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  3X3  



Big 3 League 2017 Player Awards - by Eurobasket News

In the lead up to the BIG3's highly anticipated Championship Game this Saturday in Las Vegas, the league announced the winners of the inaugural season's BIG3 Player Awards. True to the league's ethos of putting players first, the honorees were all nominated and voted on by the players.
The 3 Headed Monsters' Rashard Lewis (208-F-79) earned the league's first ever Most Valuable Player award. Despite losing his fellow Player Captain Jason 'White Chocolate' Williams to a season-ending injury in the first game, 'Sweet Lew' guided his team to the second best record in the league. Lewis led the league with an impressive 170 points, averaging 21.3 points per game, and shooting better than 50% in all but one game. He fearlessly guided the 3 Headed Monsters to the Championship Game by securing a semifinals victory last weekend in Seattle, bringing fans to their feet with thunderous cheers for their hometown hero. Fresh off its undefeated regular season, Trilogy led the pack with four individual honors. Rick Mahorn was named Coach of the Yearfor his work in deftly shepherding the team to nine consecutive victories. In two of the last three games, his squad faced significant deficits of nine and 14 points, putting their perfect season in jeopardy, but Mahorn showed his mettle and maintained his team's composure bringing them back from the brink of defeat to secure decisive victories. Kenyon Martin (206-F-77, college: Cincinnati) was recognized as the Player Captain of the Year, for his leadership both on and off the half-court. His strategic decision making at the BIG3 Draft ensured early on that Trilogy had all of the key facets to construct their perfect season. James 'Flight' White got the nod for Defensive Player of the Year, and Trilogy Co-Captain Al Harrington (206-F-80) earned the Too Hard to Guard title, for his elusive offensive technique. Trilogy ended the regular season with a pristine 8-0 record, and toppled the Ghost Ballers 50-39 in the semifinals to advance to the BIG3 Championship Game in Las Vegas. Stephen Jackson (203-F/G-78, college: Butler Co.CC, agency: Interperformances) was dubbed the BIG3's Best Trash Talker following more than a few fiery, passion-fueled exchanges with his adversaries - both on the court, and on social media. Jackson also finished the season as the league's runner-up in points with 167, proving his bark is just as strong as his bite. Power's Cuttino Mobley (194-G-74, college: Rhode Island) beat out stiff competition to lock up the Best Dressed honor, thanks to his impeccable sartorial selections. 3's Company's Al Thornton (203-F-83, college: Florida St.) was recognized as the 4th Man, for his adaptability and key contributions off the bench all season long.

FULL LIST OF BIG3 2017 PLAYER AWARDS:
Most Valuable Player: Rashard Lewis, 3 Headed Monsters
Coach of the Year: Rick Mahorn , Trilogy
Player Captain of the Year: Kenyon Martin, Trilogy
Defensive Player of the Year: James White (201-F/G-82, college: Cincinnati, agency: 3Eye), Trilogy
Too Hard to Guard: Al Harrington, Trilogy
Best Trash Talker: Stephen Jackson, Killer 3s
Best Dressed: Cuttino Mobley, Power
4th Man: Al Thornton, 3's Company
Killer 3s' Reggie Evans (203-F/C-80, college: Iowa) finished the season as the stats leader in four categories: Total Rebounds (87), Offensive Rebounds (26), Field Goal % (.638) and Double-Doubles (4). DeShawn Stevenson (196-G-81) sunk a league-leading 32 3-pointers, while Mike Bibby (188-G-78, college: Arizona) took the 4 Point King title, sinking a grand total of 6. He also led the league in assists with 30. League scoring leader (170) Rashard Lewis, also notched the most game-winning shots with four, cementing him as the deciding factor in four of his teams six victories. For the full list of 2017 BIG3 stat leaders, please see below:

BIG3 2017 REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS
Points Scored: Rashard Lewis, 3-Headed Monsters (170)
3-Pointers: DeShawn Stevenson, Power (32)
3-Point %: DeShawn Stevenson, Power (.427)
4-Pointers: Mike Bibby, Ghost Ballers (6)
4-Point %: Rashard Lewis, 3-Headed Monsters (.667)
Total Rebounds: Reggie Evans, Killer 3s (87)
Offensive Rebounds: Reggie Evans, Killer 3s (26)
Assists: Mike Bibby, Ghost Ballers (30)
Steals: Bonzi Wells (196-F-76, college: Ball St.), Tri-State (7)
Blocks: DerMarr Johnson (206-G-80, college: Cincinnati), 3's Company (7), Rasual Butler, Ball Hogs (7)
Field Goal %: Reggie Evans, Killer 3s (.638)
Free Throw %: James White, Trilogy (.833)
Plus/Minus: James White, Trilogy (87)
Double-Doubles: Reggie Evans, Killer 3s (4)
Game-Winning Shots: Rashard Lewis, 3-Headed Monsters (4)
Minutes Played: Stephen Jackson, Killer 3s (259).
Courtesy of: big3.com



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  ANTIGUA  


Jermelle Fraser Returns to Hardwood with Malbas - by Surujh Roopnarine

Malbas Oresund Malmo (Superettan) landed 30-year old American (has also Antiguan passport) point guard Jermelle Fraser (186-87, college: SUNY Maritime).

Fraser makes his return to the court after nearly a two-season absence.

After a brief stint with NH Ostrava in the Czech Republic NBL, where he appeared in three games during 2014-15, Fraser was unable to find another opportunity the past few seasons. 


He is an experienced player, having his most successful stint during 2013-14 in Kosovo with KB Drita Gjilan.  That season he averaged 18.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals.
He attended New York State Univ. - Maritime College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.


Let's have closer look into Fraser's outlook:

*Jermelle Fraser is a Pure Point Guard with strong passing ability
*Good at changing speeds very quickly
*Very streaky shooter good at hitting pull-up jump shot in lane and knocking down open three
*He is an excellent on-ball defender as well as off the ball
*Possesses nice athleticism and rebounds well for his size
*Nice floor General
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  ARGENTINA  


Boca Jrs land Matthew Bryan-Amaning - by Eurobasket News

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old British international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-109kg-88, college: Washington). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Ghanian passport. Bryan-Amaning played most recently at Fukuoka Rizing in Japanese B League D3. In 51 games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to win the B League D3 title. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D3 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Bryan-Amaning ended the previous (2015-16) season at San Lorenzo where in 18 LigaA games he had 14.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2spg. Bryan-Amaning contributed to his team winning the Argentinian LigaA title (twice). But the most of that year he spent at Soles in Mexican LNBP. In 57 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg. Bryan-Amaning contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Bryan-Amaning received All-Pac-10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time.
Bryan-Amaning also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Bryan-Amaning experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bryan-Amaning has played previously professionally in France (Olympique Antibes and SO Maritime Boulogne), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), Turkey (Hacettepe), United Kingdom (London Lions) and Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo).
He attended University of Washington until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Bryan-Amaning's outlook: A native of England with Ghana origins, who could become one of the next college ball stars. Now, he's 6'9" with a wingspan of 7'4" wide. Runs and rebounds well. He can play both the forward positions, because he's really athletic, with good post moves and is working to his outside threat.

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eduardo Gamboa
Novar Gadson
Matias Aristu
Raul Pelorosso

Forwards:
Fotios Lampropoulos
Matthew Bryan-Amaning

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Gilas blasts hapless Myanmar by 95 in SEA Games action - by Aris Ignacio

Gilas Pilipinas gave Myanmar a beating, 139-34, last August 22 to improve to 2-0 in Group A in men's basketball in the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

All players inserted into the game scored, led by forward Raymar Jose (193-F) with 22 points.

National team rookie sensation Kobe Paras (198-F/C-97) provided his best outing as a Gilas member registering 20 markers, eight rebounds, seven steals, four assists and four block shots in an all-around performance capped with highlights including an alley-oop dunk in the second quarter.

Gilas dropped a 27-0 run to close the half with the lead ballooned to 50, 60-10.

Myanmar only scored three points in the second quarter.

The lead swelled as high as 97 points at one point the final canto.

Sai Phyo Kyaw paced Myanmar with 12 points.

The scores:

Philippines (129) - Jose 22, Paras 20, Rosario 14, Tolomia 13, Cruz 12, Standhardinger 12, Ferrer 11, Pessumal 9, Parks 7, Vosotros 5, Ravena 4.
Myanmar (34) - Kyaw 12, Zaya Aung 8, Wai 4, Oo 2, Aung Wana 2, Zin Wai 2, Han Then 2, Aye 2, Min 0, Ja La 0, Phyo 0.

Quarterscores: 31-7, 60-10, 98-16, 129-34.

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



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  AUSTRALIA  


Glasgow Rocks add Billups to their roster, ex Cockburn C. - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Jalen Billups (198-109kg-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports). He played this summer at Cockburn Cougars in Australian SBL. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.3ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Australian SBL All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Billups played in the final of GLVC Tournament in 2012. He was also voted All-A-Sun 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Billups graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Glasgow Rocks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Bunyan
Dante Holmes

Forwards:
Gareth Murray
Alasdair Fraser
Jalen Billups
Torren Jones

Center:
Kieron Achara

Coach: Anthony Garbelotto

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Valmiera adds Jansons to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) added to their roster 19-year old small forward Niks Jansons (200-98). He played last season at VEF Riga (LBL). But in 5 games he recorded just 1.8ppg and 1.0rpg. Jansons also played 2 games in VTB United League, but he did not score anything.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ogre where in 10 LBL games he averaged only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg.
Jansons won Latvian LBL D2 championship title in 2015.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 33.3%.
Jansons has played previously professionally also in Czech Republic (GBA Sparta).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Tomas Kyzlink (ex Bourg) joins Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) agreed terms with 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He played last season at JL Bourg Basket in French ProB. Kyzlink managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 11 ProB games he had 9.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the ProB title (twice). Kyzlink also played that season for Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM where in 22 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg. He contributed in the Supercup final. Kyzlink also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Kyzlink has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Kyzlink also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Kyzlink has played also professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Caceres_Basket and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B), Czech Republic (USK Praha and BC Benesov) and Italy (Treviglio).
On Kyzlink: A powerful guard, with great athletic skills, quickness and shooting ability. He can easily hit the basket from behind the arch and can beat an opponent using his quick first pass. Year after year has become a very good defender, able to shut down the top opposite player.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Dominique Johnson
Tomas Kyzlink
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Bruno Cerella
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



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  BELGIUM  


Spain outscore Belgium in a friendly - by Eurobasket News

Belgium - Spain 72-88

Spain posted an 88-72 win over Belgium on Wednesday night. Scariolo's team dominated the majority game for the 16-point total win.
Spain grabbed 28-15 lead after the first ten minutes and never looked behind after. Moreover the guests added a 23-16 rally for a 51-31 lead at the halftime. Belgium woke up with a 27-14 burst in the third quarter, but could not catch up with the opponents. Spain finished the game with a final 23-14 run to seal the win.
Guillermo Hernangomez (210-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Juancho Hernangomez (206-PF-95) had 14. Marc Gasol (216-C-85) poured in 12, whilst Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) posted 10. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) answered with 14 points in the losing effort.



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  BOSNIA  


Domercant left UBT Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 37-year old Bosnian guard Henry Domercant (194-95kg-80, college: E.Illinois) left defending champion U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala).
In 2003 he was drafted by Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Eastern Illinois University staris in his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Domercant played in the final of Turkish League in 2006 and 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Guard of the Year back in 2012.
He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport.
Domercant represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 54.2%, FT: 77.8%.
Domercant is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (Juvecaserta and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan), Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka and Galatasaray) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
On Domercant: A sweet-shooting SG, with good athletic skills. Runs the court well, and proven to be very effective from behind the 3pts arch. He's also a good rebounder for his position.

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Romania



Sani Campara signs at Palencia - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) landed 18-year old Bosnian guard Sani Campara (190-99). He played most recently at Real Madrid II in the EBA. In 16 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Campara received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team award in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Campara played at Spars Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 19 games he had 3.6ppg. He helped them to make it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Semifinals.
He represented Bosnia at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: Score-1 (21.0ppg), 2.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 80.0%.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Perez
Sani Campara

Forwards:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui
Sergi Pino
Nikola Cvetinovic

Center:
Dartaye Ruffin

Coach: Joaquin Prado

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Tarragona inks Mihajlo Zvonar - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Tarragona 2017 (EBA) agreed terms with 25-year old Bosnian swingman Mihajlo Zvonar (195-92) from Cantbasket. In 24 EBA games in Spain he had 8.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Zvonar played at KK Prijedor (1. Liga RS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
Zvonar has played previously for another Bosnia and Herzegovina team OKK Student Banja Luka.

C.B. Tarragona 2017 roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Mihajlo Zvonar
Michael Balkovic
David Shepard

Center:
David Mesa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Bauru
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Anthony, Bauru19.7 
 2. Brite, L.Sorocaba18.2 
 3. Ferreira, Franca16.3 
 4. Uchendu, Bauru15.0 
 5. Coelho, Franca14.4 
 6. Galvanini, Bauru14.3 
 7. Demetrio, Franca13.8 
 8. Cook, L.Sorocaba13.0 
 9. Luz-d., Paulistano11.8 
 10. Hubner, Paulistano11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 11
 1. Uchendu, Bauru11.0 
 2. Galvanini, Bauru8.0 
 3. Rodrigues, L.Sor.8.0 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano7.5 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano6.3 
 6. Toledo, Pinheiros6.3 
 7. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.3 
 8. Brite, L.Sorocaba6.2 
 9. Demetrio, Franca6.0 
 10. Ferreira, Franca6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.5 
 2. Anthony, Bauru6.0 
 3. Lersch, Mogi5.6 
 4. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.5 
 5. Borges, Franca4.7 
 6. Coelho, Franca4.4 
 7. Taylor, Mogi4.2 
 8. Pierotti, Bauru3.8 
 9. Lima, Franca3.8 
 10. Brite, L.Sorocaba3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rosa, America2.8 
 2. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 3. Anthony, Bauru2.0 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 5. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 6. Souza, America1.8 
 7. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 8. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.7 
 9. Coelho, Franca1.6 
 10. Galvanini, Bauru1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Uchendu, Bauru3.5 
 2. Pereira, Pinheiros1.3 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano1.3 
 4. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano1.0 
 6. Corazza, Paulistano0.8 
 7. Carlos, Mogi0.8 
 8. Galvanini, Bauru0.8 
 9. Almeida, Franca0.7 
 10. Curnell, Mogi0.6 


Brazilian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Bruno Caboclo
Caboclo
Lucas Mariano
Mariano
Fulvio de Assis
de Assis
Rafael de Souza
de Souza
Leonardo Meindl
Meindl
#e#5
4David Rossetto 180-PG-93 B.Cearense Brazil
5Bruno Caboclo 206-SF-95 Toronto R. USA
7Lucas Dias Silva 209-F-95 Paulistano Brazil
8Lucas Mariano 208-C/F-93 Brasilia Brazil
9Danilo Fuzaro 193-G-94 Minas Brazil
10Renan Lenz 206-F-90 Bauru Brazil
11Fulvio de Assis 188-PG-81 Vasco Da G. Brazil
12Rafael de Souza 208-F-88 Franca Brazil
13Joao Paulo Lopez 205-C/F-81 Flamengo Brazil
14Leonardo Meindl 201-SF-93 Franca Brazil
18Jimmy de Oliveira 191-SG-90 Mogi Brazil
32George de Paula 195-PG-96 Paulistano Brazil




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  CANADA  


Reading Rockets sign Jerrod Hendricks, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) signed American point guard Jerrod Hendricks (175-77kg, college: King). He just graduated from King University (NCAA2). But in 7 games he had only 0.4ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hendricks played at Mohawks (EBL D1) where in 19 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg and 3.4apg.
He played in the final of Conference Carolinas Tournament in 2014.
As mentioned above Hendricks is just out of the college and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Reading Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerrod Hendricks
Ali Sbai

Forwards:
Danny Carter
Joel Keeble
Tim Gill

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom



Marquis Clayton is a newcomer at Moncton Magic - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Magic (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of point guard Marquis Clayton (175). He just graduated from St.Mary's. Clayton has played there for the last four years. In 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg last season. NBL Canada will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Clayton helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-AUS 1st Team and AUS All-Tournament Team.
He won AUS championship title in 2014.
Clayton previously for X Men.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBL Canada



Marquis Clayton is a newcomer at Moncton Miracles - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of point guard Marquis Clayton (175). He just graduated from St.Mary's. Clayton has played there for the last four years. In 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg last season. NBL Canada will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Clayton helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-AUS 1st Team and AUS All-Tournament Team.
He won AUS championship title in 2014.
Clayton previously for X Men.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBL Canada



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  CHINA  


Chinese NBL round 26 best performance: Michael Nunnally - by Eurobasket News

American-Palestinian Forward Michael Nunnally (203-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Jiangsu L., receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 37 points and 23 rebounds, while his team beat Hunan (#5, 17-9) 124-118. Jiangsu L. maintains the 13th position in Chinese NBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 23 games and recorded just three victories. Nunnally turned to be Jiangsu L.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Pacific star has very solid stats this year. Nunnally is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 15.4rpg) and averages impressive 65.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Terrell Stoglin (185-G-91) of Hunan. Stoglin had a very good evening with 57 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Hunan lost that game 118-124 to the lower-ranked Jiangsu L. (#13, 3-23). This loss caused Hunan to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 17-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Stoglin is a newcomer at Hunan, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Jonathan Kreft (213-C-86) of Lhasa (#9). Kreft got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for eighteen rebounds and five assists. He was a key player of Lhasa, leading his team to a 124-105 easy win against the higher-ranked Guizhou (#6, 17-9). The chances of Lhasa ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Kreft could help Lhasa to bring them higher in the standings. Kreft has a very solid season. In 23 games in China he scored 16.8ppg. He also has 12.6rpg, 1.6bpg and FGP: 59.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Manny Harris (196-F/G-89) of Anhui - 41 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Henan - 28 points and 17 rebounds
6. Isaiah Austin (216-C-93) of Guangxi - 35 points and 12 rebounds
7. MingYang Gao (196-F-88) of Jiangsu L. - 43 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Von Wafer (196-G-85) of Shaanxi W. - 29 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian - 31 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94) of Chongqing - 30 points and 15 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)



NBL Round 26: Henan loses to Anhui - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL just ended.

There was a change at the NBL leadership position after last games. Round 26 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Henan (21-5). They were defeated by sixth ranked Anhui (18-8) 108-101 on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Henan. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 34-28. But Henan won second period 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Anhui won last quarter 31-26. They also forced 21 Henan turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) scored 41 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) chipped in 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 8 blocks. Anhui moved-up to third place, which they share with Luoyang. Henan at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Shaanxi W. who have the same record.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Shaanxi W. as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Henan) loss. Shaanxi W. smashed 11th ranked Beijing in Xian 121-79. American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) notched 29 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and Troy Gillenwater supported him with 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 25 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) by forward JunXiong Zhang (204-85) did not help to save the game for Beijing. Shaanxi W. (21-5) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Henan. Beijing lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 18 games lost.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Guizhou (17-9) against ninth ranked Lhasa (12-14) on Wednesday night. Visiting Guizhou was crushed by Lhasa in Lhasa 124-105. The best player for the winners was Jonathan Kreft who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 5 assists. MingHao Li produced 25 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals for the guests. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lhasa maintains ninth position with 12-14 record. Guizhou lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Hunan.
An interesting game took place in He Fei where higher ranked Hunan (17-9) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. (3-23) 124-118. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. Michael Nunnally orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 23 rebounds. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang tested eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Jiangsu L. maintains thirteenth position with 3-23 record. Hunan at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 26: Luoyang won against Dongbu on the opponent's court 93-79. Chongqing outscored Hebei X. in a home game 121-84. Guangxi managed to beat Fujian on the road 120-107.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 7 rebounds by Ater Majok of Luoyang.

Dongbu - Luoyang 79-93

Very expected game in Nanjin where 14th ranked Dongbu (1-25) was defeated by fifth ranked Luoyang (18-8) 93-79. The game was mostly controlled by Luoyang. Dongbu was better in second period 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Luoyang forced 25 Dongbu turnovers. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Forward Wenhan Qiao (195-91) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Luoyang players scored in double figures. Point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) replied with 37 points (!!!) and center Chen Wang (207-89) added 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Dongbu. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Luoyang have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Anhui. Dongbu at the other side stay dead last with 25 lost games.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: S.Tujun 37+3reb+3ast, J.Yi 14+3reb+1ast, W.Chen 12+17reb, G.Junli 9+7reb+2ast, C.Ziran 4+3reb+1ast, D.QinShuo 2+2reb
Luoyang: M.Ater 22+7reb+3ast, %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 15+4reb+1ast, S.Jianguo 14+2reb, Q.Wenhan 13+4reb+6ast, Q.Daoqing 10+6reb, L.Shuai 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548627


Anhui - Henan 108-101

There was a change at the NBL leadership position after last games. Round 26 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Henan (21-5). They were defeated by sixth ranked Anhui (18-8) 108-101 on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Henan. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 34-28. But Henan won second period 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Anhui won last quarter 31-26. They also forced 21 Henan turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) scored 41 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) chipped in 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 8 blocks and guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Four Henan players scored in double figures. Anhui moved-up to third place, which they share with Luoyang. Henan at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Shaanxi W. who have the same record.
Top scorers:
Henan: O.Chris 28+17reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 26+5reb+2ast, W.Longfei 24+2reb+1ast, A.Josh-Emmanuel 18+6reb+7ast, T.Jian 3+1reb+1ast, L.PengPeng 2+3reb+1ast
Anhui: H.Manny 41+7reb+9ast, J.Chris 31+12reb+5ast, L.Qingxiang 15+2reb+5ast, H.Delong 9+3reb+2ast, R.Kai 6+15reb+1ast, L.Jian 3+2reb
gschID: 548626


Jiangsu L. - Hunan 124-118

An interesting game took place in He Fei where higher ranked Hunan (17-9) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. (3-23) 124-118. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. Hunan was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 43-26 charge of Jiangsu L., which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Hunan's 58. They outrebounded Hunan 41-30 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Hunan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 23 rebounds. Forward MingYang Gao (196-88) contributed with 43 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) replied with 57 points (!!!) and center Wei Zhang (203-84) added 17 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hunan. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang tested eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Jiangsu L. maintains thirteenth position with 3-23 record. Hunan at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Terrell 57+3reb+2ast, Z.Wei 17+7reb+1ast, W.Junjie 10+6reb, L.Hansheng 10+1reb+2ast, P.Jiaxin 7+2reb+1ast, F.Bo 5
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 43+2reb+5ast, N.Michael 37+23reb+3ast, W.Peng 21+3reb+5ast, W.Xing Chen 10+10reb+5ast, J.Shichao 7+1reb+2ast, X.Shiwei 4+1reb
gschID: 548625


Chongqing - Hebei X. 121-84

Rather predictable result in Lanling where eighth ranked Chongqing (14-12) smashed 12th ranked Hebei X. (6-20) 121-84. The game without a history. Chongqing led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 100 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 56. They outrebounded Hebei X. 75-36 including a 27-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. Chongqing players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Hebei X.'s players. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds. American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Coach Shu Trist Spurl's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. Forward Qi Chang (203-92) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Zhao Zheng (190-90) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hebei X.Five Chongqing and four Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Chongqing maintains eighth position with 14-12 record. Hebei X. lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 20 games lost.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: Z.Zhao 18+5reb+1ast, C.Qi 16+5reb+3ast, W.Zixu 15+3reb, Y.Heng 13+8reb+1ast, H.Haibin 7+4reb+2ast, L.Yannan 6+2reb
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 30+15reb+1ast, Z.Yuanbo 20+18reb, M.Tony 20+12reb+6ast, W.Xin 16+11reb+3ast, W.Yang 11+2reb+6ast, L.Yao 10+8reb+5ast
gschID: 548624


Fujian - Guangxi 107-120

Not a big story in a game in Fuzhou where 10th ranked Fujian (10-16) was defeated by seventh ranked Guangxi (16-10) 120-107. The game was mostly controlled by Guangxi. Fujian was better in third quarter 34-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. The other American import guard Marcus Thornton (193-93, college: William & Mary) contributed with 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) replied with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds and Jian Dong added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Fujian. Five Fujian players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Guangxi have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 16-10 record. Fujian lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 16 games lost.
Top scorers:
Fujian: B.Brandon 31+12reb+2ast, D.Jian 14+7reb+3ast, L.Hang 13+9reb, Z.Xiaobo 12+4reb+3ast, L.Ming-Yu 11+2reb+6ast, Z.Yairen 7+4reb+2ast
Guangxi: A.Isaiah 35+12reb+1ast, T.Marcus 34+5reb+6ast, Y.Kai 14+1reb, Y.Dian Hong 7+2ast, Z.Chengyu 7+6reb, J.Le 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548623


Lhasa - Guizhou 124-105

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Guizhou (17-9) against ninth ranked Lhasa (12-14) on Wednesday night. Visiting Guizhou was crushed by Lhasa in Lhasa 124-105. The game was mostly controlled by Lhasa. Guizhou managed to win third quarter 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Lhasa outrebounded Guizhou 55-29 including a 44-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Center DangJian Han (208-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds. Forward MingHao Li (200-92) produced 25 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and Rongxiao Sun added 15 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lhasa maintains ninth position with 12-14 record. Guizhou lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Hunan.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.MingHao 25+9reb+5ast, S.Rongxiao 15+2reb+2ast, Y.Mingfang 14+3reb+1ast, Z.ZhenHu 13+2reb, L.Xu 12+3reb+1ast, Z.Bo 9+2reb+1ast
Lhasa: K.Jonathan 34+18reb+5ast, H.DangJian 24+13reb, C.Jinlong 24+2reb+5ast, G.Yuxiang 19+8reb+4ast, Z.Zhennan 15+6reb+6ast, Y.Zhiyong 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548622


Shaanxi W. - Beijing 121-79

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Shaanxi W. as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Henan) loss. Shaanxi W. smashed 11th ranked Beijing in Xian 121-79. It looked good early as Beijing took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Shaanxi W. had a 37-13 second period charge getting the lead and Beijing was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-121. Shaanxi W. made 23-of-24 charity shots (95.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Beijing 43-26 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) notched 29 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) supported him with 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 25 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) by forward JunXiong Zhang (204-85) did not help to save the game for Beijing. Wei Zheng added 18 points for the guests. Five Shaanxi W. and four Beijing players scored in double figures. Shaanxi W. (21-5) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Henan. Beijing lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Beijing: Z.JunXiong 25+3reb+1ast, Z.Wei 18+4reb+1ast, S.Xiaoyan 11+6reb+1ast, Z.Baiyang 10+5reb, G.Kaiyang 6+1reb+1ast, L.Bo 5+1reb
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 29+3reb+7ast, G.Troy 24+7reb, J.JunQi 13+11reb, F.Jiawei 10+7reb+2ast, M.Daqiang 10+4reb+1ast, G.Yan 8+1reb
gschID: 548621





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Colombian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Edgar Moreno
Moreno
Mike Jackson
Jackson
Stalin Ortiz
Ortiz
Jhon Hernandez
Hernandez
Tonny Trocha-Morelos
Trocha-Morelos
#e#5
3Jairo Mendoza 203-F/C-85 Piratas Colombia
4Edgar Moreno 190-G-81 Cimarrones Colombia
7Luis Almanza 196-F-91 Condores Colombia
8Mike Jackson 190-G-87 Escazu Costa Rica
9Stalin Ortiz 190-G-81 Fast Break Colombia
10Hansel Atencia 180-G-97 Master's USA
12Jhan Paul Mejia 208-F-94 CS Fullerton USA
14Jhon Hernandez 206-C-85 Llaneros Colombia
18Michael Hinestroza Javes 208-F-90 Fast Break Colombia
20Tonny Trocha-Morelos 208-C-94 Texas A&M USA
21Simon Granados 182-PG-93 Academia Colombia




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Ra'shad James (ex Cedevita) signs at Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) landed 27-year old American international guard Ra'shad James (188-88kg-90, college: Kaiser). He played most recently at Cedevita in Croatian A1 league. James managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 11 A1 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice). James also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. And finally he contributed to 31 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season James played at another team Knicks in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 17 games he got impressive 15.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Atlantic Division.
Among other achievements James received All-FSC Player of the Year award and All-FSC 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time. James was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). James has played previously professionally in Korea (Dongbu Promy), Poland (AZS Koszalin) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Kaiser University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erkan Yilmaz
Ra'shad James

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NH Ostrava inks Strahinja Stojacic - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) signed 25-year old Serbian shooting guard Strahinja Stojacic (197-92). He played last season at MBK Lucenec in Slovakian SBL league. In 30 games he was second best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg (in top 3). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Stojacic played at Konstantin in Serbian KLS where in 27 games he had 8.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.8apg.
Stojacic's team was regular season runner-up in Serbian League in 2012.
He was a member of Serbian U19 National Team back in 2011.
Stojacic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Smederevo, Radnicki KG 06, Mega Bemax, Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac and NS Junior).

BK Nova Hut Ostrava roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milan Stanojevic
Strahinja Stojacic
Brian Bernardi

Forward:
Milic Blagojevic

Center:
Russell Woods

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tomas Kyzlink (ex Bourg) joins Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) agreed terms with 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He played last season at JL Bourg Basket in French ProB. Kyzlink managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 11 ProB games he had 9.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the ProB title (twice). Kyzlink also played that season for Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM where in 22 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg. He contributed in the Supercup final. Kyzlink also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Kyzlink has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Kyzlink also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Kyzlink has played also professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Caceres_Basket and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B), Czech Republic (USK Praha and BC Benesov) and Italy (Treviglio).
On Kyzlink: A powerful guard, with great athletic skills, quickness and shooting ability. He can easily hit the basket from behind the arch and can beat an opponent using his quick first pass. Year after year has become a very good defender, able to shut down the top opposite player.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Dominique Johnson
Tomas Kyzlink
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Bruno Cerella
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB 1st Team 2017
Adris De Leon
De Leon
Gerardo Suero
Suero
Aaron Jones
Jones
Robert Glenn
Glenn
Edward Santana
Santana

Finals MVP: Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO
Player of the Year: Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of ndios SFM
Guard of the Year: Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of ndios SFM
Forward of the Year: Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO
Center of the Year: Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey
Domestic player of the Year: Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of ndios SFM
Import player of the Year: Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO

1st Team
PG: Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of Metros STGO
G: Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of ndios SFM
F: Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Huracanes PP
PF: Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO
F/C: Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey

2nd Team
G: Maurice Carter (183-G-83) of Huracanes PP
SG: Juan Miguel Suero (198-SG-93) of Indios SFM
G: Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Leones SD
F: Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of Indios SFM
PF: Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Caneros LR

Honorable Mention
Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Metros STGO
Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Titanes Licey
M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92) of Flamengo
Austin Freeman (194-G-89) of Caneros LR
Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82) of Soles SD
Antonio Pena (204-PF-86) of Reales LV
Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV



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L'Hospitalet adds Kibi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) added to their roster 27-year old Canadian-Congolese forward Eric Kibi (198-104kg-90, college: Abil.Christian). He played last season at Randers Cimbria Basketball in Danish Ligaen. In 31 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kibi played at London Lightning in Canadian NBL Canada. But in 23 games he averaged just 1.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He helped them to win the league title. Kibi also spent pre-season at Strsljen in Montenegrin Erste Liga that year where in four games he had 3.8ppg and 5.5rpg. He was also tried-out by Hertener Loewen in German ProB that season. In three games he got 4.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kibi was voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 2nd Team in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (BG Halstenbek/Pinneberg and Rendsburg) and Canada (Ottaway SkyHawks).
Kibi attended Abilene Christian University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Kibi: Super athletic position 3 player who has great face up game and can handle the ball in the perimeter to produce with his midrange game, using pull up shot, or strong drives to the basket. He has excellent inside back to the basket game, can use strength to back down players for his drop step move or hook shot consistently. In transition offence or fast breaks, possess great speed, quickness to score in open floor. Strong with the ball and drives to the basket can finish with contact and dunk. Great individual defender in the perimeter and also uses strength comfortably to defend bigger players inside. Has excellent nose for defensive and offensive rebounding, catches the ball on the highest point.

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Edgar San_Epifanio
Xavier Guia
Devin Schmidt

Forwards:
Ivan Garcia
Mauricio Cheda
Eric Kibi

Centers:
Shota Gelazonia
Johan Bitjaa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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National League Round 10: Leones are upset by Piratas - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Riobamba between second ranked Leones (6-4) and fourth ranked Piratas (6-4) on Tuesday night. Leones were defeated by Piratas in a tough game at home 73-79. Leones were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 12-point lead after three quarters before a 33-15 charge of Piratas, which allowed them to win the game. Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Carlos Delgado (202-90) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Dominican point guard Jose Acosta (185-92) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Piratas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Leones. Piratas is looking forward to face Portoviejo (#7) in Portviejo in the next round where they are favorite. Leones will play on the road against Barcelona (#6) in Guayaquil and are hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Guayaquil. First ranked Iccan faced 3rd ranked Importadora. Host Iccan (7-3) defeated guests from Ambato (5-4) 81-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Importadora. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan forward Juan Herrera (197-81) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 rebounds. Carlos Carcelen contributed with 22 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for Importadora. Iccan maintains first position with 7-3 record. Importadora at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Barcelona and Juvenil. Iccan will play against bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (#8) in Gualaceo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Importadora will play at home against Juvenil (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-52 loss to seventh ranked Barcelona (5-4) in Guayaquil on Tuesday evening. Sam Prescott scored 28 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Jean Pierre responded with 11 points and 8 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. Barcelona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Juvenil. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with ten games lost. Barcelona will meet at home higher ranked Leones (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play against the league's leader Iccan (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 10 Portoviejo was defeated by Juvenil in Vinces 79-67.
The best stats of 10th round was 34 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds by Nelson Palacios of Juvenil.

Juvenil - Portoviejo 79-67

Everything could happen in Vinces at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Juvenil and 6th ranked Portoviejo had identical 4-4 record. This time Juvenil used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Portviejo 79-67 on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Juvenil. Portoviejo managed to win third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) scored 34 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) during the contest. Juvenil's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Adriano Barredas (-92) responded with 28 points and international guard Jonathan Arboleda (190-95) scored 15 points. Juvenil (5-4) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Barcelona. Portoviejo lost third consecutive game. Defending champion dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Juvenil will meet Importadora (#5) in the next round. Portoviejo will play against the league's second-placed Piratas in Ibarra and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Juvenil: N.Palacios 34+5reb+3ast, J.Diaz 20+6reb+1ast, L.Lopez 19+3reb+1ast, A.Guerra 4+2reb+2ast, M.Martinez 2+1reb+3ast, A.Ramon 0
Portviejo: A.Barredas 28+4reb+2ast, J.Arboleda 15+3reb, R.Roldan 7, D.Terrell 7+3reb, D.Javier Ferrin 5+1reb, C.Cedeno 3+3ast
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Iccan - Importadora 81-76

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Guayaquil. First ranked Iccan faced 3rd ranked Importadora. Host Iccan (7-3) defeated guests from Ambato (5-4) 81-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Importadora. Importadora was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan forward Juan Herrera (197-81) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center Carlos Carcelen (202-81) contributed with 22 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Importadora. Four Importadora players scored in double figures. Iccan maintains first position with 7-3 record. Importadora at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Barcelona and Juvenil. Iccan will play against bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (#8) in Gualaceo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Importadora will play at home against Juvenil (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Iccan: J.Herrera 27+5reb, C.Carcelen 22+4reb, J.Centeno 16+4reb+5ast, C.Silva 8+4reb, E.Caicedo 4+3reb, J.Porozo 3+1reb
Importadora: J.Blocker 19+2reb, T.Sledge 17+5reb+3ast, N.Mina 15+4reb, J.Romero 14+7reb+1ast, C.Orozco 6+3reb, J.Sanmiguel 3+1reb+1ast
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Barcelona - Triple E-Uda 87-52

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-52 loss to seventh ranked Barcelona (5-4) in Guayaquil on Tuesday evening. The game without a history. Barcelona led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Barcelona outrebounded Triple E-Uda 40-28 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Sam Prescott (190-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Barcelona players scored in double figures. At the losing side Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) scored 9 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. Barcelona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Juvenil. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with ten games lost. Barcelona will meet at home higher ranked Leones (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play against the league's leader Iccan (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barcelona: S.Prescott 28+6reb+2ast, K.Bowman 13+9reb+2ast, F.Corozo 11+4reb+2ast, D.King 10+5reb+1ast, M.Hurtado 7+6reb+2ast, E.Bernal 6+4reb+1ast
Triple E-Uda: J.Pierre 11+8reb, Y.Romero 9+4reb+1ast, H.Molina 8+2reb, C.Ramon 8+2reb+1ast, S.Tamariz 6+5reb, M.Romo 6+5reb+3ast
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Leones - Piratas 73-79

The most important game in the last round took place in Riobamba between second ranked Leones (6-4) and fourth ranked Piratas (6-4) on Tuesday night. Leones were defeated by Piratas in a tough game at home 73-79. Leones were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 12-point lead after three quarters before a 33-15 charge of Piratas, which allowed them to win the game. Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Carlos Delgado (202-90) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Dominican point guard Jose Acosta (185-92) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Rafael Luis added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Piratas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Leones. Piratas is looking forward to face Portoviejo (#7) in Portviejo in the next round where they are favorite. Leones will play on the road against Barcelona (#6) in Guayaquil and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Piratas: R.Perez 23+8reb+3ast, W.Clayton 17+3reb, C.Delgado 16+1reb+4ast, P.Cano 11+3reb, C.Malatay 9+2reb+4ast, A.Salgado 3
Leones: J.Acosta 19+5reb+7ast, R.Luis 19+3reb+5ast, C.Jackson 14+5reb, J.Vargas 12+3reb+1ast, A.Conchambay 9+2reb+5ast, J.Paguay 0
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Barcelona adds Prescott to their roster, ex Ponferrada CDP - by Eurobasket News

Barcelona Sporting Club (National League) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Sam Prescott (190-84kg-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last season at Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada in Spanish EBA league. In 26 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.7ppg and had 5.5rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team.
Prescott's college team won NEC Tournament in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Iceland (Hamar).
Prescott attended Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LEONES AND PIRATAS: THE 2ND ROUND AND THE 1ST PLACE - by Roberto Dorta

The opportunity for take the 1st place of the Ecuador National League go through for one of the most exciting match in this date: Leones de Riobamba againts Piratas de Los Lagos.
Piratas go to Riobamba after winning to Barcelona the last Friday, match where started with low succes in field goals, and at the 3rd quarter, the combination between Rafael Perez and Anibal Malatay made great shots and great defensives job, gave a great victory. Lucas Gil Russo at the end of the match comment of his team: I'm happy with this team. If you askme that I need to change something today, I say no. But If I need to change any below in the season, I'll do it
Meanwhile, Leones came to take the leadership lonely in the positions table before the Friday date, when they went to Vinces to play against Juvenil. They fell in this match and rightnow are even with ICCAN in the 1st place. Carlos Gorosito Riobamba's Coach told us: We played without Javinger Vargas, Vinces is a hard place in this League and they have a good team. But the match against Piratas is the key for our way.
In the 1st match betwen this teams , staged in Ibarra, Piratas won with reasonably easily (70-61), Leones didn't have all their players healthy; today Riobamba will be all their players and Piratas too.



Nelson Palacios claims Ecuadorian National League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Juvenil and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 25-year old had the game-high 34 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Juvenil in his team's victory, helping them to beat Portoviejo (#7, 4-5) 79-67. Juvenil is placed at 2nd position in Ecuadorian National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Juvenil will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. In the team's last game Palacios had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Juvenil's top player in his first season with the team. Palacios has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 22.1ppg) and averages solid 53.1% FGP and 45.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Sam Prescott (190-G-90, agency: SDJ Sports) of Barcelona. Prescott impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Barcelona to another comfortable win outscoring Triple E-Uda (#8, 0-10) 87-52. This victory allowed Barcelona to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Prescott is a newcomer at Barcelona 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 Adriano Barredas (92) of Portviejo (#7). Barredas scored 28 points. Despite Barredas' great performance Portoviejo lost 67-79 to the higher-ranked Juvenil (#2, 6-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Portoviejo ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 5 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Barredas could help Portoviejo to bring them higher in the standings. Barredas has a great season in Ecuador. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.0ppg (best scorer). He also has FGP: 65.5% and 3PT: 52.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jose Acosta (185-PG-92) of Leones - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) of Iccan - 22 points and 4 rebounds
6. Juan Herrera (197-F-81) of Iccan - 27 points and 5 rebounds
7. Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92) of Juvenil - 20 points and 6 rebounds
8. Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) of Piratas - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Tavares Sledge (203-F-92) of Importadora - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Willie Clayton (203-F-92) of Piratas - 17 points and 3 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)



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Omar Samhan (ex Aguada) agreed terms with Shiga L-Stars - by Eurobasket News

Shiga Lakestars (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American (has also Egyptian passport) center Omar Samhan (211-122kg-88, college: St.Mary's, CA). He played in the summer at Aguada in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in June. In 32 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season Samhan played at Leuven Bears in Belgian Euromillions League where in 25 games he averaged 13.6ppg, 6.6rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2013. Samhan received also All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Samhan is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on six different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Africa and of course North America) in eight different countries. Samhan has played previously professionally in Australia (Townsville Crocodiles), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Poland (Wilki Morskie), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Egypt (Sporting) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lekavicius to miss EuroBasket due to broken foot - by Eurobasket News

Trouble for the Lithuanian squad ahead of EuroBasket. Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) has broken his foot, as reported by Donatas Urbonas and will have to miss the upcoming EuroBasket. He has left the training and his recovery time remains to be seen. The 23-year-old guard, who's recently penned a deal with Panathinaikos, might also have to miss his team's preparation for the new season.
Courtesy of: europhoops.net



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Trabzonspor lands Christopher Obekpa - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) tabbed 24-year old Nigerian power forward Christopher Obekpa (208-107kg-93, college: UNLV). He played most recently at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 34 games he averaged 5.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.5bpg last season.
Obekpa received Big East All-Rookie Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Obekpa was a member of Nigerian U16 National Team in 2008.
He graduated from University of Nevada - Las Vegas in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Obekpa is described as: An intimidating shotblocker and defensive game-changer.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Burak Eslik
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Caleb Green
Osman Sirin
Christopher Obekpa
Anton Odabasi

Centers:
Tomislav Zubcic
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mikael Maruotto is a newcomer at Neuchatel - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old naturalized French small forward Mikael Maruotto (201-91) from BBC Monthey. In 38 LNA games he recorded 11.7ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Maruotto played at Geneve Lions where in 30 LNA games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed in the Supercup final and the league semifinals.
He has played also professionally in France (JA Vichy).

Union Neuchatel Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Mafuta
Tayloe Taylor
Brian Savoy
Bryan Colon
Killian Martin

Forwards:
Mikael Maruotto
Andre Williamson
Eric Fongue
Spencer Parker
Kevin Monteiro
Ardit Osmanaj

Centers:
David Ramseier
Kaanu Olaniyi

Coach: Vladimir Ruzicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Benfica lands Antywane Robinson, ex Pau-Lacq-Orthez - by Joao Santos

Defending champion Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB) landed 33-year old American forward Antywane Robinson (203-100kg-84, college: Temple). He played most recently at Pau-Lacq-Orthez in French ProA. In 28 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg last season. Robinson also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.1ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 25 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2006 Robinson was drafted by Utah Eagles (CBA) in sixth round (59th overall).
The former Temple University standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Robinson played in the final of Latvian League in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Robinson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), NBA (Atlanta Hawks and Phi.76ers), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Turkey (Erdemir) and Latvia (VEF Riga).
Let's have closer look into Robinson's outlook: An athletic forward who can spend time in the 3 and 4 positions. Has 3-pt shooting range and good ball handling. Defends well on every size opponents.

Sport Lisboa Benfica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Silva
Carlos Morais
Jose Silva
Tomas Barroso
Nuno Oliveira
Aljaz Slutej

Forwards:
Carlos Andrade
Antywane Robinson
Nicolas Dos_Santos
Joao Soares
Raven Barber

Centers:
Claudio Fonseca
Ricardo Monteiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Georgia surprise Greece at the start of Acropolis Tournament in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Georgia 71-72

Georgia surprise Greece 72-71 at the start of Acropolis Tournament in Athens. The hosts looked better in the start of the game and took a 18-8 lead after the first quarter. Georgia however replied with a 25-19 run in the second frame and added a 20-15 run in the third period. Both teams nailed 19 points each in the last stanza for a narrow win of team Georgia.
Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) led the way with 23 points, whilst Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) had 13. Kostas Papanikolaou (205-F-90) scored 15 points for Greece, while Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) and Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) added 12 each.



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Benfica tabs Jesse Sanders, ex Goettingen - by Joao Santos

Defending champion Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB) inked 28-year old American point guard Jesse Sanders (190-91kg-89, college: Liberty). He played most recently at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. In 32 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sanders played at Walter Tigers (also in BBL) where in 16 games he had 5.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.6apg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Big South Conference in 2011. Sanders received also All-Big South Conf. Player of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time.
Sanders has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Sanders has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Belgium (Limburg United) and Italy (Jesi).
He attended Liberty University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Sanders' game is described as: A big bodied point guard, techically sound, who has great court vision and battling mentality. Passes the ball very well, attacks the basket when needed and he's very strong physically. Thankd to his size, he's good perimetral defender and a very good rebounder for the 1 position.

Sport Lisboa Benfica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Silva
Carlos Morais
Jose Silva
Tomas Barroso
Nuno Oliveira
Jesse Sanders
Aljaz Slutej

Forwards:
Carlos Andrade
Antywane Robinson
Nicolas Dos_Santos
Joao Soares
Raven Barber

Centers:
Claudio Fonseca
Ricardo Monteiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Till Gloger (Mitteldeutscher BC) I Learned To Play More Physical In The NCAA And Could Lift My Skill Set To A Whole New Level - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Till Gloger (204-F-93, college: Maine) is a 24 year old 204cm forward from Bochum, Germany that signed with the Mitteldeutscher BC. Last season he played with the Uni Baskets Paderborn (ProA) playing 30 game averaging 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 82.1%. He got valuable experience overseas in the States playing at Maine (NCAA) from 2012-2016 playing a total of 116 NCAA games. As a senior at Maine he played 30 games averaging 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 82.1%. He spoke to eurobasket earlier in the summer about his basketball career.

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

I am back in Paderborn after staying with the A2 National Team the last couple of days. On Sunday we will leave to China to play the Stankovic Cup.

Congrats on signing with EasyCredit BBL team Mitteldeutscher BC. How did head coach Igor Jovovic convince you best that you fit to his basketball philosophy and how MBC play on the court?

I was feeling really comfortable with Coach Jovovic and the Management right from the start. When we met up in Weienfels a couple months ago, I could get a valuable inside view from how operations are handled. Since we battled against each other twice in the regular season, I had a pretty good understanding on how MBC is playing.

You are joining a very ambitious club who have moved up and down to the EasyCredit BBL three times in the last nine years. How excited are you to be joining this organization and are you ready for Germany's top league?

Yes, I am very excited to join MBC and can't wait to get on the court with my new teammates. For me it is very special to be part of such a traditional Club with such amazing fans. I am looking forward to a new challenge in the EasyCreditBBL and want to prove myself right from the start. I am ready for a new chapter and believe in our team to be successful.

You were a go to to guy with the Uni Baskets Paderborn and most likely will have more of a reduced role with MBC simply because there will be more talent and scoring options. Do you feel like you will be able to come to terms with a less of a central role?

I know there will be a change in my role in the upcoming year. However, it will be on me to take advantage of opportunities and do what is needed to help our team win. I believe that the right adjustments will help me to do the right things.

You most likely will be competiting with Kruzie Pinkins who beloged to the top four players in the Pro A in the last two years with Hanau. Last season you and he had similar stats in the two games, but you had the last laugh winning both games. What do you respect most from his game and are you content that daily battles will make you better as a player?

Kruize Pinkins dominated the Pro A this year and I am excited to have him as a teammate next year. He played a fantastic season and helped Hanau to a successful season. Daily battles with him will help me to grow as a player and get better every day. What I respect most from his game is his physical and mental toughness. He also was a great scorer and rebounder last year.

Let's talk a little about your game. Last season I interviewed your exteammate Matt Vest and he described your game like this. 'Playing with Til has been great, he has been a huge part of our team's success thus far. Til is a very unique player. What separates him from a lot of players is his ability to make shots at a high level. He is great finishing around the basket, in the mid-range, and is also a very good free throw shooter'. What other attributes do you have in your game that he didn't mention?

I think Matt made a pretty precise statement. During the off season I try to add pieces to my game which help me to become a more diverse player over time. That includes becoming a three point threat while developing a more aggressive face up game.

You're a guy that can score around the rim at ease incorporating an arsenal of fine moves. Is this a part of your game that you feel you will be able to keep developing well now at the highest level at the EasyCredit BBL? In your scouting report it says that your offensive game spreads out to the three point line. However you didn't take many three's in the NCAA or with Paderborn. Is this a part of your game that is still a work in progress?

Yes, I definetley think that playing in the EasyCredit BBL will help me to become a better and stronger player in the post. There is always room for improvement. Last season I started to take threes more often towards the end of the season. Since I wasn't shooting threes at Maine, it took me some time to feel comfortable around the three point line. Going into next season, I want to be more aggressive from the perimeter.

Last season with the Uni Baskets Paderborn (ProA) you played 30 games averaging 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 82.1% and won Pro A newcomer of the year. Did you know after the third game and your 33 point effort against Dresden that you would not just be a solid performer at this level, but a very strong player at this level?

I mostly follow my instincts which helps me to get into good positions to catch and finish. I think that this can be a hidden strength which can help me to succeed in the EasyCreditBBL After my effort against Dresden early in the season, I wasn't thinking a lot about the future. I wanted to stay aggressive with the right mentality to help our team win the next games.

How thankful are you for head coach Uli Naechster for giving you very much freedom last season? How much do you feel did your game profit under coach's guidance?

I am extremely thankful for Coach Nachser for believing in me. Throughout the season he gave me the freedom to expand my game while trusting in my abilities. In fact, we communicated a lot and talked about different ways how to use me more effectively. Coach Nachster played a huge role in giving me the opportunity to prove myself on the next level in the EasyCreditBBL.

Matt Vest made the jump to Cologne and Chase Adams is still looking for a new team. How did you profit in your first season after the NCAA with their experience and play on the court?

During my time in Paderborn, I profited a lot from Matt and Chase on and off the court. Their professionalism and their love for the game helped me to feel comfortable in my first year playing pro ball. Since both played professionally for years, they were leading by example and guided me to through the process. There were tons of situations where they taught me to become a better basketball player in the future.

In 2012 you went from Paderborn to the NCAA and Maine. Back then it was still somewhat in fashion to do this while now going the college route in USA isn't as big anymore. After seeing how your career went with Maine, do you feel like you may not be where you are today had you stayed in Germany and not gone the NCAA route?

Of course there are many „if' questions after returning to Germany after 4 years, but I definitely think that leaving Germany to play college ball was the right decision. I could earn a valuable degree while playing basketball on a very high level. Experiencing another culture for such a long time helped me to see life from a different perspective. In terms of basketball, I learned to play more physical and could lift my skill set to a whole new level.

In your rookie season with Maine (NCAA) you played 29 games averaging 2.9ppg, 2.3rpg. How important was third year man Jonathan Mesghina for you in your adjustment period having the German who had already played in Wyoming and North Dakota?

Jon was a very valuable source for me to get used to playing college ball. He guided me with his experience and was my contact person when things didn't go my way. Coming to the US as a freshman, it helped me a lot to have someone who went the same path with the same struggles.

In your third year at Maine ex player Nate Fox was brutally murdered. How did you experience the sorrow at school and do you remember him playing in the BBL when you were a kid?

I was shocked when I heard about Nate's death. I actually read about it in a German newspaper after rumors was going around at our school. Of course, there was a distressing atmosphere, because Nate was close connected to the men's basketball program. I remember him having great games in the BBL, although I hardly remember seeing him playing live.

Here and there you played against some big name school's over your Maine career like Boston College and Uconn who were playing in other conferences. How well will you remember your 17 point game in the loss to UCONN ? Was this a game that you proved to yourself that you can play against the best at the NCAA level?

Playing against big time schools was always a special experience for me. I do remember my 17 point game against UConn quite well. However, we lost harshly, so that it is not one of my favorite memories. The game helped me to realize that there is a lot of competition out there and that it takes a lot to compete on a high level.

You played for two head coaches at Maine with Ted Woodward and Bob Walsh. How did each guy groom and prepare you best for making the next step as a professional basketball player?

I believe that the change of coaching staff in college is pretty tough to handle for players and coaches. Coach Woodward and Coach Walsh had different philosophies of teaching the game, so that it took some adjustments to handle the situation. Both taught me tons of lessons and I am very thankful for both of them for helping me to play pro ball.

Who won a one on one in practice you or Devine Eke?

We always had good battles on the court. Devine is a freak of an athlete while I try to play more with post skills. With his work ethic and his positive mindset, he has a bright future ahead of him.

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

During the summer I do a lot of individual workouts and shooting drills to become a better threat from a variety of positions. Starting last week I am busy working out with the A2 German National Team. Off the court I spend time pursuing a masters degree in the upcoming years.

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

One of the toughest players I played during my time at Maine was Shabazz Napier.

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

I would choose Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lebron James.

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

Without doubt Lebron is among the best who ever played the game. For me it is hard to judge if Jordan or Lebron is better, because the game changed over the years. Looking into the future I believe there is a chance for Lebron to get close to Michael Jordan's rings.

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?

No, I don't agree with that statement. Watching Westbrook play, it is obvious that he does everything in his power to help OKC win. He is a strong defensive force and an unbelievable athlete who can do everything on the floor. I believe that his mental game is strong which reflects in his dominant numbers this season.

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

I thought the NBA draft was very interesting this year. First off, I am happy to see another German entering the league with Isiah Hartenstein. I am sure he will take advantage of his opportunity. As sleepers in the NBA draft I see Zach Collins and TJ Leaf with great potential.

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

I think that the Houston Rockets will play a bigger role in the NBA Playoffs this year. However, I don't see them as a serious contender for the NBA championship. I certainly think that the Warriors will win the Championship again if they can keep their roster.

What was the last movie that you saw?

„Life of Pi' was the last movie I watched. I love the metaphoric meaning of the movie and its connection to our world religions which play a major role in our lives.

Thanks Til for the chat.



Eric Curth Moves To The ETB Wohnbau Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

This off season many of the BG Karlsruhe players stayed in Karlsruhe finding a new team there like PSK or Kit, but Eric Curth who played with PS another team in Karlsruhe didn't remain there or go to another team in Karlsruhe didn't go this route and will continue his career with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets. Curth is a 25 year old guard that has been around German gym's and arena's having played with teams like BG Karlsruhe, Herten, Lich, Hedielberg, Speyer and TV Bad Bergzabern. He brings 25 Pro A games experience to Essen and 87 Pro B games experience. Last season with PS Karlsruhe Lions (ProB) he played 30 games averaging 12.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 32.2%, FT: 78.1%. "Eric is a great player with fantastic abilities. He is experienced but still young and hungry. We are happy that he will wear our jersey and lead the young team", stressed ETB CEO Niklas Cox. On a team that bolstered scoring options like Jordan talbert, Orlando Parker and B ill Borekambi last season, Curth held his own and became his own scoring option as he scored in double figures in 18 games including a 24 pont outburst against BG Karlsruhe and a 23 point game against Rostock. He also scored 20 points against Elchingen and Rhondorf.

He started his career with the BIS Baskets Speyer (ProB) in 2009 and a season later moved to TV Bad Bergzabern (2.Regionalliga). He then played two seasons with BG Karlsruhe amassing 16 Pro A games. In the 2013-2014 season he played for the MLP Academics Heidelberg (ProA) playing 9 games averaging 3.6ppg, played mostly at USC Heidelberg (Regionaliga) playing 24 games averaging 19.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.7apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 75.4%. In the 2014-2015 season he moved to the Licher Basket Baeren (ProB) playing 28 games averaging 7.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 35.2%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 70.3%. Two seasons ago he got further experience with the Hertener Loewen Basketball (ProB) playing 25 games averaging 14.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 77.1%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -13, Eurobasket.com All, Regionalliga South-West Co-Domestic Player of the Year -14, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-West Defensive Player of the Year -14, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-West 1st Team -14, Eurobasket.com Regionalliga South-West All-Domestic Players Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion -17, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -17.

Source:ETB Wohnbau Baskets













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  GREECE  


Psathas comes back to Psychiko - by Chris Mammides

AE Psychiko Athens (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old forward Yiannis Psathas (198-83). It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Psathas played most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in A1. However his team was relegated to A2. In 18 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 1.8rpg last season. A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Psathas played at GS Kymis where in 21 A2 games he averaged 5.6ppg and 1.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice).
Psathas represented Greece at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for six other teams: Apollon Patras, Halkida, Olimpiada, Cretan Kings, Panerythraikos and Nea Kifisia.

AE Psychiko Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Papadionysioy
Anastasios Priskomatis
Christos Iordanou
Andreas Papandreou

Forwards:
Yiannis Psathas
Dimitris Papadimitriou
Ioannis Anagnostakis
Nikos Houhoumis
Konstantinos Roumeliotis
Petros Magoulas

Center:
Nikos Tsiokos

Coach: Nikos Remendelas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Georgia surprise Greece at the start of Acropolis Tournament in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Georgia 71-72

Georgia surprise Greece 72-71 at the start of Acropolis Tournament in Athens. The hosts looked better in the start of the game and took a 18-8 lead after the first quarter. Georgia however replied with a 25-19 run in the second frame and added a 20-15 run in the third period. Both teams nailed 19 points each in the last stanza for a narrow win of team Georgia.
Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) led the way with 23 points, whilst Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) had 13. Kostas Papanikolaou (205-F-90) scored 15 points for Greece, while Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) and Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) added 12 each.



Kolossos H Hotels add Wright to their roster, ex KIA Picanto - by Eurobasket News

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Keith Wright (203-109kg-89, college: Harvard). He played last season at KIA Picanto in Filipino PBA league.
Three years ago (two years after he left the college) Wright was drafted by Austin Spurs (D-League) in third round (44th overall).
He attended Harvard University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Wright has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League Southwest Division championship title in 2015. Wright was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 3rd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Wright has played also professionally in Poland (Czarni), Sweden (Uppsala Basket), EBA (New Jersey B.) and NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Van Der Horst re-signs at Amsterdam - by Eurobasket News

BC Apollo Amsterdam (Eredivisie) confirmed in their roster 26-year old international swingman Dimeo Van Der Horst (197-91). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 Eredivisie games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.9ppg and averaged 3.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. A very impressive year as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Domestic Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
Van Der Horst's team made it to the Eredivisie Semifinals in 2013.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Van Der Horst has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.2apg.
Van Der Horst has played previously for four other teams: ABC Amsterdam, Groningen, M.Magixx and Bergen op Zoom.
He could be described: Best Dutch young PG, who also can play on the Pos: 2 because of his Size and Atlethism. Can shoot and Drive, but the best he can lead the Team with assists! Good defensive Player. Just need playing Time!!.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Mindaugas Kuzminskas leads Lithuania over Iceland - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania-Iceland 84-62

Lithuania overcame Iceland 84-62 in a friendly game. They started the game with a 27-15 run and added a massive 25-12 surge in the second frame. Iceland looked better in the third period and replied with a 23-14 rally to cut the deficit to 16 points with 10 minutes to go. Lithuania however closed the game with a final 18-12 run to seal the victory.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) followed him with 14 points and 11 boards. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) produced 11 and Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) had 10. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) produced 19 points for Iceland.



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SEA Games: Indonesia come from behind to beat Singapore 70-54 - by Eurobasket News

They came into the game high on confidence. And for most part of the game, they stayed on top. But 12 missed free throws and an inability to execute plays properly down the stretch cost the Singapore national basketball dearly, leading them to a 54-70 defeat by Indonesia and dropping the side to a 2-1 record. A win would have seen them secure a spot in the semi-finals and also avoid powerhouse Philippines in the knockout stage. The match was also a repeat of the semi-finals in the 2015 SEA Games, where Indonesia also came from behind to win 87-74, ending Singapore's hopes of making the final on home soil. 'Our free-throw percentage was really bad. I think what kept us in the game was our defensive stops. We gave our heart out there but towards the end, we couldn't make the shots,' captain Wei Long Wong (187-G-88) said of the missed opportunities. Only three players scored in double figures for Singapore, with Russel Low (195-C-93) leading the team with 13 points and four boards. Leon Kwek and Larry Hua Liew (191-G-93) both added 10 points, but the team shot just 32 per cent overall. Indonesia, on the other hand, were led by Enguio Ebrahim Lopez's 18 points and the team shot 44 per cent from the field. In what was initially a very tight game, Singapore had led by six points in the first half. Their tenacious play on both the defensive and offensive ends had Indonesia in foul trouble, with the latter committing a total of 27 fouls in the whole game. Yet, they kept missing their free-throws, and Indonesia were able to make big shots time and again. The turning point came midway in the third quarter. Having held a 44-40 lead with a little over three minutes left, they saw it cut to just two by Enguio. He then made one of two free throws at the line a few possessions later, before a big three-point shot by Hardianus Lakudu (175-PG-92) gave Indonesia the lead for good. Indonesia then began the fourth quarter on an 8-1 run, establishing a 10-point lead. When they threatened to come back after pulling to within five points, two free throws from Diftha Pratama (186-SG-89) and a dagger three from veteran Mario Wuysang with four minutes left in the game meant that there was to be no way back for Singapore. Still, Singapore's coach Frank Arsego felt that the game has given his side the opportunity to identify the flaws in their game and improve on them. 'We learnt more about ourselves today after losing,' Arsego said. 'It was a pretty good effort from the boys (against a top team in South-east Asia)… we just fell a little short.' Arsego also felt that the missed chances at the free-throw line 'opened the door' for Indonesia, but this was not the only thing that separated both teams. 'When they (Indonesia) went to the line, they made theirs. It didn't win them the game, but it was enough for them to keep the pressure on,' he said. 'We also got a bit individual in the end, we didn't share the basketball around enough. They worked us out and we've just got to keep going again then. I think they can take solace from a really good performance.'
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



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  IRELAND  


Costelloe re-signs at Plymouth Raiders - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) confirmed in their roster Irish international Dylan Costelloe. He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 9 BBL games he had just 0.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Costelloe played in the final of British EBL Division Two in 2014.
He has been a member of Irish international program for some years. Costelloe has been regularly called to Irish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously professionally also in Ireland (Moycullen).

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan
Louis Sayers
Neil Watson
Dylan Costelloe
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet

Coach: Gavin Love

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adrien re-signs at Bnei Hertzeliya - by Eurobasket News

Bnei Hertzeliya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American forward Jeff Adrien (201-110kg-86, college: Connecticut). He played there last season. In 36 Winner League games he had 14.2ppg, 7.9rpg (#5 in the league), 1.1apg and 1.0bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Adrien also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Adrien was tested by the Pelicans in NBA.
He is quite experienced player. Adrien has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Guandong Tigers), Italy (Benetton Treviso), Russia (Khimki), Spain, NBA (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Erie Bay Hawks).
Adrien attended University of Connecticut until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A solid F/C who brings rebounding and strength in the paint. He's a good inside player even at NBA level despite being udersized, because he fights on every ball and can guard taller player at the defensive side.

Bnei Hertzeliya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taurean Green
Xavier Thames
Tom Maayan
Sam Singer
Orr Leumi
D.J. Sharp

Forwards:
Jeff Adrien
Dominique Archie
Halil Kanacevic
Alex Rosenberg
Shawn Dawson

Coach: Mickey Gorke

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Serbia roll past Italy in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Italy 73:65

Serbia opened the Acropolis Tournament in Athens with victory. They held off Italy in the opener. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) recorded 21 points for the winners.
Italy sank 24 points in the opening frame to take a 2-point lead. Serbia held Italy to just 14 points in the second quarter to take a 40:38 halftime lead. Serbia maintained the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth period up by 3 points. Serbia limited the Azzurri to 9 points in the fourth term and raced to the victory. Vladimir Lucic (201-SF-89, agency: BeoBasket) finished with 12 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) added 10 points for Serbia. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) netted 20 points for Italy. Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) had 11 points in the defeat.

Serbia: Boban Marjanovic 21, Vladimir Lucic 12, Bogdan Bogdanovic 10
Italy: Marco Belinelli 20, Pietro Aradori 11



Monfalcone adds Skerbec to their roster, ex Portoroz - by Eurobasket News

Energylab Falconstar Monfalcone (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 24-year old Slovenian forward Tim Skerbec (200-93). He played last season at KK Splosna plovba Portoroz in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 25 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Skerbec played at Mesarija Prunk Sezana (2SKL) in Slovenian league where in 19 games he averaged 3.2ppg and 2.2rpg.
He won Slovenian 3SKL championship title in 2015.
Skerbec represented Slovenia at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0spg.
Skerbec has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Postojna, Slovan, Zlatorog, Litija and Koper.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Formia Meta inks Eduardo Perez, ex Granada - by Eurobasket News

Meta Formia Basketball (Serie C Gold) signed 20-year old Spaniard center Eduardo Perez (200-97). He has played for the last two seasons at the junior team of Coviran Granada in Spanish LEB Silver. But in 10 games he had just 1.4ppg last season. Perez helped them to win the cup.
He represented Spain at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships in Debrecen (CZE) two years ago.
Perez has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Real Betis and Baloncesto Sevilla 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Crema inks Mattia Molteni - by Eurobasket News

Erogasmet Crema (Serie B) signed 21-year old guard Mattia Molteni (190-80kg-96) from Gessi Valsesia Basket. In 31 Serie B games he had 8.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Molteni played at Lighthouse (Serie A). But in 13 games he recorded just 0.8ppg.
He helped his team to make it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2013.
Molteni has played previously for two other teams: MIA-RO Cantu and Cantu Gorla.

Erogasmet Crema roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Dagnello
Michele Peroni
Mattia Molteni
Francesco Paolin

Forwards:
Giovanni Poggi
Massimiliano Ferraro

Center:
Eugenio Amanti

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Tomas Kyzlink (ex Bourg) joins Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) agreed terms with 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He played last season at JL Bourg Basket in French ProB. Kyzlink managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 11 ProB games he had 9.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the ProB title (twice). Kyzlink also played that season for Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM where in 22 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg. He contributed in the Supercup final. Kyzlink also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Kyzlink has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Kyzlink also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Kyzlink has played also professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Caceres_Basket and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B), Czech Republic (USK Praha and BC Benesov) and Italy (Treviglio).
On Kyzlink: A powerful guard, with great athletic skills, quickness and shooting ability. He can easily hit the basket from behind the arch and can beat an opponent using his quick first pass. Year after year has become a very good defender, able to shut down the top opposite player.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Dominique Johnson
Tomas Kyzlink
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Bruno Cerella
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palencia signs Bryce Pressley - by Eurobasket

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) signed American (has also Italian passport) guard Bryce Pressley (193-95kg, college: Portland) from CB Clavijo. In 21 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season. Pressley also spent pre-season at Juvecaserta (Serie A) in Italian league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Pressley was also voted All-WCC 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Pressley graduated from University of Portland in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Perez
Bryce Pressley
Sani Campara

Forwards:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui
Sergi Pino
Nikola Cvetinovic

Center:
Dartaye Ruffin

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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  IVORY COAST  


Plasencia lands Seydou Aboubacar - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Plasencia Extremadura tabbed 23-year old Ivorian center Seydou Aboubacar (207-94). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura in the EBA. In 19 games he averaged 13.6ppg and 8.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Aboubacar played at RETAbet (Liga Endesa) where in only one game he had just 2 points and 4 rebounds. He also played 1 game in Eurocup, but he did not score anything. The other team Aboubacar played that season for was Zornotza. In 20 LEB Silver games he recorded 3.3ppg and 3.8rpg.
Aboubacar represented Ivory Coast at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.8ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 55.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Aboubacar has played previously for four other teams: Pielagos, Palencia_Baloncesto, CB Prat and Venta de Banos.

Plasencia Extremadura roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bayle
Adrian Fuentes
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Erik Kinney
David Atkinson
Franco Acosta

Center:
Seydou Aboubacar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vashil Fernandez is a newcomer at Phoenix Galati - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 25-year old Jamaican international center Vashil Fernandez (208-118kg-92, college: Valparaiso). He played last season at Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League) in the U.S. But in four games he recorded just 1.0ppg and 2.0rpg. Fernandez also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 27 games he averaged only 1.1ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Horizon League Regular Season in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Fernandez was also voted All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Fernandez represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Fernandez has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat).
He attended Valparaiso University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

CS Phoenix Galati roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Rundles
Phillip Miller

Centers:
Tony Gugino
Vashil Fernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Omar Samhan (ex Aguada) agreed terms with Shiga L-Stars - by Eurobasket News

Shiga Lakestars (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American (has also Egyptian passport) center Omar Samhan (211-122kg-88, college: St.Mary's, CA). He played in the summer at Aguada in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in June. In 32 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season Samhan played at Leuven Bears in Belgian Euromillions League where in 25 games he averaged 13.6ppg, 6.6rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2013. Samhan received also All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Samhan is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on six different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Africa and of course North America) in eight different countries. Samhan has played previously professionally in Australia (Townsville Crocodiles), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Poland (Wilki Morskie), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Egypt (Sporting) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kagawa Five Arrows land Abdullahi Kuso - by Eurobasket News

Kagawa Five Arrows (B League D2) landed 33-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-111kg-84, college: Tallahassee CC) from Gunma Crane Thunders. In 63 B League D2 games in Japan he averaged 12.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8bpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Kuso played at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) where in 56 games he had 12.6ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. He was a member of Nigerian Senior National Team back in 2007.
Kuso is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, African and of course North American leagues. Kuso has played previously professionally also in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Croatia (KK_Zadar), Korea (Mobis Phoebus), Syria, Ukraine and Nigeria (D.Warriors) and Japan (Fukuoka Rizing, Miyazaki Shining Suns, Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa and Aomori Watts).
He attended Tallahassee Community College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valmiera adds Jansons to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) added to their roster 19-year old small forward Niks Jansons (200-98). He played last season at VEF Riga (LBL). But in 5 games he recorded just 1.8ppg and 1.0rpg. Jansons also played 2 games in VTB United League, but he did not score anything.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ogre where in 10 LBL games he averaged only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg.
Jansons won Latvian LBL D2 championship title in 2015.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 33.3%.
Jansons has played previously professionally also in Czech Republic (GBA Sparta).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zaragoza inks Janis Blums, ex VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Latvian international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-86kg-82). He played last season at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 22 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg. Blums helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Blums also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.2apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Blums played at Scandone in Italian Serie A. In 9 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.4apg.
Blums has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2001.
Blums represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 91.7%.
Blums is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Blums has played previously professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), Kazakhstan (Astana), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Poland (Anwil), Italy (Napoli Megaride) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Zaragoza.
Blums could be described: Blums is a good overall athlete, he's quick, really smart. Has good ball-handling skills and likes to run the break. Blums has excellent fundamentals on the ball, his outstanding penetrating ability makes it a hard job to contain him. Has a quick first step to penetrate for a shot, a foul or a pass. Can break down opponents off the dribble and score in a variety of ways. Has extemely gifted offensive skills. An exciting playmaker with good vision. Makes difficult passes look easy. Great understanding of the game and plays under control, leads the team and according to the necessity of the team. Still needs to improve his free throw shooting. His range is extended out the three point arc but from the long distance he still lacks a bit of consistency.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Beirut inks Bassel Bawji - by Eurobasket News

Beirut agreed terms with 28-year old international forward Bassel Bawji (203-115kg-89, college: Tulsa). He played last season at Champville (Pepsi LBL). In 26 games he had 10.3ppg, 9.6rpg and 2.1apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bawji played at Byblos Sporting Club (also in Pepsi LBL) where in 19 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the Supercup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bawji was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
He has been also a member of Lebanese international program for some years. Bawji has regularly played for Lebanese senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Lebanon at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon this year. Bawji's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg.
Bawji has played previously for two other teams: Homenetmen and Al Moutahed.
He attended University of Tulsa until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lekavicius to miss EuroBasket due to broken foot - by Eurobasket News

Trouble for the Lithuanian squad ahead of EuroBasket. Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) has broken his foot, as reported by Donatas Urbonas and will have to miss the upcoming EuroBasket. He has left the training and his recovery time remains to be seen. The 23-year-old guard, who's recently penned a deal with Panathinaikos, might also have to miss his team's preparation for the new season.
Courtesy of: europhoops.net



Silute lands Taurantas Tamosiunas - by Eurobasket News

Silute (NKL) landed 25-year old small forward Taurantas Tamosiunas (192-85kg-92). He played most recently at LSU-Atletas in the RKL. Tamosiunas helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Vytis where in 36 NKL games he averaged 3.4ppg and 1.4rpg. Tamosiunas contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He won Lithuanian NKL championship title in 2012.
Tamosiunas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U16 in Italy nine years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.9ppg, 2.3rpg.
Tamosiunas has played previously for three other teams: Zalgiris, Zalgiris II Kaunas and LKKA-Atletas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mindaugas Kuzminskas leads Lithuania over Iceland - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania-Iceland 84-62

Lithuania overcame Iceland 84-62 in a friendly game. They started the game with a 27-15 run and added a massive 25-12 surge in the second frame. Iceland looked better in the third period and replied with a 23-14 rally to cut the deficit to 16 points with 10 minutes to go. Lithuania however closed the game with a final 18-12 run to seal the victory.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) followed him with 14 points and 11 boards. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) produced 11 and Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) had 10. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) produced 19 points for Iceland.



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Turkey edge Montenegro in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Montenegro 78:60

Turkey rallied past Montenegro in the test game in Istanbul. Sinan Guler (192-G-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports) provided 17 points to lead the hosts.
Turkey and Montenegro were tied at 19 after ten minutes. They pulled ahead for a one-point lead at the interval 36:35. The hosts extended the margin in the third term. Turkey arrived at the final intermission up by 3 points 54:51. They followed with a 24:9 rally in the fourth period to race to the victory. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) had 12 points, while Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) provided 13 points for Turkey. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) answered with 19 points for Montenegro. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, college: Boston Coll.) netted 10 points in the defeat.

Turkey: Sinan Guler 17, Furkan Korkmaz 13, Melih Mahmutoglu 12
Montenegro: Nikola Vucevic 19, Tyrese Rice10



Mihailo Radunovic signs at Lovcen - by Darko Pekic

KK Lovcen Cetinje (Erste Liga) landed 21-year old international forward Mihailo Radunovic (203-96). He played most recently at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Radunovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). But in two ABA League games he averaged just 0.5ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 4 games in Erste Liga, but he had only 0.5ppg. And finally Radunovic contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg. The other team he played that season for was Ulcinj. In 10 Erste Liga games he got 10.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.
Radunovic was selected to Montenegrin U18 Championships All-Star Game back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Radunovic played for Montenegrin senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. Radunovic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1spg.
Radunovic has played previously for three other teams: Buducnost, Buducnost II Podgorica and KK Podgorica.

KK Lovcen Cetinje roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Masan Vrbica
Milos Latkovic

Forward:
Mihailo Radunovic

Centers:
Milos Lopicic
Vasilije Knezevic

Coach: Dragan Radovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Clippers To Hire Michael Winger As GM - by Eurobasket News

After having offered their general manager position to Michael Winger several days ago, the Clippers have now reached an agreement to bring the Thunder executive aboard as the team's new GM, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, Winger will get a multiyear contract from Los Angeles. Winger's hiring is one move in a series of changes to the Clippers' front office this month. The overhaul began in early August when the team announced that it was removing Doc Rivers' president of basketball operations title, allowing him to retain a voice in the front office but to focus primarily on coaching. Executive VP of basketball operations Lawrence Frank was elevated to the top front office role to replace Rivers, and the Clips have since committed to filling out the front office with more seasoned executives. Winger, who will report to Frank, was the assistant general manager in Oklahoma City, where he worked closely with GM Sam Presti over the last several years. The Clippers have also agreed to hire former Cavaliers executive Trent Redden, who will be L.A.'s new assistant GM. Winger had been a key voice in the OKC front office under Presti, along with Troy Weaver, so the Thunder figure to promote or hire a replacement to fill his role in the not-too-distant future.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Perrantes' pro career starts at San Antonio Spurs - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) tabbed guard London Perrantes (188-83kg). He just graduated from Virginia (NCAA). Perrantes has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.9apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to All-ACC 2nd Team, NABC All-District 2 2nd Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Perrantes is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2016. Perrantes received also HS Mission League Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

San Antonio Spurs roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manu Ginobili
Patrick Mills
Brandon Paul
London Perrantes

Forwards:
Rudy Gay
Joffrey Lauvergne
Jaron Blossomgame
Matt Costello

Center:
Pau Gasol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dwyane Wade Likely To Sign With Cavs If Bought Out - by Eurobasket News

Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) is expected to eventually agree upon a buyout with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are in rebuild mode and could save some money if Wade is willing to give back a portion of his $23.8 million salary. Wade opted into his contract in June. Joe Vardon reports the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to eventually sign Wade. "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs," said Vardon on the "Wine and Gold Talk" podcast with Chris Fedor.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Cavaliers send Kyrie Irving to Celtics in deal including Isaiah Thomas, Nets 2018 pick - by Eurobasket News

The Boston Celtics have acquired All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) from the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Isaiah Thomas (5'9''-PG-89, college: Washington), forward Jae Crowder (6'6''-F-90, college: Marquette), center Ante Zizic (6'11''-F/C-97, agency: BeoBasket) and Brooklyn's 2018 unprotected first-round pick, the teams announced Tuesday night.
Irving, 25, requested a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. At the time, Irving said that he wanted to play in a situation in which he could be more of a focal point and that he no longer wanted to play alongside LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84), sources said. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge noted the bittersweet nature of Tuesday's trade. "This has obviously been a roller coaster of a day for us, trading away Isaiah and Jae and Ante, especially Isaiah and Jae, who have been such a big part of our team and our success and our Celtic culture as leaders of our team. Very, very difficult day," Ainge said. "At the same time, a very exciting time [to add] one of the best offensive players in the league." Ainge said that it was a very tough phone call to inform Thomas, who had emerged as the face of the franchise since he arrived at the trade deadline in February 2015. Ainge also said the Celtics did their homework on Irving after his falling out with James in Cleveland and said Irving is "excited" to be joining the Celtics. Ainge also acknowledged that Irving's price tag was high. "It is a high price tag," he said. "But acquiring a 25-year-old perennial All-Star, a player that fits a timeline for us and is a fantastic offensive player, one of the best offensive players in the league, you have to pay a heavy price." Pressed on the difficulty of giving up the unprotected Brooklyn pick, Ainge noted, "We valued it from the time we got it, and it's still very valuable. Obviously, we value Kyrie more. It's that simple." Irving has three years and $60 million left on his contract, but he can opt out of the final year before the 2019-20 season.
Thomas, 28, led the Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists over 33.8 minutes per game during the regular season. Thomas has spent the offseason recovering from a right hip injury that kept him out of the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals. He opted not to have surgery. Ainge said Thomas' injury did play "some" into his making the deal. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Monday that he is not sure Thomas will be ready for the start of training camp. Sources told ESPN that while Cleveland is not sure when Thomas will be able to return to the court, the Cavaliers have no short-term concerns about the injury. The team, sources said, is anxious to have its own doctors look at Thomas' hip and will spend the year monitoring it. Thomas will become a free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season. He has said that he believes he's worthy of a maximum contract.
Crowder has been a core piece of the Celtics' resurgence. A solid perimeter defender, the 27-year-old forward averaged 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds last season. He also has one of the friendliest cap numbers in the NBA: $6.8 million, $7.3 million and $7.8 million the next three seasons. He does not become a free agent until the summer of 2020.
Zizic was the Celtics' first-round pick in 2016 (23rd overall). He's a highly regarded 20-year-old out of Croatia described by ESPN's Fran Fraschilla as "one of my favorite kids in this draft. He's 6-11, 240. He has a mean streak." In addition to his tremendous upside, Zizic was included for salary purposes. Irving waived a $5.8 million trade kicker -- 15 percent of the total money remaining on his Cleveland deal -- to join Boston, sources said. The trade will give Cleveland $29.1 million in tax savings. Cleveland's tax is now $49.3 million, down from $78.4 million. The Celtics and Cavaliers open the season against each other Oct. 17 in Cleveland. "Opening night should be interesting," a Cavs player who requested anonymity told ESPN.
Courtesy of: espn.com




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Interview with Jeff Newberry - by Thomas Jones

We sit down to talk to Jeff Newberry (6'2''-G-92, college: Oklahoma St.):
Eurobasket.- To somebody who hasn't seen you play before, how would you describe your game to them?
1. I don't really like to describe my game. I leave that up to others. In the past most have labeled it as really gritty and athletic, tough and flashy at times.

Eurobasket.- Do you model your game after anybody?
2. I try to model my game after my favorite player. Russell Westbrook.

Eurobasket.- Talk a little bit about this past season at Grand Rapids and G-League. What can you tell us about your experience in the League?
3. This past season in Grand Rapid was a very eye opening one. It showed me what it really meant to stay in the gym. Getting to learn from guys like Kevin Murphy and Jordan Crawford was a blessing in itself. It will help me elevate my career moving forward.

Eurobasket.- What's been the biggest moment of your career so far?
4. The biggest moment of my career so far was probably my breakout game against the 76ers D League organization because I was on the court with a lot of big name players, and I stood out that game and made a very big impact.

Eurobasket.- If you could go back and give advice to a ninth grade Jeff Newberry what would you say?
5. I would tell the 9th grade Jeff Newberry to do things exactly the way you did it before. Because it made you the man you are today.

Eurobasket.-Did you think about play overseas?
6. Yes I thought about it a lot, thought of what it would have been like if I went down that path. I still think on it at this very moment.

Eurobasket.- Where do you see yourself five years from now?
7. 5 years from now I see myself living comfortably and if God willing, still playing the game that I love!



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Marquis Clayton is a newcomer at Moncton Magic - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Magic (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of point guard Marquis Clayton (175). He just graduated from St.Mary's. Clayton has played there for the last four years. In 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg last season. NBL Canada will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Clayton helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-AUS 1st Team and AUS All-Tournament Team.
He won AUS championship title in 2014.
Clayton previously for X Men.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

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Jerome Tang Promoted to MBB Associate Head Coach at Baylor - by Eurobasket News

Baylor men's basketball head coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday that Jerome Tang has been promoted to associate head coach. Tang is entering his 15th season as an assistant on Drew's staff. Tang has been integral in the Bears' rise to national prominence. He has helped lead the Bears to six consecutive 20-win seasons, posting a 152-64 record, five NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT title since 2011-12. Baylor has also appeared in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in three of the past six seasons, twice advancing to the Elite Eight. Additionally, eight players from those six seasons have gone on to sign NBA contracts, including Quincy Acy, Pierre Jackson, Cory Jefferson, Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller, Johnathan Motley, Royce O'Neale and Taurean Prince. All told, Tang has helped guide the Bears to postseason appearances in nine of the past 11 seasons, including seven NCAA Tournament berths, an NIT title and an NIT runner-up finish. Baylor has gone a combined 19-8 in those postseason tournaments, including two Elite Eight appearances and four trips to the Sweet 16. As an original member of Drew's Baylor staff, Tang has helped put together seven consensus top-25 recruiting classes, including 2010 (Jones III), 2011 (Miller and Deuce Bello), 2012 (Isaiah Austin, Prince and Rico Gathers) and 2013 (Ishmail Wainright, Al Freeman and Motley). The program reached new heights in 2016-17, earning Baylor's first-ever No. 1 national ranking and a school-record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. BU rolled to a 15-0 start, climbing from unranked to No. 1 nationally in an eight-week span. Baylor recorded wins over top-10 opponents three times in its first eight games, with victories over No. 4 Oregon, No. 7 Xavier and No. 10 Louisville, the last of which secured the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis title. BU also defeated No. 10 West Virginia for a school-record fourth top-10 win. The Bears tied a school record with 12 wins in Big 12 play, leading to a program-best No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. BU knocked off New Mexico State and USC to advance to the Sweet 16 for the third time in a six-year span. It was the Bears' ninth 20-win season in the last 10 years, accounting for nine of the 12, 20-win seasons in program history. The Bears finished the 2016-17 season ranked No. 12 nationally and had four players earn All-Big 12 honors with Motley, Manu Lecomte, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Ishmail Wainright recognized. Motley won the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and was named Baylor's first consensus All-American. Baylor returns seven letterwinners and two redshirts to the 2017-18 squad, including All-Big 12 selections Lecomte and Lual-Acuil Jr. The Bears open the season on Nov. 10 against Central Arkansas at the Ferrell Center, and the complete schedule will be announced at a later date.
Courtesy of: baylorbears.com



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Bemidji State adds Dustin Boll to Men's Basketball staff - by Eurobasket News

Bemidji State University head men's basketball coach Mike Boschee announced the hiring of assistant coach Dustin Boll on Tuesday. Boll joins Beaver Men's Basketball after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference program Winona State University. Boll helped the Warriors advance to the NSIC Tournament Semifinals during his first season with the program in 2015-16. WSU averaged 13.5 wins, 10.5 in NSIC play, during Boll's two seasons on staff. Two Warriors student-athletes were named to the NSIC Second Team between the two seasons. WSU focused on on-court and off-court performance during Boll's two seasons as 10 student-athletes earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court recognition. The 2016-17 team also earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, which is given to teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Boll began his coaching career during the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach and coordinator of strength and conditioning at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis. His duties at Viterbo included recruiting, organizing and implementing team practices, designing and presenting scouting reports, video exchange, and individual player development. In addition to his duties on coaching staffs, Boll is also active on the summer camp circuit, having worked as a camp coach at numerous camps including Syracuse University, North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, Marquette University and Duke University. In addition to camps, he has also coached on the grassroots circuit with the Minnesota Heat and Wisconsin Playmakers basketball organizations. Boll earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science and sport science with a minor in nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014. He also served as a student assistant coach at UW-L in 2013-14 where he assisted in recruiting, film editing and scouting report design. Boll completed his master's degree in leadership education and sports management from Winona State in 2017.
Courtesy of: bsubeavers.com



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Joey Flannery set to play in Spain - by Moritz Korff

Joey Flannery (6'5''-G, agency: Duran International) will be a BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia player next season, according to laopiniondemurcia.es. Myrtia is competing in the Spanish third-tier league LEB Plata after earning promotion from EBA last spring.

Flannery had a stellar career at Babson College, and was named 2017 NABC and D3hoops.com NCAA Division III Player of the Year after winning the NCAA Division III national championship with the Beavers. He averaged 23.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game as a senior.



Fazzi Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Newbury College - by Eurobasket News

Newbury College Director of Athletics Jonathan Harper announced today the hiring of Rich Fazzi as the new Head Men's Basketball Coach effective immediately. Fazzi returns to Newbury after serving as an assistant coach during the 2004-2005 season. He brings over 13 years of coaching experience at the Division III level, including serving as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Pine Manor College the past three seasons, and as the Head Coach at Dean College for two campaigns (2012-2014). 'We are delighted that Rich will be joining us as our new Men's Basketball Coach at Newbury College,' said Newbury President Joseph Chillo. 'Rich brings a proven record of success on the court and he is deeply committed to the success of student-athletes. He is a hard worker, who brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to the position. In order for us to move our Men's Basketball program forward, we needed someone who has been successful in building and developing competitive teams. Rich is definitely in that category.' 'Coach Fazzi's impressive success at Dean and in the construction of the Pine Manor program has prepared him well for this opportunity,' said Harper. 'He will utilize his passion and energy on and off the court to establish Newbury as an consistent, hard-working program in the New England Collegiate Conference. I am looking forward to bringing his unique style of defense and offensive fire power to Newbury.' Fazzi amassed a 42-31 record as the inaugural head coach of the Pine Manor Men's Basketball Coach, including a 16-10 this past season. The Gators earned back to back ECAC tournament berths in 2016 and 2017 and finished in the top-10 in the country in nine statistical categories during the 2016-2017 season. In his first season at PMC he led the Gators to a 10-10 record. The freshmen dominated roster was able to lead the nation in steals per game (16.9) and turnover margin (9.6), while finishing second in the country in scoring (96.9). Fazzi's Pine Manor squad continued to improve in their second season compiling a 16-11 record and finishing eighth in the nation with 19.22 forced-turnovers per game. Prior to Pine Manor, Fazzi spent two years as the head coach at Dean College including a 21-5 record during the 2013-14 campaign. He earned District Two Coach of the Year Honors as the Bulldogs captured the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 21 and District Two Championships and made the school's first ever trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Danville, Ill. Before Dean, Fazzi spent two years as legendary head coach Phil Rowe's top assistant at Endicott College. During the 2011-12 season, Endicott won its first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament Championship in six years and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship. Before Endicott, Fazzi spent five years as the associate head coach at Suffolk University following the one year stint as an assistant at Newbury. A 2004 graduate of Becker College, Fazzi was a three year starter and two year captain for the Hawks. He left the Worcester campus as the 8th all-time leading scorer and also set the career field goal percentage record. 'I would like to thank Jonathan Harper, Paul Martin, President Chillo and the rest of the search committee for this amazing opportunity,' said Fazzi. 'I really enjoyed my interactions during the search process. The whole Newbury Community has a tremendous amount energy and enthusiasm. It's really a exciting time to be a part of the Nighthawk family. I feel very fortunate to come back to Newbury and build a winning culture on and off the court.'
Courtesy of: newburynighthawks.com



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LNB Round 10: Bufalos defeat Leones in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Third-ranked Leones (5-7) gave a tough game to first ranked Bufalos (9-3) on Sunday. Bufalos managed to secure only one-point victory 79-78. However their fans expected easier game. Leones trailed by 16 points at halftime and as many as 22 after three quarters before a 39-18 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 78-79 at the end of the game. Bufalos had a 33-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Leones helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) chipped in 16 points during the contest. At the losing side guard Nelson Davis (190-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first position with 9-3 record. Leones at the other side keep the third place with seven games lost.
Very significant was Toros' (#2, 7-5) victory against 4th ranked Costa Caribe (3-9) 99-94. Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) notched 24 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and Aramie Brooks supported him with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) by the former international power forward Troy Watson (197-82) did not help to save the game for Costa Caribe. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Toros maintains second position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Bufalos. Costa Caribe lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost.
Very significant was Bufalos' (#1, 9-3) victory against 4th ranked Costa Caribe (3-9) 86-73. Noel Mackenzie fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Mamadou Diakite produced 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-6 shooting from the field) for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first position with 9-3 record. Costa Caribe lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost.
Very significant was Toros' (#2, 7-5) victory against one of their biggest challengers Leones (5-7) 89-81. Worth to mention a great performance of Thomas Vansdell who helped to win the game recording 31 points. Toros maintains second position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Bufalos. Leones at the other side keep the third place with seven games lost.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 10 points and 18 rebounds by Jordany Jaca of Bufalos.

Costa Caribe - Toros 94-99

Very significant was Toros' (#2, 7-5) victory against 4th ranked Costa Caribe (3-9) 99-94. Toros forced 21 Costa Caribe turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) notched 24 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) supported him with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Brooks is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) by the former international power forward Troy Watson (197-82) did not help to save the game for Costa Caribe. Point guard Sharlon Hodgson (183-94) added 11 points and 9 assists for lost side. Four Toros and five Costa Caribe players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Toros maintains second position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Bufalos. Costa Caribe lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Toros: R.Abraham 24+5reb+8ast, A.Brooks 23+9reb+1ast, T.Vansdell 19+2reb+5ast, D.Toruno 12+3reb+1ast, R.Mendoza 8+5reb+5ast, N.Lopez 6+4reb+1ast
Costa Caribe: T.Watson 20+8reb+3ast, D.Cacho 14+3reb+2ast, D.Moody 12+6reb+2ast, F.Cox 12+1reb+3ast, S.Hodgson 11+3reb+9ast, M.Diakite 11+8reb+3ast
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Costa Caribe - Bufalos 73-86

Very significant was Bufalos' (#1, 9-3) victory against 4th ranked Costa Caribe (3-9) 86-73. Bufalos well out of reach of Costa Caribe shooting 81.8 percent from the field. They outrebounded Costa Caribe 53-32 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bufalos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Noel Mackenzie (188-78) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) chipped in 25 points and 5 assists. Worth to mention James played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Four Bufalos players scored in double figures. Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-6 shooting from the field) and international guard Denzel Moody (191-94) added 16 points (on 8-of-4 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first position with 9-3 record. Costa Caribe lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: D.James 25+3reb+5ast, N.Mackenzie 18+11reb+5ast, R.Brown 17+2reb+1ast, J.Jaca 10+18reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 5+5reb+7ast, D.Gomez 5+9reb
Costa Caribe: M.Diakite 17+6reb+3ast, D.Moody 16+2reb+3ast, J.Campbell 12+8reb, J.Townes 7+1reb+1ast, F.Omier 6+2reb+1ast, S.Hodgson 6+3reb+5ast
gschID: 562619


Bufalos - Leones 79-78

Third-ranked Leones (5-7) gave a tough game to first ranked Bufalos (9-3) on Sunday. Bufalos managed to secure only one-point victory 79-78. However their fans expected easier game. Leones trailed by 16 points at halftime and as many as 22 after three quarters before a 39-18 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 78-79 at the end of the game. Bufalos had a 33-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Leones helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) chipped in 16 points during the contest. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bufalos players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Nelson Davis (190-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center Giovanny Umana (204-84) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first position with 9-3 record. Leones at the other side keep the third place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: D.James 16+2reb+3ast, R.Brown 13+6reb+5ast, N.Mackenzie 11+7reb+2ast, R.Taylor 10+7reb+1ast, H.Barberena 7+1ast, J.Jaca 6+6reb+2ast
Leones: N.Davis 22+10reb, E.Amaya 8+4reb+4ast, M.Omier 8+3ast, A.Rojas 8+3reb+2ast, G.Umana 8+8reb+1ast, I.Thomas 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 561279


Toros - Leones 89-81

Very significant was Toros' (#2, 7-5) victory against one of their biggest challengers Leones (5-7) 89-81. Leones were ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 51-37 second half run of Toros. They also forced 22 Leones turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Thomas Vansdell (185-86) who helped to win the game recording 31 points. Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) contributed with 22 points and 8 assists for the winners. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and Dominican Joan Luis added 20 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Leones. Toros maintains second position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Bufalos. Leones at the other side keep the third place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Toros: T.Vansdell 31+3reb+3ast, R.Abraham 22+3reb+8ast, N.Lopez 10+4reb, D.Toruno 10+7reb+8ast, M.Castrillo 8+12reb+2ast, R.Mendoza 8+8reb+6ast
Leones: A.Rojas 31+11reb+3ast, J.Luis 20+11reb+8ast, I.Thomas 17+3reb+2ast, R.Ponce 7+1reb+2ast, A.Borge 3+3reb, E.Amaya 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 561277





Vansdell number one in Nicaraguan LNB for round 10 - by Eurobasket News

Former international Shooting guard Thomas Vansdell (185-SG-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Toros, receiving a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, three rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Leones (#3, 5-7) 89-81. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Toros maintains the 2nd position in Nicaraguan LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Toros will need more victories to improve their 7-5 record. In the team's last game Vansdell had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Toros' top player in his first season with the team. Thomas Vansdell averages just after three games 24.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old former international power forward Troy Watson (197-F/C-82) of Costa Caribe. Watson had a very good evening with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Costa Caribe lost that game 94-99 to slightly higher-ranked Toros (#2, 7-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Costa Caribe still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Costa Caribe managed to get this year. Watson is well-known at Costa Caribe and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) of Leones (#3). Rojas got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . Despite Rojas' great performance Leones lost 81-89 to #2 ranked Toros. 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 chances of Leones ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Rojas could help Leones to bring them higher in the standings. Rojas has a great season in Nicaragua. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.8ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mamadou Diakite (196-F-93) of Costa Caribe - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Joan Luis) of Leones - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Nelson Davis (190-G-95) of Leones - 22 points and 10 rebounds
7. Aramie Brooks (203-F/C-87) of Toros - 23 points and 9 rebounds
8. Jordany Jaca (196-F-83) of Bufalos - 10 points and 18 rebounds
9. Reginald Brown (202-C-91) of Bufalos - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Denzel Moody (191-G-94) of Costa Caribe - 16 points, 2 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)



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Trabzonspor lands Christopher Obekpa - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) tabbed 24-year old Nigerian power forward Christopher Obekpa (208-107kg-93, college: UNLV). He played most recently at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 34 games he averaged 5.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.5bpg last season.
Obekpa received Big East All-Rookie Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Obekpa was a member of Nigerian U16 National Team in 2008.
He graduated from University of Nevada - Las Vegas in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Obekpa is described as: An intimidating shotblocker and defensive game-changer.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Burak Eslik
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Caleb Green
Osman Sirin
Christopher Obekpa
Anton Odabasi

Centers:
Tomislav Zubcic
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kagawa Five Arrows land Abdullahi Kuso - by Eurobasket News

Kagawa Five Arrows (B League D2) landed 33-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-111kg-84, college: Tallahassee CC) from Gunma Crane Thunders. In 63 B League D2 games in Japan he averaged 12.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8bpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Kuso played at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) where in 56 games he had 12.6ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. He was a member of Nigerian Senior National Team back in 2007.
Kuso is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, African and of course North American leagues. Kuso has played previously professionally also in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Croatia (KK_Zadar), Korea (Mobis Phoebus), Syria, Ukraine and Nigeria (D.Warriors) and Japan (Fukuoka Rizing, Miyazaki Shining Suns, Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa and Aomori Watts).
He attended Tallahassee Community College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nidaros Jets add Mjos to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Nidaros Jets Trondheim (BLNO) added to their roster 27-year old point guard Thomas Mjos (181-90) from Centrum. In 26 BLNO games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the league title.
Mjos was selected to Norwegian BLNO All-Star Game back in 2012.
He represented Norway at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 31.6%, 3PT: 31.6%.
Mjos has played previously for two other teams: Asker Aliens and Baerum Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LBL Round 8: Real Club is defeated by Regatas in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and Real Club (#4). Regatas (9-0) won against visiting Real Club (1-8) 66-62. Undefeated Regatas have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-0 record. Real Club lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with eight games lost.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: EOFap (#2) and Inmaculada (#3). EOFap (6-3) won against visiting Inmaculada (2-7) 72-60. EOFap have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-3 record having just three points less than leader Regatas. Inmaculada at the other side keeps the third place with seven games lost.
Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and Inmaculada (#3). Regatas (9-0) smashed visiting Inmaculada (2-7) by 32 points 76-44. Undefeated Regatas have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-0 record. Loser Inmaculada keeps the third place with seven games lost.

Regatas - Real Club 66-62

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and Real Club (#4). Regatas (9-0) won against visiting Real Club (1-8) 66-62. Regatas have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-0 record. Real Club lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with eight games lost.
gschID: 561293


EOFap - Inmaculada 72-60

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: EOFap (#2) and Inmaculada (#3). EOFap (6-3) won against visiting Inmaculada (2-7) 72-60. EOFap have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-3 record having just three points less than leader Regatas. Inmaculada at the other side keeps the third place with seven games lost.
gschID: 561292


Regatas - Inmaculada 76-44

Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and Inmaculada (#3). Regatas (9-0) smashed visiting Inmaculada (2-7) by 32 points 76-44. Regatas have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-0 record. Loser Inmaculada keeps the third place with seven games lost.
gschID: 561291





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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 32.8
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces32.8 
 2. Walker, Blackwater32.0 
 3. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 4. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 5. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 6. Hill, Star Hotshots22.7 
 7. McKines, SM Be.22.7 
 8. Craig, TNT K.21.7 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.21.7 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Henry WALKER
  Blackwater
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Walker, Blackwater20.7 
 2. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 3. Fuller, NLEX R.18.2 
 4. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 5. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 6. McKines, SM Be.14.3 
 7. Anthony, Globalport12.0 
 8. Henton, Alaska Aces11.2 
 9. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.7 
 10. Erram, Blackwater10.3 
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. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
 10. Amer, Meralco .4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO WILLIAM
  TNT K.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Castro-W., TNT K.2.3 
 2. Cabagnot, SM Be.2.0 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces1.8 
 4. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 5. Walker, Blackwater1.7 
 6. Newsome, Meralco .1.7 
 7. Lee, Star Hotshots1.5 
 8. Fuller, NLEX R.1.5 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 10. Jazul, Phoenix1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Erram, Blackwater2.7 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces2.6 
 3. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.3 
 4. Abueva, Alaska Aces2.0 
 5. Santos, SM Beermen1.7 
 6. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.6 
 7. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Sangalang, Star H.1.3 


Durham number one in Philippines for round 4 - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward Allen Durham (198-F/C-88) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Meralco Bolts, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 16 rebounds, while his team edged out Phoenix (#7, 2-4) 107-104. It allowed Meralco Bolts to take over top position in the Filipino PBA. Meralco Bolts have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Durham had a remarkable 52.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Meralco Bolts' top player in his first season with the team. Former Grace Bible College star has very solid stats this year. Durham is in league's top in points (4th best: 25.8ppg) and assists (3rd best: 7.2apg). Worth to mention Durham played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Murphy Holloway (201-F-90) of Globalport. Holloway had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 18 rebounds. Of course Globalport cruised to a 102-90 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked KIA Picanto (#11, 1-6). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Globalport managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 1-2 record. Holloway is a newcomer at Globalport, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Brandon Brown (201-PF-85) of Phoenix (#7). Brown got into 30-points club by scoring 38 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds and four assists. Despite Brown's great performance Phoenix lost 104-107 to the higher-ranked Meralco Bolts (#1, 5-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Phoenix not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Brown could try to bring Phoenix's a little bit higher in the standings. Brown has individually a great season in Philippines. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 35.5ppg (9th best), rebounds with 16.0rpg (9th best) and assists with 3.5apg (8th best). Brown attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Fuller (198-F-89) of NLEX RW - 25 points and 18 rebounds
5. Markeith Cummings (198-SF-88) of KIA Picanto - 37 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jeffrei Chan (188-F-83) of Phoenix - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Shej Roi Sumang (177-PG-91) of Blackwater - 32 points and 2 rebounds
8. Chris Newsome (187-G) of Meralco Bolts - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Henry Walker (198-G/F-87) of Blackwater - 29 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Garvo Lanete (187-G-90) of Meralco Bolts - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Gilas blasts hapless Myanmar by 95 in SEA Games action - by Aris Ignacio

Gilas Pilipinas gave Myanmar a beating, 139-34, last August 22 to improve to 2-0 in Group A in men's basketball in the ongoing Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

All players inserted into the game scored, led by forward Raymar Jose (193-F) with 22 points.

National team rookie sensation Kobe Paras (198-F/C-97) provided his best outing as a Gilas member registering 20 markers, eight rebounds, seven steals, four assists and four block shots in an all-around performance capped with highlights including an alley-oop dunk in the second quarter.

Gilas dropped a 27-0 run to close the half with the lead ballooned to 50, 60-10.

Myanmar only scored three points in the second quarter.

The lead swelled as high as 97 points at one point the final canto.

Sai Phyo Kyaw paced Myanmar with 12 points.

The scores:

Philippines (129) - Jose 22, Paras 20, Rosario 14, Tolomia 13, Cruz 12, Standhardinger 12, Ferrer 11, Pessumal 9, Parks 7, Vosotros 5, Ravena 4.
Myanmar (34) - Kyaw 12, Zaya Aung 8, Wai 4, Oo 2, Aung Wana 2, Zin Wai 2, Han Then 2, Aye 2, Min 0, Ja La 0, Phyo 0.

Quarterscores: 31-7, 60-10, 98-16, 129-34.

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



Kolossos H Hotels add Wright to their roster, ex KIA Picanto - by Eurobasket News

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Keith Wright (203-109kg-89, college: Harvard). He played last season at KIA Picanto in Filipino PBA league.
Three years ago (two years after he left the college) Wright was drafted by Austin Spurs (D-League) in third round (44th overall).
He attended Harvard University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Wright has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League Southwest Division championship title in 2015. Wright was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 3rd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Wright has played also professionally in Poland (Czarni), Sweden (Uppsala Basket), EBA (New Jersey B.) and NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

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Energa Czarni signs Stephen Hurt, ex Hopsi Polzela - by Greg

Energa Czarni Slupsk (PLK) signed 24-year old American forward Stephen Hurt (211-120kg-93, college: Kansas State). He played last season at Hopsi Polzela in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 14 games he had 9.6ppg and 4.1rpg. Hurt helped them to make it to the Slovenian Cup Semifinals. He also played that season for Lapuan_Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga where in 9 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.1rpg.
Hurt was voted All-A-Sun Freshman of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Hurt graduated from Kansas State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Energa Czarni Slupsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Seweryn
Mantas Cesnauskis
Justin Watts
Dominic Artis

Forwards:
Lukasz Bonarek
Stephen Hurt

Center:
Lauris Blaus

Coach: Marek Lukomski

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Maciej Leszczynski signs at Rosa II Radom - by Eurobasket

KS Rosa-Sport Radom (2Liga) landed 18-year old shooting guard Maciej Leszczynski (193-99). He played most recently at Biofarm Basket Poznan in the 1Liga. In three games he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0apg last season. 2Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Leszczynski was selected to WZKosz All-Star Game in 2017.
He represented Poland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 30.0%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 76.5%.
Leszczynski has played previously for Zary.

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Szymon Ryzek signs at Kotwica - by Eurobasket

MUKS Kotwica 50 Kolobrzeg (1Liga) landed 20-year old swingman Szymon Ryzek (192-97) from Biofarm Basket Poznan. Ryzek has played there for the last four years. In 24 1Liga games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.6rpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he U20 Championships.
Ryzek's team made it to the Polish PZKosz Cup Final Four in 2012.
He represented Poland at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships in Debrecen (CZE) two years ago.
Ryzek has played previously for two other teams: Pleszew and Poznan PBG Basket.

MUKS Kotwica 50 Kolobrzeg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pawel Dzierzak
Szymon Ryzek

Forward:
Pawel Bodych

Center:
Lukasz Bodych

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Biofarm Basket Poznan tabs Michal Samsonowicz - by Eurobasket

Biofarm Basket Poznan (1Liga) inked 19-year old guard Michal Samsonowicz (188-98). He has played for the last two years at SMS PZKosz Wlasyslawowo in Polish 2Liga. In 27 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg last season. Samsonowicz also played that season for U20 team in EYBL where in 17 games he had 9.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg.
He is a member of Polish U20 National Team.
Samsonowicz has played previously for Polonia W-wa.

Biofarm Basket Poznan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Piotr Wieloch
Jakub Fiszer
Michal Samsonowicz

Forwards:
Tomasz Smorawinski
Filip Struski
Mateusz Brek
Jakub Simon
Mikolaj Kurpisz
Dawid Gruszczynski
Mikolaj Czyz

Center:
Adam Metelski

Coach: Przemyslaw Szurek

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Pogon Prudnik adds Wielechowski to their roster - by Eurobasket

Meritumkredyt Pogon Prudnik (1Liga) added to their roster 23-year old small forward Michal Wielechowski (198-94). He played last season at Rawia in the 2Liga. In 25 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Wielechowski played at AZS Politechnika Poznan (also in 2Liga) where in 23 games he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7spg.
His team made it to the U20 Championships Semifinals in 2014.
Wielechowski has played previously for three other teams: Poznan PBG Basket, Poznan Pyra and Biofarm Basket Poznan.

Meritumkredyt Pogon Prudnik roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Grzegorz Mordzak
Tomasz Prostak
Karol Szpyrka
Dawid Braszka

Forwards:
Pawel Bogdanowicz
Krzysztof Krajniewski
Michal Wielechowski
Michal Krawiec

Centers:
Piotr Zielinski
Maciej Strzelecki
Tomasz Nowakowski

Coach: Tomasz Michalak

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Polfarmex Kutno signs Tomasz Wojdyla - by Eurobasket

AZS Polfarmex Kutno which was relegated from TBL to 1Liga signed experienced 40-year old power forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77). He played last season at Siarka, another relegated team. In 32 TBL games he had 12.5ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
Wojdyla ended the previous (2015-16) season at Polpharma (also in TBL) where in 10 games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.6rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Pogon Prudnik. In 16 1Liga games he averaged 9.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wojdyla won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Center of the Year back in 2012.
Wojdyla has spent his entire career in Poland playing for eight other teams: Sportino, Poznan PBG Basket, Stelmet, Resovia, Twarde Pierniki, Sudety, Start and Kwidzyn.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Polfarmex Kutno.

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Alan Czujkowski agreed terms with Spojnia - by Eurobasket

Spojnia Stargard Szczecinski (1Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old small forward Alan Czujkowski (198-90, agency: Promotex) from Sokol Lancut. In 32 1Liga games he recorded 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Czujkowski spent at Start (TBL) where in 31 games he averaged 4.2ppg and 2.6rpg. Czujkowski also played that season for Start Lublin (TBL). In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.9apg and 2.0spg.
Czujkowski represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.1ppg.
Czujkowski has played previously for four other teams: Polonia W-wa, Pruszkow, Legia and WOSSM W-wa.

Spojnia Stargard Szczecinski roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Raczynski
Sebastian Szymanski
Konrad Koziorowicz
Dawid Brek
Marcin Dymala
Jacek Stefanowicz
Mateusz Pryc
Jakub Jaroszynski

Forwards:
Hubert Pabian
Alan Czujkowski
Bartlomiej Berdzik
Dominik Grudzinski

Centers:
Karol Pytys
Wojciech Fras

Coach: Krzysztof Koziorowicz

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Dawid Adamczewski signs at Polfarmex Kutno - by Eurobasket

AZS Polfarmex Kutno (1Liga) landed 26-year old shooting guard Dawid Adamczewski (190-91) from KSK Notec Inowroclaw. In 34 1Liga games he averaged 13.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.7spg last season.
Adamczewski won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2015.
He was a member of Polish U18 National Team back in 2009.
Adamczewski has played previously for five other teams: Anwil, Sportino, BM Slam Stal, Plock and Krosno.

AZS Polfarmex Kutno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dawid Adamczewski
Przemyslaw Tradecki
Szymon Pawlak
January Sobczak

Forwards:
Arkadiusz Kobus
Mateusz Szwed
Damian Janiak

Centers:
Tomasz Wojdyla
Michal Marek
Kacper Grzesiowski

Coach: Jaroslaw Krysiewicz

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Szwed is back at Polfarmex Kutno - by Eurobasket

AZS Polfarmex Kutno (1Liga) agreed terms with 26-year old power forward Mateusz Szwed (198-91). It is actually his comeback to Polfarmex as he has played here before. Szwed has played for the last two seasons at Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszkow in the 1Liga. In 20 games he had 6.5ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6spg last season.
Szwed won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2014.
He has played previously for Zyrardow.

AZS Polfarmex Kutno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damian Janiak
Przemyslaw Tradecki
Szymon Pawlak
January Sobczak

Forwards:
Arkadiusz Kobus
Mateusz Szwed

Centers:
Tomasz Wojdyla
Michal Marek
Kacper Grzesiowski

Coach: Jaroslaw Krysiewicz

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Janiak is back at Polfarmex Kutno - by Eurobasket

AZS Polfarmex Kutno (1Liga) added to their roster 28-year old swingman Damian Janiak (195-89, agency: Promotex). It is actually his comeback to Polfarmex as he has played here before. Janiak played last season at Spojnia in the 1Liga. In 38 games he had 10.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. Janiak helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszkow (previous name Znicz Basket) where in 34 1Liga games he recorded 12.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Janiak's team won Polish 2Liga Group C Regular Season in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Group A 1st Team back in 2012.
Janiak has played previously for five other teams: Anwil, Syntex Ksiezak, Twarde Pierniki, MKS Skierniewice and MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno.

AZS Polfarmex Kutno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Przemyslaw Tradecki
Szymon Pawlak
January Sobczak

Forwards:
Arkadiusz Kobus
Damian Janiak

Centers:
Tomasz Wojdyla
Michal Marek
Kacper Grzesiowski

Coach: Jaroslaw Krysiewicz

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Przemyslaw Tradecki is a newcomer at Polfarmex Kutno - by Eurobasket

AZS Polfarmex Kutno (1Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old point guard Przemyslaw Tradecki (180-89). He has played for the last two seasons at AZS UMCS Lbn in the 2Liga. In 36 games he recorded 8.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 5.7apg and 2.7spg last season. Tradecki helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga 2nd Team back in 2014.
Tradecki has played previously for five other teams: Alba Chorzow, MKS MOS Konin, MKS Skierniewice, Warka and Kalisz.

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Grzegorz Malecki signs at KSK Notec Inowroclaw - by Eurobasket

KSK Notec Inowroclaw (1Liga) landed 33-year old swingman Grzegorz Malecki (195-84, agency: Promotex). He played most recently at Siarka in Polish PLK league. In 19 games he averaged 6.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg last season. 1Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Malecki also played that season for Start (also in PLK) where in 11 games he had 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.7apg. He also spent pre-season at Start Lublin (TBL) that year. In two games he recorded 13.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements Malecki's team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Malecki has spent his entire career in Poland playing for eight other teams: Poznan PBG Basket, Resovia, Stal II Ostrow, BM Slam Stal, MKS Dabrowa Gornicza, Polfarmex, AZS AWF Mickiewicz Romus Katowice and MKS Dabrowa Gornicza 2.
Malecki's game is described as: Grzegorz is known for his positive attitude and mentality. A real fighter who will never give up! Very quick, young player. Has good range on his outside shot. Quick passer who has an eye for the open man. Very eager and hungry player who likes to take a challenge in his career at an early stage.

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Marek Piechowicz joins GTK Gliwice - by Eurobasket

GTK Gliwice (PLK) agreed terms with 29-year old small forward Marek Piechowicz (201-88). He has played for the last two seasons at GKS Tychy in the 1Liga. In 34 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Piechowicz's team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2010, 2011 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2015.
Piechowicz was a member of Polish U20 National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously for six other teams: Anwil, ZKS Stal Stalowa Wola, Zaglebie, Siarka, Kotwica and MKS Dabrowa Gornicza.

GTK Gliwice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksander Filipiak
Kacper Radwanski
Michal Jedrzejewski
Quinton Hooker

Forwards:
Pawel Zmarlak
Marek Piechowicz
Lukas Palyza
Damian Pieloch

Centers:
Marcin Salamonik
Lukasz Ratajczak

Coach: Pawel Turkiewicz

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Marek Piechowicz joins GTK Gliwice - by Eurobasket

GTK Gliwice (PLK) agreed terms with 29-year old small forward Marek Piechowicz (201-88). He has played for the last two seasons at GKS Tychy in the 1Liga. In 34 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Piechowicz's team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2010, 2011 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2015.
Piechowicz was a member of Polish U20 National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously for six other teams: Anwil, ZKS Stal Stalowa Wola, Zaglebie, Siarka, Kotwica and MKS Dabrowa Gornicza.

GTK Gliwice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksander Filipiak
Kacper Radwanski
Michal Jedrzejewski
Quinton Hooker

Forwards:
Pawel Zmarlak
Marek Piechowicz
Lukas Palyza
Damian Pieloch

Centers:
Marcin Salamonik
Lukasz Ratajczak

Coach: Pawel Turkiewicz

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GKS Tychy inks Damian Szymczak - by Eurobasket

GKS Tychy (1Liga) agreed terms with 22-year old guard Damian Szymczak (186-95) from SKK Siedlce. In 33 1Liga games he had 12.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Szymczak played at Biofarm Basket Poznan where in 34 1Liga games he recorded 7.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg.
His team made it to the U20 Championships Semifinals in 2015.
Szymczak represented Poland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 5.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 43.8%.
Szymczak has played previously for Poznan PBG Basket.

GKS Tychy roster for 2017-2018:

Hubert Mazur
Tomasz Deja
Piotr Halas
Marcin Kowalewski
Norbert Kulon
Filip Malgorzaciak
Dawid Slupinski
Patryk Nowerski
Damian Szymczak
Jakub Fenrych
Bassey Usendiah
Jakub Zawadzki
Szymon Wozniak

Coach: Tomasz Jagielka

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Patryk Nowerski is a newcomer at GKS Tychy - by Eurobasket

GKS Tychy (1Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old center Patryk Nowerski (205-91, agency: Octagon Europe) from Pogon Prudnik. In 29 1Liga games he recorded 9.2ppg, 6.9rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.1bpg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Nowerski spent at AZS AWF Mickiewicz Romus Katowice where in 9 1Liga games he averaged 4.9ppg and 4.0rpg. He also played for AZS AWF Mickiewicz-Romus Katowice 2nd t. (2Liga) that season. But in only one game he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds.
Nowerski helped his team to make it to the 2Liga Group C Final in 2013.
He has played previously for four other teams: Zaglebie, Legia, Piotrkow and MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno.

GKS Tychy roster for 2017-2018:

Hubert Mazur
Tomasz Deja
Piotr Halas
Marcin Kowalewski
Norbert Kulon
Filip Malgorzaciak
Dawid Slupinski
Patryk Nowerski
Jakub Fenrych
Bassey Usendiah
Jakub Zawadzki
Szymon Wozniak

Coach: Tomasz Jagielka

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Bartosz Czerwonka agreed terms with AZS AGH Krakow - by Eurobasket

AZS AGH Krakow (2Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old shooting guard Bartosz Czerwonka (189-89). He has played for the last five years at Sokol Lancut in the 1Liga. In 38 games he recorded 4.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. 2Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Czerwonka helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He played in the final of Polish 1Liga in 2015.
Czerwonka has played previously for Warka.

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Artur Wlodarczyk is a newcomer at Sokol Lancut - by Eurobasket

Max Elektro Sokol Lancut (1Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old point guard Artur Wlodarczyk (180-96) from AZS AGH Krakow. In 14 1Liga games he recorded 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Wlodarczyk also played that season for Kotwica where in 13 1Liga games he averaged 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the U20 Championships Semifinals in 2014. Wlodarczyk received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Best Young Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga 3rd Team award in 2015.
Wlodarczyk represented Poland at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 1.1rpg.
Wlodarczyk has played previously for five other teams: GTK, Wisla Krakow, SMS PZKosz, GTK Gdynia and GTK II Gdynia.

Max Elektro Sokol Lancut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kamil Zywert
Artur Wlodarczyk
Marek Zywert

Forward:
Bartlomiej Karolak

Centers:
Maciej Klima
Rafal Kulikowski
Michal Sadlo

Coach: Dariusz Kaszowski

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Benfica tabs Jesse Sanders, ex Goettingen - by Joao Santos

Defending champion Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB) inked 28-year old American point guard Jesse Sanders (190-91kg-89, college: Liberty). He played most recently at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. In 32 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sanders played at Walter Tigers (also in BBL) where in 16 games he had 5.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.6apg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Big South Conference in 2011. Sanders received also All-Big South Conf. Player of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time.
Sanders has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Sanders has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Belgium (Limburg United) and Italy (Jesi).
He attended Liberty University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Sanders' game is described as: A big bodied point guard, techically sound, who has great court vision and battling mentality. Passes the ball very well, attacks the basket when needed and he's very strong physically. Thankd to his size, he's good perimetral defender and a very good rebounder for the 1 position.

Sport Lisboa Benfica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Silva
Carlos Morais
Jose Silva
Tomas Barroso
Nuno Oliveira
Jesse Sanders
Aljaz Slutej

Forwards:
Carlos Andrade
Antywane Robinson
Nicolas Dos_Santos
Joao Soares
Raven Barber

Centers:
Claudio Fonseca
Ricardo Monteiro

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Benfica lands Antywane Robinson, ex Pau-Lacq-Orthez - by Joao Santos

Defending champion Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB) landed 33-year old American forward Antywane Robinson (203-100kg-84, college: Temple). He played most recently at Pau-Lacq-Orthez in French ProA. In 28 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg last season. Robinson also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.1ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 25 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2006 Robinson was drafted by Utah Eagles (CBA) in sixth round (59th overall).
The former Temple University standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Robinson played in the final of Latvian League in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Robinson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), NBA (Atlanta Hawks and Phi.76ers), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Turkey (Erdemir) and Latvia (VEF Riga).
Let's have closer look into Robinson's outlook: An athletic forward who can spend time in the 3 and 4 positions. Has 3-pt shooting range and good ball handling. Defends well on every size opponents.

Sport Lisboa Benfica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Silva
Carlos Morais
Jose Silva
Tomas Barroso
Nuno Oliveira
Aljaz Slutej

Forwards:
Carlos Andrade
Antywane Robinson
Nicolas Dos_Santos
Joao Soares
Raven Barber

Centers:
Claudio Fonseca
Ricardo Monteiro

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Pedro Belo agreed terms with Illiabum - by Joao Santos

Illiabum Clube (LPB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old international center Pedro Belo (212-92) from CAB Madeira. In 15 LPB games he recorded just 2.9ppg and 1.7rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Belo also played that season for Lusitania. But in 11 LPB games he averaged only 1.5ppg and 2.3rpg.
His team won Portuguese Cup in 2014.
Belo has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. He has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
Belo also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.4ppg.
Belo has played previously for four other teams: Benfica, Alges, Galitos-Barreiro and Sport Lisboa Benfica B.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dusan Hukic (ex Metalac) signs at Lusitania - by Joao Santos

S.C. Lusitania EXPERT (LPB) landed 24-year old Serbian forward Dusan Hukic (206-93). He played most recently at Metalac in Serbian KLS league. In 22 games he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hukic played at Tamis (also in KLS) where in 32 games he had 7.1ppg and 3.4rpg.
He was selected to Serbian U20 National Team in 2013.
Hukic has played also professionally in Serbia for Superfund BP.

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

Guards:
Ricardo Mendes
Pedro Catarino
Dominique Coleman
Miguel Freitas
Four McGlynn
Daniel Cunha

Forwards:
Dusan Hukic
Hugo Sota
Ryan Ejim
Josue Pereira
Mauricio Caetano

Coach: Hugo Salgado

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Phoenix Galati keeps Miller for another season - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) re-signed 26-year old American guard Phillip Miller (185-91, college: Wiley, agency: 011 Sports). He was a team leader there last season. In 9 Liga Nationala games he averaged impressive 17.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg. Miller also played that season for Sokhumi (Superleague) in Georgia where in 6 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.8apg and 2.8spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Georgian Cup final in 2016. Miller received also Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Defansive Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Guard of the Year award in 2016.
He graduated from Wiley College in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vashil Fernandez is a newcomer at Phoenix Galati - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 25-year old Jamaican international center Vashil Fernandez (208-118kg-92, college: Valparaiso). He played last season at Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League) in the U.S. But in four games he recorded just 1.0ppg and 2.0rpg. Fernandez also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 27 games he averaged only 1.1ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Horizon League Regular Season in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Fernandez was also voted All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Fernandez represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Fernandez has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat).
He attended Valparaiso University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

CS Phoenix Galati roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Rundles
Phillip Miller

Centers:
Tony Gugino
Vashil Fernandez

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Deven Mitchell joins Targu Mures - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 33-year old American small forward Deven Mitchell (196-84, agency: Interperformances) from CS Dinamo Bucuresti. In 16 Liga Nationala games in Romania he had 12.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.7spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mitchell's team won Romanian Cup in 2011 and 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Forward of the Year back in 2012.
Mitchell has played also professionally in Austria (Arkadia Lions) and France (SO Maritime Boulogne).

BC Mures Targu-Mures roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darius Hargrove
Demarius Bolds

Forwards:
Deven Mitchell
Milivoje Mijovic

Coach: Barnabas Szaszgaspar

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Domercant left UBT Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 37-year old Bosnian guard Henry Domercant (194-95kg-80, college: E.Illinois) left defending champion U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala).
In 2003 he was drafted by Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Eastern Illinois University staris in his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Domercant played in the final of Turkish League in 2006 and 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Guard of the Year back in 2012.
He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport.
Domercant represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 54.2%, FT: 77.8%.
Domercant is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (Juvecaserta and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan), Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka and Galatasaray) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
On Domercant: A sweet-shooting SG, with good athletic skills. Runs the court well, and proven to be very effective from behind the 3pts arch. He's also a good rebounder for his position.

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Ilya Volkov agreed terms with Ryazan - by Eurobasket News

BC Ryazan (Superleague 1) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old forward Ilya Volkov (198-85kg-97). He played most recently at CSKA Moscow 2nd team in the VTB-Youth. Volkov helped them to win the VTB Youth League title.

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  SCOTLAND  


Glasgow Rocks add Billups to their roster, ex Cockburn C. - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Jalen Billups (198-109kg-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports). He played this summer at Cockburn Cougars in Australian SBL. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.3ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Australian SBL All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Billups played in the final of GLVC Tournament in 2012. He was also voted All-A-Sun 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Billups graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Glasgow Rocks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Bunyan
Dante Holmes

Forwards:
Gareth Murray
Alasdair Fraser
Jalen Billups
Torren Jones

Center:
Kieron Achara

Coach: Anthony Garbelotto

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  SENEGAL  


Ourense inks Abdoulaye Ndoye - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) signed 22-year old Senegalese international center Abdoulaye Ndoye (207-95) from RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian. In 34 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 5.5ppg and 4.1rpg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold title.
The previous (15-16) season Ndoye played at Chalon/Saor in French ProA. But in only one game he did not score anything.
He also represented Senegal at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.3ppg, Reb-4 (10.0rpg), 1.0bpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Ndoye has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne) and Senegal (ASC Thies).

Ourense Termal roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Rokas Uzas
Dan Trist
Verners Kohs

Center:
Abdoulaye Ndoye

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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  SERBIA  


Estudiantes ink Aleksandar Cvetkovic - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 24-year old Serbian point guard Aleksandar Cvetkovic (183-93, agency: BeoBasket) from ICL Manresa. In 24 Liga Endesa games in Spain he had 8.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Cvetkovic played at Partizan in Serbian KLS where in 10 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.4apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Cvetkovic also played 23 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. He also spent pre-season at Valencia Basket that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cvetkovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention in 2015.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 10.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 40.7%, FT: 86.4%.
Cvetkovic has played previously professionally in FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Aleksandar Cvetkovic
Ludvig Hakanson
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley
Dagoberto Pena
Sylven Landesberg

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serbia roll past Italy in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Italy 73:65

Serbia opened the Acropolis Tournament in Athens with victory. They held off Italy in the opener. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) recorded 21 points for the winners.
Italy sank 24 points in the opening frame to take a 2-point lead. Serbia held Italy to just 14 points in the second quarter to take a 40:38 halftime lead. Serbia maintained the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth period up by 3 points. Serbia limited the Azzurri to 9 points in the fourth term and raced to the victory. Vladimir Lucic (201-SF-89, agency: BeoBasket) finished with 12 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) added 10 points for Serbia. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) netted 20 points for Italy. Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) had 11 points in the defeat.

Serbia: Boban Marjanovic 21, Vladimir Lucic 12, Bogdan Bogdanovic 10
Italy: Marco Belinelli 20, Pietro Aradori 11



Dusan Hukic (ex Metalac) signs at Lusitania - by Joao Santos

S.C. Lusitania EXPERT (LPB) landed 24-year old Serbian forward Dusan Hukic (206-93). He played most recently at Metalac in Serbian KLS league. In 22 games he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hukic played at Tamis (also in KLS) where in 32 games he had 7.1ppg and 3.4rpg.
He was selected to Serbian U20 National Team in 2013.
Hukic has played also professionally in Serbia for Superfund BP.

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

Guards:
Ricardo Mendes
Pedro Catarino
Dominique Coleman
Miguel Freitas
Four McGlynn
Daniel Cunha

Forwards:
Dusan Hukic
Hugo Sota
Ryan Ejim
Josue Pereira
Mauricio Caetano

Coach: Hugo Salgado

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serbian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Serbian National Team 2017
#s#
Milan Macvan
Macvan
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic
Nikola Kalinic
Kalinic
Vladimir Lucic
Lucic
Stefan Bircevic
Bircevic
#e#5
6Milan Macvan 206-PF-89 B.Muenchen Germany
7Bogdan Bogdanovic 198-G/F-92 Sacramento K. USA
10Nikola Kalinic 202-F-91 Fenerbahce Turkey
11Vladimir Lucic 201-SF-89 B.Muenchen Germany
14Stefan Bircevic 210-C/F-89 Istanbul BBSK Turkey
15Vladimir Stimac 210-C-87 Anadolu Efes Turkey
16Nemanja Nedovic 191-PG-91 Unicaja Spain
19Branko Lazic 195-SG-89 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
22Vasilije Micic 196-PG-94 Zalgiris Lithuania
23Marko Guduric 196-SG-95 Fenerbahce Turkey
24Stefan Jovic 198-G-90 B.Muenchen Germany
32Ognjen Kuzmic 213-C-90 Real Madrid Spain
51Boban Marjanovic 222-C-88 Detroit P. USA

Aleksandar Djordjevic Head Coach B.Muenchen Germany
Miroslav Nikolic Assistant Partizan NIS Serbia



NH Ostrava inks Strahinja Stojacic - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) signed 25-year old Serbian shooting guard Strahinja Stojacic (197-92). He played last season at MBK Lucenec in Slovakian SBL league. In 30 games he was second best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg (in top 3). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Stojacic played at Konstantin in Serbian KLS where in 27 games he had 8.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.8apg.
Stojacic's team was regular season runner-up in Serbian League in 2012.
He was a member of Serbian U19 National Team back in 2011.
Stojacic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Smederevo, Radnicki KG 06, Mega Bemax, Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac and NS Junior).

BK Nova Hut Ostrava roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milan Stanojevic
Strahinja Stojacic
Brian Bernardi

Forward:
Milic Blagojevic

Center:
Russell Woods

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  SINGAPORE  


SEA Games: Indonesia come from behind to beat Singapore 70-54 - by Eurobasket News

They came into the game high on confidence. And for most part of the game, they stayed on top. But 12 missed free throws and an inability to execute plays properly down the stretch cost the Singapore national basketball dearly, leading them to a 54-70 defeat by Indonesia and dropping the side to a 2-1 record. A win would have seen them secure a spot in the semi-finals and also avoid powerhouse Philippines in the knockout stage. The match was also a repeat of the semi-finals in the 2015 SEA Games, where Indonesia also came from behind to win 87-74, ending Singapore's hopes of making the final on home soil. 'Our free-throw percentage was really bad. I think what kept us in the game was our defensive stops. We gave our heart out there but towards the end, we couldn't make the shots,' captain Wei Long Wong (187-G-88) said of the missed opportunities. Only three players scored in double figures for Singapore, with Russel Low (195-C-93) leading the team with 13 points and four boards. Leon Kwek and Larry Hua Liew (191-G-93) both added 10 points, but the team shot just 32 per cent overall. Indonesia, on the other hand, were led by Enguio Ebrahim Lopez's 18 points and the team shot 44 per cent from the field. In what was initially a very tight game, Singapore had led by six points in the first half. Their tenacious play on both the defensive and offensive ends had Indonesia in foul trouble, with the latter committing a total of 27 fouls in the whole game. Yet, they kept missing their free-throws, and Indonesia were able to make big shots time and again. The turning point came midway in the third quarter. Having held a 44-40 lead with a little over three minutes left, they saw it cut to just two by Enguio. He then made one of two free throws at the line a few possessions later, before a big three-point shot by Hardianus Lakudu (175-PG-92) gave Indonesia the lead for good. Indonesia then began the fourth quarter on an 8-1 run, establishing a 10-point lead. When they threatened to come back after pulling to within five points, two free throws from Diftha Pratama (186-SG-89) and a dagger three from veteran Mario Wuysang with four minutes left in the game meant that there was to be no way back for Singapore. Still, Singapore's coach Frank Arsego felt that the game has given his side the opportunity to identify the flaws in their game and improve on them. 'We learnt more about ourselves today after losing,' Arsego said. 'It was a pretty good effort from the boys (against a top team in South-east Asia)… we just fell a little short.' Arsego also felt that the missed chances at the free-throw line 'opened the door' for Indonesia, but this was not the only thing that separated both teams. 'When they (Indonesia) went to the line, they made theirs. It didn't win them the game, but it was enough for them to keep the pressure on,' he said. 'We also got a bit individual in the end, we didn't share the basketball around enough. They worked us out and we've just got to keep going again then. I think they can take solace from a really good performance.'
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



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  SLOVENIA  


Energa Czarni signs Stephen Hurt, ex Hopsi Polzela - by Greg

Energa Czarni Slupsk (PLK) signed 24-year old American forward Stephen Hurt (211-120kg-93, college: Kansas State). He played last season at Hopsi Polzela in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 14 games he had 9.6ppg and 4.1rpg. Hurt helped them to make it to the Slovenian Cup Semifinals. He also played that season for Lapuan_Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga where in 9 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.1rpg.
Hurt was voted All-A-Sun Freshman of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Hurt graduated from Kansas State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Energa Czarni Slupsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Seweryn
Mantas Cesnauskis
Justin Watts
Dominic Artis

Forwards:
Lukasz Bonarek
Stephen Hurt

Center:
Lauris Blaus

Coach: Marek Lukomski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ilirija lands Luka Voncina (ex-Helios) - by Zeljko Zule

Ilirija announced the signing of Luka Voncina (193-G-91, college: Charlotte) for the coming season.
Voncina arrives from Helios Suns, where he spent last four seasons. In the latest one, Voncina averaged 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocks in 20 Slovenian League games. Those numbers dropped to 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.6 steals in 7 FIBA Champions League.
Voncina grew up with Olimpija junior team before moving to America to play college basketball at Charlote during the first part of the 2011-12 season. In January 2012 he returned to Slovenia at Skofja Loka and in summer joined Helios, with whom he won Slovenian Championship and Alpe-Adria Cup titles, both in 2016..



Tajfun Sentjur lands Gasper Jordan Rojko (ex-Sezana) - by Zeljko Zule

Tajfun Sentjur reached an agreement with Gasper Jordan Rojko (200-F-96) to work together next season,
Gasper Jordan Rojko (200-F-96) arrives from 2SKL side Mesarija Prunk Sezana where he spent last three seasons. In the latest one, Jordan Rojko averaged 10.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks over 31 minutes in 22 2SKL games.
He grew up with Postojna and has already played for cadet team of Grosuplje and Pingvini Ljubljana. Jordan Rojko was a member of U16 Slovenian national team at the Eurobasket in 2012 in Lithuania.



Monfalcone adds Skerbec to their roster, ex Portoroz - by Eurobasket News

Energylab Falconstar Monfalcone (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 24-year old Slovenian forward Tim Skerbec (200-93). He played last season at KK Splosna plovba Portoroz in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 25 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Skerbec played at Mesarija Prunk Sezana (2SKL) in Slovenian league where in 19 games he averaged 3.2ppg and 2.2rpg.
He won Slovenian 3SKL championship title in 2015.
Skerbec represented Slovenia at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0spg.
Skerbec has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Postojna, Slovan, Zlatorog, Litija and Koper.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


L Alfas sign Alejandro Young - by Eurobasket News

L Alfas - P.N. Serra Gelada (EBA) signed 20-year old swingman Alejandro Young (194-97) from Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B. In 7 EBA games he had 9.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0apg and 3.1spg in 2015-16 season. Young also spent pre-season at Movistar Estudiantes that year.
He played in the final of Spanish U16 Championships in 2013.
Young represented Spain at the World Championships U17 in Dubai (UAE) three years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 3.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3spg.
Young has played previously for Real Madrid.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Diego Perez agreed terms with L Alfas - by Eurobasket News

L Alfas - P.N. Serra Gelada (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old center Diego Perez (204-93) from CB Andujar Jean Paraiso Interior. In 21 EBA games he recorded 8.0ppg and 5.0rpg last season.
Perez's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group D Regular Season 2014.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Movil Estudiantes, Multiopticas Baza, Meridiano Alicante, Zamorano, Plasencia, Oviedo_CB and Zamorano.

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Tarragona inks Adria Duch - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Tarragona (EBA) signed 22-year old guard Adria Duch (185-95). He played last season at Units Pel Basquet Gandia in LEB Silver. However his team was relegated to EBA. In 28 games he had 7.3ppg and 1.4rpg. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Duch played at Valencia 2 where in 29 EBA games he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was named to Eurobasket.com All- EBA 3rd Team in 2016.

C.B. Tarragona roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Adria Duch

Forwards:
Mihajlo Zvonar
Michael Balkovic
David Shepard

Center:
David Mesa

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Tim Gill (ex Naron) is a newcomer at Reading Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Tim Gill (203-110kg-93, college: Clarion). He played last season at Baloncesto Naron in Spanish EBA league. In 23 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 10.7rpg.
The previous (2016) summer Gill played at Milwaukee in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas 2.
He played in the final of NJCAA Dictrict XI in 2014.
Gill graduated from Clarion University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Reading Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Ali Sbai

Forwards:
Danny Carter
Joel Keeble
Tim Gill

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Alvaro Martin signs at Benidorm - by Eurobasket News

Servigroup Benidorm (EBA) landed 25-year old point guard Alvaro Martin (181-92, agency: Duran International). He played most recently at Lucentum in the LEB Silver. In 36 games he averaged 4.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg last season. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Martin helped them to make it to the cup final.
Among other achievements his team won Spanish EBA Group B Regular Season for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Martin has played previously for five other teams: CB Guadalajara, Real Canoe, Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Albacete and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spanish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Spanish National Team 2017
#s#
Pau Gasol
Gasol
Sergio Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Juan Carlos Navarro
Navarro
Ricky Rubio
Rubio
Marc Gasol
Gasol
#e#5
Pau Gasol 213-F/C-80 San Antonio S. USA
Sergio Rodriguez 191-PG-86 CSKA Russia
Juan Carlos Navarro 192-SG-80 FC Barcelona Spain
Ricky Rubio 193-G-90 Minnesota T. USA
Marc Gasol 216-C-85 Memphis G. USA
Guillermo Hernangomez 210-C-94 New York K. USA
Joan Sastre Morro 201-G/F-91 Valencia Spain
Guillem Vives 192-PG-93 Valencia Spain
Pierre Oriola 206-C/F-92 FC Barcelona Spain
Fernando San Emeterio 199-F/G-84 Valencia Spain
Alex Abrines 198-SF-93 Oklah.City T. USA
Juancho Hernangomez 206-PF-95 Denver N. USA

Sergio Scariolo Head Coach



Fuenlabrada adds Olaseni to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old British international center Gabriel Olaseni (211-104kg-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA. Olaseni managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 13 ProA games he recorded 10.2ppg and 8.0rpg. He also played that season for Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A where in 13 games he averaged 6.1ppg and 3.8rpg. Olaseni also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.0ppg and 3.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Olaseni played in the final of NIT in 2013. He was also voted All-Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Olaseni has been also a member of British international program for some years. He has regularly played for British senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
Olaseni represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.3ppg, 7.3rpg, FGP: 78.0%, FT: 76.9%.
Olaseni has played previously professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets and Giessen 46ers) and (unrise Christian).
He attended University of Iowa until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Montakit Fuenlabrada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marko Popovic
Gregory Vargas

Forwards:
Christian Eyenga
Emir Sulejmanovic

Center:
Gabriel Olaseni

Coach: Nestor Garcia

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Palencia signs Bryce Pressley - by Eurobasket

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) signed American (has also Italian passport) guard Bryce Pressley (193-95kg, college: Portland) from CB Clavijo. In 21 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season. Pressley also spent pre-season at Juvecaserta (Serie A) in Italian league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Pressley was also voted All-WCC 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Pressley graduated from University of Portland in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Perez
Bryce Pressley
Sani Campara

Forwards:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui
Sergi Pino
Nikola Cvetinovic

Center:
Dartaye Ruffin

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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Ourense inks Abdoulaye Ndoye - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) signed 22-year old Senegalese international center Abdoulaye Ndoye (207-95) from RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian. In 34 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 5.5ppg and 4.1rpg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold title.
The previous (15-16) season Ndoye played at Chalon/Saor in French ProA. But in only one game he did not score anything.
He also represented Senegal at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.3ppg, Reb-4 (10.0rpg), 1.0bpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Ndoye has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne) and Senegal (ASC Thies).

Ourense Termal roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Rokas Uzas
Dan Trist
Verners Kohs

Center:
Abdoulaye Ndoye

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Avila adds Cazorla to their roster, ex Gigantes - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) added to their roster 26-year old Venezuelan international point guard Harold Cazorla (175-91, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB league. In 24 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (2016) summer Cazorla played at Guaros de Lara 2 (LNB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Defensive Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Cazorla also represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg.
Cazorla has played previously professionally also in Colombia (Llaneros) and Venezuela (Guaiqueries, Rojos and Acereros).

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila roster for 2017-2018:

Sidnei De Santana
Jon Aramburu
Harold Cazorla
Kyle Hittle
Pau Monroig

Coach: Sergio Jimenez

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Andre Norris signs at Agustinos-Leclerc - by Eurobasket News

CB Agustinos-Eras E. Leclerc Leon (LEB Silver) landed 23-year old American swingman Andre Norris (201-86kg-94, college: Dubuque, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at CB Clavijo in the LEB Gold. In 34 games he averaged 7.1ppg and 3.4rpg last season. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Norris' team won IIAC Regular Season in 2016.
He graduated from University of Dubuque in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

CB Agustinos-Eras E. Leclerc Leon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jose Medina
Anton Bouzan
Alvaro Sanz

Forwards:
Raul Fernandez
Andre Norris

Center:
Juan Oliva

Coach: Jorge Alvarez

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Bosa comes back to Innova Chef - by Eurobasket News

CB Virgen de la Concha Innova Chef (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old guard Jonatan Bosa (186-92). It is actually his comeback to Zamora as he has played here before. Bosa played most recently at Lanzarote in the EBA. In 27 games he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season.
Bosa has played previously for Torbellino.

CB Virgen de la Concha Innova Chef roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonatan Bosa
Pedro de_la_Calle
Jose Quintero

Centers:
Pablo Martinez
Alioune Senghor

Coach: Marcos Santos

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Formia Meta inks Eduardo Perez, ex Granada - by Eurobasket News

Meta Formia Basketball (Serie C Gold) signed 20-year old Spaniard center Eduardo Perez (200-97). He has played for the last two seasons at the junior team of Coviran Granada in Spanish LEB Silver. But in 10 games he had just 1.4ppg last season. Perez helped them to win the cup.
He represented Spain at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships in Debrecen (CZE) two years ago.
Perez has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Real Betis and Baloncesto Sevilla 2nd team.

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David Iriarte is a newcomer at Granada - by Eurobasket News

Coviran Granada (LEB Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old power forward David Iriarte (206-100kg-95) from Zornotza. In 34 LEB Silver games he recorded 8.0ppg and 3.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Iriarte played at CB Prat (LEB Gold) where in 28 games he averaged 4.0ppg and 2.7rpg.
His team won Spanish LEB Silver Cup in 2014.
Iriarte represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg.
Iriarte has played previously for Joventut.

Coviran Granada roster for 2017-2018:

Eloy Almazan
Ferran Torres
Devin Wright
Manuel Rodriguez
David Iriarte
Carlos Corts
Marcos Vigo

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Estudiantes ink Aleksandar Cvetkovic - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 24-year old Serbian point guard Aleksandar Cvetkovic (183-93, agency: BeoBasket) from ICL Manresa. In 24 Liga Endesa games in Spain he had 8.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Cvetkovic played at Partizan in Serbian KLS where in 10 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.4apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Cvetkovic also played 23 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. He also spent pre-season at Valencia Basket that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cvetkovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention in 2015.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 10.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 40.7%, FT: 86.4%.
Cvetkovic has played previously professionally in FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Aleksandar Cvetkovic
Ludvig Hakanson
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley
Dagoberto Pena
Sylven Landesberg

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

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Barcelona adds Prescott to their roster, ex Ponferrada CDP - by Eurobasket News

Barcelona Sporting Club (National League) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Sam Prescott (190-84kg-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last season at Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada in Spanish EBA league. In 26 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.7ppg and had 5.5rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team.
Prescott's college team won NEC Tournament in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Iceland (Hamar).
Prescott attended Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sani Campara signs at Palencia - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) landed 18-year old Bosnian guard Sani Campara (190-99). He played most recently at Real Madrid II in the EBA. In 16 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Campara received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team award in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Campara played at Spars Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 19 games he had 3.6ppg. He helped them to make it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Semifinals.
He represented Bosnia at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: Score-1 (21.0ppg), 2.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 80.0%.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Perez
Sani Campara

Forwards:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui
Sergi Pino
Nikola Cvetinovic

Center:
Dartaye Ruffin

Coach: Joaquin Prado

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gipuzkoa signs Jordan Swing - by Eurobasket News

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) signed 27-year old American forward Jordan Swing (198-91kg-90, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) from Real Betis. The last season Swing played at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League where in 39 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Swing also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg.
His team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
Swing has played on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning), Spain (Zaragoza and Oviedo_CB) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Swing attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

Forwards:
Jordan Swing
Danny Agbelese
Mike Carlson
Joan Pardina

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

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Tarragona inks Mihajlo Zvonar - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Tarragona 2017 (EBA) agreed terms with 25-year old Bosnian swingman Mihajlo Zvonar (195-92) from Cantbasket. In 24 EBA games in Spain he had 8.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Zvonar played at KK Prijedor (1. Liga RS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
Zvonar has played previously for another Bosnia and Herzegovina team OKK Student Banja Luka.

C.B. Tarragona 2017 roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Mihajlo Zvonar
Michael Balkovic
David Shepard

Center:
David Mesa

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Garcia re-signs at Leon - by Eurobasket News

ULE ALN Fundacion CB Leon (EBA) confirmed in their roster 20-year old Marcos Garcia (97). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 22 EBA games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.6apg last season.
Garcia's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group A-B Regular Season 2017.

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Swing left Real Betis - by Eurobasket News

27-year old American forward Jordan Swing (198-91kg-90, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) left Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa).
The last season Swing played at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League where in 39 games he recorded 9.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Swing also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg.
His team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
Swing's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. Swing has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning), Spain (Zaragoza and Oviedo_CB) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Donnie McGrath
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Saul Blanco
Alfonso Sanchez

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

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Spain outscore Belgium in a friendly - by Eurobasket News

Belgium - Spain 72-88

Spain posted an 88-72 win over Belgium on Wednesday night. Scariolo's team dominated the majority game for the 16-point total win.
Spain grabbed 28-15 lead after the first ten minutes and never looked behind after. Moreover the guests added a 23-16 rally for a 51-31 lead at the halftime. Belgium woke up with a 27-14 burst in the third quarter, but could not catch up with the opponents. Spain finished the game with a final 23-14 run to seal the win.
Guillermo Hernangomez (210-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Juancho Hernangomez (206-PF-95) had 14. Marc Gasol (216-C-85) poured in 12, whilst Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) posted 10. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) answered with 14 points in the losing effort.



L'Hospitalet adds Kibi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) added to their roster 27-year old Canadian-Congolese forward Eric Kibi (198-104kg-90, college: Abil.Christian). He played last season at Randers Cimbria Basketball in Danish Ligaen. In 31 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kibi played at London Lightning in Canadian NBL Canada. But in 23 games he averaged just 1.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He helped them to win the league title. Kibi also spent pre-season at Strsljen in Montenegrin Erste Liga that year where in four games he had 3.8ppg and 5.5rpg. He was also tried-out by Hertener Loewen in German ProB that season. In three games he got 4.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kibi was voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 2nd Team in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (BG Halstenbek/Pinneberg and Rendsburg) and Canada (Ottaway SkyHawks).
Kibi attended Abilene Christian University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Kibi: Super athletic position 3 player who has great face up game and can handle the ball in the perimeter to produce with his midrange game, using pull up shot, or strong drives to the basket. He has excellent inside back to the basket game, can use strength to back down players for his drop step move or hook shot consistently. In transition offence or fast breaks, possess great speed, quickness to score in open floor. Strong with the ball and drives to the basket can finish with contact and dunk. Great individual defender in the perimeter and also uses strength comfortably to defend bigger players inside. Has excellent nose for defensive and offensive rebounding, catches the ball on the highest point.

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Edgar San_Epifanio
Xavier Guia
Devin Schmidt

Forwards:
Ivan Garcia
Mauricio Cheda
Eric Kibi

Centers:
Shota Gelazonia
Johan Bitjaa

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Calvo is back at Navarra - by Eurobasket News

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 26-year old Spaniard point guard Alexander Calvo (180-91). It is actually his comeback to Pamplona as he has played here before. Calvo played last season at Swords Thunder in Irish Super League. In 22 games he had 10.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season as the second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Calvo played at Ardoi (EBA) where in 27 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season.

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Inaki Narros
Alexander Calvo
Arturo Cruz

Forwards:
Javier Lacunza
Stefan Andelkovic

Coach: David Mangas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zaragoza inks Janis Blums, ex VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Latvian international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-86kg-82). He played last season at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 22 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg. Blums helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Blums also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.2apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Blums played at Scandone in Italian Serie A. In 9 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.4apg.
Blums has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2001.
Blums represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 91.7%.
Blums is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Blums has played previously professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), Kazakhstan (Astana), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Poland (Anwil), Italy (Napoli Megaride) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Zaragoza.
Blums could be described: Blums is a good overall athlete, he's quick, really smart. Has good ball-handling skills and likes to run the break. Blums has excellent fundamentals on the ball, his outstanding penetrating ability makes it a hard job to contain him. Has a quick first step to penetrate for a shot, a foul or a pass. Can break down opponents off the dribble and score in a variety of ways. Has extemely gifted offensive skills. An exciting playmaker with good vision. Makes difficult passes look easy. Great understanding of the game and plays under control, leads the team and according to the necessity of the team. Still needs to improve his free throw shooting. His range is extended out the three point arc but from the long distance he still lacks a bit of consistency.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

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Gerun re-signs at Barca II - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa II (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Ukrainian international power forward Volodymyr Gerun (208-113kg-94, college: Portland). He played there last season. In 13 LEB Gold games he recorded 13.5ppg and 6.7rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention. Gerun also played that season for Cocinas.com where in 20 LEB Gold games he averaged 14.7ppg and 6.7rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gerun's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Gerun has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian senior team this year and previously for U16 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Gerun represented Ukraine at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-3 (18.2ppg), Reb-2 (11.1rpg), 1.3apg, 1.9spg, Blocks-1 (2.1bpg), FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 75.9%.
Gerun has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (Dnipro) and Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada and Lleida_Basquet).
He attended University of Portland until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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Quintanar tabs Skyler Burgess - by Eurobasket News

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (EBA) inked American forward Skyler Burgess (196-98kg, college: Pacific). He was about to sign at Georgia Gwizzlies (ABA) in the U.S.
Burgess was selected to All-NWC 2nd Team in 2016.
He graduated from Pacific University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daquan Brickhouse
Jamie Washington
Iker Barbero

Forward:
Skyler Burgess

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Jamie Washington signs at Quintanar - by Eurobasket News

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (EBA) landed American guard Jamie Washington. He has only college experience while playing for Concordia College, AL (USCAA). He helped them to make it to the final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USCAA D1 All-Americans 1st Team.
So his pro career will start in Spain.

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Pielagos sign Ron Lee - by Eurobasket News

Pas Pielagos (EBA) signed American guard Ron Lee (188-84kg). He just graduated from Cent.Methodist (NAIA). In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 3.1apg last season. Great year as he was named to All-HAAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D1 3rd Team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to All-HAAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D1 3rd Team.
As mentioned above Lee is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He played in the final of NJCAA D1 Region I in 2014.

Pas Pielagos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ron Lee
Alvaro Palazuelos

Forwards:
Pape Seck
David Gomez

Center:
Sergio Iglesias

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Plasencia lands Seydou Aboubacar - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Plasencia Extremadura tabbed 23-year old Ivorian center Seydou Aboubacar (207-94). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura in the EBA. In 19 games he averaged 13.6ppg and 8.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Aboubacar played at RETAbet (Liga Endesa) where in only one game he had just 2 points and 4 rebounds. He also played 1 game in Eurocup, but he did not score anything. The other team Aboubacar played that season for was Zornotza. In 20 LEB Silver games he recorded 3.3ppg and 3.8rpg.
Aboubacar represented Ivory Coast at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.8ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 55.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Aboubacar has played previously for four other teams: Pielagos, Palencia_Baloncesto, CB Prat and Venta de Banos.

Plasencia Extremadura roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bayle
Adrian Fuentes
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Erik Kinney
David Atkinson
Franco Acosta

Center:
Seydou Aboubacar

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Jermelle Fraser Returns to Hardwood with Malbas - by Surujh Roopnarine

Malbas Oresund Malmo (Superettan) landed 30-year old American (has also Antiguan passport) point guard Jermelle Fraser (186-87, college: SUNY Maritime).
Fraser makes his return to the court after nearly a two-season absence.
After a brief stint with NH Ostrava in the Czech Republic NBL, where he appeared in three games during 2014-15, Fraser was unable to find another opportunity the past few seasons.

He is an experienced player, having his most successful stint during 2013-14 in Kosovo with KB Drita Gjilan. That season he averaged 18.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals.
He attended New York State Univ. - Maritime College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Let's have closer look into Fraser's outlook:
*Jermelle Fraser is a Pure Point Guard with strong passing ability
*Good at changing speeds very quickly
*Very streaky shooter good at hitting pull-up jump shot in lane and knocking down open three
*He is an excellent on-ball defender as well as off the ball
*Possesses nice athleticism and rebounds well for his size
*Nice floor General
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Mikael Maruotto is a newcomer at Neuchatel - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old naturalized French small forward Mikael Maruotto (201-91) from BBC Monthey. In 38 LNA games he recorded 11.7ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Maruotto played at Geneve Lions where in 30 LNA games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed in the Supercup final and the league semifinals.
He has played also professionally in France (JA Vichy).

Union Neuchatel Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Mafuta
Tayloe Taylor
Brian Savoy
Bryan Colon
Killian Martin

Forwards:
Mikael Maruotto
Andre Williamson
Eric Fongue
Spencer Parker
Kevin Monteiro
Ardit Osmanaj

Centers:
David Ramseier
Kaanu Olaniyi

Coach: Vladimir Ruzicic

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U.S.Monastir agreed terms with Kyle Vinales ( Ex Guayama Puerto Rico ) - by Ahmed Abderrahim

U.S.Monastir Tunisia D1 agreed terms with 25 years old American point guard Kyle Vinales (185-G-92, college: Cent.Conn.St.) .
He played last season with Brujos de Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico first division in 11 games he had 12.6ppg 7.8rpg.
Kyle played also for two seasons in Tunisia 2015-2017 with Club African and he won the championship and cup , and he is one of the best point guard ever in Tunisian league.
He graduated from College cent.conn.st and for him is the experience number 4 in his career as a professional.




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Trabzonspor lands Christopher Obekpa - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) tabbed 24-year old Nigerian power forward Christopher Obekpa (208-107kg-93, college: UNLV). He played most recently at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 34 games he averaged 5.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.5bpg last season.
Obekpa received Big East All-Rookie Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Obekpa was a member of Nigerian U16 National Team in 2008.
He graduated from University of Nevada - Las Vegas in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Obekpa is described as: An intimidating shotblocker and defensive game-changer.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Burak Eslik
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Caleb Green
Osman Sirin
Christopher Obekpa
Anton Odabasi

Centers:
Tomislav Zubcic
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Erkan Yilmaz joins Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) agreed terms with 20-year old shooting guard Erkan Yilmaz (198-97) from Banvit Basketbol Kulubu. The last season Yilmaz played at Bandirma Kirmizi (TBL) where in 33 games he had 6.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg.
His team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016.
Yilmaz represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 54.5%.
Yilmaz has played previously for two other teams: Ankaragucu and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Erkan Yilmaz

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turkish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Turkish National Team 2017
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Furkan Korkmaz
Korkmaz
Furkan Aldemir
Aldemir
Dogus Balbay
Balbay
Bobby Dixon
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Semih Erden
Erden
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Furkan Korkmaz 198-G-97 Phi.76ers USA
Furkan Aldemir 207-C-91 Darussafaka Turkey
Dogus Balbay 185-PG-89 Anadolu Efes Turkey
Bobby Dixon 178-PG-83 Fenerbahce Turkey
Semih Erden 211-F/C-86 Darussafaka Turkey
Sinan Guler 192-G-83 Fenerbahce Turkey
Baris Hersek 207-PF-88 Fenerbahce Turkey
Goksenin Koksal 195-SG-91 Galatasaray Turkey
Melih Mahmutoglu 193-SG-90 Fenerbahce Turkey
Cedi Osman 204-F-95 Cleveland C. USA
Sertac Sanli 211-C-91 Besiktas Turkey
Kenan Sipahi 197-PG-95 Besiktas Turkey
Metin Turen 206-PF-94 Pinar Karsiyaka Turkey
Erkan Veyseloglu 200-SF-83 Besiktas Turkey




Ra'shad James (ex Cedevita) signs at Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) landed 27-year old American international guard Ra'shad James (188-88kg-90, college: Kaiser). He played most recently at Cedevita in Croatian A1 league. James managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 11 A1 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice). James also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. And finally he contributed to 31 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season James played at another team Knicks in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 17 games he got impressive 15.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Atlantic Division.
Among other achievements James received All-FSC Player of the Year award and All-FSC 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time. James was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). James has played previously professionally in Korea (Dongbu Promy), Poland (AZS Koszalin) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Kaiser University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erkan Yilmaz
Ra'shad James

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Saruhan comes back to Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) inked experienced 35-year old swingman Alper Saruhan (200-82, agency: 1x1 Sports). It is actually his comeback to Trabzonspor as he has played here before. Saruhan played most recently at Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he recorded 4.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg last season. He helped them to win the TBL title. Saruhan also spent pre-season at Trabzonspor that year. He was also tried-out by Turk Telekom.
Saruhan has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Oyak Renault, Mulkiye, Tekelspor, FMV Isik, Gelisim and Tekelspor.
Saruhan is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Trabzonspor.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Burak Eslik
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Caleb Green
Alper Saruhan
Osman Sirin
Christopher Obekpa
Anton Odabasi

Centers:
Tomislav Zubcic
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turkey edge Montenegro in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Montenegro 78:60

Turkey rallied past Montenegro in the test game in Istanbul. Sinan Guler (192-G-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports) provided 17 points to lead the hosts.
Turkey and Montenegro were tied at 19 after ten minutes. They pulled ahead for a one-point lead at the interval 36:35. The hosts extended the margin in the third term. Turkey arrived at the final intermission up by 3 points 54:51. They followed with a 24:9 rally in the fourth period to race to the victory. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) had 12 points, while Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) provided 13 points for Turkey. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) answered with 19 points for Montenegro. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, college: Boston Coll.) netted 10 points in the defeat.

Turkey: Sinan Guler 17, Furkan Korkmaz 13, Melih Mahmutoglu 12
Montenegro: Nikola Vucevic 19, Tyrese Rice10



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


John Collins receives accolades for upside and athleticism in NBA Rookie Survey - by David Edole

Every year, the NBA brings its incoming rookie class together in New York for an extensive photo shoot (one such photo included as the header on this post) and a survey of each player in attendance. That survey is tabulated by John Schuhmann of NBA.com and, this year, there was some real love for Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins (208-F-97, college: Wake Forest).

While the former Wake Forest standout did not 'win' any single category, it is clear that his fellow rookies have a high opinion of Collins. In addition to receiving votes in the 'best career' category, Collins finished third among his peers when prompted about the 'biggest steal' according to draft position. The No. 19 pick received 12.2 percent of the vote, finishing behind Utah's Donovan Mitchell (18.9 percent) and Dallas point guard Dennis Smith (13.5 percent) on the hierarchy.

Elsewhere, Collins also finished third in the category of 'most athletic' and, well, that is anything but a surprise. He landed behind Dennis Smith and Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson with 10.4 percent of the votes and Collins' display of burst and dunking ability in Las Vegas likely went a long way toward bolstering his reputation in that regard.

It should be noted that Collins was not alone in receiving attention, as Tyler Dorsey garnered votes as the best shooter in the class. Still, the Collins lovefest continues and, this time, it comes directly from his peers.

Stay tuned.



Jerome Tang Promoted to MBB Associate Head Coach - by David Edole

WACO, Texas - Baylor men's basketball head coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday that Jerome Tang has been promoted to associate head coach. Tang is entering his 15th season as an assistant on Drew's staff.
Tang has been integral in the Bears' rise to national prominence. He has helped lead the Bears to six consecutive 20-win seasons, posting a 152-64 record, five NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT title since 2011-12. Baylor has also appeared in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in three of the past six seasons, twice advancing to the Elite Eight. Additionally, eight players from those six seasons have gone on to sign NBA contracts, including Quincy Acy, Pierre Jackson, Cory Jefferson, Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller, Johnathan Motley, Royce O'Neale and Taurean Prince.

All told, Tang has helped guide the Bears to postseason appearances in nine of the past 11 seasons, including seven NCAA Tournament berths, an NIT title and an NIT runner-up finish. Baylor has gone a combined 19-8 in those postseason tournaments, including two Elite Eight appearances and four trips to the Sweet 16.

As an original member of Drew's Baylor staff, Tang has helped put together seven consensus top-25 recruiting classes, including 2010 (Jones III), 2011 (Miller and Deuce Bello), 2012 (Isaiah Austin, Prince and Rico Gathers) and 2013 (Ishmail Wainright, Al Freeman and Motley).

The program reached new heights in 2016-17, earning Baylor's first-ever No. 1 national ranking and a school-record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. BU rolled to a 15-0 start, climbing from unranked to No. 1 nationally in an eight-week span. Baylor recorded wins over top-10 opponents three times in its first eight games, with victories over No. 4 Oregon, No. 7 Xavier and No. 10 Louisville, the last of which secured the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis title. BU also defeated No. 10 West Virginia for a school-record fourth top-10 win.

The Bears tied a school record with 12 wins in Big 12 play, leading to a program-best No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. BU knocked off New Mexico State and USC to advance to the Sweet 16 for the third time in a six-year span. It was the Bears' ninth 20-win season in the last 10 years, accounting for nine of the 12, 20-win seasons in program history. The Bears finished the 2016-17 season ranked No. 12 nationally and had four players earn All-Big 12 honors with Motley, Manu Lecomte, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Ishmail Wainright recognized. Motley won the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and was named Baylor's first consensus All-American.

Baylor returns seven letterwinners and two redshirts to the 2017-18 squad, including All-Big 12 selections Lecomte and Lual-Acuil Jr. The Bears open the season on Nov. 10 against Central Arkansas at the Ferrell Center, and the complete schedule will be announced at a later date.



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Gerun re-signs at Barca II - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa II (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Ukrainian international power forward Volodymyr Gerun (208-113kg-94, college: Portland). He played there last season. In 13 LEB Gold games he recorded 13.5ppg and 6.7rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention. Gerun also played that season for Cocinas.com where in 20 LEB Gold games he averaged 14.7ppg and 6.7rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gerun's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Gerun has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian senior team this year and previously for U16 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Gerun represented Ukraine at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-3 (18.2ppg), Reb-2 (11.1rpg), 1.3apg, 1.9spg, Blocks-1 (2.1bpg), FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 75.9%.
Gerun has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (Dnipro) and Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada and Lleida_Basquet).
He attended University of Portland until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Justin Robinson joins London Lions - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) agreed terms with 30-year old British international point guard Justin Robinson (185-81kg-87, college: Rider, agency: Promotex). He was about to sign at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. Robinson ended the last season at Saint Quentin in French ProB where in 12 games he had 8.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg. But the most of that year he spent at Doxa Lefkadas (also in A1). In 19 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robinson's team was regular season runner-up in Swedish Basketligan in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Robinson represented United Kingdom at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg.
Robinson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apollon), Hungary (Atomeromu and Falco KC Szombathely), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Sweden (Uppsala Basket) and Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
Robinson attended Rider University until 2011 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
On Robinson: A very promising combo guard with three-point range and good passing skills.

London Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Moritz Lanegger
Justin Robinson
John Isenbarger

Forwards:
Joe Ikhinmwin
Demonte Flannigan

Coach: Mariusz Karol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boca Jrs land Matthew Bryan-Amaning - by Eurobasket News

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old British international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-109kg-88, college: Washington). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Ghanian passport. Bryan-Amaning played most recently at Fukuoka Rizing in Japanese B League D3. In 51 games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to win the B League D3 title. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D3 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Bryan-Amaning ended the previous (2015-16) season at San Lorenzo where in 18 LigaA games he had 14.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2spg. Bryan-Amaning contributed to his team winning the Argentinian LigaA title (twice). But the most of that year he spent at Soles in Mexican LNBP. In 57 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg. Bryan-Amaning contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Bryan-Amaning received All-Pac-10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time.
Bryan-Amaning also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Bryan-Amaning experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bryan-Amaning has played previously professionally in France (Olympique Antibes and SO Maritime Boulogne), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), Turkey (Hacettepe), United Kingdom (London Lions) and Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo).
He attended University of Washington until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Bryan-Amaning's outlook: A native of England with Ghana origins, who could become one of the next college ball stars. Now, he's 6'9" with a wingspan of 7'4" wide. Runs and rebounds well. He can play both the forward positions, because he's really athletic, with good post moves and is working to his outside threat.

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eduardo Gamboa
Novar Gadson
Matias Aristu
Raul Pelorosso

Forwards:
Fotios Lampropoulos
Matthew Bryan-Amaning

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Fuenlabrada adds Olaseni to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old British international center Gabriel Olaseni (211-104kg-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA. Olaseni managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 13 ProA games he recorded 10.2ppg and 8.0rpg. He also played that season for Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A where in 13 games he averaged 6.1ppg and 3.8rpg. Olaseni also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.0ppg and 3.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Olaseni played in the final of NIT in 2013. He was also voted All-Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Olaseni has been also a member of British international program for some years. He has regularly played for British senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
Olaseni represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.3ppg, 7.3rpg, FGP: 78.0%, FT: 76.9%.
Olaseni has played previously professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets and Giessen 46ers) and (unrise Christian).
He attended University of Iowa until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Montakit Fuenlabrada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marko Popovic
Gregory Vargas

Forwards:
Christian Eyenga
Emir Sulejmanovic

Center:
Gabriel Olaseni

Coach: Nestor Garcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Costelloe re-signs at Plymouth Raiders - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) confirmed in their roster Irish international Dylan Costelloe. He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 9 BBL games he had just 0.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Costelloe played in the final of British EBL Division Two in 2014.
He has been a member of Irish international program for some years. Costelloe has been regularly called to Irish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously professionally also in Ireland (Moycullen).

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan
Louis Sayers
Neil Watson
Dylan Costelloe
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet

Coach: Gavin Love

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tim Gill (ex Naron) is a newcomer at Reading Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Tim Gill (203-110kg-93, college: Clarion). He played last season at Baloncesto Naron in Spanish EBA league. In 23 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 10.7rpg.
The previous (2016) summer Gill played at Milwaukee in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas 2.
He played in the final of NJCAA Dictrict XI in 2014.
Gill graduated from Clarion University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Reading Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Ali Sbai

Forwards:
Danny Carter
Joel Keeble
Tim Gill

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reading Rockets sign Jerrod Hendricks, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) signed American point guard Jerrod Hendricks (175-77kg, college: King). He just graduated from King University (NCAA2). But in 7 games he had only 0.4ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hendricks played at Mohawks (EBL D1) where in 19 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg and 3.4apg.
He played in the final of Conference Carolinas Tournament in 2014.
As mentioned above Hendricks is just out of the college and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Reading Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerrod Hendricks
Ali Sbai

Forwards:
Danny Carter
Joel Keeble
Tim Gill

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Glasgow Rocks add Billups to their roster, ex Cockburn C. - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Jalen Billups (198-109kg-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports). He played this summer at Cockburn Cougars in Australian SBL. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.3ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Australian SBL All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Billups played in the final of GLVC Tournament in 2012. He was also voted All-A-Sun 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Billups graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Glasgow Rocks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Bunyan
Dante Holmes

Forwards:
Gareth Murray
Alasdair Fraser
Jalen Billups
Torren Jones

Center:
Kieron Achara

Coach: Anthony Garbelotto

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Danridge's 37-point game gives him Ascenso Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old forward Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Atenas and receives a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 24.
He had the game-high 37 points adding four rebounds and six assists for Atenas in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Verdirrojo (#4, 12-9) 85-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Atenas to consolidate first place in the Uruguayan Ascenso. Atenas has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 19-2. Danridge turned to be Atenas' top player in his first season with the team. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Danridge is in league's top in points (2nd best: 28.1ppg), assists (4th best: 4.6apg) and averages solid 61.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Juan Andres Galleto (181-G-96) of Capitol. He is a guard in his first season at Capitol. In the last game Galleto recorded impressive 34 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he led Capitol to another comfortable win 94-76 over slightly higher-ranked Miramar (#8, 10-11) being unquestionably team leader. Capitol's 9th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-11 record. Galleto is a newcomer at Capitol and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Dida Pereira (203-C-92) of Cordon (#3). Pereira scored 23 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Cordon, leading his team to a 88-64 easy win against the lower-ranked Marne (#13, 4-17). Cordon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 8 lost games. Pereira has a very solid season. In 13 games in Uruguay he scored 15.5ppg. He also has 8.1rpg and FGP: 63.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gonzalo Rivas (179-G-95) of Tabare - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Hector Silva (192-F-90) of Capitol - 20 points and 9 rebounds
6. Nicolas Ibarra (192-F-82) of Cordon - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Emiliano Serres (205-F-97) of Tabare - 16 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Javier Alvarez (193-G-83) of 25 de Agosto - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Trevante Drye (199-F-93) of Stockolmo - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica - 32 points, 7 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)



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  VENEZUELA  


Avila adds Cazorla to their roster, ex Gigantes - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) added to their roster 26-year old Venezuelan international point guard Harold Cazorla (175-91, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB league. In 24 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (2016) summer Cazorla played at Guaros de Lara 2 (LNB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Defensive Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Cazorla also represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg.
Cazorla has played previously professionally also in Colombia (Llaneros) and Venezuela (Guaiqueries, Rojos and Acereros).

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila roster for 2017-2018:

Sidnei De Santana
Jon Aramburu
Harold Cazorla
Kyle Hittle
Pau Monroig

Coach: Sergio Jimenez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD CUP  


World Cup European Qualifiers Draw Results - by Eurobasket News

World Cup European Qualifiers Draw took place today. 24 teams including eight that advanced into the European Pre-Qualifiers have been drawn into eight groups of four teams. The teams will play in home-away format to decide on the Second Stage participants. The first three teams from each pool will reach the Second Stage. It will comprise 24 teams divided into four groups of six teams each. Following home/away format three best teams will be determined in each pool and they will classify for the 2019 World Cup.

Here are the Draw Results:
Group A: Spain, Slovenia, Montenegro, Belarus
Group B: Latvia, Turkey, Ukraine, Sweden
Group C: Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Kosovo
Group D: Italy, Croatia, Romania, Netherlands
Group E: France, Russia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group F: Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, Bulgaria
Group G: Serbia, Georgia, Germany, Austria
Group H: Greece, Israel, Great Britain, Estonia.

The first round games are schedule for November 23rd.



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Results and Stats from Day 4 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Group C
Romania - United Arab Emirates 103-71
Romania opened win count at the tournament. They crushed UAE for the first win. Mario Lazar (201-PF-94) produced 18 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Romania piled up a 52:32 halftime lead. They sank 51 points in the second half to seal the win. Sebastian Ionescu (185-PG-97) and Andrei Damian (196-SG-94) added 15 points each in the victory. Mohammed Khamis (183-PG-98) answered with 19 points for the UAE.

Czech Republic - USA 78-107
USA earned the third straight win in Group C. They stormed past Czech Republic to stay undefeated. Vincent Edwards (203-F-96) netted 22 points for the winners. USA led from start to finish to earn yet another win in Taipei. Isaac Haas netted 17 points in the win. Ondrej Siska (190-PG-93) replied with 16 points for Czech Republic.

Argentina - Estonia 78-65
Argentina defeated Estonia to improve at 2-1 record in Group C. Erik Thomas (196-F-95) scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Latin American side. Argentina piled up a 40:33 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half to ice the win. Matias Solanas (192-G-98) had 13 points in the victory. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) replied with 16 points for Estonia.

Group D
Mozambique - Lithuania 35-122
Lithuania stormed past Mozambique to gain 2-1 record in Group D. Seven players scored in double digits for the Baltic team. Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) and Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) produced 19 points each for the winners. Lithuania recorded a 49:18 halftime lead. They added 73 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Justas Tamulis (194-SF-94) notched 13 points in the victory. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) provided 13 points for Mozambique.

Ukraine - Russia 72-65
Ukraine held off Russia to remain unbeaten in Taipei. Oleksandr Kobets (197-SF-96) delivered 18 points in the win. Ukraine posted a 33:26 halftime lead. Russia pulled within a single point at the final break. But Ukraine unloaded 27 points in the fourth quarter to claim the victory. Igor Boyarkin (182-PG-95) had 15 points in the win. Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-C-93) tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds for Russia.





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Women News


Review of Day 4 in Mali - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Ivory Coast - Angola 62-70
Angola celebrated the fourth straight win in Mali. They rolled past Ivory Coast to keep the record perfect. Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) stepped up with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. Ivory Coast jumped to an 18:10 lead ten minutes into the game. But Angola turned things around in the second half. They ignited a 44:31 second half rally to snatch the win. Clarisse Mpaka (178-SF-84) and Felizarda Jorge (177-SF-85) notched 9 points each for the winners. Kani Kouyate (177-F-90) replied with 19 points and 9 boards for Ivory Coast.

Central Africa - Mali 38-97
Mali captured the third win at the tournament as they pummeled Central Africa. Ramata Diakite (188-F-91) scored 15 points to pace the hosts. Mali established a 51:24 halftime lead. They unloaded 46 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Aissata Maiga (168-G-92), Fatoumata Bagayoko (170-G-88) and Kankou Coulibaly (185-C-90) netted 12 points each for the hosts. Claudie Yagba (180-PF-88) and Abety Kossi (180-PF-89) chipped in 13 points each for Central Africa.

Tunisia - Cameroon 49-64
Cameroon clinched the second straight win in Group A. They beat Tunisia for 2-2 record. Tia Weledji (180-SG-96) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Tunisia enjoyed a 27:24 halftime lead. But Cameroon went on a 24:9 run in the final term to snatch the win. Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa (172-SG-89, college: Memphis) netted 18 points in the victory. Wafa Loubiri (174-G/F-95) and Monia Ben Mechlia (92) had 10 points each for Tunisia.

Group B
DR Congo - Mozambique 42-52
Mozambique fired past DR Congo for 2-2 record in Group B. Leia Dongue (185-F/C-91) stepped up with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists for the winners. Mozambique claimed a 16:7 lead ten minutes into the game. They held DR Congo to just 20 points in the second half to drive to the victory. Odelia Mafanela (184-F-89) had 12 points in the win. Cecile Mukoso (177-SF-86) banked in 13 points for DR Congo.

Guinea - Nigeria 33-106
Nigeria rolled past Guinea to climb at 4-0 record in Group B. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky) notched 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Nigeria built a 48:12 halftime advantage. They added 58 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Sarah Ogoke (178-G-90, college: So.Poly State) chipped in 13 points in the victory. Aicha Mara (96) tossed in 11 points for Guinea.

Egypt - Senegal 61-93
Senegal coasted past Egypt for the fourth consecutive win in Group B. Astou Traore (182-F/C-81, agency: ProDep Management) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Senegal recorded a 43:22 halftime lead. They followed with a 25:13 run in the final frame to seal the win. Ramata Daou (202-C-88) had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Menatalla Awad (G-91) provided 13 points for Egypt.




Review of Day 5 in Mali - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mali - Cameroon 69-35
Mali thumped Cameroon to finish second in Group A. Mariam Coulibaly (193-C-97) scored 19 points to lead the hosts. Mali accumulated a 38:21 halftime lead. They held Cameroon to just 14 points in the second half and rolled to the victory. Meiya Tirera (186-F/C-86, agency: ProDep Management) had 13 points for Mali. Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa (172-SG-89, college: Memphis) answered with 10 points for Cameroon.

Tunisia - Ivory Coast 69-64 2OT
Tunisia held off Ivory Coast for 2-3 record in Group A. Monia Ben Mechlia (92) and Salma Mnasria (190-C-86) produced 15 points each for the winners. Tunisia jumped to a 17:10 lead ten minutes into the game. But Ivory Coast managed to erase the deficit and send the game into overtime. Tunisia however survived the test and secured a narrow win. Wafa Loubiri (174-G/F-95) had 14 points in the victory. Kani Kouyate (177-F-90) tallied 26 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for Ivory Coast.

Angola - Central Africa 96-58
Angola registered the fifth straight win in Bamako. They beat Central Africa to clinch the top position in Group A. Clarisse Mpaka (178-SF-84) provided 16 points in the win. Angola piled up a 46:28 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Sonia Ndoniema (188-PF-85) had 14 points in the victory. Abety Kossi (180-PF-89) replied with 25 points and 9 boards for Central Africa.

Group B
Senegal - Nigeria 54-58
Nigeria snatched a tough win over Senegal to finish on top of Group B. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky) produced 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Nigeria established a 34:26 halftime lead. Senegal slowed their opponents down in the second half but could not overcome the deficit and had to surrender at the end. Ezinne Kalu (173-G-92, college: Savannah St., agency: GoaBasket) provided 11 points for Nigeria. Aya Traore answered with 13 points and 8 boards for Senegal.

Guinea - DR Congo 37-84
DR Congo earned the first win at the tournament. They thumped Guinea for 1-4 record. Chanel Mokango (196-F-88, college: Mississippi St., agency: ProDep Management) netted 22 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the win. DR Congo piled up a 39:16 halftime lead. They sank 45 points in the second half to seal the victory. Yvonne Bilonda (172-G-82) and Mireille Muganza (F/C-90) chipped in 11 points each in the win. Fanta Soumah (164-PG-97) banked in 10 points for Guinea.

Egypt - Mozambique 91-70
Egypt rallied past Mozambique for 3-2 record in Group B. Soraia Deghady (95) and Radwa Salem (184-PF-98) notched 16 points each to lead the charge. Egypt claimed a 32:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They went on a 47:32 second half run to ice the win. Leia Dongue (185-F/C-91) responded with 13 points for Mozambique.




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  ANGOLA  


Women's Afrobasket: Angola remain unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

The senior females National Basketball Team remain unbeaten in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afrobasket2017), after beating Cote d'Ivoire last Tuesday by 70-62, in the fourth round of group A. The national team, managed by coach Jaime Covilha , had already confirmed their pass to the quarter-finals after beating Cameroon in the third round by 78-56. Thus, Angola remain unbeaten in this world championship with 8 points, followed by Mali with 7 points. Cameroon and Cote d'Ivoire have six points each, followed by Tunisia (5) and the Central African Republic (4). Group B is led by Nigeria and Senegal with 8 points each, while Egypt and Mozambique have six each, followed by DR Congo (4) and Guinea Conakry (4).
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  


Ornella Santana (ex Estrella Berisso) is a newcomer at Magec Tias - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer CD Magec Tias strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Argentinian international power forward Ornella Santana (183-90). She played this summer at Estrella Berisso in Argentinian Superliga. In 12 games she recorded 11.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 3.3apg (top 5) and 2.2spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Santana's team won Argentinian Superliga Regular Season in 2016. She was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Liga Nacional Domestic Player of the Year in 2015.
Santana has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
Santana also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 2.8rpg.
Santana has played previously professionally also in Brazil (Pres.Valceslau) and Argentina (Atletico Velez Sarsfield, Berazategui and Capital).

CD Magec Tias roster for 2017-2018:

Ornella Santana
Yaiza Garcia
Keira Robinson
Raby Oliveira

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Melisa Brcaninovic (ex Al Riyadi) joins Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) agreed terms with 18-year old Bosnian international power forward Melisa Brcaninovic (185-99, agency: BeoBasket). She played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Division I. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Brcaninovic also spent pre-season at Galatasaray in Turkish league that year.
Despite young age Brcaninovic had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Player of the Year in 2015.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Brcaninovic has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2016.
She also represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-1 (23.0ppg), 4.9rpg, 3.6apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 48.8%, FT: 87.2%.
Brcaninovic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Jedinstvo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CENTROBASKET U17  


Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket U17 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket U17 1st Team 2017
Paola Velasquez
Velasquez
Nadechka Reyes
Reyes
Sofia Payan
Payan
Angela Carrasco
Carrasco
Kimberly Villalobos
Villalobos

Best Player: Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) of Mexico
Best Guard: Paola Velasquez (168-G-00) of Mexico
Best Forward: Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) of Mexico
Best Center: Kimberly Villalobos (178-C-00) of El Salvador

1st Team
G: Paola Velasquez (168-G-00) of Mexico
G: Nadechka Reyes (162-G-00) of Puerto Rico
SF: Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) of Mexico
C: Angela Carrasco (178-C-01) of Mexico
C: Kimberly Villalobos (178-C-00) of El Salvador

Honorable Mention
Shauliqua Fahie (173-F-00) of British V. Islands
Sheslanie Laureano (175-G/F-01) of Puerto Rico
Valeria Gonzalez (162-SG-02) of Costa Rica
Sarah Miranda (180-C-00) of El Salvador
Valicia Demeritte (F-00) of Bahamas
Julianna Rosario (173-G-00) of Puerto Rico
Luisa Enriquez (165-F-01) of Guatemala
Cyaram Kensmil (01) of Surinam



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  CROATIA  


Karla vres moves from Brahe Basket to AIK Basket Solna - by Zeljko Zule

Karla Vres (189-C-99) is making her way to the Sweden Basketligan Dam League after inking a deal with AIK Basket Solna for the coming season.
Vres arrives from Brahe Basket, where she averaged 8.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in BasketEttan League last season. She grew up with Tresnjevka 2009 and has already played for Agram Zagreb in A2 League before moving to Sweden to play for Visby Ladies during the 2015-16 season.
Vres was a member of U16 and U18 Croatian national team. She spent this summer representing the Croatian national team at U18 European Championship in Hungray, posted 1.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.2 assists and 1.4 steals in six games.



Piestanske Cajky lands Emilija Podrug - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) tabbed experienced 38-year old Croatian ex-international center Emilija Podrug (190-79). She played most recently at Toulouse Metropole Basket in French LF2 league. In 24 games she averaged 10.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Podrug played at Villeneuve D'Ascq in LF2. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 17 games she recorded 4.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.2apg. Podrug helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. Podrug also played 2 games in Eurocup where she got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Podrug played in the final of Spanish LFB in 2010. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Podrug represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 58.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Podrug is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Hungary (Pecs 2010), Italy (Parma and CA Romagna), Poland (Basket Gdynia), France (Mondeville, Challes les Eaux, Nantes Reze and Lyon) and Spain (Perfumerias Avenida).
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Piestanske Cajky.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Sant Adria adds Reisingerova to their roster, ex Karlovy Vary - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria added to their roster 19-year old Czech center Julia Reisingerova (194-98). She has played for the last two seasons at BA Karlovy Vary in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 24 games she recorded 14.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. ZBL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Reisingerova was tested by USK Praha in Czech Republic league. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team.
Her team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2015.
Reisingerova represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U18 for Women in Celje (Slovenia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, Blocks-2 (1.7bpg), FGP: 42.9%, FT: 59.1%.

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Itziar Llobet
Laura Pena

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Julia Reisingerova
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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SISU Copenhagen inks Lauren Chase - by Eurobasket News

SISU Copenhagen (Dameligaen) agreed terms with 24-year old American point guard Lauren Chase (165-93). She has only college experience while playing for G.Washington (NCAA). Chase has played there for the last three years. In 13 games she had 7.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.2spg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to win Atlantic 10 Tournament. Quite impressive season as she was named to All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team and Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above Chase is just out of college, so it will be her first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Melisa Brcaninovic (ex Al Riyadi) joins Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) agreed terms with 18-year old Bosnian international power forward Melisa Brcaninovic (185-99, agency: BeoBasket). She played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Division I. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Brcaninovic also spent pre-season at Galatasaray in Turkish league that year.
Despite young age Brcaninovic had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Player of the Year in 2015.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Brcaninovic has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2016.
She also represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-1 (23.0ppg), 4.9rpg, 3.6apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 48.8%, FT: 87.2%.
Brcaninovic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Jedinstvo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Piestanske Cajky lands Emilija Podrug - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) tabbed experienced 38-year old Croatian ex-international center Emilija Podrug (190-79). She played most recently at Toulouse Metropole Basket in French LF2 league. In 24 games she averaged 10.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Podrug played at Villeneuve D'Ascq in LF2. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 17 games she recorded 4.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.2apg. Podrug helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. Podrug also played 2 games in Eurocup where she got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Podrug played in the final of Spanish LFB in 2010. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Podrug represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 58.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Podrug is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Hungary (Pecs 2010), Italy (Parma and CA Romagna), Poland (Basket Gdynia), France (Mondeville, Challes les Eaux, Nantes Reze and Lyon) and Spain (Perfumerias Avenida).
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Piestanske Cajky.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Div B. - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Sam VAN BUGGENHOUT
  (175-F-1)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Van-B., BEL22.2 
 2. Kosmach, UKR18.8 
 3. Sabel, SWE17.5 
 4. Nikolikj, MKD16.8 
 5. Pedersen, DEN16.6 
 6. Mitreva, MKD16.6 
 7. Kohler, SUI16.5 
 8. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL16.0 
 9. Kuier, FIN15.5 
 10. Kiba, UKR15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Asta GRIMSDOTTIR
  (180-F-1)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Grimsdottir, ISL15.3 
 2. Okosun, DEN12.2 
 3. Kyrkjebo, NOR12.0 
 4. Kuier, FIN12.0 
 5. Jessen, DEN11.8 
 6. Rostotska, UKR10.0 
 7. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL9.2 
 8. Podhradska, SVK9.0 
 9. Chardon, SUI8.6 
 10. Williamson, IRL8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Emma VAN THUYNE
  (165-G-1)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Van-Thuyne, BEL6.4 
 2. Mitric, BIH5.6 
 3. Popova, UKR4.6 
 4. Pedersen, DEN4.2 
 5. Keseljevic, BIH4.2 
 6. Karsh, ISR4.0 
 7. Martins, POR4.0 
 8. Gull, SUI3.6 
 9. Kosmach, UKR3.4 
 10. Mitreva, MKD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marija KESELJEVIC
  (157-G-1)
  Avg: 6
 1. Keseljevic, BIH6.0 
 2. Cruz, POR4.5 
 3. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL4.2 
 4. Zubac, BIH4.0 
 5. Mitric, BIH4.0 
 6. Flynn, IRL3.8 
 7. Carvalho, POR3.8 
 8. Larsen, DEN3.4 
 9. Guerreiro, POR3.3 
 10. Nikolova, BUL3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Kuier, FIN4.8 
 2. Grimsdottir, ISL2.3 
 3. Chardon, SUI2.0 
 4. Nikolikj, MKD1.8 
 5. Rostotska, UKR1.8 
 6. Williamson, IRL1.6 
 7. Santos, POR1.5 
 8. Kohler, SUI1.5 
 9. Jessen, DEN1.4 
 10. Ekofo, BEL1.4 


Division B. Day 5 in Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Norway - Bulgaria 61-52
Norway finished preliminary round on a high note. They held off Bulgaria to record the initial win in Group A. Sarah Adekoya (180-F-01) recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge. Bulgaria posted a 26:12 lead after ten minutes. But Norway responded with a 39:17 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. They held Bulgaria to just 9 points in the fourth frame and sealed the win. Kari Kyrkjebo (180-F-01) netted 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the victory. Hristiyana Nikolova (180-SF-01) netted 14 points and made 6 steals for Bulgaria.

Finland - Portugal 48-51
Portugal finished preliminary round in Skppje undefeated. They nipped Finland for the fourth straight win in Group A. Mariana Carvalho (175-G-01) delivered 15 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Portugal eked out a 26:24 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 4-point mark heading into the final period and hung on to snatch the win at the end. Natalia Santos (180-F-02) had 9 points for the winners. Awak Kuier (194-C-01) replied with 14 points and 16 rebounds for Finland.

Group B
Ireland - Ukraine 46-68
Ukraine clinched the second position in Group B after they fired past Ireland. Myroslava Topchyi (176-F-01) and Vladyslava Kiba (176-SF-02) netted 20 points apiece in the win. Ireland enjoyed an 18:6 lead after ten minutes. However Ukraine went on a strong 30:7 rally in the fourth frame to secure the win. Viktoriia Rostotska (184-C-02) had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Katie Williamson (183-F/C-01) replied with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Ireland.

Moldova - Slovenia 18-96
Slovenia knocked down Moldova to gain the third win in Group B. Nika Horvat (185-C-01) accounted for 19 points in the winning case. Slovenia established a 58:10 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Ajda Burgar (176-SG-01) had 15 points and 8 boards in the victory. Milena Chiruta (173-SG-01) replied with 11 points for Moldova.

FYR Macedonia - Belgium 57-94
Belgium clinched the fifth straight win in Group B crushing the hosts. Sam Van Buggenhout (175-F-01) delivered 22 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Belgium recorded a 47:31 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and marched to the win. Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) had 15 points in the victory. Tijana Mitreva (174-PG-01) responded with 16 points for FYR Macedonia.

Group C
Greece - Sweden 99-33
Greece marched past Sweden to capture the fourth straight win at the tournament. Ioanna Krimili (175-PF-01) netted 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 6 assists for the Hellenes. Greece accumulated a 47:19 halftime lead. They added 52 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Ioanna Chatzileonti (184-PF-02) had 15 points in the win. Tova Sabel (176-F/G-01) chipped in 11 points for Sweden.

Luxembourg - Israel 29-84
Israel overcame Luxembourg for 2-2 record in Group C. Lior Garzon (183-PF-01) notched 14 points to pace the winners. Israel accumulated a 45:16 halftime advantage. They cruised to the victory in the second half. Emmanuelle Schnitzer (163-PG-01) notched 12 points for the winners. Kim Sowa (175-G-01) tallied 9 points for Luxembourg.

Group D
Denmark - Switzerland 58-44
Denmark wrapped up preliminary round undefeated. They topped Switzerland for the fifth straight win at the tournament. Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) netted 12 points for the winners. Denmark recorded a 36:23 halftime lead. They held Switzerland to 21 points in the second half and raced to the win. Julianna Okosun (192-C-01) had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Denmark. Emma Chardon (189-SF-02) replied with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Switzerland.

Bosnia - United Kingdom 56-43
Bosnia earned the fourth victory in the preliminary round as they held off Great Britain. Marija Keseljevic (157-G-01) had 16 points and 7 steals in the win. Bosnia clinched a 27:13 halftime lead. They kept Great Britain at bay throughout the second half and ran to the win. Ksenija Mitric (162-PG-01) notched 13 points for the winning side. Alexandra Baker (184-F/C-01) had 8 points for Great Britain.

Albania - Slovakia 48-68
Slovakia topped Albania for the second win in Group D. Tereza Podhradska (190-C-02) delivered 16 points and 9 boards in the victory. Slovakia used a 23:9 run in the second frame to secure a 39:28 halftime lead. They held Albania to just 20 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Sofia Virasztoova (173-SF-01) banked in 13 points in the victory. Klea Verri (169-SG-01) tossed in 18 points for Albania.




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  FRANCE  


Ophelie Letin is a newcomer at Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges ABC en Limousin (NF1) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Ophelie Letin (96). She played most recently at Montbrison Feminines BC in the LF2. In 21 games she recorded 3.0ppg and 1.9rpg last season. NF1 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.

Limoges ABC en Limousin roster for 2017-2018:

Egle Sniokaite
N'Zumba Kamalandua
Alison Bouman
Ophelie Letin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Toulouse inks Aline Dumont - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse Metropole Basket (LF2) signed 22-year old point guard Aline Dumont (169-95) from Dunkerque Malo Basket Club. In 26 LF2 games she had 7.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.9apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg last season.
Dumont's team made it to the LF2 Semifinals in 2016.
She was a member of French U20 National Team two years ago.
Dumont has played previously for two other teams: Nantes Reze and Bretagne Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sylvie Gruszczynski is a newcomer at Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse Metropole Basket (LF2) added to their roster 31-year old guard Sylvie Gruszczynski (173-86). She has played for the last four seasons at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in the LFB. In 21 games she recorded 6.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gruszczynski won French LF2 championship title in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Guard of the Year in 2016.
Gruszczynski represented France at the 3x3 Women World Championships in Greece five years ago.
She has played previously for six other teams: Valenciennes USVO, Lattes Montpellier, Pays d'Aix, COB Calais, Pau Lacq Orthez and Arras.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Badel cadet team to participate in U17 WABA League - by Darko Najdovski

For the fourth year in a row, Badel 1862 cadet team will participate in the regional WABA league.For the upcoming season, Badel reported a team in the U17 competition, with player born 2002 and only two players born 2001.The same team last year made it to the quarter finals in the U15 competition.
Seven players from this team are part of the National team of Macedonia U16 and compete in the B-Division European championship which is currently held in Skopje.
Badel 1862 is in group B along with: Buducnost, Ragusa, Cinkarna Celje, Maribor, Slavija Sofia and Zagreb. The first tournament is played on October 29 in Sofia, and the other two on November 26 and December 17 in Skopje. The playoff tournament starts on January 27, 2018, and the final tournament is in March, but the host will be additionally specified.
Badel 1862 coach is the famous expert Aneta Gligorova, and her assistant is former Macedonian representative Jasmina Gerasimovska.



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  GERMANY  


Wolfenbuettel lands Katie Reese - by Juliane Hoehne

Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel (2.Bundesliga) tabbed 23-year old American guard Katie Reese (173-94). She just graduated from St. Francis University (PA) (NCAA). Reese has played there for the last three years. In 29 games she averaged 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Northeast Conference. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-NEC 3rd Team.
As mentioned above Reese is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.

Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel roster for 2017-2018:

Brianna Rollerson
Katie Reese
Theresa Simon
Leonie Rosemeyer
Nina Rosemeyer
Aneliya Draganova
Rebecca Lagerpusch

Coach: Christian Raus

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  IRELAND  


Ensino adds O'Dwyer to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) added to their roster 18-year old American (has also Irish passport) forward Fiona O'Dwyer (182-99, college: Emmanuel, MA). She played last season at Castellammare di Stabia in Italian Serie A2. In 24 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 11.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.6apg and 2.3spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Import Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season O'Dwyer played at Team Northumbria in British WBBL where in 18 games she averaged 13.7ppg, 9.4rpg (#4 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.3spg.
O'Dwyer won English WBBL championship title in 2016.
She has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Force).
O'Dwyer attended Emmanuel College, MA until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Regina Gomez

Forwards:
Raquel Asensio
Fiona O'Dwyer
Alicia Villegas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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  ITALY  


Lynx adds Zandalasini to their roster, ex Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Lynx will add to their roster 21-year old Italian international forward Cecilia Zandalasini (183-96, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She has played for the last three seasons at Familia Schio in Italian Serie A1. In 32 games she recorded 9.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg last season. Zandalasini helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. She also played 16 games in Euroleague where she averaged 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. Zandalasini contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
Zandalasini was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 1st Team in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season she played also at Familia Schio in Serie A1. In 31 games she had 4.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.2apg. Zandalasini contributed to her team winning the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice). She also played 15 games in Euroleague where she got 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg.
She has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Zandalasini has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2015 and 2016.
She also represented Italy at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-2 (19.0ppg), Reb-4 (9.6rpg), 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.9%.
Zandalasini has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Broni and Geas Sesto San Giovanni.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Melisa Brcaninovic (ex Al Riyadi) joins Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) agreed terms with 18-year old Bosnian international power forward Melisa Brcaninovic (185-99, agency: BeoBasket). She played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Division I. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Brcaninovic also spent pre-season at Galatasaray in Turkish league that year.
Despite young age Brcaninovic had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Player of the Year in 2015.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Brcaninovic has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2016.
She also represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-1 (23.0ppg), 4.9rpg, 3.6apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 48.8%, FT: 87.2%.
Brcaninovic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Jedinstvo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LEBANON  


Mokdad is back at Al Riyadi - by Ghassan Abousamra

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) added to their roster 30-year old guard Miramar Mokdad (169-PG-87). It is actually her comeback to Beirut as she has played here before. Mokdad has played for the last seasons at Chabibeh Chiyah in the Division I. She helped them to its first final four appearance last season. Mokdad is a member of Lebanese Senior National Team.

She signed for 2 years.



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  MALAYSIA  


Malaysian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Hui Pin Pang
Pang
Yin Yin Chong
Chong
Wei Yin Saw
Saw
Nur Izzati Yaakob
Yaakob
Kalaimathi Rajintiran
Rajintiran
#e#5
1Mei Wong 159-G-91
3Hui Pin Pang 176-F-90 Segamat BA Malaysia
5Yin Yin Chong 166-G-93
6Wei Yin Saw 166-PG-92
7Nur Izzati Yaakob 163-G-89 KL Binapuri Malaysia
8Poh Yee Ooi 175-F-93
10Chia Qian 171-F-96 Melaka 906 W. Malaysia
11Phey Low 170-G-94
12Kalaimathi Rajintiran 185-C-90
23Shi Yeng Ng 186-C-94
35Fook Yee Yap 174-F-93 KL Binapuri Malaysia
72Chiau Ting 180-C-92




SEA Games: Malaysia takes their fourth win! - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia is one step closer to the gold medal in the SEA Games 2017 basketball event by winning a thrilling game against Philippines despite the Pinoys' last minute clutch, 60-56. The home team had dominated the first 30 minutes of the game with great passes and positioning and even having their biggest lead in the 3rd quarter by 16 points. However, the Philippines team managed to draw the match with under 5 minutes in the last quarter (54-54) but their efforts were in vain as our Malaysian athletes showed prowess in defense. This was the second time the Philippine team had comeback from a losing game; they had just won a game by comeback against Thailand last night 69-67, but were unable to convert it into a win against our home team. Yin Yin Chong (166-G-93) managed 5 points and 6 rebounds in the last quarter which ultimately led her team to victory. She totaled 12 points and 8 rebounds that game. As it stands, Malaysia has 4 victories in this round-robin styled basketball event in the SEA Games 2017.
Courtesy of: kldragons.com



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  MONTENEGRO  


Andraquay Quinnine (ex Lovcen) signs at Sumadija Kragujevac - by Eurobasket News

Sumadija Kragujevac (1 ZLS) landed American guard Andraquay Quinnine (176, college: William Woods, agency: BeoBasket). She played most recently at Lovcen in Montenegrin 1A ZCKL. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Quinnine received Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL 2nd Team award in 2016.
She graduated from William Woods University in 2014 and actually missed last season. It will be her fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Quinnine's outlook: Andraquay Quinnine led a trio of double-digit scorers, she posted a game-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting. It is the third straight double-figure scoring game for the San Francisco native.
Andraquay Quinnine came to William Woods over the summer after transferring from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has played only one season for the Owls, but she has made it count by leading the team in points with 12.1 points per game, and leading the AMC in three-pointer with 62......."Andraquay's line today is as good as it gets for a guard," "She put up great offensive numbers, while drawing a pretty tough assignment on the defensive end in guarding
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Delaney-Smith Welcomes Megan Straumann To Harvard Women's Basketball Coaching Staff - by Eurobasket News

Head coach Kathy Delany-Smith welcomes Megan Straumann to the Harvard women's basketball coaching staff, the program announced on Wednesday (Aug. 23). Straumann joins the Crimson after earning a master's degree in education from the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Straumann served as a graduate assistant coach with the women's basketball team. 'I am thrilled to have Meg join our staff,' Delaney-Smith said. 'She comes to Harvard with a strong playing background and time as a graduate assistant at Rhode Island. Meg has a great passion and work ethic that will be invaluable to our program.' A two-year captain for Rhode Island during her playing career, Straumann finished fourth on the school's all-time three-point shooting list by percentage (36.4%). Before a career-ending injury during her senior season, Straumann was averaging 8.3 points and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 39.2% from beyond the arc. She was named URI's recipient of the 2015 Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Distinguished Athletes of the Year honor. Straumann spent the second half the 2015-16 season as an intern with the Rhode Island coaching staff. Following the season, she was accepted into the prestigious Women's Basketball Coaches Association 'So You Want to be a Coach' program. Each year, 50 women are selected to participate in the program, which assists female collegiate players who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching women's basketball. Participants are provided with professional development, networking and career advancement opportunities as part of the WBCA's National Convention. Straumann earned her bachelor's degree from Rhode Island in human development and family studies in 2015.
Courtesy of: gocrimson.com



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  NCAA2  


Lauren Johnson Tabbed Assistant Coach For Augusta Women's Hoops - by Eurobasket News

Augusta University head women's basketball coach Millette Green announced her first hire in new assistant coach Lauren Johnson. Johnson enters her first year with the team for the 2017-18 season. Johnson spent four seasons as an assistant coach for Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C., from 2013-17. She picked up the clipboard at SWU after finishing her playing career with Warriors following the 2012-13 season. 'I am pleased to add Lauren Johnson to our staff,' Green said. 'After speaking with her, I felt like her core values aligned with mine. Her prior experiences as a player and coach will allow her to contribute to all aspects of our program. I am excited about her joining our program and helping build a championship caliber program.' Johnson was named to the SSAC All-Conference team, while also earning All-American and All-Region honors during her time. Her 510 points during her senior campaign are the highest single season total since the 2003 season. Johnson was also the head junior varsity coach for the Warriors for two seasons during her coaching stint. Johnson will assist coach Green will all phases of the women's basketball program at Augusta University.
Courtesy of: augustajags.com



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  NCAA3  


Niya Johnson named women's basketball assistant coach at UMHB - by Eurobasket News

Former Baylor University standout Niya Johnson has joined the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball program as assistant coach, Cru Head Coach Mark Morefield announced on Monday (August 21st). Johnson joins the coaching staff effectively immediately. Johnson was a four-year All-Big XII selection as the Lady Bears' starting point guard and she earned All-American honors as a senior. She played for four Big XII Champions and four NCAA Tournament qualifiers at Baylor. Johnson finished her career as the conference's all-time leader in assists and she also led the league in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio. Johnson set a Baylor single-game record with 16 assists against Oklahoma. She also played one season of professional basketball in Switzerland after closing out her Baylor career. 'Her playing experience at such a high level of college and professional basketball made her an attractive candidate,' Morefield said of Johnson. 'But I was really impressed with her vision of what she can do to help our program and our individual players improve.' Johnson graduated from Baylor University in May of 2016 with a degree in Health and Kinesiology. She is a native of Gainesville, Florida.
Courtesy of: cruathletics.com



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  PARAGUAY  


Promete lands Claudia Aponte, ex Olimpia A. - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete (LF2) tabbed 26-year old Paraguayan international guard Claudia Aponte (175-91, agency: ProDep Management). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Spanish passport. Aponte played in the summer at Olimpia Asuncion in Paraguayan Metropolitan League. She helped them to win the Metropolitan League Apertura title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season Aponte played at GDKO Bizkaia where in 26 LF2 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements Aponte received Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
She has been also a member of Paraguayan international program for some years. Aponte has regularly played for Paraguayan senior team since 2010 and previously for U17 National Team in 2006.
She represented Paraguay at the South American Championships in Ambato (Ecuador) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.3%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Aponte experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Aponte has played previously professionally also in Spain (Real Canoe, Pabellon Ourense, Joventud Mariana, Cortegada and Al-Qazeres) and Paraguay (Felix Perez).

Campus Promete roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Claudia Aponte
Maria_Ylenia Manzanares
Elena Salcedo

Forward:
Laura Arroyo

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  PHILIPPINES  


SEA Games: Malaysia takes their fourth win! - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia is one step closer to the gold medal in the SEA Games 2017 basketball event by winning a thrilling game against Philippines despite the Pinoys' last minute clutch, 60-56. The home team had dominated the first 30 minutes of the game with great passes and positioning and even having their biggest lead in the 3rd quarter by 16 points. However, the Philippines team managed to draw the match with under 5 minutes in the last quarter (54-54) but their efforts were in vain as our Malaysian athletes showed prowess in defense. This was the second time the Philippine team had comeback from a losing game; they had just won a game by comeback against Thailand last night 69-67, but were unable to convert it into a win against our home team. Yin Yin Chong (166-G-93) managed 5 points and 6 rebounds in the last quarter which ultimately led her team to victory. She totaled 12 points and 8 rebounds that game. As it stands, Malaysia has 4 victories in this round-robin styled basketball event in the SEA Games 2017.
Courtesy of: kldragons.com



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  POLAND  


TS Ostrovia tabs Karolina Puss - by Eurobasket

TS Ostrovia Ostrow Wlkp. (BLK) inked 23-year old shooting guard Karolina Puss (178-94). She played most recently at Basket Gdynia in the BLK. Puss managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 BLK games she averaged 4.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg. She also played 2 games in Eurocup where she had just 1.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg. And finally Puss contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she recorded 3.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Puss played at Artego Bydgoszcz. But in 9 games she got only 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg. She contributed to her team winning the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention.
Puss won Polish PLKK championship title in 2013.
She represented Poland at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Puss has played previously for four other teams: CCC Polkowice, Sleza Wroclaw, CCC Polkowice 2nd team and KS Artego Basket 25 Bydgoszcz.

TS Ostrovia Ostrow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Katarzyna Motyl
Karolina Puss
Monika Naczk
Jordan Jones
Agata Kowalczyk

Forwards:
Katarzyna Jaworska
Sandra Nowicka
Monika Jasnowska

Coach: Vadim Czeczuro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Ashley Morrissette signs at Olimpia Brasov - by Nagy Szilveszter

Olimpia CSU Brasov (Liga Nationala) landed 22-year old American guard Ashley Morrissette (175-95, college: Purdue). She played in the summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA).
She played in the final of Big Ten Tournament. Morrissette received All-Big Ten 1st Team award in 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Morrissette played at another team Boilermakers in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 32 games she averaged 13.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.
Morrissette just graduated from Purdue University and it will be her first season in pro basketball.

Olimpia CSU Brasov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Biljana Pesovic
Flavia Ferenczi

Forwards:
Izabella Lovasz
Portia Durrett
Iulia Brezoi
Maria Ferariu
Daria Rusu

Centers:
Kristina Higgins
Amira Al_Ash_Hab

Coach: Daniel Calancea

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Montgomery inks at ICIM Arad at the beginning of her pro career - by Eurobasket News

BC Univ. Goldis ICIM Arad (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American guard Brandy Montgomery (178-95). Montgomery just graduated from Auburn (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 32 games she recorded 13.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4spg last season.
As mentioned above Montgomery is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
She was voted SEC All-Freshman Team back in 2014 at her college time.

BC Univ. Goldis ICIM Arad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brankica Hadzovic
Matea Tavic
Brandy Montgomery
Brandi Wingate

Forwards:
Ildiko Nagy
Christina Zidaru
Anamaria Ciotir

Center:
Jenny Vernet

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  RUSSIA  


Leshovceva re-signs at MBA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

MBA Moscow (PBL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old international power forward Anna Leshovceva (181-87). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 25 PBL games she had 13.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Leshovceva also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg.
She represented Russia at the FIBA 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year. Leshovceva's team won Bronze.
She has played previously for Dynamo Moscow.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Veronika Bylova agreed terms with Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Veronika Bylova (180-95). She played most recently at Enisey Krasnoyarsk 2nd team in the Superleague 2.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marina Riavkina
Anzhela Yakimova

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha
Veronika Bylova

Centers:
Julia Kiseleva
Laura Svaryte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anzhela Yakimova signs at Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) landed 22-year old swingman Anzhela Yakimova (175-95). She has played for the last four years at Enisey Krasnoyarsk 2nd team in the Superleague 2.
Yakimova's team was Runner-Up of Superleague 2 Group B Regular Season 2016.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marina Riavkina
Anzhela Yakimova

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Centers:
Julia Kiseleva
Laura Svaryte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Andraquay Quinnine (ex Lovcen) signs at Sumadija Kragujevac - by Eurobasket News

Sumadija Kragujevac (1 ZLS) landed American guard Andraquay Quinnine (176, college: William Woods, agency: BeoBasket). She played most recently at Lovcen in Montenegrin 1A ZCKL. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Quinnine received Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL 2nd Team award in 2016.
She graduated from William Woods University in 2014 and actually missed last season. It will be her fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Quinnine's outlook: Andraquay Quinnine led a trio of double-digit scorers, she posted a game-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting. It is the third straight double-figure scoring game for the San Francisco native.
Andraquay Quinnine came to William Woods over the summer after transferring from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has played only one season for the Owls, but she has made it count by leading the team in points with 12.1 points per game, and leading the AMC in three-pointer with 62......."Andraquay's line today is as good as it gets for a guard," "She put up great offensive numbers, while drawing a pretty tough assignment on the defensive end in guarding
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVAKIA  


Piestanske Cajky lands Emilija Podrug - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) tabbed experienced 38-year old Croatian ex-international center Emilija Podrug (190-79). She played most recently at Toulouse Metropole Basket in French LF2 league. In 24 games she averaged 10.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Podrug played at Villeneuve D'Ascq in LF2. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 17 games she recorded 4.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.2apg. Podrug helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. Podrug also played 2 games in Eurocup where she got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Podrug played in the final of Spanish LFB in 2010. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Podrug represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 58.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Podrug is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Hungary (Pecs 2010), Italy (Parma and CA Romagna), Poland (Basket Gdynia), France (Mondeville, Challes les Eaux, Nantes Reze and Lyon) and Spain (Perfumerias Avenida).
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Piestanske Cajky.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olga Yatskovets (ex Avangard) is a newcomer at MBK Ruzomberok - by Eurobasket News

MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old Ukrainian international center Olga Yatskovets (183-97, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy). She played last season at Avangard in Ukrainian Superleague. In 28 games she was second best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and had 9.3rpg (#5 in the league), 1.6apg, 1.6spg and 1.3bpg. Yatskovets helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. She also played 8 games in EEWBL where she recorded 5.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Yatskovets played at Chaika (National League) in Ukraine. In 20 games she was the best scorer with remarkable 25.0ppg and averaged 13.2rpg (leader !!!), 3.3apg, 2.5spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian National League Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Yatskovets has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2015.
Yatskovets also represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 Division B in Eliat (Israel) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-2 (21.3ppg), Reb-2 (12.6rpg), 2.1apg, 2.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.

MBK Ruzomberok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cassandra Brown
Melissa Diawakana

Forward:
Taijah Campbell

Center:
Olga Yatskovets

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Maribor adds Merisa Dautovic (ex-Grosuplje) - by Zeljko Zule

Maribor invested in its future by signing Junior National team member Merisa Dautovic (183-F/C-99) to a five-year contract.
Dautovic arrives from Grosuplje, where she averaged 7.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks in 20 Slovenian League games last season. It was a successful debut season in her career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League All-Newcomers team. Dautovic spent this summer representing the Slovenian national team at Junior European Championship in Hungary where she posted 2.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.2 blocks in six games.
Dautovic grew up with Felix Trbovlje, before moving to Grosuplje last year.




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Ornella Santana (ex Estrella Berisso) is a newcomer at Magec Tias - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer CD Magec Tias strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Argentinian international power forward Ornella Santana (183-90). She played this summer at Estrella Berisso in Argentinian Superliga. In 12 games she recorded 11.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 3.3apg (top 5) and 2.2spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Santana's team won Argentinian Superliga Regular Season in 2016. She was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Liga Nacional Domestic Player of the Year in 2015.
Santana has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
Santana also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 2.8rpg.
Santana has played previously professionally also in Brazil (Pres.Valceslau) and Argentina (Atletico Velez Sarsfield, Berazategui and Capital).

CD Magec Tias roster for 2017-2018:

Ornella Santana
Yaiza Garcia
Keira Robinson
Raby Oliveira

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Sant Adria adds Reisingerova to their roster, ex Karlovy Vary - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria added to their roster 19-year old Czech center Julia Reisingerova (194-98). She has played for the last two seasons at BA Karlovy Vary in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 24 games she recorded 14.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. ZBL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Reisingerova was tested by USK Praha in Czech Republic league. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team.
Her team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2015.
Reisingerova represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U18 for Women in Celje (Slovenia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, Blocks-2 (1.7bpg), FGP: 42.9%, FT: 59.1%.

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Itziar Llobet
Laura Pena

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Julia Reisingerova
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

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Promete lands Claudia Aponte, ex Olimpia A. - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete (LF2) tabbed 26-year old Paraguayan international guard Claudia Aponte (175-91, agency: ProDep Management). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Spanish passport. Aponte played in the summer at Olimpia Asuncion in Paraguayan Metropolitan League. She helped them to win the Metropolitan League Apertura title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season Aponte played at GDKO Bizkaia where in 26 LF2 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements Aponte received Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
She has been also a member of Paraguayan international program for some years. Aponte has regularly played for Paraguayan senior team since 2010 and previously for U17 National Team in 2006.
She represented Paraguay at the South American Championships in Ambato (Ecuador) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.3%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Aponte experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Aponte has played previously professionally also in Spain (Real Canoe, Pabellon Ourense, Joventud Mariana, Cortegada and Al-Qazeres) and Paraguay (Felix Perez).

Campus Promete roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Claudia Aponte
Maria_Ylenia Manzanares
Elena Salcedo

Forward:
Laura Arroyo

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Brenae Harris joins Rioja - by Eurobasket News

Anares Rioja ISB (LF2) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Brenae Harris (178-92, college: Toledo). She played last season at Gran Canaria in LFB. In 23 games she had 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
Harris was voted All-MAC 1st Team in 2016 at her college time.
Harris graduated from University of Toledo in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

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Oviedo lands Carmen Ortiz - by Eurobasket News

Universidad de Oviedo (LF2) tabbed 21-year old Carmen Ortiz (96) from ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles. In 24 LF2 games she averaged 4.5ppg and 3.0rpg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Ensino adds O'Dwyer to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) added to their roster 18-year old American (has also Irish passport) forward Fiona O'Dwyer (182-99, college: Emmanuel, MA). She played last season at Castellammare di Stabia in Italian Serie A2. In 24 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 11.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.6apg and 2.3spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Import Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season O'Dwyer played at Team Northumbria in British WBBL where in 18 games she averaged 13.7ppg, 9.4rpg (#4 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.3spg.
O'Dwyer won English WBBL championship title in 2016.
She has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Force).
O'Dwyer attended Emmanuel College, MA until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Regina Gomez

Forwards:
Raquel Asensio
Fiona O'Dwyer
Alicia Villegas

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Raby Oliveira joins Magec Tias - by Eurobasket News

CD Magec Tias (LF2) agreed terms with Raby Oliveira. She played last season at CD Ponce Valladolid in the LF2. In 20 games she had just 2.1ppg and 2.9rpg.
Oliveira previously for two other teams: Tenerife and Adelantados.

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Olga Yatskovets (ex Avangard) is a newcomer at MBK Ruzomberok - by Eurobasket News

MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old Ukrainian international center Olga Yatskovets (183-97, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy). She played last season at Avangard in Ukrainian Superleague. In 28 games she was second best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and had 9.3rpg (#5 in the league), 1.6apg, 1.6spg and 1.3bpg. Yatskovets helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. She also played 8 games in EEWBL where she recorded 5.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Yatskovets played at Chaika (National League) in Ukraine. In 20 games she was the best scorer with remarkable 25.0ppg and averaged 13.2rpg (leader !!!), 3.3apg, 2.5spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian National League Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Yatskovets has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2015.
Yatskovets also represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 Division B in Eliat (Israel) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-2 (21.3ppg), Reb-2 (12.6rpg), 2.1apg, 2.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.

MBK Ruzomberok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cassandra Brown
Melissa Diawakana

Forward:
Taijah Campbell

Center:
Olga Yatskovets

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Vietnamese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Ngoan Huynh
Huynh
Nga Trat
Trat
Trang Bui
Bui
Thuyen Nguyen
Nguyen
Thi Thanh Pham
Pham
#e#5
4Thi Thanh Pham 170-G-88
8Ngoan Huynh 173-G-92
9Nga Trat 163-G-88
11Anh Linh 165-G-89
12Le Thi Van-Anh 170-PG-82
13Thi Cam Nguyen 165-PG-97
14Nhan Bui 176-F-91
15Trang Bui 177-C-92
17Bich Nguyen 173-G-94
23Thi Yen Tran 168-PG-98
30Thuyen Nguyen 173-F-93
99Thi Thanh Pham 170-G-88




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Lynx adds Zandalasini to their roster, ex Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Lynx will add to their roster 21-year old Italian international forward Cecilia Zandalasini (183-96, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She has played for the last three seasons at Familia Schio in Italian Serie A1. In 32 games she recorded 9.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg last season. Zandalasini helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. She also played 16 games in Euroleague where she averaged 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. Zandalasini contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
Zandalasini was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 1st Team in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season she played also at Familia Schio in Serie A1. In 31 games she had 4.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.2apg. Zandalasini contributed to her team winning the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice). She also played 15 games in Euroleague where she got 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg.
She has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Zandalasini has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2015 and 2016.
She also represented Italy at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: Score-2 (19.0ppg), Reb-4 (9.6rpg), 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.9%.
Zandalasini has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Broni and Geas Sesto San Giovanni.

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Overview of Day 3 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Sweden - Chile 82-39
Sweden stunned Chile to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Elsa Paulsson Glantz (183-F-95, college: Salt Lake CC) produced 16 points in the win. Sweden registered a 43:21 halftime lead. They went on a 22:6 run in the third term to clear off for good. Nathalie Fontaine (188-G-93, college: Ball St.) had 15 points in the victory. Barbara Cousino (178-F-96) answered with 13 points for Chile.

Taiwan - Hungary 76-64
Taiwan registered the third straight win at the tournament. They toppled Hungary to remain undefeated. Cheng I-Hsiu (178-G-93) produced 12 points for the winners. Taiwan posted a 26:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They followed with a 34:29 run in the second half to seal the win. Wang Wei-Lin (180-F-93) had 10 points in the victory. Palma Kaposi (185-F-96) netted 23 points and grabbed 9 boards for Hungary.

Group B
South Korea - Portugal 50-59
Portugal celebrated the first win in Taipei. They overcame South Korea for 1-2 record. Josephine Filipe (177-G/F-95) produced 29 points and 9 boards in the victory. Portugal went on a 16:7 run in the second term to take an 8-point lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Isabel Costa (185-PF-97) had 8 points in the victory. Woo Sujin (175-F-94) replied with 15 points for South Korea.

Canada - Japan 65-85
Japan knocked down Canada to take 3-0 record in Group B. Yasuma Shiori (160-PG-94), Ogasawara Mina (177-F/G-97) and Midori Murayama (178-F-93) produced 14 points each for the winners. Japan claimed a 37:30 halftime advantage. Japan sank 48 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Paige Crozon (185-G-94, college: Utah) accounted for 16 points in the loss.

Group C
USA - Czech Republic 73-52
USA advanced into the quarterfinal stage at the tournament unbeaten. They rolled past Czech Republic for the third win in a row in Group C. Ieshia Small (183-G-94) connected for 17 points in the win. Czech Republic enjoyed a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. But USA followed with a 44:18 run in the next two periods to surge ahead for good. Kaila Charles (186-G) netted 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the winners. Kamila Hoskova (175-G-95) had 15 points in the loss.

Poland - Uganda 88-57
Poland cruised past Uganda behind 25 points and 7 rebounds from Karolina Pobozy (186-PF-96). Poland established a 50:18 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Kamila Podgorna (174-G-96) netted 15 points in the win. Ritah Imanishimwe (165-G-96) notched 15 points and 8 boards for Uganda.

Group D
Russia - Australia 63-58
Russia ensured the third straight win at the tournament as they held off Australia. Julia Gladkova (185-F-94) notched 27 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Australia enjoyed a 31:29 halftime lead. But Russia stepped on the gas in the second half. They went on a 34:27 rally to snatch the win. Ekaterina Ryabova (183-F-93) provided 12 points in the victory. Alex Wilson (203-F/C-96) tossed in 15 points for Australia.