EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/29/2017 4:04:05 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Aurimas Majauskas is a newcomer at KK Dynamic BG Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Lithuanian power forward Aurimas Majauskas (203-102kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He just graduated from Sam Houston State University (NCAA). Majauskas has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg last season. Majauskas helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-Southland Conference 3rd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Majauskas played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He represented Lithuania at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. Majauskas' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.8ppg, 1.8rpg.
Majauskas has played previously for Suduva-Mantinga and Pasvalio.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



Split agree to terms with Pavle Marcinkovic (ex-Zagreb) - by Zeljko Zule

Split have agreed terms with former Croatian National team member Pavle Marcinkovic (199-G/F-89) on a two-year contract.
Marcinkovic arrives from Zagreb, where he spent last four seasons. In the lastest one, Marcinkovic averaged 19.1 points (ranked second), 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals (ranked fourth) and 0.3 blocks in 26 Croatian A1 League games.
Marcinkovic grew up with Zadar and has already played for Cibona plus Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgaria and Apollon Limassol in Cyprus. He won two Croatian Championship titiles with Zadar and Cibona plus one Croatian and Cypriot Cup titles.
He was a member of the Croatian national team at 2013 Qualifications to EuroBasket, averaging 4.0 and 1.1 rebounds in eight games..



Aleksandar Ponjavic (ex Bourg) agreed terms with Igokea - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Serbian guard Aleksandar Ponjavic (200-91, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at JL Bourg Basket in French ProB, but left the team in Mar.'17. But in 11 games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ponjavic played at Tajfun (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 Telemach League games he averaged 7.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.4apg. Ponjavic helped them to win the Supercup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Slovenian League All-Star Game. Ponjavic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg. He also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 9.4ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.4apg.
Among other achievements Ponjavic won Serbian Junior League championship title for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. Ponjavic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg.
Ponjavic has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Helios and Zlatorog) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd).

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Ponjavic
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic
Desi Washington

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac
Nikola Jevtovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  ALBANIA  


Aleksandar Milic (ex Lovcen) joins SK Tirana - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 24-year old Montenegrin center Aleksandar Milic (207-93). He has played for the last five seasons at Lovcen in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 24 games he had 8.0ppg and 3.5rpg in 2015-16 season. Milic also played 10 games in Balkan League where he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.0rpg.
He helped his team to make it to the Montenegrin League Semifinals in 2012.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



SK Tirana signs Balsa Krivokapic, ex Jedinstvo - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) signed 21-year old Montenegrin small forward Balsa Krivokapic (196-96). He played most recently at Jedinstvo in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 17 games he had 5.8ppg and 4.1rpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Krivokapic played at Ulcinj (also in Erste Liga) where in 24 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 4.5rpg.
He won Montenegrin 1B League championship title in 2013.
Krivokapic was a member of Montenegrin U20 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally in Montenegro for KK Zeta 2011 Golubovci.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



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  ARGENTINA  


Ferrocarril inks Bruno Oprandi - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Ferrocarril Concordia (TFB) agreed terms with 32-year old swingman Bruno Oprandi (192-85). He played last season at Atenas Carmen in Argentinian TNA league. In 34 games he had 6.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Oprandi helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played for Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) that season where in 10 games he recorded just 2.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Oprandi was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He was a member of Argentinian U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Oprandi has played previously for six other teams: C.Entrerriano, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Ciclista, River Plate, San Martin Corrientes and San Isidro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Garcia re-signs at Atletico Tostado - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Tostado (TFB) confirmed in their roster 23-year old point guard Manuel Garcia (180-94). He has played there for the last two seasons.
Garcia won Torneo Federal (Centro) in 2017.
He has played previously for three other teams: Alma Juniors, Union de Sunchales and Andes Talleres.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Steven Spieth (ex Obras Basket) signs at Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) landed American forward Steven Spieth (198-91kg, college: Brown).
Spieth just graduated from Brown University and it is his first season in pro basketball.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Steven Spieth
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Switzerland



Robinson comes back to CDU Concepcion, ex Quilmes MP - by Eurobasket News

CD Universidad de Concepcion (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American small forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL). It is actually his comeback to Universidad de Concepcion as he has played here before. Robinson played last season at Quilmes Mar del Plata in Argentinian LigaA. In 57 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Robinson also played that season for Bigua in Uruguayan LUB where in four games he averaged 13.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robinson won Iraqi League championship title in 2013. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Player of the Year back in 2013.
Robinson is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in seven different countries. Robinson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Gent Hawks), Finland (Forssan_Koripojat and HoNsU Basket), Kuwait (Al Nasar), Saudi Arabia (Al Fateh), Peru (Regatas), Chile (U.Concepcion) and Iraq (Al Kahraba and Al Nift).
He attended Loyola University of Chicago until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



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  AUSTRIA  


DeJuan Wright (ex Wels) joins Kutaisi - by Eurobasket News

Kutaisi Kutaisi (Superleague) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard DeJuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU). He has played for the last two seasons at BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 29 games he had 13.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season. Wright helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He has played previously professionally in France (Orchesien BC) and Holland (Den Bosch, Groningen and Leiden).
Wright attended Florida International University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Aleksandar Milic (ex Lovcen) joins SK Tirana - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 24-year old Montenegrin center Aleksandar Milic (207-93). He has played for the last five seasons at Lovcen in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 24 games he had 8.0ppg and 3.5rpg in 2015-16 season. Milic also played 10 games in Balkan League where he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.0rpg.
He helped his team to make it to the Montenegrin League Semifinals in 2012.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



SK Tirana signs Balsa Krivokapic, ex Jedinstvo - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) signed 21-year old Montenegrin small forward Balsa Krivokapic (196-96). He played most recently at Jedinstvo in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 17 games he had 5.8ppg and 4.1rpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Krivokapic played at Ulcinj (also in Erste Liga) where in 24 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 4.5rpg.
He won Montenegrin 1B League championship title in 2013.
Krivokapic was a member of Montenegrin U20 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally in Montenegro for KK Zeta 2011 Golubovci.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Albania



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Bosna-Royal tabs Milija Mikovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division I) inked 23-year old Montenegrin international center Milija Mikovic (205-94). He played most recently at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 30 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mikovic played at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 12 games he had 8.7ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Mikovic also played 13 games in Balkan League where he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
Among other achievements Mikovic received Eurobasket.com All-U20 World Tournament in Tourcoing 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Mikovic played for Montenegrin senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-2 (18.3ppg), Reb-4 (9.0rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 65.9%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 53.7%.

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cory Bradford
Drasko Knezevic
Haris Curevac
Miroslav Pasajlic
Atif Durak
Adi Alikadic

Forward:
Aleksandar Radukic

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



DeVon Walker joins Bosna-Royal - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division I) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward DeVon Walker (198-88kg-94). He just graduated from Troy (NCAA). In 37 games he had 7.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. Walker helped them to win Sun Belt Tournament.
The previous (12-13) season he played at another team Gators in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1. But in 25 games he recorded only 0.8ppg. Walker contributed to his team making it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first full season as a pro.

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cory Bradford
Drasko Knezevic
Haris Curevac
Miroslav Pasajlic
Atif Durak
Adi Alikadic

Forwards:
Aleksandar Radukic
DeVon Walker

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  BELARUS  


Kudrautsau re-signs at Tsmoki-Minsk - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old international shooting guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-81kg-80). He has played there for the last three seasons. Kudrautsau managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 6 Premier League games he had 13.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg and 3.3spg. He helped them to win the league title. Kudrautsau also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. And finally Kudrautsau contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.0ppg and 3.3rpg.
He was selected to Belarusian All-Star Game in 2015.
Kudrautsau also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 72.7%.
Kudrautsau is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (P.Zvaigzdes), Poland (AZS Koszalin, Enea Astoria and Czarni), Slovakia (Nitra), Turkey (Gaziantep) and Ukraine (Halychyna and Hoverla).
Kudrautsau is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Tsmoki-Minsk.
On Kudrautsau: Solid combination of a leading and scoring point guard, capable of doing both very well. Incredibly fast. Knows how to distribute the ball well, gets other players involved with the abilty to penetrate and dish as well as successfully leading break situations.

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belarus



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  BELGIUM  


Tribute to coach Marc Foucart in Brunehaut - by Bjorn Vandenabeele

In Brunehaut (Belgium), on September 3rd 2017, a Tribute to the late coach Marc Foucart will be held.

This Sunday will be opened by a competition game between home team Brunehaut and JS Soignies.
Later that day three Top Division teams will compete a French team.
Dynamite Deerlijk will face AS Aulnoye (NF1), DBC Waregem will play against Reims Basket Feminin (LF2) and champion Castors Braine meets D1-team Flammes Carolo Basket.

Marc Foucart was a leading Belgium basketball coach, who died in September 2016.
He was coach of DBC Waregem from 2004 onwards, before he worked with Kortrijk, Namen and Deerlijk.
Foucart took 7 championships and 8 cup titles. He also worked as coach of the Belgian National Team.
11 times he was elected Coach of the Year.



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  BOSNIA  


Bosna-Royal tabs Milija Mikovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division I) inked 23-year old Montenegrin international center Milija Mikovic (205-94). He played most recently at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 30 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mikovic played at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 12 games he had 8.7ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Mikovic also played 13 games in Balkan League where he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
Among other achievements Mikovic received Eurobasket.com All-U20 World Tournament in Tourcoing 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Mikovic played for Montenegrin senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-2 (18.3ppg), Reb-4 (9.0rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 65.9%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 53.7%.

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cory Bradford
Drasko Knezevic
Haris Curevac
Miroslav Pasajlic
Atif Durak
Adi Alikadic

Forward:
Aleksandar Radukic

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



DeVon Walker joins Bosna-Royal - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division I) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward DeVon Walker (198-88kg-94). He just graduated from Troy (NCAA). In 37 games he had 7.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. Walker helped them to win Sun Belt Tournament.
The previous (12-13) season he played at another team Gators in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1. But in 25 games he recorded only 0.8ppg. Walker contributed to his team making it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first full season as a pro.

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cory Bradford
Drasko Knezevic
Haris Curevac
Miroslav Pasajlic
Atif Durak
Adi Alikadic

Forwards:
Aleksandar Radukic
DeVon Walker

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



Aleksandar Ponjavic (ex Bourg) agreed terms with Igokea - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Serbian guard Aleksandar Ponjavic (200-91, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at JL Bourg Basket in French ProB, but left the team in Mar.'17. But in 11 games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ponjavic played at Tajfun (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 Telemach League games he averaged 7.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.4apg. Ponjavic helped them to win the Supercup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Slovenian League All-Star Game. Ponjavic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg. He also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 9.4ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.4apg.
Among other achievements Ponjavic won Serbian Junior League championship title for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. Ponjavic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg.
Ponjavic has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Helios and Zlatorog) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd).

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Ponjavic
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic
Desi Washington

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac
Nikola Jevtovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Artis, America24.3 
 2. Dos-Santos, Pauli.21.0 
 3. Anthony, Bauru19.7 
 4. Brite, L.Sorocaba18.2 
 5. Uchendu, Bauru15.0 
 6. Avelino, Osasco B.14.8 
 7. Galvanini, Bauru14.3 
 8. Coelho, Franca13.8 
 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. Galvanini, Bauru8.0 
 3. Rodrigues, L.Sor.8.0 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros6.6 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano6.3 
 6. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.3 
 7. Brite, L.Sorocaba6.2 
 8. Hubner, Paulistano6.0 
 9. Demetrio, Franca6.0 
 10. Dos-Santos, Osasco B.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.2 
 2. Anthony, Bauru6.0 
 3. Lersch, Mogi5.5 
 4. Dos-Santos, Pauli.5.0 
 5. Ruivo, Pinheiros4.8 
 6. Borges, Franca4.5 
 7. Taylor, Mogi4.2 
 8. Coelho, Franca4.2 
 9. Pierotti, Bauru3.8 
 10. Artis, America3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rosa, America2.5 
 2. Anthony, Bauru2.0 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 5. Artis, America1.8 
 6. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 7. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 8. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.6 
 9. Galvanini, Bauru1.5 
 10. Lersch, Mogi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Uchendu, Bauru3.5 
 2. Sena, Mogi1.7 
 3. Pereira, Pinheiros1.4 
 4. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 5. Hubner, Paulistano1.0 
 6. Galvanini, Bauru0.8 
 7. Sommer, Paulistano0.8 
 8. Carlos, Mogi0.8 
 9. Bernardi, Pinheiros0.7 
 10. Curnell, Mogi0.7 


Dos Santos' 32-point game gives him Paulista Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

18-year old point guard Yago Dos Santos (178-PG-99) had a great game in the last round for Paulistano and receives a Latinbasket.com Paulista Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 32 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Paulistano in his team's victory, helping them to crush L.Sorocaba (#4, 3-3) with 21-point margin 89-68. Thanks to this victory Paulistano moved-up to the 6th position in Brazilian Paulista. Paulistano is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. In the team's last game Dos Santos had a remarkable eight three-pointers out of 10 attempts. It's his second year at Paulistano and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Yago Dos Santos averages just after three games 21.0ppg and 5.0apg.

Second best performed player last round was Kendall Anthony (173-PG-93) of Bauru. He is American guard in his first season at Bauru. In the last game Anthony recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 10 assists. Bad luck as Bauru was edged by league's leader Franca (#1, 6-0) 90-88. Bauru managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Anthony is a newcomer at Bauru and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.7ppg (#3). He also recorded 6.0 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Antonio Ferreira (200-SF-94) of league's leader Franca. Ferreira scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Franca, leading his team to a 90-88 win against the lower-ranked Bauru (#5, 2-3). Franca started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game. Ferreira turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Ferreira has a very solid season. In 4 games in Brazil he scored 13.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcus Vinicius Toledo (201-F-86) of Pinheiros - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Darnell Artis (175-PG) of America - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Joao Pedro Demetrio (208-F-95) of Franca - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Gabriel Galvanini (203-G/F-98) of Bauru - 24 points and 8 rebounds
8. Vithor Lersch (184-PG-95) of Mogi - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Dontrell Brite (175-PG) of L.Sorocaba - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80) of Mogi - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Kyle Fuller (ex Toros) is a newcomer at Paulistano - by Paulo Freire

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo (Paulista) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Peruvian international point guard Kyle Fuller (185-91kg-92, college: Vanderbilt). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Fuller played most recently at Toros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 42 games he was third best scorer with impressive 19.4ppg and had 3.8rpg and 3.5apg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer Fuller played at Regatas in Peruvian league where in three Liga Sudamericana games he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
Fuller won Peruvian LNB championship title in 2016.
He also represented Peru at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: Score-3 (16.3ppg), 5.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 76.9%.
Fuller has played also professionally in NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo roster for 2017-2018:

Jhonatan Luz dos Santos
Eddy Carvalho
Guilherme Hubner
Elio Corazza
Kyle Fuller
Lucas Dias Silva
Eduardo Sommer
Lucas de Souza
Victor Camilo
Yago Dos Santos
Alex Robinson
G Scapuccin
Alex Doria
Danilo Penteado

Coach: Gustavo Conti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Botafogo F.R. tabs Atila Santos - by Paulo Freire

Botafogo F.R. (NBB) inked experienced 34-year old Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83kg-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato). He played in the summer at Vikingos in Bolivian Libobasquet.
Among other achievements Santos' team made it to the Bulgarian League Semifinals in 2013. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Honorable Mention award in 2011 and 2015.
Santos is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Santos has played previously professionally in France (Hyeres-Toulon), Spain (Tenerife), Uruguay (Atenas), Brazil (Flamengo and Palmeiras), Bulgaria (Balkan) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Minnesota State University Mankato until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Balkan tabs DeVaughn Washington, ex Kauhajoki - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) inked 28-year old American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-102kg-89, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Karhu Kauhajoki in Finnish Korisliiga. In 40 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. Washington helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese NBL Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Washington is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Washington has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Turkey (Gelisim), Uruguay (Bohemios) and Japan (Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano, Nishinomiya Storks and Kumamoto Vorters).
He attended Ohio University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Balkan Botevgrad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Fortenberry
Devin Brooks

Forwards:
Pavel Ivanov
DeVaughn Washington
David Haughton

Center:
Igor Kesar

Coach: Nebojsa Vidic

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Levski lands Krastan Krastanov - by Maria Mitzova

BC Levski 2014 Sofia (NBL) tabbed 18-year old center Krastan Krastanov (204-99). He has played for the last two years at BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia in the Division A. Krastanov received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention award in 2016 and 2017.
He represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U18 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 73.9%.

BC Levski 2014 Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Deyan Karamfilov
Kris Minkov
Aleksandar Milov
Evgeni Hadjirusev
Lachezar Dimitrov
Nikolay Lekov

Forwards:
Veselin Veselinov
Ivan Alipiev
Marin Marinov

Center:
Krastan Krastanov

Coach: Konstantin Papazov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karamfilov comes back to Levski - by Maria Mitzova

BC Levski 2014 Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-85kg-94). It is actually his comeback to Sofia as he has played here before. Karamfilov played most recently at Cherno More (NBL). In 32 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.3apg and 2.0spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Karamfilov played at Levski where in 11 NBL games he averaged 4.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Karamfilov also played 3 games in Balkan League where he had 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg. The other team Karamfilov played shortly was BC Levski 2014 Sofia 2nd team. In two NBL games he got 10.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 10.0apg and 1.5spg. Another team Karamfilov played that season for was Beroe. In 18 NBL games he got 3.8ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Karamfilov also played 10 games in Balkan League where he got just 2.1ppg and 1.9apg.
Karamfilov represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.4apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 81.8%.
Karamfilov has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Bulgaria U20 team Sofia).

BC Levski 2014 Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Deyan Karamfilov
Kris Minkov
Aleksandar Milov
Evgeni Hadjirusev
Lachezar Dimitrov
Nikolay Lekov

Forwards:
Veselin Veselinov
Ivan Alipiev
Marin Marinov

Coach: Konstantin Papazov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Koev re-signs at Spartak Pleven - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old forward Konstantin Koev (196-90kg-91). He played there last season. In 22 NBL games he recorded 11.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.2apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Bulgarian League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Koev played at Chernomorets where in 24 NBL games he was third best scorer with impressive 17.6ppg and had 7.3rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg.
Koev's team made it to the U20 Championships Semifinals in 2011.
He represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 36.0%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 76.9%.
Koev has played also professionally in Germany (Dorsten).

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Spartak Pleven keeps Nikolov for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) re-signed 24-year old guard Gerasim Nikolov (188-93). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 27 NBL games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Nikolov spent at Chavdar where in 19 NBL games he averaged 6.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Nikolov also spent pre-season at Levski that year.
He won Bulgarian League championship title in 2014.
Nikolov has played also professionally for other Bulgarian teams like Dunav 2016 Ruse and Bulgaria U20 team Sofia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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London Lightning Expected to name Veteran Hoopster Keith Vassell as next coach - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral The London Lightning are expected to replace Candian Kyle Juluis with another Candian Keith Vassell a Scaborough vative who was the coach of Niagra College in the Ontario College Atheletic Association. Vassell also stepped in last year as interim coach for the National Basketball League of Canadas Niagra River Lions. He took over midway through the season, finishing with a 7-11 record and doing a good job with a team that had plenty of problems. The Lightning wont comment on whether Vassell is the guy. Vassell will be taking charge of the team from the start of the season unlike his situation with the River LIONS WHERE HE TOOK OVER A VETERAN TEAM PUT TOGETHER BY ANOTHER COACH. He did a good job of handling a team that was volatile as it was diverse.


Fraser is back at Homenetmen - by Eurobasket News

Homenetmen Beirut (Pepsi LBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Canadian center Michael Fraser (203-111kg-84, college: Oklah.Baptist). It is actually his comeback to Beirut as he has played here before. Fraser has played for the last two seasons at Polfarmex Kutno in Polish PLK league. In 30 TBL games he had 9.7ppg and 9.0rpg (#2 in the league) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Fraser was tested by Al Sadd (D1) in Qatari league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Austrian Bundesliga A championship title in 2008. Fraser was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Fraser's career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Fraser tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), France (Gravelines Dunkerque), Kuwait (Al Kuwait and Al Arabi), Mexico (Soles), Ukraine (Hoverla and DniproAzot), Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers) and Lebanon (Byblos).
Fraser attended Oklahoma Baptist University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Homenetmen Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elie Chamoun
Karim Zeinoun

Forwards:
Makram Ben_Romdhane
Sam Thompson

Center:
Michael Fraser

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Robinson comes back to CDU Concepcion, ex Quilmes MP - by Eurobasket News

CD Universidad de Concepcion (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American small forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL). It is actually his comeback to Universidad de Concepcion as he has played here before. Robinson played last season at Quilmes Mar del Plata in Argentinian LigaA. In 57 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Robinson also played that season for Bigua in Uruguayan LUB where in four games he averaged 13.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robinson won Iraqi League championship title in 2013. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Player of the Year back in 2013.
Robinson is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in seven different countries. Robinson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Gent Hawks), Finland (Forssan_Koripojat and HoNsU Basket), Kuwait (Al Nasar), Saudi Arabia (Al Fateh), Peru (Regatas), Chile (U.Concepcion) and Iraq (Al Kahraba and Al Nift).
He attended Loyola University of Chicago until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alexander Galindo (ex Bayamon) agreed terms with Puerto Montt - by Eurobasket News

CEB Puerto Montt (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Puerto Rican international power forward Alexander Galindo (200-85, college: FIU). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 19 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.8apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Galindo's team made it to the BSN Semifinals in 2009, 2013 and 2014. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Forward of the Year award back in 2010.
Galindo has been also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. He has regularly played for Puerto Rican senior team since 2016 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Galindo also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 42.9%.
Galindo is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Libertad Sunchales and Olimpico de La Banda), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Puerto Rico (Gallitos, Atleticos, Brujos, Cangrejeros and Indios), Uruguay (Olimpia, Malvin and Cader) and Panama (Correcaminos).
Galindo attended Florida International University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a great feel, makes shots and passes well.
A very versatile player who can spend time both in 2 and in 3 positions. Had a very good shooting touch and a great feeling for the game
.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Diego Osses agreed terms with Puerto Montt - by Eurobasket News

CEB Puerto Montt (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old shooting guard Diego Osses (185-88) from AB Ancud. In 47 Liga Nacional games he recorded 6.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Osses won Chilean DIMAYOR championship title in 2013.
He has played previously for Universidad de Concepcion.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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B.Muenchen lands Jared Cunningham, ex Jiangsu TX MK - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham (193-88kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league. In 31 games he averaged impressive 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season.
Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Bucks in NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg.
In 2012 Cunningham was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (24th overall). He attended Oregon State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cunningham received NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Cunningham has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers, Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has strong explosiveness as a leaper, and is pretty quick and fast, but he has a certain smoothness about his athleticism that makes it even more impressive. Has NBA range on his jumper, and good mechanics, but should look to get more confident with his shot from deep
.

FC Bayern Muenchen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Gavel
Stefan Jovic
Braydon Hobbs
Jared Cunningham
Karim Jallow
Georg Beyschlag
Nelson Weidemann

Forwards:
Alex King
Milan Macvan
Reggie Redding
Nihad Djedovic
Vladimir Lucic
Danilo Barthel

Centers:
Maik Zirbes
Devin Booker

Coach: Aleksandar Djordjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Bowman (ex Fujian) is a newcomer at Maccabi Haifa - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown). He played this summer at Fujian in Chinese NBL league. Bowman managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 14 NBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 34.7ppg, 14.6rpg, 3.1apg and 2.0spg. The last season he played at Maccabi Kiryat Gat where in 17 Winner League games he averaged remarkable 16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. Bowman also played that season for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League. In 12 games he had high stats: 16.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. He also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 12.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. Bowman also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year.
In 2006 he was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in third round (30th overall).
The former Georgetown University standout is in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Bowman is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Bowman has played previously professionally in Bulgaria, Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), France, Germany (BBC Bayreuth and SC Rasta Vechta), Italy, Korea (Samsung Thunders and Dongbu Promy), New Zealand (Saints), Puerto Rico (Manati), Serbia, Turkey and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Rishon).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very versatile player who can spend time in either forward slot. Good shooter and quick runner, can score in traffic or create his shot from the dribble. Goes well to the offensive rebounds, has a great leaping ability. Above all, he' s a very good defender on every kind of opponent, with a relentless mentality that makes him a very good player for the European leagues.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Angel Rodriguez
Luke Martinez
Roi Huber

Forwards:
Brandon Bowman
William Graves
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer
Netanel Artzi

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Raca comes back to Fly Dragons - by Eurobasket

Beikong Fly Dragons (CBA) inked experienced 56-year old Cypriot-Serbian coach Dragan Raca. It is actually his comeback to Fly Dragons as he used to coach here before. Raca coached most recently at Al-Manama in Bahrain Premier League. He signed a 3-year contract as a head coach and general supervisor.
Among other achievements his team won Chinese NBL Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014) while he was coaching Fly Dragons before. Raca received also Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Coach of the Year award back in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009. He used to coach FYR Macedonian National Teamback in 2016.
Raca has coached also professionally in Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus, Serbia and Russia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LBS Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Barva and ARBA advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Barva - Escazu 62-51

Barva reached the LBS Finals. They overcame visiting Escazu to sweep the semifinal series. Barva will take on ARBA in the title series. The teams will decide on the championship for the seventh time in the last eight editions of the tournament.
gschID: 562616


Grecia - ARBA 81-84

ARBA nipped Grecia on the road to complete the sweep of the series. ARBA made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. ARBA outrebounded Grecia 63-38 including a 45-30 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ARBA made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) who scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. ARBA's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American-U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Georgio Milligan (187-90, college: Franklin & Marshall) produced 31 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals and American forward Marquis Aaron (196, college: Bellevue) added 15 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five ARBA and four Grecia players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
ARBA: D.Wiggins 16+8reb+1ast, A.Ripool 14+6reb+2ast, L.Conejo 14+4reb+2ast, T.Armstrong 11+13reb, I.Conejo 10+6reb+9ast, D.Lynch 6+5reb
Grecia: G.Milligan 31+8reb+9ast, M.Jose Gonzalez 16+3reb+1ast, M.Aaron 15+14reb, G.Letford 11+5reb+4ast, M.Bogantes 6+7reb+1ast, C.Rodriguez 2
gschID: 562617





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Fran Pilepic moves from Cantu to Selcuklu Belediyesi - by Zeljko Zule

Former Croatian National team member Fran Pilepic (193-G/F-89) will continue his career in Turkey. He signed a one-year contract with Selcuklu Belediyesi.
Pilepic arrives from Cantu, where he averaged 9.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.7 steals in 30 Italian Serie A League games last season.
He grew up with Crikvenica has already played for Kvarner, Svjetlost Brod and Cedevita in Croatia, also suited up for Siroki in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bilbao in Spain.
Pilepic was also a member of all youth Croatian National teams. He won the Croatian League and cup double with Cedevita, a pair of Bosnian Championship and Cup titles and reached EuroCup Finals in 2013.



Kastela inks Petar Zivkovic (ex-Tim Rekord), GKK Sibenik adds Ivan Milekovic (ex-Girona) - by Zeljko Zule

Ribola Kastela added another new player to its roster for the upcoming season by inking Petar Zivkovic (193-G/F-93) on a one-year deal.
Zivkovic started last season in Slovakia with Lucenec and in January moved to Rekord Tim, for whom he averaged 21.3 points in seven Croatian A2 East League games.
Zivkovic grew up with Svjetlost Slavonski Brod and had already played for Trepca Mitrovice in Kosovo.
GKK Sibenik reached and agreement with Ivan Milekovic (195-G-88) to work together next season.
Milekovic arrives from Spanish side Coviran Granada, where he averaged 6.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks in 34 LEB Silver League games last season, helped the team reach Spanish LEB SIlver Cupe.
Milekovic has already played for Cibona junior team, Kaptol Zagreb and Zrinjevac in Croatian A2 League, Zabok, Vrijednosnice Osijek Darda plus Siroki and Celik in Bosnia. He was a member of U16 and U18 Croatian National team at the European Championship.



Zabok lands Jeremy Bynum, ex Spartak-Prim. - by Eurobasket News

KK Zabok (A1) tabbed 29-year old American guard Jeremy Bynum (193-89kg-88, college: Jacksonville State). He played most recently at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in Russian Superleague 1. In three games he averaged 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg last season.
His team made it to the Russian Superleague 1 Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Bynum played at Olimpi (Superleague) in Georgia where in 27 games he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 3rd Team.
Bynum has played previously professionally in Austria (Arkadia Lions) and Portugal (Galitos-Barreiro).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Bynum attended Jacksonville State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

KK Zabok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Bynum
Borna Kapusta
Franko Kalpic
Martin Tudjen
Ivan Martinko

Forwards:
Filip Toric
Pasko Vrlika
Antonio Crnjevic
Ivan Vucic
Patrik Jambrovic

Centers:
Antonio Vlaic
Zvonimir Cutuk

Coach: Dragutin Crnjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Split agree to terms with Pavle Marcinkovic (ex-Zagreb) - by Zeljko Zule

Split have agreed terms with former Croatian National team member Pavle Marcinkovic (199-G/F-89) on a two-year contract.
Marcinkovic arrives from Zagreb, where he spent last four seasons. In the lastest one, Marcinkovic averaged 19.1 points (ranked second), 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals (ranked fourth) and 0.3 blocks in 26 Croatian A1 League games.
Marcinkovic grew up with Zadar and has already played for Cibona plus Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgaria and Apollon Limassol in Cyprus. He won two Croatian Championship titiles with Zadar and Cibona plus one Croatian and Cypriot Cup titles.
He was a member of the Croatian national team at 2013 Qualifications to EuroBasket, averaging 4.0 and 1.1 rebounds in eight games..



Selcuklu inks Fran Pilepic - by Eurobasket News

Selcuklu Belediyesi (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old Croatian international swingman Fran Pilepic (193-85kg-89). He played last season at MIA-RO Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he had 9.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pilepic played at Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 19 A1 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg. Pilepic helped them to win the league title. He also played 22 games in Euroleague where he averaged 6.4ppg and 1.3rpg. Pilepic also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 6.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 2nd Team in 2015.
Pilepic has been a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has been regularly called to Croatian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Pilepic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Croatia (Slavonski Brod, KK_Crikvenica, KK Rijeka, Triglav Osiguranje II and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka).
He could be described: A talented forward, who plays with intensity on defense, and produces lots of points at the offensive side. A late bloomer kind of player who could now become a NT member.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Roster for BK Olomoucko Taking Shape - by Surujh Roopnarine

After the announcement of the organizational change from Orli Prostejov to BK Olomoucko, team management have made steps to secure the roster for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The most notable addition for Czech fans will be veteran forward Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81). The 36-year old swingman spent last season with MMCITE Brno where he averaged 11.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals. Originally under contract with Brno for additional seasons, the club and player could not agree on a restructuring, prompting Kremen to look elsewhere. Kremen, has signed a one-year contract with Olomouc and will decide what to do next in his career after the season is complete.

In addition to Kremen and the remaining players from Orli Prostejov's roster (Michal Norwa, Adam Goga, Martin Novak, Marek Sehnal and Martin Nabelek), the club has announced the additions of Filip Sepa (198-SG-90), Jan Mocnik (178-PG-87), and J.C. Fuller (193-G-94, college: W.Illinois).

Filip Sepa is a 27-year old Serbian shooting guard who split time playing in Romania and Macedonia last season.
Jan Mocnik is a 30-year old Slovenian point guard who spent last season in Bosnia with HKK Siroki Primorka. In 22 games he led the league in assists (8.3apg) and was 4th in steals (1.7spg).
Finally the club has added American guard J.C. Fuller who spent last season playing in Spain's 2nd Division (LEB-Gold) with Caceres. In 34 games as a rookie he averaged 8.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists.




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Avila lands Alexander Bak, ex Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) tabbed 26-year old Danish international swingman Alexander Bak (193-90kg-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Svendborg Rabbits in Danish Ligaen. In 33 games he averaged 7.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.4apg last season. Bak helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Team FOG Naestved (also in Ligaen) where in 35 games he had 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention.
Bak's team made it to the Danish Cup final in 2013.
He has been also a member of Danish international program for some years. Bak has regularly played for Danish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He represented Denmark at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0pts.
Bak has played also professionally for other Danish teams like Horsholm, Falcon and Vaerlose.

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Sergio Jimenez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Woods is back at Panionios, ex Soles SD - by Chris Mammides

Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (A1) signed 27-year old American center Tony Woods (211-110kg-90, college: Oregon). It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Woods played this summer at Soles de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. In two games he had 5.0ppg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg.
Part of last season Woods spent at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL where in 10 games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.4rpg. Woods also spent pre-season at Doxa Lefkadas that year.
His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2013.
Woods has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Greece (Apollon Patras and Nea Kifisia).
He attended University of Oregon until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Woods could be described: An extremely athletic big man with great size and length ... Has a reputation as a tough, physical inside presence who attacks the rim with great fury ... Runs the floor very well ... Terrific shot blocker ... Skilled big man with a soft touch around the rim and on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

25-year old forward Willie Clayton (203-F-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Piratas and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds, while his team crushed Portoviejo (#7, 4-6) with 18-point margin 94-76. Piratas is placed at 2nd position in Ecuadorian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Piratas will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. Clayton turned to be Piratas' top player in his first season with the team. Georgia State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clayton leads league in rebounds with 8.7rpg. Clayton is in league's top in and averages solid 65.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Tavares Sledge (203-F-92, agency: Interperformances) of Importadora. He is American forward in his first season at Importadora. In the last game Sledge recorded impressive 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he led Importadora to another comfortable win 83-64 over Juvenil (6-5) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Importadora to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 6-5 record is not bad at all. Sledge is a newcomer at Importadora and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.3ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 8.2rpg and 4.8apg.

Third place about best performers goes to Adriano Barredas (92) of Portoviejo (#7). Barredas scored 29 points. Despite Barredas' great performance Portoviejo lost 76-94 to the higher-ranked Piratas (#2, 7-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Portoviejo ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Barredas could help Portoviejo to bring them higher in the standings. Barredas has a great season in Ecuador. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.3ppg (best scorer). He also has FGP: 65.0% and 3PT: 47.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92) of Juvenil - 22 points and 14 rebounds
5. Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Cesar Silva (190-G/F-81) of Iccan - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jean Pierre (205-F/C-91) of Triple E-Uda - 15 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Corbin Jackson (203-F-92) of Leones - 11 points and 10 rebounds
9. Johu Castillo (99) of Importadora - 17 points and 2 rebounds
10. Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Importadora - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Scates' double-double lands him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old Quincy Scates (197-SF-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Quezaltepeque and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 49 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Brujos Izalco (#6, 8-4) 107-92. Quezaltepeque maintains the 4th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Quezaltepeque will need more victories to improve their 9-4 record. In the team's last game Scates had a remarkable 69.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Quezaltepeque's top player in his first season with the team. Tennessee Wesleyan College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Scates is in league's top in points (6th best: 29.0ppg) and averages solid 58.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Christopher Blake (196-G-88) of Brujos Izalco. He is American guard in his 2nd season at Brujos Izalco. In the last game Blake recorded impressive double-double of 38 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Brujos Izalco lost that game 92-107 to slightly higher-ranked Quezaltepeque (#4, 9-4). This loss caused Brujos Izalco to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Blake is well-known at Brujos Izalco and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 29.3ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 8.8rpg and 5.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Slim Magee (211-C-89) of Isidro Metapan (#7). Magee scored 26 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Isidro Metapan, leading his team to a 110-97 easy win against the lower-ranked Santiagueno (#11, 2-10). Isidro Metapan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Magee has a great season in El Salvador. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 15.5rpg (6th best). He also has 3.9bpg and FGP: 63.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Raymond Miller (204-F/C-88) of Quezaltepeque - 25 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Jared Ruiz (188-G-92) of Halcones - 36 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Chris King) of Santiagueno - 23 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Elder Gimenez (186-F-91) of Isidro Metapan - 38 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of El Rapido - 21 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Osmel Oliva (178-PG-87) of El Rapido - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Shahmel Brackett (183-PG-91) of Santiagueno - 34 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists

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



Liga MB Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 16 in the Liga MB was a home defeat of 7th ranked Isidro Metapan (7-5) to fifth ranked Brujos Izalco (8-4) 96-92. It ended the four-game winning streak of Isidro Metapan. Strangely Isidro Metapan outrebounded Brujos Izalco 43-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Ricardo Mendez (184-84) who added 21 points during the contest. At the losing side Venezuelan forward Elder Gimenez (186-91) responded with 43 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Brujos Izalco maintains fifth position with 8-4 record, which they share with Santa Ana. Isidro Metapan at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. Brujos Izalco is looking forward to face 11 Lobos (#12) in Chalchuapa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Isidro Metapan will play on the road against Quezaltepeque (#4) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (11-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked El Rapido (5-8) in La Union 86-56. The winners were led by Jamaican-American forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Oscar Rivera supported him with 18 points. Even a double-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks by Cuban center Yoel Cubillas (204-94) did not help to save the game for El Rapido. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 11-2 record. El Rapido at the other side keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Santa Tecla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. El Rapido will play against Santiagueno (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: bottom-ranked Giants were destroyed by Canarios on the opponent's court 89-70. Santiagueno unfortunately lost to Santa Ana in a home game 102-111. Quezaltepeque rolled over 11 Lobos on the road 109-84.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 9 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks by Marc Montavious of Canarios.

Isidro Metapan - Brujos Izalco 92-96

The most interesting game of round 16 in the Liga MB was a home defeat of 7th ranked Isidro Metapan (7-5) to fifth ranked Brujos Izalco (8-4) 96-92. It ended the four-game winning streak of Isidro Metapan. Strangely Isidro Metapan outrebounded Brujos Izalco 43-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Ricardo Mendez (184-84) who added 21 points during the contest. Four Brujos Izalco players scored in double figures. At the losing side Venezuelan forward Elder Gimenez (186-91) responded with 43 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists and American center Slim Magee (211-89, college: Missouri So.) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds. Brujos Izalco maintains fifth position with 8-4 record, which they share with Santa Ana. Isidro Metapan at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. Brujos Izalco is looking forward to face 11 Lobos (#12) in Chalchuapa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Isidro Metapan will play on the road against Quezaltepeque (#4) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: E.Gimenez 43+6reb+6ast, S.Magee 18+18reb, E.Mijares 16+8reb+9ast, A.Regalado 7+4reb+2ast, M.Artiga 6+6reb, J.Flores 2
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 27+10reb+8ast, R.Mendez 21+1reb+1ast, A.Brown 18+3reb, J.Loucel 12+5reb+4ast, R.Palma 10+1reb+3ast, S.Sill 8+10reb+1ast
gschID: 553703


Canarios - Giants 89-70

Very expected game in Ahuachapan where 13th ranked Giants (1-12) were crushed by second ranked Canarios (10-2) 89-70. Canarios forced 20 Giants turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by American point guard David Lawson (185-89, college: Reinhardt) who scored that evening 38 points (!!!) and 6 assists and the other American import forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles) supported him with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Canarios' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 30 points by Zimbabwean guard Simbarahe Gwanyanya (191, college: Holy Names) did not help to save the game for Giants. Forward Giovanni Sosa (189-95) added 13 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Canarios have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-2 record behind leader Santa Tecla. Giants lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Canarios will play against Cojute (#8) in Cojutepeque in the next round where they are favorite. Giants will play at home against Halcones (#3) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Giants: S.Gwanyanya 30+3reb+1ast, C.Flores 14+8reb, G.Sosa 13+9reb+1ast, C.Sandoval 4+6reb+1ast, J.Lopez 4+1reb+3ast, W.Davontae 3+14reb
Canarios: D.Lawson 38+1reb+6ast, E.Ishman 21+8reb+2ast, M.Montavious 9+18reb+3ast, F.Salazar 7+2reb+1ast, M.Amaya 6+1reb, W.Molina 5+4reb+5ast
gschID: 553718


El Rapido - Santa Tecla 56-86

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (11-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked El Rapido (5-8) in La Union 86-56. Santa Tecla forced 28 El Rapido turnovers. The winners were led by Jamaican-American forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Oscar Rivera (190-80) supported him with 18 points. Four Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks by Cuban center Yoel Cubillas (204-94) did not help to save the game for El Rapido. Cuban point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) added 18 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Santa Tecla maintains first position with 11-2 record. El Rapido at the other side keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Santa Tecla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. El Rapido will play against Santiagueno (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
El Rapido: O.Oliva 18+1reb+3ast, Y.Cubillas 16+11reb+2ast, E.Montano 11+9reb+1ast, J.Avila 6+5reb+1ast, E.Contreras 3, M.Benavides 2+2ast
Santa Tecla: O.Rivera 18+1reb+2ast, D.Thompson 16+14reb, R.Martinez 16+1reb+4ast, S.Hernandez 10+1reb+1ast, C.Arias 6+4reb+1ast, A.Arias Serrano 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 553708


Santiagueno - Santa Ana 102-111

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Santa Ana (8-4) defeated on the road 11th ranked Santiagueno (2-10) 111-102. Santa Ana players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The winners were led by American Maliek Daniels (193-88, college: Trevecca Naz.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import swingman Demarquelle Tabb (196-90, college: Alabama A&M) supported him with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Even a double-double of 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists by American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) did not help to save the game for Santiagueno. Guard Baltazar Castellon (185-93) added 26 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Santiagueno's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Santa Ana moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Brujos Izalco. Newly promoted Santiagueno keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. Santa Ana will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Santiagueno will play at home against El Rapido (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Santiagueno: B.Castellon 26+7reb+4ast, S.Brackett 23+10reb+7ast, S.Esperanza 21+7reb+2ast, C.Hernandez 12+2reb+3ast, C.King 10+8reb+3ast, V.Sanchez 5+1reb+1ast
Santa Ana: M.Daniels 36+12reb+7ast, K.White 21+6reb+4ast, D.Tabb 20+16reb+3ast, A.Ruano 18+5reb+5ast, I.Sandoval 12+3reb+2ast, D.Pena 4+4reb
gschID: 553694


11 Lobos - Quezaltepeque 84-109

Not a big story in a game in Chalchuapa where 12th ranked 11 Lobos (1-11) were rolled over by fourth ranked Quezaltepeque (9-4) 109-84. Quezaltepeque dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to 11 Lobos' 46. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by 11 Lobos' players. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who scored that evening 37 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and power forward Raymond Miller (204-88, college: CS Fullerton) supported him with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Five Quezaltepeque players scored in double figures. Quezaltepeque's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 42 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by forward Malik Jackson (198-92, college: Beth.-Cookman) did not help to save the game for 11 Lobos. Guard Joshua White (191-88, college: San Diego CC) added 16 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Quezaltepeque maintains fourth position with 9-4 record. 11 Lobos lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 11 games lost. Quezaltepeque will play against Isidro Metapan (#7) at home in the next round. 11 Lobos will play against Brujos Izalco (#6) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
11 Lobos: M.Jackson 42+11reb+1ast, R.Aguiar 17+8reb, J.White 16+12reb+2ast, K.Campos 3+2reb, J.Cuestas 2+3reb+1ast, E.Rojas 2+3reb+2ast
Quezaltepeque: Q.Scates 37+7reb+6ast, R.Miller 21+11reb+3ast, A.Cacho 16+6reb+1ast, D.Bairez 12+5reb+8ast, I.Urrutia 10+1reb+6ast, L.Portal 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 553715





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B.Muenchen lands Jared Cunningham, ex Jiangsu TX MK - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham (193-88kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league. In 31 games he averaged impressive 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season.
Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Bucks in NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg.
In 2012 Cunningham was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (24th overall). He attended Oregon State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cunningham received NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Cunningham has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers, Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has strong explosiveness as a leaper, and is pretty quick and fast, but he has a certain smoothness about his athleticism that makes it even more impressive. Has NBA range on his jumper, and good mechanics, but should look to get more confident with his shot from deep
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FC Bayern Muenchen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Gavel
Stefan Jovic
Braydon Hobbs
Jared Cunningham
Karim Jallow
Georg Beyschlag
Nelson Weidemann

Forwards:
Alex King
Milan Macvan
Reggie Redding
Nihad Djedovic
Vladimir Lucic
Danilo Barthel

Centers:
Maik Zirbes
Devin Booker

Coach: Aleksandar Djordjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Partizan inks Nigel Williams-Goss - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Nigel Williams-Goss (190-94). He just graduated from Gonzaga (NCAA). In 38 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.7apg and 1.7spg last season. Williams-Goss helped them to win WCC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-WCC Player of the Year, All-WCC All-Tournament MVP and All-WCC Newcomer of the Year.
This summer he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (55th overall). Williams-Goss just graduated from Gonzaga and it is his first season in pro basketball.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Nigel Williams-Goss
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen
Strahinja Gavrilovic

Centers:
Ioannis Dimakopoulos
Obrad Tomic
Marko Pecarski

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Carl English in Olympiacos' preparation - by Kostas Papadopoulos

Carl English (195-G-81, college: Hawaii) will help Olympiacos in the team's preparation for the new season. The experienced Canadian player, who spent the previous season in Alba Berlin, and has a significant experience from the Greek league, since he joined AEK Athens during the 2014-2015 season, will join Olympiacos in the preparation period, since many of Reds players are away due to EuroBasket 2017.
It should be mentioned that Carl English is a free agent. Nevertheless, the chance is great for him, and he will try to make a good impression in the Piraeus team in order to challenge a place in a Euroleague team for the season to come.



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Overview of Day 4 - by Eurobasket News

Group B
Canada - Argentina 86-92 OT
Argentina outlasted Canada in overtime to post the second straight win in Group B. Facundo Campazzo (181-PG-91) came up with 23 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Argentina accumulated a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. But Canada erased the deficit in the next two quarters to take a narrow 2-point lead at the final break. But Argentina sank 26 points in the fourth frame and forced overtime. Argentina fueled a 13:7 rally in the extra period to ensure the winning outcome. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) and Patricio Garino (198-G/F-93, college: G.Washington) netted 20 points each for the winners. Brady Heslip (191-SG-90, college: Baylor) answered with 24 points for Canada.

Venezuela - U.S. Virgin Islands 86-84
Venezuela recorded the first victory in Group B. They held off Virgin Islands for 1-1 record. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 23 points to lead the winners. Venezuela posted a 47:42 halftime lead. Venezuela boosted the gap at 7-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. US Virgin Islands unleashed 28 points in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87, college: Campbellsville, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the victory. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) answered with 24 points and 7 assists for Virgin Islands.

Group C
Dominican Republic - Uruguay 57-66
Uruguay overcame Dominican Republic to gain 1-0 record in Group C. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) sank 23 points, issued 8 assists and added 5 rebounds in the victory. Uruguay jumped to a 23:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Dominican Republic bounced back with a 25:9 run in the second term to knot things up at 32. But Uruguay picked up the tempo in the second half. They held their opponents to just 25 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International) had 17 points and 9 boards for Uruguay. Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) notched 15 points for Dominican Republic.

USA - Panama 97-56
USA got to the winning start of their Fiba AmeriCup campaign. Jonathan Holmes (204-F-92, college: Texas) and Darrun Hilliard (198-G-93, college: Villanova) tossed in 17 points each for the winners. USA accumulated a 49:25 halftime lead. USA unleashed 48 points in the second half to race to the victory. Reggie Williams (198-G/F-86, college: VMI) provided 13 points in the win. Gary Forbes (201-G/F-85, college: Virginia) topscored with 19 points for Panama.




Overview of Day 3 - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Brazil - Puerto Rico 80-89
Puerto Rico beat Brazil to claim the second position in Group A. Angel Rodriguez (180-PG-92, college: Miami, FL) netted 23 points for the winners. Puerto Rico accumulated a 35:31 halftime lead. They unleashed 54 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Michael Rosario had 15 points for the winners. Leonardo Meindl (201-SF-93) tossed in 17 points for Brazil.

Mexico - Colombia 82-70
Mexico clinched the third straight win in Group A. They held off Colombia to finish preliminary round undefeated. Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88, college: California) scored 24 points to lead the winners. Mexico led by a single point at halftime 38:37. But they sank 44 points in the second half and got away with the victory. Francisco Cruz (190-G-89, college: Wyoming) had 18 points for the winners. Braian Angola-Rodas (198-SG-94) delivered 16 points for Colombia.

Group B
Argentina - Venezuela 67-62
Argentina opened win count in Group B as they topped Venezuela. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) produced 16 points to lead the winners. Venezuela enjoyed a 34:28 halftime lead. But Argentina used an 18:11 run in the third quarter to spur ahead. They added 21 points in the fourth period to snatch the win. Facundo Campazzo (181-PG-91) delivered 15 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds in the victory. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 16 points for Venezuela.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Canada 83-71
Virgin Islands toppled Canada in Group B opener. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) stepped up with 25 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds in the victory. Virgin Islands accumulated a 35:30 halftime lead. They unleashed 28 points in the third term to take a 14-point lead and never looked back en route to the win. Justin Gray (198-F-95) had 14 points and 8 boards in the victory. Olivier Hanlan (193-G-93, college: Boston Coll.) answered with 10 points for Canada.




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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Khimik adds Colter to their roster, ex Rouen - by Eurobasket News

BK Khimik-OPZ Yuhzny (Superleague) added to their roster 23-year old American point guard Derrick Colter (180-82kg-94, college: Duquesne, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at SPO Rouen Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg.
Colter was voted Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Colter graduated from University of Duquesne in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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  FINLAND  


Josh Caldwell (ex Messina FPS) is a newcomer at Bisons Loimaa - by Eurobasket News

2nd Division newcomer Bisons Loimaa strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Josh Caldwell (203-98kg, college: William Penn). He played most recently at FP Sport Messina in Italian Serie C Silver. Caldwell also played that season for Neapolis Napoli (also in Serie C Silver).
His college team won HAAC Tournament in 2016.
Caldwell graduated from William Penn University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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Balkan tabs DeVaughn Washington, ex Kauhajoki - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) inked 28-year old American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-102kg-89, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Karhu Kauhajoki in Finnish Korisliiga. In 40 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. Washington helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese NBL Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Washington is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Washington has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Turkey (Gelisim), Uruguay (Bohemios) and Japan (Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano, Nishinomiya Storks and Kumamoto Vorters).
He attended Ohio University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Balkan Botevgrad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Fortenberry
Devin Brooks

Forwards:
Pavel Ivanov
DeVaughn Washington
David Haughton

Center:
Igor Kesar

Coach: Nebojsa Vidic

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Kataja Basket signs Wesley Saunders, ex Goettingen - by Eurobasket News

Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) signed 24-year old American swingman Wesley Saunders (196-98kg-93, college: Harvard). He was about to sign at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. The last season Saunders played at another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 46 games he had 8.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.9apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2016. Saunders was also voted NABC All-District 13 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Saunders has played previously professionally in NBA (New York Knicks) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Westchester Knicks).
He attended Harvard University until 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Wesley Saunders
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

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Matthew Hezekiah (ex IRT Tanger) agreed terms with Kataja Basket - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American power forward Matthew Hezekiah (206-107kg-92, college: South Carolina State). He played most recently at IRT Tanger in Moroccan D1 league.
Hezekiah ended the previous (2015-16) season at Hasharon (National League) in Israel. But the most of that year he spent at Nishinomiya in Japanese NBL where in 10 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 3.2rpg.
Three years ago Hezekiah was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in fourth round (69th overall).
He attended South Carolina State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Hezekiah's team made it to the Czech Republic Cup Final Four in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Greece (Panionios) and Czech Republic (BK Pardubice).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A strong agile player who can defend and run the floor. Posses great shot blocking ability and can score in the post as well as nail the 15-foot jumper. Has great hands and finishes strong on both ends of the floor.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Wesley Saunders
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

Center:
Matthew Hezekiah

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  FRANCE  


France overcome Germany in Berlin, wrap up EuroBasket preparations - by Eurobasket News

Germany - France 79-85

France overcame Germany 85-79 in Berlin and finished its the preparation games. The guests grabbed a 26-20 lead after the first 10 minutes and added massive 27-20 run in the second period. The home side pulled back with a 26-15 run and reduced to just 3 points with 10 minutes to go. France however closed the game with a final 17-13 run to seal the victory. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) led the winners with 20 points, Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) had 16 and Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) added 14. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) replied with 23 points in the losing effort, whilst Johannes Voigtmann (211-C-92) notched 11 points.



Pau-Lacq-Orthez edge Nanterre in pre-season action - by Eurobasket News

Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Nanterre 83:67

Pau-Lacq-Orthez earned the second straight victory in pre-season. They rallied past Nanterre as Ken Horton (199-F-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) produced 19 points. Nanterre eked out a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Pau-Lacq-Orthez stepped on the gas in the second frame. They sank 28 points to take a 44:38 halftime lead. Pau-Lacq-Orthez went on a 27:17 run in the third term to boost the gap. They limited Nanterre to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 14 points, while Chris Dowe (193-G/F-91, college: Bellarmine) and Taqwa Pinero had 13 points each for the winners. Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) answered with 19 points for Nanterre. Lahaou Konate (196-SG-91) chipped in 17 points in the loss.



Khimik adds Colter to their roster, ex Rouen - by Eurobasket News

BK Khimik-OPZ Yuhzny (Superleague) added to their roster 23-year old American point guard Derrick Colter (180-82kg-94, college: Duquesne, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at SPO Rouen Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg.
Colter was voted Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Colter graduated from University of Duquesne in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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Chalons-Reims ink Ben Bentil - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 22-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) forward Ben Bentil (206-104kg-95, college: Providence). He played last season at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) in the U.S. Bentil managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 NBA G League games he had 10.6ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played that season for the Mavericks in NBA. But in three games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds. The other team Bentil played that season for was Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA where in 11 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg. He also spent pre-season at the Pacers in NBA that year. Bentil was also tried-out by the Celtics in NBA.
Last year he was drafted by Boston Celtics (NBA) in second round (51st overall). Bentil attended Providence College until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Bentil was also voted All-Big East Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 5 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Bentil has played also professionally in NBA (Indiana Pacers).

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Willie Deane
Gedeon Pitard
Martin Hermannsson
Alexandre Karolak
Arthur Leboeuf

Forwards:
LaMonte Ulmer
Paul Carter
Ed Daniel
Sadio Doucoure
Ben Bentil
Louis Cassier

Centers:
Romain Duport
Jules Rambaut

Coach: Cedric Heitz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ivan Aska (ex PAOK) joins Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) agreed terms with 27-year old Virgin Islander international forward Ivan Aska (201-104kg-90, college: Murray State). He is a dual citizen owning also Puerto Rican passport. Aska played last season at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 8 A1 games he had 9.8ppg and 4.1rpg. Aska also played that season for ET Land Elephants in South Korean KBL where in 25 games he recorded 14.8ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg. The other team he played that season for was Ironi Ramat Gan (National League) in Israel. In 11 games he averaged impressive 22.5ppg, 8.3rpg and 2.2apg.
Aska has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won OVC Tournament in 2010 and 2012. Aska was also voted Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships 1st Team in 2015.
He represented U.S. Virgin Islands at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Aska's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 71.4%.
Aska is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in five different countries. Aska tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod and Ironi Nes Ziona) and Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros).
Aska attended Murray State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Gaetan Clerc
Brynton Lemar
Enzo Goudou-Sinha

Forwards:
Mickael Var
Ivan Aska
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery

Center:
Garry Florimont

Coach: Gregor Beugnot

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket tabs Yulian Yemets, ex Khimik-2 - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) inked 18-year old Ukrainian center Yulian Yemets (218-94kg-99). He played most recently at the junior team of BK Khimik-2 Yuzhny in Ukrainian Higher League. In two games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DeMarcus Nelson
A.J. Slaughter
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Charles Kahudi
Justin Harper
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
David Lighty

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Alpha Kaba
Khadim Sow
Yulian Yemets

Coach: J.D. Jackson

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Frank Turner (ex Blois) is a newcomer at Crailsheim - by Eurobasket News

Crailsheim Merlins (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at ADA Blois Basket 41 in French ProB. In 34 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Turner played at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL where in 34 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.9spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Turner also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 14.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 6.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 2).
Turner's team won Polish League Supercup in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Turner has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Holland (Den Bosch), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca), APBL (Buffalo S.) and Poland (Trefl).
He attended Canisius College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Crailsheim Merlins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Cuffee
Chase Griffin
Frank Turner
Martin Bogdanov
Michael Smith

Forwards:
Konrad Wysocki
Patrick Flomo
Michael Jost
Sebastian Herrera

Center:
Sherman Gay

Coach: Tuomas Iisalo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GEORGIA  


DeJuan Wright (ex Wels) joins Kutaisi - by Eurobasket News

Kutaisi Kutaisi (Superleague) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard DeJuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU). He has played for the last two seasons at BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 29 games he had 13.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season. Wright helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He has played previously professionally in France (Orchesien BC) and Holland (Den Bosch, Groningen and Leiden).
Wright attended Florida International University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


France overcome Germany in Berlin, wrap up EuroBasket preparations - by Eurobasket News

Germany - France 79-85

France overcame Germany 85-79 in Berlin and finished its the preparation games. The guests grabbed a 26-20 lead after the first 10 minutes and added massive 27-20 run in the second period. The home side pulled back with a 26-15 run and reduced to just 3 points with 10 minutes to go. France however closed the game with a final 17-13 run to seal the victory. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) led the winners with 20 points, Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) had 16 and Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) added 14. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) replied with 23 points in the losing effort, whilst Johannes Voigtmann (211-C-92) notched 11 points.



Kataja Basket signs Wesley Saunders, ex Goettingen - by Eurobasket News

Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) signed 24-year old American swingman Wesley Saunders (196-98kg-93, college: Harvard). He was about to sign at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. The last season Saunders played at another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 46 games he had 8.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.9apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2016. Saunders was also voted NABC All-District 13 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Saunders has played previously professionally in NBA (New York Knicks) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Westchester Knicks).
He attended Harvard University until 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Wesley Saunders
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

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The Hamburg Towers Give Will Darley Short Term Contract - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Hamburg Towers have signed Will Darley (203-G-94) to a short term contract until November 2017. Darley is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Timonium, Maryland that got his first real basketball experience at Dulaney/Fishburne Academy. He comes to Germany starting his professional basketball career after playing four years at UMBC (NCAA) from 2013-2017 playing a total of 104 games. In his senior season he played 33 games averaging 16.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 44.5%, FT: 89.7%.

"Will is a dynamic and strong shooter where we want to give him the chance to gather professional experience. He will give our rotation up front more depth", stressed Marvin Willoughby. Last season the American scored in double figures in 25 of 33 games and scored 20 points or more 12 times. He had huge games against Mass-Lowell with 38 points, 31 points against Maine, 30 points against ST Francis PA and 29 points against Hartford. "The move to Hamburg gives me the opportunity to prove myself in Europe. I am going with al ot of enjoyment into my first professional season with the Towers and hope to get as many wins as possible", warned Will Darley. As a freshman at UMBC (NCAA) he played 23 games averaging 2.5ppg, 1.1rpg. In his second season at UMBC (NCAA) he palyed 19 games averaging 6.3ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 67.6%. In his junior season at UMBC (NCAA) he played 29 games averaging 11.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 84.0%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-AEC 2nd Team -17, and CIT Championship Semifinals -17.

Source:Hamburg Towers








Telekom Baskets Bonn wins the Giessen tournament - by Eurobasket News

Bonn - Goettingen 92-75

Telekom Baskets Bonn wins the Giessen tournament with 4 participating teams. In the Final game they overcame BG Goettingen 92:75. The team from Bonn scored 25 points in the first and then the second frames to take a 50-46 halftime advantage. Moreover they posted an 18-13 rally in the third period and closed the game with a final 24-16 run.
Josh Mayo (181-PG-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while TJ DiLeo nailed 18. Polas Bartolo followed them with 14 points in a win. Darius Carter (201-PF-92, college: Wichita St.) scored 20 in a loss, whilst Paul Watson (198-G/F-94, college: Fresno St.) and Michael Stockton (185-PG-89, college: Westminster, UT) had 18 each.



Frank Turner (ex Blois) is a newcomer at Crailsheim - by Eurobasket News

Crailsheim Merlins (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at ADA Blois Basket 41 in French ProB. In 34 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Turner played at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL where in 34 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.9spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Turner also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 14.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 6.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 2).
Turner's team won Polish League Supercup in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Turner has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Holland (Den Bosch), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca), APBL (Buffalo S.) and Poland (Trefl).
He attended Canisius College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Crailsheim Merlins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Cuffee
Chase Griffin
Frank Turner
Martin Bogdanov
Michael Smith

Forwards:
Konrad Wysocki
Patrick Flomo
Michael Jost
Sebastian Herrera

Center:
Sherman Gay

Coach: Tuomas Iisalo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kayel Locke Powers The Giessen 46ers in Crunch Time Past the Fraport Skyliners 102-90 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


It may only be preseason, but the majority of the EasyCredit BBL teams not only have the core of their roster battling in preseason games in order to get tuned up for the upcoming season, but also five to seven import players on the stat sheet to help get their chemistry rolling except for the Fraport Skyliners who like every August/September in the last years have had to scramble through the preseason with their few import players that had stayed on board and the rest of their young kids rounded out by some of their farm team players from the Pro B. It wouldn't have been half as bad had their three veterans Quantez Robertson, Mike Morrison and Jonas Botterman-Wolfarth been present, but they were missing in action and one suddenly had to rely on the future with kids Isaac Bonga and Richard Freudenberg. The good news was that Mr Canada Philip Scrubb was back after missing last season on account of injury and had personal expectations as high as Mount Logan and was as hungry as a famished tourist in Ottawa getting ready to chow down at the trendy eatery Fauna and his stellar play showed. The trio of Scrubb, Bonga and Freudenberg may not have the experience of a Mayo, Gamble or Klein of the Telekom Baskets Bonn, but they are like a fountain of youth as the other three teams at the Giessen weekend tournament of Bonn, BG Goettingen and the 46ers could only dream of having young talent like that on their roster. The Fraport Skyliners weren't rewarded for their furious comeback against the Telekom Baskets Bonn losing 82-76 a day earlier as 17year old German wunderkind Isaac Bonga made his first real serious breakthrough in a BBL setting as he filled up the stat sheet like a Lebron scoring 16 points, hauling down 10 boards and dishing out five assists. On Sunday the Fraport Skyliners were playing for pride in the game for third place facing home team Giessen 46ers who stunk up the building a day earlier losing by almost 40 points to BG Goettingen, but on this day the troops of head coach Ingo Fryer not only came to play, but played a well rounded consistent game that Frankfurt couldn't combat despite their second half comeback losing 102-90. After the game ex NC-Greensboro (NCAA) forward Kayel Locke (196-F-94, college: NC-Greensboro) was relaxed doing his postgame stretching and even though he didn't lead his team in scoring, his overall energy level at both ends of the court infected his team to totally rebound form their embarrassing performance the day before. 'We were too sluggish against BG Goettingen and against Frankfurt we came out with more energy especially on the defensive end where one could see each man was trusting each other to help each other. We didn't get good shots against BG Goettingen, but better one's against Frankfurt and made them', stressed KB Bashkimi Prizren (Kosovo-SuperLeague) forward Kayel Locke. The Fraport Skyliners lost their second game in a row of the Preseason and at times there wasn't a player over 20 years of age on the court and second year man Canadian national player Philip Scrubb transformed into the leader with so many veterans absent and played his heart out especially in the second half leading his team back into the game, but the club just was unable to step up together as a team when it needed it most in crucial moments of the game. 'This was our second game in a row where we didn't start out well and weren't focused on defense with no communication. In the second half, we communicated better on defense, got defensive stops which led to easy buckets on transition. We showed a good sign in the second half, but we need to bring it for 40 minutes', warned Philip Scrubb.

The Giessen 46ers jumped all over the Fraport Skyliners right off the bat gaining the 7-2 lead as their two main offensive threats Kayel Locke and Austin Hollins scored and new American and ex E.Carolina (NCAA) forward Jamar Abrams showed his shooting expertise nailing a pull up jumper. Frankfurt couldn't muster much on offense getting a Scrubb trey and Richard Freudenberg three, but Giessen had the complete package on offense which was led by the aggressive Locke who was all over the offensive board reminding one of an undersized Kyle Hines of CSKA Moscow as he battled and battled and battled usually getting his way hauling down tough rebounds and getting put backs. Frankfurt also was having some misfortune with loose balls as they just couldn't find a sound rhythm on offense. The preseason is a time when you can test things and usually in the case of the Fraport Skyliners, they always have an abundance of youth playing extra minutes thus gaining more experience. Frankfurt got some fortune getting a big 8-2 run to cut the Giessen lead to 20-19 as their youth came up big as third year man 20 year old German Garai Zeeb figured in all three buckets hitting a trey, making a beautiful left handed lay in traffic and firing the ball from the wing to the other finding 18 year old ex Kronberg talent Felix Hecker.on the ball reversal for three. However the Frankfurt run didn't impress Giessen with this huge cut into their lead ending the first quarter with a strong 7-2 run to lead 27-21. In the run, Giessen got vital support from young German talent Bjarne Kraushaar and other German talent Mauricio Marin while Locke closed out the 10 minute period with a running left handed hook finishing with six points and six boards. 'Giessen played more together, moved the ball better and rebounded better than against BG Goettingen. Giessen also came out with more confidence shooting the ball and Kayel Locke kept them together at both ends of the court', stressed ex Sacramento St. (NCAA) and Giessen 2 forward Nick Hornsby. The Giessen 46ers were shooting 52% from the field and 38% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 50% from outside. Giessen had the 14-5 rebound edge, but three turnovers while Frankfurt had two turnovers.

In the second quarter the Giessen 46ers continued their rampage on offense and stepped up their defense halting the Fraport Skyliner's first 11 possessions going on a 11-0 run to extend their lead to 38-21 which felt like a lot more, but wasn't because they were unable to connect on some plays they should have. In the run, ex Xavier (NCAA) guard Dee Davis nailed a trey, German veteran Benjamin Lischka connected on a 20 footer and snuck inside and split the defense for a bucket and Austin Hollins who is the son of ex NBA guard of the Philadelphia 76ers Lionel also waltzed through the Frankfurt defense as their communication on defense was nonexistent. Giessen upped their defense once more especially getting very aggressive play from young Alen Pjanic and upped their tempo something Frankfurt was unable to contend with. Konstantin Shubert finally got Frankfurt's first points on free throws as almost six minutes had been played. Giessen continued to have a bit more fortune than Frankfurt in some area's like getting a loose ball that cherry picker Abrams picked up and put home and the kid Kraushaar making a tough individual play that usually arise when a team is leading huge, but he was rewarded with nothing as net as Giessen led 43-36. Frankfurt finally achieved it's first field goal of the second quarter with 2.48 to play by Philip Scrubb with a lay in cutting the Giessen advantage to 43-28. Giessen went into the break strong going on a 8-3 run to lead 51-31. In the run, Giessen got to the line twice and got easy baskets inside from Abrams and Locke who continued to destroy in the paint. 'Giessen got good defensive rebounds and rotated well giving Frankfurt many contested shots and they were just flying around on defense. On offense they continued to attack well led by Locke and Lischka', stressed Giessen 46ers 2 forward Nick Hornsby. The Giessen 46ers were shooting 53% from the field and 40% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 34% from the field and 31% from the three point line. Giessen had the 24-18 rebound edge and four turnovers while Frankfurt had nine turnovers.

In the third quarter the Fraport Skyliners had their most shining moment in the game coming back and erasing the 20 point Giessen lead and trailing only by seven points. Basketball is always a game of runs and as Giessen had theirs in the second quarter, the Fraport Skyliners had theirs in the third quarter cruising out on a 12-2 run cutting the Giessen lead to 53-43. With Frankfurt in a rough spot and no other veterans on the floor, it was only obvious that if there was anyone that would get Frankfurt back into the game then it was Philip Scrubb who had won 7 titles at Carleton in the CIS and knew how to perform in tough situations. He scored seven points in the run picking his spots and drilling home two trey's while getting the and one after being fouled behind the three point line. Freudenberg also gave support with a trey and Kiel hit free throws. However Austin Hollins who played in Finland last season was a real thorn in the side of Frankfurt as he never allowed Frankfurt to get closer as he was performing his own show as he was potent inside out hitting two three's including one in Bonga's face and showing his dangerous drive keeping Frankfurt in non striking distance trailing 66-51. Giessen also continued to get support from many players as Davis who was a masterful ball handler got out of a few bad situations to end a play with a floater with a second left on the shot clock and then dropped a trey for the Giessen 71-60 lead. Without Scrubb on the floor and in good form, Frankfurt would have been down by 25, but he continued to showcase his hot hand hitting two more trey's as did Zeeb as Giessen led only 74-67 after 30 minutes. 'We had better ball movement and I was more aggressive. I got easy looks and once I hit shots they changed their defense which opened it up for others on the floor. We were smart on offense and took what the defense gave us', stressed Philip Scrubb. The Giessen 46ers were shooting 53% from the field and 44% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 48% from the field and 44% from the parking lot. Giessen had the 27-25 rebound lead and nine turnovers while Frankfurt had 12 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter the Fraport Skyliners continued to battle and got closer and closer, but in crunch time ran out of gas allowing a 12-0 run that put a sharp dagger into their basketball heart. Frankfurt started strong getting a tip in from young German Armin Trtovac and a Scrubb trey that looked so nonchalantly like Uncle Drew mode aka Kyrie Irving as if he was just putting up shots on the playground. Frankfurt would have gotten a lot closer and quicker in their comeback if it hadn't been for Benjamin Lischka who supplied the hot hand nailing two three's and a long two in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. After a Hollins runner, Frankfurt went on a much needed 6-0 run as Zeeb dropped a three and Bonga scored in transition to cut the Giessen lead to 85-80. After a Lischka long three, Frankfurt crawled closer to Giessen's lead going on a 5-0 run as now Scrubb showed just how lethal of an offensive player he is always knowing in only his second professional season when to score and when to find his teammates as he assisted on Bonga's three and Kiel's two handed dunk as suddenly Giessen led only 87-85. 'Basketball is a game of runs and we just weathered the storm. We got good coaching and rotations and hit three's and forced Frankfurt to turnovers', stressed Kayel Locke. 'We were riding the momentum. We did a good job taking them out of their offense when we had to. We were right with them', stressed Philip Scrubb. The Fraport Skyliners had the momentum and seemed like they were going to go for the blow and knockout, but instead the Giessen 46ers turned the tables on Frankfurt going on an unexpected 12-0 run to decide the game leading 99-85. In the run, it was Kayel Locke who saved his best for last being in attack mode and being a beast scoring on a back door cut, nailing a three and making a tip in while Dee Davis set him up for the first two buckets. Hollins added to the offensive onslaught with free throws. After a Trtovac lay in, Davis and Hecker closed out the game trading three pointers. 'The whole team stepped up in crunch time. The balls came to me and I made some shots and we trusted each other. Hollins was also big all day long. He was so important playing with high energy starting on the defensive end being active and always pushing the tempo', stressed Kayel Locke. 'We had bad turnovers at the end and didn't set our defense well at the end and didn't get good possessions', warned Philip Scrubb. The Giessen 46ers were led by Austin Hollins with 27 points. Kayel Locke added 20 points and nine rebounds while Benjamin Lischka produced 18 points and Dee Davis had 16 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Philip Scrubb with 26 points and nine assists. Niklas Kiel added 13 points and 10 boards, Garai Zeeb had 13 points and seven assists while Isaac Bonga supplied 13 points. The Giessen 46ers shot 55% from the field and 54% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners shot 49% from the field and 48% from outside. Giessen won the battle on the boards 34-33 and had 12 turnovers while Frankfurt coughed up the ball 16 times.



Oettinger Rockets Gotha signs Erik McCree, ex N.Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (BBL) signed 24-year old American forward Erik McCree (203-102kg-93, college: Louisiana Tech). He was about to sign at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league.
McCree just graduated from Louisiana Tech University and it is his first season as a pro. His team was regular season runner-up in C-USA. McCree was voted All-C-USA 1st Team in 2017 at his college time.

BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darrel Mitchell
Daniel Schmidt
Retin Obasohan
David Taylor
Dino Dizdarevic
Andreas Obst
Kristian Kullamae

Forwards:
Dane Watts
Johannes Richter
Jan_Niklas Wimberg
Erik McCree
Filip Stanic

Center:
Robert Oehle

Coach: Ivan Pavic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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R.J. Price (ex Dresden) is a newcomer at Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American point guard R.J. Price (180-82kg-93, college: Radford). He played most recently at Dresden Titans in German ProA. In 27 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.1apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
Price graduated from Radford University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Price is a smart, athletic, strong PG who knows how to control a team. He is a knockdown shooter with limitless range and has an unbelievable basketball IQ. Price is a heady defender and has a knack for stealing the ball. He could work on shot selection at times but overall a great talent!.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
R.J. Price
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Steven Spieth
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Winterthur signs Jona Hoffmann, ex Baunach - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) signed 19-year old German shooting guard Jona Hoffmann (192-82kg-98). He played last season at Baunach Young Pikes in German ProA. But in 24 games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hoffmann played at Fraport Skyliners II (ProB) in German league where in only one game he recorded 6 points, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
His team made it to the NBBL Championships Semifinals in 2014.
Hoffmann represented Germany at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6spg.
Hoffmann has played also professionally for other German teams like TV Langen, TSV Troester and TV Langen II.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lionheart Leslie's Name Has Definitely Had An Impact On The Man He Is Today - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Lionheart Leslie (178-G-94) is a 22 year old 178cm point guard from Houma, Louisiana that recently finished a stellar college career at CS Fullerton. He started his basketball career in 2013-2014 with Blinn JC (JUCO) and as a freshman played 30 games averaging 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 79.5%. In his second season at Blinn JC (JUCO) he played 32 games averaging 14.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.7apg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 52.1%, FT: 76.9%. In 2015-2016 he moved t CS Fullerton (NCAA) and as a junior played 29 games averaging 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 71.3%. In his senior year at CS Fullerton (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 10.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 23.0%, FT: 75.8%. He recently took part at the Howard Hoops tour in Germany and spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Lionheart thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Welcome to Germany. It is late summer 2017 and most guys are signed to play somewhere in the world except you. When you were nearing the end of a very solid senior year at Cal State Fullerton would you ever have thought you would be playing in with a basketball tour team in small gyms in the back woods of Germany?

To be honest, towards the end of my senior year I would've never thought I'd be playing ball in the back woods of Germany, but I am very humbled by this experience and thankful for this opportunity to play.


Ronald Howard is like a basketball savior for young hungry and at times unknown players just wanting to get their foot in the door. He continues to bring guys to Germany and a few weeks later they have jobs. How thankful have you been for getting this chance and do you see him as a savior?

There are not enough words to express how thankful I am for getting this opportunity to play. This is something that I will always be grateful for in my life. Ronald Howard portrays all the characteristics of a what a savior is because with given this chance, I'm able to continue to play the sport that I love and am passionate about.


Talk a little about your Howard Hoops experience. You really lit it up on the weekend and demonstrated why you had such a good career at Cal State Fullerton from 2015-2017. Did it sometimes feel like you were a man playing among kids?

I wouldn't put it in that way, but the feeling was very much similar. Given this opportunity, I felt it was my time to showcase everything I got in the time that I was given. When I'm determined to do something, I put my mind and everything I have in me to do so.


Players obviously want to impress in these types of settings, but what really was very important for you during the games to display besides your natural knack of scoring?

Persistence, Determination and Resilience are probably the most important and fundamental qualities to have in your game. With all that in tact, I feel that players will play to the best of their abilities regardless. Focusing on the next play, and just making sure that I am doing my job on the court weather it's defensively or offensively.


How confident are you not only of being able to play as a professional, but to be able to make an impact right away?

Very confident. Playing professionally has always been a dream of mine, and now that I'm given that chance, I'm going to give it a full 100 and run with it. Making a presence on the court will be something that I am determined to do every game. Making an impact & contributing to the team as much as I can will be a main focus while playing.


Many of the guys in the first Howard Hoops tour team a few weeks ago talked about the great chemistry among the players as it was less me me me, but more everyone trying to help each other. Did you feel that kind of chemistry and bonding among strangers in the few days you were teammates?

Most definitely! There was great chemistry on the court, and I can agree with my teammates on that. Being in a foreign county is different, by playing, I feel like it only brought us together as a team, and made it very easy to play along side "strangers".

You have the perfect first name Lionheart. Please explain how you got this name and how did you live with it during school growing up as kids can always be very mean.

When my mother was about 8 months pregnant with me, she felt a very sharp pain in her right side. Come to find out, that it wasn't just any ordinary pain it was a tumor. A tumor that was growing very quickly. Doctors had to remove several ribs, and they felt that I needed to go as well, meaning they felt that I wasn't going to last long with everything else going on at that time. My mom disagreed, and wanted to have me and that is exactly what she did. Due to the trauma there was some things that became difficult during labor but I made it out just fine. With that being said, my father named me Lionheart, because a lion is courageous and not fearful, and the pain I went through during this process affected me in many ways. Growing up, I embraced my name more than I was embarrassed. Kids wouldn't believe me when I said what my name was, and people today still don't believe me until I actually tell them. My name has definitely had an impact on the man I am today.

Has your desire and heart to reach the level you deserve continue to drive you since you proved once before you could make the next step from Blinn JC (JUCO) to the NCAA?

Definitely! Like I mentioned before, when I am certain I want something, I put my mind and everything I got into it and I will do whatever it takes to make it happen. I have always had a long desire to start my professional career, it's been a dream of mine since I picked up a basketball. Proving it once goes to show that I am more than capable of proving it a couple more times.


As a senior at CS Fullerton (NCAA) you played 31 games averaging 10.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 23.0%, FT: 75.8%. I am totally perplexed how a guy like you still isn't signed. What do you feel has kept you from having a team now? Not every team can knock your size.

Great things take time. Things may not happened as soon as I'd liked but I have to say I wouldn't want it to have worked out any other way.


You had many very good individual games at CS Fullerton, but lost the games. Was your 21 point games in the narrow 78-77 win against Pacific one of your most fondest memories on the court?

I'd have to say that the Pacific win was one of the games I won't forget in my last season at CSUF. My mentality throughout that game was to focus on the next play and to get the next bucket. As close as that game was, those type of challenges make me a better player.


You played two very good games against Washington (NCAA) scoring 15 and 16 points in loses. Last season you scored 15 points in the 104-88 loss to Washington as you witness NBA 2017 #1 pick Markelle Fultz hit you with 35 points. What kind of experience was it battling against him?

Playing against opponents like Markelle Fultz helps not only myself but my team to get better offensively & defensively. Playing against these tops players and teams really does prepare us. I enjoy taking on challenges especially on the court because it allows me to give all I got and to leave it on the court.


With all respect to Fultz, you obviously can't deny his talent, but when you look at his game and see yours, do you sense that it is world's between you in skill or is it just one big strength of his or just many little things that separate you in ability on the court?

Without a doubt Fultz is a great player. With that being said, comparing his game to mine I see it as a strength of his. He's a great transition player and is a versatile guard. There are definitely differences in our skills but we both have our strengths that make us both impact players on the court.


How did head coach Dedrique Taylor prepare you best for a professional career at CS Fullerton?

Coach Taylor along side the CSUF coaching staff prepared me in many ways. Preparation in the classrooms and on the court. Weather it was pushing me to my limits in practice, to giving me the extra study hall hours. It was tough, but it was beneficial throughout our season!


Your ex teammate Tre Coggins found a team and will start his professional career at Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (Spain-LEB Gold). How did you profit from his game and how do you believe did he gain from your presence on the court?

Tre Coggins and myself worked hand in hand on the court.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Tre Coggins?

We never played against each other one on one but if we did play I would win


How would your NBA Rushmore look like? Which 4 heads would you pick?

-Kobe -Eric Bledsoe -Campbell Walker -Michael Conley


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 think that between the two there shouldn't be no comparison, but Lebron is a great player! Michael Jordan is considered a legend, and I'm not sure I view Lebron James the same way. I feel like Kobe is closer to what I see Michael Jordan as.


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?

It's not fair. Because he's just doing what he does best on the court. As he already averages triple doubles and he's one of the realist defensive specialist I've seen in the NBA. Gaining rebounds is good but it takes away from his specialty or strength on the court.


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?

Yes sir . Chris Paul and James Harden together will mesh very well on the court. They have more than enough to make a serious run at the title this season, they just need to be smart in utilizing the two.

How do you rate the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade? Who got the better deal and which team will profit better in the long run?

In my opinion, I see Kyrie Irving as a great player; he's a very consistent 3 point shooter, and handles the ball very well throughout the game. But, since the Cavaliers are not only getting one great player, I feel like they have the benefit of the doubt in this trade.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Get Rich or Die Trying


Thanks Lionheart for the chat.



Interview with Scott Machado - by Edward Gonzales

We sit down to talk to Scott Machado (186-PG-90, college: Iona).

Eurobasket.- Talk a little bit about this past season at Manresa and ACB League. Whan can you tell us about the experience?
Scott Machado. This past season was a great roller coaster that I needed to go through to shape me into a better player. Came over to the acb league mid season to join a team already built and it was difficult to get a hold of the style of play, the game, the system, teammates and refs. I got to learn that coaches have a lot of pride in what they believe in and there systems, so every game, day in and day out of practice you got to come mentally checked in because the game is more cerebral out there and I love it.

Eurobasket.- To somebody who has not seen you play before. How would you like to describe your game?
SM. I got labeled as a pass for point guard because of being a good passer through out my career but I think that limits my game. I'd like to think that I'm like a Steve Nash, chris Paul type for those that never seen me play

Eurobasket.- What's been the biggest moment of your career so far?
SM. Biggest moment of my career so far was making it to the nba, An making it to the top 8 in euro cup with Oldenburg. Can't forget making it to the acb league which a lot of people would love to play at if not the NBA.

Eurobasket.- If you could go back and give and advice to a ninth grade Scott. What would you say?
SM. Ninth grade scott was very hard working and humble, not much I would of changed in that time of life. Was willing to learn and get better, probably would of worked on my jumper early in age but I didn't ever really need it.

Eurobasket.- Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?
SM. The goal is to be back in the NBA absolutely hopefully before three years but I want that opportunity to actually play in an NBA game, quality minutes

Eurobasket.- Who has been the most difficult opponent you have faced?
SM. Toughest opponent Chris Paul

Eurobasket.- Who's your biggest role model?
SM. My mother



B.Muenchen lands Jared Cunningham, ex Jiangsu TX MK - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham (193-88kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league. In 31 games he averaged impressive 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season.
Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Bucks in NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg.
In 2012 Cunningham was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (24th overall). He attended Oregon State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cunningham received NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Cunningham has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers, Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has strong explosiveness as a leaper, and is pretty quick and fast, but he has a certain smoothness about his athleticism that makes it even more impressive. Has NBA range on his jumper, and good mechanics, but should look to get more confident with his shot from deep
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FC Bayern Muenchen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Gavel
Stefan Jovic
Braydon Hobbs
Jared Cunningham
Karim Jallow
Georg Beyschlag
Nelson Weidemann

Forwards:
Alex King
Milan Macvan
Reggie Redding
Nihad Djedovic
Vladimir Lucic
Danilo Barthel

Centers:
Maik Zirbes
Devin Booker

Coach: Aleksandar Djordjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chalons-Reims ink Ben Bentil - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 22-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) forward Ben Bentil (206-104kg-95, college: Providence). He played last season at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) in the U.S. Bentil managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 NBA G League games he had 10.6ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played that season for the Mavericks in NBA. But in three games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds. The other team Bentil played that season for was Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA where in 11 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg. He also spent pre-season at the Pacers in NBA that year. Bentil was also tried-out by the Celtics in NBA.
Last year he was drafted by Boston Celtics (NBA) in second round (51st overall). Bentil attended Providence College until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Bentil was also voted All-Big East Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 5 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Bentil has played also professionally in NBA (Indiana Pacers).

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Willie Deane
Gedeon Pitard
Martin Hermannsson
Alexandre Karolak
Arthur Leboeuf

Forwards:
LaMonte Ulmer
Paul Carter
Ed Daniel
Sadio Doucoure
Ben Bentil
Louis Cassier

Centers:
Romain Duport
Jules Rambaut

Coach: Cedric Heitz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Koroivos sign Iakovos Milentigievits - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) signed 20-year old point guard Iakovos Milentigievits (185-97). He was about to sign at Doukas in the A2. Milentigievits has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Doukas (also in A2) where in 26 games he had 3.7ppg and 1.0rpg. Milentigievits helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Despite young age Milentigievits had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek C League Rookie of the Year in 2015.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. Milentigievits' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0apg.
Milentigievits has played previously for two other teams: Egaleo and Kymis.

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jahii Carson
Alexandros Spyridonidis
Marcus Posley
Iakovos Milentigievits
Alexios Kantzos

Forwards:
Ilias Theodorou
Shaquille Hines
Aaron Rountree_III
Stathis Papadionysiou
Andreas Athanasopoulos

Centers:
Anastasios Antonakis
Yannis Sahpatzidis
Evariste Shonganya

Coach: Nikos Kalabakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Woods is back at Panionios, ex Soles SD - by Chris Mammides

Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (A1) signed 27-year old American center Tony Woods (211-110kg-90, college: Oregon). It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Woods played this summer at Soles de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. In two games he had 5.0ppg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg.
Part of last season Woods spent at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL where in 10 games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.4rpg. Woods also spent pre-season at Doxa Lefkadas that year.
His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2013.
Woods has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Greece (Apollon Patras and Nea Kifisia).
He attended University of Oregon until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Woods could be described: An extremely athletic big man with great size and length ... Has a reputation as a tough, physical inside presence who attacks the rim with great fury ... Runs the floor very well ... Terrific shot blocker ... Skilled big man with a soft touch around the rim and on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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KAOK Korinthou signs Pantelis Skordas - by Chris Mammides

KAO Palaimon Korinthou (B) signed 20-year old power forward Pantelis Skordas (203-97) from Karditsas. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B Division.
The previous (15-16) season Skordas played at Enosi.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. Skordas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg.
Skordas has played previously for AE Ikaros Kallitheas.

KAO Palaimon Korinthou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marios Sakellarakis
Georgios Konstantinou
Athanasios Christou
Nikos Georgoulis

Forwards:
Dimitris Yiannaletsos
Kostas Kefalas
Giannis Karouzos
Stavros Daniil
Thanasis Magonis
Lampros Antonopoulos
Pantelis Skordas

Center:
Alex Pratis

Coach: Tasos Nikitopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ikaroi Trikalon signs Dimitris Gotsis - by Chris Mammides

Ikaroi Trikalon (C) signed 29-year old guard Dimitris Gotsis (172-88). The last time (10-11) he played at G.S. Apollon Smyrnis in Greek B league. Gotsis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Gotsis has played previously for Filathlitikos.

Ikaroi Trikalon roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dimitris Gotsis

Forwards:
Andreas Thanassaras
Vangelis Hatzis

Center:
Ilias Fountas

Coach: Dimitris Mitsiadis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Carl English in Olympiacos' preparation - by Kostas Papadopoulos

Carl English (195-G-81, college: Hawaii) will help Olympiacos in the team's preparation for the new season. The experienced Canadian player, who spent the previous season in Alba Berlin, and has a significant experience from the Greek league, since he joined AEK Athens during the 2014-2015 season, will join Olympiacos in the preparation period, since many of Reds players are away due to EuroBasket 2017.
It should be mentioned that Carl English is a free agent. Nevertheless, the chance is great for him, and he will try to make a good impression in the Piraeus team in order to challenge a place in a Euroleague team for the season to come.



KAOK Korinthou lands Athanasios Christou - by Chris Mammides

B newcomer KAO Palaimon Korinthou landed 23-year old guard Athanasios Christou (190-94). He played most recently at Apollon Arhaias in B. However his team was relegated to D.

KAO Palaimon Korinthou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marios Sakellarakis
Georgios Konstantinou
Athanasios Christou
Nikos Georgoulis

Forwards:
Dimitris Yiannaletsos
Kostas Kefalas
Giannis Karouzos
Stavros Daniil
Lampros Antonopoulos

Center:
Alex Pratis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GUATEMALA  


Liga Metropolitana Round 2: Bantrab edges Millonarios by two points - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Liga Metropolitana.

The derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of Millonarios (0-2) to Bantrab (2-0) 54-52 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Cesar-Del Cid who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Mynor Aquino (175-89) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Sergio Guillen (-89) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Bantrab is looking forward to face Villa Nueva (#5) at home in the next round. Millonarios will play against Club Force and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game in Guatemala supposed to be also worth to mention about. Club Force (2-0) played at the court of You Bet (0-2). Club Force smashed You Bet 75-36. Center Helmut Esquivel (196-0) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Joshua Sandoval contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Javier Aver replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds for You Bet. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Club Force will play against Millonarios (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. You Bet will play against ELOHIM to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Amatitlan supposed to be also quite interesting. USAC (2-0) played at the court of Amatitlan (0-2). USAC smashed Amatitlan 82-58 on Monday. Miguel Gonzalez scored 20 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners. USAC's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Walter Ramirez responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. USAC will meet at home Tencored (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amatitlan will play against URL in Guatemala and hope to win that game.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Villa Nueva (2-0) played at the court of Tencored (0-2). Villa Nueva smashed Tencored 94-59. David Goddard notched 32 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals to lead the effort. Villa Nueva's next round opponent will be Bantrab in Guatemala and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tencored will play on the road against USAC (#4) in Guatemala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Chimaltenango. Local ELOHIM (2-0) outscored URL (0-2) 108-49 on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Oscar Salguero who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). URL's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. ELOHIM will face You Bet (#10) in Guatemala in the next round and are hoping to win another game. URL will play at home against Amatitlan (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

You Bet - Club Force 36-75

The game in Guatemala supposed to be also worth to mention about. Club Force (2-0) played at the court of You Bet (0-2). Club Force smashed You Bet 75-36. The game without a history. Club Force led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding You Bet to just 4 points in second quarter. Club Force dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to You Bet's 22. Club Force forced 24 You Bet turnovers and had a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Center Helmut Esquivel (196-0) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Joshua Sandoval (-98) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Javier Aver replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Steven Klose (175-81) added 2 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for You Bet. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Club Force will play against Millonarios (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. You Bet will play against ELOHIM to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Club Force: H.Esquivel 21+17reb+4ast, G.Escobar 12+1ast, J.Sandoval 11+6reb+3ast, C.Sandoval 8+4reb+1ast, B.Rivera 6+2reb, A.Hengstenberg 5+1reb+1ast
You Bet: J.Aver 19+8reb, J.Chavez 7+4reb, D.Quinonez 4+3reb, S.Klose 2+6reb+3ast, E.Rosales 2+2reb+1ast, O.Contreras 2+2reb
gschID: 564553


Amatitlan - USAC 58-82

The game in Amatitlan supposed to be also quite interesting. USAC (2-0) played at the court of Amatitlan (0-2). USAC smashed Amatitlan 82-58 on Monday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-58. USAC forced 31 Amatitlan turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international swingman Miguel Gonzalez (187-90) scored 20 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Anthony Guerra (178-97) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Four USAC players scored in double figures. USAC's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Walter Ramirez (-97) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Diego Villagran (-93) scored 9 points. USAC will meet at home Tencored (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amatitlan will play against URL in Guatemala and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
USAC: M.Gonzalez 20+3reb+6ast, A.Guerra 16+5reb+6ast, V.Sosa 14+2reb+1ast, L.Cuevas 13+4reb, P.Gonzalez 8+9reb+3ast, W.Corado 6+5reb+1ast
Amatitlan: W.Ramirez 17+5reb+4ast, M.Reyes 10+3reb, L.Arias 9+3reb, D.Villagran 9+4reb+1ast, N.Arriola 4+5reb, J.Franco 3+7reb+1ast
gschID: 564552


Tencored - Villa Nueva 59-94

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Villa Nueva (2-0) played at the court of Tencored (0-2). Villa Nueva smashed Tencored 94-59. Villa Nueva players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Naturalized American guard David Goddard (185-89) notched 32 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals to lead the effort and guard Marcos Zetina (180-86) supported him with 30 points and 7 rebounds. Even 24 points and 8 rebounds by forward Alejandro Carrillo (192-88) did not help to save the game for Tencored. Eustorgio Sopalda (-81) added 14 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Villa Nueva's next round opponent will be Bantrab in Guatemala and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tencored will play on the road against USAC (#4) in Guatemala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Villa Nueva: S.Rollin 32+5reb+7ast, Z.Marcos 30+7reb+3ast, S.Enrique 17+9reb+6ast, U.Juan-Carlos 8+8reb+1ast, R.Samuel 7+7reb+4ast,
Tencored: E.Sopalda 14+8reb+2ast, R.Quintero 10+1reb+2ast, M.Vasquez 5, J.Arenales 4+4reb+1ast, R.Reinoso 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 564549


ELOHIM - URL 108-49

The game with biggest result difference took place in Chimaltenango. Local ELOHIM (2-0) outscored URL (0-2) 108-49 on Sunday night. ELOHIM dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to URL's 28. They outrebounded URL 44-32 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. ELOHIM looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by URL's players. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Oscar Salguero (198-87) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). David Monterroso chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds. Five ELOHIM players scored in double figures. Rudy Morales produced 18 points and Sergio Hurtarte (-90) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. URL's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. ELOHIM will face You Bet (#10) in Guatemala in the next round and are hoping to win another game. URL will play at home against Amatitlan (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ELOHIM: O.Salguero 28+11reb+3ast, D.Monterroso 23+8reb+3ast, M.Arriola 22+4reb+2ast, P.Cano 16+5reb+4ast, R.Amaya 13+11reb+5ast, J.Ortiz 4+4reb+4ast
URL: R.Morales 18+4reb+1ast, D.Alvarado 9+4reb, S.Hurtarte 9+9reb+1ast, E.Garcia 6+4reb, I.Calderon 5+2reb, J.Sandoval 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 564550


Millonarios - Bantrab 52-54

The derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of Millonarios (0-2) to Bantrab (2-0) 54-52 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Cesar-Del Cid who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Mynor Aquino (175-89) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Sergio Guillen (-89) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and Edgar Avendano (-95) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Bantrab is looking forward to face Villa Nueva (#5) at home in the next round. Millonarios will play against Club Force and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Bantrab: C.Del Cid 23+5reb, J.Urrutia 10+6reb+1ast, M.Aquino 10+7reb+5ast, S.Barillas 6+2reb+2ast, A.Marroquin 5+5reb+2ast, R.Vallejo 0
Millonarios: S.Guillen 16+5reb, G.Zarco 9+4reb+2ast, E.Avendano 8+8reb, J.Palacios 7+3reb, M.Maldonado 5+7reb+1ast, P.Cruz 5+2reb
gschID: 564551





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  HOLLAND  


Van Schaik re-signs at Amsterdam - by Eurobasket News

BC Apollo Amsterdam (Eredivisie) confirmed in their roster 26-year old power forward Max Van Schaik (210-91, agency: Court Side). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 19 Eredivisie games he had 9.4ppg and 7.0rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Van Schaik's team made it to the Eredivisie Semifinals in 2012 and 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Domestic Players Team in 2016.
Van Schaik represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.0ppg, 3.4rpg.
Van Schaik has played previously professionally also in Spain (Joventut, CB Guadalajara and CB Prat) and Holland (Den Helder and Groningen).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nicolas de Jong joins Zaragoza - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 29-year old Dutch international center Nicolas de Jong (210-88). The last season de Jong played at Chalons Reims in French ProA where in 31 games he had 13.5ppg and 3.8rpg.
His team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2011.
de Jong also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%.
de Jong has played previously for five other French teams: Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket, Strasbourg IG, JA Vichy and Tours Joue.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Janis Blums
Tomas Bellas
Michal Michalak
Sergi Garcia
Torian Graham

Forwards:
Nikola Dragovic
Lovro Mazalin
Jonathan Barreiro

Centers:
Jarvis Varnado
Nicolas de_Jong
Alejandro Suarez

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Groningen adds Mast to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Donar Groningen (Eredivisie) added to their roster 16-year old power forward Rienk Mast (203-1). Mast was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team in 2017.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) this year. Mast's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 11.9ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 53.8%.
Mast is a very experienced player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Groningen.

Donar Groningen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arvin Slagter
Sean Cunningham
Aaron Roye
Brandyn Curry
Stephen Domingo

Forwards:
Jason Dourisseau
Evan Bruinsma
Rienk Mast
Tim Hoeve
Sjoerd Koopmans

Centers:
Drago Pasalic
Thomas Koenis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


MAFC Budapest adds Hott to their roster - by Eurobasket News

MAFC Budapest (A Division) added to their roster 25-year old Montenegrin guard Amin Hott (192-92). He played last season at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league. In 27 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.4apg and 1.5spg. Hott helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Enosis in Cypriot Division A where in 15 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hott's team made it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Final Four in 2012.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 Division B in Israel seven years ago. Hott's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 58.8%.
Hott has played also professionally in Greece (Apollon Patras), Bosnia (Bosna-Royal and Vogosca) and Montenegro (Ibar Rozaje).

MAFC Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marton Fodor
Zsolt Lakosa
Levente Misek
Amin Hott
Marcell Molnar

Forwards:
Bennet Davis
Daniel Debreceni
Gabor Bordacs
Andras Lakits

Coach: Jovica Arsic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Hottur lands Andre Michelsson - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Hottur Egilsstadir (Dominos League) tabbed 20-year old Swedish forward Andre Michelsson (188-97) from Snaefell. In 21 Dominos League games in Iceland he averaged 11.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Michelsson played at Malbas in Swedish Basketligan. But in two games he had just 1.0ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRELAND  


Tralee keeps Pantovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Tralee Warriors BC (Super League) re-signed 26-year old Serbian forward Goran Pantovic (208-102kg-91, college: Drexel). He played there last season. In 21 Super League games he recorded 11.6ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.9bpg. Pantovic helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League Honorable Mention.
He has played previously professionally in Sweden (Nassjo) and Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd).
Pantovic attended Drexel University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tralee keeps Pemberton for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Tralee Warriors BC (Super League) re-signed 25-year old American guard Trae Pemberton (193-79kg-92, college: Maryville, MO). He was a team leader there last season. In 25 Super League games he was second best scorer with impressive 23.0ppg and recorded 6.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. Pemberton helped them to win the league title (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League Player of the Year.
Pemberton graduated from Maryville University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Maccabi Ashdod inks Alexey Chubrevich - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) signed 31-year old Israeli international center Alexey Chubrevich (212-86) from Hapoel Holon. In 36 Winner League games he had 5.4ppg and 3.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Chubrevich played at Maccabi Haifa where in 38 Winner League games he recorded 7.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg.
He is a dual citizen owning also Russian passport.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Chubrevich has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2013 and previously for University National Team back in 2009.
He also represented Israel at the Maccabiah Championships in Raanana eight years ago.
Chubrevich has played previously professionally also in Spain (Cocinas.com and CB Illescas) and Israel (Galil Gilboa, Ironi Ramat Gan, GreenTops Netanya, Elitzur Yavne and Kohav Yair).

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long
Adam Honig

Forwards:
Travis Warech
Adam Ariel
David Laury
Nimrod Levi

Centers:
Gerald Lee
Alexey Chubrevich

Coach: Brad Greenberg

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Maccabi Rishon signs Gerald Beverly - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) signed 24-year old American power forward Gerald Beverly (201-102kg-93, college: Daemen). He played last season at Canton Charge (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 40 games he had 5.2ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Beverly played at Telekom Baskets in German BBL where in two games he recorded 4.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.2rpg. The other team Beverly played that season for was Bonn (Regionalliga) in German league. In 19 games he got impressive 20.1ppg and 8.9rpg.
Last year (a year after he left the college) Beverly was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in third round (47th overall).
He attended Daemen College (NCAA Div.II) until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Beverly won USCAA D1 championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Yaniv Solomon
Mark Tollefsen
Gerald Beverly

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Bowman (ex Fujian) is a newcomer at Maccabi Haifa - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown). He played this summer at Fujian in Chinese NBL league. Bowman managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 14 NBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 34.7ppg, 14.6rpg, 3.1apg and 2.0spg. The last season he played at Maccabi Kiryat Gat where in 17 Winner League games he averaged remarkable 16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. Bowman also played that season for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League. In 12 games he had high stats: 16.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. He also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 12.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. Bowman also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year.
In 2006 he was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in third round (30th overall).
The former Georgetown University standout is in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Bowman is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America) in eleven different countries. Bowman has played previously professionally in Bulgaria, Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), France, Germany (BBC Bayreuth and SC Rasta Vechta), Italy, Korea (Samsung Thunders and Dongbu Promy), New Zealand (Saints), Puerto Rico (Manati), Serbia, Turkey and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Rishon).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very versatile player who can spend time in either forward slot. Good shooter and quick runner, can score in traffic or create his shot from the dribble. Goes well to the offensive rebounds, has a great leaping ability. Above all, he' s a very good defender on every kind of opponent, with a relentless mentality that makes him a very good player for the European leagues.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Angel Rodriguez
Luke Martinez
Roi Huber

Forwards:
Brandon Bowman
William Graves
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer
Netanel Artzi

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Ashdod lands Adam Honig - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) landed 25-year old naturalized American point guard Adam Honig (185-86kg-92, college: Dickinson). He spent his 3-year professional career in Israel. He played most recently at Ramat Hasharon in the Artzit. In 22 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Honig played at Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) where in 19 games he had 8.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements his team won Centennial Conference Regular Season in 2014. Honig received also All-Centennial Conf. Player of the Year award and D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Honig has played previously for another Israeli team Ironi Ramat Gan.
He attended Dickinson College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long
Adam Honig

Forwards:
Travis Warech
Adam Ariel
David Laury
Nimrod Levi

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

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  ITALY  


Enel Brindisi keeps Donzelli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) re-signed 21-year old shooting guard Daniel Donzelli (200-91kg-96). He played there last season. But in 10 Serie A games he averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Donzelli played at Piacenza where in 17 Serie A games he had only 0.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. He played in the final of Italian LNP Silver Playoffs in 2014. Donzelli received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 2nd Team award back in 2012.
Donzelli represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 58.8%.
Donzelli has played previously for Vanoli Cremona.
He is described as: A very good shooter who gives his best from mid-range. Has good technique and sense of position on the court, he's very promising.

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Daniel Donzelli
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Brian Randle
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Center:
Cady Lalanne

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

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Josh Caldwell (ex Messina FPS) is a newcomer at Bisons Loimaa - by Eurobasket News

2nd Division newcomer Bisons Loimaa strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Josh Caldwell (203-98kg, college: William Penn). He played most recently at FP Sport Messina in Italian Serie C Silver. Caldwell also played that season for Neapolis Napoli (also in Serie C Silver).
His college team won HAAC Tournament in 2016.
Caldwell graduated from William Penn University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Forli Tigers sign David Brkic - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) signed experienced 35-year old Italian ex-international power forward David Brkic (210-108kg-82, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Brkic played last season at Tezenis Verona in the Serie A2. In 35 games he had 9.0ppg and 4.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Brkic played at Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A) where in 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.9apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2013. Brkic was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian Lega2 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2006, 2010 and 2013.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Brkic was called to Italian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2020 and 2002.
He has played also professionally in Austria and Spain (Cantabria) and Italy (Juvecaserta, Pavia Basket, UBC, Imola and Germani Basket Brescia).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Forli Tigers.
Brkic could be described: Very versatile player. Can play on 3-4-5 positions.Not a great speed, but very decent technique. Wide shoot range. Can hit 3-pointers.

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forwards:
Christian Villani
Riccardo Zani
Alexander Cicchetti

Center:
David Brkic

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Umana Reyer Venezia edge Virtus Padova in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer -Virtus Padova 88-46

Umana Reyer Venezia edged Virtus Padova 88-46 in a friendly. The favorites dominated the whole game taking 21-11 lead at the start of the game. Moreover they grabbed a 51-19 halftime advantage and increased to the final 42-point success.
Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Gediminas Orelik (199-G/F-90) netted 18. De Nicolao notched 11, whilst Mitchell Watt (208-F-89, college: Buffalo) delivered 10. Federico Miaschi (194-G-00) was the only one in double digits for the losing side as he scored 10 points.



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  JAPAN  


Murray re-signs at Tokyo Cinq Reves - by Eurobasket News

Tokyo Cinq Reves (B League D3) confirmed in their roster 30-year old American guard Andre Murray (188-91kg-87, college: Portland State). He played there last season. In 18 B League D3 games he had 12.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season Murray played at Hiroshima Lightning (BJ League) where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.5apg and 2.5spg.
He played in the final of IBL in 2013.
Murray's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Murray has played previously professionally also in Germany (AstroStars), IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes) and Japan (Gunma and Bambitious Nara).
He attended Portland State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KOSOVO  


Lis Shoshi signs for Sigal Prishtina - by Dren Shporta

Kosovan National Senior Team Player, Lis Shoshi (211-F-94, college: UALR), is a new addition at Sigal Prishtina squad.

During last week, the champions of Kosova announced the signing of Lis Shoshi, who has made experience in NCAA with Little Rock team.

Shoshi was part of a national team of Kosovo during World Cup 2019 pre-qualifiers and has managed to be 16.5 minutes per game as average, to score 6.3 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game and 0.8 blocks per game.

Sigal Prishtina will debut this season in Basketball Champions League and its looking forward to make a strong team to pass three qualification rounds.



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  LEBANON  


Fraser is back at Homenetmen - by Eurobasket News

Homenetmen Beirut (Pepsi LBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Canadian center Michael Fraser (203-111kg-84, college: Oklah.Baptist). It is actually his comeback to Beirut as he has played here before. Fraser has played for the last two seasons at Polfarmex Kutno in Polish PLK league. In 30 TBL games he had 9.7ppg and 9.0rpg (#2 in the league) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Fraser was tested by Al Sadd (D1) in Qatari league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Austrian Bundesliga A championship title in 2008. Fraser was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Fraser's career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Fraser tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), France (Gravelines Dunkerque), Kuwait (Al Kuwait and Al Arabi), Mexico (Soles), Ukraine (Hoverla and DniproAzot), Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers) and Lebanon (Byblos).
Fraser attended Oklahoma Baptist University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Homenetmen Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elie Chamoun
Karim Zeinoun

Forwards:
Makram Ben_Romdhane
Sam Thompson

Center:
Michael Fraser

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Augustas Suliauskas joins Palanga - by Eurobasket News

Naglis Palangos (NKL) agreed terms with 22-year old point guard Augustas Suliauskas (180-70kg-95) from Silute. In 42 NKL games he had 5.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Suliauskas played at BK Jelgava/BJSS in Latvian LBL where in 36 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latvian League All-Star Game.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 34.6%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 88.2%.
Suliauskas has played previously for four other Lithuania teams: Volfas Engelman, Trakai, S.Marciulionio and Vilniaus.

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Aurimas Majauskas is a newcomer at KK Dynamic BG Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Lithuanian power forward Aurimas Majauskas (203-102kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He just graduated from Sam Houston State University (NCAA). Majauskas has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg last season. Majauskas helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-Southland Conference 3rd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Majauskas played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He represented Lithuania at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. Majauskas' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.8ppg, 1.8rpg.
Majauskas has played previously for Suduva-Mantinga and Pasvalio.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bosna-Royal tabs Milija Mikovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division I) inked 23-year old Montenegrin international center Milija Mikovic (205-94). He played most recently at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 30 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mikovic played at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 12 games he had 8.7ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Mikovic also played 13 games in Balkan League where he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
Among other achievements Mikovic received Eurobasket.com All-U20 World Tournament in Tourcoing 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Mikovic played for Montenegrin senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-2 (18.3ppg), Reb-4 (9.0rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 65.9%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 53.7%.

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cory Bradford
Drasko Knezevic
Haris Curevac
Miroslav Pasajlic
Atif Durak
Adi Alikadic

Forward:
Aleksandar Radukic

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MAFC Budapest adds Hott to their roster - by Eurobasket News

MAFC Budapest (A Division) added to their roster 25-year old Montenegrin guard Amin Hott (192-92). He played last season at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league. In 27 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.4apg and 1.5spg. Hott helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Enosis in Cypriot Division A where in 15 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hott's team made it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Final Four in 2012.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 Division B in Israel seven years ago. Hott's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 58.8%.
Hott has played also professionally in Greece (Apollon Patras), Bosnia (Bosna-Royal and Vogosca) and Montenegro (Ibar Rozaje).

MAFC Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marton Fodor
Zsolt Lakosa
Levente Misek
Amin Hott
Marcell Molnar

Forwards:
Bennet Davis
Daniel Debreceni
Gabor Bordacs
Andras Lakits

Coach: Jovica Arsic

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Igor Bijelic (ex Kumanovo) agreed terms with Sutjeska - by Darko Pekic

KK Sutjeska Niksic (Erste Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88). He played most recently at KK Kumanovo 2009 in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga, but left the team in Jan.'16. In 12 games he recorded 6.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 2015-16 season. Bijelic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 3.3ppg and 3.0rpg.
The most of previous (2014-15) season he spent at Rabotnicki (also in Prva Liga). In 24 games he had 6.6ppg and 3.8rpg. Bijelic also spent pre-season at Handlova (Extraliga) in Slovakian league that year.
His team won Macedonian Cup in 2015.
Bijelic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.7ppg, 1.8rpg.
Bijelic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Mladost and Servitium), Montenegro (Mornar Bar, Ibon Niksic, Mogren and Danilovgrad), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries) and Serbia (FMP II Beograd).

KK Sutjeska Niksic roster for 2017-2018:

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

Center:
Igor Bijelic

Coach: Vladimir Todorovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aleksandar Milic (ex Lovcen) joins SK Tirana - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 24-year old Montenegrin center Aleksandar Milic (207-93). He has played for the last five seasons at Lovcen in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 24 games he had 8.0ppg and 3.5rpg in 2015-16 season. Milic also played 10 games in Balkan League where he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.0rpg.
He helped his team to make it to the Montenegrin League Semifinals in 2012.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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SK Tirana signs Balsa Krivokapic, ex Jedinstvo - by Eurobasket News

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) signed 21-year old Montenegrin small forward Balsa Krivokapic (196-96). He played most recently at Jedinstvo in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 17 games he had 5.8ppg and 4.1rpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Krivokapic played at Ulcinj (also in Erste Liga) where in 24 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 4.5rpg.
He won Montenegrin 1B League championship title in 2013.
Krivokapic was a member of Montenegrin U20 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally in Montenegro for KK Zeta 2011 Golubovci.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ulcinj signs rookie Kasey Shepherd in his first year in pro basketball - by Darko Pekic

According to web portal Kosarka.me KK Ulcinjska Rivijera Ulcinj (Erste Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Kasey Shepherd (190-81kg-94, agency: Aspire Sports). Shepherd has only college experience so far playing last time for La-Lafayette (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg in 2015-16 season. Shepherd helped them to make it to the semifinals.
His college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2014.
Of course it will be Shepherd's first season in professional basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Casey is a very fast - quick scoring combo guard. He can dribble penetrate and disrupt defenses. Strong 3 point shooter and can run the pick and roll effectively. Solid Defender that creates steals. Team player. Good basketball IQ. He is a hard worker and has good character on and off the court.

Ulcinj also added experienced forward Marko Milosevic (202-SF-84) who returned to Montenegrin basketball after an experience in Czech Republic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MOROCCO  


Matthew Hezekiah (ex IRT Tanger) agreed terms with Kataja Basket - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American power forward Matthew Hezekiah (206-107kg-92, college: South Carolina State). He played most recently at IRT Tanger in Moroccan D1 league.
Hezekiah ended the previous (2015-16) season at Hasharon (National League) in Israel. But the most of that year he spent at Nishinomiya in Japanese NBL where in 10 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 3.2rpg.
Three years ago Hezekiah was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in fourth round (69th overall).
He attended South Carolina State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Hezekiah's team made it to the Czech Republic Cup Final Four in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Greece (Panionios) and Czech Republic (BK Pardubice).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A strong agile player who can defend and run the floor. Posses great shot blocking ability and can score in the post as well as nail the 15-foot jumper. Has great hands and finishes strong on both ends of the floor.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Wesley Saunders
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy

Center:
Matthew Hezekiah

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  NBA  


The Magic lands Rodney Purvis - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic tabbed 23-year old shooting guard Rodney Purvis (193-93kg-94). He just graduated from Connecticut (NCAA). Purvis has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Purvis helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Purvis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won AAC Tournament in 2016.

Orlando Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arron Afflalo
Shelvin Mack
Jonathan Simmons
Rodney Purvis
Troy Caupain

Forwards:
Marreese Speights
Wesley Iwundu

Centers:
Adreian Payne
Khem Birch

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L.J. Peak signs at the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics landed 21-year old swingman L.J. Peak (196-98kg-96, college: Georgetown, agency: Pensack Sports).
Peak has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from Georgetown University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Despite young age Peak had impressive career. Peak's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2015. He received also Big East All-Rookie Team award in 2015 at his college time.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. Peak's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 3.6ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.3spg.
Peak has played also in .

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyrie Irving
Shane Larkin
Andrew White_III
Kadeem Allen
Daniel Dixon
Jabari Bird
L.J. Peak

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

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sources: 76ers to hire Elton Brand as GM of development team - by Eurobasket News

The Philadelphia 76ers plan to hire former NBA All-Star Elton Brand (6'9''-F-79, college: Duke) as general manager of their development league franchise, league sources told The Vertical. Brand plans to serve as GM of the Delaware 87ers after spending last season as a player-development consultant for the 76ers. Brand, 38, has a respected reputation around the league. Brand had a decorated NBA career spanning 17 seasons and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 draft out of Duke, a Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star. Brand played five seasons with the 76ers, including his last in 2015-16.
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



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Storm announce Tim Kendrick as new coach - by Eurobasket News

The Island Storm announced Monday the hiring of Tim Kendrick as the club's new head coach. Kendrick becomes the Storm's second coach, joining the team after a successful six-year run as the bench boss of the UPEI Panthers Men's Basketball team. Kendrick's contract runs through the 2017-18 season. 'After a very thorough search, we're pleased to welcome Tim to the Island Storm and are excited to get to work,' said Brett Poirier, the team's Vice President. 'Tim has nearly 30 years of coaching experience from the high school, provincial, and collegiate level here in Canada and in that time he's made some valuable connections that will help our team grow.' Kendrick began his coaching career at Horton High School in his hometown of Wolfville, NS., where he led the school to 16 divisional titles and more than 700 wins over 22 years. Kendrick accepted the position as head coach of the UPEI Panthers in 2011, revitalizing the school's basketball program en route to a 70-50 regular season record during his tenure. While at UPEI, Kendrick worked closely with Storm forward Brad States and Tyler Scott, the Storm's 2016 first-round pick in the All-Canadian Draft. His most memorable moment at the university came just last year when he coached the Panthers to the AUS Finals and was just two points away from making the CIS Championship. With today's announcement, Kendrick will be moving up to the pro ranks for the first time in his career. "I am thrilled, honoured, and humbled to be named the head coach of the Island Storm,' he said. 'My family and I appreciate living in Charlottetown and on this great island, and all of the support and friendship that we have received from so many fine people since moving here in 2011.' Kendrick has already put his coaching duties to work, recruiting and meeting with potential players as the season gets set to tip off on Nov. 18. In addition to being competitive on the court, he also wants to ensure fans that they will see lots of the Storm this coming year. 'I am so happy and excited that I will now be able to be part of all the great things they do. I know that I will really enjoy working with everyone in our island community,' said Kendrick. As the team embarks on its seventh season, Poirier says this is the start of a new era for the organization. 'I want to personally thank all of our fans and corporate partners for their patience this offseason as we searched for our new coach. I'm extremely confident that supporters and players alike will be pleased with the product, on and off the court.' Kendrick, 54, attended Cape Breton University where he played on the men's basketball team and also studied at Nova Scotia's Teachers College. He and his wife, Mary, have three children, Jennifer, 31, Joe, 28, and Jake, 24.
Courtesy of: islandstorm.ca



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  NCAA1  


Four-star 2018 forward Jaylen Hoard commits to Wake Forest - by Eurobasket News

Four-star forward Jaylen Hoard (6'8''-SF-99) ended his recruitment on Saturday afternoon as he committed to Wake Forest. The 6-foot-8 Hoard became a priority recruit in the national recruiting scene after last summer after starring for the French national team during the FIBA U17 World Championships. Hoard finished the event second in scoring as he was dominant at times. Hoard had previously drawn attention after winning MVP at the Jordan Brand International Game in 2015 but the FIBA performance showed that Hoard could be a potential impact player during his freshman season. Coming over to the United States for his junior season of high school basketball and playing this spring and summer in the Nike EYBL with Team CP3, Hoard solidified himself as one of the better frontcourt prospects in the Class of 2018. Rivals currently has Hoard as the No. 29 overall prospect in the class and a few other services have Hoard elevated into five-star status. Hoard put up 14.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and and 1.4 assists per game in the EYBL as he showed an ability to be a potential high-level scorer. Hoard will have to improve his perimeter skill level for the next level but he's shown flashes of being able to produce a workable three-pointer. By adding Hoard, Wake Forest and head coach Danny Manning have also made a major statement in getting a potential McDonald's All-American. Coming off of an NCAA tournament appearance and big man John Collins getting picked in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, Wake Forest has quite a bit of positive momentum right now and it's extending to the recruiting trail. Hoard joins three-star guard Sharone Wright Jr. in the Wake Forest recruiting Class of 2018.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Syracuse loses promising sophomore Taurean Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Syracuse sophomore forward Taurean Thompson (6'10''-F/C) has withdrawn from the school, according to Syracuse.com. Thompson was expected to play a major role for the Orange this season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 9.2 points in just over 17 minutes as a freshman, and with Tyler Lydon and Andrew White III gone, he and Tyus Battle were going to be counted on to carry the scoring load. 'We have been informed that Taurean is taking a leave of absence from Syracuse University,' head coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement. 'My understanding is he wants to go to school closer to home due to some family health issues.' Without Thompson, the Orange will not be without six of their top seven scorers from a team that went 19-15 last season and missed out on the NCAA tournament.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Matt McCumber Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Tennessee Martin - by Eurobasket News

University of Tennessee at Martin head men's basketball coach Anthony Stewart has announced the addition of Matt McCumber as an assistant coach for the Skyhawk program. McCumber joins the UT Martin staff after four seasons as the men's basketball director of student-athlete development for head coach Bruce Weber at Kansas State University. He also boasts previous administrative/coaching experiences at Southern Illinois University (2010-12), Northern Illinois University (2006-07) and Texas A&M University (2005-06). 'Matt is a perfect fit for our coaching staff,' Stewart said. 'I worked with him at Southern Illinois and I saw firsthand his commitment to student-athletes. He is a tireless worker who brings vital experience at many levels to our program.' At Kansas State, McCumber's responsibilities included basketball-related matters for the nationally ranked Wildcat program, handling special projects for the staff and assisting with community service projects and the Life Skills program. He also oversaw the student-athlete's academic development and counseling in career planning and goal setting. McCumber's tutelage allowed Kansas State to compile 10 Academic All-Big 12 honorees, including a school-record five selections in 2017. The Wildcat men's basketball program also developed 46 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recipients and a pair of CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 first team picks. That included Austin Budke, who was the only Big 12 men's basketball player to earn the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award - the league's highest academic honor - in 2017. 'I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity that Coach Stewart has given me at UT Martin,' McCumber said. 'It has been a goal of mine ever since I got into coaching to be an assistant coach at the Division-I level. I'm excited to be able to finally live out that dream as a Skyhawk. I would also like to thank Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber and associate head coach Chris Lowery for their support and mentorship to help me get to this point in my career. I'm ready to hit the ground running as a Skyhawk and continue the high level of success that has already been built at UT Martin under Coach Stewart.' Before his stint at Kansas State, McCumber was a graduate assistant coach and director of basketball operations under head coach Chris Lowery at Southern Illinois. Working alongside Stewart during the 2011-12 season, McCumber coordinated the Salukis' team travel and film exchange while preparing scouting reports and monitoring the team's academic progress. McCumber spent the 2006-07 campaign at Northern Illinois, where he worked as the director of basketball operations under head coach Rob Judson. McCumber managed all aspects of the office, including organization of team travel and coordination of film exchange for scouting and editing purposes. McCumber's first collegiate job came as a director of basketball operations under Billy Gillispie at Texas A&M, where helped lead the Aggies to a 22-9 record and the school's first NCAA Tournament victory in 26 years. Among McCumber's duties were structuring a recruiting database, preparing scouting reports for the staff, coordinating monthly schedules for practice times and establishing a film exchange system. A Tuscola, Ill. native, McCumber was a four-year student manager at the University of Illinois under Weber. McCumber was part of one of the most successful eras in the history of Fighting Illini basketball history, as the program went 114-25 with three Big Ten Conference regular season championships while finishing in the top-15 in all four seasons. He was part of a staff that made four NCAA Tournament appearances (three of which advancing to the Sweet 16 round) and a spot in the 2005 national championship game against North Carolina. While he was at Illinois, McCumber was also selected to manage the U.S. Youth Development Festival for USA Basketball. McCumber earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Illinois in 2005. He also completed his Master's Degree in business administration with honors from Southern Illinois in 2012.
Courtesy of: utmsports.com



BJ McKie Named Assistant Basketball Coach at ETSU - by Eurobasket News

ETSU men's basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Monday that he has named former South Carolina star BJ McKie to replace the departed Brian Collins on the Buccaneers' coaching staff. McKie, who finished his playing career in 1999 as the Gamecocks' all-time leading scorer with 2,119 points, comes to ETSU after six seasons as an assistant coach at Charleston Southern. In his time there, CSU enjoyed one of the most successful stretches in program history, including a program record for wins and a regular season Big South Conference title in 2014-15. 'BJ comes to ETSU highly recommended as a person and as a coach,' Forbes said. 'Coming out of Irmo High School in Columbia, S.C., BJ was a McDonald's All American and he went on to become one of the most highly-decorated player's in the history of South Carolina and the SEC. 'BJ played professionally for 15 years and his basketball expertise along with his life experiences will provide our players with a role model who has accomplished what they strive to accomplish, on and off the court. Over the past six years his coaching and recruiting played an integral part in Charleston Southern winning two Big South regular season titles.' McKie impacted one of the most successful stretches in Charleston Southern history in his six years on the bench with head coach Barclay Radebaugh, who was an assistant at South Carolina when McKie played for the Gamecocks from 1996-99. The two ultimately led CSU to two Big South regular season championships and a pair of NIT berths. McKie was promoted to the role of associate head coach in August of 2015. During the 2015-16 season, McKie aided the maturation of Armel Potter, who earned All-Big South Freshman Team honors and emerged as one of the top guards in the conference. McKie was part of a staff that piloted the Bucs to the winningest regular season in school history in 2014-15. CSU won the Big South regular season title after being picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll. McKie continued to work closely with CSU's guards, and seniors Saah Nimley and Arlon Harper cemented their place as elite players in program history under his watch. Nimley earned Big South Player of the Year honors and finished the season ranked fifth nationally in both scoring and three-pointers per game. A native of Norfolk, Va., McKie finished his playing career at South Carolina (1996-99) as the Gamecocks' all-time leading scorer with 2,119 career points and was honored by the Southeast Conference as an SEC Basketball Legend as part of its class of 2011. McKie was named the 1996 SEC Freshman of the Year, and is just the 12th player in league history to earn Associated Press First Team SEC honors for three seasons. The two-time team captain played in 123 consecutive games at the guard position, scoring in double figures 111 times and recording 38 games with 20 or more points. McKie averaged 17.3 points per game as senior and finished third in SEC scoring that season. In 1997, McKie averaged 17.4 ppg to lead the Gamecocks to their first ever SEC basketball title. South Carolina appeared in the NCAA Tournament in both 1997 and 1998, ranking 14th in the nation and receiving the number three seed in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. He is one of five Gamecock players to have his jersey retired. Following his career at USC, McKie competed professionally for a number of teams overseas. McKie played for BCM Gravelines in France, Keravnos in Cyprus, as well as Avitos Geissen and TBB Trier in Germany. He also spent time with Pepsi Caserta and Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia in Italy; Maccabi Haifa Heat and Hapoel Afula in Israel. In 2004, McKie was named a Basketball Budesliga (Player of the Year) while competing in Germany. He was also a 2001 CBA All-Star while playing for the Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association. McKie is married to the former Brittany Brooks. He has one son, Justin, who recently completed his college career at South Carolina and was a member of the Gamecocks' 2017 Final Four team.
Courtesy of: etsubucs.com



Mark Slessinger signs new contract to remain head men's basketball coach at the University of New Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Coach Sless is staying home. The University of New Orleans and head men's basketball coach Mark Slessinger agreed to a new contract to keep him on the Privateers bench through the 2023-2024 season. The announcement was made Monday by New Orleans Director of Athletics Derek Morel. "President Nicklow and I are pleased to reward Mark with a new contract and are excited to have his continued commitment to our university and men's basketball program," said Morel. "In his six seasons as our head coach, Mark has consistently demonstrated positive leadership, unwavering resolve and a genuine love for UNO and the city of New Orleans. We thank him for his service and look forward too many great years ahead." Slessinger arrived on the Lakefront in 2011 while the basketball program was in transition after an institutional decision to reclassify to Division II from Division I and a sudden reversal of that decision that saw UNO remain DI. Year six was the breakthrough season for the Privateers under Coach Sless. New Orleans went 20-10 overall and 13-5 in Southland Conference play en route to a regular season and conference tournament crown, earning the program's first automatic bid to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Privateers went dancing for the first time in 21 years. "I am thankful and humbled by this contract," said Slessinger. "I am continuing to live the dream working at the University of New Orleans. Our staff has worked tirelessly to help us graduate 95% of our seniors and win championships. To see how far our program has come in six years is a testament to our student-athletes and staff." UNO was the only Louisiana representative in March Madness and Slessinger received coach of the year honors by the Southland Conference, Louisiana Sportswriters Association, NABC and the Louisiana Basketball Coaches Association. "My family and I are blessed to be a small part of this incredible renaissance of our university under the leadership of our President Dr. Nicklow and athletics department with Mr. Morel," said Slessinger. "I am grateful to them for allowing me to be a part of the great faculty, students and staff that make up our university family." The Bloomington, Indiana native was also honored with the Eddie Robinson Award by the Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. The award goes to a sports figure who embodies the attributes on the legendary Grambling State football coach - excellence in athletics, academics, sportsmanship and citizenship.
Courtesy of: unoprivateers.com



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Matt Galloway And Ronrico White Join Emory & Henry Men's Basketball Staff - by Eurobasket News

Emory & Henry College Head Men's Basketball Coach David Willson has announced a pair of new assistant coaches on the Wasps' staff in former Virginia Tech guard Matt Galloway (6'3''-G) and former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga guard Ronrico White (6'3''-G-92). The pair replaces Michael Wolf and Franklin Featherston, both of whom recently accepted other coaching positions. Wolf has joined the staff at Mount St. Mary's University under former E&H assistant Jamion Christian, while Featherston returned to his home state of Arkansas to coach at the high school level. 'I am thrilled to add Coaches Galloway and White to our staff. Both come with the highest recommendations from their former coaches and have benefited from being leaders in excellent programs,' said Willson. 'I believe they have bright futures in this profession and I am looking forward to working with them as we strive to help our team grow on and off the court.' Coach Matt Galloway recently graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Virginia Tech. He was a three-year member of the Hokies' basketball program, earning a scholarship his final year. This past season, Galloway played in 14 games helping VT to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years. He was a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and was a member of the Virginia Tech Dean's List. Galloway also assisted the Hokies' coaching staff with various coaching and administrative roles. During the summer, he served as an assistant coach at Potomac Falls High School, John Champe High School, and Briar Woods High School. Coach Ronrico White joins the Wasps after a stellar four-year career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A 2014 graduate of UTC, White holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and communications and earned multiple Dean's List honors. In addition to serving his last three years as a team captain, White graduated as Chattanooga's 14th all-time leading scorer with more than 1,000 points. He also ranked among UTC's top 10 in made three-pointers, top three in free throws made, and top eight in assists. White comes from an accomplished basketball family as his father, Tony White, was an All-American at the University of Tennessee and his older brother, Tony, Jr., was an all-conference point guard for the College of Charleston. Emory & Henry is coming off a 20-8 season, its first 20-win campaign since 1992-93. The Wasps also reached the championship game of the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 1994 and finished the season ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Division III Southeast Region.
Courtesy of: gowasps.com



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Kyle Fuller (ex Toros) is a newcomer at Paulistano - by Paulo Freire

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo (Paulista) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Peruvian international point guard Kyle Fuller (185-91kg-92, college: Vanderbilt). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Fuller played most recently at Toros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 42 games he was third best scorer with impressive 19.4ppg and had 3.8rpg and 3.5apg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer Fuller played at Regatas in Peruvian league where in three Liga Sudamericana games he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
Fuller won Peruvian LNB championship title in 2016.
He also represented Peru at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: Score-3 (16.3ppg), 5.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 76.9%.
Fuller has played also professionally in NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo roster for 2017-2018:

Jhonatan Luz dos Santos
Eddy Carvalho
Guilherme Hubner
Elio Corazza
Kyle Fuller
Lucas Dias Silva
Eduardo Sommer
Lucas de Souza
Victor Camilo
Yago Dos Santos
Alex Robinson
G Scapuccin
Alex Doria
Danilo Penteado

Coach: Gustavo Conti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 40
 1. Brown, Phoenix40.0 
 2. Walker, Blackwater32.0 
 3. Holloway, Globalport30.0 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces29.0 
 5. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 7. Romeo, Globalport26.3 
 8. McKines, SM Be.26.2 
 9. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots23.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Henry WALKER
  Blackwater
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Walker, Blackwater20.7 
 2. Holloway, Globalport19.7 
 3. Fuller, NLEX R.18.7 
 4. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 5. Brown, Phoenix17.0 
 6. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 7. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 8. McKines, SM Be.14.2 
 9. Anthony, Globalport12.3 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots12.0 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.8.6 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen8.2 
 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. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.8 
 10. Castro-W., TNT K.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.0 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.6 
 3. Norwood, Rain o.2.3 
 4. Castro-W., TNT K.1.8 
 5. Henton, Alaska Aces1.8 
 6. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 7. Walker, Blackwater1.7 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .1.7 
 9. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.6 
 10. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
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 Aces2.5 
 5. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.2 
 6. Santos, SM Beermen2.2 
 7. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.8 
 8. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
 9. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.5 
 10. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 


PBA Round 5: Leader Star Hotshots lose to Rain or Shine - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Star Hotshots (4-1) recorded its first loss in Pasig City on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Rain or Shine (4-1) 92-88. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Star Hotshots. They outrebounded Star Hotshots 60-47 including 22 on the offensive glass. Rain or Shine looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rain or Shine made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward JNathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: SDJ Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Raymond Almazan (206-89) chipped in 13 points and 14 rebounds. American guard Malcolm Hill (198-95, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 20 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Rain or Shine moved-up to third place, which they share with B.Ginebra and Star Hotshots. Rain or Shine will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Star Hotshots will play at home against B.Ginebra and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Manila. Fourth ranked NLEX RW (5-2) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked SM Beermen (3-2) 103-100 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SM Beermen. American-Mexican forward Aaron Fuller (198-89, college: USC, agency: Haylett Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds. JR Quinahan contributed with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists for SM Beermen. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. NLEX RW moved-up to second place. Defending champion SM Beermen keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with TNT Ka Tropa. NLEX RW will play against Globalport (#10) in Pasig in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SM Beermen will play on the road against Alaska Aces (#11) in Makati and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Alaska Aces (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 94-80 loss to fourth ranked B.Ginebra (4-1) in Makati on Saturday evening. Justin Brownlee stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Calvin Abueva responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. B.Ginebra have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Star Hotshots and Rain or Shine. Alaska Aces at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. B.Ginebra will meet at home Phoenix (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Alaska Aces will play against SM Beermen and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Alaska Aces (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 111-106 loss to eighth ranked Blackwater (3-3) in Caloocan City. Henry Walker nailed a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 32 rebounds for the winning side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Blackwater have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain eighth place with 3-3 record. Alaska Aces at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Blackwater's next round opponent will be higher ranked TNT Ka Tropa (#7) in Makati and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alaska Aces will play at home against SM Beermen (#6) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Pasig. Sixth ranked SM Beermen (3-2) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Globalport (1-3) 115-112 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Wendell McKines who had a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. SM Beermen have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 3-2 record, which they share with TNT Ka Tropa. Loser Globalport keeps the tenth position with three games lost. SM Beermen will face Alaska Aces (#11) in Makati in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Globalport will play at home against TNT Ka Tropa and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 5 Phoenix was defeated by TNT Ka Tropa in Makati 110-103. Phoenix was smashed by Star Hotshots at home 81-100.

Star Hotshots - Rain or Shine 88-92

Star Hotshots (4-1) recorded its first loss in Pasig City on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Rain or Shine (4-1) 92-88. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Star Hotshots. They outrebounded Star Hotshots 60-47 including 22 on the offensive glass. Rain or Shine looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rain or Shine made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward JNathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: SDJ Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Raymond Almazan (206-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. American guard Malcolm Hill (198-95, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 20 rebounds and guard Paul Lee (185-89) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Rain or Shine and four Star Hotshots players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Rain or Shine moved-up to third place, which they share with B.Ginebra and Star Hotshots. Rain or Shine will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Star Hotshots will play at home against B.Ginebra and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Star Hotshots: M.Hill 26+20reb+3ast, P.Lee 17+7reb+3ast, I.Paul Sangalang 11+4reb+1ast, A.Maliksi 10, J.Jalalon 8+3reb+3ast, J.Aldrech Ramos 4+2reb+1ast
Rain or Shine: J.Cruz 18+3reb+3ast, J.Bullock 18+11reb+5ast, G.Norwood 15+11reb+4ast, R.Almazan 13+14reb+3ast, M.Ahanmisi 10+5reb+3ast, E.Daquioag 5+2reb
gschID: 558134


SM Beermen - NLEX RW 100-103

Important game to mention about took place in Manila. Fourth ranked NLEX RW (5-2) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked SM Beermen (3-2) 103-100 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SM Beermen. NLEX RW players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American-Mexican forward Aaron Fuller (198-89, college: USC, agency: Haylett Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds. Center JR Quinahan (198-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Arwind Santos (193-81) added 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for SM Beermen. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. NLEX RW moved-up to second place. Defending champion SM Beermen keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with TNT Ka Tropa. NLEX RW will play against Globalport (#10) in Pasig in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SM Beermen will play on the road against Alaska Aces (#11) in Makati and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
SM Beermen: W.McKines 28+14reb+6ast, M.Lassiter 19+4reb+4ast, A.Cabagnot 19+7reb+5ast, A.Santos 19+9reb+4ast, J.Mar Fajardo 6+6reb, C.Ross 4+5reb+11ast
NLEX RW: A.Fuller 26+22reb+1ast, J.Quinahan 17+10reb+1ast, L.Fonacier 16+4reb+3ast, A.Mallari 10+7reb+5ast, J.Tiongson 8+2ast, K.Alas 7+7reb+2ast
gschID: 558133


Alaska Aces - B.Ginebra 80-94

Bottom-ranked Alaska Aces (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 94-80 loss to fourth ranked B.Ginebra (4-1) in Makati on Saturday evening. B.Ginebra had a 49-37 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Alaska Aces' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when B.Ginebra made 9 blocks. American forward Justin Brownlee (197-88, college: St.John's) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Earl Thompson chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Brownlee is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four B.Ginebra players scored in double figures. Naturalized American forward Calvin Abueva (190-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and forward LaDontae Henton (198-92, college: Providence) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. B.Ginebra have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Star Hotshots and Rain or Shine. Alaska Aces at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. B.Ginebra will meet at home Phoenix (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Alaska Aces will play against SM Beermen and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Alaska Aces: C.Abueva 22+13reb+2ast, J.Thoss 11+4reb+1ast, L.Henton 10+7reb+2ast, C.Banchero 8+5reb+1ast, J.Casio 7+6reb+4ast, A.Galliguez 6+1ast
B.Ginebra: J.Brownlee 22+10reb+5ast, J.Devance 19+3reb+3ast, J.Aguilar 15+11reb+1ast, G.Slaughter 12+13reb, L.Tenorio 12+4reb+6ast, E.Thompson 8+11reb+10ast
gschID: 558135


TNT Ka Tropa - Phoenix 110-103

There was no surprise in Makati where 9th ranked Phoenix (2-5) was defeated by seventh ranked TNT Ka Tropa (3-2) 110-103 on Friday. TNT Ka Tropa made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. Phoenix was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who scored 38 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Ranidel deOcampo (197-81) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American Brandon Brown (201-85, college: CS San Bernar.) produced a double-double by scoring 49 points (!!!), 19 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks and naturalized Canadian guard Matthew Wright (193-91, college: St.Bonaventure) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. TNT Ka Tropa moved-up to sixth place, which they share with SM Beermen. Phoenix lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with five games lost. TNT Ka Tropa will face Blackwater (#8) in Caloocan City in the next round. Phoenix will play on the road against B.Ginebra in Manila and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Phoenix: B.Brown 49+19reb+5ast, J.Eriobu 12+4reb+1ast, M.Wright 11+6reb+5ast, J.Intal 10+5reb+1ast, R.Jazul 8+3reb+5ast, J.Chan 5+6reb+2ast
TNT Ka Tropa: G.Rice Jr. 38+9reb+5ast, K.Williams 18+1reb+3ast, R.deOcampo 14+7reb+4ast, R.Ray Pogoy 13+5reb+1ast, J.Castro William 11+3reb+1ast, A.Semerad 7+2reb
gschID: 558137


Globalport - SM Beermen 112-115

Important game to mention about took place in Pasig. Sixth ranked SM Beermen (3-2) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Globalport (1-3) 115-112 on Friday evening. SM Beermen forced 23 Globalport turnovers. Strangely Globalport outrebounded SM Beermen 57-42 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when SM Beermen made 10 blocks. Globalport was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) who had a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks. Forward Arwind Santos (193-81) chipped in 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. American forward Murphy Holloway (201-90, college: Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 23 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Terrence-Bill Romeo (180-92) added 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Four SM Beermen and five Globalport players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. SM Beermen have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 3-2 record, which they share with TNT Ka Tropa. Loser Globalport keeps the tenth position with three games lost. SM Beermen will face Alaska Aces (#11) in Makati in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Globalport will play at home against TNT Ka Tropa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Globalport: T.Bill Romeo 26+6reb+4ast, M.Holloway 25+23reb+6ast, S.Pringle 24+4reb+3ast, M.Baracael 11+2reb+1ast, S.Anthony 10+13reb+1ast, R.Arana 7+1reb
SM Beermen: W.McKines 35+14reb+7ast, A.Santos 30+8reb+2ast, A.Cabagnot 27+7reb+4ast, M.Lassiter 10+5reb+4ast, G.Espinas 8+2reb, J.Mar Fajardo 4+1reb
gschID: 558136


Phoenix - Star Hotshots 81-100

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Star Hotshots (4-1) smashed on the road 9th ranked Phoenix (2-5) 100-81 on Wednesday. Star Hotshots made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Phoenix turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Star Hotshots made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Malcolm Hill (198-95, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Paul Lee (185-89) chipped in 18 points. Five Star Hotshots players scored in double figures. American Brandon Brown (201-85, college: CS San Bernar.) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 23 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Doug Kramer (193-83) added 4 points and 17 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Star Hotshots have a solid series of four victories in a row. Despite that victory Star Hotshots went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with B.Ginebra and Rain or Shine. Phoenix lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with five games lost. Star Hotshots will face B.Ginebra (#4) in Manila in the next round. Phoenix will play on the road against B.Ginebra (#4) in Manila and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Phoenix: B.Brown 33+23reb+3ast, J.Chan 14+2reb, J.Intal 8+2reb, R.Jazul 6+4reb+4ast, J.Eriobu 5+4reb, K.Dehesa 4+1reb+1ast
Star Hotshots: M.Hill 20+8reb+4ast, P.Lee 18+2reb+3ast, J.Aldrech Ramos 13+8reb, A.Maliksi 11+5reb+1ast, M.Abundo 11+2reb+4ast, I.Paul Sangalang 11+5reb+1ast
gschID: 558138


Blackwater - Alaska Aces 111-106

Bottom-ranked Alaska Aces (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 111-106 loss to eighth ranked Blackwater (3-3) in Caloocan City. Blackwater outrebounded Alaska Aces 78-56 including a 54-42 advantage in defensive rebounds. 30 personal fouls committed by Alaska Aces helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Henry Walker (198-87, college: Kansas St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 32 rebounds for the winning side and power forward John-Paul Erram (203-89) accounted for 13 points and 13 rebounds. Forward LaDontae Henton (198-92, college: Providence) came up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and point guard Jayvee Casio (178-86) added 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Alaska Aces in the defeat. Four Blackwater and five Alaska Aces players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Blackwater have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain eighth place with 3-3 record. Alaska Aces at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Blackwater's next round opponent will be higher ranked TNT Ka Tropa (#7) in Makati and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alaska Aces will play at home against SM Beermen (#6) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Alaska Aces: L.Henton 31+10reb+1ast, J.Casio 25+5reb+6ast, S.Enciso 11+5reb+4ast, J.Thoss 10+8reb+1ast, C.Banchero 10+5reb+2ast, S.Baclao 6+8reb+1ast
Blackwater: H.Walker 35+32reb+2ast, M.Digregorio 17+2reb+1ast, R.Gamalinda 15+11reb, J.Paul Erram 13+13reb, N.Canaleta 9+3reb, M.Cruz 8+2reb+5ast
gschID: 558139





Brandon Brown gets MVP of the Week award for Filipino PBA - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Brandon Brown (201-PF-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for Phoenix and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 32-year old power forward had a double-double of 49 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against TNT Ka Tropa (#7, 3-2) 103-110. Phoenix maintains the 9th position in Filipino PBA. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 5 games and had just two victories. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Phoenix's top player in his first season with the team. Cal State - San Bernardino graduate has very impressive stats this year. Brown is league's best scorer averaging so far 40.0ppg. Brown is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 17.0rpg), assists (8th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 3.3bpg,3.0spg,62.5% FGP and 50.0% from behind 3-point line. Worth to mention Brown played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American swingman Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of TNT Ka Tropa. Rice Jr. impressed basketball fans with 38 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course TNT Ka Tropa cruised to a 110-103 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Phoenix (#9, 2-5). TNT Ka Tropa's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Rice Jr. is a newcomer at TNT Ka Tropa and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of SM Beermen (#6). McKines got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds and seven assists. He was a key player of SM Beermen, leading his team to a 115-112 win against the lower-ranked Globalport (#10, 1-3). SM Beermen needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. McKines has a great season in Philippines. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.2ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 14.2rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Murphy Holloway (201-F-90) of Globalport - 25 points, 23 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Henry Walker (198-G/F-87) of Blackwater - 35 points, 32 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Aaron Fuller (198-F-89) of NLEX RW - 26 points and 22 rebounds
7. Arwind Santos (193-F-81) of SM Beermen - 30 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Malcolm Hill (198-G-95) of Star Hotshots - 26 points, 20 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jayvee Casio (178-PG-86) of Alaska Aces - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
10. LaDontae Henton (198-F-92) of Alaska Aces - 31 points and 10 rebounds

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



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Kamil Sulima re-signs at Legia - by Greg

Legia Warszawa (PLK) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old shooting guard Kamil Sulima (193-80). It will be his 12th season in Warsaw. In 23 1Liga games he had 3.3ppg. Sulima helped them to win the 1Liga title. He also played that season for AZS AGH Krakow (also in 1Liga) where in 10 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 1.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sulima was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga 1st Team back in 2014.
He has spent his entire career in Poland playing for five other teams: Pruszkow, SKK Siedlce, Start, KK Warszawa and BKS Tur Bielsk Podlaski.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kamil Sulima
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak
Isaiah Wilkerson

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao
Wojciech Szpyrka
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anwil inks Jaylin Airington - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Jaylin Airington (193-86kg-93). He just graduated from CSU Bakersfield (NCAA). Airington has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had 14.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.0apg last season. Airington helped them to win the regular season and make it to the WAC Tournament final. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-WAC 1st Team, NABC All-District 6 2nd Team and WAC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Airington's college team won WAC Tournament in 2016.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kamil Laczynski
Myles McKay

Forwards:
Pawel Leonczyk
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski
Jaylin Airington

Centers:
Szymon Szewczyk
Josip Sobin

Coach: Igor Milicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CAB Madeira keeps Gameiro for another season - by Eurobasket News

CAB Madeira (LPB) re-signed 22-year old point guard Diogo Gameiro (181-95). He played there last season. In 32 LPB games he averaged 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.1spg. Gameiro helped them to make it to the cup final.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Sport Lisboa Benfica where in 21 LPB games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.1apg. Gameiro contributed to his team winning the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. He also played that season for Sport Lisboa Benfica B. In only one LPB game he recorded 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Among other achievements Gameiro received Eurobasket.com Proliga All-Defensive Team award back in 2013.
He represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 75.0%.

CAB Madeira roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Fernandes
Diogo Gameiro

Forwards:
Frederick Gentry
Bobby Madison
Fabio Lima

Coach: Joao Paulo Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Will Daniels (ex Quebradillas) signs at Selcuklu - by Eurobasket News

TBL newcomer Selcuklu Belediyesi landed 31-year old American forward Will Daniels (202-104kg-86, college: Rhode Island). He played in the summer at Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rican BSN league. Daniels managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 22 BSN games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title.
The most of last season Daniels spent at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel where in 23 games he had 11.3ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. Daniels also played that season for Al Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Daniels received Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSN All-Imports Team award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Daniels experienced life in eight different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Daniels has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France (JSF Nanterre), Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Kavala), Latvia (VEF Riga), Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod), Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alexander Galindo (ex Bayamon) agreed terms with Puerto Montt - by Eurobasket News

CEB Puerto Montt (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Puerto Rican international power forward Alexander Galindo (200-85, college: FIU). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 19 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.8apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Galindo's team made it to the BSN Semifinals in 2009, 2013 and 2014. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Forward of the Year award back in 2010.
Galindo has been also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. He has regularly played for Puerto Rican senior team since 2016 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Galindo also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 42.9%.
Galindo is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Libertad Sunchales and Olimpico de La Banda), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Puerto Rico (Gallitos, Atleticos, Brujos, Cangrejeros and Indios), Uruguay (Olimpia, Malvin and Cader) and Panama (Correcaminos).
Galindo attended Florida International University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a great feel, makes shots and passes well.
A very versatile player who can spend time both in 2 and in 3 positions. Had a very good shooting touch and a great feeling for the game
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By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Al Sadd signs rookie Nasser Al-Rayes - by Eurobasket News

Al Sadd Sports Club Doha (D1) inked Qatari international power forward Nasser Al-Rayes (208-104kg). He just graduated from California Tech (NCAA3). Al-Rayes has played there for the last four years. In 25 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to All-SCIAC 1st Team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to All-SCIAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Al-Rayes was called to Qatari Senior National Team this year.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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Oettinger Rockets Gotha signs Erik McCree, ex N.Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (BBL) signed 24-year old American forward Erik McCree (203-102kg-93, college: Louisiana Tech). He was about to sign at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league.
McCree just graduated from Louisiana Tech University and it is his first season as a pro. His team was regular season runner-up in C-USA. McCree was voted All-C-USA 1st Team in 2017 at his college time.

BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darrel Mitchell
Daniel Schmidt
Retin Obasohan
David Taylor
Dino Dizdarevic
Andreas Obst
Kristian Kullamae

Forwards:
Dane Watts
Johannes Richter
Jan_Niklas Wimberg
Erik McCree
Filip Stanic

Center:
Robert Oehle

Coach: Ivan Pavic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zabok lands Jeremy Bynum, ex Spartak-Prim. - by Eurobasket News

KK Zabok (A1) tabbed 29-year old American guard Jeremy Bynum (193-89kg-88, college: Jacksonville State). He played most recently at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in Russian Superleague 1. In three games he averaged 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg last season.
His team made it to the Russian Superleague 1 Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Bynum played at Olimpi (Superleague) in Georgia where in 27 games he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 3rd Team.
Bynum has played previously professionally in Austria (Arkadia Lions) and Portugal (Galitos-Barreiro).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Bynum attended Jacksonville State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

KK Zabok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Bynum
Borna Kapusta
Franko Kalpic
Martin Tudjen
Ivan Martinko

Forwards:
Filip Toric
Pasko Vrlika
Antonio Crnjevic
Ivan Vucic
Patrik Jambrovic

Centers:
Antonio Vlaic
Zvonimir Cutuk

Coach: Dragutin Crnjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Ashdod inks Alexey Chubrevich - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) signed 31-year old Israeli international center Alexey Chubrevich (212-86) from Hapoel Holon. In 36 Winner League games he had 5.4ppg and 3.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Chubrevich played at Maccabi Haifa where in 38 Winner League games he recorded 7.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg.
He is a dual citizen owning also Russian passport.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Chubrevich has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2013 and previously for University National Team back in 2009.
He also represented Israel at the Maccabiah Championships in Raanana eight years ago.
Chubrevich has played previously professionally also in Spain (Cocinas.com and CB Illescas) and Israel (Galil Gilboa, Ironi Ramat Gan, GreenTops Netanya, Elitzur Yavne and Kohav Yair).

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long
Adam Honig

Forwards:
Travis Warech
Adam Ariel
David Laury
Nimrod Levi

Centers:
Gerald Lee
Alexey Chubrevich

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Erik McCree left N.Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

24-year old American forward Erik McCree (203-102kg-93, college: Louisiana Tech) left BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB).
McCree just graduated from Louisiana Tech University and it is his first season as a pro. His team was regular season runner-up in C-USA. McCree was voted All-C-USA 1st Team in 2017 at his college time.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avtodor edge Samara in a preseason opener - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor edge Samara 75-70 in a preseason opener. They took a 21-16 rally in the first period, but led only 1 point at the halftime. Samara tied the game at the end of the third period, while Avtodor needed a 23-18 run in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Ian Hummer (201-F-90, college: Princeton) top-scored for the winners with 14 points, while Branden Frazier (190-G-92, college: Fordham) posted 12. Micah Downs (195-G/F-86, college: Gonzaga) and Coty Clarke (201-F-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) notched 11 each.



Avtodor keeps Frazier for another season - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) re-signed 25-year old American guard Branden Frazier (190-77kg-92, college: Fordham). He played there last season. In 24 VTB United League games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 1.0spg. Frazier also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 6.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Khimik in Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport. In 40 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.4apg (top 3) and 1.4spg. Frazier helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Frazier also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got impressive 15.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.6apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. A very impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and Import of the Year.
Frazier has played previously professionally in Holland (Den Helder) and Hungary (Kaposvari).
He attended Fordham University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Fedor Klyuchnikov
Branden Frazier
Earvin Morris
Justin Robinson

Forwards:
Maxim Sheleketo
Ian Hummer
Micah Downs

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Partizan inks Nigel Williams-Goss - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Nigel Williams-Goss (190-94). He just graduated from Gonzaga (NCAA). In 38 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.7apg and 1.7spg last season. Williams-Goss helped them to win WCC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-WCC Player of the Year, All-WCC All-Tournament MVP and All-WCC Newcomer of the Year.
This summer he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (55th overall). Williams-Goss just graduated from Gonzaga and it is his first season in pro basketball.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Nigel Williams-Goss
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen
Strahinja Gavrilovic

Centers:
Ioannis Dimakopoulos
Obrad Tomic
Marko Pecarski

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Raca comes back to Fly Dragons - by Eurobasket

Beikong Fly Dragons (CBA) inked experienced 56-year old Cypriot-Serbian coach Dragan Raca. It is actually his comeback to Fly Dragons as he used to coach here before. Raca coached most recently at Al-Manama in Bahrain Premier League. He signed a 3-year contract as a head coach and general supervisor.
Among other achievements his team won Chinese NBL Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014) while he was coaching Fly Dragons before. Raca received also Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Coach of the Year award back in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009. He used to coach FYR Macedonian National Teamback in 2016.
Raca has coached also professionally in Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus, Serbia and Russia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aleksandar Ponjavic (ex Bourg) agreed terms with Igokea - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Serbian guard Aleksandar Ponjavic (200-91, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at JL Bourg Basket in French ProB, but left the team in Mar.'17. But in 11 games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ponjavic played at Tajfun (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 Telemach League games he averaged 7.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.4apg. Ponjavic helped them to win the Supercup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Slovenian League All-Star Game. Ponjavic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg. He also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 9.4ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.4apg.
Among other achievements Ponjavic won Serbian Junior League championship title for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. Ponjavic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg.
Ponjavic has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Helios and Zlatorog) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd).

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Ponjavic
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic
Desi Washington

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac
Nikola Jevtovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aurimas Majauskas is a newcomer at KK Dynamic BG Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Lithuanian power forward Aurimas Majauskas (203-102kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He just graduated from Sam Houston State University (NCAA). Majauskas has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg last season. Majauskas helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-Southland Conference 3rd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Majauskas played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He represented Lithuania at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. Majauskas' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.8ppg, 1.8rpg.
Majauskas has played previously for Suduva-Mantinga and Pasvalio.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Forli Tigers sign David Brkic - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) signed experienced 35-year old Italian ex-international power forward David Brkic (210-108kg-82, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Brkic played last season at Tezenis Verona in the Serie A2. In 35 games he had 9.0ppg and 4.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Brkic played at Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A) where in 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.9apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2013. Brkic was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian Lega2 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2006, 2010 and 2013.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Brkic was called to Italian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2020 and 2002.
He has played also professionally in Austria and Spain (Cantabria) and Italy (Juvecaserta, Pavia Basket, UBC, Imola and Germani Basket Brescia).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Forli Tigers.
Brkic could be described: Very versatile player. Can play on 3-4-5 positions.Not a great speed, but very decent technique. Wide shoot range. Can hit 3-pointers.

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forwards:
Christian Villani
Riccardo Zani
Alexander Cicchetti

Center:
David Brkic

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Tralee keeps Pantovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Tralee Warriors BC (Super League) re-signed 26-year old Serbian forward Goran Pantovic (208-102kg-91, college: Drexel). He played there last season. In 21 Super League games he recorded 11.6ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.9bpg. Pantovic helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League Honorable Mention.
He has played previously professionally in Sweden (Nassjo) and Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd).
Pantovic attended Drexel University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Agustinos-Leclerc inks Donovan Smith - by Eurobasket News

CB Agustinos-Eras E. Leclerc Leon (LEB Silver) signed American forward Donovan Smith (206-111kg). He just graduated from Quinnipiac (NCAA). In 21 games he had 7.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4bpg last season.
As mentioned above Smith is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NJCAA D2 District III in 2015. Smith was also voted NJCAA D2 All-Region III District 3 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.

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

Jose Medina
Juan Oliva
Andre Norris
Raul Fernandez
Anton Bouzan
Donovan Smith
Alvaro Sanz
Unai De La Red

Coach: Jorge Alvarez

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Marc Bauza is a newcomer at Palencia - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old power forward Marc Bauza (204-96). He played last season at Marin Ence PeixeGalego in LEB Gold. However his team withdrew from the league. In 32 EBA games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.1rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Bauza spent at Arenys (also in EBA) where in 28 games he averaged 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for CB Prat. But in 5 LEB Gold games he did not score anything and had only 6 rebounds.
Bauza played in the final of Spanish U18 Championships in 2011.
He represented Spain at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.5ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordi Grimau
Enric Garrido
Bryce Pressley
Sani Campara

Forwards:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui
Sergi Pino
Carlos Toledo
Nikola Cvetinovic

Centers:
Dartaye Ruffin
Marc Bauza

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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Santurtzi welcomes back Torres - by Eurobasket News

CB Santurtzi SK (EBA) tabbed 25-year old forward Juan Torres (196-92). It is actually his comeback to Santurtzi as he has played here before. Torres played most recently at Zornotza in EBA. However his team was relegated to 1Div.. In 30 LEB Silver games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.9rpg last season. Torres helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at CB Santurtzi SK where in 24 EBA games he had 12.0ppg, 9.2rpg and 1.2apg. Torres contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
He has played previously professionally also in Ireland (Swords Thunder).

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German Kasanzi joins L Alfas - by Eurobasket News

L Alfas - P.N. Serra Gelada (EBA) agreed terms with 18-year old guard German Kasanzi (191-99) from Real Madrid II. In 16 EBA games he had 5.1ppg and 2.0rpg last season. Kasanzi also spent pre-season at Real Madrid that year.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. Kasanzi's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3apg.

L Alfas - P.N. Serra Gelada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaime Ivars
German Kasanzi

Forwards:
Alejandro Young
Alejandro Rivas

Center:
Diego Perez

Coach: Iker Benzazoua

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Austin Mofunanya is a newcomer at Algeciras - by Eurobasket News

EBA newcomer ICOM UDEA Algeciras strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Austin Mofunanya (198-113kg). He just graduated from Pace (NCAA2). In 24 games he recorded 12.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1bpg last season.
As mentioned above Mofunanya is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

ICOM UDEA Algeciras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Crane
Michael Carney
Javier Fernandez

Forwards:
Michael Murray
Antonio Carrera
Austin Mofunanya

Center:
Jose_Maria Balmon

Coach: Javier Malla

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Carlos Toledo signs at Palencia - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) landed 23-year old forward Carlos Toledo (200-94, agency: Dynamics Global Management) from Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad. In 32 LEB Gold games he averaged 4.5ppg and 2.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Toledo played at Fontedoso Carrefour where in 16 LEB Gold games he had 10.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Toledo won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for UCAM Murcia.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordi Grimau
Enric Garrido
Bryce Pressley
Sani Campara

Forwards:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui
Sergi Pino
Carlos Toledo
Nikola Cvetinovic

Center:
Dartaye Ruffin

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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Avila lands Alexander Bak, ex Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) tabbed 26-year old Danish international swingman Alexander Bak (193-90kg-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Svendborg Rabbits in Danish Ligaen. In 33 games he averaged 7.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.4apg last season. Bak helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Team FOG Naestved (also in Ligaen) where in 35 games he had 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention.
Bak's team made it to the Danish Cup final in 2013.
He has been also a member of Danish international program for some years. Bak has regularly played for Danish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He represented Denmark at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0pts.
Bak has played also professionally for other Danish teams like Horsholm, Falcon and Vaerlose.

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Sergio Jimenez

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Nicolas de Jong joins Zaragoza - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 29-year old Dutch international center Nicolas de Jong (210-88). The last season de Jong played at Chalons Reims in French ProA where in 31 games he had 13.5ppg and 3.8rpg.
His team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2011.
de Jong also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%.
de Jong has played previously for five other French teams: Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket, Strasbourg IG, JA Vichy and Tours Joue.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Janis Blums
Tomas Bellas
Michal Michalak
Sergi Garcia
Torian Graham

Forwards:
Nikola Dragovic
Lovro Mazalin
Jonathan Barreiro

Centers:
Jarvis Varnado
Nicolas de_Jong
Alejandro Suarez

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

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Hottur lands Andre Michelsson - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Hottur Egilsstadir (Dominos League) tabbed 20-year old Swedish forward Andre Michelsson (188-97) from Snaefell. In 21 Dominos League games in Iceland he averaged 11.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Michelsson played at Malbas in Swedish Basketligan. But in two games he had just 1.0ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Winterthur signs Jona Hoffmann, ex Baunach - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) signed 19-year old German shooting guard Jona Hoffmann (192-82kg-98). He played last season at Baunach Young Pikes in German ProA. But in 24 games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hoffmann played at Fraport Skyliners II (ProB) in German league where in only one game he recorded 6 points, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
His team made it to the NBBL Championships Semifinals in 2014.
Hoffmann represented Germany at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6spg.
Hoffmann has played also professionally for other German teams like TV Langen, TSV Troester and TV Langen II.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

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Downey inks at Winterthur at the beginning of his pro career - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Sam Downey (206-104kg). Downey just graduated from Yale (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.2apg last season. Downey helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 1 1st Team, All-Ivy League Honorable Mention and Ivy League All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Downey won Ivy League championship title in 2016.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

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R.J. Price (ex Dresden) is a newcomer at Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American point guard R.J. Price (180-82kg-93, college: Radford). He played most recently at Dresden Titans in German ProA. In 27 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.1apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
Price graduated from Radford University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Price is a smart, athletic, strong PG who knows how to control a team. He is a knockdown shooter with limitless range and has an unbelievable basketball IQ. Price is a heady defender and has a knack for stealing the ball. He could work on shot selection at times but overall a great talent!.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
R.J. Price
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Steven Spieth
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Steven Spieth (ex Obras Basket) signs at Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) landed American forward Steven Spieth (198-91kg, college: Brown).
Spieth just graduated from Brown University and it is his first season in pro basketball.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Steven Spieth
Sam Downey
Ramirez Ferreras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Will Daniels (ex Quebradillas) signs at Selcuklu - by Eurobasket News

TBL newcomer Selcuklu Belediyesi landed 31-year old American forward Will Daniels (202-104kg-86, college: Rhode Island). He played in the summer at Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rican BSN league. Daniels managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 22 BSN games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title.
The most of last season Daniels spent at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel where in 23 games he had 11.3ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. Daniels also played that season for Al Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Daniels received Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSN All-Imports Team award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Daniels experienced life in eight different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Daniels has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France (JSF Nanterre), Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Kavala), Latvia (VEF Riga), Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod), Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

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Selcuklu inks Fran Pilepic - by Eurobasket News

Selcuklu Belediyesi (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old Croatian international swingman Fran Pilepic (193-85kg-89). He played last season at MIA-RO Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he had 9.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pilepic played at Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 19 A1 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg. Pilepic helped them to win the league title. He also played 22 games in Euroleague where he averaged 6.4ppg and 1.3rpg. Pilepic also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 6.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 2nd Team in 2015.
Pilepic has been a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has been regularly called to Croatian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Pilepic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Croatia (Slavonski Brod, KK_Crikvenica, KK Rijeka, Triglav Osiguranje II and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka).
He could be described: A talented forward, who plays with intensity on defense, and produces lots of points at the offensive side. A late bloomer kind of player who could now become a NT member.

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Ivan Aska (ex PAOK) joins Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) agreed terms with 27-year old Virgin Islander international forward Ivan Aska (201-104kg-90, college: Murray State). He is a dual citizen owning also Puerto Rican passport. Aska played last season at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 8 A1 games he had 9.8ppg and 4.1rpg. Aska also played that season for ET Land Elephants in South Korean KBL where in 25 games he recorded 14.8ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg. The other team he played that season for was Ironi Ramat Gan (National League) in Israel. In 11 games he averaged impressive 22.5ppg, 8.3rpg and 2.2apg.
Aska has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won OVC Tournament in 2010 and 2012. Aska was also voted Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships 1st Team in 2015.
He represented U.S. Virgin Islands at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Aska's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 71.4%.
Aska is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in five different countries. Aska tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod and Ironi Nes Ziona) and Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros).
Aska attended Murray State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Gaetan Clerc
Brynton Lemar
Enzo Goudou-Sinha

Forwards:
Mickael Var
Ivan Aska
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery

Center:
Garry Florimont

Coach: Gregor Beugnot

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Ivan Aska is the new interior of SLUC Nancy (France) - by David Edole

Ivan Aska (201-F-90, college: Murray St.) is scheduled to sign with Nancy SLUC of the France Pro B League on Monday night. The 6-foot-8 forward was missed from the Virgin Islands Senior men's team that is presently playing at the 2017 AmeriCup in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Aska has played in Belgium before moving through Greece, Puerto Rico, Israel and South Korea. Last season he played in three different leagues and has a compiled average of 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
http://www.sluc-basket.fr/ivan-aska-est-le-nouveau-pivot-du-sluc/http://www.sluc-basket.fr/ivan-aska-est-le-nouveau-pivot-du-sluc/
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcinjHeaPvs



Searching for the first win against Venezuela - by David Edole

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http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/2017/Virgin-Islands

In a year of firsts for the Virgin Islands senior programs, the men added another first by defeating Canada, 83-71, at an AmeriCup. The win signals to the Americas that the Virgin Islands is here to compete not just showing up. Although the V.I defeated Canada previously in Pan Am Games, we've never beaten Venezuela men in any meeting. The defending AmeriCup champs has consistently beaten us despite the V.I. playing them till the final buzzer.

Our best chance was at the 2003 AmeriCup when we lost 87-84, with Kevin Sheppard scoring a whopping 24 points, Jameel Heywood added 18, Leon Trimmingham had 16 and JaJa Richards was a stat sheet stuffer with 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.

The last time the teams met was in in 2007 where both teams were battling for the final spot to advance to the second round of the AmeriCup. Virgin Islands lost 100-90 to finish the preliminaries winless and were eliminated from the tournament that was held in Las Vegas. The star of the tournament and game was Jason Edwin who poured in 32 points in the loss and Sheppard added 15.

In the team's brief history, we are 0-3 but with the win last night and a Venezuela loss to Argentina could put the V.I. in a great place.

Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) scored 25 points and added eight assists as the Virgin Islands defeated Canada 83-71 on Sunday at the FIBA AmeriCup.

Johnathan Gray (190-G-91, college: Cornell) chipped in with 14 points while Deon Edwin (190-G-92, college: Kent St., agency: Interperformances) and Khalid Hart (188-G-95, agency: Court Side) had 12 apiece.

The FIBA AmeriCup is an exhibition tournament and is preparation for qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in China.

Qualifying for the 32-team World Cup now features a two-round tournament of home and away games. The World Cup is a major qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Virgin Islands vs Canada - Highlights - Group B - FIBA AmeriCup 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STiKEfoehfI

Virgin Islands v Canada - Slow Motion Recap - FIBA AmeriCup 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgPZ9jLYt5k

Walter Hodge shoots the lights out! (25 points!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1awPo7LEoo


Venezuela Impact Players: Gregory Vargas, Jose Vargas, John Cox, Nestor Colmenares and Windi Graterol. Guards G. Vargas and Cox play in Spain and Germany respectively. The rest of the team are professionals in the Venezuelan League as compared to the V.I that features several college players.

Argentina defeated Venezuela by the score of 67-62. It was a tough, competitive, defensively-oriented game in which Venezuela had a good first half, but fell to the home team in a third quarter that ended 18-11 in favor of Argentina. Lucio Redivo and Facundo Campazzo got into the rhythm of the game in the fourth and won it for the hosts. Gabriel Deck was the leading scorer of the game with 16 points, along with John Cox from Venezuela.



Hodge: 'The heart is what makes us win - by David Edole

ARGENTINA (FIBA AmeriCup 2017) - Point Guard Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) was born on September 21, 1986 in the Puerto Rican municipality of Guaynabo; but today he wears the Virgin Islands' jersey. He shared his impressions on his National Team's great 83-71 victory over Canada 83-71, in what was Group B's initial surprise during the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 that's taking place in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Walter ended the game with 25 points (6/9 in doubles, 3/6 in triples and 4/5 in free throws), 8 assists, and 4 rebounds during 30'26' minutes in the court.

After sharing the story behind his tattoos -which mainly represent the places he's had the opportunity to visit thanks to basketball- we had to ask him if after the win against Canada and a possible Final Four qualification he was considering getting a tattoo about the city, and he assured: 'I may tattoo something about Bahia. I promise that if we win and go into the Final Four, I'll get a tattoo.'

Regarding the game, the Guard said: 'We started out very well; attacking as the coach wanted, which is something very important to us. The younger players did a good job, they kept the game going.

He also talked about Coach Sam Mitchell: 'He's a good coach that gives us a lot of energy to play, especially younger players. He doesn't hit me in the head, we both know we're crazy, but he's a good coach and I have a lot to learn from him.' About the victory, he said: 'The team defends very well and that's the key: we're small but if we do everything together we can do it. We have nothing to lose. We played against 3 Olympic teams. We have to do our job and control what we can.'

'We have many college players, but they play very well. The most important thing is to play hard. It's the heart what makes us win. As an island, we want to get to the Olympics. That's our goal and if we can do it, better yet. Today we did a great job. We came to crush everyone. We have nothing to lose,' he pointed out, and added about the public at the Osvaldo Casanova Stadium that supported the Caribbean team: 'Thank you to the people that applauded us at the end. You acknowledged us and it's very good to play at a city that breathes basketball.'



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Texas Wranglers Win - by Ozzie Denson

The UBL is still playing great basketball all year around. With the Texas Wranglers still winning game after game. Players in the UBL, stay ready for the next level. this weekend the Texas Wranglers defeated the LA. Hurricanes 125 to 103 here in Dallas Texas. Coach Guy of the Hurricanes has a very good team and came ready to play, but the Texas Wranglers are well coached and players are the best playing today. The Wranglers took the lead and never looked back. If you think you can come to Texas and win, get in line.

UBL Come Get Some!!!
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Texas Wranglers top scores
Cameron Barnes 31
Austin Franklin 23
Reggie Griffin 18
Aeron Spencer 12




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NBL Round 22 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

We should mention about the upset which took place in , where 7th ranked JKL Dolphins (4-9) lost at home to tenth ranked Sharing Youth (4-8) 57-61 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 61-57. Guard Tonny Okello (-90) fired 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Baraka Mopele chipped in 16 points. Forward Ferdinand Odama (158-95) produced 22 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Sharing Youth moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted JKL Dolphins dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in . Local Nkumba M. (2-10) was outscored by third ranked Power (9-3) 77-58. Worth to mention a great performance of Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Francis Kasinde contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Sivachi Makutwa (-90) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Nkumba M.Nkumba M.'s coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Power moved-up to second place, which they share with UCU Canons. Newly promoted Nkumba M. stay at the bottom position with ten games lost.

JKL Dolphins - Sharing Youth 57-61

We should mention about the upset which took place in , where 7th ranked JKL Dolphins (4-9) lost at home to tenth ranked Sharing Youth (4-8) 57-61 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 61-57. Guard Tonny Okello (-90) fired 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Baraka Mopele chipped in 16 points. Forward Ferdinand Odama (158-95) produced 22 points and 9 rebounds and forward Makala Libe (-95) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sharing Youth moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted JKL Dolphins dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
JKL Dolphins: F.Odama 22+9reb+1ast, M.Libe 11+6reb+2ast, I.Enabu 7+4reb+2ast, I.Ocakacon 6+3reb, N.Blick 5+1reb+2ast, S.Oola 4+4reb+1ast
Sharing Youth: B.Mopele 16+2reb, S.Otoa 12+2reb+2ast, T.Okello 10+6reb+3ast, T.Gatwech 9+5reb+2ast, M.Lino 9+1reb, E.Mwaka 3+5reb
gschID: 565466


Nkumba M. - Power 58-77

The game with biggest result difference took place in . Local Nkumba M. (2-10) was outscored by third ranked Power (9-3) 77-58. The game without a history. Power led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Nkumba M.'s 34. Power forced 19 Nkumba M. turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Francis Kasinde (-91) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Power players scored in double figures. Forward Sivachi Makutwa (-90) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and guard Umar Walugembe (-96) added 13 points in the effort for Nkumba M.Nkumba M.'s coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Power moved-up to second place, which they share with UCU Canons. Newly promoted Nkumba M. stay at the bottom position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Nkumba M.: U.Walugembe 13+4reb, S.Makutwa 12+9reb+1ast, M.Midaki 9+4reb, C.Karamagi 8+3reb, S.Chasimba 5+5reb+2ast, M.Kayihura 5+5reb+3ast
Power: M.Makiadi 18+6reb+4ast, F.Kasinde 16+7reb+1ast, A.Isaac 13+7reb+3ast, W.Nijimbere 11+5reb+1ast, P.Odong 10+5reb+2ast, P.Mwaka 4+6reb+2ast
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Ferdinand Odama gets MVP of the Week award for Ugandan NBL - by Eurobasket News

Talented Ferdinand Odama (158-F-95) put on an amazing game in the last round for JKL Dolphins and that's him to receive a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 22-year old forward had the game-high 22 points adding nine rebounds for JKL Dolphins as his team was edged out by Sharing Youth (#7, 4-8) 61-57. JKL Dolphins moved-up to the 8th position in Ugandan NBL. JKL Dolphins is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 9th lost game this season out of 13 games. In the team's last game Odama had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Ferdinand Odama averages this season 10.6ppg and 5.8rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old forward Francis Kasinde (F-91) of second-ranked Power. Kasinde impressed basketball fans with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Of course he led Power to another comfortable win 77-58 over the lower-ranked Nkumba M. (#12, 2-10) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Power to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 9-3 record is not bad at all. Kasinde is one of the most experienced players at Power and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Power's star - Afidra Isaac (F-85). Isaac scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of Power, helping his team with a 77-58 easy win against the lower-ranked Nkumba M. (#12, 2-10). Power needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 3 lost games. Isaac has a very solid season. In 7 games in Uganda he scored 10.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mickeal Makiadi (199-C/F-89) of Power - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Sivachi Makutwa (F-90) of Nkumba M. - 12 points and 9 rebounds
6. Baraka Mopele) of Sharing Youth - 16 points and 2 rebounds
7. Makala Libe (F-95) of JKL Dolphins - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Willy Nijimbere) of Power - 11 points and 5 rebounds
9. Paul Odong (G-91) of Power - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Stephan Otoa (C-91) of Sharing Youth - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  UKRAINE  


Khimik lands Austin Arias from Wake Forest - by Andy Dziuba

BK Khimik-OPZ Yuhzny strengthened their roster with addition of 24 years old Anerican forward Austin Arians (198-F-93) for upcoming season.

Arians played one season at Wake Forest (NCAA) as a graduate transfer after spending his undergraduate career at Milwaukee. He started all 33 games for the Austin Arians (198-F-93) in 2016-17, averaging 8,5 ppg, 1,9 rpg, 1,1 apg and leading the team with 61 3-pointers. Arians scored in double figures in 14 games, including a season-high 17 points vs. Boston College in the ACC Tournament and against Kansas State in the NCAA First Four.



Khimik adds Colter to their roster, ex Rouen - by Eurobasket News

BK Khimik-OPZ Yuhzny (Superleague) added to their roster 23-year old American point guard Derrick Colter (180-82kg-94, college: Duquesne, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at SPO Rouen Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg.
Colter was voted Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Colter graduated from University of Duquesne in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket tabs Yulian Yemets, ex Khimik-2 - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) inked 18-year old Ukrainian center Yulian Yemets (218-94kg-99). He played most recently at the junior team of BK Khimik-2 Yuzhny in Ukrainian Higher League. In two games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DeMarcus Nelson
A.J. Slaughter
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Charles Kahudi
Justin Harper
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
David Lighty

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Alpha Kaba
Khadim Sow
Yulian Yemets

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Holder inks at Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward J.R. Holder (201-88kg-94). Holder just graduated from Jacksonville (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-A-Sun 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Holder is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyler Bernardini
Joshua Ward-Hibbert
Eric Robertson
Kiefer Douse

Forwards:
Thomas De_Thaey
Shane Walker
J.R. Holder

Center:
Harrison Gamble

Coach: Rob Paternostro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


AmeriCup: The US and Uruguay won the opening games - by Hector Lopez

The US crushes Panama 97-56 and Uruguay defeated Dominican Republic 66-57, for the AmeriCup (Group C) opening games, played in Montevideo. The US took a clear lead durign the first quarter (27-10) and increased the difference during all the game. Jonathan Holmes (204-F-92, college: Texas) and Darriun Hilliard scored 17 points each one for the US. Gary Forbes (201-G/F-85, college: Virginia) netted 19 points for Panama, while Tony Bishop (201-F-89, college: Texas St.) finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Uruguay took a 16 points lead during the first quarter but Dominicana tied the game 32-32 at the second one. Wit five minutes to play during the the third quarter, Uruguay took the lead 46-41, to maintain it for the rest of the game. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) was the best scorer for Uruguay with 23 points and 8 assists, and Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International) added 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. For Dominicana, Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) scored 15 points and Gelvis Solano (185-G-94, college: Merrimack) added 13. On Tuesday 29, Uruguay will face the US and Dominicana will play Panama.


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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Kudrautsau re-signs at Tsmoki-Minsk - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old international shooting guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-81kg-80). He has played there for the last three seasons. Kudrautsau managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 6 Premier League games he had 13.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg and 3.3spg. He helped them to win the league title. Kudrautsau also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. And finally Kudrautsau contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.0ppg and 3.3rpg.
He was selected to Belarusian All-Star Game in 2015.
Kudrautsau also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 72.7%.
Kudrautsau is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (P.Zvaigzdes), Poland (AZS Koszalin, Enea Astoria and Czarni), Slovakia (Nitra), Turkey (Gaziantep) and Ukraine (Halychyna and Hoverla).
Kudrautsau is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Tsmoki-Minsk.
On Kudrautsau: Solid combination of a leading and scoring point guard, capable of doing both very well. Incredibly fast. Knows how to distribute the ball well, gets other players involved with the abilty to penetrate and dish as well as successfully leading break situations.

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avtodor keeps Frazier for another season - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) re-signed 25-year old American guard Branden Frazier (190-77kg-92, college: Fordham). He played there last season. In 24 VTB United League games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 1.0spg. Frazier also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 6.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Khimik in Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport. In 40 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.4apg (top 3) and 1.4spg. Frazier helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Frazier also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got impressive 15.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.6apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. A very impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and Import of the Year.
Frazier has played previously professionally in Holland (Den Helder) and Hungary (Kaposvari).
He attended Fordham University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Fedor Klyuchnikov
Branden Frazier
Earvin Morris
Justin Robinson

Forwards:
Maxim Sheleketo
Ian Hummer
Micah Downs

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Erik McCree left N.Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

24-year old American forward Erik McCree (203-102kg-93, college: Louisiana Tech) left BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB).
McCree just graduated from Louisiana Tech University and it is his first season as a pro. His team was regular season runner-up in C-USA. McCree was voted All-C-USA 1st Team in 2017 at his college time.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


USA and Lithuania to battle for title in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Latvia - Lithuania 75-77
Lithuania nipped Latvia to enter Final in Taipei. Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 20 points to lead the winners. Latvia recorded a 17:13 lead after the opening quarter. Lithuania bounced back in the second term. They sank 23 points to surge ahead for a 36:33 halftime lead. Latvia denied the deficit in the third term as the teams entered the final term tied at 56. Lithuania however sank 21 points in the fourth quarter and eked out a tough victory. Tomas Dimsa (195-F/G-94) and Donatas Tarolis (202-F-94, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points each for the winners. Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93, agency: SPORTlab Agency) recorded 23 points and 9 rebounds for Latvia. Linards Jaunzems (198-F-95) had 19 points in the defeat.

Serbia - USA 61-93
USA reached the title game at the World University Games. They knocked down Serbia in the semifinal clash. Vincent Edwards (203-F-96) posted 31 points to lead the North American side. USA dominated from start to finish. They established a 46:23 halftime lead. USA unloaded 33 points in the third term to clear off for good. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) chipped in 16 points and issued 6 assists for the winners. Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 12 points for Serbia. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) tossed in 10 points in the loss.





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Women News


Vicky McIntyre (ex Kangoeroes) agreed terms with IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco - by Eurobasket News

IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American center Vicky McIntyre (201-92, college: ORU). She played most recently at Kangoeroes in Belgian Top Division Women. In 8 games she recorded 14.0ppg and 10.9rpg last season. McIntyre helped them to make it to the final. She also played that season for Carispezia La Spezia in Italian Serie A1 where in 8 games she averaged 10.4ppg and 10.1rpg.
Two years ago McIntyre was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (20th overall).
She attended Oral Roberts University until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
McIntyre won NIT championship title in 2012.
She has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang Chenneng) and WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars).

IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco roster for 2017-2018:

Iva Brkic
Oumoul Sarr
Iulene Olabarria
Onintza Aduriz
Vicky McIntyre
Lara Gonzalez
Maria Erauncetamurgil
Sara Iparragirre
Ellen Nystrom
Lyndra Weaver

Coach: Aranzazu Muguruza

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Svitlica leaves Sleza Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News

29-year old Bosnian international center Dragana Svitlica (190-88, agency: ProDep Management) left 1KS Sleza Wroclaw (BLK).
The last season Svitlica played at Socinsa Bembibre in Spanish LFB where in 26 games she averaged 9.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg.
Among other achievements her team won Hungarian Hepp Cup in 2014. Svitlica received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2014.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Svitlica has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
She also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 84.2%.
Svitlica has played also professionally in Spain (Real Celta Vigo, Zamarat and Mencey Uni), Hungary (MTK Budapest and Atomeromu) and Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik and Sloboda).

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sharnee Zoll-Norman
Sonia Ursu-Kim
Marissa Kastanek
Tania Perez_Torres
Zuzanna Sklepowicz

Forwards:
Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk
Karina Szybala
Kourtney Treffers
Janis Ndiba
Klaudia Sosnowska

Center:
Shamela Hampton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Saint Gratien signs Hristina Tyutyundzhieva - by Eurobasket News

O Sannois Saint Gratien (NF1) signed 24-year old Bulgarian center Hristina Tyutyundzhieva (190-93). She will still stay in France where she played last season at Avenir in the LF2. Tyutyundzhieva helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre. In 22 games she recorded only 2.3ppg and 2.5rpg. Tyutyundzhieva contributed to her team winning the LF2 title.
She was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Tyutyundzhieva played for Bulgarian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
She also represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Albena (Bulgaria) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 7.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 40.5%, FT: 71.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Rashida Timbilla (ex Lombos Quinta) signs at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) landed 25-year old Canadian swingman Rashida Timbilla (185-92, college: Massachusetts). She played most recently at Lombos Quinta in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 18 games she averaged 11.1ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg last season. Timbilla helped them to win the cup.
She was a member of Canadian U18 National Team back in 2010.
Timbilla graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

Visby Ladies roster for 2017-2018:

Regina Palusna
Rashida Timbilla
Johanna Petersson
Nici Gilday
Johanna Wolde
Tova Ihse

Coach: Paschalis Leras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


LaToya Sanders joins UMMC Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) agreed terms with 31-year old American international power forward LaToya Sanders (191-73kg-86, college: N.Carolina). She is a dual citizen owning also Turkish passport. Sanders plays this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues last year. The last season Sanders played at Abdullah Gul in Turkish KBSL where in 19 games she had 11.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.6bpg. She helped them to make it to the cup final. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention. Sanders also played 12 games in Eurocup where she recorded 7.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8bpg.
In 2008 Sanders was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in first round (13th overall).
The former University of North Carolina staris in her tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sanders' college team won ACC Tournament for three years in a row (between 2006 and 2008). She was also voted All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2008.
Sanders represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 11.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.5spg, 1.5bpg.
Sanders has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galatasaray lands Allie Quigley - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) tabbed 31-year old Hungarian international guard Allie Quigley (178-86, college: De Paul). She played in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). Quigley managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 WNBA games she averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.6apg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to WNBA All-Star Game. The last season she played at Fenerbahce where in 36 games she had very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. Quigley helped them to make it to both league and Supercup final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL 2nd Team. She also played 19 games in Euroleague where she recorded 14.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. Quigley contributed to her team making it to the final. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
In 2008 she was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
The former De Paul University standoutis in her tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she won Turkish KBSL championship title in 2016. Quigley received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
She represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Quigley has played also professionally in Poland (Wisla Krakow), Hungary (Pecs 2010) and Slovakia (Good Angels).
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: A SG with lots of points in her hands, she can take over the contest starting to score and dish assists to teammates. When she has the hot hand, it's almost impossible to extinguish.

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte
Gizem Basaran

Coach: Marina Maljkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center


Best Player: Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) of Belgium
Best Guard: Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) of Denmark
Best Forward: Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) of Belgium
Best Center: Awak Kuier (194-C-01) of Finland

1st Team
G: Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) of Denmark
F: Sam Van Buggenhout (175-F-01) of Belgium
PF: Ioanna Chatzileonti (184-PF-02) of Greece
PF: Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka (178-PF-01) of Belgium
C: Awak Kuier (194-C-01) of Finland

2nd Team
G: Marija Keseljevic (157-G-01) of Bosnia
SG: Veronika Kosmach (178-SG-01) of Ukraina
G: Katrine Jessen (187-G-01) of Denmark
F/G: Tova Sabel (176-F/G-01) of Sweden
F: Charlotte Kohler (188-F-01) of Switzerland

Honorable Mention
Joana Lopes (176-G-01) of Potugal
Danai Papadopoulou (193-C-03) of Greece
Ksenija Mitric (162-PG-01) of Bosnia
Dragana Zubac (179-PG-01) of Bosnia
Katie Williamson (183-F/C-01) of Ireland
Tereza Podhradska (190-C-02) of Slovakia
Kari Kyrkjebo (180-F-01) of Norway
Asi Anna-Gret (172-G-02) of Estonia
Tanja De Rond (186-C-01) of Luxembourg
Tijana Mitreva (174-PG-01) of Ukraine
Asta Grimsdottir (180-F-01) of Iceland



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  FRANCE  


La Glacerie tabs Desiree Bakabadio - by Eurobasket News

Union Sportive La Glacerie (NF1) inked 21-year old forward Desiree Bakabadio (180-96). She played most recently at Montbrison Feminines BC in the LF2. In 14 games she averaged 3.3ppg and 2.4rpg last season. NF1 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
Bakabadio represented France at the European Championships U18 for Women in Matosinhos (Portugal) three years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 7 games: 0.7ppg, 1.0rpg.
Bakabadio has played previously for two other teams: Reims and Centre Federal BB.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Saint Gratien signs Hristina Tyutyundzhieva - by Eurobasket News

O Sannois Saint Gratien (NF1) signed 24-year old Bulgarian center Hristina Tyutyundzhieva (190-93). She will still stay in France where she played last season at Avenir in the LF2. Tyutyundzhieva helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre. In 22 games she recorded only 2.3ppg and 2.5rpg. Tyutyundzhieva contributed to her team winning the LF2 title.
She was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Tyutyundzhieva played for Bulgarian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
She also represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Albena (Bulgaria) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 7.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 40.5%, FT: 71.0%.

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  HOLLAND  


Araski lands Natalie Van Den Adel - by Eurobasket News

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia (LFB) tabbed 27-year old Dutch international guard Natalie Van Den Adel (185-90, college: Colorado State). She played in the summer at Bulleen Boomers in Australian Big V. In 18 games she averaged 14.1ppg, 7.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg. The last season Van Den Adel played at Mann Filter where in 26 games she had 5.7ppg and 1.7rpg.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Dutch Eredivisie Winter Final Four Semifinals in 2013. Van Den Adel received also Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
She has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Van Den Adel has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2010.
She also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Van Den Adel is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Van Den Adel has played previously professionally also in France (Angers), Spain (Zamarat) and Holland (Grasshoppers and Binnenland).
She attended Colorado State until 2010 and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marta Tudanca
Natalie Van_Den_Adel
Roselis Silva
Izaskun Garcia
Cristina Molinuevo

Forwards:
Margaret Roundtree
Julie Forster
Arrate Agirre
Irati Etxarri

Centers:
Laura Pardo
Umo Diallo

Coach: Madelen Urieta

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  HUNGARY  


Galatasaray lands Allie Quigley - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) tabbed 31-year old Hungarian international guard Allie Quigley (178-86, college: De Paul). She played in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). Quigley managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 WNBA games she averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.6apg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to WNBA All-Star Game. The last season she played at Fenerbahce where in 36 games she had very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. Quigley helped them to make it to both league and Supercup final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL 2nd Team. She also played 19 games in Euroleague where she recorded 14.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. Quigley contributed to her team making it to the final. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
In 2008 she was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
The former De Paul University standoutis in her tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she won Turkish KBSL championship title in 2016. Quigley received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
She represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Quigley has played also professionally in Poland (Wisla Krakow), Hungary (Pecs 2010) and Slovakia (Good Angels).
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: A SG with lots of points in her hands, she can take over the contest starting to score and dish assists to teammates. When she has the hot hand, it's almost impossible to extinguish.

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte
Gizem Basaran

Coach: Marina Maljkovic

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  INDONESIA  


Indonesian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Agustin Retong
Retong
Natasha Christaline
Christaline
Mariam Ulfah
Ulfah
Yuni Anggraeni
Anggraeni
Gabriel Sophia
Sophia
#e#5
0Lea Wolobubo 178-C-99
2Agustin Retong 162-SG-95 Tomang Sakti Indonesia
3Regita Pramesti 163-SG-97 Tomang Sakti Indonesia
7Kadek Citta Dewi Tomang Sakti Indonesia
8Natasha Christaline 170-F-93 Sahabat S. Indonesia
10Mariam Ulfah 173-SG-94 Sahabat S. Indonesia
12Sumiati Sutrisno 165-SG-90 Surabaya F. Indonesia
13Yuni Anggraeni 175-F-84 Sahabat S. Indonesia
19Yuliana Bening-Soemaryono 179-C-92 Surabaya F. Indonesia
22Gabriel Sophia 180-C-91 Surabaya F. Indonesia
24Mega Putri 171-SF-90 Surabaya F. Indonesia
25Henny Sutjiono 166-SF-94 Surabaya F. Indonesia




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  ITALY  


La Spezia adds Cadoni to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A2) added to their roster 23-year old power forward Chiara Cadoni (182-94) from Matteiplast Bologna. In 34 Serie A2 games she had 11.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.6spg last season. She helped them to win the A2 title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 2nd Team.
Cadoni represented Italy at the European Championships U16 for Women in Greece seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.8ppg, 3.3rpg.
Cadoni has played previously for two other teams: Virtus Cagliari and Ancona.

Carispezia La Spezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Templari
Sara Innocenzi
Marherita Corradino

Forwards:
Marina Dzinic
Chiara Cadoni
Elisabetta Linguaglossa
Laura Reani
Katrin Stoichkova
Maria Giuseppone

Center:
Lavinia Da_Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JUCO  


Catawba Valley Community College Names Tara Carver Assistant Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball head coach Tisha England has announced the hiring of Tara Carver to her staff as an assistant coach. Carver comes to CVCC after coaching last season at conference rival Louisburg College. 'I'm so excited to have Tara be a part of the CVCC family,' England said. 'She brings energy, knowledge of the game and passion. I look forward to another successful season.' A former prep standout at Kalamazoo Central High School (Mich.), Carver was a three-year varsity player for the Maroon Giants, earning all-conference honors as a senior after battling two ACL tears. Carver went on to become a standout at NAIA Division II Goshen College (Ind.), where she earned all-conference honors twice and made the national tournament team as a senior, leading the Maple Leafs to the NAIA Division II Final Four. Carver finished her collegiate career at Goshen ranking in the top 10 in scoring, field goals made and attempted, 3-point field goal percentage and free throws made and attempted. Following her collegiate career, Carver played semi-professionally in the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) for the Grand Rapids Galaxy (Mich.). Last winter, Carver was named an assistant coach for the Louisburg College varsity women's basketball program and head coach of the school's JV women's basketball squad. She assisted in coaching a Hurricanes team that went 26-6 overall and 15-5 in conference play. Carver also coached guard Jasmine Covington, who was named Region X Player of the Year and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) First Team All-American. Four of the Hurricane players whom Carver had a hand in coaching also signed with NCAA Division I and II schools last school year. While coaching against each other last season, Carver made an instant connection with England, which drew her interest to the Catawba Valley women's basketball program. 'I kind of felt like it was destined for us to work together,' Carver said of herself and England. 'I felt this was a new opportunity for me to grow as a coach and as a person as well. I'm pretty excited about being here. I've learned more in two weeks here than I have in a whole year. I'm pretty excited about it. The facilities are nice. I enjoy the school. 'I love how it's really academic based here,' she added. 'At most junior colleges, you don't really see schools focusing their athletes on being academically driven. I really like that a lot about being here. Academics are definitely more important than athletics at the end of the day. I'm just excited to be here, and I'm looking forward to the season starting.' The daughter of Terrence and Tammatha Carver, Carver has a degree in Broadcasting with minors in both Kinesiology and Coaching from Goshen College.
Courtesy of: gocvcc.com



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  LEBANON  


Aishah Sutherland (ex Al Riyadi) signs at Gernika - by Eurobasket News

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia (LFB) landed 27-year old American forward Aishah Sutherland (187-90, college: Kansas, agency: Two Points). She played most recently at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Division I. Sutherland managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Sutherland also played that season for TTT Riga in Latvian LSBL. The team played in three different competitions that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 22 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.8ppg and recorded 6.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg (in top 5). It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian LSBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Sutherland also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 13.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg. She also played 11 games in EEWBL where she had 14.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg and 2.3spg. Sutherland contributed to her team making it to the final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
She is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Sutherland experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Sutherland has played previously professionally in Chile (Los Leones), Italy (Orvieto), Poland (CCC Polkowice and KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec) and WNBA (Atlanta Dream).
She attended University of Kansas until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Anna Gomez
Naiara Diez
Maria Pina
Amaya Gastaminza
Aishah Sutherland
Juana Molina-Prados
Talia Caldwell
Yaiza Lazaro
Victoria Llorente
Ameryst Alston
Itziar Ariztimuno

Coach: Mario Lopez

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  MYANMAR  


Myanmar National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

1July Moe
4Thet Su Htwe
5Aye Myat Thandar
7Mar Hay
8Sandar Win Zin
9Soe Kyi
10Yu Yu
13Htat Myat Lin
14Yee Yee Aung
15Honey Win Aung




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  NCAA1  


Women's Basketball Coach Keeshawn Davenport Inks New Contract at New Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Coming off the best season in her tenure as head coach at the University of New Orleans, head women's basketball coach Keeshawn Davenport inked a new deal, keeping her on the Lakefront through the 2020-2021 campaign. A 14 win 2016-17 season and 9-9 mark in Southland Conference play, the Privateers reached the conference tournament for the first time since joining the Southland in 2013. Coming up the ranks from UNO student-athlete, assistant and currently head coach, she returns a veteran group in 2017-18. 'There is no one who cares more for our university than Keeshawn,' said Director of Athletics Derek Morel. 'During her 20 years as a Privateers student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, she has maintained a positive and uplifting attitude and demonstrated unmatched loyalty to our university. We believe in Keeshawn and anticipate many more successful seasons under her leadership.' The Reserve, Louisiana product was a four-year letter winner at UNO, capping off a sensational Privateer career as a co-captain her senior season. She also earned her master's degree from UNO in psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise. A graduate of East St. John High School, Davenport will enter her seventh season as head coach at her alma mater. 'I am very grateful to President Nicklow and AD Morel for their continued support and confidence,' said Davenport. 'Our program made great strides but I believe the best is yet to come.' The Privateers will open the 2017-18 season in the Preseason WNIT, Friday, November 10 in Lafayette, Louisiana against the UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns.
Courtesy of: unoprivateers.com



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  POLAND  


Svitlica leaves Sleza Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News

29-year old Bosnian international center Dragana Svitlica (190-88, agency: ProDep Management) left 1KS Sleza Wroclaw (BLK).
The last season Svitlica played at Socinsa Bembibre in Spanish LFB where in 26 games she averaged 9.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg.
Among other achievements her team won Hungarian Hepp Cup in 2014. Svitlica received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2014.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Svitlica has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
She also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 84.2%.
Svitlica has played also professionally in Spain (Real Celta Vigo, Zamarat and Mencey Uni), Hungary (MTK Budapest and Atomeromu) and Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik and Sloboda).

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sharnee Zoll-Norman
Sonia Ursu-Kim
Marissa Kastanek
Tania Perez_Torres
Zuzanna Sklepowicz

Forwards:
Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk
Karina Szybala
Kourtney Treffers
Janis Ndiba
Klaudia Sosnowska

Center:
Shamela Hampton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Dynamo Novosibirsk wins friendly tournament in Berdsk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Novosibirsk won friendly tournament in Berdsk as they finished wth a 2-1 record on top of 4-team campaign. In the last game UMMC Junior overcame Dynamo Novosibirsk 71-67. Dynamo Novosibirsk dominated the first half, however could not win the game. Elizaveta Krymova (180-F-96) stepped up with 28 points for the winners and Yulia Zarubina (190-PF-99) netted 8. Veronika Dorosheva (190-PF-91, agency: LBM Management) posted 17 points for the tournaments winners. Victoria Cheren (187-F-98) delivered 13 points for Dynamo.


LaToya Sanders joins UMMC Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) agreed terms with 31-year old American international power forward LaToya Sanders (191-73kg-86, college: N.Carolina). She is a dual citizen owning also Turkish passport. Sanders plays this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues last year. The last season Sanders played at Abdullah Gul in Turkish KBSL where in 19 games she had 11.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.6bpg. She helped them to make it to the cup final. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention. Sanders also played 12 games in Eurocup where she recorded 7.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8bpg.
In 2008 Sanders was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in first round (13th overall).
The former University of North Carolina staris in her tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sanders' college team won ACC Tournament for three years in a row (between 2006 and 2008). She was also voted All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2008.
Sanders represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 11.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.5spg, 1.5bpg.
Sanders has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gran Canaria adds Merkulova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Spar Gran Canaria (LF2) added to their roster 26-year old Russian swingman Natalia Merkulova (175-91, college: SUNO). She played last season at Ilrija in Slovenian SKL league. In 26 games she recorded 4.4ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg. Merkulova helped them to win the 2SKL title.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Felix Zasavje (also in SKL).
Merkulova graduated from Southern University - New Orleans in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Gran Canaria adds Merkulova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Spar Gran Canaria (LF2) added to their roster 26-year old Russian swingman Natalia Merkulova (175-91, college: SUNO). She played last season at Ilrija in Slovenian SKL league. In 26 games she recorded 4.4ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg. Merkulova helped them to win the 2SKL title.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Felix Zasavje (also in SKL).
Merkulova graduated from Southern University - New Orleans in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aishah Sutherland (ex Al Riyadi) signs at Gernika - by Eurobasket News

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia (LFB) landed 27-year old American forward Aishah Sutherland (187-90, college: Kansas, agency: Two Points). She played most recently at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Division I. Sutherland managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Sutherland also played that season for TTT Riga in Latvian LSBL. The team played in three different competitions that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 22 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.8ppg and recorded 6.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg (in top 5). It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian LSBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Sutherland also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 13.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg. She also played 11 games in EEWBL where she had 14.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg and 2.3spg. Sutherland contributed to her team making it to the final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
She is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Sutherland experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Sutherland has played previously professionally in Chile (Los Leones), Italy (Orvieto), Poland (CCC Polkowice and KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec) and WNBA (Atlanta Dream).
She attended University of Kansas until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Anna Gomez
Naiara Diez
Maria Pina
Amaya Gastaminza
Aishah Sutherland
Juana Molina-Prados
Talia Caldwell
Yaiza Lazaro
Victoria Llorente
Ameryst Alston
Itziar Ariztimuno

Coach: Mario Lopez

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Araski lands Natalie Van Den Adel - by Eurobasket News

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia (LFB) tabbed 27-year old Dutch international guard Natalie Van Den Adel (185-90, college: Colorado State). She played in the summer at Bulleen Boomers in Australian Big V. In 18 games she averaged 14.1ppg, 7.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg. The last season Van Den Adel played at Mann Filter where in 26 games she had 5.7ppg and 1.7rpg.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Dutch Eredivisie Winter Final Four Semifinals in 2013. Van Den Adel received also Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
She has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Van Den Adel has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2010.
She also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Van Den Adel is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Van Den Adel has played previously professionally also in France (Angers), Spain (Zamarat) and Holland (Grasshoppers and Binnenland).
She attended Colorado State until 2010 and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marta Tudanca
Natalie Van_Den_Adel
Roselis Silva
Izaskun Garcia
Cristina Molinuevo

Forwards:
Margaret Roundtree
Julie Forster
Arrate Agirre
Irati Etxarri

Centers:
Laura Pardo
Umo Diallo

Coach: Madelen Urieta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vicky McIntyre (ex Kangoeroes) agreed terms with IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco - by Eurobasket News

IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American center Vicky McIntyre (201-92, college: ORU). She played most recently at Kangoeroes in Belgian Top Division Women. In 8 games she recorded 14.0ppg and 10.9rpg last season. McIntyre helped them to make it to the final. She also played that season for Carispezia La Spezia in Italian Serie A1 where in 8 games she averaged 10.4ppg and 10.1rpg.
Two years ago McIntyre was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (20th overall).
She attended Oral Roberts University until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
McIntyre won NIT championship title in 2012.
She has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang Chenneng) and WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars).

IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco roster for 2017-2018:

Iva Brkic
Oumoul Sarr
Iulene Olabarria
Onintza Aduriz
Vicky McIntyre
Lara Gonzalez
Maria Erauncetamurgil
Sara Iparragirre
Ellen Nystrom
Lyndra Weaver

Coach: Aranzazu Muguruza

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Araski keeps Agirre for another season - by Eurobasket News

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia (LFB) re-signed 24-year old small forward Arrate Agirre (175-93). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 13 LFB games she averaged 7.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg last season. Agirre won Spanish LF2 championship title. She received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Agirre has played also professionally in Finland (TuRi).

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marta Tudanca
Roselis Silva
Izaskun Garcia
Cristina Molinuevo

Forwards:
Margaret Roundtree
Julie Forster
Arrate Agirre
Irati Etxarri

Centers:
Laura Pardo
Umo Diallo

Coach: Madelen Urieta

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Jillian Alleyne left IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco - by Eurobasket News

23-year old American forward Jillian Alleyne (190-94, college: Oregon) left IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco (LFB).
Last year Alleyne was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in second round (20th overall).
She attended University of Oregon until 2016 and it is her second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Alleyne was voted ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 3rd Team and All-Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year in 2016 at her college time.

IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco roster for 2017-2018:

Iva Brkic
Oumoul Sarr
Iulene Olabarria
Onintza Aduriz
Lara Gonzalez
Maria Erauncetamurgil
Sara Iparragirre
Ellen Nystrom
Lyndra Weaver

Coach: Aranzazu Muguruza

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  SWEDEN  


Rashida Timbilla (ex Lombos Quinta) signs at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) landed 25-year old Canadian swingman Rashida Timbilla (185-92, college: Massachusetts). She played most recently at Lombos Quinta in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 18 games she averaged 11.1ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg last season. Timbilla helped them to win the cup.
She was a member of Canadian U18 National Team back in 2010.
Timbilla graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

Visby Ladies roster for 2017-2018:

Regina Palusna
Rashida Timbilla
Johanna Petersson
Nici Gilday
Johanna Wolde
Tova Ihse

Coach: Paschalis Leras

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KFUM Uppsala adds Nordstrom to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Damligan newcomer KFUM Uppsala added to their roster 29-year old ex-international guard Agnes Nordstrom (180-88) from Udominate. Nordstrom has played there for the last four years. In 16 Damligan games she recorded 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.1apg last season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention.
Nordstrom won Swedish Damligan championship title in 2010.
She was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Nordstrom played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
She also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 1.1ppg, 2.5rpg.
Nordstrom has played previously professionally also in Spain (Gran Canaria) and Sweden (Visby Ladies, 08 Stockholm, Mark and Sallen).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Galatasaray lands Allie Quigley - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) tabbed 31-year old Hungarian international guard Allie Quigley (178-86, college: De Paul). She played in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). Quigley managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 WNBA games she averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.6apg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to WNBA All-Star Game. The last season she played at Fenerbahce where in 36 games she had very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. Quigley helped them to make it to both league and Supercup final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL 2nd Team. She also played 19 games in Euroleague where she recorded 14.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. Quigley contributed to her team making it to the final. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
In 2008 she was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
The former De Paul University standoutis in her tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she won Turkish KBSL championship title in 2016. Quigley received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
She represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Quigley has played also professionally in Poland (Wisla Krakow), Hungary (Pecs 2010) and Slovakia (Good Angels).
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: A SG with lots of points in her hands, she can take over the contest starting to score and dish assists to teammates. When she has the hot hand, it's almost impossible to extinguish.

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte
Gizem Basaran

Coach: Marina Maljkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LaToya Sanders joins UMMC Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) agreed terms with 31-year old American international power forward LaToya Sanders (191-73kg-86, college: N.Carolina). She is a dual citizen owning also Turkish passport. Sanders plays this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues last year. The last season Sanders played at Abdullah Gul in Turkish KBSL where in 19 games she had 11.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.6bpg. She helped them to make it to the cup final. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention. Sanders also played 12 games in Eurocup where she recorded 7.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8bpg.
In 2008 Sanders was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in first round (13th overall).
The former University of North Carolina staris in her tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sanders' college team won ACC Tournament for three years in a row (between 2006 and 2008). She was also voted All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2008.
Sanders represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 11.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.5spg, 1.5bpg.
Sanders has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Shaw thing for Wildcats - by Paul Nilsen

Wildcats' centre Hannah Shaw (193-C-90, college: Miami, FL) has signed on for another season with the Nottingham based club.

Having initially started at the Wildcats as a 13 year old, Shaw has been an integral part of back-to-back WBBL Championship titles for the club.

She also spent the early part of the summer with the GB Senior women's squad and is looking forward to the 2017-18 season and delivering more success with the Wildcats.

'As I write this, there are just over 30 days until our home opener against Sevenoaks," declared Shaw.

"I'm super excited that this is our first game for the 2017-18 campaign, considering the disappointing ending to last season.

"Our goals are still the same - to win everything we possibly can at this level as I don't see what other goals there can be and with some teams bolstering their squads considerably (including us) it won't be an easy ride for anyone.

"That being said, we've got some familiar faces back and we'll be ready to compete from the first whistle. The league has improved year on year and I think this one will be no different, which is a great positive for women's basketball in this country.

"Defending our league titles will definitely be harder. But, it's a challenge that I am more than looking forward to'.

Coach Dave Greenaway is excited about the return of his experienced centre and stated: 'Hannah's return for the 2017-18 season bolsters our front court and provides continuity from last years team.

"Hannah has been putting in the work during this off-season and I am looking forward to seeing her applying the gains she's built over the summer.

"I believe this will be one of her most productive seasons yet and her commitment to improve her play will be a very valuable trait to us as a team."



Monakana lands at Wildcats - by Paul Nilsen

Current WBBL Champions Nottingham Wildcats are continuing to build their roster as they look to mount a challenge for their third straight league title, with their latest recruit being versatile Great Britain forward Janice Monakana (183-F-95).

After 4 years at the University of Toledo in Ohio, she has returned to her home shores to pursue a career in the WBBL. Monakana spent the early part of the summer with Wildcats' colleagues Hannah Shaw and Siobhan Prior as part of the GB Women's squad.

However, the player has recently undergone a knee operation and could miss the start of the season. But, Wildcats' Head Physiotherapist Aaron Wharton, will ensure Monakana is in top shape before she hits the hardwood again and is overseeing her rehabilitation.

Meanwhile Wildcats' play caller Dave Greenaway is thrilled to have Monakana on his roster and stated: 'I am truly ecstatic to have Janice on board with us as we prepare for this tough season ahead.

'Janice has the capability to make big plays and will be a factor in us achieving any success. Her college career was littered with honours and she captained her side to winning the MAC Tournament.

'Janice's leadership qualities will be an added bonus and am looking forward to working with her and seeing her talents being showcased in the WBBL for the Wildcats. She will also be attending Nottingham Trent University as a Sports Scholar as part of our new partnership with the University'.

Monakana is also delighted to be joining Nottingham and commented: 'I am excited to be starting on this new chapter in my career as a Wildcat.

'Nottingham is a team I have always admired and respected, so I am excited for the opportunity to bring my talents to the team and also the WBBL.

'I am looking forward to the season starting and will bring competitiveness, explosive play and versatility on the offense and defensive end, as well as experience and depth.

'I graduated from the University of Toledo in Ohio, under Head Coach Tricia Cullop, where we ended our 2016-2017 season 25-9 and Mac Champions with our first NCAA appearance since 2001,' added Monakana proudly.



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  WABA  


Medvescak inks junior national team member Ana Vojtulek (ex-Pozega) - by Zeljko Zule

Croatian champion Medvescak invested in its future by signing Junior National team member Ana Vojtulek (187-C-99) on a multi-year contract.
Vojtulek arrives from Plamen Pozega, where she averaged 10.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks over 24 minutes in 17 Croatian A1 League games last season. It was a successful debut season in her career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League All-Newcomers team. Vojtulek spent this summer representing the U18 Croatian national team at Junior European Championship in Hungary where she posted 4.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocks over 16 minutes in seven games.



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  WNBA  


Liberty cruise to 92-62 win over Sky - by Eurobasket News

Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, college: Connecticut) scored 22 points and New York cruised to a 92-62 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday for the Liberty's eighth consecutive victory. The win clinched at least the four-seed in the playoffs for New York (20-12), giving the team a first-round postseason bye. The Liberty are a half-game behind Connecticut for the third seed. New York, which is two wins short of matching the franchise record for consecutive victories, won 20 or more games in three straight seasons for the first time in franchise history. Charles had 18 points in the first half as New York jumped out to a 46-29 advantage at the break. The Liberty wouldn't let the Sky get within 15 in the second half. Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92, college: Connecticut) scored 22 points to lead Chicago (12-19), which moved closer to being eliminated from the playoff chase.
Courtesy of: chicagotribune.com



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Australia capture Gold medals in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Australia - Japan 85-78
Australia celebrated Gold in Taipei. The Emerging Opals outgunned Japan in the title clash tonight. Darcy Garbin (187-F-94) stepped up with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the champions. Australia jumped to a 43:33 halftime lead. The Emerging Opals unleashed 30 points in the third term to clear off for good. Lauren Scherf (196-C/F-96) chipped in 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the victory. Saki Hayashi (171-G-95) responded with 16 points for Japan.
3-4 Place
Taiwan - Russia 81-66
Taiwan stepped onto the pedestal at the World University Games. The hosts raced past Russia to claim Bronze medals. Chen Yen-Yu (169-G/F-94) posted 34 points to lead the winning side. Russia grabbed a 35:33 halftime lead. However Taiwan unleashed 48 points in the second half to breeze to the win. Cheng I-Hsiu (178-G-93) had 16 points in the victory. Julia Gladkova (185-F-94) tallied 28 points and 14 rebounds for Russia.

5-6 Place
USA - Sweden 86-65
USA topped Sweden to earn the fifth overall position in Taipei. Brianna Fraser (190-F) posted 18 points to lead the winning side. USA accumulated a 44:29 halftime lead. They kept Sweden at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Blair Watson (183-G) had 15 points in the victory. Ellen Nystrom (185-G-93, college: Colorado St.) banked in 21 points for Sweden.

7-8 Place
Canada - Czech Republic 84-68
Canada rallied past Czech Republic to secure the seventh position. Paige Crozon (185-G-94, college: Utah) tossed in 20 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and distributed 4 assists for the North American side. Canada posted a 36:30 halftime lead. They added 48 points in the second half and marched to the win. Mariah Nunes (178-G-93, college: Ryerson) had 16 points in the victory. Anna Hruskova (178-SF-95) had 18 points for Czech Republic.

9-10 Place
Hungary - Portugal 54-61
Portugal knocked down Hungary to wrap up their campaign on a winning note. Josephine Filipe (177-G/F-95) registered 12 points to pace the charge. Hungary accumulated a 32:28 halftime lead. Portugal though limited their opponents to just 22 points in the second half and snatched the win. Maianca Umabano (180-F-97) and Joana Soeiro (170-G-95) chipped in 11 points each for Portugal. Judit Barnai (189-F/C-94) tallied 17 points and 15 rebounds for Hungary.
11-12 Place
Argentina - Lithuania 89-74
Argentina held off Lithuania to clinch the 11th position at the tournament. Agustina Leiva (180-C-96) posted 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals in the win. Lithuania enjoyed a 47:41 halftime lead. But Argentina went on a 48:27 run in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Luciana Delabarba had 20 points for the Latin American side. Greta Tamasauskaite (170-PG-91, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Lithuania.

13-14 Place
Poland - Chile 66-52
Poland finished 13th at the tournament following a comfortable win over Chile in the final day. Beata Jaworska (188-PF-94) netted 14 points to lead the charge. Poland jumped to a 22:9 lead after ten minutes. Chile narrowed the gap in the next two quarters. But Poland used a 16:11 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Zuzanna Sklepowicz (172-PG-96) had 8 points and 7 assists in the victory. Francisca Salvatierra (173-G-94) replied with 12 points for Chile.

15-16 Place
South Korea - Uganda 90-88
South Korea nipped Uganda to clinch the 15th overall position. Jeeeun Jang (165-PG-95) posted 35 points to lead the Korean side. South Korea and Uganda were tied at 37 heading into the second half. The Asian team sank 53 points in the second half to snatch the win. Park Chanyang (180-C-93) tossed in 16 points and collected 15 rebounds in the victory. Brenda Ekone (152-G-96) netted 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Uganda.