community Center Basketball Court on St. Thomas. The opening ceremony will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

This tournament is a Hospital Ground Community activity of the Stimulating and Uplifting Neighborhoods Project (S.U.N. Project), an initiative of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. The SUN Project is a community engagement partnership with faith-based organizations and community leaders to uplift neighborhoods in the territory.

The basketball tournament is organized by the Hospital Ground Community Group, the Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church, Impacting Your World Ministries, Global Life Church and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

At the tournament's conclusion, there will be a Hospital Ground Family Fun & Appreciation Day from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Winston Raymo Community Center Basketball Court. While supplies last, free items will be distributed to students, which will include school bags, school supplies, school uniforms and New Balance sneakers for selected underserved community members.

This collaborative event is being sponsored by the executive staff of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Nigel O. Hodge Foundation; Molina Medicaid Solutions; Hot on the Spot; the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation; We From Upstreet Inc.; Laquinna Hennis Foundation; School Busing Inc.; and Parents Matter.

'I am excited that we are able to collaborate with community partners to host this tournament, which also serves as a mentorship program to help keep our youth engaged during the summer. I am especially grateful to the community organizations and sponsors who worked with my office team to make this event a reality. With the S.U.N Project, we can bring restore peace and a sense of pride in our communities, one neighborhood at a time,' said Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter.

For more information, contact Shaniece Charlemagne, chief policy advisor, at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor at 774-2991, ext. 4117.



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NBL Round 21: Pemba Warriors defeat Power in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of second-best Power (8-3) to first ranked Pemba Warriors (10-1) 65-64 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Power. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) stepped up and scored 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners and guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) chipped in 14 points. The best for the losing side was Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Power at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with KIU Titans.
An interesting game took place in Kampala where 8th ranked Sharing Youth (3-8) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Falcons (3-6) 67-60. Center Francis Karoro (-89) nailed 22 points for the winning side and Jacob Marenga accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Tong Gatwech (-92) came up with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for Sharing Youth in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Falcons moved-up to eighth place. Sharing Youth at the other side dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Our Saviour.
10th ranked UPDF (3-9) was outscored at home by fourth ranked UCU Canons (9-3) with the biggest margin this round 59-40 on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Jonathan Egau who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Henry Okoth who recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. UCU Canons have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser UPDF dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost.

In the last two games of round 21 Our Saviour lost to JKL Dolphins on the opponent's court 60-69. Bottom-ranked Nkumba M. unfortunately lost to Ndejje in a home game 59-74.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 19 points and 13 rebounds by Ferdinand Odama of JKL Dolphins.

UPDF - UCU Canons 40-59

10th ranked UPDF (3-9) was outscored at home by fourth ranked UCU Canons (9-3) with the biggest margin this round 59-40 on Sunday night. UCU Canons outrebounded UPDF 46-26 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international forward Jonathan Egau (190-93) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Steven Wundi (-93) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four UCU Canons players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Henry Okoth (-99) who recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Stephen Ajo added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. UCU Canons have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser UPDF dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
UPDF: H.Okoth 10+5reb+4ast, S.Ajo 9+8reb, M.Muhumuza 6+2reb, A.Okot 4+1reb+1ast, A.Mityero 4+2reb+1ast, S.Wokorach 2+5reb
UCU Canons: S.Wundi 13+8reb+4ast, W.Ater 11+1reb+1ast, J.Egau 11+12reb+5ast, F.Chuma 10+6reb, A.Gang 6+6reb+1ast, B.Kasumba 3+2reb
gschID: 561296


Falcons - Sharing Youth 67-60

An interesting game took place in Kampala where 8th ranked Sharing Youth (3-8) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Falcons (3-6) 67-60. Sharing Youth was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 29-11 charge of Falcons, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 24 Sharing Youth turnovers. Center Francis Karoro (-89) nailed 22 points for the winning side and Jacob Marenga accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Falcons players scored in double figures. Forward Tong Gatwech (-92) came up with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and forward Emmanuel Okumu (-97) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Sharing Youth in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Falcons moved-up to eighth place. Sharing Youth at the other side dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Our Saviour.
Top scorers:
Sharing Youth: T.Gatwech 20+8reb+2ast, B.Mopele 14+2reb, E.Okumu 11+8reb+1ast, T.Okello 7+2reb+4ast, S.Otoa 4+5reb+1ast, I.Balita 2+1reb
Falcons: F.Karoro 22+2reb+2ast, J.Marenga 15+5reb+3ast, A.Dickson 10+2reb, V.Jurua 10+3reb+4ast, B.Okumu 5+5reb+1ast, O.Moses 3+9reb+3ast
gschID: 561295


JKL Dolphins - Our Saviour 69-60

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Our Saviour (3-8) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked JKL Dolphins (4-8) 69-60 on Sunday. JKL Dolphins dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Our Saviour's 38. JKL Dolphins forced 20 Our Saviour turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Ferdinand Odama (158-95) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Daniel Orenga (186-96) chipped in 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Steven Mwesigye who recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds and forward Wilberforce Pirwoth (-95) added 16 points respectively. JKL Dolphins moved-up to seventh place. Loser Our Saviour dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Sharing Youth.
Top scorers:
Our Saviour: W.Pirwoth 16+3reb, S.Mwesigye 15+8reb+2ast, P.Elungat 12+5reb+1ast, D.Monoja 6+6reb+2ast, M.Nkumbi 6+5reb+1ast, J.Wacha 3+2reb+1ast
JKL Dolphins: D.Orenga 23+3reb, F.Odama 19+13reb+1ast, D.Ogara 10+6reb+1ast, I.Enabu 6+3reb+3ast, M.Libe 6+6reb+3ast, I.Ocakacon 5+3reb
gschID: 561298


Nkumba M. - Ndejje 59-74

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Ndejje (6-4) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Nkumba M. (2-9) 74-59 on Sunday. Ndejje forced 30 Nkumba M. turnovers. The best player for the winners was Kiryowe Nunda (-90) who scored 15 points. Guard Innocent Ochera (-97) chipped in 11 points and 4 steals. Four Ndejje players scored in double figures. Ndejje's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Wilson Otweyo (-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Malvin Midaki (-90) added 16 points respectively. Ndejje maintains sixth place with 6-4 record. Newly promoted Nkumba M. stay at the bottom position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Nkumba M.: M.Midaki 16+3reb+3ast, W.Otweyo 15+12reb+4ast, S.Chasimba 11+8reb+1ast, S.Makutwa 9+6reb+1ast, M.Kayihura 6+1reb+2ast, A.Juma 2+1reb+1ast
Ndejje: K.Nunda 15+3ast, M.Otieno 13+2reb, I.Ochera 11+4reb+3ast, G.Baderha 11+2reb+1ast, D.Okello 8+4reb+2ast, S. Kisily 6+6reb
gschID: 561297


Power - Pemba Warriors 64-65

This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of second-best Power (8-3) to first ranked Pemba Warriors (10-1) 65-64 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Power. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) stepped up and scored 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners and guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) chipped in 14 points. The best for the losing side was Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds and the former international forward Joseph Ikong (193-85) scored 13 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Power at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with KIU Titans.
Top scorers:
Power: M.Makiadi 22+17reb+1ast, J.Ikong 13+7reb+6ast, P.Mwaka 9+6reb+3ast, F. Sebatindira 5+3reb+1ast, W.Nijimbere 4+1reb+1ast, K.Micheal 4+5reb
Pemba Warriors: M.Buzangu 23+7reb+4ast, S.Kiviiri 14+4reb+3ast, M.Opiyo 8+4reb+3ast, D.Gaaki 5+1reb, S.Mugerwa 5+7reb, P.Amenyi 5+11reb+2ast
gschID: 561294





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Almir Hadzisehovic agreed terms with Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov - by Greg

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Serbian center Almir Hadzisehovic (203-109kg-92, college: Alaska-Fairbanks). He played most recently at Torrelodones in Spanish EBA league. In 25 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Hadzisehovic graduated from Alaska-Fairbanks in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bo Barnes
Brandon Peters
Shai Fields

Center:
Almir Hadzisehovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ukrainian University National Team -17 - by Igor Obradovic

Ukrainian University National Team 2017
#s#
Igor Boyarkin
Boyarkin
Klym Artamonov
Artamonov
Yuriy Kondrakov
Kondrakov
Sergii Pryimak
Pryimak
Maksym Lutsenko
Lutsenko
#e#5
3Igor Boyarkin 182-PG-95 Cherkasy Ukraine
4Klym Artamonov 185-PG-93 Bipa Basket Ukraine
5Yuriy Kondrakov 190-G-96 Zaporizhya Ukraine
7Sergii Pryimak 204-G/F-96 Sokhumi Georgia
8Maksym Lutsenko 190-SF-93 Sokhumi Georgia
9Volodymyr Shevchenko 196-SF-94 Dnipro Ukraine
12Bogdan Yasinenko 203-PF-95 Zaporizhya Ukraine
15Sergiy Zagreba 214-C-94 Dnipro Ukraine
21Oleksandr Kobets 197-SF-96 Cherkasy Ukraine
22Viacheslav Petrov 204-F/C-94 Khimik Ukraine
33Maksym Zakurdaev 197-PG-93 Dnipro Ukraine
35Vitaly Vintoniak 202-F/C-93 Budivelnyk Ukraine




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UAE University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

UAE University National Team 2017
#s#
Ahmad Alfarsi
Alfarsi
Mohammed Khamis
Khamis
Afghani Ibrahim
Ibrahim
Alkharoossi Humaid
Humaid
Rashed Mohammad
Mohammad
#e#5
4Ahmad Alfarsi 170-PG-97 Al Shabab United Arab Emirates
5Mohammed Khamis 183-PG-98 Al Gharafa Qatar
6Afghani Ibrahim 190-G-97 UAE U22 NT United Arab Emirates
7Alkharoossi Humaid 185-G-94 UAE U22 NT United Arab Emirates
8Rashed Mohammad 185-G-98 Al Wasl United Arab Emirates
9Khalfan Mubarak 190-G-94 UAE U22 NT United Arab Emirates
10Balabed Hamad 182-PG-94 UAE U22 NT United Arab Emirates
12Albreiki Ahmed 175-PG-94 UAE U22 NT United Arab Emirates
13Abdulla Alabdulla 180-F-97 Al Shabab United Arab Emirates
15Mubarak Murad 188-G-94 UAE U22 NT United Arab Emirates




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Regatas sign Lyonell Gaines, ex Worthing T. - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Lima (LBL) signed 24-year old American forward Lyonell Gaines (198-100kg-93, college: Morehead State). He played last season at Worthing Thunder in British NBL D1. In 22 games he was the best scorer with impressive 31.9ppg and averaged 11.0rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg and 2.3spg (in top 4). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-British NBL Division One Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Gaines played in the final of CBI Championship in 2016.
He graduated from Morehead State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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Greece outlast Great Britain in London - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain - Greece 84:88

Greece celebrated a narrow win over Great Britain in the exhibition clash at the Copper Box Arena in London. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) scored 22 points to lead the Hellenes.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 22:22 after ten minutes. Great Britain sank 24 points in the second period to eke out a 2-point halftime lead. Great Britain surged ahead in the third term. The hosts enjoyed a 65:59 lead heading into the fourth frame. But Greece unloaded 29 points in the final term to snatch a tough win. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) and Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) netted 11 points each for the visitors. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Great Britain. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) topscored with 23 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts.

Great Britain: Daniel Clark 23+11 boards, Gabriel Olaseni 20
Greece: Nikos Pappas 22, Konstantinos Sloukas 11, Georgios Papagiannis 11



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Atenas lead the Metro League - by Hector Lopez

Atenas defeated Marne 107-85 and they now need one more win, with four games to play, to clinch the Metro League tournament to be promoted to the Uruguayan League 2018. For the winner Nicolas Catala (195-F-91) scored 29 points added 10 rebounds, while Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) added 21 points and 8 assists. For Marne, Andres Pineiro (187-F-89) scored 24 points.
Other results:
Sayago 80 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 20 points 12 rebounds
Cordon 71 - Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 18 points 7 rebounds and Facundo Medina (190-G-94) 24 points.
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Verdirrojo 100 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 36 points 4 rebounds
Miramar 91 - Nicholas Waddell (200-C-89, college: Grand Valley St.) 23 points 10 rebounds
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Tabare 77 - Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) 18 points 7 rebounds
Stockolmo 70 - Trevante Drye (199-F-93, college: Tulane) 22 points 17 rebounds
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25 de Agosto 90 - Terrel Thomas Glen (201-F-79, college: Georgia St.) 20 points 7 rebounds
Auriblanco 82 - Rodrigo Goncalves (203-F-87) 22 points 13 rebounds
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Colon 85 - Scott Cutley (196-F-85, college: CS Fullerton) 17 points 11 rebounds
Union Atletica 71 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 17 points 15 rebounds.



Uruguay beat Brazil at the start of Super 4 tournament - by Eurobasket News

Brazil - Uruguay 63:69

Uruguay clinched the opening win at the Super 4 tournament in Salta. They upset Brazil behind 17 points and 9 boards from Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International).
Uruguay snatched a 17:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Uruguay maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They established a 37:33 halftime lead. Uruguay did not loosen the grip in the third quarter. They arrived at the final intermission up by 6 points 56:50. The teams traded baskets throughout the final period as Uruguay marched to the win. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) had 16 points, while Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) had 12 points in the victory. Lucas Mariano (208-C/F-93) answered with 23 points for Brazil. Joao Batista netted 10 points in the loss.

Brazil: Lucas Mariano 23, Joao Batista 10
Uruguay: Esteban Batista 17, Jayson Granger 16, Bruno Fitipaldo 12



Gerel Simmons gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan Metro - by Eurobasket News

American Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Verdirrojo and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Metro Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 36 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Verdirrojo in his team's victory, helping them to beat Miramar (#7, 10-10) 100-91. Verdirrojo maintains the 4th position in Uruguayan Ascenso. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Verdirrojo will need more victories to improve their 12-8 record. In the team's last game Simmons had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Verdirrojo's top player in his first season with the team. Lincoln Memorial University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Simmons is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.5ppg. Simmons is in league's top in and averages solid 52.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Trevante Drye (199-F-93) of Stockolmo. Drye impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Stockolmo lost that game 70-77 to the higher-ranked Tabare (#8, 10-10). This loss caused Stockolmo to drop to 12th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-13 record. Drye is a newcomer at Stockolmo 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 American Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of second-ranked Sayago. Harrison scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Sayago, leading his team to a 80-71 win against #3 ranked Cordon in a game of the week. Sayago needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 14 victories and 4 lost games. Harrison has a great season in Uruguay. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.0ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 12.5rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nicolas Catala (195-F-91) of Atenas - 29 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Nicholas Waddell (200-C-89) of Miramar - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) of Stockolmo - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Javier Alvarez (193-G-83) of 25 de Agosto - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) of Atenas - 21 points and 8 assists
9. Martin Lopez Garula (195-F) of Miramar - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Argentina cruise past Uruguay in Salta - by Eurobasket News

Argentina - Uruguay 92:74

Argentina celebrated the second straight win at Super 4 tournament. They prevailed against Uruguay for 2-0 record. Nicolas Laprovittola (193-PG-90) scored 20 points to pace the hosts.
Uruguay enjoyed a 23:18 lead at the first intermission. But Argentina stepped on the gas in the second frame. They sank 25 points to pull within 4 points at halftime 43:47. The hosts ignited a 28:12 run in the third term to spur ahead. They held Uruguay to just 15 points in the fourth stanza to secure the winning outcome. Nicolas Brussino (202-G/F-93) had 15 points, while Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) netted 13 points for Argentina. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) responded with 30 points for Uruguay. Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85, agency: Pro Sports) tossed in 11 points in the loss.

Argentina: Nicolas Laprovittola 20, Nicolas Brussino 15, Lucio Redivo 13
Uruguay: Jayson Granger 30, Sebastian Vazquez 11



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  USA  


USA University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

USA University National Team 2017
#s#
Aaron Wheeler
Wheeler
Carsen Edwards
Edwards
P.J. Thompson
Thompson
Vincent Edwards
Edwards
Ryan Cline
Cline
#e#5
1Aaron Wheeler 6'8''-SF-98 Purdue USA
3Carsen Edwards 6'0''-PG-98 Purdue USA
5Eden Ewing 6'9''-F-97 Purdue USA
11P.J. Thompson 5'10''-PG-96 Purdue USA
12Vincent Edwards 6'8''-F-96 Purdue USA
14Ryan Cline 6'5''-G-97 Purdue USA
20Nojel Eastern 6'7''-SG-99 Purdue USA
23Jacquil Taylor 6'10''-F-95 Purdue USA
24Grady Eifert 6'6''-F-96 Purdue USA
31Dakota Mathias 6'4''-G-95 Purdue USA
44Isaac Haas 7'2''-C-95 Purdue USA
55Sasha Stefanovic 6'6''-SG-98 Purdue USA




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Jesus Centeno selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Venezuelans who are currently playing abroad.

Jesus Centeno
Jesus Centeno
   #1. This week's number one is former U21 international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85, currently plays in Ecuador). He led Iccan to a victory over the sixth-ranked Portviejo (4-4) crushing them 86-66 in the Ecuadorian National League in Friday night's game. Centeno was MVP of the game. He scored 29 points (!!!) in 40 minutes on the court. Club Iccan de Macas (6-3) is placed first in the National League. Centeno has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 68.6%(48-70), 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 91.7%(22-24) in nine games he played so far. Centeno played for the Venezuelan U21 national team thirteen years ago.

Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, currently plays in Ecuador). He was the main contributor in Piratas' victory against one of league's weakest teams Barcelona (4-4) 91-73 in the Ecuadorian National League last Friday. Perez was the best player in that game. He scored 28 points (!!!), had 8 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Piratas de Los Lagos (5-4) is placed fourth in the National League. This season Perez has very high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.0apg, 2FGP: 73.3%, 3FGP: 36.4%. Perez has a dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and Venezuelan. Former Trotamundos de Carabobo starter played for the Venezuelan national team in 2014.

Cesar Silva
Cesar Silva
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international swingman Cesar Silva (190-81, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jesus Centeno. But that was another game of his team in Ecuadorian National League which we would like to mention. Silva. He could not help Iccan (6-3) in their last game. Despite Silva's very good performance the league leader Iccan lost 74-81 at home to the second-ranked Leones. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Silva also added 5 rebounds in 35 minutes. It's Silva's first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.6apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 69.6% in eight games. Silva is another player who holds two passports: Colombian and Venezuelan. Former Guaiqueries de Margarita starter played for the Venezuelan national team four years ago.

Juan Herrera
Juan Herrera
   #4. Forward Juan Herrera (197-81, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jesus Centeno. He played also in the last Ecuadorian National League game facing Cesar Silva (above) in the other team. Herrera was not able to help Iccan (6-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance the league leader Iccan was defeated 81-74 on their home court in Guayaquil by the second-ranked Leones. Herrera scored 17 points. Herrera has relatively good stats this season: 13.0ppg and 1.5rpg. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2010.

Jhon Romero
Jhon Romero
   #5. Former international forward Jhon Romero (199-85, currently plays in Ecuador) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Portviejo (4-4) crushing them 97-64 in the Ecuadorian National League last Tuesday. Romero had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 34 minutes. Importadora Alvarado Ambato (5-3) is placed third in the National League. This year Romero has relatively solid stats: 13.8ppg, 5.4rpg and 3.3apg in eight games. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team six years ago.

Lenin Lopez
Lenin Lopez
   #6. Forward Lenin Lopez (198-91, currently plays in Ecuador) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Leones (6-3) 86-70 in the Ecuadorian National League last Friday. He was the top player that evening. Lopez scored 24 points and added 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Juvenil de Vinces (4-5) is placed fourth in the National League. Lopez has reliable stats this season: 15.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 5.0apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Venezuelan senior team three years ago.

The list of other players, who all have Venezuelan passport but never been selected to any of Venezuelan national teams:

   #1. Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92, currently plays in Ecuador) was the major contributor in Juvenil's victory against the closely-ranked Leones (6-3) 86-70 in the Ecuadorian National League on Friday night. Palacios recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Juvenil de Vinces (4-5) is placed fourth in the National League. Palacios has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 20.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.1apg.

   #2. Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nelson Palacios and both played together in the last Ecuadorian National League game. Diaz led Juvenil to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Leones (6-3) 86-70. He scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. Diaz has very impressive stats this year: 15.6ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg in seven games he played so far.

   #3. Jhoyfer Diaz (200-C/F-87, currently plays in El Salvador) led Halcones to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked El Rapido (4-6) 100-85 in the Salvadorean Liga MB (second division) on Saturday night. Diaz scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 30 minutes. Halcones de Zonzacate (8-2) is placed second in the Liga MB. Diaz has very impressive stats this year: 20.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.4apg and 2.6spg in 10 games. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and Venezuelan.



Spain prevailed over Venezuela in Malaga - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Venezuela 90-62

Spain prevailed 90-62 over Venezuela in Malaga on Sunday night. They took a 28-19 lead with 10 minutes to go and led 6 points at the halftime. Moreover Spain notched 24 points in the third and then the last stanzas for the final 28-point win.
Gasol brothers put on a show for the winners as Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) led the team with 21 points, while Marc Gasol (216-C-85) had 16. Guillem Vives (192-PG-93, agency: Interperformances) followed them with 9 points, while three players scored 8 each. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 18 points for Venezuela and Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86, agency: Pro Sports) delivered 10.



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Jaywuan Hill (ex ExSAL ST) joins Thang Long Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Thang Long Warriors (VBA) added to their roster 28-year old American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-102kg-89, college: SW Baptist). He played this summer at ExSAL Santa Tecla in Salvadorean Liga Superior. In 5 games he had very impressive stats: 32.0ppg, 15.4rpg, 2.8apg, 2.8spg and 3.4bpg. Hill also played that season for Cojute (Liga MB) in Salvadorean league where in only one game he recorded 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. His team made it to the El Salvador Liga Superior Apertura Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hill was voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor 1st Team in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in United Kingdom (Leeds Force and Dagenham Dragons) and Vietnam (Hochiminh City Wings).
Hill attended Southwest Baptist University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Hill: Skilled four, with a very good turn around jump shot. Able to play outside too. His assets are effort, running the floor, aggressiveness & knowing how to score. Has a variety of moves in the post, can go up & under, drop step, sweep-n-go, face up or go hard to the middle. Has a tendency to finish with a hook shot, or shot-fake & drive. Really long & athletic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Astana keeps Kaselakis for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) re-signed 27-year old Greek small forward Leonidas Kaselakis (202-108kg-90). He was a team leader there last season. In 6 National League games he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Kaselakis helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kaselakis played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1. In 28 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2009.
Kaselakis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 8.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Kaselakis has played previously for three other Greek teams: PAOK Thessaloniki, AEK Athens and Ilysiakos.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Leonidas Kaselakis
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Boatright, ARM24.2 
 2. Musa, BIH22.8 
 3. Poeltl, AUT20.0 
 4. Theodore, MKD19.5 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD18.8 
 6. Berisha, KOS18.8 
 7. Liutych, BLR17.8 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT17.0 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL16.8 
 10. Veideman, EST15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vezenkov, BUL10.8 
 2. Parakhouski, BLR8.8 
 3. Rancik, SVK8.2 
 4. Fischer, ARM7.8 
 5. Spires, SWE6.8 
 6. Ihring, SVK6.7 
 7. Paliashchuk, BLR6.5 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT6.5 
 9. Kangur, EST6.5 
 10. Norel, NED6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boatright, ARM5.8 
 2. Berisha, KOS5.3 
 3. Kloof, NED5.0 
 4. Marinov, BUL5.0 
 5. Massamba, SWE4.8 
 6. Bost, BUL4.8 
 7. Theodore, MKD4.8 
 8. Lanegger, AUT4.5 
 9. Williams, NED4.5 
 10. Klepeisz, AUT4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. de-Jong, NED2.5 
 2. Hallman, POR2.3 
 3. Gaddefors, SWE2.3 
 4. Bost, BUL2.0 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD2.0 
 6. Voorn, NED1.8 
 7. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 8. Renfroe, BIH1.8 
 9. Boatright, ARM1.7 
 10. Musa, BIH1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Spires, SWE2.3 
 2. Fusek, SVK1.2 
 3. Talts, EST1.0 
 4. Parakhouski, BLR1.0 
 5. Guerreiro, POR1.0 
 6. Shima, ALB0.8 
 7. Poeltl, AUT0.8 
 8. Shoshi, KOS0.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, AUT0.8 
 10. Chrabascz, ARM0.8 


European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 6 - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Armenia - Bosnia 66-83
Bosnia and Herzegovina upset Armenia in Yerevan to advance into the World Cup European Qualifiers. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) produced 21 points to lead the visitors to the crucial win. Bosnia eked out a 44:41 halftime lead. They went on an 18:4 run in the fourth quarter to ice the vital win. Obrad Tomic (206-C-93, agency: PEPI SPORT) netted 16 points in the victory. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) notched 22 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds for Armenia.

Sweden - Slovakia 86-82
Sweden held off Slovakia to claim the top position in Group A. Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) posted 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Sweden sank 27 points in the second quarter to take a 44:39 halftime lead. The home side went on a 23:17 run to pile up an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Slovakia narrowed the gap in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) had 16 points and 8 boards in the victory. Mario Ihring (192-G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 20 points for Slovakia.

Group B
Albania - Holland 37-113
Netherlands crushed Albania to ensure the World Cup European Qualifiers birth. Yannick Franke (194-G-96, agency: Court Side) and Henk Norel (213-C-87) posted 16 points each to lead the Dutch team. Albania jumped to a 16:14 lead at the first break. But Netherlands unloaded 99 points in the next three quarters to seal a comfortable win at the end. Jito Kok (206-C-94, college: San Diego, agency: Court Side) had 14 points in the victory. Mike Moser (203-F-90, college: Oregon) had 8 points for Albania.

Group C
Kosovo - Estonia 75-69
Kosovo qualified into the next round of the World Cup qualifiers. They held off visiting Estonia to finish second in Group C. Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) stepped up with 28 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds to lead the hosts. Estonia enjoyed a 38:35 halftime lead. But Kosovo surged ahead to gain a 2-point lead at the final intermission. They went on a 21:17 run in the fourth frame to ice the crucial win. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) had 13 points in the victory. Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93, college: UTRGV, agency: 3Eye) replied with 13 points for Estonia.

Group D
Portugal - Belarus 79-78 OT
Portugal defeated Belarus in overtime but could not qualify into the next round. The visitors did so despite a narrow loss. Fabio Lima (198-F/G-88) recorded 16 points to lead the hosts. Portugal established a 42:37 halftime lead. But Belarus stiffened defensively in the second half and forced overtime. Portugal managed to eke out a narrow win at the end but the margin just just enough for Belarus to clinch the next round birth. Nuno Oliveira (186-PG-89) had 15 points for the hosts. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) replied with 18 points for Belarus. Artsiom Parakhouski (210-C-87, college: Radford) had 16 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.





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Review of Day 3 in Mali - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Cameroon - Central Africa 94-42
Cameroon recorded the first victory in Mali. They thumped Centra Africa to improve at 1-2 record in Group A. Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa (172-SG-89, college: Memphis) and Anne Assena (185-G-95) scored 15 points each for the winners. Cameroon recorded a 36:20 halftime lead. They went on a 58:22 run in the second half to ease to the victory. Tia Weledji (180-SG-96) had 13 points for the winners. Abety Kossi (180-PF-89) replied with 25 points and 12 rebounds for Central Africa.

Ivory Coast - Mali 39-61
Mali claimed the second victory at the tournament. The hosts cruised past Ivory Coast for 2-1 record in Group A. Naignouma Coulibaly (191-C-89) and Touty Gandega scored 12 points each for the winners. Mali accumulated a 33:19 halftime lead. The hosts went on a 19:8 run in the fourth term to secure the victory. Kankou Coulibaly (185-C-90) had 11 points for the home side. Kani Kouyate (177-F-90) and Kariata Diaby chipped in 10 points apiece in the loss.

Angola - Tunisia 62-55
Angola claimed the third straight win in Group A. They held off Tunisia to remain undefeated. Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) scored 15 points and pulled down 6 rebounds in the victory. Angola piled up a 33:25 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Rosa Gala (177-G-95) had 13 points for the winners. Houda Hamrouni (188-F-94) notched 14 points for Tunisia.

Group B
Nigeria - Egypt 106-72
Nigeria breezed past Egypt for the third consecutive win in Group B. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky) produced 24 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Nigeria piled up a 50:29 halftime advantage. They added 56 points after the long break and eased to the win. Ezinne Kalu (173-G-92, college: Savannah St., agency: GoaBasket) netted 18 points for Nigeria. Soraia Deghady (95) replied with 15 points for Egypt.

Mozambique - Guinea 88-47
Mozambique opened win count in Group B. They coasted past Guinea for 1-2 record. Leia Dongue (185-F/C-91) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Mozambique clinched a 39:8 halftime lead. They erupted for 49 points in the second half to march to the win. Odelia Mafanela (184-F-89) had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Aicha Mara (96) tossed in 18 points for Guinea.

DR Congo - Senegal 63-70
Senegal outscored DR Congo to claim the third straight victory in Mali. Astou Traore (182-F/C-81, agency: ProDep Management) had 19 points and 8 boards in the win. DR Congo accumulated a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. But Senegal went on a 38:26 run in the next two periods to surge ahead. They protected the lead throughout the fourth frame to race to the win. Ndeye Sene (167-G/F-88) had 10 points in the victory. Natacha Mambengya (170-G-92) had 12 points and 10 assists for DR Congo.




Review of Day 2 in Mali - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mali - Angola 59-68
Angola upset hosting Mali for the second win in a row in Group A. Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) tallied 21 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Mali led by 9 points at the first break 20:11. But Angola held the hosts to just 2 points in the second period to take a 2-point halftime lead. Angola fueled a 23:15 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Ana Goncalves delivered 19 points for the winners. Meiya Tirera (186-F/C-86, agency: ProDep Management) responded with 21 points for Mali.

Cameroon - Ivory Coast 54-57
Ivory Coast narrowly edged Cameroon to record the second straight win in Group A. Djefarina Diawara (179-F-94) posted 18 points to lead the charge. Cameroon accumulated a 27:23 halftime lead. But Ivory Coast went on a strong 21:9 run in the third term to spur ahead. They withheld the late rally from Cameroon to secure the winning outcome. Kariata Diaby (192-C-95) netted 15 points and grabbed 9 boards in the victory. Achiri Ade (185-F, college: Texas A&M) notched 15 points and 8 boards for Cameroon.

Central Africa - Tunisia 51-96
Tunisia fired past Central Africa to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Houda Hamrouni (188-F-94) scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Tunisia dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 43:19 halftime lead. Tunisia went on a 34:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Salma Mnasria (190-C-86) and Hela Msadak (175-G/F-89) delivered 12 points each in the win. Abety Kossi (180-PF-89) led all scorers with 30 points and 8 boards for Central Africa.

Group B
Senegal - Mozambique 76-67
Senegal improved at 2-0 record in Group B following a tough win over Mozambique. Astou Traore (182-F/C-81, agency: ProDep Management) had 29 points and 6 boards in the victory. Senegal dominated in the first half. They recorded a 48:25 halftime lead. Mozambique went on a determined comeback rally in the second half but came up short of win at the end. Aya Traore (186-F-83, college: Purdue, agency: Gamble Sports Management) had 15 points for the winners. Anabela Cossa (172-G-86) replied with 16 points for Mozambique.

Nigeria - DR Congo 84-47
Nigeria knocked down DR Congo for the second win in a row in Mali. Atonye Nyingifa (180-PF-90, college: UCLA) scored 13 points to lead the charge. Nigeria accumulated a 23:8 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 32:9 rally in the fourth term to seal the victory. Upe Atosu (165-PG-93) had 12 points in the win. Chanel Mokango (196-F-88, college: Mississippi St., agency: ProDep Management) replied with 10 points for DR Congo.

Egypt - Guinea 109-78
Egypt posted the second straight win in Group B. They fired past Guinea to stay undefeated. Menatalla Awad (G-91) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Egypt registered a 52:34 halftime lead. They unloaded 57 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Meral Abdelgawad (181-F-98) had 15 points in the win. Nadia Peruch (184-C-78) poured in 20 points for Guinea.




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Tigers claim historic championship as North lose again - by Eurobasket News

The Southern Tigers have emphatically ended their 21-year title drought, riding on the back of a wild fan-base to defeat North Adelaide by four points at Titanium Security Arena. Mollie McKendrick (183-F-93, college: Boston U.) earned MVP honours for her efforts on the night, scoring 17 points and 10 boards, many of which coming in a decisive second half performance. The Rockets however will be left to rue missed opportunities, in what was their fourth grand final loss in the past six seasons. In their first grand final since 1996, the Tigers struggled to find their feet, as Norrisha Victrum (165-PG-93, college: Marshall) (13 points) had the favourites on the board early. North Adelaide were at their punishing best on transition, but a Tara Dodman triple calmed the nerves for Southern, as they limited the damage to enter quarter time down by four. In her 200 th match, Kirsty Williams (173-G-90) looked strong early but was left worse for wear after a sickening collision, with the veteran sadly taking no further part in the match. North consolidated despite the loss of their captain, as a tough second term saw the margin extend to six in favour of the Rockets. Jemma Thacker (12 points) cut the gap to a solitary point for Southern after two quick-fire baskets, before she rejected Victrum's weaving layup, as her side took the mantle in a frenetic championship term. As North Adelaide began to lose contact, Alexandra Green lost her contact, literally, as play temporarily halted to search for the Southern star's missing lens. Regardless, the Tigers continued to feed off of a maniacal crowd, entering three-quarter time ahead, 48-46. The Rockets seemed shell-shocked and continued to fall away in the last. Alexandra Green (16 points) hit two triples to extend the lead to nine points in a match that was fast becoming Southern's to lose. Jo Hill (182-F/G-73) (17 points, 14 rebounds) spent much of the second half being hounded by Southern fans, but - in what may be her final match - showed admirable fight and began to spark the Rockets. A crucial and-one from Tayla Corrigan brought the margin down to three, and as the tie entered its final two minutes, the opposing teams went basket-for- basket as the atmosphere continue to build. Corrigan was in the thick of the action, landing consecutive blocks before missing a routine basket to have the Rockets entering the final 45 seconds down, 61-62. In a crucial moment, Alexandra Green stood tall for the Tigers, hitting three from four from the line to extend the margin to an invaluable four points with just ten seconds remaining. Opal Mader (14 points) spurned the crucial three-point jumper that held North Adelaide's last title hopes, as the Southern Tigers saw out the clock to secure their awesome, drought-ending championship.
Courtesy of: Premier League



Markel Walker (ex Ipswich F.) agreed terms with Elitzur Ramla - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA). She playe this summer at Ipswich Force in Australian QBL. In 14 games she recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 14.1rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. The last season Walker played at Elitzur Holon where in 23 games she averaged remarkable 16.6ppg, 10.8rpg (#4 in the league), 3.4apg and 1.9spg. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements Walker received Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSNF All-Imports Team award in 2014 and 2015.
She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Walker has played previously professionally also in Poland (Rybnik) and Puerto Rico (Gigantes and Leonas).
She attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

Elitzur Ramla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noa Ganor
Naama Shafir
Daisy Feder

Forwards:
Jennie Simms



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Mexico capture the title in Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Mexico - Puerto Rico 83-77
Mexico held off Puerto Rico to capture the title in Aguada. Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) was unstoppable with 36 points for the champions. Puerto Rico grabbed a 21:15 lead ten minutes into the game. But Mexico used a 22:13 rally in the second period to ensure a 37:34 halftime lead. They went on a 21:12 run in the third term to boost the lead at 12-point mark. Puerto Rico erupted for 31 points in the fourth quarter but could not rescue the game. Angela Carrasco (178-C-01) notched 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Nadechka Reyes (162-G-00) and Sheslanie Laureano (175-G/F-01) netted 17 points apiece for Puerto Rico.
3-4 Place
Costa Rica - El Salvador 41-56
El Salvador stepped onto the pedestal in Arecibo. They edged Costa Rica to clinch the Bronze medals. Kimberly Villalobos (178-C-00) scored 26 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the winners. El Salvador recorded a 28:22 halftime lead. They held Costa Rica to just 19 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Lindsey Castillo (165-G-02) had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Valeria Gonzalez (162-SG-02) responded with 12 points for Costa Rica.

5-6 Place
Guatemala - Bahamas 75-50
Guatemala cruised past Bahamas to earn the fifth position at the championship. Luisa Enriquez (165-F-01) delivered 19 points in the win. Guatemala opened the game on a 14:2 run. They followed with a 25:11 run in the third term to clear for good. Salma Barrios (160-F-00) had 14 points in the victory. Valicia Demeritte (F-00) and Brionte Riley (C-00) had 9 points each for Bahamas.

7-8 Place
Surinam - British Virgin Islands 86-41
Surinam smashed British Virgin Islands to finish their Centrobasket campaign on a winning note. Stephanie Hubard (03) and Mirelva Marica (02) produced 21 points each for the winners. Surinam piled up a 40:28 halftime lead. They held British Virgin Islands to just 13 points in the second half and marched to a comfortable win. Cyaram Kensmil (01) had 17 points and 13 assists for the winners. Shauliqua Fahie (173-F-00) accounted for 19 points and 11 rebounds for British Virgin Islands.



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Marija Rezan (ex CCC Polkowice) signs at USK Praha - by Eurobasket News

ZVVZ USK Praha (ZBL) landed 28-year old Croatian international center Marija Rezan (198-89). She played most recently at CCC Polkowice in Polish BLK league. In 35 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Rezan helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she had 11.6ppg, 8.4rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.1bpg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Rezan's team won Spanish LFB Cup for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). She received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 1st Team award back in 2012.
Rezan has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
Rezan also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 11.8ppg, 8.0rpg, Blocks-5 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.8%, FT: 75.0%.
Rezan has played also professionally in Turkey (Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida) and Croatia (KK Zadar and Gospic).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marija Rezan (ex CCC Polkowice) signs at USK Praha - by Eurobasket News

ZVVZ USK Praha (ZBL) landed 28-year old Croatian international center Marija Rezan (198-89). She played most recently at CCC Polkowice in Polish BLK league. In 35 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Rezan helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she had 11.6ppg, 8.4rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.1bpg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Rezan's team won Spanish LFB Cup for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). She received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 1st Team award back in 2012.
Rezan has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
Rezan also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 11.8ppg, 8.0rpg, Blocks-5 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.8%, FT: 75.0%.
Rezan has played also professionally in Turkey (Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida) and Croatia (KK Zadar and Gospic).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guatemala celebrate Liga Mayor Apertura 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Guatemala celebrate Liga Mayor De Baloncesto Feminina Apertura 2017 title beating Santa Tecla BC in the Final series. Guatemala won the first game 76-64 and closed the series with a 60-56 victory. Alma Lopez (165-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Veronica Saucedo (169-C-99) added 14. Evelyn Pacay (174-F-86) collected 13 points and 15 rebounds, while Cynthia Rivera (177-F-82) poured in 11. Zuleira Aties (190-F/C-80) erupted with 34 points and 23 rebounds in a loss.


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Marija Rezan (ex CCC Polkowice) signs at USK Praha - by Eurobasket News

ZVVZ USK Praha (ZBL) landed 28-year old Croatian international center Marija Rezan (198-89). She played most recently at CCC Polkowice in Polish BLK league. In 35 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Rezan helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she had 11.6ppg, 8.4rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.1bpg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Rezan's team won Spanish LFB Cup for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). She received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 1st Team award back in 2012.
Rezan has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
Rezan also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 11.8ppg, 8.0rpg, Blocks-5 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.8%, FT: 75.0%.
Rezan has played also professionally in Turkey (Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida) and Croatia (KK Zadar and Gospic).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Andzelika Mitrasinovik (ex Badel) inks with Buducnost - by Natasha Kostovska

ZKK Buducnost Bemax inked 23-year old swingman Andzelika Mitrasinovik (178-PG-93) (178-PG-93).She has played for KK Badel 1862 Skopje from 2012-2015 where in 10 games she scored: 15.5ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 56.1%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 59.2%. ZKK Celik Zenica (Bosnia-Division I) , (2015-2016) where she played 13 games: 6.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.0%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 65.6%, then moved to KK Banovici (Bosnia-Division I) and came back in KK Badel 1862 Skopje for 2016-2017 season.

She has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years.FYR Macedonian Cup Winner -14, 15,
FYR Macedonian League Regular Season Champion -14, 15,FYR Macedonian League Champion -14, 15, All-Macedonian League Finals MVP -14, 15 and Qualifications to European Championships 2015 -14 where she played 5 games: 7.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 35.0%

ZKK Buducnost Bemax roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:

Andzelika Mitrasinovik
Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90)
Nikolina Babic (177-G-95, agency: BeoBasket)
Bozica Mujovic (178-G-96)
Tamara Kapor (184-G-91, agency: ProDep Management)

Forward:

Kristina Topuzovic (183-F/G-94, agency: BeoBasket)

Center:

Kristina Higgins (196-C-94, college: Baylor)

Coach:

Goran Boskovic



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  GREECE  


Aspis add Tsakiri to their roster - by Chris Mammides

APS Aspis Xanthis (A2) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Christina Tsakiri (172-96). The last time (11-17) she played at Komotini in Greek A2 league. Tsakiri is actually on a lending contract to Aspis Xanthis for one year, so only if the two parties wants to will become a permanent member of the team, otherwise at the end of the season she will be returning to her club...

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Van der Linden new headcoach for National Champion - by Bas Hendriks

Former Binnenlandcoach Gert-jan van der Linden was announced as the new headcoach for Dutch Champion Lekdetec.nl. Van der Linden currently serves as the national coach for the wheelchair selection. He previously made deep playoff runs with Binnenland and DAS.

Van der Linden has been away from regular basketball for some time but was rumoured to be amongst possible Remy de Wit succeedors as the national federation was looking for a new playcaller a little less then a year ago. Van der Linden takes over from interim headcoach Anouk Biesters who steps down after claiming the second title in club history. Van der Linden went deep in his latest playoff run with DAS way back in 2009 when he was the playcaller for a team featuring Theresa LeCuyer and Joanna Semerda , that went to game seven but ultimately lost to den Helder.

Biggest addition for the Bemmel team so far is their headcoach. It has been announced that guard Fenne van der Wielen will come back from the second team again, as well as Milou Wouters who was a reserve last year to make the jump to the rotation this year. Other signings have not been announced. Herne TC from Germany was said to have a preseason game against the national champs from Holland next week but the receiving team is said to have called it off. Their season starts on home soil with the Supercup. Opponents will be their last year nemesis Grasshoppers who failed to grab either the national cup and the national title.



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  INDONESIA  


Indonesia beat Myanmar in SEA Games opener - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia - Myanmar 94-49

Indonesia beat Myanmar 94-49 in SEA games opener. They produced a 24-11 start and added an 18-16 rally in the second frame. The third quarter was the most productive for the winners as they nailed 36 points in it. Moreover Indonesia posted a 16-13 rally in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Gabriel Sophia (180-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 22 points, while Natasha Christaline (170-F-93) and Kadek Citta Dewi had 16 each. Thet Su Htwe answered with 13 points in a loss.



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  ISRAEL  


Markel Walker (ex Ipswich F.) agreed terms with Elitzur Ramla - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA). She playe this summer at Ipswich Force in Australian QBL. In 14 games she recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 14.1rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. The last season Walker played at Elitzur Holon where in 23 games she averaged remarkable 16.6ppg, 10.8rpg (#4 in the league), 3.4apg and 1.9spg. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements Walker received Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSNF All-Imports Team award in 2014 and 2015.
She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Walker has played previously professionally also in Poland (Rybnik) and Puerto Rico (Gigantes and Leonas).
She attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

Elitzur Ramla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noa Ganor
Naama Shafir
Daisy Feder

Forwards:
Jennie Simms



B.Yehuda signs rookie Curtyce Knox in her first year in pro basketball - by Lior Hai

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Curtyce Knox (170-94). Knox just graduated from Texas A&M University (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 34 games she recorded 10.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 8.7apg and 2.1spg last season. Knox helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to All-SEC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Knox's team was regular season runner-up in SEC in 2016.

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
May Dayan
Amit Tulman
Curtyce Knox

Forwards:
Shir Levy
Taylor Manuel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Battipaglia keeps Chicchisiola for another season - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) re-signed 18-year old forward Clara Chicchisiola (183-99). She played there last season. But in 12 Serie A1 games she did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
The previous (15-16) season Chicchisiola played at Marghera (Serie A2) where in 23 games she recorded 5.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3spg.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.

Treofan Battipaglia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Policari
Stefania Trimboli
Elena Vella

Forwards:
Lea Miletic
Clara Chicchisiola

Centers:
ShaQuanda Wiggins
Olbis_Futo Andre

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  MONTENEGRO  


Buducnost Bemax inks promises Andjela Bigovic and Dragana Zivkovic - by Zeljko Zule

Buducnost Bemax invested in its future by signing Andjela Bigovic (192-C-00) and Dragana Zivkovic (183-G/F-01) to a long-term contract. Both players arrives from Lovcen.
Bigovic averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks in six Montengerin League games last season, while Zivkovic averaged 9.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.2 blocks in 14 Montenegrin League games last season.
Bigovic and Zivkovic both were among candidates for the Montengerin national team for the European Championship this summer.



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  MYANMAR  


Indonesia beat Myanmar in SEA Games opener - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia - Myanmar 94-49

Indonesia beat Myanmar 94-49 in SEA games opener. They produced a 24-11 start and added an 18-16 rally in the second frame. The third quarter was the most productive for the winners as they nailed 36 points in it. Moreover Indonesia posted a 16-13 rally in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Gabriel Sophia (180-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 22 points, while Natasha Christaline (170-F-93) and Kadek Citta Dewi had 16 each. Thet Su Htwe answered with 13 points in a loss.



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  PERU  


Liga de Lima Round 5: Univer./Real Club defeats San Borja in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Univer./Real Club (4-0) which hosted in Lima 3rd placed San Borja (1-3). Leader Univer./Real Club had an easy win 52-24. Univer./Real Club have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Regatas. San Borja at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Univer./Real Club is looking forward to face Naval (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. San Borja will play against Circolo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Naval's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after two consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Circolo (0-5) 51-39. Naval (1-2) left bottom position moving up to third place. It was Circolo's fifth loss in a row. They still close the standings with five games lost. Naval will play against league's second-placed Univer./Real Club in Lima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Circolo will play against San Borja and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Liga de Lima top team - Regatas (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Circolo (0-5) 52-25. Regatas have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record, which they share with Univer./Real Club. Loser Circolo still closes the standings with five games lost. Regatas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima .

Naval - Circolo 51-39

Naval's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after two consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Circolo (0-5) 51-39. Naval (1-2) left bottom position moving up to third place. It was Circolo's fifth loss in a row. They still close the standings with five games lost. Naval will play against league's second-placed Univer./Real Club in Lima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Circolo will play against San Borja and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Univer./Real Club - San Borja 52-24

An interesting game for Univer./Real Club (4-0) which hosted in Lima 3rd placed San Borja (1-3). Leader Univer./Real Club had an easy win 52-24. Univer./Real Club have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Regatas. San Borja at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Univer./Real Club is looking forward to face Naval (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. San Borja will play against Circolo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Circolo - Regatas 25-52

Liga de Lima top team - Regatas (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Circolo (0-5) 52-25. Regatas have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record, which they share with Univer./Real Club. Loser Circolo still closes the standings with five games lost. Regatas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima .
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  POLAND  


Wisla CANPACK adde Klimas and Natkaniec - by Grzegorz Ozog

Wisla CANPACK Krakow added to their roster two young players Aleksandra Klimas and Julia Natkaniec. Julia Natkaniec is 17-yers old guard, Aleksandra Klimas is 16-yars old guard.

Wisla CANPACK Krakow roster:
- Aleksandra Klimas
- Julia Natkaniec
- Leonor Rodriguez Manso (180-G-91, college: Florida St.)
- Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94)
- Magdalena Zietara (180-G/F-92)
- Jelena Antic (187-F-91, college: Liberty)
- Maurita Reid (172-PG-85, college: Miami, FL)
- Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98)
- Dominika Miloszewska (190-C/F-94)
- Sonja Greinacher (190-F/C-92, college: Gonzaga)
- Cheyenne Parker (193-F-92, college: Middle Tenn.St.)
- Giedre Paugaite (193-C/F-90)

Team form Krakow preparation to the season 2017/2017 starded last Saturday.



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  SPAIN  


Fernandez re-signs at Ferrol - by Eurobasket News

Universitario de Ferrol (LFB) confirmed in their roster 25-year old forward Carmen Fernandez (175-92). She has played there for the last nine seasons. But in 6 LFB games she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists. Fernandez's team made it to the LFB Semifinals.

Universitario de Ferrol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marina Delgado
Rachael Vanderwal
Jamie Weisner

Forwards:
Beatriz Sanchez
Carmen Fernandez
Ani Calvo

Center:
Maria Perez_Araujo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UGANDA  


Lady Dolphins Coach Henry Malinga Remains Positive Despite Loss - by Eurobasket News

Despite a 56-57 loss to KCCA Leopards, JKL Lady Dolphins Coach Henry Malinga managed to pick some positives from his team's performance. Speaking after the game, Malinga said: 'In the First round, we played a bit more patient … but today we have played a much better beside those few errors which I think I'm able to rectify.' 'We have grown as a team, though, we have not gotten where we are supposed to be. But we will reach those step by step.' JKL Lady Dolphins missed one of their top players in Jamila 'Gama' Nansikombi who is preparing for University games, and close sources believe that she had not been training with JKL for the past week. 'I am a strong believer and as long as we are together, we can achieve our goal,' revealed Malinga. 'My top target still remains taking this team to this year's play-offs.' They are second on the ten-team log at the moment, with 17 points collected from their 10 games (winning 7 and drawing 3). The team has scored 634 points and they have only conceded 456 points. Lean Nalunkuma is the team's highest point scorer with 135 points; Nansikombi comes in second with 128 points. Nalunkuma has scored 27 3-pointers. Namuwaya Muhayimina leads her team-mates on the Rebounds collected; she has managed to pick 84 rebounds, standing 3rd on the overall table; right behind KIU Rangers' Moreen Atulinda and Gladiators' Brenda Aujut.
Courtesy of: chimprepsports.com



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  WABA  


Buducnost Bemax inks promises Andjela Bigovic and Dragana Zivkovic - by Zeljko Zule

Buducnost Bemax invested in its future by signing Andjela Bigovic (192-C-00) and Dragana Zivkovic (183-G/F-01) to a long-term contract. Both players arrives from Lovcen.
Bigovic averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks in six Montengerin League games last season, while Zivkovic averaged 9.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.2 blocks in 14 Montenegrin League games last season.
Bigovic and Zivkovic both were among candidates for the Montengerin national team for the European Championship this summer.



Montana 2003 lands Maria Zhelyazkova, Klaudia Penkova, Sarah Boothe and Milana Zivadinovic - by Zeljko Zule

Bulgarian runner-up Montana 2003 started building a roster for the upcoming season by signing Maria Zhelyazkova (182-F-86), Klaudia Penkova (160-PG-98), American Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90, college: Stanford) and Serbian Milana Zivadinovic (179-G-91).
Maria Zhelyazkova arrives from Beroe, for whom she averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks in 16 WABA League games last season and 7.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.5 steals in 20 Bulgarian NBL games. Zhelyzakova has already played for Levski Spartak and Lukoil Beftochimic Burgas.
Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90, college: Stanford) started last season in Russia with Kazanochka Kazan and in May moved to Australia to play Bullen Boomers, where she averaged 16.1 points, 14.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks in 20. Boothe played college basketball at Stanford from 2008 to 2012 and after that she continued her career in Poland with Widzew Lodz. Boothe was a member of USA national team at FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Argentina in 2008.
Milana Zivadinovic (179-G-91) arrives from Partizan 1953, for whom she averaged 12.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.3 steals in 14 WABA League games last season and 10.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.3 blocks in 19 Serbian 1ZLS games. She has already played for Radivoj Korac, Crvena zvezda, Vojvodina, Sumadija Kragujevac in her native Serbia plus Mladi Krajisnik in Bosnia, Bega Danzio Timisoara in Romania and Kvarner in Croatia.
Klaudia Penkova (160-PG-98) arrives from Balkan, where she averaged 24.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 0.2 steals in 25 Bulgarian Division A games last season.