EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/31/2017 4:04:05 AM

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  ANGOLA  



Kansas lands first commitment in 2018 class - by Eurobasket News

Kansas landed their first commitment in the Class of 2018, as Silvio de Sousa (6'9''-PF-98), a 6-foot-9 forward from Angola, pledged to the Jayhawks over the weekend. De Sousa is ranked as the No. 18 recruit in the class by Rivals. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, he committed to Kansas on Sunday evening, at the end of his official visit to Lawrence. Technically, de Sousa is the only player currently in the class for Kansas, but he will join transfers Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and Charlie Moore as newcomers in the 2018-19 season. All three players are currently redshirting with the Jayhawks after transferring into the program. The five-star prospect picked Kansas over the likes of Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse, among others.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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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



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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



Antoni Vicens (ex Palma) signs at Lions - by Eurobasket News

Raiffeisen Dornbirn Lions (2.Bundesliga) landed 27-year old Spaniard power forward Antoni Vicens (203-90). He played most recently at Palma in Spanish LEB Gold. In 35 games he averaged 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Among other achievements Vicens played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention award back in 2011 and 2014.
Vicens represented Spain at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 28.6%.
Vicens has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Ourense, Sant Nicolau, Basquet_Mallorca, Palencia_Baloncesto and Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada.

Raiffeisen Dornbirn Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Alexander Atterbigler
Johannes Weber
Ramadan Jakupi
Sebastian Gmeiner
Antoni Vicens
Ander Arruti
Dominik Jussel
Luka Kevric
Lorenz Gerstendorfer
Valentin Dodig
Harun Buljubasic
Luka Brajkovic
Dominik Karlinger
Stefan Taferner
Samuel Zumtobel
Mauricio Holzer
Samuel Schmid

Coach: Inaki Merino

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



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  BAHRAIN  


Manama clinch Super Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Defending league champions Manama clinched the Bahrain Basketball Super Cup title defeating Muharraq 90-81 after extra time at the Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) Sports Hall in Um Al Hassam last night. The full time ended 74-74. The quarters scores were 17-10 (Muharraq), 25-15 (Manama), 27-18 (Muharraq), 21-15 (Manama) and 16-7 (Manama). It was a thrilling match between last season's league and cup champions, with a large crowd witnessing the clash. Manama were in better form and showed more calm and focus in the last moments of the match, while Muharraq looked a disturbed lot in the extra-time quarter, being upset with some of the decisions by the referees. Manama's top scorer was Hassan Nowrooz with 23 points, including three three-pointer shots. He was well-supported by American Wayne Chism (206-PF-87, college: Tennessee) with 19 points, Ahmed Aziz (15), Mohammed Qurban (12) and Ahmed Najaf (11). Muharraq's top scorers were Mohammad Hassan Al Derazi, who claimed 18 points, Australian Aleksandar Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) with 15 points and Ali Abbas (12 points). BBA president Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa presented gold medals and the Super Cup trophy to Manama team and the silver medals to Muharraq players. Present were Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Sadiq Askar and other officials from both clubs and sponsors. Prior to the match, Shaikh Isa revealed the new logo of the association. He also launched an application which will contain the results of all BBA matches of all categories, along with their stats.
Courtesy of: gdnonline.com



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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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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Devonte Upson (ex Helsinki Seagulls) is a newcomer at Rapla - by Eurobasket News

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American center Devonte Upson (206-93kg-93, college: SE Louisiana). He played most recently at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 44 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.0apg last season. Upson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Starwings in Swiss LNA where in 30 games he averaged 14.6ppg and 9.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
Upson graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gert Dorbek
Nolan Cressler

Forward:
Oliver Metsalu

Center:
Devonte Upson

Coach: Aivar Kuusmaa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Estonia



Rapla inks Gert Dorbek - by Eurobasket News

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML) agreed terms with 32-year old ex-international shooting guard Gert Dorbek (193-93kg-85). He has played for the last four seasons at Tartu Ulikool in the Alexela KML. Dorbek managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 32 Alexela KML games he had 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.1apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Dorbek also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.8apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he averaged 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. And finally Dorbek contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 4.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dorbek played in the final of Baltic League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
Dorbek represented Estonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 2.0rpg.
Dorbek has played also professionally in Poland (Swiecie), Ukraine (Zaporizhya) and Estonia (TTU - A.Le Coq, Triobet/Dalkia, Kalev/Cramo and TTU Korvpalliklubi Tallinn).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Estonia



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  BELARUS  


Tsmoki-Minsk lands Filip Adamovic - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) tabbed 29-year old Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Adamovic has played for the last two years at UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 Liga Nationala games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.0apg and 1.9spg. Adamovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Bosman Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Adamovic also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6spg. And finally he contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.3apg (top 3) and 2.0spg.
Adamovic was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He was called to Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Adamovic has played previously professionally also in Bosnia (Sloboda Tuzla, Borac Banja Luka, Igokea, Mladost and KK Igokea Partizan II Aleksandrovac) and Romania (Targu Mures and Ploiesti).

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Filip Adamovic
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belarus



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  BELGIUM  


Brussels overcome Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Brussels - Chalons-Reims 89:80

Brussels defeated Chalons-Reims in the preseason clash. Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89, college: Charleston) sank 19 points to lead the winners.
The Belgian team surged ahead in the first period. Brussels accumulated a 32:21 lead after ten minutes. Brussels stayed in charge throughout the second term. They recorded a 51:38 halftime advantage. Chalons-Reims narrowed the distance in the second half but could not avoid the loss. K.T. Harrell (193-G-92, college: Auburn) netted 16 points, while Maxime Depuydt (193-G/F-92) tossed in 12 points for Brussels. Ben Bentil (206-F-95, college: Providence) answered with 19 points for Chalons-Reims.



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.



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  BOSNIA  


Tsmoki-Minsk lands Filip Adamovic - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) tabbed 29-year old Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Adamovic has played for the last two years at UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 Liga Nationala games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.0apg and 1.9spg. Adamovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Bosman Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Adamovic also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6spg. And finally he contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.3apg (top 3) and 2.0spg.
Adamovic was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He was called to Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Adamovic has played previously professionally also in Bosnia (Sloboda Tuzla, Borac Banja Luka, Igokea, Mladost and KK Igokea Partizan II Aleksandrovac) and Romania (Targu Mures and Ploiesti).

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Filip Adamovic
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belarus



Igokea and Siroki Brijeg celebrate preseason victories - by Eurobasket News

Igokea and Siroki Brijeg celebrate preseason victories last night. Igokea overcame Spars 95-58 winning all the quarters in the game. Robert Rikic (219-C-90) top-scored for the winers with 16 points, while Nikola Jevtovic (208-PF-89) had 13. Washington and Vuk Radivojevic (196-G-83) netted 12 points each in a win. Josipovic replied with 17 points in a loss, while Reljic produced 11.
Siroki Brijeg edged Zrinjski Mostar 87-73. Trailing 22-23 at the end of the first period, Siroki Brijeg pulled the lead with a 25-17 rally in the second frame and never looked behind after.



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Artis, America22.4 
 2. Anthony, Bauru19.3 
 3. Dos-Santos, Pauli.19.3 
 4. Brite, L.Sorocaba18.2 
 5. Uchendu, Bauru15.4 
 6. Avelino, Osasco B.14.8 
 7. Demetrio, Franca13.8 
 8. Ferreira, Franca13.6 
 9. Ruivo, Pinheiros13.6 
 10. Knight, America13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Uchendu, Bauru10.2 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.8.0 
 3. Galvanini, Bauru7.8 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros6.6 
 5. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.3 
 6. Cipolini, Franca6.3 
 7. Brite, L.Sorocaba6.2 
 8. Demetrio, Franca6.0 
 9. Dos-Santos, Osasco B.5.8 
 10. Ansaloni, Pinheiros5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Corazza, Paulistano7.8 
 2. Anthony, Bauru6.5 
 3. Dos-Santos, Pauli.5.5 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.5 
 5. Ruivo, Pinheiros4.8 
 6. Taylor, Mogi4.2 
 7. Borges, Franca4.0 
 8. Artis, America3.8 
 9. Brite, L.Sorocaba3.7 
 10. Coelho, Franca3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rosa, America2.4 
 2. Anthony, Bauru2.3 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 4. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.8 
 5. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 6. Ferreira, Franca1.8 
 7. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 8. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.6 
 9. Artis, America1.6 
 10. Lersch, Mogi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Uchendu, Bauru3.2 
 2. Sena, Mogi1.7 
 3. Pereira, Pinheiros1.4 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano1.3 
 5. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 6. Knight, America1.0 
 7. Sommer, Paulistano0.8 
 8. Carlos, Mogi0.8 
 9. Bernardi, Pinheiros0.7 
 10. Curnell, Mogi0.7 


Tabare lands Felipe Rech - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Tabare (Metropolitan) tabbed 23-year old Brazilian center Felipe Rech (208-94, college: High School). He played in the summer at Olimpia in Paraguayan Metropolitan League. Rech helped them to win the league title. The last season he played at Caxias do Sul in Brazilian NBB. But in 11 games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 2.1rpg.
Rech has played also professionally for other Brazilian teams like Joinville, Pinheiros and Sport Club do Recife.
He attended High School until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Uruguay



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Wins for Da 3rd, Pure Playaz & Warrias in 2017 Hon Fraser League - by David Edole

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Da 3rd handed We Dem Boys a second successive defeat in the Hon Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League on Sunday August 27, 2017, 74-68, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre Gym in Duff's Bottom.
Already the action in the League has been full of excitement, matches going down to the wire and large crowds on the edge of their seats.

Da 3rd's win was no exception and saw Rushaun A. Johnson top score with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Phillip E. Glasgow just missed out on a triple double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists, whilst Cerron Dassent had 11 points and Dillon Etienne 12 rebounds.

For We Dem Boys, Hakeem Penn scored 21 points with 11 rebounds, Leroy Grant 13 points, 11 rebounds and Ronald Antoine 10 points.

Pure Playaz school Nex

The weekend rounded out with the Pure Playaz beating Nex 94-72, led by Jose Balabueno who notched 21 points and 11 rebounds, Gerald Vanterpool added 16 points with 13 rebounds, Dwayne Stoutt had 16 points with 9 rebounds, Bodean Samuel 14 points and Ray D. Victor 12 with 12 rebounds.

Nex got 22 points from Lestin Wiltshire and 16 from Shakeem E. Freeman.

Other results over the weekend

In the Junior Divisions, the Junior Stars beat Hi Speed, 57-41, the Swaggas beat Lights Out, 43-36, with Jamax Thomas picking up 20 points and 17 steals and the Junior Bayside Blazers overcame East Cavaliers 67-26, with Jquan J. K. Williams scoring 14 points.

In the Senior Division, the Warrias beat Young Empire 106-62, led by 23 points from Juan R. Hatchett, 20 from Noel McKelly and 18 from Alton Vanterpool, whilst Armondo Richards recorded a double double for Empire.

The defending Champs Splash Brothers beat Bayside Blazers, 106-101, led by 39 points, 16 rebounds from Aubrey S. Daniel, 21 points from Jamari K. Dagou and 18 from Demoi M. Hodge. The Blazers got 28 points from Melvin H. Haynes III and 27 from Dion M. Blyden.

Upcoming games in Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League

Friday September 1, 2017

6:30 PM Splash Brothers vs DA 3RD

8:00 PM Momentum vs Knights

Saturday September 2, 2017

NO GAMES

Sunday September 3, 2017

5:00 PM Jr. Bayside Blazers vs Young Starz (Junior Division)

6:30 PM Momentum vs Young Empire

8:00 PM Pure Playaz vs Splash Brothers



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  BULGARIA  


Lukoil Academic adds Wesley to their roster - by Vladislava Lazarova

Bulgarian champion Lukoil Academic added to their 2017/2018 roster 25-year old American shooting guard Byron Wesley (196-G-92, college: Gonzaga, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Polish TBL league. In 23 games there he recorded 10.8 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game and 1.2 steals per game.

At the very beginning of 2016/2017 season Wesley started with Finnish Kataja Basket (6 games: 17.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.8 apg). Byron Wesley spent his college career in the NCAA with two teams: University of Southern Carolina (USC) and Gonzaga. In 2015/2016 season he became NBA D-League champion with the squad of Sioux Falls Skyforce.





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  CAMEROON  


Cameroonian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Cameroonian National Team 2017
#s#
Arnaud-William Adala Moto
Adala Moto
Francois Affia Ambadiang
Ambadiang
Felix Bogmis
Bogmis
Pierre Essome
Essome
Kenny Kadji
Kadji
#e#5
Arnaud-William Adala Moto 198-F-93 Towson USA
Francois Affia Ambadiang 211-C-93 Slovan Slovenia
Felix Bogmis 192-G-92 Nzui Manto Cameroon
Pierre Essome 195-F/G-89 BEAC Cameroon
Kenny Kadji 211-F/C-88 Tofas Turkey
Mbala Benoit 178-PG-95
Narace Williams 201-F-97 Nancy France
Seidou Njoya 188-PG-89 Le Havre France
Ngijol Songolo 190-G-94 Detroit USA
D.J. Strawberry 196-SG-85 Besiktas Turkey
Franck Tchoubaye 198-F-92 Aubenas France
Franck Yangue 90

Souleyman Pepouna Head Coach INJS Cameroon
Lumumba Monikang Assistant Bamenda Cameroon



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  CANADA  


Blazers Use Stretch Provision To Waive Andrew Nicholson - by Eurobasket News

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived Andrew Nicholson (6'9''-PF-89, college: St.Bonaventure) using the stretch provision. The Blazers will spread Nicholson's remaining salary over the next several seasons. Nicholson was acquired by the Blazers as part of the Allen Crabbe trade. Nicholson signed a four-year, $26 million deal with the Washington Wizards in 2016 and he was later included in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  CHILE  


Luis Carrillo (ex Trotamundos) joins CDU Concepcion - by Francisco Vega

CD Universidad de Concepcion (Liga Nacional) agreed terms with 24-year old Venezuelan international forward Luis Carrillo (202-93). He played last season at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league, but left the team in May.'17. But in 11 games he had just 0.9ppg and 1.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carrillo won Venezuelan LNB championship title in 2013. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Center of the Year in 2016.
Carrillo has been a member of Venezuelan international program for some years. He has been regularly called to Venezuelan senior team since 2015 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2009.
Carrillo has played previously professionally in Venezuela (Centauros de Apure, Dragones and Aduaneros) and Ecuador (Juvenil and Duran).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



Alvaro Calvo (ex Ferrocarril) signs at CD Valdivia - by Cristian Quiroga

Club Deportivo Valdivia (Liga Nacional) landed experienced 34-year old Spaniard small forward Alvaro Calvo (202-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 35 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Calvo played at Universo/Vitoria in Brazilian NBB where in 29 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and recorded 5.9rpg and 1.5apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Calvo's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2013. He received also Torneo de Distrito Nacional Santo Domingo 1st Team award back in 2011.
Calvo is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Calvo has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Trepca), Switzerland (Lausanne), Venezuela (Toros, Rojos and Acereros), Spain (Blancos de Rueda, CB Canarias, Melilla_Baloncesto and Rosalia) and Brazil (Sao Jose/Vinac and Rio Claro).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bracy-Davis inks at Los Leones at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Colegio Los Leones de Quilpue (Liga Nacional) added to their roster American guard Kevin Bracy-Davis (201-86kg). Bracy-Davis just graduated from Davis & Elkins (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Bracy-Davis helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-G-MAC Player of the Year and voted to All-G-MAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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Guizhou signs Keith Benson - by Eurobasket News

Guizhou (NBL) signed 29-year old American center Keith Benson (211-107kg-88, college: Oakland). He played last season at Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 50 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 10.5rpg (#5 in the league) and 2.2bpg.
Benson was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2016 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Benson played at another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 56 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.6bpg.
In 2011 Benson was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (48th overall). The former Oakland University standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
He is quite experienced player. Benson has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), Italy (Banco di Srd), Lithuania (Neptunas), Philippines, Turkey (Banvit), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat) and China (Shaanxi Wolves).
Benson could be described: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Runs the floor well and shows good reactive leaping skills that help him some on the glass and blocking shots…Displays a developing post game that is pretty solid right now…Has a very soft touch and is still adding moves to his repertoire…Has a right-handed jump hook that is very effective, and with his length looks to translate seamlessly…Never seems to rush into his moves. Can be pushed out of the post by more physical bigs, and sometimes struggles to establish position consistently against strength …Will need to get much stronger in his lower body … Doesn't play very tough, physical ... His motor is also very improvable
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Emanuel Jones (ex Mayrouba) is a newcomer at Guizhou - by Eurobasket News

Guizhou (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American forward Emanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV). He played most recently at Mayrouba in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The most of previous (2016) summer Jones spent at Beijing Dongfang where in 26 NBL games he averaged remarkable 35.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg in 2016 season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. He also played for San Lazaro (District National) in Dominican Rep. league that season.
Among other achievements Jones won Taiwanese SBL championship title in 2011. He received also Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Player of the Year award and Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Jones is a very 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 five different countries. Jones has played previously professionally in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Malaysia (Sarawak Fire Horse), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Austin Spurs) and Taiwan (Taiwan Beer).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

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Recap of NBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Anhui - Guizhou 131-111

Anhui rallied past Guizhou to take 2-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Anhui. Guizhou managed to win third quarter 37-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Guizhou 51-40 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Anhui looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Guizhou's players. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) had a triple-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) chipped in 37 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds during the contest. Forward Emanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and center Keith Benson (211-88, college: Oakland) scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Anhui: H.Manny 41+10reb+15ast, J.Chris 37+20reb+3ast, G.Shunjie 15+3reb, L.Jian 14+4reb+1ast, R.Kai 13+10reb, H.Delong 6+2reb+4ast
Guizhou: B.Keith 28+9reb, L.MingHao 26+7reb+3ast, J.Emanuel 21+12reb+5ast, Z.Bo 14+2reb+3ast, L.Pengfei 10+3ast, S.Rongxiao 5+3reb
gschID: 564526


Luoyang - Hunan 103-101

Luoyang held off Hunan to even the series at 1-1. Hunan was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 30-17 charge of Luoyang, which allowed them to win the game. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Luoyang brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Hunan was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Forward Wenhan Qiao (195-91) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists and his fellow American import guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) added 30 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hunan. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: S.Russ 41+12reb+4ast, M.Ater 21+15reb+5ast, Q.Wenhan 21+12reb+10ast, Z.Ye 11+5reb+2ast, S.Jianguo 4+4reb+1ast, L.Shuai 3+1reb+2ast
Hunan: S.Terrell 30+6reb+3ast, O.Arinze 24+17reb+7ast, Q.Shouwei 14+6reb+1ast, P.Jiaxin 10+1reb+2ast, Z.ChaoLong 8+5reb, L.Hansheng 7+1reb
gschID: 564524


Shaanxi W. - Chongqing 113-67

Shaanxi cruised past Changqing to open 2-0 advantage. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Chongqing managed to win fourth quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chongqing 40-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Center JunQi Jiang (202-90) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yuanbo Zhu produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and forward JinYang Li (198-91) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 19+8reb+4ast, Y.XiaoHang 16+1reb+1ast, G.Troy 14+3reb+3ast, J.JunQi 13+7reb+1ast, L.XiaoPeng 10, G.Yan 9+1reb+3ast
Chongqing: Z.Yuanbo 28+12reb, L.Yao 11+2reb+3ast, L.JinYang 10+5reb+1ast, W.Yang 7+1reb+1ast, L.Hao 6+5reb, L.Zongyuan 3+1ast
gschID: 564523





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Anwil lands Ante Delas - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) landed 29-year old Croatian international guard Ante Delas (200-88). He played most recently at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli in Italian Serie B. Delas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 11 Serie A2 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg. He also played that season for Belfius Mons Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League where in 17 games he had 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. Delas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements he won Croatian A1 League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Delas received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Delas has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. Delas' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg.
Delas has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Split, KK_Zadar, Alkar, Cedevita and Trogir.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Ante represents the Croat Basketball School; he has an incredible thin frame but big talent. His shot is very fluid and he has a very quick release. He plays a lot on the point guard position even though his height reaches nearly the 2.05!! He is a 21st century point guard who can play in all five positions! He has good penetration in the basket and his drives are so accurate.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ante Delas
Kamil Laczynski

Forwards:
Pawel Leonczyk
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski
Jaylin Airington

Centers:
Szymon Szewczyk
Josip Sobin

Coach: Igor Milicic

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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.



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Boras ink Jyles Smith, ex Horsholm - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) signed 25-year old American power forward Jyles Smith (209-99kg-92, college: Savannah State). He spent his 3-year professional career in Denmark. He played last season at Horsholm 79ers in Danish Ligaen. In 32 games he had 13.4ppg, 8.8rpg (#4 in the league), 1.6apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team. Smith also played that season for BMS Skovlunde (1st Division) in Danish league where in 32 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 8.8rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.6apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team.
Smith has played also professionally in Denmark for Horsens IC.
He attended Savannah State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Boras Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andreas Person
Nimrod Hilliard_IV
Emil Lundstedt
Daniel Thuresson
Ludvig Johansson

Forwards:
Jyles Smith
Marin Mornar
Brett Bisping
John Brandmark

Coach: Henrik Svensson

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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





Ecuadorian National League round 12 best performance: Sam Prescott - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Sam Prescott (190-G-90, agency: SDJ Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Barcelona, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, two rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Portoviejo (#7, 4-7) with 35-point margin 88-53. Barcelona maintains the 3rd position in Ecuadorian National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcelona will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. In the team's last game Prescott had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Barcelona's top player in his first season with the team. Sam Prescott averages just after three games 20.7ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora. Blocker had a very good evening with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Importadora was edged by the higher-ranked Piratas (#2, 8-4) 77-76. This loss caused Importadora to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Blocker is a newcomer at Importadora, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#3).

Third on the list of top players last round was Puerto Rican swingman Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) of league's second-best Piratas. Perez showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of Piratas, leading his team to a 77-76 win against the lower-ranked Importadora (#5, 6-6). Piratas needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 4 lost games. Perez has a very solid season. In 5 games in Ecuador he scored 17.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lenin Lopez (198-F-91) of Juvenil - 21 points and 3 rebounds
5. Jonathan Arboleda (190-G-95) of Portoviejo - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Importadora - 16 points and 8 rebounds
7. Juan Herrera (197-F-81) of Iccan - 22 points
8. Marvin Cairo (201-G/F-91) of Barcelona - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) of Juvenil - 22 points and 4 assists
10. Christian Orozco (182-PG-94) of Importadora - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Santiagueno inks Maurice Williams - by Eurobasket News

Santiagueno (Liga MB) signed American power forward Maurice Williams (196, college: Robert Morris) from Giants. In 9 Liga MB games in El Salvador he had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg last season.
Williams' college team won CCAC Tournament in 2016.
He previously for another Salvadorean team Cojute.
Williams graduated from Robert Morris College in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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)



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  ESTONIA  


Rapla inks Gert Dorbek - by Eurobasket News

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML) agreed terms with 32-year old ex-international shooting guard Gert Dorbek (193-93kg-85). He has played for the last four seasons at Tartu Ulikool in the Alexela KML. Dorbek managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 32 Alexela KML games he had 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.1apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Dorbek also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.8apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he averaged 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. And finally Dorbek contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 4.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dorbek played in the final of Baltic League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
Dorbek represented Estonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 2.0rpg.
Dorbek has played also professionally in Poland (Swiecie), Ukraine (Zaporizhya) and Estonia (TTU - A.Le Coq, Triobet/Dalkia, Kalev/Cramo and TTU Korvpalliklubi Tallinn).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Devonte Upson (ex Helsinki Seagulls) is a newcomer at Rapla - by Eurobasket News

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American center Devonte Upson (206-93kg-93, college: SE Louisiana). He played most recently at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 44 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.0apg last season. Upson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Starwings in Swiss LNA where in 30 games he averaged 14.6ppg and 9.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
Upson graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gert Dorbek
Nolan Cressler

Forward:
Oliver Metsalu

Center:
Devonte Upson

Coach: Aivar Kuusmaa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Estonia



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  EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE  


Marshall's Floater lifts Eurobasket Select to 73-72 Win over Dusseldorf - by ESL News

The Eurobasket Select Team had a dramatic come from behind win in ART Giants Duesseldorf on Wednesday night as Alvernia's 6'5 G/F Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA) went coast to coast for a game winning floater with just 1 second left on the clock. With Eurobasket down by two, Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding) got fouled after securing a critical offensive rebound amongst 4 Dusseldorf defenders. Trisko would split the pair to put cut the lead to one. With 10 seconds remaining on the clock Dusseldorf had a chance to extend the lead to 3 at the free throw but after two missed free throws, Trisko again secured the rebound and let Marshall do the rest. Marshall, who had a game 21 points took the ball to the basket and secured the win.

'We only had 7 players, we were without our Head Coach (who all were at another game against the Artland Dragons), and we were down 12 late in the 3rd. We had every reason to give up but I challenged our guys to fight through the fatigue, pressure the ball, and get good shots the rest of the way,' Tour Director Dustin Simcox said. 'If we play the right way, I think we can compete with just about anyone.'

The players suited up for Eurobasket included Marshall, Trisko, Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech), Zach Gordon (203-F-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO), Drew Sears (213-G), Arvel Atwater (196-F), and Killven Samuel (188-G-89, college: Northeastern St.). Samuel was a spark plug all night long on the offensive and defensive end. He ended the game with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals while getting to the free line 11 times. 'Killven has been amazing for us on the defensive end during this whole tour. He had 5 steals tonight and 6 steals against Salzkotten. He is a player from the British Virgin Islands with the capability of having a English passport. I think he is going to be around these European pro leagues for years to come,' Simcox said.

Seattle natives Drew Sears and Zach Gordon, who grew up playing AAU Club basketball together in the Pacific Northwest played key factors as well. Sears, a 6'10 Center that played his college ball at Whitworth College had 10 points and 6 rebounds, including two big three point field goals when Dusseldorf started pulling away. Gordon, a 6'8 Forward from D1 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo battled inside all night. 'That was the most physical game I have ever played tonight,' Gordon said. However, fighting through that physicality and doing whatever the team needed is exactly what he provided. He brought down a tour high 12 rebounds and had 3 blocks including, two in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.

The final two members of this 7 man squad was Grant Prusator from Arkansas Tech and Arvel Atwater from Allen University in South Carolina. Both players are known for being dead eye shooters but on this night when shots aren't falling like they normally do, you have to do other things to help the team win. That is exactly what they did on the defensive end. Atwater was active all over the floor making it difficult for the Dusseldorf wings to get anything going. He accumulated 3 steals and deflected several others. Prusator on the other hand took the challenge on the front lines of the Eurobasket defense. 'I challenged the guys to step up the defensive intensity and that starts with the PG. Despite playing 34 minutes tonight, he still managed to pressure the ball full court the entire second half. He lead by example and I am sure the pressure on the ball were amped the guys behind him to do the same,' Simcox said. Prusator now had 10 steals in just 3 games on the tour.

Eurobasket will be back together as a full team on Thursday as they travel to Iserlohn to play against the Kangaroos. Stay tuned for news on how the other half of the team fared against the Artland Dragons and how they do in Iserlohn.


ALL PLAYERS ARE AVAILABLE: Contact Dustin Simcox at 330-958-3245 (Whatsapp and Text) or by email at dsimcox@whitecoxsports.com or esl@eurobasket.com

Box Score for ESL:

Starters:
#1 Grant Prusator: 6 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
#3 Killven Samuel: 18 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl
#23 Marquis Marshall: 21 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk
#31 Zach Gordon: 6 pts, 12 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk
#55 Drew Sears: 10 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast

Reserves:
#15 Arvel Atwater: 7 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl
#33 Nick Trisko: 5 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl
#7 Kenny Bellinger (185-G-92, college: Armstr.Atlantic): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#9 Quaderrick Shaw (191-G-93, college: Florida St.): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#12 Isaiah Butler (188-G-92): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#25 Luke Cochran (208-C): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#30 Ryan Burnett (196-G/F-92, college: Columbus St.): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#35 Jordan Stotts (203-F-93, college: Sioux Falls): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#50 Kris Bell (206-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.): DNP (at Artland Dragons)


2017 German Tour Statistics
#PlayerGPPPGRPGAPGSPGBPG
1Grant Prusator36.71.3
3.7
3.3
0
3Killven Samuel311.7
333.7
0
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 Atwater36.7
2.7
1.0
1.3
0
23Marquis Marshall315.7
3.0
2.0
0.7
0.7
30Ryan Burnett2
142.5
1.5
1.5
0
31Zach Gordon38.3
8.7
0.7
2.7
1.0
33Nick Trisko35.7
6
1.3
1.3
1.0
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 Sears36.7
4.3
0.3
1.0
0.3


# Player Height Pos Last Team
1 Grant Prusator 6'0 G Arkansas Tech
3 Killven Samuel 6'2 G Northeastern State
7 Kenny Bellinger 6'1 G Maccabi Haifa Israel
9 Quaderrick Shaw 6'4 G Florida State
12 Isaiah Butler 6'2 G Mississippi State
15 Arvel Atwater 6'5 G Allen SC
23 Marquis Marshall 6'5 G/F Alvernia
30 Ryan Burnett 6'5 G/F Columbus State
31 Zach Gordon 6'8 F Cal Poly SLO
33 Nick Trisko 6'8 F Spalding
35 Jordan Stotts 6'8 F Moncton Canada
45 Luke Cochran 6'10 F Sonoma State
50 Kris Bell 6'10 C Fort Valley State
55 Drew Sears 6'11 C Whitworth



Schedule:

Aug 26: vs Salzkotten W 94-84

Aug 27: vs Bochum L 82-74

Aug 29: vs Vechta II W 88-74

Aug 30: vs Dusseldorf W 73-72

Aug 30: vs Artland Dragons

Aug 31: vs Iserlohn

Sept 1: vs Itzehoe

Sept 2: v Cuxhaven

Sept 2: v Stade

Sept 3: v GSV (Netherlands)

Sept 5: v Meppel (Netherlands)





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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


EuroBasket 2017 - Guide - by Igor Obradovic

There is one day left until new European Championship starts, and today we present to you EuroBasket 2017 Guide! All things you need to know about biggest tournament in European basketball. All in one place - at Eurobasket.com






EUROBASKET 2017

Host nations:
Finland
Israel
Romania
Turkey

Dates:
31 August - 17 September




Venues:

Sinan Erdem Dome (16,000)


Ulker Sports Arena (13,000)


Hartwall Arena (14,000)


Menora Mivtachim Arena (11,000)


Polyvalent Hall (10,000)




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  FIBA AMERICUP  


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.




USA complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Group C
Panama - Uruguay 68-79
Uruguay raced past Panama to finish their campaign in the second position in Group C. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) accounted for 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Uruguay piled up a 42:29 halftime advantage. They used a 29:15 run in the third term to clear off for good. Hernando Caceres (201-F-94, agency: Pro Sports) had 14 points in the victory. Tony Bishop (201-F-89, college: Texas St.) chipped in 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Panama.

Dominican Republic - USA 56-72
USA qualified for the semifinal stage in FIBA AmeriCup as they claimed the third straight win. Jeff van Gundy 's team overcame Dominican Republic to stay undefeated. C.J. Williams (196-G-90, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 15 points to lead the winners. USA grabbed a 38:28 halftime lead. They held Dominican Republic to just 28 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Jameel Warney (203-F-94, college: Stony Brook) and Darrun Hilliard (198-G-93, college: Villanova) had 13 points each in the win. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84, college: E.Washington) replied with 15 points for Dominican Republic.




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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti lands Jason Boone, ex TBV Start - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) tabbed 32-year old American power forward Jason Boone (203-116kg-85, college: New York, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at TBV Start in Polish PLK league. Boone managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 12 PLK games he averaged 11.4ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL. But in 17 games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.1rpg. Boone also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Bundesliga Semifinals in 2012. Boone received also Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Defensive Team award back in 2011.
He has played also professionally in France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Turkey (Konyaspor) and Germany (BG Goettingen, s Oliver Baskets and SSV Lok Bernau).
Boone attended New York until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A solid presence inside at 6'7' that possesses the speed and athleticism to face-up and drive past someone of equal size and speed. A soft touch when shooting helps him throw it in off the glass from all angles and has developed the ability to shoot the short-range jumper with regularity. Has a knack for rebounding at both ends, largely due to his athleticism. Has great hands and is smart in his shot choices. Boone shows great poise and maturity, allowing him to make an immediate impact on teams, especially those lacking leadership or a locker-room presence.

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marius Runkauskas
Luka Lapornik

Forwards:
Yurii Frasenyuk
Jason Boone
Pavel Marinov

Centers:
Dragan Zekovic
Vlad Negoitescu

Coach: Jukka Toijala

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FINLAND  


Devonte Upson (ex Helsinki Seagulls) is a newcomer at Rapla - by Eurobasket News

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American center Devonte Upson (206-93kg-93, college: SE Louisiana). He played most recently at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 44 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.0apg last season. Upson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Starwings in Swiss LNA where in 30 games he averaged 14.6ppg and 9.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
Upson graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

AVIS UTILITAS Rapla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gert Dorbek
Nolan Cressler

Forward:
Oliver Metsalu

Center:
Devonte Upson

Coach: Aivar Kuusmaa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Estonia



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
.

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

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  FRANCE  


Brussels overcome Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Brussels - Chalons-Reims 89:80

Brussels defeated Chalons-Reims in the preseason clash. Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89, college: Charleston) sank 19 points to lead the winners.
The Belgian team surged ahead in the first period. Brussels accumulated a 32:21 lead after ten minutes. Brussels stayed in charge throughout the second term. They recorded a 51:38 halftime advantage. Chalons-Reims narrowed the distance in the second half but could not avoid the loss. K.T. Harrell (193-G-92, college: Auburn) netted 16 points, while Maxime Depuydt (193-G/F-92) tossed in 12 points for Brussels. Ben Bentil (206-F-95, college: Providence) answered with 19 points for Chalons-Reims.



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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  GEORGIA  


Shemosiuk re-signs at Batumi - by Eurobasket News

Basketball Club Batumi (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85). He was a team leader there last season. In 32 Superleague games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.0ppg and had 4.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Shemosiuk played at Halychyna in where in 19 Superleague games he was the best scorer with remarkable 17.5ppg and recorded 5.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg (in top 5). Shemosiuk helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Ukrianian Higher League championship title in 2014. Shemosiuk was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
He represented Ukraine at the World University Games in Beograd (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.
Shemosiuk has played previously for four other Ukrainian teams: BC 93 Pulsar, Kryvbas, BC Donetsk and Kirovograd.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



Terik Bridgeman (ex Cactus Tbilisi) agreed terms with SM Beermen - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion San Miguel Beermen (PBA) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Terik Bridgeman (198-107kg, college: William Paterson). He played most recently at Cactus Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 28 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season. Bridgeman helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
His team was regular season runner-up in NJAC in 2015.
Bridgeman graduated from William Paterson in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stefanishin re-signs at Batumi - by Eurobasket News

Basketball Club Batumi (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Ukrainian ex-international forward Leonid Stefanishin (199-84kg-85). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 Superleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg in 2015-16 season. Stefanishin helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 3rd Team. He also spent pre-season at Dynamo (SL Favorit Sport) in Ukrainian league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Stefanishin won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2007.
Stefanishin was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U21 National Team between 2003 and 2004.
Stefanishin also represented Ukraine at the World University Championships in Bangkok ten years ago.
He has played previously for four other Ukrainian teams: Budivelnyk, Halychyna, Hoverla and DniproAzot.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



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  GERMANY  


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

Reserves:
#1 Grant Prusator: 9 pts, 1 reb, 6 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, 3 stl
#50 Kris Bell: 10 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 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



Julian Gamble (Telekom Baskets Bonn) My Goal This Year Is To Lead The League In Blocks And Cause Problems On The Defensive End For Every Team - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89, college: Miami, FL) is a 27 year old 207cm power forward/center from Durham, North Carolina that will be starting his fifth professional season and second in Germany with the Telekom Baskets Bonn. He started his basketball career at Miami (NCAA) in 2008 and played there until 2013 playing a total of 127 games. In 2013 he started his professional career with Saint Vallier Basket Drome (France-ProB): 44 games: 16.3ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-1 (1.5bpg), FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 62.9%. In 2014 he moved to the Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Scooore League) playing 25 games: 17.0ppg, Reb-3 (7.6rpg), 1.4apg, 1.1spg, Blocks-1 (1.6bpg), FGP: 57.0%, FT: 69.2%. Two seasons ago, he remained with the Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Scooore League) playing 36 games: Score-5 (16.6ppg), Reb-2 (8.3rpg), 1.3apg, 1.5spg, Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 60.8%, FT: 68.1%. Last season with the Telekom Baskets Bonn he played 37 games averaging 13.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg, Blocks-3 (1.2bpg), FGP: 61.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 58.0%; He also played 16 FIBA Europe Cup games averaging 12.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 61.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 58.2%He spoke to eurobasket after the club returned from a training camp in Slovenia.

Julian welcome back to Germany. You are playing your second season with the Telekom Baskets Bonn. Did the summer fly by quickly? What was your most memorable thing that you did in the summer?


Thank you, I am very happy to be back. Yes, the summer flew by like it always does after a long season but it was amazing. The most memorable thing was traveling to Cancun, Mexico with my family for the wedding of a very close family friend.


Before we start about this upcoming season, I have to ask you about last season. You were a main figure in Bonn reaching the BBL playoffs as well as helping the team into the Fiba Cup semi finals. You played 37 games averaging 13.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg, Blocks-3 (1.2bpg), FGP: 61.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 58.0%; In the FIBA Europe Cup you played 16 games averaging12.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 61.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 58.2%. Was this tops your best season as a professional weighing in the team success and your play?

Yes I believe this was my best season. We accomplished many great things as a team that we can be proud of and somewhat restored the tradition of Bonn in the playoffs. We accomplished some things on the European stage which was good as well. For me individually, I was able to overcome a lot of adversity in my play and become a big factor in helping my team to important victories and big games. So I am looking to build on that this season.


I saw the loss to Nanteere live and was shocked that the Telekom Baskets Bonn let it slip away. Did that fourth quarter come up here and there in your thoughts over the summer and what did the team learn from this loss that will help them be stronger in those kind of situations this season?

No, it didn't. My goal is to be better in every way this season and help lead this entire new group of guys to where we ultimately want to be. All due respect to Nanteere but that happened because of us and not them. We will be stronger in any situation like that moving forward, that is for sure.


You stated in our last interview that you have improved your shot selection over the years and demonstrated that nicely shooting 13/15 against medi Bayreuth last season. How else do you feel coupled with the team success did your game grow last season in your fourth professional season?


I definitely discovered the importance of taking care of your body during the year to be able to perform. early in the season I was not where I wanted to be in that respect and it greatly affected my play. Once that was taken care of my game started to grow exponentially every night to become a major threat in this league for the opposition. I will continue to learn to be even more efficient and add things to my game to make me more dangerous.


My favorite quote of you last season was 'personal numbers don't mean near as much as winning with this talented group of guys'. Now going into your fifth professional season does your hunger to win that first professional title grow even more? Does it get to a point where it can get to you mentally that your still without a professional title?


I definitely want to win and despite not having a title yet I know that I am a winner. Winning a title for me is not a matter of if, but when. In the mean time I am going to continue to work to make that a reality.


This season the Telekom Baskets Bonn will play a level up in the Basketball Champions League and continue to battle in the BBL for the playoffs. What particularly did you work on most this summer so you will be best prepared to be successful on the court?

Just staying in the best shape possible. Other than that you will have to wait until the games to see what I have up my sleeve


That you have a gifted offensive game is no secret, but you excel just as much on the defensive end as you were top shot blocker in France and Belgium in your first three seasons and last season third in the BBL. You will be turning 28 in September and in your best basketball age. Do you feel like you can turn it up a notch more on the defensive end becoming even more of a shot block monster, but also be better in other areas that overall will improve the Bonn defense?

For sure I have more levels to unlock. I feel I am not even in my prime yet and still have a while until I get there. My goal this year is to lead the league in blocks and cause problems on the defensive end for every team. I just want to do whatever I need to do in order to help us succeed at the highest level.


The Telekom Baskets Bonn are back from a training camp in Slovenia. Please give a recap of how the new team is coming together? There are injuries and players absent, but what is your early impression?

Our camp was very good. A lot of hard work with the weight lifting, conditioning, and basketball up in the mountains but we definitely got better as a team while we were there. Our team isn't complete just yet but I know now that we will be a faster and more athletic team this year on both ends of the floor. It will definitely be exciting to watch.


It would be unfair to say this is Josh Mayo's team or this is Julian Gamble's team. You both played a huge role in the success last season and have returned back. I thought Mayo belonged to the best 3-4 point guards last season. How glad are you to have him on board again and is he capable to make another leap in his game now at age 30 despite being a top player for years in numerous countries.


I think that Josh was the best PG in the league last season. almost on a nightly basis he put up huge numbers and made big shots. He easily belongs in the conversation of best players in this league. I am extremely happy to have him back here with me and with all of the work I see him do every day I know he will make a jump in his game this season. He will again be a top player and all star in Germany this season.


The club brought in some new guys including Jordan Parks. How impressed have you been with his game and will he be able to fill the shoes of Ken Horton?

Jordan is going to impress a lot of people this year. He is extremely athletic and very versatile on both ends of the floor. Filling Ken's shoes won't be easy but I believe 100 percent that Jordan is up for the task.

Ron Curry is injured and Nemanja Djurisic is away with his countries national team. What has been your impression of German Martin Breunig. He had huge stats at Montana and is a huge talent. Do you see him playing a bigger role than Johannes Richter did last year who didn't see ample minutes?

Martin has been impressive thus far to me. He will definitely play a large role on this team as I know he is hungry to prove that he can succeed at this level. he works hard every day and I also think he will surprise people with the many things he can do on the floor.


One guy everyone in basketball Bonn has their eyes on is German Konstantin Klein. He started off well last season and got injured and now is healthy again and hit KK Rogaska for 12 points. Is he the old Konsti and could he become that added scoring threat and defensive bull dog that could have made the difference between a win and loss last season in some games?

This Konsti is new and improved. He worked extremely hard all summer to get himself ready for this season and you can easily tell that he is ready. He will be both an elite scorer and defender that we need in order to achieve the success we want this season. I am excited for him to be back on the court and doing what he loves to do.


American Kameron Taylor was added from the Dragons Rhondorf to help fill the void for Ron Curry. He is a proven Pro A player and will play in the Pro B this season. It's never easy for a player to take a step back, but hashe proven that he can keep up with BBL players?


Kam can absolutely play at the BBL level. He was with us in camp and out tested everyone on our team in speed and quickness. He brings great energy to the game on both ends of the floor and I think he has a unique opportunity to practice and be around us a lot this season to help him develop and see what he needs to do to be on this level. I don't think it would be a bold prediction on my part to say that he will one day play in the BBL.


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


Lebron will always be in the conversation of greatest of all time. The only thing standing in his way is the number of rings but he has dominated the game in every way besides that and will continue to do so in my opinion. whether he wins another championship is a different story but there is no debate that he will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time

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


I don't think so. a major reason why he was able to do what he did is his drive and competitive spirit. No one has the motor of Russell Westbrook, and I think people are going to talk about what he's been able to do regardless. At the end of the day he got it done and is playing the best way he can that serves his team.


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



I think this draft was very good. Dennis Smith jr in my opinion will win rookie of the year but it won't be as easy of a race as it has been in recent years.


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


I think it is too early to know if they have enough to seriously compete. the only thing we all know is the Warriors haven't gone anywhere and are for sure looking to dominate the league again this season. Beating the Warriors are a tall task for any team in the league.


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?

Its kind of early to tell, but I think that these two teams are on a collision course for the eastern conference finals and I think at that point you will see who got the better end of the deal for the near future.

What was the last movie that you saw?


Last movie I watched was Rush Hour.


Thanks Julian for the chat.




Marshall's Floater lifts Eurobasket Select to 73-72 Win over Dusseldorf - by ESL News

The Eurobasket Select Team had a dramatic come from behind win in ART Giants Duesseldorf on Wednesday night as Alvernia's 6'5 G/F Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA) went coast to coast for a game winning floater with just 1 second left on the clock. With Eurobasket down by two, Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding) got fouled after securing a critical offensive rebound amongst 4 Dusseldorf defenders. Trisko would split the pair to put cut the lead to one. With 10 seconds remaining on the clock Dusseldorf had a chance to extend the lead to 3 at the free throw but after two missed free throws, Trisko again secured the rebound and let Marshall do the rest. Marshall, who had a game 21 points took the ball to the basket and secured the win.

'We only had 7 players, we were without our Head Coach (who all were at another game against the Artland Dragons), and we were down 12 late in the 3rd. We had every reason to give up but I challenged our guys to fight through the fatigue, pressure the ball, and get good shots the rest of the way,' Tour Director Dustin Simcox said. 'If we play the right way, I think we can compete with just about anyone.'

The players suited up for Eurobasket included Marshall, Trisko, Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech), Zach Gordon (203-F-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO), Drew Sears (213-G), Arvel Atwater (196-F), and Killven Samuel (188-G-89, college: Northeastern St.). Samuel was a spark plug all night long on the offensive and defensive end. He ended the game with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals while getting to the free line 11 times. 'Killven has been amazing for us on the defensive end during this whole tour. He had 5 steals tonight and 6 steals against Salzkotten. He is a player from the British Virgin Islands with the capability of having a English passport. I think he is going to be around these European pro leagues for years to come,' Simcox said.

Seattle natives Drew Sears and Zach Gordon, who grew up playing AAU Club basketball together in the Pacific Northwest played key factors as well. Sears, a 6'10 Center that played his college ball at Whitworth College had 10 points and 6 rebounds, including two big three point field goals when Dusseldorf started pulling away. Gordon, a 6'8 Forward from D1 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo battled inside all night. 'That was the most physical game I have ever played tonight,' Gordon said. However, fighting through that physicality and doing whatever the team needed is exactly what he provided. He brought down a tour high 12 rebounds and had 3 blocks including, two in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.

The final two members of this 7 man squad was Grant Prusator from Arkansas Tech and Arvel Atwater from Allen University in South Carolina. Both players are known for being dead eye shooters but on this night when shots aren't falling like they normally do, you have to do other things to help the team win. That is exactly what they did on the defensive end. Atwater was active all over the floor making it difficult for the Dusseldorf wings to get anything going. He accumulated 3 steals and deflected several others. Prusator on the other hand took the challenge on the front lines of the Eurobasket defense. 'I challenged the guys to step up the defensive intensity and that starts with the PG. Despite playing 34 minutes tonight, he still managed to pressure the ball full court the entire second half. He lead by example and I am sure the pressure on the ball were amped the guys behind him to do the same,' Simcox said. Prusator now had 10 steals in just 3 games on the tour.

Eurobasket will be back together as a full team on Thursday as they travel to Iserlohn to play against the Kangaroos. Stay tuned for news on how the other half of the team fared against the Artland Dragons and how they do in Iserlohn.


ALL PLAYERS ARE AVAILABLE: Contact Dustin Simcox at 330-958-3245 (Whatsapp and Text) or by email at dsimcox@whitecoxsports.com or esl@eurobasket.com

Box Score for ESL:

Starters:
#1 Grant Prusator: 6 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
#3 Killven Samuel: 18 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl
#23 Marquis Marshall: 21 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk
#31 Zach Gordon: 6 pts, 12 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk
#55 Drew Sears: 10 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast

Reserves:
#15 Arvel Atwater: 7 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl
#33 Nick Trisko: 5 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl
#7 Kenny Bellinger (185-G-92, college: Armstr.Atlantic): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#9 Quaderrick Shaw (191-G-93, college: Florida St.): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#12 Isaiah Butler (188-G-92): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#25 Luke Cochran (208-C): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#30 Ryan Burnett (196-G/F-92, college: Columbus St.): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#35 Jordan Stotts (203-F-93, college: Sioux Falls): DNP (at Artland Dragons)
#50 Kris Bell (206-F/C, college: Ft.Valley St.): DNP (at Artland Dragons)


2017 German Tour Statistics
#PlayerGPPPGRPGAPGSPGBPG
1Grant Prusator36.71.3
3.7
3.3
0
3Killven Samuel311.7
333.7
0
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 Atwater36.7
2.7
1.0
1.3
0
23Marquis Marshall315.7
3.0
2.0
0.7
0.7
30Ryan Burnett2
142.5
1.5
1.5
0
31Zach Gordon38.3
8.7
0.7
2.7
1.0
33Nick Trisko35.7
6
1.3
1.3
1.0
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 Sears36.7
4.3
0.3
1.0
0.3


# Player Height Pos Last Team
1 Grant Prusator 6'0 G Arkansas Tech
3 Killven Samuel 6'2 G Northeastern State
7 Kenny Bellinger 6'1 G Maccabi Haifa Israel
9 Quaderrick Shaw 6'4 G Florida State
12 Isaiah Butler 6'2 G Mississippi State
15 Arvel Atwater 6'5 G Allen SC
23 Marquis Marshall 6'5 G/F Alvernia
30 Ryan Burnett 6'5 G/F Columbus State
31 Zach Gordon 6'8 F Cal Poly SLO
33 Nick Trisko 6'8 F Spalding
35 Jordan Stotts 6'8 F Moncton Canada
45 Luke Cochran 6'10 F Sonoma State
50 Kris Bell 6'10 C Fort Valley State
55 Drew Sears 6'11 C Whitworth



Schedule:

Aug 26: vs Salzkotten W 94-84

Aug 27: vs Bochum L 82-74

Aug 29: vs Vechta II W 88-74

Aug 30: vs Dusseldorf W 73-72

Aug 30: vs Artland Dragons

Aug 31: vs Iserlohn

Sept 1: vs Itzehoe

Sept 2: v Cuxhaven

Sept 2: v Stade

Sept 3: v GSV (Netherlands)

Sept 5: v Meppel (Netherlands)





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  GREECE  


Harris Seferidis agreed terms with Halkidona - by Chris Mammides

B newcomer GAS Halkidonas inked 32-year old naturalized Swedish guard Harris Seferidis (175-85). The last time (14-15) he played at Efkarpias in Greek C league. Seferidis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Seferidis was a member of Swedish U18 National Team between 2002 and 2003.
He has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Helsingborg and Sanda Basket) and Greece (Doukas and Periko/Arhelaos).

GAS Halkidonas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Harris Seferidis
Apostolos Kotzagiannis
Savvas Markidis
Kostas Marapidis
Nikos Koulaxis
Tassos Panagiotou
Petridis
Giannis Papadopoulos
Charis Batakas
Lazaros Sidiropoulos

Forwards:
Petros Mantsos
Theofilos Kotzagiannis

Center:
Giorgos Mitziaridis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Petridis agreed terms with Halkidona - by Chris Mammides

B newcomer GAS Halkidonas strengthened their roster with addition of Giorgos Petridis. The last time (14-15) he played at FO Proteas Grevenon in Greek C league. Petridis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Petridis' team was Runner-Up of C Division (North-Group 2) 2013.
He previously for HANTH.

GAS Halkidonas roster for 2017-2018:

Petros Mantsos
Apostolos Kotzagiannis
Savvas Markidis
Kostas Marapidis
Nikos Koulaxis
Tassos Panagiotou
Petridis
Giannis Papadopoulos
Charis Batakas
Lazaros Sidiropoulos
Theofilos Kotzagiannis
Giorgos Mitziaridis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Polis Kallitheas sign Emmanouil Plakogiannakis - by Chris Mammides

Polis AS Kallitheas (C) signed 18-year old guard Emmanouil Plakogiannakis (187-99). He was about to sign at PAOK Thessaloniki in the A1. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

Polis AS Kallitheas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antreas Kafkis
Iordanis Mourihidis
Ilias Kavelaris
Emmanouil Plakogiannakis

Forwards:
Alexandros Schortsanitis
Vassilis Akrivos
Giannis Kavelaris
Stathis Lampos

Center:
Dimitrios Karandreas

Coach: Panagiotis Arvanitidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ethnikos sign Kyriakos Karakonstantakis - by Chris Mammides

Ethnikos Piraeus (A2) signed 23-year old guard Kyriakos Karakonstantakis (187-94). He was about to sign at Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou in the B.
Karakonstantakis has played previously for two other teams: AE Ikaros Kallitheas and AGE Zakinthos.

Ethnikos Piraeus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Themis Koupidis
Rait-Riivo Laane
Konstantinos Oikonomopoulos
Kyriakos Karakonstantakis
Marios Skiathitis
Angelos Fillas

Forwards:
Paraskevas Martzos
Dimitrios Siologkas
Nikos Persidis
Antonis Sklivas
Nikos Maragkidis

Center:
Kostas Macheras

Coach: Vangelis Vlahos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fanis Koumpouras agreed terms with Ippokratis - by Chris Mammides

B newcomer ASK Ippokratis KO inked experienced 34-year old former international point guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83). He was about to sign at G.Larissa-Faros, the newcomer in A1. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Koumpouras played at Aiolos Astakou where in 32 B games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Honorable Mention.
Koumpouras was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team back in 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Koumpouras represented Greece at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for eight other teams: Aris, Apollon Patras, Marousi, Kolossos H Hotels, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, AE Ikaros Kallitheas, Halkida and Cretan Kings.
Koumpouras' game is described as: Great organizing PG. Excellent PnR player, has an eye for assists and knows how to handle the team. Great defender, presses the ball and goes for the steal.

ASK Ippokratis KO roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fanis Koumpouras
Thodoris Onasoglou
Giorgos Skoufis

Forwards:
Antonis Asimakopoulos
Efthimios Tsakaleris
Iaonnis Lekakis
Christos Gerogiannis

Centers:
Kostas Charissis
Giorgos Trypas

Coach: Harris Koulouriotis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alexandros Spanos signs at Koropi - by Chris Mammides

GS Koropiou (B) landed 26-year old small forward Alexandros Spanos (201-95kg-91) from Ionikos Nikaias. Spanos also played that season for Panelefsiniakos.
He won Greek A2 championship title in 2010.
Spanos was a member of Greek U20 National Team back in 2010.
He has played previously for six other teams: AEK Athens, Pagrati, Ilysiakos, AE Ikaros Kallitheas, Aiolos Trikallon and Holargos.

GS Koropiou roster for 2017-2018:

Stelios Ioannou
Giannis Maltesios
Sotiris Bourdanos
Alexandros Spanos
Kostas Dendrinos
Thodoris Agoris
Kappis Petros
Iasonas Pets
Giorgos Tsatas
Kostas Simitzis
Ioannis Ginis
Stavros Katsaris
Thanassis Danatzopoulos

Coach: Savvas Katsounis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GUATEMALA  


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)



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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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  HIGH SCHOOLS  


Jaylen Hoard to join Wake Forest in 2018 - by Moritz Korff

French prospect Jaylen Hoard (6'8''-SF-99) has committed to Wake Forest University, he will join the Demon Deacons as a member of the 2018 recruiting class. An 18-year-old forward, Hoard averaged 22.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, in spring 2017, he completed his first year in the US, competing for the Wesleyan Christian Academy in North Carolina. At Wake Forest, he will join forces with his fellow countryman and friend Olivier Sarr (6'5''-PF-99).


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  HOLLAND  


Amsterdam keeps Markusse for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Apollo Amsterdam (Eredivisie) re-signed 25-year old power forward Jesse Markusse (206-92). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 22 Eredivisie games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Markusse's team made it to the Dutch Cup Final Four in 2014.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.5ppg, 1.0rpg.
Markusse has played previously for Leeuwarden.

BC Apollo Amsterdam roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dimeo Van_Der_Horst

Forwards:
Max Van_Schaik
Akeel Eduardo

Center:
Jesse Markusse

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  IRAN  


Steven Burtt is a newcomer at Naft Abadan - by Greg

Naft Abadan (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old guard Steven Burtt (189-84kg-84, college: Iona). He is a dual citizen owning American and Ukrainian passport. Burtt played this summer at Gallitos de Isabela in Puerto Rican BSN league. In three BSN games he recorded 12.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 9.0apg and 1.7spg. Burtt ended the last season at Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in three games he averaged impressive 23.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Apollon Patras in Greek A1. In 10 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.1apg.
Burtt 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 twelve different countries. Burtt has played previously professionally in China (Guizhou), Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Poland (Stelmet), Portugal, Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Tofas), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Avtodor), Ukraine (Dnipro and Zaporizhya) and Lebanon (Byblos).

Naft Abadan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Burtt
Farid Aslani

Forwards:
Mohammad Jamshidi
Mohammad Hassanzadeh
Arman Zangeneh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRAQ  


Al Nift keeps Mayfield for another season !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Defending champion Al Nift Baghdad (Superleague) re-signed 26-year old American swingman Demario Mayfield (196-95kg-91, college: Angelo State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Iraqi passport. Mayfield played there last season. He won Iraqi League championship title and got the MVP of league award. Mayfield received Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017. He was called to Iraqi Senior National Team this year.
This season will be his 3rd season a row with Al Nift Baghdad, Mayfield has played also professionally in Saudi Arabia (Uhud) and in Bolivia as well.
He attended Angelo State until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRELAND  


BI Fixtures 2017/18 : Donie Green Memorial Tnmnt : CCBB u20 Tnmnt - by Patrick Maher

Fixtures announced for Basketball Ireland National League Season

Fixtures for the upcoming 2017/18 Basketball Ireland National League season have been announced this week.
The new fixtures see four new teams enter the Men's Division One League - LIT Celtics, St Paul's Killarney, Ballincollig BC and Portlaoise Panthers, while there are two new teams in the Women's Division One, Griffith Swords Thunder and Team North West (Donegal).
Maree BC have been promoted to the Men's Super League, while UL Eagles will play their season in Men's Division One. IT Carlow Basketball will play in the Women's Super League while Meteors have gone to Division One.

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League
Belfast Star (Methodist College, Belfast)
Eanna BC (Colaiste Eanna, Rathfarnham)
DCU Saints (DCU Sports Complex, Glasnevin/St. Vincent's SS, Glasnevin)
Griffith Swords Thunder (ALSAA, Dublin)
KUBS BC (Carroll Arena, Greendale)
Maree BC (Calasanctius College, Oranmore)
Pyrobel Killester (IWA, Clontarf)
SSE Airtricity Moycullen BC (Kingfisher NUI Galway)
Templeogue BC (Oblate Hall, Inchicore)
Garvey's Tralee Warriors (Tralee Sports Complex)
UCC Demons (Mardyke Arena, Cork / Parochial Hall, Cork)
UCD Marian (UCD Sports Centre, Belfield)

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League
Ambassador UCC Glanmire (Upper Glanmire Sports Hall)
Courtyard Liffey Celtics (Leixlip Amenities)
DCU Mercy (DCU Sports Complex, Glasnevin)
IT Carlow Basketball (The Barrow Centre, IT Carlow)
Maxol WIT Wildcats (Mercy SS, Waterford/Waterford IT)
NUIG Mystics (Kingfisher NUI Galway)
Portlaoise Panthers (St Mary's Hall, Portlaoise)
Pyrobel Killester (IWA, Clontarf)
Singleton's Supervalu Brunell (Parochial Hall, Cork)

Basketball Ireland Men's National League Division One
Ballincollig BC (Ballincollig Community School)
BFG Neptune (Neptune Stadium, Cork)
Dublin Lions (Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin)
EJ Sligo All-Stars (Mercy College, Sligo)
Fr Mathews (Colaiste Chriost Ri, Cork)
IT Carlow Basketball (The Barrow Centre, IT Carlow)
Keane's SuperValu Killorglin (Killorglin Sports Complex)
LIT Celtics (SportsHub Limerick IT)
LYIT Donegal (Letterkenny IT Sports Centre / Foyle Arena, Derry)
Paris Texas Kilkenny (The Watershed, Kilkenny)
Portlaoise Panthers (St Mary's Hall, Portlaoise)
St Paul's Killarney (Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre)
Titans (Colaiste Iognaid - The Jes - , Galway)
UL Eagles (UL Sport Arena, Limerick / UL PESS Building, Limerick)
Ulster University Elks (Ulster University, Jordanstown)

Basketball Ireland Women's National League Division One
Fr. Mathews (Colaiste Chriost Ri, Cork )
Marble City Hawks (O'Loughlin Gaels Hall, Kilkenny)
Team North West (Ballyshannon, Donegal)
Meteors (Colaiste osagain, Stillorgan)
Griffith Swords Thunder (ALSAA)
UL Huskies (UL Sport Arena, Limerick / UL PESS Building, Limerick)
Ulster Rockets (Methodist College, Belfast)
Ulster University Elks (Ulster University, Jordanstown)

You can view the full fixtures here:
Basketball Ireland National League fixtures 2017:18.xlsx

From : www.basketballireland.ie

Some Notes from coach Dave Baker
(Swords Thunder / https://www.facebook.com/Griffith-Swords-Thunder-Basketball-Team-194874824025607/)

Players in:
Travis Black 6-3 guard pervious club was swords, Antonio Na Dunga 6-8 C played under age at swords.
Oisin Kerlin 6-9 C played in barking Abby, Limburg Germany.
Guevara de Torre (Madrid Spain) 6-4
Alex Luindquest 6-8 Sweden
Luka 6-7 Luxembourg

Players out:
Jose Maria Gil Narbon
Alex Calvo
Conor Gallagher

Loosing three guys is tough for any team but in saying that we kept everyone else, with our college link other seasons we have lost more.

After last years success winning the cup our goal would be to try retain it. We have finished second on two out of three years in the Superleague so with a lot of hard work we would hope to have a good run again.

Preseason has been shorter for all teams this year with the decision to bring the league back two weeks earlier which unfortunately doesn't suit us with guys being away for the summer etc but we will make the most of it and hopefully be ready to play come season opener Sept 16th away to Killester. From Summer talk a lot of teams have got good financial backing this summer and added a lot of talent with is great for the league and I am sure will shorted the gap between the top four and the rest. A big welcome to Maree Basketball making the jump to Superleague this year after being so successful in the national league for so many years I am sure they will be ready to test themselves and push all teams in the Superleague.

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Very Exciting event coming up for all Basketball Fans.
Maree are hosting their first Donie Green Memorial Tournament in Calasanctius College on September 9th/10th. We will have other teams from the superleague coming to Oranmore for two days of great basketball.Teams Include : Maree / Swords Thunder / Belfast Star / Moycullen / UCD Marian / Templeogue (Eurobasket will cover this event with updates and results at https://www.facebook.com/Maherprobasket-240634641052/ ("Twitter" @PatMaher5)+ of course a tournament Review to be posted at www.eurobasket.com (Ireland Page)

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CORK COUNTY BASKETBALL BOARD
UNDER 20 TOURNAMENT, PAROCHIAL HALL, GURRANABRAHER
SATURDAY2nd SEPTEMBER 2017


POOL 'A'POOL 'B'
NeptuneBallincollig
Limerick LionsDublin Lions
Drogheda BulletsTolka Rovers
MoycullenSt. Vincents

FIXTURES

TimeCourtTeamScorevTeamScorePool
10.00am1NeptunevLimerick LionsA
10.00am2MoycullenvDrogheda BulletsA
11.00am1Ballincollig vDublin LionsB
11.00pm1Tolka RoversvSt. VincentsB
12.00pm2Limerick LionsvDrogheda BulletsA
12.00pm1NeptunevMoycullenA
1.00pm2Ballincollig vTolka RoversB
1.00pm1St. VincentsvDublin LionsB
2.00pm1NeptunevDrogheda BulletsA
2.00pm2MoycullenvLimerick LionsA
3.00pm1Ballincollig St.Vincents B
3.00pm2Dublin LionsvTolka RoversB

Semi Finals

4.15pm1Winner Pool AvRunner Up Pool B
4.15pm2Winner Pool BvRunner Up Pool A

5.30pm Tournament Final Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO)



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  ISRAEL  


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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  ITALY  


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.



Nelson left Roseto - by Eurobasket News

26-year old American guard Roberto Nelson (190-90kg-91, college: Oregon State) left Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2).
The last season Nelson played at Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 6 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.5apg. He also played that season for Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg. The other team Nelson played shortly was another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 5 games he had 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Italian LNP Cup Final Four in 2015. Nelson was also voted All-Pac-12 2nd Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Nelson has played previously for two other teams: Alma Trieste and Germani Basket Brescia.
He attended Oregon State until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Mec-Energy Roseto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Contento
Giorgio Di_Bonaventura
Federico Zampini

Forwards:
Riccardo Casagrande
Andy Ogide
Marco Lusvarghi

Center:
Ion Lupusor

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Germani Basket Brescia tabs Skylar Spencer, ex KL Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) inked 23-year old American power forward Skylar Spencer (208-109kg-94, college: San Diego State, agency: GFSG). He played most recently at KL Dragons in Malaysian ASEAN League. In 20 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 14.3rpg (#2 in the league), 1.1spg and 1.6bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Spencer's team won MWC Regular Season in 2014 and 2016. He received also All-MWC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.
Spencer has played also professionally in JBL Pro-Am (Buzz Elite).
He attended San Diego State until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Andrea Traini
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Dario Hunt
Abdel Fall

Center:
Skylar Spencer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Edoardo Buffo signs at Virtus Bologna - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A) landed 16-year old guard Edoardo Buffo (197-1). He played most recently at the junior team of PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B.

Virtus Segafredo Bologna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pietro Aradori
Oliver Lafayette
Edoardo Buffo

Centers:
Marcus Slaughter
Kenny Lawson

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @italhoop)

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Keitaro Kimura agreed terms with Kagawa Five Arrows - by Eurobasket News

Kagawa Five Arrows (B League D2) inked 24-year old point guard Keitaro Kimura (176-93) from Aomori Watts. In 56 B League D2 games he recorded 4.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.8apg last season.

Kagawa Five Arrows roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keitaro Kimura

Forwards:
Ryuichi Horikawa
Abdullahi Kuso
Reginald Warren

Coach: Kohei Etoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ryuichi Horikawa signs at Kagawa Five Arrows - by Eurobasket News

Kagawa Five Arrows (B League D2) landed experienced 38-year old forward Ryuichi Horikawa (191-85kg-79). He has played for the last four years at Yokohama B-Corsairs in the B League. B League was a little too high level for him, where in 16 games he averaged just 0.4ppg last season.
Horikawa played in the final of Japanese BJ League Western Division in 2009.
He has spent his entire career in Japan playing for four other teams: Saitama Broncos, Osaka Evessa, Toyama Grouses and Shiga L-Stars.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Kagawa Five Arrows.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kagawa Five Arrows sign Reginald Warren - by Eurobasket News

Kagawa Five Arrows (B League D2) signed experienced 36-year old American forward Reginald Warren (204-104kg-81, college: W.Florida) from Kumamoto Vorters. In 53 B League D2 games in Japan he had 13.7ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Warren played at San en NeoPhoenix (B League) where in 51 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 13.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Japanese BJ League Western Division championship title in 2013. Warren was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Forward of the Year back in 2008.
He is quite experienced player. Warren has played in nine different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Al-Manama), Canada (Niagara DD), Israel (Hapoel Yarcha), Korea (LG Sakers), Turkey, UAE, Venezuela (Guaiqueries and Marinos), Japan (Saitama Broncos, Fukuoka Rizing and Kyoto Hannaryz) and United Arab Emirates (Al Ahli).
Warren is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Kagawa Five Arrows.
Warren attended University of West Florida until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: Reggie Warren is a strong power forward, very athletic that can run the floor like a guard. Can handle the ball in the open court, and a great rebounder. Good passer as well as a good finisher. Very athletic, have great post moves and quick for his size. Has a very good shot from mid range and can shoot the 3 (38% in college). Have a great feel for the game of basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dawud Abdur Rahkman Named Head Basketball Coach at Lehigh Carbon CC - by Eurobasket News

Lehigh Carbon Community College Director of Athletics Andrew Johnson has filled out his 2017-18 coaching staff naming Dawud Abdur-Rahkman the new Head Men's Basketball Coach. Abdur Rahkman is a veteran coach with over 20 years of coaching experience at various levels. Most recently he was an assistant coach at Muhlenberg College where he also served as the Coordinator of Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership in Athletics. Prior to Muhlenberg he was the head coach at Penn State University-Lehigh Valley. 'Lehigh Carbon has all that it needs to be successful, I am looking forward to working with these young men this year to start building a tradition at the college' said Coach Abdur Rahkman.
Courtesy of: gocougarsports.com



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Bashkimi signs coach Predrag Milovic - by Eurobasket News

KB Bashkimi Prizren (SuperLeague) signed experienced 58-year old Slovenian-Montenegrin coach Predrag Milovic. He coached last season at GA Grosuplje in Slovenian 2SKL.
The previous (15-16) season Milovic coached at Zlatorog (Telemach League) in Slovenia.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Slovenian Cup final in 2093 and 2015.
Milovic has coached previously professionally in Slovenia (Luka Koper, Postojna and Krka) and Syria (Al Ittihad).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Emanuel Jones (ex Mayrouba) is a newcomer at Guizhou - by Eurobasket News

Guizhou (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American forward Emanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV). He played most recently at Mayrouba in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The most of previous (2016) summer Jones spent at Beijing Dongfang where in 26 NBL games he averaged remarkable 35.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg in 2016 season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. He also played for San Lazaro (District National) in Dominican Rep. league that season.
Among other achievements Jones won Taiwanese SBL championship title in 2011. He received also Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Player of the Year award and Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Jones is a very 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 five different countries. Jones has played previously professionally in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Malaysia (Sarawak Fire Horse), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Austin Spurs) and Taiwan (Taiwan Beer).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

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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Burgos land Tadas Sedekerskis - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) tabbed 19-year old Lithuanian international swingman Tadas Sedekerskis (203-98). The last season Sedekerskis played also at Baskonia where in 24 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Sedekerskis also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had only 1.7ppg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Sedekerskis received Eurobasket.com All-World Cup U19 2nd Team award in 2017.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Sedekerskis was a member of both Senior and U19 National Teams this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2017.
He also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. Sedekerskis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 14.5ppg, Reb-2 (10.2rpg), 3.8apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 62.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Sedekerskis has played previously professionally in Spain (Magia_Huesca and Araberri) and Lithuania (Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda and Neringa).

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
Tadas Sedekerskis
Dusan Juzbasic

Centers:
Javier Vega
Goran Huskic
Felipe Dos_Anjos

Coach: Diego Epifanio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Germani Basket Brescia tabs Skylar Spencer, ex KL Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) inked 23-year old American power forward Skylar Spencer (208-109kg-94, college: San Diego State, agency: GFSG). He played most recently at KL Dragons in Malaysian ASEAN League. In 20 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 14.3rpg (#2 in the league), 1.1spg and 1.6bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Spencer's team won MWC Regular Season in 2014 and 2016. He received also All-MWC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.
Spencer has played also professionally in JBL Pro-Am (Buzz Elite).
He attended San Diego State until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Andrea Traini
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Dario Hunt
Abdel Fall

Center:
Skylar Spencer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.




Bashkimi signs coach Predrag Milovic - by Eurobasket News

KB Bashkimi Prizren (SuperLeague) signed experienced 58-year old Slovenian-Montenegrin coach Predrag Milovic. He coached last season at GA Grosuplje in Slovenian 2SKL.
The previous (15-16) season Milovic coached at Zlatorog (Telemach League) in Slovenia.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Slovenian Cup final in 2093 and 2015.
Milovic has coached previously professionally in Slovenia (Luka Koper, Postojna and Krka) and Syria (Al Ittihad).

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



Boston Celtics include second-round pick to complete trade with Cleveland Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas (5'9''-PG-89, college: Washington) is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break. For a minute. Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas' injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated another draft pick from Boston to compete the mega-deal that stalled, the teams announced in a joint statement early Thursday. The teams modified the original deal and Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2020 from the Celtics, a pick it acquired from Miami. "The trade is now complete," the teams said in a joint statement. After days of uncertainty, both sides can move forward toward a 2017 season that will start with the Cavs hosting the Celtics on Oct. 17. The teams had a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday to agree on the trade, which was prompted by Irving demanded to be dealt in July. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team's second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder (6'6''-F-90, college: Marquette), center Ante Zizic (6'11''-F/C-97, agency: BeoBasket) and an unconditional first-round pick next year. The Cavs had balked at pushing the Aug. 22 trade through last week after Thomas underwent a physical. He tore a labrum last season in the playoffs against Cleveland, and it's possible he might not be ready for the start of the season. On Tuesday, Thomas told ESPN he is "not damaged" and believes he will return to All-Star form. "There's never been an indication that I wouldn't be back, and there's never been an indication that this is something messing up my career," Thomas said. "Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I'm going to be back, and I'm going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that." Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer. After the teams finalize the deal with the league, the Cavs are expected to formally announce a trade that officially ends Irving's star-crossed tenure in Cleveland. The former No. 1 overall pick grew into one of the NBA's biggest stars with the Cavs, and he'll always be remembered for making the go-ahead 3-pointer over Golden State's Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland won the title -- the city's first major pro sports championship since 1964. But while he was adored by Cleveland fans, Irving struggled playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and shortly after the Cavs were beaten in this year's Finals by the Warriors, a disgruntled Irving demanded a trade. He's joining a Boston team that has been chasing Cleveland in recent years, and he'll play alongside Gordon Hayward, signed as a free agent by the Celtics this summer. Thomas' future is not as certain. The 5-foot-8 playmaker was beloved in Boston, but he'll have to share the stage in Cleveland in a supporting role to James. Thomas is in the final year of his contract and could end up sharing playing time with newly signed Cavs guard Derrick Rose. And, of course, there's always drama surrounding James, who will try to make his eighth straight Finals before possibly opting out of his contract next summer and hitting the free-agent market again. If he leaves, the Cavs have the first-round pick -- maybe even the top pick overall -- they got from Boston to help them rebuild. But that's next summer. For the moment, this chaotic one has finally calmed down.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Blazers Use Stretch Provision To Waive Andrew Nicholson - by Eurobasket News

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived Andrew Nicholson (6'9''-PF-89, college: St.Bonaventure) using the stretch provision. The Blazers will spread Nicholson's remaining salary over the next several seasons. Nicholson was acquired by the Blazers as part of the Allen Crabbe trade. Nicholson signed a four-year, $26 million deal with the Washington Wizards in 2016 and he was later included in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal.
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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Scott Roth Named Head Coach of Iowa Wolves - by Eurobasket News

The Iowa Wolves, in conjunction with the Minnesota Timberwolves, today announced the hiring of Scott Roth as the franchise's new head coach. Roth most recently served as a professional scout with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. 'We're excited to have a knowledgeable and experienced basketball person like Scott as the new head coach of the Iowa Wolves,' said Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach. 'Scott has seen and experienced a great deal as both a player and a coach, and he will be able to use those experiences in his work with our team in Iowa. I've known him for a long time, going all the way back to the first year of the Timberwolves, and we were pleased with his work as a scout for us last season. I'm confident that he has a grasp of our system and will do an excellent job developing our players.' Roth enters the NBA G League with more than 20 years of experience at the NBA level with teams including: Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons. Of those 20 years, Roth spent 11 as a bench coach where he spent time under legendary coach Don Nelson. Roth also coached the former G League team Bakersfield Jam in 2008. Graduating from the University of Wisconsin as a three-year starter and two-time All-Big Ten selection, Roth was drafted in the fourth round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. After getting selected, he went on to play 10 years of basketball professionally, making stops with the Utah Jazz (1987-88), Spurs (1988-89) and Timberwolves (1989-90). Roth played seven of his 10 professional years oversees, splitting time in Turkey, Greece and Spain. 'I'd like to thank Glen Taylor for giving me this opportunity,' said Roth. 'I'd also like to thank General Manager Scott Layden and Director of Player Personnel Brian Pauga for their trust in me. Most importantly, I'd like to thank President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau. It is truly an honor to be hired by one of the best coaches in the NBA. His vote of confidence in myself to dictate the direction and culture of the Iowa Wolves is greatly appreciated.' Roth began his coaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he served as an assistant coach during the 1995-96 season under four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year Bo Ryan. A coach of four national teams, Roth has served as an assistant head coach of the Turkish National Team (2001-02) and as head coach of the Dominican Republic National Team (2007-08). During his coaching career, Roth has mentored the likes of Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Kristaps Porziis, Willy Hernangomez, Jonas Valaninas, Amir Johnson, Steve Nash and Shane Battier.
Courtesy of: iowa.gleague.nba.com



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London Lightning inks Kirk Williams - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning (NBL Canada) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old American power forward Kirk Williams (200-100kg-81, college: Bridgeport) from Niagara River Lions. In 39 NBL Canada games in Canada he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Williams played at Windsor Express where in 39 NBL Canada games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBL Canada Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams won NBL Canada championship title in 2015. He was also voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Sixt Man of the Year back in 2014.
Williams another Canadian team Power.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at London Lightning.
Williams attended Bridgeport University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Williams: You can expect many rebounds. Good jump.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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St. John's freshman Sid Wilson transferring - by Eurobasket News

Sidney Wilson (6'7''-F)'s stay at St. John's was a short one. The Red Storm announced Tuesday that the freshman wing from New York would transfer, citing personal reasons. 'A lot has happened in my life over the last few years,' Wilson said in a statement released by the school. 'These factors played a large part in my decision to stay close to home, but unfortunately I recently realized it was not what is best for me at this time to manage adversity in my life. 'I am grateful for the opportunity that St. John's provided me and for the support of coach (Chris) Mullin and the rest of the staff throughout this difficult process. In order for me to grow as a person and basketball player, I feel that I need to begin something new to explore what is next in my life. Although I know the grass isn't always greener, this is a risk I am willing to take for personal reasons.' Wilson attended his first three years of high school in the Bronx before transfering to prep powerhouse Brewster Academy for his senior season. He averaged 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as Brewster won a national prep championship. He chose St. John's over the likes of UConn, Texas, Florida and Syracuse as a consensus top-100 recruit in the 2017 class. 'We know this was not an easy decision for Sid, so we are supportive of him as he strives to find the right fit,' Mullin said in a statement. 'He is a good person and talented player who we wish the best as he begins his new journey.' St. John's went 14-19 last season, Mullin's second at his alma mater. Brian Trimble, a three-star guard from Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan., was the only other member of the Red Storm's 2017 class, though the team returns much of last year's youthful roster.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Kansas lands first commitment in 2018 class - by Eurobasket News

Kansas landed their first commitment in the Class of 2018, as Silvio de Sousa (6'9''-PF-98), a 6-foot-9 forward from Angola, pledged to the Jayhawks over the weekend. De Sousa is ranked as the No. 18 recruit in the class by Rivals. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, he committed to Kansas on Sunday evening, at the end of his official visit to Lawrence. Technically, de Sousa is the only player currently in the class for Kansas, but he will join transfers Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and Charlie Moore as newcomers in the 2018-19 season. All three players are currently redshirting with the Jayhawks after transferring into the program. The five-star prospect picked Kansas over the likes of Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse, among others.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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Rich Mendoza Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Humboldt State - by Eurobasket News

The Humboldt Statmen's basketball team welcomes a familiar face back to the sideline as Rich Mendoza rejoins the program as an assistant coach. Mendoza served as an assistant from 2002-04 back when the Jacks' Austin Nichols and Fred Hooks-led squad made its Division II Final Four run. He will bring a wealth of experience back home as one of the three new assistant coaches to go with an HSU roster full of fresh faces. 'I am very happy to be back with the Humboldt State Lumberjack basketball family,' said Mendoza. 'I have great championship memories of my time with Humboldt State basketball and look forward to continuing to grow the championship tradition. Coach Steve Kinder and former coach Tom Wood have helped me and my coaching career every step of the way. It's great to be a Lumberjack again!' Coach Kinder was exceptionally pleased to welcome Mendoza back to the program saying, 'Rich brings a flavor of excitement and experience that I think the guys are going to grab onto. The college basketball season is a marathon and you need somebody that's consistent and mature, but at the same time has enough levity to be able to keep things light at times. I think his personality is spot-on for that.' Mendoza has a sterling resume, including his most recent stint at Dominican (2011-17), where he established his team as the best Division II program in the Bay Area. He also coached at College of the Redwoods (2008-11), leading the team to a Golden Valley Conference championship and a berth in the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs Sweet 16. Finally, he was an assistant at San Francisco State (2008), and University of Alaska-Fairbanks (2005-07), where he coached a squad that played in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II tournament. As a player, Mendoza was an All-CIF guard for Brethern Christian High of Huntington Beach and helped the squad win the Division V championship game in 1993, advancing to the state finals. He also played for a conference championship team at Cerritos College in Norwalk. 'We're very close friends, and have been for the last 15 years,' said Coach Kinder. 'We've stayed in contact constantly throughout those years, so we have a strong bond. He and I communicate extremely well together; we're very comfortable working together. He understands his role in this program, and I think that's really going to help generate a sense of security for our players.' Jason Hodges and Tom Witzel will be joining Mendoza as assistant coaches this season.
Courtesy of: hsujacks.com



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LNB Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Costa Caribe and Toros - by Eurobasket News

Bufalos - Costa Caribe 73-82

Costa Caribe defeated Bufalos to take 1-0 lead in the semifinal series. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-73. Costa Caribe forced 23 Bufalos turnovers. Guard Dayton Cacho fired 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) chipped in 7 points and 12 rebounds. Diakite is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 19 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American center Reginald Brown (202-91) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Costa Caribe: D.Cacho 18+8reb+5ast, S.Hodgson 14+2reb+4ast, J.Campbell 9+4reb, F.Cox 9+1reb+1ast, M.Diakite 7+12reb+2ast, D.Cacho 6+4reb
Bufalos: J.Jaca 19+19reb+2ast, R.Brown 17+9reb, D.James 9+4reb+4ast, H.Barberena 8+2reb, N.Mackenzie 8+3reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 564532


Toros - Leones 99-71

Toros cruised past Leones in the opener. Leones were ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 60-28 second half run of Toros. They also forced 25 Leones turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!) and 4 assists (on 15-of-19 shooting from the field). The former international Thomas Vansdell (185-86) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Serbio Abea (191-78) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Leones. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Toros: R.Abraham 45+3reb+4ast, T.Vansdell 15+6reb+3ast, D.Toruno 9+5reb+2ast, A.Brooks 9+5reb, M.Castrillo 8+6reb+2ast, R.Mendoza 6+2reb+2ast
Leones: S.Abea 27+10reb+4ast, I.Thomas 13+2reb+1ast, E.Amaya 10+1reb+1ast, A.Rojas 9+8reb+3ast, R.Ponce 5+1reb+3ast, A.Borge 4
gschID: 564533





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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 36.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix36.5 
 2. Walker, Blackwater32.3 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces29.0 
 4. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 5. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 6. McKines, SM Be.26.2 
 7. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots23.5 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.22.3 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Henry WALKER
  Blackwater
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 20
 1. Walker, Blackwater20.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.18.7 
 3. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 4. Brown, Phoenix17.3 
 5. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 6. McKines, SM Be.14.2 
 7. Anthony, Globalport12.3 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots12.0 
 9. Abueva, Alaska Aces11.3 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.3 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ross, SM Beermen8.2 
 2. Thompson, B.Gin.7.7 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 4. Revilla, KIA P.6.2 
 5. Newsome, Meralco .5.7 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 7. Castro-W., TNT K.4.6 
 8. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
 9. McKines, SM Be.4.4 
 10. Jazul, Phoenix4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.6 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces1.8 
 4. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 5. Newsome, Meralco .1.7 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
 7. Jazul, Phoenix1.6 
 8. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.6 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
 10. Cortez, Globalport1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.5 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces2.5 
 3. Erram, Blackwater2.3 
 4. Santos, SM Beermen2.2 
 5. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.0 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.8 
 7. Slaughter, B.Gin.1.8 
 8. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
 9. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 10. Abueva, Alaska Aces1.5 


Terik Bridgeman (ex Cactus Tbilisi) agreed terms with SM Beermen - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion San Miguel Beermen (PBA) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Terik Bridgeman (198-107kg, college: William Paterson). He played most recently at Cactus Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 28 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season. Bridgeman helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
His team was regular season runner-up in NJAC in 2015.
Bridgeman graduated from William Paterson in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  POLAND  


Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti lands Jason Boone, ex TBV Start - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) tabbed 32-year old American power forward Jason Boone (203-116kg-85, college: New York, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at TBV Start in Polish PLK league. Boone managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 12 PLK games he averaged 11.4ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL. But in 17 games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.1rpg. Boone also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Bundesliga Semifinals in 2012. Boone received also Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Defensive Team award back in 2011.
He has played also professionally in France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Turkey (Konyaspor) and Germany (BG Goettingen, s Oliver Baskets and SSV Lok Bernau).
Boone attended New York until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A solid presence inside at 6'7' that possesses the speed and athleticism to face-up and drive past someone of equal size and speed. A soft touch when shooting helps him throw it in off the glass from all angles and has developed the ability to shoot the short-range jumper with regularity. Has a knack for rebounding at both ends, largely due to his athleticism. Has great hands and is smart in his shot choices. Boone shows great poise and maturity, allowing him to make an immediate impact on teams, especially those lacking leadership or a locker-room presence.

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marius Runkauskas
Luka Lapornik

Forwards:
Yurii Frasenyuk
Jason Boone
Pavel Marinov

Centers:
Dragan Zekovic
Vlad Negoitescu

Coach: Jukka Toijala

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anwil lands Ante Delas - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) landed 29-year old Croatian international guard Ante Delas (200-88). He played most recently at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli in Italian Serie B. Delas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 11 Serie A2 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg. He also played that season for Belfius Mons Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League where in 17 games he had 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. Delas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements he won Croatian A1 League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Delas received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Delas has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. Delas' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg.
Delas has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Split, KK_Zadar, Alkar, Cedevita and Trogir.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Ante represents the Croat Basketball School; he has an incredible thin frame but big talent. His shot is very fluid and he has a very quick release. He plays a lot on the point guard position even though his height reaches nearly the 2.05!! He is a 21st century point guard who can play in all five positions! He has good penetration in the basket and his drives are so accurate.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ante Delas
Kamil Laczynski

Forwards:
Pawel Leonczyk
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski
Jaylin Airington

Centers:
Szymon Szewczyk
Josip Sobin

Coach: Igor Milicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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McKay leaves Anwil - by Eurobasket News

31-year old American shooting guard Myles McKay (192-88kg-86, college: Wisc.-Whitewater) left Anwil Wloclawek (PLK).
The last season McKay played at Ironi Ramat Gan (National League) in Israel where in only one game he had very impressive stats: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
In 2011 (two years after he left the college) McKay was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in sixth round (15th overall).
The former University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (NCAA Div.III) standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball McKay experienced life in nine different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. McKay has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Cyprus (Apoel), France (Le Portel), Italy (San Severo), Switzerland (Monthey), Turkey (Bakirkoy), Czech Republic (USK Praha and CEZ Nymburk) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into McKay's outlook: Myles is an outstanding combo guard who is very creative off the dribble but has fantastic finishing skills.
He is left handed and is blessed with a smooth shooting touch from deep and mid-range.
Myles plays excellent defense and has very long arms. He has the potential to be a Euroleague player or borderline NBA player
.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamil Laczynski

Forwards:
Pawel Leonczyk
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski
Jaylin Airington

Centers:
Szymon Szewczyk
Josip Sobin

Coach: Igor Milicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cumberlander's pro career starts at CAB Madeira - by Eurobasket News

CAB Madeira (LPB) landed American guard Khalen Cumberlander (190-84kg). He just graduated from Central Connecticut State University (NCAA). Cumberlander has played there for the last five years. In 29 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Cumberlander received HS DCIAA Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.

CAB Madeira roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Fernandes
Diogo Gameiro
Khalen Cumberlander

Forwards:
Frederick Gentry
Bobby Madison
Fabio Lima

Coach: Joao Paulo Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Obradoiro rally past FC Porto in pre-season opener - by Eurobasket News

Obradoiro - FC Porto 68:61

Obradoiro celebrated the first victory in their pre-season campaign. They topped FC Porto in Rianxo. Nemanja Radovic (208-F/C-91, agency: BeoBasket) scored 22 points to lead the winning side.
Porto FC accumulated a 16:13 lead after ten minutes. Obradoiro stormed in front in the second quarter. The Spanish team posted a 34:30 halftime lead. FC Porto pulled within two points at the final intermission. But Obradoiro used a 19:14 run in the fourth stanza to secure the win. Matt Thomas (196-G-94, college: Iowa St.) and Nacho Llovet (202-C-91) tossed in 16 points apiece in the victory. Will Sheehey (201-F-92, college: Indiana) recorded 16 points for FC Porto. Will Hanley (201-G/F-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International) produced 13 points in the loss.

Obradoiro: Nemanja Radovic 22, Matt Thomas 16, Nacho Llovet 16
FC Porto: Will Sheehey 16, Will Hanley 13



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  ROMANIA  


Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti lands Jason Boone, ex TBV Start - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) tabbed 32-year old American power forward Jason Boone (203-116kg-85, college: New York, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at TBV Start in Polish PLK league. Boone managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 12 PLK games he averaged 11.4ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL. But in 17 games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.1rpg. Boone also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Bundesliga Semifinals in 2012. Boone received also Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Defensive Team award back in 2011.
He has played also professionally in France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Turkey (Konyaspor) and Germany (BG Goettingen, s Oliver Baskets and SSV Lok Bernau).
Boone attended New York until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A solid presence inside at 6'7' that possesses the speed and athleticism to face-up and drive past someone of equal size and speed. A soft touch when shooting helps him throw it in off the glass from all angles and has developed the ability to shoot the short-range jumper with regularity. Has a knack for rebounding at both ends, largely due to his athleticism. Has great hands and is smart in his shot choices. Boone shows great poise and maturity, allowing him to make an immediate impact on teams, especially those lacking leadership or a locker-room presence.

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marius Runkauskas
Luka Lapornik

Forwards:
Yurii Frasenyuk
Jason Boone
Pavel Marinov

Centers:
Dragan Zekovic
Vlad Negoitescu

Coach: Jukka Toijala

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


N.Novgorod lands Vasily Martynov - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) tabbed 22-year old point guard Vasily Martynov (188-80kg-95). He played most recently at Khimky-Podmoskovye Moscow Region in the Superleague 1. In 21 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Martynov helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Samara SGEU (Superleague) where in 30 games he had 3.4ppg. Martynov contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Samara 2nd team (U23 League). In 16 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. Martynov contributed to his team making it to the Russian Cup Semifinals. The other team he played that season for was Samara 2 (VTB-Youth). In 30 games he got 3.4ppg. Martynov contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U16 in Czech Republic six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 67.6%.
Martynov has played previously for Khimki.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UNICS rout Nizhniy Novgorod, reach second preseason win - by Eurobasket News

UNICS routed Nizhniy Novgorod 88-76 away from home. The hosts took a 25-22 lead at the end of the first period, while UNICS reduced to just one point at the halftime. Moreover they tied the game after three quarters and grabbed the win due to 26-14 surge in the last quarter.
Anton Ponkrashov (200-G-86, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 19 points and Jamar Smith (191-G-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) added 17. Joaquim Joaquin Colom (188-PG-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances) netted 13, whilst Melvin Ejim (200-F-91, college: Iowa St.) and Lasme had 9 each. Aleksandr Zakharov (203-SF-93) ended up with 16 points in a loss and Ivan Strebkov (192-PG-91) posted 14.



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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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  SERBIA  


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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Crvena Zvezda, Mega Bemax and FMP post wins - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda, Mega Bemax and FMP posted wins in their preseason actions. Crvena Zvezda smashed Vrsac 116-79 as Milko Bjelica (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoBasket) led the way with 23 points. Nikola Radicevic (196-G-94) delivered 17 and Apic as well as James Feldeine (193-SG-88, college: Quinnipiac) had 13 each.
Mega Bemax overcame eovuk 95-64. Nikola Rebic (188-PG-95, agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Dylan Ennis (187-PG-91, college: Oregon) poured in 20. Luka Maksimovic (194-SG-91) replied with 14 points in defeat and Nenad Nerandzic (203-F/C-96) had 11.
FMP produced a narrow 70-69 win over Buducnost VOLI. Filip Covic (178-PG-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Michael Ojo (216-C-93, college: Florida St.) and Rados Seslija (208-F-92) had 9 apiece. Kyle Gibson (196-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) scored 19 points in the losing effort.



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Bashkimi signs coach Predrag Milovic - by Darko Pekic

KB Bashkimi Prizren (SuperLeague) signed experienced 58-year old Slovenian-Montenegrin coach Predrag Milovic. He coached last season at GA Grosuplje in Slovenian 2SKL.
The previous (15-16) season Milovic coached at Zlatorog (Telemach League) in Slovenia.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Slovenian Cup final in 2093 and 2015.
Milovic has coached previously professionally in Slovenia (Luka Koper, Postojna and Krka) and Syria (Al Ittihad).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  SPAIN  


Garcia is back at Avila - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) signed 25-year old point guard Bernardo Garcia (183-92). It is actually his comeback to Fontedoso Carrefour as he has played here before. Garcia played last season at CB Calvia in Spanish EBA league. In 15 games he had 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Garcia also played that season for Muro Basquet (also in EBA) where in 12 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
Garcia has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Honduras (Mae.Pinares) and Spain (Novaschool and Velez).

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Harold Cazorla
Bernardo Garcia
Pau Monroig

Forwards:
Jon Aramburu
Kyle Hittle
Alexander Bak
Guillermo Mulero

Center:
Sidnei De_Santana

Coach: Sergio Jimenez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alvaro Calvo (ex Ferrocarril) signs at CD Valdivia - by Cristian Quiroga

Club Deportivo Valdivia (Liga Nacional) landed experienced 34-year old Spaniard small forward Alvaro Calvo (202-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 35 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Calvo played at Universo/Vitoria in Brazilian NBB where in 29 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.5ppg and recorded 5.9rpg and 1.5apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Calvo's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2013. He received also Torneo de Distrito Nacional Santo Domingo 1st Team award back in 2011.
Calvo is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Calvo has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Kosovo (Trepca), Switzerland (Lausanne), Venezuela (Toros, Rojos and Acereros), Spain (Blancos de Rueda, CB Canarias, Melilla_Baloncesto and Rosalia) and Brazil (Sao Jose/Vinac and Rio Claro).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Burgos land Tadas Sedekerskis - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) tabbed 19-year old Lithuanian international swingman Tadas Sedekerskis (203-98). The last season Sedekerskis played also at Baskonia where in 24 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Sedekerskis also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had only 1.7ppg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Sedekerskis received Eurobasket.com All-World Cup U19 2nd Team award in 2017.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Sedekerskis was a member of both Senior and U19 National Teams this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2017.
He also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. Sedekerskis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 14.5ppg, Reb-2 (10.2rpg), 3.8apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 62.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Sedekerskis has played previously professionally in Spain (Magia_Huesca and Araberri) and Lithuania (Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda and Neringa).

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
Tadas Sedekerskis
Dusan Juzbasic

Centers:
Javier Vega
Goran Huskic
Felipe Dos_Anjos

Coach: Diego Epifanio

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Antoni Vicens (ex Palma) signs at Lions - by Eurobasket News

Raiffeisen Dornbirn Lions (2.Bundesliga) landed 27-year old Spaniard power forward Antoni Vicens (203-90). He played most recently at Palma in Spanish LEB Gold. In 35 games he averaged 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Among other achievements Vicens played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention award back in 2011 and 2014.
Vicens represented Spain at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 28.6%.
Vicens has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Ourense, Sant Nicolau, Basquet_Mallorca, Palencia_Baloncesto and Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada.

Raiffeisen Dornbirn Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Alexander Atterbigler
Johannes Weber
Ramadan Jakupi
Sebastian Gmeiner
Antoni Vicens
Ander Arruti
Dominik Jussel
Luka Kevric
Lorenz Gerstendorfer
Valentin Dodig
Harun Buljubasic
Luka Brajkovic
Dominik Karlinger
Stefan Taferner
Samuel Zumtobel
Mauricio Holzer
Samuel Schmid

Coach: Inaki Merino

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Leon keeps Fernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

ULE ALN Fundacion CB Leon (EBA) re-signed 19-year old Alejandro Fernandez (98). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 29 EBA games he recorded 5.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg last season.
Fernandez's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group A-B Regular Season 2017.

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Obradoiro rally past FC Porto in pre-season opener - by Eurobasket News

Obradoiro - FC Porto 68:61

Obradoiro celebrated the first victory in their pre-season campaign. They topped FC Porto in Rianxo. Nemanja Radovic (208-F/C-91, agency: BeoBasket) scored 22 points to lead the winning side.
Porto FC accumulated a 16:13 lead after ten minutes. Obradoiro stormed in front in the second quarter. The Spanish team posted a 34:30 halftime lead. FC Porto pulled within two points at the final intermission. But Obradoiro used a 19:14 run in the fourth stanza to secure the win. Matt Thomas (196-G-94, college: Iowa St.) and Nacho Llovet (202-C-91) tossed in 16 points apiece in the victory. Will Sheehey (201-F-92, college: Indiana) recorded 16 points for FC Porto. Will Hanley (201-G/F-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International) produced 13 points in the loss.

Obradoiro: Nemanja Radovic 22, Matt Thomas 16, Nacho Llovet 16
FC Porto: Will Sheehey 16, Will Hanley 13



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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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La Roda lands Jamell Anderson - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda landed 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He played in the summer at Townsville Heat in Australian QBL. In 17 games he averaged 12.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. The last season Anderson played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL where in 33 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg.
Among other achievements his team won British BBL Cup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Anderson represented United Kingdom at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago.
He has played also professionally for other British teams like Leicester Riders, Nottingham Tribe and Essex Pirates.

Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arturo Fernandez
Manuel Aroca
DeAngelo Hailey
Carlos Noguerol
Tanner Samson
Jose Gonzalez
Jairo Fernandez

Forwards:
Norman Rey
Jamell Anderson
Javier Hernandez
Jose Blazquez
Manuel Mije

Center:
Placide Nakidjim

Coach: Alex Gonzalez

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OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto tabs Ben Freeland - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) inked 25-year old American forward Ben Freeland (208-93kg-92, college: Lafayette). He played most recently at Aguas de Calpe Ifach Calpe in Spanish 1 Div.. Freeland also played that season for Mustangs (2.Regionalliga) in German league.
His college team won Patriot League Tournament in 2015.
Freeland graduated from Lafayette College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto roster for 2017-2018:

Miguel Ortega
Dylan Gomez
Sergio Gil
Marius Grigaitis
Ben Freeland
Edmond Koyanouba
Ivan Torres Nunez
Alejandro Valor
Fernando Devos
Victor Chernodolia

Coach: Vicente Gonzalez

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Lanzarote adds Howard to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Twymond Howard (198-95kg-92). He has only college experience while playing for Tenn-Martin (NCAA). In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.4apg in 2015-16 season. Howard helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-OVC 1st Team, NABC All-District 19 2nd Team and OVC All-Tournament Team.
Of course it will be his first season as a professional player.

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cecimo Armas
Raul Rodriguez
Juan Vivas

Forwards:
Karl Niamamoukoko
Twymond Howard
Alejandro Viera
Francisco Suarez
Amaurys Robles

Center:
Andrej Tomic

Coach: Samuel Sosa

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De Schakel wins the decisive thriller, become champions - by Eurobasket News

De Schakel - Yellow Birds 69-68

De Schakel won the decisive thriller of the Finals and were crowned champions in Surinam. In game 5 they beat Yellow Birds 69-68 and won the play-offs. Jahmal Henar (F) stepped up with 25 points and Elray Ritfeld notched 14. Lagwijn Brondenstein produced 8, whilst Stefano R Eudoxie had 7. Roche Durfort replied with 19 points in a loss and Dancell Leter netted 17.



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Boras ink Jyles Smith, ex Horsholm - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) signed 25-year old American power forward Jyles Smith (209-99kg-92, college: Savannah State). He spent his 3-year professional career in Denmark. He played last season at Horsholm 79ers in Danish Ligaen. In 32 games he had 13.4ppg, 8.8rpg (#4 in the league), 1.6apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team. Smith also played that season for BMS Skovlunde (1st Division) in Danish league where in 32 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 8.8rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.6apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team.
Smith has played also professionally in Denmark for Horsens IC.
He attended Savannah State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Boras Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andreas Person
Nimrod Hilliard_IV
Emil Lundstedt
Daniel Thuresson
Ludvig Johansson

Forwards:
Jyles Smith
Marin Mornar
Brett Bisping
John Brandmark

Coach: Henrik Svensson

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Harris Seferidis agreed terms with Halkidona - by Chris Mammides

B newcomer GAS Halkidonas inked 32-year old naturalized Swedish guard Harris Seferidis (175-85). The last time (14-15) he played at Efkarpias in Greek C league. Seferidis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Seferidis was a member of Swedish U18 National Team between 2002 and 2003.
He has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Helsingborg and Sanda Basket) and Greece (Doukas and Periko/Arhelaos).

GAS Halkidonas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Harris Seferidis
Apostolos Kotzagiannis
Savvas Markidis
Kostas Marapidis
Nikos Koulaxis
Tassos Panagiotou
Petridis
Giannis Papadopoulos
Charis Batakas
Lazaros Sidiropoulos

Forwards:
Petros Mantsos
Theofilos Kotzagiannis

Center:
Giorgos Mitziaridis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Casale edge Lugano Tigers in pre-season - by Luca Maffioli

Novipiu Casale Monferrato - Lugano Tigers 78:71

Novipiu Casale Monferrato edged Lugano Tigers 78-71 in a friendly match in Borgomanero, Italy. Lugano started the game with a great approach and intensity on defence and close the first period 18-18 but Casale stepped on the gas in the second frame with a 13-0. Casale extended the margin at 47-26. Steinmann, Rambo e Padgett kept Lugano in the game (76-69) but Casale won 78-71.

Novipiu Casale Monferrato - Lugano Tigers 78:71 (18-18; 43-26; 62-51)
Casale Monferrato: Ielmini 2, Banchero 3, Nicora ne, Tomassini 21, Valentini 5, Blizzard 6, Martinoni 10, Severini 6, Cattapan 4, Tulumello, Bellan 21. Head Coach: Ramondino.
Lugano Tigers: Bianchi, Williams 4, Molteni 2, Rambo 18, Steinmann 25, Padgett 10, Mussongo 10, Piantini 2, Lukic. Head Coach: Petit.



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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Stefanishin re-signs at Batumi - by Eurobasket News

Basketball Club Batumi (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Ukrainian ex-international forward Leonid Stefanishin (199-84kg-85). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 Superleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg in 2015-16 season. Stefanishin helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 3rd Team. He also spent pre-season at Dynamo (SL Favorit Sport) in Ukrainian league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Stefanishin won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2007.
Stefanishin was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U21 National Team between 2003 and 2004.
Stefanishin also represented Ukraine at the World University Championships in Bangkok ten years ago.
He has played previously for four other Ukrainian teams: Budivelnyk, Halychyna, Hoverla and DniproAzot.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Konstantin Anikenko returned to Mykolaiv - by Andy Dziuba

MBC Mykolaiv signed Ukrainian center Konstantin Anikenko (218-C-92) for upcoming season.

Last season 24 years old Anikenko played for two teams in three leagues. He started season in Ukrainian Superleague with MBC Mykolaiv, where averaged 6,2 ppg, 6,6 rpg and 1,2 bpg in 15 games. In December, 2016 Anikenko moved to KK Kozuv Gevgelija. He recorded 3,8 ppg and 2,7 rpg in 17 Macedonian Prva Liga games and 1,1 ppg and 1,3 rpg in 9 Balkan League games. Anikenko with KK Kozuv Gevgelija reached Balkan League quarterfinals.

Previously he played for BC Vita Tbilisi, Budivelnyk Kyiv and BC Odessa. Also Anikenko was member of Ukrainian U16 and U18 National Teams.

Among his main achievements are Ukrainian Superleague Champion and two Ukrainian Cup Winner titles.



Illya Shemosiuk is back at Batumi - by Andy Dziuba

Basketball Club Batumi re-signed Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-PG-85) for upcoming season.

Last season 32 years old Shemosiuk averaged 16,0 ppg, 4,2 rpg and 2,5 apg in 32 Georgian Superleague games. He recieved Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Honorable Mention.

Previously Shemosiuk played for Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv, SC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih and Pulsar. Also he was member of Ukrainian U20 and Ukrainian University National Teams.

Among his main career achievements are Ukrainian Higher League Champion title.



Steven Burtt is a newcomer at Naft Abadan - by Greg

Naft Abadan (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old guard Steven Burtt (189-84kg-84, college: Iona). He is a dual citizen owning American and Ukrainian passport. Burtt played this summer at Gallitos de Isabela in Puerto Rican BSN league. In three BSN games he recorded 12.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 9.0apg and 1.7spg. Burtt ended the last season at Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in three games he averaged impressive 23.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Apollon Patras in Greek A1. In 10 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.1apg.
Burtt 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 twelve different countries. Burtt has played previously professionally in China (Guizhou), Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Poland (Stelmet), Portugal, Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Tofas), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Avtodor), Ukraine (Dnipro and Zaporizhya) and Lebanon (Byblos).

Naft Abadan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Burtt
Farid Aslani

Forwards:
Mohammad Jamshidi
Mohammad Hassanzadeh
Arman Zangeneh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Giants appoint new assistant coach - by Eurobasket News

Manchester Giants head coach Danny Byrne has appointed Sam Fitzpatrick as his new assistant coach. Fitzpatrick, 25, has been working with the Preston Pride club and is also the University of Central Lancashire Women's Basketball head coach. Byrne said: 'I've known Sam for a few years from when he played at Lancashire Spinners. 'He's always put coaching before playing, and when I was looking for an assistant, his name popped up and he jumped at the chance. 'We had a good conversation and he's got a good basketball IQ. He challenges me. If he thinks something isn't right, he'll tell me. 'As a coach, you don't want an assistant who just agrees with you all the time. 'Hopefully he can use this as an opportunity to put himself on the map as a coach.' Fitzpatrick was named Coach of the Year at the Preston Guild Sports Awards back in March, and has also been nominated for Lancashire Coach of the Year. He has also coached regionally for the North West Under 15s girls team. Fitzpatrick said: 'I've worked with Danny in the past and I know how he likes to coach, when he asked for my input it was a no-brainer decision. 'I'm excited for this season and its challenges and feel my input compliments Danny's vision for this team and players. 'I've been heavily involved with the recruitment of players, and I'm certain we'll turns heads this season, and can't wait to start. 'I feel that I can contribute to the success of this club and am keen to develop more experience from this role.'
Courtesy of: manchestergiants.com



Raiders turn to the Baltics for latest big man - by Paul Nilsen

Plymouth Raiders are happy to announce the capture of 6ft 8in Estonian forward, Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F-90), from TTU KK in the Estonian KML.

Originally from Paide in Estonia, Jarvelainen had an impressive season with his former club, averaging 17 points per game - the third highest in the league, and he was also fourth in rebounding, with and impressive hall of 7.82 boards per game.

TTU KK also featured in the Baltic League, comprising teams from Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia and Kazakhstan, where Jarvelainen was the third leading scorer, averaging 19.3 points per game - including 41% from beyond the three point line, while he made the team of the month in November and December.

Despite being only 27, he brings a wealth of experience having turned pro in 2011, and he has consistently averaged double figures in scoring since 2012.

Plymouth Raiders Head Coach, Gavin Love said: 'Joonas joins us after having a great season in Estonia and brings us good size at the power forward position.'

'His versatility allows him to play at both the three and four positions, and although there is bound to be a period of adjustment having played predominantly in the Estonian league, I feel his experience will be of great value to the team this season.'

The new Raiders' recruit is excited about more than just his on-court involvement and added: "I'm looking forward to what Britain has to offer on the basketball court, and on a broader scale, culturally off it."



La Roda lands Jamell Anderson - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda landed 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He played in the summer at Townsville Heat in Australian QBL. In 17 games he averaged 12.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. The last season Anderson played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL where in 33 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg.
Among other achievements his team won British BBL Cup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Anderson represented United Kingdom at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago.
He has played also professionally for other British teams like Leicester Riders, Nottingham Tribe and Essex Pirates.

Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arturo Fernandez
Manuel Aroca
DeAngelo Hailey
Carlos Noguerol
Tanner Samson
Jose Gonzalez
Jairo Fernandez

Forwards:
Norman Rey
Jamell Anderson
Javier Hernandez
Jose Blazquez
Manuel Mije

Center:
Placide Nakidjim

Coach: Alex Gonzalez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


Tabare lands Felipe Rech - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Tabare (Metropolitan) tabbed 23-year old Brazilian center Felipe Rech (208-94, college: High School). He played in the summer at Olimpia in Paraguayan Metropolitan League. Rech helped them to win the league title. The last season he played at Caxias do Sul in Brazilian NBB. But in 11 games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 2.1rpg.
Rech has played also professionally for other Brazilian teams like Joinville, Pinheiros and Sport Club do Recife.
He attended High School until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bigua inks Jon Severe - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Bigua Montevideo (LUB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Jon Severe (188-82kg-94). He just graduated from Iona (NCAA). In 35 games he had 11.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.2apg last season. Severe helped them to win MAAC Tournament.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @jesusrostan)

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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
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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



The US won Group C for the AmeriCup - by Hector Lopez

The US defeated Panama 72-56 winning the Group C for the AmeriCup and now will be playing against Islas Virgenes for the semifinal games, while Argentina will play against Mexico, next week in Cordoba (Argentina). For the US, Reggie Williams (198-G/F-86, college: VMI) netted 15 points, Jameel Warney (203-F-94, college: Stony Brook) scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, and Darriun Hillard netted 13 points. For Dominicana, Adris De Leon (180-PG-84, college: E.Washington) scored 15 points and Angel Delgado (206-F-94) added 7 points and 7 rebounds. Uruguay finished second for Group C after beating Panama 79-68. For Uruguay Jayson Granger (189-G-89) scored 20 points grabbed 6 rebounds and added 6 assists and Hernando Caceres (201-F-94, agency: Pro Sports) finished with 14 points3 rebounds and 2 assists.For Panama, Tony Bishop (201-F-89, college: Texas St.) netted 19 pointsand added 7 rebounds and Javier Carter (203-C-91, college: S.Alabama) finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Standings US 3-0, uruguay 2-1, Dominicana 1-2 and Panama 0-3. The US, Uruguay and Dominicana also classified for the Panamerican Games 2019 to be played in Lima.


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  VENEZUELA  


Luis Carrillo (ex Trotamundos) joins CDU Concepcion - by Francisco Vega

CD Universidad de Concepcion (Liga Nacional) agreed terms with 24-year old Venezuelan international forward Luis Carrillo (202-93). He played last season at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league, but left the team in May.'17. But in 11 games he had just 0.9ppg and 1.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carrillo won Venezuelan LNB championship title in 2013. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Center of the Year in 2016.
Carrillo has been a member of Venezuelan international program for some years. He has been regularly called to Venezuelan senior team since 2015 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2009.
Carrillo has played previously professionally in Venezuela (Centauros de Apure, Dragones and Aduaneros) and Ecuador (Juvenil and Duran).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


N.Novgorod lands Vasily Martynov - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) tabbed 22-year old point guard Vasily Martynov (188-80kg-95). He played most recently at Khimky-Podmoskovye Moscow Region in the Superleague 1. In 21 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Martynov helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Samara SGEU (Superleague) where in 30 games he had 3.4ppg. Martynov contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Samara 2nd team (U23 League). In 16 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. Martynov contributed to his team making it to the Russian Cup Semifinals. The other team he played that season for was Samara 2 (VTB-Youth). In 30 games he got 3.4ppg. Martynov contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U16 in Czech Republic six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 67.6%.
Martynov has played previously for Khimki.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tsmoki-Minsk lands Filip Adamovic - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) tabbed 29-year old Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Adamovic has played for the last two years at UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 Liga Nationala games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.0apg and 1.9spg. Adamovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Bosman Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Adamovic also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6spg. And finally he contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.3apg (top 3) and 2.0spg.
Adamovic was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He was called to Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Adamovic has played previously professionally also in Bosnia (Sloboda Tuzla, Borac Banja Luka, Igokea, Mladost and KK Igokea Partizan II Aleksandrovac) and Romania (Targu Mures and Ploiesti).

Tsmoki-Minsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau
Filip Adamovic
Chris Czerapowicz
Sekou Wiggs

Forward:
Mikita Meshcharakou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 1st Team 2017
Italee Lucas
Lucas
Evelyn Akhator
Akhator
Leia Dongue
Dongue
Naignouma Coulibaly
Coulibaly
Astou Traore
Traore


Best Player: Astou Traore (182-F/C-81) of Senegal
Best Guard: Italee Lucas (175-SG-89) of Angola
Best Forward: Evelyn Akhator (6'3''-F-95) of Nigeria
Best Center: Astou Traore (182-F/C-81) of Senegal

1st Team
SG: Italee Lucas (175-SG-89) of Angola
F: Evelyn Akhator (6'3''-F-95) of Nigeria
F/C: Leia Dongue (185-F/C-91) of Mozambique
C: Naignouma Coulibaly (191-C-89) of Mali
F/C: Astou Traore (182-F/C-81) of Senegal

2nd Team
G: Ezinne Kalu (173-G-92) of Nigeria
F/G: Hala Elshaarawy (181-F/G-93) of Egypt
F: Chanel Mokango (196-F-88) of DR Congo
PF: Abety Kossi (180-PF-89) of CAF
F/C: Meiya Tirera (186-F/C-86) of Mali

Honorable Mention
Adaora Elonu (6'1''-F-90) of Nigeria
Sokhna Sy (185-F-88) of Senegal
Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa (172-SG-89) of Cameroon
Kani Kouyate (177-F-90) of IVO
Tamara Seda (6'4''-F-94) of Mozambique
Houda Hamrouni (188-F-94) of Tunisia
Aicha Mara (96) of Guinea



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  ARGENTINA  


Ascensores Tresa inks Isabella Sangali, ex Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Ascensores Tresa-Basket Mar Gijon (LF2) signed Argentinian Isabella Sangali. She played this summer at Rocamora in Argentinian Superliga. In 10 games she was the best scorer with impressive 18.2ppg and averaged 9.1rpg (#5 in the league), 1.9apg and 2.8spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sangali was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga 3rd Team in 2017.

Ascensores Tresa-Basket Mar Gijon roster for 2017-2018:

Alejandra Iglesias
Claudia Calvelo
Riley Nordgaard
Laura Chahrour
Jimena Abejon
Deborah Ayela
Isabella Sangali
Maria Bernardo
Maria Lopez

Coach: Alberto Fernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


D'lesha Lloyd (ex Brisbane C.) is a newcomer at Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSM Timisoara strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American guard D'lesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson). She played in the summer at Brisbane Capitals in Australian QBL. In 14 games she recorded very impressive stats: 20.4ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.8apg and 2.3spg. The last season Lloyd played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin in French LF2 where in 28 games she averaged 14.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com French LF2 All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Lloyd is a very experienced player. Thanks to her pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in six different countries. Lloyd has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), Germany, Portugal (Lombos Quinta), France (Tarbes) and Norway (Gimle Pride).
She attended Clemson University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Became an everyday starter in 2006-07 and took full advantage of the increased responsibilities. D'Lesha improved all aspects of her game while switching to the four positions full-time from the position three. She was voted as the Most Valuable Player by her teammates while she led the Lady Tigers with a 14.4 scoring average ...the 14.4 points per game also ranked 12th in the ACC. At the same time she averaged 6.5 rebounds per game, second-best on the team and 15th in the conference. Lastly, she scored in double figures in 24 games in 2006-07.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

D'lesha Lloyd
Romina Filip
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Maegan Conwright
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


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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Ljiljana Kiklic (ex Mladi Krajisnik) joins Vrbas Medela - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Vrbas Medela (1 ZLS) agreed terms with 22-year old Bosnian point guard Ljiljana Kiklic (175-95). The last time (12-13) she played at the junior team of Mladi Krajisnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. She also spent a season at Hill College in NJCAA. She tallied 8.3ppg and 5.1apg overseas.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MiroKojic)

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Ljiljana Kiklic joins Vrbas Medela - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Vrbas Medela (1 ZLS) agreed terms with 22-year old Bosnian point guard Ljiljana Kiklic (175-95). The last time (12-13) she played at the junior team of Mladi Krajisnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. She also spent a season at Hill College in NJCAA. She tallied 8.3ppg and 5.1apg overseas.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MiroKojic)

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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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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Natalia Otkhmezuri signs at Sokol Hradec Kralove - by Eurobasket News

Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove (ZBL) landed Georgian swingman Natalia Otkhmezuri (175). Otkhmezuri received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention award in 2017.
She represented Georgia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Ireland this year. Her stats at that event were 8 games: Score-2 (19.6ppg), 5.1rpg, 2.8apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 34.2%, FT: 80.0%.

Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Natalia Otkhmezuri

Forwards:
Katerina Zavazalova
Anna Hruskova
Pamela-Therese Effangova

Center:
Lenka Sipova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  GEORGIA  


Natalia Otkhmezuri signs at Sokol Hradec Kralove - by Eurobasket News

Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove (ZBL) landed Georgian swingman Natalia Otkhmezuri (175). Otkhmezuri received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention award in 2017.
She represented Georgia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Ireland this year. Her stats at that event were 8 games: Score-2 (19.6ppg), 5.1rpg, 2.8apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 34.2%, FT: 80.0%.

Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Natalia Otkhmezuri

Forwards:
Katerina Zavazalova
Anna Hruskova
Pamela-Therese Effangova

Center:
Lenka Sipova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Natalia Otkhmezuri signs at Sokol Hradec Kralove - by Eurobasket News

Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove (ZBL) landed Georgian swingman Natalia Otkhmezuri (175). Otkhmezuri received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention award in 2017.
She represented Georgia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Ireland this year. Her stats at that event were 8 games: Score-2 (19.6ppg), 5.1rpg, 2.8apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 34.2%, FT: 80.0%.

Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Natalia Otkhmezuri

Forwards:
Katerina Zavazalova
Anna Hruskova
Pamela-Therese Effangova

Center:
Lenka Sipova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Timisoara signs Maegan Conwright, ex Chemnitz - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) signed 25-year old American guard Maegan Conwright (173-92, college: Florida State). She played last season at ChemCats Chemnitz in German DBBL. In 23 games she was the best scorer with impressive 19.1ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 3.3apg (top 5) and 2.2spg. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com German DBBL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Conwright played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2015.
She graduated from Florida State in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Romina Filip
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Maegan Conwright
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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GDESSA/Barreiro adds Green to their roster, ex B.Loewen - by Joao Santos

GDESSA/Barreiro (Liga Feminina) added to their roster 25-year old American center Catrina Green (188-92, college: Gardner-Webb). She played last season at B.Loewen in German 2.Bundesliga. In 20 games she recorded 13.8ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.4spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North 3rd Team.
Green's team made it to the Portuguese Cup Final Four in 2015.
She has played previously for another Portuguese team Uniao Sportiva.
Green attended Gardner-Webb University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.
On Green: Catrina "Tree" Green is a (6'2/188 cm) Center out of Gardner-Webb University. She has a very strong low post presence on both ends of the floor. She has proven to be a force on the offensive and defensive boards while also being a great shot blocker and rim protector. She can score multiple ways on the low post and can knock down the 15 ft jump shot. Her ability to set screens and seal the defender makes her the perfect player for a pick and roll offence. She is a great rim runner in transition and a vocal leader on the floor. Her basketball IQ allows her to see her teammates and make smart decisions to limit turn overs and create steals for her team.

GDESSA/Barreiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joana Bernardeco
Eliana Cabral
Luana Serranho

Forwards:
Emilia Ferreira
Maianca Umabano
Emilia Dabo
Ashli Payne

Center:
Catrina Green

Coach: Joao Cardoso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Katerina Tsineke is a newcomer at Panathinaikos - by Chris Mammides

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old guard Katerina Tsineke (175-98) from AS Aris Thessalonikis. In 20 A1 games she recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
Despite young age Tsineke had impressive career. Tsineke won Greek A2 League Group North championship title in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Honorable Mention award in 2016.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Katerina Tsineke
Katerina Farou
Niki Sapalidou
Nefeli Stoupa
Chinasa-Cynthia Ezedja

Coach: Giorgos Kantzilieris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Sopron edge Piestanske Cajky in test game - by Eurobasket News

Sopron Basket opened pre-season action with win. They edged Piestanske Cajky 61:52. Tina Jovanovic (163-F/C-91) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Sopron grabbed a 24:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Piestanske Cajky pulled within 12 points at the interval. The Slovakian team got as close as 9 points heading into the fourth frame. But Sopron Basket stayed ahead throughout the final period and rallied to the win. Jelena Milovanovic (189-PF-89, agency: ProDep Management) tossed in 9 points for the winners.


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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  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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  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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Sumadija Kragujevac signs Sara Raicevic, ex Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

Sumadija Kragujevac (1 ZLS) signed 18-year old Montenegrin center Sara Raicevic (184-99). She played last season at Buducnost in Montenegrin 1A ZCKL. She helped them to win the League title.
Raicevic was a member of Montenegrin U20 National Team two years ago.
She has played also professionally in Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik).

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  NAIA  


Myron Brown Named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Thomas University - by Eurobasket News

Myron Brown has been named the new head women's basketball coach of the Thomas Night Hawks, director of athletics Mike Lee announced. Brown, who most recently served as interim head women's basketball coach for The Sun Conference rival Saint Thomas (Fla.), begins his duties Sept. 11 as Thomas' second head coach in program history. He replaces Coretta Brown , who joined West Alabama's women's basketball coaching staff as its top assistant. 'Myron is the leader we trust to continue the challenging but exciting work to elevate the Thomas women's basketball program to unprecedented heights,' Lee said. 'He embodies integrity, strategic thinking and a demonstrated commitment to success. He understands the important role that athletics plays in the life of a vibrant university, and that outstanding scholarly pursuits and top-notch sports are integral parts of the Thomas experience. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Thomas community.' Brown becomes head coach of a Night Hawk program that returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last season's squad that ranked 14th in NAIA Division II in offensive rebounds per game, 16th in steals per game and 26th in 3-point field goal percentage defense. 'I would like to thank president Dr. James Andrew Sheppard, Coach Lee and associate athletic director Ricky Zambrano for allowing me to lead the Night Hawks into the future,' Brown said. 'My family and I are blessed, humbled, yet excited to begin this new journey with Thomas University. I believe we will accomplish great success in the classroom and on the court.' Brown assumed the interim responsibilities at Saint Thomas in February 2015. His impact was immediate, helping lead the Bobcats to The Sun Conference Tournament championship game. One Bobcat was named to the All-Sun Conference first team, while two were voted to the second team. Saint Thomas, which finished 15-15 overall, including 9-7 in league play, ranked in the top 25 nationally in steals per game and turnover margin. Brown spent two seasons (2014-16) as the head women's basketball coach of the Virgin Islands after serving the 2013-14 campaign as associate head men's basketball coach with the Bobcats, helping lead Saint Thomas to a 26-7 overall record, including a 16-2 mark in The Sun Conference and 4-1 record against NCAA Division II opponents. The Bobcats won the league title and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship second round. Three Bobcats were named to the All-Sun Conference first team, and two were voted NAIA All-Americans. Brown jumpstarted the men's basketball program at DeVry (Fla.) and served as head coach for one season (2012-13). He also served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Rochester (Mich.) for two seasons (2009-11) and interim head and assistant men's basketball coach at Madonna (Mich.) for one season (2008-09). Brown is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Athletes in Action (AIA). As a player, Brown was a starter as a senior and four-year letter winner at Rochester. A native of Detroit, Mich., Brown attended Evangel Christian Academy. Myron and his wife, Antoinette, have two daughters - Bry, 16, Mya, 9 - and one son, Myron Jr., 7.
Courtesy of: tunighhawks.com



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  NCAA1  


Haley Troup leaves Gamecocks - by Eurobasket News

Freshman guard Haley Troup has decided to leave the South Carolina women's basketball program, head coach Dawn Staley announced today. The Gadsden, Ala., native signed with the Gamecocks in November and worked with the team through the summer before deciding not to return to campus in the fall.
Courtesy of: gamecocksonline.com



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  PORTUGAL  


Promete lands Luiana Livulo, ex Benfica - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete B Logrono (LF2) tabbed 26-year old Portuguese international center Luiana Livulo (190-91, college: UCLA). She played most recently at Benfica in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 11 games she averaged 11.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. Livulo helped them to make it to the cup final. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Domestic Players Team. She also played that season for Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet where in four games she had 3.0ppg and 1.8rpg.
Among other achievements Livulo won NIT championship title in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention award back in 2011 at her college time.
Livulo has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. She has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Livulo also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 46.2%, FT: 60.0%.
Livulo has played previously professionally also in Germany (GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC).
She attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

Campus Promete B Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Claudia Aponte
Maria_Ylenia Manzanares
Elena Salcedo

Forward:
Laura Arroyo

Center:
Luiana Livulo

Coach: Jose Luis Ulecia

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GDESSA/Barreiro adds Green to their roster, ex B.Loewen - by Joao Santos

GDESSA/Barreiro (Liga Feminina) added to their roster 25-year old American center Catrina Green (188-92, college: Gardner-Webb). She played last season at B.Loewen in German 2.Bundesliga. In 20 games she recorded 13.8ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.4spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North 3rd Team.
Green's team made it to the Portuguese Cup Final Four in 2015.
She has played previously for another Portuguese team Uniao Sportiva.
Green attended Gardner-Webb University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.
On Green: Catrina "Tree" Green is a (6'2/188 cm) Center out of Gardner-Webb University. She has a very strong low post presence on both ends of the floor. She has proven to be a force on the offensive and defensive boards while also being a great shot blocker and rim protector. She can score multiple ways on the low post and can knock down the 15 ft jump shot. Her ability to set screens and seal the defender makes her the perfect player for a pick and roll offence. She is a great rim runner in transition and a vocal leader on the floor. Her basketball IQ allows her to see her teammates and make smart decisions to limit turn overs and create steals for her team.

GDESSA/Barreiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joana Bernardeco
Eliana Cabral
Luana Serranho

Forwards:
Emilia Ferreira
Maianca Umabano
Emilia Dabo
Ashli Payne

Center:
Catrina Green

Coach: Joao Cardoso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Monika Boriga joins Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with experienced 43-year old ex-international swingman Monika Boriga (176-74). The last time (10-15) she played at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala. Boriga has played there for the last five years. Boriga missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won CEWL championship title in 2015. Boriga was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2015. She was a member of Romanian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2009.
Boriga has played also professionally in Hungary and Spain (Gran Canaria) and Romania (CSM Targoviste and Sf.Gheorghe).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Timisoara.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Monika Boriga
D'lesha Lloyd
Romina Filip
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Maegan Conwright
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu
Monika Brosovszky

By Eurobasket Data Center

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D'lesha Lloyd (ex Brisbane C.) is a newcomer at Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSM Timisoara strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American guard D'lesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson). She played in the summer at Brisbane Capitals in Australian QBL. In 14 games she recorded very impressive stats: 20.4ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.8apg and 2.3spg. The last season Lloyd played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin in French LF2 where in 28 games she averaged 14.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com French LF2 All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Lloyd is a very experienced player. Thanks to her pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in six different countries. Lloyd has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), Germany, Portugal (Lombos Quinta), France (Tarbes) and Norway (Gimle Pride).
She attended Clemson University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Became an everyday starter in 2006-07 and took full advantage of the increased responsibilities. D'Lesha improved all aspects of her game while switching to the four positions full-time from the position three. She was voted as the Most Valuable Player by her teammates while she led the Lady Tigers with a 14.4 scoring average ...the 14.4 points per game also ranked 12th in the ACC. At the same time she averaged 6.5 rebounds per game, second-best on the team and 15th in the conference. Lastly, she scored in double figures in 24 games in 2006-07.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

D'lesha Lloyd
Romina Filip
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Maegan Conwright
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Timisoara signs Maegan Conwright, ex Chemnitz - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) signed 25-year old American guard Maegan Conwright (173-92, college: Florida State). She played last season at ChemCats Chemnitz in German DBBL. In 23 games she was the best scorer with impressive 19.1ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 3.3apg (top 5) and 2.2spg. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com German DBBL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Conwright played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2015.
She graduated from Florida State in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Romina Filip
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Maegan Conwright
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

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Timisoara signs Romina Filip - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) signed 28-year old swingman Romina Filip (174-89) from Phoenix Galati. Filip has played there for the last four years. In 33 Liga Nationala games she had 11.0ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Romanian League All-Star Game.
Her team made it to the Romanian Cup Final Four in 2016.
Filip represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played previously for two other teams: CSM Targoviste and Olimpia.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Romina Filip
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

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Badi is back at Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 24-year old power forward Cristina Badi (180-93). It is actually her comeback to Timisoara as she has played here before. Badi played last season at Phoenix Galati in the Liga Nationala. But in four games she had just 0.5ppg.
Badi won Romanian Liga I championship title.
The previous (15-16) season Badi played at CS Municipal Satu Mare where in 21 games she recorded 8.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.0bpg.
She represented Romania at the European Championships U20 Division B in Klatovy (Czech Republic) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 1.3ppg.
Badi has played previously for three other teams: Oradea, Govora and Olimpia Brasov.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Cristiana Anda Bota
Ana Ivaschescu

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Ardelean comes back to Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSM Timisoara strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old former international power forward Dora Ardelean (186-94). It is actually her comeback to Timisoara as she has played here before. Ardelean has played for the last two years at Olimpia Brasov in the Liga Nationala. In 34 games she recorded 4.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg last season. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Romanian League All-Star Game.
Ardelean's team was regular season runner-up in Romanian League in 2016.
She was also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Ardelean played for Romanian Senior National Team back in 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2014.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Ardelean has played previously for Alba Iulia.

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Ferenczi is back at ICIM Arad - by Nagy Szilveszter

BC Univ. Goldis ICIM Arad (Liga Nationala) signed 26-year old shooting guard Flavia Ferenczi (175-91). It is actually her comeback to Arad as she has played here before. Ferenczi was about to sign at Olimpia Brasov in Romanian Liga Nationala. She also played earlier that season for ICIM Arad.
Ferenczi represented Romania at the Francophonic Championships in Nice (France) four years ago.
She has played previously for three other teams: Oradea, Cluj Napoca and Satu Mare.

BC Univ. Goldis ICIM Arad roster for 2017-2018:

Brankica Hadzovic
Ildiko Nagy
Matea Tavic
Flavia Ferenczi
Adela Mercea
Christina Zidaru
Brandy Montgomery
Jenny Vernet
Brandi Wingate
Patricia Gadarici
Anamaria Ciotir

Coach: Bogdan Bulj

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  SERBIA  


Ljiljana Kiklic joins Vrbas Medela - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Vrbas Medela (1 ZLS) agreed terms with 22-year old Bosnian point guard Ljiljana Kiklic (175-95). The last time (12-13) she played at the junior team of Mladi Krajisnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. She also spent a season at Hill College in NJCAA. She tallied 8.3ppg and 5.1apg overseas.

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Sumadija Kragujevac signs Sara Raicevic, ex Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

Sumadija Kragujevac (1 ZLS) signed 18-year old Montenegrin center Sara Raicevic (184-99). She played last season at Buducnost in Montenegrin 1A ZCKL. She helped them to win the League title.
Raicevic was a member of Montenegrin U20 National Team two years ago.
She has played also professionally in Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik).

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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).

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  SPAIN  


Alcobendas ink Alejandra De La Fuente - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) agreed terms with 29-year old center Alejandra De La Fuente (193-88). She played last season at CD Ponce Valladolid in the LF2. In 25 games she had 8.4ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.9apg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season De La Fuente played at UCAM Jairis where in 26 LF2 games she recorded 7.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.5apg.
De La Fuente's team won Spanish LF2 Group A Regular Season in 2012.
She has played previously for three other teams: Femenino Caceres, Al-Qazeres and Leganes.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Paula Palomares
Sheila Mangada
Aitana Cuevas
Irene Ona
Alejandra De La Fuente
Lucia Togores
Paloma Dorda
Maria Malpartida

Coach: Alex Pajares

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Gran Canaria welcomes back Royo - by Eurobasket News

Spar Gran Canaria (LF2) landed 31-year old Spaniard forward Maria Royo (178-86). It is actually her comeback to Las Palmas as she has played here before. Royo played in the summer at Quimsa in Argentinian Superliga. In 11 games she averaged 14.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.5apg (top 4) and 3.6spg (leader !!!). It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga Defensive Player of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention. The last season Royo played at Spar Gran Canaria (LFB) where in 26 games she had 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg.
Royo won English WBBL championship title in 2015.
She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Royo has played previously professionally in Australia (Mountaineers) and United Kingdom (Crusaders and Hatters).

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Ascensores Tresa inks Isabella Sangali, ex Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Ascensores Tresa-Basket Mar Gijon (LF2) signed Argentinian Isabella Sangali. She played this summer at Rocamora in Argentinian Superliga. In 10 games she was the best scorer with impressive 18.2ppg and averaged 9.1rpg (#5 in the league), 1.9apg and 2.8spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sangali was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga 3rd Team in 2017.

Ascensores Tresa-Basket Mar Gijon roster for 2017-2018:

Alejandra Iglesias
Claudia Calvelo
Riley Nordgaard
Laura Chahrour
Jimena Abejon
Deborah Ayela
Isabella Sangali
Maria Bernardo
Maria Lopez

Coach: Alberto Fernandez

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Aros Patatas tab Marina Fernandez-Pacheco - by Eurobasket News

Aros Patatas Hijolusa Leon (LF2) inked Marina Fernandez-Pacheco from Distrito Olimpico. In 26 LF2 games she averaged just 2.8ppg and 3.1rpg last season.

Aros Patatas Hijolusa Leon roster for 2017-2018:

Natalia Lopez
Marta Canella
Itsaso Conde
Andrea Alcantara
Emma Florez
Marina Fernandez-Pacheco

Coach: Isabel Fernandez

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Promete lands Luiana Livulo, ex Benfica - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete B Logrono (LF2) tabbed 26-year old Portuguese international center Luiana Livulo (190-91, college: UCLA). She played most recently at Benfica in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 11 games she averaged 11.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. Livulo helped them to make it to the cup final. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Domestic Players Team. She also played that season for Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet where in four games she had 3.0ppg and 1.8rpg.
Among other achievements Livulo won NIT championship title in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention award back in 2011 at her college time.
Livulo has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. She has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Livulo also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 46.2%, FT: 60.0%.
Livulo has played previously professionally also in Germany (GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC).
She attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

Campus Promete B Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Claudia Aponte
Maria_Ylenia Manzanares
Elena Salcedo

Forward:
Laura Arroyo

Center:
Luiana Livulo

Coach: Jose Luis Ulecia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SURINAM  


De Arend posts the second straight win - by Eurobasket News

De Arend - Yellow Birds 48-42

De Arend posted the second straight win in the Finals. They overcame Yellow Birds 48-42 and took a 2-0 lead in the Final series. Marelva Marica and Marcella Sedoc top-scored for the winners with 11 points each, while Chayenne Chantel Breinburg netted 10. Chayenne Naarden replied with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Lydia Tolud had 7. Suelle Shepperd delivered 5 and Martiena Monkou scored 4 points.



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Archers ready for Schnorr to make some noise on debut - by Paul Nilsen

Cardiff Met Archers are set to hand a debut to German forward Christina Schnorr (185-C/F-92), who is swapping the DBBL in her homeland for a first experience in the WBBL.

A former Germany youth international, the 6ft 1in player joins off the back of the Welsh club having also announced the arrival of GB guard, Eilidh Simpson.

"Christina is the type of player that will make an immediate impact within our team,' enthused Archers' player-coach, Stef Collins.

'She has years of experience playing in the German league alongside her time spent with the youth and senior national team programmes. Christina has the ability to run the floor with good length and size at the forward position, which is something we haven't had in previous seasons. I look forward to seeing what she will bring in the WBBL this year."

She added: "Similar to Eilidh Simpson, who will be studying a masters in Sports Management and Leadership. we are fortunate to have the support from Cardiff Met University to offer the opportunity for Christina to study a post-graduate degree alongside her playing commitments.

"With a language teaching assistant position already lined up at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, Christina will be looking to enrol on our postgraduate course in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

'The University is a great option for players who want to combine their academics with performance sport which warrants a special mention to Cardiff Met Sport who provide these scholarship opportunities to world class athletes."

?Meanwhile Schnorr herself can't wait to get started as she looks to enhance her experiences both on - and off the floor.

She said: 'I previously became part of the women's team in Chemnitz (Chemcats Chemnitz) where I had the opportunity to play in both the first and second division in Germany.

'During the summers, I played for the youth national teams (U16, U20). Then, after I had finished my A levels, I started studying in Halle and played first division for the SV Halle Lions for three years.

"While I was finishing my studies I played the last two years with Bad Aibling in the first and second division. During this time, I met a lot of interesting people and experienced playing for different teams and coaches.

'I am now excited to meet my new teammates and our coach at Archers,' she continued.

'I hope we will have a good chemistry and play well together as a team. For me it is also the first time I will live, play and work in another country and I am excited to experience this feeling - to explore Wales and Great Britain and to improve my English.

'So far I don't really know the WBBL that well, but I talked to some players who have already played here and I am sure I will make my own experiences. I hope we will win a lot of games and perform well, so it is fun to watch our games,' concluded Schnorr.



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Buducnost Bemax adds Maryia Filonchyk (ex-Vologda Chavakata) - by Zeljko Zule

Buducnost Bemax added another import player to their roster inking Belarus National team member Maryia Filonchyk (189-PF-92) on a one-year deal.
Filonchyk arrives from Russian side Vologda Chevakata, where she averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks in 26 Russian PBL games last season and 5.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals in 2 EuroCup games last season. She spent the summer representing the Belarus national team at EuroBasket 2017, where she posted 1.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists in two games
Filonchyk grew up with Viktoria-UOR Grodno and has already played for Olimpia Grodno before moving to Vologda Chevakata in 2016.
She was a member of all youth Belarus National teams.



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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