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  ANGOLA  



Sampaense signs Edson Ferreira - by Eurobasket News

Sampaense Basket (Proliga) signed 31-year old Angolan guard Edson Ferreira (183-86). He played last season at Ipswich Tomcats in British NBL D2. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Ferreira's team made it to the Angolan Cup final in 2013.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Ferreira has played previously professionally in Portugal (Benfica, Ginasio, Lusitania and Electrico FC) and Angola (Interclube and Libolo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  


San Lorenzo keeps Sandes for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion San Lorenzo de Almagra (LigaA) re-signed 33-year old former Argentinian international forward Carlos Matias Sandes (201-84). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Sandes played there last season. In 50 LigaA games he recorded 8.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the league title.
The previous (15-16) season Sandes played at GECR Indalo where in 60 LigaA games he averaged 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup.
Among other achievements Sandes received Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Sandes played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2003 and 2012 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
He also represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. Sandes' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Thanks to Sandes' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Sandes has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baskonia, Burgos and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada) and Argentina (Boca Juniors, Sionista and Quimsa).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very talented player, with size and winning mentality; he can play on all 2-3-4 positions; dangerous 3-point shooter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Lorenzo keeps Safar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion San Lorenzo de Almagra (LigaA) re-signed 30-year old international shooting guard Selem Safar (190-87). He played there last season. In 57 LigaA games he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.7apg. Safar helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Obras Basket where in 58 LigaA games he averaged 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. Safar contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
He also represented Argentina at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Safar's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 6.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Safar has played previously for five other teams: Penarol, Boca Juniors, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Ciclista and Argentino.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Petr.Argentino adds Pau to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Petrolero Argentino (TNA) added to their roster 33-year old shooting guard Ariel Pau (184-84) from Comunicaciones. In 49 TNA games he had 10.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the TNA title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Pau played at Sionista (LigaA) where in 51 games he recorded 7.2ppg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Defensive Team back in 2014.
Pau has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for four other teams: Boca Juniors, La Union, Olimpico de La Banda and San Martin Corrientes.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Andres Mariani joins Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) agreed terms with 30-year old shooting guard Andres Mariani (188-87) from Barrio Parque. In 37 TNA games he had 14.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.3apg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mariani played in the final of Argentinian TNA in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 1st Team in 2015.
Mariani has played previously for three other teams: Obera Tennis Club, La Union and San Isidro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Grun re-signs at Alianza Viedma - by Eurobasket News

Alianza Viedma Rio Negro (TNA) confirmed in their roster 21-year old swingman Federico Grun (192-96). He played there last season. In 42 TNA games he had 6.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg. Grun helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Atenas where in 41 TNA games he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.6apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Ciclista keeps Carreras for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Juninense (TNA) re-signed 23-year old forward Xavier Carreras (198-94). He played there last season. In 31 TNA games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 2.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Carreras played at Tomas de Rocamora where in 11 TNA games he averaged 4.4ppg and 2.7rpg.
His team was Runner-Up of TNA Center South Regular Season 2017.
Carreras has played previously for River Plate.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Kevin Jerez Pilotti agreed terms with Lanus - by Eurobasket News

Lanus Buenos Aires (TFB) inked 28-year old Spaniard point guard Kevin Jerez Pilotti (186-89) from Ramos Mejia.
The previous (15-16) season he played at River Plate.
Jerez Pilotti has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jerez Pilotti has played previously professionally also in Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada) and Argentina (Independiente Tandil and La Union).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Pablo Espinoza signs at Salta Basket - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) landed 30-year old former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87). He has played for the last three years at Regatas Corrientes in the LigaA. In 64 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.8apg last season. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Espinoza helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com Brazilian League All-Imports Team award back in 2014.
Espinoza also represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Isla Margarita (Venezuela) three years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0spg.
Espinoza has played previously professionally in Argentina (Obras Basket, Quilmes Mar del Plata and Argentino) and Brazil (Macae).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Ferrocarril lands Ariel Ramos - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) tabbed 22-year old forward Ariel Ramos (202-95) from Weber Bahia. Ramos has played there for the last three years. In 51 LigaA games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.4rpg last season. He played in the final of Liga Americas.

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Walter Baxley
Franco Balbi
Diego Figueredo
Tomas Spano

Forwards:
Jazwin Cowan
Ariel Ramos

Coach: Ariel Rearte

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  ARMENIA  


Armenian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Amiran Amirkhanov
Amirkhanov
Ryan Boatright
Boatright
Andrew Chrabascz
Chrabascz
Artem Tavakalyan
Tavakalyan
Lucas Fischer
Fischer
#e#5
3Amiran Amirkhanov 187-PG-86 Urartu Yerevan Russia
4Kris Yanku 193-G-94 Sakarya BSB Turkey
6Ryan Boatright 183-PG-92 Besiktas Turkey
7Andrew Chrabascz 203-F-94 Butler USA
8Aram Arslanian 195-SG-98 Lake Forest USA
10Matthew Madoian 193-F-97 J.and Wales, RI USA
21Arkadiy Mkrtychyan 201-F-95 Idaho USA
24Artem Tavakalyan 198-F-95 Delaware St. USA
25Karren Chivichyan 192-PG-96 Idaho St. USA
33Ararat Kochinyan 192-PG-86
35A.J. Hess 201-G/F-94 Starwings Switzerland
40Lucas Fischer 211-C-94 Gran Canaria Spain

Niksa Bavcevic Head Coach Monthey Switzerland



World Cup Qualifiers: Armenia surprise Slovak Republic in Yerevan - by Eurobasket News

Armenia surprised Slovak Republic 75-61 in Yerevan at the start of the European Pre-Qualifers in Group A. They trailed 15-20 after the first ten minutes before the massive 31-10 surge in the second frame. Moreover the hosts added a 13-9 run as A.J. Hess (201-G/F-94, college: S.Dakota St.) brought his team 48-30 advantage. Slovak Republic replied with a 22-16 rally in the last stanza, but could not save the game.
A.J. Hess top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) notched 16. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan (201-F-95) delivered 14, whilst Andrew Chrabascz (203-F-94) added 11. Radoslav Rancik (205-F/C-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: BeoBasket) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Andre Jones (191-G-90, college: Winthrop) scored 12.



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  AUSTRALIA  


Perrin Buford (ex Agrigento) signs at Bullets - by Eurobasket News

Brisbane Bullets (NBL) landed 23-year old American swingman Perrin Buford (198-100kg-94, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at Moncada Solar Agrigento in Italian Serie A2. In 33 games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg last season.
Buford's college team won C-USA Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Charlotte Hornets sign rookie Mangok Mathiang - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Hornets inked 25-year old Australian-Sudanese power forward Mangok Mathiang (208-100kg-92). He just graduated from Louisville (NCAA). Mathiang has played there for the last five years. In 33 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Mathiang helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Mathiang is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his college team won AAC Tournament in 2014. Mathiang received also Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team award in 2015.
He represented Australia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.5ppg, Reb-1 (10.3rpg), FGP: 56.1%, FT: 47.1%.

Charlotte Hornets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Carter-Williams
Marcus Paige
Dwayne Bacon

Forward:
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Mangok Mathiang

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Siauliai signs rookie Omar Prewitt in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American swingman Omar Prewitt (201-88kg-94). Prewitt just graduated from William & Mary (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 3.2apg last season. Prewitt helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-CAA 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Prewitt played in the final of CAA Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also HS Region 10 Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

BC Siauliai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Saulys
Nick Zeisloft
Omar Prewitt

Forward:
Ignas Vaitkus

Centers:
Arminas Urbutis
Laurynas Birutis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Siauliai adds Zeisloft to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Nick Zeisloft (193-95kg-92, college: Indiana). He played last season at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 47 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 1.3rpg. Zeisloft also spent pre-season at the Pacers in NBA that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2016. Zeisloft was also voted All-MVC Scholar-Athlete 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Zeisloft graduated from Indiana University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BC Siauliai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Saulys
Nick Zeisloft

Forward:
Ignas Vaitkus

Centers:
Arminas Urbutis
Laurynas Birutis

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @al_snowman)

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  BELARUS  


Belarusian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Viachaslau Korzh
Korzh
Mikita Meshcharakou
Meshcharakou
Artsiom Parakhouski
Parakhouski
Vitali Liutych
Liutych
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Kudrautsau
#e#5
1Viachaslau Korzh 195-PG-86 Grodno-93 Belarus
4Kiryl Sitnik 190-G-89 Grodno-93 Belarus
5Andrei Navoichyk 200-F-91 Grodno-93 Belarus
7Maksim Salash 206-C/F-96 Polfarmex Kutno Poland
8Mikita Meshcharakou 201-F-88 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
9Artsiom Parakhouski 210-C-87 Unics Russia
10Vitali Liutych 198-SG-92 Enisey Russia
11Sergey Tatur 194-G-91 COR-Borisfen Belarus
12Dmitri Paliashchuk 199-SG-85 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
13Siarhei Vabishchevich 192-G-88 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
14Aliaksandr Kudrautsau 190-SG-80 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
15Aliaksandr Semianiuk 208-F-93 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
16Yauheni Beliankou 197-F-95 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
17Anton Vashkevich 203-F/C-94 Vitebsk Belarus
21Viktor Ovsepyan 204-F-91 Vitebsk Belarus

Aleksander Krutikov Head Coach Spojnia Poland
Yahor Meshcharakou Assistant



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  BOSNIA  


World Cup Qualifiers: Sweden pip Bosnia and Herzegovina in Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Sweden defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 81-73 in Norrkoping at the Stadium Arena. They opened their European Pre-Qualifers in Group A with a necessary win after a massive run in the last stanza.
Bosnia and Herzegovina posted an early 23-20 lead, while Sweden tied the game at 38:38. Bosnia and Herzegovina pulled it again in the third period and grabbed a 6-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Sweden however closed the game with a final 26-12 surge for the final success.
Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) posted 16. Nicholas Spires (210-C-94) ended up with 14 points and Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91, agency: Interperformances) poured in 11. Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) finished the night with 17 points and Markus Loncar (211-C-96) brought 16.



Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Aleksandar Lazic
Lazic
Dzanan Musa
Musa
Alex Renfroe
Renfroe
Nedzad Muratovic
Muratovic
Obrad Tomic
Tomic
#e#5
0Ismet Sejfic 208-C-93 PVSK Pannon Hungary
1Markus Loncar 211-C-96 Cedevita Croatia
4Adi Zahiragic 187-PG-95 Spars Sarajevo Bosnia
5Aleksandar Lazic 201-F/G-96 Mega Bemax Serbia
6Edin Atic 201-G/F-97 AEK Athens Greece
7Adin Vrabac 204-SG-94 Partizan NIS Serbia
8Almir Hasandic 191-SG-90 Sloboda Tuzla Bosnia
9Amar Gegic 200-PG-98 FC Bayern II Germany
13Dzanan Musa 200-SG-99 Cedevita Croatia
20Alex Renfroe 191-PG-86 Galatasaray Turkey
24Nedzad Muratovic 201-F-95 Sloboda Tuzla Bosnia
77Obrad Tomic 206-C-93 Partizan NIS Serbia

Dusko Vujosevic Head Coach Limoges France
Mensur Bajramovic Assistant
Josip Pandza Assistant Kakanj Bosnia



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  BRAZIL  


Pinto comes back to Pinheiros - by Paulo Freire

E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo (NBB) inked 25-year old Brazilian guard Vitor Pinto (189-92). It is actually his comeback to Pinheiros as he has played here before. just graduated from Adams State College (NCAA2). He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
As mentioned above Pinto is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He represented Brazil at the South American Championships U17 in Trinidad (Uruguay) eight years ago. Pinto's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 1.0apg.
Pinto has played previously for Vivo/Franca.

E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vitor Pinto
Desmond Holloway
Cordero Bennett

Forwards:
Marcus_Vinicius Toledo
Arthur Bernardi
Germerson Barbosa

Center:
Ralfi Ansaloni

Coach: Cesar Guidetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Osasco Basquete inks Vinicius Oliveira - by Paulo Freire

Osasco Basquete (Paulista) agreed terms with 27-year old power forward Vinicius Oliveira (200-90). He played last season at Campo Mourao in the NBB. In 32 games he had 10.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4apg. Paulista will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Oliveira's team won Paulista League Group A Regular Season in 2015.
He has played previously for five other teams: Rio Claro, Paulistano, Sao Jose/Vinac, Rio Claro and Jacarei.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Osasco Basquete inks Andre Ferros - by Paulo Freire

Osasco Basquete (Paulista) signed 22-year old Andre Ferros (95). He played last season at Pinheiros (NBB). Paulista will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (2016) summer Ferros played at Metodista/Sao Bernardo do Campo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Keith Clanton (ex PAOK) joins Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American power forward Keith Clanton (205-111kg-90, college: Cent.Florida). He played last season at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. In 30 games he had 10.1ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!), 1.8apg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Defensive Player of the Year, named to 2nd Team and named to All-Defensive Team. Clanton also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.4ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Clanton played at Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) in Israel. In 24 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 13.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg and 2.6bpg.
Clanton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
His team won Puerto Rican Manuel Zeno Gandia Cup in 2015.
Clanton's career allowed him to visit four different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. Clanton has played previously professionally in Korea (Samsung Thunders), Poland (Anwil) and Puerto Rico (Leones).
He attended University of Central Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pavlin Ivanov

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CAPE VERDE  


Seven Stars win National League 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Seven Stars grabbed a National League 2017 title. They overcame Academica 54-52 in a tough game. Tchesco Duarte was named MVP of the tournament.
Rosariense finished on the third place. They edged Salgadium 61-50.



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  COLOMBIA  


Fast Break vs Cimarrones the final of the 2017 Professional League. - by Victor Garcia

The disciplinary commission of the Professional Basketball League took a final decision about the result of the semifinal playoff, after reviewing the facts and the arguments of both teams, Academia and Cimarrones del Choco, choose to award to Cimarrones del Choco the right to play in the final.
The game 1 of the final playoff will be played in Quibdo the Cimarrones del Choco home that will recieve Fast Break, the champion will be the one who win two games.
All the finals will be nationally broadcasted by Telepacifico and could be seen live at www.telepacifico.com for all the Colombians overseas



PBD Round 1 of Finals - by Eurobasket News

Cimarrones - Fast Break 61-55

Cimarrones celebrated the first win in Liga DirecTV Finals. They held off Fast Break in best-of-three series opener. Fast Break trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 20-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 55-61 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan-Spanish guard Jhornan Zamora (196-89) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Fast Break. Fast Break's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: J.Zamora 16+6reb+4ast, J.Rodriguez 13+9reb+1ast, A.Carraway 10+7reb+2ast, E.Moreno 10+8reb+5ast, J.Hernandez 6+5reb+1ast, E.Renteria 5+4reb+2ast
Fast Break: L.Julio 17+6reb, S.Ortiz 14+6reb+1ast, D.Crockrell 12+7reb+2ast, M.Sneed 8+4reb+3ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 3+4reb, H.Uhegwu 1+4reb+2ast
gschID: 554989



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  CROATIA  


Zabok brings back Filip Toric (ex-Vrijednosnice Osijek) - by Zeljko Zule

Zabok continued building a roster for the upcoming season by signing its former member Filip Toric (200-F-89, college: Barry) on a one-year deal.
Toric arrives from Vrijednosnice Osijek, where he averaged 4.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.4 steals in Croatian A1 League games before in December left the club.
Toric grew up with junior team of Cibona and has played for Kaptol and Cedevita. He has also played college basketball at Stat Faire CC, SW Oklahoma and Barry from 2010 to 2013. Then he moved to Portugal side Illiabum Clube, where he played two seasons, before he returning to Croatia with A2 League side Rudes in 2015-16. Then he joined Zabok where averaged 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks in 13 Croatian A1 League games.



Aleksandar Marcius (ex Caceres) joins Novipiu Casale - by Eurobasket News

Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Serie A2) agreed terms with 27-year old Croatian center Aleksandar Marcius (208-116kg-90, college: De Paul). He played last season at Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad in Spanish LEB Gold. In 34 games he had 13.8ppg and 7.8rpg (#2 in the league). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Marcius played at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Silver) in Spanish league where in 29 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 9.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.1spg. It was another spectacular season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Marcius' team was regular season runner-up in Big Ten in 2011.
He has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like GKK Sibenik.
Marcius attended De Paul University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Novipiu Casale Monferrato roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brett Blizzard
Jamarr Sanders

Centers:
Aleksandar Marcius
Luca Severini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Domagoj Bubalo (ex Parnu) agreed terms with Doukas - by Chris Mammides

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

Ase Doukas Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Emmanouil Papamakarios
Angelos Tsamis
Thomas Nikou
Alexis Kiritsis
Venos Mastoros
Iakovos Milentigievits
Viktoras Karakatsanis
Charis Psaras

Forwards:
Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Giannis Athanasoulas
Petros Noeas
Ioannis Agravanis
Theodoros Karras

Centers:
Domagoj Bubalo
Charis Liounis

Coach: Fotis Takianos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  


Keravnos land Anthony King - by Chris Mammides

Defending champion Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) tabbed 32-year old Cypriot international power forward Anthony King (206-110kg-85, college: Miami, FL). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. King played most recently at Koeln Rh.Stars in German ProA. In 18 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season King played at Gaziantep in Turkish BSL where in 32 games he had 6.8ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1bpg.
Among other achievements King's team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2012 and 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team award back in 2014.
King represented Cyprus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 42.9%, FT: 69.6%.
King has played also professionally in Greece (Aris) and Cyprus (Etha).
He attended University of Miami, Florida until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into King's outlook: Gives the team an additional scoring threat in the post as well as rebounding... physical performer who doesn't mind mixing it up down low... gives the team added toughness in the paint.
Received Cypriot passport in June 2012
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Keravnos Strovolou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Neophytou
Kenny Barker
Panagiotis Markou

Forwards:
Mohamed Abukar
George Theocharides
Nikolaos Stylianou

Centers:
Anthony King
Christos Loizidis
Terell Parks

Coach: Christoforos Livadiotis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Chris Chougaz is the New Head Coach at USK Praha - by Surujh Roopnarine

Continuing their history of hiring international coaches, USK Praha have announced the signing of Greek national Chris Chougaz as their new head coach. Chougaz, 48, comes off of a two-year stint leading Oberwart Gunners in Austria, where he led the team to back-to-back final appearances and a title in 2016. For his efforts during the 2015-16 season he was named the Austrian Bundesliga A Coach of the Year. Chougaz came up as a player in the Greek domestic leagues during the 1980s and 1990s, and then began a coaching career which has taken him from Greece to Cyprus and then Austria.
As USK Praha's method is to develop and focus on young players, Chougaz is a good fit as his passion is the development of players, and his Gunners teams the past few seasons where some of the youngest in the league.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.1 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.2 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.8 
 7. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 8. Miller, Leones SD17.8 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.17.7 
 10. Freeman, Caner.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Williams, Titanes .9.7 
 2. Araujo, Leones SD9.2 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.5 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.2 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.8 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.3 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR6.9 
 9. Evangelista, Caner.6.5 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD5.5 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.2 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM5.0 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .3.6 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.3.5 
 9. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
 9. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
 10. Montas, Caneros LR1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel EVANGELISTA
  Caner.
  (--91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Guerrero, Leones SD1.1 
 7. Nunez, Metros S.1.0 
 8. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 
 9. Williams, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Santana, Titanes .0.8 


Mercer Departs for Dominican Republic Tuesday - by Eurobasket News

The Mercer men's basketball team departs for the Dominican Republic on Tuesday morning, marking the start of a two-week trip that includes four basketball games and service work through Mercer On Mission. The Bears will be overseas Aug. 1-14 with the first week designated for basketball in Santo Domingo and the second half focused on service work in the region of El Cercado, which is located on the western border of the country. For day-by-day updates of the Bears' trip, following along with the trip's micropage. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to be at a university that allows us the chance to stretch our players in multiple areas of their lives," said head coach Bob Hoffman . "We get a chance to play basketball, which we love, but more importantly we get the chance to serve others through Mercer On Mission." Mercer will play the Dominican Republic National Team (Aug. 2) and three Dominican Republican professional teams - San Carlos (Aug. 3), Mauricio Baez (Aug. 4) and San Lazaro (Aug. 5). All four games will take place in Santo Domingo. Mercer's service through Mercer On Mission will focus on working with local partners in El Cercado to install two water holding tanks that will provide clean water to the community. The team will partner with Catholic Parish of San Pedro Apostol of El Cercado and Hermandad ("Brotherhood", a Christian NGO based in the Dominican Republic). Mercer On Mission provides a unique blend of study abroad and service-learning that provides life-changing experiences for students through academic instruction, cultural immersion, meaningful service and spiritual reflection.
Courtesy of: mercerbears.com



Crvena Zvezda lands James Feldeine - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) landed 29-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard James Feldeine (193-86kg-88, college: Quinnipiac). He has played for the last two years at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 34 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Feldeine helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Feldeine also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 6.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Feldeine received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Feldeine has played previously professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros) and Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
He attended Quinnipiac College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Feldeine's outlook: A great scorer, with winning mentality. Gives his best shooting from outside, but he's also enough athletic to drive inside to finish. He made huge improvements during his first months in Spain.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Nikola Jovanovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Cretan Kings add Daniels to their roster, ex Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

Rethymno Cretan Kings (A1) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Travis Daniels (202-98kg-92, college: Mississippi State). He played this summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left the team in June. Daniels managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LNB games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg.
The most of last season he spent at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL where in 23 games he averaged 11.6ppg and 7.3rpg. Daniels helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. He also played that season for Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala. In two games he had 9.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Daniels graduated from Mississippi State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Rethymno Cretan Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carlos Medlock
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Stefan Moody
Angelos_Ioannis Dragatis
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright
Vasileios Mouratos
Shaquille Goodwin
Travis Daniels
Giannis Panaretakis

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @patmosintl)

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  ECUADOR  


National League Round 5: Piratas beat Importadora by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 5 in the National League took place in Ambato. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd placed Importadora (2-2) to fourth ranked Piratas (3-2) 78-76 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Importadora. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American forward Ashton Pitts (201-88, college: So.Poly State) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international center Carlos Delgado (202-90) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) answered with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Importadora. Piratas moved-up to third place, which they share with Leones. Importadora at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Barcelona. Piratas is looking forward to face league's leader Iccan in Guayaquil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Importadora will play at home against Barcelona (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
National League top team - Iccan (4-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Juvenil (1-3) in Guayaquil 91-67. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and Carlos Carcelen chipped in 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Iccan's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) responded with 25 points. Iccan maintains first place with 4-1 record. Juvenil lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Iccan will play against Piratas (#3) in Ibarra in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Juvenil will play at home against Triple E-Uda (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fifth ranked Leones (3-2) 96-48 on Tuesday evening. Andres Conchambay nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side. Milton Romo came up with 7 points and 5 assists for Triple E-Uda in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones moved-up to third place, which they share with Piratas. Triple E-Uda at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with five games lost. Leones will meet league's second-placed Portviejo on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play against Juvenil (#7) in Vinces and hopes to get finally their first victory.

The most impressive performance of 5th round was 23 points and 11 rebounds by Tavares Sledge of Importadora.

Triple E-Uda - Leones 48-96

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fifth ranked Leones (3-2) 96-48 on Tuesday evening. Leones dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Triple E-Uda's 30. They outrebounded Triple E-Uda 52-22 including a 38-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Leones looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Triple E-Uda's players. Andres Conchambay (-87) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and Dominican point guard Jose Acosta (185-92) accounted for 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Leones players scored in double figures. Milton Romo (-90) came up with 7 points and 5 assists and Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) added 5 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Triple E-Uda in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones moved-up to third place, which they share with Piratas. Triple E-Uda at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with five games lost. Leones will meet league's second-placed Portviejo on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play against Juvenil (#7) in Vinces and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Triple E-Uda: R.Gonzalez 10, C.Ramon 9+2ast, M.Romo 7+2reb+5ast, J.Pierre 7+4reb+1ast, Y.Romero 5+7reb+1ast, M.Manzano 4+1reb+2ast
Leones: J.Acosta 24+5reb+5ast, A.Conchambay 12+15reb+8ast, C.Jackson 12+6reb+4ast, J.Ante 11+9reb+1ast, J.Vargas 11+5reb+3ast, C.Cortez 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548217


Iccan - Juvenil 91-67

National League top team - Iccan (4-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Juvenil (1-3) in Guayaquil 91-67. Iccan dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Juvenil's 36. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and the former international center Carlos Carcelen (202-81) chipped in 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Iccan players scored in double figures. Iccan's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) responded with 25 points and Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Iccan maintains first place with 4-1 record. Juvenil lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Iccan will play against Piratas (#3) in Ibarra in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Juvenil will play at home against Triple E-Uda (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Juvenil: N.Palacios 25+2reb+1ast, B.Thompson 15+4reb+1ast, J.Diaz 11+10reb+1ast, S.Bajana 6+1reb, M.Martinez 4+3reb+1ast, O.Yanez 4+1reb
Iccan: C.Silva 24+3reb+3ast, C.Carcelen 18+3reb, Z.Jackson 12+6reb+2ast, E.Caicedo 10+4reb+1ast, J.Centeno 8+3reb+2ast, V.Peralvo 6
gschID: 548218


Importadora - Piratas 76-78

The most exciting game of round 5 in the National League took place in Ambato. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd placed Importadora (2-2) to fourth ranked Piratas (3-2) 78-76 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Importadora. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American forward Ashton Pitts (201-88, college: So.Poly State) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international center Carlos Delgado (202-90) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Piratas players scored in double figures. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) answered with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) added 23 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Importadora. Piratas moved-up to third place, which they share with Leones. Importadora at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Barcelona. Piratas is looking forward to face league's leader Iccan in Guayaquil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Importadora will play at home against Barcelona (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Importadora: T.Sledge 23+11reb+2ast, J.Romero 22+9reb+5ast, J.Blocker 15+4reb, N.Mina 9+4reb+1ast, P.Recalde 5+5ast, J.Castillo 2
Piratas: A.Pitts 21+6reb+7ast, C.Delgado 19+6reb+3ast, C.Malatay 14+2reb+4ast, Y.Fundora 12+5reb, E.Tenorio Parales 6+3reb+2ast, W.Clayton 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 548220





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  EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE  


ESL Select German Tour Roster Announced! - by ESL News

Each year Eurobasket.com and WCL Sports Management takes a team of Americans overseas to compete against Professional teams in their pursuit of a contract. In 2016, the ESL Select Team coached by Allen Mkrtychyan of Russia went 9-1 through a rigorous 10 games in 10 day schedule across Germany. Their lone loss coming at the hands of Bernau in the last game of the trip. Players from that team went on to play in several countries including Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, and Brazil. This year a new group of 14 players will make the trip to Germany to compete against professional level teams. Let's meet the team.

Teams interested in info regarding the Tour Schedule or Individual Players should contact Dustin Simcox at esl@eurobasket.com or dsimcox@whitecoxsports.net

PlayerHeightPositionLast Team
Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech)6'0GArkansas Tech
Kenny Bellinger (185-G-92, college: Armstr.Atlantic)6'1GMaccabi Haifa/Israel
Killven Samuel (188-G-89, college: Northeastern St.)6'2GNortheastern State
Isaiah Butler (188-G-92)6'2GMississippi State
Quaderrick Shaw (191-G-93, college: Florida St.)6'4GFlorida State
Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA)6'5G/FAlvernia
Ryan Burnett (196-G/F, college: Columbus St.)6'5G/FColumbus State
Arvel Atwater (196-F)6'5G/FAllen
Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding)6'8FSpalding
Jordan Stotts (203-F-93, college: Sioux Falls, agency: SDJ Sports)6'8FMoncton/Canada
Zach Gordon (203-F-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO)6'8FCal Poly
Kris Bell (206-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.)6'10F/CFort Valley State
Drew Sears (213-G)6'10F/CWhitworth
Luke Cochran (208-C)6'10F/CSonoma State




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  EUROLEAGUE  


FC Barcelona close to sign Kevin Seraphin - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 28-year old French international center Kevin Seraphin (208-125kg-89) who played last time at Indiana Pacers in NBA. In 53 games he had 4.9ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Seraphin played at the Knicks in NBA where in 48 games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (17th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Seraphin's team made it to the Spanish ACB final in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2010.
Seraphin has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Seraphin also represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 54.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Seraphin has played also professionally in NBA (Washington Wizards), Spain (Baskonia) and France (Cholet Basket).
On Seraphin: Explosive post player with ideal strength and toughness to play inside … Very aggressive around the rim, known for making ferocious dunks … Big, soft hands allow him to grab boards with ease … Strong rebounder with a willingness to bang inside.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Carlos Navarro
Petteri Koponen
Thomas Heurtel
Pau Ribas
Phil Pressey

Forwards:
Victor Claver
Adrien Moerman
Rakim Sanders
Pierre Oriola
Aleksander Vezenkov

Center:
Ante Tomic

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Crvena Zvezda lands James Feldeine - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) landed 29-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard James Feldeine (193-86kg-88, college: Quinnipiac). He has played for the last two years at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 34 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Feldeine helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Feldeine also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 6.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Feldeine received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Feldeine has played previously professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros) and Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
He attended Quinnipiac College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Feldeine's outlook: A great scorer, with winning mentality. Gives his best shooting from outside, but he's also enough athletic to drive inside to finish. He made huge improvements during his first months in Spain.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Nikola Jovanovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Khimki keeps Pateev for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 27-year old former international center Ruslan Pateev (213-113kg-90, college: Arizona State, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in two Eurocup games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Pateev also played 1 game in VTB United League where he had only 2 points and 2 rebounds.
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2016. Pateev received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Center of the Year award back in 2014.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Pateev played for Russian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
He represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg.
Pateev has played also professionally in .
He attended Arizona State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Pateev's game is described as: He is efficient around the basket and can knock down jumpers and will add toughness and a defensive presence to the floor.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Alexey Shved
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev
James Anderson

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Centers:
Dmitry Sokolov
Ruslan Pateev

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Sani CAMPARA
  BIH
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 22
 1. Campara, BIH22.0 
 2. Sanon, UKR20.8 
 3. Atar, TUR19.8 
 4. Moraitis, GRE19.0 
 5. Kralj, SLO17.3 
 6. Saybir, TUR17.0 
 7. Gustavson, FIN16.3 
 8. Simonovic, MNT16.3 
 9. Kalaitzakis, GRE16.0 
 10. Velicka, LTU15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mikael JANTUNEN
  (200-F-0)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Jantunen, FIN12.5 
 2. Zeliznak, SVK8.5 
 3. Pecarski, SRB8.3 
 4. Atar, TUR8.3 
 5. Ehigitor, ESP8.3 
 6. Martinez, ESP7.3 
 7. Jankovic, BIH7.3 
 8. Simonovic, MNT7.0 
 9. Susa, SLO6.8 
 10. Kalaitzakis, GRE6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Mert AKAY
  (194-G-0)
  Avg: 6
 1. Akay, TUR6.0 
 2. Velicka, LTU5.5 
 3. Klavzar, SLO5.0 
 4. Titic, MNT4.8 
 5. Uskokovic, SRB4.5 
 6. Atelbauers, LAT4.3 
 7. Campara, BIH4.3 
 8. Molins, ESP4.0 
 9. Pajola, ITA4.0 
 10. Vulikic, SRB3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yusuf SANON
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Sanon, UKR3.3 
 2. Trapani, ITA3.3 
 3. Blanc, FRA3.0 
 4. Grytsak, UKR2.8 
 5. Moraitis, GRE2.8 
 6. Heinonen, FIN2.5 
 7. Zampini, ITA2.3 
 8. Uskokovic, SRB2.3 
 9. Kamperidis, GRE2.3 
 10. Hazer, TUR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Guglielmo CARUSO
  (205-PF-99)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Caruso, ITA2.3 
 2. Kadasi, SVK2.3 
 3. Pavelka, SVK2.0 
 4. Vigori, ITA1.8 
 5. Sanon, UKR1.5 
 6. Gargalis, GRE1.5 
 7. Jantunen, FIN1.3 
 8. Voinalovych, UKR1.3 
 9. Simonovic, MNT1.3 
 10. Bizub, SVK1.0 


Stats Leader

Points Per Game
 Ben KOVAC
  (195-SG-0)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Kovac, LUX26.6 
 2. Jenkins, IRL20.0 
 3. Alipiev, BUL19.8 
 4. Persson, SWE18.3 
 5. Ilhan, AZE18.2 
 6. Henry, ENG17.8 
 7. Mammadov, AZE17.6 
 8. Odiah, BLR17.4 
 9. Ryuny, BLR17.0 
 10. Brajkovic, AUT17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Servaas BUYSSCHAERT
  (204-C-99)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Buysschaert, BEL11.6 
 2. Krstevski, MKD10.8 
 3. Bogucki, POL10.8 
 4. Kovac, LUX10.4 
 5. Massalski, BLR10.2 
 6. Demuth, LUX10.2 
 7. Brajkovic, AUT10.0 
 8. Kravits, ISR9.2 
 9. Ryuny, BLR9.0 
 10. Kitenge, ENG8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Felix LEMETTI
  (185-PG-99)
  Avg: 6
 1. Lemetti, SWE6.0 
 2. Russell, ENG5.6 
 3. Ebo, ISR5.2 
 4. Van-D., NED5.0 
 5. Kullamae, EST4.8 
 6. Kolenda, POL4.8 
 7. Somogyi, HUN4.6 
 8. Van-D., NED4.4 
 9. Kravits, ISR4.4 
 10. Welsch, CZE4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mert ILHAN
  AZE
  (180-PG-99)
  Avg: 4
 1. Ilhan, AZE4.0 
 2. Welsch, CZE3.4 
 3. Safra, SUI3.4 
 4. Persson, SWE3.3 
 5. Krstevski, MKD3.2 
 6. Van-D., NED3.2 
 7. Ryuny, BLR3.0 
 8. Rosenthal, EST3.0 
 9. Dimitrov, BUL2.6 
 10. Russell, ENG2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Yauhen MASSALSKI
  BLR
  (207-F-99)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Massalski, BLR3.4 
 2. Tass, EST2.4 
 3. Brajkovic, AUT2.0 
 4. Donat, AZE1.6 
 5. Bogucki, POL1.4 
 6. Fungula, SWE1.2 
 7. Queta, POR1.2 
 8. Eelmae, EST1.2 
 9. Werner, HUN1.2 
 10. Krejci, CZE1.2 


Division B. Quarterfinals are set in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Group A
United Kingdom - Albania 100-43
Great Britain finished on top of Group A. They rolled past Albania for 4-1 record. Nathan Robinson (188-G-00) delivered 18 points in the victory. Great Britain claimed a 48:25 halftime advantage. They went on a 29:6 run in the third term to build unassailable lead. Jaydon Henry (198-G-99) connected for 16 points in the win. Huljo Berati (192-G/F-00) answered with 14 points for Albania.

Holland - Luxembourg 96-61
Netherlands cruised past Luxembourg for the fourth win in Group A. Yarick Brussen (208-C-00) had 15 points in the victory. The Dutch team opened a 48:25 halftime lead. They did not look back afterwards cruising to the win. Calvin Poulina (202-F/C-99) netted 14 points for the winners. Ben Kovac (195-SG-00) replied with 22 points for Luxembourg.

Sweden - Czech Republic 61-84
Czech Republic finished the preliminary round with victory. They outscored Sweden for 3-2 record in Group A. Vit Krejci (193-PG-00) posted 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Czech Republic accumulated a 47:32 halftime lead. They followed with a 23:14 run in the third term to clear off for good. Jakub Slavik (200-F-99) and Kovar Lubos (200-PF-00) had 14 points each for the winners. Erik Persson (190-G-00) responded with 22 points for Sweden.

Group B
Croatia - Belarus 73-67
Croatia registered the fifth straight win in Tallinn. They beat Belarus to finish on top of Group B. Mateo Dreznjak (197-PF-99) provided 16 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Croatia posted a 36:30 halftime advantage. Belarus erupted for 28 points in the third term to spur ahead. But Croatia bounced back with an 18:9 rally in the final period to ice the win. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) netted 15 points in the victory. Dzmitry Ryuny (200-PF-00) notched 13 points for Belarus.

Bulgaria - Iceland 77-76
Bulgaria nipped Iceland behind 30-point, 12-rebound effort from Ivan Alipiev (200-F/G-99). Iceland recorded a comfortable 54:38 halftime lead. But Bulgaria secured a 39:22 second half run to seal the victory. Ivaylo Tonev (198-F/G-99) had 15 points for the winners. Hilmar Petursson (187-G-00) delivered 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Iceland.

Georgia - Hungary 59-66
Hungary defeated Georgia for the second win in Tallinn. Bence Toth (181-PG-00) stepped up with 10 points to lead the effort. Hungary accumulated a 38:23 halftime advantage. They boosted the margin at 16-point mark heading into the fourth term. Georgia cut the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Andras Dancsecs (186-SG-00) netted 9 points for Hungary. Kakha Zhgenti (189-SG-00) topscored with 20 points for Georgia.

Group C
Poland - Austria 66-57
Poland beat Austria to finish second in Group C. Dominik Wilczek (193-G/F-99) and Kacper Makowski (193-F-99) produced 17 points to lead the effort. Poland jumped to a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. Austria pulled within one at the interval 33:32. But Poland quickly responded with a 22:12 rally in the third quarter to clear off for good. Lukasz Kolenda (191-PG-99) delivered 14 points in the win. Luka Brajkovic (206-F/C-99) answered with 23 points and 9 boards for Austria.

Portugal - Romania 64-59
Portugal defeated Romania to improve at 3-2 record in Group C. Pedro Lanca (184-PG-99) and Lamine Banora notched 12 points each for the winners. Romania accumulated a 32:28 halftime advantage. But Portugal fueled a 36:27 rally in the second half to seal the win. Henrique Barros (193-F-99) banked in 11 points for the winning side. Antonio Nasturescu (189-SG-99) provided 18 points for Romania.

Israel - Azerbaijan 80-49
Israel coasted past Azerbaijan for the fifth consecutive win in Group C. Tomer Levinson (206-F/C-00) delivered 14 points and 8 boards in the victory. Israel accumulated a comfortable 48:22 halftime advantage. They held Azerbaijan to just 27 points in the second half to rally to the win. Gabriel Chachashvili (206-C-99) and Amit Ebo (182-PG-99) deposited 12 points apiece for the winners. Mert Ilhan (180-PG-99) responded with 22 points for Azerbaijan.

Group D
Belgium - Switzerland 84-50
Belgium knocked down Switzerland to earn the third position in Group D. Vincent Peeters (199-SF-99) tallied 22 points for the winners. Belgium ensured a 43:24 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and raced to the victory. Noel Coleman (185-PG-00) tossed in 12 points for the winners. Selim Fofana (190-PG-99) netted 11 points for Switzerland.

Denmark - Ireland 84-63
Denmark dropped Ireland for the third win in Group D. Marcus Sampson (201-PF-99) stepped up with 17 points to pace the winners. Ireland enjoyed a 16:8 lead after ten minutes. But Denmark unleashed 32 points in the second quarter to take a 40:29 halftime lead. They added 44 points in the second half to march to the win. Tomas Bjarkason (205-F/C-99) and Morten Bulow (200-PF-99) provided 12 points apiece in the victory. Sean Jenkins (185-G-99) replied with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Ireland.

Estonia - FYR Macedonia 76-58
Estonia remained undefeated at the championship. They toppled FYR Macedonia for the fifth straight win in Group D. Henri Drell (200-SF-00) stepped up with 13 points to lead well-balanced effort from the hosts. Estonia accumulated a 40:29 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 19-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory. Karl Karpin (206-C-00) had 12 points for Estonia. Martin Trsunov (175-PG-99) delivered 13 points for FYR Macedonia.




Recap of Round of 16 in Slovakia - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Italy 64-82
Italy overcame Russia to claim the quarterfinal birth. Emanuele Trapani (188-PG-99) and Guglielmo Caruso (205-PF-99) notched 18 points each for the Azzurri. Italy went on a 30:11 run in the first term to take a comfortable lead. They extended the margin at 21-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Michele Ebeling (205-PF-99) produced 17 points in the victory. Aleksandr Ershov (196-SG-00, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 23 points for Russia.

Greece - Latvia 71-65
Greece outscored Latvia in Round of 16 clash. Dimitrios Moraitis (194-PG-99) came up with 26 points to lead the charge. Greece piled up a 35:31 halftime lead. Latvia erased the deficit in the third term to take a 2-point lead at the final break. The Hellenes however went on a 22:14 run in the final period to snatch the win. Georgios Kalaitzakis (198-PG-99) netted 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 6 assists in the victory. Anrijs Miska (203-F-00) banked in 12 points for Latvia.

Serbia - Germany 71-64
Serbia outscored Germany as Nikola Miskovic (207-G/F-99) scored 18 points and grabbed 9 boards. Serbia claimed a 26:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Germany cut the deficit at 5-point mark at the final intermission. But Serbia held Germany to just 12 points in the fourth term and rolled to the win. Aleksa Uskokovic (194-G-99) posted 10 points in the victory. Hendrik Drescher (205-C/F-00) accounted for 14 points for Germany.

Lithuania - Slovakia 79-55
Lithuania rolled past Slovenian en route to the quarterfinal stage. Vitalijus Kozys (200-SF-99) stepped up with 15 points to lead the Baltic team. Lithuania piled up a 41:27 halftime advantage. They kept Slovakia at bay throughout the second half and marched to the victory. Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) delivered 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the win. Maros Zeliznak (208-C-99) tossed in 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Slovakia.

France - Finland 66-58
France topped Finland to reach the quarterfinal stage. Ivan Fevrier delivered 17 points in the win. France claimed a 25:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Finland cut the distance at one-point mark at the interval 34:33. France held their opponents to just 25 points in the second half and raced to the win. Yanik Blanc (188-PG-99) and Babacar Niasse (194-G/F-00) had 9 points each in the victory. Milka Heinonen replied with 16 points for Finland.

Bosnia - Slovenia 65-59
Bosnia held off Slovenia in Round of 16 clash. Sani Campara (190-G-99) recorded 20 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds in the win. Slovenia posted a 17:12 lead at the first break. Bosnia however surged ahead in the second term. They established a 30:28 halftime lead. Slovenia tied things up at 46 heading into the fourth quarter. But Bosnia ignited a 19:13 run in the final term to snatch the win. Stefan Adzic (197-G-99) netted 18 points for the winners. David Kralj (191-G-99) tossed in 18 points for Slovenia.

Spain - Montenegro 87-61
Spain cruised past Montenegro to ensure their quarterfinal birth. Josep Puerto (199-F/G-99) and Sergi Martinez (203-PF-99) recorded 17 points each for the winners. Spain dominated in the first half. They piled up a comfortable 52:20 halftime lead. They kept Montenegro at bay throughout the second half and rolled to the victory. Didac Cuevas (177-G-00) had 12 points in the win. Marko Simanovic answered with 20 points for Montenegro.

Turkey - Ukraine 78-76
Turkey survived a tough challenge from Ukraine to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) posted 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Ukraine secured a 43:39 halftime lead. Turkey sank 22 points in the third term to take a 2-point lead. The teams went neck and neck throughout the final term as Turkey managed to secure a narrow win at the end. Yigitcan Saybir (201-F-99) posted 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Yusuf Sanon (190-G-99) replied with 27 points for Ukraine.




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Maccabi Ashdod tabs Gerald Lee, ex Helsinki Seagulls - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) inked 30-year old Finn international center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Lee played most recently at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 33 games he averaged 13.0ppg and 3.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Sixth Man of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Lee also played that season for Le Mans in French ProA where in three games he had 5.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
Among other achievements Lee won Romanian League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Lee has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Lee represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 55.2%, FT: 40.0%.
Lee is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (UBC and CZG Veroli), Montenegro (Buducnost), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and Romania (Ploiesti and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti).
Lee attended Old Dominion University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A center with inside-outside dimensions, who knows how to score in the paint and has great funtamentals.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forward:
Adam Ariel

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Maras re-signs at Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Montenegrin international power forward Ivan Maras (207-110kg-86). He played there last season. Maras managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 5 ProA games he had 6.0ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played that season for Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 where in 10 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.1apg. Maras also spent pre-season at Naft Abadan (Superleague) in Iran that year. In 5 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Bahrain League Player of the Year and Asia-Basket.com All-Bahrain League Import Player of the Year back in 2014.
Maras also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.0ppg.
Maras is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Maras tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut), Cyprus (Etha), Kuwait (Al Qadsia), Serbia, Greece (Ilysiakos), Bahrain (Al Manama) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
On Maras: A good power forward who can play in the 4 and 5 position. Has great shooting ability.

Cholet Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Rousselle
Toddrick Gotcher
David Michineau
Johan Clet
Corentin Lopez

Forwards:
Ilian Evtimov
Ivan Maras
Pierre-Etienne Drouault
Haukur Palsson
Ryan Evans
Rigo Edzata

Centers:
Jerry Boutsiele
Warren Woghiren

Coach: Philippe Herve

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Barcelona close to sign Kevin Seraphin - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 28-year old French international center Kevin Seraphin (208-125kg-89) who played last time at Indiana Pacers in NBA. In 53 games he had 4.9ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Seraphin played at the Knicks in NBA where in 48 games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (17th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Seraphin's team made it to the Spanish ACB final in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2010.
Seraphin has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Seraphin also represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 54.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Seraphin has played also professionally in NBA (Washington Wizards), Spain (Baskonia) and France (Cholet Basket).
On Seraphin: Explosive post player with ideal strength and toughness to play inside … Very aggressive around the rim, known for making ferocious dunks … Big, soft hands allow him to grab boards with ease … Strong rebounder with a willingness to bang inside.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Carlos Navarro
Petteri Koponen
Thomas Heurtel
Pau Ribas
Phil Pressey

Forwards:
Victor Claver
Adrien Moerman
Rakim Sanders
Pierre Oriola
Aleksander Vezenkov

Center:
Ante Tomic

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rayvonte Rice (ex Aix-Maurienne) joins Ravenna - by Eurobasket News

Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Rayvonte Rice (193-107kg-92, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Aix-Maurienne in French ProB. In 21 games he had 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Rice played at Tezenis Verona (Serie A) where in 29 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rice was voted All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Rice graduated from University of Illinois in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Orasi Ravenna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rayvonte Rice
Donato Vitale

Forwards:
Stefano Masciadri
Alessandro Esposito

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Le Havre tabs Stacy Davis, ex Cherkasy - by Eurobasket News

STB Le Havre (ProB) inked 23-year old American forward Stacy Davis (198-111kg-94, college: Pepperdine). He played most recently at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in Ukrainian Superleague. In 37 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg last season. Davis helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received All-WCC 1st Team award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Davis graduated from Pepperdine University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

STB Le Havre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Samir Mekdad
Seidou Njoya
Rudy Jomby
Omar Krayem

Forwards:
Sade Aded_Hussein
Jimmy Hall
Stacy Davis
Gauthier Denis

Center:
Fabien Paschal

Coach: Jean Manuel Sousa

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Devin Sweetney (ex Marinos) is a newcomer at Aix-Maurienne - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA). He played most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 6 games he recorded 6.0ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Sweetney also played that season for Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League where in 33 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2010 Tulsa 66ers selected him as fourth overall pick in D-League draft.
The former St. Francis University (PA) standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball. He played in the final of Venezuelan LPB.
Among other achievements Sweetney received Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 3rd Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Sweetney's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in nine different countries. Sweetney has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles), Iceland (Hamar), Japan (Akita Happinets), Latvia (Barons Riga), Mexico (Halcones Rojos), NBA (Denver Nuggets), Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Switzerland (Neuchatel, Lugano Tigers and Monthey) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Really athletic player who plays longer than his frame...Can play the No. 2 or No. 3 position, but his naturally position is the SG because of his athleticism and strength...Explosive around the basket as he is an excellent leaper...Possesses long arms that make him a tremendous defender...Sweetney based upon his production should be considered an NBA prospect. He has good size and has the ability to play multiple positions. This leads us to believe that Devin can flourish in any professional system offensively or defensively. He is a high IQ guy, versatile, athletic and would be a welcomed addition to any professional organization.
Devin has the ability to take over games. Sweetney provided senior leadership on a youthful Saint Francis squad that entered the year with nine newcomers on its roster. He heads into the Northeast Conference playoffs ranked fifth in the league in scoring (16.7 pg), sixth in rebounding (7.4 rpg), fourth in free throw percentage (.824), and fifth in double-doubles (five). Sweetney is just three rebounds shy of joining Maurice Stokes and Sandy Williams as the only players in program history to reach 1,500 points and 750 rebounds during their collegiate careers. He is 24th on the NEC career rebounding list (747) and has racked up 1,508 career points. Sweetney was a two-time Choice Hotels NEC Player-of-the-Week this season...Devin Sweetney held the important leadership role he obtained in his freshman year. became the 38th person in school history to enter the 1,000 Point Club. finished the season with 1,056 career points. is currently in the position to become one of seven players to score 1,300 career points while pulling down 650 rebounds in program history. ranked in several Northeast Conference Top 10 categories. received the Saint Francis Most Valuable Player Award in 2008-09
.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Marvin Dominique
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki
Devin Sweetney

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


FYR Macedonian National Team 2017 - by Greg

1 Kiril NIKOLOVSKI
5 Marjan Janevski
*6 Adem MEKIKJ
7 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
*8 Vojdan STOJANOVSKI
9 Igor PENOV
*10 Dime TASOVSKI
11 Stojan GJUROSKI
12 Vladimir BRCKOV
*14 Gjorgij CHEKOVSKI
*25 Jordan THEODORE
31 Ljubomir MLADENOVSKI

Jordanco Davitkov
Aleksandar Jonchevski
Ljupcho Malinkov



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CJ Oldham (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) My Aim Is To Be An Extension Of The Coach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

C.J. Oldham (203-G-91, college: Gannon) is a 26 year old 203cm forward that was born in Berlin, but grew up in the States and also in Germany. He started his basketball career at Akron in 2010, but played only 17 NCAA games in two seasons. He then transferred to Gannon (NCAA) in 2012 playing a total of 57 games and as a senior played 30 games averaging 5.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 52.1%, FT: 73.2%. He started his professional basketball career in 2015 with BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 7 games averaging 14.6ppg. Lasts eason he played for the Kongsberg Miners (Norway-BLNO) playing 31 games averaging 9.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 57.5%, FT: 75.6%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

CJ thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how is your summer coming along?

I appreciate the opportunity to get a chance to talk with you. At the moment I am in Erie, Pa where I finished my college career. Summer has been great so far. I got a chance to spend time with my girlfriend, family, and friends after being away during my season.


Congrats on signing with the German pro B team Bayer Giants Leverkusen. You are coming from the first division in Norway from Konigsberg. After being a rookie with BSG Bremerhaven, how important was it for you to come back to Germany and play for a team?

Germany has always been like a second home to me. It's a place where I grew up and learned a lot. To have the opportunity to come back to Germany to play is really exciting, especially Leverkusen where I spent many years.


Your dad Calvin has been affiliated with many teams in Germany like Bayreuth, Ulm, Alba Berlin or Bremerhaven. After being in the Bremerhaven organization you now are with Leverkusen where your dad once coached as well. What was the deciding factor that made you sign with this traditional team?

Leverkusen is a great club to play for and having a previous relationship with both the head and assistant coach made it an even better choice. I have known Achim Kuczmann and Hansi Gnad since I was young and I know having them as my coaches will help me improve as a basketball player.


You have spent time growing up in Germany, but also have lived in the States in Ohio and Pennsylvania. How important do you feel it was for you to get that double culture experience instead of just growing up in the States or Germany?

Growing up the way I did allowed me to experience more in a lifetime than I could imagine. Being able to experience so many different places and cultures has been helpful in many aspects of my life and has allowed me to create great friendships all across the globe.


What were your overall experiences in Germany as a kid. Where were all the places that you lived and how did the German basketball shape your overall basketball career?

We lived in Berlin, Ulm, Bayreuth, and Leverkusen and have traveled to many other cities in Germany during our time there. German basketball was the first basketball I knew. Most of my basketball understanding comes from me watching my father play and coach during his years in Germany.


How important has your dad Calvin been for you in your basketball career? How much did he influence you and make you the player that you are today?

I owe everything to my father. He has taught me so much about the game of basketball. Being able to learn from both a great player and a great coach has helped me tremendously. He has been a part of my entire career and will always continue to be. I also have to give a lot of credit to my mother for how she raised my brother and I. Both of my parents have not only developed my basketball career into what it is today, but also raised me to be the person I am today.

You will be starting your third professional season with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. After a solid second season in Norway, in what direction do you see your game going this season? Besides winning games, what are your personal goals?

Winning games is always the ultimate goal and I hope to bring that to Leverkusen. I just want to be the best player I can be to help win games, whether it be offensively, defensively, or in the locker room.


Usually import players in the Pro B become go to guys and main figures on the team. Your American, but with the new ruling a local player so won't be seen as an import player. Leverkusen has had some serious scorers the last years with guys like Adonte Parker and Kerry Carter. Do you see yourself being an impact player in the Pro B?

Yes, I believe I can have an impact on the game in multiple ways and hope to do so next year.


Last season you didn't score in double figures in Norway, but averaged almost 10 rebounds a game. How would you describe your game and to what NBA player would you compare your game and what is your biggest strength besides being athletic and a good free throw shooter?

My size and abilities have always allowed me to play multiple positions. I have guarded many different positions as well. I think it is this versatility and my basketball understanding that are my biggest strengths. If I had to choose an NBA player I would say Shaun Livingston.


You're a guy that can fill up the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength that isn't always noticed on the court right away?

I would say it is my basketball IQ. I aim to be an extension of the coach when I am on the court. As a coach's son I feel I am a smart player and can help my team in ways that doesn't always show in the stats sheet.

Last season Konigsberg swept away the regular season, but lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs to Centrum. How disappointing was the end of the season and did you just run out of gas as a team or what was key for the season ending before the title?

Last season was a great season with the Kongsberg Miners. Although, we completed our regular season goal we did fall short in the playoffs. It is always disappointing when the season ends without a title, but I would still have to say we had a successful year. I just have to give credit to Centrum. It was a great playoffs match up and sadly we were not able to advance to the finals.

After coming from the second German Regionalliga and playing in the BLO league Norway, to what league in Germany would you compare the style and level to?

It is hard to compare, but I would say the BLNO is somewhere between the Pro B and the Regionalliga.


What kind of an experience was it having Brit Rolls -Tyson Solomon last season in your development in Norway. Did you guys have some serious battles in practice?

Sol was a great addition to our team when he came midway through the season. He came in at a similar position as I and helped our team. Sol and I really competed and pushed each other in practices. In games we were able to do the same playing together and complimented each other well.


As a rookie you for BSG Bremerhaven in the German second Regionalliga. When looking back was this the right challenge for you coming from the NCAA?

Yes it allowed me to be around my father while he was in Bremerhaven. It taught me how to be a professional and helped me grow as a basketball player.


I always loved watching German Jan Lipke as a player. He never gave up and was a pesky player on the court. How did you experience him in your rookie season? How did he help you best in your rookie season?

Jan Lipke was a great coach and I loved playing for him. He is intense as a coach, just as he was as a player. You can't help but play hard for a coach like that. He really pushed me to become as good a player as I could possibly be. He gave me the freedom to play different positions and try different things on the court.


You played only 17 NCAA games for Akron from 2010-2012. Despite not getting minutes, what do you feel was the most worthwhile thing you got from this time?

I got the experience of going to the NCAA tournament, playing for a great coach (Keith Dambrot), and competing against great talent. I learned so much from being in that program and it helped me grow as a Player.


You came to Akron the same time American Quincy Diggs did. He has been developing great as a player and his athleticism is unreal. What do you remember being the most amazing thing he produced in a practice or game that made you go wow?

Quincy Diggs was great player from the beginning and each year he finds a way to get better. It is hard to pick out one moment out of so many where he made a great play. Most people only get to see him in games, but practicing against him every day you could tell he was going to be Special.


How important was it moving to Gannon (NCAA). You played more of a role there despite not being a scorer. How do you feel did your game develop here and did your defensive game get that extra push that has made you the player you are now?

Gannon was an important move for me and allowed me to get a chance to play. Coach Reilly is known for being a defensive coach and allowed me to play a key role in that system. He preached the importance of defensive and playing hard, which I take pride in today.


How did head coach John Reilly groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career at Gannon (NCAA)?

At Gannon, he allowed me to not only play, but start at positions 1 through 4. We always had high expectations of winning at Gannon and in a conference like the PSAC every game was tough. That forced me to always be prepared for anything that may happen in a game.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Raphell Edwards-Roberts at Gannon?

Raphell was a great teammate while I was a Gannon. I have actually played a lot one on one with Raphell this summer as well. He is a tough and talented player, but I would say I win most of the matchups.

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

I had the opportunity to play against LeBron a few times during the offseason while I was at Akron. He is a pretty tough Player.


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

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Bill Russel, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


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?

LeBron and Michael are two of the greatest to ever play and to pick one over the other will always be impossible.


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

Russell Westbrook is a player that plays at a high intensity and does things very few people in the history of basketball could ever do. I think he is a player that will do anything to win and is definitely deserving of the MVP.

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

I think Dennis Smith Jr. will be an exciting player when he gets his chance with Dallas.


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?

Having a smart player like Chris Paul come to Houston will help. But with teams like the Spurs and the Warriors it will be tough to get to the Finals.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Wonder Woman. It was a actually a really good movie.


Thanks CJ for the chat.



The Walter Tigers Tuebingen Bring In The 14/14 Man Brandon Peterson - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to Tagblatte.de, EasyCredit BBL team Walter TIgers Tuebingen have strengthed their front court with Brandon Peterson (204-C/F-90, college: Arkansas St., agency: Inception Sports) Peterson is a 26 year old 204cm forward from Birmingham, Alabama that brings international experience to Tuebingen having played in Countries like Sweden, Greece, Belgium, France, Turkey and Poland. The American will be going into his fifth professional season and last season split time with two teams with TBV Start Lublin (Poland-TBL): 16 games: 13.7ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 61.9%, 3FGP: 66.7%, FT: 61.2%, in Jan.'17 moved to JDA Dijon Bourgogne (France-ProA, starting five): 17 games: 9.8ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 62.0%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 62.5%. Last season in Poland he scored in double figures in 11 games and registered six double doubles. He had a 25 point game against MKS DG and 20 point games against Sopot and Polpharma. In France he scored in double figures in seven games and had three double doubles. He saved his best almost for last as in his second to last game of the season he hit Orleans for 29 points and seven boards and was perfect from the field going 14/14.

Peterson started his basketball career at Arkansas State in 2009 where he played until 2013 playing a total of 129 NCAA games. As a senior he played 31 games averaging 10.5ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 53.7%, FT: 61.1%. He was able to improve his scoring and rebounding each season while in school. In 2013-2014 he started his profesional basketball career with KFUM Jamtland Basket (Sweden-Basketligan) playing 39 games: Score-3 (19.1ppg), Reb-1 (10.8rpg), 1.1apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 63.9%, in Apr.'14 moved to AE Nea Kifisia Dimoulas Athens (Greece-A1) playing 3 games averaging 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg. In the 2014-2015 season he joined Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Belgium-Scooore League) playing 23 games averaging 11.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 2FGP: 53.9%, 3FGP: 22.7%, FT: 75.3%, in Mar.'15 moved to ALM Evreux Basket (France-ProB) Playing 9 games averaging 13.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 62.8%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 71.0%. Two seasons ago he made another experience in a new country going to Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. (Turkey-TBL) playing 34 games averaging 14.0ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 54.4%, FT: 70.2%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Sun Belt West Division Regular Season Runner-Up -10, Sun Belt West Division Regular Season Co-Champion -11, Sun Belt Tournament Semifinals -12, 13, All-Sun Belt 2nd Team -13, Sun Belt All-Tournament Team -13, Sun Belt West Division Regular Season Champion -13, NABC Division I All-District 24 2nd Team -13, Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 2nd Team -14, Polish TBL -17 (Player of the Week Rd.8), and French ProA -17 (Player of the Week Rd.33).

Source:Tagblatt.de



Maurice Pluskota Moves To PS Karlsruhe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Maurice Pluskota (208-C-92) has been one of those talented German players that has been in and out of EasyCredit BBL teams the last years with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, Braunschweig and Giesen, but still hasn't made his full break through and will take a step back and play in the Pro A this upcoming season with PS Karlsruhe. Pluskota is a 25 year old 208cm center that brings four seasons experience from the BBL to the Pro A. After missing the entire 2015-2016 season due to a stress fracture in right lower leg he returned last season with the Giessen 46ers (BBL) playing 33 games averaging 2.6ppg, 1.8rpg. Last season he scored in double figures one time with a 11 point game against BG Goettingen.

the German started his basketball career with BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) and then played two seasons with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven playing a total of 5 BBL games. In the 2012-2013 season he moved to the Cuxhaven BasCats (ProA) playing 33 games averaging 4.6ppg, 4.5rpg. In the 2013-2014 season he got back to teh BBL joining the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (BBL) playing 23 games avergaing 2.0ppg, 1.8rpg, He also had a licenes to play at Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig (ProB) playing 19 games averaging 16.6ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.4bpg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 60.2%. In the 2014-2015 season he remained with the Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL); German BBL and DRUFF! Baskets Braunschweig (ProB): 27 games: 3.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 8.2rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 69.8%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -10, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) -10: 6 games: 0.3ppg, 1.3rpg, German NBBL All-Star Game -11, German U20 National Team -12
Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -14, German A2 National Team -14-15, German University National Team -15, and World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) -15 (Silver): 4 games: 6.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 40.0%, FT: 75.0%.

Source:PS Karlsruhe



The ETB Wohnbau Baskets Add Croatian Experience With Nikola Gaurina - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B Club ETB Wohnbau Baskets have added Croatian experience with Nikola Gaurina (197-F-83, agency: Interperformances). Gaurina is a 34 year old 197cm Forward that has played almost his entire carrer in his Homeland except for a very Brief period in France with Racing Basket Antwerp (Belgium-D1) where he had a try-out. He played the last 14 years in the first Division in Croatia including 7 years with KK Alkar Sinj where he also played last Season averaging 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 29.9%, FT: 76.0%. He played a lot of Shooting guard in his Career, but in the last years a lot of the Position 4 where he may be undersized at 197cm, but at the same time can hurt opponents with his inside out game and make space for his teammates. "I am happy that we could get such an experienced Player. The guys can only Profit from his experience. He gives us a lot of flexibility, because he can be used in so many ways", stresed head Coach Igor Krisanovic.

Gaurina also played with Teams in Croatia like Plastik Solin (A2), Croatia Osiguranje Split (A1), KK Split, KK Dubrovnik (A1),Sibenka Sibenik (A1), Trogir ZP (A1) and HKK Brotnjo Citluk . "I am looking Forward to my time with Essen, but I am always focused about the next practice and game. My Goal is too help the Team with my experience and versatility and to help the Team win as many games as possible.I also want to Support the Team with my scoring and Rebounding abilities", stressed Nikola Gaurina. Awards and achievements in his Basketball Career have been Croatian Cup Semifinals -03
Croatian League Champion -03, Croatian Cup Winner -04, and Croatian A1 League Semifinals -07.

Source:ETB Wohnbau Baskets




Jannes Hundt Moves To The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL Team Eisbaeren Bremerhavne have picked up Young German Talent Jannes Hundt (184-PG-96). Hundt is a 20 year old 184cm Point guard from Oldenburg that played his youth Basketball in Berlin. He played the last two Seasons in the Pro B with Lok Bernau, but also had a double license with Alba Berlin getting into 4 games in the last two Seasons. With the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, he will also have a double license for Pro B Team Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven. Last Season the German played 26 games for Lok Bernau averaging 4.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.7apg, played also at ALBA Berlin (BBL) playing three games. "Janes is looking for more responisbility and minutes than what he got last Season and he is exactly what we were looking for our cooperation. He is a young and quick guard that already has some experience and should take on a Leadership role with Cuxhaven", warned Eisbaeren head Coach Sebastian Machowski. Before playing with Lok Bernau the German played with DBV Charlottenburg/TuS Lichterfelde (Regionalliga) and the ALBA Berlin 2nd team (Regionalliga). Awards and achievements in his Basketball Career with German NBBL All-Star Game -14, 15, German NBBL Defensive Player of the Year -15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -17.

Source:Eisbaeren Bremerhaven




ESL Select German Tour Roster Announced! - by ESL News

Each year Eurobasket.com and WCL Sports Management takes a team of Americans overseas to compete against Professional teams in their pursuit of a contract. In 2016, the ESL Select Team coached by Allen Mkrtychyan of Russia went 9-1 through a rigorous 10 games in 10 day schedule across Germany. Their lone loss coming at the hands of Bernau in the last game of the trip. Players from that team went on to play in several countries including Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, and Brazil. This year a new group of 14 players will make the trip to Germany to compete against professional level teams. Let's meet the team.

Teams interested in info regarding the Tour Schedule or Individual Players should contact Dustin Simcox at esl@eurobasket.com or dsimcox@whitecoxsports.net

PlayerHeightPositionLast Team
Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech)6'0GArkansas Tech
Kenny Bellinger (185-G-92, college: Armstr.Atlantic)6'1GMaccabi Haifa/Israel
Killven Samuel (188-G-89, college: Northeastern St.)6'2GNortheastern State
Isaiah Butler (188-G-92)6'2GMississippi State
Quaderrick Shaw (191-G-93, college: Florida St.)6'4GFlorida State
Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA)6'5G/FAlvernia
Ryan Burnett (196-G/F, college: Columbus St.)6'5G/FColumbus State
Arvel Atwater (196-F)6'5G/FAllen
Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding)6'8FSpalding
Jordan Stotts (203-F-93, college: Sioux Falls, agency: SDJ Sports)6'8FMoncton/Canada
Zach Gordon (203-F-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO)6'8FCal Poly
Kris Bell (206-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.)6'10F/CFort Valley State
Drew Sears (213-G)6'10F/CWhitworth
Luke Cochran (208-C)6'10F/CSonoma State




Charles Barton Takes Over Reigns With The Kirchheim Knights - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Last season Charles Barton (193-PG-92, college: Oregon St., agency: Diamond Sports) made the jump to the EasyCredit BBL,but was unable to make his break through and now will take a step back and go the Pro A route with the Kirchheim Knights. Barton is a 25 year old 193 cm point guard from Sweden who's dad coached in Germany in the BBL with Ulm and Frankfurt brings experience from Sweden and the NCAA and 16 games from the BBL to Kichheim. Last season with the s.Oliver Wuerzburg (Germany-BBL) he played 16 games averaging 2.5ppg, 1.4apg. He then left Germany and closed out the season with Givova Scafati Basket (Italy-Serie A2) playing 2 games averaging 5.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.0spg. It also didn't hurt that Barton and new Knights head coach Anton Mirolybov worked together in Sweden two seasons ago. "Charles played with various youth national teams and took alot of responsibility already in young years. That was important for us", stated head coach Anton Mirolybov. "I liked the idea about going back to Germany. As soon as coached explained his philosophy, then I knew Kirchheim was right for me", said Charles barton.

Barton started his basketball career with Sanda Basket (Basketettan) in 2008 playing a total of three seasons with the team playing a total of 50 games. he then made the jump to the NCAA playing with Oregon (NCAA) in 2011-2014 playing a total of 93 games As a senior he played 26 games averaging 3.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 95.2%. he returned back to Europe in 2014 movin to Sundsvall Dragons Playing 42 games averaging 10.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 29.9%, FT: 81.0%. Two seasons ago with the Sundsvall Dragons (Basketligan) playing 34 games: Score-4 (18.0ppg), 2.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.9apg), FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 80.6%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been European Championships U16 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) -08 (Semifinals): 7 games: 2.6ppg, 1.7rpg, Swedish U16 National Team -08, Swedish U18 National Team -09-10, Baltic Sea Cup in Tallinn (Estonia) -10 (Champion), European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) -10: 7 games: 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 28.0%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 57.1%, Swedish U20 Championships All-Star Team -10, 11, Swedish U20 Championships -11 (Finalist), Swedish U20 National Team -11-12, Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan Honorable Mention -11, European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) -11: 8 games: 6.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 60.6%, 3PT: 13.0%, FT: 80.0%, Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals -12, Swedish National Team -12, 13, 16, European Championships U20 in Slovenia -12: 6 games: 4.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg, Swedish University National Team -13
World University Games in Kazan (Russia) -13, Swedish Basketligan Semifinals -15, Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention -16, and Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Domestic Players Team -16.

Source:Kirchheim Knights





The Fraport Skyliners Juniors Reel In Leadership And Strength With Veteran Tobias Jahn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It has been a while since the Fraport Skyliners Juniors have had massive experience and age on their roster that didn't come form teh BBL team liek Marius Nolte as Chris Rojik was the last many years ago, but in the last years it has usually been young guard like a Travis Thompson or Kyle Fossman or young Forward like Taylor Brown, but the club decided to bring in experience Tobias Jahn (204-PF-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who played college ball in the States as well as Pro A and Pro B in Germany. Jahn is a 31 year old 204cm forward/center that played with TV Langen, Ehingen and Hanau the last years and was a consistent second Bundesliga player. Jahn played the last two seasons with Team Ehingen Urspring first in the Pro B helping the club move up in 2016 and last season in the Pro A playing 24 games averaging 10.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.9rpg), 1.0apg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%. "Tobias Jahn will give our team physicality, intensity and a big portion of experience. He is coming back into the region to continue his work career combined with Pro B basketball. We had good talks and are happy to have him on the team. He is supposed to play an important role as role model for our young players", stressed head coach Sebastian Gleim.Last season he scored in double figures in 11 games including five double doubles. His season highlights included a 35 point, 13 rebound outburst against his ex team Hanau, 18 points against MBC and 15 point games against Nurnberg and Trier. "I am looking forward to coming to Frankfurt and playing for the Fraport Skyliners Juniors. After good talks, it became easy for me to decide to come to this great region. As an experienced player, I am looking forward to working together with young talented players and want to bring experience to the team and be a good role model as mentor and help with the development of the team and young players. My personal goal is to win every game and be able to work and play basketball", stressed Tobias Jahn.

Jahn started his basketball career at TGS Ober-Ramstadt (Regionalliga) in 2003. In 2004, he went a year abroad to play at Forth Worth Christian HS playing 29 games averaging 15.7ppg. In 2005-2006 he returned back to Germany to play for TV Langen (2.Bundesliga) playing 5 games averaging 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg. he also played for BG Ober-Rastadt (Regionalliga) playing 20 games averaging 9.1ppg. He then played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2007-2011 playing a total of 113 games. He was teammates with ex BBL player of Hagen Larry Gordon. As a freshman at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) he played 28 games averaging 2.3ppg, 2.0rpg. In his second season at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) he played 33 games averaging 9.4ppg, 5.5rpg, FGP: 57.7%, FT: 64.7%. In his junior season at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) he played 29 games averaging 8.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 49.0%, FT: 57.9%. in his senior year at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) he played 23 games averaging 9.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 49.4%, FT: 63.4%. He returned to Germany in 2011 moving to Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProA) playing 28 games averaging 4.7ppg, 3.1rpg. In 2012-2013 he returned back to TV 1862 Langen (ProB) playing 27 games averaging 12.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 69.7%. In the 2013-2014 season he moved to TG 1837 White Wings Hanau (ProB) playing 25 games averaging 10.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 59.1%. In 2014-2015, he played a second season withTG 1837 White Wings Hanau (ProB) playing 20 games averaging 8.9ppg, Reb-5 (9.2rpg), 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT-2 (66.7%), FT: 46.3%. Two seasons ago he returned back to Team Ehingen Urspring (ProB) playing 30 games averaging 11.6ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 62.8%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Academy Sports-Bagg Insurance Tournament MVP -05, CCAA Tournament Finalist -08
CCAA Regular Season Co-Champion -09, CCAA Tournament Semifinals -09, 11, All-CCAA 2nd Team -09, NCAA D2 Finalist -09, CCAA Regular Season Champion -10, NCAA D2 Champion -10, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Runner-Up -13, 16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Co-Champion -14, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -16, German ProA -17 (Player of the Week Rd.19), and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -17.

Source:Fraport Skyliners Juniors











Ricky Hickman (Brose Bamberg) I Feel Like I Still Have A Lot To Prove - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Richard Hickman (189-G-85, college: NC-Greensboro) is a 31 year old 190 cm guard from Kernersville North Carolina that is going into his 11th professional season and second in Germany and first with Brose Bamberg. He played his college basketball career at North Carolina-Greensboro from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 14.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 36.5%, 3Pts: 27.8%, FT: 70.9%. In 2007-2008, he played in Romania for CS Otopeni Bucuresti playing 11 games and averaging 19.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.3apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 29.8%, FT: 70.8%. In 2008-2009, he played in Germany for LTi Giessen 46ers playing 24 games and averaging 6.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 65.7%. In the 2009-2010 season he played for Namika Lahti (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 38 games leading the league in scoring at 23.7ppg), 5.4rpg, Assists-2 (3.8apg), Steals-3 (2.4spg), FGP-3 (62.8%), 3PT: 39.9%, FT: 73.2. In the 2010-2011 season he moved to Fastweb Junior Casale Monferrato (Italy-Lega2) playing 41 games averaging 17.5ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-4 (4.0apg), 2.0spg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 84.3%. In the 2011-2012 season he moved another step up joining Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro (Italy-SerieA) playing 41 games averaging 16.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 58.4%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 81.1%. He then played at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Israel-Premier League) from 2013-3024 winning the Euroleague in his second season where he played 38 games averaging 10.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 82.7%; He also played 38 Euroleague games averaging 12.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 75.2%. He then played two seasons at Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (Turkey-TBL) and in his second season played 10 games averaging 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 74.1%;He also played 20 Euroleague games averaging 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg. Last season he played for EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Serie A) playing 34 games averaging 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 71.4%. He also played 20 Euroleague games averaging 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 41.9%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 80.2%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.


Thanks Ricky for talking to eurobasket.com and welcome back to Germany. So many great players and character guys come from North Carolina like you, Chris Oliver and Kyle Hines just to name a few. Is there really something special in the North Carolina air that has given the basketball world so many great players and basketball people?

North Carolina is just a basketball state and so many guys just eat, sleep, and play basketball all day. I believe that guys in North Carolina just have such a strong love for the game and I believe it shows if you watch them play

I remember when you played with Giessen. You played 24 games averaging 6.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 65.7%. You lost twice to your future team Bamberg losing by an average 19 points and you scored a total of 3 points in 32 minutes. When you look back at the last nine years, were you just a slow starter as a professional and needed more time to mature and develop as a player

When I was in Giessen I was coming into a situation with a new team in the middle of the year and I was still young trying to find myself and I definitely remember playing against Bamberg and just thinking after we got smacked that it was another level I had to get to if i wanted to be at that level. So I worked and here I am.


The next season you went to Finland to play for Namika Lahti (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 38 games: Score-1 (23.7ppg), 5.4rpg, Assists-2 (3.8apg), Steals-3 (2.4spg), FGP-3 (62.8%), 3PT: 39.9%, FT: 73.2%. This was the turning point of your career as after this you got signed by Italian teams but even there in your first season had to play in the second division and after that became a Euroleague player. What was it in your season in Finland that really shaped your game and did the mental part of the game also play a role?


In Finland it was the first time at the pro level were a coach told me play your game don't look at me on the sidelines and I trust you! This feeling was unbelievable and I took full advantage of the trust and the freedom. Maybe too much but I loved just playing like that and it showed throughout the season


Since Finland you have won titles in every country you played in Italy, Israel and Turkey. You have been a guy that has been able to infect your various teams with success. What has been key in your role as a leader that has been able to not only been able to lead your teams the right way, but also get your teammates on the right page in so many different times?

I have been blessed to be on some great teams and one thing I can say is that the most successful teams I have been on there's not just been one guy that you look at and say that's our on the court and off the court vocal leader. The most successful teams I've been on police themselves and hold each other accountable and everyone is kind of a leader in their own way at certain times throughout the season

With Macabbi Tel Aviv you won the second biggest title after the NBA chip with the Euroleague.Did Tyrese Rice become a brother for life and do you feel the team would have still won the title with one or the other not on the team that season since you both were so instrumental in going all the way?


Yes Tyrese will always be a brother to me just like a few others that were on that 2014 championship team, but I definitely think we both were needed in order to have the success we had that year as well as the other 10 guys on the team. That team was special one of the best ones I've ever been on in my career


You played for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (Turkey-BSL) from 2014-2016 and despite winning the Turkish cup in 2016, you didn't have a good statistical season. How difficult was it bouncing from that last season in Turkey to going to Milan and having a super season where you averaged 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 71.4%; Euroleague: 30 games: 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 41.9%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 80.2%?

Playing in Fenerbahce was a good experience and I always look at things in a positive light and I am happy to say that while I was there we won some titles and got to the final 4.


Welcome to Bamberg. How excited are you to be back in the BBL and to play for the best team in Germany. If someone had told you in 2008 with Giessen that this would happen one day you probably would have agreed with your healthy self-confidence, but known that you couldn't stop putting in the extra work?


I am very excited to be playing in the BBL again I think it's one of the top 2 or 3 leagues in Europe and continues to grow each and every year. But more than that I'm very excited to be playing at Bamberg this year and for coach Trinchieri. I couldn't ask for a better situation to improve as a player and have the chance to win at the highest level #freakcity


You had a 6-0 record in Euroleague play against Alba Berlin and FC Bayern Munich from 2012-2015, but last season lost both games to Brose Bamberg. You played well in both games last season. Did you always play with a special chip on your shoulder against German teams simply because of your past history early in your career?

I would like to think that I play with a chip on my shoulder every time I touch the court. But yes last year we lost twice to Bamberg and I was very impressed with their team. I think that they play one of the best styles of basketball in Europe


You are joining the second dynasty in Bamberg under Andrea Trinchieri as he has won three league titles in a row and before him New Jersey nets assistant coach Chris Fleming won 4 league titles. All in all Bamberg has won 7 of the last 8. Do you feel pressure going in as the point guard filling the shoes for past great players like Brad Wanamaker and Fabien Causeur?

No I don't feel any pressure to come into Bamberg to win because I expect to win whatever team I go too. I put more pressure on myself than any organization, coach, could ever do so if I can go out play the way I know I'm capable of playing I believe I can help the team and we can have a great season


You will be turning 32 in September. Are you already past your prime or still in it. What can Brose Bamberg expect from you and how confident are you that a new changed league will see an even better Richard Hickman?

I always had a drive in me to compete at the highest level so to be honest with you I'm not surprised that I'm still were I'm at. I feel like I still have a lot to prove and the only way to do that is to continue to work, improve and get better.


Thanks Ricky for the chat.




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Domagoj Bubalo (ex Parnu) agreed terms with Doukas - by Chris Mammides

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

Ase Doukas Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Emmanouil Papamakarios
Angelos Tsamis
Thomas Nikou
Alexis Kiritsis
Venos Mastoros
Iakovos Milentigievits
Viktoras Karakatsanis
Charis Psaras

Forwards:
Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Giannis Athanasoulas
Petros Noeas
Ioannis Agravanis
Theodoros Karras

Centers:
Domagoj Bubalo
Charis Liounis

Coach: Fotis Takianos

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Georgios Papapetrou agreed terms with Papagou - by Chris Mammides

AS Papagou Athens (B) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old swingman Georgios Papapetrou (196-91kg-94, college: Franklin Pierce). He played most recently at Ethnikos in the A2, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 13 games he recorded just 2.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg last season. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Papapetrou played in the final of Northeast-10 Tournament in 2013.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.3ppg, 2.8rpg.
Papapetrou has played previously for Koroivos.
He attended Franklin Pierce University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts describe him following way: (By Chris Mammides, Dec. 2009)
Georgios is a unique case of a Greek athlete who sacrifice everything from a very young age (just 15) to make his dream come true by traveling oversees to USA and specifically to join the Maine High School in order to increase his chances to enter a good Basketball college and then who knows.. Papapetrou is a very serious player with a lot of patient and eagerness to learn basketball. He has above average basketball IQ and he is a hard worker. His left hand is giving him an advantage over his opponents as he cannot be blogged easily. He can play in two positions at this stage shooting guard and Small Forward. Georgios, very often is playing close to the paint but his physical position is somewhere in the parameter. A very mature kid even though his young age. Georgios's dedication in basketball is amazing, his astonishing passion and aggressiveness is simply helping him to improve his game and hopefully the coming season will be getting an offer from a decent college to continue his dream. Papapetrou needs to improve his shooting accuracy and his defensive skills needs to be upgraded. Even though his body became more solid in the States, he needs to practice a more to gain more physical power
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AS Papagou Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kostas Dedes
Georgios Papapetrou
Konstantinos Fakopoulidis
Konstantinos Zorzos
Alexandros Apostolidis

Forwards:
Andreas Arsenis
Simopoulos
Joe Gatzo
Aristeidis Psaras
Yaser Saleh

Center:
Panagiotis Filippakos

Coach: Costas Sorotos

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MGS AE Komotinis land Panagiotis Papadopoulos - by Chris Mammides

MGS AE Komotinis (C) tabbed guard Panagiotis Papadopoulos (180). He was about to sign at Kolossos H Hotels (A1). C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Papadopoulos was tested by Kolossos (also in A1).

MGS AE Komotinis roster for 2017-2018:

Kostas Karamanlis
Theodoros Karagiorgos
Akis Karabinis
Cristos Avgerinos
Panagiotis Papadopoulos

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Vasilis Delis agreed terms with Ionikos Ionias - by Chris Mammides

AS Ionikos Ionias (C) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old guard Vasilis Delis (190-89) from Kalamata.
Delis was selected to U16 National Team in 2005.
He has played previously for three other teams: Ermis Perama, Doukas and AEK/Argous.

AS Ionikos Ionias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Delis
Stelios Giannoulis
Vangelis Varitis
Giorgos Mademlis

Forward:
Vassilis Anastasiadis

Center:
Nikolaos Mitakidis

Coach: Dimitris Petropoulos

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Nikopoli tabs Vasilis Vagenas - by Chris Mammides

C newcomer SK Nikopoli Prevezas inked experienced 37-year old forward Vasilis Vagenas (202-80). He has played for the last two years at Doxa Lefkadas in the A1. A1 was a little too high level for him, where in 27 games he averaged just 1.1ppg and 1.3rpg in 2015-16 season. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Vagenas received Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Honorable Mention award back in 2009.
He was a member of Greek University National Team in 2005.
Vagenas has spent his entire career in Greece playing for five other teams: Apollon Patras, Sporting, Olimpiada, OF Irakleio and Cretan Kings.
Vagenas is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Nikopoli.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Fotis Makropoulos

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Koropi inks Sotiris Bourdanos - by Chris Mammides

GS Koropiou (B) agreed terms with 31-year old Greek guard Sotiris Bourdanos (187-86). He played last season at Westfalen Mustangs in German NBBL. He helped them to win the group title (twice). Bourdanos also played that season for Pagrati (A2) where in 8 games he had 13.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.4apg.
He has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos) and Greece (MENT Vassilakis, Keravnos Aigio, Doukas, KAP Agia Paraskevis and Periko/Arhelaos).

GS Koropiou roster for 2017-2018:

Giannis Maltesios
Sotiris Bourdanos
Thodoris Agoris
Kappis Petros
Iasonas Pets
Giorgos Tsatas
Kostas Simitzis

Coach: Savvas Katsounis

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Vasileios Gargalis remains at AEO Proteas Voulas - by Chris Mammides

AEO Proteas Voulas (B) strengthened their roster with addition of power forward Vasileios Gargalis (204). He played last season at Greek U16 National Team in Greek league.
Gargalis represented Greece at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.0apg.

AEO Proteas Voulas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vagelis Morfis
Kostas Vardavas
Ioannis Angelopoulos
Pavlos Topalis
Alexandros Avgenikos
Giorgos Ballas
Pavlos Papadis

Forwards:
Jo Tshichlaki
Antonios Proiskos

Center:
Vasileios Gargalis

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AEO Proteas Voulas sign Ioannis Angelopoulos - by Chris Mammides

AEO Proteas Voulas (B) signed 26-year old guard Ioannis Angelopoulos (194-91). He played last season at Amyntas Dafnis in Greek A2 league. In 29 games he had 12.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.9apg. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Angelopoulos also played that season for Keravnos Aigio (C) where in 29 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.9apg.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.3ppg, 3.5rpg, Assists-4 (4.2apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 23.7%, FT: 37.5%.
Angelopoulos has played previously for two other teams: Ilysiakos and Spartiatikos.

AEO Proteas Voulas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vagelis Morfis
Kostas Vardavas
Ioannis Angelopoulos
Pavlos Topalis
Alexandros Avgenikos
Giorgos Ballas
Pavlos Papadis

Forwards:
Jo Tshichlaki
Antonios Proiskos

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Panagiotis Ifantis is a newcomer at Zografou - by Chris Mammides

A.O. Zografou (B) added to their roster experienced 37-year old forward Panagiotis Ifantis (203-80) from Koropi. Ifantis also played that season for Panerythraikos.
He was a member of Greek U20 National Team back in 2000.
Ifantis has spent his entire career in Greece playing for five other teams: Amyntas Dafnis, AE Ikaros Kallitheas, Koroivos, Doukas and Arkadikos.
Ifantis is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Zografou.

A.O. Zografou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Emmanouilidis
Athanassis Georgopapadakis
Nikos Kapetzoglou
Stelios Papafloratos
Christos Xidis
Gerasimos Gratsiatos

Forwards:
Panagiotis Ifantis
Giannis Kastaniotis
Christos Alexandropoulos
Giannis Gavasiadis
Panagiotis Stathis

Centers:
Nikolaos Okekuoyen
Emmanuel Godwin
Tilemahos Sarlis

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Dimitris Soutzopoulos is a newcomer at Filippos Veroias - by Chris Mammides

APS Filippos Veroias (B) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old forward Dimitris Soutzopoulos (195-88) from SA Stratoni.
The previous (15-16) season Soutzopoulos played at Efkarpias.
He has played previously for two other teams: Ikaroi Serron and Orfeas.

APS Filippos Veroias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Efthimis Kothras
Alexandros Tokas

Forward:
Dimitris Soutzopoulos

Centers:
Kantarkos Rizos
Giorgos Tsimidis

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Andreas Glyniadakis joins Kymis - by Chris Mammides

GS Kymis (A1) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old ex-international center Andreas Glyniadakis (215-127kg-81, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at PAOK Thessaloniki (A1). In 29 games he had 4.2ppg and 2.7rpg. Glyniadakis also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.0ppg and 2.8rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Nea Kifisia. In 22 A1 games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.3rpg. The other team Glyniadakis played shortly was Geneve Lions in Swiss LNA. In 7 games he got 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0bpg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
In 2003 Glyniadakis was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (58th overall).
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Glyniadakis played for Greek Senior National Team between 2008 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2000.
He represented Greece at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. Glyniadakis' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 3 games: 4.7ppg.
Glyniadakis is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Glyniadakis tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Italy (Virtus Bologna), Kazakhstan (Astana), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu), Turkey (Gaziantep), Greece (Olympiacos and Marousi), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder) and D-League (N.Mexico T.).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Kymis.
On Glyniadakis: A talented, powerful center, with a huge and strong body, whose face-to-the basket shooting is yet good, but who needs to improve his game back-to-the basket; is yet very effective, however, thanks to his mountain-sized presence and great wingspan;.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Cameron Jones

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

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Cretan Kings add Daniels to their roster, ex Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

Rethymno Cretan Kings (A1) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Travis Daniels (202-98kg-92, college: Mississippi State). He played this summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left the team in June. Daniels managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LNB games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg.
The most of last season he spent at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL where in 23 games he averaged 11.6ppg and 7.3rpg. Daniels helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. He also played that season for Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala. In two games he had 9.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Daniels graduated from Mississippi State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Rethymno Cretan Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carlos Medlock
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Stefan Moody
Angelos_Ioannis Dragatis
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright
Vasileios Mouratos
Shaquille Goodwin
Travis Daniels
Giannis Panaretakis

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

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Doxa Lefkadas add Bebis to their roster - by Chris Mammides

AE Doxa Lefkadas (A1) added to their roster 22-year old point guard Evangelos Bebis (197-95, college: Iona). He played last season at GS Larissas in the A2. In 30 games he recorded 8.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Bebis played at GS Lavrio. But in 6 A1 games he averaged just 0.3ppg and 1.3rpg.
His team won MAAC Regular Season in 2015.
Bebis was a member of Greek U19 National Team two years ago.
He has played previously for two other teams: Ilysiakos and AE Ikaros Kallitheas.
Bebis attended Iona College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

AE Doxa Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Nikos Liakopoulos
Michalis Pelekanos
Nikos Angelopoulos
Savvas Tsougarakis
Alexandros Raptis
Anastasios Antonakis
Dimitris Kalampakas
Vaggelis Tzolos
Evangelos Bebis
Lis Shoshi
Christoforos Kelesidis
Andreas Petropoulos
Konstantinos Kampouridis
Dimitris Geromichalos
Thodoros Ioakimidis
Theofilos Rondogiannis

Coach: Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis

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AEK Athens tab Mike Green, ex Pinar Karsiyaka - by Chris Mammides

AEK Athens (A1) inked 32-year old American point guard Mike Green (185-83kg-85, college: Butler). He played most recently at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 20 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.6apg and 1.3spg last season. Green helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.8apg (top 3) and 1.9spg.
Green contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team he played that season for was Balikesir (also in BSL). In 8 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 8.3apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Green's team won Italian SerieA Regular Season in 2013. He received also All-Horizon League Player of the Year award and All-Horizon League 1st Team award back in 2008 at his college time.
Green is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), France (Paris Levallois), Russia (Khimki) and Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, Openjobmetis VA, Umana Venezia and Basket Barcellona).
Green attended Butler University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A great ball handler and dribbler, has a great court vision and leadership. A classic point guard, he takes advantage from great quickness to attack the basket as soon as he has rooom. Quick legs and solid body allow him to be a good defender on opposite guards.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Mike Green
Kelsey Barlow
Michael Dixon
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Dimitrios Moraitis
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Dionysis Skoulidas
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Nikos Rogkavopoulos
Edin Atic

Centers:
Dimitrios Mavroeidis
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

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Ermis Agias tab Vassilis Vrettas - by Chris Mammides

Ermis Agias (B) inked 22-year old forward Vassilis Vrettas (200-95) from Anatolia.

Ermis Agias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stergios Tsiampalis
Leonidas Triantafillou
Dovydas Redikas
Nasos Agapiou

Forwards:
Nestoras Kommatos
Dimitris Lolas
Kostas Halkias
Vassilis Vrettas

Centers:
Themis Chalkias
Nikos Kalles
Dimitris Dalos

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Keith Clanton (ex PAOK) joins Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American power forward Keith Clanton (205-111kg-90, college: Cent.Florida). He played last season at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. In 30 games he had 10.1ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!), 1.8apg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Defensive Player of the Year, named to 2nd Team and named to All-Defensive Team. Clanton also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.4ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Clanton played at Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) in Israel. In 24 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 13.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg and 2.6bpg.
Clanton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
His team won Puerto Rican Manuel Zeno Gandia Cup in 2015.
Clanton's career allowed him to visit four different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. Clanton has played previously professionally in Korea (Samsung Thunders), Poland (Anwil) and Puerto Rico (Leones).
He attended University of Central Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pavlin Ivanov

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

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Niki Volou adds Papakostas to their roster - by Chris Mammides

C newcomer G.S. Niki Volou added to their roster experienced 39-year old center Theofanis Papakostas (205-78). The last time (12-14) he played at Palama in Greek B league. Papakostas missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Papakostas won Greek A2 championship title in 2008.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for five other teams: Amyntas Dafnis, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, Halkida, Trikalla and Exo Panagitsa.
Papakostas is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Niki Volou.

G.S. Niki Volou roster for 2017-2018:

Theofanis Papakostas
Panagiotis Tsolis
Stefanos Vlitsios
Giannis Karagiorgos
Thanasis Tsaves
Thodoris Tokatlidis
Fanis Papakostas
Nikolaos Mavrofotis
Stefanos Digenis
Fratzeskos Ferhati

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GUATEMALA  


USAC celebrate Liga Metropolitana Apertura 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

USAC celebrated Liga Metropolitana Apertura 2017 title with a perfect 3-0 record at the Final Stage Round. They beat Bantrab 86-63 in the opener and then added a 65-54 win over GMS. In Day 3 USAC beat Club Force 74-41. MIGUEL ESTUARDO GONZALEZ SALGADO top-scored for the winners with 20 points and VICTOR RAUL SOSA ESTRADA netted 12. ALEX ESTUARDO JUAREZ HERNANDEZ and MARCELO ARRIOLA notched 10 points apiece. HELMUT ESQUIVEL replied with 10 points in a loss and HELMULT ALEJANDRO ESQUIVEL ALPIREZ poured in 9.


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Budivelnyk lands Kervin Bristol - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) tabbed 29-year old American (has also Haitian passport) center Kervin Bristol (206-104kg-88, college: Fordham). He played most recently at Kataja Basket in Finnish Korisliiga. Bristol managed to play in seven leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 30 Korisliiga games he averaged 9.1ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.7bpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Bristol also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 4.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 5.0bpg. He also played 3 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Bristol played shortly was Bipa Basket. In three Superleague games he got 9.7ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.7bpg. Another team Bristol played briefly was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league. In three Eurocup games he got 3.7ppg and 2.0rpg. He also played 4 games in VTB United League where he got 3.3ppg and 3.5rpg. Another team Bristol played temporarily was Muglaorman in Turkish TBL. In 6 games he got just 2.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8bpg.
Among other achievements Bristol received Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Bristol experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bristol has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France (JDA Dijon), Greece (Nea Kifisia), Poland (Anwil), Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela), Turkey (Istanbulspor), Russia (Krasnie Krilya) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
He attended Fordham University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Budivelnyk Kyiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henry Dugat
Ruslan Otverchenko
Brandon Fields

Forwards:
Maksim Sandul
Pavlo Krutous

Centers:
Michailis Anisimovas
Igor Chumakov
Kervin Bristol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Leeuwarden welcomes back Lietmeijer - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) tabbed 26-year old guard Valentijn Lietmeijer (191-91). It is actually his comeback to Leeuwarden as he has played here before. Lietmeijer has played for the last two years at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in the Eredivisie, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 17 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Lietmeijer's team made it to the Dutch final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Rookie of the Year award back in 2012.
Lietmeijer was a member of Dutch U20 National Team in 2010.
He has played previously for two other teams: Groningen and Zwolle.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valentijn Lietmeijer
Stefan Mladenovic
Emile Blackman
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Earl Brown
Meshack Lufile
Nate Kratch
Niels Bunschoten

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damian Hollis (ex Benfica) signs at Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) landed 29-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB league. Hollis managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 39 LPB games he averaged 14.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Hollis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.0ppg and 7.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis played at Germani. In 49 Serie A games he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Hollis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Angelico Biella), Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster) and Hungary (Alba).
Hollis attended George Washington University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very athletic player, he can score inside and from outside the paint. He's very versatile and grabs lots of rebounds at both sides of the court.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Damian Hollis
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

Center:
Tyler Cain

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lester Medford (ex Falco KC) is a newcomer at Geneve Lions - by Luca Maffioli

Lions de Geneve (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American point guard Lester Medford (178-77kg-93, college: Baylor, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at Falco KC Szombathely in Hungarian A Division. In 46 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg last season. Medford helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Medford graduated from Baylor University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Marquis Addison
Lucas Pythoud
Lester Medford

Forwards:
Marko Mladjan
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MTK Torokbalint lands Peter Mohay - by Eurobasket News

MTK Torokbalint (NB I. B) tabbed 23-year old forward Peter Mohay (195-94) from Tiszaujvaros. Mohay also spent pre-season at MAFC Budapest (A Division) that year.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian B Division Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Mohay represented Hungary at the European Championships U16 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 48.1%, FT: 40.0%.
Mohay has played previously for two other teams: Debreceni Egyetem and MKB Euroleasing Vasas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRAN  


Will Haddadi show up for Iran at Asia Cup? - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

With many other teams bringing the big guns and not pulling any punches, Iran better be at their best, too, when they see action at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Beirut. A glance at the submitted 12-man roster for Team Melli gives the impression that they are going all out in the Asia Cup,. aiming for no less than a podium finish.
The veteran presence of Arsalan Kazemi, Mohammad Jamshidi, Rouzbeh Arghavan, Oshin Sahakian, Behnam Yakhchali and Sajjad Mashayekhi - all of whom have been playing on the senior since 2014 or even earlier - will certainly buoy this team, but it's the inclusion of legendary center Hamed Haddadi that really ties everything together.

Early in the year, Haddadi was a big question mark for Iran given an injury he sustained in the last CBA season while playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales. His addition to their Asia Cup roster comes as a bot of a surprise, but it sends a clear message that Iran are not taking this competition, their group or any team lightly.

Haddadi had not been present in Iran's training camp and tune-up games, but despite that clear handicap, Haddadi is the type of player who can make a significant impact in any game he enters. His size alone makes him formidable, and his skill-set as a low post operator is well renowned. If he, indeed, chooses to play - whether in all the games or not - that means the Iranians will have a colossal ace up their sleeves, especially when they reach the knockout rounds.

Aside from Haddadi and the veterans, though, other interesting names are on Iran's list. Up and coming talents like Vahid Dalirzahan, Keyvan Reaei and Navid Rezaeifar - all of whom are no older than 22 - should be on any Asian fan's watchlist. Reaei and Rezaeifar, in particular, can be exciting to watch, at least based on how they performed in the recent William Jones Cup 2017.



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  IRELAND  


Jose Maria Gil (ex Swords Thunder) signs at Real Canoe - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Real Canoe Madrid landed 26-year old Spaniard center Jose Maria Gil (207-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Swords Thunder in Irish Super League. In 21 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 2.4bpg last season. Gil helped them to win the cup and end the regular season as the second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League Import Player of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Gil played at Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) where in 26 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
Gil represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 3.4rpg.
Gil has played previously for two other Spanish teams: Real Madrid and Real Madrid II.

Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Miguel Bustillo

Forwards:
Ander Martinez
Jose_Miguel Perez

Center:
Jose_Maria Gil

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Hapoel Eilat inks Jordan Loyd - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) signed 24-year old American guard Jordan Loyd (193-95kg-93, college: Indianapolis, agency: 3Eye). He played last season at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 52 games he had 14.7ppg, 4.1rpg and 3.9apg.
Last year Loyd was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in third round (48th overall).
The former University of Indianapolis (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Loyd's team made it to the GLVC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted All-GLVC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.

Hapoel Eilat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Afik Nissim
Niv Berkowitz
Jordan Loyd

Forwards:
Amit Simhon
Demetrius Treadwell

Center:
Isaac Rosefelt

Coach: Meir Tapiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Eilat adds Tucker to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) added to their roster 33-year old American swingman Alando Tucker (198-93kg-84, college: Wisconsin) from Hapoel Tel-Aviv. In 26 Winner League games in Israel he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Tucker spent at Maccabi Kiryat Gat where in 21 Winner League games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 18.5ppg and had 5.7rpg and 1.9apg. He also played that season for Sluc Nancy in French ProA. In 7 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg. Tucker also played 5 games in Eurocup where he got 9.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in first round (29th overall). Tucker attended University of Wisconsin and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He is quite experienced player. Tucker's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Tucker tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Puerto Rico (Brujos), Russia (Lokomotiv), Slovakia (Inter Bratislava), Spain (Gran Canaria), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves), France (SO Maritime Boulogne) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
On Tucker: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Has three point range on his jump shot. Back to the basket skills are highly developed. Owns a nice turnaround jumper. Excellent finisher who is blessed with cat like body control to get off even the most difficult shots in traffic. Tough minded player who enjoys physical play and will not back down from a challenge.
Defensively Tucker could stand to improve on his intensity. Doesnt seem to possess great anticipation skills nor the awareness to play the passing lanes
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Hapoel Eilat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Afik Nissim
Alando Tucker
Niv Berkowitz
Jordan Loyd

Forwards:
Amit Simhon
Demetrius Treadwell

Center:
Isaac Rosefelt

Coach: Meir Tapiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Tel Aviv adds McKee to their roster, ex Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) added to their roster 31-year old American point guard Tywain McKee (188-81kg-86, college: Coppin State). He played last season at Turk Telekom in Turkish TBL league. In 38 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 6.2apg and 2.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season McKee played at Le Mans in French ProA where in 40 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. McKee also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 14.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg.
McKee has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
McKee is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. McKee tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Illawarra Hawks), Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Germany (EWE Baskets), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem) and Russia (Unics Kazan and Zenit).
McKee attended Coppin State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raviv Limonad
Tywain McKee
Adrian Banks
Tzuf Moshe

Forwards:
Matt Howard
Daniel Aidan
Rafi Menco
Tomer Ginat

Coach: Danny Franco

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Maccabi Ashdod tabs Gerald Lee, ex Helsinki Seagulls - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) inked 30-year old Finn international center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Lee played most recently at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 33 games he averaged 13.0ppg and 3.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Sixth Man of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Lee also played that season for Le Mans in French ProA where in three games he had 5.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
Among other achievements Lee won Romanian League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Lee has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Lee represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 55.2%, FT: 40.0%.
Lee is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (UBC and CZG Veroli), Montenegro (Buducnost), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and Romania (Ploiesti and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti).
Lee attended Old Dominion University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A center with inside-outside dimensions, who knows how to score in the paint and has great funtamentals.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forward:
Adam Ariel

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ironi Nes-Ziona signs Gary Browne, ex San German - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) signed 24-year old Puerto Rican ex-international guard Gary Browne (185-88kg-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Browne played this summer at Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 41 games he had 12.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 7.7apg and 1.3spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game.
He was also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. Browne played for Puerto Rican Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He also represented Puerto Rico at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Browne has played also professionally for other Puerto Rican teams like Santeros and Trujillo Alto.
He attended West Virginia University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gil Amitay
Gary Browne
Naor Sharon
Golan Gutt
Jaron Johnson

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon
Elad Hofman

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ironi Nes-Ziona signs Naor Sharon - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) signed 22-year old international point guard Naor Sharon (193-95) from Hapoel Eilat. In 35 Winner League games he had 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Sharon also spent pre-season at Maccabi Ashdod that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Israeli National League All-Defensive Team in 2015.
Sharon has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Sharon also represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 13.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 57.7%.
Sharon has played previously professionally also in France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Paris Levallois) and Israel (Hapoel Holon and Elitzur Yavne).

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elad Hofman
Gil Amitay
Naor Sharon
Golan Gutt
Jaron Johnson

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galil Gilboa signs Spencer Weisz - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) signed 22-year old American forward Spencer Weisz (193-95kg-95, college: Princeton). He just graduated from Princeton University (NCAA). Weisz has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he had 10.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Weisz helped them to win Ivy League Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. A very impressive season as he was voted All-Ivy League Player of the Year and named to All-Ivy League 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Weisz represented USA at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.1ppg, 4.4rpg.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forwards:
Tal Karpels
Zach LeDay
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damian Hollis (ex Benfica) signs at Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) landed 29-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB league. Hollis managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 39 LPB games he averaged 14.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Hollis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.0ppg and 7.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis played at Germani. In 49 Serie A games he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Hollis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Angelico Biella), Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster) and Hungary (Alba).
Hollis attended George Washington University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very athletic player, he can score inside and from outside the paint. He's very versatile and grabs lots of rebounds at both sides of the court.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Damian Hollis
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

Center:
Tyler Cain

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Infante re-signs at Piacenza - by Andrea Centenari

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old ex-international power forward Luca Infante (204-105kg-82). He played there last season.
Infante's team won Italian DNA Cup in 2014.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Infante played for Italian Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg.
Infante has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Kleb Basket Ferrara, Enel Brindisi, Angelico Biella, Latina Basket, CZG Veroli and Angelico Biella.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Piacenza.
On Infante: A promising power forward who can play even at the 5 position; has a good outside shoot even behind the 3 pts arch, needs to become more continous and to make some more playing experience;.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti
Carlton Guyton
Valerio Costa

Forwards:
Luca Fontecchio
Jonathan Arledge
Tommaso Oxilia

Center:
Luca Infante

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aleksandar Marcius (ex Caceres) joins Novipiu Casale - by Eurobasket News

Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Serie A2) agreed terms with 27-year old Croatian center Aleksandar Marcius (208-116kg-90, college: De Paul). He played last season at Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad in Spanish LEB Gold. In 34 games he had 13.8ppg and 7.8rpg (#2 in the league). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Marcius played at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Silver) in Spanish league where in 29 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 9.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.1spg. It was another spectacular season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Marcius' team was regular season runner-up in Big Ten in 2011.
He has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like GKK Sibenik.
Marcius attended De Paul University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Novipiu Casale Monferrato roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brett Blizzard
Jamarr Sanders

Centers:
Aleksandar Marcius
Luca Severini

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Cagliari Academy tabs Marco Allegretti - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy inked experienced 36-year old former international forward Marco Allegretti (204-104kg-81). He has played for the last two years at Proger BLS Chieti in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 35 Serie A2 games he recorded 6.4ppg and 4.1rpg last season.
Allegretti played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2011.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Allegretti played for Italian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2009 and previously for University National Team back in 2005.
He also represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
Allegretti has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Umana Venezia, Kleb Basket Ferrara, Novara, FCM Ferentino and Napoli Basket.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Cagliari Academy.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LNPSOCIAL)

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Moncalieri lands Fabio Delvecchio - by Eurobasket News

PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro (Serie B) landed 23-year old power forward Fabio Delvecchio (195-94). He played most recently at Bertinoro in Italian Serie C Gold. Delvecchio also played that season for Forli (Serie C).
His team won Italian Nazionale B Cup in 2013.
Delvecchio has played previously for Ravenna.

PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Bianchi
Danny Facchino
Flavio Comollo

Forward:
GianMarco Ianuale

Center:
Fabio Delvecchio

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Simone Berti joins Firenze All Foods - by Eurobasket News

All Foods Firenze (Serie B) added to their roster 32-year old guard Simone Berti (196-93kg-85) from Bergamo Basket 2014. In 39 Serie B games he had 8.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.9apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Berti ended the previous (2015-16) season at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino where in 13 Serie B games he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.1apg and 1.2spg. Berti contributed to his team making it to the group final. But the most of that year he spent at Napoli Basket. In 27 Serie B games he averaged 12.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 5.1apg.
Berti's team won Italian DNA Cup in 2014.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
Berti has played previously for eight other teams: MIA-RO Cantu, The Flexx Pistoia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Firenze Enic, Enel Brindisi, Angelico Biella, Novipiu Casale and Cecina.
On Berti: An effective point guard, has personality and quarterbacking skills. His size and good timing allows him to grab rebounds at the defensive side and to start quickly the transition.

All Foods Firenze roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Simone Berti
Alessandro Grande
Niccolo Mencherini
Andrea Mazzucchelli

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Aziz Yabre is a newcomer at Orzinuovi GaGa - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old forward Aziz Yabre (98). He played last season at CB Team Basket Tecpool Casale Monferrato in the Serie C Gold.
Yabre has played previously for Unieuro Forli.

GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Scanzi
Antonio Ruggiero
Adam Sollazzo
Mohamed Toure
Michele Antelli

Forwards:
Mario_Jose Ghersetti
Jamal Olasewere
Aziz Yabre

Center:
Davide Zambon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Lorenzo keeps Sandes for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion San Lorenzo de Almagra (LigaA) re-signed 33-year old former Argentinian international forward Carlos Matias Sandes (201-84). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Sandes played there last season. In 50 LigaA games he recorded 8.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the league title.
The previous (15-16) season Sandes played at GECR Indalo where in 60 LigaA games he averaged 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup.
Among other achievements Sandes received Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Sandes played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2003 and 2012 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
He also represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. Sandes' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Thanks to Sandes' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Sandes has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baskonia, Burgos and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada) and Argentina (Boca Juniors, Sionista and Quimsa).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very talented player, with size and winning mentality; he can play on all 2-3-4 positions; dangerous 3-point shooter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Perrin Buford (ex Agrigento) signs at Bullets - by Eurobasket News

Brisbane Bullets (NBL) landed 23-year old American swingman Perrin Buford (198-100kg-94, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at Moncada Solar Agrigento in Italian Serie A2. In 33 games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg last season.
Buford's college team won C-USA Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jesi inks Kenny Hasbrouck - by Andrea Centenari

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A2) signed 31-year old American guard Kenny Hasbrouck (191-88kg-86, college: Siena) from Piacenza. In 30 Serie A2 games in Italy he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg and 2.0spg (in top 2) last season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Hasbrouck spent at Virtus Bologna where in 14 Serie A2 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. Hasbrouck also played that season for MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A). In 13 games he averaged 8.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. He also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.0apg and 2.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hasbrouck's college team won MAAC Tournament for two years in a row (2008 and 2009). He was also voted MAAC Player of the Year back in 2009.
Hasbrouck is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (EWE Baskets), Spain (Meridiano Alicante), Turkey (Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi), NBA (Miami Heat) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Hasbrouck attended Siena College until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
He could be described: An all-around talent with yet good playing experience. Not so athletic as most of his top level opponents, the same has leadership and defends well. Good situation solver, he can hit a clutch shot if needed.

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenny Hasbrouck
Ken Brown
Federico Massone

Forwards:
Tommaso Rinaldi
Francesco Ihedioha
Pierpaolo Marini
Matteo Piccoli

Center:
Andrea Quarisa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rayvonte Rice (ex Aix-Maurienne) joins Ravenna - by Eurobasket News

Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Rayvonte Rice (193-107kg-92, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Aix-Maurienne in French ProB. In 21 games he had 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Rice played at Tezenis Verona (Serie A) where in 29 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rice was voted All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Rice graduated from University of Illinois in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Orasi Ravenna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rayvonte Rice
Donato Vitale

Forwards:
Stefano Masciadri
Alessandro Esposito

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Wheatle re-signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 19-year old British forward Carl Wheatle (196-98). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 34 Serie A2 games he recorded 4.8ppg and 3.3rpg last season. Wheatle helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
Despite young age Wheatle had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention in 2016.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. Wheatle's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 10.6ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 73.7%.
Wheatle has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Greenhouse Pioneers).

Angelico Biella roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothy Bowers
Jazzmarr Ferguson
Gianluca Della_Rosa
Luca Pollone

Forwards:
Albano Chiarastella
Carl Wheatle

Centers:
Giorgio Sgobba
Amedeo Tessitori

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Piacenza keeps Costa for another season - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) re-signed 20-year old point guard Valerio Costa (180-79kg-97). He played there last season. But in 6 Serie A2 games he recorded just 0.7ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Costa played at Viola (Serie A) where in 25 games he averaged only 1.7ppg.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 2.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.3apg.
Costa has played previously for Reggio C. N.Jolly.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti
Carlton Guyton
Valerio Costa

Forwards:
Luca Fontecchio
Jonathan Arledge
Tommaso Oxilia

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Deividas Gailius (ex Lietuvos rytas) joins Burgos - by Eurobasket News

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian international forward Deividas Gailius (200-98kg-88). He has played for the last two seasons at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 34 games he had 8.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg last season. Gailius helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Gailius also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gailius' team won Lithuanian Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention in 2015.
Gailius has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2011 and previously for University National Team back in 2009.
Gailius also represented Lithuania at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Gailius has played also professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Siauliai and Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda).
On Gailius: A small forward who can spend time at the 2 position if needed. He's enought athletic and yet very good at the offensive side. Can score from distance, create his shot and can grab some rebounds. Needs to improve his defensive skills to play at higher level, however, and seems to not love contacts.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Siauliai adds Zeisloft to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Nick Zeisloft (193-95kg-92, college: Indiana). He played last season at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 47 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 1.3rpg. Zeisloft also spent pre-season at the Pacers in NBA that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2016. Zeisloft was also voted All-MVC Scholar-Athlete 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Zeisloft graduated from Indiana University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BC Siauliai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Saulys
Nick Zeisloft

Forward:
Ignas Vaitkus

Centers:
Arminas Urbutis
Laurynas Birutis

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @al_snowman)

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Siauliai signs rookie Omar Prewitt in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American swingman Omar Prewitt (201-88kg-94). Prewitt just graduated from William & Mary (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 3.2apg last season. Prewitt helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-CAA 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Prewitt played in the final of CAA Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also HS Region 10 Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

BC Siauliai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Saulys
Nick Zeisloft
Omar Prewitt

Forward:
Ignas Vaitkus

Centers:
Arminas Urbutis
Laurynas Birutis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Martynas Kairavicius agreed terms with Swiss Central - by Eurobasket News

Swiss Central Basket Luzern (LNA) inked 29-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Martynas Kairavicius (196-88). He has played for the last two years at GC Zurich (LNB). In 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Kairavicius was tested by BCKE Wallabies (also in LNB).
He won Swiss 1LN championship title in 2012.
Kairavicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Sakalai and Radviliskio.

Swiss Central Basket Luzern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastiano Morandi
Martynas Kairavicius
Marco Lehmann

Forwards:
Branko Tomic
Ivo Volic
Michael Pluess
Tommy Fankhauser

Center:
Luka Mandic

Coach: Danijel Eric

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vytis welcome back Vingelis - by Eurobasket News

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) landed 28-year old international guard Sarunas Vingelis (191-80kg-89). It is actually his comeback to Sakiai as he has played here before. Vingelis played most recently at Rasai in the NKL. In 47 games he was second best scorer with impressive 18.6ppg and recorded 2.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Vingelis helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Vingelis played at Mazeikiai where in 41 NKL games he averaged 13.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Vingelis won Lithuanian NKL championship title in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Player of the Year award back in 2012. Vingelis was called to Lithuanian Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously for four other teams: LSU-Atletas, Dzukija, Vytautas and LKKA-Atletas.

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulius Beliavicius
Sarunas Vingelis

Forwards:
Marijus Uzupis
Gytis Radzevicius

Center:
Edvinas Jezukevicius

Coach: Aurimas Jasilionis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maras re-signs at Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Montenegrin international power forward Ivan Maras (207-110kg-86). He played there last season. Maras managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 5 ProA games he had 6.0ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played that season for Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 where in 10 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.1apg. Maras also spent pre-season at Naft Abadan (Superleague) in Iran that year. In 5 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Bahrain League Player of the Year and Asia-Basket.com All-Bahrain League Import Player of the Year back in 2014.
Maras also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.0ppg.
Maras is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Maras tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut), Cyprus (Etha), Kuwait (Al Qadsia), Serbia, Greece (Ilysiakos), Bahrain (Al Manama) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
On Maras: A good power forward who can play in the 4 and 5 position. Has great shooting ability.

Cholet Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Rousselle
Toddrick Gotcher
David Michineau
Johan Clet
Corentin Lopez

Forwards:
Ilian Evtimov
Ivan Maras
Pierre-Etienne Drouault
Haukur Palsson
Ryan Evans
Rigo Edzata

Centers:
Jerry Boutsiele
Warren Woghiren

Coach: Philippe Herve

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Williams' pro career starts at Charlotte Hornets - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Hornets tabbed 23-year old guard T.J. Williams (190-93kg-94). He just graduated from Northeastern (NCAA). Williams has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he averaged impressive 21.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.3apg and 1.0spg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was awarded All-CAA Player of the Year and selected to All-CAA 1st Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Williams is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the CAA Tournament Semifinals in 2014 and 2016.

Charlotte Hornets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Carter-Williams
Marcus Paige
T.J. Williams
Dwayne Bacon

Forward:
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Mangok Mathiang

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gerald Henderson Likely To Miss Entire Season With Hip Surgery - by Eurobasket News

Gerald Henderson (6'5''-G-87, college: Duke) Jr. has decided to undergo an operation on his hip that could rule him out for the entire 17-18 season. Henderson expects to be ready in time for the start of the 18-19 season. Henderson received interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. Henderson released a statement in regards to his decision to have surgery. "Despite receiving genuine interest from several NBA teams, I have made the decision to continue to evaluate surgical options on my left hip. I have been playing through severe pain that has made it difficult to play to the best of my ability. Now the pain has started to impact my everyday life off the court. My family, my agent and I are working closely with my medical team to give me all of the information I will need to make the best decision, personally and professionally. I am as competitive as they come and want to play. I will fully commit myself to getting healthy. I am thankful for the many opportunities I've had and I look forward to returning to playing in the NBA." The Sixers waived him on June 30. He was due to make $9.2 million next season if not released by that deadline.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Pelicans land Jalen Jones - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) tabbed 24-year old swingman Jalen Jones (201-100kg-93, college: Texas A&M). He played most recently at Maine Red Claws. In 50 NBA G League games he averaged impressive 20.6ppg, 9.0rpg and 2.2apg last season. Jones also spent pre-season at the Celtics that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA. Jones won D-League Atlantic Division championship title. He was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2017.
Jones graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

New Orleans Pelicans roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rajon Rondo
Jrue Holiday
Darius Miller
Ian Clark
Charles Cooke

Forward:
Jalen Jones

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The Pelicans sign Ian Clark - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) signed 26-year old guard Ian Clark (190-79kg-91, college: Belmont) from Golden State Warriors. In 93 NBA games he had 6.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.1apg last season.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Clark was voted All-OVC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Clark has played previously for four other teams: Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City Stars and Northern Arizona Suns.
He attended Belmont University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Clark could be described: A dynamic, multi-dimensional guard who could make an instant impact on both ends of the floor.

New Orleans Pelicans roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rajon Rondo
Jrue Holiday
Darius Miller
Ian Clark
Charles Cooke

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The Hornets ink Marcus Paige - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Hornets signed 24-year old point guard Marcus Paige (185-79kg-93, college: N.Carolina). He played last season at Salt Lake City Stars. In 46 NBA G League games he had 12.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.2apg.
Last year Paige was drafted by Brooklyn Nets in second round (55th overall). The former University of North Carolina staris in his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Paige's college team won ACC Tournament in 2016. He was also voted All-ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016.
Paige has played previously for Utah Jazz.

Charlotte Hornets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Carter-Williams
Marcus Paige
Dwayne Bacon

Forward:
Quinton Stephens

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Denver Nuggets hire Calvin Booth as assistant GM - by Eurobasket News

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Denver Nuggets have hired former Minnesota Timberwolves executive Calvin Booth as an assistant GM. Booth spent the previous four seasons in the Timberwolves front office, serving as director of pro personnel last season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Nuggets have not announced the move yet. Booth has quietly emerged as a respected evaluator of talent during his time with the Timberwolves. He leaves the team for more responsibility and a greater say in the direction of the Nuggets, another young team on the rise in the Western Conference. Booth spent 10 years as a player in the league. Four of those seasons were with the Washington Wizards while Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly was working there.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Charlotte Hornets sign rookie Mangok Mathiang - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Hornets inked 25-year old Australian-Sudanese power forward Mangok Mathiang (208-100kg-92). He just graduated from Louisville (NCAA). Mathiang has played there for the last five years. In 33 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Mathiang helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Mathiang is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his college team won AAC Tournament in 2014. Mathiang received also Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team award in 2015.
He represented Australia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.5ppg, Reb-1 (10.3rpg), FGP: 56.1%, FT: 47.1%.

Charlotte Hornets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Carter-Williams
Marcus Paige
Dwayne Bacon

Forward:
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Mangok Mathiang

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Mercer Departs for Dominican Republic Tuesday - by Eurobasket News

The Mercer men's basketball team departs for the Dominican Republic on Tuesday morning, marking the start of a two-week trip that includes four basketball games and service work through Mercer On Mission. The Bears will be overseas Aug. 1-14 with the first week designated for basketball in Santo Domingo and the second half focused on service work in the region of El Cercado, which is located on the western border of the country. For day-by-day updates of the Bears' trip, following along with the trip's micropage. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to be at a university that allows us the chance to stretch our players in multiple areas of their lives," said head coach Bob Hoffman . "We get a chance to play basketball, which we love, but more importantly we get the chance to serve others through Mercer On Mission." Mercer will play the Dominican Republic National Team (Aug. 2) and three Dominican Republican professional teams - San Carlos (Aug. 3), Mauricio Baez (Aug. 4) and San Lazaro (Aug. 5). All four games will take place in Santo Domingo. Mercer's service through Mercer On Mission will focus on working with local partners in El Cercado to install two water holding tanks that will provide clean water to the community. The team will partner with Catholic Parish of San Pedro Apostol of El Cercado and Hermandad ("Brotherhood", a Christian NGO based in the Dominican Republic). Mercer On Mission provides a unique blend of study abroad and service-learning that provides life-changing experiences for students through academic instruction, cultural immersion, meaningful service and spiritual reflection.
Courtesy of: mercerbears.com



New Mexico State Adds David Anwar as Assistant Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

New Mexico State head men's basketball coach Chris Jans filled his final assistant coach position with the hiring of David Anwar. 'Coach Anwar brings a wealth of experience to our staff,' Jans remarked. 'He is highly regarded in our business and respected for his productivity. Dave possesses a likeable personality and will build lasting relationships with our student-athletes and the NMSU community. I am very excited about Coach Anwar being a big part of our program!' Anwar comes to Las Cruces after spending the past five seasons at North Texas under Mean Green head coach Tony Benford. There, he served as the team's lead recruiter since joining Benford's staff in 2012. While in Denton, Texas, Anwar helped North Texas rake in a top-50 recruiting class for 2013-14. 'I am excited and privileged for the opportunity to work with a great staff led by Coach Jans at New Mexico State University,' remarked Anwar. 'Coach Jans is a proven winner and will continue the rich tradition of success at New Mexico State.' Prior to joining the Mean Green, he spent six years at Nebraska (2006-12) where he worked for Doc Sadler and alongside Benford from 2006-08. Anwar worked mainly with the guards and forwards during his time with the Huskers, guiding them to postseason play in three of his final five campaigns there. He also played a crucial role in NU earning back-to-back top-25 national ranking in scoring defense (2007-09). His tutelage of the guards saw a huge uptick in shooting beyond the arc for NU. In his first year with the Huskers, Anwar helped the guards knock down 244 triples, good for second-most in program history. During the 2009-10 season, three players shot over 43-percent from 3-point range. Nebraska also set a school record that season with a 39.7-percent shooting from downtown - which was also good for 15th nationally. Anwar's presence in the recruiting world is also well-known, landing Nebraska arguably its best recruiting class in the Big 12 era in 2007. That year, The Huskers' recruiting class was ranked in the top-25 by three major scouting services in ESPN.com's Bob Gibbons (21st), CSTV.com's Van Coleman (12th) and HoopScoopOnline.com's Clark Francis (5th). No stranger to the Borderlands and Sadler, Anwar served as the director of operations at UTEP under Sadler from 2004-06. Before making his first trip to the Borderlands, Anwar was an assistant coach at Division II University of Arkansas at Fort Smith from 2000-04. His final three seasons at UAFS was where he and Sadler first paired up. During his time in Fort Smith, Anwar helped the Lions post a 101-29 record in addition to a pair of top-seven national finishes in 2001 (fifth) and 2002 (seventh). UAFS captured the Bi-State Conference East title in each of his final three seasons and produced a multitude of all-conference players. He's also helped over 20 players get to the Division I level during his time at UAFS. Anwar's coaching career started at the prep level in Philadelphia and Massachusetts, where he saw over 40 of his players continue their careers at the Division I or II levels. The Philadelphia, Pa., native received his bachelor's degree in special education and sociology from Fitchburg State in 1998 and then tackled on a master's degree in sports management/sports leadership from VCU in 2004.
Courtesy of: nmstatesports.com



Dayton's Miller fights in jail after alcohol-related arrest - by Rick Ross

courtesy of cbssports.com
Dayton forward Sam Miller had a rough weekend.
The 20-year-old from Virginia has been charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication, underage consumption and misdemeanor assault after police said he raised hell at a bar, was jailed and then started a fight with a fellow inmate that video suggests he lost.
According to a police report obtained by the Dayton Daily News, officers were dispatched to Caddy's Taphouse in Beavercreek, Ohio at 1:21 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, a bartender told them Miller became upset when she cut him off -- so much so that he knocked all the glasses off the bar and pushed her. He also allegedly pushed a security guard. Officers described Miller as intoxicated and with speech so slurred he was difficult to comprehend. He kicked the police car, according to the report.
Then things got worse.

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Miller was placed in a holding cell and urinated on the floor. Little while later, a security camera caught Miller walking over to another inmate and slapping him. The other inmate, John Watkins Jr., subsequently landed several punches that sent Miller to the floor.
Here's video of the fight:

"The University of Dayton is aware of an incident but cannot discuss individual student matters because of federal privacy laws," Dayton athletic director Neil Sullivan said in a statement.
Miller averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds last season.



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GTK Gliwice inks Quinton Hooker - by Greg

GTK Gliwice (PLK) agreed terms with American point guard Quinton Hooker (183-93kg). He just graduated from N.Dakota (NCAA). Hooker has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Hooker helped them to win Big Sky Conf. Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he All-Big Sky Conference All-Tournament MVP, named to All-Big Sky Conference 1st Team and named to NABC All-District 6 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

GTK Gliwice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksander Filipiak
Kacper Radwanski
Michal Jedrzejewski
Quinton Hooker

Forwards:
Pawel Zmarlak
Damian Pieloch

Centers:
Marcin Salamonik
Lukasz Ratajczak

Coach: Pawel Turkiewicz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joventut keeps Gielo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) re-signed 24-year old Polish international forward Tomasz Gielo (205-100kg-93, college: Mississippi). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 4.6ppg and 2.0rpg.
Gielo has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his college team won Big South Conference Tournament in 2013. Gielo received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Gielo has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg.
Gielo has played also professionally for other Polish teams like Wilki Morskie, AZS Radex, AZS UMK Torun and SMS PZKosz.
He attended University of Mississippi until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Saulius Kulvietis
Albert Ventura
Tomasz Gielo
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damian Hollis (ex Benfica) signs at Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) landed 29-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB league. Hollis managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 39 LPB games he averaged 14.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Hollis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.0ppg and 7.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis played at Germani. In 49 Serie A games he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Hollis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Angelico Biella), Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster) and Hungary (Alba).
Hollis attended George Washington University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very athletic player, he can score inside and from outside the paint. He's very versatile and grabs lots of rebounds at both sides of the court.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Damian Hollis
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

Center:
Tyler Cain

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sampaense signs Edson Ferreira - by Eurobasket News

Sampaense Basket (Proliga) signed 31-year old Angolan guard Edson Ferreira (183-86). He played last season at Ipswich Tomcats in British NBL D2. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Ferreira's team made it to the Angolan Cup final in 2013.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Ferreira has played previously professionally in Portugal (Benfica, Ginasio, Lusitania and Electrico FC) and Angola (Interclube and Libolo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Portuguese National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Jose Silva
Silva
Fabio Lima
Lima
Miguel Queiroz
Queiroz
Pedro Pinto
Pinto
Arnette Hallman
Hallman
#e#5
4Jose Silva 194-G/F-89 Benfica Portugal
6Jose Barbosa 178-PG-90 Oliveirense Portugal
7Stefan Djukic 202-F-89 Vitoria SC Portugal
9Nuno Oliveira 186-PG-89 Benfica Portugal
10Fabio Lima 198-F/G-88 CAB Madeira Portugal
11Miguel Queiroz 202-PF-91 FC Porto Portugal
12Joao Guerreiro 205-F-90 Oliveirense Portugal
14Pedro Pinto 188-PG-88 FC Porto Portugal
17Henrique Piedade 189-SF-94 Martorell Spain
20Pedro Belo 212-C-92 CAB Madeira Portugal
21Tomas Barroso 184-PG-90 Benfica Portugal
22Arnette Hallman 200-F-88 Oliveirense Portugal

Mario Gomes Head Coach
Sergio Ramos Assistant Belenenses CF Portugal
Nuno Tavares Assistant Belenenses CF Portugal



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Browne is the MVP - by Marcos Carlo

Former West Virginia player Gary Browne (185-G-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) was named the MVP of the 2017 BSN season. He won the MVP by one vote against Victor Liz. In third place finished Carlos Arroyo and in fourth place Mike Rosario. Browne had the most triple doubles with three in the league and also guided the Atleticos of San German to playoffs with the following stats 11.5ppg, 7.5apg (leader) and 6.7rpg. This year San German was administrated by the league with a limited budget.

The BSN First Team:

Gary Browne
Victor Liz
Damien Wilkins
David Laury
Jorge Bryan Diaz

The BSN Defensive First Team:

Gary Browne
Victor Liz
Gilberto Clavell
Alex Franklin
Devon Collier

Other awards:

Owner of the Year: Gerardo Jerry Misla (Ponce)
Comeback of the Year: Devon Collier
Rookie of the Year: Chris Ortiz
Most Improve Player: Gary Browne
Sixth Man of the Year: Chris Gaston
Coach of the Year: Wilhelmus Caanen (San German)
Defensive Player of the Year: Gilberto Clavell



Ironi Nes-Ziona signs Gary Browne, ex San German - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) signed 24-year old Puerto Rican ex-international guard Gary Browne (185-88kg-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Browne played this summer at Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 41 games he had 12.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 7.7apg and 1.3spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game.
He was also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. Browne played for Puerto Rican Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He also represented Puerto Rico at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Browne has played also professionally for other Puerto Rican teams like Santeros and Trujillo Alto.
He attended West Virginia University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gil Amitay
Gary Browne
Naor Sharon
Golan Gutt
Jaron Johnson

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon
Elad Hofman

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BSN Round 3 of Finals. Quebradillas regain advantage - by Eurobasket News

Quebradillas - Arecibo 85-77

Quebradillas regained the lead in the championship series. They topped Arecibo for 2-1 advantage. Capitanes trailed by 14 points at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 22-12 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 77-85 at the end of the game. Piratas made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and the former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) added 19 points and 5 assists in the effort for Capitanes. Four Piratas and five Capitanes players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 25+6reb+6ast, W.Daniels 19+9reb+3ast, M.Rosario 14+3reb+3ast, J.Mojica 11+1reb+1ast, A.Carmona 7+3reb+1ast, J.Bryan Diaz 6+7reb+2ast
Arecibo: D.Huertas 19+3reb+5ast, C.Elonu 18+14reb+1ast, D.Clemente 14+2reb+3ast, W.Hodge 14+1reb+5ast, A.Alamo 10+8reb+1ast, D.Jefferson 2+2reb
gschID: 555015





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  ROMANIA  


Phoenix Galati keeps Gugino for another season - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) re-signed 31-year old American power forward Tony Gugino (207-96kg-86, college: Hillsdale). He played there last season. In 15 Liga Nationala games he recorded 14.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention. Gugino also played that season for Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League where in 7 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg.
Gugino has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Yambol and Rilski) and Switzerland (Monthey, Massagno and Boncourt).
He attended Hillsdale College until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Neftekhimik Tobolsk keeps Tochilkin for another season - by Eurobasket News

Neftekhimik Tobolsk (Superleague 3) re-signed 23-year old guard Aleksey Tochilkin (198-94, agency: Alti Sport). He played there last season. In 7 Superleague 3 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.9spg. Tochilkin also played that season for Dynamo-CBK Stavropol (Superleague 2) where in 25 games he had 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.9apg.
He helped his team to make it to the U23 League Semifinals in 2013.
Tochilkin has played previously for four other teams: Sojuz Zaretchny, Samara 2nd team, Cheb.Yastreby and Avtodor Saratov 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimki keeps Pateev for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 27-year old former international center Ruslan Pateev (213-113kg-90, college: Arizona State, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in two Eurocup games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Pateev also played 1 game in VTB United League where he had only 2 points and 2 rebounds.
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2016. Pateev received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Center of the Year award back in 2014.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Pateev played for Russian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
He represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg.
Pateev has played also professionally in .
He attended Arizona State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Pateev's game is described as: He is efficient around the basket and can knock down jumpers and will add toughness and a defensive presence to the floor.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Alexey Shved
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev
James Anderson

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Centers:
Dmitry Sokolov
Ruslan Pateev

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neftekhimik Tobolsk inks Alexei Marchenko - by Alex Rovenskyi

Neftekhimik Tobolsk (Superleague 3) signed 30-year old guard Alexei Marchenko (191-95kg-87) from Elbrus Cherkessk. In 39 Superleague 3 games he had 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.9spg last season.
Marchenko's team made it to the Russian Cup Final Four in 2014.
He was a member of Russian U18 National Team back in 2005.
Marchenko has played previously for seven other teams: CSKA Moscow, Sojuz Zaretchny, Samara 2nd team, Alians, Volzhanin-GES Volzhskiy, Musson and Alians.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Moron lands Wally Niang - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) tabbed 21-year old Senegalese center Wally Niang (206-95kg-96). He played most recently at BC Morabanc Andorra II in Spanish EBA league. In 7 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.0spg last season. Niang also played that season for another team Long Island Nets in U.S. NBA-G-League. But in 5 games he had just 0.8ppg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the Spanish U19 Championships Semifinals in 2013. Niang received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Niang has played previously for four other teams: Real Madrid, Movil Estudiantes, Real Madrid II and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.

Aceitunas Fragata Moron roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jose_Antonio Marco

Forwards:
Cheick_Sekou Conde
Jose Jimenez
Ted Hinnenkamp

Center:
Wally Niang

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Crvena Zvezda lands James Feldeine - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) landed 29-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard James Feldeine (193-86kg-88, college: Quinnipiac). He has played for the last two years at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 34 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Feldeine helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Feldeine also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 6.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Feldeine received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Feldeine has played previously professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros) and Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
He attended Quinnipiac College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Feldeine's outlook: A great scorer, with winning mentality. Gives his best shooting from outside, but he's also enough athletic to drive inside to finish. He made huge improvements during his first months in Spain.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Nikola Jovanovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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World Cup Qualifiers: Armenia surprise Slovak Republic in Yerevan - by Eurobasket News

Armenia surprised Slovak Republic 75-61 in Yerevan at the start of the European Pre-Qualifers in Group A. They trailed 15-20 after the first ten minutes before the massive 31-10 surge in the second frame. Moreover the hosts added a 13-9 run as A.J. Hess (201-G/F-94, college: S.Dakota St.) brought his team 48-30 advantage. Slovak Republic replied with a 22-16 rally in the last stanza, but could not save the game.
A.J. Hess top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) notched 16. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan (201-F-95) delivered 14, whilst Andrew Chrabascz (203-F-94) added 11. Radoslav Rancik (205-F/C-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: BeoBasket) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and Andre Jones (191-G-90, college: Winthrop) scored 12.



Slovakian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Mario Ihring
Ihring
Jaroslav Musil
Musil
Peter Sedmak
Sedmak
Michal Batka
Batka
Simon Krajcovic
Krajcovic
#e#5
4Mario Ihring 192-G-98 Betaland Cdo Italy
5Simon Krajcovic 191-PG-94 Levice Slovakia
*6Andre JONES
7Dalibor Hlivak 190-G-95 Karlovka Slovakia
8Jaroslav Musil 192-G-89 Prievidza Slovakia
9Milan Ziak 190-PG-88 Kosice Slovakia
10Stanislav Baldovsky 193-SG-89 Kosice Slovakia
11Radoslav Rancik 205-F/C-79 Inter Bratislava Slovakia
12Martin Bachan 203-F/C-95 Levice Slovakia
13Peter Sedmak 207-F/C-85 Kosice Slovakia
14Michal Batka 204-C-87 Inter Bratislava Slovakia
15Michal Fusek 224-C-95 Spirou Belgium

Ivan Rudez Head Coach Geneve Lions Switzerland
Peter Torda Assistant



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Tajfun Sentjur inks rookie Marcus Williams - by Zeljko Zule

Tajfun Sentjur added another import player to its roster for the upcoming season by inking Nigerian with American citizenship rookie Marcus Williams (201-G/F-94) on a one-year deal.
Williams arrives from Michigan Deaborn where he spent last three seasons. In the lastest one, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks in 31 NAIA games. He has also played college basketball for Henry Ford CC Academy.



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Zaragoza tabs Jarvis Varnado, ex Istanbul BBSK - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) inked 29-year old American center Jarvis Varnado (206-104kg-88, college: Mississippi State). He played most recently at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 9 games he averaged 6.1ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Varnado played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 Serie A games he had 10.0ppg and 4.8rpg. Varnado helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. He also played 9 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2apg. Varnado also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 12.7ppg and 5.7rpg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Miami Heat (NBA) in second round (41st overall). Varnado attended Mississippi State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2010. Varnado was selected to D-League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Varnado's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 71.4%, FT: 72.2%.
Varnado is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Varnado has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Puerto Rico (Piratas), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Phi.76ers), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Iowa Energy) and Italy (Roma Virtus and The Flexx Pistoia).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2010)
He is very disciplined and doesn't bite easily on shotfakes ... He has become a rebounding force as well, showing good activity and willingness to go after the ball ... His length and hops allow him to grab balls well out of his rebounding area ... On the offensive end his game has continued to grow and he has shown steady improvements.
He is not comfortable or effective turning to his right shoulder, even when he does he still looks to finish with his right hand, resulting in an awkward shot that comes across his body
.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Nikola Dragovic
Jarvis Varnado
Michal Michalak
Michal Michalak
Lovro Mazalin
Torian Graham

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rivero comes back to Lucentum - by Eurobasket News

HLA Lucentum Alicante (LEB Silver) inked experienced 38-year old point guard Pedro Rivero (186-79). It is actually his comeback to Meridiano Alicante as he has played here before. Rivero played most recently at Melilla Baloncesto in the LEB Gold. In 34 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.8apg last season. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Rivero played at Ourense (also in LEB Gold) where in 32 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Rivero won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2013 and 2015.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for eight other teams: Caceres_Basket, UCAM Murcia, Leon, Real Betis, Tenerife, Cantabria, Zaragoza and Los Barrios.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Lucentum.

HLA Lucentum Alicante roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Rivero
Alvaro Lobo
Adrian Chapela

Forward:
Orion Outerbridge

Coach: David Varela

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Gipuzkoa keeps Pardina for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) re-signed 24-year old forward Joan Pardina (202-93, agency: Interperformances). He played there last season. In 33 LEB Gold games he averaged 7.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg. Pardina helped them to win the LEB Gold title (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Pardina played at Magia_Huesca (also in LEB Gold) where in 39 games he had 6.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
Pardina has played previously for four other teams: La ICL Manresa, Sant Nicolau, Menorca and Meridiano Alicante.

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Joventut keeps Gielo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) re-signed 24-year old Polish international forward Tomasz Gielo (205-100kg-93, college: Mississippi). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 4.6ppg and 2.0rpg.
Gielo has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his college team won Big South Conference Tournament in 2013. Gielo received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Gielo has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg.
Gielo has played also professionally for other Polish teams like Wilki Morskie, AZS Radex, AZS UMK Torun and SMS PZKosz.
He attended University of Mississippi until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Saulius Kulvietis
Albert Ventura
Tomasz Gielo
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Gipuzkoa keeps Carlson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old American power forward Mike Carlson (206-91kg-91, college: Truman State, agency: Duran International). He was a team leader there last season. In 34 LEB Gold games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg. Carlson helped them to win the LEB Gold title (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Cocinas.com (also in LEB Gold) where in 30 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
Carlson has played also professionally in Australia (South West Metro Pirates).
He attended Truman State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Versatile scorer as a traditional stretch power forward (6'9") with range to the three-point line who is a plus rebounder and passer.

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Azuqueca adds Yusta to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) added to their roster 31-year old power forward Daniel Yusta (201-86) from Real Canoe. In 30 EBA games he had 6.0ppg and 3.7rpg last season. He helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 3 title.
Yusta has played previously for five other teams: Alcobendas, Real Madrid II, Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B, Torrejon and Navalcarnero.

Isover Basket Azuqueca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Harris
Alvaro Rojas
Carlos Hidalgo

Forwards:
Carlos Garcia
Julian Lewis

Center:
Daniel Yusta

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Maldonado re-signs at Albacete - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 20-year old forward David Maldonado (198-97). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 22 LEB Silver games he had just 1.6ppg and 1.5rpg last season.
Maldonado won Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 championship title in 2016.

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Coruna inks Michael Torres - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) signed 23-year old guard Michael Torres (188-94). He played last season at Arcos Albacete Basket in the LEB Silver. In 26 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Torres played at Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) where in 26 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg.
He has played previously for Castelldefels.

Leyma Basquet Coruna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Sanz
Angel Hernandez
Michael Torres

Forward:
Jonathan Gilling

Center:
Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca

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FC Barcelona close to sign Kevin Seraphin - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 28-year old French international center Kevin Seraphin (208-125kg-89) who played last time at Indiana Pacers in NBA. In 53 games he had 4.9ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Seraphin played at the Knicks in NBA where in 48 games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (17th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Seraphin's team made it to the Spanish ACB final in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2010.
Seraphin has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Seraphin also represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 54.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Seraphin has played also professionally in NBA (Washington Wizards), Spain (Baskonia) and France (Cholet Basket).
On Seraphin: Explosive post player with ideal strength and toughness to play inside … Very aggressive around the rim, known for making ferocious dunks … Big, soft hands allow him to grab boards with ease … Strong rebounder with a willingness to bang inside.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Carlos Navarro
Petteri Koponen
Thomas Heurtel
Pau Ribas
Phil Pressey

Forwards:
Victor Claver
Adrien Moerman
Rakim Sanders
Pierre Oriola
Aleksander Vezenkov

Center:
Ante Tomic

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Utrera signs Francisco Marquez - by Greg

Alba Ibis CB Utrera (EBA) signed power forward Francisco Marquez (203) from Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team. In 20 EBA games he had 6.8ppg and 2.3rpg last season.

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Deividas Gailius (ex Lietuvos rytas) joins Burgos - by Eurobasket News

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian international forward Deividas Gailius (200-98kg-88). He has played for the last two seasons at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 34 games he had 8.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg last season. Gailius helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Gailius also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gailius' team won Lithuanian Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention in 2015.
Gailius has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2011 and previously for University National Team back in 2009.
Gailius also represented Lithuania at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Gailius has played also professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Siauliai and Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda).
On Gailius: A small forward who can spend time at the 2 position if needed. He's enought athletic and yet very good at the offensive side. Can score from distance, create his shot and can grab some rebounds. Needs to improve his defensive skills to play at higher level, however, and seems to not love contacts.

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Menorca keeps Segui for another season - by Eurobasket News

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis (EBA) re-signed 30-year old forward Ismael Segui (198-87). He played there last season. In 8 EBA games he averaged 4.9ppg and 1.5rpg. Segui also played that season for CCE Sant Lluis where in 8 EBA games he had 4.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
He is a very experienced player.

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Quintanar lands Daquan Brickhouse - by Eurobasket News

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (EBA) tabbed 25-year old American point guard Daquan Brickhouse (173-73kg-92). just graduated from Coppin State College (NCAA).
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Brickhouse played at the MEAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.

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Manresa inks Alvaro Munoz - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (LEB Gold) signed 27-year old German small forward Alvaro Munoz (197-90kg-90). He played last season at Walter Tigers in German BBL league. In 33 games he had 5.6ppg and 2.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Munoz played at EnBW Ludwigsburg (also in BBL) where in 35 games he recorded 4.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.0apg.
Munoz's team made it to the Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2014.
He represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Munoz's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 81.8%.
Munoz has played previously for five other Spain teams: Blancos de Rueda, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Oviedo_CB, CB Illescas and Zarzuela.
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Munoz could be described: A great player, with winning mentality. Gives his best shooting from outside, but he's also enough athletic to drive inside to finish. Alvaro is a very versatile player who can play many roles or positions for us. He passes it. He shoots it. He can rebound. He can defense. He is a complete player.

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriel Lundberg
Noah Allen
Daniel Garcia

Forwards:
Jordi Trias
Alvaro Munoz
Jokubas Gintvainis
Nil Bria

Center:
Javier Mugica

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Moron lands Wally Niang - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) tabbed 21-year old Senegalese center Wally Niang (206-95kg-96). He played most recently at BC Morabanc Andorra II in Spanish EBA league. In 7 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.0spg last season. Niang also played that season for another team Long Island Nets in U.S. NBA-G-League. But in 5 games he had just 0.8ppg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the Spanish U19 Championships Semifinals in 2013. Niang received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Niang has played previously for four other teams: Real Madrid, Movil Estudiantes, Real Madrid II and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.

Aceitunas Fragata Moron roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jose_Antonio Marco

Forwards:
Cheick_Sekou Conde
Jose Jimenez
Ted Hinnenkamp

Center:
Wally Niang

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Jaylen Larry agreed terms with Coin - by Eurobasket News

CB Coin Almoguera Abogados (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of American center Jaylen Larry (203-104kg). He just graduated from Rochester College (NAIA). In 29 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-AII Div.II 2nd Team. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-USCAA D1 1st Team and All-AII Div.II 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Larry is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team won AII Div.II Regular Season in 2016.

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Almeria welcomes back Rueda - by Eurobasket News

Almeria Basket (1 Div.) tabbed 31-year old Spaniard point guard Roberto Rueda (182-86). It is actually his comeback to Almeria as he has played here before. Rueda has played for the last three years at Dax-Gamarde in French NM2 league.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2013. Rueda received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played previously for five other Spain teams: Plasencia, Castello, Promobys Tijola, McDonald's and Villarrobledo.

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Jose Ignacio Giraldez is a newcomer at CAM E.Soler - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old forward Jose Ignacio Giraldez (195-97). He played last season at the junior team of Moron in the LEB Silver. LEB Silver was a little too high level for him, where in two LEB Silver games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 steal. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Giraldez's team made it to the U19 Championships Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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

Hector Manzano
Phillip Holm
Javier Gonzalez
Joe Graessle
Carlos Platero
Jose Ignacio Giraldez
Yusef Ahmed
Luis Garcia
Miguel Mora
Wasim El Otmani
Daniel Mateos
Cristian Mullor

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Jose Maria Gil (ex Swords Thunder) signs at Real Canoe - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Real Canoe Madrid landed 26-year old Spaniard center Jose Maria Gil (207-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Swords Thunder in Irish Super League. In 21 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 2.4bpg last season. Gil helped them to win the cup and end the regular season as the second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League Import Player of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Gil played at Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) where in 26 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
Gil represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 3.4rpg.
Gil has played previously for two other Spanish teams: Real Madrid and Real Madrid II.

Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Miguel Bustillo

Forwards:
Ander Martinez
Jose_Miguel Perez

Center:
Jose_Maria Gil

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Kevin Jerez Pilotti agreed terms with Lanus - by Eurobasket News

Lanus Buenos Aires (TFB) inked 28-year old Spaniard point guard Kevin Jerez Pilotti (186-89) from Ramos Mejia.
The previous (15-16) season he played at River Plate.
Jerez Pilotti has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jerez Pilotti has played previously professionally also in Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada) and Argentina (Independiente Tandil and La Union).

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World Cup Qualifiers: Sweden pip Bosnia and Herzegovina in Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Sweden defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 81-73 in Norrkoping at the Stadium Arena. They opened their European Pre-Qualifers in Group A with a necessary win after a massive run in the last stanza.
Bosnia and Herzegovina posted an early 23-20 lead, while Sweden tied the game at 38:38. Bosnia and Herzegovina pulled it again in the third period and grabbed a 6-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Sweden however closed the game with a final 26-12 surge for the final success.
Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) posted 16. Nicholas Spires (210-C-94) ended up with 14 points and Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91, agency: Interperformances) poured in 11. Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) finished the night with 17 points and Markus Loncar (211-C-96) brought 16.



Swedish National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Tobias Borg
Borg
Viktor Gaddefors
Gaddefors
Thomas Massamba
Massamba
Nicholas Spires
Spires
Marcus Eriksson
Eriksson
#e#5
4Jonathan Person 190-PG-93 Uppsala Sweden
5Tobias Borg 184-PG-93 RETAbet BB Spain
6Viktor Gaddefors 201-SF-92 JuveCaserta Italy
7Dino Pita 195-G-88 Krosno Poland
9Thomas Massamba 183-PG-85 Sodertalje Sweden
10Martin Pahlmblad 195-SG-86 Sodertalje Sweden
11Adam Ramstedt 208-SF-95 Sodertalje Sweden
14Alexander Lindqvist 205-F-91 Uppsala Sweden
16Nicholas Spires 210-C-94 Sodertalje Sweden
20Marcus Eriksson 201-G/F-93 Gran Canaria Spain
29Tim Schuberg 188-G-95 Norrkoping Sweden
40Carl Engstrom 216-C-91 Tartu Ulikool Estonia

Vedran Bosnic Head Coach Geneve Lions Switzerland
Adnan Chuk Assistant Norrkoping Sweden
Fredrik Joulamo Assistant BG Lulea Sweden



Sodertalje keeps Sjolin for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan) re-signed 20-year old point guard Henrik Sjolin (183-97). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 22 Basketligan games he recorded just 1.7ppg last season. Sjolin helped them to make it to the final. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he averaged only 0.4ppg.
Despite young age Sjolin had impressive career. Sjolin won Swedish Basketligan championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan 3rd Team award in 2016.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.0apg.

Sodertalje Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Pahlmblad
Henrik Sjolin

Forwards:
Aaron Anderson
Adam Ramstedt

Center:
Nicholas Spires

Coach: Ludwig Degernas

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Martynas Kairavicius agreed terms with Swiss Central - by Eurobasket News

Swiss Central Basket Luzern (LNA) inked 29-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Martynas Kairavicius (196-88). He has played for the last two years at GC Zurich (LNB). In 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Kairavicius was tested by BCKE Wallabies (also in LNB).
He won Swiss 1LN championship title in 2012.
Kairavicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Sakalai and Radviliskio.

Swiss Central Basket Luzern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastiano Morandi
Martynas Kairavicius
Marco Lehmann

Forwards:
Branko Tomic
Ivo Volic
Michael Pluess
Tommy Fankhauser

Center:
Luka Mandic

Coach: Danijel Eric

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Lester Medford (ex Falco KC) is a newcomer at Geneve Lions - by Luca Maffioli

Lions de Geneve (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American point guard Lester Medford (178-77kg-93, college: Baylor, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at Falco KC Szombathely in Hungarian A Division. In 46 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg last season. Medford helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Medford graduated from Baylor University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Marquis Addison
Lucas Pythoud
Lester Medford

Forwards:
Marko Mladjan
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

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Yigit Bektas agreed terms with Mamak DSI - by Eurobasket News

Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. (TBL) inked 25-year old point guard Yigit Bektas (178-92). He played most recently at Maliye Milli in the TB2L. In 15 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bektas played at Muglaorman (also in TB2L).
He has played previously for three other teams: TED Kolejliler, ASE Anadolu and Boluspor.

Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ali Kavaklioglu
Yigit Bektas

Centers:
Adnan_Onder Kulcebas
Xavier Rey
Serkan Kirce

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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Zaragoza tabs Jarvis Varnado, ex Istanbul BBSK - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) inked 29-year old American center Jarvis Varnado (206-104kg-88, college: Mississippi State). He played most recently at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 9 games he averaged 6.1ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Varnado played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 Serie A games he had 10.0ppg and 4.8rpg. Varnado helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. He also played 9 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2apg. Varnado also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 12.7ppg and 5.7rpg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Miami Heat (NBA) in second round (41st overall). Varnado attended Mississippi State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2010. Varnado was selected to D-League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Varnado's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 71.4%, FT: 72.2%.
Varnado is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Varnado has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Puerto Rico (Piratas), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Phi.76ers), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Iowa Energy) and Italy (Roma Virtus and The Flexx Pistoia).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2010)
He is very disciplined and doesn't bite easily on shotfakes ... He has become a rebounding force as well, showing good activity and willingness to go after the ball ... His length and hops allow him to grab balls well out of his rebounding area ... On the offensive end his game has continued to grow and he has shown steady improvements.
He is not comfortable or effective turning to his right shoulder, even when he does he still looks to finish with his right hand, resulting in an awkward shot that comes across his body
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Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Nikola Dragovic
Jarvis Varnado
Michal Michalak
Michal Michalak
Lovro Mazalin
Torian Graham

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

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AEK Athens tab Mike Green, ex Pinar Karsiyaka - by Chris Mammides

AEK Athens (A1) inked 32-year old American point guard Mike Green (185-83kg-85, college: Butler). He played most recently at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 20 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.6apg and 1.3spg last season. Green helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.8apg (top 3) and 1.9spg.
Green contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team he played that season for was Balikesir (also in BSL). In 8 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 8.3apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Green's team won Italian SerieA Regular Season in 2013. He received also All-Horizon League Player of the Year award and All-Horizon League 1st Team award back in 2008 at his college time.
Green is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), France (Paris Levallois), Russia (Khimki) and Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, Openjobmetis VA, Umana Venezia and Basket Barcellona).
Green attended Butler University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A great ball handler and dribbler, has a great court vision and leadership. A classic point guard, he takes advantage from great quickness to attack the basket as soon as he has rooom. Quick legs and solid body allow him to be a good defender on opposite guards.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Mike Green
Kelsey Barlow
Michael Dixon
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Dimitrios Moraitis
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Dionysis Skoulidas
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Nikos Rogkavopoulos
Edin Atic

Centers:
Dimitrios Mavroeidis
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Tel Aviv adds McKee to their roster, ex Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) added to their roster 31-year old American point guard Tywain McKee (188-81kg-86, college: Coppin State). He played last season at Turk Telekom in Turkish TBL league. In 38 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 6.2apg and 2.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season McKee played at Le Mans in French ProA where in 40 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. McKee also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 14.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg.
McKee has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
McKee is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. McKee tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Illawarra Hawks), Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Germany (EWE Baskets), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem) and Russia (Unics Kazan and Zenit).
McKee attended Coppin State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raviv Limonad
Tywain McKee
Adrian Banks
Tzuf Moshe

Forwards:
Matt Howard
Daniel Aidan
Rafi Menco
Tomer Ginat

Coach: Danny Franco

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UKRAINE  


Budivelnyk lands Kervin Bristol - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) tabbed 29-year old American (has also Haitian passport) center Kervin Bristol (206-104kg-88, college: Fordham). He played most recently at Kataja Basket in Finnish Korisliiga. Bristol managed to play in seven leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 30 Korisliiga games he averaged 9.1ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.7bpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Bristol also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 4.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 5.0bpg. He also played 3 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Bristol played shortly was Bipa Basket. In three Superleague games he got 9.7ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.7bpg. Another team Bristol played briefly was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league. In three Eurocup games he got 3.7ppg and 2.0rpg. He also played 4 games in VTB United League where he got 3.3ppg and 3.5rpg. Another team Bristol played temporarily was Muglaorman in Turkish TBL. In 6 games he got just 2.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8bpg.
Among other achievements Bristol received Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Bristol experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bristol has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France (JDA Dijon), Greece (Nea Kifisia), Poland (Anwil), Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela), Turkey (Istanbulspor), Russia (Krasnie Krilya) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
He attended Fordham University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Budivelnyk Kyiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henry Dugat
Ruslan Otverchenko
Brandon Fields

Forwards:
Maksim Sandul
Pavlo Krutous

Centers:
Michailis Anisimovas
Igor Chumakov
Kervin Bristol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Denis Noskov agreed terms with Mykolaiv - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old swingman Denis Noskov (202-90kg-90) from Zaporizhya. In 14 Superleague games he recorded 9.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Noskov also played that season for Lourdes Tarbes in French NM1 where in 10 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.2apg.
He represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 47.4%, FT: 55.6%.
Noskov has played previously professionally also in Georgia (Olimpi) and Ukraine (BC Odessa, BC Kyiv, Azovmash and Cherkasy).

MBC Mykolaiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Oleksandr Shostuha

Forwards:
Denis Noskov
Oleksandr Tsykalyuk

Center:
Oleksandr Kushnirov

Coach: Sergei Kirlan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shostuha comes back to Mykolaiv - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) inked 33-year old guard Oleksandr Shostuha (191-81kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Mykolaiv as he has played here before. Shostuha played most recently at Hoverla in Ukrainian Higher League. In 24 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9spg last season. He helped them to win the Higher League title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League 2nd Team. Shostuha also played that season for Kremen where in 22 Superleague games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League 2nd Team.
Shostuha SoyuzBasket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Le Havre tabs Stacy Davis, ex Cherkasy - by Eurobasket News

STB Le Havre (ProB) inked 23-year old American forward Stacy Davis (198-111kg-94, college: Pepperdine). He played most recently at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in Ukrainian Superleague. In 37 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg last season. Davis helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received All-WCC 1st Team award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Davis graduated from Pepperdine University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

STB Le Havre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Samir Mekdad
Seidou Njoya
Rudy Jomby
Omar Krayem

Forwards:
Sade Aded_Hussein
Jimmy Hall
Stacy Davis
Gauthier Denis

Center:
Fabien Paschal

Coach: Jean Manuel Sousa

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Mykolaiv tabs Anton Davydiuk - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) inked 25-year old power forward Anton Davydiuk (205-95kg-92) from SK Cherkasy Monkeys. In 8 Superleague games he recorded 4.5ppg and 2.0rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Davydiuk was a member of Ukrainian U20 National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for two other teams: Halychyna and Vinnitsky Zubry.

MBC Mykolaiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Oleksandr Shostuha

Forwards:
Denis Noskov
Anton Davydiuk
Oleksandr Tsykalyuk

Center:
Oleksandr Kushnirov

Coach: Sergei Kirlan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zotov re-signs at Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 20-year old point guard Vitaliy Zotov (188-84kg-97, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 Superleague games he had 3.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Zotov helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final.
He represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.2apg, Steals-4 (2.3spg), FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 25.9%, FT: 58.3%.
Zotov has played previously for three other teams: BC Donetsk, BK Donetsk 2nd team and BK Dnipro-2 Dnepropetrovsk.

Budivelnyk Kyiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henry Dugat
Ruslan Otverchenko
Brandon Fields
Vitaliy Zotov

Forwards:
Maksim Sandul
Pavlo Krutous

Centers:
Michailis Anisimovas
Igor Chumakov
Kervin Bristol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Wheatle re-signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 19-year old British forward Carl Wheatle (196-98). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 34 Serie A2 games he recorded 4.8ppg and 3.3rpg last season. Wheatle helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
Despite young age Wheatle had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention in 2016.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. Wheatle's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 10.6ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 73.7%.
Wheatle has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Greenhouse Pioneers).

Angelico Biella roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothy Bowers
Jazzmarr Ferguson
Gianluca Della_Rosa
Luca Pollone

Forwards:
Albano Chiarastella
Carl Wheatle

Centers:
Giorgio Sgobba
Amedeo Tessitori

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


Goes ink Albert Jackson, ex Gigantes - by Eurobasket News

Goes Montevideo (LUB) agreed terms with 29-year old American center Albert Jackson (211-113kg-88, college: Georgia). He played last season at Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB league. In 28 games he had 8.9ppg and 5.4rpg. Jackson also played that season for Larre Borges where in 24 LUB games he recorded 12.3ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.9bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Iraqi League Semifinals in 2015. Jackson was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Kuwait League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Jackson has played in ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Ciclista), Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando), Holland (Rotterdam), Paraguay (Luqueno), Uruguay (Nacional), Bolivia (Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno), IBA (Gwinett Majic), Kuwait (Al Nasar) and Iraq (Al Nift).
Jackson attended University of Georgia until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Results for the Metro League 17th round - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Metro league 17th round.
Atenas 90 - Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) 27 points
25 de Agosto 85 - Terrell Thomas (165-PG) 24 points 9 rebounds
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Sayago 94 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 28 points 12 rebounds
Marne 87 - Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87, college: Miami Dade CC) 33 points 14 rebounds
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Capitol 80 - Hector Silva (192-F-90) 23 points 10 rebounds
Colon 76 - Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) 32 points 9 rebounds
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Union Atletica 66 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 30 points 9 rebounds
Cordon 61 - Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 11 points 10 rebounds
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Auriblanco 97 - Rodrigo Goncalvez 25 points12 rebounds
Miramar 88 - Martin Trelles (187-F-96) 28 points 14 rebounds
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Verdirrrojo 90 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 27 points 8 rebounds
Tabare 72 - Federico Alvarez (194-F-88) 13 points 4 rebounds



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  VENEZUELA  


Goes ink Albert Jackson, ex Gigantes - by Eurobasket News

Goes Montevideo (LUB) agreed terms with 29-year old American center Albert Jackson (211-113kg-88, college: Georgia). He played last season at Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB league. In 28 games he had 8.9ppg and 5.4rpg. Jackson also played that season for Larre Borges where in 24 LUB games he recorded 12.3ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.9bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Iraqi League Semifinals in 2015. Jackson was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Kuwait League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Jackson has played in ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Ciclista), Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando), Holland (Rotterdam), Paraguay (Luqueno), Uruguay (Nacional), Bolivia (Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno), IBA (Gwinett Majic), Kuwait (Al Nasar) and Iraq (Al Nift).
Jackson attended University of Georgia until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Devin Sweetney (ex Marinos) is a newcomer at Aix-Maurienne - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA). He played most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 6 games he recorded 6.0ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Sweetney also played that season for Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League where in 33 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2010 Tulsa 66ers selected him as fourth overall pick in D-League draft.
The former St. Francis University (PA) standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball. He played in the final of Venezuelan LPB.
Among other achievements Sweetney received Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 3rd Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Sweetney's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in nine different countries. Sweetney has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles), Iceland (Hamar), Japan (Akita Happinets), Latvia (Barons Riga), Mexico (Halcones Rojos), NBA (Denver Nuggets), Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Switzerland (Neuchatel, Lugano Tigers and Monthey) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Really athletic player who plays longer than his frame...Can play the No. 2 or No. 3 position, but his naturally position is the SG because of his athleticism and strength...Explosive around the basket as he is an excellent leaper...Possesses long arms that make him a tremendous defender...Sweetney based upon his production should be considered an NBA prospect. He has good size and has the ability to play multiple positions. This leads us to believe that Devin can flourish in any professional system offensively or defensively. He is a high IQ guy, versatile, athletic and would be a welcomed addition to any professional organization.
Devin has the ability to take over games. Sweetney provided senior leadership on a youthful Saint Francis squad that entered the year with nine newcomers on its roster. He heads into the Northeast Conference playoffs ranked fifth in the league in scoring (16.7 pg), sixth in rebounding (7.4 rpg), fourth in free throw percentage (.824), and fifth in double-doubles (five). Sweetney is just three rebounds shy of joining Maurice Stokes and Sandy Williams as the only players in program history to reach 1,500 points and 750 rebounds during their collegiate careers. He is 24th on the NEC career rebounding list (747) and has racked up 1,508 career points. Sweetney was a two-time Choice Hotels NEC Player-of-the-Week this season...Devin Sweetney held the important leadership role he obtained in his freshman year. became the 38th person in school history to enter the 1,000 Point Club. finished the season with 1,056 career points. is currently in the position to become one of seven players to score 1,300 career points while pulling down 650 rebounds in program history. ranked in several Northeast Conference Top 10 categories. received the Saint Francis Most Valuable Player Award in 2008-09
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Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Marvin Dominique
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki
Devin Sweetney

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Women News


Elazig signs Angela Beadle - by Eurobasket News

Elazig Il Ozel Idare (TKBL) signed 24-year old American center Angela Beadle (190-93, college: Sam Houston State). She plays this summer at Kilsyth Lady Cobras in Australian SEABL-South. In 21 games she had very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.4apg. The last season Beadle played at Widzew in Polish BLK where in 19 games she recorded 12.9ppg and 6.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament in 2013 and 2016. Beadle was also voted All-Southland Conference 2nd Team in 2014 and 2016 at her college time.
Beadle graduated from Sam Houston State in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  COSTA RICA  


Mercer Set for Six-Day Trip to Costa Rica - by Eurobasket News

The Mercer women's basketball team will head overseas Sunday for a six-day trip to Costa Rica that includes a pair of games against the Costa Rica Women's National Team. Mercer will be in San Jose, Costa Rica until Friday, Aug. 4 before returning to Macon. The Bears will play against the Costa Rica National Team at 10 p.m. (ET) Monday and Tuesday. Mercer went 25-7 (12-2 Southern Conference) last season en route to a share of its second straight conference regular season title and a second straight WNIT appearance. "This is a thank you to our student-athletes who chose to play at Mercer," said head coach Susie Gardner . "They have put in a lot of hard work and steered our program in the right direction. Our trip will provide a great opportunity for our team to get closer and build bonds with one another without the stresses of a business-like mindset during the season."
Courtesy of: mercerbears.com



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  GERMANY  


Bamberg signs Caroline Van der Velde - by Eurobasket News

DJK Brose Bamberg (2.Bundesliga) signed 24-year old power forward Caroline Van der Velde (184-93). She has played for the last five seasons at Herner in German DBBL. In 23 games she had just 2.4ppg and 2.1rpg last season. 2.Bundesliga will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Van der Velde also played that season for Herner TC 2 where in 23 2.Bundesliga games she recorded only 2.4ppg and 2.1rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the DBBL Semifinals in 2014 and 2016.
Van der Velde represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 2.4ppg, 1.7rpg.
Van der Velde has played previously for SG BBZ Opladen.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Korinne Campbell (ex PAOK) signs at Adelantados - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) landed 29-year old American forward Korinne Campbell (184-88, college: W.Virginia). She played most recently at PAOK Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. In 22 games she was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and recorded 11.7rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Campbell played at Knox Raiders in Australian Big V where in 14 games she averaged remarkable 21.1ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in 2016 season.
She played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
Campbell is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Campbell has played previously professionally also in Germany (Rotenburg/Scheessel), Portugal (AD Vagos), Romania (ICIM Arad), Finland (Peli Karhut and ViVe) and Czech Republic (Basketball Nymburk).
She attended West Virginia University until 2011 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Campbell's outlook: Korinne is a Forward (184cm) that can play the positions of Small and Power Forward. She graduated from West Virginia University and is a player with long experience overseas. She is a hard match up for defenses because she can take bigger people outside and can post up smaller guards in the paint. Campbell was one of the top players in the country earning fourth team Parade All-America recognition as a high school senior. In 2013 she was at the Finnish League All Import Team.

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Miriam McKenzie
Patricia Benet
Lucia Becerra

Forwards:
Korinne Campbell
Berta Dalmau
Caira Washington

Center:
Valeria Chinea

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bellinzona tabs Brittni Montgomery, ex Aris Thessal. - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Bellinzona (LNA) inked 25-year old American forward Brittni Montgomery (190-92, college: Cent.Florida). She played most recently at AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. In 22 games she averaged 11.2ppg and 8.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Montgomery played at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL where in 6 games she had 5.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0spg. She also played that season for Mersin Gelisim in Turkish TKBL. In 8 games she recorded 11.0ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.1spg. Montgomery also spent pre-season at Athinaikos in A1 that year. In four games she got 10.5ppg, 10.8rpg and 1.8spg.
She graduated from University of Central Florida in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
Montgomery's game is described as: Brittni is a US Center (191cm) that is coming from the University of Central Florida. She can run the floor very good at both ends and is a great post-up player with very nice moves. She is a very good rebounder and a very athletic player. She boasted the team's best field-goal percentage for the season 2014-2015, which ranked her among the American Conference top 10 leaders. She has overseas experience playing in Greece.

Pallacanestro Bellinzona roster for 2017-2018:

Daria Voumard
Sofia Franscella
Miryam Sohm
Brittni Montgomery
Luisa Avila Lopez
Elizabeth Mossi
Mirella Ambrosioni
Aline Ndombele

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Faros Keratsiniou inks Ioanna Diela - by Chris Mammides

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou (A2) agreed terms with 27-year old international forward Ioanna Diela (175-90). She has played for the last three seasons at Panathinaikos in the A1. In 19 games she had 3.4ppg and 1.7rpg in 2015-16 season. A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Diela helped them to make it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Greek League championship title in 2013. Diela was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League 2nd Team back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Diela has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2010.
She represented Greece at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago.
Diela has played previously for Eunikos.

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zoi Kechagia
Argiroula Kalogirou
Aristea Maglara
Katerina Karakasidou
Vraka
Kontrafouri
Saliai
Ioanna Hatzileonti

Forwards:
Ioanna Diela
Panagiota Stabourlou
Efi Kritza
Ria Pateraki
Polina Stabourlou
Alexandridou

Center:
Peli Papamichail

Coach: Giorgos Leivadis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Elitzur Ramla lands Alex Cohen - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla (D1) tabbed 24-year old American/Israeli power forward Alexandra Cohen (196-93, college: Northwestern).Cohen played most recently at Ramat Hasharon. In 20 games she averaged 6.4ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cohen played at Maccabi Ramat Gan where in 28 games she had 4.0ppg and 2.1rpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
Cohen graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

Elitzur Ramla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noa Ganor
Naama Shafir
Daisy Feder
Jennie Simms

Forwards:
Eloisa Katz
Alexandra Cohen

Center:
Adut Bulgak

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Buducnost Bemax inks Sanja Orozovic (ex-Partizan 1953) - by Zeljko Zule

Buducnost Bemax added another player to their roster by inking Serbian Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90) on a one-year cotract.
Orozovic started last season with Spartak Subotica, in November moved to Poland to play for TS Ostrovia Ostrow and in March joined Partizan 1953, for whom she averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in just two Serbian play-off games.
Orozovic is well known WABA figure who played for Celje two seasons. In the latest one, 2012-13, she averaged league-leading 20.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 14 games. She has already played for Partizan in Serbia plus PEAC-Pecs in Hungray and Okzhetpes Kokshetay in Kazakhstan.
Orozovic was a member of all Serbian youth national teams, playing at the European Championships from 2006 to 2010.



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  NCAA1  


Mercer Set for Six-Day Trip to Costa Rica - by Eurobasket News

The Mercer women's basketball team will head overseas Sunday for a six-day trip to Costa Rica that includes a pair of games against the Costa Rica Women's National Team. Mercer will be in San Jose, Costa Rica until Friday, Aug. 4 before returning to Macon. The Bears will play against the Costa Rica National Team at 10 p.m. (ET) Monday and Tuesday. Mercer went 25-7 (12-2 Southern Conference) last season en route to a share of its second straight conference regular season title and a second straight WNIT appearance. "This is a thank you to our student-athletes who chose to play at Mercer," said head coach Susie Gardner . "They have put in a lot of hard work and steered our program in the right direction. Our trip will provide a great opportunity for our team to get closer and build bonds with one another without the stresses of a business-like mindset during the season."
Courtesy of: mercerbears.com



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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rico presents Women's National Team for 2017 AmeriCup - by Luis Modestti


The Puerto Rican Basketball Federation presented the 12 players that will represent Puerto Rico in the 2017 Women's Americup to be played in Buenos Aires, Argentina from August 6-13.

Veteran guard Pamela Rosado (165-PG-86) of Morovis will lead the team in this tournament that qualifies the top three teams for the 2018 Women's World Cup.

Roster:

Tayra Melendez (Santeras de Aguada)
Ashley Santos (Louisiana Tech)
Pamela Rosado (Montaneras de Morovis)
Angelica Bermudez (Lasi Baschet)
Ali Gibson (Aguada)
Paola Crespo (PUCPR)
Michelle Gonzalez (Santurce)
Dayshalee Salaman (Santurce)
Mari Placido (Aguada)
Ashley Perez (James Madison University)
Yolanda Jones (Carolina)
Isalys Quinones (Dartmouth College)

Head Coach: Jerry Batista
Assistant: Danny Ortiz



Martucci was the first pick - by Luis Modestti


BSNF announced that Adily Martucci (173-G-94, agency: Gamble Sports Management) was the first selection by Pollitas de Isabela in the 2017 BSNF Draft.

Martucci played in Quinnipiac University and averaged 7.1 points in her last season. She also played for the national team in the last Centrobasket Championship for Women.

Yauco selected Desanta Franklin (St. Thomas University), Krystal Luciano (Hofstra University) and Jacqueline Rosario (UPR-RP) in the next three picks.

In the next selection Santeras de Aguada picked Raven Prentz while Carolina picked Carmen Torres and Leilanys Cruz.

Yashira Cruz (Isabela), Koralys Torres (Yauco), Liz Marie Figueroa (Atenienses de Manati), Yulimarie Torres (Montaneras de Morovis) and Darianette Gonzalez (Gigantes de Carolina) were selected in the second round. Gonzalez was later traded to Morovis for a 2018 second round pick.

Isabela finished the draft with the selection of Liza Rosa in the third round.

In the non-reserved player draft Isabela selected Sandra Garcia, Yauco picked Dayshalee Salaman, Morovis picked Michelle Gonzalez, Manati selected Natalie Diaz, Aguada selected Mari Placido, Sheila Reyes was picked by Morovis and Sonia Roman was selected by Carolina. The second round had Isabela picking Lanese Bough.

Trades:

Aguada sent Ali Gibson to Carolina for the fifth and ninth pick in the non-reserved player draft.

Aguada sent Jay Marquez to Yauco for Stephanie Rodriguez and Ashley Lopez.

The 2017 BSNF season begins on September 7.



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  SLOVENIA  


Eva Rupnik (ex-ADBA) moves to Orvieto - by Zeljko Zule

Eva Rupnik (177-G-92) will continue her career in Italy. She signed a one-year contract with Serie A2 sideLa Ceprini Costruzioni Orvieto.
Rupnik arrives from ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles, for whom she averaged 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.2 blocks in 26 Spanish Liga Femenina last season. She grew up with Jezica and has already played for Triglav plus TuS Bad Aibling Fireballs in Germany.
Rupnik was a member of all youth Slovenian national teams. She has also represented her country in Junior World Championship in Chile in 2011 and senior team of Slovenia in Qualifications to European Championships 2013,and 2015 and 2017.



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  SPAIN  


Itziar German (ex Quimsa) is a newcomer at RC Celta - by Eurobasket News

Real Club Celta Zorka Vigo (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Spaniard power forward Itziar German (184-86, agency: ProDep Management). She played this summer at Quimsa in Argentinian Superliga. In 12 games she recorded 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga Honorable Mention. The last season German played at Socinsa Bembibre where in 26 games she averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.7rpg.
German won Spanish LF2 championship title in 2012.
She has played previously for six other Spanish teams: Ros Casares, Jopisa Burgos, Maquinaria Ensino, Badajoz BF, CB Pio XII Santiago de Compostela and Conquero.

Real Club Celta Zorka Vigo roster for 2017-2018:

Itziar German
Minata Keita
Sarah Ogoke
Patricia Vicente
Ainhoa Lacorzana

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Promete keeps Salcedo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete (LF2) re-signed 27-year old guard Elena Salcedo (170-90). She played there last season. In 26 LF2 games she averaged 8.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Salcedo played at Campus Promete. But in 17 games she had just 1.2ppg and 1.1rpg.
She has played previously for two other teams: Mann Filter and Alcobendas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Korinne Campbell (ex PAOK) signs at Adelantados - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) landed 29-year old American forward Korinne Campbell (184-88, college: W.Virginia). She played most recently at PAOK Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. In 22 games she was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and recorded 11.7rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Campbell played at Knox Raiders in Australian Big V where in 14 games she averaged remarkable 21.1ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in 2016 season.
She played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
Campbell is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Campbell has played previously professionally also in Germany (Rotenburg/Scheessel), Portugal (AD Vagos), Romania (ICIM Arad), Finland (Peli Karhut and ViVe) and Czech Republic (Basketball Nymburk).
She attended West Virginia University until 2011 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Campbell's outlook: Korinne is a Forward (184cm) that can play the positions of Small and Power Forward. She graduated from West Virginia University and is a player with long experience overseas. She is a hard match up for defenses because she can take bigger people outside and can post up smaller guards in the paint. Campbell was one of the top players in the country earning fourth team Parade All-America recognition as a high school senior. In 2013 she was at the Finnish League All Import Team.

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Miriam McKenzie
Patricia Benet
Lucia Becerra

Forwards:
Korinne Campbell
Berta Dalmau
Caira Washington

Center:
Valeria Chinea

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Bellinzona tabs Brittni Montgomery, ex Aris Thessal. - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Bellinzona (LNA) inked 25-year old American forward Brittni Montgomery (190-92, college: Cent.Florida). She played most recently at AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. In 22 games she averaged 11.2ppg and 8.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Montgomery played at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL where in 6 games she had 5.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0spg. She also played that season for Mersin Gelisim in Turkish TKBL. In 8 games she recorded 11.0ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.1spg. Montgomery also spent pre-season at Athinaikos in A1 that year. In four games she got 10.5ppg, 10.8rpg and 1.8spg.
She graduated from University of Central Florida in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
Montgomery's game is described as: Brittni is a US Center (191cm) that is coming from the University of Central Florida. She can run the floor very good at both ends and is a great post-up player with very nice moves. She is a very good rebounder and a very athletic player. She boasted the team's best field-goal percentage for the season 2014-2015, which ranked her among the American Conference top 10 leaders. She has overseas experience playing in Greece.

Pallacanestro Bellinzona roster for 2017-2018:

Daria Voumard
Sofia Franscella
Miryam Sohm
Brittni Montgomery
Luisa Avila Lopez
Elizabeth Mossi
Mirella Ambrosioni
Aline Ndombele

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  TURKEY  


Orduspor tabs Elzem Arat - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) inked Elzem Arat. She played most recently at the junior team of Galatasaray in the KBSL. KBSL was a little too high level for her, where in only one game she did not score anything. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.

Orduspor roster for 2017-2018:

Sebnem Ozcelik
Olena Staschuk
Gulay Gul
Elzem Arat

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Elazig signs Angela Beadle - by Eurobasket News

Elazig Il Ozel Idare (TKBL) signed 24-year old American center Angela Beadle (190-93, college: Sam Houston State). She plays this summer at Kilsyth Lady Cobras in Australian SEABL-South. In 21 games she had very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.4apg. The last season Beadle played at Widzew in Polish BLK where in 19 games she recorded 12.9ppg and 6.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament in 2013 and 2016. Beadle was also voted All-Southland Conference 2nd Team in 2014 and 2016 at her college time.
Beadle graduated from Sam Houston State in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WABA  


Buducnost Bemax inks Sanja Orozovic (ex-Partizan 1953) - by Zeljko Zule

Buducnost Bemax added another player to their roster by inking Serbian Sanja Orozovic (183-G-90) on a one-year cotract.
Orozovic started last season with Spartak Subotica, in November moved to Poland to play for TS Ostrovia Ostrow and in March joined Partizan 1953, for whom she averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in just two Serbian play-off games.
Orozovic is well known WABA figure who played for Celje two seasons. In the latest one, 2012-13, she averaged league-leading 20.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 14 games. She has already played for Partizan in Serbia plus PEAC-Pecs in Hungray and Okzhetpes Kokshetay in Kazakhstan.
Orozovic was a member of all Serbian youth national teams, playing at the European Championships from 2006 to 2010.