EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/26/2017 4:04:08 AM

Copyright @copy; 1997-2017 Eurobasket
WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site!
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the report, nor will you attempt to do so.
More info:www.eurobasket.com


Men News

*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  ALBANIA  


Jalil Abdul-Bassit (ex Toowoomba M.) joins SK Tirana - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193-84kg, college: Oregon). He played this summer at Toowoomba Mountaineers in Australian QBL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 24.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Abdul-Bassit played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2015. He was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention back in 2013 at his college time.
Abdul-Bassit has played also professionally in NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He graduated from University of Oregon in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



*****************************************************
  ARGENTINA  


La Union signs Anthony Young, ex Huracanes PP - by Eurobasket

La Union Formosa (LigaA) signed 28-year old American forward Anthony Young (200-113kg-89, college: Ky Wesleyan). He played this summer at Huracanes del Atlantico in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Young managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In four LNB games he had 11.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for Capitanes in Puerto Rican BSN where in 9 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg.
Young is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Young has played previously professionally in Germany (ETB Wohnbau and BSV Wulfen), Uruguay (Larre Borges, Bigua, U Universitario and Montevideo BC), Venezuela (Gigantes) and Argentina (Penarol).
He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

La Union Formosa roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jonathan Maldonado

Forwards:
Ivory Clark
Anthony Young

Centers:
Chaz Crawford
Tayavek Gallizzi

Coach: Leandro Ramella

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Acosta is back at Jaguarzo Adepla - by Ivan Milenkovic

Jaguarzo Adepla Basket Plasencia (EBA) agreed terms with 19-year old Argentinian forward Franco Acosta (201-98). EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Acosta played at Menorca where in 14 EBA games he had 4.5ppg and 3.2rpg.
Acosta represented Argentina at the FIBA Americas Championships U18 in Valdivia (Chile) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 4.0rpg.
Acosta was member of Unicaja Malaga U18 team during 2015-16.

Jaguarzo Adepla Basket Plasencia roster for 2017-2018:

Diego Ortega
Raul Perez
Pablo Gracia
David Atkinson
Adam Pisarczyk
Daniel Garcia
Franco Acosta
Edu Chacon

Coach: Jesus Porras

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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



*****************************************************
  ASIA CHAMPIONS CUP  


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



*****************************************************
  AUSTRALIA  


Jalil Abdul-Bassit (ex Toowoomba M.) joins SK Tirana - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193-84kg, college: Oregon). He played this summer at Toowoomba Mountaineers in Australian QBL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 24.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Abdul-Bassit played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2015. He was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention back in 2013 at his college time.
Abdul-Bassit has played also professionally in NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He graduated from University of Oregon in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



McGrew joins Saint-Chamond, ex SW Metro P. - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) signed 24-year old American forward Tanner McGrew (203-113kg-93, college: West Virginia Wesleyan, agency: Duran International). McGrew played this summer at South West Metro Pirates in Australian QBL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 21.9ppg, 12.2rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg. McGrew was voted Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Forward of the Year in 2017. He was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.
McGrew has played also professionally in Denmark (SISU Copenhagen).
He attended West Virginia Wesleyan until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Matteo Legat

Forwards:
Sinisa Bilic
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Tanner McGrew
Lucas Hergott
Baba Samake

Centers:
Grismay Paumier
Mohamed Queta

Coach: Alain Thinet

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



*****************************************************
  AUSTRIA  


Oberwart land Buay Tauch - by Eurobasket News

Oberwart Gunners bolstered their roster. They added Buay Tuach (198-G/F-95, college: Loyola Mary) for the upcoming season. The Ethiopian swingman has just graduated from Loyola Mary. He tallied 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his senior season. Buay Tuach received All-WCC Honorable Mention.



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



*****************************************************
  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Jalil Abdul-Bassit (ex Toowoomba M.) joins SK Tirana - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193-84kg, college: Oregon). He played this summer at Toowoomba Mountaineers in Australian QBL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 24.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Abdul-Bassit played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2015. He was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention back in 2013 at his college time.
Abdul-Bassit has played also professionally in NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He graduated from University of Oregon in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



*****************************************************
  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Dzukija lands Domagoj Samac - by Eurobasket News

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) tabbed 24-year old Croatian forward Domagoj Samac (206-98kg-93, college: Ft.Hays State, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Parma in Russian league. Samac managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 VTB United League games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for KK Hermes Analitica Zagreb in Croatian A1 where in 5 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 7.6rpg and 2.8apg. The other team Samac played shortly was Cibona (A1) in Croatian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 6 A1 games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.3rpg. Samac also played 1 game in ABA League where he got just 2 points and 2 rebounds. He also played 1 game in Basketball Champions League where he got only 2 points and 3 rebounds.
Among other achievements Samac's team made it to the MIAA Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He received also All-MIAA 3rd Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Samac represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.4ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 66.7%.
Samac graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Dzukija Alytus roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alejandro Hernandez

Forward:
Domagoj Samac

Centers:
Anatoly Kashirov
Andrejs Selakovs
Egor Gontarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



*****************************************************
  BELARUS  


Justin Gray (ex Tsmoki-Minsk) agreed terms with UBT Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American guard Justin Gray (188-88kg-84, college: Wake Forest). He has played for the last two years at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian Premier League. Gray managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 5 Premier League games he recorded 9.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 8.0apg and 2.0spg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Gray also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 22 games in VTB United League where he had 12.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. And finally Gray contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 15.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gray is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Gray has played previously professionally in Belgium, Bulgaria (Rilski), China (Fly Dragons), France (Poitiers), Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and Kavala), Lebanon (Homenetmen), Poland (PGE Turow), Turkey (Bakirkoy), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and Cyprus (Apollon).
He attended Wake Forest University until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Versatile enough to excel at point guard as well as big guard. An enthusiastic, high-energy guard who brings a swagger to the team. Gray is one of the team's vocal leaders ... possesses great quickness ... an exceptional perimeter shooter.

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

Guards:
Aleksandar Rasic
Justin Gray
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Romania



*****************************************************
  BELGIUM  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



*****************************************************
  BELIZE  


Daly is back at Naestved, ex Belmopan B. - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) agreed terms with 23-year old Belizean forward Devin Daly (195-91kg-94, college: L.Superior, agency: Duran International). It is actually his comeback to Naestved as he has played here before. Daly played this summer at Belmopan Red Bandits in Belizean NEBL. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season Daly played at Team FOG Naestved where in 31 Ligaen games he had 7.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup.
Daly was voted All-GLIAC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Daly was a member of Belizean U17 National Team in 2011.
He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Troy Franklin
Conner Washington
Ray Sanders

Forwards:
Devin Daly
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Denmark



*****************************************************
  BOLIVIA  


Pichincha Potosi wins decisive game 5, reaches the Finals - by Eurobasket News

CAN Oruro - Pichincha Potosi 77-88

Pichincha Potosi won decisive game 5 over CAN Oruro 88-77. They won the semifinal series 3-2 and will face Calero in the Final game. CAN Oruro looked better in the first half and took a 20-16 lead with 10 minutes to go. They led 4 points at the halftime due to 20-20 in the second period. Pichincha Potosi however dominated the second half and posted 24-19 and 26-16 respectively in the third and the last quarters.



*****************************************************
  BOSNIA  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



*****************************************************
  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. Ruivo, Pinheiros13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 11
 1. Uchendu, Bauru11.0 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.8.0 
 3. Galvanini, Bauru8.0 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano7.5 
 5. Toledo, Pinheiros6.6 
 6. Sommer, Paulistano6.3 
 7. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.3 
 8. Brite, L.Sorocaba6.2 
 9. Ferreira, Franca6.0 
 10. Demetrio, 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, Pinheiros4.8 
 5. Borges, Franca4.7 
 6. Coelho, Franca4.4 
 7. Taylor, Mogi4.2 
 8. Pierotti, Bauru3.8 
 9. Lima, Franca3.8 
 10. Artis, America3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rosa, America2.5 
 2. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 3. Anthony, Bauru2.0 
 4. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.8 
 5. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 6. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 7. Artis, America1.8 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 9. Coelho, Franca1.6 
 10. Galvanini, Bauru1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Uchendu, Bauru3.5 
 2. Pereira, Pinheiros1.4 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano1.3 
 4. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano1.0 
 6. Carlos, Mogi0.8 
 7. Corazza, Paulistano0.8 
 8. Galvanini, Bauru0.8 
 9. Andrade, America0.7 
 10. Bernardi, Pinheiros0.7 


Pedro Sousa signs at Osasco Basquete - by Paulo Freire

Osasco Basquete (Paulista) landed 21-year old power forward Pedro Sousa (205-96). He played in the summer at Paulistano in the Paulista. Sousa has played there for the last three years. But in only one Paulista game he did not score anything. His team made it to the the final.
Sousa has played previously for Palmeiras.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



*****************************************************
  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.



*****************************************************
  BULGARIA  


Zach Kirschbaum signs at Cherno More - by Eurobasket News

Cherno More Ticha (NBL) landed American forward Zach Kirschbaum (208-93kg). He just graduated from Trinity International University (NAIA). In 32 games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 11.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. Kirschbaum helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NAIA D2 Elite Eight. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-CCAC Player of the Year, selected to All-CCAC 1st Team and selected to All-NAIA D2 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Kirschbaum is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



Georgi Barzakov signs at Spartak Pleven - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) landed 23-year old swingman Georgi Barzakov (202-83kg-94). He played most recently at Rilski Sportist Samokov 2 in the Division A.
Among other achievements Barzakov's team won Bulgarian Cup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian Division A Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Barzakov was a member of Bulgarian U18 National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for six other teams: Academik Plovdiv, Lukoil Academic Sofia, Academic Blagoevgrad, Overgas, Champion 2006 Sofia and Thrace University Stara Zagora.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



*****************************************************
  CANADA  


Jordan Bachynski (ex Hokkaido L.) joins Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old Canadian center Jordan Bachynski (218-117kg-89, college: Arizona State). He played last season at Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo in Japanese B League. In 19 games he had 9.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. Bachynski also played that season for Diamond Dolphins (also in B League) where in 28 games he recorded 5.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando in 2015. Bachynski was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive Team in 2016.
He represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Bachynski is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Bachynski tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), NBA (Detroit Pistons), Australia (Giants) and NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
Bachynski attended Arizona State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas
Matt Thomas

Forwards:
Alberto Corbacho
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic
Eimantas Bendzius
Benjamin Simons

Centers:
Nacho Llovet
Artem Pustovyi
Adam Pechacek
Jordan Bachynski

Coach: Moncho Fernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  COLOMBIA  


COLOMBIA NATIONAL TEAM READY FOR THE AMERICUP 2017 - by Victor Garcia

Finally the most talented group of players in the history of the Colombian Basketball is togoether, with the arrival of Juan Palacios (206-F/C-85) Palacios the main goal of the Colombian Basketball Federation is complete, put in the hands of the best coach the best roster.
8 of this players has played or are currently playing in the USA college basketball at JUCO or NCAA Div1 level, 6 of them has experience playing overseas , the average size of the group is 1,97 and 27 years of age, but 5 of them are 23 years old or younger, Colombia will see now in the FIBA AmeriCup the team of the future.
The 12 players are:

Edgar Moreno (190-G-81, college: UTEP)
Hansel Atencia (180-G-97)
Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso)
Braian Angola-Rodas (198-SG-94)
Michael Mike Jackson (194-G-87)
Luis Almanza (196-F-91)
Jhan Paul Mejia (208-F-94)
Tonny Trocha-Morelos (208-C-94)
Divier Perez (201-F/C-89)
Juan Diego Tello Palacios Juan Palacios
Hanner Mosquera-Perea (206-F-93)
John Hernandez (207-C-84)

Coach: Guillermo Moreno
Assistant: TTomas Diaz

The main streght of the team will be in the defensive side and in the rebounding, but still Ortiz, Angola and Tello will provide versatile scoring.
The team complete had just 3 practices, but 8 players has been working 2 weeks and played in the Super 4, then despite the shot time the team with the motivation of the home and the support of the Colombian fans can be a true contender.

The most likely starting five could be: Moreno, Ortiz, Angola, Trocha y Tello

Colombia will maKe its debut against Brazil



*****************************************************
  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.



*****************************************************
  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.



Dzukija lands Domagoj Samac - by Eurobasket News

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) tabbed 24-year old Croatian forward Domagoj Samac (206-98kg-93, college: Ft.Hays State, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Parma in Russian league. Samac managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 VTB United League games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for KK Hermes Analitica Zagreb in Croatian A1 where in 5 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 7.6rpg and 2.8apg. The other team Samac played shortly was Cibona (A1) in Croatian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 6 A1 games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.3rpg. Samac also played 1 game in ABA League where he got just 2 points and 2 rebounds. He also played 1 game in Basketball Champions League where he got only 2 points and 3 rebounds.
Among other achievements Samac's team made it to the MIAA Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He received also All-MIAA 3rd Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Samac represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.4ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 66.7%.
Samac graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Dzukija Alytus roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alejandro Hernandez

Forward:
Domagoj Samac

Centers:
Anatoly Kashirov
Andrejs Selakovs
Egor Gontarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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



*****************************************************
  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.



*****************************************************
  DENMARK  


Daly is back at Naestved, ex Belmopan B. - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) agreed terms with 23-year old Belizean forward Devin Daly (195-91kg-94, college: L.Superior, agency: Duran International). It is actually his comeback to Naestved as he has played here before. Daly played this summer at Belmopan Red Bandits in Belizean NEBL. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season Daly played at Team FOG Naestved where in 31 Ligaen games he had 7.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup.
Daly was voted All-GLIAC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Daly was a member of Belizean U17 National Team in 2011.
He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Troy Franklin
Conner Washington
Ray Sanders

Forwards:
Devin Daly
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Denmark



*****************************************************
  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


La Union signs Anthony Young, ex Huracanes PP - by Eurobasket

La Union Formosa (LigaA) signed 28-year old American forward Anthony Young (200-113kg-89, college: Ky Wesleyan). He played this summer at Huracanes del Atlantico in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Young managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In four LNB games he had 11.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for Capitanes in Puerto Rican BSN where in 9 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg.
Young is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Young has played previously professionally in Germany (ETB Wohnbau and BSV Wulfen), Uruguay (Larre Borges, Bigua, U Universitario and Montevideo BC), Venezuela (Gigantes) and Argentina (Penarol).
He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

La Union Formosa roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jonathan Maldonado

Forwards:
Ivory Clark
Anthony Young

Centers:
Chaz Crawford
Tayavek Gallizzi

Coach: Leandro Ramella

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  ETHIOPIA  


Oberwart land Buay Tauch - by Eurobasket News

Oberwart Gunners bolstered their roster. They added Buay Tuach (198-G/F-95, college: Loyola Mary) for the upcoming season. The Ethiopian swingman has just graduated from Loyola Mary. He tallied 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his senior season. Buay Tuach received All-WCC Honorable Mention.



*****************************************************
  EUROLEAGUE  


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



*****************************************************
  FIBA AMERICUP  


Overview of Day 1 - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Brazil - Colombia 76-74
Brazil topped Colombia in the opener. Leonardo Meindl (201-SF-93) delivered 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Brazil accumulated a 20:17 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Brazil ensured a 36:33 halftime lead. Colombia narrowed the gap at 2-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. But Brazil sank 26 points in the final period to snatch the victory. Fulvio de Assis (188-PG-81) notched 14 points in the win. Juan Palacios (206-F/C-85) answered with 17 points and 9 boards for Colombia.

Puerto Rico - Mexico 66-69
Mexico nipped Puerto Rico at the start of the Fiba AmeriCup. Alexander Perez Kaufmann (191-PG-93, agency: Pro Sports) produced 24 points to lead the winners. Mexico trailed by three points at the first break. However they sank 27 points in the second period to take a 39:31 halftime lead. Puerto Rico narrowed the distance in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Lorenzo Mata (205-C-86, agency: Pro Sports) had 10 points in the win. Michael Rosario (190-SG-90, college: Florida) answered with 14 points for Puerto Rico.




*****************************************************
  FINLAND  


Russia overcame Finland in Helsinki - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Russia 91-100

Russia overcame Finland in Helsinki as they totaled 100 points. Russia took a 22-17 lead and ensured a 7-point halftime advantage due to 23-21 rally in the second period. Moreover the guests posted another 26-23 run in the third period, while Finland relied with a 30-29 rally for the final result.
Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) netted 17. Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 14, whilst Dmitrii Kulagin (197-G/F-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) had 12 each. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) scored 26 for the hosts and Carl Lindbom (206-SF-91) posted 11.



*****************************************************
  FRANCE  


McGrew joins Saint-Chamond, ex SW Metro P. - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) signed 24-year old American forward Tanner McGrew (203-113kg-93, college: West Virginia Wesleyan, agency: Duran International). McGrew played this summer at South West Metro Pirates in Australian QBL. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 21.9ppg, 12.2rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg. McGrew was voted Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Forward of the Year in 2017. He was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.
McGrew has played also professionally in Denmark (SISU Copenhagen).
He attended West Virginia Wesleyan until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Matteo Legat

Forwards:
Sinisa Bilic
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Tanner McGrew
Lucas Hergott
Baba Samake

Centers:
Grismay Paumier
Mohamed Queta

Coach: Alain Thinet

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



*****************************************************
  GEORGIA  


Grissin Bon RE lands Manuchar Markoishvili - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) tabbed 31-year old Georgian international small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (197-95kg-86). He played most recently at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he averaged 7.0ppg and 1.7rpg in 2015-16 season. Markoishvili helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Markoishvili also played 22 games in Euroleague where he had 6.2ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (14-15) season he played at CSKA Moscow in Russian league. In 18 Euroleague games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.2rpg. Markoishvili contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four. Markoishvili also played 24 games in VTB United League where he got 7.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
Markoishvili has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Georgian senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2004.
Markoishvili also represented Georgia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 60.0%.
Markoishvili is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Benetton Treviso), Turkey (Galatasaray) and Georgia (Batumi).
Let's have closer look into Markoishvili's outlook: Markoishvili was one of the youngest players ever to see playing time in the Euroleague at the age of 16 with Benetton Treviso. He's a very complete all-around player, able to put the ball on the floor fairly well against unset defenses, knock down 3-pointers with a high arcing release, and play solid defense thanks to his desire and hustle, as well as his solid quickness and strength. He's a very hard working player both on and off the court, with an excellent attitude towards the game. His decision making skills and passing ability are very good, he picks his spots nicely and has good vision of the court. Markoishvili is a tough nosed defensive player, very aggressive and motivated. He makes full use of his physical capacities and always delivers maximum effort.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federico Mussini
Garrett Nevels
Leonardo Candi

Forwards:
Manuchar Markoishvili
Siim-Sander Vene
Mike Moser
Niccolo De_Vico
Jalen Reynolds

Coach: Massimiliano Menetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Anatoly Chelovan (ex Bipa Basket) joins Sokhumi - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) agreed terms with 26-year old Ukrainian center Anatoly Chelovan (208-120kg-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Bipa Basket in Ukrainian Superleague. In 30 games he had 9.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Chelovan played at Dynamo (SL Favorit Sport) in Ukrainian league where in 43 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 7.5rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.2apg. Chelovan helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport 2nd Team.
He represented Ukraine at the 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year.
Chelovan has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like BC Kyiv, Kryvbas, Hoverla, Kremen and Khartsyzsk.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



Georgia wins Akropolis International Tournament despite loss to Italy - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Georgia 73-65

Georgia won Akropolis International Tournament despite losing to Italy in Athens. The latter posted a 73-65 to finish with a 1-2 record. Georgia celebrated the total success as they beat Greece and Serbia in the first two games.
Italy opened the game with a 26-17 lead and posted a narrow 15-14 run in the second frame. Georgia came back into the game with a 24-17 surge in the third period, but could not win the third straight game. Italy closed the game with a final 15-10 rally to seal the victory.
Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) stepped up with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) scored 18 points. Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds in the losing effort.



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.



*****************************************************
  GERMANY  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



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.



The Mitteldeutscher BC Add Marc Liyanage - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

2004 Fiba Cup winner Mitteldeutscher BC have reacted to the injury to Malte Schwatz and added Marc Liyanage (198-G/F-90, college: Delta St.) as well as Jermont Horton who will function as a practice Player and be able to Keep fit while being on call for any Teams needing his services. Marc Liyanage is a 27 year old 198cm Forward that brings vast Basketball experience back to Weiseenfels where he once played before in the 2014-2015 Season playing 25 BBL games averaging 3.1ppg, 1.7rpg. Last Season he played with the Hamburg Towers (ProA) playing 30 games averaging 5.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1spg. The German started his professional Career with the Bramfelder SV Hamburg (2.Regionalliga) and over the years also played with Teams like the Giants Noerdlingen (ProA), TSV Noerdlingen (2.Regionalliga), Delta St. (NCAA2), te Gloria Giants Duesseldorf (ProA), BG Goettingen (ProA), and ALBA Berlin (BBL) where he played 15 BBL games and three Eurocup games two Seasons ago. Awards and achievements in his Basketball Career have been German 2.Regionalliga Champion -08, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -14
German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -14, and German Bundesliga Cup Winner -16.

Jermont Horton is a 33 year old 198cm swing man from Newark, New Jersey that has nine professional seasons under his belt. Last Season he exploded with Basket Esch (Luxembourg-Total League) playing 12 games averaging 21.6ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 83.9%. His best scoring games last season included 30 Point games against Residence and Bascharage. The American started his Basketball Career at Rutgers-Newark (NCAA3) and then gained valuable experience having played in countries like Romania, Turkey, Kuwait, France, Kosovo, Sweden, and Finland.

Source:Mitteldeutscher BC




German Talent Niklas Bilski Remains With the Basketball Lowen Braunschweig - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Easycredit BBL team Basketball Lowen Braunschweig will hold on to German talent Niklas Bilski (185-PG-98). Niklas Bilski is a 19 yerar old 185cm point guard that started his basketbal career with MTV 1846 Giessen (2.Regionalliga). The young German has been in the Lowen organization for the last two seasons playing for the MTV Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (ProB) and last season played 20 games avergaing 6.3ppg, 2.3apg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 66.7%,He also played also for Junior Loewen Braunschweig (NBBL) tearing up the league in 10 games: Score-2 (23.0ppg), 3.0rpg, 4.7apg, 2.4spg, 2PT: 51.9%, 3PT: 32.2%, FT: 60.9%. "Niklas is a very talented guard and I am looking forward to work on his development. With his daily traing with the first division team and playing an important role in the Pro B, he has the best conditions to make the next step to develop into a Bundesliga player", stressed head coach Frank Menz. "It is great for me to keep playing here. I am going into my third year and feel comfortable in Braunschweig and it a reason I wanted to stay. It is a good situation for me to practice with the BBL team and get as 'many minutes possible in the Pro B. I think that will help my game", stressed Niklas Bilski.

Soure:Basketball Lowen Braunschweig







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



*****************************************************
  GREECE  


Kostas Ezomo signs at Kymis - by Eurobasket News

GS Kymis (A1) landed 28-year old forward Kostas Ezomo (201-116kg-89, college: Co.Georgia). He played most recently at Pagrati in the A2. In 29 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ezomo played at Arkadikos. But in two A1 games he did not score anything.
He has played previously for G.S. Ermis Shimatariou.
Ezomo attended College of Coastal Georgia until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Chavdar Kostov
Cameron Jones
Teddy Okereafor

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Kostas Ezomo
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



Serbia pip Greece in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Greece 69-67

Serbia edged Greece in Athens at the Akropolis International Tournament. Serbia posted a 69-67 win to finish second with a 2-1 record, while Greece ended up third with a 1-2 record.
The guests took the lead after the first period and had a 21-18 advantage. Both sides posted 18 points each as Serbia got 3 points halftime lead. They also notched a 16-9 run in the third frame for a 10 points lead, while Greece reduced the gap due to 23-15 surge in the last period.
Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G/F-89, agency: BeoBasket) netted 17 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) collected 11 points and 8 assists for the winners. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) delivered 13 points and 6 assists, Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) scored 11 and Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) 10 for Greece.



Lenzelle Smith Jr. (ex Kormend) signs at Kymis - by Eurobasket News

GS Kymis (A1) landed 26-year old American guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (193-95kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 40 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention. Smith also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg.
Smith ended the previous (2015-16) season at Ambalt Recanati in Italian Serie A2. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. But the most of that year he spent at Basket Barcellona (Serie A2) in Italy. In 19 games he got remarkable 16.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
Three years ago Smith was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in third round (38th overall).
He attended Ohio State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Smith's college team won Big Ten Tournament in 2011 and 2013.
He has played also professionally in NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Chavdar Kostov
Cameron Jones
Teddy Okereafor
Lenzelle Smith_Jr.

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Kostas Ezomo
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



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.



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



*****************************************************
  HOLLAND  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  HUNGARY  


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



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Lenzelle Smith Jr. (ex Kormend) signs at Kymis - by Eurobasket News

GS Kymis (A1) landed 26-year old American guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (193-95kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 40 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention. Smith also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg.
Smith ended the previous (2015-16) season at Ambalt Recanati in Italian Serie A2. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. But the most of that year he spent at Basket Barcellona (Serie A2) in Italy. In 19 games he got remarkable 16.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
Three years ago Smith was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in third round (38th overall).
He attended Ohio State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Smith's college team won Big Ten Tournament in 2011 and 2013.
He has played also professionally in NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Chavdar Kostov
Cameron Jones
Teddy Okereafor
Lenzelle Smith_Jr.

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Kostas Ezomo
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



Israel fire past Hungary in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Hungary 85:70

Israel topped Hungary in Legionowo to improve at 2-0 record. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) netted 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winning side.
Israel and Hungary went neck and neck throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes. Israel spurred ahead in the second term. They arrived at halftime up by 9 points 47:38. Israel maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth stanza up by 8 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) notched 10 points, while Bar Timor had 9 points in the win. Adam Hanga (199-SF-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 17 points for Hungary. Rosco Allen (207-PF-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 14 points in the losing case.



*****************************************************
  ICELAND  


Tindastoll keeps Margeirsson for another season - by Eurobasket News

U.M.F. Tindastoll Sauoarkrokur (Dominos League) re-signed experienced 35-year old guard Helgi Margeirsson (191-82, college: Birm.Southern). He has played there for the last eight seasons. In 25 Dominos League games he averaged 5.6ppg and 1.7rpg last season.
Margeirsson's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
He was a member of Icelandic U18 National Team back in 2000.
Margeirsson has played previously professionally also in Denmark (Randers).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Tindastoll.
Margeirsson attended Birmingham-Southern College until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Great outside shooter andstrong defender. A young player who is yet a team leader.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Iceland



*****************************************************
  ISRAEL  


Israel fire past Hungary in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Hungary 85:70

Israel topped Hungary in Legionowo to improve at 2-0 record. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) netted 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winning side.
Israel and Hungary went neck and neck throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes. Israel spurred ahead in the second term. They arrived at halftime up by 9 points 47:38. Israel maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth stanza up by 8 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) notched 10 points, while Bar Timor had 9 points in the win. Adam Hanga (199-SF-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 17 points for Hungary. Rosco Allen (207-PF-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 14 points in the losing case.



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



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



*****************************************************
  ITALY  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Grissin Bon RE lands Manuchar Markoishvili - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) tabbed 31-year old Georgian international small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (197-95kg-86). He played most recently at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he averaged 7.0ppg and 1.7rpg in 2015-16 season. Markoishvili helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Markoishvili also played 22 games in Euroleague where he had 6.2ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (14-15) season he played at CSKA Moscow in Russian league. In 18 Euroleague games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.2rpg. Markoishvili contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four. Markoishvili also played 24 games in VTB United League where he got 7.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
Markoishvili has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Georgian senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2004.
Markoishvili also represented Georgia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 60.0%.
Markoishvili is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Benetton Treviso), Turkey (Galatasaray) and Georgia (Batumi).
Let's have closer look into Markoishvili's outlook: Markoishvili was one of the youngest players ever to see playing time in the Euroleague at the age of 16 with Benetton Treviso. He's a very complete all-around player, able to put the ball on the floor fairly well against unset defenses, knock down 3-pointers with a high arcing release, and play solid defense thanks to his desire and hustle, as well as his solid quickness and strength. He's a very hard working player both on and off the court, with an excellent attitude towards the game. His decision making skills and passing ability are very good, he picks his spots nicely and has good vision of the court. Markoishvili is a tough nosed defensive player, very aggressive and motivated. He makes full use of his physical capacities and always delivers maximum effort.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federico Mussini
Garrett Nevels
Leonardo Candi

Forwards:
Manuchar Markoishvili
Siim-Sander Vene
Mike Moser
Niccolo De_Vico
Jalen Reynolds

Coach: Massimiliano Menetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Roma Virtus land Aaron Thomas - by Eurobasket News

Acea Virtus Roma (Serie A2) landed 26-year old American guard Aaron Thomas (196-88kg-91, college: Florida State). He played most recently at Windy City Bulls (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 43 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at MLP Academics Heidelberg in German ProA where in 8 games he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg.
Last year (a year after he left the college) Thomas was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in first round (12th overall).
He attended Florida State until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thomas won National Prep championship title in 2012. He received also All-ACC Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Chieti Magic lands Audrius Povilaitis, ex Akmenes - by Eurobasket News

Magic Chieti (Serie C Silver) landed 30-year old Lithuanian power forward Audrius Povilaitis (197-87). He has played for the last four years at Akmenes in Lithuanian RKL league. The last summer Povilaitis played at Akmenes (also in RKL).
His team won Lithuanian RKL Regular Season in 2016.
Povilaitis has played also professionally in Lithuania for Pakruojis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Castellaneta adds Sakalas to their roster, ex Gargzdu - by Eurobasket News

Valentino Basket Castellaneta (Serie C Silver) added to their roster 24-year old Lithuanian small forward Giedrius Sakalas (202-90kg-93). He has played for the last two seasons at Gargzdu in Lithuanian RKL league. Sakalas helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Neringa and Gargzdai Bremena.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Scandone Avellino lands Olaseni Lawal - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) landed 31-year old Nigerian international power forward Olaseni Lawal (208-102kg-86, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: 3Eye). The last season Lawal was tested by FC Barcelona (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements Lawal's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team award in 2015.
Lawal represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Lawal experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Lawal has played previously professionally in Kazakhstan (Astana), Qatar (Al Arabi), Italy (Verona and Banco di Srd) and Spain (CB Guadalajara and Cocinas.com).
He attended previously one of the camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Lawal attended Wayne State University, MI until 2009 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: He is 6'9' and is very athletic and has very long arms. He is an excellent shot blocker and defensive player who rebounds extremely well and plays above the rim. He runs the floor like a deer and plays extremely hard on both ends of the court. Offensively he has nice skills around the basket and will dunk on someone in a flash.

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
Olaseni Lawal
Thomas Scrubb

Centers:
Kyrylo Fesenko
Hamady N'Diaye

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Georgia wins Akropolis International Tournament despite loss to Italy - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Georgia 73-65

Georgia won Akropolis International Tournament despite losing to Italy in Athens. The latter posted a 73-65 to finish with a 1-2 record. Georgia celebrated the total success as they beat Greece and Serbia in the first two games.
Italy opened the game with a 26-17 lead and posted a narrow 15-14 run in the second frame. Georgia came back into the game with a 24-17 surge in the third period, but could not win the third straight game. Italy closed the game with a final 15-10 rally to seal the victory.
Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) stepped up with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) scored 18 points. Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds in the losing effort.



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.



*****************************************************
  LATVIA  


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.



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



*****************************************************
  LITHUANIA  


Taylor Brown (ex Lietuvos rytas) signs at Real Betis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old American forward Taylor Brown (200-89, college: Bradley). He played most recently at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 17 games he averaged 8.0ppg and 4.5rpg last season. Brown helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for Wilki Morskie in Polish TBL where in 20 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements Brown received Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Imports Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Brown experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Brown has played previously professionally in Belgium (Basic Fit Brussels), Germany (Fraport Skyliners II), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon), Turkey (Darussafaka) and Sweden (Nassjo).
He attended Bradley University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Brown's outlook: Great shooter, very aggressive in the paint. Loves to play inside-outside and is able to score in very different ways. Athletic player, who goes after the rebounds. Led the team with 14.8ppg and 6.4rpg his senior year in Bradley University. Was nominated All-MVC Most Improved Player of the Year in 2010.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Donnie McGrath
Alfonso Sanchez
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Taylor Brown

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Pau Gasol powers Spain past Lithuania in front of 11000 fans at Siemens Arena - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Spain 78-79

Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) led Spain past Lithuania in front of 11000 fans at Siemens Arena. He capped the regulation with two points to seal the outcome in a 79-78 win. Pau Gasol had in total 24 points and 7 rebounds and Alex Abrines (198-SF-93) scored 15 points.
Lithuania won the first period 27-20 and added a narrow 19-16 rally in the second netted. Spain however replied with a massive 23-12 surge to take a lead with 10 minutes to go. Both teams nailed 20 points in the last quarter for the final result.
Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) replied with 21 points for the hosts and 11 rebounds, while Jonas Maciulis (198-F-85) scored 12. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) notched 9 and Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) brought 8.



Castellaneta adds Sakalas to their roster, ex Gargzdu - by Eurobasket News

Valentino Basket Castellaneta (Serie C Silver) added to their roster 24-year old Lithuanian small forward Giedrius Sakalas (202-90kg-93). He has played for the last two seasons at Gargzdu in Lithuanian RKL league. Sakalas helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Neringa and Gargzdai Bremena.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Dzukija lands Domagoj Samac - by Eurobasket News

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) tabbed 24-year old Croatian forward Domagoj Samac (206-98kg-93, college: Ft.Hays State, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Parma in Russian league. Samac managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 VTB United League games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for KK Hermes Analitica Zagreb in Croatian A1 where in 5 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 7.6rpg and 2.8apg. The other team Samac played shortly was Cibona (A1) in Croatian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 6 A1 games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.3rpg. Samac also played 1 game in ABA League where he got just 2 points and 2 rebounds. He also played 1 game in Basketball Champions League where he got only 2 points and 3 rebounds.
Among other achievements Samac's team made it to the MIAA Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He received also All-MIAA 3rd Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Samac represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.4ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 66.7%.
Samac graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Dzukija Alytus roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alejandro Hernandez

Forward:
Domagoj Samac

Centers:
Anatoly Kashirov
Andrejs Selakovs
Egor Gontarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



Chieti Magic lands Audrius Povilaitis, ex Akmenes - by Eurobasket News

Magic Chieti (Serie C Silver) landed 30-year old Lithuanian power forward Audrius Povilaitis (197-87). He has played for the last four years at Akmenes in Lithuanian RKL league. The last summer Povilaitis played at Akmenes (also in RKL).
His team won Lithuanian RKL Regular Season in 2016.
Povilaitis has played also professionally in Lithuania for Pakruojis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



*****************************************************
  MALAYSIA  


SEA Games: Malaysia Men's team placed 5th after defeating Vietnam, 93-64 - by Eurobasket News

A second blowout win for the Malaysia in the same day. Our Malaysian men's national basketball team defeats Vietnam for the 5th placing in the 2017 SEA Games here in Malaysia, 93-64. All was well for the home team as Vietnam trailed behind them in points throughout the match. They (Malaysia) even had a 23 points scoring run during the third quarter (65-40). Some of the Malaysian players, namely Wong Yi Hou and Ivan Yeo were not placed in the game because they were unwell. Some of the national players including those visiting were hospitalized due to food poisoning from the day before. Despite having two of their first five on the bench, the home team still performed well offensively and defensively. Lim Perry Lee attained a double-double with 24 points and a huge number of rebounds, 18 - 11 offensive and 7 defensive rebounds. In the last quarter, Chee Li Wei made a poster styled dunk as the last 2 points for Malaysia (93-58). 'It has been a great run which our boys trained all summer for,' said Coach Goh. 'We played to our best against the biggest teams and I'm very proud of them for that.' 'We thank our fans and supporters who have filled the seats at all of our games. Playing for Malaysia only meant so much more with all of them cheering for us.'
Courtesy of: kldragons.com



*****************************************************
  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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Romania



*****************************************************
  MONTENEGRO  


Montenegro coast past Ukraine in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Montenegro 62:75

Montenegro celebrated the first win at the international friendly tournament in Istanbul. They edged Ukraine behind 12 points from Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, college: Boston Coll.).
Montenegro eked out an 18:17 lead at the first break. The Balkan team went on a 25:10 run in the second term to take a 16-point halftime lead. Ukraine and Montenegro exchanged the baskets throughout the third term as the Balkan side ensured a 16-point advantage at the final break. Ukraine narrowed the gap in the fourth frame but could not threaten the opponents as Montenegro raced to the win. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) and Vladimir Mihailovic (193-SG-90, agency: BeoBasket) netted 9 points each for the winners. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 10 points for Ukraine. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 8 points in the defeat.



*****************************************************
  NAIA  


Trips to Purdue, Montana Highlight Carroll College Men's Basketball Schedule - by Stephan Ditgens

HELENA, Mont. - Carroll College head coach Carson Cunningham has announced the schedule for the 2017-18 season which includes exhibition matches against Purdue and the University of Montana as well as home games against a pair of strong NAIA teams in Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) and Southwestern Christian (Okla.).

The Saints also travel to play games at Warner Pacific in Portland, Oregon, and a pair of games against Bethesda Christian and Vanguard University in Southern California.

"From a tilt at Mackey Arena in Boilermaker country to a date with the Grizzlies to tough, true, nonconference road games in California and the Midwest, this slate should test us something fierce, preparing us for conference," Cunningham said.

Carroll will begin its bid to repeat as Frontier Conference title with All-American Ryan Imhoff leading a talented squad. Carroll earned a 29-6 on the year and advanced to the NAIA Championship Quarterfinals.

The Saints open the season with a home date against an improving but still green Yellowstone Christian program in its third year, before traveling, for the first time, to play Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.

The Saints travel to Portland on Oct. 27 before making the trip to Cunningham's alma mater Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. The game is the first of two exhibition games for the Saints, and the second time the Saints have made the trek to play at Purdue. It is also the fourth consecutive season that Carroll played at a power-five conference school.

The team closes out the trip with a game against Saint Francis University in Joliet, Illinois, before returning home to host Our Lady of the Lake on Nov. 17 and Southwestern Christian on Nov. 18.

The Saints play their second exhibition match on Nov. 26 against Montana in Missoula.

Carroll plays a pair of Frontier Conference road games, starting with the University of Providence on Dec. 1 and MSU-Northern on Dec. 2. These games are Carroll's only Frontier games before the new year.

The Saints host Salish Kootenai in a return game on Dec. 8 before traveling to California for two games at Vanguard University. The first a neutral site game against Bethesda on Dec. 19 before facing Vanguard on Dec. 20.

Carroll closes out non-conference action with two games against the University of Calgary on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29. Former Carroll assistant Dan Pearson is an assistant coach for the Dinos.

The Saints open the bulk of the conference slate with three games at home, beginning with Montana Western on Jan. 4. The Frontier Conference will again compete in a three

The Frontier Conference will again play the 18-game round robin conference season. The Saints close with Lewis-Clark State on Feb. 22 and Montana Western on Feb. 24 at home.

"The slate includes 15 home dates, including nine conference games at home," Cunningham said. "We get to play at least fifteen times in front of our standard-setting, enthusiastic crowd. We're hoping even more Helenans come out to games this year and that on game nights our crowd can be heard a-rumbling across the valley."

courtesy of carrollathletics.com



*****************************************************
  NBA  


Suns' Davon Reed Out 4-6 Months With Knee Injury - by Eurobasket News

The Suns will be without one of their 2017 draft picks for the next several months, having announced today in a press release that rookie shooting guard Davon Reed (6'6''-G-95, college: Miami, FL) underwent a meniscus repair of his left knee on Thursday. Reed is expected to return to full basketball activity in about four to six months, according to the team. It's bad news for the Suns, who opted not to make a splash in free agency this summer, instead focusing on being patient with their rebuild and developing their young players. The club will now likely have to wait until 2018 to get a good look at Reed, who was the No. 32 overall pick in June's draft. An ACC All-Defensive player for Miami in 2016/17, Reed averaged 14.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 2.4 APG in his senior season, making 39.7% of his three-point attempts. The 22-year-old was one of three players selected in the 2017 draft by the Suns, who also nabbed Josh Jackson with the fourth overall pick and selected Alec Peters at No. 54. As the 32nd overall pick, Reed wasn't subject to the NBA's rookie scale for first-rounders, but he signed a four-year deal anyway. His first-year minimum salary is fully guaranteed, while he has a partial guarantee on his second year, per Basketball Insiders. His third year is non-guaranteed and his fourth year is a team option. Reed is the second Suns guard to go down with a major knee injury this summer. Brandon Knight is expected to miss the entire 2017/18 season after suffering a torn ACL.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Brandon Knight Undergoes Successful ACL Surgery, Will Miss Entire 17-18 Season - by Eurobasket News

Brandon Knight (6'3''-G-91, college: Kentucky) underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee on Friday. The procedure was performed by Head Team Physician Dr. Tom Carter in Phoenix. Knight will remain out for the 2017-18 season. For his career, Knight holds averages of 15.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 382 games with Detroit, Milwaukee and the Suns. Knight averaged 11.0 points, 2.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds over 54 appearances in 2016-17, his sixth NBA season and third with the Suns after initially being acquired by the team in February of 2015.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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



*****************************************************
  NBA-G-LEAGUE  


Interview with Antonio Campbell - by Thomas Jones

We sit down to talk to Antonio Campbell (6'9''-F-94)

Eurobasket: To somebody who has not seen you play before. How would you like to describe your game?

Versatile 4 man whose game is pretty simple and hard to guard. Huge Pick and pop threat with a Tim Duncan jump hook that's really hard to guard because of my big frame even though I'm 240. Great awareness on the defensive end and runs the floor very hard to get quick layups or seals under the basket

Eurobasket: Who's been the biggest influence on your basketball career?

Honestly I must say myself or my assistant coach in college by the name of Aaron Fuss.

Eurobasket: What's been the biggest moment of your career so far?

Winning MAC player of the year my junior year, and if I wouldn't have got hurt I would have won it back to back.

Eurobasket: What about your injury?
I was prescribed some very good medicine from the New York Knicks team doctor and I am on my way to being back on the court, whatever clubs decides to take a chance with me is smart. It supposed to help me return to the court mid-late September.

Eurobasket: What expectations do you have for next season. What are your goals?

To make a name for myself, I consider myself an underdog which is what I like can't wait to open a lot of people's eyes! Whether that's in Europe or the NBA. To help any club I go to win games!

Eurobasket: What kind of stuff do you like to do off the court?

Get to know people, and play video games.

Eurobasket: Thank you so much for your time



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



*****************************************************
  NBLCANADA  


London Lightning hire new coach for upcoming NBL season - by Eurobasket News

When the London Lightning start their title defence this fall they'll be doing it with a new head coach. The Lightning introduced Keith Vassell as their new head coach Thursday morning, replacing Kyle Julius who stepped down after the team won their third National Basketball League of Canada championship in June. Vassell, a Scarborough native, has some NBL Canada experience, serving as the interim coach for the Niagara River Lions last season, posting a 7-11 record. Before that, he was the head coach of the men's basketball team at Niagara College in the Ontario College Athletic Association. 'This is an opportunity of a lifetime, to be a part of the London Lightning and the NBL,' Vassell said in a release. He becomes London's fourth head coach in their seven-year history. Vassell was a member of Canada's national basketball team, playing from 1989 to 2000. He competed in Olympic qualifying tournaments, the 1999 Pan Am Games, and the World Junior Basketball Championships. Vassell had an 11-year pro career that saw him play in Spain, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Portugal. In a release, owner-general manager Vito Frijia said he knows the value and quality of basketball Vassell will bring to the organization. 'Keith has a remarkable pedigree in Canada basketball and we are excited for him to continue that success here at the London Lightning,' he said. This past season, London broke their own league record for most wins in a single season with 35. They had 33 in 2012-13, the last time they won the NBL Canada championship. The Lightning went 11-2 in the playoffs. Vassell will have big shoes to fill. Not only did Julius lead the Lightning to the NBL Canada title last season, he was also named the coach of the year. It's not yet known when the Lightning will start their title defence. A new team in Sudbury has joined the league but a schedule hasn't been released.
Courtesy of: globalnews.ca



Halifax Hurricanes keep Poole for another season - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Hurricanes (NBL Canada) re-signed 25-year old American swingman Mike Poole (198-91kg-92, college: Iona). He played there last season. In 47 NBL Canada games he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3spg. Poole helped them to win the NBL Atlantic Division title.
He graduated from Iona College in 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBL Canada



Clinkscales re-signs at Halifax Hurricanes - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Hurricanes (NBL Canada) confirmed in their roster 33-year old American point guard Clifford Clinkscales (185-84, college: De Paul). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 54 NBL Canada games he had 5.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 8.3apg (leader !!!) and 1.4spg last season. Clinkscales helped them to win the NBL Atlantic Division title.
In 2008 he was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in ninth round (135th overall).
The former De Paul University standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Clinkscales was voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention in 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Erie Bay Hawks) and ABL (Panama City B.).
Clinkscales could be described: A pure point guard, who knows how to get a team offense more in sync. He can put every teammate at his natural positions and pass the ball at the right time. Also, he defends well on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBL Canada



*****************************************************
  NIGERIA  


Scandone Avellino lands Olaseni Lawal - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) landed 31-year old Nigerian international power forward Olaseni Lawal (208-102kg-86, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: 3Eye). The last season Lawal was tested by FC Barcelona (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements Lawal's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team award in 2015.
Lawal represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Lawal experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Lawal has played previously professionally in Kazakhstan (Astana), Qatar (Al Arabi), Italy (Verona and Banco di Srd) and Spain (CB Guadalajara and Cocinas.com).
He attended previously one of the camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Lawal attended Wayne State University, MI until 2009 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: He is 6'9' and is very athletic and has very long arms. He is an excellent shot blocker and defensive player who rebounds extremely well and plays above the rim. He runs the floor like a deer and plays extremely hard on both ends of the court. Offensively he has nice skills around the basket and will dunk on someone in a flash.

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
Olaseni Lawal
Thomas Scrubb

Centers:
Kyrylo Fesenko
Hamady N'Diaye

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Real Betis tab O.D. Anosike - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward O.D. Anosike (203-109kg-91, college: Siena, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Openjobmetis Varese in Italian Serie A. In 28 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 11.1rpg (leader !!!) last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Anosike also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.5ppg and 8.5rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Anosike spent at Enel Brindisi (also in Serie A). In 14 games he had 5.8ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.0apg. Anosike also spent pre-season at AEK Athens in Greek A1 that year. But in four games he got just 1.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he got only 2.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
Anosike has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team won French ProA Regular Season in 2014. Anosike received also USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Anosike has played previously professionally in France (Strasbourg IG).
He attended Siena College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Anosike's game is described as: Tremendous rebounder...Possesses high basketball IQ and great hands... Exceptional vision for a big man...Solid low post moves...Long and rangy. Consistent and powerful finisher...Good at facing up and taking defender off the dribble.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Donnie McGrath
Alfonso Sanchez
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Taylor Brown
O.D. Anosike

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

Coach: Alejandro Martinez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  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




*****************************************************
  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 40
 1. Brown, Phoenix40.0 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces32.8 
 3. Walker, Blackwater32.0 
 4. Holloway, Globalport30.0 
 5. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 7. Romeo, Globalport26.3 
 8. McKines, SM Be.25.8 
 9. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Henry WALKER
  Blackwater
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Walker, Blackwater20.7 
 2. Holloway, Globalport19.7 
 3. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 4. Fuller, NLEX R.18.2 
 5. Brown, Phoenix17.0 
 6. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 7. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 8. McKines, SM Be.14.3 
 9. Anthony, Globalport12.3 
 10. Henton, Alaska Aces11.2 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.8.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen7.5 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 4. Craig, TNT K.6.7 
 5. Revilla, KIA P.6.2 
 6. Romeo, Globalport6.0 
 7. Newsome, Meralco .5.7 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 9. Castro-W., TNT K.4.8 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.0 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.3 
 3. Castro-W., TNT K.1.8 
 4. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 5. Henton, Alaska Aces1.8 
 6. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.8 
 7. Walker, Blackwater1.7 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .1.7 
 9. Jazul, Phoenix1.6 
 10. Lassiter, SM Be.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.3 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.7 
 3. Erram, Blackwater2.7 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces2.6 
 5. Santos, SM Beermen2.5 
 6. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.3 
 7. Abueva, Alaska Aces2.0 
 8. McKines, SM Be.1.8 
 9. Fajardo, SM Be.1.7 
 10. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.6 


Hawkeyes sweep CEU to capture 2017 Foundation Cup - by Eurobasket News

Even without Most Valuable Player Raymar Jose (193-F), Cignal HD proved to be too much against Centro Escolar University. The Hawkeyes swept the 2017 PBA D-League season, beating the Scorpions Thursday in Game 2 of the Finals, 79-69, to win the Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig. After a blowout in Game 1, Cignal broke away in the second period of Game 2 after outscoring CEU by 10 points to head to the break up by 15. The Scorpions desperately tried to rally in the second half but CEU never broke the double-digit barrier as the Hawkeyes swept the series, 2-0.
Courtesy of: pba-online.net



*****************************************************
  POLAND  


Poland beat Great Britain for first win in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Great Britain 86:76

Poland ensured the first win at the international friendly tournament in Legionowo. The hosts drubbed Great Britain to improve at 1-1 record. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) netted 13 points to lead the winners.
Great Britain eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts surged ahead in the second frame. Poland posted a 43:36 halftime advantage. The home side boosted the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Poland kept Great Britain at distance throughout the final quarter and raced to the win. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) had 12 points, while Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) netted 10 points for Poland. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) netted 16 points for Great Britain. Kyle Johnson (195-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points in the loss.




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



*****************************************************
  PORTUGAL  


Albacete signs Angel Vazquez - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) signed 22-year old Portuguese forward Angel Vazquez (190-95). He played last season at Cordobasket in the EBA. In 21 games he had 12.5ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg.
Vazquez has played previously professionally also in Germany (OSB Hellenen Muenchen).

Arcos Albacete Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Fox
Garret Covington
Jose Ortega

Forwards:
Georvys Elias
Javier Marin
Angel Vazquez
Eugenio Gomez
Tyler Livingston
David Maldonado

Center:
Babatunde Olumuyiwa

Coach: Alfredo Galvez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  PUERTO RICO  


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



*****************************************************
  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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Romania



Justin Gray (ex Tsmoki-Minsk) agreed terms with UBT Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American guard Justin Gray (188-88kg-84, college: Wake Forest). He has played for the last two years at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian Premier League. Gray managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 5 Premier League games he recorded 9.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 8.0apg and 2.0spg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Gray also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 22 games in VTB United League where he had 12.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. And finally Gray contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 15.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gray is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Gray has played previously professionally in Belgium, Bulgaria (Rilski), China (Fly Dragons), France (Poitiers), Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and Kavala), Lebanon (Homenetmen), Poland (PGE Turow), Turkey (Bakirkoy), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and Cyprus (Apollon).
He attended Wake Forest University until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Versatile enough to excel at point guard as well as big guard. An enthusiastic, high-energy guard who brings a swagger to the team. Gray is one of the team's vocal leaders ... possesses great quickness ... an exceptional perimeter shooter.

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

Guards:
Aleksandar Rasic
Justin Gray
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Romania



*****************************************************
  RUSSIA  


Maxim Kolyushkin agreed terms with N.Novgorod - by Alex Rovenskyi

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old international guard Maxim Kolyushkin (192-78kg-90). He played most recently at Avtodor (VTB). In 20 VTB United League games he recorded 4.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Kolyushkin also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lokomotiv. But in 7 Euroleague games he had just 0.4ppg. Kolyushkin helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 20 games in VTB United League where he got 4.0ppg and 1.4apg. Kolyushkin contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2012 and 2015.
Kolyushkin has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
Kolyushkin represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Kolyushkin has played previously for two other teams: Lokomotiv Rostov U23 and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Maxim Kolyushkin
Sterling Gibbs
Artem Komolov

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Erik McCree
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



Burevestnik inks Ilia Aleksandrov - by Alex Rovenskyi

BK Burevestnik Jaroslav (Superleague 2) signed experienced 36-year old shooting guard Ilia Aleksandrov (194-100kg-81). He played last season at Univ.Surgut in the Superleague 1. In 31 games he had 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg. Superleague 2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Aleksandrov helped them to win the Superleague 1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at AltajBasket where in 48 Superleague 2 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and averaged 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Aleksandrov contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2 Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1st Team back in 2011.
Aleksandrov has spent his entire career in Russia playing for seven other teams: Dynamo-MGTU Maykop, Novosybirsk, Magnitka-University Magnitogorsk, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok, Lokomotiv, Naltchik and Spartak Primorie Vladivostok.
Aleksandrov is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Burevestnik.

BK Burevestnik Jaroslav roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ilia Aleksandrov
Alexander Korchagin

Forwards:
Vladimir Belov
Konstantin Novikov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



Irkut tabs Dmitriy Bubnov - by Alex Rovenskyi

BC Irkut Irkutsk (Superleague 1) inked 20-year old Dmitriy Bubnov (97). He played most recently at Spartak St.Petersburg in the Superleague 2. In 35 games he averaged 4.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season.

BC Irkut Irkutsk roster for 2017-2018:

Filip Samojlovic
Alimdzhan Fedyushin
Mikhail Karpachev
Alexey Babushkin
Dmitriy Bubnov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



Khimky Podmoskoye signs Maxim Tkachenko - by Alex Rovenskyi

Khimky-Podmoskovye Moscow Region (Superleague 1) signed 25-year old point guard Maxim Tkachenko (185-75kg-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) from Ural Ekaterinburg. In 23 Superleague 1 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tkachenko played at Krasny Oktyabr. But in 9 Eurocup games he recorded just 1.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 26 games in VTB United League where he averaged only 2.1ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg.
Tkachenko's team made it to the Superleague Semifinals in 2015.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. Tkachenko's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 2.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg.
Tkachenko has played previously for four other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg, Lokomotiv, COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



Russia overcame Finland in Helsinki - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Russia 91-100

Russia overcame Finland in Helsinki as they totaled 100 points. Russia took a 22-17 lead and ensured a 7-point halftime advantage due to 23-21 rally in the second period. Moreover the guests posted another 26-23 run in the third period, while Finland relied with a 30-29 rally for the final result.
Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) netted 17. Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 14, whilst Dmitrii Kulagin (197-G/F-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) had 12 each. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) scored 26 for the hosts and Carl Lindbom (206-SF-91) posted 11.



*****************************************************
  SERBIA  


Serbia pip Greece in Athens - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Greece 69-67

Serbia edged Greece in Athens at the Akropolis International Tournament. Serbia posted a 69-67 win to finish second with a 2-1 record, while Greece ended up third with a 1-2 record.
The guests took the lead after the first period and had a 21-18 advantage. Both sides posted 18 points each as Serbia got 3 points halftime lead. They also notched a 16-9 run in the third frame for a 10 points lead, while Greece reduced the gap due to 23-15 surge in the last period.
Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G/F-89, agency: BeoBasket) netted 17 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) collected 11 points and 8 assists for the winners. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) delivered 13 points and 6 assists, Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) scored 11 and Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) 10 for Greece.



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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.



*****************************************************
  SLOVAKIA  


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



*****************************************************
  SLOVENIA  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Slovenia



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.



*****************************************************
  SPAIN  


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



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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Acosta is back at Jaguarzo Adepla - by Ivan Milenkovic

Jaguarzo Adepla Basket Plasencia (EBA) agreed terms with 19-year old Argentinian forward Franco Acosta (201-98). EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Acosta played at Menorca where in 14 EBA games he had 4.5ppg and 3.2rpg.
Acosta represented Argentina at the FIBA Americas Championships U18 in Valdivia (Chile) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 4.0rpg.
Acosta was member of Unicaja Malaga U18 team during 2015-16.

Jaguarzo Adepla Basket Plasencia roster for 2017-2018:

Diego Ortega
Raul Perez
Pablo Gracia
David Atkinson
Adam Pisarczyk
Daniel Garcia
Franco Acosta
Edu Chacon

Coach: Jesus Porras

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Gipuzkoa tabs Daniel Clark - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) inked 29-year old British international power forward Daniel Clark (210-110kg-88) from UCAM Murcia. Clark managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). But in 7 Liga Endesa games in Spain he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played that season for MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian league where in 7 Eurocup games he had 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1apg. Clark also played 15 games in ABA League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.1apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Clark's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014.
He has been also a member of British international program for some years. Clark has regularly played for British senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 71.4%.
Clark has played previously for seven other Spain teams: Baskonia, Andorra, Movil Estudiantes, Leche Rio Breogan, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Zaragoza and Leche Rio Breogan.
His game is described as: A skilled inside player who grew up in Spain, adding to his game all the perimetral skills needed to play the 4 position very effectively. He can spend tim also at center, thanks to size and strength.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

Forwards:
Daniel Clark
Jordan Swing
Danny Agbelese
Mike Carlson
Joan Pardina

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Plasencia signs Calhoun just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Electro Mercantil Plasencia (LEB Silver) signed 24-year old American center Brent Calhoun (206-118kg-93, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne (NCAA). Calhoun has played there for the last five years. In 33 games he had 9.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.5bpg last season. Calhoun helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Calhoun's team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2016.

Electro Mercantil Plasencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bayle
Adrian Fuentes
Miguel Martinez
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Mario Alvarez
Erik Kinney

Centers:
Seydou Aboubacar
Brent Calhoun
Alejandro Galan

Coach: Carlos Diaz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Serrano comes back to Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Gold newcomer Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia added to their roster 28-year old center Victor Serrano (211-89). It is actually his comeback to Azpeitia as he has played here before. Serrano played last season at Palma in the LEB Gold. In 38 games he recorded 8.7ppg and 5.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Serrano played at Caceres_Basket where in 32 LEB Gold games he averaged 9.0ppg and 6.6rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
Serrano's team won Spanish LEB Silver Cup in 2014.
He has played previously for five other teams: Movil Estudiantes, Ourense, CB Canarias, CB Guadalajara and CB Prat.

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alberto Ruiz_de_Galarreta
Ander Garcia
Joe De_Ciman
Gaizka Maiza

Forwards:
Ibon Guridi
Marcos Portalez
Andrija Simovic
Kenny Kaminski

Center:
Victor Serrano

Coach: Lorenzo Encinas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Gijon welcomes back Rubiera - by Eurobasket News

Gijon Basket 2015 (EBA) landed 19-year old guard Alejandro Rubiera (190-98). It is actually his comeback to Gijon as he has played here before. Rubiera played most recently at Pozo Soton BVM 2012 Mieres in EBA. However his team was relegated to 1Div.. In 22 games he averaged 3.6ppg and 2.1rpg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Pau Gasol powers Spain past Lithuania in front of 11000 fans at Siemens Arena - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Spain 78-79

Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) led Spain past Lithuania in front of 11000 fans at Siemens Arena. He capped the regulation with two points to seal the outcome in a 79-78 win. Pau Gasol had in total 24 points and 7 rebounds and Alex Abrines (198-SF-93) scored 15 points.
Lithuania won the first period 27-20 and added a narrow 19-16 rally in the second netted. Spain however replied with a massive 23-12 surge to take a lead with 10 minutes to go. Both teams nailed 20 points in the last quarter for the final result.
Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) replied with 21 points for the hosts and 11 rebounds, while Jonas Maciulis (198-F-85) scored 12. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) notched 9 and Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) brought 8.



Taylor Brown (ex Lietuvos rytas) signs at Real Betis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old American forward Taylor Brown (200-89, college: Bradley). He played most recently at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 17 games he averaged 8.0ppg and 4.5rpg last season. Brown helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for Wilki Morskie in Polish TBL where in 20 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements Brown received Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Imports Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Brown experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Brown has played previously professionally in Belgium (Basic Fit Brussels), Germany (Fraport Skyliners II), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon), Turkey (Darussafaka) and Sweden (Nassjo).
He attended Bradley University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Brown's outlook: Great shooter, very aggressive in the paint. Loves to play inside-outside and is able to score in very different ways. Athletic player, who goes after the rebounds. Led the team with 14.8ppg and 6.4rpg his senior year in Bradley University. Was nominated All-MVC Most Improved Player of the Year in 2010.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Donnie McGrath
Alfonso Sanchez
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Taylor Brown

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Burgos keep Akodo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) re-signed 21-year old British international guard Jules Akodo (188-85kg-96). He played there last season. But in 12 LEB Gold games he averaged just 1.6ppg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at LTH Castings (Telemach League) in Slovenia where in 27 games he had 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg.
Despite young age Akodo had impressive career. Akodo played in the final of Slovenian U18 Championships in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.9apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Akodo has played previously professionally in Germany (Fraport Skyliners II) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Has a great body and athletic skills for a point guard. He can drive to the lane and plays tough defense. He needs to work onn his outside shooting because he struggles a bit now, if left open from the distance.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher
Jules Akodo

Forwards:
Deon Thompson
Deividas Gailius
Alejandro Barrera

Center:
Goran Huskic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Moron adds Fierro to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) added to their roster 18-year old guard Alejandro Fierro (186-99). He has played for the last two seasons at Baloncesto Sevilla 2nd team in the EBA. In 17 games he had 6.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season.

Aceitunas Fragata Moron roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Rufian
Jose_Antonio Marco
Javier Marin
Taylor Cameron
Alejandro Fierro

Forwards:
Jesus Chagoyen
Cheick_Sekou Conde
Jose Jimenez
Ted Hinnenkamp

Center:
Wally Niang

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Albacete signs Angel Vazquez - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) signed 22-year old Portuguese forward Angel Vazquez (190-95). He played last season at Cordobasket in the EBA. In 21 games he had 12.5ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg.
Vazquez has played previously professionally also in Germany (OSB Hellenen Muenchen).

Arcos Albacete Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Fox
Garret Covington
Jose Ortega

Forwards:
Georvys Elias
Javier Marin
Angel Vazquez
Eugenio Gomez
Tyler Livingston
David Maldonado

Center:
Babatunde Olumuyiwa

Coach: Alfredo Galvez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Real Betis tab O.D. Anosike - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward O.D. Anosike (203-109kg-91, college: Siena, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Openjobmetis Varese in Italian Serie A. In 28 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 11.1rpg (leader !!!) last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Anosike also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.5ppg and 8.5rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Anosike spent at Enel Brindisi (also in Serie A). In 14 games he had 5.8ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.0apg. Anosike also spent pre-season at AEK Athens in Greek A1 that year. But in four games he got just 1.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he got only 2.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
Anosike has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team won French ProA Regular Season in 2014. Anosike received also USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Anosike has played previously professionally in France (Strasbourg IG).
He attended Siena College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Anosike's game is described as: Tremendous rebounder...Possesses high basketball IQ and great hands... Exceptional vision for a big man...Solid low post moves...Long and rangy. Consistent and powerful finisher...Good at facing up and taking defender off the dribble.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Donnie McGrath
Alfonso Sanchez
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Taylor Brown
O.D. Anosike

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

Coach: Alejandro Martinez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Gandia keeps Vidal for another season - by Eurobasket News

Units Pel Basquet Gandia (EBA) re-signed 29-year old guard Sergio Vidal (194-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played there last season. In 30 LEB Silver games he averaged 6.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.1apg. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Vidal spent at Almassera where in 7 EBA games he had 11.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. He also played that season for Leyma Basquet (LEB Gold). LEB Silver was a little too high level for him, where in 7 LEB Gold games he recorded just 1.0ppg.
Vidal has played previously for five other teams: CB Guadalajara, Calpe, HLA Alicante, Albacete and Universidad Politecnica Valencia.

Units Pel Basquet Gandia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Sergio Vidal

Forwards:
Johnathan Murphy
Fitzgerald White
Faith Pope
Alan Kleinjan

Center:
Shalawn Miller

Coach: Victor Rubio

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



CAM E.Soler adds Molina to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) added to their roster 27-year old center Marcos Molina (202-90) from Myrtia. In 26 EBA games he recorded 10.0ppg and 6.2rpg last season. He helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 2 title.
Molina represented Spain at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.6ppg, 2.0rpg.
Molina has played previously for seven other teams: Valencia Basket, Caceres_Basket, UCAM Murcia, L'Alfas, Caceres Ciudad del Baloncesto, UCAM Murcia II and L'Alfas.

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler roster for 2017-2018:

Phillip Holm
Daniel Terron
Jose Martinez
Marcos Molina
Javier Gonzalez
Joe Graessle
Carlos Platero
Jose Ignacio Giraldez
Yusef Ahmed
Luis Garcia
Wasim El Otmani
Daniel Mateos
Cristian Mullor
Alejandro Sanchez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Jordan Bachynski (ex Hokkaido L.) joins Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old Canadian center Jordan Bachynski (218-117kg-89, college: Arizona State). He played last season at Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo in Japanese B League. In 19 games he had 9.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. Bachynski also played that season for Diamond Dolphins (also in B League) where in 28 games he recorded 5.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando in 2015. Bachynski was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive Team in 2016.
He represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Bachynski is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Bachynski tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), NBA (Detroit Pistons), Australia (Giants) and NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
Bachynski attended Arizona State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas
Matt Thomas

Forwards:
Alberto Corbacho
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic
Eimantas Bendzius
Benjamin Simons

Centers:
Nacho Llovet
Artem Pustovyi
Adam Pechacek
Jordan Bachynski

Coach: Moncho Fernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Manresa adds Hamilton to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old British international forward Ashley Hamilton (201-95kg-88, college: Loyola Mary, agency: Court Side). He has played for the last two seasons at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 league. In 28 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hamilton played at Bawer Olimpia Matera in Italian Serie A2 where in 12 games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.3apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hamilton's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2013.
He also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Hamilton 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 four different countries. Hamilton has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Sagesse), Ukraine (Cherkasy), Italy (VL Pesaro and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria) and Spain (Gran Canaria and Vecindario).
He attended Loyola Marymount University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has great athletic skills, he's a good rebounder and gives his best near to the basket. This is why he's very effective at minor league level, where he can spend time even at 5 position.

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Jordi Trias
Javier Mugica
Ashley Hamilton
Alvaro Munoz
Lluis Costa
Jokubas Gintvainis
Petar Aranitovic
Gabriel Lundberg
Noah Allen
Ahmed Khalaf
Guilliem Jou
Jordan Sakho
Romaric Belemene

Coach: Aleix Duran

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  SWITZERLAND  


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
.

Lugano Tigers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio Ballard
Dominique Rambo
Isaiah Williams

Forwards:
Westher Molteni
Florian Steinmann

Center:
James Padgett

Coach: Thibaut Petit

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Switzerland



*****************************************************
  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.



Zafer Alp signs at Manisa - by Eurobasket News

Manisa Belediye landed 23-year old point guard Zafer Alp (186-94). He has played for the last four years at Final Genclik in TBL. However his team was relegated to TB2L. In 14 games he averaged just 2.4ppg and 2.1apg last season.
Alp's team won Turkish TB2L Federation Cup in 2013.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) seven years ago. Alp's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 5.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 28.3%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 40.0%.
Alp has played previously for two other teams: Bandirma Kirmizi and Istanbul DSI.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



Manisa signs Enis Bayrak - by Eurobasket News

Manisa Belediye signed 28-year old forward Enis Bayrak (204-89). He has played for the last two seasons at Ankara D.S.I. in the TBL. TBL was a little too high level for him, where in three games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg last season.
Bayrak has played previously for six other teams: TED Istanbul, Bakirkoy, Beykoz, Istanbul BBSK, Istanbul DSI and Afyon Bld.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



*****************************************************
  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
#s#
Stephaun Adams
Adams
Ivan Aska
Aska
Deon Edwin
Edwin
Johnathan Gray
Gray
Justin Gray
Gray
#e#5
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




*****************************************************
  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.



*****************************************************
  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.



BIPA inks Oleksandr Tishchenko - by Andy Dziuba

Bipa Basket Odessa strengthened their roster with addition of 28 years old Ukranian bigman Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-F/C-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) for upcoming season.

Last season Tishchenko played for two teams in two leagues. He started with BC Kremen Kremenchuk in Ukranian Superleague, where averaged 15,4 ppg, 8,5 rpg and 1,3 apg in 13 games. In December 2016 Tishchenko moved to Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgian Superleague). There he recorded 12,0 ppg, 7,4 rpg and 1,5 apg in 24 games.

During recent season Tishchenko was voted Eurobasket Player of the Week for Georgian Superleague round 11. Also he got Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Honorable Mention.

Among main player's career achievements are two Ukranian Superleague Champion and two Ukranian Cup Winner titles.



Anatoly Chelovan is a newcomer at Sokhumi - by Andy Dziuba

Sokhumi Tbilisi signed 26 years old Ukranian center Anatoly Chelovan (208-C-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) for upcoming season.

Chelovan most recently played for Bipa Basket Odessa in Ukranian Superleague. He averaged 9,6 ppg, 5,7 rpg and 1,0 bpg in 30 games.

Previously Chelovan played for Dynamo Kyiv, Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk, SC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih and BC Kyiv. Also he was member of Ukranian U20 National Team at European Championships U20.

After season 2015-16 Chelovan was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport 2nd Team.



Anatoly Chelovan (ex Bipa Basket) joins Sokhumi - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) agreed terms with 26-year old Ukrainian center Anatoly Chelovan (208-120kg-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Bipa Basket in Ukrainian Superleague. In 30 games he had 9.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Chelovan played at Dynamo (SL Favorit Sport) in Ukrainian league where in 43 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 7.5rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.2apg. Chelovan helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport 2nd Team.
He represented Ukraine at the 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year.
Chelovan has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like BC Kyiv, Kryvbas, Hoverla, Kremen and Khartsyzsk.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



Montenegro coast past Ukraine in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Montenegro 62:75

Montenegro celebrated the first win at the international friendly tournament in Istanbul. They edged Ukraine behind 12 points from Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, college: Boston Coll.).
Montenegro eked out an 18:17 lead at the first break. The Balkan team went on a 25:10 run in the second term to take a 16-point halftime lead. Ukraine and Montenegro exchanged the baskets throughout the third term as the Balkan side ensured a 16-point advantage at the final break. Ukraine narrowed the gap in the fourth frame but could not threaten the opponents as Montenegro raced to the win. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) and Vladimir Mihailovic (193-SG-90, agency: BeoBasket) netted 9 points each for the winners. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 10 points for Ukraine. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 8 points in the defeat.



*****************************************************
  UNITED KINGDOM  


Poland beat Great Britain for first win in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Great Britain 86:76

Poland ensured the first win at the international friendly tournament in Legionowo. The hosts drubbed Great Britain to improve at 1-1 record. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) netted 13 points to lead the winners.
Great Britain eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts surged ahead in the second frame. Poland posted a 43:36 halftime advantage. The home side boosted the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Poland kept Great Britain at distance throughout the final quarter and raced to the win. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) had 12 points, while Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) netted 10 points for Poland. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) netted 16 points for Great Britain. Kyle Johnson (195-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points in the loss.




Poland edge Great Britain for first win in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Great Britain 86:76

Poland ensured the first win at the international friendly tournament in Legionowo. The hosts drubbed Great Britain to improve at 1-1 record. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) netted 13 points to lead the winners.
Great Britain eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts surged ahead in the second frame. Poland posted a 43:36 halftime advantage. The home side boosted the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Poland kept Great Britain at distance throughout the final quarter and raced to the win. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) had 12 points, while Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) netted 10 points for Poland. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) netted 16 points for Great Britain. Kyle Johnson (195-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points in the loss.




Poland beat Great Britain for first win in Legionowo - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Great Britain 86:76

Poland ensured the first win at the international friendly tournament in Legionowo. The hosts drubbed Great Britain to improve at 1-1 record. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) netted 13 points to lead the winners.
Great Britain eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts surged ahead in the second frame. Poland posted a 43:36 halftime advantage. The home side boosted the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Poland kept Great Britain at distance throughout the final quarter and raced to the win. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) had 12 points, while Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) netted 10 points for Poland. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) netted 16 points for Great Britain. Kyle Johnson (195-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points in the loss.




Manresa adds Hamilton to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old British international forward Ashley Hamilton (201-95kg-88, college: Loyola Mary, agency: Court Side). He has played for the last two seasons at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 league. In 28 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hamilton played at Bawer Olimpia Matera in Italian Serie A2 where in 12 games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.3apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hamilton's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2013.
He also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Hamilton 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 four different countries. Hamilton has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Sagesse), Ukraine (Cherkasy), Italy (VL Pesaro and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria) and Spain (Gran Canaria and Vecindario).
He attended Loyola Marymount University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has great athletic skills, he's a good rebounder and gives his best near to the basket. This is why he's very effective at minor league level, where he can spend time even at 5 position.

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Jordi Trias
Javier Mugica
Ashley Hamilton
Alvaro Munoz
Lluis Costa
Jokubas Gintvainis
Petar Aranitovic
Gabriel Lundberg
Noah Allen
Ahmed Khalaf
Guilliem Jou
Jordan Sakho
Romaric Belemene

Coach: Aleix Duran

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Burgos keep Akodo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) re-signed 21-year old British international guard Jules Akodo (188-85kg-96). He played there last season. But in 12 LEB Gold games he averaged just 1.6ppg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at LTH Castings (Telemach League) in Slovenia where in 27 games he had 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg.
Despite young age Akodo had impressive career. Akodo played in the final of Slovenian U18 Championships in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.9apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Akodo has played previously professionally in Germany (Fraport Skyliners II) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Has a great body and athletic skills for a point guard. He can drive to the lane and plays tough defense. He needs to work onn his outside shooting because he struggles a bit now, if left open from the distance.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher
Jules Akodo

Forwards:
Deon Thompson
Deividas Gailius
Alejandro Barrera

Center:
Goran Huskic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Gipuzkoa tabs Daniel Clark - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) inked 29-year old British international power forward Daniel Clark (210-110kg-88) from UCAM Murcia. Clark managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). But in 7 Liga Endesa games in Spain he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played that season for MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian league where in 7 Eurocup games he had 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1apg. Clark also played 15 games in ABA League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.1apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Clark's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014.
He has been also a member of British international program for some years. Clark has regularly played for British senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 71.4%.
Clark has played previously for seven other Spain teams: Baskonia, Andorra, Movil Estudiantes, Leche Rio Breogan, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Zaragoza and Leche Rio Breogan.
His game is described as: A skilled inside player who grew up in Spain, adding to his game all the perimetral skills needed to play the 4 position very effectively. He can spend tim also at center, thanks to size and strength.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

Forwards:
Daniel Clark
Jordan Swing
Danny Agbelese
Mike Carlson
Joan Pardina

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



David Kadiri Kadiri joins the Giants - by Greg

Manchester Giants (BBL) have added a second exciting new American signing, in the shape of forward David Kadiri (203-95kg-95).
The 22-year-old follows hot on the heels of countryman Austin Rettig, whose signing was announced earlier this week.
Kadiri, who stands at 6'8', hails from Maryland and comes to the Giants from the Buffalo (NCAA), where he averaged 4 rebounds, 6 points per game and 63% field goal percentage in 31 appearances last season.
His biggest game saw him post 23 points and 11 rebounds, plus 85% on shooting, against fellow NCAA Division 1 Mid-American Conference contenders Ball State.
Kadiri said: 'I am really looking forward to playing for the Giants and am thankful for the opportunity.
'I am a very athletic, high energy player. I can knock down shots as well and defend multiple positions.
'I've heard all good things about Manchester and I?m looking forward to getting acclimated to the team, city and the people.'
In his junior college days at South Plains, Kadiri recorded 13 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks in the championship game as his team lost in overtime.
He had previously been named MVP at Coolidge High School during his senior year.
Kadiri also made an NCAA tournament appearance in 2016, after Buffalo won the MAC Championship, playing 10 minutes in the defeat to Miami before coming off with an injury.
Giants CEO, John Dwan, said: 'Danny and his team have worked very hard over the summer to recruit the right players, and we're excited to welcome David as part of the roster.
'The arrival of both David and Austin are a positive step forward for the Giants as we look to continue our growth as a sustainable club and make significant improvements on the court and challenge for the play-offs."
Kadiri will wear vest number 1 for the Giants, and is expected to arrive ahead of the game against USA Select on September 3.

By Manchester Giants

Manchester Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Harold Trobo
Usman Baba
Callum Jones
Jerelle Okoro
Austin Rettig
Sam Lane

Forwards:
Anastasios Traianos
Mark Rangeley
David Kadiri
Richard Bell

Center:
Clayfell Harris

Coach: Danny Byrne

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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



*****************************************************
  URUGUAY  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  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
#e#5
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




*****************************************************
  VIETNAM  


SEA Games: Malaysia Men's team placed 5th after defeating Vietnam, 93-64 - by Eurobasket News

A second blowout win for the Malaysia in the same day. Our Malaysian men's national basketball team defeats Vietnam for the 5th placing in the 2017 SEA Games here in Malaysia, 93-64. All was well for the home team as Vietnam trailed behind them in points throughout the match. They (Malaysia) even had a 23 points scoring run during the third quarter (65-40). Some of the Malaysian players, namely Wong Yi Hou and Ivan Yeo were not placed in the game because they were unwell. Some of the national players including those visiting were hospitalized due to food poisoning from the day before. Despite having two of their first five on the bench, the home team still performed well offensively and defensively. Lim Perry Lee attained a double-double with 24 points and a huge number of rebounds, 18 - 11 offensive and 7 defensive rebounds. In the last quarter, Chee Li Wei made a poster styled dunk as the last 2 points for Malaysia (93-58). 'It has been a great run which our boys trained all summer for,' said Coach Goh. 'We played to our best against the biggest teams and I'm very proud of them for that.' 'We thank our fans and supporters who have filled the seats at all of our games. Playing for Malaysia only meant so much more with all of them cheering for us.'
Courtesy of: kldragons.com



*****************************************************
  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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



*****************************************************
  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Results and Stats from Day 6 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Serbia - Taiwan 82-64
Serbia rolled past Taiwan to finish on top of Group A. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) netted 27 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Serbia accounted for a 43:30 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 20-point at the final intermission and rallied to the victory. Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95, agency: BeoBasket) had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Kai-Yan Lee (182-G-93) replied with 14 points for Taiwan.

Latvia - South Korea 97-61
Latvia improved at 3-2 record in Group A following a comfortable win over South Korea. Janis Eiduks (200-F-93) produced 18 points to pace the winners. South Korea enjoyed an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Latvia unloaded 31 points in the second term to ensure a 47:33 halftime lead. Latvia added 50 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93, agency: SPORTlab Agency) netted 14 points for the winners. Chanho Park (201-F-96) replied with 12 points for South Korea.

Mexico - Hungary 82-77
Mexico held off Hungary for the third win in Group A. Alejandro Villanueva (199-SF-93) netted 23 points to lead the Latin American side. Mexico and Hungary were tied at 44 heading into the second half. Mexico held Hungary to 33 points in the second half and raced to the win. Victor Alvarez Diez (180-SF-96) netted 20 points for the winners. Adam Wirth (191-G-93) replied with 16 points for Hungary.

Group B
Hong Kong - Finland 52-114
Finland stormed past Hong Kong to earn 4-1 record in Group B. Harold Fiifi Aidoo (187-PG-96) provided 17 points in the win. Finland posted a 47:25 halftime lead. They unleashed 67 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Shawn Hopkins (196-F-95) had 15 points in the win. Chun Lam (184-PG-95) answered with 9 points for Hong Kong.

Japan - Norway 63-73
Norway edged Japan behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Chris-Ebou Ndow (198-F-93). Norway piled up a 33:21 halftime advantage. Japan pulled within 8 points at the final intermission. However Norway sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the win. Johannes Dolven (203-F-96) posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Ando Shuto (189-G-94) answered with 12 points for Japan.

Canada - Germany 73-85
Germany registered the fifth consecutive win at the tournament. They toppled Canada to clinch the top place in Group B. Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) and Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) produced 20 points each in the victory. Canada accounted for a 40:33 halftime lead. But Germany responded with a 52:33 rally in the second half to seal the victory. Dominic Lockhart (198-G-94) netted 15 points in the win. Mambi Diawara (195-G/F-94, college: Lamar St.CC) topscored with 19 points for Canada.

Group C
Estonia - USA 61-101
USA coasted past Estonia to remain undefeated at the World University Games. Vincent Edwards (203-F-96) provided 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win. USA piled up a comfortable 60:35 halftime advantage. They added 41 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) accounted for 16 points in the win. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) netted 15 points for Estonia.

Argentina - Romania 71-53
Argentina topped Romania for 4-1 record in Group C. Erik Thomas (196-F-95) and Carlos Buemo (194-G/F-96) tallied 15 points apiece in the win. Argentina used a 22:15 run in the second term to take a 7-point halftime lead. They followed with a massive 27:13 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Ayan Carvalho (196-G-97) had 10 points, 6 boards and 6 assists in the victory. Andrei Damian (196-SG-94) answered with 12 points for Romania.

Czech Republic - United Arab Emirates 114-58
Czech Republic knocked down UAE to improve at 2-3 record in Group C. Seven players scored in double figures for the winners. Vaclav Bujnoch (200-C-93, college: Des Moines Area CC) accounted for 20 points in the victory. Czech Republic accumulated a 58:27 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Marek Sehnal (196-F/G-96) notched 15 points for the winners. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) tallied 18 points and 7 rebounds for UAE.

Group D
Lithuania - Russia 112-71
Lithuania clinched the top position in Group D. They breezed past Russia for 4-1 record. Martinas Geben (206-F-94) provided 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Lithuania piled up a 61:29 halftime lead. They added 51 points in the second half to ice the win. Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) and Evaldas Saulys (190-G-93) had 17 points each in the victory. Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-C-93) netted 18 points for Russia.

Ukraine - Israel 78-105
Israel crushed Ukraine to reach the quarterfinal stage in Taipei. Iftach Ziv (191-SG-95, agency: Avi Zilberman) produced 16 points and 8 assists for the winners. Israel piled up a 49:28 halftime advantage. They unleashed 56 points in the second half to ease to the win. Ben Altit (208-F/C-93, college: Bryant, agency: Avi Zilberman) had 15 points in the victory. Sergiy Zagreba (214-C-94) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Ukraine.

Mozambique - Australia 58-87
Australia beat Mozambique to improve at 3-2 record in Group D. Jack McVeigh (203-F-96, college: Nebraska) notched 20 points for the Emerging Boomers. Australia accumulated a 37:24 halftime lead. They poured in 50 points in the second half to race to the victory. Dejan Vasiljevic (190-G-97) had 16 points in the win. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) answered with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Mozambique.





*****************************************************

Women News


Mozambique, Senegal, Mali and Nigeria advance into semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Cameroon - Senegal 58-71
Senegal outgunned Cameroon to enter the semifinal stage. Astou Traore (182-F/C-81, agency: ProDep Management) delivered 21 points to lead the winners. Senegal piled up a 32:20 halftime lead. They went on a 23:17 rally in the third term to clear off. Cameroon tried hard to narrow the deficit in the fourth period but could not avoid the loss. Oumoul Thiam (181-SG-90, college: S.Nazarene) delivered 14 points for the winners. Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa (172-SG-89, college: Memphis) netted 21 points and grabbed 9 boards for Cameroon.

Egypt - Mali 50-90
Mali outgunned Egypt to enter the semifinal stage at the championship. Naignouma Coulibaly (191-C-89) posted 16 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Mali recorded a 39:27 halftime lead. They went on a 26:8 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Fatoumata Bagayoko (170-G-88) delivered 14 points for the winners. Meral Abdelgawad (181-F-98) answered with 15 points for Egypt.

Mozambique - Angola 61-47
Leia Dongue (185-F/C-91) stepped up with 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead Mozambique to a surprisingly easy win over Angola in the quarterfinal clash tonight. Angola jumped to a 16:6 lead after ten minutes. Mozambique however bounced back with a 17:4 run in the next period to ensure a 23:20 halftime lead. They followed with a 22:14 run in the third term to boost the lead. Mozambique held Angola to just 13 points in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Elizabeth Pereira (170-PG-91) had 12 points for the winners. Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) fired 18 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 6 steals for Angola.

Ivory Coast - Nigeria 43-98
Nigeria overwhelmed Ivory Coast to reach the semifinal stage. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky) delivered 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Nigeria used a 23:2 run in the second term to take a 46:15 halftime lead. Nigeria unloaded 52 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Ezinne Kalu (173-G-92, college: Savannah St., agency: GoaBasket) added 17 points and 8 assists for the winners. Solange Bognini (178-F-97) netted 11 points for Ivory Coast.




Nigeria target Semifinals ticket in Mali - by Olusegun Ikuesan

With few hours to their quarter final match against Cote d'Ivoire coaches and players of Nigeria are determined to continue their impressive campaign and book a ticket to the semifinals of the Afrobasket competition.

Speaking after their last training earlier today (Friday), Head coach, Sam Vincent said playing against Ivory Coast will not be an easy task since every team in the quarter finals is good enough to win the title.

Vincent who led D'Tigress to the Athens 2004 Olympics said that, 'Every team who will face D'Tigress will be out for the kill. After winning five games out of five, teams are now more aware of the threat posed by Nigeria, so they will want to come all out and achieve an upset."

The team's assistant coach, Ahmedu Peter said the technical team has studied and learnt from the mistakes made by the D'Tigress team to the 2015 edition under the tutelage of Scott Nnaji.

Ahmedu described the unexpected semifinal loss to Cameroon as a big lesson.

'It's a big lesson, and for anyone who says he does not learn from other people's mistakes, then that means he does not want to move forward. We have seen the past and we have been able to study the past.

He said the present team will try to put its house in order to be able to learn from the past mistakes and get things corrected.

'For every team that qualified for this quarter finals, it's going to be a different ball game. We have made some adjustments and corrected our mistakes and we are looking ahead for the semifinals.'

On the possibility of meeting hosts, Mali in the semifinals, the coach said, 'I don't like talking about a particular game that has not come. I always want to take one game at a time and our aim right now is the quarterfinal. When we cross that hurdle, then we now begin to think about the next stage.'

'What happened against Senegal was a message sent to us and I am very impressed that in a very uncomfortable atmosphere, they put in their best and came out victorious.'

The team point guard, Upe Atosu who has continued to impress the technical crew said the team is really prepare to face Cote d'Ivoire after weeks of hard works and dedication in training which has helped the team win all their five group games.

The Elephant Girls of Lagos player said, 'We are strong mentally, we are prepared for the referees, we are prepared for the fans. We are also strong physically, so we are going all out to ensure a comprehensive win.'

For Udeaja Chioma, 'Not being selected against Senegal in our last group game was a decision which the coaches thought was best for the team. Every player wants to play and win, but in a team sports the ultimate goal is to see your team do well whether you play or you did not play.

She is determined to give the Ivorians a tough time if called upon during their quarterfinal game coming up at 3pm (Nigerian time).

'After sitting out against Senegal, I am refreshed and in proper shape to contribute my quota to the team in our quest to progress to the semi finals.'

Ndidi Madu (188-PF-89, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management)



*****************************************************
  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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Czech Republic



*****************************************************
  BRAZIL  


Leticia Rodrigues (ex Sampaio) is a newcomer at Uniao Sportiva - by Joao Santos

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada (Liga Feminina) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old Brazilian international power forward Leticia Rodrigues (190-85kg-95). She played most recently at Sampaio in Brazilian LBF league. In 22 games she recorded 9.7ppg and 9.4rpg (leader !!!) last season. Rodrigues helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Maranhao (also in LBF) where in 18 games she averaged 4.3ppg and 4.1rpg.
Rodrigues has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. She played for Brazilian senior team this year and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Rodrigues represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. But her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Rodrigues has played also professionally in Brazil for Ourinhos.

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Felicite Mendes
Joanna Smith

Forwards:
Maria Ferreira
Raphaella Monteiro
Clara Rodrigues

Center:
Leticia Rodrigues

Coach: Ricardo Botelho

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Portugal



*****************************************************
  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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Czech Republic



*****************************************************
  EGYPT  


Egypt faces Mali in the Afrobasket Championships - by Eurobasket News

The Egyptian women's basketball team will play against the host, Mali, on August 25 in the Afrobasket Championships that is held in Mali from August 18-27. Egypt will face Mali at 8 p.m. local time in the quarterfinals of the Afrobasket Championship after coming third in the group standings. The Egyptian national team will be looking for their fourth victory in the tournament after beating Mozambique, DR Congo and Guinea. The team conceded only two losses from Senegal and Nigeria in the group stages. Egypt's coach, Amr Ashour, is expected to depend on his more experienced players like Meral Abdel Gawad, Nour Aly and Rana Abdelfatah in the upcoming game. Amr Ashour chose the following players to represent the Egyptian national team in the tournament: Meral Asraf Abdel Gawad, Rana Abdelfatah, Nour Aly, Mennatalla Awad, Reem Osama, Radwa Sherif, Mai Helwa, Manar Ihab, Hala Mostafa, Soraya Deghady, Asrar Maged and Raneem al-Gedawy. Ashour chose Meral Asraf Abdel Gawad, Rana Abdelfatah, Asrar Bakr and Radwa Sherif from the U-19 team. They participated in the U-19 Women's Basketball World Cup in Italy last month, and he expects them to support the first team squad. Egypt won the gold medal in the first two editions in 1966 and 1968. However, Senegal has won the title 11 times, and they also have the most gold medals.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



*****************************************************
  EUROLEAGUE  


Hollingsworth re-signs at Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. - by Eurobasket News

Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. (KBSL) confirmed in their roster 29-year old Turk international center Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-92kg-88, college: VCU). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hollingsworth played there last season. In 33 KBSL games she had 13.2ppg and 7.4rpg. She helped them to win the KBSL title. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL 2nd Team. Hollingsworth also played 18 games in Eurocup where she recorded 12.0ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollingsworth played at Fenerbahce. In 34 games she averaged 9.2ppg and 6.0rpg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Hollingsworth also played 18 games in Euroleague where she got 6.6ppg and 4.8rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2009 Hollingsworth was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hollingsworth was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012.
She also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: Score-4 (17.7ppg), Reb-5 (9.3rpg), FGP-3 (63.9%), FT: 65.1%.
Hollingsworth is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Latvia, Lithuania (VICI Aistes), Russia (UMMC Ekaterinburg), WNBA (Washington Mystics, New York Liberty and Seattle Storm) and Hungary (UNI Gyor).

Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kim Mestdagh

Forwards:
Bahar Caglar
Gokce Dogan
Cansu Koksal

Centers:
Ann Wauters
Quanitra Hollingsworth

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



Ciak re-signs at Dynamo Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk (PBL) confirmed in their roster 28-year old French international center Helena Ciak (197-89). She is a dual citizen owning also Polish passport. Ciak played there last season. In 29 PBL games she had 7.7ppg and 4.8rpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Ciak also played 18 games in Euroleague where she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4bpg. She contributed to her team winning the Euroleague championship.
The previous (15-16) season Ciak played at Tango Bourges Basket in French LFB. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 27 games she averaged 8.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Ciak contributed to her team making it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Ciak also played 12 games in Euroleague where she got 9.3ppg and 5.7rpg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 6.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg and 1.7bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ciak was voted Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Ciak has regularly played for French senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
She represented France at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Ciak's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.8ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 47.2%, FT: 53.8%.
Ciak has played previously for four other French teams: Lattes Montpellier, Perpignan, Roche and Saran.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



*****************************************************
  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Div B. - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Sam VAN BUGGENHOUT
  (175-F-1)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Van-B., BEL20.9 
 2. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL18.7 
 3. Kuier, FIN18.5 
 4. Kosmach, UKR18.4 
 5. Sabel, SWE18.2 
 6. Mitreva, MKD16.8 
 7. Kohler, SUI16.5 
 8. Pedersen, DEN16.3 
 9. Chatzileonti, GRE15.7 
 10. Kiba, UKR15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Asta GRIMSDOTTIR
  (180-F-1)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Grimsdottir, ISL14.1 
 2. Kyrkjebo, NOR12.3 
 3. Jessen, DEN11.9 
 4. Kuier, FIN11.5 
 5. Okosun, DEN11.0 
 6. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL10.9 
 7. Rostotska, UKR9.4 
 8. Chardon, SUI9.3 
 9. Williamson, IRL9.3 
 10. Chatzileonti, GRE8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Emma VAN THUYNE
  (165-G-1)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Van-Thuyne, BEL5.1 
 2. Karsh, ISR4.8 
 3. Mitric, BIH4.6 
 4. Popova, UKR4.4 
 5. Keseljevic, BIH4.4 
 6. Pedersen, DEN4.0 
 7. Gull, SUI3.3 
 8. Martins, POR3.3 
 9. Mitreva, MKD3.3 
 10. Meco, ALB3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marija KESELJEVIC
  (157-G-1)
  Avg: 5
 1. Keseljevic, BIH5.0 
 2. Flynn, IRL3.9 
 3. Carvalho, POR3.8 
 4. Zubac, BIH3.7 
 5. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL3.7 
 6. Mitric, BIH3.4 
 7. Timofejeva, EST3.3 
 8. Cruz, POR3.3 
 9. Anna-Gret, EST3.2 
 10. Larsen, DEN3.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Kuier, FIN4.3 
 2. Chardon, SUI2.4 
 3. Williamson, IRL2.0 
 4. Nikolikj, MKD1.7 
 5. Jessen, DEN1.7 
 6. Grimsdottir, ISL1.7 
 7. Kohler, SUI1.5 
 8. Rostotska, UKR1.4 
 9. Santos, POR1.3 
 10. Kozhobashiov., MKD1.0 


Division B. Belgium and Denmark reach Final in Skopje - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Belgium - Greece 70-63
Belgium defeated Greece en route to the championship game in Skopje. Sam Van Buggenhout (175-F-01) posted 22 points to pace the winners as they clinched Division A promotion with the win. Belgium recorded a 23:19 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin at 7-point mark at the interval 40:33. Greece pulled as close as 3 points at the final intermission. But Belgium held their opponents to just 11 points in the fourth quarter and raced to a crucial win. Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) provided 15 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Ioanna Chatzileonti (184-PF-02) had 19 points, while Christina Anastasopoulou (178-SG-02) had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Ukraine - Denmark 38-54
Denmark punched Division A ticket. They fired past Ukraine in the semifinal clash to secure both Final and Division A qualification. Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) produced 17 points to lead the Scandinavian team. Denmark dominated throughout the first half. They registered a 31:13 halftime lead. Ukraine cut the deficit at 14-point mark at the final break. But Denmark held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Katrine Jessen (187-G-01) produced 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Danish team. Viktoriia Rostotska (184-C-02) replied with 15 points for Ukraine.




*****************************************************
  FRANCE  


Ciak re-signs at Dynamo Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk (PBL) confirmed in their roster 28-year old French international center Helena Ciak (197-89). She is a dual citizen owning also Polish passport. Ciak played there last season. In 29 PBL games she had 7.7ppg and 4.8rpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Ciak also played 18 games in Euroleague where she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4bpg. She contributed to her team winning the Euroleague championship.
The previous (15-16) season Ciak played at Tango Bourges Basket in French LFB. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 27 games she averaged 8.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Ciak contributed to her team making it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Ciak also played 12 games in Euroleague where she got 9.3ppg and 5.7rpg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 6.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg and 1.7bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ciak was voted Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Ciak has regularly played for French senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
She represented France at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Ciak's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.8ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 47.2%, FT: 53.8%.
Ciak has played previously for four other French teams: Lattes Montpellier, Perpignan, Roche and Saran.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



*****************************************************
  ICELAND  


Leganes ink Hildur Kjartansdottir - by Eurobasket News

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes (LF2) signed 23-year old Icelandic international forward Hildur Kjartansdottir (188-94). She just graduated from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (NCAA). Kjartansdottir has played there for the last three years. In 29 games she had 7.9ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. She helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
As mentioned above Kjartansdottir is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of WAC Tournament in 2016. Kjartansdottir was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2014 at her college time.
Kjartansdottir has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. She has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2011.
Kjartansdottir also represented Iceland at the WBI Championship Quarterfinals this year.
She has played previously for another Spanish team Snaefell.

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes roster for 2017-2018:

Marta Perez
Maria Espin
Esther Moreno
Hildur Kjartansdottir
Estela Rubio
Irene Goicoechea
Kiara Kudron
Irene San Andres

Coach: Nacho Garcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  INDONESIA  


Thailand still in contention for gold after beating Indonesia - by Eurobasket News

THE Malaysian women's basketball team have to put their celebrations on hold. This is because Thailand are still in contention for the gold after beating Indonesia 70-61 at the Maba Stadium yesterday. The Thais, who suffered a shock 69-67 loss to the Philippines on Wednesday, went into the match against Indonesia knowing that a defeat would automatically hand the gold to unbeaten Malaysia. And they just had enough in depth to edge the Indonesians for a nine-point win. Penphan Yothanan (170-C-83) led the scoring for the Thais with 16 points while Supira Klanbut (175-C-94) contributed 13 as Thailand head into the final round-robin match with Malaysia - the decider for the gold medal - today with confidence. Thai head coach Christopher Daleo believes that his team will be ready to wrest the gold away from Malaysia. 'We had a team talk after the loss to the Philippines. 'We talked about controlling the pace and closing off matches and the team responded well,' said Daleo. 'I have faith in my girls and I'm confident they are prepared to take the gold back from Malaysia.' Malaysia, on their part, warmed up for the crunch match in style by crushing Myanmar 145-53 for their fifth straight win in the competition. Forward Poh Yee Ooi (175-F-93), given a rare start, exploded to life with 34 points, including eight three-pointers. Back-up guard Tai Chia Qian also had a fine game with 26 points while pint-sized Wong Mei Chyn scored 23 points off the bench. In total, Malaysia knocked down 23 three-pointers with an impressive 52% conversion rate. 'We are ready to fight Thailand. They are a good team and we need to focus on our defence,' said head coach Sze Yuin Yoong . 'What's important is that my players need to be able to handle the pressure tomorrow (today). 'If they can do that, then we're in good hands.' In the men's competition, 16-time winners Philippines marched into the final after edging Singapore 68-60. They will take on either Thailand or Indonesia for the gold. Malaysia ended their campaign in fifth place after beating Vietnam 93-64.
Courtesy of: thestar.com.my



SEA Games: Thailand still in contention for gold after beating Indonesia - by Eurobasket News

THE Malaysian women's basketball team have to put their celebrations on hold. This is because Thailand are still in contention for the gold after beating Indonesia 70-61 at the Maba Stadium yesterday. The Thais, who suffered a shock 69-67 loss to the Philippines on Wednesday, went into the match against Indonesia knowing that a defeat would automatically hand the gold to unbeaten Malaysia. And they just had enough in depth to edge the Indonesians for a nine-point win. Penphan Yothanan (170-C-83) led the scoring for the Thais with 16 points while Supira Klanbut (175-C-94) contributed 13 as Thailand head into the final round-robin match with Malaysia - the decider for the gold medal - today with confidence. Thai head coach Christopher Daleo believes that his team will be ready to wrest the gold away from Malaysia. 'We had a team talk after the loss to the Philippines. 'We talked about controlling the pace and closing off matches and the team responded well,' said Daleo. 'I have faith in my girls and I'm confident they are prepared to take the gold back from Malaysia.' Malaysia, on their part, warmed up for the crunch match in style by crushing Myanmar 145-53 for their fifth straight win in the competition. Forward Poh Yee Ooi (175-F-93), given a rare start, exploded to life with 34 points, including eight three-pointers. Back-up guard Tai Chia Qian also had a fine game with 26 points while pint-sized Wong Mei Chyn scored 23 points off the bench. In total, Malaysia knocked down 23 three-pointers with an impressive 52% conversion rate. 'We are ready to fight Thailand. They are a good team and we need to focus on our defence,' said head coach Sze Yuin Yoong . 'What's important is that my players need to be able to handle the pressure tomorrow (today). 'If they can do that, then we're in good hands.' In the men's competition, 16-time winners Philippines marched into the final after edging Singapore 68-60. They will take on either Thailand or Indonesia for the gold. Malaysia ended their campaign in fifth place after beating Vietnam 93-64.
Courtesy of: thestar.com.my



*****************************************************
  NIGERIA  


Nigeria target Semifinals ticket in Mali - by Olusegun Ikuesan

With few hours to their quarter final match against Cote d'Ivoire coaches and players of Nigeria are determined to continue their impressive campaign and book a ticket to the semifinals of the Afrobasket competition.

Speaking after their last training earlier today (Friday), Head coach, Sam Vincent said playing against Ivory Coast will not be an easy task since every team in the quarter finals is good enough to win the title.

Vincent who led D'Tigress to the Athens 2004 Olympics said that, 'Every team who will face D'Tigress will be out for the kill. After winning five games out of five, teams are now more aware of the threat posed by Nigeria, so they will want to come all out and achieve an upset."

The team's assistant coach, Ahmedu Peter said the technical team has studied and learnt from the mistakes made by the D'Tigress team to the 2015 edition under the tutelage of Scott Nnaji.

Ahmedu described the unexpected semifinal loss to Cameroon as a big lesson.

'It's a big lesson, and for anyone who says he does not learn from other people's mistakes, then that means he does not want to move forward. We have seen the past and we have been able to study the past.

He said the present team will try to put its house in order to be able to learn from the past mistakes and get things corrected.

'For every team that qualified for this quarter finals, it's going to be a different ball game. We have made some adjustments and corrected our mistakes and we are looking ahead for the semifinals.'

On the possibility of meeting hosts, Mali in the semifinals, the coach said, 'I don't like talking about a particular game that has not come. I always want to take one game at a time and our aim right now is the quarterfinal. When we cross that hurdle, then we now begin to think about the next stage.'

'What happened against Senegal was a message sent to us and I am very impressed that in a very uncomfortable atmosphere, they put in their best and came out victorious.'

The team point guard, Upe Atosu who has continued to impress the technical crew said the team is really prepare to face Cote d'Ivoire after weeks of hard works and dedication in training which has helped the team win all their five group games.

The Elephant Girls of Lagos player said, 'We are strong mentally, we are prepared for the referees, we are prepared for the fans. We are also strong physically, so we are going all out to ensure a comprehensive win.'

For Udeaja Chioma, 'Not being selected against Senegal in our last group game was a decision which the coaches thought was best for the team. Every player wants to play and win, but in a team sports the ultimate goal is to see your team do well whether you play or you did not play.

She is determined to give the Ivorians a tough time if called upon during their quarterfinal game coming up at 3pm (Nigerian time).

'After sitting out against Senegal, I am refreshed and in proper shape to contribute my quota to the team in our quest to progress to the semi finals.'

Ndidi Madu (188-PF-89, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management)



*****************************************************
  PORTUGAL  


Leticia Rodrigues (ex Sampaio) is a newcomer at Uniao Sportiva - by Joao Santos

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada (Liga Feminina) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old Brazilian international power forward Leticia Rodrigues (190-85kg-95). She played most recently at Sampaio in Brazilian LBF league. In 22 games she recorded 9.7ppg and 9.4rpg (leader !!!) last season. Rodrigues helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Maranhao (also in LBF) where in 18 games she averaged 4.3ppg and 4.1rpg.
Rodrigues has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. She played for Brazilian senior team this year and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Rodrigues represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. But her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Rodrigues has played also professionally in Brazil for Ourinhos.

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Felicite Mendes
Joanna Smith

Forwards:
Maria Ferreira
Raphaella Monteiro
Clara Rodrigues

Center:
Leticia Rodrigues

Coach: Ricardo Botelho

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Portugal



CAB Madeira signs Rowland just out of college - by Joao Santos

CAB Madeira (Liga Feminina) signed American power forward MacKenzie Rowland (188). She just graduated from Queens College (NY) (NCAA2).
As mentioned above Rowland is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Portugal



Rowland starts her pro career at CAB Madeira - by Joao Santos

CAB Madeira (Liga Feminina) added to their roster American swingman Madison Rowland (178). Rowland just graduated from Queens College (NY) (NCAA2). She has played there for the last four years. She helped them to make it to the NCAA D2 Elite Eight. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to WBCA NCAA D2 All-America Honorable Mention and WBCACCC All-NCAA D2 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Rowland is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Portugal



*****************************************************
  PUERTO RICO  


Charity Harris signs at Yauco - by Eurobasket News

BSNF newcomer Yauco landed American point guard Charity Harris (163, college: Bluefield State). The last time (16) she played at Leonas in Puerto Rican BSNF.
Harris was selected to Puerto Rican BSNF All-Star Game in 2016.
She graduated from Bluefield State in 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Puerto Rico



Isabela signs Martucci just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Pollitas de Isabela (BSNF) agreed terms with 23-year old Puerto Rican international guard Adily Martucci (173-94, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Martucci just graduated from Quinnipiac (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 36 games she had 10.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg last season. Martucci helped them to win MAAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as she All-MAAC All-Tournament MVP and named to All-MAAC 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played also at another team Bobcats in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 33 games she recorded 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Martucci contributed to her team making it to the final.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first full season as a pro.
Martucci also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) this year. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 1.2rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Puerto Rico



*****************************************************
  RUSSIA  


Ciak re-signs at Dynamo Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk (PBL) confirmed in their roster 28-year old French international center Helena Ciak (197-89). She is a dual citizen owning also Polish passport. Ciak played there last season. In 29 PBL games she had 7.7ppg and 4.8rpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Ciak also played 18 games in Euroleague where she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4bpg. She contributed to her team winning the Euroleague championship.
The previous (15-16) season Ciak played at Tango Bourges Basket in French LFB. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 27 games she averaged 8.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Ciak contributed to her team making it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Ciak also played 12 games in Euroleague where she got 9.3ppg and 5.7rpg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 6.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg and 1.7bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ciak was voted Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Ciak has regularly played for French senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
She represented France at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Ciak's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.8ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 47.2%, FT: 53.8%.
Ciak has played previously for four other French teams: Lattes Montpellier, Perpignan, Roche and Saran.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



*****************************************************
  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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Sweden



*****************************************************
  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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Liga Catalana: 2017-18 Preseason rankings and award race - by Mike Amico

Never in the existence of the Copa Catalana, nor really at any point since the city of Barcelona split, have two teams moved away from the rest of the league like today's Unio Esportiva Mataro and CBF Cerdanyola.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Final predictions: W-L record for the top Copa Catalana team

Who will make the final four playoffs? How many wins will the Unio Esportiva Mataro get? Let's look at our latest projections for the top 4 teams and players.

The cold reality on this first Power Rankings Monday of August is that it's hard to dream up a scenario for the 2017-18 season that doesn't end with the Unio Esportiva Mataro and CBF Cerdanyola hooking up in the Finals for the first time in both franchises history. Yet it's also true that there is so much unpredictability bubbling from the No. 3 spot on down that there will be plenty to discuss in this cyberspace when we convene here weekly with a new ladder.

There will be a fresh 1-to-4 order for the next 20 Mondays as we make our way through 20 games, relying on our trusty formula that weighs what's happening in the present against every team's big-picture outlook for the season -- while always allowing for a dash of subjective whim.


1. Unio Esportiva Mataro

2016-17 record: 13-7

Previous ranking: 1


Please stop to consider, before you write in the CBF Cerdanyola as 2018 champions, just how the Unio Esportiva Mataro ball club made its first Copa Catalana Final Four with Marquisha Harris (182-C-93, college: W.Michigan) leading the way as a force on the glass. But this offseason All-Star Head Coach Adria Castejon added Swiss League All-Star Kristina King (180-G/F-92, college: Richmond) and Carrie Washington. Kristina King has been the talk of Copa Catalana since she agreed to sign this summer. King was expected to join a big club in Spain or France, but shocked the country agreeing to a contract with Unio Esportiva Mataro. 'Our goal was to move up to LF2', said Coach Castejon. We had to invest the money into a star player to make this happen.

It became evident that Coach Castejon saw the blue print of Barca CBS after losing to them in the Copa Final Four last season. Of course, Barca has moved up to the LF2 and has now made the playing field open for the next great team. Kristina King has star power averaging 20.2 points per game and ranking in the top three in steals (3.2) for Esperance Sportive Pully.

'A lot of people say that I'm crazy for signing with Mataro', said King. But they also called me crazy the year I signed with GIE Lady Matrix of the WUBA instead of going back to Europe. I have goals to play in the LF1; so I'm committed to helping the club move to LF2 while they are committed to getting me the exposure I want in Spain.

The Unio Esportiva Mataro are now defiantly favored to win the 2018 Copa Catalana Final Four.


2. CBF Cerdanyola

2016-17 record: 14-6

Previous ranking: 2


The numbers going around about CBF Cerdanyola's Big Four and the damage they did in their preseason time together are frightening. My rules dictate that the favored Cerdanyola are pretty much guaranteed the top spot in the first two editions of the rankings, as long as they avoid catastrophes like early injuries, but the clubs fear factor is no joke. Think about it: So many of those scary lineups with Blanca Garcia (G-89) at the guard will now feature Marta Arbizu (187-C-91) at center. Garcia was first runner up for the Player of the Year award in 2017. She was later named Eurobasket.com All-Catalana 1st Team.

With two dominate players returning with so much experience. Its safe to say CBF could easily be crowned champions come May.

3. Unilever Viladecans BF

2015-16 record: 12-8

Previous ranking: 3


It is, without question, one of the most dangerous clubs in the 2017-18 division. Last season BF Villadecans made it to the Final Four to fall just points away from a title game. BF Villadecans are led by star guard Marta Guerrero. Last season Guerrero averaged a team best 17.8 points per game.

4. CB Basket Almeda

2015-16 record: 11-9

Previous ranking: 4


CB Basket Almeda, according to the Copa Catalana rankings, were just one game away from being in the 2017 Final Four. The club returns every player from the previous season looking to make the big push. The experience of CB Basket Almeda is what will be the thing clubs have to fear and respect about Basket Almeda. Look for them to make a big push in 2018.

**Preseason MVP Race**

As part of our 2017-18 season preview, Copa Catalana ranked their top-5 players heading into the new year. Here are the results of that collaboration.

5. Marquisha Harris (182-C-93, college: W.Michigan)

With the entire league focusing their energy on teammate Kristina King and the CBF Cerdanyola's star guard Blanca Garcia, Marquisha Harris quietly put together her best season as a pro, finishing as the Eurobasket.com All-Catalana Center of the Year, and collecting her first Final Four visit for Mataro.

While Harris' offensive game isn't nearly as complete as the rest of the players on this list, Mataro has found a way to capitalize on her strengths, with the 25-year-old finishing third in field goal shooting (54.3 percent) and second in rebounds (9.8) in 2016-17.

4. Marta Arbizu

One of the more dominate bigs in the Liga Catalana league has to be Marta Arbizu. Last season she stared for CBF Cerdanyola. Arbizu was also a big part of the playoff push for CBF last May.

The former MVP responded with one of her best seasons as a pro, finishing second in PER (16.2), first in rebounds (11.0), second in blocks (2.5), and fifth in points per game (18.2).

Arbizu was named Eurobasket.com All-Catalana 1stTeam.

3. Blanca Garcia

Garcia was the main reason for the CBF Cerdanyola club reaching the Final Four. The tandem of her and Marta Arbizu makes them almost impossible to match up with in the league.

Last season Garcia averaged a team best 17.0 points per game along with 5.8 assists. Her great play led to a Eurobasket.com All-Liga Catalana 1st Team honor. This will be an interesting battle between CBF and UE Mataro.

2. Olga Ruano (191-C-88)

By far the shock of the league is the announcement that 6'4 center Olga Ruano will be playing in the Liga Copa Catalana (Mataro Parc Boet) in 2017-18. Ruano will be by far the best local center in the league from day one. With her natural ability to post and shoot makes her a preseason MVP candidate from the start.

The 6-foot-4 center played last season in the LF2 for Femeni Sant Adria. She averaged a team best 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Ruano was later named Eurobasket.com Spanish LF2 2nd Team.

The Match up between city rival Mataro Parc Boet and Unio Esportiva Mataro should be very entertaining. Ruano matches up with Marquisha Harris and Kristina King. Don't miss that game!!!

1. Kristina King (180-G-92)

Kristina's decision to take her talents to Liga Catalana kills her LFB Super league chances, but one would be foolish to believe this to be true. This power move by Unio Esportiva Mataro will turn out to be the biggest signing in league history. Unio Esportiva Mataro locked up the Swiss LNA star in hopes to move up to the LF2 and King to the LFB. Last season for Esperance Sportive Pully (Swiss-LNA); King averaged 20.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. She has the ultimate all-around game as the league's newly crowned "LeBron James". She was later named Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team and All-Star.

Spain has no recorded history of King until this summer where her name became legendary. This summer, Unio Esportiva Mataro hosted the FIBA Mediterranean Cup where teams from Liga Catalana, LF2, and America came to showcase their talent in front of general managers and scouts. King played for the GIE Lady Matrix of the USA. Her club would walk pass all Spanish clubs to be crowned champion. She was named Eurobasket.com All-Mediterranean Cup MVP along with 1st Team honors. King finished the event with a 28 point per game average. She also added 8 rebounds and 7 assists.



Leganes ink Hildur Kjartansdottir - by Eurobasket News

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes (LF2) signed 23-year old Icelandic international forward Hildur Kjartansdottir (188-94). She just graduated from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (NCAA). Kjartansdottir has played there for the last three years. In 29 games she had 7.9ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. She helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
As mentioned above Kjartansdottir is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of WAC Tournament in 2016. Kjartansdottir was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2014 at her college time.
Kjartansdottir has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. She has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2011.
Kjartansdottir also represented Iceland at the WBI Championship Quarterfinals this year.
She has played previously for another Spanish team Snaefell.

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes roster for 2017-2018:

Marta Perez
Maria Espin
Esther Moreno
Hildur Kjartansdottir
Estela Rubio
Irene Goicoechea
Kiara Kudron
Irene San Andres

Coach: Nacho Garcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



*****************************************************
  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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Sweden



*****************************************************
  THAILAND  


SEA Games: Thailand still in contention for gold after beating Indonesia - by Eurobasket News

THE Malaysian women's basketball team have to put their celebrations on hold. This is because Thailand are still in contention for the gold after beating Indonesia 70-61 at the Maba Stadium yesterday. The Thais, who suffered a shock 69-67 loss to the Philippines on Wednesday, went into the match against Indonesia knowing that a defeat would automatically hand the gold to unbeaten Malaysia. And they just had enough in depth to edge the Indonesians for a nine-point win. Penphan Yothanan (170-C-83) led the scoring for the Thais with 16 points while Supira Klanbut (175-C-94) contributed 13 as Thailand head into the final round-robin match with Malaysia - the decider for the gold medal - today with confidence. Thai head coach Christopher Daleo believes that his team will be ready to wrest the gold away from Malaysia. 'We had a team talk after the loss to the Philippines. 'We talked about controlling the pace and closing off matches and the team responded well,' said Daleo. 'I have faith in my girls and I'm confident they are prepared to take the gold back from Malaysia.' Malaysia, on their part, warmed up for the crunch match in style by crushing Myanmar 145-53 for their fifth straight win in the competition. Forward Poh Yee Ooi (175-F-93), given a rare start, exploded to life with 34 points, including eight three-pointers. Back-up guard Tai Chia Qian also had a fine game with 26 points while pint-sized Wong Mei Chyn scored 23 points off the bench. In total, Malaysia knocked down 23 three-pointers with an impressive 52% conversion rate. 'We are ready to fight Thailand. They are a good team and we need to focus on our defence,' said head coach Sze Yuin Yoong . 'What's important is that my players need to be able to handle the pressure tomorrow (today). 'If they can do that, then we're in good hands.' In the men's competition, 16-time winners Philippines marched into the final after edging Singapore 68-60. They will take on either Thailand or Indonesia for the gold. Malaysia ended their campaign in fifth place after beating Vietnam 93-64.
Courtesy of: thestar.com.my



*****************************************************
  TURKEY  


Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. keeps Cakir for another season - by Lior Hai

Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. (KBSL) re-signed 24-year old international point guard Olcay Cakir (182-93, agency: 1x1 Sports). She played there last season. In 36 KBSL games she averaged 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. Cakir helped them to win the KBSL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 16 games in Eurocup where she had 4.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Cakir played at Fenerbahce. In 34 games she recorded 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.5apg. She also played 18 games in Euroleague where she got 3.6ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg. Cakir contributed to her team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2013 she was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in third round (27th overall).
Among other achievements Cakir received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
She has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Cakir has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 62.5%.
Cakir has played previously for Pamukspor.
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: A very promising PG, who has plenty of skills to succeed. She has a big heart, is in perpetual motion when she is on the floor and can take it to the hoop impressively. If she can work on her outside shot, then she can be a big time player.

Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kim Mestdagh
Olcay Cakir

Forwards:
Bahar Caglar
Gokce Dogan
Cansu Koksal

Centers:
Ann Wauters
Quanitra Hollingsworth

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



Hollingsworth re-signs at Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. - by Eurobasket News

Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. (KBSL) confirmed in their roster 29-year old Turk international center Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-92kg-88, college: VCU). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hollingsworth played there last season. In 33 KBSL games she had 13.2ppg and 7.4rpg. She helped them to win the KBSL title. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL 2nd Team. Hollingsworth also played 18 games in Eurocup where she recorded 12.0ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollingsworth played at Fenerbahce. In 34 games she averaged 9.2ppg and 6.0rpg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Hollingsworth also played 18 games in Euroleague where she got 6.6ppg and 4.8rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2009 Hollingsworth was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hollingsworth was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012.
She also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: Score-4 (17.7ppg), Reb-5 (9.3rpg), FGP-3 (63.9%), FT: 65.1%.
Hollingsworth is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Latvia, Lithuania (VICI Aistes), Russia (UMMC Ekaterinburg), WNBA (Washington Mystics, New York Liberty and Seattle Storm) and Hungary (UNI Gyor).

Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kim Mestdagh

Forwards:
Bahar Caglar
Gokce Dogan
Cansu Koksal

Centers:
Ann Wauters
Quanitra Hollingsworth

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



*****************************************************
  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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom



*****************************************************
  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Australia, Russia, Japan and Taiwan enter semifinals in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Russia - Czech Republic 69-54
Julia Gladkova (185-F-94) tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace Russia past Czech Republic in the quarterfinal clash. Russia established a 38:28 halftime lead. They held Czech Republic to just 26 points in the second half to race to the victory. Ksenia Kuzmina (198-C-95, agency: LBM Management) had 11 points and 8 boards in the win. Kamila Hoskova (175-G-95) banked in 16 points for Czech Republic.

Japan - Sweden 90-51
Japan cruised past Sweden to stay in the title race at the tournament. Fujimoto Aki (179-F-98) recorded 16 points to lead the charge. Japan accumulated a 50:20 halftime lead. They went on a 27:17 run in the final frame to secure the victory. Taniguchi Nichika (171-PG-96) and Saki Hayashi (171-G-95) netted 13 points each for Japan. Nathalie Fontaine (188-G-93, college: Ball St.) notched 13 points and 10 rebounds for Sweden.

Taiwan - Canada 76-67
Taiwan held off Canada to reach the semifinal stage. Lo Pin (170-G-96) posted 16 points in the victory. Taiwan accumulated a 35:29 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 10-point mark at the final intermission and rallied to the victory. Yu-Ting Lin (183-F-94) and Chen Yen-Yu (169-G/F-94) had 11 points apiece in the winning effort. Paige Crozon (185-G-94, college: Utah), Alexandria Kiss-Rusk (193-C-93, college: Virginia Tech) and Alison Keough (185-F-95) had 10 points each for Canada.

USA - Australia 69-76
Australia shocked USA to advance into the semifinal stage in Taiwan. Kristy Wallace (180-G-96) provided 22 points to lead the winners. Australia eked out a 36:33 halftime lead. They went on a 20:12 run in the third term to boost the gap at 11-point mark. USA unloaded 24 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Alex Wilson (174-G-94) delivered 17 points in the victory. Victoria Jankoska (173-G-94, college: Michigan St.) replied with 17 points for USA.