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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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  ABA LEAGUE  


Zadar signs Domagoj Vukovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar (A1) signed 24-year old power forward Domagoj Vukovic (208-93) from KK Vrijednosnice Osijek. In 29 A1 games he had 10.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vukovic played at KK_Zabok where in 30 A1 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
He played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2014.
Vukovic represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 47.8%, FT: 77.8%.
Vukovic has played previously for three other teams: Split, Zagreb and Akad.Vujcic.

KK Zadar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakov Vladovic
Preston Knowles
Mislav Brzoja
Lovre Basic
Marko Jurica
Toni Jelenkovic

Forwards:
Filip Kraljevic
Domagoj Vukovic

Centers:
Ive Ivanov
Kristijan Krajina

Coach: Aramis Naglic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Croatia



Zadar adds Knowles to their roster, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar (A1) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Preston Knowles (187-89, college: Louisville). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. Knowles managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 Winner League games he recorded 10.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. Knowles also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A where in only one game he averaged 8 points. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Knowles also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year. He was also tried-out by The Flexx (Serie A) in Italian league. Knowles' team won Cyprus Supercup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2nd Team in 2016.
Knowles is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in five different countries. Knowles has played previously professionally also in Greece (KAO Dramas), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Italy (The Flexx Pistoia) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He attended University of Louisville until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

KK Zadar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakov Vladovic
Preston Knowles
Mislav Brzoja
Lovre Basic
Marko Jurica
Toni Jelenkovic

Forward:
Filip Kraljevic

Centers:
Ive Ivanov
Kristijan Krajina

Coach: Aramis Naglic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Croatia



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  ARGENTINA  


Wels land Percy Gibson, ex Argentino - by Eurobasket News

BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels (A Bundesliga) landed 25-year old American center Percy Gibson (206-118kg-92, college: Oakland). He played most recently at Argentino in Argentinian LigaA. Gibson also played that season for Burgos in Spanish LEB Gold where in 15 games he averaged 6.3ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
He played in the final of Vegas 16 Tournament in 2016.
Gibson graduated from Oakland University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Csebits
Jasmin Marevac
Oscar Schmit
Siyani Chambers
Elijah Wilson
Timo Axmann

Forwards:
Davor Lamesic
Carlos Novas_Mateo
Erwin Zulic
Petar Nemcec

Center:
Percy Gibson

Coach: Sebastian Waser

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



Spieth inks at Obras Basket at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) added to their roster American forward Steven Spieth (198-91kg). Spieth just graduated from Brown (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 1 1st Team, All-Ivy League 1st Team and All-ECAC Division I 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Spieth is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Obras Basket Buenos Aires roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Zanzottera
Phil Martin
Quinton Campbell

Forwards:
Phillip Lockett
Maurice Kemp
Steven Spieth

Center:
Valdelicio Joaquim

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Manu Ginobili Agrees Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal With Spurs - by Eurobasket News

Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) has agreed upon a two-year, $5 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili re-signed with the Spurs in 2016 on a one-year, $14 million deal. Ginobili is now 40 but has remained a useful rotation player for the Spurs.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Campazzo is back at Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) signed 26-year old Argentinian international point guard Facundo Campazzo (181-91). It is actually his comeback to Madrid as he has played here before. Campazzo has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia in the Liga Endesa. In 31 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.9apg and 1.6spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish Liga Endesa All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Campazzo also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.7apg (top 2) and 2.2spg (leader !!!). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
Campazzo won Spanish Liga Endesa championship title in 2015.
Campazzo represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-5 (5.2apg), Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Campazzo has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Penarol).
Campazzo could be described: An undersized but very effective PG. Has great personality and quarterbacking skills, can score and pass. Huge upside at the PG position.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaycee Carroll
Sergio Llull
Fabien Causeur
Facundo Campazzo
Luka Doncic

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Rudy Fernandez
Jonas Maciulis
Jeffery Taylor
Trey Thompkins
Anthony Randolph
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Centers:
Gustavo Ayon
Ognjen Kuzmic

Coach: Pablo Laso

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Centro Deportivo Rivadavia de Mendoza signs rookie Casey Jones - by Eurobasket News

Centro Deportivo Rivadavia de Mendoza inked 24-year old American guard Casey Jones (196-93kg-93). He just graduated from Chattanooga (NCAA). Jones has played there for the last five years. In 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jones' college team won SoCon Tournament in 2016. He received also NABC All-District 22 1st Team award in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Centro Deportivo Rivadavia de Mendoza lands Tidell Pierre - by Eurobasket News

Centro Deportivo Rivadavia de Mendoza tabbed 23-year old American forward Tidell Pierre (201-95kg-94, agency: Aspire Sports). He just graduated from Central Connecticut State University (NCAA). In 29 games he averaged 8.1ppg and 6.8rpg last season.
As mentioned above Pierre is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Tidell is a physical forward and an aggressive rebounder both on offense and defensive rebounds. He is an aggressive scorer on offense. Runs the court fast in transition. He is a great defender and vocal leader. Tidell can post and score with his back to the bucket, can penetrate and finish, and can stretch the floor with the 3 point shot.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Salta Basket signs Reginald Buckner, ex Fajardo - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) signed 26-year old American forward Reginald Buckner (206-107kg-91, college: Mississippi). He played this summer at Cariduros de Fajardo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 20 games he had 13.7ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. Buckner helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. The last season he played at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel where in 38 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg. Buckner contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
In 2013 he was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in first round (8th overall).
Buckner attended University of Mississippi and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2013.
Buckner is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Buckner has played previously professionally in Mexico (Soles), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Iowa Energy), Israel (Maccabi Haifa) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).

Salta Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Gerbaudo
Pablo Bruna
Rodrigo Haag

Forwards:
Pablo Espinoza
Quinnel Brown
Lucas Goldenberg
Reginald Buckner

Center:
Alejandro Zilli

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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Draw results in for FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The Official Draw Ceremony of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017 took place in Beijing, China on Friday.
Here are the Draw results:
Group A: BC Astana, Mono Vampire, Petrochimi, Sarreyyet Ramallah, TBD (Japan)
Group B: Al Ahli, ONGC, Al Riyadi, Dacin Tigers, China, Kashgar.

The FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017, Asia's premier basketball club competition, will take place in Chenzhou-Hunan, China from 22-30 September. Ten (10) Asian clubs will participate in this event, including teams from China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, India, Thailand, Kazakhstan and UAE. The Group Stage of the tournament will be played in a round robin format, with the ten (10) teams divided into two (2) groups of five (5) teams. Every team will take on its four (4) opponents in its respective group. The top four (4) teams will advance to the Quarter-Finals, while the bottom placed team will been eliminated.
Courtesy of: fiba.basketball



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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

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  AUSTRIA  


Wels land Percy Gibson, ex Argentino - by Eurobasket News

BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels (A Bundesliga) landed 25-year old American center Percy Gibson (206-118kg-92, college: Oakland). He played most recently at Argentino in Argentinian LigaA. Gibson also played that season for Burgos in Spanish LEB Gold where in 15 games he averaged 6.3ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
He played in the final of Vegas 16 Tournament in 2016.
Gibson graduated from Oakland University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Csebits
Jasmin Marevac
Oscar Schmit
Siyani Chambers
Elijah Wilson
Timo Axmann

Forwards:
Davor Lamesic
Carlos Novas_Mateo
Erwin Zulic
Petar Nemcec

Center:
Percy Gibson

Coach: Sebastian Waser

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



Klosterneuburg tabs Oguz Kilic, ex Wusterhausen - by Stefan Prager

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes (A Bundesliga) inked 20-year old German point guard Oguz Kilic (188-97). He played most recently at Wusterhausen in German Regionalliga. In 9 games he averaged 3.1ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kilic played at ALBA Berlin (2.Regionalliga) where in four games he had 2.8ppg.
He has also played for other German teams like Science City Jena 2nd team and ALBA 3. The BK Klosterneuburg Dukes will be his first stop as a professional.

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valentin Bauer
Lennart Burgemeister
Oguz Kilic
Clemens Leydolf
Haris Purkovic
Julian Alper
Konstantin Kolonovics

Forwards:
Fabricio Vay
Edin Bavcic
Timur Bas
Jurica Blazevic
Paolo Pettinger

Center:
Christoph Greimeister

Coach: Ante Perica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BC Hallmann Vienna adds Dequon Miller and Andre Pierce - by Stefan Prager

BC Hallmann Vienna has added the first two import players for the upcoming season. The capital city ball club announced the signings of point Guard Dequon Miller (178-G-93, college: Missouri St.) and forward/center Andre Pierce (206-F, college: TCU).

Dequon Miller is set to replace Anthony Clemmons who left Vienna to play for BK Astana in Kazakhstan. Miller has played for the Missouri State University for the last two seasons. He started in 65 of his 68 games for the Bears and averaged 12.7 ppg along with 3.8 apg and 3.0 rpg last season. Miller was an All MVC Honorable Mention in 2016. The new Vienna floor general was also voted All MVC Newcomer of the Year that year as well.

Andre Pierce is coming from Lee College where he played since 2014. He was committed to transfer to TCU this season but opted to turn pro. It's said that he a bunch of offers from Big 12 Colleges as well. He averaged 7.7 ppg and 3.9 rpg in his first JUCO season before sitting out the 15&17 campaign as a redshirt. Last season he posted averages of 9.4 ppg and 5.1 rpg while propelling his FG% from 48.5% to 57.4%.

It will remain interesting if BC Vienna will add other import players. As of now the club is limited to just two imports by the ABL because of licensing issues.



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  BELGIUM  


Vanwijn out for Eurobasket, Kesteloot replaces - by Patrick Ceulemans

Hans Vanwijn (Telenet Giants Antwerp) performed a hamstring injury on training with the Belgian Lions. Research made it clear that Vanwijn is unavailable for two weeks and is out for Eurobasket. Vincent Kesteloot (BC Oostende) replaces Vanwijn in the selection. Axel Hervelle (hamstring) missed the match versus Spain. The Bilbao player has resumed individual training and hit fit for Eurobasket in Turkish Istanbul (August 31-September 17th).


Khalid Boukichou added to Pau-Lacq-Orthez training camp roster - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) tabbed 25-year old Belgian international center Khalid Boukichou (208-120kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) for pre-season. He played last time at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgium. He has a double citizenship as he also holds Moroccan passport. Boukichou has played there for the last six years. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 44 Euromillions League games he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg. Boukichou helped them to win the league title and the cup. Boukichou also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.8ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Boukichou contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Among other achievements Boukichou received Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Boukichou has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 2.3rpg.
Boukichou has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Boukichou has played previously professionally in Belgium (Gistel Oostende, Atomia and RPC Anderlecht) and Morocco (CRA Hoceima).

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Kyan Anderson
Elie-Franck Okobo

Forwards:
Ken Horton
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



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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

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Vasilije Janjetovic (ex Ilirija) agreed terms with Mladost - by Eurobasket News

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Serbian swingman Vasilije Janjetovic (192-96). He played most recently at Ilirija in Slovenian 2SKL, but left the team in Nov.'16. But in two games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists.
Janjetovic has played also professionally in Spain (Villarrobledo).

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mijovic
Vasilije Janjetovic

Forward:
Vladimir Aleksic

Center:
Srdjan Milanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kakanj tabs Adi Zahiragic - by Eurobasket News

KK Kakanj (Division I) inked 22-year old international point guard Adi Zahiragic (187-95) from Spars Sarajevo. Zahiragic has played there for the last five years. In 18 Division I games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Most Improved Player of the Year.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Final Four for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Zahiragic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Zahiragic also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.5ppg, 1.5apg.
Zahiragic has played previously for Bosna-Royal.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dejan Djokic (ex Levice) is a newcomer at Spars Sarajevo - by Eurobasket News

OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian guard Dejan Djokic (187-89). He played last season at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL league. In 39 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg.
Djokic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Metalac in Serbian KLS where in 5 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Zlatibor (KLS) in Serbian league. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.6apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention.
Djokic played in the final of Serbian League in 2013.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago. Djokic's team won Bronze.
He has played previously professionally in Montenegro (KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Crvena Zvezda, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd).

OKK Spars Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dejan Djokic
Pavle Reljic
Sandi Grubelic

Center:
Igor Josipovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Artis, America24.3 
 2. Anthony, Bauru19.7 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba18.2 
 4. Ferreira, Franca16.3 
 5. Uchendu, Bauru15.0 
 6. Avelino, Osasco B.14.7 
 7. Coelho, Franca14.4 
 8. Galvanini, Bauru14.3 
 9. Demetrio, Franca13.8 
 10. Cook, L.Sorocaba13.0 
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. Toledo, Pinheiros6.3 
 6. Sommer, Paulistano6.3 
 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. Lima, Franca3.8 
 9. Pierotti, Bauru3.8 
 10. Aleo, Osasco B.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Rosa, America2.6 
 2. Artis, America2.0 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 4. Anthony, Bauru2.0 
 5. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 6. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 7. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.8 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 9. Souza, America1.6 
 10. Coelho, Franca1.6 
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. Dos Santos, Osasco B.0.7 



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Tahj Malone choose Nyack - by David Edole

NYACK, NY - Warriors head coach Jason Crafton announced today that: Carl Balthazar, Tahj Malone, Deandre Osuigwe, Malik Pouncy, Ezekiel Snowden, and Sae'Quahn Rogers are all set to join the Warriors this fall. These prospects will join spring Warrior commit Elijah Farley to complete a 7-man in-coming class!

Coach Crafton on the 2017 recruiting class:
"This is a strong class of high-character student-athletes that embrace our institution's mission. Each player comes from quality institutions where they excelled both academically & athletically. Additionally, ALL have experienced team success and have competed in post season. These are some of the key attributes that we were striving for. Mulitple areas of need were addressed with this group and we are ready to kick off pre-season training in the coming weeks."

Tahj Malone is a 6'6 Guard/Forward native of The British Virgin Islands that played his prep career at Montverde Academy (FL). He was teammates with current NBA Star Ben Simmons on Montverde's 2015 National High School Basketball Championship Team that achieved a 31-1 record.



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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

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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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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)

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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)



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  COSTA RICA  


Cory Bradford (ex Baloncesto Liberia) is a newcomer at KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo - by Mike Amico

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division 1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois). He played last season at Liberia in Costa Rican LBS League. In 16 games he recorded a league best 23.4ppg and 8.3rpg. Bradofrd helped them to end the regular season as a fourth seed in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for another team GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. UBA-League. Bradford signed for the 2017 FIBA Copa Mitchell Cup in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In 4 games he averaged 20.2ppg and 6.2apg. Bradford contributed to his team winning the Cup and was also named LatinBasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup 2nd Team.

In 2014 and 2015 Braford stared for Team USA National Select Team in the William Jones Cup. In both summers Bradford was named AsiaBasket.com Top Guard.

In 2003 he was signed by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). The former Illinois stars was named AP NCAA All-American twice along with NCAA National Freshman of the Year.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won a gold medal for the USA National Team in 1999 for the World University Games. Bradford was also voted Eurbasket.com All-Hungarian Import Player of the Year in 2008.

He has played also professionally in Hungary, NBA, Venezuela, France, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Taiwan, UAE, Mexico, Qatar, Dominican Republic and Lebanon.



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  CROATIA  


Slovenia nip Croatia in Ljubliana - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - Croatia 74-73

Slovenia beat Croatia 74-73 in Ljubliana as both teams showed fully readiness for the upcoming EuroBasket 2017 campaign.
The guests grabbed a 21-19 lead at the end of the first period and added a confident 18-12 rally to take an 8-point lead at the halftime. Slovenia however woke up in the second half and posted two victories. They needed a 23-16 rally in the third and then 20-18 run in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) tailed 18 points and 10 assists for the winning side, while Luka Doncic (201-G-99) added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a loss and Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) poured in 13.



Zadar signs Domagoj Vukovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar (A1) signed 24-year old power forward Domagoj Vukovic (208-93) from KK Vrijednosnice Osijek. In 29 A1 games he had 10.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vukovic played at KK_Zabok where in 30 A1 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
He played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2014.
Vukovic represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 47.8%, FT: 77.8%.
Vukovic has played previously for three other teams: Split, Zagreb and Akad.Vujcic.

KK Zadar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakov Vladovic
Preston Knowles
Mislav Brzoja
Lovre Basic
Marko Jurica
Toni Jelenkovic

Forwards:
Filip Kraljevic
Domagoj Vukovic

Centers:
Ive Ivanov
Kristijan Krajina

Coach: Aramis Naglic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zadar adds Knowles to their roster, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar (A1) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Preston Knowles (187-89, college: Louisville). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. Knowles managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 Winner League games he recorded 10.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. Knowles also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A where in only one game he averaged 8 points. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Knowles also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year. He was also tried-out by The Flexx (Serie A) in Italian league. Knowles' team won Cyprus Supercup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2nd Team in 2016.
Knowles is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in five different countries. Knowles has played previously professionally also in Greece (KAO Dramas), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Italy (The Flexx Pistoia) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He attended University of Louisville until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

KK Zadar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakov Vladovic
Preston Knowles
Mislav Brzoja
Lovre Basic
Marko Jurica
Toni Jelenkovic

Forward:
Filip Kraljevic

Centers:
Ive Ivanov
Kristijan Krajina

Coach: Aramis Naglic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iraklis land Domagoj Bubalo - by Chris Mammides

GS Iraklis Thessaloniki (A2) landed 26-year old Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91, agency: 011 Sports) from Doukas. The last season Bubalo played at Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML where in 25 games he was third best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and recorded 8.0rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg. Bubalo helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Estonian All-Star Game. Bubalo also played 4 games in Baltic League where he averaged 8.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. The other team Bubalo played shortly was BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL. In four games he had 5.0ppg and 4.3rpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals.
Among other achievements Bubalo won Baltic League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team award in 2015.
Bubalo represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1spg, Blocks-5(1.6bpg), FGP: 56.3%, FT: 61.9%.
Bubalo is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Croatia (Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Jolly and KK_Zabok) and Estonia (Rapla).

GS Iraklis Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yannis Gagaloudis
Thodoris Onasoglou
Efstathios Papadionysiou
Alexandros Mastrodimitris
Christos Katsios

Forwards:
Vasilis Angelakopoulos
Kostas Kakaroudis
Dimitris Haritopoulos
Giannis Athanasoulas
Savas Chrysopoulos
Ronaldas Rutkauskas

Center:
Domagoj Bubalo

Coach: Vangelis Alexandris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Latvia pummels Czech Republic at Arena Riga - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Czech Republic 103-69

Latvia pummeled Czech Republic at Arena Riga to show their fully readiness for the EuroBasket 2017 campaign. The Baltic State won all the quarters of the game for the final 103-69 win.
The hosts opened the game with a 22-9 run and never looked behind after. They added a narrow 17-16 rally in the second period for a 39-25 halftime advantage. Moreover Latvia nailed 33 points in the third period and closed the game with a final 31-15 surge.
Martins Meiers (208-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Zanis Peiners (203-F/G-90) added 17. Andrejs Grazulis (202-C-93) delivered 11, whilst Janis Timma and Aigars Skele (192-F-92) poured in 10 each. The duo of Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) and Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 18 points each in the losing effort.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


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



Dominican Republic National Team 2017 - by Greg

Dominican Republic National Team 2017
#s#
Jhonatan Araujo
Araujo
Juan Coronado
Coronado
Adris De Leon
De Leon
Angel Delgado
Delgado
Victor Liz
Liz
#e#5
Jhonatan Araujo 208-C-96 Leones SD Dominican Republic
Juan Coronado 193-G-83 Reales LV Dominican Republic
Adris De Leon 180-PG-84 Metros STGO Dominican Republic
Angel Delgado 206-F-94 Seton Hall USA
Victor Liz 193-SG-86 Metros STGO Dominican Republic
Rigoberto Mendoza 190-G-92 Estudiantes C. Argentina
Angel Nunez 203-F-91 Metros STGO Dominican Republic
Dagoberto Pena 198-F/G-88 Estudiantes Spain
Sadiel Rojas 197-G/F-89 UCAM Murcia Spain
Edward Santana 203-F/C-80 Titanes Licey Dominican Republic
Gelvis Solano 185-G-94 Bergamo Italy
Juan Miguel Suero 198-SG-93 Indios SFM Dominican Republic




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  DR CONGO  


Mayindombe comes back to Bristol Acadamy Flyers - by Jeff King

Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Greek-Congolese guard Panagiotis Mayindombe (191-88). It is actually his comeback to Bristol Acadamy Flyers as he has played here before. Mayindombe played most recently at Esperos Patras in Greek C league.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Durham Wildcats where in 32 BBL games he recorded 7.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mayindombe was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Honorable Mention in 2010.
He has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Greece for Koroivos Doukas Filathlitikos Arkadikos Esperos Lamias.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides)
Panos is a talented combo guard who learn all the secrets of basketball in the Green academies of Panathinaikos. He has great basketball skills in all the aspects. He has a body which helps him a lot in all both positions 1-2. He is very smart player with very high Basketball IQ. Very strong first step and has very good penetration. He can organize his team with a lot of success and quality as many times he plays at the point guard position with his very good skills in dribbling and successful use of both hands. Panos has great vision of the court and helps him a lot in assisting his team-mates for the easier basket. He is stubborn and persistence player and can really do the dirty job in the court with very positive results. He can score, organize, and play really good defense. He will definitely play for the bigger league upon time comes
.

Bristol Academy Flyers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Mayindombe
Roy Owen
Brandon Boggs
Adam Weary
Jordan Davis
Rohndell Goodwin

Forwards:
Leslee Smith
Daniel Edozie

Center:
Michael Vigor

Coach: Andreas Kapoulas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ECBL  


USBasket.com All-ECBL Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

USBasket.com All-ECBL 1st Team 2017
Chris Moore
Moore
Terell Smith
Smith
Quincy Washington
Washington
Antonio Robinson
Robinson
Omar Sanders
Sanders

Finals MVP: Chris Moore (6'2''-PG-86) of PTP
Player of the Year: Chris Moore (6'2''-PG-86) of PTP
Guard of the Year: Chris Moore (6'2''-PG-86) of PTP
Forward of the Year: Quincy Washington (6'5''-G) of FW
Center of the Year: Omar Sanders (6'7''-F-90) of SCA
Defensive Player of the Year: Daniel Quarles (6'8''-C/F) of AE
Coach of the Year: Chris Thomas of PTP

1st Team
PG: Chris Moore (6'2''-PG-86) of PTP
G: Terell Smith (6'3''-G-85) of PTP
G: Quincy Washington (6'5''-G) of FW
G: Antonio Robinson (6'4''-G-93) of WS
F: Omar Sanders (6'7''-F-90) of SCU

2nd Team
PG: Dijuan Harris (5'9''-PG-86) of PTP
G: Anton Greer (6'3''-G-89) of CC
G: Byron Williams (6'1''-G) of HRW
SF: Octrevious Roebuck (6'7''-SF) of SCU
G: Zalinor Banks (6'6''-G) of WS

3rd Team
G: Robert Pinkston (6'2''-G) of PC
SF: Danny Sanders (6'7''-SF-89) of PTP
F: Jaja Davis (6'5''-F) of HRW
PG: Kenard Moore (6'2''-PG-87) of HP
C/F: Daniel Quarles (6'8''-C/F) of SCA

Honorable Mention
Michael Couvson (6'1''-SG)
Cory Etheridge (6'4''-G/F)
Andrew Crawford (6'4''-G)
Devontae Washington (6'6''-F-94)
Brian West (5'7''-PG-85)
John Holleman (6'8''-F)
Leroy Williams (6'5''-F-88)
Demerous Robinson (F)
Sam Dotson (6'1''-SG-90)
Matthew Todd (6'3''-G)

*Players must have 8 games to be eligible for season ending awards



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Fighting for the 1st place - by Roberto Dorta

Once of the most competitive seasons in the last time has been this National League 2017, where 7 of 8 teams are fighting for the best places in the position table. ICCAN had have more time in the 1st place. At the last date, they won Importadora Alvarado ( In the 1st round Importadora won them). Juan Herrea was the last incorporation and his experience and ability give more depth to ICCAN. Jesus Centeno (190-G-85), Cesar Silva (190-G/F-81) and Juan Pablo Alvarez (201-C-92) have given the offensive contribution, and in the defensive zone they have had the contribution with Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) and Eduar Caicedo. ICCAN handly right now the best performance of the tournament (7-3). In 2nd place there are tie with three teams: Piratas de Los Lagos, Club Juvenil de Vinces and Leones de Riobamba. Lucas Gil Russo has handled a good conection betwen his players: Anibal Malatay, Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) and Paul Cano (170-PG-86). But still have doubts around his defensive acttitude and the power under the boards. Juvenil de Vinces is the another team wich refoircement are all from Venezuela: Lenin Lopez, Yovany Diaz and Nelson Palacios. The Vince's Coach Lautaro Saenz has said that the team play with the phylosophy that all his player must play all the position; sounds strange but they are in the 3rd place.. It this working. Leones have had great nights but in another their deffensive actitutte has been to forgotten. Javinger Vargas must show all his condition to stimulate his team. The point guard position since the injured of Alexander Morillo have changed in the last day with the inclusion of Jose Acosta. Importadora Alvarado have one of the more offensive player this year : Tavares Sledge, but he is in debt with his contribution in defense. Barcelona have liven all the season with differents injury trouble. Marvin Cairo still isn't healthy and the combination Keith Bowman (201-F-72, college: Lamar)-Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) is not enought. HR this week confirmed their participation in the southamerican club tournament. They dont have a constant peformance but they have depended from the Adriano Barrera who average more tan 26 points per game. The Triple E situation is hard because they are building a team to future but right now they try to compete but it's not possible. Seven team which difference betwen the 1st place and the 7th place only is 2 1/2 games. Has been very exciting this 10 dates, let us hopps that this competitions level growth in the next weeks.


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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Campazzo is back at Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) signed 26-year old Argentinian international point guard Facundo Campazzo (181-91). It is actually his comeback to Madrid as he has played here before. Campazzo has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia in the Liga Endesa. In 31 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.9apg and 1.6spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish Liga Endesa All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Campazzo also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.7apg (top 2) and 2.2spg (leader !!!). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
Campazzo won Spanish Liga Endesa championship title in 2015.
Campazzo represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-5 (5.2apg), Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Campazzo has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Penarol).
Campazzo could be described: An undersized but very effective PG. Has great personality and quarterbacking skills, can score and pass. Huge upside at the PG position.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaycee Carroll
Sergio Llull
Fabien Causeur
Facundo Campazzo
Luka Doncic

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Rudy Fernandez
Jonas Maciulis
Jeffery Taylor
Trey Thompkins
Anthony Randolph
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Centers:
Gustavo Ayon
Ognjen Kuzmic

Coach: Pablo Laso

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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Khalid Boukichou added to Pau-Lacq-Orthez training camp roster - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) tabbed 25-year old Belgian international center Khalid Boukichou (208-120kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) for pre-season. He played last time at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgium. He has a double citizenship as he also holds Moroccan passport. Boukichou has played there for the last six years. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 44 Euromillions League games he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg. Boukichou helped them to win the league title and the cup. Boukichou also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.8ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Boukichou contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Among other achievements Boukichou received Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Boukichou has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 2.3rpg.
Boukichou has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Boukichou has played previously professionally in Belgium (Gistel Oostende, Atomia and RPC Anderlecht) and Morocco (CRA Hoceima).

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Kyan Anderson
Elie-Franck Okobo

Forwards:
Ken Horton
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

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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Georgia posts second straight win in Athens, shocks Serbia - by Eurobasket News

Georgia - Serbia 68-66

Georgia posts second straight win in Athens at the Acropolis Tournament. They upset Serbia 68-66 in another last-minute thriller.
Serbia won the first period 20-15, but the Georgian side needed a 21-16 rally to take a minimum lead at the halftime. Serbia pulled in front again with a 19-14 in the third period, while Georgia closed the game with a final 18-11 surge to seal the narrow win. Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego) scored the game-winner from downtown to bring a 68-66 victory for Georgia.
Tornike Shengelia (206-PF-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Duda Sanadze posted 10. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) scored 19 points in a loss and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) poured in 15.



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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Klosterneuburg tabs Oguz Kilic, ex Wusterhausen - by Stefan Prager

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes (A Bundesliga) inked 20-year old German point guard Oguz Kilic (188-97). He played most recently at Wusterhausen in German Regionalliga. In 9 games he averaged 3.1ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kilic played at ALBA Berlin (2.Regionalliga) where in four games he had 2.8ppg.
He has also played for other German teams like Science City Jena 2nd team and ALBA 3. The BK Klosterneuburg Dukes will be his first stop as a professional.

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valentin Bauer
Lennart Burgemeister
Oguz Kilic
Clemens Leydolf
Haris Purkovic
Julian Alper
Konstantin Kolonovics

Forwards:
Fabricio Vay
Edin Bavcic
Timur Bas
Jurica Blazevic
Paolo Pettinger

Center:
Christoph Greimeister

Coach: Ante Perica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scott Eatherton (Basketball Lowen Braunschweig) I Don't Need The Ball A Lot Of Possessions To Have An Impact On The Game - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Scott Eatherton (203-F/C-91, college: Northeastern, agency: BeoBasket) is a 25 year old 203cm forward from Hersey, Pennsylvania who will be playing his third professional season and second in Germany and first with the Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (Germany-BBL). Last season he played with BG Goettingen (Germany-BBL) playing 33 games averaging 11.9ppg, Reb-4 (6.9rpg), 1.5apg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 76.9%. As a rookie he played for Moncada Solar Agrigento (Italy-Serie A2) playing 35 games averaging 12.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.2apg, Blocks-4 (1.5bpg), FGP: 62.3%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 64.1%. He started his basketball career with St.Francis, PA (NCAA) where he played 57 games and then moved to Northeastern (NCAA) and as a junior played 30 games averaging 15.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.2apg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 65.8%. In his senior season with Northeastern (NCAA) he played 35 games averaging 14.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 62.6%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 69.4%. He spoke to eurobasket earlier in the summer about basketball.

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

Currently I am in Hershey, PA and my summer has been great so far.


You hail from Hersey, Pennsylvania. Now that you have lived in Germany for a year, would you still take a good old Hersey candy bar over a tasty German candy bar like Milka or Ritter Sport?

I would still choose a Hershey bar.


Congrats on signing with the Basket Lowen Braunschweig. I was a little surprised at first that you signed there since you had a great second professional season in Germany with BG Goettingen and were named to the Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team. Did your desire to feel like you could make a serious difference in their success outweigh personal gains of possibly playing in a higher league and better team, but reduced role than what your going to have with Braunschweig?

I felt like I can make big impact with Braunschweig after speaking with coach Frank. I was excited about what he had to say and feel like we can compete more this year than last year.


Head coach Frank Menz is very high about your abilities. Did Menz's serious trust in your basketball abilities play a very key role for you signing with this team?

When we spoke on the phone he explained he was excited about how I would fit into his system and that's what made me excited about Braunschweig.


You had a very good season with BG Goettingen, but I feel that you could have your real breakthrough season with the Basket Lowen Braunschweig. Do you feel like you can make the next step this season under the guidance of Frank Menz?

Yes I do feel this way but I am just hoping to have a healthy and winning season first.


You stated that you have worked hard on your game in the off season and are ready for your third professional season. On what things did you work on most in the last weeks?

I worked on gaining muscle to be a better defender on the block. I also am always working on improving my skills all over the court.


Let's talk a little about your game. You are a versatile big man that likes to be aggressive and be lethal around the rim. To what NBA player would you compare your game to and what other strengths will you bring to Braunschweig?

I would compare myself to a Luis Scola and my rebounding, passing and ability to spread the floor is what I will hopefully bring to Braunshweig.


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

My ability to get my teammates involved. I feel I do not need the ball a lot of possessions to have an impact on the game.


Last season with BG Goettingen you started off very strong, but cooled down in the last few months. What was your summary of last season? Did you run out of gas at the end?

I thought I had a very good season but I did realize a lot of things I still need to improve on and then just didn't have the opportunity to finish it off.


You played a few months with Alex Ruoff. How did a guy like he infect you with his basketball skills and what lasting impression will you always have of him?

Alex is a very skilled player and on top of that plays very hard. He prides himself on defense, which makes him a guy that any team would want. I learned a lot from him and was very happy when he joined our team.


As a rookie you played with Moncada Solar Agrigento (Italy-Serie A2) playing 35 games averaging 12.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.2apg, Blocks-4 (1.5bpg), FGP: 62.3%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 64.1%. What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe where you knew that you were very far away from home?

I was treated very well in Agrigento and they made me feel like I was at home. One wake up call was how everything is closed on Sundays in Sicily.


Kelvin Martin said this about you in my interview with him earlier this year. 'Scott is a good player I knew that last year playing with him. It is always good to be in a good situation your first year and I think Scott playing in Italy with Agrigento was a good situation not for just him but for me too. I am very happy for Scott and the season he is having right now. He has a bright future ahead of him'. How important was it having a guy like Kelvin Martin as rookie? Not only did he know the Lega Due, but he had to prove himself for years before making the BBL in Germany with you after your season in Italy. Did you guys push each other in practice even if you played diferent positions?

Me and Kelvin played different positions and we had a lot of fun playing at Agrigento that year. He taught me a lot about playing at the professional level and I was very happy to see him make the jump to Ludwigsburg last year. He has been through a lot his career so I was happy for him to see his hard work pay off.


You started your college career at St Francis. You can ask a Boris Becker today and he will fish out certain points from his Wimbeldon win in 1985. Is it the same for you as a basketball player in terms of remembering games in college and players that you meet now as a professional? In January 2012 you lost to Central Conn State and you and Ken Horton had double doubles. You split with BG Goettingen against Bonn, but did you remember playing against Horton in college when you faced him last season?

I always remember guys I played against in college but Ken Horton was the best player in our league during the time I was there.


After a strong second season with ST Francis where you averaged 14.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 73.3%, what was your main objective of going to Northeastern?

My main objective was to win the league and make it to the NCAA tournament.


How did head coach Bill Coen give you that last vital tweak in your last two seasons that helped groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Bill Coen was great coach and I learned a lot from him. He puts a lot of trust in his players and expects them to perform to his standards.


You played two seasons with the talented Quincy Ford who signed with the Utah Jazz, but played all last season in the D_league. What memories do you have of him as a teammate and what quality on the court did you respect most from him?

Quincy was a great teammate and he puts his team first and on top of that he is a great player. Hes 6'9 and plays the three position.


What memories do you have of your last NCAA game loss against Notre Dame 69-65? Is this one of those games that took longer to forget over the years?

I will always remember this game. We played with them the whole game and had a chance to win it at the end.


The starting lineup of Notre Dame was filled with three future NBA players in Jerian Grant, Demetrius Jackson and Pat Connaughton not to mention the highly talented kid Zach Augustine who signed recently with Panathinaikos Athens. You held your own with 18 points and eight boards and belonged to the best players on the floor. Do you ever wonder really just how far skill wise you are from the NBA?

At the time I felt I could play with those guys but I am not sure since I haven't played against a ton of NBA talent.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Quincy Ford?

Me


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

Harrison Barnes


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

Lebron, Jordan, Kobe, Shaq

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

I still think he is the best player of all time. He needed a big man this year and it was a shame Bogut got hurt.


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

I just think he is great rebounder this is not an issue in the NBA


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

I think they have a chance to make it to the semi finals.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Goodfellas.


Thanks Scott for the chat.



Rot Weiss Cuxhaven Sign Obi Kyei! - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Rot Weiss Cuxhaven have bolstered their front court with Obi Kyei (206-F-94, college: Eckerd, agency: Two Points) Obi Kyei is a 22 year old 206cm forward from Sydney, Australia that will be playing his first season in Europe. He comes from the States where he played the last four years at two schools at Metro State (NCAA2) and Eckerd (NCAA2). He started his basketball career at Sydney Secondary College and played two seasons with the Sydney City Comets (ABA) before going to the states in 2013. He played at Metro State (NCAA2) from 2013-2015 playing a total of 47 games. In 2015 he moved to Eckerd (NCAA2) and prompt played more of a role as a junior he played 32 games averaging 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 60.9%. In his senior year at Eckerd (NCAA2) he played 26 games averaging 11.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 62.5%.

In his senior year he scored in double figures in 13 games and had three double doubles. His best games included a 19 point game against Miles, 18 points against Lane and 17 points against Tampa. He also contributed 16 point games against St leo, Florida Tech and Florida Southern. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Australian WARATAH Finalist -12, 13, RMAC Regular Season Champion -14, RMAC Tournament Winner -14, NCAA D2 Final Four -14, RMAC Regular Season Co-Champion -15, RMAC Tournament Finalist -15, SSC Regular Season Co-Champion -16, 17, SSC Tournament Winner -16, and SSC Tournament Semifinals -17.

Source:Rot Weiss Cuxhaven



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  GREECE  


Dimitris Liourdis signs at Akrata Achaias - by Chris Mammides

AO Akrata Achaias (C) landed 30-year old forward Dimitris Liourdis (190-87) from Glafkos. Liourdis is a very experienced player.

AO Akrata Achaias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sakis Veskoukis
Giannis Thanopoulos
Giorgos Lafis
Dimitris Katopodis
Kostas Polyzogopoulos
Stelios Kalemtzakis

Forwards:
Konstantinos Stavropoulos
Adrianos Perdikaris
Vassilis Mallis
Antreas Oikonomopoulos
Dimitris Liourdis
Gerasimos Giovas
Giorgos Zervas

Center:
Nikos Polyderas

Coach: Panagiotis Zontos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Papamakarios is back at G.Larissa-Faros - by Chris Mammides

G.Larissa-Faros BC (A1) agreed terms with experienced 37-year old ex-international guard Emmanouil Papamakarios (192-80). It is actually his comeback to Keratsiniou as he has played here before. Papamakarios was about to sign at Doukas in the A2. His team made it to the A2 Play-Off Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Papamakarios was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2009.
He was a member of Greek international program for some years. Papamakarios was called to Greek Senior National Team between 2002 and 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2000.
He has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Gipuzkoa) and Greece (Panellinios, Makedonikos, KAO Dramas and Panelefsiniakos).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at G.Larissa-Faros.
On Papamakarios: A powerful guard plays both guard position. Great experience, good 3p shooter, make the right decision from pick n roll action, have to improve finishing attemtps from the pick n roll great defender on the ball and off the ball. Winning and leading spirit. Great team spirit.

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

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

Coach: Thanasis Skourtopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Greece wins overtime thriller against Italy in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Greece 70-73 OT

Greece overcame Italy in Day 2 of the Acropolis Tournament in Athens. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) and Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) nailed threes in the end of overtime for a thrilling 73-70 win.
Greece won the first period 20-16, but the guests reduced the gap to just two points at the halftime. Greece posted another 17-14 run in the third period, while Italy tied it all at 64-64. In overtime Nick Calathes and Kostas Sloukas gave Greece a five-point advantage in the mid of the extra period and that proved to be more than enough for a final victory.
George Printezis top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) poured in 12. Daniel Hackett (199-G-87, college: USC) ended up with 19 points in a loss, whilst Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances) and Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) had 10 each in a loss.



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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Iraklis land Domagoj Bubalo - by Chris Mammides

GS Iraklis Thessaloniki (A2) landed 26-year old Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91, agency: 011 Sports) from Doukas. The last season Bubalo played at Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML where in 25 games he was third best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and recorded 8.0rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg. Bubalo helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Estonian All-Star Game. Bubalo also played 4 games in Baltic League where he averaged 8.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. The other team Bubalo played shortly was BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL. In four games he had 5.0ppg and 4.3rpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals.
Among other achievements Bubalo won Baltic League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team award in 2015.
Bubalo represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1spg, Blocks-5(1.6bpg), FGP: 56.3%, FT: 61.9%.
Bubalo is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Croatia (Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Jolly and KK_Zabok) and Estonia (Rapla).

GS Iraklis Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yannis Gagaloudis
Thodoris Onasoglou
Efstathios Papadionysiou
Alexandros Mastrodimitris
Christos Katsios

Forwards:
Vasilis Angelakopoulos
Kostas Kakaroudis
Dimitris Haritopoulos
Giannis Athanasoulas
Savas Chrysopoulos
Ronaldas Rutkauskas

Center:
Domagoj Bubalo

Coach: Vangelis Alexandris

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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Amsterdam adds Eduardo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Apollo Amsterdam (Eredivisie) added to their roster 24-year old swingman Akeel Eduardo (193-93) from Maxxcom BS Weert. Eduardo has played there for the last six years. In 27 Eredivisie games he recorded 7.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Baskonia adds Schaftenaar to their pre-season roster - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) added to their training camp roster 29-year old Dutch international power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-109kg-88, college: Oregon State). He has played for the last three seasons at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 20 games he recorded 5.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Schaftenaar's team made it to the Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention back in 2013 and 2014.
Schaftenaar has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Schaftenaar also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 70.6%.
Schaftenaar has played previously professionally in Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and La Palma) and Holland (ABC Amsterdam).
He attended Oregon State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Roeland Schaftenaar
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma
Tadas Sedekerskis
Vincent Poirier

Centers:
Nicolas de_Jong
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scandone Avellino add Anthony Morse to their pre-season roster, ex Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) landed 23-year old American forward Anthony Morse (206-104kg-94, college: Tenn Tech, agency: Two Points) who played last time at Atomeromu SE Paks in Hungary. In 8 A Division games he had just 2.9ppg and 5.0rpg last season. Morse also spent pre-season at SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year.
His team was Runner-Up of OVC East Division Regular Season 2016.
Morse graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Centers:
Kyrylo Fesenko
Hamady N'Diaye

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Great Britain dominate Hungary in Poland - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain - Hungary 82:64

Great Britain secured a comfortable win over Hungary at the start of the international tournament in Legionowo. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) notched 14 points and 9 boards to pace the winners.
Great Britain ensured a 20:15 lead ten minutes into the game. They kept Hungary at bay throughout the second frame. Great Britain recorded a 41:35 halftime advantage. The Brits followed with a 20:13 rally in the third term to boost the margin. They sank 21 points in the fourth stanza to ice the victory. Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) and Andrew Lawrence (185-PG-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) delivered 13 points each for Great Britain. Adam Hanga (199-SF-89, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 14 points for Hungary. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) netted 9 points in the defeat.

Great Britain: Gabriel Olaseni 14, Kieron Achara 13, Andrew Lawrence 13
Hungary: Adam Hanga 14, David Vojvoda 9



Sutjeska inks Brandon Johnson, ex Sopron KC - by Darko Pekic

KK Sutjeska Niksic (Erste Liga) signed 31-year old American guard Brandon Johnson (183-86, college: San Diego, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.8apg and 2.6spg. Johnson also played that season for Alkar in Croatian A1 where in 12 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 22.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 8.1apg and 2.9spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in second round (8th overall).
Johnson attended University of San Diego and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
His college team won WCC Tournament in 2008.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins and Cuxhaven BasCats), Lebanon (Hoops Club), Romania (Giurgiu), Venezuela (Gigantes), NBA (Phoenix Suns), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors), PBL (Shrevep./Boss.) and ABA (N.Dallas V. and Sugar Land L.).
He could be described: A high basketball IQ player capable of playing either 1 or 2. Great ball handling ability and decision making ability. Can shoot 35% or higher from 3 point range. A floor General type of PG, able to direct players into position and control the game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Worcester Wolves sign George Beamon, ex Thor AK - by Jeff King

Worcester Wolves (BBL) signed 26-year old American guard George Beamon (193-79kg-91, college: Manhattan). He played last season at Thor AK Akureyri in Icelandic Dominos League. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (2016) summer Beamon played at Plaza (Santiago League) in Dominican Republic.
Three years ago he was drafted by Oklahoma City Blue (D-League) in third round (42nd overall).
The former Manhattan College standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Beamon's college team won MAAC Tournament in 2014. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 1 1st Team back in 2014.
Beamon has played previously professionally in Canada (The Storm) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).

Worcester Wolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Beamon
Ashton Khan
Brandon Parrish
Trayvon Palmer

Forward:
Alejandro Navajas

Coach: Paul James

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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Siya Deodhar in the U-16 Indian team list - by Anil Kumar

Siya Deodhar of Shivaji Nagar Gymkhana (SNG) has been named in the probable list of India players for the 5th Fiba Asia U-16 Basketball Championship for women slated to be played at Bengaluru, Karnataka.
A student of BVM, Civil Lines, Siya is the only city cager to feature in the list of 20 probables picked by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) after the Youth National Basketball Championship held at Hyderabad last month.
If selected, the 14-year-old will become the youngest player to represent the country in the U-16 Asian meet organized under the aegis of the World Basketball Federation Fiba-Asia.
In the age-category national championship, BFI allows a player - despite being eligible as per age - to take part only twice. At 14, Siya is eligible to play in three U-16 national championships and by including her in 12-member state squad for the Hyderabad nationals, the Maharashtra State Basketball Association (MSBA) took a bold step and gave the deserving forward a chance to showcase her talent.
The first preparatory camp for the selected probable players will be held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from August 25 to September 2, informed Chander Mukhi Sharma, secretary general of the BFI. Apart from Siya, Aurangabad's Khushi Dongre is the only other state player in the probables' list.



PSG All India Basketball Tourney to start on Aug 27 - by Anil Kumar

Eight leading teams from across the country will vie for honours in the All India Basketball Tournament for 53rd PSG Trophy for men beginning here from August 27.
Holders Indian Army of Pune headlines the field which also includes IOB (Chennai), Punjab Police, Customs (Chennai), Vijay Bank (Bangalore), Kerala State Electricity Board, Arise Steels (Chennai) and RCF, Kapurthala.
The teams would play on league basis, with semifinals slated for August 30 and final the next day, PSG Institutions managing trustee, L Gopalakrishnan said in a release today.
The winning team would receive Rs one lakh cash prize and the runner-up Rs 50,000. The best player of the tournament would be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10, 000, he said.
This tournament is one of the few events which has been regularly held every year succesfully. The role of the PSG Trust and the Coimbatore District Basketball Association.



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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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Zadar adds Knowles to their roster, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar (A1) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Preston Knowles (187-89, college: Louisville). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. Knowles managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 Winner League games he recorded 10.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. Knowles also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A where in only one game he averaged 8 points. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Knowles also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year. He was also tried-out by The Flexx (Serie A) in Italian league. Knowles' team won Cyprus Supercup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2nd Team in 2016.
Knowles is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in five different countries. Knowles has played previously professionally also in Greece (KAO Dramas), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Italy (The Flexx Pistoia) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He attended University of Louisville until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

KK Zadar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakov Vladovic
Preston Knowles
Mislav Brzoja
Lovre Basic
Marko Jurica
Toni Jelenkovic

Forward:
Filip Kraljevic

Centers:
Ive Ivanov
Kristijan Krajina

Coach: Aramis Naglic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Israel edge Poland in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Israel 74:77

Israel celebrated a narrow victory at the start of the international friendly tournament in Legionowo. They upset Poland in the opener. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) provided 15 points and 8 boards in the win.
Poland eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the advantage throughout the second frame. Poland recorded a 42:37 halftime advantage. They kept Israel at bay throughout the third term. Poland entered the final period up by one point 60:59. But Israel quickly surged ahead in the fourth term. They stepped on the gas and snatched a narrow win at the end. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.), Shawn Dawson (198-G/F-93) and Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) tossed in 12 points each for the visitors. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) notched 12 points each for Poland.

Poland: Mateusz Ponitka 12, Adam Waczynski 12
Israel: Omri Casspi 15, Richard Howell 12, Shawn Dawson 12, Lior Eliyahu 12



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Greece wins overtime thriller against Italy in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Greece 70-73 OT

Greece overcame Italy in Day 2 of the Acropolis Tournament in Athens. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) and Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) nailed threes in the end of overtime for a thrilling 73-70 win.
Greece won the first period 20-16, but the guests reduced the gap to just two points at the halftime. Greece posted another 17-14 run in the third period, while Italy tied it all at 64-64. In overtime Nick Calathes and Kostas Sloukas gave Greece a five-point advantage in the mid of the extra period and that proved to be more than enough for a final victory.
George Printezis top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) poured in 12. Daniel Hackett (199-G-87, college: USC) ended up with 19 points in a loss, whilst Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances) and Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) had 10 each in a loss.



Scandone Avellino add Anthony Morse to their pre-season roster, ex Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) landed 23-year old American forward Anthony Morse (206-104kg-94, college: Tenn Tech, agency: Two Points) who played last time at Atomeromu SE Paks in Hungary. In 8 A Division games he had just 2.9ppg and 5.0rpg last season. Morse also spent pre-season at SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year.
His team was Runner-Up of OVC East Division Regular Season 2016.
Morse graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Centers:
Kyrylo Fesenko
Hamady N'Diaye

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Campli lands Riccardo Ballabio - by Eurobasket News

Campli Basket (Serie B) tabbed 19-year old Riccardo Ballabio (98). He played most recently at MIA-RO Cantu in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in three games he averaged just 0.7ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

Campli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Gianni Cantagalli
Gianluca Di Carmine
Alberto Serafini
Federico Burini
Riziero Ponziani
Valerio Miglio
Riccardo Ballabio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Francesco Guarino is a newcomer at Recanati - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 38-year old point guard Francesco Guarino (182-82kg-79, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at FCM Ferentino in Italian Serie A2. In 11 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Guarino also played that season for Air Fire Valmontone (also in Serie A2) where in 15 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.9spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Italian LNP Cup final in 2015. Guarino received also Eurobasket.com Italian Lega2 All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Banco di Srd, Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Kleb Basket Ferrara, Treviglio, Argenta, Matera and Treviglio.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Recanati.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A quick guard, who plays with great energy and puts a lot of pressure on the opponent guards: Has great court vision and passing skills, can easily score if left open.

Ambalt Recanati roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francesco Guarino
Vincenzo Di_Viccaro
Andrea Gurini
Daniele Merletto

Forwards:
Giorgio Broglia
Dalibor Vidakovic
Davide Raponi

Center:
Yande Fall

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maddaloni welcomes back Rusciano - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro San Michele Maddaloni (Serie C Gold) inked experienced 34-year old center Luciano Rusciano (201-83). It is actually his comeback to Maddaloni as he has played here before. Rusciano played most recently at Sarno Nuova in the Serie C Silver.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pallacanestro San Michele Maddaloni (Serie B) where in 28 games he averaged 7.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3apg.
Rusciano has spent his entire career in Italy playing for four other teams: Scandone Avellino, Gragnano, Salerno and Giugliano.

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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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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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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  LATVIA  


VEF Riga welcomes back Janicenoks - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) tabbed experienced 34-year old international forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-93kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Riga as he has played here before. Janicenoks has played for the last three years at BK Ventspils in the LBL. In 26 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.1apg last season. Janicenoks helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Janicenoks also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. Janicenoks was selected to Latvian League All-Star Game in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Janicenoks has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 51.9%, FT: 72.7%.
Janicenoks is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Germany (Telekom Baskets) and Italy (Umana Venezia, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, BancaTercas and Betaland Cdo).
Let's have closer look into Janicenoks' outlook: Typical offensive oriented player. Good shot from any range including 3-point line. A really good ball-handler, can drive to the hoop and finish with a variety of solutions. Uses well both hands. Knows how to pass the ball, but he tends to be a little selfish. Needs to improve his defensive mentality.

VEF Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Artis Ate
Antwan Scott
Alexander Perez_Kaufmann

Forward:
Kristaps Janicenoks

Center:
Klavs Cavars

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latvia pummels Czech Republic at Arena Riga - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Czech Republic 103-69

Latvia pummeled Czech Republic at Arena Riga to show their fully readiness for the EuroBasket 2017 campaign. The Baltic State won all the quarters of the game for the final 103-69 win.
The hosts opened the game with a 22-9 run and never looked behind after. They added a narrow 17-16 rally in the second period for a 39-25 halftime advantage. Moreover Latvia nailed 33 points in the third period and closed the game with a final 31-15 surge.
Martins Meiers (208-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Zanis Peiners (203-F/G-90) added 17. Andrejs Grazulis (202-C-93) delivered 11, whilst Janis Timma and Aigars Skele (192-F-92) poured in 10 each. The duo of Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) and Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 18 points each in the losing effort.



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  LITHUANIA  


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.



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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  MEXICO  


Kevin Capers (ex Obregon) agreed terms with CSU Sibiu - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) inked 24-year old American guard Kevin Capers (188-77kg-93, college: Florida Southern). He played in the summer at Obregon in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.4apg (top 5) and 2.0spg (in top 3). Capers helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season he played at another team Knicks in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 48 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg.
Two years ago Capers was drafted by Westchester Knicks (D-League) in third round (57th overall).
The former Florida Southern College (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Capers received Daktronics NCAA D2 All-South Region Player of the Year award and Basketball Times NCAA D2 All-America 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

CSU Atlassib Sibiu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radu Paliciuc
Tyler Laser
Mirel Dragoste
Kevin Capers

Forwards:
Lawrence Kinnard
Monyea Pratt
Wilhelm Brosser
Dragos Gheorghe

Centers:
Chris Cooper
DeAngelo Riley
Andrei Ene

Coach: Dan Fleseriu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mexican National Team 2017 - by Greg

Mexican National Team 2017
#s#
Diego Willis
Willis
Irwin Avalos
Avalos
Jorge Gutierrez
Gutierrez
Edgar Garibay
Garibay
Francisco Cruz
Cruz
#e#5
4Diego Willis 194-PG-99 Canarias Bball Ac. Spain
5Irwin Avalos 201-F Durango Mexico
7Jorge Gutierrez 190-G-88 Dolomiti En. TR Italy
8Edgar Garibay 211-C-90 Guaiqueries Venezuela
9Francisco Cruz 190-G-89 Fuenlabrada Spain
10Gabriel Giron 192-G-88 Fuerza Regia Mexico
11Alexander Perez Kaufmann 191-PG-93 VEF Riga Latvia
12Hector Hernandez 205-PF-85 Bayamon Puerto Rico
13Fernando Benitez 204-F/C-89 Panteras Mexico
14Lorenzo Mata 205-C-86 Toros Mexico
15Israel Gutierrez 206-C-93 Argentino Argentina

Sergio Valdeolmillos Head Coach Marinos Venezuela
Ramon Diaz Assistant Marinos Venezuela



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Myrtia inks Filip Knezevic - by Eurobasket News

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 23-year old Montenegrin center Filip Knezevic (205-94). He will still stay in Spain where he played last season at C.B. Chantada Galicia Vento in EBA. In 28 games he had 9.1ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.8apg. Knezevic helped them to win the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BC Morabanc Andorra II (also in EBA). In 21 games he recorded 5.2ppg and 4.4rpg.
Knezevic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.5spg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 40.0%, FT: 30.0%.
Knezevic has played previously professionally in Spain (Caceres_Basket, Gandia and Caceres Ciudad del Baloncesto) and Montenegro (S.Centar and KK Centar Bijelo Polje).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sutjeska inks Brandon Johnson, ex Sopron KC - by Darko Pekic

KK Sutjeska Niksic (Erste Liga) signed 31-year old American guard Brandon Johnson (183-86, college: San Diego, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.8apg and 2.6spg. Johnson also played that season for Alkar in Croatian A1 where in 12 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 22.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 8.1apg and 2.9spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in second round (8th overall).
Johnson attended University of San Diego and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
His college team won WCC Tournament in 2008.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins and Cuxhaven BasCats), Lebanon (Hoops Club), Romania (Giurgiu), Venezuela (Gigantes), NBA (Phoenix Suns), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors), PBL (Shrevep./Boss.) and ABA (N.Dallas V. and Sugar Land L.).
He could be described: A high basketball IQ player capable of playing either 1 or 2. Great ball handling ability and decision making ability. Can shoot 35% or higher from 3 point range. A floor General type of PG, able to direct players into position and control the game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sutjeska adds Krivokapic to their roster - by Darko Pekic

KK Sutjeska Niksic (Erste Liga) added to their roster 21-year old Montenegrin international point guard Milos Krivokapic (185-96). He played last season at UBSC Graz in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 31 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season Krivokapic played at Teodo Tivat where in 21 Erste Liga games he averaged 8.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Krivokapic also played 5 games in Balkan League where he had just 2.6ppg and 1.2apg.
Krivokapic has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He played for Montenegrin senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
Krivokapic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 72.7%.

KK Sutjeska Niksic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Johnson
Milos Krivokapic
Stefan Vukovic
Robert Hubbs_III
Ilija Goranovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sutjeska inks Stefan Vukovic - by Darko Pekic

KK Sutjeska Niksic (Erste Liga) agreed terms with 25-year old guard Stefan Vukovic (196-98kg-92, college: Blue Mountain) from Ibar Rozaje. In 9 Erste Liga games he had 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg last season. Vukovic also played for KK Splosna plovba Portoroz in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM that season where in 9 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg.
He was named to SSAC All-Academic Team in 2015.
Vukovic has played previously for S.Centar.
He attended Blue Mountain College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

KK Sutjeska Niksic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Johnson
Stefan Vukovic
Robert Hubbs_III
Ilija Goranovic

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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  NBA  


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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Peter Jok signs at Phoenix Suns - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) landed 23-year old Sudanese guard Peter Jok (198-91kg-94). He just graduated from Iowa (NCAA). Jok has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Jok helped them to make it to the NIT Sweet 16. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Big Ten 1st Team.
Jok has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Jok has played previously for Roosevelt.

Phoenix Suns roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mike James
Davon Reed
Peter Jok

Center:
Alan Williams

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LA Clippers land LaDontae Henton, ex Alaska Aces - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) tabbed 25-year old forward LaDontae Henton (198-98kg-92, college: Providence). He played in the summer at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. In 5 games he averaged impressive 32.8ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8spg and 2.6bpg. The last season Henton played at another team Warriors where in 40 games he had 13.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Pacific Division.
Henton has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2016 Santa Cruz Warriors selected him in first round (10th overall) in the D-League draft.
The former Providence College star
He graduated his university in 2015 andis in his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Governor's Cup 1st Team award in 2016.
Henton has played also professionally in Spain (Real Betis).

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Tyrone Wallace
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Willie Reed
Jamil Wilson
LaDontae Henton
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Marshall Plumlee

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Manu Ginobili Agrees Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal With Spurs - by Eurobasket News

Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) has agreed upon a two-year, $5 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili re-signed with the Spurs in 2016 on a one-year, $14 million deal. Ginobili is now 40 but has remained a useful rotation player for the Spurs.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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NBA G League tips off 17th season on Nov. 3 - by Eurobasket News

The newly renamed NBA G League, the NBA's official minor league, will tip off the 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 3. A record 26 teams will compete in the NBA G League's 17th season, including four expansion clubs owned by NBA franchises: the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (LA Clippers), Erie BayHawks (Atlanta Hawks), Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies) and Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks). Each team will play a 50-game schedule that concludes in March 2018. The 2017-18 season also features several relocated or rebranded teams. The Lakeland Magic (Orlando Magic), Iowa Wolves (Minnesota Timberwolves) and South Bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) will play in new cities or with new names. In addition, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) and Reno Bighorns (Sacramento Kings) unveiled new identities to align with their parent club's color schemes. As part of the schedule, stretches where teams play four games in five nights have been eliminated and the number of back-to-back games have been reduced to an all-time low. This marks the first NBA G League season with no four-in-fives. Back-to-backs have been cut to an average of 7.0 per team, a 19 percent reduction from 8.6 per team last season. The new-look Erie BayHawks begin their tenure under Atlanta ownership when they visit the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) on opening night at 7 p.m. ET. The five-game schedule on the first day of the season culminates with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario making their NBA G League debut at home against the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) at 10 p.m. ET. The Memphis Hustle opens its first NBA G League season by hosting the Sioux Falls Skyforce (Miami Heat) on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET, while the Wisconsin Herd debuts at the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets) on Monday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors), the 2016-17 NBA G League champion, begins defense of its title by visiting Grand Rapids Drive on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. ET. The reigning champion's first home game will be against the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. ET. Each NBA G League team will play 24 home games and 24 road games and an additional two games at the annual NBA G League Showcase from Jan. 10-13 in Mississauga, Ontario. Every team will face conference opponents three or four times and play an additional 10 games against non-conference opponents. The regular season ends on Saturday, March 24, and the 2018 NBA G League postseason will begin no earlier than Tuesday, March 27. To accommodate the NBA G League's continued growth, the two conferences have been realigned and divided into three divisions each for the 2017-18 season:
The Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division: Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets), Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics), Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors), Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks)
Central Division: Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers), Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons), Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks), Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls)
Southeast Division: Delaware 87ers (Philadelphia 76ers), Erie BayHawks (Atlanta Hawks), Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets), Lakeland Magic (Orlando Magic)
The Western Conference
Midwest Division: Iowa Wolves (Minnesota Timberwolves), Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder), Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies), Sioux Falls Skyforce (Miami Heat)
Southwest Division: Austin Spurs (San Antonio Spurs), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets), Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz), Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks)
Pacific Division: Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (L.A. Clippers), Northern Arizona Suns (Phoenix Suns), Reno Bighorns (Sacramento Kings), Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors), South Bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers)
The 2017-18 NBA G League broadcast schedule will be furnished at a later date.
Courtesy of: nba.com



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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  NBLCANADA  


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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  NCAA1  


Grand Canyon cleared for D-I play by NCAA - by Eurobasket News

Grand Canyon has been granted Division I active membership by the NCAA following a four-year transition period. The school said it was informed by the NCAA on Wednesday and will begin Division I play in the 2017-18 season. Grand Canyon went 81-46 in four seasons under coach Dan Majerle , the best record among 36 schools that transitioned to Division I since 2000. The Antelopes are one of six teams to have a winning record during its transition in that span. Grand Canyon played a Division I schedule in the Western Athletic Conference last season, but was not eligible for the NCAA Tournament. The Antelopes are expected to be immediately competitive in the WAC after Majerle, a former Phoenix Suns forward, brought in a strong recruiting class.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Anthony Stewart Signs Contract Extension Through 2021-22 at Tennessee Martin - by Eurobasket News

The University of Tennessee at Martin has signed head men's basketball coach Anthony Stewart to a rolling five-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season, athletic director Kurt McGuffin announced today. Stewart was the Skyhawks' associate head coach for two seasons before he was elevated to head coach on April 21, 2016. He proceeded to guide UT Martin to one of its best seasons in school history, as the Skyhawks tied a school record with 22 victories, clinched their first-ever outright Ohio Valley Conference West division championship, advanced to the OVC Tournament championship for the second consecutive season and made their third straight postseason appearance. He was named as one of 21 finalists for the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award in 2016-17. 'Coach Stewart has proven that he is a successful head coach and is a true leader,' McGuffin said. 'We wanted to reward him with an additional year as this move will also provide stability for our program. I look forward to continuing a winning partnership with Coach Stewart for many seasons to come.' In Stewart's debut season as a head coach in 2016-17, UT Martin shattered the program record for points (2,693), field goals (966), rebounds (1,312) and assists (555). The Skyhawks accumulated the most home victories (14) and nonconference wins (10) since the school joined the Division-I ranks in 1992. UT Martin has reeled off at least 20 wins in all three seasons since Stewart joined the Skyhawks in 2014. UT Martin has dialed up five postseason wins in that span - becoming the only OVC program to win at least one postseason game in each of the past three seasons. 'I'd like to thank Chancellor Keith Carver and athletic director Kurt McGuffin for their belief in me and continual support of our program,' Stewart said. 'We've made a ton of progress in my time at UT Martin and a lot of that credit is due to my phenomenal staff and student-athletes. It's a true privilege to be the head coach of the Skyhawks as we continue this exciting era of UT Martin basketball.'
Courtesy of: utmsports.com



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  NCAA2  


Paul Rush named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Northwest Nazarene University - by Eurobasket News

When the Crusader men's basketball players arrive on campus this coming weekend ready to start a new school year, they'll make new friends, meet new professors, and take on new challenges. But Northwest Nazarene men's basketball players won't have to wonder about a new head coach as NNU athletic director Kelli Lindley took the interim tag off Paul Rush 's title, naming him as the new head men's basketball coach for the Crusaders. 'Paul Rush embodies the type of coach, mentor, and leader we want within NNU Athletics,' Lindley said. Rush, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders the past two seasons, takes over after former NNU head man Scott Flemming announced his resignation on July 31 to become the Senior Director for Basketball Operations for NBA India. 'I have learned so much from Coach Flemming over the last two years and I am thankful for the opportunity he gave me here at NNU,' Rush commented. 'His depth of knowledge and experience allowed me to learn and grow as a young coach at the college level.' 'It is so incredible to see how God has worked to put me in this position,' Rush added. 'It is so clear to me it is not from my strength or capabilities but His plan.' Working alongside Flemming, Rush helped lead NNU to a 20-32 overall record the past two seasons, including a tie for sixth-place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference last winter. 'As an assistant coach here at NNU, Paul has been a tireless recruiter who pours himself into every facet of collegiate coaching,' NNU's athletic director said. 'Beyond that, it has been obvious that Paul cares deeply about his players, investing in their academic, spiritual, and personal growth.' 'The opportunity to work for Northwest Nazarene University, with the incredible leadership we have with Kelli Lindley and President Pearsall is so exciting,' Rush added. 'I love the challenge of building a program here at NNU. The young men currently here are special and we are going to build the culture of our program around loving each other, holding each other to a high standard and learning how to respond to adversity together.' Named interim head coach last month, Rush now returns to a role as head coach, but for the first time at the collegiate level. Prior to joining NNU's staff in the summer of 2015, Rush spent six years as the head coach for 5A powerhouse Capital High School in Boise, Idaho. In 2014, Rush's Capital boys basketball team completed an undefeated season and claimed the Idaho 5A State Championship. His 2015 team followed that historic performance with a third-place finish in the 5A state tournament. 'As a head coach, Paul is a proven winner who has shown he can develop a championship team,' Lindley said. 'I am confident Paul has the qualities needed to lead NNU men's basketball to great success and make an impact in our community.' Rush began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach with the Capital HS sophomore boys basketball team, working his way up the coaching ladder and taking over as head varsity coach for the Eagles in 2009. 'The brand of basketball we will put on the court is going to be a lot of fun to watch,' Rush commented. 'Our tenacity, energy and defensive toughness will become a trademark of NNU basketball. Maurice Jones is a player coming back who embodies this and we both return and have recruited some really talented playmakers which makes for an exciting group to come out and see.'
Courtesy of: nnusports.com



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  NICARAGUA  


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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  NIGERIA  


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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  NORWAY  


Real Canoe adds Ndiaye to their roster - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Real Canoe Madrid added to their roster Norwegian guard Bouna Ndiaye (198-95kg). He just graduated from NW Nazarene (NCAA2). Ndiaye has played there for the last four years. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-GNAC Honorable Mention. Ndiaye played 23 games where he recorded very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-GNAC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Ndiaye is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the GNAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.

Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Oscar Herrero
Miguel Bustillo
Bouna Ndiaye
Daniel De_La_Rua
Eduardo Martinez

Forwards:
Ander Martinez
Walter Cabral
Jose_Miguel Perez
Ruben Martinez

Center:
Jose_Maria Gil

Coach: Miguel Angel Aranzabal

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PANAMA  


Panama National Team 2017 - by Greg

Panama National Team 2017
#s#
Josimar Ayarza
Ayarza
Tony Bishop
Bishop
Javier Carter
Carter
Gary Forbes
Forbes
Luis Henriquez
Henriquez
#e#5
Josimar Ayarza 205-F-87 Echague Argentina
Tony Bishop 201-F-89 Kanazawa Sam. Japan
Javier Carter 203-C-91 CD Valdivia Chile
Gary Forbes 201-G/F-85 Cocodrilos Venezuela
Luis Henriquez Arcense El Salvador
Jonathan King 198-F/G-90 Sonsonate El Salvador
Jamaal Levy 206-F/C-83 Weber Bahia Argentina
Eugenio Luzcando 190-G-95 Idaho St. USA
Iverson Molinar 183-PG-99
Joel Munoz 183-PG-80 Los Tigres Panama
Ernesto Oglivie 203-F-89 Isidro Metapan El Salvador




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  PERU  


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.
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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.
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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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  PHILIPPINES  

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 


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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LA Clippers land LaDontae Henton, ex Alaska Aces - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) tabbed 25-year old forward LaDontae Henton (198-98kg-92, college: Providence). He played in the summer at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. In 5 games he averaged impressive 32.8ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8spg and 2.6bpg. The last season Henton played at another team Warriors where in 40 games he had 13.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Pacific Division.
Henton has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2016 Santa Cruz Warriors selected him in first round (10th overall) in the D-League draft.
The former Providence College star
He graduated his university in 2015 andis in his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Governor's Cup 1st Team award in 2016.
Henton has played also professionally in Spain (Real Betis).

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Tyrone Wallace
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Willie Reed
Jamil Wilson
LaDontae Henton
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Marshall Plumlee

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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)



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  POLAND  


TBV Start inks Chavaughn Lewis - by Eurobasket News

TBV Start Lublin (PLK) agreed terms with 24-year old American swingman Chavaughn Lewis (196-84kg-93, college: Marist) from Czarni. In 38 PLK games in Poland he had 14.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.9apg and 1.7spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Lewis also spent pre-season at Basic Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League that year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Lewis has played also professionally in Lithuania (Juventus).
He attended Marist College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

TBV Start Lublin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Washington
Mateusz Dziemba
Michael Gospodarek
Chavaughn Lewis
Bartlomiej Pelczar

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

Center:
Roman Szymanski

Coach: David Dedek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Israel edge Poland in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Israel 74:77

Israel celebrated a narrow victory at the start of the international friendly tournament in Legionowo. They upset Poland in the opener. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) provided 15 points and 8 boards in the win.
Poland eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the advantage throughout the second frame. Poland recorded a 42:37 halftime advantage. They kept Israel at bay throughout the third term. Poland entered the final period up by one point 60:59. But Israel quickly surged ahead in the fourth term. They stepped on the gas and snatched a narrow win at the end. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.), Shawn Dawson (198-G/F-93) and Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) tossed in 12 points each for the visitors. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) notched 12 points each for Poland.

Poland: Mateusz Ponitka 12, Adam Waczynski 12
Israel: Omri Casspi 15, Richard Howell 12, Shawn Dawson 12, Lior Eliyahu 12



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  PORTUGAL  


Sant Josep lands William Truss - by Greg

EBA club Aracena Sant Josep Badalona landed American power forward William Truss (203-120kg, college: Presbyterian). He played most recently at Lusitania in Portuguese LPB league.
The previous (15-16) season Truss played at Larre Borges in Uruguayan LUB where in 29 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.1bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention.
Truss graduated from Presbyterian College in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

Aracena Sant Josep Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Pedro Cuesta
William Truss
Brian Holland
Faronte Drakeford
Ferran Bagues
Gerard Blat
Miki Fons
Eduard Garcia
Antonio Ruiz

Coach: Sergi Vives

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chris Matagrano (ex Lusitania) agreed terms with Myrtia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia inked 27-year old American center Chris Matagrano (206-107kg-90, college: New Hampshire). He played most recently at Lusitania in Portuguese LPB league. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Newcomers Team.
The previous (15-16) season Matagrano played at Cantbasket (EBA) where in 24 games he averaged remarkable 15.9ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.2apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
Matagrano's team made it to the AEC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Matagrano has played previously professionally in Colombia (Sabios), Denmark (SISU Copenhagen) and Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica).
He attended University of New Hampshire until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Barreirense inks Sergio Silva - by Eurobasket News

Futebol Clube Barreirense (LPB) agreed terms with 21-year old swingman Sergio Silva (193-96). He was about to sign at Sport Lisboa Benfica (LPB). The last season Silva played also at Benfica. But in 13 LPB games he had just 1.6ppg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention. Silva also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
Despite young age Silva had great career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga 1st Team in 2015.
He represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg.
Silva has played previously for Sport Lisboa Benfica B.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Veljko Stankovic agreed terms with Galitos-Barreiro - by Eurobasket News

Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) inked 20-year old Serbian power forward Veljko Stankovic (199-97). He has played for the last four years at Sport Lisboa Benfica B in the Proliga. In 24 games he recorded 6.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.7apg last season. Stankovic helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Despite young age Stankovic had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com Portuguese Proliga All-Imports Team award in 2015.

Galitos-Barreiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diogo Correia
Daniel Machado
Rubinho Mendes

Forwards:
Dominique Lee
Henrique Piedade

Center:
Veljko Stankovic

Coach: Andre Martins

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  


Salta Basket signs Reginald Buckner, ex Fajardo - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) signed 26-year old American forward Reginald Buckner (206-107kg-91, college: Mississippi). He played this summer at Cariduros de Fajardo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 20 games he had 13.7ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. Buckner helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. The last season he played at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel where in 38 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg. Buckner contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
In 2013 he was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in first round (8th overall).
Buckner attended University of Mississippi and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2013.
Buckner is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Buckner has played previously professionally in Mexico (Soles), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Iowa Energy), Israel (Maccabi Haifa) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).

Salta Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Gerbaudo
Pablo Bruna
Rodrigo Haag

Forwards:
Pablo Espinoza
Quinnel Brown
Lucas Goldenberg
Reginald Buckner

Center:
Alejandro Zilli

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Puerto Rican National Team 2017 - by Greg

Puerto Rican National Team 2017
#s#
Alexander Abreu
Abreu
Michael Rosario
Rosario
Juan Ramon Rivas
Rivas
Christopher Ortiz
Ortiz
Carlos Lopez-Sosa
Lopez-Sosa
#e#5
1Alexander Abreu 180-PG-91 Aguada Puerto Rico
3Michael Rosario 190-SG-90 Quebradillas Puerto Rico
5Juan Ramon Rivas 203-F-94 N.Georgia USA
6Christopher Ortiz 203-F-93 Etha Cyprus
11Carlos Lopez-Sosa 208-F-90 San German Puerto Rico
12Jorge Bryan Diaz 210-C-89 Quebradillas Puerto Rico
13Angel Rodriguez 180-PG-92 Maccabi Haifa Israel
14Gilberto Clavell 200-F-89 Aguada Puerto Rico
22Emmanuel Andujar 198-F-93 Aguada Puerto Rico
31Carlos Rivera 187-PG-83 Ponce Puerto Rico
33Christopher Gaston 201-PF-89 Aguada Puerto Rico
34Tyler Davis 208-C-97 Texas A&M USA

Eddie Casiano Head Coach Aguada Puerto Rico



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  ROMANIA  


Kevin Capers (ex Obregon) agreed terms with CSU Sibiu - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) inked 24-year old American guard Kevin Capers (188-77kg-93, college: Florida Southern). He played in the summer at Obregon in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.4apg (top 5) and 2.0spg (in top 3). Capers helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season he played at another team Knicks in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 48 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg.
Two years ago Capers was drafted by Westchester Knicks (D-League) in third round (57th overall).
The former Florida Southern College (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Capers received Daktronics NCAA D2 All-South Region Player of the Year award and Basketball Times NCAA D2 All-America 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

CSU Atlassib Sibiu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radu Paliciuc
Tyler Laser
Mirel Dragoste
Kevin Capers

Forwards:
Lawrence Kinnard
Monyea Pratt
Wilhelm Brosser
Dragos Gheorghe

Centers:
Chris Cooper
DeAngelo Riley
Andrei Ene

Coach: Dan Fleseriu

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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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Dynamo-MGTU Maykop signs Maksim Knyazev - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo-MGTU Maykop signed 21-year old swingman Maksim Knyazev (198-82kg-96). He played last season at Unics Kazan 2nd team in the VTB-Youth.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Knyazev spent at Khimky Podmoskoye (Superleague). But in 10 games he had just 0.8ppg. He also played that season for BC Khimki Moscow Region 2nd team where in two Superleague 3 games he recorded 3.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
Knyazev's team was regular season runner-up in Russian U23 League in 2015.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U16 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 2.9rpg.

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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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



Vasilije Janjetovic (ex Ilirija) agreed terms with Mladost - by Eurobasket News

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Serbian swingman Vasilije Janjetovic (192-96). He played most recently at Ilirija in Slovenian 2SKL, but left the team in Nov.'16. But in two games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists.
Janjetovic has played also professionally in Spain (Villarrobledo).

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mijovic
Vasilije Janjetovic

Forward:
Vladimir Aleksic

Center:
Srdjan Milanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tajfun adds Popadic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

KK Tajfun Sentjur (Liga Nova KBM) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian-Hungarian guard Marko Popadic (189-89). He played last season at Holargos B.C. in Greek A2 league. In 14 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. Popadic also played that season for Cocinas.com in Spanish LEB Gold where in 8 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg.
He was a member of Serbian U18 National Team back in 2005.
Popadic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Balkan), Hungary (Kormend and PVSK Pannon), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, Smederevo and Tamis) and Spain (Torrelodones).
On Popadic: Marko is fast and modern playmaker, great shooter and pick'n'roll player. He can easily recognize the best solution to score and assist from every single situation. He can also cover the position of point guard and he is a good deffender. His excellent dribble technique makes him trustful player in transition and 'killing machine' in fastbreaks. Perfect 3pt shooter and Free throw taker.

KK Tajfun Sentjur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomaz Jereb
Marko Popadic
Pavle Boljkovac
Mirza Sarajlija
Matic Macek
Amar Ejup
Ziga Debelak

Forwards:
Gasper_Jordan Rojko
Marcus Williams

Coach: Andrej Zakelj

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Georgia posts second straight win in Athens, shocks Serbia - by Eurobasket News

Georgia - Serbia 68-66

Georgia posts second straight win in Athens at the Acropolis Tournament. They upset Serbia 68-66 in another last-minute thriller.
Serbia won the first period 20-15, but the Georgian side needed a 21-16 rally to take a minimum lead at the halftime. Serbia pulled in front again with a 19-14 in the third period, while Georgia closed the game with a final 18-11 surge to seal the narrow win. Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego) scored the game-winner from downtown to bring a 68-66 victory for Georgia.
Tornike Shengelia (206-PF-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Duda Sanadze posted 10. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) scored 19 points in a loss and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) poured in 15.



Veljko Stankovic agreed terms with Galitos-Barreiro - by Eurobasket News

Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) inked 20-year old Serbian power forward Veljko Stankovic (199-97). He has played for the last four years at Sport Lisboa Benfica B in the Proliga. In 24 games he recorded 6.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.7apg last season. Stankovic helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Despite young age Stankovic had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com Portuguese Proliga All-Imports Team award in 2015.

Galitos-Barreiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diogo Correia
Daniel Machado
Rubinho Mendes

Forwards:
Dominique Lee
Henrique Piedade

Center:
Veljko Stankovic

Coach: Andre Martins

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mega Bemax lands another Serbian prospect - by Zoran Popovic

Mega Bemax lands another Serbian top prospect. Management of Mega Bemax signs long term contract deal with Andrija Marjanovic (203-F-99). Marjanovic started career in Nis and last two years spent in FC Barcelona. This summer Marjanovic won Gold medal on U18 European championship in Slovakia. On 7 games Marjanovic average scored 6 pts, 3 boards and 1 assist per game. On Ciutat de L'Hospitalet International Junior Tournament on 5 games Marjanovic average scored 14 pts, 3 boards and 1.2 assists per game. Andrija Marjanovic was member of Sebian U16 National team on European championship in Lithuania and on 9 games Marjanovic average scored 14 pts, 3.2 boards and 1 assist per game.


Dejan Djokic (ex Levice) is a newcomer at Spars Sarajevo - by Eurobasket News

OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian guard Dejan Djokic (187-89). He played last season at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL league. In 39 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg.
Djokic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Metalac in Serbian KLS where in 5 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Zlatibor (KLS) in Serbian league. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.6apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention.
Djokic played in the final of Serbian League in 2013.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago. Djokic's team won Bronze.
He has played previously professionally in Montenegro (KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Crvena Zvezda, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd).

OKK Spars Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dejan Djokic
Pavle Reljic
Sandi Grubelic

Center:
Igor Josipovic

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Aleksandar Cvetkovic is new player of Estudiantes - by Zoran Popovic

Aleksandar Cvetkovic is new player in Estudiantes. Last season Cvetkovic playef for Manresa and on 24 games average scored 8.1 points, 1.1 boards and 2.4 assists per game. Aleksandar Cvetkovic played for Crvena Zvezda in period 2008-2013, MZT Skoplje 2013-2015, Partizan Belgrade 2015-2016, Manresa 2016-2017 and member of Serbian U16, U18, U19 and U20 National team. With Serbian U16 Natinal team Cvekovic won bronze medal on European championship and with U19 National team silver medal on World championship in Latvia. Cvetkovic won Radivoj Korac cup with Crvena Zvezda 2013.


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Ziak is back at Levice - by Michal Duchovic

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) agreed terms with 29-year old international point guard Milan Ziak (190-91kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Levice as he has played here before. Ziak played last season at KB Kosice in the SBL. In 50 games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. Ziak helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Jazine (A2) in Croatian league. Ziak contributed to his team winning the group title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). But the most of that year Ziak spent at BK Levicki Patrioti where in 35 SBL games he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 1st Team. Ziak also played 5 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he averaged 11.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg.
Ziak represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 7.7ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Ziak has played previously for three other teams: Prievidza, SKP Banska Bystrica and Nitra.

BK Levicki Patrioti roster for 2017-2018:

Tanel Kurbas
Teo Petani
Milan Ziak
Miha Vasl
Zarko Djuric
Boris Bojanovsky
Simon Krajcovic
Garrick Sims
Kentwan Smith
Martin Bachan
Martin Danielic
David Bendik
Patrik Adamik

Coach: Teo Hojc



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Slovenia nip Croatia in Ljubliana - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - Croatia 74-73

Slovenia beat Croatia 74-73 in Ljubliana as both teams showed fully readiness for the upcoming EuroBasket 2017 campaign.
The guests grabbed a 21-19 lead at the end of the first period and added a confident 18-12 rally to take an 8-point lead at the halftime. Slovenia however woke up in the second half and posted two victories. They needed a 23-16 rally in the third and then 20-18 run in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) tailed 18 points and 10 assists for the winning side, while Luka Doncic (201-G-99) added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a loss and Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) poured in 13.



Tajfun adds Popadic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

KK Tajfun Sentjur (Liga Nova KBM) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian-Hungarian guard Marko Popadic (189-89). He played last season at Holargos B.C. in Greek A2 league. In 14 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. Popadic also played that season for Cocinas.com in Spanish LEB Gold where in 8 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg.
He was a member of Serbian U18 National Team back in 2005.
Popadic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Balkan), Hungary (Kormend and PVSK Pannon), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, Smederevo and Tamis) and Spain (Torrelodones).
On Popadic: Marko is fast and modern playmaker, great shooter and pick'n'roll player. He can easily recognize the best solution to score and assist from every single situation. He can also cover the position of point guard and he is a good deffender. His excellent dribble technique makes him trustful player in transition and 'killing machine' in fastbreaks. Perfect 3pt shooter and Free throw taker.

KK Tajfun Sentjur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomaz Jereb
Marko Popadic
Pavle Boljkovac
Mirza Sarajlija
Matic Macek
Amar Ejup
Ziga Debelak

Forwards:
Gasper_Jordan Rojko
Marcus Williams

Coach: Andrej Zakelj

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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 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.



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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Palencia lands Jordi Grimau - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) tabbed experienced 34-year old guard Jordi Grimau (196-87kg-83). He played most recently at Estudiantes in the Liga Endesa. In 27 games he averaged 5.3ppg and 1.8rpg last season. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Grimau played at Gipuzkoa where in 33 LEB Gold games he had 10.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for six other teams: Baskonia, UCAM Murcia, La ICL Manresa, Blancos de Rueda, Tarragona and Cantabria.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordi Grimau
Enric Garrido
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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Mack Lamont (ex Malvin) agreed terms with Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American forward Mack Lamont (201-104kg-87, college: Charlotte, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Malvin in Uruguayan LUB league. Lamont also spent pre-season at Hoops Club (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league that year. He was also tried-out by Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian league where in three ABA League games he recorded 6.3ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Lamont has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. His team made it to the Macedonian final.
Lamont is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Lamont has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Finland (UU Korihait), France (STB Le Havre), Germany (s Oliver Baskets), Greece (AEK Athens), Italy (VL Pesaro), Mexico (Gigantes), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Spain (Blancos de Rueda).
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Uriz
Jose_Salvador Arco
Cristian Diaz
Johan Lofberg
Sergi Quintela

Forward:
Mack Lamont

Centers:
Guillem Rubio
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

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Baskonia adds Schaftenaar to their pre-season roster - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) added to their training camp roster 29-year old Dutch international power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-109kg-88, college: Oregon State). He has played for the last three seasons at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 20 games he recorded 5.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Schaftenaar's team made it to the Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention back in 2013 and 2014.
Schaftenaar has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Schaftenaar also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 70.6%.
Schaftenaar has played previously professionally in Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and La Palma) and Holland (ABC Amsterdam).
He attended Oregon State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Roeland Schaftenaar
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma
Tadas Sedekerskis
Vincent Poirier

Centers:
Nicolas de_Jong
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

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Martinez re-signs at Burgos - by Eurobasket News

Grupo de Santiago Automocion Burgos (EBA) confirmed in their roster 23-year old shooting guard Ricardo Martinez (186-94). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 22 EBA games he had just 2.7ppg and 2.2rpg last season.

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Real Canoe adds Ndiaye to their roster - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Real Canoe Madrid added to their roster Norwegian guard Bouna Ndiaye (198-95kg). He just graduated from NW Nazarene (NCAA2). Ndiaye has played there for the last four years. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-GNAC Honorable Mention. Ndiaye played 23 games where he recorded very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-GNAC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Ndiaye is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the GNAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.

Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Oscar Herrero
Miguel Bustillo
Bouna Ndiaye
Daniel De_La_Rua
Eduardo Martinez

Forwards:
Ander Martinez
Walter Cabral
Jose_Miguel Perez
Ruben Martinez

Center:
Jose_Maria Gil

Coach: Miguel Angel Aranzabal

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Avila inks Guillermo Mulero - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 20-year old swingman Guillermo Mulero (191-97, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada in EBA. However his team was relegated to 1Div.. In 24 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season Mulero played at Real Madrid (also in EBA) where in 26 games he recorded 4.7ppg and 2.1rpg.
His team won Spanish EBA Group B Regular Season in 2015.

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila roster for 2017-2018:

Sidnei De Santana
Jon Aramburu
Harold Cazorla
Kyle Hittle
Guillermo Mulero
Pau Monroig

Coach: Sergio Jimenez

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Chagoyen re-signs at Moron - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old ex-international power forward Jesus Chagoyen (202-114kg-78). He played there last season. In 36 LEB Silver games he recorded 7.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg. Chagoyen helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Blusens Monbus (Liga Endesa). But in 12 games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 2.3rpg.
Chagoyen won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2012. He was a member of Spanish Senior National Team back in 2001.
Chagoyen has spent his entire career in Spain playing for six other teams: Leon, Blancos de Rueda, CB Canarias, Tarragona, Los Barrios and CBA Gran Canaria B.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Moron.

Aceitunas Fragata Moron roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Rufian
Jose_Antonio Marco
Javier Marin
Taylor Cameron

Forwards:
Jesus Chagoyen
Cheick_Sekou Conde
Jose Jimenez
Ted Hinnenkamp

Center:
Wally Niang

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Garrido comes back to Palencia - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old point guard Enric Garrido (178-82). It is actually his comeback to Palencia Baloncesto as he has played here before. Garrido played last season at CB Clavijo (LEB Gold). In 34 games he recorded 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.9apg.
The previous (15-16) season Garrido played at KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona where in 28 LEB Gold games he averaged 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Garrido was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention back in 2009.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Garrido has played previously professionally in Spain (Ourense, Magia_Huesca, CB Canarias, Tarragona and Melilla_Baloncesto) and Mozambique (Fer.Beira).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Palencia.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enric Garrido
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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Campazzo is back at Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) signed 26-year old Argentinian international point guard Facundo Campazzo (181-91). It is actually his comeback to Madrid as he has played here before. Campazzo has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia in the Liga Endesa. In 31 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.9apg and 1.6spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish Liga Endesa All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Campazzo also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.7apg (top 2) and 2.2spg (leader !!!). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
Campazzo won Spanish Liga Endesa championship title in 2015.
Campazzo represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-5 (5.2apg), Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Campazzo has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Penarol).
Campazzo could be described: An undersized but very effective PG. Has great personality and quarterbacking skills, can score and pass. Huge upside at the PG position.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaycee Carroll
Sergio Llull
Fabien Causeur
Facundo Campazzo
Luka Doncic

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Rudy Fernandez
Jonas Maciulis
Jeffery Taylor
Trey Thompkins
Anthony Randolph
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Centers:
Gustavo Ayon
Ognjen Kuzmic

Coach: Pablo Laso

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Marbella adds Maxwell to their roster - by Eurobasket News

EBA newcomer CB Marbella la Canada added to their roster American center Evan Maxwell (203-98kg, college: Dowling) from OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto. In 21 EBA games in Spain he recorded 14.8ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Maxwell's team was regular season runner-up in ECC in 2014. He was also voted All-ECC 3rd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Maxwell graduated from Dowling College in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

CB Marbella la Canada roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fernando Ferruz

Forwards:
Alejandro Romero
Juan_Pedro Jimenez

Centers:
Ricardo Guillen
Evan Maxwell

Coach: Francis Tome

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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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Myrtia inks Matthew Don - by Eurobasket News

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 24-year old British power forward Matthew Don (201-91kg-93, college: Cameron) from Cambados Cidade Europea do Vino 2017. In 34 LEB Silver games in Spain he had 9.4ppg and 6.6rpg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Don's team made it to the LSC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Bosman Player of the Year in 2016.
Don represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 6.8rpg.
Don has played previously for two other teams: Canarias Basketball Academy and Innova Chef.
He attended Cameron University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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Myrtia inks Filip Knezevic - by Eurobasket News

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 23-year old Montenegrin center Filip Knezevic (205-94). He will still stay in Spain where he played last season at C.B. Chantada Galicia Vento in EBA. In 28 games he had 9.1ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.8apg. Knezevic helped them to win the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BC Morabanc Andorra II (also in EBA). In 21 games he recorded 5.2ppg and 4.4rpg.
Knezevic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.5spg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 40.0%, FT: 30.0%.
Knezevic has played previously professionally in Spain (Caceres_Basket, Gandia and Caceres Ciudad del Baloncesto) and Montenegro (S.Centar and KK Centar Bijelo Polje).

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Chris Matagrano (ex Lusitania) agreed terms with Myrtia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia inked 27-year old American center Chris Matagrano (206-107kg-90, college: New Hampshire). He played most recently at Lusitania in Portuguese LPB league. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Newcomers Team.
The previous (15-16) season Matagrano played at Cantbasket (EBA) where in 24 games he averaged remarkable 15.9ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.2apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
Matagrano's team made it to the AEC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Matagrano has played previously professionally in Colombia (Sabios), Denmark (SISU Copenhagen) and Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica).
He attended University of New Hampshire until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Ourense adds Johnson to their roster, ex Nassjo - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Reginald Johnson (191-86kg-94, college: Hampton). He played last season at KFUM Nassjo Basket in Swedish Basketligan. In 23 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson's college team won MEAC Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was also voted NABC All-District 15 1st Team in 2016.
Johnson graduated from Hampton University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Ourense Termal roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reginald Johnson
Martin Rodriguez

Forwards:
Rokas Uzas
Dan Trist
Verners Kohs

Centers:
Hector Manzano
Abdoulaye Ndoye

Coach: Gonzalo Garcia

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Myrtia lands Joey Flannery - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia tabbed American guard Joey Flannery (196-95kg, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Babson (NCAA3). Flannery has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he averaged impressive 23.4ppg, 7.1rpg and 3.8apg last season. Flannery helped them to win the league title. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded All-NEWMAC Player of the Year and selected to All-NEWMAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Flannery received NABC NCAA D3 All-Northeast Region Player of the Year award in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at his college time.
Flannery has played previously for another Spanish team Acton-Boxborough.

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Joey Flannery

Forward:
Matthew Don

Centers:
Filip Knezevic
Chris Matagrano

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Sant Josep lands William Truss - by Greg

EBA club Aracena Sant Josep Badalona landed American power forward William Truss (203-120kg, college: Presbyterian). He played most recently at Lusitania in Portuguese LPB league.
The previous (15-16) season Truss played at Larre Borges in Uruguayan LUB where in 29 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.1bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention.
Truss graduated from Presbyterian College in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

Aracena Sant Josep Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Pedro Cuesta
William Truss
Brian Holland
Faronte Drakeford
Ferran Bagues
Gerard Blat
Miki Fons
Eduard Garcia
Antonio Ruiz

Coach: Sergi Vives

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  SUDAN  


Peter Jok signs at Phoenix Suns - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) landed 23-year old Sudanese guard Peter Jok (198-91kg-94). He just graduated from Iowa (NCAA). Jok has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Jok helped them to make it to the NIT Sweet 16. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Big Ten 1st Team.
Jok has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Jok has played previously for Roosevelt.

Phoenix Suns roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mike James
Davon Reed
Peter Jok

Center:
Alan Williams

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  SWEDEN  


Ourense adds Johnson to their roster, ex Nassjo - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Reginald Johnson (191-86kg-94, college: Hampton). He played last season at KFUM Nassjo Basket in Swedish Basketligan. In 23 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson's college team won MEAC Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was also voted NABC All-District 15 1st Team in 2016.
Johnson graduated from Hampton University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Ourense Termal roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reginald Johnson
Martin Rodriguez

Forwards:
Rokas Uzas
Dan Trist
Verners Kohs

Centers:
Hector Manzano
Abdoulaye Ndoye

Coach: Gonzalo Garcia

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  SWITZERLAND  


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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Lugano Tigers welcome back Ballard - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers (LNA) inked 29-year old American swingman Antonio Ballard (196-102kg-88, college: Miami, OH). It is actually his comeback to Lugano as he has played here before. Ballard played most recently at Geneve Lions (LNA). In 24 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 8.7rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.6apg last season. Ballard helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale in French ProB where in 7 games he had 11.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg.
Ballard has played also professionally in Canada (The Storm).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended Miami University, Ohio until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Ballard's game is described as: He is an excellent perimeter player fwho has small forward type of skills. Antonio can shoot the outside jumper and guard 4 positions on the floor quite easily.
Antonio has excellent footwork around the basket, battles with everyone and has a nice inside, outside game
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Lugano Tigers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio Ballard
Dominique Rambo
Isaiah Williams

Forwards:
Westher Molteni
Florian Steinmann

Center:
James Padgett

Coach: Thibaut Petit

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  TURKEY  


Turkey cruise past Ukraine in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Ukraine 79:55

Turkey celebrated a comfortable win over Ukraine at the international tournament in Istanbul. Cedi Osman (204-F-95), Sertac Sanli (211-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) and Kenan Sipahi (197-PG-95) finished with 15 points each to lead the hosts.
Turkey jumped to a 21:10 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. Turkey accumulated a 40:27 halftime lead. Turkey held Ukraine to just 9 points in the third quarter to boost the margin at 22-point mark. They kept Ukraine at bay throughout the final period and raced to the win. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 15 points and 8 boards for Ukraine. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) netted 10 points in the loss.



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  


Gray competing for Team Virgin Islands at FIBA AmeriCup Championships - by David Edole

Justin Gray (198-F-95) will get some basketball experience before suiting for the Texas Tech men's basketball team in the fall.

The senior guard was picked to play for the Virgin Islands National Team in the International Basketball Federation AmeriCup Championships set to start this weekend in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

The Virgin Islands, slated to compete in Group B, is scheduled for pool play Sunday against Canada before taking on Venezuela on Monday followed by host squad Argentina on Tuesday. All three games are expected to be carried live on FIBA's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/FIBA.

After pool play is completed, the top team from each group along with Argentina advance to the semifinal round set for Sept. 2.

Gray gets a chance to play with his older brother, Johnathan, who was a member of Cornell's 2010 NCAA Sweet 16 squad.




U.S. Virgin Islands National Team 2017 - by Greg

U.S. Virgin Islands National Team 2017
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Stephaun Adams
Adams
Ivan Aska
Aska
Deon Edwin
Edwin
Johnathan Gray
Gray
Justin Gray
Gray
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Stephaun Adams 190-G-96 Tenn Tech USA
Ivan Aska 201-F-90 PAOK Greece
Deon Edwin 190-G-92 KTP Basket Finland
Johnathan Gray 190-G-91 Martina Franca Italy
Justin Gray 198-F-95 Texas Tech USA
Khalid Hart 188-G-95 Marist USA
Walter Hodge 183-PG-86 Arecibo Puerto Rico
Phillip Jones 211-C/F-85 San German Puerto Rico
Javier Martinez 201-F-93 Tenn-Martin USA
Angel Rivera 173-G-95 Stetson USA
Jahmia Simmons 194-G/F-98 N.Texas USA
Cuthbert Victor 197-F-83 ET Land South Korea




V.I. Men Post Run-Away Win Over James Madison - by David Edole

by Chris Thomas
The U.S. Virgin Islands Men's National Basketball Team defeated James Madison University, 96-71, Wednesday night to conclude the Paradise Jam Summer Tour. The game marked the first time in 15 years that the team had played on St. Thomas.

The V.I. squad started with the hot hand and tallied 53 first-half points behind Victor Cuthbert (197-F-83, college: Murray St.)'s 17 first half points. The offensive onslaught continued into the second half and created a gap too big for James Madison to bridge.

The islanders scored every which way, connecting on 11 of 22 three-point shots and showing a strong inside presence. The runaway victory was clear well before the final horn sounded.

Victor led the way with 21 points. Stephaun Adams (190-G-96) added 18 points and Johnathan Gray (190-G-91, college: Cornell) chipped in 16 points in the win. Phillip Michael Jones (211-C/F-85, college: Charlotte) was flawless from the field and finished with 11 points in only 12 minutes of play.

'We play well together,' said USVIMNT guard Javier Martinez, 'and we're excited to represent the Virgin Islands next week in Argentina,' where the team will take part in the international AmeriCup competition.

Besides its impressive shooting performance and well-run set plays, the V.I. team was great at communicating. In a gym that was relatively empty, the sound of squeaking sneakers and teammates executing their defensive strategy echoed throughout the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

JMU freshman Matt Lewis was the lone offensive spark for the young Dukes. He finished with 20 points on 6-13 shooting.

'I needed that.' Lewis said when asked about his five made 3 pointers. 'It feels good seeing the ball go in.'

The 2017 AmeriCup is less than a week away, and in just a handful of practices the V.I. players USVIMNT have taken on the persona of their head coach, Sam Mitchell, who can be seen orchestrating the game plan from the sidelines. Mitchell is no novice to high caliber basketball and has spent time coaching in the National Basketball Association, both as an assistant and, most recently, a head coach.

The USVIMNT is scheduled to play the 2017 AmeriCup in Group B. Their first game is on Sunday, August 27, in Bihia Blanca, Argentina. Other Group B teams include Argentina, Canada, and Venezuela.



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  UBA  


Cory Bradford (ex GIE Maile Matrix) is a newcomer at KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo - by Mike Amico

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division 1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois). He played last season at Liberia in Costa Rican LBS League. In 16 games he recorded a league best 23.4ppg and 8.3rpg. Bradofrd helped them to end the regular season as a fourth seed in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for another team GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. UBA-League. Bradford signed for the 2017 FIBA Copa Mitchell Cup in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In 4 games he averaged 20.2ppg and 6.2apg. Bradford contributed to his team winning the Cup and was also named LatinBasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup 2nd Team.

In 2014 and 2015 Braford stared for Team USA National Select Team in the William Jones Cup. In both summers Bradford was named AsiaBasket.com Top Guard.

In 2003 he was signed by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). The former Illinois stars was named AP NCAA All-American twice along with NCAA National Freshman of the Year.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won a gold medal for the USA National Team in 1999 for the World University Games. Bradford was also voted Eurbasket.com All-Hungarian Import Player of the Year in 2008.

He has played also professionally in Hungary, NBA, Venezuela, France, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Taiwan, UAE, Mexico, Qatar, Dominican Republic and Lebanon.



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  UKRAINE  


Turkey cruise past Ukraine in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Ukraine 79:55

Turkey celebrated a comfortable win over Ukraine at the international tournament in Istanbul. Cedi Osman (204-F-95), Sertac Sanli (211-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) and Kenan Sipahi (197-PG-95) finished with 15 points each to lead the hosts.
Turkey jumped to a 21:10 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. Turkey accumulated a 40:27 halftime lead. Turkey held Ukraine to just 9 points in the third quarter to boost the margin at 22-point mark. They kept Ukraine at bay throughout the final period and raced to the win. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 15 points and 8 boards for Ukraine. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) netted 10 points in the loss.



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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Great Britain dominate Hungary in Poland - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain - Hungary 82:64

Great Britain secured a comfortable win over Hungary at the start of the international tournament in Legionowo. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) notched 14 points and 9 boards to pace the winners.
Great Britain ensured a 20:15 lead ten minutes into the game. They kept Hungary at bay throughout the second frame. Great Britain recorded a 41:35 halftime advantage. The Brits followed with a 20:13 rally in the third term to boost the margin. They sank 21 points in the fourth stanza to ice the victory. Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) and Andrew Lawrence (185-PG-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) delivered 13 points each for Great Britain. Adam Hanga (199-SF-89, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 14 points for Hungary. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) netted 9 points in the defeat.

Great Britain: Gabriel Olaseni 14, Kieron Achara 13, Andrew Lawrence 13
Hungary: Adam Hanga 14, David Vojvoda 9



Myrtia inks Matthew Don - by Eurobasket News

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 24-year old British power forward Matthew Don (201-91kg-93, college: Cameron) from Cambados Cidade Europea do Vino 2017. In 34 LEB Silver games in Spain he had 9.4ppg and 6.6rpg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Don's team made it to the LSC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Bosman Player of the Year in 2016.
Don represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 6.8rpg.
Don has played previously for two other teams: Canarias Basketball Academy and Innova Chef.
He attended Cameron University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mayindombe comes back to Bristol Acadamy Flyers - by Jeff King

Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Greek-Congolese guard Panagiotis Mayindombe (191-88). It is actually his comeback to Bristol Acadamy Flyers as he has played here before. Mayindombe played most recently at Esperos Patras in Greek C league.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Durham Wildcats where in 32 BBL games he recorded 7.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mayindombe was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Honorable Mention in 2010.
He has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Greece for Koroivos Doukas Filathlitikos Arkadikos Esperos Lamias.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides)
Panos is a talented combo guard who learn all the secrets of basketball in the Green academies of Panathinaikos. He has great basketball skills in all the aspects. He has a body which helps him a lot in all both positions 1-2. He is very smart player with very high Basketball IQ. Very strong first step and has very good penetration. He can organize his team with a lot of success and quality as many times he plays at the point guard position with his very good skills in dribbling and successful use of both hands. Panos has great vision of the court and helps him a lot in assisting his team-mates for the easier basket. He is stubborn and persistence player and can really do the dirty job in the court with very positive results. He can score, organize, and play really good defense. He will definitely play for the bigger league upon time comes
.

Bristol Academy Flyers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Mayindombe
Roy Owen
Brandon Boggs
Adam Weary
Jordan Davis
Rohndell Goodwin

Forwards:
Leslee Smith
Daniel Edozie

Center:
Michael Vigor

Coach: Andreas Kapoulas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scorchers add Hicks to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Tony Hicks (186-84kg-94). He just graduated from Louisville (NCAA). In 23 games he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Hicks helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hicks was voted All-Ivy League Honorable Mention in 2013 and 2015 at his college time.

Surrey Scorchers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Owumi
Caylin Raftopoulos
Tony Hicks

Forwards:
Tayo Ogedengbe
Elias Desport

Coach: Creon Raftopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Worcester Wolves sign George Beamon, ex Thor AK - by Jeff King

Worcester Wolves (BBL) signed 26-year old American guard George Beamon (193-79kg-91, college: Manhattan). He played last season at Thor AK Akureyri in Icelandic Dominos League. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (2016) summer Beamon played at Plaza (Santiago League) in Dominican Republic.
Three years ago he was drafted by Oklahoma City Blue (D-League) in third round (42nd overall).
The former Manhattan College standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Beamon's college team won MAAC Tournament in 2014. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 1 1st Team back in 2014.
Beamon has played previously professionally in Canada (The Storm) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).

Worcester Wolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Beamon
Ashton Khan
Brandon Parrish
Trayvon Palmer

Forward:
Alejandro Navajas

Coach: Paul James

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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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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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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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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  URUGUAY  


Atenas defeated Sayago for the Metro League - by Hector Lopez

Atenas, the Metro League champions, defeated Sayago 69-68 for the 21th round of the tournament. Atenas already won the promotion to play the Uruguayan League 2018 while Sayago will be playing playoffs for two other promotions. For Atenas, Nicolas Catala (195-F-91) scored 25 points added 9 rebounds and 3 assists while Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) finished with 9 points and 3 rebounds. For Sayago, Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) netted 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added 3 assists, and Martin Perdomo (181-G-95) finished with 12 points. Standings (3 rounds still to be played): Atenas 42 points, Sayago 35, Cordon 34, Verdirrrojo 33, 25 de Agosto, Tabare and Miramar 32, Auriblanco 31, Capitol 30, Union Atletica and Colon 29, Stockolmo 28 Marne 24.


Mack Lamont (ex Malvin) agreed terms with Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American forward Mack Lamont (201-104kg-87, college: Charlotte, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Malvin in Uruguayan LUB league. Lamont also spent pre-season at Hoops Club (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league that year. He was also tried-out by Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian league where in three ABA League games he recorded 6.3ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Lamont has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. His team made it to the Macedonian final.
Lamont is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Lamont has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Finland (UU Korihait), France (STB Le Havre), Germany (s Oliver Baskets), Greece (AEK Athens), Italy (VL Pesaro), Mexico (Gigantes), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Spain (Blancos de Rueda).
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Uriz
Jose_Salvador Arco
Cristian Diaz
Johan Lofberg
Sergi Quintela

Forward:
Mack Lamont

Centers:
Guillem Rubio
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VENEZUELA  


Venezuelan National Team 2017 - by Greg

Venezuelan National Team 2017
#s#
Luis Carrillo
Carrillo
Harold Cazorla
Cazorla
Pedro Chourio
Chourio
Nestor Colmenares
Colmenares
John Cox
Cox
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Luis Carrillo 202-F-93 Trotamundos Venezuela
Harold Cazorla 175-PG-91 Avila Spain
Pedro Chourio 186-PG-90 Trotamundos Venezuela
Nestor Colmenares 203-PF-87 Guaros Venezuela
John Cox 194-G-81 Bayreuth Germany
Cesar Garcia 193-G/F-90 Cocodrilos Venezuela
Windi Graterol 204-C-86 Bucaneros Venezuela
Heissler Guillent 186-PG-86 Guaros Venezuela
Anthony Perez 206-F-93 Trotamundos Venezuela
Miguel Ruiz 197-F-90 Trotamundos Venezuela
Gregory Vargas 180-PG-86 Fuenlabrada Spain
Jose Vargas 195-G/F-82 Guaros 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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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


VEF Riga welcomes back Janicenoks - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) tabbed experienced 34-year old international forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-93kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Riga as he has played here before. Janicenoks has played for the last three years at BK Ventspils in the LBL. In 26 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.1apg last season. Janicenoks helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Janicenoks also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. Janicenoks was selected to Latvian League All-Star Game in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Janicenoks has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 51.9%, FT: 72.7%.
Janicenoks is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Germany (Telekom Baskets) and Italy (Umana Venezia, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, BancaTercas and Betaland Cdo).
Let's have closer look into Janicenoks' outlook: Typical offensive oriented player. Good shot from any range including 3-point line. A really good ball-handler, can drive to the hoop and finish with a variety of solutions. Uses well both hands. Knows how to pass the ball, but he tends to be a little selfish. Needs to improve his defensive mentality.

VEF Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Artis Ate
Antwan Scott
Alexander Perez_Kaufmann

Forward:
Kristaps Janicenoks

Center:
Klavs Cavars

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 5 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Taiwan - South Korea 80-76
Taiwan outgunned South Korea to pick up the third victory in Group A. Chen Ying-Chun (183-PG-93) tallied 26 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in the victory. Taiwan accumulated a 43:42 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 6-point mark at the final break. South Korea narrowed the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Kai-Yan Lee (182-G-93) had 14 points in the victory. Sang-Jae Kang (202-F-94) delivered 26 points and 14 rebounds for South Korea.

Serbia - Mexico 83-89
Mexico upset Serbia to take 2-2 record in Group A. Bryan Urrutia (185-G-97) delivered 20 points and 8 rebounds for the Latin American side. Serbia enjoyed a 24:14 lead at the first break. They entered the fourth term up by 12 points. But Mexico used a 32:14 rally in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Jesse Lopez (201-F-94) netted 19 points for Mexico. Strahinja Jovanovic (180-PG-96) scored 22 points for Serbia.

Hungary - Latvia 65-78
Latvia posted the second win in Group A. They held off Hungary for 2-2 record. Edgars Lasenbergs (189-G-95) provided 22 points to lead the charge. Hungary posted a 22:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Latvia responded with a strong 33:15 run in the fourth term to ice the victory. Kristaps Plavnieks (183-PG-95) netted 20 points in the win. Kristof Bognar (205-C/F-94) answered with 13 points for Hungary.

Group B
Canada - Japan 84-71
Canada topped Japan for 3-1 record in Group B. Connor Wood (201-G-93) accounted for 19 points in the win. Canada piled up a 40:27 halftime advantage. They controlled the tempo in the second half and raced to the victory. Kaza Keane (185-PG-94, college: Cleveland St.) netted 16 points in the win. Keisuke Masuda (191-G/F-98) answered with 25 points for Japan.

Germany - Finland 71-64
Germany topped Finland for the fourth straight win in Group B. Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) produced 15 points for the winners. Germany established a 38:29 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 14-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Finland narrowed the distance in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) notched 12 points for the winners. Anton Odabasi (206-PF-95) had 17 points and 9 boards for Finland.

Norway - Hong Kong 100-55
Norway cruised past Hong Kong en route to the initial win in Taipei. Espen Fjaerestad (193-F-94) delivered 25 points in the victory. Norway built a 54:24 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Chris-Ebou Ndow (198-F-93) had 17 points for the European team. Leung Shiu Wah (189-SF-94) provided 12 points for Hong Kong.

Group C
United Arab Emirates - Argentina 50-121
Argentina stormed past UAE for the third win at the tournament. Eight players scored in double figures for the Latin American side. Argentina led from start to finish to improve at 3-1 record. Matias Brosatti notched 28 points for Argentina. Martin Fernandez (197-SF-97) added 20 points for the winners. Khalfan Mubarak (190-G-94) accounted for 17 points in the loss.

Estonia - Czech Republic 80-78
Estonia nipped Czech Republic to improve at 3-1 record in Group C. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) delivered 17 points in the win. Czech Republic accounted for a 26:18 lead after ten minutes. But Estonia unloaded 29 points in the second term to ensure a 5-point halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and rallied to the win. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) had 16 points for the winning side. Lukas Festr (185-PG-94) produced 21 points for Czech Republic.

USA - Romania 120-62
USA secured the fourth consecutive win in Taiwan. They cruised past Romania in Group C. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Sasha Stefanovic (197-SG-98) produced 17 points in the victory. USA piled up a 68:23 halftime advantage. They added 52 points in the second half and eased to the win. Ryan Cline (196-G-97) had 15 points in the victory. Sebastian Ionescu (185-PG-97) and Mario Lazar (201-PF-94) replied with 16 points each for Romania.

Group D
Lithuania - Ukraine 76-71
Lithuania topped Group D ladder following a narrow win over Ukraine. Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) and Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 13 points apiece for the Baltic team. The teams were tied at 34 at the interval. Lithuania unloaded 42 points in the second half to secure the victory. Viacheslav Petrov (204-F/C-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) tossed in 16 points for Ukraine.

Russia - Australia 71-89
Australia beat Russia to improve at 2-2 record. Dejan Vasiljevic (190-G-97) sank 22 points to lead the Emerging Boomers. Australia accounted for a 56:36 halftime lead. They protected the advantage throughout the second half and cruised to the win. Gorjok Gak (211-C/F-96) had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-C-93) and Sergei Mitusov (193-PG-96, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 14 points each for Russia.

Israel - Mozambique 93-49
Israel knocked down Mozambique to gain 3-1 record in Group D. Daniel Koperberg (208-F/C-97) and Daniel Danino (185-G-96) netted 17 points each for the winners. Israel recorded a 52:24 halftime lead. They held Mozambique to 25 points in the second half and raced to the win. Ben Altit (208-F/C-93, college: Bryant, agency: Avi Zilberman) had 14 points in the victory. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) topscored with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Mozambique.





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Women News


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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  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

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  BELARUS  


Alexandra Tarasava (ex Wasserburg) agreed terms with Nymburk - by Eurobasket News

DSK Basketball Nymburk (ZBL) inked 29-year old Belarusian international guard Alexandra Tarasava (171-88). She played most recently at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL. In 27 games she recorded 10.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg last season. Tarasava helped them to win the DBBL title and the cup. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Tarasava played at SV Halle Lions in DBBL. In 25 games she was the best scorer with impressive 23.5ppg and had 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Tarasava has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
She also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg.
Tarasava is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok and Dannax Sport), Turkey (Ceyhan Bld), Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk and Gorizont) and Czech Republic (VS Praha).
Tarasava's game is described as: Alexandra 'Sasha' Tarasava is a guard with long experience in European Championships as she has been played in Czech Republic, Belarus, Turkey, Germany and Slovakia. She is a starter in the National Team of Belarus and a member of all the national teams of her country. Her main position is the 1 and she is a scoring point guard that is able at the same time create for her teammates. She has excellent organization skills and is a very coachable player.

DSK Basketball Nymburk roster for 2017-2018:

Alexandra Tarasava
Aleksandra Khomenchuk
Krystal Vaughn
Alena Hunkova
Petra Bakajsova
Veronika Rybova
Kyara Linskens
Eliska Mircova
Monika Hamplova
Patricia Gallasova
Karolina Sotolova
Michaela Mocova
Karolina Zampova

Coach: Daniel Kurucz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Alexandra Tarasava (ex Wasserburg) agreed terms with Nymburk - by Eurobasket News

DSK Basketball Nymburk (ZBL) inked 29-year old Belarusian international guard Alexandra Tarasava (171-88). She played most recently at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL. In 27 games she recorded 10.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg last season. Tarasava helped them to win the DBBL title and the cup. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Tarasava played at SV Halle Lions in DBBL. In 25 games she was the best scorer with impressive 23.5ppg and had 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Tarasava has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
She also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg.
Tarasava is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok and Dannax Sport), Turkey (Ceyhan Bld), Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk and Gorizont) and Czech Republic (VS Praha).
Tarasava's game is described as: Alexandra 'Sasha' Tarasava is a guard with long experience in European Championships as she has been played in Czech Republic, Belarus, Turkey, Germany and Slovakia. She is a starter in the National Team of Belarus and a member of all the national teams of her country. Her main position is the 1 and she is a scoring point guard that is able at the same time create for her teammates. She has excellent organization skills and is a very coachable player.

DSK Basketball Nymburk roster for 2017-2018:

Alexandra Tarasava
Aleksandra Khomenchuk
Krystal Vaughn
Alena Hunkova
Petra Bakajsova
Veronika Rybova
Kyara Linskens
Eliska Mircova
Monika Hamplova
Patricia Gallasova
Karolina Sotolova
Michaela Mocova
Karolina Zampova

Coach: Daniel Kurucz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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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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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Div B. - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Sam VAN BUGGENHOUT
  (175-F-1)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Van-B., BEL20.7 
 2. Kosmach, UKR20.3 
 3. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL19.3 
 4. Kuier, FIN17.4 
 5. Nikolikj, MKD16.8 
 6. Mitreva, MKD16.6 
 7. Sabel, SWE16.6 
 8. Kohler, SUI16.5 
 9. Pedersen, DEN16.2 
 10. Kiba, UKR15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Asta GRIMSDOTTIR
  (180-F-1)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Grimsdottir, ISL14.6 
 2. Okosun, DEN12.3 
 3. Kuier, FIN11.8 
 4. Jessen, DEN11.7 
 5. Kyrkjebo, NOR11.4 
 6. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL10.2 
 7. Rostotska, UKR10.0 
 8. Chatzileonti, GRE9.0 
 9. Williamson, IRL8.7 
 10. Chardon, SUI8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Emma VAN THUYNE
  (165-G-1)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Van-Thuyne, BEL5.5 
 2. Mitric, BIH5.0 
 3. Keseljevic, BIH4.7 
 4. Karsh, ISR4.6 
 5. Popova, UKR4.5 
 6. Pedersen, DEN4.0 
 7. Gull, SUI3.8 
 8. Martins, POR3.8 
 9. Mitreva, MKD3.4 
 10. Krimili, GRE3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marija KESELJEVIC
  (157-G-1)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Keseljevic, BIH5.5 
 2. Carvalho, POR4.2 
 3. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL4.2 
 4. Flynn, IRL4.2 
 5. Zubac, BIH3.8 
 6. Mitric, BIH3.7 
 7. Cruz, POR3.6 
 8. Larsen, DEN3.5 
 9. Burgar, SLO3.2 
 10. Ocvirk, SLO3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Kuier, FIN4.4 
 2. Chardon, SUI2.2 
 3. Grimsdottir, ISL1.8 
 4. Nikolikj, MKD1.8 
 5. Jessen, DEN1.8 
 6. Rostotska, UKR1.7 
 7. Williamson, IRL1.5 
 8. Kohler, SUI1.5 
 9. Santos, POR1.4 
 10. Ekofo, BEL1.2 


Division B. Greece, Belgium, Denmark and Ukraine enter semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Greece - Bosnia 52-44
Greece outscored Bosnia to enter the semifinal stage in Skopje. Ioanna Chatzileonti (184-PF-02) netted 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win. Bosnia eked out a 27:25 halftime lead. But Greece used a 27:17 run in the second half to drive to the victory. Evangelia Kontrafouri (184-F-01) netted 15 points and collected 15 rebounds in the win. Dragana Zubac (179-PG-01) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Bosnia.

Belgium - Finland 65-64
Belgium defeated Finland en route to the semifinal stage in Skopje. Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) delivered 36 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. Belgium eked out a 27:26 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 4-point mark at the final intermission. Finland cut the distance in the fourth quarter but came up short at the end. Sam Van Bugg had 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Awak Kuier (194-C-01) banked in 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Finland.

Denmark - Sweden 60-43
Denmark overcame Sweden in the Scandinavian clash at the quarterfinal stage. Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) provided 14 points in the victory. Denmark established a 29:20 halftime advantage. They went on a 20:10 run in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Katrine Jessen (187-G-01) netted 10 points and collected 11 rebounds for the winners. Tova Sabel (176-F/G-01) came up with 13 points for Sweden.

Portugal - Ukraine 64-67
Ukraine snatched a narrow win over Portugal to reach the semifinal stage in Skopje. Veronika Kosmach (178-SG-01) produced 28 points to lead the winners. Portugal recorded a 36:29 halftime lead. Ukraine responded with a 27:12 run in the third quarter to spur ahead. Portugal narrowed the gap in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Vladyslava Kiba (176-SF-02) produced 17 points and 8 boards in the victory. Joana Lopes (176-G-01) answered with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Portugal.




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  FRANCE  


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.

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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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  GHANA  


Top three to feature tonight in ACCRA League Women's Division - by Eurobasket News

The top three teams in the 2017 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women's Division will be in action tonight at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu. Division leaders Braves of Customs play third placed Tudu Galaxy in the second matchup of the round while second placed Ghana Navy takes on University of Ghana (UG) in the opening matchup at 17:00 GMT. All eyes will be on tertiary side UG despite the side's bottom rank in the standings due to the team's failure to show up for a tie against Tudu Galaxy in the last round; UG has subsequently been slapped with 0-20 loss for forfeiting the game. Ahead of the game, Navy is widely expected to record a win over University of Ghana with the latter in the midst of a bad run of form. The headline game of the round-between Braves and Galaxy- is set to be an interesting affair as Galaxy needs a win to give itself a chance at usurping Navy's spot in second place. Braves on the other hand can wrap up another title winning season should it beat Galaxy tonight.
Courtesy of: basketballghana.com



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  GUATEMALA  


Nolitas celebrate Liga Metropolitana Apertura 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Nolitas celebrated Liga Metropolitana Apertura 2017 title in Guatemala. They won Final Four stage with a 3-0 record as Emily Rosales (178-F-94) was named MVP. In the last game they beat Addigua 71-48. Emily Rosales top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Sofia Villeda netted 13. Blanca Amado (188-G/F-79) replied with 28 points in a loss and Katherine Bement had 8.
Addigua finished second and USAC clinched third place.



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  HUNGARY  


Vasas Akademia lands Ezinne Kalu - by Kate

Vasas Akademia (A Division) tabbed 25-year old Nigerian international guard Ezinne Kalu (173-92, college: Savannah State, agency: GoaBasket). She played most recently at Olivais in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 26 games she was the best scorer with impressive 21.5ppg and recorded 4.0rpg, 4.3apg (top 3) and 4.2spg (leader !!!) last season. Kalu helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at CD Torres (also in Liga Feminina) where in 21 games she was second best scorer with remarkable 22.7ppg and averaged 6.0rpg, 5.1apg (leader !!!) and 4.0spg (leader !!!). A very impressive season as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Kalu's college team won MEAC Tournament in 2015.
She has been also a member of Nigerian international program for some years. Kalu has regularly played for Nigerian senior team since 2016 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
She represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 8.5ppg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg.
Kalu graduated from Savannah State in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

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  


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  


Snezana Aleksic agreed terms with Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia BC (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Montenegrin international guard Snezana Aleksic (173-63kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Mann Filter in the LFB. In 20 games she recorded 8.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Aleksic spent at BC Alte Kanti Aarau in Swiss LNA where in 15 games she averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 6.7apg and 1.7spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team. Aleksic also spent pre-season at PEAC Pecs in Hungarian A Division that year. In four games she had 4.0ppg and 3.0rpg. She also played 1 game in Eurocup, but she did not score anything.
Aleksic won Croatian A1 championship title in 2011.
She has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Aleksic has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
She also represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg.
Aleksic is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Greece (FEA Neas), Russia (Dynamo Moscow, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak Noginsk), Turkey (Canik Belediye and Orduspor), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Croatia (Sibenik and Gospic).
The scouts decsribe her following way: An experienced perimetral player who gives her best at the offensive side, above all 3pts shooting.

Valencia BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Aleksic
Irene Gari

Forwards:
Meiya Tirera
Isabela Lyra

Center:
Renee Bennett

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  NIGERIA  


Vasas Akademia lands Ezinne Kalu - by Kate

Vasas Akademia (A Division) tabbed 25-year old Nigerian international guard Ezinne Kalu (173-92, college: Savannah State, agency: GoaBasket). She played most recently at Olivais in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 26 games she was the best scorer with impressive 21.5ppg and recorded 4.0rpg, 4.3apg (top 3) and 4.2spg (leader !!!) last season. Kalu helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at CD Torres (also in Liga Feminina) where in 21 games she was second best scorer with remarkable 22.7ppg and averaged 6.0rpg, 5.1apg (leader !!!) and 4.0spg (leader !!!). A very impressive season as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Kalu's college team won MEAC Tournament in 2015.
She has been also a member of Nigerian international program for some years. Kalu has regularly played for Nigerian senior team since 2016 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
She represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 8.5ppg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg.
Kalu graduated from Savannah State in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umar urges D'Tigress to conquer Africa, as team battle Cote d'Ivoire - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Tijjani Umar, has called on the women's national basketball team, D'Tigress to go all out to conquer Africa as they battle against Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship looking for a place in the semi-finals.

Umar, stated that the girls started brilliantly at the group stages winning all the five games played in Group B and he has no doubt in his mind that the national team would end the competition on a high the way they did in the 2003 and 2005 editions when the team won the title.

Umar, who was the federation president when the girls narrowly missed the chance of winning the title for the third time in 2015 slipping against Cameroon in the semi final, noted that, the Nigerian team has shown great fitness and focus in all the matches played so far.

'The girls should continue their good run especially as the competition becomes stiffer going into the knockout stages. The team expressed great character when they defeated highly rated Senegalese team by four point 58 - 54 in the last Group B game of the 2017 Afrobasket for Women.

'I want to call on the team's key players like Evelyn Osarentin Akhator, Ezinne Kalu, Adaora Elonu, Nidd Madu and Jennifer Nyingifa among others to continue to motivate their colleagues to do Nigeria proud at the end of the competition,' Tijani Umar said.



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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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  PORTUGAL  


Raimundo re-signs at Ovarense - by Eurobasket News

Associacao Desportiva Ovarense (Liga Feminina) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Gabriela Raimundo (167-93). She has played there for the last five seasons. In 19 Liga Feminina games she recorded 13.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.2apg and 2.8spg last season. Raimundo also played that season for Ovarense where in 19 Liga Feminina games she averaged 13.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 3.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won Portuguese Division I Regular Season in 2015. Raimundo was selected to Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game in 2016.
She was a member of Portuguese U20 National Team in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ovarense keeps Raimundo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Associacao Desportiva Ovarense (Liga Feminina) re-signed 24-year old point guard Ana Raimundo (167-93). She has played there for the last five seasons. In 20 Liga Feminina games she averaged 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.1apg and 2.5spg last season. Raimundo also played that season for Ovarense where in 20 Liga Feminina games she had 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 3.1apg.
Among other achievements her team won Portuguese Division I Regular Season in 2015. Raimundo received also Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
She was a member of Portuguese U20 National Team in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Olimpia Brasov welcomes back Irimia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Olimpia CSU Brasov (Liga Nationala) landed 27-year old small forward Gabriela Irimia (177-90). It is actually her comeback to Brasov as she has played here before. Irimia played most recently at CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca in the Liga Nationala. In 36 games she averaged 7.5ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.0apg last season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Irimia spent at Olimpia Brasov where in 22 games she had 11.2ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.8apg. She contributed to her team making it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Romanian League All-Domestic Players Team. Irimia also played that season for Olimpia. In 22 Liga Nationala games she recorded 11.2ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.8apg. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Romanian League All-Domestic Players Team.
She represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 3.8ppg, 3.3rpg.

Olimpia CSU Brasov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Biljana Pesovic
Flavia Ferenczi

Forwards:
Gabriela Irimia
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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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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  SLOVAKIA  


Regina Palusna (ex Handicap Brno) signs at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) landed 28-year old Slovakian international power forward Regina Palusna (192-89). She played most recently at Handicap Brno in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 18 games she averaged 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Palusna played at Belfius Namur in Belgian Top Division Women where in 18 games she had 5.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Palusna also played 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Palusna has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
Palusna represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 1.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0bpg.
Palusna is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Nantes Reze), Hungary (Pecs 2010), Spain (Ros Casares) and Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok and Rucon).
Let's have closer look into Palusna's outlook: Can run the floor well and play inside and outside the key. She is a very smart player in both sides offence and defence as well, has a reliable outside shoot, good post moves and is a good defender. Ginka has a good overview of the game and is a good rebounder. She has a lot of international experience.

Visby Ladies roster for 2017-2018:

Regina Palusna
Johanna Petersson
Nici Gilday
Johanna Wolde
Tova Ihse

Coach: Paschalis Leras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Ramos re-signs at Oviedo - by Eurobasket News

Universidad de Oviedo (LF2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old center Carolina Ramos (190-93). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 25 LF2 games she had 12.2ppg and 6.2rpg in 2015-16 season.

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Snezana Aleksic agreed terms with Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia BC (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Montenegrin international guard Snezana Aleksic (173-63kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Mann Filter in the LFB. In 20 games she recorded 8.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Aleksic spent at BC Alte Kanti Aarau in Swiss LNA where in 15 games she averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 6.7apg and 1.7spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team. Aleksic also spent pre-season at PEAC Pecs in Hungarian A Division that year. In four games she had 4.0ppg and 3.0rpg. She also played 1 game in Eurocup, but she did not score anything.
Aleksic won Croatian A1 championship title in 2011.
She has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Aleksic has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
She also represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg.
Aleksic is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Greece (FEA Neas), Russia (Dynamo Moscow, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak Noginsk), Turkey (Canik Belediye and Orduspor), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Croatia (Sibenik and Gospic).
The scouts decsribe her following way: An experienced perimetral player who gives her best at the offensive side, above all 3pts shooting.

Valencia BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Aleksic
Irene Gari

Forwards:
Meiya Tirera
Isabela Lyra

Center:
Renee Bennett

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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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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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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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  SWEDEN  


Regina Palusna (ex Handicap Brno) signs at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) landed 28-year old Slovakian international power forward Regina Palusna (192-89). She played most recently at Handicap Brno in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 18 games she averaged 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Palusna played at Belfius Namur in Belgian Top Division Women where in 18 games she had 5.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Palusna also played 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Palusna has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
Palusna represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 1.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0bpg.
Palusna is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Nantes Reze), Hungary (Pecs 2010), Spain (Ros Casares) and Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok and Rucon).
Let's have closer look into Palusna's outlook: Can run the floor well and play inside and outside the key. She is a very smart player in both sides offence and defence as well, has a reliable outside shoot, good post moves and is a good defender. Ginka has a good overview of the game and is a good rebounder. She has a lot of international experience.

Visby Ladies roster for 2017-2018:

Regina Palusna
Johanna Petersson
Nici Gilday
Johanna Wolde
Tova Ihse

Coach: Paschalis Leras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Smith re-signs at Leicester Riders - by Eurobasket News

Leicester Riders (WBBL) confirmed in their roster American guard Alex Smith (173, college: Holy Cross). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 20 WBBL games she had 10.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 6.6apg (top 2) and 1.9spg last season. Smith played in the final of English WBBL Trophy. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-English WBBL 2nd Team in 2017.
Smith graduated from College of Holy Cross in 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

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  WNBA  


Lyttle, Clarendon lead Dream past Storm 89-83 to end skid - by Eurobasket News

Sancho Lyttle (6'4''-C-83, college: Houston) scored 18 points, Layshia Clarendon (5'9''-G-91, college: California) had a team-record 14 assists and the Atlanta Dream beat the Seattle Storm 89-83 on Wednesday night to end a nine-game losing streak. Brittney Sykes (5'9''-G-94, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) had a key 3-pointer and two free throws as the Dream scored nine straight points in the final 70 seconds. She scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half. Clarendon, who finished with 17 points, had a basket with 1:07 to play to give Atlanta an 82-80 lead. After a Storm miss, Clarendon found Sykes for the 3 with 34 seconds left. Sykes and Lyttle then made two free throws apiece after grabbing defensive rebounds - Lyttle had nine rebounds - before Sue Bird hit a 3 for Seattle in the closing seconds. Tiffany Hayes (5'10''-G-89, college: Connecticut) had 13 points for Atlanta (11-20), and Elizabeth Williams (6'3''-C/F-93, college: Duke) added 12. With Lyttle making 8 of 10 shots, the Dream shot 57 percent (35 of 63). Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) had 18 points, and Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86, college: Maryland) 17 with 10 rebounds for Seattle (14-16).
Courtesy of: wtop.com