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  ABA LEAGUE  



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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



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

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



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  ALGERIA  


Bayern Munich sign NBA free-agent guard Jared Cunningham - by David Pick

FC Bayern Munich of the German BBL has tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham out of Oregon State, who played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league.

In 31 games in Asia he averaged 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season. Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season with the Bucks in the NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg.

In 2012 Cunningham was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (24th overall). He attended Oregon State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cunningham received NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.

Cunningham has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers, Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers).



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  ARGENTINA  


Federico Van Lacke (ex Olimpico LB) agreed terms with Gipuzkoa - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) inked experienced 37-year old Argentinian ex-international shooting guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Van Lacke has played for the last two years at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda in Argentinian LigaA. In 64 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.8apg last season.
Among other achievements Van Lacke's team won Argentinian LigaA North Group Regular Season in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana 2nd Team award in 2016.
Van Lacke represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 75.0%.
Van Lacke has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Van Lacke has played previously professionally also in Spain (Joventut, Movil Estudiantes, UCAM Murcia, Blancos de Rueda and CB Granada) and Argentina (Obras Basket, Echague and Boca Juniors).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Gipuzkoa.
Van Lacke's game is described as: Great leaper and slasher. A completely skilled guard, yet imrpoving, with good mentality and a bright future;.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federico Van_Lacke
Daniel Perez
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

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

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



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  AUSTRALIA  


Kings sign Amritpal Singh, ex Pune P. - by Eurobasket News

Sydney Kings (NBL) signed 26-year old Indian international power forward Amritpal Singh (212-91). He played this summer at Pune Peshwas in Indian UBA League. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 30.4ppg, 13.3rpg (leader !!!), 2.1apg and 2.1bpg. Singh helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Indian UBA 2nd Team.
He also represented India at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 10.2ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 41.1%, FT: 48.3%.
Singh has played also professionally for other Indian teams like ONGC Uttarakhand Dehradoon and W.Railway.

Sydney Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adam Thoseby
Travis Leslie

Forward:
Dane Pineau

Centers:
Kevin Lisch
Amritpal Singh
Isaac Humphries

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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  AUSTRIA  


Predrag Miletic joins Klosterneuburg - by Eurobasket News

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes (A Bundesliga) agreed terms with 33-year old Serbian shooting guard Predrag Miletic (193-90kg-84) from Vienna. Miletic has played there for the last four years. In 35 A Bundesliga games in Austria he was third best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and averaged 5.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg (in top 4) last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
His team won Austrian Supercup in 2016.
Miletic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (Ploiesti), Ukraine (Khimik), Serbia (KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Russia (Musson).

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Christoph Greimeister

Coach: Ante Perica

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Teodo Tivat lands coach Zoran Glomazic - by Eurobasket News

KK Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) hired Montenegrin coach Zoran Glomazic. He has coached for the last three years at HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I.
Among other achievements Glomazic's team made it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Final Four in 2015.
He has coached also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Gacko and KK HEO Bileca.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Montenegro



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


DeVon Walker joins Bosna-Royal - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Aleksandar Radukic
DeVon Walker

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



Bosna-Royal tabs Milija Mikovic - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Aleksandar Radukic

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  BELARUS  


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

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

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belarus



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  BELGIUM  


BC Oostende, Brussels start preseason campaign - by Eurobasket News

BC Oostende outscored Gladiators Trier 85-72 in friendly. Aleksa Kuridza (194-F/G-97) stepped up with 15 points and Loic Schwartz (197-G/F-92) netted 14. Kyle Dranginis (195-SG-92, college: Gonzaga) replied with 23 points in a loss and Lucien Schmikale (194-G/F-97) added 12.
French Gravelines meanwhile overcame Brussels 84-54. The French side dominated the whole game and managed to get a comfortable 30-point victory. Terry Allen (203-F-93, college: Richmond) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Taylor Smith (199-F/C-91, college: SF Austin) netted 22. Adam Mokoka (196-G-98, agency: BeoBasket) followed them with 11 and Sene notched 7.
Later Brussels beat Betfirst Liege Basket 78-77.



Belgian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Belgian National Team 2017
#s#
Manu Lecomte
Lecomte
Sam Van-Rossom
Van-Rossom
Axel Hervelle
Hervelle
Jean-Marc Mwema
Mwema
Jonathan Tabu
Tabu
#e#5
4Manu Lecomte 180-PG-95 Baylor USA
5Sam Van-Rossom 188-PG-86 Valencia Spain
7Axel Hervelle 205-F-83 RETAbet BB Spain
8Jean-Marc Mwema 195-F-89 Oostende Belgium
9Jonathan Tabu 189-PG-85 RETAbet BB Spain
10Quentin Serron 190-G-90 Gravelines France
12Jean Salumu 193-F-90 Oostende Belgium
13Pierre-Antoine Gillet 201-F-91 Chalon France
14Maxime De Zeeuw 206-PF-87 EWE Baskets Germany
16Kevin Tumba 205-C/F-91 UCAM Murcia Spain
19Ismael Bako 208-C-95 Antwerp Belgium
22Vincent Kesteloot 201-F-95 Oostende Belgium

Eddy Casteels Head Coach Leiden Holland
Thierry Declercq Assistant Oostende Belgium
Roel Moors Assistant Antwerp Belgium



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  BOSNIA  


Bosna-Royal tabs Milija Mikovic - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Aleksandar Radukic

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



DeVon Walker joins Bosna-Royal - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Aleksandar Radukic
DeVon Walker

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


And one win B division - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Basketball Federation's (BVIBF) National Summer League concluded on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex with wins for And One and the Nationals.

And One again!

And One duly repeated as Division 'B' Champions with a decisive 68-60 victory over the Junior East Rockers, in game four, led by MVP Demoi Dagou, who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. 'We had some players missing and thought the game would have been harder. Being MVP is nice, but it's a team sport and I thank God for what I got. They had to chase the game and as they began to tire we finished them off.'

Ryan Richardson notched 12 points, Lestin Wiltshire finished with 10 points, 4 rebounds, Nixon Hamilton 8 points, 4 rebounds, Rakeel Jack 6 points, 4 rebounds and Shadim Rubaine 5 points.

For the Junior East Rockers, Shakeem Tyson had 17 points with 8 rebounds, Daunte Scatliffe also notched 17 points and Omar Walker finished with 7 points, 7 rebounds.

Federation Treasurer, Clayton O'Neal noted that despite some issues the League had been a good success 'despite the weather and other setbacks it has been a successful league with two new Champions in the Mystics and Nationals, as well as the repeating And One. The Federation is now looking to get more youngsters involved in running the National League going forward, so more focus can be given to preparing National Teams and Programmes.




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  BULGARIA  


Maodo Nguirane (ex Castello) agreed terms with Academik Plovdiv - by Eurobasket News

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Senegalese international center Maodo Nguirane (210-105kg-93). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Nguirane played most recently at Castello in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he recorded 8.0ppg and 5.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nguirane played at KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona (also in LEB Gold) where in 29 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 5.0rpg.
Nguirane's team made it to the African Champions Cup Final Four in 2015. He was called to Senegalese Senior National Team this year.
Nguirane has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Unicaja Malaga, Tacoronte and Clinicas Rincon.

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasil Bachev
Shakir Smith
Adriyan Sekulov
Rob Davis

Forwards:
Vasil Mihaylov
Martin Durchev

Center:
Maodo Nguirane

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



Cedrick Bowen (ex Haukar) agreed terms with Spartak Pleven - by BGbasket

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) inked 25-year old American forward Cedrick Bowen (198-105kg-92, college: Charleston Southern). He played most recently at Haukar in the Icelandic Dominos League. In 6 games there last season he recorded 5.7ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. Bowen also played earlier that season for KR Reykjavik (also in the Dominos League), where in 13 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
Bowen has played also professionally in Montenegro, for Studentski Centar Podgorica. He attended Charleston Southern until 2015. With them he won the Big South Conference South Division Regular Season championship title in 2013. This will be his third season in pro basketball.

BC Spartak Pleven roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gerasim Nikolov

Forwards:
Konstantin Koev
Cedrick Bowen
Georgi Barzakov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



Koev re-signs at Spartak Pleven - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



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  CHILE  


Diego Osses agreed terms with Puerto Montt - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



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

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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



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  CHINA  


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

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

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

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

Centers:
Maik Zirbes
Devin Booker

Coach: Aleksandar Djordjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bayern Munich sign NBA free-agent guard Jared Cunningham - by David Pick

FC Bayern Munich of the German BBL has tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham out of Oregon State, who played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league.

In 31 games in Asia he averaged 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season. Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season with the Bucks in the NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg.

In 2012 Cunningham was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (24th overall). He attended Oregon State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cunningham received NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.

Cunningham has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers, Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers).



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Croatian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Croatian National Team 2017
#s#
Dominik Mavra
Mavra
Filip Kruslin
Kruslin
Marko Popovic
Popovic
Krunoslav Simon
Simon
Dario Saric
Saric
#e#5
4Dominik Mavra 195-G-94 Joventut Spain
5Filip Kruslin 198-SG-89 Cedevita Croatia
6Marko Popovic 185-PG-82 Fuenlabrada Spain
7Krunoslav Simon 197-F/G-85 Anadolu Efes Turkey
9Dario Saric 207-PF-94 Phi.76ers USA
10Roko-Leni Ukic 196-PG-84 Cedevita Croatia
11Luka Zoric 211-C-84 Cibona Croatia
12Darko Planinic 211-C-90 Banco di Srd Italy
13Marko Tomas 201-G-85 Cedevita Croatia
14Ivan Buva 208-F/C-91 Istanbul BBSK Turkey
15Dragan Bender 213-PF-97 Phoenix Suns USA
44Bojan Bogdanovic 203-SF-89 Indiana P. USA

Aleksandar Petrovic Head Coach Cibona Croatia



Alkar inks Dedrick Basile, Ribola Kastela adds Ante Mikulic - by Zeljko Zule

Dedrick Basile (178-PG-94) is the first import acquistion of Alkar by inking a one-year deal.
Basile arribes from Cal State University Bakersfield, where he averaged 12.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocks in 35 NCAA games last season, helped
Ribola Kastela continued building a roster of its return to the Croatian Premijer League by inking Ante Mikulic (195-G-95) for the 2017-18 season.
Mikulic spent all of his recent career playing for Bosnian side Siroki, where he averaged 1.4 points and 1.0 assits in 16 Bosnian Division I League games 2015-16 season.



Mario Pesut agreed terms with Jazine - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted KK Jazine-Arbanasi Zadar (A1) inked 27-year old point guard Mario Pesut (184-90) from KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka. In 13 A1 games he recorded 7.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Pesut also played that season for SG Luetzel-Post Koblenz in German Regionalliga where in 13 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg.
He has played also professionally in Kosovo (Trepca), Sweden (KFUM Jamtland and Orebro) and Croatia (KK_Zabok and Borik Puntamika).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Selcuklu inks Fran Pilepic - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hermes Analitica inks Bruno Peric (ex-Zagreb) - by Zeljko Zule

A few days after bringing aboard a new coach Toni Radic, Hermes Analitica has added to its roster first player for the upcoming season by signing Bruno Peric (193-G-94) on a one-year deal.
Peric arrives from the city rival Zagreb, for whom he averaged 0.6 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.1 assists in 14 Croatian A1 League games last season.
Peric has already played for the juniors team of Cedevita and Mladost Zagreb plus Zaprudje and Rudes in A2 League.



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

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



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Kevin Mays joins MMCITE Brno - by Surujh Roopnarine

JBC MMCITE Brno (NBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Kevin Mays (193-100kg-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) from NH Ostrava. In 19 NBL games in Czech Republic he averaged 8.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2spg last season while shooting 47.7% on two-point field goals, 39.4% from three and 71.7% from the free-throw line.
A two-year starter at Cal-State Bakersfield, Mays helped lead them to the WAC Tournament title in 2016. He was also voted All-WAC 1st Team in 2016 for his efforts.
This will be the undersized forward's second season as a professional player.

JBC MMCITE Brno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radek Pumprla
Brian Sullivan

Forward:
Kevin Mays

Center:
Mladen Primorac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Czech Republic National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Czech Republic National Team 2017
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Patrik Auda
Auda
Tomas Satoransky
Satoransky
Jiri Welsch
Welsch
Lukas Palyza
Palyza
Jakub Sirina
Sirina
#e#5
1Patrik Auda 206-PF-89 Rosa Poland
8Tomas Satoransky 201-PG-91 Washington W. USA
9Jiri Welsch 199-G-80 CEZ Nymburk Czech Republic
11Lukas Palyza 202-F-89 GTK Gliwice Poland
13Jakub Sirina 186-PG-87 BK Opava Czech Republic
14Kamil Svrdlik 205-F/C-86 BK Pardubice Czech Republic
15Martin Peterka 205-C-95 CEZ Nymburk Czech Republic
17Jaromir Bohacik 197-F/G-92 CEZ Nymburk Czech Republic
31Martin Kriz 200-F-93 CEZ Nymburk Czech Republic
71Tomas Kyzlink 195-SG-93 Umana VE Italy
Vojtech Hruban 202-F-89 CEZ Nymburk Czech Republic
Simon Pursl 203-F/G-97 Svitavy Czech Republic

Ronen Ginzburg Head Coach CEZ Nymburk Czech Republic
Pavel Benes Assistant BK Kolin Czech Republic
Lubomir Ruzicka Assistant Svitavy Czech Republic



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Boulazac signs Eloy Vargas - by Greg

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) signed 29-year old Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-113kg-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International). He played this summer at Metros de Santiago in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In 23 games he had 11.5ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2bpg. Vargas helped them to win the league title. The last season he played at GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA where in 38 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.0apg.
He represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Vargas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 75.9%.
Vargas is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Vargas has played previously professionally also in Greece (Kavala), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Spain (Cocinas.com) and Uruguay (Defensor).

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Giovan Oniangue
Brandon Ubel
Kevin Hangoue
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Darnell Jackson
Eloy Vargas

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ECUADOR  


National League Round 12: Piratas defeat Importadora in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in National League.

The most exciting game of round 12 in the National League took place in Ibarra. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Importadora (6-6) to second ranked Piratas (8-4) 77-76 on Tuesday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-76. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals and American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) who added 15 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) with 26 points and 4 assists. Piratas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-4 record behind leader Iccan. Importadora at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Juvenil. Piratas are 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 on the road against Barcelona (#3) in Guayaquil and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
National League top team - Iccan (9-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Juvenil (6-6) in Vinces 75-68. The winners were led by Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) who scored that evening 21 points and Juan Herrera supported him with 22 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Even 22 points and 4 assists by Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) did not help to save the game for Juvenil. Iccan have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-3 record. Juvenil at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Importadora. Iccan will play against league's second-placed Piratas in Ibarra in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Juvenil will play on the road against Triple E-Uda in Gualaceo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-12) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 12th consecutive match to fifth ranked Leones (7-5) 79-48 on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Javinger Vargas who scored 21 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). At the other side the best for losing team was Jean Pierre who recorded 17 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones moved-up to fourth place. Triple E-Uda at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Leones will meet at home Portoviejo (#7) in the next round. Triple E-Uda will play against Juvenil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Portviejo supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Barcelona (7-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Portoviejo (4-7). Barcelona smashed Portoviejo 88-53. It was a good game for Sam Prescott who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 7 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Portoviejo's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Barcelona have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-4 record having just three points less than leader Iccan. Portoviejo lost fifth consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Barcelona's next round opponent will be Importadora (#5) in Ambato. Portoviejo will play again on the road against Barcelona in Guayaquil and hope to win that game.

Piratas - Importadora 77-76

The most exciting game of round 12 in the National League took place in Ibarra. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Importadora (6-6) to second ranked Piratas (8-4) 77-76 on Tuesday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-76. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals and American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) who added 15 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) with 26 points and 4 assists and international point guard Christian Orozco (182-94) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Importadora players scored in double figures. Piratas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-4 record behind leader Iccan. Importadora at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Juvenil. Piratas are 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 on the road against Barcelona (#3) in Guayaquil and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Importadora: J.Blocker 26+4reb+4ast, J.Romero 16+8reb+1ast, C.Orozco 15+9reb+6ast, T.Sledge 13+7reb+5ast, J.Sanmiguel 4+5reb+5ast, P.Recalde 2
Piratas: R.Perez 22+5reb+9ast, C.Delgado 16+2reb+2ast, W.Clayton 15+11reb+2ast, P.Cano 8+8reb+8ast, C.Malatay 7+1reb+1ast, A.Salgado 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 548248


Portoviejo - Barcelona 53-88

The game in Portviejo supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Barcelona (7-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Portoviejo (4-7). Barcelona smashed Portoviejo 88-53. The game was mostly controlled by Barcelona. Portoviejo was better in fourth quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barcelona well out of reach of Portoviejo shooting 78.6 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Barcelona especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 100.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. It was a good game for American guard Sam Prescott (190-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 7 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Cuban swingman Marvin Cairo (201-91, agency: Pro Sports) contributed with 22 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. International guard Jonathan Arboleda (190-95) replied with 22 points and 4 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and Adriano Barredas (-92) added 9 points and 9 assists in the effort for Portoviejo. Portoviejo's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Barcelona have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-4 record having just three points less than leader Iccan. Portoviejo lost fifth consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Barcelona's next round opponent will be Importadora (#5) in Ambato. Portoviejo will play again on the road against Barcelona in Guayaquil and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Portoviejo: J.Arboleda 22+2reb+4ast, A.Barredas 9+2reb+9ast, M.Ulloa 8+1reb, R.Roldan 6+1reb+5ast, D.Javier Ferrin 4, A.Sabando 2
Barcelona: S.Prescott 22+2reb+7ast, M.Cairo 22+2reb+3ast, R.Cardenas 13+10ast, K.Bowman 9+1reb+1ast, E.Bernal 6, B.Moran 6+4ast
gschID: 548247


Juvenil - Iccan 68-75

National League top team - Iccan (9-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Juvenil (6-6) in Vinces 75-68. Iccan well out of reach of Juvenil shooting 73.8 percent from the field. The winners were led by Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) who scored that evening 21 points and Venezuelan forward Juan Herrera (197-81) supported him with 22 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Iccan players scored in double figures. Even 22 points and 4 assists by Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) did not help to save the game for Juvenil. Venezuelan forward Lenin Lopez (198-91) added 21 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Iccan have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-3 record. Juvenil at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Importadora. Iccan will play against league's second-placed Piratas in Ibarra in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Juvenil will play on the road against Triple E-Uda in Gualaceo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Juvenil: N.Palacios 22+4ast, L.Lopez 21+3reb, J.Diaz 14+6reb, J.Liberio 6+1reb+4ast, J.Quinonez 5, A.Ramon 0
Iccan: J.Herrera 22, C.Silva 21+2reb+2ast, C.Carcelen 13+5reb, E.Caicedo 10+3reb+2ast, J.Centeno 9+2reb+3ast, C.Riera 0
gschID: 548246


Leones - Triple E-Uda 79-48

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-12) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 12th consecutive match to fifth ranked Leones (7-5) 79-48 on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Leones. Triple E-Uda managed to win fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Triple E-Uda to just 5 points in second quarter. Leones shot 61.1 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Leones especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) who scored 21 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). Dominican point guard Jose Acosta (185-92) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Leones players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) who recorded 17 points and Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) added 4 points and 5 rebounds respectively. 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 fourth place. Triple E-Uda at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Leones will meet at home Portoviejo (#7) in the next round. Triple E-Uda will play against Juvenil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Triple E-Uda: J.Pierre 17+2reb, F.Penafiel 6, M.Manzano 5+1reb, H.Molina 4+1reb, J.Alvarez 4+1reb, Y.Romero 4+5reb+2ast
Leones: J.Vargas 21+1reb, R.Luis 13, J.Acosta 12+2reb+7ast, O.Vasco 10+3reb+1ast, C.Jackson 9, C.Cortez 6+1reb
gschID: 548245





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  EL SALVADOR  


Salvadorean Liga MB round 16 best performance: Quincy Scates - by Eurobasket News

American Quincy Scates (197-SF-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Quezaltepeque, receiving a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, seven rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush 11 Lobos (#12, 1-12) with 25-point margin 109-84. Quezaltepeque is placed at 3rd position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Quezaltepeque will need more victories to improve their 10-4 record. In the team's last game Scates had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Quezaltepeque's top player in his first season with the team. Former Tennessee Wesleyan College star has very solid stats this year. Scates is in league's top in points (5th best: 29.4ppg) and averages impressive 58.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Maliek Daniels (193-SG-88) of Santa Ana. Daniels had a very good evening with a double-double of 36 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Santa Ana cruised to a 111-102 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Santiagueno (#11, 2-10). Santa Ana's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Daniels is a newcomer at Santa Ana, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Malik Jackson (198-F-92) of 11 Lobos (#12). Jackson got into 30-points club by scoring 42 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . Despite Jackson's great performance 11 Lobos lost 84-109 to the higher-ranked Quezaltepeque (#3, 10-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. 11 Lobos can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Jackson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jackson has individually a great season in El Salvador. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.7ppg (3rd best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 55.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marc Montavious (206-C-90) of Canarios - 9 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Elder Gimenez (186-F-91) of Isidro Metapan - 43 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Christopher Blake (196-G-88) of Brujos Izalco - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Slim Magee (211-C-89) of Isidro Metapan - 18 points and 18 rebounds
8. Demarquelle Tabb (196-G/F-90) of Santa Ana - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Baltazar Castellon (185-G-93) of Santiagueno - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. David Lawson (185-PG-89) of Canarios - 38 points and 6 assists

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



Liga MB Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

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

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

Isidro Metapan - Brujos Izalco 92-96

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


Canarios - Giants 89-70

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


El Rapido - Santa Tecla 56-86

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


Santiagueno - Santa Ana 102-111

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


11 Lobos - Quezaltepeque 84-109

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





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Bayern Munich sign NBA free-agent guard Jared Cunningham - by David Pick

FC Bayern Munich of the German BBL has tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham out of Oregon State, who played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league.

In 31 games in Asia he averaged 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season. Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season with the Bucks in the NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg.

In 2012 Cunningham was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (24th overall). He attended Oregon State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cunningham received NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.

Cunningham has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers, Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers).



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Eurobasket Select Team gets 2nd win of German Tour in Vechta - by ESL News

The Eurobasket Select Team earned it's second win of the tour tonight against SC RASTA Vechta 2nd team while leading wire to wire. Eurobasket's Luke Cochran (208-C) scored the first eight points of the game on route to his team high 16 points and 7 rebounds. The starting unit of Cochran, Kenny Bellinger (185-G-92, college: Armstr.Atlantic), Isaiah Butler (188-G-92), Arvel Atwater (196-F), and Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding) built an early 12 point lead and never really looked back. Eurobasket controlled a double-digit lead the rest of the way as the second unit of Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech), Quaderrick Shaw (191-G-93, college: Florida St.), Ryan Burnett (196-G/F-92, college: Columbus St.), Jordan Stotts (203-F-93, college: Sioux Falls), and Kris Bell (206-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.) scored 50 of the 88 points in their 20 minutes of action.

'I thought tonight was the first night that we really came together and played as a team,' Eurobasket Select Head Coach Allen Mkrtychyan said. 'We have had a real trouble with turnovers in the first two games, but tonight we limited them and even welcomed them. We had two shot clock violations because we were so unselfish on the offensive end. On a new team with players coming from all over, I will welcome that as a sign of growth.'

Three players reached double figures in scoring, as mentioned before Cochran scored the team high 16 points, but Burnett and Bell in the second unit had 14 and 10 points respectively. Stotts, a 6'7 Forward from Sioux Falls University just missed the team's first double-double of the tour with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Point guards Bellinger, Prusator, and Butler each did their jobs distributing the basketball as they all had personal tour highs with 5, 4, and 3 assists respectively.

SC RASTA Vechta 2nd team, a young team with a couple very strong import players. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90, college: Cent.Arkansas), an American from Central Arkansas with experience in Colombia and Portugal scored 28 points, while Croatian Center Neven Zeravica (205-C-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) had 14 points and 9 rebounds. 'They have a lot of young players they are trying to develop for their Pro A team, but I think they have brought in great older imports that will help speed that process along. Crawford, is an exciting player that I think will allow Vechta some good success in the regionalliga,' Mkrtychyan said.

Eurobasket Select will have a busy Wednesday as half of the team will travel to Quackenbrueck to take on Pro B power Artland Dragons, while the other half of the team will battle Dusseldorf. Both teams should present interesting challenges for the team of Americans. Zach Gordon (203-F-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO), Killven Samuel (188-G-89, college: Northeastern St.), Drew Sears (213-G), and Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA) all had their mandatory rest days on Tuesday. But all 14 players will be active in the doubleheader on Wednesday. Stay tuned for the results of these two matchups!

Box Score for ESL:

Starters:
#7 Kenny Bellinger: 4 pts, 5 ast
#12 Isaiah Butler: 6 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk
#15 Arvel Atwater: 6 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast
#33 Nick Trisko: 6 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk
#45 Luke Cochran: 16 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk

Reserves:
#1 Grant Prusator: 9 pts, 1 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
#9 Quaderrick Shaw: 8 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast
#30 Ryan Burnett: 14 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
#35 Jordan Stotts: 9 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl
#50 Kris Bell: 10 pts, 4 reb, 2 stl
#31 Zach Gordon: DNP (Rest)
#3 Killven Samuel: DNP (Rest)
#55 Drew Sears: DNP (Rest)
#23 Marquis Marshall: DNP (Rest)

Eurobasket Select Roster

#PlayerHeightPositionLast Team
1Grant Prusator6'0GArkansas Tech
7Kenny Bellinger6'1GMaccabi Haifa/Israel
3Killven Samuel6'2GNortheastern State
12Isaiah Butler6'2GMississippi State
9Quaderrick Shaw6'4GFlorida State
23Marquis Marshall6'5G/FAlvernia
30Ryan Burnett6'5G/FColumbus State
15Arvel Atwater6'5G/FAllen
33Nick Trisko6'8FSpalding
35Jordan Stotts6'8FMoncton/Canada
31Zach Gordon6'8FCal Poly
50Kris Bell6'10F/CFort Valley State
55Drew Sears6'10F/CWhitworth
45Luke Cochran6'10F/CSonoma State



All Players Average 20 minutes per game

2017 German Tour Statistics
#PlayerGPPPGRPGAPGSPGBPG
1Grant Prusator27
0.5
2.5
3.50
3Killven Samuel28.53330
7Kenny Bellinger3
9.7
0.3
3.3
1.0
0
9Quaderrick Shaw3
8.3
3
1
1.7
0
12Isaiah Butler2
5
3.5
2
1.5
1
15Arvel Atwater2
6.5
3,50.5
0.5
0
23Marquis Marshall2133.520.50
30Ryan Burnett2
142.5
1.5
1.5
0
31Zach Gordon29.5703.50
33Nick Trisko2651
01.5
35Jordan Stotts27.5
8
0.5
1.0
0.5
45Luke Cochran2
14
5
1.5
0.5
2
50Kris Bell2
6
3.5
01
0
55Drew Sears253.501.50.5






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Sasha Vujacic joins Fiat Torino - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Fiat Torino (Serie A) added to their roster 33-year old Slovenian ex-international shooting guard Sasha Vujacic (201-93kg-84). He has played for the last two seasons at New York Knicks in the NBA. In 41 games he had 3.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg last season.
In 2004 Vujacic was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Turkish President Cup final in 2013. Vujacic was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He was a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Vujacic was called to Slovenian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
He is quite experienced player. Vujacic has played also professionally in Spain (Baskonia), NBA (LA Clippers, LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets), Turkey (Anadolu Efes and Istanbul BBSK), Italy (UBC) and Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela).
On Vujacic: the typical open court player, who loves to score in penetration and in fast break; is adding shooting range (can yet easily hit a three pointer) and is improving his defense; huge upside at SG.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Great height and size to play the point. Excellent ball handling ability and passing ability for a guy his size. Is developing a very consistent jump shot. Great free throw shooter that knows how to penetrate and get to the line. Excellent on the fast break and in the open court. Unselfish player that is always looking for open teammates. Possesses decent speed and quickness for a player his size. Mediocre defensive player. Good feel for the game and has a good enough basketball IQ to play the point in the NBA.
Negatives: Even though he can play the point, he still needs to refine his point guard skills in to even be considered a good point guard. He needs to improve his ball handling, court vision, and passing ability. He definitely has he potential to play the point, but shooting guard looks like the position he is most comfortable playing. Desperately needs more seasoning at playing the point guard. If he has to play the shooting guard position he will be overmatched physically and athletically. Still needs to gain weight and some more muscle to fill out his frame. Gaining strength isn't his biggest priority, but would definitely be a good addition to his game
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Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Sasha Vujacic
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones
Lamar Patterson

Forwards:
Deron Washington
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

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

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

Centers:
Maik Zirbes
Devin Booker

Coach: Aleksandar Djordjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Overview of Day 4 - by Eurobasket News

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

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

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

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




Overview of Day 5 - by Eurobasket News

Group B
U.S. Virgin Islands - Argentina 58-104
Argentina stormed past US Virgin Islands to finish on top of Group B. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) netted 19 points to lead the winners. Argentina accumulated a 48:27 halftime advantage. They unleashed 56 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Nicolas Brussino (202-G/F-93) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Jahmia Simmons (194-G/F-98) answered with 13 points for US Virgin Islands.

Venezuela - Canada 66-75
Canada knocked down Venezuela to finish in the third position in Group B. Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-G-94, college: Florida St.) notched 22 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds to lead the North American side. Canada eked out a 29:27 halftime lead. Venezuela tied things up at 58 heading into the fourth period. But Canada unloaded 27 points in the final period to ice the win. Andrew Nicholson (206-PF-89, college: St.Bonaventure) had 12 points in the victory. John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) tossed in 22 points for Venezuela.

Group C
Uruguay - USA 66-74
C.J. Williams (196-G-90, college: N.Carolina St.) scored 16 points to lead the USA past Uruguay for the second straight win in Group D. Uruguay enjoyed a 20:11 advantage after ten minutes. The United States picked up the tempo in the second term. They grabbed a 34:32 halftime lead. Uruguay knotted things up at 50 heading into the fourth period. The USA however used a 24:16 run in the final frame to seal the win. Reggie Hearn (193-G-91, college: Northwestern) netted 15 points in the victory. Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International) tallied 22 points and 14 rebounds for Uruguay.

Panama - Dominican Republic 64-86
Dominican Republic improved at 1-1 record in Group C. They fired past Panama for the first win. Victor Liz (193-SG-86) stepped up with 19 points in the victory. Panama recorded a 45:41 halftime advantage. Dominican Republic limited Panama to just 6 points in the third term to surge ahead for an 8-point lead at the final intermission. Dominican Republic dropped 23 points in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Sadiel Rojas (197-G/F-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan) accounted for 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Tony Bishop (201-F-89, college: Texas St.) delivered 20 points for Panama.




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Helsinki Seagulls ink Antti Kanervo - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 28-year old Finn international shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-86kg-89, agency: Blacktop Management). He played last season at Chorale de Roanne Basket in French ProB. In 28 games he had 9.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg. Kanervo helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Karhu Kauhajoki where in 35 Korisliiga games he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg. Kanervo contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Newcomer of the Year back in 2009.
Kanervo has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
Kanervo also represented Finland at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 85.0%.
Kanervo has played previously for four other Finnish teams: Kouvot, HoNsU Basket, Aanekosken Huima and Joensuun_Kataja.
On Kanervo: Sharpshooting Finnsh NT player who shoots extremely high percentage with a high number of attempts from beyong the arc. n his 8 seasons in the Finnish Top league and in Eurochallenge competition, combined in all years he has shot 44% 3FG. Very quick release, great understanding of the game, good defender who has over the years become a very solid ballhandler that can also attack the basket. Mentally strong player.
Great work ethic and attitude. True professional
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Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Kanervo
Antti Niskanen
Derek Jackson
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime

Forwards:
Tuukka Kotti
Jesper Granlund

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Finland



Finnish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Finnish National Team 2017
#s#
Mikko Koivisto
Koivisto
Alex Murphy
Murphy
Shawn Huff
Huff
Gerald Lee
Lee
Sasu Salin
Salin
#e#5
4Mikko Koivisto 194-SG-87 Salon Vilpas Finland
5Alex Murphy 206-F-93 Kataja Basket Finland
7Shawn Huff 198-SF-84 Fraport SKY Germany
8Gerald Lee 208-C-87 Maccabi Ashdod Israel
9Sasu Salin 191-SG-91 Unicaja Spain
10Tuukka Kotti 205-PF-81 Helsinki Seagulls Finland
11Petteri Koponen 194-SG-88 FC Barcelona Spain
12Matti Nuutinen 202-F-90 Pitesti Romania
15Teemu Rannikko 189-PG-80 Kataja Basket Finland
22Carl Lindbom 206-SF-91 Helsinki Seagulls Finland
23Lauri Markkanen 213-PF-97 Arizona USA
31Jamar Wilson 185-PG-84 Estudiantes Spain
33Erik Murphy 208-F/C-90 Nanterre France

Henrik Dettmann Head Coach Strasbourg France



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  FRANCE  


French National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

French National Team 2017
#s#
Kevin Seraphin
Seraphin
Thomas Heurtel
Heurtel
Antoine Diot
Diot
Joffrey Lauvergne
Lauvergne
Evan Fournier
Fournier
#e#5
1Kevin Seraphin 208-C-89 FC Barcelona Spain
4Thomas Heurtel 189-PG-89 FC Barcelona Spain
6Antoine Diot 193-G-89 Valencia Spain
7Joffrey Lauvergne 210-PF-91 San Antonio S. USA
10Evan Fournier 198-SG-92 Orlando M. USA
12Nando De Colo 196-SG-87 CSKA Russia
13Boris Diaw 203-PF-82 Utah Jazz USA
15Leo Westermann 197-G-92 CSKA Russia
17Vincent Poirier 210-F/C-93 Baskonia Spain
25Louis Labeyrie 209-C/F-92 Strasbourg France
33Axel Toupane 197-G/F-92 Zalgiris Lithuania
91Jackson Edwin 190-SG-89 Guangdong ST China
Kim Tillie 210-F/C-88 Olympiacos Greece

Vincent Collet Head Coach Strasbourg France



Boulazac signs Eloy Vargas - by Greg

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) signed 29-year old Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-113kg-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International). He played this summer at Metros de Santiago in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In 23 games he had 11.5ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2bpg. Vargas helped them to win the league title. The last season he played at GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA where in 38 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.0apg.
He represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Vargas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 75.9%.
Vargas is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Vargas has played previously professionally also in Greece (Kavala), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Spain (Cocinas.com) and Uruguay (Defensor).

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Giovan Oniangue
Brandon Ubel
Kevin Hangoue
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Darnell Jackson
Eloy Vargas

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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

Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Nanterre 83:67

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



Le Mans and Gravelines post the latest victories - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans and Gravelines posted latest victories in friendlies. Le Mans Sarthe Basket roll over Blois 79-56 in friendly. The hosts started with a 17-15 run and led 37-29 at the halftime. Moreover they added a massive 27-14 surge in the third quarter and closed the game with a 15-13 rally. Mykal Riley (198-SF-85, college: Alabama) top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) added 12. Benjamin Monclar (191-SG-88) replied with 12 points in the losing effort and Johnson had 11.
Gravelines meanwhile overcame Brussels 84-54. The French side dominated the whole game and managed to get a comfortable 30-point victory. Terry Allen (203-F-93, college: Richmond) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Taylor Smith (199-F/C-91, college: SF Austin) netted 22. Adam Mokoka (196-G-98, agency: BeoBasket) followed them with 11 and Benjamin Sene (186-PG-94) notched 7.



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U 14: Macedonian team takes 6th place at the "Slovenia ball" tournament - by Natasha Kostovska


Tournament "Slovenia ball" started (for basketballs up to 14 years old) on August 24 in Slovenia, in particular in Slovenj Gradec. Denis Dervisevic 's players started the tournament with a win against the host, Slovenia (white) with a score (79:56).

The scored points were close to 50/50, with 39 points scored from the first five players and 40 points from the bench. The most efficient of the match was Andrej Mitrevski with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, while in the rebounds Mihail Naumoski (190-G-75) was standing out with 9, 8 points and 2 assists. However, they lost in the evening match against Israel with (110: 77). The most efficient of the match, Gorazd Velickovski with 20 points, and 3 rebounds, followed by Filip Nakov with 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 block and Andrej Mitrevski with 2 assists.

The next day,there were two lost games from Croatia (95:69) and Ukraine (72:84) followed. Dino Bocevski with 13 points, 1 rebounds and 1 assists. Teon Bogatinovski with 4 points and Gorazd Velichkovski with 3 assists at the match against Croatia. While Mihail Naumoski with 15 points, 2 rebounds, Gorazd Velichkovski with 4 rebounds and Miroslav Gjorgjevikj with 3 assists were the most effective at the match against Ukraine.

Then followed (August 26,27) for qualifications from the 5th to 10th place in Poland and Ukraine.We won the match with Poland (66:78), where the most efficient was Gorazd Velichkovski with 13 points and 5 rebounds, then Andrej Mitrevski with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.The match against Ukraine finished with (63:68) for the win for Ukraine.The macedonian pioneers lost the match and they finished on the 6th place. At the end of the match, Bocevski was the most efficient with 17 points.



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  GEORGIA  


Georgian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Georgian National Team 2017
#s#
Michael Dixon
Dixon
Giorgi Gamqrelidze
Gamqrelidze
Anatoliy Boisa
Boisa
Zaza Pachulia
Pachulia
Giorgi Tsintsadze
Tsintsadze
#e#5
3Michael Dixon 186-G-90 Strasbourg France
4Giorgi Gamqrelidze 183-PG-86 BC Titebi Georgia
6Anatoliy Boisa 192-SF-83 Kutaisi Georgia
7Zaza Pachulia 211-C-84 Golden St.W. USA
8Giorgi Tsintsadze 192-PG-86 Kutaisi Georgia
9Giorgi Shermadini 217-C-89 Unicaja Spain
10Duda Sanadze 196-G-92 KK Primorska Slovenia
11Manuchar Markoishvili 197-SF-86 Grissin Bon RE Italy
17Mikheil Berishvili 204-SF-87 Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia
23Tornike Shengelia 206-PF-91 Baskonia Spain
30Besik Lezhava 192-SG-86 Batumi Georgia
33Beka Bekauri 207-PF-91 Kutaisi Georgia
35Goga Bitadze 211-C/F-99 Mega Bemax Serbia
99Ilia Londaridze 205-C-89 Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia

Ilias Zouros Head Coach Buducnost Montenegro



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  GERMANY  


German National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

German National Team 2017
#s#
Maodo Lo
Lo
Johannes Voigtmann
Voigtmann
Lucca Staiger
Staiger
Karsten Tadda
Tadda
Daniel Theis
Theis
#e#5
4Maodo Lo 191-G-92 Brose Bask. Germany
7Johannes Voigtmann 211-C-92 Baskonia Spain
8Lucca Staiger 196-SG-88 Brose Bask. Germany
9Karsten Tadda 190-SG-88 EWE Baskets Germany
10Daniel Theis 204-PF-92 Boston C. USA
12Robin Benzing 208-F-89 Zaragoza Spain
17Dennis Schroeder 181-PG-93 Atlanta H. USA
18Ismet Akpinar 190-PG-95 Ratiopharm Germany
22Danilo Barthel 208-PF-91 B.Muenchen Germany
32Johannes Thiemann 204-PF-94 Ludwigsburg Germany
33Patrick Heckmann 197-SF-92 Brose Bask. Germany
55Isaiah Hartenstein 211-F/C-98 Zalgiris Lithuania

Chris Fleming Head Coach Brooklyn N. USA
Henrik Roedl Assistant Trier Germany
Martin Schiller Assistant Salt Lake City S. USA



Eurobasket Select Team gets 2nd win of German Tour in Vechta - by ESL News

The Eurobasket Select Team earned it's second win of the tour tonight against SC RASTA Vechta 2nd team while leading wire to wire. Eurobasket's Luke Cochran (208-C) scored the first eight points of the game on route to his team high 16 points and 7 rebounds. The starting unit of Cochran, Kenny Bellinger (185-G-92, college: Armstr.Atlantic), Isaiah Butler (188-G-92), Arvel Atwater (196-F), and Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding) built an early 12 point lead and never really looked back. Eurobasket controlled a double-digit lead the rest of the way as the second unit of Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech), Quaderrick Shaw (191-G-93, college: Florida St.), Ryan Burnett (196-G/F-92, college: Columbus St.), Jordan Stotts (203-F-93, college: Sioux Falls), and Kris Bell (206-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.) scored 50 of the 88 points in their 20 minutes of action.

'I thought tonight was the first night that we really came together and played as a team,' Eurobasket Select Head Coach Allen Mkrtychyan said. 'We have had a real trouble with turnovers in the first two games, but tonight we limited them and even welcomed them. We had two shot clock violations because we were so unselfish on the offensive end. On a new team with players coming from all over, I will welcome that as a sign of growth.'

Three players reached double figures in scoring, as mentioned before Cochran scored the team high 16 points, but Burnett and Bell in the second unit had 14 and 10 points respectively. Stotts, a 6'7 Forward from Sioux Falls University just missed the team's first double-double of the tour with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Point guards Bellinger, Prusator, and Butler each did their jobs distributing the basketball as they all had personal tour highs with 5, 4, and 3 assists respectively.

SC RASTA Vechta 2nd team, a young team with a couple very strong import players. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90, college: Cent.Arkansas), an American from Central Arkansas with experience in Colombia and Portugal scored 28 points, while Croatian Center Neven Zeravica (205-C-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) had 14 points and 9 rebounds. 'They have a lot of young players they are trying to develop for their Pro A team, but I think they have brought in great older imports that will help speed that process along. Crawford, is an exciting player that I think will allow Vechta some good success in the regionalliga,' Mkrtychyan said.

Eurobasket Select will have a busy Wednesday as half of the team will travel to Quackenbrueck to take on Pro B power Artland Dragons, while the other half of the team will battle Dusseldorf. Both teams should present interesting challenges for the team of Americans. Zach Gordon (203-F-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO), Killven Samuel (188-G-89, college: Northeastern St.), Drew Sears (213-G), and Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA) all had their mandatory rest days on Tuesday. But all 14 players will be active in the doubleheader on Wednesday. Stay tuned for the results of these two matchups!

Box Score for ESL:

Starters:
#7 Kenny Bellinger: 4 pts, 5 ast
#12 Isaiah Butler: 6 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk
#15 Arvel Atwater: 6 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast
#33 Nick Trisko: 6 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk
#45 Luke Cochran: 16 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk

Reserves:
#1 Grant Prusator: 9 pts, 1 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
#9 Quaderrick Shaw: 8 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast
#30 Ryan Burnett: 14 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
#35 Jordan Stotts: 9 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl
#50 Kris Bell: 10 pts, 4 reb, 2 stl
#31 Zach Gordon: DNP (Rest)
#3 Killven Samuel: DNP (Rest)
#55 Drew Sears: DNP (Rest)
#23 Marquis Marshall: DNP (Rest)

Eurobasket Select Roster

#PlayerHeightPositionLast Team
1Grant Prusator6'0GArkansas Tech
7Kenny Bellinger6'1GMaccabi Haifa/Israel
3Killven Samuel6'2GNortheastern State
12Isaiah Butler6'2GMississippi State
9Quaderrick Shaw6'4GFlorida State
23Marquis Marshall6'5G/FAlvernia
30Ryan Burnett6'5G/FColumbus State
15Arvel Atwater6'5G/FAllen
33Nick Trisko6'8FSpalding
35Jordan Stotts6'8FMoncton/Canada
31Zach Gordon6'8FCal Poly
50Kris Bell6'10F/CFort Valley State
55Drew Sears6'10F/CWhitworth
45Luke Cochran6'10F/CSonoma State



All Players Average 20 minutes per game

2017 German Tour Statistics
#PlayerGPPPGRPGAPGSPGBPG
1Grant Prusator27
0.5
2.5
3.50
3Killven Samuel28.53330
7Kenny Bellinger3
9.7
0.3
3.3
1.0
0
9Quaderrick Shaw3
8.3
3
1
1.7
0
12Isaiah Butler2
5
3.5
2
1.5
1
15Arvel Atwater2
6.5
3,50.5
0.5
0
23Marquis Marshall2133.520.50
30Ryan Burnett2
142.5
1.5
1.5
0
31Zach Gordon29.5703.50
33Nick Trisko2651
01.5
35Jordan Stotts27.5
8
0.5
1.0
0.5
45Luke Cochran2
14
5
1.5
0.5
2
50Kris Bell2
6
3.5
01
0
55Drew Sears253.501.50.5






The Walter Tigers Tuebingen Find Tony Easley - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team Walter Tigers Tuebingen didn't waste much time finding a replacement for the departed Brandon Peterson by hauling in Tony Easley (206-C-87, college: Murray St.). Easley is a 30 year old 206cm center that brings 96 kilo's to the scale and hails form Auburn, Alabama. He is going into his eighth professional season and brings valuable experience to Germany having played in countries like Poland, Israel, Finland and Italy. Last season he played with Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma (Italy-Serie A2) playing 30 games averaging 15.9ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.1apg, FGP-1 (70.0%), 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.6% The American is an athletic, dynamic big man who is a great leaper and shot blocker inside and can score at ease will with a good PG who puts him in rhythm like Jared Jordan will. Head coach Tyron Mccoy also sees other quaities in the center. "He brings us a lot of experience at a high level. He will bring us a lot of energy and athleticism and make our game better and faster", stressed Tyron Mccoy.

Last season with Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma (Italy-Serie A2) he scored in double figures in 27 games and had 13 double doubles. His best scoring games were against Tortona with 29 points and 10 rebounds, 23 points and 15 boards against Latina Basket, and 21 points against Scafati and Legnano. "I am looking forward with the trip with Tuebingen. I have heard good things about the club and city and can hardly wait to be a part of the Tuebingen family", expressed Tony Easley. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Murray St. (NCAA) and as a freshman played 25 games averaging 3.1ppg, 3.2rpg. In his second season with Murray St. (NCAA) he paled 31 games averaging 9.3ppg, 5.2rpg, FGP: 68.9%, FT: 67.1%. In his junior season with Murray St. (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 6.7ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 61.6%, FT: 60.0%. In his senior year at Murray St. (NCAA) he played 36 games averaging 10.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.6bpg, FGP: 64.8%, FT: 69.3%.

He started his professional basketball career in 2010 with Polonia Azbud Warszawa (Poland-PLK) playing 22 games averaging 10.8ppg, Reb-5 (7.0rpg), 1.1spg, Blocks-3 (1.3bpg), FGP-3 (65.3%), FT: 54.1%. In 2011 he made the jump to Italy to MarcoPoloShop.it Forli (Italy-Lega2) playing 12 games averaging 14.3ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 67.6%, FT: 60.0%; in Dec.'11 moved to Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Italy-SerieA) playing 28 games averaging 11.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1spg, Blocks-4 (1.2bpg), FGP: 63.5%, FT: 60.5%. In the 2012-2013 season he played with Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Italy-SerieA) playing 34 games averaging 11.4ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP-1 (68.1%), FT: 68.8%; EuroCup: 6 games: 10.7ppg, 6.5rpg, FGP: 75.7%, FT: 53.3%. In the 2013-2014 season he strapped on the jersey for Umana Reyer Venezia (Italy-SerieA) playing 15 games averaging 7.8ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP-2 (76.8%), FT: 50.0%, in Jan.'14 moved to Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Italy-SerieA) playing 15 games averaging 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 62.9%, FT: 69.0%. In the 2014-2015 season he went to Israel to play for Ironi Nes-Ziona (Israel-Winner League) playing 11 games averaging 5.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 64.1%, FT: 63.2%, in Dec.'14 moved to Eskisehir Basket (Turkey-TBL), released in Jan.'15, later that month signed at Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia (Italy-Serie A) playing 14 games averaging 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 63.5%, FT: 61.1%. Two seasons ago he played with Sinpas Denizli Basket SK (Turkey-TBL) playing 5 games averaging 4.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.0apg, in Feb.'16 moved to Joensuun Kataja Basket (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 15 games averaging 11.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.9bpg, FGP: 78.9%, FT: 50.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been OVC Regular Season Champion -06, 10, OVC Tournament Winner -06, 10, OVC Regular Season Runner-Up -08, OVC Regular Season Tournament Semifinals -08, OVC Tournament Semifinals -09, OVC All-Tournament Team -10, All-OVC 2nd Team -10, Polish League All-Star Game -11, Italian SerieA Semifinals -12, Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Imports Team -12, Italian SerieA Regular Season Runner-Up -13, Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention -16, Finnish League Regular Season Champion -16, and Italian Serie A2 -17 (Player of the Week Rd.22).

Source:Walter Tigers Tuebingen











Chris Fowler Moves To The Baunach Young Pikes - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Baunach Young Pikes have bolstered their back court with Chris Fowler (185-G-93, college: Cent.Michigan). Fowler is a 23 year old 185cm guard from Michigan that will be starting his second professional season and first in Germany. He brings experience from the NCAA, D-League and Australia to Baunach. Last season he played briefly with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) playing 6 games averaging 3.7ppg, 1.2apg. He upped his confidence level moving down under to the Rockhampton Rockets (Australia-QBL) where he was able to dominate playing 14 games averaging 23,6ppg, 5,1rpg and 6,0apg and shot 43,9% from outside. His best games in Australia were against Sunshine CF with 40 points, hit SW Metro P with 33 points and Brisbane C for 30 points.

He started his basketball career at Detroit County Day High School and in 2012 moved to Cent.Michigan (NCAA) and as a freshman played 31 games averaging 8.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 62.9%. In his second season at Cent.Michigan (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 17.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.3apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 68.1%. In his junior season at Cent.Michigan (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 16.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 68.0%. In his senior year at Cent.Michigan (NCAA) he played 26 games averaging 16.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 79.9%. Some of his best games in teh NCAA included a 42 and 27 point explosion against Bowling Green, 27 points against Buffalo and 26 points against Toledo and Akron. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MAC All-Freshman Team -13, NABC Division I All-District 14 2nd Team -14, All-MAC 3rd Team -14, MAC West Division Regular Season Champion -15, MAC Tournament Finalist -15, All-MAC 1st Team -15, 16, NABC All-District 14 1st Team -15, 16, CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 5 1st Team -16
MAC West Division Regular Season Co-Champion -16, and D-League Central Division Runner-Up -17.

Source:Baunach Young Pikes



Jordan Sibert Makes Jump To The Mitteldeutscher BC - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Last season German basketball fans got a first taste of Jordan Sibert (193-G-92, college: Dayton) as he hit the EWE Baskets Oldenburg for 16 points in the Basketball Champions League loss in Oldenburg with PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece-A1) and this season fans will be able to see him on a regular basis in German arena's as he signed to play with the Mitteldeutscher BC replacing the departed Cleveland Thomas. Sibert is a 25 year old 193cm guard from Cincinnati, Ohio that will be going into his third professional season after being a rookie in the D-League and last season balling with PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece-A1): 19 games: 11.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 87.9%; BCL: 16 games: 11.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 83.3%, "Jordan played for a credible team last season in a strong league. He was one of the most important players for his team in the Greek and Champions League. He has a lot of potential that can play the two and three positions and is a good shooter. We are convinced that we have found a good strong replacement", stressed MBC head coach Igor Jovovic.

Last season in the Greek league he scored in double figures in 10 games including a 24 point game against Agor and 21 points against Lavrio. In the BCL he scored in double figures in 10 games including a 22 and 19 point games and Polish team Rosa Radom. He started his basketball career at Princeton HS and in 2010 moved to Ohio St. (NCAA) where he played until 2012 amassing only 49 NCAA games and never averaging better than 3,0ppg in a season. In 2013 he moved to Dayton (NCAA) making his breakthrough as a junior playing 37 games averaging 12.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 42.6%, FT: 71.2%. As a senior he played 36 games averaging 16.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 61.0%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 78.8%. One of his top games was scoring 23 points against 2017 NCAA finalist Gonzaga.. In the summer of 2015 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Orlando Blue) playing 3 games averaging 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. In the 2015-2016 season he was briefly with the Orlando Magic (NBA) and then moved to Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) playing 44 games averaging 13.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 87.1%. A year ago he also palyed 2016 NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Orlando White): (Winner) playing 3 games averaging 5.7ppg. One of his best games in the D-League as netting 29 points on 8 three's against Grand Rapids.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Big Ten Regular Season Champion -11, Big Ten Tournament Winner -11, NCAA Sweet 16 -11
Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champion -12, Big Ten Tournament Finalist -12, NCAA Final Four -12, NCAA Elite Eight -14, Atlantic 10 Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -15, Atlantic 10 Tournament Finalist -15, All-Atlantic 10 1st Team -15, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team -15, NABC All-District 4 1st Team -15
and Greek A1 -17 (Player of the Week Rd.8).

Source:Mitteldeutscher BC







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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

-Kobe -Eric Bledsoe -Campbell Walker -Michael Conley


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Get Rich or Die Trying


Thanks Lionheart for the chat.



Interview with Scott Machado - by Edward Gonzales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Centers:
Maik Zirbes
Devin Booker

Coach: Aleksandar Djordjevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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KAOK Korinthou signs Pantelis Skordas - by Chris Mammides

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

KAO Palaimon Korinthou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marios Sakellarakis
Georgios Konstantinou
Athanasios Christou
Nikos Georgoulis

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

Center:
Alex Pratis

Coach: Tasos Nikitopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ikaroi Trikalon signs Dimitris Gotsis - by Chris Mammides

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

Ikaroi Trikalon roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dimitris Gotsis

Forwards:
Andreas Thanassaras
Vangelis Hatzis

Center:
Ilias Fountas

Coach: Dimitris Mitsiadis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Greek National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Greek National Team 2017
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Nick Calathes
Calathes
Ioannis Bourousis
Bourousis
Konstantinos Sloukas
Sloukas
Nikos Pappas
Pappas
Georgios Papagiannis
Papagiannis
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8Nick Calathes 198-PG-89 Panathinaikos Greece
9Bourousis Ioannis 214-C-83 Guangdong ST China
10Konstantinos Sloukas 197-PG-90 Fenerbahce Turkey
11Nikos Pappas 194-SG-90 Panathinaikos Greece
14Georgios Papagiannis 217-C-97 Sacramento K. USA
15Georgios Printezis 204-PF-85 Olympiacos Greece
16Kostas Papanikolaou 205-F-90 Olympiacos Greece
17Evangelos Mantzaris 196-G-90 Olympiacos Greece
18Dimitrios Agravanis 208-C/F-94 Olympiacos Greece
19Ioannis Papapetrou 203-F-94 Olympiacos Greece
31Giorgos Bogris 210-C-89 Olympiacos Greece
43Thanasis Antetokounmpo 199-SF-92 Panathinaikos Greece

Konstantinos Missas Head Coach Promitheas Greece



Trikalla signs Jones just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) signed American point guard Shawndre' Jones (180-75kg). He just graduated from Richmond (NCAA). Jones has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.9apg last season. Jones helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NIT Elite Eight. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Atlantic 10 3rd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Jones was voted All-Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year in 2015 at his college time.

Aries Trikalla BC roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiotis Karagiorgos
Diamantis Slaftsakis
Filippos Kalogiannidis
Diamantis Sflatsakis
Ioannis Chatzinikolas
Raheem Appleby
Shannon Hale Jr
Lamond Murray Jr.
Shawndre' Jones
Michail Lountzis
Stefanos Skouloudis
Kentan Facey
Panagiotis Karagiorgos

Coach: Konstantinos Mexas

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Oscar Salguero claims Guatemalan Liga Metropolitana weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Former international Power forward Oscar Salguero (198-F/C-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for ELOHIM and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga Metropolitana Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 28 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team URL (#9, 0-2) with 59-point margin 108-49. ELOHIM maintains the 3rd position in Guatemalan Liga Metropolitana. But it's just the very beginning of the season and ELOHIM won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Salguero turned to be ELOHIM's top player in his first season with the team. Salguero has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 11.0rpg) and averages solid 1.5bpg and 74.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American guard David Goddard (185-G-89) of Villa Nueva. Goddard impressed basketball fans with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led Villa Nueva to another comfortable win outscoring Tencored (0-2) 94-59. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Goddard is a newcomer at Villa Nueva and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 33.0ppg (#1). He also recorded 5.5 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Villa Nueva's star - Marcos Zetina (180-G-86). Zetina got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was another key player of Villa Nueva, helping his team with a 94-59 easy win against Tencored (#8, 0-2). Villa Nueva has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Zetina also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Zetina has a great season in Guatemala. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.0ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Helmut Esquivel (196-C) of Club Force - 21 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists
5. David Monterroso) of ELOHIM - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Enrique Samayoa (193-F-82) of Villa Nueva - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Javier Aver) of You Bet - 19 points and 8 rebounds
8. Miguel Gonzalez (187-G/F-90) of USAC - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Cesar Del Cid) of Bantrab - 23 points and 5 rebounds
10. Marcelo Arriola (168-PG-98) of ELOHIM - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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

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

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

You Bet - Club Force 36-75

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


Amatitlan - USAC 58-82

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


Tencored - Villa Nueva 59-94

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


ELOHIM - URL 108-49

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


Millonarios - Bantrab 52-54

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


Ironi Nahariya adds Drame to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) added to their roster 24-year old American (has also Guinean passport) forward Ousmane Drame (206-102kg-93, college: Quinnipiac). He played last season at Samsun BSB Anakent in Turkish TBL league. In 19 games he recorded 14.8ppg, 11.5rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Drame played at Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 33 games he averaged 6.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014. Drame was also voted All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Drame graduated from Quinnipiac College in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Corey Webster
Stu Douglass
Ziv Ben-Zvi
Denzel Livingston
Iftach Ziv
Neri Harrison

Forwards:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand
Ousmane Drame
Yariv Amiram
Alex Young

Center:
Igor Nesterenko

Coach: Eric Elfassi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Hungarian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Hungarian National Team 2017
#s#
Andras Rujak
Rujak
Rosco Allen
Allen
Akos Keller
Keller
Krisztian Wittmann
Wittmann
Adam Hanga
Hanga
#e#5
4Andras Rujak 189-G-88 Atomeromu Hungary
5Rosco Allen 207-PF-93 Iberostar Tener. Spain
6Akos Keller 208-F/C-89 Alba Hungary
7Krisztian Wittmann 184-PG-85 KTE-Duna Hungary
8Adam Hanga 199-SF-89 FC Barcelona Spain
9David Vojvoda 196-G/F-90 Szolnok Hungary
10Peter Kovacs 189-SG-88 Szolnok Hungary
12Norbert Toth 205-F/C-86 Falco KC Hungary
13Adam Toth 206-C/F-89 Szolnok Hungary
14Gyorgy Goloman 211-F-96 UCLA USA
15Csaba Ferencz 194-SF-85 Kormend Hungary
16Milan Csorvasi 209-F/C-88 Kormend Hungary
22Janos Eilingsfeld 198-F/C-91 Atomeromu Hungary
25Benedek Varadi 195-G-95 Falco KC Hungary

Stojan Ivkovic Head Coach KTE-Duna Hungary
Gabor Forray Assistant KTE-Duna Hungary
Peter Por Assistant Szolnok Hungary



Malik Cooke (ex Kaposvari) signs at Ironi Kiryat Ata - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Kiryat Ata (National League) landed 28-year old American forward Malik Cooke (201-95kg-89, college: S.Carolina, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division. In 38 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cooke played at Dukes in Austrian A Bundesliga where in 38 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cooke also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he recorded 15.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.0apg and 2.6spg. Impressive indeed as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Alpe Adria Cup Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to Honorable Mention.
In 2012 he was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in fourth round (58th overall).
The former University of South Carolina standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cooke is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Cooke has played previously professionally in Chile (Los Leones), Germany (TV Langen), United Kingdom (Newcastle Eagles) and Switzerland (Monthey).

Ironi Kiryat Ata roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Dotan
Daniel Danino
Roei Yehia
Yarin Ainhorn

Forwards:
Rodney Alexander
Gal Halamish
Malik Cooke
Yonathan Levi
Sagiv David

Coach: Shaked Shoham

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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MAFC Budapest adds Hott to their roster - by Eurobasket News

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

MAFC Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Bennet Davis
Daniel Debreceni
Gabor Bordacs
Andras Lakits

Coach: Jovica Arsic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Hottur lands Andre Michelsson - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cedrick Bowen (ex Haukar) agreed terms with Spartak Pleven - by BGbasket

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) inked 25-year old American forward Cedrick Bowen (198-105kg-92, college: Charleston Southern). He played most recently at Haukar in the Icelandic Dominos League. In 6 games there last season he recorded 5.7ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. Bowen also played earlier that season for KR Reykjavik (also in the Dominos League), where in 13 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
Bowen has played also professionally in Montenegro, for Studentski Centar Podgorica. He attended Charleston Southern until 2015. With them he won the Big South Conference South Division Regular Season championship title in 2013. This will be his third season in pro basketball.

BC Spartak Pleven roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gerasim Nikolov

Forwards:
Konstantin Koev
Cedrick Bowen
Georgi Barzakov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cazorla tabs Jalen Riley - by Greg

CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior (EBA) inked 24-year old American point guard Jalen Riley (182-70kg-93, college: East Tennessee State, agency: Duran International). He played most recently at Thor AK Akureyri in Icelandic Dominos League. In 6 Dominos League games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg last season.
Riley graduated from East Tennessee State in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jalen Riley
Steven Weidlich
Angel Moro

Forwards:
Carlos Sanchez
Juan_Manuel Lopez
Julian Aviles

Coach: Jesus Gutierrez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Icelandic National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Icelandic National Team 2017
#s#
Martin Hermannsson
Hermannsson
Aegir Steinarsson
Steinarsson
Kristofer Acox
Acox
Hlynur Baeringsson
Baeringsson
Jon Stefansson
Stefansson
#e#5
1Martin Hermannsson 190-G-94 Chalons-Reims France
3Aegir Steinarsson 185-PG-91 Castello Spain
6Kristofer Acox 198-F-93 KR Iceland
8Hlynur Baeringsson 200-F/C-82 Stjarnan Iceland
9Jon Stefansson 192-G-82 KR Iceland
10Elvar Fridriksson 183-G-94 Barry USA
13Hordur Vilhjalmsson 194-G-88 Astana Kazakhstan
14Logi Gunnarsson 190-SG-81 Njardvik Iceland
15Pavel Ermolinskij 202-G-87 KR Iceland
24Haukur Palsson 197-SF-92 Cholet France
34Tryggvi Hlinason 215-C-97 Valencia Spain
88Brynjar Bjornsson 188-G-88 KR Iceland

Craig Pedersen Head Coach Svendborg Denmark



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  INDIA  


Kings sign Amritpal Singh, ex Pune P. - by Eurobasket News

Sydney Kings (NBL) signed 26-year old Indian international power forward Amritpal Singh (212-91). He played this summer at Pune Peshwas in Indian UBA League. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 30.4ppg, 13.3rpg (leader !!!), 2.1apg and 2.1bpg. Singh helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Indian UBA 2nd Team.
He also represented India at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 10.2ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 41.1%, FT: 48.3%.
Singh has played also professionally for other Indian teams like ONGC Uttarakhand Dehradoon and W.Railway.

Sydney Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adam Thoseby
Travis Leslie

Forward:
Dane Pineau

Centers:
Kevin Lisch
Amritpal Singh
Isaac Humphries

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRELAND  


Tralee keeps Pantovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tralee keeps Pemberton for another season - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Hapoel Tel Aviv signs Eyal Shulman - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) signed 30-year old point guard Eyal Shulman (192-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) from Maccabi Kiryat Gat. In 33 Winner League games he had 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.7apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Shulman played at Hapoel Holon where in 32 Winner League games he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.7apg.
Shulman's team made it to the Israeli Cup final in 2012.
He represented Israel at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.8ppg, 1.0apg.
Shulman has played previously for eight other teams: Maccabi Rishon, Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim, GreenTops Netanya, Lev Hasharon, Ironi Nahariya, Benyamina, Hapoel Yokneam/Megido and Maccabi Modiin Shoham.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raviv Limonad
Eyal Shulman
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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Malik Cooke (ex Kaposvari) signs at Ironi Kiryat Ata - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Kiryat Ata (National League) landed 28-year old American forward Malik Cooke (201-95kg-89, college: S.Carolina, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division. In 38 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cooke played at Dukes in Austrian A Bundesliga where in 38 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cooke also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he recorded 15.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.0apg and 2.6spg. Impressive indeed as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Alpe Adria Cup Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to Honorable Mention.
In 2012 he was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in fourth round (58th overall).
The former University of South Carolina standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cooke is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Cooke has played previously professionally in Chile (Los Leones), Germany (TV Langen), United Kingdom (Newcastle Eagles) and Switzerland (Monthey).

Ironi Kiryat Ata roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Dotan
Daniel Danino
Roei Yehia
Yarin Ainhorn

Forwards:
Rodney Alexander
Gal Halamish
Malik Cooke
Yonathan Levi
Sagiv David

Coach: Shaked Shoham

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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Ironi Nahariya adds Drame to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) added to their roster 24-year old American (has also Guinean passport) forward Ousmane Drame (206-102kg-93, college: Quinnipiac). He played last season at Samsun BSB Anakent in Turkish TBL league. In 19 games he recorded 14.8ppg, 11.5rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Drame played at Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 33 games he averaged 6.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014. Drame was also voted All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Drame graduated from Quinnipiac College in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Corey Webster
Stu Douglass
Ziv Ben-Zvi
Denzel Livingston
Iftach Ziv
Neri Harrison

Forwards:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand
Ousmane Drame
Yariv Amiram
Alex Young

Center:
Igor Nesterenko

Coach: Eric Elfassi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Israeli National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Israeli National Team 2017
#s#
Richard Howell
Howell
Amit Simhon
Simhon
Shawn Dawson
Dawson
Gal Mekel
Mekel
Lior Eliyahu
Eliyahu
#e#5
1Richard Howell 203-C/F-90 Hapoel J-M Israel
5Amit Simhon 198-F/G-89 Hapoel Eilat Israel
6Shawn Dawson 198-G/F-93 Bnei Hertzeliya Israel
7Gal Mekel 190-PG-88 Gran Canaria Spain
8Lior Eliyahu 205-F-85 Hapoel J-M Israel
9Omri Casspi 206-SF-88 Golden St.W. USA
10Guy Pnini 200-SF-83 Hapoel Holon Israel
11Elishay Kadir 202-PF-87 Ironi Nes-Ziona Israel
12Yotam Halperin 194-G-84 Hapoel J-M Israel
13Yogev Ohayon 189-PG-87 Hapoel J-M Israel
14Oz Blayzer 199-PF-92 Maccabi Haifa Israel
20Idan Zalmanson 206-C/F-95 Maccabi Rishon Israel
Bar Timor 190-PG-92 Hapoel J-M Israel

Erez Edelstein Head Coach Maccabi T-A Israel
Dan Shamir Assistant Hapoel Holon Israel
Alon Stein Assistant Bnei Hertzeliya Israel



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  ITALY  


Italian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Italian National Team 2017
#s#
Daniel Hackett
Hackett
Marco Belinelli
Belinelli
Pietro Aradori
Aradori
Ariel Filloy
Filloy
Paul Biligha
Biligha
#e#5
0Daniel Hackett 199-G-87 Brose Bask. Germany
3Marco Belinelli 196-G-86 Charlotte H. USA
4Pietro Aradori 194-SG-88 Virtus Bologna Italy
5Ariel Filloy 189-PG-87 Scandone AV Italy
6Paul Biligha 200-C/F-90 Umana VE Italy
9Nicolo Melli 205-PF-91 Fenerbahce Turkey
10Davide Pascolo 201-F/C-90 EA7 Armani Italy
20Andrea Cinciarini 193-PG-86 EA7 Armani Italy
23Awudu Abass 199-SF-93 EA7 Armani Italy
32Christian Burns 203-F-85 MIA-RO Cantu Italy
70Luigi Datome 203-F-87 Fenerbahce Turkey
Marco Cusin 211-C-85 EA7 Armani Italy

Ettore Messina Head Coach San Antonio S. USA



Biella top Valsesia in pre-season clash - by Eurobasket News


Eurotrent Biella - Gessi Valsesia Basket 74:65

Biella celebrated victory in their opening pre-season game. They held off Valsesia behind 22 points from Amedeo Tessitori (208-F/C-94). Biella accumulated a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. Biella enjoyed a 42:37 halftime lead. Biella extended the margin at 11-point mark at the final intermission. They kept Valsesia at bay throughout the fourth period and raced to the win. Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-PG-89, college: IU Southeast) and Lorenzo Uglietti (190-PG-94) posted 10 points each for the winners. Guglielmo Sodero (191-SG-93) replied with 15 points for Valsesia. Mattia Magrini (190-G/F-93) had 13 points in the loss.



Palestrina inks Daniele Fiorucci - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) agreed terms with small forward Daniele Fiorucci from Roma Vis Nova. But in 6 Serie B games he had just 1.3ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Fiorucci played at Marino Lions (Serie C Gold).

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Barsanti
Filippo Alessandri
Gianmarco Rossi
Giorgio Galuppi

Forwards:
Simone Gatti
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti
Daniele Fiorucci

Centers:
Njegos Visnjic
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sasha Vujacic joins Fiat Torino - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Fiat Torino (Serie A) added to their roster 33-year old Slovenian ex-international shooting guard Sasha Vujacic (201-93kg-84). He has played for the last two seasons at New York Knicks in the NBA. In 41 games he had 3.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg last season.
In 2004 Vujacic was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Turkish President Cup final in 2013. Vujacic was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He was a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Vujacic was called to Slovenian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
He is quite experienced player. Vujacic has played also professionally in Spain (Baskonia), NBA (LA Clippers, LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets), Turkey (Anadolu Efes and Istanbul BBSK), Italy (UBC) and Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela).
On Vujacic: the typical open court player, who loves to score in penetration and in fast break; is adding shooting range (can yet easily hit a three pointer) and is improving his defense; huge upside at SG.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Great height and size to play the point. Excellent ball handling ability and passing ability for a guy his size. Is developing a very consistent jump shot. Great free throw shooter that knows how to penetrate and get to the line. Excellent on the fast break and in the open court. Unselfish player that is always looking for open teammates. Possesses decent speed and quickness for a player his size. Mediocre defensive player. Good feel for the game and has a good enough basketball IQ to play the point in the NBA.
Negatives: Even though he can play the point, he still needs to refine his point guard skills in to even be considered a good point guard. He needs to improve his ball handling, court vision, and passing ability. He definitely has he potential to play the point, but shooting guard looks like the position he is most comfortable playing. Desperately needs more seasoning at playing the point guard. If he has to play the shooting guard position he will be overmatched physically and athletically. Still needs to gain weight and some more muscle to fill out his frame. Gaining strength isn't his biggest priority, but would definitely be a good addition to his game
.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Sasha Vujacic
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones
Lamar Patterson

Forwards:
Deron Washington
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Umana Reyer -Virtus Padova 88-46

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



Forli Tigers sign David Brkic - by Eurobasket News

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

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forwards:
Christian Villani
Riccardo Zani
Alexander Cicchetti

Center:
David Brkic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAPAN  


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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tokyo Hachioji Trains tab Wendell Lewis, ex Louaize - by Eurobasket News

Tokyo Hachioji Trains (B League D3) inked 28-year old American center Wendell Lewis (208-118kg-89, college: Alabama State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 27 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg last season. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Lewis' team was regular season runner-up in Bolivian Libobasquet Apertura Group B in 2015.
Lewis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Dominican Rep., Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon), Bolivia (Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
Lewis attended Alabama State until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KOSOVO  


Kosovan U18 National Team 2017 - by Drilon Ahmeti

Starting five
#s#
Gazzali Makasqi
Makasqi
Erhan Sholla
Sholla
Atik Koshi
Koshi
Deniz Simnica
Simnica
Dardan Kapiti
Kapiti
#e#5
4Kreshnik Avdija 191-G/F-99 Vellaznimi Kosovo
5Dion Pllana 187-G-99 Kerasan Kosovo
6Gazzali Makasqi 188-PG-00 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
7Erhan Sholla 192-PF-01
8Baton Dervishi 180-SF-00
9Almir Berisha 190-G-00 Kerasan Kosovo
10Dino Herc 190-G-99
11Atik Koshi 189-G-99 Vellaznimi Kosovo
12Rron Ukaj 185-G-00
13Andi Vrapcani 189-G-00
14Deniz Simnica 186-G-00 Kerasan Kosovo
15Dardan Kapiti 207-F/C-00 Kerasan Kosovo

Dritero Sefaja Head Coach
Petrit Zeqiri Assistant



Kosovan U20 National Team 2017 - by Drilon Ahmeti

Starting five
#s#
Muhamedali Janjeva
Janjeva
Rinor Peci
Peci
Burim Zekiqi
Zekiqi
Dardan Kapiti
Kapiti
Egzon Kuci
Kuci
#e#5
4Muhamedali Janjeva 201-F-98 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
5Rinor Peci 187-PG-97 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
6Valon Bunjaku 191-G-98 Rahoveci Kosovo
7Gent Shala 197-F-98 Kerasan Kosovo
8Bardhosh Kelmeni 195-G-98 Malbas Sweden
9Ilir Hasani 186-PG-97 Kerasan Kosovo
10Mergim Jakupi 203-F/C-97 Kerasan Kosovo
11Edmond Kryeziu 193-F-98 Bashkimi Kosovo
12Dion Haxhosaj 203-C/F-98 ISA USA
13Burim Zekiqi 200-G/F-97 Trepca Kosovo
14Dardan Kapiti 207-F/C-00 Kerasan Kosovo
15Egzon Kuci 196-SF-97 Ylli Kosovo

Jeton Nixha Head Coach Rahoveci Kosovo
Elvedin Plakiq Assistant



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  LATVIA  


Latvian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latvian National Team 2017
#s#
Janis Blums
Blums
Davis Bertans
Bertans
Dairis Bertans
Bertans
Janis Timma
Timma
Rolands Smits
Smits
#e#5
7Janis Blums 191-SG-82 Zaragoza Spain
8Davis Bertans 208-F-92 San Antonio S. USA
9Dairis Bertans 194-SG-89 EA7 Armani Italy
10Janis Timma 201-F-92 Baskonia Spain
11Rolands Smits 207-F/C-95 Fuenlabrada Spain
12Kristaps Janicenoks 196-F-83 VEF Riga Latvia
13Janis Strelnieks 191-G-89 Olympiacos Greece
21Aigars Skele 192-F-92 Ventspils Latvia
24Andrejs Grazulis 202-C-93 Parma Russia
31Zanis Peiners 203-F/G-90 Lietkabelis Lithuania
33Martins Meiers 208-C-91 Unics Russia

Ainars Bagatskis Head Coach Maccabi T-A Israel
Arnis Vecvagars Assistant Jurmala Latvia
Arturs Visockis-Rubenis Assistant BK Ogre Latvia



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  LEBANON  


Tokyo Hachioji Trains tab Wendell Lewis, ex Louaize - by Eurobasket News

Tokyo Hachioji Trains (B League D3) inked 28-year old American center Wendell Lewis (208-118kg-89, college: Alabama State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 27 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg last season. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Lewis' team was regular season runner-up in Bolivian Libobasquet Apertura Group B in 2015.
Lewis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Dominican Rep., Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon), Bolivia (Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
Lewis attended Alabama State until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chris Crawford (ex Culiacan) is a newcomer at Beirut - by Eurobasket News

Beirut strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Chris Crawford (193-100kg-92, college: Memphis). He played in the summer at Caballeros de Culiacan in Mexican CIBACOPA. Crawford managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 14 CIBACOPA games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.9apg and 1.4spg. He ended the last season at Louaize (Pepsi LBL) where in only one game he had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. But the most of that year Crawford spent at another team Wolves in U.S. NBA-G-League. In three games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 3.7apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the D-League Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Crawford received also All-C-USA Sixth Man of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Thanks to Crawford's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Crawford has played previously professionally in France (SPO Rouen), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Memphis until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Vytautas sign Denis Krestinin - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) signed 23-year old Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Barons Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 41 games he had 9.5ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Krestinin helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Krestinin also played 15 games in Baltic League where he recorded 12.9ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Krestinin played at PGE Turow in Polish TBL. In 28 games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 3.6rpg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 3.8ppg and 4.3rpg.
Krestinin won Polish League championship title in 2014.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 6.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 54.1%, FT: 64.7%.
Krestinin has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Sakalai, Dailes Akademija, S.Marciulionio KA-Himeja-Caparol Vilnius and Vilniaus universitetas) and Latvia (Jelgava).

Vytautas Prienu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bradley Tinsley
Kristupas Zemaitis

Forwards:
Karlis Apsitis
Denis Krestinin

Center:
Regimantas Miniotas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lithuanian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Roster for European Championship
Lithuanian National Team 2017
#s#
Mantas Kalnietis
Kalnietis
Adas Juskevicius
Juskevicius
Jonas Maciulis
Maciulis
Martynas Gecevicius
Gecevicius
Jonas Valanciunas
Valanciunas
#e#5
5Mantas Kalnietis 195-PG-86 EA7 Armani Italy
7Adas Juskevicius 194-SG-89 Lietkabelis Lithuania
8Jonas Maciulis 198-F-85 Real Madrid Spain
13Martynas Gecevicius 193-G-88 Zaragoza Spain
17Jonas Valanciunas 213-C-92 Toronto R. USA
19Mindaugas Kuzminskas 205-F-89 New York K. USA
20Motiejunas Donatas 213-F/C-90 Shandong GS China
21Arturas Milaknis 195-G-86 Zalgiris Lithuania
22Eimantas Bendzius 204-F-90 Obradoiro Spain
40Marius Grigonis 198-F-94 ALBA Germany
77Arturas Gudaitis 211-C/F-93 Lietuvos rytas Lithuania
92Edgaras Ulanovas 197-G-92 Zalgiris Lithuania

Dainius Adomaitis Head Coach Neptunas Lithuania


Roster for William Jones Cup
Starting five
Edvinas Seskus
Seskus
Darius Tarvydas
Tarvydas
Sarunas Beniusis
Beniusis
Eigirdas Zukauskas
Zukauskas
Domantas Seskus
Seskus
6Edvinas Zaromskis185-G-91Eura Lithuania
9Edvinas Seskus196-G/F-95Parnu Estonia
10Zygimantas Jocys190-SG-95LSU-Atletas Lithuania
11Darius Tarvydas200-F-91Charleville France
12Vaidotas Volkus203-F-85Nevezis Lithuania
13Martynas Linkevicius196-F-85Vytautas Lithuania
15Sarunas Beniusis206-F/C-93Rasai Lithuania
18Sarunas Vingelis191-G-89Rasai Lithuania
21Eigirdas Zukauskas205-F-92St Chamond France
22Domantas Seskus180-PG-92Vytautas Lithuania
32Karlis Apsitis200-F-92BK Ogre Latvia

Virginijus SeskusHead CoachVytautas Lithuania
Edas NickusAssistantLSU-Atletas Lithuania




Tadas Rinkunas (ex Lietkabelis) is a newcomer at Oviedo - by Eurobasket News

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Lithuanian swingman Tadas Rinkunas (195-80kg-91). He played most recently at Lietkabelis in Lithuanian LKL league. In 37 games he recorded just 2.2ppg last season. Rinkunas helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 7 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.9ppg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Rinkunas spent at Dzukija (also in LKL). In 28 games he had 6.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg. The other team he played that season for was Naglis Palangos (also in LKL). In 12 games he got 13.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg.
Rinkunas was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team back in 2011.
He has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Delikatesas, Anyksciu, Perlas-MRU Vilnius, Citus and Statyba.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tadas is a typical of the screen shooter. Likes to take responsibility at difficult situations for the team. Very intelligent player who makes positive influence on his teammates. Needs to gain some weight and quickness to play on a higher level.

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisco Cardenas
Fabio Santana
Davis Geks

Forwards:
Mouhamed Barro
Judicael Belemene
Victor Perez
Tadas Rinkunas

Centers:
Oliver Arteaga
Kenan Karahodzic

Coach: Carles Marco

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


Chris Crawford (ex Culiacan) is a newcomer at Beirut - by Eurobasket News

Beirut strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Chris Crawford (193-100kg-92, college: Memphis). He played in the summer at Caballeros de Culiacan in Mexican CIBACOPA. Crawford managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 14 CIBACOPA games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.9apg and 1.4spg. He ended the last season at Louaize (Pepsi LBL) where in only one game he had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. But the most of that year Crawford spent at another team Wolves in U.S. NBA-G-League. In three games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 3.7apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the D-League Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Crawford received also All-C-USA Sixth Man of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Thanks to Crawford's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Crawford has played previously professionally in France (SPO Rouen), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Memphis until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


MAFC Budapest adds Hott to their roster - by Eurobasket News

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

MAFC Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Bennet Davis
Daniel Debreceni
Gabor Bordacs
Andras Lakits

Coach: Jovica Arsic

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Teodo Tivat lands coach Zoran Glomazic - by Eurobasket News

KK Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) hired Montenegrin coach Zoran Glomazic. He has coached for the last three years at HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I.
Among other achievements Glomazic's team made it to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Final Four in 2015.
He has coached also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Gacko and KK HEO Bileca.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tomasevic comes back to Ibar Rozaje - by Eurobasket News

KK Ibar Rozaje (Erste Liga) inked 25-year old Montenegrin forward Vladimir Tomasevic (201-92). It is actually his comeback to Rozaje as he has played here before. Tomasevic played most recently at Units Pel Basquet Gandia in Spanish LEB Silver. In 30 games he recorded 10.7ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tomasevic played at Ibar Rozaje where in 22 Erste Liga games he averaged 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
Tomasevic has played previously for two other Montenegrin teams: Berane Bobcats and KK Zeta 2011 Golubovci.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mladen Ostojic is the new head coach of Ibar Rozaje - by Darko Pekic

Experienced coach Mladen Ostojic will stay in Montenegro after the great accomplishment with U16 National Team of Montenegro this summer (Silver medal at the European Championships). He agreed to coach Ibar from Rozaje in the upcoming season and will lead them in both Montenegrin League and Balkan league. The team from Northern Montenegro will play for the first time in their history in an international league so it is expected from Ostojic to help them achieve good results.

Ostojic spent his playing career in Bosnia then started coaching in the 80s. He has coached teams from Yugoslavia, Greece, Israel, Cyprus, China, Romania, Lybia and Saudi Arabia. In Montenegro he has previously coached in Herceg Novi. He was the head coach of UAE and Romanian National team.




Montenegrin National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Montenegrin National Team 2017
#s#
Filip Barovic
Barovic
Milutin Djukanovic
Djukanovic
Nemanja Djurisic
Djurisic
Bojan Dubljevic
Dubljevic
Nikola Ivanovic
Ivanovic
#e#5
Filip Barovic 207-F/C-90 Buducnost Montenegro
Milutin Djukanovic 190-PG-91 KTE-Duna Hungary
Nemanja Djurisic 203-PF-92 Telekom Bsk Germany
Bojan Dubljevic 205-C/F-91 Valencia Spain
Nikola Ivanovic 190-PG-94 Betaland Cdo Italy
Vladimir Mihailovic 193-SG-90 EWE Baskets Germany
Danilo Nikolic 206-F/C-93 Buducnost Montenegro
Nikola Pavlicevic 192-SG-88 Szolnok Hungary
Dino Radoncic 202-PF-99 Real Madrid Spain
Tyrese Rice 185-PG-87 FC Barcelona Spain
Suad Sehovic 197-G/F-87 Buducnost Montenegro
Marko Todorovic 209-F-92 Khimki Russia
Nemanja Vranjes 187-G-88 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Nikola Vucevic 213-C-90 Orlando M. USA

Bogdan Tanjevic Head Coach



Bosna-Royal tabs Milija Mikovic - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Aleksandar Radukic

Centers:
Maksim Sturanovic
Milija Mikovic

Coach: Aleksandar Damjanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


Pelicans, Wolves Attempting To Sign Dante Cunningham - by Eurobasket News

The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves are both pursuing Dante Cunningham (6'8''-F-87, college: Villanova). The Pelicans' interest in Cunningham has appeared to increase following the injury to Solomon Hill. Cunningham joined the Pelicans in 2014.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Dwight Buycks signs at the Pistons - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons landed 28-year old point guard Dwight Buycks (191-86kg-89, college: Marquette). He moved there from Dallas Mavericks where he spent pre-season. The last season Buycks played at Sturgeons in Chinese CBA. In 30 games he averaged impressive 25.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 6.4apg and 1.7spg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2011 Tulsa 66ers selected him in second round (5th overall) in the D-League draft.
Buycks attended Marquette University and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2014. Buycks received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Buycks has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Buycks has played previously professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Spain (Valencia Basket), other NBA teams (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors), France (Gravelines Dunkerque), China (Gold Lions) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue and Northern Arizona Suns).

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Luis_David Montero

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland
Derek Willis

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Landry Nnoko

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neil Olshey, Trail Blazers Reportedly Agree to Contract Extension Through 2021 - by Eurobasket News

The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a contract extension with president of basketball operations Neil Olshey through 2021, ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. Olshey has been with the team since June 2012, when the Blazers hired him to replace former general manager Rich Cho. He had previously worked in the Los Angeles Clippers front office. Olshey inherited a team that had finished 28-38 during the 2011-12 season. One of his first acts was selecting Damian Lillard with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft. The following year, the Blazers added CJ McCollum with the 10th selection in the 2013 draft. Both have helped Portland reach the postseason in each of the last four years. Lillard is a two-time All-Star, while McCollum was the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2015-16. While Olshey did well to help build the Blazers into a playoff contender, he has struggled to adequately address the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge, who signed with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015. Last offseason, Olshey spent big on extensions for McCollum and Allen Crabbe and signed Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli. While the McCollum extension was a smart move, Ezeli earned $7.4 million without playing in a game, and the team traded Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets this summer in what was largely seen as a salary dump. Turner, meanwhile, will earn a little over $53.6 million over the next three years in what Bleacher Report's Dan Favale listed as the third-worst contract for a small forward. After winning 54 games in 2013-14, the Trail Blazers' win total has declined over each of the past three years, and they're facing a Western Conference in which many teams upgraded to challenge the Golden State Warriors. Despite that, the team's ownership showed it remains satisfied with the organization's overall direction under Olshey.
Courtesy of: bleacherreport.com



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  NBLCANADA  


The Storm welcomes back Evans - by Eurobasket News

Island Storm (NBL Canada) landed 29-year old American center Nick Evans (210-113kg-88, college: S.Indiana). It is actually his comeback to The Storm as he has played here before. Evans played most recently at Windsor Express in Canadian NBL. In 33 NBL Canada games he averaged 10.1ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5bpg last season. Evans also played that season for Uhud (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league where in 33 games he had 10.1ppg and 6.8rpg. Evans also spent pre-season at Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA that year. In two games he recorded 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements Evans' team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2015. He received also USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Center of the Year award in 2016.
Evans has played previously professionally also in Romania (CSU Sibiu).
He attended University of Southern Indiana until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Illinois State Head Basketball Coach Dan Muller Inks Extension Through 2023-24 Season - by Eurobasket News

Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons announced Tuesday that head men's basketball coach Dan Muller has signed a contract extension. The new agreement extends Muller's current contract seven years, keeping the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year at the helm of the program through at least the 2023-24 season. Muller's salary will increase from $464,224 to a total compensation package of $550,000 for the 2017-18 season. His compensation package will include a base salary of $514,000 plus $36,000 of deferred compensation. In 2018-19, Muller's annual base salary will increase to $564,000, plus $36,000 of deferred compensation, for a total annual compensation package of $600,000. 'This contract extension reflects the strength of our men's basketball program under Dan's leadership and our mutual desire for long-term stability,' Lyons said. 'We were able to incorporate available deferred compensation plans along his base salary to build a competitive overall compensation package in our marketplace. It certainly helps that we have been able to generate new external dollars from initiatives such as Redbird Sports Properties to help fund budget increases such as this.' In 2016-17, Muller led Illinois State to a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, which was the program's first since he helped ISU win the MVC championship as a player in 1998. Since becoming Illinois State's head coach in 2012, Muller has led the Redbirds to a better league record and higher conference finish each year. During the 2016-17 season, Muller guided the Redbirds to program bests in MVC wins - 17-1, en route to the Valley title - regular-season victories (25) and overall triumphs (28). 'I have always felt incredibly blessed and honored to have the responsibility of holding the title of head coach here at my alma mater, and I am humbled by the support shown by President Larry Dietz and Larry Lyons,' Muller said. 'I am excited to be a part of what I believe is a special time with Redbird basketball, and I look forward to continuing to work with my staff and my players to help represent Illinois State the right way, earn degrees and win championships. Go 'Birds!' Through his first five seasons at Illinois State, Muller amassed a 104-65 record and coached the Redbirds to four victories over Top-25 programs, three postseason appearances (2017 National Invitation Tournament, 2015 NIT and 2014 College Basketball Invitational), four postseason wins, and victories against the Big Ten, the BIG EAST and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Muller is the first coach in Illinois State basketball history to beat four Top-25 teams in his first four seasons, and his four Top-25 victories are also tied for the most ever recorded by a Redbird head coach. Under Muller's leadership, Illinois State has won 57 Missouri Valley Conference games, which is tied for most among current MVC programs over the past five years. Muller has guided ISU student-athletes to 11 All-Missouri Valley Conference selections (two first team, six second team and three honorable mention), six MVC All-Defensive accolades, four MVC All-Newcomer honors and one MVC All-Freshman accolade. Additionally, Paris Lee was the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Larry Bird Player of the Year and the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Plus, three Redbirds have garnered All-MVC Scholar-Athlete recognition under Muller's tutelage. During Muller's tenure, 18 of 19 men's basketball academic seniors have earned undergraduate degrees. Of those student-athletes, the only one who has not yet graduated - Justin McCloud - is on track to do so upon conclusion of the fall of 2017 semester, which will increase the total to a perfect 19 of 19.
Courtesy of: goredbirds.com



Syracuse loses frontcourt piece Taurean Thompson - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of cbssports.com
Taurean Thompson, a rising sophomore and would-be potential star for Syracuse, has left the program,the SyracusePost-Standard reported.
The 20-year-old Thompson averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds, in addition to 55-percent shooting last season. Standing 6-foot-9 and boasting an exceptional handle for a power forward, Thompson was expected to make a big leap in playing time and offensive responsibility for Jim Boeheim's program this season.
The Orange battled injuries in 2016-17, finished 19-15 and missed the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
"We have been informed that Taurean is taking a leave of absence from Syracuse University," Boeheim said in a statement to the Post-Standard. "My understanding is he wants to go to school closer to home due to some family health issues."

Thompson's departure comes after months of speculation as to whether his Syracuse career was finished. He did not show up for summer courses, preventing him from participating in offseason team workouts.
More via Syracuse.com:
Various sources have said Thompson has not communicated with his Syracuse teammates over the summer. He has declined invitations to hang out with them. He has not returned phone calls or messages. Thompson's AAU coach, Jimmy Salmon, said last week he had seen Thompson a couple times over the summer, most recently about a week earlier. Salmon, the coach of the New Jersey Playaz, described Thompson as "a free spirit." He said Thompson had been working out in New Jersey and expected Thompson to be back in Syracuse by the weekend.
Thompson is from New Jersey, and Seton Hall has been rumored as his landing spot. The Pirates, who have made the past two NCAA Tournaments,have a roster spot open. No matter where Thompson goes, he will be forced to redshirt in 2017-18. Thompson is considered a fringe NBA prospect, but his size and offensive skills could get him NBA looks.
Syracuse's only returning frontcourt presence is 7-2 Paschal Chukwu, who played only seven games last season because of eye surgery. Syracuse enters 2017-18 without six of its top seven scorers from last season, including Tyler Lydon, who left as a sophomore and was drafted 24th overall by the Utah Jazz in June's NBA Draft.



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

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



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  NICARAGUA  


Extranjeros win All Star game - by Eurobasket News

Preseleccion Nacional de Baloncesto - All Star Extranjeros 66-75

All Star Extranjeros outscored Preseleccion Nacional de Baloncesto 75-66 in All Star game. Reginald Brown (202-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Ryann Abraham (182-PG-87, college: Appalachian St.) netted 16. Duane James (196-F-83, college: Binghamton) followed them with 10. Noel McKenzie (188-G-78) answered with 14 points for Preseleccion Nacional de Baloncesto. Roger Munoz (208-C-84) delivered 10.



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  NIGERIA  


Basketball stakeholders want Kwese league, others protected - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigerian Basketball Stakeholders made up of the Coaches Association, the clubs captains, Referees' Council, Technical Commissioners and Statisticians, for the first time in the history of Nigerian basketball, came together in a joint meeting held in Ilorin to express their satisfaction on the organisation of the Kwese Premier Basketball League by the Nigeria Basketball Federation, and as such wants the league sustained with the international best practice.

The stakeholders in a communique signed by the above mentioned associations' heads stated that, no faction in the NBBF dispute should stop any club from participating in the Kwese Premier League Final-8 scheduled for Kano in September, as it was the case with two clubs out of the 12, though replaced, that participated in the Savannah and Atlantic Conference 6.

It was also agreed that, no club playing in the Kwese Premier Basketball League must be threatened or penalized as most key actors like the players are more interested in the development of the game and are not party to the politics of the federation.

The stakeholders resolved that, those seeking to take control of the NBBF not according to due process must not intimidate or involve any of the stakeholders in the politics of the game as players, referees, coaches and technical officials are only interested in playing and growing the game.

They declared their solidarity with the two clubs in the Savannah Conference; Mark Mentors and Defenders Basketball Clubs, both of Abuja, who were threatened and eventually stopped from participating in the Conference 6 play-offs.

The stakeholders, who gave their maximum supports to the women's national team that won the just concluded Afrobasket women's championship and the men's team that would play in the men's version of the Afrobasket later in September, declared that they would communicate their decisions to the Secretary General of the world body, FIBA it's Africa affiliate FIBA Africa, the NOC, the IOC and the media to please take note.

The communique was signed by Scott Nnaji, president Basketball Coaches Association, Tunde Popoola, president Referees Council and Skambo Morrison, chairman, Technical Commissioners.



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  PERU  


The title series is set in Liga de Lima - by Eurobasket News

The Finals are set in Liga de Lima as Regatas and EOFAP swept the semifinals series. Regatas beat Real Club 72-42 to win the series 2-0. EOFap edged Inmaculada 78-65 as they had a massive 31-13 surge in the second frame. Emory Bennett Jr. (F/C) posted 16 points in a loss and Maximiliano Rios (185-G-81, college: Clayton St.) netted 15. Luis Felipe Rodriguez notched 10 and Sebastian Gulerminio delivered 7.


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  PHILIPPINES  


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

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

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

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

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

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



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Kamil Sulima re-signs at Legia - by Greg

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

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao
Wojciech Szpyrka
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Polish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Polish National Team 2017
#s#
Michal Sokolowski
Sokolowski
Aaron Cel
Cel
A.J. Slaughter
Slaughter
Damian Kulig
Kulig
Przemyslaw Zamojski
Zamojski
#e#5
3Michal Sokolowski 196-F/G-92 Rosa Poland
5Aaron Cel 203-PF-87 Polski Cukier Poland
6A.J. Slaughter 191-PG-87 ASVEL France
7Damian Kulig 205-F/C-87 Banvit BK Turkey
8Przemyslaw Zamojski 193-G/F-86 Stelmet Poland
9Mateusz Ponitka 196-G/F-93 Iberostar Tener. Spain
12Adam Waczynski 199-SF-89 Unicaja Spain
15Lukasz Koszarek 187-PG-84 Stelmet Poland
21Tomasz Gielo 205-F-93 Joventut Spain
24Przemyslaw Karnowski 216-C-93 Andorra Spain
33Karol Gruszecki 193-G/F-89 Polski Cukier Poland
34Adam Hrycaniuk 206-C-84 Stelmet Poland

Mike Taylor Head Coach



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  PORTUGAL  


Academico F. Clube signs Andre Dara - by Eurobasket News

Academico F. Clube (Proliga) signed experienced 34-year old point guard Andre Dara (180-83). He has played for the last seven seasons at Maia Basket in LPB. In 30 games he had 4.1ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg last season. Proliga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dara's team won Portuguese Proliga Regular Season in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Proliga All-Defensive Team back in 2011.
Dara has spent his entire career in Portugal playing for two other teams: Gaia and Paroquial.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Academico F. Clube adds Amorim to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Academico F. Clube (Proliga) added to their roster 20-year old forward Guilherme Amorim (183-97) from the junior team of Dragon Force. But in 5 Proliga games he recorded just 0.8ppg and 1.4rpg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Illiabum adds Araujo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Illiabum Clube (LPB) added to their roster 20-year old power forward Diogo Araujo (201-97). He was about to sign at FC Porto (LPB). Araujo has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at FC Porto_Ferpinta. But in two LPB games he recorded just 1.5ppg and 1.0rpg. Araujo's team made it to the Proliga Semifinals. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention in 2016 and 2017.
Araujo represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 71.4%.
Araujo has played previously for two other teams: Ginasio and Dragon Force.

Illiabum Clube roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Augusto Sobrinho
Rui Nery
Carlos Cardoso

Forwards:
Diogo Araujo
Nuno Sa
Pedro Novo

Centers:
Pedro Belo
Miguel Reis

Coach: Pedro Nuno Monteiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CAB Madeira keeps Gameiro for another season - by Eurobasket News

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

CAB Madeira roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Fernandes
Diogo Gameiro

Forwards:
Frederick Gentry
Bobby Madison
Fabio Lima

Coach: Joao Paulo Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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  ROMANIA  


Romanian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Romanian National Team 2017
#s#
Andrei Mandache
Mandache
Catalin Petrisor
Petrisor
Radu Paliciuc
Paliciuc
Vlad Moldoveanu
Moldoveanu
Nicolae-Bogdan Nicolescu
Nicolescu
#e#5
4Andrei Mandache 191-G/F-87 Oradea Romania
6Catalin Petrisor 184-PG-92 Oradea Romania
8Radu Paliciuc 200-G/F-88 CSU Sibiu Romania
9Vlad Moldoveanu 206-PF-88 Demir IBB Turkey
10Nicolae-Bogdan Nicolescu 199-F-97 Oradea Romania
11Octavian Calota 189-PG-84 BC Timisoara Romania
13Alexandru Olah 213-C-93 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
14Titus Nicoara 203-PF-88 Oradea Romania
15Emanuel Cate 206-C-97 Prat Spain
25Roland Torok 203-F/C-90 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
26Catalin Baciu 214-C-88 Steaua CSM Romania
32Nandor Kuti 197-SG-97 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania

Marcel Tenter Head Coach UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Vasile Fometescu Assistant Steaua CSM Romania
Milorad Perovic Assistant Steaua CSM Romania



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  RUSSIA  


Russian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Russian National Team 2017
#s#
Alexey Shved
Shved
Evgenii Baburin
Baburin
Vitaliy Fridzon
Fridzon
Vladimir Ivlev
Ivlev
Semen Antonov
Antonov
#e#5
1Alexey Shved 198-G-88 Khimki Russia
4Evgenii Baburin 190-G-87 Lokomotiv Russia
7Vitaliy Fridzon 195-SG-85 CSKA Russia
8Vladimir Ivlev 207-F-90 Lokomotiv Russia
11Semen Antonov 202-PF-89 CSKA Russia
12Andrey Zubkov 205-F-91 Khimki Russia
13Dmitrii Khvostov 190-G-89 Lokomotiv Russia
15Timofey Mozgov 216-C-86 LA Lakers USA
16Vladislav Trushkin 201-SF-93 Unics Russia
18Maxim Kolyushkin 192-G-90 N.Novgorod Russia
20Andrey Vorontsevich 207-PF-87 CSKA Russia
22Dmitrii Kulagin 197-G/F-92 CSKA Russia
30Mikhail Kulagin 191-G-94 CSKA Russia
41Nikita Kurbanov 202-SF-86 CSKA Russia

Sergey Bazarevich Head Coach Trabzonspor Turkey



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  SENEGAL  


Lamine Dieng agreed terms with Navarra - by Eurobasket News

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona (LEB Silver) inked 25-year old Senegalese forward Lamine Dieng (203-104kg-92, college: Pittsburg State) from Agustinos-Leclerc. In 28 LEB Silver games in Spain he recorded 10.5ppg and 6.5rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Dieng's college team won MIAA Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from Pittsburg State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Inaki Narros
Alexander Calvo
Arturo Cruz
Kris Davis

Forwards:
Adrian Garcia
Moussa Kone
Javier Lacunza
Lamine Dieng
Stefan Andelkovic
Pablo Yarnoz

Coach: David Mangas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maodo Nguirane (ex Castello) agreed terms with Academik Plovdiv - by Eurobasket News

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Senegalese international center Maodo Nguirane (210-105kg-93). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Nguirane played most recently at Castello in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he recorded 8.0ppg and 5.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nguirane played at KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona (also in LEB Gold) where in 29 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 5.0rpg.
Nguirane's team made it to the African Champions Cup Final Four in 2015. He was called to Senegalese Senior National Team this year.
Nguirane has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Unicaja Malaga, Tacoronte and Clinicas Rincon.

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasil Bachev
Shakir Smith
Adriyan Sekulov
Rob Davis

Forwards:
Vasil Mihaylov
Martin Durchev

Center:
Maodo Nguirane

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Momcilo Latinovic (ex Basket Esch) is a newcomer at London Lions - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Hungarian-Serbian swingman Momcilo Latinovic (198-89, college: N.Mexico Highlands). He played most recently at Basket Esch in Luxembourg Total League, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Latinovic played at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL where in 9 games he averaged 9.4ppg and 3.7rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Slovakian League All-Star Game. Latinovic also played 3 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg.
Latinovic received All-RMAC 2nd Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Latinovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Iceland (KFI Isafjordur), Italy (Bari), Sweden (Boras Basket and White Eagles), Hungary (Kormend) and Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd).
Latinovic attended New Mexico Highlands University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Momcilo is incredible shooter for 3pts and 2pts, shot 97.1% from the freethrow line past season, with phenomenal athleticism and great dunking skills. Likes contact and finishes strong at the basket. Really good 1 on 1 defender; can guard players on every position. Can block the shot and has powerful rebound.

London Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Moritz Lanegger
Justin Robinson
Momcilo Latinovic
John Isenbarger

Forwards:
Joe Ikhinmwin
Demonte Flannigan

Coach: Mariusz Karol

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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Burgos add Juzbasic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 18-year old Serbian forward Dusan Juzbasic (201-99, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura in the EBA. In 24 games he recorded 8.4ppg and 5.5rpg.
Juzbasic was selected to Serbian U16 National Team in 2014.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Sloven Ruma and Crvena Zvezda.
On Juzbasic: Great understanding of the game and good reactions in every situation. Great shooter.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher
Alejandro Lopez
Jules Akodo

Forwards:
Deon Thompson
Deividas Gailius
Eduardo Martinez
Alejandro Barrera
Dusan Juzbasic

Centers:
Javier Vega
Goran Huskic
Felipe Dos_Anjos

Coach: Diego Epifanio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Forli Tigers sign David Brkic - by Eurobasket News

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

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forwards:
Christian Villani
Riccardo Zani
Alexander Cicchetti

Center:
David Brkic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tralee keeps Pantovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Predrag Miletic joins Klosterneuburg - by Eurobasket News

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes (A Bundesliga) agreed terms with 33-year old Serbian shooting guard Predrag Miletic (193-90kg-84) from Vienna. Miletic has played there for the last four years. In 35 A Bundesliga games in Austria he was third best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and averaged 5.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg (in top 4) last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
His team won Austrian Supercup in 2016.
Miletic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (Ploiesti), Ukraine (Khimik), Serbia (KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Russia (Musson).

BK Klosterneuburg Dukes roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Christoph Greimeister

Coach: Ante Perica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serbian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Serbian National Team 2017
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Milan Macvan
Macvan
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic
Vladimir Lucic
Lucic
Stefan Bircevic
Bircevic
Vladimir Stimac
Stimac
#e#5
6Milan Macvan 206-PF-89 B.Muenchen Germany
7Bogdan Bogdanovic 198-G/F-92 Sacramento K. USA
11Vladimir Lucic 201-SF-89 B.Muenchen Germany
14Stefan Bircevic 210-C/F-89 Istanbul BBSK Turkey
15Vladimir Stimac 210-C-87 Anadolu Efes Turkey
17Dragan Milosavljevic 198-G/F-89 Unicaja Spain
19Branko Lazic 195-SG-89 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
22Vasilije Micic 196-PG-94 Zalgiris Lithuania
23Marko Guduric 196-SG-95 Fenerbahce Turkey
24Stefan Jovic 198-G-90 B.Muenchen Germany
32Ognjen Kuzmic 213-C-90 Real Madrid Spain
51Boban Marjanovic 222-C-88 Detroit P. USA

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



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Slovenian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovenian National Team 2017
#s#
Matic Rebec
Rebec
Goran Dragic
Dragic
Aleksej Nikolic
Nikolic
Klemen Prepelic
Prepelic
Edo Muric
Muric
#e#5
1Matic Rebec 181-PG-95 Krka Slovenia
3Goran Dragic 190-PG-86 Miami Heat USA
6Aleksej Nikolic 191-PG-95 Brose Bask. Germany
7Klemen Prepelic 191-G-92 Paris-Levallois France
8Edo Muric 202-F-91 Banvit BK Turkey
11Jaka Blazic 196-SG-90 Andorra Spain
14Gasper Vidmar 211-C-87 Banvit BK Turkey
22Ziga Dimec 211-C-93 Krka Slovenia
77Luka Doncic 201-G-99 Real Madrid Spain
Vlatko Cancar 201-SF-97 Mega Bemax Serbia
Anthony Randolph 211-PF-89 Real Madrid Spain
Sasa Zagorac 206-F/C-84 Sopron KC Hungary

Igor Kokoskov Head Coach Utah Jazz USA



Sasha Vujacic joins Fiat Torino - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Fiat Torino (Serie A) added to their roster 33-year old Slovenian ex-international shooting guard Sasha Vujacic (201-93kg-84). He has played for the last two seasons at New York Knicks in the NBA. In 41 games he had 3.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg last season.
In 2004 Vujacic was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Turkish President Cup final in 2013. Vujacic was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He was a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Vujacic was called to Slovenian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
He is quite experienced player. Vujacic has played also professionally in Spain (Baskonia), NBA (LA Clippers, LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets), Turkey (Anadolu Efes and Istanbul BBSK), Italy (UBC) and Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela).
On Vujacic: the typical open court player, who loves to score in penetration and in fast break; is adding shooting range (can yet easily hit a three pointer) and is improving his defense; huge upside at SG.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Great height and size to play the point. Excellent ball handling ability and passing ability for a guy his size. Is developing a very consistent jump shot. Great free throw shooter that knows how to penetrate and get to the line. Excellent on the fast break and in the open court. Unselfish player that is always looking for open teammates. Possesses decent speed and quickness for a player his size. Mediocre defensive player. Good feel for the game and has a good enough basketball IQ to play the point in the NBA.
Negatives: Even though he can play the point, he still needs to refine his point guard skills in to even be considered a good point guard. He needs to improve his ball handling, court vision, and passing ability. He definitely has he potential to play the point, but shooting guard looks like the position he is most comfortable playing. Desperately needs more seasoning at playing the point guard. If he has to play the shooting guard position he will be overmatched physically and athletically. Still needs to gain weight and some more muscle to fill out his frame. Gaining strength isn't his biggest priority, but would definitely be a good addition to his game
.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Sasha Vujacic
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones
Lamar Patterson

Forwards:
Deron Washington
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Burgos add Juzbasic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 18-year old Serbian forward Dusan Juzbasic (201-99, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura in the EBA. In 24 games he recorded 8.4ppg and 5.5rpg.
Juzbasic was selected to Serbian U16 National Team in 2014.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Sloven Ruma and Crvena Zvezda.
On Juzbasic: Great understanding of the game and good reactions in every situation. Great shooter.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher
Alejandro Lopez
Jules Akodo

Forwards:
Deon Thompson
Deividas Gailius
Eduardo Martinez
Alejandro Barrera
Dusan Juzbasic

Centers:
Javier Vega
Goran Huskic
Felipe Dos_Anjos

Coach: Diego Epifanio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Agustinos-Leclerc inks Donovan Smith - by Eurobasket News

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

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

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

Coach: Jorge Alvarez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cazorla tabs Jalen Riley - by Greg

CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior (EBA) inked 24-year old American point guard Jalen Riley (182-70kg-93, college: East Tennessee State, agency: Duran International). He played most recently at Thor AK Akureyri in Icelandic Dominos League. In 6 Dominos League games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg last season.
Riley graduated from East Tennessee State in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jalen Riley
Steven Weidlich
Angel Moro

Forwards:
Carlos Sanchez
Juan_Manuel Lopez
Julian Aviles

Coach: Jesus Gutierrez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Steven Weidlich signs at Cazorla - by Greg

CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior (EBA) landed American guard Steven Weidlich (185-73kg, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Susquehanna (NCAA3). Weidlich has played there for the last four years. In 29 games he averaged impressive 21.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 3.8apg last season. Weidlich helped them to make it to the NCAA D3 Sweet 16. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-Landmark Player of the Year and selected to All-Landmark 1st Team.
Weidlich received also D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region Player of the Year award in 2017 at his college time.

CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Weidlich
Angel Moro

Forwards:
Carlos Sanchez
Juan_Manuel Lopez
Julian Aviles

Coach: Jesus Gutierrez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marc Bauza is a newcomer at Palencia - by Eurobasket News

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

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordi Grimau
Enric Garrido
Bryce Pressley
Sani Campara

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

Centers:
Dartaye Ruffin
Marc Bauza

Coach: Joaquin Prado

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spanish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Spanish National Team 2017
#s#
Pau Gasol
Gasol
Sergio Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Juan Carlos Navarro
Navarro
Ricky Rubio
Rubio
Marc Gasol
Gasol
#e#5
4Pau Gasol 213-F/C-80 San Antonio S. USA
6Sergio Rodriguez 191-PG-86 CSKA Russia
7Juan Carlos Navarro 192-SG-80 FC Barcelona Spain
9Ricky Rubio 193-G-90 Minnesota T. USA
13Marc Gasol 216-C-85 Memphis G. USA
14Guillermo Hernangomez 210-C-94 New York K. USA
15Joan Sastre Morro 201-G/F-91 Valencia Spain
16Guillem Vives 192-PG-93 Valencia Spain
18Pierre Oriola 206-C/F-92 FC Barcelona Spain
19Fernando San Emeterio 199-F/G-84 Valencia Spain
21Alex Abrines 198-SF-93 Oklah.City T. USA
41Juancho Hernangomez 206-PF-95 Denver N. USA

Sergio Scariolo Head Coach



David Rubio agreed terms with Jaguarzo Adepla - by Eurobasket News

EBA newcomer Jaguarzo Adepla Basket Plasencia strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old David Rubio (94) from Multiopticas Baza. In 10 EBA games he recorded 6.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Rubio's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group D Regular Season 2014.
He has played previously for Almeria.

Jaguarzo Adepla Basket Plasencia roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Jesus Porras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Estela keeps Iradier for another season - by Eurobasket News

Igualatorio Cantabria Estela Santander (EBA) re-signed 23-year old forward Carlos Iradier (199-94). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he averaged 4.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg. Iradier helped them to win the regular season.
He has played previously for two other teams: Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia and Valencia 2.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Taylor Brown leaves Real Betis - by Eurobasket News

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

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

Coach: Alejandro Martinez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lamine Dieng agreed terms with Navarra - by Eurobasket News

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona (LEB Silver) inked 25-year old Senegalese forward Lamine Dieng (203-104kg-92, college: Pittsburg State) from Agustinos-Leclerc. In 28 LEB Silver games in Spain he recorded 10.5ppg and 6.5rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Dieng's college team won MIAA Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from Pittsburg State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Inaki Narros
Alexander Calvo
Arturo Cruz
Kris Davis

Forwards:
Adrian Garcia
Moussa Kone
Javier Lacunza
Lamine Dieng
Stefan Andelkovic
Pablo Yarnoz

Coach: David Mangas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Federico Van Lacke (ex Olimpico LB) agreed terms with Gipuzkoa - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) inked experienced 37-year old Argentinian ex-international shooting guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Van Lacke has played for the last two years at Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda in Argentinian LigaA. In 64 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.8apg last season.
Among other achievements Van Lacke's team won Argentinian LigaA North Group Regular Season in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana 2nd Team award in 2016.
Van Lacke represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 75.0%.
Van Lacke has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Van Lacke has played previously professionally also in Spain (Joventut, Movil Estudiantes, UCAM Murcia, Blancos de Rueda and CB Granada) and Argentina (Obras Basket, Echague and Boca Juniors).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Gipuzkoa.
Van Lacke's game is described as: Great leaper and slasher. A completely skilled guard, yet imrpoving, with good mentality and a bright future;.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federico Van_Lacke
Daniel Perez
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

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

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tadas Rinkunas (ex Lietkabelis) is a newcomer at Oviedo - by Eurobasket News

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Lithuanian swingman Tadas Rinkunas (195-80kg-91). He played most recently at Lietkabelis in Lithuanian LKL league. In 37 games he recorded just 2.2ppg last season. Rinkunas helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 7 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.9ppg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Rinkunas spent at Dzukija (also in LKL). In 28 games he had 6.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg. The other team he played that season for was Naglis Palangos (also in LKL). In 12 games he got 13.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg.
Rinkunas was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team back in 2011.
He has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Delikatesas, Anyksciu, Perlas-MRU Vilnius, Citus and Statyba.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tadas is a typical of the screen shooter. Likes to take responsibility at difficult situations for the team. Very intelligent player who makes positive influence on his teammates. Needs to gain some weight and quickness to play on a higher level.

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisco Cardenas
Fabio Santana
Davis Geks

Forwards:
Mouhamed Barro
Judicael Belemene
Victor Perez
Tadas Rinkunas

Centers:
Oliver Arteaga
Kenan Karahodzic

Coach: Carles Marco

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Santurtzi welcomes back Torres - by Eurobasket News

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

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Hottur lands Andre Michelsson - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Winterthur adds Miavivululu to their roster - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) added to their roster 27-year old power forward Jeyvi Miavivululu (201-102kg-90, college: Felician) from Union Neuchatel Basket. But in 5 LNA games he recorded just 1.0ppg last season. Miavivululu's team made it to the Swiss final.
He graduated from Felician College in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Jeyvi Miavivululu
Steven Spieth
Ramirez Ferreras

Center:
Sam Downey

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Evrard Atcho is a newcomer at Morges-Saint-Prex - by Luca Maffioli

LNB newcomer Morges-Saint-Prex BBC strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old ex-international center Evrard Atcho (208-92, college: Kansas City CC). He played most recently at BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA). LNA was a little too high level for him, where in 25 games he recorded just 1.4ppg and 1.8rpg in 2015-16 season. LNB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Atcho helped them to make it to the Swiss Cup Semifinals.
The previous (14-15) season he played at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (also in LNA). In 17 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 3.5rpg.
Atcho won Swiss LNB championship title in 2011.
He was also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Atcho played for Swiss Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg.
Atcho has played previously for four other teams: Neuchatel, Fribourg, Pully and Academie Fribourg.
He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Turkish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Turkish National Team 2017
#s#
Furkan Korkmaz
Korkmaz
Furkan Aldemir
Aldemir
Dogus Balbay
Balbay
Bobby Dixon
Dixon
Semih Erden
Erden
#e#5
Furkan Korkmaz 198-G-97 Phi.76ers USA
Furkan Aldemir 207-C-91 Darussafaka Turkey
Dogus Balbay 185-PG-89 Anadolu Efes Turkey
Bobby Dixon 178-PG-83 Fenerbahce Turkey
Semih Erden 211-F/C-86 Darussafaka Turkey
Sinan Guler 192-G-83 Fenerbahce Turkey
Baris Hersek 207-PF-88 Fenerbahce Turkey
Goksenin Koksal 195-SG-91 Galatasaray Turkey
Melih Mahmutoglu 193-SG-90 Fenerbahce Turkey
Cedi Osman 204-F-95 Cleveland C. USA
Sertac Sanli 211-C-91 Besiktas Turkey
Kenan Sipahi 197-PG-95 Besiktas Turkey
Metin Turen 206-PF-94 Pinar Karsiyaka Turkey
Erkan Veyseloglu 200-SF-83 Besiktas Turkey

Ufuk Sarica Head Coach Besiktas Turkey



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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Selcuklu inks Fran Pilepic - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Argentina Tonight! - by David Edole

To my amazement, the Virgin Islands rarely played against Argentina. The last time both teams met was back in 2001 AmeriCup. Argentina won 98-77 and featured NBA players Man Ginobili, Fabricio Oberto, Pepe Sanchez, Andres Nocioni and Luis Scola. The good news is most of these guys have retired, the bad news, Scola is still playing. Argentina is in a generational shift meaning they have turned the reigns of the team to younger players using Scola as the grizzled vet.

The generational shift has gone really well in the AmeriCup as they have won both their games thus far and with the Virgin Islands in need of a win, the game should be a tight one. The Virgin Islands fell in a television smashing fashion to the defending champs Venezuela, 86-84, Monday night. Rebounding was the Achilles heel as the Virgin Islands coaching staff was relegated to using five guards at the most important time of the game. #Where was Phil?

Venezuela entered the last 10 minutes of the game with a seven-point lead, but that vanished thanks largely to the efforts of Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida).

With less than a minute to play, and down by one, John Cox hit a long-range shot that sent the Venezuelans to the top of the scoreboard.

Virgin Islands' coach Sam Mitchell drew a play that worked, but the ball was released after time expired and the Venezuelans celebrated the win.

Cox was the leading scorer for Venezuela with 23 points, while Hodge headed Virgin Islands' charts with 24.

This meeting will be the third time between the Virgin Islands and Argentina as the first time was in 1987 at the Pan Am Games. The South Americans won 101-90, the Virgin Islands was led by Elvin Brown and Ronald Charles with 22 and 21 points respectively. Present Milwaukee Bucks Assistant General Manager Milt Newton was also on the team.

Situations

The race for #2 is in for an interesting finish. Venezuela win throws the Virgin Islanders into must win mode. Despite the loss last night, the team from Americas Paradise sits in second place. Why? The V.I. defeated Canada by 12, 83-71 and loss to Venezuela by two, so they are up +10. Venezuela lost to Argentina by five and won by two,
so they are down -3.

Tuesday games scenarios: Points is everything! If Venezuela and the V.I. win and or both lose the point spread will determine the outcome.
As for now were ahead by +10. Tune into to the first game, Canada-Venezuela, as it is most important.

2001 FIBA AmeriCup

Argentina - US Virgin Islands 98-77 (Sanchez 4, Ginobili 7, Sconochini 17, Oberto 14, Wolkowyski 12, Scola 9, Gutierrez 8, Palladino 13,
Nocioni 5, Victoriano 2, Farabello 6, Fernandez 2. Coach: Ruben Magnano -

Marcus Oliver 7, Carl Thomas 8, Calvet White 5, Jameel Heywood 19, JaJa Richards 4, Leroy Blyden 11, Jason Edwin 12, Gracen Avril 11, Andy
Chelcher 1. Coach: Tevester Anderson)

1987 Pan Am Games in Indianapolis, Indiana

9th: ARG 101-ISV 90 (Romano 26, Rodriguez 24; Elvin Brown 22, Ronald Charles 21)

Addendum: The senior team did indeed defeat Venezuela, 77-57, at the XI Central American and Caribbean Games in 1970 held in Panama City. Some of the members were Winston Solomon, Arthur Solomon, Rudy Milligan, Ray Hodge, Danny Cornelius, Lloyd David, Sidney Bell, Pedrito Estrill, Elridge Blake, Mel Tatum, Glen Williams, and Coach: Arthur Jaimson.

Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUeufem8P-w

PREVIEW
United States Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands team has a chance to qualify for the Final Four They needs to win versus Argentina and Venezuela to lose. The Caribbean team has demonstrated a high level of competition so far, beating the Canadians and pushing Venezuela to the limit. It will be a tough opponent for Argentina.

Argentina

Argentina showed authority and character to overcome a 10-point deficit in their 92-86 win over Canada in extra time. Led by Sergio Hernandez and Facundo Campazzo. Campazzo plays for Real Madrid and finished with a 23-point lead (2-6 doubles, 4-8 triple, 7-8 free), 6 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the game against Canada.



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  UGANDA  


Ferdinand Odama gets MVP of the Week award for Ugandan NBL - by Eurobasket News

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

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

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

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

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



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  UKRAINE  


Ukrainian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Ukrainian National Team 2017
#s#
Vyacheslav Bobrov
Bobrov
Oleksandr Kolchenko
Kolchenko
Volodymyr Koniev
Koniev
Maxym Korniyenko
Korniyenko
Pavlo Krutous
Krutous
#e#5
Vyacheslav Bobrov 201-F-92 P.Zvaigzdes Lithuania
Oleksandr Kolchenko 195-G/F-88 Cherkasy Ukraine
Volodymyr Koniev 203-F-89 Cherkasy Ukraine
Maxym Korniyenko 205-F/C-87 Lukoil Acad. Bulgaria
Pavlo Krutous 196-G/F-92 Budivelnyk Ukraine
Denys Lukashov 190-PG-89 Enisey Russia
Oleksandr Lypovyy 200-G-91 Promitheas Greece
Olexandr Mishula 192-SG-92 Dnipro Ukraine
Ruslan Otverchenko 192-SG-90 Budivelnyk Ukraine
Artem Pustovyi 218-C-92 Obradoiro Spain
Maksym Pustozvonov 200-SF-87 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Oleksandr Ryabchuk 188-G-89 Khimik Ukraine
Igor Zaytsev 210-C/F-89 Rosa Poland

Evgeni Murzin Head Coach Budivelnyk Ukraine



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  UNITED KINGDOM  


British National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

British National Team 2017
#s#
Jules Akodo
Akodo
Kyle Johnson
Johnson
Benjamin Mockford
Mockford
Andrew Lawrence
Lawrence
Teddy Okereafor
Okereafor
#e#5
0Jules Akodo 188-G-96 Burgos Spain
1Kyle Johnson 195-G-88 London L. Canada
3Benjamin Mockford 188-G-89 Palma Spain
4Andrew Lawrence 185-PG-90 Chalons-Reims France
5Teddy Okereafor 193-G-92 Kymis Greece
10Daniel Clark 210-F/C-88 Gipuzkoa GBC Spain
11Gareth Murray 201-F-84 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
13Eric Boateng 208-C-85 St Vallier France
19Luke Nelson 190-G-95 Gran Canaria Spain
20Kieron Achara 208-F/C-83 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
Gabriel Olaseni 211-C-91 Fuenlabrada Spain

Joe Prunty Head Coach Milwaukee B. USA
Alberto Lorenzo Assistant Estudiantes Spain
Nathan Reinking Assistant Canton C. USA



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

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

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Thomas De_Thaey
Shane Walker
J.R. Holder

Center:
Harrison Gamble

Coach: Rob Paternostro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mike Rodriguez signs at Leicester Riders - by Jeff King

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) landed 23-year old American point guard Mike Rodriguez (178-77kg-94). He just graduated from S.Illinois (NCAA). In 33 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg last season. Rodriguez helped them to make it to the semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Rodriguez received NJCAA D1 All-Region XI 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Andrew Thomson
Thomas De_Thaey
Shane Walker
J.R. Holder

Center:
Harrison Gamble

Coach: Rob Paternostro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Momcilo Latinovic (ex Basket Esch) is a newcomer at London Lions - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Hungarian-Serbian swingman Momcilo Latinovic (198-89, college: N.Mexico Highlands). He played most recently at Basket Esch in Luxembourg Total League, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Latinovic played at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL where in 9 games he averaged 9.4ppg and 3.7rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Slovakian League All-Star Game. Latinovic also played 3 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg.
Latinovic received All-RMAC 2nd Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Latinovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Iceland (KFI Isafjordur), Italy (Bari), Sweden (Boras Basket and White Eagles), Hungary (Kormend) and Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd).
Latinovic attended New Mexico Highlands University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Momcilo is incredible shooter for 3pts and 2pts, shot 97.1% from the freethrow line past season, with phenomenal athleticism and great dunking skills. Likes contact and finishes strong at the basket. Really good 1 on 1 defender; can guard players on every position. Can block the shot and has powerful rebound.

London Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Moritz Lanegger
Justin Robinson
Momcilo Latinovic
John Isenbarger

Forwards:
Joe Ikhinmwin
Demonte Flannigan

Coach: Mariusz Karol

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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  URUGUAY  


AmeriCup: Dominicana and the US won for Group C - by Hector Lopez

The US defeated Uruguay 74-66 and Dominican Republic won 86-64 over Panama for the AmeriucaCup Group C, played in Montevideo. The US, with a 2-0 record, will play tonigth with Dominicana (1-1), and Uruguay (1-1) will face Panama (0-2).
Dominicana 86 - Victor Liz (193-SG-86) 19 points 4 rebounds, Sadiel Rojas (197-G/F-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan) 18 points 12 rebounds, Angel Delgado (206-F-94) 17 points 13 rebounds
Panama 64 - Tony Bishop (201-F-89, college: Texas St.) 20 points 3 rebounds, Javier Carter (203-C-91, college: S.Alabama) 12 points 8 rebounds
- - -
US 74 - Wendell Williams 16 points 5 rebounds, Reggie Hearn (193-G-91, college: Northwestern) 15 points 4 rebounds, Darriun Hillard 13 points 2 rebounds
Uruguay 64 -. Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International) 22 points 14 rebounds, Jayson Granger (189-G-89) 17 points 4 rebounds 6 assists, Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) 15 points 8 rebounds



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


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

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

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Lithuania edge USA to claim title in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
USA - Lithuania 74-85
Lithuania captured the Gold medals in Taipei. They overcame the USA in the Final. Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 15 points to lead the Baltic team. The USA accumulated a 38:36 halftime lead. But Lithuania bounced back with a 25:18 run in the third term. They followed with a 24:18 rally in the fourth quarter to clinch the title. Evaldas Saulys (190-G-93) provided 14 points in the victory. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) knocked down 23 points for the USA.
3-4 Place
Serbia - Latvia 74-81
Latvia outgunned Serbia to clinch Bronze medals in Taipei. Kristaps Plavnieks (183-PG-95) and Linards Jaunzems (198-F-95) had 19 points each for the Baltic team. Serbia posted a 35:26 halftime lead. Latvia bounced back with a 25:13 run in the third term to spur ahead. Latvia unleashed 30 points in the final period to seal the victory. Rihards Berzins (207-PF-97) had 18 points for the winners. Nemanja Nenadic (197-G-94) topscored with 21 points and 9 boards for Serbia.

5-6 Place
Israel - Germany 78-87
Germany occupied the fifth position in Taipei. They rallied past Israel behind 42 points from Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket). Germany dominated in the first half. They accounted for a 51:39 halftime lead. Israel pulled closer in the second half but could not threaten their opponents as Germany rolled to the victory. Mahir Agva (206-C-96) chipped in 18 points and collected 9 rebounds in the win. Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) banked in 18 points for Israel.

7-8 Place
Finland - Argentina 79-70
Finland outgunned Argentina to claim the 7th place. Anton Odabasi (206-PF-95) provided 18 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Argentina jumped to an 18:11 lead after ten minutes. But Finland stepped on the gas in the next two quarters. They sank 49 points to ensure an 11-point advantage at the final intermission. Argentina cut the distance in the fourth quarter but failed to escape the loss. Topias Palmi (194-SG-94, agency: Blacktop Management) netted 15 points for Finland. Martin Fernandez (197-SF-97) produced 14 points and 6 boards for Argentina.

9-10 Place
Canada - Australia 96-101
Australia occupied the ninth position as they topped Canada in the final day. Dejan Vasiljevic (190-G-97) netted 28 points to lead the Emerging Boomers. Canada unleashed 40 points in the first period to take a 5-point lead. But Australia slowly took over. They used a 22:17 run in the fourth frame to ice the victory. Xavier Cooks (203-G/F-95) produced 21 points for Australia. Kaza Keane (185-PG-94, college: Cleveland St.) netted 25 points, issued 9 assists and grabbed 6 boards for Canada.
11-12 Place
Mexico - Czech Republic 93-69
Mexico toppled Czech Republic to claim the 11th position in the final standings. Bryan Rivera (178-PG) posted 25 points to lead the Latin American team. Mexico accumulated a 43:26 halftime lead. They unleashed 50 points in the second half to seal the win. Machado Jonatan (200-F-93) had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Marek Sehnal (196-F/G-96) answered with 17 points for Czech Republic.

13-14 Place
Norway - Taiwan 77-89
Taiwan outgunned Norway to claim the 13th position at the championship. Kuan-Chuan Chen (197-C/F-93) stepped up with 19 points to lead the winners. Taiwan accumulated a 50:41 halftime lead. They went on a 25:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Kai-Yan Lee (182-G-93) had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the hosts. Mikkel Kolstad (190-F-95) replied with 26 points for Norway.

15-16 Place
Estonia - Ukraine 83-91
Ukraine wrapped up their campaign on a winning note. They beat Estonia to earn the 15th position. Sergiy Zagreba (214-C-94) tallied 24 points and 8 boards in the victory. Ukraine accumulated a 46:35 halftime lead. Estonia dropped 48 points in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Volodymyr Shevchenko (196-SF-94) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) answered with 18 points for Estonia.

17-18 Place
Hungary - Russia 67-74
Russia clinched the 17th overall position as they topped Hungary today. Sergei Mitusov (193-PG-96, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) knocked down 20 points, issued 7 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds in the victory. Alexandr Kurbatov (208-PF-97) added 12 points for the winning side. Ivan Bus (191-G-93) replied with 13 points for Hungary.

19-20 Place
Romania - Japan 87-75
Romania overcame Japan in the final game in Taipei. Mario Lazar (201-PF-94) tallied 18 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Romania built a 40:30 halftime lead. They unloaded 47 points in the second half to ease to the win. Mirel Dragoste (184-PG-95) had 18 points for the Romanian team. Ryo Tawatari (180-PG-93) answered with 17 points for Japan.

21-22 Place
Hong Kong - South Korea 96-103
South Korea outgunned Hong Kong to clinch the 21st position at the tournament. Hui-Won Han (195-F-93) notched 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the victory. Hong Kong eked out a 51:50 halftime lead. But South Korea unleashed 53 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Jihoon Park (184-PG-95) had 21 points in the win. Leung Shiu Wah (189-SF-94) netted 32 points for Hong Kong.

23-24 Place
Mozambique - United Arab Emirates 104-71
Mozambique cruised past UAE to end up in the 23rd position at the Universiade. Jonas Faduco (188-G-94) and Dercio Mula (200-F-93) delivered 23 points each in the win. Mozambique accumulated a 59:30 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Klaus Bunguele (190-F-96) had 20 points in the win. Rashed Mohammad (185-G-98) topscored with 15 points for UAE.





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Women News


Buducnost adds Filonchyk to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Buducnost Bemax (1A ZCKL) added to their roster 25-year old Belarusian international power forward Maryia Filonchyk (189-92). She played last season at Chevakata in Russian Superleague 1. In 26 PBL games she recorded 6.1ppg and 3.2rpg. Filonchyk also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Olimpia in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Filonchyk was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 games she had 14.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Filonchyk also played 10 games in Baltic League where she got 13.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. She also played 5 games in EEWBL where she was the best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and got 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 3.4apg (top 5) and 1.8spg.
Filonchyk's team won Belarusian Cup in 2015.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Filonchyk has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2012.
She also represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Filonchyk has played also professionally for other Belarusian teams like Victoria and Belarussian U16 Team.

ZKK Buducnost Bemax roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tamara Kapor
Sanja Orozovic
Andzelika Mitrasinovik
Bozica Mujovic
Nikolina Babic

Forwards:
Maryia Filonchyk
Kristina Topuzovic
Dragana Zivkovic

Centers:
Andjela Bigovic
Rachel Hollivay

Coach: Goran Boskovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Svitlica leaves Sleza Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News

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

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Shamela Hampton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


National win women division - by David Edole

The BVI Basketball Federation's (BVIBF) National Summer League concluded on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex with wins for And One and the Nationals.
First up on what turned out to be the concluding night of Basketball, the Nationals beat the Bulldogs, 54-47, to win the Championship series 2-1.

Shauliqua Fahie (173-F-00)
was named as MVP after she scored 21 points and 12 rebounds. 'I played well as the team Captain and kept everyone together. We ran the Bulldogs hard and they ran out of steam in the end.'

Other scorers of note were Mahkayla Pickering with 17 points, 4 rebounds and Keithreece Smith with 14 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals.

For the Bulldogs, Darea Malone top scored with 16 points and 5 rebounds, Tafara Phillips added 11 points with 8 rebounds and Tamara Phillips finished with 7 points, 7 rebounds.



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  CROATIA  


Napoli welcomes back Dacic - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) landed 32-year old former Italian international center Dubravka Dacic (201-85, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Napoli as she has played here before. Dacic has a double citizenship as she also holds Croatian passport. Dacic played most recently at Tosyali Toyo Osmaniye in Turkish KBSL. In 6 games she averaged 11.0ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg last season. Dacic also played that season for Al-Qazeres in Spanish LFB where in 23 games she had 10.1ppg and 7.7rpg.
Dacic played in the final of Italian A1 in 2011.
She was a member of Italian international program for some years. Dacic was called to Italian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2007 and previously for U18 National Team in 2002.
She is a very experienced player. Dacic has played also professionally in Russia (Dynamo Moscow), Italy (Parma and Taranto), Spain (Ros Casares and CREF Hola) and Turkey (Besiktas and Hatay).

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Jacki Gemelos
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Jillian Harmon
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Zofia Hruscakova
Flavia De_Cassan

Center:
Dubravka Dacic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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  DR CONGO  


Cegledi EKK tabs Chanel Mokango - by Nagy Szilveszter

Cegledi EKK (A Division) inked 29-year old Congolese international forward Chanel Mokango (196-88, college: Mississippi State, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 14 games she averaged 11.7ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Mokango also played that season for Zamarat in LFB where in 13 games she had 13.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5bpg.
In 2010 she was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
The former Mississippi State standoutis in her eighth season in pro basketball. She was called to Congolese Senior National Team this year.
Mokango is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belgium (Belfius Namur), Turkey (Mersin BSB and Ormanspor) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks).

Cegledi EKK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Orsolya Zsovar
Jovana Popovic
Dora Medgyessy
Veronika Kanyasi

Forwards:
Nora Nagy-Bujdoso
Chanel Mokango
Zsoka Ruttner
Szidonia Katona
Cintia Kobolak
Dora Filipowicz

Center:
Anett Serban

Coach: Laszlo Cziczas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Galatasaray lands Allie Quigley - by Eurobasket News

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

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

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte
Gizem Basaran

Coach: Marina Maljkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


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


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

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

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

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



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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Stojanovska re-signs at Badel - by Eurobasket News

KK Badel 1862 Skopje (Prva Liga) confirmed in their roster 23-year old international small forward Aleksandra Stojanovska (178-94, agency: BeoBasket). She has played there for the last seven seasons. In two WABA games she had 9.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg last season. Stojanovska won FYR Macedonian League championship title for four years in a row (between 2014 and 2017).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 1st Team in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Stojanovska has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. She has regularly played for FYR Macedonian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2013.
Stojanovska also represented FYR Macedonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 18.2%, 3PT: 60.0%, FT: 50.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Araski lands Natalie Van Den Adel - by Eurobasket News

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

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Margaret Roundtree
Julie Forster
Arrate Agirre
Irati Etxarri

Centers:
Laura Pardo
Umo Diallo

Coach: Madelen Urieta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Cegledi EKK tabs Chanel Mokango - by Nagy Szilveszter

Cegledi EKK (A Division) inked 29-year old Congolese international forward Chanel Mokango (196-88, college: Mississippi State, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 14 games she averaged 11.7ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Mokango also played that season for Zamarat in LFB where in 13 games she had 13.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5bpg.
In 2010 she was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
The former Mississippi State standoutis in her eighth season in pro basketball. She was called to Congolese Senior National Team this year.
Mokango is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belgium (Belfius Namur), Turkey (Mersin BSB and Ormanspor) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks).

Cegledi EKK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Orsolya Zsovar
Jovana Popovic
Dora Medgyessy
Veronika Kanyasi

Forwards:
Nora Nagy-Bujdoso
Chanel Mokango
Zsoka Ruttner
Szidonia Katona
Cintia Kobolak
Dora Filipowicz

Center:
Anett Serban

Coach: Laszlo Cziczas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jefimija Karakasevic (ex ICIM Arad) signs at Vasas Akademia - by Eurobasket News

Vasas Akademia (A Division) landed 28-year old Serbian ex-international power forward Jefimija Karakasevic (191-89). She played most recently at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Oct.'16. In 27 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Karakasevic played at CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia (also in Liga Nationala) where in 12 games she had 7.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg. She helped them to make it to the Romanian Cup Semifinals. Karakasevic also played 4 games in CEWL where she recorded 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3bpg.
She won Serbian League championship title in 2011.
Karakasevic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Karakasevic also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago.
She is a very experienced player. Karakasevic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik), Italy (C.U.S. Chieti), Sweden (Lulea Basket and Norrkoping Dolphins) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Partizan and Vozdovac).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vanessza Kovacs joins BEAC Ujbuda - by Nagy Szilveszter

ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda (A Division) added to their roster 21-year old center Vanessza Kovacs (185-96). She was about to sign at UNI Gyor in the A Division. Kovacs has played there for the last three years. The last season she played also at UNI Gyor. But in 19 games she had just 1.1ppg. Kovacs helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 12 games in Euroleague where she recorded only 1.3ppg and 1.8rpg. The other team Kovacs played that season for was UNI Gyor. In 19 A Division games she averaged only 1.1ppg and 1.8rpg.
She played in the final of Hungarian League in 2016.
Kovacs was a member of Hungarian U20 National Team last year.
She has played previously for Tatabanyai.

ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sara Pusztai
Dora Szabo

Forwards:
Krisztina Sule
Judit Barnai
Agota Gocsman
Fanni Kocsis
Anna Suppan
Lili Kiraly
Petra Pusztai

Centers:
Timea Gyorgy
Nikolett Angyal
Boroka Laszlo
Vanessza Kovacs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BEAC Ujbuda keeps Pusztai for another season - by Nagy Szilveszter

ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda (A Division) re-signed 30-year old guard Sara Pusztai (170-87). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 20 A Division games she averaged 10.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg in 2015-16 season. Pusztai helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B Division.
She won Hungarian B Division championship title in 2015.
Pusztai has played previously for three other teams: MTK Budapest, Szeged and Vasas Akademia.

ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sara Pusztai
Dora Szabo

Forwards:
Krisztina Sule
Judit Barnai
Agota Gocsman
Fanni Kocsis
Lili Kiraly
Petra Pusztai

Centers:
Timea Gyorgy
Nikolett Angyal

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BEAC Ujbuda adds Angyal to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda (A Division) added to their roster 19-year old center Nikolett Angyal (187-98). She played last season at ELTE-BEAC 2 Ujbuda in the B Division. She helped them to win the B Division title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Angyal represented Hungary at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.2ppg, 2.4rpg.
Angyal has played previously for Csata DSE.

ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dora Szabo

Forwards:
Krisztina Sule
Judit Barnai

Center:
Nikolett Angyal

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galatasaray lands Allie Quigley - by Eurobasket News

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

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

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte
Gizem Basaran

Coach: Marina Maljkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Pall.Bolzano Basketball signs Nadia Mossong - by Eurobasket News

Pall.Bolzano Basketball (Serie A3) signed 31-year old Luxembourg international forward Nadia Mossong (182-86, college: E.Kentucky). She played last season at TV Saarlouis Royals in German DBBL. In 17 games she had 4.1ppg and 1.9rpg. Mossong helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for ChemCats Chemnitz in DBBL where in 11 games she recorded 4.7ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mossong's team won Luxembourg Cup in 2015. She was also voted Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Domestic Players Team in 2007, 2014 and 2015.
Mossong represented Luxembourg at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 55.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Mossong has played also professionally in Belgium (Point Chaud) and Luxembourg (Residence and Etzella).
She attended Eastern Kentucky University until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Napoli welcomes back Dacic - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) landed 32-year old former Italian international center Dubravka Dacic (201-85, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Napoli as she has played here before. Dacic has a double citizenship as she also holds Croatian passport. Dacic played most recently at Tosyali Toyo Osmaniye in Turkish KBSL. In 6 games she averaged 11.0ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg last season. Dacic also played that season for Al-Qazeres in Spanish LFB where in 23 games she had 10.1ppg and 7.7rpg.
Dacic played in the final of Italian A1 in 2011.
She was a member of Italian international program for some years. Dacic was called to Italian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2007 and previously for U18 National Team in 2002.
She is a very experienced player. Dacic has played also professionally in Russia (Dynamo Moscow), Italy (Parma and Taranto), Spain (Ros Casares and CREF Hola) and Turkey (Besiktas and Hatay).

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Jacki Gemelos
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Jillian Harmon
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Zofia Hruscakova
Flavia De_Cassan

Center:
Dubravka Dacic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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La Spezia adds Cadoni to their roster - by Eurobasket News

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

Carispezia La Spezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Templari
Sara Innocenzi
Marherita Corradino

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

Center:
Lavinia Da_Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LEBANON  


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

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

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Mario Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Pall.Bolzano Basketball signs Nadia Mossong - by Eurobasket News

Pall.Bolzano Basketball (Serie A3) signed 31-year old Luxembourg international forward Nadia Mossong (182-86, college: E.Kentucky). She played last season at TV Saarlouis Royals in German DBBL. In 17 games she had 4.1ppg and 1.9rpg. Mossong helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for ChemCats Chemnitz in DBBL where in 11 games she recorded 4.7ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mossong's team won Luxembourg Cup in 2015. She was also voted Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Domestic Players Team in 2007, 2014 and 2015.
Mossong represented Luxembourg at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 55.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Mossong has played also professionally in Belgium (Point Chaud) and Luxembourg (Residence and Etzella).
She attended Eastern Kentucky University until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Buducnost adds Filonchyk to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Buducnost Bemax (1A ZCKL) added to their roster 25-year old Belarusian international power forward Maryia Filonchyk (189-92). She played last season at Chevakata in Russian Superleague 1. In 26 PBL games she recorded 6.1ppg and 3.2rpg. Filonchyk also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Olimpia in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Filonchyk was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 games she had 14.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Filonchyk also played 10 games in Baltic League where she got 13.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. She also played 5 games in EEWBL where she was the best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and got 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 3.4apg (top 5) and 1.8spg.
Filonchyk's team won Belarusian Cup in 2015.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Filonchyk has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2012.
She also represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Filonchyk has played also professionally for other Belarusian teams like Victoria and Belarussian U16 Team.

ZKK Buducnost Bemax roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tamara Kapor
Sanja Orozovic
Andzelika Mitrasinovik
Bozica Mujovic
Nikolina Babic

Forwards:
Maryia Filonchyk
Kristina Topuzovic
Dragana Zivkovic

Centers:
Andjela Bigovic
Rachel Hollivay

Coach: Goran Boskovic

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Buducnost Bemax lands Rachel Hollivay (ex-Atlanta Dream) - by Zeljko Zule

Montenegrin champion Buducnost Bemax added size to their roster by signing WNBA player Rachel Hollivay (193-C-93, college: Rutgers) for the upcoming season.
Hollivay arrives from Atlanta Dream, for whom she averaged 1.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in seven WNBA games before she left the club in July. Hollivay started last season in Turkey with Girne Universitetsi and in January moved to the Spanish side C.R.E.F. Hola Madrid.
Hollivay played college basketball at Rutgers from 2012 through 2016. She was drafted 13th overally by the Atlanta Dream the second round of the 2016 WNBA Draft.



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  NIGERIA  


Tijjani Umar laud D'Tigress for winning third Afrobasket title - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijjani Umar, has sent a congratulatory message to the officials and players of the national senior women's basketball team, D'Tigress, for winning the Afrobasket Championship title for the third time at the weekend after earlier victories in 2003 and 2005.

Umar, expressed his delight at the commitment and dedication of the Aisha Muhammed-captained team at the championship, as they recorded one hundred percent performance winning all the games played in style.

The D'Tigress defeated their Senegalese counterparts 65-48 points to beat them a second time in the championship, with the victory the team has qualified for the 2018 Women FIBA Championship in Spain.

They had earlier in the semi-final defeated hosts, Mali 48-47 to set up the final clash against Senegal which they had earlier beaten 58-54 points at the group stage of the tournament.

He noted that, the girls showed that they were true patriots who will not let any leadership wrangling derail their desire to win laurels for the country.

'The determination showed by the players and officials of the D'Tigress at the Afrobasket Championship in Mali, tells a lot about the character of the team. They have just set precedence for other national teams in other sports in Nigeria, to remain focused even in the midst of political instability in any of the sports federations. Athletes should at all times not get themselves involved with leadership tussle by sports administrators. With an enabling environment, they should get the job done.'

Umar, who reiterated his readiness to engage the Musa Kida group in a final reconciliation as specified by the world body, FIBA at least at the end of November 2017, urged the men's national basketball team, D'Tigers, to take a cue from the performances of the women's team to go all the way to Tunisia and win the Afrobasket Men's Championship, especially as they would be playing as defending champions.
Aisha Mohammed (191-C-85, college: Virginia, agency: GoaBasket)



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  POLAND  


Svitlica leaves Sleza Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News

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

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Shamela Hampton

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  PORTUGAL  


CAB Madeira adds Viana to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CAB Madeira (Liga Feminina) added to their roster 23-year old international point guard Ines Viana (166-94) from Benfica. In 19 Liga Feminina games she recorded 13.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.2apg (top 2) and 2.3spg last season. She helped them to make it to the cup final.
Viana was selected to Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game in 2016.
She has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. Viana was a member of both Senior and University National Teams this year and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
She also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.2apg, 1.7spg.
Viana has played previously for Lombos Quinta.

CAB Madeira roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ines Viana
Catarina Mateus

Forward:
Madison Rowland

Centers:
Rosinha Rosario
MacKenzie Rowland

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  RUSSIA  


Gran Canaria adds Merkulova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

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

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  SERBIA  


Jefimija Karakasevic (ex ICIM Arad) signs at Vasas Akademia - by Eurobasket News

Vasas Akademia (A Division) landed 28-year old Serbian ex-international power forward Jefimija Karakasevic (191-89). She played most recently at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Oct.'16. In 27 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Karakasevic played at CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia (also in Liga Nationala) where in 12 games she had 7.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg. She helped them to make it to the Romanian Cup Semifinals. Karakasevic also played 4 games in CEWL where she recorded 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3bpg.
She won Serbian League championship title in 2011.
Karakasevic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Karakasevic also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago.
She is a very experienced player. Karakasevic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik), Italy (C.U.S. Chieti), Sweden (Lulea Basket and Norrkoping Dolphins) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Partizan and Vozdovac).

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  SPAIN  


Gran Canaria adds Merkulova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

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

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Araski lands Natalie Van Den Adel - by Eurobasket News

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

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Margaret Roundtree
Julie Forster
Arrate Agirre
Irati Etxarri

Centers:
Laura Pardo
Umo Diallo

Coach: Madelen Urieta

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

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

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Mario Lopez

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  SWEDEN  


KFUM Uppsala adds Nordstrom to their roster - by Eurobasket News

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

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  TURKEY  


Galatasaray lands Allie Quigley - by Eurobasket News

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

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

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte
Gizem Basaran

Coach: Marina Maljkovic

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Archers make major signing by adding GB guard Simpson - by Paul Nilsen

Cardiff Met Archers have made a statement of intent by adding the quality of Great Britain guard Eilidh Simpson (170-G-92, college: St.Francis, NY) to their roster for the forthcoming 2017-18 WBBL season.

The GB athlete has spent the last two campaigns playing in the highly-rated Spanish Leagues at CD Zamarat and Sant Adria, having previously starred for St Francis College, Brooklyn in the NCAA.

Her College career was an outstanding one, since she poured in over 1000 points, captained the team for three years, led St Francis to their first ever Championship and won a number of individual accolades - including the school's Female Athlete of the Year and being named an All-Conference Player.

Simpson also represented Great Britain at EuroBasket Women 2015 in Hungary and can't wait to hit the floor in Wales.

She said: 'I think I'll really fit into the Archers programme and I'm really looking forward to getting started and it sounds like we are going to have a strong team.

'The WBBL has some great players and I think it will be a very competitive season, so I am counting down the days until I get the jersey on.

'Cardiff really excites me and I've heard great things from people that have lived here. I also love hiking and the Welsh coastline sounds great too,' smiled Simpson.

Her arrival also means that there will be an all-Great Britain backcourt, with Simpson linking up with her national team colleague and Archers' player-coach Stef Collins.

"We are thrilled to have Eilidh join our Archers programme,' said the play-caller.

'Enriching our roster with a GB international will be a significant boost to our competitiveness in the league.

'On a personal level, I have known Eilidh for a few years now and feel her character and hard-working nature will be a positive influence for our group of returners - something which I have no doubt will spark a refreshing mindset and eagerness amongst our veterans and youth players."



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  WABA  


Buducnost Bemax lands Rachel Hollivay (ex-Atlanta Dream) - by Zeljko Zule

Montenegrin champion Buducnost Bemax added size to their roster by signing WNBA player Rachel Hollivay (193-C-93, college: Rutgers) for the upcoming season.
Hollivay arrives from Atlanta Dream, for whom she averaged 1.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in seven WNBA games before she left the club in July. Hollivay started last season in Turkey with Girne Universitetsi and in January moved to the Spanish side C.R.E.F. Hola Madrid.
Hollivay played college basketball at Rutgers from 2012 through 2016. She was drafted 13th overally by the Atlanta Dream the second round of the 2016 WNBA Draft.



Buducnost adds Filonchyk to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Buducnost Bemax (1A ZCKL) added to their roster 25-year old Belarusian international power forward Maryia Filonchyk (189-92). She played last season at Chevakata in Russian Superleague 1. In 26 PBL games she recorded 6.1ppg and 3.2rpg. Filonchyk also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Olimpia in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Filonchyk was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 games she had 14.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Filonchyk also played 10 games in Baltic League where she got 13.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. She also played 5 games in EEWBL where she was the best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and got 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 3.4apg (top 5) and 1.8spg.
Filonchyk's team won Belarusian Cup in 2015.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Filonchyk has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2012.
She also represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Filonchyk has played also professionally for other Belarusian teams like Victoria and Belarussian U16 Team.

ZKK Buducnost Bemax roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tamara Kapor
Sanja Orozovic
Andzelika Mitrasinovik
Bozica Mujovic
Nikolina Babic

Forwards:
Maryia Filonchyk
Kristina Topuzovic
Dragana Zivkovic

Centers:
Andjela Bigovic
Rachel Hollivay

Coach: Goran Boskovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD CUP  


Field set for FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 - by Eurobasket News

The field of 16 teams that will participate in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 is set following the conclusion of the 2017 FIBA Women's Continental Cups.
Here is a breakdown of the teams and the results they achieved at the Continental Cups in order to qualify:
FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017: Nigeria (champions) and Senegal (2nd place).
FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017: Argentina (2nd place), Canada (champions) and Puerto Rico (3rd place).
FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017: Australia (2nd place), China (3rd place), Japan (champions) and Korea (4th place).
FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017: Belgium (3rd place), France (2nd place), Greece (4th place), Latvia (6th place) and Turkey (5th place).

Spain and the United States of America qualified automatically for FIBA's women's flagship competition as tournament hosts and reigning Olympic champions respectively. The action will take place from September 22-30, 2018.
Courtesy of: fiba.basketball