EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/5/2017 4:04:04 AM

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  ANGOLA  



Ethan Rusbatch paces Tall Blacks as they wind up Asia Cup buildup with defeat - by Eurobasket News

Paul Henare 's 'Baby' Tall Blacks are now officially battle hardened for the looming Asia Cup in Lebanon. The New Zealand men's basketballers wrapped up their buildup for Lebanon with a battling 60-53 defeat at the hands of dual tournament winners Angola in Chengdu, China. They pushed the full-strength African nation all the way, though weren't able to repeat their upset victory from the previous tournament in Kunshan. With the team travelling less than 24 hours later to Beirut and playing their sixth game in seven days in China, a drop in intensity from the young Tall Blacks would have been understandable. But they hustled hard the entire night, won the final quarter 18-14 and got as close as a couple of buckets to the Angolans. Henare, who has given all his senior players and most of his US-based collegians the campaign off, was happy with the last fortnight from his young team of largely untried international players as he looks to build depth in the national programme. "I am really proud of the effort the guys have put in over the past few weeks," Henare said. "It has culminated in a good performance tonight - not a perfect performance, but the Angolan side has been the class of the two tournaments and no one has gotten close to them. "We are the only team to have beaten them and again tonight we competed with a very good team. That is what we must take into Beirut, knowing we can compete against very good sides." Canterbury shooting guard Ethan Rusbatch (196-G/F-92, college: Lincoln Trail CC) led the Tall Blacks with a game-high 16 points (6/13 FG, 4/8 3PT), backed up by some excellent defence and four rebounds in a performance that might help garner some ANBL interest for the free-agent sharpshooter. New Zealand started slowly and were still looking for their first bucket midway through the opening quarter, but kept Angola within reach, at 14-15 down by the first break. The offence continued to splutter thoughout, with a final shooting percentage of 38 from two-point range and 24 from deep reflecting the team's shooting struggles. With Angola edging out to an 11-point lead at three-quarter time, the Tall Blacks' response came, with a Rusbatch corner three and an Ili drive to the basket establishing some momentum. But the experienced Angolans responded to keep the New Zealanders at arm's length down the stretch. Henare is confident the games in China have toughened his young charges for what they will face in Beirut, starting with Kazakhstan in three days' time. "In Beirut we are going to have a day off in between games, and it is going to feel like a holiday for these guys," said Henare. "That is one of the great things about this schedule - six games in seven days with a decent travel day in between. They will be as game ready and game hardened as they can be in Beirut. "This will be another useful experience for these guys. They will be playing against high-quality basketballers. I know for a fact they will walk away from this experience in China all the better for it." New Zealand travel to Beirut on Saturday, arriving on Sunday afternoon to put the finishing touches on preparations ahead of their opening pool game against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz



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  ARGENTINA  


Salta Basket inks Pablo Bruna - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) signed 30-year old point guard Pablo Bruna (185-87). He has played for the last five seasons at Instituto in the LigaA. In 56 games he had 4.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.3apg last season. TNA 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 Bruna won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com Argentinian TNA All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
Bruna has played previously for two other teams: San Martin Marcos Juarez and Huracan.

Salta Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Gerbaudo
Pablo Bruna
Rodrigo Haag

Forwards:
Pablo Espinoza
Lucas Goldenberg

Center:
Alejandro Zilli

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Argentino keeps Cangelosi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) re-signed experienced 36-year old naturalized Italian swingman Juan Cangelosi (197-81). He has played there for the last seven seasons. In 57 LigaA games he recorded 10.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Cangelosi's team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2014.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Cangelosi has played previously professionally also in Spain (Basquet_Mallorca) and Argentina (Weber Bahia, C.Entrerriano, Quilmes Mar del Plata and Ciclista).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Argentino.

Atletico Argentino Junin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Cangelosi
Luis Cequeira
Luciano Massarelli
Genaro Lorio

Forwards:
Rodrigo Sanchez
Guido Mariani

Center:
Matias Bortolin

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Albacete keeps Fox for another season - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) re-signed experienced 40-year old French-Argentinian point guard Diego Fox (177-77). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 LEB Silver games he recorded just 2.1ppg last season.
Fox won Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 championship title in 2016.
He another Spanish team C.A.B.A..
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Albacete.

Arcos Albacete Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Fox
Garret Covington

Forwards:
Javier Marin
Eugenio Gomez
David Maldonado

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Platense signs Sebastian Mignani - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Platense Florida (TNA) signed 27-year old guard Sebastian Mignani (184-90). He has played for the last two seasons at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos in the LigaA. In 30 games he had 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg last season. TNA 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 Mignani won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention in 2015.
Mignani has played previously for four other teams: Sport Club, San Martin Marcos Juarez, San Isidro and Sportivo.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Lucas Goldenberg is a newcomer at Salta Basket - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old swingman Lucas Goldenberg (190-93). He played last season at Libertad Sunchales (LigaA). In 55 games he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.9rpg. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Goldenberg played at Sionista (also in LigaA) where in 56 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.

Salta Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Gerbaudo
Rodrigo Haag

Forwards:
Pablo Espinoza
Lucas Goldenberg

Center:
Alejandro Zilli

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Instituto adds Davis to their roster, ex Jesi - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Dwayne Davis (196-93kg-89, college: S.Mississippi). He played last season at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he was the best scorer with impressive 24.1ppg and had 5.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Davis played at Hoops Club in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in three games he recorded very remarkable stats: 24.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg in 2016 season.
Davis has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He played in the final of C-USA Tournament in 2013.
Davis has played previously professionally in Greece (Koroivos) and Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended University of Southern Mississippi until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Santiago Paparella joins Monopoli - by Eurobasket News

Action Now Monopoli (Serie C Silver) added to their roster experienced 37-year old naturalized Argentinian guard Santiago Paparella (188-80). He played last season at Zannella Basket Cefalu in Serie B. In 11 Serie B games he had 5.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Paparella's team won Italian Nazionale B Group C Regular Season in 2012.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Paparella tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Brazil (Campo Mourao) and Italy (Pesaro Loreto, Montecatiniterme, Fossombrone, Potenza and Basket Barcellona).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Monopoli.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matias Bortolin is a newcomer at Argentino - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Argentinian international center Matias Bortolin (207-93, agency: Interperformances) from Obras Basket. In 55 LigaA games he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at San Martin Corrientes where in 59 LigaA games he averaged 5.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport.
Bortolin has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2013 and previously for U17 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Bortolin also represented Argentina at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg.
Bortolin is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Bortolin has played previously professionally also in Austria (Arkadia Lions), Serbia (Partizan), Italy (Roma Virtus and Rimini) and Argentina (Atenas and Regatas Corrientes).

Atletico Argentino Junin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Cequeira
Luciano Massarelli
Genaro Lorio

Forwards:
Rodrigo Sanchez
Guido Mariani

Center:
Matias Bortolin

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  AUSTRALIA  


Orchies add Robinson to their roster, ex Albury W.B. - by Philippe Burstert

BC Orchies (NM1) added to their roster 28-year old American forward T.J. Robinson (203-98kg-89, college: Long Beach State). He played this summer at Albury Wodonga Bandits in Australian SEABL-East. In 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.9ppg, 13.5rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Robinson was tested by Sheffield Sharks (BBL) in British league.
In 2012 he was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in third round (33rd overall).
The former Long Beach State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robinson won British BBL championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Imports Team in 2016.
Robinson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait), Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan) and Spain (Estela).

BC Orchies roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Romain Dardaine
Chrislain Cairo
T.J. Robinson

Center:
Maxime Djo_Ebala

Coach: Fabrice Courcier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Feni Industries tab Jane Petrovski and Gorjan Markovski for another season - by Mario Divanisov

After continuing the cooperation with Predrag Pajic (198-SG-93) last month, KK Feni Industries sealed new agreements with two more guards from last season.
32-year old Jane Petrovski (181-PG-87) and 25-year old Gorjan Markovski (196-G/F-92) had their impact on the team's success last year and will continue to wear the orange-black shirt for at least another season.

Jane Petrovski was one of the key players in Ljupcho Malinkov 's team last season averaging 9.7ppg, 3.6apg and 2.6rpg in 24 games in Prva Liga, while having an impact of 9.6ppg, 4.3apg and 2.9rpg in 16 games in the BIBL League with nearly 44% in three point shooting in both leagues. The excellent season gave him a place among the Honorable mention in All-Macedonian awards.
Despite having a smaller role, Gorjan Markovski managed to impress in his time spent on court by averaging 3.7ppg and 4.2rpg in the BIBL League, as well as 5.3ppg and 4.5rpg in the domestic league.

KK Feni Industries now turns their head towards Andrej Magdevski (192-PG-96) in the series of acquiring valuable players from last season.



Rilski welcomes back Marinov - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) tabbed 32-year old international shooting guard Martin Marinov (191-85). It is actually his comeback to Samokov as he has played here before. Marinov played most recently at Spartak Pleven (NBL). In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Marinov played at Balkan where in 35 NBL games he had 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. Marinov was called to Bulgarian Senior National Team this year.
He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Alexey Zhukanenko (ex Samara-SGEU) agreed terms with P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-108kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Samara-SGEU in Russian Superleague 1. In 27 games he recorded 11.9ppg and 5.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Zhukanenko played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league where in 5 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 11.8ppg and 3.6rpg. He also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 10.4ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements Zhukanenko played in the final of Kazakhstan League in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Zhukanenko was also a member of Russian international program for some years. He played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
Zhukanenko represented Russia at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 61.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Zhukanenko has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Zhukanenko has played previously professionally also in Russia for Dynamo Moscow Unics Kazan Khimki Unics Kazan 2nd team Lokomotiv.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


UBT Cluj Napoca signs Henry Domercant - by Eurobasket News

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) signed experienced 37-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Henry Domercant (194-95kg-80, college: E.Illinois). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. The last time (16) he played at Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) in the U.S. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
In 2003 Domercant was drafted by Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Eastern Illinois University staris in his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Domercant played in the final of Turkish League in 2006 and 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Guard of the Year back in 2012.
Domercant represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 54.2%, FT: 77.8%.
Domercant is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (Juvecaserta and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka and Galatasaray).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at UBT Cluj Napoca.
Domercant could be described: A sweet-shooting SG, with good athletic skills. Runs the court well, and proven to be very effective from behind the 3pts arch. He's also a good rebounder for his position.

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

Guards:
Henry Domercant
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Romania



CB Canarias ink Adin Vrabac - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 23-year old Bosnian international shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Vrabac has played for the last two seasons at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbian KLS league. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Vrabac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 29 games in ABA League where he recorded 4.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.5apg. And finally Vrabac contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Vrabac was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Rookie of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Vrabac has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2014.
He also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Vrabac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Gladiators), Italy, Turkey and Bosnia (Novi and Spars Sarajevo).

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davin White
Mateusz Ponitka
Adin Vrabac

Forwards:
Tim Abromaitis
Rosco Allen

Center:
Mike Tobey

Coach: Nenad Markovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Juventus welcome back Samenas - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) tabbed 29-year old Lithuanian guard Laurynas Samenas (192-82kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Utena as he has played here before. Samenas played most recently at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 32 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Samenas played at Juventus where in 31 LKL games he had 7.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Samenas also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. The other team Samenas played that season for was Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys. In 9 LKL games he got 6.9ppg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Samenas received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He was a member of Lithuanian U19 National Team in 2007.
Samenas has played previously professionally in Germany (Gladiators) and Lithuania (Siauliai, Sakalai and MRU Vilnius).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Besiktas add Lima to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91). He played last season at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg. Lima helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Lima also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he had 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. Lima contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada).
The scouts decsribe him following way: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Augusto Lima
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Tsmoki-Minsk inks Chris Czerapowicz - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) agreed terms with 26-year old Swedish international guard Chris Czerapowicz (201-91kg-91, college: Davidson). He played last season at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 16 games he had 4.9ppg and 2.3rpg. Czerapowicz also played that season for Krosno in Polish TBL where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
Czerapowicz has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Czerapowicz also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Czerapowicz has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia) and Sweden (Sodertalje Kings and Sanda Basket).
He attended Davidson College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Retin Obasohan (ex Scandone AV) agreed terms with Oettinger Rockets Gotha - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (BBL) inked 24-year old Belgian international guard Retin Obasohan (185-95kg-93, college: Alabama). He played most recently at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 27 games he recorded 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg last season. Obasohan helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Obasohan also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.9ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Obasohan received All-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.
Obasohan has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Obasohan also represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.8apg, Steals-1 (3.0spg), FGP: 32.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.9%.
Obasohan has played also professionally in Belgium (Kangoeroes).
He attended University of Alabama until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Dane Watts
Johannes Richter
Jan_Niklas Wimberg

Center:
Robert Oehle

Coach: Ivan Pavic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


UBT Cluj Napoca signs Henry Domercant - by Eurobasket News

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) signed experienced 37-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Henry Domercant (194-95kg-80, college: E.Illinois). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. The last time (16) he played at Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) in the U.S. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
In 2003 Domercant was drafted by Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Eastern Illinois University staris in his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Domercant played in the final of Turkish League in 2006 and 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Guard of the Year back in 2012.
Domercant represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 54.2%, FT: 77.8%.
Domercant is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (Juvecaserta and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka and Galatasaray).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at UBT Cluj Napoca.
Domercant could be described: A sweet-shooting SG, with good athletic skills. Runs the court well, and proven to be very effective from behind the 3pts arch. He's also a good rebounder for his position.

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

Guards:
Henry Domercant
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sandro Gacic agreed terms with BC Morabanc Andorra II - by Eurobasket News

BC Morabanc Andorra II (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Bosnian shooting guard Sandro Gacic (200-96) from Cantbasket. In 25 EBA games in Spain he recorded 11.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Gacic played at Plasencia Extremadura where in 20 EBA games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season.
Gacic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.8rpg.
Gacic has played previously for five other teams: Baskonia, Leon, Albacete, Alava and Goierri.

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CB Canarias ink Adin Vrabac - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 23-year old Bosnian international shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Vrabac has played for the last two seasons at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbian KLS league. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Vrabac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 29 games in ABA League where he recorded 4.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.5apg. And finally Vrabac contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Vrabac was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Rookie of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Vrabac has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2014.
He also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Vrabac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Gladiators), Italy, Turkey and Bosnia (Novi and Spars Sarajevo).

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davin White
Mateusz Ponitka
Adin Vrabac

Forwards:
Tim Abromaitis
Rosco Allen

Center:
Mike Tobey

Coach: Nenad Markovic

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Besiktas add Lima to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91). He played last season at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg. Lima helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Lima also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he had 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. Lima contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada).
The scouts decsribe him following way: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Augusto Lima
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

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Doria's pro career starts at Paulistano - by Paulo Freire

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo (NBB) tabbed Brazilian forward Alex Doria (206-93kg). He just graduated from St.Edward's (NCAA2).
As mentioned above Doria is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elio Corazza
Yago Dos_Santos

Forwards:
Jhonatan Luz_dos_Santos
Eddy Carvalho
Lucas Dias_Silva
Eduardo Sommer
Lucas de_Souza
Victor Camilo
Alex Doria

Center:
Guilherme Hubner

Coach: Gustavo Conti

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Leonardo Fernandes agreed terms with Osasco Basquete - by Paulo Freire

Osasco Basquete (Paulista) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old point guard Leonardo Fernandes (185-97). He moved there from L.Sorocaba (NBB) where he started the season. Paulista will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Fernandes played at Paulistano (also in NBB). NBB was a little too high level for him, where in only one game he did not score anything.
He helped his team to make it to the Paulista League Semifinals in 2016.

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Rilski welcomes back Marinov - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) tabbed 32-year old international shooting guard Martin Marinov (191-85). It is actually his comeback to Samokov as he has played here before. Marinov played most recently at Spartak Pleven (NBL). In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Marinov played at Balkan where in 35 NBL games he had 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. Marinov was called to Bulgarian Senior National Team this year.
He is a very experienced player.

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Maxime Djo Ebala joins Orchies - by Philippe Burstert

BC Orchies (NM1) agreed terms with 23-year old naturalized Cameroonian center Maxime Djo Ebala (208-94) from Angers BC 49. In 30 NM1 games he had 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg last season.
Djo Ebala helped his team to make it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously for another French team STB Le Havre.

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McNutt re-signs at Etzella - by Eurobasket News

BBC Etzella Ettelbruck (Total League) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Canadian power forward Billy McNutt (203-102kg-85). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 29 Total League games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 12.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg and 1.7bpg last season. McNutt helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Racing that year. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McNutt was voted Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. McNutt has played also professionally in USA, IBL (W.Coast H.) and ABA (Seattle M.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: In high school McNutt played inside, but the he moved on the perimeter, working on his outside game. Despite his size, he handles the ball as well a lot of guards. He also can shoot the three ball as well as drive inside. Also, he's a dominant defender, who can intimidate with his size, quickness and leaping ability.

BBC Etzella Ettelbruck roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Arbaut
Elijah Bonsignore

Forwards:
Tim Steffen
Derrick Barden
Jerome Lanners

Centers:
Yann Wolff
Billy McNutt

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Leicester Riders add Douse to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian guard Kiefer Douse (190-79kg-92). He just graduated from Canisius (NCAA). In 34 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.7apg last season.
As mentioned above Douse is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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Lawrence's pro career starts at Ura Basket - by Eurobasket News

Kaarinan Ura Basket (1st Division) tabbed Canadian forward Kashrell Lawrence (188). He just graduated from Dalhousie. Lawrence has played there for the last five years. In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg last season. Lawrence helped them to win AUS Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-AUS 1st Team, AUS All-Tournament Team and CIS Canadian All-Tournament Team.
So his pro career will start in Finland.

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Arcense lands Jovany Austin, ex Puente Alto - by Eurobasket News

Arcense Biomedical BC (Liga MB) landed 25-year old American forward Jovany Austin (201-113kg-92, college: W.Georgia). He played most recently at Club Deportes Puente Alto in Chilean Libcentro Pro. In 10 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg and 10.2rpg last season.
Among other achievements Austin's college team won GSC Tournament in 2016. He received also All-NJCAA D1 Region IV 1st Team award back in 2014.
Austin has played also professionally in ABA (Windy City G.).
He attended State University of West Georgia until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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Chinese NBL round 17 best performance: Russ Smith - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Luoyang, receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 67 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Hebei X. (#12, 5-12) in overtime 131-127. Luoyang is placed at 6th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Luoyang will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. Smith turned to be Luoyang's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Louisville star has very solid stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 58.3ppg. Smith is in league's top in assists (6th best: 4.9apg) and averages impressive 4.3spg and 57.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 36-year old American Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of league's second-best Shaanxi W.. Gaines had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Shaanxi W. was edged by Hunan (12-5) 107-104. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Shaanxi W. still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 12-5 record is not bad at all. Gaines is a newcomer at Shaanxi W., but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Hunan (#4). Tucker got into 30-points club by scoring 45 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds and four assists. He was a key player of Hunan, leading his team to a 107-104 win against #2 ranked Shaanxi W.. Hunan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 5 lost games. Tucker has a great season in China. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 39.2ppg (4th best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 61.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tujun Shen (185-PG-92) of Dongbu - 55 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 26 points and 23 rebounds
6. Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Luoyang - 21 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Bernard James (208-C/F-85) of Anhui - 34 points and 16 rebounds
8. Isaiah Austin (216-C-93) of Guangxi - 36 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 31 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian - 34 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Cedevita inks Kevin Murphy - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) signed 27-year old American guard Kevin Murphy (196-84kg-90, college: Tenn Tech). He plays this summer at Guangxi Rhinos in Chinese NBL league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 45.2ppg, 9.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. The last season Murphy played at another team Drive in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 44 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (47th overall). The former Tennessee Tech University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2012. Murphy was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Murphy has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in France (Strasbourg IG), Japan (Hitachi Sunrockers), NBA (Orlando Magic) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Reno Bighorns).
Murphy could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Explosive scorer that possesses a wide offensive skill-set ... Good length for either wing position ... Active runner ... Quick feet ... Gets himself squared up to the hoop almost instantly ... Volume shooter. Not a very strong finisher at the rim, due in large part to his slight frame ... Does most of his scoring outside the paint, so it's hard for him to establish a good scoring rhythm if his shot isn't falling
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KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Ivan Ramljak

Center:
Andrija Stipanovic

Coach: Jure Zdovc

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NBL Round 18: Leader Henan gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader Henan delivered the fifteenth win on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Luoyang (11-7) 123-98. The game without a history. Henan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 26 Luoyang turnovers and outrebounded them 52-30 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 48 points (!!!) and 4 steals. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) chipped in 28 points, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-3 record. Luoyang at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Anhui. Henan are looking forward to face Hunan (#4) in Changsha in the next round. Luoyang will play at home against Beijing and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 110-89 loss to tenth ranked Fujian (9-9) in Nanjin. It was a good game for Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Brandon Bowman contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) replied with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Dongbu. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fujian moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lhasa and Chongqing. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings. Fujian will play against higher ranked Anhui (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dongbu will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Guangxi was also quite interesting. Second ranked Shaanxi W. (13-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Guangxi (10-8). Shaanxi W. defeated Guangxi 109-96 on Friday. Charles Gaines had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Le Ji with 28 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Guangxi's coach Dazong Qiu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shaanxi W. maintains second position with 13-5 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Guizhou and Hunan. Guangxi lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Shaanxi W. will meet at home Lhasa (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Guangxi will play against Hebei X. and hope to secure a win.
Twelfth-ranked Hebei X. (5-13) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Hunan (13-5) in Changsha. Hunan managed to secure only three-point victory 117-114. However their fans expected much easier game. Dar Tucker notched a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort. Hunan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Guizhou and Shaanxi W. Hebei X. lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Hunan's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Guangxi (#7) and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Beijing defeated Jiangsu L. in a road game 94-80. Chongqing beat Lhasa at home 119-109. Anhui was destroyed by Guizhou on the opponent's court 118-98.

Dongbu - Fujian 89-110

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 110-89 loss to tenth ranked Fujian (9-9) in Nanjin. The game was mostly controlled by Fujian. Dongbu was better in third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 44. Fujian forced 19 Dongbu turnovers. It was a good game for Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) replied with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Yi Jiang (195-93) added 18 points in the effort for Dongbu. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fujian moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lhasa and Chongqing. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings. Fujian will play against higher ranked Anhui (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dongbu will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Fujian: B.Brandon 20+9reb+1ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 18+10reb+6ast, H.Yan 12+4reb+1ast, Z.Jinshuai 10+2ast, Z.Yairen 10+9reb, L.Ming-Yu 10+3reb
Dongbu: S.Tujun 22+7reb+5ast, J.Yi 18+4reb+1ast, Z.MengLong 16+2reb+1ast, C.Ziran 12+5reb+1ast, W.Chen 7+5reb, S.Boyin 5+3reb+2ast
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Hunan - Hebei X. 117-114

Twelfth-ranked Hebei X. (5-13) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Hunan (13-5) in Changsha. Hunan managed to secure only three-point victory 117-114. However their fans expected much easier game. Hebei X. cut a 15-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. They outrebounded Hebei X. 51-39 including 17 on the offensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by Hebei X. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) notched a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) supported him with 25 points, 20 rebounds and 7 assists. Even a triple-double of 22 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists by American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) did not help to save the game for Hebei X.. His fellow American import guard Kenny Gaines (190-94, college: Georgia, agency: 3Eye) added 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Five Hunan and four Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Hunan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Guizhou and Shaanxi W. Hebei X. lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Hunan's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Guangxi (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hunan: T.Dar 41+17reb+6ast, O.Arinze 25+20reb+7ast, X.HaiBin 18+1reb+2ast, Z.Yaosheng 12+1reb, Z.Wei 10+10reb+2ast, P.Jiaxin 6
Hebei X.: G.Kenny 26+5reb+4ast, W.Zixu 24+2reb+2ast, S.Shannon 22+13reb+14ast, C.Qi 17+4reb, S.Xuepeng 9+2reb, Y.Heng 8+8reb+2ast
gschID: 548570


Jiangsu L. - Beijing 80-94

There was no surprise in He Fei where 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-17) was defeated by eleventh ranked Beijing (7-11) 94-80. The game was mostly controlled by Beijing. Jiangsu L. was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Jiangsu L. 54-41 including 19 on the offensive glass. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) notched a double-double by scoring 31 points and 31 rebounds to lead the effort and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) supported him with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 22 points and 18 rebounds by American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) did not help to save the game for Jiangsu L.. Point guard Peng Wang (183-94) added 18 points. Four Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. Beijing maintains eleventh position with 7-11 record. Jiangsu L. lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Beijing's next round opponent will be higher ranked Luoyang (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Jiangsu L. will play against Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beijing: H.Michael 31+31reb+1ast, L.Yunan 17+8reb+2ast, C.Zexu 16+2reb+2ast, L.Bo 8+3reb, Z.Wei 8+1reb+1ast, Z.JunXiong 6+3reb
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 22+18reb, W.Peng 18+4reb+1ast, G.Wei 14+1reb+7ast, X.Shiwei 12+8reb+1ast, W.Xing Chen 6+4reb+1ast, Z.PengFei 5
gschID: 548569


Guangxi - Shaanxi W. 96-109

The game in Guangxi was also quite interesting. Second ranked Shaanxi W. (13-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Guangxi (10-8). Shaanxi W. defeated Guangxi 109-96 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Guangxi managed to win fourth quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Guangxi 39-26 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Shaanxi W. shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard XiaoHang Yu (193-89) chipped in 27 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Le Ji (203-83) with 28 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Shaanxi W. and four Guangxi players scored in double figures. Guangxi's coach Dazong Qiu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shaanxi W. maintains second position with 13-5 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Guizhou and Hunan. Guangxi lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Shaanxi W. will meet at home Lhasa (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Guangxi will play against Hebei X. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: Y.XiaoHang 27+4reb, G.Charles 20+15reb+1ast, G.Troy 17+6reb+1ast, G.Yan 17+7reb+2ast, M.Daqiang 17+3reb+3ast, L.XiaoPeng 6+3reb
Guangxi: J.Le 28+6reb+2ast, B.Sim 19+10reb+2ast, M.Kevin 18+4reb+3ast, Y.Kai 13+1reb+3ast, L.Jiawei 8+2reb+6ast, Z.Yupeng 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548568


Henan - Luoyang 123-98

Leader Henan delivered the fifteenth win on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Luoyang (11-7) 123-98. The game without a history. Henan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 26 Luoyang turnovers and outrebounded them 52-30 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 48 points (!!!) and 4 steals. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and forward Shuai Liu (196-95) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-3 record. Luoyang at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Anhui. Henan are looking forward to face Hunan (#4) in Changsha in the next round. Luoyang will play at home against Beijing and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 48+4reb+2ast, O.Chris 28+22reb+1ast, W.Longfei 24+5reb+2ast, J.Yuxing 17+5reb+1ast, L.PengPeng 4+2reb, M.Qingfei 2+8reb
Luoyang: M.Ater 30+10reb+3ast, Q.Wenhan 18+3reb+3ast, L.Shuai 17+9reb+3ast, Z.Ye 16+2reb+1ast, Q.Daoqing 6+2reb, G.Han 5+1reb
gschID: 548567


Chongqing - Lhasa 119-109

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Lanling where ninth ranked Chongqing (9-9) defeated 8th ranked Lhasa (9-9) 119-109. Lhasa was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 35-21 third quarter run of Chongqing. They shot 62.7 percent from the field and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) notched 40 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) supported him with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Even 23 points and 5 rebounds by forward Yuxiang Gao (195-93) did not help to save the game for Lhasa. Jinlong Chen added 25 points. Four Chongqing and five Lhasa players scored in double figures. Chongqing moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lhasa and Fujian. Chongqing's next round opponent will be higher ranked Guizhou (#3) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: M.Tony 40+5reb+4ast, K.Vladyslav 24+5reb+1ast, G.Yaoyang 22+5reb+2ast, W.Yang 11+4reb+1ast, L.Yao 8+1ast, L.JinYang 6
Lhasa: C.Jinlong 25+3reb+1ast, G.Yuxiang 23+5reb+3ast, D.ZhiMing 17+2reb+2ast, H.DangJian 15+3reb+1ast, K.Jonathan 14+12reb+1ast, Z.Zhennan 11+7reb+2ast
gschID: 548566


Guizhou - Anhui 118-98

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Anhui (11-7) was rolled over on the road by third ranked Guizhou (13-5) 118-98. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Anhui was better in fourth quarter 31-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Anhui helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) notched a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) supported him with 30 points and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Even a double-double of 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds by American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) did not help to save the game for Anhui. His fellow American import swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) added 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. and Hunan. Anhui at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Guizhou's next round opponent will be Chongqing (#9) in Lanling and are hoping to win another game. Anhui will play at home against Fujian (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: M.James 39+13reb+2ast, L.Mark 30+3reb+5ast, L.MingHao 17+4reb+4ast, L.Xu 9+4reb+2ast, Z.Zihua 8+3reb+1ast, S.Rongxiao 5+4reb+4ast
Anhui: J.Chris 35+16reb, H.Manny 15+8reb+1ast, L.Jun 11+3reb, Z.Yong 9+3reb+1ast, G.Shunjie 9+2reb+1ast, L.Qingxiang 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548565



Shaanxi Wolves tab Troy Gillenwater, ex Eskisehir Basket - by Eurobasket News

Shaanxi Wolves (NBL) inked 29-year old American forward Troy Gillenwater (205-104kg-88, college: New Mexico State). He played most recently at Eskisehir Basket in Turkish TBL league. In 5 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Gillenwater also played that season for Toyota Alvark (B League) in Japan where in 26 games he averaged impressive 17.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg. His team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TBL.
Among other achievements Gillenwater received Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Gillenwater has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Gillenwater has played previously professionally also in Cyprus, Israel, Puerto Rico (Piratas), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Venezuela (Bucaneros) and South Korea (LG Sakers and Goyang Orions).
He attended New Mexico State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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China beats Lithuania at Basketball Friendly - by Eurobasket News

A 27-8 second quarter helped Team Red of Chinese men's basketball national team win over Lithuania at 70-53 here on Friday at the Chengdu Basketball Championship. Both teams tied 15-15 after the first quarter. The host took a 15-0 run in the first five minutes of the second quarter to build a 15-point lead while the Lithuania team failed to score until Donatas Tarolis (202-F-94, agency: Interperformances) made in their first field goal with four minutes and 23 seconds to the halftime. China outscored Lithuania 27-8 in that quarter. The visiting team had a 7-0 run in the beginning of the second half, which forced the Chinese team coach to call a timeout. The Lithuania team beat China 22-14 in the third quarter and headed in to the final period trailing by 11. Thomas Dimsa's three-pointer cut China's lead to only eight but then the host answered with a 13-0 run to secure the victory and finished the championship with a record of 2-1. Rui Zhao (193-F-96) led China with a team-high 20 while Abdusalam added nine points and 10 rebounds.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Moore, Aguilas26.9 
 2. Givens, Piratas25.7 
 3. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break21.5 
 5. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.1 
 7. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 8. Rodriguez, Cimar.16.7 
 9. McCoy, Condores16.5 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas13.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Hernandez, Cimar.10.2 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.1 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 6. Perez, Academia9.6 
 7. Rodriguez, Cimar.9.5 
 8. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 9. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 10. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan MCCOY
  Condores
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. McCoy, Condores5.8 
 2. Murray, Academia5.6 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Granados, Academia4.9 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.7 
 8. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 9. Wormely, Caciques4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.2 
 3. Rodriguez, Cimar.2.0 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 5. Ortiz, Fast Break1.8 
 6. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 7. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 10. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Perez, Academia1.5 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 5. Rodriguez, Cimar.1.1 
 6. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 7. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 8. Romero, Piratas0.9 
 9. Givens, Piratas0.8 
 10. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 


PBD Round 2 of Finals. Fast Break force decider versus Cimarrones - by Eurobasket News

Fast Break - Cimarrones 84-74

Fast Break held off Cimarrones to level the title series at 1-1. Fast Break forced 20 Cimarrones turnovers. Strangely Cimarrones outrebounded Fast Break 36-23 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points. American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Sneed is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Fast Break players scored in double figures. Fast Break's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Venezuelan-Spanish guard Jhornan Zamora (196-89) replied with 33 points (!!!) and Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Cimarrones.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: H.Uhegwu 26+1reb+2ast, S.Ortiz 17+1reb+4ast, M.Sneed 16+6reb+1ast, D.Crockrell 13+5reb+2ast, C.Ordonez 6+3reb, L.Julio 6+2reb+1ast
Cimarrones: J.Zamora 33+3reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 12+9reb+2ast, J.Hernandez 10+11reb, A.Carraway 6+5reb+2ast, E.Moreno 6+5reb+5ast, E.Renteria 4+2reb
gschID: 554990





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Cedevita inks Kevin Murphy - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) signed 27-year old American guard Kevin Murphy (196-84kg-90, college: Tenn Tech). He plays this summer at Guangxi Rhinos in Chinese NBL league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 45.2ppg, 9.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. The last season Murphy played at another team Drive in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 44 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (47th overall). The former Tennessee Tech University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2012. Murphy was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Murphy has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in France (Strasbourg IG), Japan (Hitachi Sunrockers), NBA (Orlando Magic) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Reno Bighorns).
Murphy could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Explosive scorer that possesses a wide offensive skill-set ... Good length for either wing position ... Active runner ... Quick feet ... Gets himself squared up to the hoop almost instantly ... Volume shooter. Not a very strong finisher at the rim, due in large part to his slight frame ... Does most of his scoring outside the paint, so it's hard for him to establish a good scoring rhythm if his shot isn't falling
.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Ivan Ramljak

Center:
Andrija Stipanovic

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vrijednosnice Osijek signs Domagoj Vrkic to multi-year deal - by Zeljko Zule

Vrijednosnice Osijek fortified its roster with an eye on the future with the signing of prospect Domagoj Vrkic (204-PF-97) on a three-year deal.
Vrkic started last season with Zadar and in January moved to Alkar, for whom he averaged 7.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks in 11 Croatian A1 League games. Vrkic spent last month representing the Croatian national team at U20 European Championship Division B, posted 9.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocks in eight games, helped Croatia win silver medal.
Vrkic grew up with Zadar and has already played for Sukosan and Puntamika in A2 League and GKK Sibenik.



Split re-signs Mateo Kedzo for two more years - by Zeljko Zule

Split re-signed experienced Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) for another two season. Kedzo averaged 14.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks in 29 Croatian A1 League games last season, all off the bench. He already played for Split from 2002 through 2007 and during the 2014-15 season.
Kedzo has already played for Solin in A2 League plus Kalev/Cramo Tallin in Estonia, Atomeromu SE Paks in Hungary, Energa Czarni Slupsk in Poland, Aliaga Petkim in Turkey, Ventpils and Barons Riga in Latvia, Girona, Burgos and Ourense in Spain, Mykolaiv in Ukraine and Doxa Lefkadas in Greece.
Kedzo was a member of Croatian national team that won the gold medal at the Juniori European Championship in Germany in 2002.



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Cory Abercrombie (ex Usti n/Labem) is a newcomer at Lorient - by Philippe Burstert

CEP Lorient (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American power forward Cory Abercrombie (201-112kg-85, college: Independence CC, agency: SportsVision-Service). He has played for the last two years at Usti n/Labem in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 33 games he recorded 11.2ppg and 4.4rpg last season.
Abercrombie was selected to Czech Republic NBL All-Star Game in 2015 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Abercrombie played at White Wings in German ProA where in two games he averaged 5.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He also played that season for Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML. But in only one game he did not score anything. Abercrombie also played 1 game in Baltic League where he had 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 block. He also spent pre-season at BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) in Slovakian league that year.
He is a very experienced player. Abercrombie has played also professionally in Finland (Forssan_Koripojat and Aanekosken Huima), Hungary (Dombovar), Luxembourg (Sparta) and Germany (Schalke, Hertener Loewen and Nuernberg).
He attended Independence Community College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Big, strong NBA-type body. Double-double workhorse. Excellent and getting inside position for rebounding and scoring high percentage field goals. Loves to establish early position down low, but can also step outside and face up. Has a very good shooting touch from the perimeter with good passing skills-excellent high-low player. Runs the floor extremely well. Played for legendary Coach Gene Iba and led his team in almost every statistical category. Established himself early as one of the premiere players when he led his team in scoring against Kansas State and Michael Beasley where Cory dropped 25 points and 7 rebounds with Michael Beasley guarding him. Religious weight-lifter who works out all year round with great intensity and a desire to win.

CEP Lorient roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Eliot Maraux

Forwards:
Jared Newson
Cory Abercrombie
William Olugbeje

Center:
Vincent Pourchot

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milan Stanojevic (ex Teodo Tivat) joins NH Ostrava - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) added to their roster 31-year old Serbian guard Milan Stanojevic (183-86, college: E.Washington, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played last season at Teodo Tivat in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 26 games he had 11.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 5.3apg (leader !!!) and 2.0spg (in top 2). Stanojevic helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League 2nd Team. Stanojevic also played 17 games in Balkan League where he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.1apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stanojevic played at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL. In 40 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Stanojevic also played 3 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he got 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg. The other team Stanojevic played shortly was Spartak in Serbian KLS. In three games he got 14.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 4.7spg.
Stanojevic has played also professionally in Denmark (Naestved), Greece (Near East) and Serbia (KK Meridiana Novi Sad).
He attended Eastern Washington University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Stanojevic: Smart player with good fundamentals, is a point guard that is very careful with the ball and has low turnover ratio, handles pressure very well, pass first PG, has a very nice pull-up jumper which allows him to play some SG.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MMCITE Brno adds Sullivan to their roster, ex Hanau - by Surujh Roopnarine

JBC MMCITE Brno (NBL) added to their roster 24-year old American point guard Brian Sullivan (183-84kg-93, college: Davidson). Sullivan is the first foreign import announced by the club for the upcoming 2017-18 KNBL season.
He played last season at Hebeisen White Wings Hanau in German ProA.
In 23 games as a rookie he averaged 7.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in roughly 16 minutes per contest.

Sullivan graduated from Davidson College in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player. At Davidson he was a double-digit scorer each of his three seasons and was named All-Atlantic 10 Conference 2nd Team in 2015. Sullivan, a native of Ohio, began his collegiate career at the University of Miami (Ohio) where as a freshman showed his scoring prowess, averaging 10.3ppg.

Sullivan is an accomplished three-point shooter, connecting on over 40% (41-101) last season. On the other hand, an area where the 6-0 Sullivan will need to address for the upcoming season is his assist-turnover ratio, which was only 0.81 last season.






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Kevin Larsen (ex MBC) signs at Horsens IC - by Igor Obradovic

Horsens IC (Ligaen) landed 24-year old former Danish international power forward Kevin Larsen (207-118kg-93, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels in German ProA. In 19 games he averaged 3.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg last season. Larsen helped them to win the 2.Bundesliga Pro A title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for Lille Metropole (also in ProA) where in 13 games he had 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg.
Larsen received All-Atlantic 10 3rd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Larsen was also a member of Danish international program for some years. He played for Danish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Larsen represented Denmark at the European Championships U18 Division B in Varna (Bulgaria) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 10.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 59.5%.
Larsen has played previously for two other Denmark teams: Stevnsgade and Vaerlose.
He attended George Washington University until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Horsens IC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vedran Borovcanin
Christian Benzon
Aladdin Barakeh
Denzel Ingram

Forwards:
Reggie Agbeko
Kevin Larsen
Cedric Kuakumensah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zygimantas Riauka (ex Caceres) joins Naestved - by Igor Obradovic

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) agreed terms with 24-year old Lithuanian forward Zygimantas Riauka (206-107kg-93, college: Wisc.-Parkside). He played last season at Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad in Spanish LEB Gold. In 34 games he had 4.6ppg and 3.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Riauka played at Olivar (LEB Silver) in Spanish league where in 26 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.3apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the GLVC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2013 and 2015).
Riauka represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 4.2ppg, 6.0rpg.
Riauka graduated from University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Conner Washington

Forwards:
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LNB Round 5 (Second Stage): Caneros LR defeats leader Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Leones SD (5-3) in La Romana on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Caneros LR (3-4) 111-105. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Leones SD trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 32-27 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 105-111 at the end of the game. Caneros LR made 32-of-36 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game, while Leones SD only scored fifteen points from the stripe. Strangely Leones SD outrebounded Caneros LR 47-35 including a 24-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Caneros LR especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Leones SD helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Scott Rodgers (191-87, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). His fellow American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Caneros LR's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) answered with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Leones SD. Caneros LR moved-up to second place, which they share with Titanes Licey. Defending champion Leones SD still keeps top position with three games lost.
An interesting game for Leones SD (5-3) which hosted in Santo Domingo second-ranked Titanes Licey (3-4). First ranked Leones SD managed to get a 4-point victory 89-85. American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) stepped up and scored 30 points and 7 assists for the winners and Omar Reed chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-3 record. Titanes Licey at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Caneros LR.
An interesting game for Titanes Licey (3-4) which played road game in La Romana against 3rd placed Caneros LR (3-4). Second ranked Titanes Licey managed to get a 7-point victory 97-90. Edward Santana nailed 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Trey Gilder came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds for Caneros LR in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Titanes Licey maintains second place with 3-4 record having just one point less than leader Leones SD, which they share with defeated Caneros LR.

Leones SD - Titanes Licey 89-85

An interesting game for Leones SD (5-3) which hosted in Santo Domingo second-ranked Titanes Licey (3-4). First ranked Leones SD managed to get a 4-point victory 89-85. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Titanes Licey won third quarter 23-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leones SD made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Titanes Licey was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) stepped up and scored 30 points and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Omar Reed (200-87, college: Bluefield) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Leones SD and five Titanes Licey players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-3 record. Titanes Licey at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Caneros LR.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: B.Colon 20+4reb+1ast, B.Williams 17+11reb+5ast, E.Santana 16+9reb+7ast, R.Hamilton 11+1reb+2ast, R.Bell 10+3reb+3ast, J.Fortuna 7+3reb+1ast
Leones SD: P.Miller 30+4reb+7ast, M.Rhett 17+4reb+2ast, O.Reed 15+4reb+6ast, E.Fortuna 10+2reb+1ast, S.Rojas 6+2reb+1ast, J.Araujo 5+9reb+1ast
gschID: 550382


Caneros LR - Leones SD 111-105

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Leones SD (5-3) in La Romana on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Caneros LR (3-4) 111-105. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Leones SD trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 32-27 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 105-111 at the end of the game. Caneros LR made 32-of-36 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game, while Leones SD only scored fifteen points from the stripe. Strangely Leones SD outrebounded Caneros LR 47-35 including a 24-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Caneros LR especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Leones SD helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Scott Rodgers (191-87, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). His fellow American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Caneros LR's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) answered with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American swingman Sadiel Rojas (197-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan) added 16 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Leones SD. Five Caneros LR and four Leones SD players scored in double figures. Caneros LR moved-up to second place, which they share with Titanes Licey. Defending champion Leones SD still keeps top position with three games lost.
Top scorers:
Leones SD: E.Fortuna 22+2reb+4ast, P.Miller 21+8reb+6ast, M.Rhett 18+6reb+1ast, S.Rojas 16+12reb, J.Corporan 11+2reb+1ast, J.Araujo 8+6reb+2ast
Caneros LR: S.Rodgers 19+5reb+5ast, T.Gilder 19+5reb+1ast, L.Payne 17+6reb+2ast, A.Williams 13+1reb+2ast, E.Soliman 10+4reb+4ast, M.Evangelista 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 550381


Caneros LR - Titanes Licey 90-97

An interesting game for Titanes Licey (3-4) which played road game in La Romana against 3rd placed Caneros LR (3-4). Second ranked Titanes Licey managed to get a 7-point victory 97-90. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 31-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Titanes Licey looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) nailed 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) accounted for 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Miguel Evangelista (-91) added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for Caneros LR in the defeat. Five Titanes Licey and four Caneros LR players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Titanes Licey maintains second place with 3-4 record having just one point less than leader Leones SD, which they share with defeated Caneros LR.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: T.Gilder 23+6reb+3ast, M.Evangelista 12+12reb+2ast, R.Scott 11+3reb+3ast, L.Payne 11+1reb, E.Soliman 10+2reb+4ast, J.Pablo Montas 9+10reb+1ast
Titanes Licey: R.Bell 22+6reb+1ast, E.Santana 21+7reb+5ast, K.Perez 20+1reb+1ast, B.Williams 15+8reb+6ast, B.Colon 10+10reb+3ast, D.Moquete 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 550379





Miller's 30-point game gives him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old point guard Patrick Miller (185-PG-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for Leones SD (they play in South-East) and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 30 points adding four rebounds and seven assists for Leones SD in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Titanes Licey (#3, 4-4) 89-85. It allowed Leones SD to consolidate first place in the Dominican Rep. league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Leones SD has a very solid 5-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Miller had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Leones SD's top player in his first season with the team. Tennessee State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Miller is in league's top in points (7th best: 18.4ppg), assists (2nd best: 5.6apg) and averages solid 54.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey. He is naturalized Spanish forward in his first season at Titanes Licey. In the last game Santana recorded impressive 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Titanes Licey cruised to a 97-90 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Caneros LR (#2, 3-5). Despite this victory Titanes Licey slide down in the standings to the very bottom in South-East. His team's 4-4 record is not bad at all. Santana is a newcomer at Titanes Licey and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.7ppg (#6). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of South-East second-best Caneros LR. Gilder scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Gilder's great performance Caneros LR lost 90-97 to #3 ranked Titanes Licey. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Caneros LR not to end season at such low position in South-East, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Gilder could try to bring Caneros LR's a little bit higher in the standings. Gilder has individually a great season in Dominican Republic. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.2ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 6.9rpg (8th best). He also has FGP: 57.7% and 3PT: 51.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Miguel Evangelista (91) of Caneros LR - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Titanes Licey - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Scott Rodgers (191-G-87) of Caneros LR - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Leones SD - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Lavell Payne (203-F-85) of Caneros LR - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Kelvin Perez) of Titanes Licey - 20 points
10. Benjamin Colon (201-F-84) of Titanes Licey - 20 points and 4 rebounds

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



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Barcelona lands Keith Bowman, ex Costa d'Orlando - by Eurobasket News

Barcelona Sporting Club (National League) tabbed 26-year old American power forward Keith Bowman (201-102kg-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports). He played most recently at Costa d'Orlando in Italian Serie C Gold.
Among other achievements Bowman's team made it to the CalPac Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He received also All-CalPac Player of the Year award and All-CalPac 1st Team award back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Bowman has played also professionally in Bosnia (Gorazde).
He attended Menlo College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Christopher Blake claims Salvadorean Liga MB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Christopher Blake (196-G-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Brujos Izalco and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 29-year old guard had a double-double of 40 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Arcense (#11, 1-4) 91-83. Brujos Izalco is placed at 3rd position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Brujos Izalco will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Blake had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Brujos Izalco and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Detroit Mercy graduate has very impressive stats this year. Blake is in league's top in points (6th best: 29.2ppg) and averages solid 1.5bpg,3.3spg and 58.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Jovany Austin (201-F-92) of Arcense. Austin impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 32 points and 27 rebounds. Bad luck as Arcense lost that game 83-91 to the higher-ranked Brujos Izalco (#3, 4-2). This loss caused Arcense to drop to 11th position in the standings. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Arcense managed to get this year. Austin is a newcomer at Arcense and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Eddie Ishman (196-F-86) of Canarios (#4). Ishman showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, fifteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Canarios, leading his team to a 101-65 easy win against Giants (#13, 0-5). Canarios needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Ishman has a great season in El Salvador. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.0ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 18.0rpg (2nd best). He also has 2.5spg, 1.5bpg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Slim Magee (211-C-89) of Isidro Metapan - 16 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jernell Hudges) of Cojute - 35 points and 11 assists
6. Jared Ruiz (188-G-92) of Halcones - 28 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists
7. Leo Svete (195-G) of Cojute - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. David Lawson (185-PG-89) of Canarios - 37 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Alvin Cacho (189-G-87) of Quezaltepeque - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Edwin Mijares (186-G-94) of Isidro Metapan - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 10 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)



Brujos Izalco lands Scott Sill - by Eurobasket News

Brujos Izalco (Liga MB) tabbed 25-year old American forward Scott Sill (206-98kg-92, college: Delaware State) from Cojute. In 25 Liga MB games in El Salvador he averaged impressive 19.7ppg, 13.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The last season Sill played at Hamilton in Canadian CBL in Canadian.
He played in the final of MEAC Tournament in 2015.
Sill graduated from Delaware State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Arcense lands Jovany Austin, ex Puente Alto - by Eurobasket News

Arcense Biomedical BC (Liga MB) landed 25-year old American forward Jovany Austin (201-113kg-92, college: W.Georgia). He played most recently at Club Deportes Puente Alto in Chilean Libcentro Pro. In 10 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg and 10.2rpg last season.
Among other achievements Austin's college team won GSC Tournament in 2016. He received also All-NJCAA D1 Region IV 1st Team award back in 2014.
Austin has played also professionally in ABA (Windy City G.).
He attended State University of West Georgia until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga MB Round 6: Halcones keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Liga MB, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Halcones as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Halcones edged 7th ranked Isidro Metapan in Sonzacate 90-88. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Isidro Metapan. Halcones looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) who had a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Dominican-Venezuelan power forward Jhoyfer Diaz (200-87) chipped in 26 points and 10 rebounds. Halcones' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 assists. Halcones have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Santa Tecla. Isidro Metapan at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with El Rapido. Isidro Metapan will play next round against strong Santa Ana trying to get back on the winning streak. Halcones will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked 11 Lobos in Chalchuapa.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Quezaltepeque (3-1) on the court of top-ranked Santa Tecla. Visitors were defeated by Santa Tecla 87-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quezaltepeque. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a good game for Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Robert Martinez contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Santa Tecla's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) replied with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for Quezaltepeque. Santa Tecla have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Halcones. Quezaltepeque at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Santa Tecla will play against Brujos Izalco (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Quezaltepeque will play against El Rapido and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Giants (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 101-65 loss to eighth ranked Canarios (3-2) in San Salvador on Wednesday evening. David Lawson scored 37 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Simbarahe Gwanyanya with 29 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Canarios moved-up to sixth place. Loser Giants still closes the standings with five games lost. Canarios will meet at home higher ranked Quezaltepeque (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Giants' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Salvador Arcense.

In the last two games of round 6 Arcense was defeated by Brujos Izalco in a road game 91-83. Cojute beat El Rapido at home 91-82.
The best stats of 6th round was 40 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds by Christopher Blake of Brujos Izalco.

Brujos Izalco - Arcense 91-83

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Arcense (1-4) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Brujos Izalco (4-2) 91-83 on Thursday. Brujos Izalco had a 46-34 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brujos Izalco made 16 blocks. American guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) had a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Anthony Brown (193-90, college: Imperial Valley JC) chipped in 17 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists during the contest. Four Brujos Izalco players scored in double figures. Brujos Izalco's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Jovany Austin (201-92, college: W.Georgia) with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 27 rebounds and 4 blocks and Mauricio Lahud scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Brujos Izalco moved-up to third place. Arcense lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Brujos Izalco will meet at home league's second-placed Santa Tecla in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Arcense's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in San Salvador to the arena Giants.
Top scorers:
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 40+14reb+3ast, A.Brown 17+8reb+12ast, R.Mendez 12+10reb+1ast, S.Sill 10+10reb+4ast, A.Alas 8+11reb+2ast, J.Loucel 2+5reb
Arcense: J.Austin 32+27reb, M.Lahud 17+8reb+7ast, M.Wilson 16+10reb+4ast, J.Reid 9+5reb, R.Cardona 7+5reb+1ast, C.Pineda 2
gschID: 553674


Giants - Canarios 65-101

Bottom-ranked Giants (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 101-65 loss to eighth ranked Canarios (3-2) in San Salvador on Wednesday evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Canarios made 9 blocks. American point guard David Lawson (185-89, college: Reinhardt) scored 37 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles) chipped in 28 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Canarios players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Zimbabwean guard Simbarahe Gwanyanya (191, college: Holy Names) with 29 points and 8 rebounds and American Watson Davontae (-93) scored 8 points and 20 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Canarios moved-up to sixth place. Loser Giants still closes the standings with five games lost. Canarios will meet at home higher ranked Quezaltepeque (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Giants' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Salvador Arcense.
Top scorers:
Canarios: D.Lawson 37+5reb+8ast, E.Ishman 28+15reb+6ast, M.Montavious 14+21reb+3ast, W.Molina 13+4reb+5ast, J.Martinez 4+2reb, F.Salazar 3
Giants: S.Gwanyanya 29+8reb+3ast, D.Urias 10+3reb+1ast, W.Davontae 8+20reb+2ast, C.Sandoval 5+1reb+1ast, C.Orellana 4+1reb, L.Escoto 3+5reb+3ast
gschID: 553640


Halcones - Isidro Metapan 90-88

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Halcones as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Halcones edged 7th ranked Isidro Metapan in Sonzacate 90-88. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Isidro Metapan. Halcones looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) who had a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Dominican-Venezuelan power forward Jhoyfer Diaz (200-87) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Halcones' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 assists and American center Slim Magee (211-89, college: Missouri So.) added 16 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks respectively. Four Isidro Metapan players scored in double figures. Halcones have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Santa Tecla. Isidro Metapan at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with El Rapido. Isidro Metapan will play next round against strong Santa Ana trying to get back on the winning streak. Halcones will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked 11 Lobos in Chalchuapa.
Top scorers:
Halcones: J.Ruiz 28+10reb+15ast, J.Diaz 26+10reb+2ast, M.Flores 19+6reb+3ast, A.Merino 5+4reb+2ast, R.Figueroa 4+2reb, M.Banos 3
Isidro Metapan: E.Mijares 25+4reb+10ast, E.Gimenez 23+8reb+5ast, S.Magee 16+19reb+4ast, M.Artiga 15+3reb, A.Regalado 8+2reb+1ast, J.Flores 1+1reb
gschID: 553659


Cojute - El Rapido 91-82

There was a small surprise in Cojutepeque where ninth ranked Cojute (3-3) defeated 7th ranked El Rapido (2-3) 91-82 on Tuesday. Cojute shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Jernell Hudges had a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Leo Svete (195, college: IUPUI) chipped in 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Josue Avila (198-98) with 27 points and 7 rebounds and Cuban power forward Arlen Alorda (198-86) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 23 rebounds. Four El Rapido players scored in double figures. Cojute moved-up to seventh place. Loser El Rapido dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Isidro Metapan. Cojute will meet league's second-placed Santa Tecla on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. El Rapido will play against Quezaltepeque (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cojute: J.Hudges 35+1reb+11ast, L.Svete 33+6reb+5ast, L.Quintanilla 10+5reb+1ast, R.Kenteh 5+18reb+3ast, B.Garcia 3+13reb+6ast, W.Mercado 3
El Rapido: J.Avila 27+7reb+3ast, O.Oliva 18+3reb+3ast, Y.Cubillas 16+10reb+4ast, A.Alorda 10+23reb+2ast, M.Aguilar 9+4reb+7ast, O.Coreas 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 553651


Santa Tecla - Quezaltepeque 87-77

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Quezaltepeque (3-1) on the court of top-ranked Santa Tecla. Visitors were defeated by Santa Tecla 87-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quezaltepeque. It was a key game for the top position in the league. They outrebounded Quezaltepeque 50-31 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Santa Tecla players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized American point guard Robert Martinez (185-91, college: Our Lady Lake) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Martinez is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. Santa Tecla's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) replied with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and Honduran guard Alvin Cacho (189-87) added 24 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals in the effort for Quezaltepeque. Santa Tecla have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Halcones. Quezaltepeque at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Santa Tecla will play against Brujos Izalco (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Quezaltepeque will play against El Rapido and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: L.Valdez 24+7reb, R.Martinez 20+6reb+3ast, C.Arias 14+10reb+4ast, O.Torres 13+12reb+2ast, O.Rivera 10+8reb+7ast, A.Arias Serrano 5+4reb+3ast
Quezaltepeque: Q.Scates 33+6reb+1ast, A.Cacho 24+8reb+5ast, R.Miller 11+10reb+5ast, J.Maria Rivas 6+1reb+2ast, L.Portal 3+1reb+1ast, R.Miranda 0+1ast
gschID: 553667





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Montegrano adds Treier to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Poderosa Basket Montegranaro added to their roster 18-year old Estonian forward Kaspar Treier (203-99). He played last season at PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B. In 33 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg. Treier helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Italian U20 Championships 1st Team All-Star.
He represented Estonia at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) two years ago. Treier's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 50.0%.

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugenio Rivali
Ousmane Gueye
LaMarshall Corbett
Luca Campogrande

Forwards:
Marshawn Powell
Dario Zucca
Kaspar Treier

Center:
Arnold Mitt

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Cedevita inks Kevin Murphy - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) signed 27-year old American guard Kevin Murphy (196-84kg-90, college: Tenn Tech). He plays this summer at Guangxi Rhinos in Chinese NBL league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 45.2ppg, 9.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. The last season Murphy played at another team Drive in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 44 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (47th overall). The former Tennessee Tech University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2012. Murphy was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Murphy has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in France (Strasbourg IG), Japan (Hitachi Sunrockers), NBA (Orlando Magic) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Reno Bighorns).
Murphy could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Explosive scorer that possesses a wide offensive skill-set ... Good length for either wing position ... Active runner ... Quick feet ... Gets himself squared up to the hoop almost instantly ... Volume shooter. Not a very strong finisher at the rim, due in large part to his slight frame ... Does most of his scoring outside the paint, so it's hard for him to establish a good scoring rhythm if his shot isn't falling
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KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Ivan Ramljak

Center:
Andrija Stipanovic

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Giedraitis re-signs at Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old international small forward Rokas Giedraitis (198-81kg-92). He played there last season. In 48 LKL games he had 8.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg. Giedraitis helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Giedraitis also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 9.7ppg and 2.2rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Giedraitis played at BC Siauliai. In 15 LKL games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg. He also played 6 games in Baltic League where he got remarkable 15.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Giedraitis won Baltic League championship title for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Forward of the Year in 2015.
Giedraitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Giedraitis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Giedraitis has played previously for three other teams: Mazeikiai, ABRO Universitetas and A.Sireikos KA Pramustgalvis.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Marc_Antonio Carter
Ben Madgen
Chris Kramer

Forwards:
Rokas Giedraitis
Robert Carter

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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ALBA Berlin signs Stefan Peno - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

ALBA Berlin (BBL) signed 20-year old Serbian guard Stefan Peno (198-97). He is a dual citizen owning also Guyanese passport. Peno has played for the last three seasons at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in 14 games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Peno helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team. Peno also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 1.1ppg.
Despite young age Peno had great career. Peno played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team back in 2013.
He was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Peno played for Serbian Senior National Team in 2014 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 27.5%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 76.0%.
Peno has played also professionally in Serbia (OKK Beograd).

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva
Stefan Peno

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis
Niels Giffey
Spencer Butterfield

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Kevin Seraphin is a newcomer at FC Barcelona - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

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

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Ante Tomic
Kevin Seraphin

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Sani CAMPARA
  BIH
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Campara, BIH22.4 
 2. Atar, TUR20.2 
 3. Sanon, UKR19.2 
 4. Moraitis, GRE16.8 
 5. Simonovic, MNT16.0 
 6. Heinonen, FIN15.4 
 7. Kralj, SLO15.4 
 8. Velicka, LTU15.0 
 9. Martinez, ESP15.0 
 10. Kalaitzakis, GRE15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mikael JANTUNEN
  (200-F-0)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Jantunen, FIN11.4 
 2. Atar, TUR8.8 
 3. Zeliznak, SVK8.6 
 4. Pecarski, SRB8.6 
 5. Ehigitor, ESP8.5 
 6. Velicka, LTU7.6 
 7. Simonovic, MNT7.6 
 8. Martinez, ESP7.0 
 9. Kalaitzakis, GRE6.8 
 10. Sanon, UKR6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Arnas VELICKA
  LTU
  (192-PG-99)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Velicka, LTU6.6 
 2. Pajola, ITA6.3 
 3. Akay, TUR6.2 
 4. Uskokovic, SRB4.4 
 5. Titic, MNT4.4 
 6. Moraitis, GRE4.0 
 7. Klavzar, SLO4.0 
 8. Heinonen, FIN3.8 
 9. Vulikic, SRB3.8 
 10. Atelbauers, LAT3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yusuf SANON
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Sanon, UKR3.8 
 2. Trapani, ITA2.8 
 3. Moraitis, GRE2.8 
 4. Pajola, ITA2.7 
 5. Grytsak, UKR2.6 
 6. Heinonen, FIN2.6 
 7. Blanc, FRA2.6 
 8. Uskokovic, SRB2.4 
 9. Jantunen, FIN2.4 
 10. Kamperidis, GRE2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakub KADASI
  SVK
  (199-SF-99)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kadasi, SVK2.2 
 2. Caruso, ITA2.0 
 3. Pavelka, SVK2.0 
 4. Vigori, ITA1.4 
 5. Grytsak, UKR1.4 
 6. Voinalovych, UKR1.4 
 7. Kayser, GER1.4 
 8. Atar, TUR1.2 
 9. Gargalis, GRE1.2 
 10. Sarr, FRA1.2 


Stats Leader

Points Per Game
 Ben KOVAC
  (195-SG-0)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Kovac, LUX25.3 
 2. Jenkins, IRL23.7 
 3. Alipiev, BUL19.8 
 4. Brajkovic, AUT19.2 
 5. Ilhan, AZE17.8 
 6. Persson, SWE17.8 
 7. Ryuny, BLR17.3 
 8. Henry, ENG17.0 
 9. Mammadov, AZE17.0 
 10. Odiah, BLR16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka BRAJKOVIC
  (206-F/C-99)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Brajkovic, AUT11.2 
 2. Kovac, LUX11.0 
 3. Buysschaert, BEL11.0 
 4. Massalski, BLR10.3 
 5. Bogucki, POL10.0 
 6. Demuth, LUX9.8 
 7. Krstevski, MKD9.8 
 8. Ryuny, BLR9.3 
 9. Metskhvarish., GEO9.3 
 10. Zoccoletti, SUI9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Felix LEMETTI
  (185-PG-99)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Lemetti, SWE6.2 
 2. Russell, ENG5.3 
 3. Ebo, ISR5.3 
 4. Kullamae, EST4.8 
 5. Welsch, CZE4.8 
 6. Dimitrov, BUL4.7 
 7. Kravits, ISR4.7 
 8. Somogyi, HUN4.7 
 9. Van-D., NED4.5 
 10. Petursson, ISL4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mert ILHAN
  AZE
  (180-PG-99)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ilhan, AZE4.5 
 2. Persson, SWE3.4 
 3. Dimitrov, BUL3.2 
 4. Safra, SUI3.2 
 5. Krstevski, MKD3.0 
 6. Welsch, CZE2.8 
 7. Van-D., NED2.7 
 8. Russell, ENG2.7 
 9. Fofana, SUI2.7 
 10. Van-D., NED2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Yauhen MASSALSKI
  BLR
  (207-F-99)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Massalski, BLR2.8 
 2. Tass, EST2.2 
 3. Brajkovic, AUT2.0 
 4. Donat, AZE1.5 
 5. Samanic, CRO1.5 
 6. Bogucki, POL1.3 
 7. Boachie-Y., ENG1.3 
 8. Nikoci, ALB1.2 
 9. Ryuny, BLR1.2 
 10. Mihajloski, MKD1.2 


Semifinals are all set in Slovakia - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Serbia - Bosnia 82-50
Serbia coasted past Bosnia and Herzegovina today. Aleksa Matic (198-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 12 points for the winning side. Serbia accumulated a 37:24 halftime lead. They followed with a 44-point effort in the second half to ice the victory. Stefan Momirov (195-G-99) netted 9 points in the win. Sani Campara (190-G-99) responded with 24 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Italy - Lithuania 67-73
Lithuania outscored Italy in the quarterfinal clash in Slovakia tonight. Ignas Sargiunas (193-SG-99) produced 18 points for the winners. Lithuania piled up a 42:30 halftime lead. The Azzurri narrowed the distance in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Erikas Venskus (203-C-00) had 15 points for the Baltic team. Michele Ebeling (205-PF-99) responded with 13 points for Italy.

Spain - France 86-85 OT
Spain held off France in overtime to reach the semifinal stage. Sergi Martinez (203-PF-99) notched 21 points to lead the charge. France grabbed a 45:34 halftime advantage. But Spain went on a 41:30 run in the second half to force overtime. They sank 11 points in the extra period to snatch the win. Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) had 16 points in the victory. Yanik Blanc (188-PG-99) answered with 21 points for France.

Turkey - Greece 81-63
Turkey overcame Greece to stay in the title hunt. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) provided 22 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Turkey established a 45:33 halftime lead. They held Greece to just 30 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Erkin Senel (191-G/F-99) posted 17 points for the winners. Konstantinos Kampouridis (202-C-99) replied with 20 points for Greece.




Division B. Great Britain, Estonia, Croatia and Israel reach semis - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
United Kingdom - Bulgaria 76-73
Great Britain knocked down Bulgaria to enter the semifinal stage in Tallinn. Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (204-F-99) came up with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Great Britain accumulated a 41:31 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 13-point mark at the final break. Bulgaria cut the distance in the fourth frame to ice the win. Jaydon Henry (198-G-99) netted 13 points and 9 boards for the winning side. Ivaylo Tonev (198-F/G-99) topscored with 23 points for Bulgaria.

Estonia - Poland 68-63
Estonia remained in the title race in Tallinn. They topped Poland in the quarterfinal clash. Kristian Kullamae (194-PG-99) posted 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Estonia recorded a 40:33 halftime lead. They kept Poland at bay throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Hugo Erkmaa (194-PG-99) had 15 points in the win. Dominik Wilczek (193-G/F-99) and Adrian Bogucki (213-F/C-99) answered with 10 points each for Poland.

Croatia - Holland 65-54
Croatia topped Netherlands to secure the semifinal birth. Domagoj Saric (193-PG-99) provided 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Croatia eked out a 27:26 halftime lead. They held Netherlands to just 7 points in the third term to boost the gap at 10-point mark. They sank 22 points in the fourth term to rally to the victory. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) netted 13 points in the win. Gijsbertus Van Schaik replied with 17 points for Netherlands.

Israel - Denmark 78-55
Israel cruised past Denmark to advance into the semifinal stage. Tomer Levinson (206-F/C-00) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Israel piled up a comfortable 41:24 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 25-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back. Amit Ebo (182-PG-99) produced 15 points for the winners. Morten Bulow (200-PF-99) answered with 8 points and 10 rebounds for Denmark.




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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


FIBA Europe Cup Qualification Round 1 and 2 pairings confirmed - by Eurobasket News

The FIBA Europe Cup Qualification Rounds 1 and 2 pairings were confirmed in Munich on Thursday morning. 20 teams will participate in Qualification Round 1, with the winning team of each pairing moving to Qualification Round 2, where there will be an additional 10 teams awaiting them. The 10 winners of the Qualification Round 2 matchups are guaranteed spots in the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season. 32 teams will compete in the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season, with up to 22 teams joining the FIBA Europe Cup Regular Season from the Basketball Champions League Qualification Rounds.
Qualification Round 1 matchups are as follows:
BC Balkan Botevgrad (BUL) v CSM CSU Oradea (ROU)
Szolnoki Olaj KK (HUN) v Trabzonspor Medical Park (TUR)
Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece (TUR) v DNIPRO (UKR)
KFUM Boras Basket (SWE) v Egis Kormend (HUN)
CSU Sibiu (ROU) v BK Pardubice (CZE)
KR (ISL) v Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BEL)
Bnei Herzliya (ISR) v BM SLAM STAL Ostrow (POL)
BC Nevezis (LTU) v BC Rilski Sportist (BUL)
Parma (RUS) v BC Rabotnicki Skopje (MKD)
s.Oliver Wurzburg (GER) v Istanbul (TUR)

Qualification Round 2 matchups are as follows:
Boras/Kormend v CSA Steaua Bucharest (ROU)
Herzliya/Ostrow v FC Do Porto (POR)
Balkan/Oradea v Falco KC Szombathely (HUN)
Szolnok/Trabzonspor v Sodertalje (SWE)
Wurzburg/Istanbul v BC Khimik (UKR)
Parma/Rabotnicki v ESSM Le Portel (FRA)
Nevezis/Rilski Sportist v Petrolina AEK Larnaca (CYP)
KR/Mons v BC Beroe (BUL)
Demir Insaat/Dnipro v Tartu University (EST)
Sibiu/Pardubice v Spirou (BEL).
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  FINLAND  


Lawrence's pro career starts at Ura Basket - by Eurobasket News

Kaarinan Ura Basket (1st Division) tabbed Canadian forward Kashrell Lawrence (188). He just graduated from Dalhousie. Lawrence has played there for the last five years. In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg last season. Lawrence helped them to win AUS Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-AUS 1st Team, AUS All-Tournament Team and CIS Canadian All-Tournament Team.
So his pro career will start in Finland.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galil Elion inks Brandon Edwards, ex Salon Vilpas - by Nir Luna

Galil Elion - Kiryat Shmona (National League) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Brandon Edwards (198-102kg-91, college: Texas Arlington). He played last season at Salon Vilpas in Finnish Korisliiga. In 29 games he had 9.6ppg and 6.9rpg. Edwards helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He also played that season for Cretan Kings in Greek A1 where in 14 games he recorded 4.0ppg and 3.6rpg.
Edwards has played also professionally in Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Melilla_Baloncesto).
He attended University of Texas at Arlington until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Russia edge Finland at the start of Kondrashin and Belov Cup - by Eurobasket News

Russia edged Finland 91-75 at the start of Kondrashin and Belov Cup in Saint Petersburg. The hosts of the tournament had a slow start and trailed 21-25 at the end of the first period. Russia however scored another 21 points in the second frame that was enough to take a 2-point lead at the halftime. Russia posted 22-17 and then 27-18 wins in the third and the fourth quarters respectively for the final success.
Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) nailed 16. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87) followed them with 13 points and Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) scored 12. Sasu Salin (191-SG-91) replied with 23 points in the losing effort, whilst Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) added 17.



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  FRANCE  


Romain Dardaine signs at Orchies - by Philippe Burstert

BC Orchies (NM1) landed 29-year old power forward Romain Dardaine (201-88). He was about to sign at Aix-Maurienne in the ProB. Dardaine has played there for the last three years. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Dardaine played also at Aix Maurienne (also in ProB) where in 34 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements Dardaine played in the final of French NM1 Play-Offs in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Dardaine was a member of French U18 National Team in 2006.
He has played previously for five other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, Sluc Nancy, Hyeres-Toulon, JSA Bordeaux and Charleville Mezieres.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maxime Djo Ebala joins Orchies - by Philippe Burstert

BC Orchies (NM1) agreed terms with 23-year old naturalized Cameroonian center Maxime Djo Ebala (208-94) from Angers BC 49. In 30 NM1 games he had 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg last season.
Djo Ebala helped his team to make it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously for another French team STB Le Havre.

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Orchies add Robinson to their roster, ex Albury W.B. - by Philippe Burstert

BC Orchies (NM1) added to their roster 28-year old American forward T.J. Robinson (203-98kg-89, college: Long Beach State). He played this summer at Albury Wodonga Bandits in Australian SEABL-East. In 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.9ppg, 13.5rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Robinson was tested by Sheffield Sharks (BBL) in British league.
In 2012 he was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in third round (33rd overall).
The former Long Beach State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robinson won British BBL championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Imports Team in 2016.
Robinson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait), Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan) and Spain (Estela).

BC Orchies roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Romain Dardaine
Chrislain Cairo
T.J. Robinson

Center:
Maxime Djo_Ebala

Coach: Fabrice Courcier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Quimper tabs Abou Diallo - by Philippe Burstert

Quimper UJAP (ProB) inked 22-year old power forward Abou Diallo (203-95). He played most recently at Union Basket Chartres Metropole in the NM1, but left the team in Feb.'17. But in 8 games he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Diallo played at Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) where in 5 games he had only 0.8ppg.
He helped his team to make it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2012.
Diallo has played previously for Sluc Nancy.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

Mathieu Tensorer
Fabien Herard
Jeffrey Xavier
Kevin Mondesir
Maxime Choplin
Jean-Dieudonniz Biog
Paul-Lou Duwiquet
Demarco Cox
James Ellisor
Abou Diallo
Thomas Prost
Efe Odigie
Marc-Antoine Hello

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cory Abercrombie (ex Usti n/Labem) is a newcomer at Lorient - by Philippe Burstert

CEP Lorient (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American power forward Cory Abercrombie (201-112kg-85, college: Independence CC, agency: SportsVision-Service). He has played for the last two years at Usti n/Labem in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 33 games he recorded 11.2ppg and 4.4rpg last season.
Abercrombie was selected to Czech Republic NBL All-Star Game in 2015 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Abercrombie played at White Wings in German ProA where in two games he averaged 5.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He also played that season for Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML. But in only one game he did not score anything. Abercrombie also played 1 game in Baltic League where he had 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 block. He also spent pre-season at BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) in Slovakian league that year.
He is a very experienced player. Abercrombie has played also professionally in Finland (Forssan_Koripojat and Aanekosken Huima), Hungary (Dombovar), Luxembourg (Sparta) and Germany (Schalke, Hertener Loewen and Nuernberg).
He attended Independence Community College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Big, strong NBA-type body. Double-double workhorse. Excellent and getting inside position for rebounding and scoring high percentage field goals. Loves to establish early position down low, but can also step outside and face up. Has a very good shooting touch from the perimeter with good passing skills-excellent high-low player. Runs the floor extremely well. Played for legendary Coach Gene Iba and led his team in almost every statistical category. Established himself early as one of the premiere players when he led his team in scoring against Kansas State and Michael Beasley where Cory dropped 25 points and 7 rebounds with Michael Beasley guarding him. Religious weight-lifter who works out all year round with great intensity and a desire to win.

CEP Lorient roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Eliot Maraux

Forwards:
Jared Newson
Cory Abercrombie
William Olugbeje

Center:
Vincent Pourchot

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rennes ink Bojan Pelkic - by Eurobasket News

Union Rennes Basket 35 (NM2) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (204-83). He has played for the last three seasons at Leotar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 24 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.8rpg (#4 in the league), 2.7apg and 1.3spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Pelkic's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Pelkic has played also professionally in Cyprus (Etha), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), Greece (Irakleio), Poland (Anwil) and Montenegro (Lovcen, Ibon Niksic, Buducnost and Ulcinj) and Bosnia (Capljina Lasta and KK Radnik Bn Basket Bijeljina).

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Mihailo Sekulovic (ex Balkan) is a newcomer at Lille - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-97kg-91). He played most recently at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 9.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. Sekulovic helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 23 games he averaged remarkable 18.1ppg and 8.2rpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention.
Sekulovic represented Montenegro at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 2.4rpg.
Sekulovic has played also professionally in Hungary (Kaposvari), Montenegro (Mornar Bar, Mogren, Zeta and KK Zeta 2011 Golubovci) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).

Lille Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Suka-Umu
Maurice Acker
Alexis Desespringalle
Elias Kherzane

Forwards:
Florent Tortosa
Thomas Ceci-Diop
Rakeem Buckles

Centers:
Nicolas Taccoen
Mihailo Sekulovic
Matoure Toure

Coach: Jean-Marc Dupraz

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Bourg lands Mathieu Wojciechowski - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted JL Bourg Basket (ProA) tabbed 25-year old Polish international forward Mathieu Wojciechowski (203-92) from Limoges CSP Elite. In 34 ProA games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.6rpg last season.
Wojciechowski's team made it to the French Cup final in 2015.
He also represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Wojciechowski has played previously for three other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, Le Portel and Lille Metropole.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Chase Simon
Maxime Courby
Mathieu Wojciechowski
Kevin Dinal

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

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Kevin Seraphin is a newcomer at FC Barcelona - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

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

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Ante Tomic
Kevin Seraphin

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Kinu Rochford (ex Suduva-Mantinga) agreed terms with Garonne - by Eurobasket News

Garonne ASPTT Basket (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Kinu Rochford (195-107kg-90, college: Fair Dickinson). He played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in Lithuanian NKL league. In 22 games he recorded 11.2ppg and 5.4rpg last season. Rochford helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA where in 7 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Rochford also spent pre-season at Saint Chamond (ProB) that year.
He is a very experienced player. Rochford has played also professionally in Holland (Leeuwarden), Israel (Elitzur Yavne), United Kingdom (Cheshire Phoenix) and France (Le Portel).
He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Mohamed Queta signs at Saint-Chamond - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) landed 22-year old center Mohamed Queta (208-95). He was about to sign at Lille Metropole Basket in the ProB. The last season Queta played also at Lille Metropole where in 24 ProB games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 1.4rpg.
He was selected to U18 National Team in 2013.
Queta has played previously for two other teams: Hyeres-Toulon and Entente Orleans 45.

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

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Matteo Legat

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

Centers:
Grismay Paumier
Mohamed Queta

Coach: Alain Thinet

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Feni Industries tab Jane Petrovski and Gorjan Markovski for another season - by Mario Divanisov

After continuing the cooperation with Predrag Pajic (198-SG-93) last month, KK Feni Industries sealed new agreements with two more guards from last season.
32-year old Jane Petrovski (181-PG-87) and 25-year old Gorjan Markovski (196-G/F-92) had their impact on the team's success last year and will continue to wear the orange-black shirt for at least another season.

Jane Petrovski was one of the key players in Ljupcho Malinkov 's team last season averaging 9.7ppg, 3.6apg and 2.6rpg in 24 games in Prva Liga, while having an impact of 9.6ppg, 4.3apg and 2.9rpg in 16 games in the BIBL League with nearly 44% in three point shooting in both leagues. The excellent season gave him a place among the Honorable mention in All-Macedonian awards.
Despite having a smaller role, Gorjan Markovski managed to impress in his time spent on court by averaging 3.7ppg and 4.2rpg in the BIBL League, as well as 5.3ppg and 4.5rpg in the domestic league.

KK Feni Industries now turns their head towards Andrej Magdevski (192-PG-96) in the series of acquiring valuable players from last season.



Djordje Drenovac replaced MZT Skopje with the Mitteldeutscher - by Natasha Kostovska

It is a new member of the Bundes elite, where the Serb will try to continue playing in the same style as in the blue and white jersey in which he won two championship titles in a row. Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) contract with MZT expired after the end of the last season.

The 2016-17 season he participated in many games.In ABA league he contributed with 40% from 2 points ,27% from 3 points and 88 % free throws per game. Than in the Eurocup he contributed with 34% from 2 points ,10% from 3 points and 100 % free throws per game. At the Super league he contributed with 44% from 2 points ,36% from 3 points and 85% free throws per game.

MZT Skopje's former member Djordje Drenovac will continue his career in the German first-round Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels.



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Marcl Davis Returns To KIT SC GEQUOS - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After four years with BG Karlsruhe, Marcel Davis (189-SG-95) is returning back to KIT SC GEQUOS where he played as a youth. Davis is a 21 year old 189cm guard that will be celebrating his 22nd birthday September 2. "I think that he still has a lot more game than what he showed the last years", stressed manager Zoran Seatovic. Davis played a total of 73 games for BG Karlsruhe including nine games in the Pro A when he was still a teenager. Last season for BG Karlsruhe he played 24 games averaging 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg. Two seasons ago he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 68.2%. Last season he scored in double figures twice and his best game was against Weissenhorn two years ago when he scored 17 points.

Source: KIT SC GEQUOS



Jamil Wilson (ex Brose Bask.) joins LA Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) agreed terms with 27-year old small forward Jamil Wilson (201-104kg-90, college: Marquette). He was about to sign at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. The last season Wilson played at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A where in 30 games he had 13.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4apg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wilson's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He was also voted HS All-Racine County Player of the Year back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Wilson's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Wilson has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Marquette University until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
On Wilson: A solid bodied combo forward with great athletic skills and good shooting range. Can spend time in both forward positions, has yet nice upside.

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Jamil Wilson
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Willie Reed

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Goettingen lands Wesley Saunders - by Eurobasket News

BG Goettingen (BBL) tabbed 24-year old American swingman Wesley Saunders (196-98kg-93, college: Harvard). He played most recently at Windy City Bulls (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 46 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Saunders played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. NBA-G-League. But in 6 games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.5rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2016. Saunders received also NABC All-District 13 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Saunders has played previously professionally in NBA (New York Knicks) and NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
He attended Harvard University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

BG Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brion Rush
Nicolai Simon
Michael Stockton
Dominic Lockhart
Lennart Stechmann
Joanic Gruttner_Bacoul
Lennard Larysz

Forwards:
Stephan Haukohl
Dennis Kramer
Darius Carter
Wesley Saunders

Center:
Evan Smotrycz

Coach: Johannes Roijakkers

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Manu Lecomte (Belgium National Team)I Want To Be Great So I Am Going To Have To Take My Game To Another Level - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Manu Lecomte (180-PG-95) is a 22 year old 180cm point guard from Grimbergen Belgium that is heading into his senior year at Baylor (NCAA) and currently is playing with the Belgium national team preparing for the 2017 Eurobasket tournament. He started his basketball career in Belgium with BBC Kangoeroes-Boom (D2) and then played with Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Ethias League). In 2013 he moved to the States and played with Miami (NCAA) for two seasons playing 71 games. He then transferred to Baylor and made his break through last season leading the team to the NCAA Sweet 16 playing 33 games averaging 12.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 83.0%. He spoke to eurobasket before an exhibition game against Germany in Erfurt.

Manu thanks for talking to Eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

I am currently in Germany for the preparation with the National team. Its been a pretty good summer so far as I was first preparing the season already with my team at Baylor and now I am in Belgium trying to make the team.


As I was preparing this interview I was shocked to read that Belgium lost two exhibition games to Iceland back to back. No offense towards Iceland, but apparently they have made strides in their basketball program in the last years. How did you experience them twice and could they advance in their group where they will most likely battle Poland and Slovenia for the last spot?

We went to Iceland last week with a very young group of age. Before that we hadn't practiced one time with each other and the vets weren't with us. The main goal for us was really just trying to get better. The coach knew we were going to struggle since we didn't really know each other and Iceland is also a pretty good team with a lot of very good shooters. I feel like at this point it's not only the team with the best players that is going to win but the team that is going to play the best that day so yes I feel like they have a chance to battle with those other countries


Many of the Belgium top players aren't on board yet or will this years Eurobasket roster be weaker than in the past or will some of those guys like Lojeski, Tabu, De Zeeuw and Hervelle be in camp and at Eurobasket?

All the vets will be back I think for this Eurobasket. We just started in Iceland last week with the young guys now we're 17


The country Belgium has always had basketball talent, but less luck as they have appeared in 13 Eurobasket tournaments, but had a span of 20 years before 2011 that it was unable to qualify? How is the state of Belgium basketball in 2017?

Like you said I believe Belgium's got a lot of talents and I think Belgium is evolving the right way, we've come a long way and I'm proud to be a part of this


You have been a part of all the youth teams and won a silver at the EM U-20 in 2014. What are some up and coming players that you feel will make huge strides in the next years?

We have a lot of up coming guys like Hans Vanwijn, Ismael Bako and Vincent Kesteloot that are in the 17 man roster. I played with them in the U -20 tournaments so It's cool to be back with them here again

You play an exhibition game on Saturday against Germany. How did you experience German basketball growing up? Obviously since 2013 you have lived in the States and not been following the game in Germany, but seen some German players crack the NBA. What is your impression of their program and potential?

Germany has got some really good pros. Even in college I think they got a couple guys playing and they're pretty good. Obviously Dirk is probably the best player ever in Germany but they also got a couple young guys that are very very talented.


Germany will have a good roster, but not their best. What kind of game can we await on Saturday? It will be Germany's first test, while Belgium have had some games under their belt. Could these be more of an ugly game where Belgium could profit from and have better chances of winning?

It might not be a great game but it's going to be a good one, I think both team are trying to figure things out as they both just started their preparation. But like Germany is we are a very competitive team so we're going to play hard no matter the circumstances.

You came to the States in 2013 to Miami (NCAA) just as Dennis Schroeder entered the NBA. How have you followed his career? Do you see him becoming a top 5 point guard in the NBA in 3-5 years?

Dennis Schroeder is a very good player, I really like his game, I have followed him and watch some of his games and I definitely think he could be a top 5 point guard in the NBA one day.


You have played against the top players and point guards for years in the NCAA: So you have seen many great players that are in the NBA now. Because of being a bit spoiled of having seen and battled so many point guards in the last 4 years, will your encounter with Dennis Schroeder just be something normal or will it be truly a very exciting moment for you?

Like you said I have played against a lot of very good point guards but Dennis is someone that already has a lot of experience in the NBA and that is playing really well so I'm pretty excited about it and looking forward to it.


Let's talk about your game. Two things that stand out most is your precise shooting and poise on the court. With that said to what NBA player would you compare your game to and what other strengths do you have on the court?

I don't usually compare myself to another player but when I was young I tried to model my game after Tony Parker who is one of my favorite NBA players, Allen Iverson too.


You are a point guard, but would it be fair to say that you are a shoot first guard as you don't have the super high assist rate: Is playmaking something you can further improve in your senior year at Baylor?

Like you said I'm a shoot first point guard. But I also like to keep my team involved and playmaking is something that I'm going to have so show more but I definitely think that I already have it, It's in me.

You can do so much on the court, but what do you feel is a hidden strength that doesn't always get noticed right away on the court?

Probably my quickness, since I try to stay poised most the time and I try to not get sped up people don't always notice how fast I am at first.


You played two seasons at Miami (NCAA) putting up solid stats and even started 17 games as a freshman. How important was assistant coach Michael Huger who brought you to Florida from Belgium. How did he make you a better player especially from the mental side?

Coach Huger was huge for me at Miami, He's the one that brought me there. He really helped me a lot on and off the court he was always there for me. He played many years in Belgium as a pro he was a very smart point guard, I learned a lot from him especially on the mental side which I think is probably the most important part of the game. He truly helped me become a better point guard but also a better leader.


You left after your second season at Miami citing that you weren't sure about your playing time with an influx of guards coming in. When you look back at your junior year at Baylor, how vital was it for your game development and maturation for leaving and going to Baylor. What kind of player has Manu Lecomte become at Baylor?

It's been a huge change in my life but also a huge blessing, Baylor is terrific program with a great coaching staff. Of course my redshirt year was tough but it really allowed me to work on my game and become a much better player overall but also and most importantly and better man.


Baylor has made a few NCAA Sweet 16 runs and Elite 8 runs since 2010. What has been the secret to the success of the school in recent times through the guidance of head coach Drew Scott and what will the Baylor basketball headline say in April 2018?

The main 'secret to success' at Baylor is a terrific coaching staff and recruiting and of course great players with huge talent. The sky is the limit for us this year as it was last year, we are going to prove a lot of people wrong again but it's a process we still have a lot of work to do but I believe we can accomplish anything with this team, the Final Four is in mind for sure.


You made your NCAA break through last season and it's no secret that your dream is the NBA. What do you need to do as a player In your senior year to make the next step at the NCAA level and become a 2018 NBA Draft Pick?

I'm going to need to just do what I have been doing but better. I want to be great so I am going to have to take my game to another level so I can lead my team and win games.


How much will you mist Johnathan Motley who signed with the Dallas Mavericks and like German Maxi Kleber will be fighting for playing time. Can he make an impact for the Mavericks right away?

I will miss J-Mot a lot. He was a great player so talented but even a better teammate. J-Mot is a pro no doubt he will make an impact if he gets a chance.


You have played against many top point guards in the NCAA, but who was the toughest that was drafted or is in the NBA now?

I have played against a lot of good point guards in college but the toughest one was probably Frank Mason, very good point guard in a great team tough to guard.


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


I would pick Steph, KD, Lebron and James Harden


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?


To me the best of all time is still Michael Jordan mainly because he's got 3 more rings than Lebron. But Lebron is really special he can do it all, he's definitely in my top 10 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 its a far assessment to Russ. He plays every game like it's his last and you have to respect that. Some players in the NBA sit out some games to rest since its a long season and its fine but Russ is a different animal. You got to love the intensity and the determination in his game.


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

The 2017 NBA Draft was such a great draft to me with a lot of potential especially on the point guard spot. Its tough to say who really is going to make an impact from day one but a guy like Jayson Tatum could really be a superstar.

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?


Chris Paul and James Harden is great backcourt in the NBA but when you see a team in the West like Golden State there is definitely something missing if they want to win it all.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Despicable me 3, I loved the first 2 and the last one was funny as well


Thanks Manu for the chat.



Chase Adams Moves To The Hebeisen White Wings - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Hebeisen White Wings have reeled in experienced Pro A guard Chase Adams (177-PG-88, college: Pittsburgh). Adams is a 28 year old 177cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland that will be going into his seventh professional season. He brings experience in Germany having played with Bochum, Jena and Paderborn. He played the last two seasons with the Uni Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA) playing 29 games averaging 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, Assists-5 (5.6apg), Steals-1 (2.4spg), FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 84.2%. The season before with Paderborn he averaged 11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg, Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 67.2%. "We wanted to get someone where we knew what we were getting. He showed good games in the league and is a player that can read and steer the game. He will make the game faster. We need the fast points to reward our defense", stressed head coach Simon Cote. Last season he scored in double figures 19 times including two double doubles. His best scoring games were 20 points against Chemnitz, and 19 points against Dresden. Two seasons ago he crushed Hanau with 29 points and six three's in a 85-70 Paderborn win.

Adams started his basketball career at St. Joseph HS. In 2006, he started his NCAA career at Centenary (NCAA) playing 29 games averaging 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 40.4%, 3Pts: 35.0%, FT: 72.3%. In his second season at Centenary (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 8.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 40.6%, 3Pts: 33.8%, FT: 78.7%. In his junior season at Centenary (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 14.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.5apg, 2.7spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3Pts: 39.8%, FT: 70.3%. He moved to Pittsburgh (NCAA) for his senior year playing 27 games averaging 1.9ppg. In 2010 he started his professional career with Dallas Impact (ABA) and moved to SVD 49 Dortmund (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 11 games averaging 21.5ppg. In 2011 he played with American teams Metro Lightning (UBL) and the North Dallas Vandals (ABA) summer team. In the 2011-2012 season he played with Science City Jena (Germany-ProA) playing 22 games averaging 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg. In the 2013-2014 season he played briefly for the VfL AstroStars Bochum (Germany-ProB) playing 3 games avergaing 8.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg, 1.0spg. "I want to thank the Hebeisen White Wings for giving me the chance to be a part of the team. Coach Cote has a great system and my game fits perfectly to it. I know he will push me to help me reach my personal goals", stressed Chase Adams. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS All-City and All-MIAA-A Conference selection -06, All-Summit League Honorable Mention -09, Summit League Defensive Player of the Year -09, Big East Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -10, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Honorable Mention -11, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -16, 17.

Source:Hebeisen White Wings







The Journey Of Elijah Allen Continues With The Kirchheim Knights - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Elijah Allen (195-G/F-89, college: NW Missouri St.) will continue his German basketball journey with the Kirchheim Knights. Allen is a 27 year old 196cm forward from Missouri that will be entering his sixth professional season after stops in Giessen, Lich and Gotha. He has lived the basketball Cinderella story as he is one of the few guys that has gone from the Regionalliga to the EasyCredit BBL. He never played in the BBL, but last season helped the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProA) move up to the top division playing 41 games averaging 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 77.5%. "We had long talks with Elijah. He has a reputation of being a great teammate, quiet and intelligent person. We are very happy that we could get him", stressed Knights head coach Anton Mirolybov.

Last season with Gotha the American scored in double figures in 11 games. His best scoring games included 15 points against Hanau, 14 points against Essen and Paderborn and 13 points twice against Crailsheim and once against future team Kirchheim. Allen started his basketball career at DeSales HS and moved to NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) in 2007 playing 23 games averaging 3.1ppg, 1.3rpg, FG: 54.2%, FT: 71.4%. In hiss econd season at NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) he played 27 games avergaing 13.1ppg, 4.7rpg, FG: 52.8%, FT: 70.9%. As a junior at NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) he played 27 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, FG: 54.2%, FT: 78.4%. In his senior year at NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) he played 26 games averaging 14.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg, FG: 44.8%, 3Pts: 23.1%, FT: 74.8%. He started his rookie season in Ireland and came to Germany in 2012 to VfB 1900 Giessen Pointers (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 25 games averaging 16.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1spg. In his second season with the VfB 1900 Giessen Pointers (Germany-Regionalliga) he was able to make another jump in his game playing 26 games averaging 20.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 30.7%, FT: 68.4%. In the 2014-2015 season he made the next jump going to the Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB) playing 28 games averaging 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 72.2%. In his second season with the Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB) he played 27 games averaging 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 69.3%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MIAA Regular Season Runner-Up -08, MIAA Tournament Winner -08, All-MIAA Honorable Mention -10, All-MIAA 3rd Team -11, Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga South-West Honorable Mention -13, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-West 2nd Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -17.

Source:Kirchheim Knights




MMCITE Brno adds Sullivan to their roster, ex Hanau - by Surujh Roopnarine

JBC MMCITE Brno (NBL) added to their roster 24-year old American point guard Brian Sullivan (183-84kg-93, college: Davidson). Sullivan is the first foreign import announced by the club for the upcoming 2017-18 KNBL season.
He played last season at Hebeisen White Wings Hanau in German ProA.
In 23 games as a rookie he averaged 7.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in roughly 16 minutes per contest.

Sullivan graduated from Davidson College in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player. At Davidson he was a double-digit scorer each of his three seasons and was named All-Atlantic 10 Conference 2nd Team in 2015. Sullivan, a native of Ohio, began his collegiate career at the University of Miami (Ohio) where as a freshman showed his scoring prowess, averaging 10.3ppg.

Sullivan is an accomplished three-point shooter, connecting on over 40% (41-101) last season. On the other hand, an area where the 6-0 Sullivan will need to address for the upcoming season is his assist-turnover ratio, which was only 0.81 last season.






James Milliken (Lok Bernau) I Always Had A Chip On My Shoulder Playing against Kris Dunn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

James Milliken (188-G-93, college: Creighton, agency: SDJ Sports) is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Siler, North Carolina that will be playing his rookie season in Germany with the Lok Bernau. He started his basketball career with Cowley County CC (JUCO). He then made the jump to the NCAA to Creighton and played 65 games from 2014-2016. In his junior year he played 30 games averaging 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 77.6%. In his senior year he played 35 game averaging 9.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 70.6%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball earlier this summer.

James thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

I am in Raleigh North Carolina at the moment and it's been going pretty good!


Congrats on signing with SSV Lok Bernau. How relived are you finally be a professional basketball player. Were the last 16 months from your last NCAA game against BYU were you scored 10 points an eternity?

Yes it felt like the longest I've been away from basketball in my life so I was definitely relieved


How difficult were the last 16 months? Last summer you were let down by an agent and had to sit out the season. Were there ever moments were you wanted to quit? What kept you positive?

No I never thought about quitting I knew it was going be a process to go out finding agents on my own so it was a learning experience and I think that having that year off it made me better and more aggressive

How did you go about looking for a team this summer. Did you have more than one offer or did you jump at the first offer from SSV Lok Bernau?

I had other calls but after they called I knew that's where I wanted to be!


What was the deciding factor that convinced you that signing with the Rostock Seawolves was the correct thing to do?

Just after talking with the GM, the coach and my agent we all felt it was a good fit for me!


What do you know in general about the country Germany and it's basketball. Ex Creighton players like Anthony Tolliver, Rodney Buford and Dane Watts played in Germany. Did you get some advice from ex teammates Geoffrey Groselle or Ricky Kreklow who played in Germany last season?

I actually didn't get much info on Germany basketball but one of my good friends was stationed in Germany and he told me great things about it.


Despite not knowing for 16 months if you would ever be a professional player, with what kind of attitude will you go into your rookie season. With all the hardship that you experienced, do you feel like you will have self confidence going in?

Yes I feel that going into my rookie season I will have the upmost confidence and will be ready to lead this team!


The Rostock Seawolves were impressed of your defensive game in that you were able to handle the other teams best player. How high on your list of strengths is your defense?

It's at the top because my dad harped on defense all my life so I knew I wanted to be the guy to shut down or slow down the other teams best player and I took pride in it.


You had solid scoring stats in your last two seasons at Creighton. What do you feel is your biggest offensive strength that you have that will help Rostock most this season?

My best offensive attribute I would say is my ability to shoot the ball and find spots on the court I'm comfortable with.


You're a guy that can fill the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?

I feel my hidden strength is my passing ability I see the floor very well and hopefully I can show that off a little more.


You started your basketball career at Cowley County CC (JUCO) before making the jump to Creighton (NCAA).How humbling an experience was starting at the bottom and then reaching the NCAA?

It was very humbling I wouldn't take those Juco years back at all! I loved the way Cowley matured me and got me mentally and physically prepared for division 1


You played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2014-2016. In your junior season you were suspended for a while in December after the St Marys loss, but came back for the Providence game where you nailed home 22 points. What did you learn from this experience that you felt made you stronger as a whole?

I just knew how much I needed this team and how much they needed me and it made me realize how much harder I needed to work to get my teammates trust back.


How did head coach Greg Mcdermott groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career? He may have been tough at times, but in the end was probably the best?

Coach Mac is a father figure! He is much more than a basketball coach but a life coach! He groomed me to be a great person off the court and on the court and I can't thank him enough for the opportunity he gave me at Creighton, and yes he pushed on me hard but we had many sit downs and he told me the kind of player I could be if I listened to and trusted the process.


You had some very good games including hitting Seton Hall for 21 and 20 points in loses. Do you still remember the 67-66 loss to Seton Hall?

Yes I play that Seton Hall game back from when I missed the game winner at home and missed the game winner at their place! It was a memory that I like to keep in my head for motivation!


I saw Maurice Watson Play at Boston University back in 2014 and really liked his play. He then transferred to Creighton and you were able to play with him for a season. Last season he got a serious injury that curtailed his career as he probably would have been an NBA draft pick. What do you remember most about him and how did you both benefit from each other?

Man playing with Mo was an honor he pushed me everyday and became my roommate and best friend! He is incredible and a strong leader who had a minor setback but is going to have a major comeback!


Who won a one on one in practice you or Maurice Watson?

We actually never played one on one but we battled before in pick up and I'd like to say with us both being competitive he would respond this way as well but I think I would beat him one on one!

You hit Providence and Kris Dunn with 26 points while he had 17 points, but you lost a nail bitter 70-66. When you see a guy like a Kris Dunn and remember how you preformed, do you feel like there is a big difference between your games?

I used to hear this all the time about Kris Dunn! But the thing about him was that I always had a chip on my shoulder going into playing him because he was the best player in the big east so I wanted to prove that he wasn't the only good player on the floor when we saw each other. But Kris is unbelievable he is a great leader and a great defender so yes I agree with his position in the NBA!

You battled against many top guards in the NCAA like future NBA players Kris Dunn and Buddy Hield, but was there a player even better that you battled against in the NCAA?

Kris Dunn had to be the best I would say!


How does a normal summer work out day look like for you in the summer of 2017?

I wake up eat breakfast hit the gym get some cardio in then go get some shots up about 300 then hit the weight room and come back to get 300 in then start my drills!


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

Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, Allen Iverson

Lebron James failed to win his fourth NBA title and has three to Michael Jordan. There are so many experts that keep proclaiming that Lebron is the best of all-time. Where do you rate him in the neverending debate about who the best of all-time is?

I would say he is the third best behind Kobe and Jordan


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?

Russ is an amazing player and I think he should keep doing what he is doing to help his team win!


What do you feel will the Houston Rockets be able to achieve with an allstar backcourt with James Harden and Chris Paul?

I think they will be a top team because cp is such a great leader!


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

I want my brother Justin Patton to get the rookie of the year and prove how good the kid really is.


What was the last movie that you saw?

All Eyez on me

Thanks James for the chat.



Ashley is back at the Mavericks, ex ALBA - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) signed 23-year old forward Brandon Ashley (202-104kg-94, college: Arizona). It is actually his comeback to the Mavericks as he has played here before. Ashley played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Texas Legends where in 33 games he had 14.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to D-League All-Star Game.
Ashley has never been drafted by the NBA.
His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2015.
Ashley has played also professionally in .
He attended University of Arizona until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
Ashley could be described: Boasts a good frame with excellent footwork.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell
Gian Clavell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Brandon Ashley
Johnathan Motley
PJ Dozier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Retin Obasohan (ex Scandone AV) agreed terms with Oettinger Rockets Gotha - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (BBL) inked 24-year old Belgian international guard Retin Obasohan (185-95kg-93, college: Alabama). He played most recently at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 27 games he recorded 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg last season. Obasohan helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Obasohan also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.9ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Obasohan received All-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.
Obasohan has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Obasohan also represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.8apg, Steals-1 (3.0spg), FGP: 32.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.9%.
Obasohan has played also professionally in Belgium (Kangoeroes).
He attended University of Alabama until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Dane Watts
Johannes Richter
Jan_Niklas Wimberg

Center:
Robert Oehle

Coach: Ivan Pavic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ex Siena Standout Lavon Long To Start Professional Basketball Career in Germany - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to eurobasket sources Lavon Long (201-G/F, college: Siena) will start his professional career in Germany with Pro A team Hebeisen White Wings. Long is a 201cm swing man born in Baltimore, Maryland that played in the competitive MAAC conference with Siena (NCAA) from 2013-2017 playing a total of 120 games and battled against another player from his conference that also is headed to his new home in Germany. He started his basketball career at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Maryland and then headed to New York to Siena outside Albany. In his four year career he belonged to the top scorers each season and played all 4 seasons with Americans Marquis Wright who will also embark on a professional career in Hungary and Brett Bisping who will be a rookie in Sweden. Long played four years for head coach Jimmy Patsos.

In Long's freshman season he played 30 games averaging 9.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 69.3%. In his second year at Siena (NCAA) he played 27 games averaging 10.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 71.1%. In his junior season at Siena (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 10.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 74.0%. In his senior season at Siena (NCAA) he led the club to the MAAC final and played 31 games averaging 12.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 75.8%. His best games in his school career included a 29 point explosion against Rider, a 26 point effort against Quinnipiac and a 19 point game against Manhatten. However he also had to fine back to back personal peformances to kick off the start of the 2015 -2016 season as he scored 15 points against NCAA power house Duke and 14 points against Wisconsin that had future NBA players on the teams. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MAAC All-Rookie Team -14, CBI Championship Winner -14, MAAC Tournament Semifinals -16, and MAAC Tournament Finalist -17.



ALBA Berlin signs Stefan Peno - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

ALBA Berlin (BBL) signed 20-year old Serbian guard Stefan Peno (198-97). He is a dual citizen owning also Guyanese passport. Peno has played for the last three seasons at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in 14 games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Peno helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team. Peno also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 1.1ppg.
Despite young age Peno had great career. Peno played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team back in 2013.
He was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Peno played for Serbian Senior National Team in 2014 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 27.5%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 76.0%.
Peno has played also professionally in Serbia (OKK Beograd).

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva
Stefan Peno

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis
Niels Giffey
Spencer Butterfield

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stefanos Skouloudis signs at Trikalla - by Eurobasket News

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) landed 23-year old center Stefanos Skouloudis (208-94). He played most recently at AEO Proteas Voulas in the B.
The previous (15-16) season Skouloudis played at GS Kymis (A2). But in 16 games he averaged just 0.6ppg.
He has played previously for Psychiko.

Aries Trikalla BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raheem Appleby
Lamond Murray_Jr.

Forwards:
Shannon Hale_Jr
Kentan Facey

Center:
Stefanos Skouloudis

Coach: Konstantinos Mexas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trikalla signs Hale Jr just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) signed 23-year old American forward Shannon Hale Jr (203-100kg-94). He just graduated from Alabama (NCAA). Hale Jr has played there for the last four years. In 21 games he had 4.1ppg and 1.5rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Hale Jr's team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals.
He was voted SEC All-Freshman Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Aries Trikalla BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raheem Appleby
Lamond Murray_Jr.

Forwards:
Shannon Hale_Jr
Kentan Facey

Coach: Konstantinos Mexas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Manchester Giants keep Traianos for another season - by Eurobasket News

Manchester Giants (BBL) re-signed 30-year old Greek swingman Anastasios Traianos (197-87). He played there last season. In 31 BBL games he recorded 5.4ppg and 2.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Traianos played at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A2. But in 20 games he averaged just 1.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League 3rd Team award back in 2012.
Traianos was a member of Greek U20 National Team in 2006.
He has played previously for six other Greek teams: Iraklis, Apollon Patras, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, Filippos Veroias, Halkida and OF Irakleio.

Manchester Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Callum Jones
Jerelle Okoro

Forwards:
Anastasios Traianos
Mark Rangeley

Center:
Clayfell Harris

Coach: Danny Byrne

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Trikalla adds Karagiorgos to their roster - by Chris Mammides

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) added to their roster 18-year old Panagiotis Karagiorgos (99). The last time (15) he played at Greek U16 National Team in Greek league. Karagiorgos played mostly in U18 and u 16 of PAOK Thessaloniki asmhe actually comes from PAOK academies.
Karagiorgos was selected to U16 National Team in 2015.

Aries Trikalla BC roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiotis Karagiorgos
Raheem Appleby
Shannon Hale Jr
Lamond Murray Jr.
Stefanos Skouloudis
Kentan Facey
Panagiotis Karagiorgos

Coach: Konstantinos Mexas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Henk Norel is a newcomer at Gipuzkoa - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Dutch international center Henk Norel (213-87) from Tecnyconta Zaragoza. Norel has played there for the last five years. In 29 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 10.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
In 2009 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Norel's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team award back in 2013.
Norel has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team in 2006.
Norel represented Holland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 8.8ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 70.0%, FT: 53.8%.
Norel has played previously professionally in Spain (Joventut, Meridiano Alicante and CB Prat) and Holland (ABC Amsterdam).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Nico Van den Bogaerd for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Rebounding and shot blocking have been improving steadily giving him a more than acceptable asset as far as hustling is concerned ... He plays with good intensity, and his heart and passion for the game are obvious.
He still has to strengthen his body in general and bulk up quite a bit ... Has a relatively slow shot, and the position of his elbow on his shooting arm tends to swing to the right
.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

Forwards:
Mike Carlson
Joan Pardina

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Javion Ogunyemi starts his pro carreer in Paks - by Tamas Deri

The management of Paks agreed with rookie big man Javion Ogunyemi (208-F) for the coming season, so the roster of head coach Teo Cizmic's team is full for the coming season.
The 208 cm tall rookie big man is coming from NY and played college basketball on Siena College. He was a key player of the Saints having great stats as a junior and senior as well, as a junior he got voted to the Defensive Player of the year in the MAAC.
2015-2016: Siena (NCAA, starting five): 33 games: 15.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 68.2%
2016-2017: Siena (NCAA, starting five): 34 games: 14.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.9bpg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 63.0%

You can watch his highlights as a senior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u8gStgnY6k



Rookie guard Mo Evans joins Kaposvari KK - by Tamas Deri

The management of Kaposvari KK agreed with american Mo Evans (185-G-94) for the coming season, so he can be the fourth import player of head coach Adam Fekete 's team. The 185 cm tall guard graduated on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and was a key player of the Mastodons playing in the Summit League. Mo Evans (185-G-94) is a true floor general who can do both - score and distribute the ball. He is an excellent three point shooter. Defensively, Mo has excellent anticipation and can disrupt the flow of the opponent's offense. He had a great junior season averaging 16.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 42.5%, FT: 84.7%, however he played only 18 games because of his injury. He had a successfull rehabilitation and showed his excellent skills as a senior again puting up 16.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.2apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 82.9% in 34 games.


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Maccabi Ashdod adds David Laury to their roster, ex Mayaguez - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) added to their roster 27-year old American forward David Laury (206-111kg-90, college: Iona). He played this summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 9.2rpg and 2.9apg. The last season Laury played at another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 10 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.6apg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (8th overall).
Laury attended Iona College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won MAAC Tournament in 2013 and 2015. Laury was also voted All-MAAC Player of the Year and NABC All-District 1 1st Team in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Yesilgiresun Bld).
On Laury: A 6-8 power forward, Laury has tremendous skill for his size including the ability to lead the offense as a virtual point forward. He is described as a strong rebounder and a great passer with an excellent basketball IQ. Laury also has good range on his jumper and can step out and make a three-pointer.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forwards:
Adam Ariel
David Laury

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Israeli is back at Maccabi Ashdod - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) agreed terms with 33-year old point guard Guni Israeli (183-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA). It is actually his comeback to Maccabi Ashdod as he has played here before. Israeli has played for the last four seasons at Hapoel Holon in the Winner League. In 32 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.8apg last season. Israeli helped them to win the regular season.
He was a member of Israeli University National Team in 2007.
Israeli has spent his entire career in Israel playing for five other teams: Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Jerusalem, GreenTops Netanya, Lev Hasharon and B.C. Habikaa.
Israeli could be described: Great guard/playmaker, can play equally both guard positions, Great competitor....Will make you miserable on defense, great sense for steals.....Good court-vision...very quick, arrives first to loose balls.....Brave penetraitor....good 3 point shooter.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forward:
Adam Ariel

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galil Elion inks Brandon Edwards, ex Salon Vilpas - by Nir Luna

Galil Elion - Kiryat Shmona (National League) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Brandon Edwards (198-102kg-91, college: Texas Arlington). He played last season at Salon Vilpas in Finnish Korisliiga. In 29 games he had 9.6ppg and 6.9rpg. Edwards helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He also played that season for Cretan Kings in Greek A1 where in 14 games he recorded 4.0ppg and 3.6rpg.
Edwards has played also professionally in Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Melilla_Baloncesto).
He attended University of Texas at Arlington until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Haifa keeps Graves for another season - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) re-signed 29-year old American swingman William Graves (198-109kg-88, college: N.Carolina). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 28 Winner League games he averaged 11.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Among other achievements Graves' team made it to the Israeli Cup Final Four in 2015. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Graves is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Graves has played previously professionally in Argentina (Boca Juniors and Libertad Sunchales), Iceland (Keflavik), Uruguay (Malvin), Venezuela (Marinos) and Japan (Akita Happinets).
He attended University of North Carolina until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Angel Rodriguez
Luke Martinez
Roi Huber

Forwards:
William Graves
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer
Netanel Artzi

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Raffaele Donzelli signs at Monopoli - by Eurobasket News

Action Now Monopoli (Serie C Silver) landed small forward Raffaele Donzelli from Francavilla Fontana. Donzelli has played there for the last four years.

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Santiago Paparella joins Monopoli - by Eurobasket News

Action Now Monopoli (Serie C Silver) added to their roster experienced 37-year old naturalized Argentinian guard Santiago Paparella (188-80). He played last season at Zannella Basket Cefalu in Serie B. In 11 Serie B games he had 5.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Paparella's team won Italian Nazionale B Group C Regular Season in 2012.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Paparella tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Brazil (Campo Mourao) and Italy (Pesaro Loreto, Montecatiniterme, Fossombrone, Potenza and Basket Barcellona).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Monopoli.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Patti keeps Costantino for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sport e Cultura Patti (Serie B) re-signed experienced 39-year old forward Giuseppe Costantino (198-78). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he recorded 8.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg last season.
Costantino has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Betaland Cdo, San Severo, Ruvo and Pozzuoli.
Costantino is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Patti.

Sport e Cultura Patti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonino Sidoti
Giorgio Busco

Forwards:
Giuseppe Costantino
Alberto Mazzullo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cagliari Academy lands Deshawn Stephens - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy tabbed 28-year old American forward Deshawn Stephens (203-102kg-89, college: San Diego State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 13 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 4.8rpg last season. Stephens also played that season for Akita Happinets (B League) in Japan where in 41 games he had 10.3ppg and 7.2rpg. He won D-League Pacific Division championship title.
Among other achievements Stephens received Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Stephens has played previously professionally in France (Chalons Reims), Turkey (Banvit and Bandirma Kirmizi) and Japan (San en NeoPhoenix).
He attended San Diego State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Cagliari Dinamo Academy roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marcus Keene

Forwards:
Marco Allegretti
Ferdinando Matrone
Deshawn Stephens

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Instituto adds Davis to their roster, ex Jesi - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Dwayne Davis (196-93kg-89, college: S.Mississippi). He played last season at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he was the best scorer with impressive 24.1ppg and had 5.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Davis played at Hoops Club in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in three games he recorded very remarkable stats: 24.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg in 2016 season.
Davis has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He played in the final of C-USA Tournament in 2013.
Davis has played previously professionally in Greece (Koroivos) and Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended University of Southern Mississippi until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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Montegrano adds Treier to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Poderosa Basket Montegranaro added to their roster 18-year old Estonian forward Kaspar Treier (203-99). He played last season at PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B. In 33 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg. Treier helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Italian U20 Championships 1st Team All-Star.
He represented Estonia at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) two years ago. Treier's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 50.0%.

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugenio Rivali
Ousmane Gueye
LaMarshall Corbett
Luca Campogrande

Forwards:
Marshawn Powell
Dario Zucca
Kaspar Treier

Center:
Arnold Mitt

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Faenza keeps Benedetti for another season - by Eurobasket News

Rekico Faenza (Serie B) re-signed 24-year old guard Lorenzo Benedetti (183-93). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 26 Serie B games he recorded 4.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Benedetti won Serie C Group D in 2015.

Rekico Faenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mattia Venucci
Lorenzo Benedetti

Forward:
Gioacchino Chiappelli

Centers:
Giordano Pagani
Jakov Milosevic

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Argentino keeps Cangelosi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) re-signed experienced 36-year old naturalized Italian swingman Juan Cangelosi (197-81). He has played there for the last seven seasons. In 57 LigaA games he recorded 10.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Cangelosi's team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2014.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Cangelosi has played previously professionally also in Spain (Basquet_Mallorca) and Argentina (Weber Bahia, C.Entrerriano, Quilmes Mar del Plata and Ciclista).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Argentino.

Atletico Argentino Junin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Cangelosi
Luis Cequeira
Luciano Massarelli
Genaro Lorio

Forwards:
Rodrigo Sanchez
Guido Mariani

Center:
Matias Bortolin

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Barcelona lands Keith Bowman, ex Costa d'Orlando - by Eurobasket News

Barcelona Sporting Club (National League) tabbed 26-year old American power forward Keith Bowman (201-102kg-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports). He played most recently at Costa d'Orlando in Italian Serie C Gold.
Among other achievements Bowman's team made it to the CalPac Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He received also All-CalPac Player of the Year award and All-CalPac 1st Team award back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Bowman has played also professionally in Bosnia (Gorazde).
He attended Menlo College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tote re-signs at Verona - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old power forward Leonardo Tote (209-80kg-97). He played there last season. In 38 Serie A2 games he had 4.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Tote played at Germani (Serie A) where in 38 games he recorded just 2.0ppg. He helped them to win the Serie A2 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Tote was voted Italian U17 Championships 1st Team back in 2014.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 13.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 54.5%.
Tote has played previously for Umana Venezia.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones
Riccardo Visconti

Forwards:
Marco Maganza
Mattia Udom
Omar Dieng

Centers:
Curtis Nwohuocha
Leonardo Tote

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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Ruben Calo signs at Lecco - by Eurobasket News

Basket Lecco (Serie B) landed 19-year old forward Ruben Calo (194-98). He played most recently at Tessilform Bernareggio in Serie C Gold. Calo helped his team get promotion to Serie B. He contributed to his team winning the group title (twice).
Calo has played previously for Armani Milano.

Basket Lecco roster for 2017-2018:

Gaetano Spera
Alessandro Maccaferri
Matteo Fabi
Ivan Morgillo
Alberto Cacace
Jacopo Balanzoni
Ruben Calo
Alessandro Riva

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Matias Bortolin is a newcomer at Argentino - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Argentinian international center Matias Bortolin (207-93, agency: Interperformances) from Obras Basket. In 55 LigaA games he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at San Martin Corrientes where in 59 LigaA games he averaged 5.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport.
Bortolin has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2013 and previously for U17 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Bortolin also represented Argentina at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg.
Bortolin is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Bortolin has played previously professionally also in Austria (Arkadia Lions), Serbia (Partizan), Italy (Roma Virtus and Rimini) and Argentina (Atenas and Regatas Corrientes).

Atletico Argentino Junin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Cequeira
Luciano Massarelli
Genaro Lorio

Forwards:
Rodrigo Sanchez
Guido Mariani

Center:
Matias Bortolin

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Bambitious Nara lands Gary Hamilton - by Eurobasket News

Bambitious Nara (B League D2) tabbed 33-year old American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-127kg-84, college: Miami, FL, agency: Inception Sports) from Gunma Crane Thunders. In 22 B League D2 games in Japan he averaged 8.9ppg, 10.8rpg, 3.9apg, 1.1spg and 1.0bpg in 2015-16 season. Hamilton also played that season for Bohemios in Uruguayan LUB where in 21 games he had 8.7ppg, 12.8rpg (#2 in the league), 3.7apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention.
In 2006 he was drafted by Fort Worth Flyers (D-League) in sixth round (69th overall).
The former University of Miami, Florida standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Hamilton is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Hamilton has played previously professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth and Licher Basket), Poland (AZS Koszalin), Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica), Uruguay (Defensor and Cader), Japan (Osaka Evessa, Fukuoka Rizing and Shiga L-Stars) and ABA RS (Hollywood F.).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Gary is a true big man. He has been an elite rebounder in every league he has played. Gary is an exceptional post player that can play back-to-the-basket or step out for a mid-range jump shot. He excels under the rim where he can finish strong; great defensive post player. Gary is the full package big man that can score, rebound, run the floor, pass, and defend.

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Rintaro Takeda is a newcomer at Bambitious Nara - by Eurobasket News

Bambitious Nara (B League D2) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Rintaro Takeda (175-91). He played most recently at Tokyo Cinq Reves in the B League D3. In 50 games he recorded 5.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Takeda played at Toyama Grouses (BJ League) where in 42 games he averaged just 2.1ppg. He helped them to win the BJ League Eastern Division title.
Takeda has played previously for Shiga L-Stars.

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Kinu Rochford (ex Suduva-Mantinga) agreed terms with Garonne - by Eurobasket News

Garonne ASPTT Basket (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Kinu Rochford (195-107kg-90, college: Fair Dickinson). He played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in Lithuanian NKL league. In 22 games he recorded 11.2ppg and 5.4rpg last season. Rochford helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA where in 7 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Rochford also spent pre-season at Saint Chamond (ProB) that year.
He is a very experienced player. Rochford has played also professionally in Holland (Leeuwarden), Israel (Elitzur Yavne), United Kingdom (Cheshire Phoenix) and France (Le Portel).
He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Juventus welcome back Samenas - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) tabbed 29-year old Lithuanian guard Laurynas Samenas (192-82kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Utena as he has played here before. Samenas played most recently at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 32 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Samenas played at Juventus where in 31 LKL games he had 7.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Samenas also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. The other team Samenas played that season for was Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys. In 9 LKL games he got 6.9ppg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Samenas received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He was a member of Lithuanian U19 National Team in 2007.
Samenas has played previously professionally in Germany (Gladiators) and Lithuania (Siauliai, Sakalai and MRU Vilnius).

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Szczecin lands Jimmy Gavin, ex Dzukija - by Eurobasket News

King Szczecin (PLK) tabbed 26-year old American guard Jimmy Gavin (190-86kg-91, college: Winthrop). He played most recently at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL league. In 38 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg last season.
Gavin has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Big South Conference Tournament in 2016. Gavin received also All-Big South Conference 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Gavin graduated from Winthrop University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Jimmy Gavin

Forwards:
Lukasz Diduszko
Pawel Kikowski

Center:
Mateusz Bartosz

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

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China beats Lithuania at Basketball Friendly - by Eurobasket News

A 27-8 second quarter helped Team Red of Chinese men's basketball national team win over Lithuania at 70-53 here on Friday at the Chengdu Basketball Championship. Both teams tied 15-15 after the first quarter. The host took a 15-0 run in the first five minutes of the second quarter to build a 15-point lead while the Lithuania team failed to score until Donatas Tarolis (202-F-94, agency: Interperformances) made in their first field goal with four minutes and 23 seconds to the halftime. China outscored Lithuania 27-8 in that quarter. The visiting team had a 7-0 run in the beginning of the second half, which forced the Chinese team coach to call a timeout. The Lithuania team beat China 22-14 in the third quarter and headed in to the final period trailing by 11. Thomas Dimsa's three-pointer cut China's lead to only eight but then the host answered with a 13-0 run to secure the victory and finished the championship with a record of 2-1. Rui Zhao (193-F-96) led China with a team-high 20 while Abdusalam added nine points and 10 rebounds.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



Alexey Zhukanenko (ex Samara-SGEU) agreed terms with P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-108kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Samara-SGEU in Russian Superleague 1. In 27 games he recorded 11.9ppg and 5.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Zhukanenko played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league where in 5 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 11.8ppg and 3.6rpg. He also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 10.4ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements Zhukanenko played in the final of Kazakhstan League in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Zhukanenko was also a member of Russian international program for some years. He played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
Zhukanenko represented Russia at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 61.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Zhukanenko has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Zhukanenko has played previously professionally also in Russia for Dynamo Moscow Unics Kazan Khimki Unics Kazan 2nd team Lokomotiv.

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Giedraitis re-signs at Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old international small forward Rokas Giedraitis (198-81kg-92). He played there last season. In 48 LKL games he had 8.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg. Giedraitis helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Giedraitis also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 9.7ppg and 2.2rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Giedraitis played at BC Siauliai. In 15 LKL games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg. He also played 6 games in Baltic League where he got remarkable 15.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Giedraitis won Baltic League championship title for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Forward of the Year in 2015.
Giedraitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Giedraitis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Giedraitis has played previously for three other teams: Mazeikiai, ABRO Universitetas and A.Sireikos KA Pramustgalvis.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Marc_Antonio Carter
Ben Madgen
Chris Kramer

Forwards:
Rokas Giedraitis
Robert Carter

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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Zygimantas Riauka (ex Caceres) joins Naestved - by Igor Obradovic

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) agreed terms with 24-year old Lithuanian forward Zygimantas Riauka (206-107kg-93, college: Wisc.-Parkside). He played last season at Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad in Spanish LEB Gold. In 34 games he had 4.6ppg and 3.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Riauka played at Olivar (LEB Silver) in Spanish league where in 26 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.3apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the GLVC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2013 and 2015).
Riauka represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 4.2ppg, 6.0rpg.
Riauka graduated from University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Conner Washington

Forwards:
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

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McNutt re-signs at Etzella - by Eurobasket News

BBC Etzella Ettelbruck (Total League) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Canadian power forward Billy McNutt (203-102kg-85). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 29 Total League games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 12.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg and 1.7bpg last season. McNutt helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Racing that year. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McNutt was voted Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. McNutt has played also professionally in USA, IBL (W.Coast H.) and ABA (Seattle M.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: In high school McNutt played inside, but the he moved on the perimeter, working on his outside game. Despite his size, he handles the ball as well a lot of guards. He also can shoot the three ball as well as drive inside. Also, he's a dominant defender, who can intimidate with his size, quickness and leaping ability.

BBC Etzella Ettelbruck roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Arbaut
Elijah Bonsignore

Forwards:
Tim Steffen
Derrick Barden
Jerome Lanners

Centers:
Yann Wolff
Billy McNutt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Etzella keeps Barden for another season - by Eurobasket News

BBC Etzella Ettelbruck (Total League) re-signed 25-year old American power forward Derrick Barden (196-102kg-92, college: N.Colorado). He was a team leader there last season. In 29 Total League games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 11.0rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg. Barden helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Barden played at Soleuvre where in 32 Total League games he had very remarkable stats: 22.7ppg, 15.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Barden received Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Import Player of the Year award in 2015.
He graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

BBC Etzella Ettelbruck roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Arbaut
Elijah Bonsignore

Forwards:
Tim Steffen
Derrick Barden
Jerome Lanners

Center:
Yann Wolff

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Fuerza Regia lands Fabian Jaimes - by Eurobasket News

Fuerza Regia Monterrey (LNBP) tabbed 25-year old international forward Fabian Jaimes (198-92) from Panteras. In 31 LNBP games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game.
The previous (2016) summer Jaimes played at Tijuana Zonkeys (CIBACOPA) where in 40 games he had 6.1ppg and 2.9rpg in 2016 season.
Jaimes was also a member of Mexican international program for some years. He played for Mexican Senior National Team two years ago and previously for University National Team between 2013 and 2015.
Jaimes also represented Mexico at the COCABA Championships in San Jose (Costa Rica) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @lnbpoficial)

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Mihailo Sekulovic (ex Balkan) is a newcomer at Lille - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-97kg-91). He played most recently at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 9.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. Sekulovic helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 23 games he averaged remarkable 18.1ppg and 8.2rpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention.
Sekulovic represented Montenegro at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 2.4rpg.
Sekulovic has played also professionally in Hungary (Kaposvari), Montenegro (Mornar Bar, Mogren, Zeta and KK Zeta 2011 Golubovci) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).

Lille Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Suka-Umu
Maurice Acker
Alexis Desespringalle
Elias Kherzane

Forwards:
Florent Tortosa
Thomas Ceci-Diop
Rakeem Buckles

Centers:
Nicolas Taccoen
Mihailo Sekulovic
Matoure Toure

Coach: Jean-Marc Dupraz

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Rennes ink Bojan Pelkic - by Eurobasket News

Union Rennes Basket 35 (NM2) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (204-83). He has played for the last three seasons at Leotar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 24 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.8rpg (#4 in the league), 2.7apg and 1.3spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Pelkic's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Pelkic has played also professionally in Cyprus (Etha), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), Greece (Irakleio), Poland (Anwil) and Montenegro (Lovcen, Ibon Niksic, Buducnost and Ulcinj) and Bosnia (Capljina Lasta and KK Radnik Bn Basket Bijeljina).

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Jamil Wilson (ex Brose Bask.) joins LA Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) agreed terms with 27-year old small forward Jamil Wilson (201-104kg-90, college: Marquette). He was about to sign at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. The last season Wilson played at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A where in 30 games he had 13.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4apg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wilson's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He was also voted HS All-Racine County Player of the Year back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Wilson's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Wilson has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Marquette University until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
On Wilson: A solid bodied combo forward with great athletic skills and good shooting range. Can spend time in both forward positions, has yet nice upside.

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Jamil Wilson
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Willie Reed

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The Hawks sign Luke Babbitt - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Hawks signed 28-year old forward Luke Babbitt (206-98kg-89, college: Nevada) from Miami Heat. In 68 NBA games he had 4.8ppg and 2.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Babbitt played at the Pelicans where in 46 NBA games he recorded 7.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in first round (16th overall). Babbitt attended University of Nevada and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Eurocup Semifinals in 2014. Babbitt was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 3rd Team back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod), other NBA teams (Portland Trail Blazers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Babbitt could be described: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2010)
He can shoot off a pass, as well as off the dribble … Uses an effective jab step to knock his defender off balance in order to create space and separation to get off a shot … Has quite the arsenal when it comes to shot selection: can pull up, fade away, hit off-balance jumpers when driving regardless of if his shot is contested. The biggest obstacle Babbitt will have to overcome is guarding small forwards at the next level, since he is not physically strong enough to guard a power forward
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Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Nicolas Brussino
Tyler Dorsey

Forwards:
Ersan Ilyasova
Luke Babbitt
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

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Ashley is back at the Mavericks, ex ALBA - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) signed 23-year old forward Brandon Ashley (202-104kg-94, college: Arizona). It is actually his comeback to the Mavericks as he has played here before. Ashley played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Texas Legends where in 33 games he had 14.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to D-League All-Star Game.
Ashley has never been drafted by the NBA.
His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2015.
Ashley has played also professionally in .
He attended University of Arizona until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
Ashley could be described: Boasts a good frame with excellent footwork.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell
Gian Clavell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Brandon Ashley
Johnathan Motley
PJ Dozier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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London Lightning keeps Anderson for another season - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning (NBL Canada) re-signed 30-year old American guard Ryan Anderson (193-88kg-87, college: Nebraska). He was a team leader there last season. In 52 NBL Canada games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Anderson was tested by Moncton Miracles. He helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Anderson was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in sixth round (12th overall).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Anderson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins), Holland (Leiden), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Erie Bay Hawks), PBL (Rochester RazorSharks), Canada (Power, Windsor Express and Ottaway SkyHawks) and MPBA (Bloomington Express).
Anderson attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
His game is described as: Ryan Anderson is a high quality forward who simply has some nice offensive skills with a very high basketball IQ. He can post up around the basket; he can slash and go past slower big men easily and he has a nice mid range jump shot and posesses a long range threat.
Good court vision. Lots of passes
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By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

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Kansas State extends Bruce Weber - by Eurobasket News

As the calendar flipped to March earlier this year, it looked as though Bruce Weber 's time at Kansas State was limited. The Wildcats lost by 30 to an Oklahoma team that would finish ninth in the Big 12 to fall to 6-10 in the Big 12. A late surge and an NCAA tournament win later, Weber and Kansas State agreed to a two-year contract extension that was announced Tuesday. 'I have had the opportunity to observe our men's basketball program and visit with Bruce on multiple occasions since I became athletics director,' first-year AD Gene Taylor said in a statement. 'I couldn't be more pleased with the type of person we have leading our program - Coach Weber is well-regarded throughout college basketball as an outstanding coach and a man who conducts his program with integrity and class.' When Kansas State decided to stick with Weber after his team won its last two regular season games, beat Baylor in the Big 12 tournament and then Wake Forest in the First Four of the NCAA tournament, it left Weber with just two years remaining on the contract. An extension was pretty much a must to keep negative recruiting against him to a minimum. Still, the deal doesn't look to give Weber much in the way of additional security at Kansas State beyond the contract he just extended. His salary for the two years that remained on his deal remain unchanged and his annual raises - $100,000 - also stays static in the additional two years. The difference is that once this new extension kicks in after the 2019 season, Weber's buyout drops from $2.5 million to $500,000, according to the Kansas City Star. In essence, the deal doesn't immediately cost Kansas State any additional money and doesn't make it prohibitively expensive to move on from Weber if they decide to go in another direction after 2019. The deal would appear to keep Weber in place in Manhattan through 2019 as a new AD will likely be hesitant to fire a coach he extended just months earlier and for a much heftier price. Kansas State returns quite a bit from last year's team, though replacing Wesley Iwundu and DJ Johnson will be no easy task. But even after the push to an NCAA tournament bid last year, Kansas State fans are somewhat leery of the program's future. Weber's best team was in 2012-13, when the team he inherited from Frank Martin was the league co-champ. Results flatlined some (K-State was a nine-seed in the 2014 tournament) the following three seasons until this year when Kansas State fought its way to a spot in Dayton.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Fresno State lands Texas A&M transfer Eric Vila - by Eurobasket News

Fresno State picked up a transfer on Thursday as former Texas A&M transfer Eric Vila (6'11''-F-98) pledged to the Bulldogs, according to report from Evan Daniels of Scout.com. The 6-foot-11 Vila just completed his freshman season with the Aggies, as he averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Vila will have to sit out one season before his has three years of eligibility remaining. Playing with Spain this summer in the FIBA U19 World Cup, Vila was the team's leading scorer and rebounder as he averaged 13.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Hopefully, Vila can take that momentum from the World Cup and turn around a slow start to his college career as he has a chance to be a solid player for the Bulldogs.
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Szorc Promoted to Associate Head Basketball Coach at Delta State - by Eurobasket News

Delta State University head men's basketball coach Jim Boone has announced that assistant coach Robert Szorc has been promoted to associate head coach of the program. 'We have been extremely fortunate throughout my career to be surrounded by outstanding assistant coaches and some terrific people, and yet we have never promoted an assistant coach to associate head coach until now,' said Boone. 'Bob Szorc is extremely deserving of this promotion and significant recognition, as he has done a tremendous job in so many areas with Statesmen basketball.' Over the past three seasons with the Statesmen, Szorc has helped Delta State to 57 wins, including a 23-9 record last year and an appearance in the NCAA South Region tournament semifinals, the 15th time in school history that the Statesmen have made an NCAA postseason appearance. The Statesmen are the third-winningest program in the NCAA South Region in the last four years, behind only Alabama-Huntsville and Barry, and are one of only two schools in the Gulf South Conference that have averaged at least 20 wins per season during that same time frame. Szorc spent three years at Wheaton Warrenville South prior to his arrival at DSU, directing all aspects of the basketball program, including fundraising, fall and spring youth skill development, summer camps, and the development of the program's feeder schools. Prior to Wheaton Warrenville South, Robert was the head coach at Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Ill. At Alleman Catholic, Szorc directed the program to back-to-back regionals and advanced to the sweet 16 in only his second year as a head coach. He inherited a program that was coming off a five-win season and led the Pioneers to a 10 game improvement and 15 wins in year two. Szorc has worked the summer tour at some of the nation's most noteworthy basketball camps, including one of the nations's best teaching camps, the Snow Valley Basketball School in Waverly Iowa. Szorc has also worked the Future Stars Camp in Lake Forest, IL, and the prestigious Five Star Basketball Camps. 'Bob's passion for Delta State and his loyalty and ownership in our program have made him an integral part of our success in my time here at DSU,' said Boone. 'Our current roster has his fingerprints all over it, both from a recruiting and player development prospective.' 'We are truly blessed to have the outstanding staff that we have and we cannot wait to get back to work this fall and continue building on the great success we have enjoyed both regionally and nationally.'
Courtesy of: gostatesmen.com



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LaGrange College Promotes Jasen Jonus to Associate Head Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

LaGrange College men's basketball head coach has Kendal Wallace announced a change on his coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Assistant coach Jasen Jonus has been promoted to Associate Head Coach. 'Coach Jonus has been a major impact in our success here at LaGrange College,' Wallace said. 'Through four years of service, he has assisted and exceled in every facet of our program. This promotion is certainly earned and well deserved.' Jonus is the recruiting coordinator for the Panthers. In addition, he has been the varsity reserve head coach for the past two seasons. Since Jonus' arrival, the Panthers have won three USA South Tournament championships and reached the NCAA Division III national tournament four straight seasons. The program has produced a D3hoops.com All-South Region and a NABC South All-District selection, five USA South All-Conference performers, and 40 Panthers have earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors. He played three years at Birmingham-Southern College after transferring from Wallace State (Ala.) Community College. He was named Newcomer of the Year his first year and selected to the SCAC All-Conference team twice. He holds a master's degree in education in history and reading.
Courtesy of: lagrangepanthers.com



Chris Pagentine to coach in Germany - by Moritz Korff

Former Green Mountain College men's basketball assistant coach Chris Pagentine will continue his career in Germany. Pagentine has been appointed as the new assistant coach of the Aschersleben Tigers. A member of Germany's Regionalliga, the Tigers' roster for the upcoming 2017-18 season features reigning Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, Tyaire Ponzo-Meek (5'11''-PG, college: Wilmington, DE).

A 27-year-old North Carolina native, Pagentine comes to Germany following a year as assistant coach and director of basketball operations of the Halifax Hurricanes of the Canadian NBL. In 2015-16, he served as assistant coach at Green Mountain College, before being promoted to interim head coach in January 2016.

In his playing career, Pagentine made 31 appearances for the Averett University Cougars between 2008 and 2010 before transferring to the University of Southern Maine where he spent his junior and senior season, averaging 13.2 points in his final year of college basketball (2011-12).



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Leon Henry's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). He was the major contributor in a Ballarat Miners' victory against the third-ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (13-10) 98-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Henry had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds in 21 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Ballarat Miners (15-8) are placed second. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Henry's first season with the team. Henry has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 10.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 65.1%(41-63), 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 44.4% in eight games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team five years ago.

Tobias Cameron
Tobias Cameron
   #2. Second place goes to U19 international guard Tobias Cameron (193-99, currently plays in Australia). Cameron led Rollers to a 3-point victory over the sixth-ranked Ipswich Force (9-7) 97-94 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Cameron recorded 20 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in 41 minutes. Gold Coast Rollers (5-11) are placed tenth in QBL group. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Cameron has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 35.0% and FT: 90.9%(20-22) in nine games. He is in the roster of the New Zealand U19 national team.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia). Meehl led Sunshine CR to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (4-10) 101-83 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Sunshine Coast Rip (10-5) is placed fifth in QBL group. Meehl's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. This season Meehl averages: 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 81.3%(13-16), 3FGP: 44.0% and FT: 79.2%. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Former Wellington Exodus Saints starter played for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

   #4. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia). Tawhiti could not help Eagles (4-12) to beat Redbacks (8-14). He recorded 6 points in 18 minutes. his team lost 107-116 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#7) Redbacks in the SBL group. The Regular Season already ended. This year Tawhiti's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg in 26 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

The list of other players, who all have New Zealand passport but never been selected to any of New Zealand national teams:

   #1. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) led Brisbane Capitals to an easy victory against the leader Brisbane Spartans (17-0) crushing them 116-91 in a derby game in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Carter recorded 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Brisbane Capitals (12-3) are placed second. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Carter is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Brisbane Capitals' roster. This season Carter has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.5apg. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (4-10) 101-83 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Meehl recorded 7 points. Sunshine Coast Rip (10-5) is placed fifth in QBL group. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Meehl has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Steven Adams (213-C/F-93) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Mika Vukona (197-C-82) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL
Corey Webster (188-G-88) plays for Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League
Mike Karena (208-C-93) plays for Lleida Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Thomas Giles (180-G-88) plays for Norths Soul Sports Bears in Australian State League
Isaac Smith (196-F/C) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League
James Paringatai (201-F-86) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League
Dyson King-Hawea (200-F-92) plays for Spectres in Australian State League
Mitchell Newton (200-F-95) plays for Bandits in Australian State League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the New Zealand playing currently abroad. Go to New Zealand Abroad Page to see completed list.



Ethan Rusbatch paces Tall Blacks as they wind up Asia Cup buildup with defeat - by Eurobasket News

Paul Henare 's 'Baby' Tall Blacks are now officially battle hardened for the looming Asia Cup in Lebanon. The New Zealand men's basketballers wrapped up their buildup for Lebanon with a battling 60-53 defeat at the hands of dual tournament winners Angola in Chengdu, China. They pushed the full-strength African nation all the way, though weren't able to repeat their upset victory from the previous tournament in Kunshan. With the team travelling less than 24 hours later to Beirut and playing their sixth game in seven days in China, a drop in intensity from the young Tall Blacks would have been understandable. But they hustled hard the entire night, won the final quarter 18-14 and got as close as a couple of buckets to the Angolans. Henare, who has given all his senior players and most of his US-based collegians the campaign off, was happy with the last fortnight from his young team of largely untried international players as he looks to build depth in the national programme. "I am really proud of the effort the guys have put in over the past few weeks," Henare said. "It has culminated in a good performance tonight - not a perfect performance, but the Angolan side has been the class of the two tournaments and no one has gotten close to them. "We are the only team to have beaten them and again tonight we competed with a very good team. That is what we must take into Beirut, knowing we can compete against very good sides." Canterbury shooting guard Ethan Rusbatch (196-G/F-92, college: Lincoln Trail CC) led the Tall Blacks with a game-high 16 points (6/13 FG, 4/8 3PT), backed up by some excellent defence and four rebounds in a performance that might help garner some ANBL interest for the free-agent sharpshooter. New Zealand started slowly and were still looking for their first bucket midway through the opening quarter, but kept Angola within reach, at 14-15 down by the first break. The offence continued to splutter thoughout, with a final shooting percentage of 38 from two-point range and 24 from deep reflecting the team's shooting struggles. With Angola edging out to an 11-point lead at three-quarter time, the Tall Blacks' response came, with a Rusbatch corner three and an Ili drive to the basket establishing some momentum. But the experienced Angolans responded to keep the New Zealanders at arm's length down the stretch. Henare is confident the games in China have toughened his young charges for what they will face in Beirut, starting with Kazakhstan in three days' time. "In Beirut we are going to have a day off in between games, and it is going to feel like a holiday for these guys," said Henare. "That is one of the great things about this schedule - six games in seven days with a decent travel day in between. They will be as game ready and game hardened as they can be in Beirut. "This will be another useful experience for these guys. They will be playing against high-quality basketballers. I know for a fact they will walk away from this experience in China all the better for it." New Zealand travel to Beirut on Saturday, arriving on Sunday afternoon to put the finishing touches on preparations ahead of their opening pool game against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz



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Rojas' double-double lands him LNB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old forward Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Leones and receives a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Toros (#2, 4-2) 82-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Leones maintains the 4th position in Nicaraguan LNB. Leones is bottom ranked team in the standings. They need more victories to leave last spot and improve bad 2-4 record. In the team's last game Rojas had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Leones' top player in his first season with the team. Rojas has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 18.3ppg), rebounds (7th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 95.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ryann Abraham (182-PG-87) of league's second-best Toros. He is Puerto Rican guard in his first season at Toros. In the last game Abraham recorded impressive 36 points. Bad luck as Toros lost that game 73-82 to slightly lower-ranked Leones (#4, 2-4). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Toros still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Abraham is a newcomer at Toros and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.2ppg (#2). He also recorded 5.3 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jordany Jaca (196-F-83) of league's leader Bufalos. Jaca scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Bufalos, leading his team to a 71-67 win against #2 ranked Toros. Bufalos confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Jaca has a great season in Nicaragua. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 11.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Serbio Abea (191-F-78) of Leones - 25 points and 8 rebounds
5. Noel Mackenzie (188-G-78) of Bufalos - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Marcos Castrillo (201-F) of Toros - 11 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Aramie Brooks (203-F/C-87) of Toros - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Reginald Brown (202-C-91) of Bufalos - 15 points and 13 rebounds
9. Carlos Gonzalez (177-PG-80) of Bufalos - 7 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Joan Luis) of Leones - 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 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)



LNB Round 6 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Second defeat of league's leader Toros (4-2) against second ranked Bufalos (4-2) 71-67 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Toros were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for guard Noel Mackenzie (188-78) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) contributed with 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Toros. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bufalos keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Toros.
Leading Toros (4-2) recorded its second loss in Managua. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Leones (2-4) 82-73. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbio Abea chipped in 25 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) with 36 points (!!!). Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Leones moved-up to third place, which they share with Costa Caribe. Toros at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with Bufalos.

Bufalos - Toros 71-67

Second defeat of league's leader Toros (4-2) against second ranked Bufalos (4-2) 71-67 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Toros were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for guard Noel Mackenzie (188-78) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Bufalos players scored in double figures. American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds and Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) added 13 points and 11 assists in the effort for Toros. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bufalos keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Toros.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: N.Mackenzie 21+7reb+5ast, R.Brown 15+13reb+1ast, Q.Doggett 12+9reb, J.Jaca 12+9reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 7+4reb+7ast, M.Mackenzie 2+1reb+1ast
Toros: A.Brooks 20+8reb+2ast, R.Abraham 13+2reb+11ast, M.Castrillo 11+12reb+2ast, D.Toruno 8+2reb+1ast, L.Hernandez 7+9reb+1ast, N.Lopez 6+3reb+4ast
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Leones - Toros 82-73

Leading Toros (4-2) recorded its second loss in Managua. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Leones (2-4) 82-73. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-26 Toros' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-73 at the end of the game. Leones made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Toros turnovers and outrebounded them 41-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. Leones players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Toros' players. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Serbio Abea (191-78) chipped in 25 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) with 36 points (!!!) and Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) scored 7 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Leones moved-up to third place, which they share with Costa Caribe. Toros at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with Bufalos.
Top scorers:
Leones: S.Abea 25+8reb, A.Rojas 18+12reb+3ast, I.Thomas 12+5reb+2ast, J.Luis 9+6reb+7ast, D.Tenorio 7+3reb+3ast, R.Munoz 4+4reb
Toros: R.Abraham 36+1reb, A.Brooks 8+8reb, M.Castrillo 7+11reb+2ast, R.Mendoza 6+2reb+1ast, N.Lopez 6+4reb+1ast, J.Martinez 5+2reb+3ast
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Top six teams in the Atlantic Conference clinch playoff spots as Delta Force and NAF Rockets battle relegation - by Eurobasket News

The regular season of the Kwese Premier Basketball League comes to an end this weekend and the top six teams in the Atlantic Conference have all clinched playoff spots ahead of the Conference Six Playoffs scheduled to tip off on Sunday 13 August 2017.
The top six teams are;
1. Rivers Hoopers
2. Kwara Falcons
3. Customs
4. Hoops & Read
5. Oluyole Warriors
6. Police Baton
The future of Delta Force and NAF Rockets in the league hinges on their last two games of the season. A major decider will be the game between the two teams in Lagos on Thursday 3 August. Delta Force (31pts) is only one point above the Rockets (30pts). Delta Force's last game will be against Hoops & Read while NAF will play their last game against Conference leaders Rivers Hoopers. It is very probable that the last game of the season will determine which team gets relegated.
Courtesy of: bballnaija.com



Alex Owumi agreed terms with Scorchers - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) guard Alex Owumi (196-95kg-84, college: Alcorn State) from London Lions. In 37 BBL games in United Kingdom he recorded 13.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Owumi won British BBL championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 3rd Team award in 2015.
Owumi is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America) in five different countries. Owumi has played previously professionally in France, Libya (Nasr), Canada (Riptide) and FYR Macedonia (Lirija).
He attended Alcorn State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Good Athleticism has great speed and quickness along with very quick hands. Alex is also a fierce competitor who is a winner. A very smart player who can flat out shoot it from anywhere on the court. Has a solid body and he is also a good defender and a team player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Regatas posts 4 wins at the start of Clausura 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Regatas posts 4 wins at the start of Clausura 2017. In the latest game they overcame Inmaculada 81-76. Regatas trailed 3 points at the half-time, but managed to win the third and the last stanzas to seal the victory. Maximiliano Rios (185-G-81, college: Clayton St.) scored 35 points in defeat and Jose Fuentes (197-G/F-90) netted 19.
EOFAP is second with a 3-1 record, while Inmaculada is third with a 1-3.



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Szczecin lands Jimmy Gavin, ex Dzukija - by Eurobasket News

King Szczecin (PLK) tabbed 26-year old American guard Jimmy Gavin (190-86kg-91, college: Winthrop). He played most recently at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL league. In 38 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg last season.
Gavin has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Big South Conference Tournament in 2016. Gavin received also All-Big South Conference 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Gavin graduated from Winthrop University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Jimmy Gavin

Forwards:
Lukasz Diduszko
Pawel Kikowski

Center:
Mateusz Bartosz

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @plkpl)

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Bourg lands Mathieu Wojciechowski - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted JL Bourg Basket (ProA) tabbed 25-year old Polish international forward Mathieu Wojciechowski (203-92) from Limoges CSP Elite. In 34 ProA games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.6rpg last season.
Wojciechowski's team made it to the French Cup final in 2015.
He also represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Wojciechowski has played previously for three other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, Le Portel and Lille Metropole.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Chase Simon
Maxime Courby
Mathieu Wojciechowski
Kevin Dinal

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

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Maccabi Ashdod adds David Laury to their roster, ex Mayaguez - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) added to their roster 27-year old American forward David Laury (206-111kg-90, college: Iona). He played this summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 9.2rpg and 2.9apg. The last season Laury played at another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 10 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.6apg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (8th overall).
Laury attended Iona College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won MAAC Tournament in 2013 and 2015. Laury was also voted All-MAAC Player of the Year and NABC All-District 1 1st Team in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Yesilgiresun Bld).
On Laury: A 6-8 power forward, Laury has tremendous skill for his size including the ability to lead the offense as a virtual point forward. He is described as a strong rebounder and a great passer with an excellent basketball IQ. Laury also has good range on his jumper and can step out and make a three-pointer.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forwards:
Adam Ariel
David Laury

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BSN Round 4 of Finals. Arecibo celebrate second victory - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Quebradillas 103-81

Arecibo evened the championship series at 2-2. They knocked down visiting Quebradillas to bounce back from the loss in Game 3. The game was mostly controlled by Capitanes. Piratas managed to win third quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Piratas 42-27 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Jorge-Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) added 14 points and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Piratas. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. 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:
Arecibo: D.Jefferson 34+12reb+6ast, C.Elonu 26+8reb+2ast, D.Huertas 20+6reb+2ast, W.Hodge 9+6reb+4ast, D.Clemente 5+2reb+3ast, A.Alamo 4+2reb
Quebradillas: J.Bryan Diaz 20+7reb+1ast, M.Rosario 16+3reb, T.Holloway 14+7ast, W.Daniels 14+5reb, A.Carmona 10+4reb+2ast, J.Mojica 5+4reb
gschID: 555016





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UBT Cluj Napoca signs Henry Domercant - by Eurobasket News

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) signed experienced 37-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Henry Domercant (194-95kg-80, college: E.Illinois). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. The last time (16) he played at Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) in the U.S. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
In 2003 Domercant was drafted by Yakima Sun Kings (CBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Eastern Illinois University staris in his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Domercant played in the final of Turkish League in 2006 and 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Guard of the Year back in 2012.
Domercant represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 54.2%, FT: 77.8%.
Domercant is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos), Italy (Juvecaserta and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka and Galatasaray).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at UBT Cluj Napoca.
Domercant could be described: A sweet-shooting SG, with good athletic skills. Runs the court well, and proven to be very effective from behind the 3pts arch. He's also a good rebounder for his position.

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

Guards:
Henry Domercant
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas
Lasan Kromah

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Morris Curry (ex Steaua CSM) agreed terms with TED Kolejliler - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American guard Morris Curry (181-77kg-87, college: Providence, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 16 games he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg last season. Curry helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Olympique Antibes in French ProA where in 9 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 4.3apg.
Among other achievements Curry received Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Curry has played also professionally in Austria (Gmunden Swans), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), Finland (KTP Basket), Germany (Giessen 46ers and Mitteldeutscher BC), Greece (AEK Athens), Poland (AZS Koszalin) and France (Chalons Reims and Sluc Nancy).
He attended Providence College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Morris Curry
Mert Gizir

Forward:
Yesukan Onar

Center:
Cem Coskun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alexey Zhukanenko (ex Samara-SGEU) agreed terms with P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-108kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Samara-SGEU in Russian Superleague 1. In 27 games he recorded 11.9ppg and 5.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Zhukanenko played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league where in 5 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 11.8ppg and 3.6rpg. He also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 10.4ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements Zhukanenko played in the final of Kazakhstan League in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Zhukanenko was also a member of Russian international program for some years. He played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
Zhukanenko represented Russia at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 61.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Zhukanenko has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Zhukanenko has played previously professionally also in Russia for Dynamo Moscow Unics Kazan Khimki Unics Kazan 2nd team Lokomotiv.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neftekhimik Tobolsk tabs Petr Shapovalov - by Eurobasket News

Neftekhimik Tobolsk (Superleague 3) inked 24-year old forward Petr Shapovalov (203-100kg-93). He has played for the last two years at Burevestnik in the Superleague 2. In 18 games he averaged 5.4ppg and 1.4rpg last season. Superleague 3 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Shapovalov played at BC Ryazan (Superleague). Superleague 2 was a little too high level for him, where in 6 Superleague games he had just 0.3ppg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1spg.
Shapovalov has played previously for two other teams: Sojuz Zaretchny and Enisey Krasnoyarsk 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Russia edge Finland at the start of Kondrashin and Belov Cup - by Eurobasket News

Russia edged Finland 91-75 at the start of Kondrashin and Belov Cup in Saint Petersburg. The hosts of the tournament had a slow start and trailed 21-25 at the end of the first period. Russia however scored another 21 points in the second frame that was enough to take a 2-point lead at the halftime. Russia posted 22-17 and then 27-18 wins in the third and the fourth quarters respectively for the final success.
Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) nailed 16. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87) followed them with 13 points and Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) scored 12. Sasu Salin (191-SG-91) replied with 23 points in the losing effort, whilst Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) added 17.



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Nemanja Nenadic signs at FMP Beograd - by Igor Obradovic

FMP Beograd (KLS) landed 23-year old guard Nemanja Nenadic (197-94) from KK Dunav Stari Banovci. In 26 KLS games he averaged 12.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
Nenadic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Vojvodina where in 8 KLS games he had 6.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention. But the most of that year he spent at KK Pirot. In 14 KLS games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.9apg. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention.
He has played previously for two other teams: KK Mladost Z Admiral Zemun and Tamis.

FMP Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Pot
Nemanja Nenadic

Forward:
Maverick Rowan

Center:
Bozo Djumic

Coach: Vladimir Jovanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milan Stanojevic (ex Teodo Tivat) joins NH Ostrava - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) added to their roster 31-year old Serbian guard Milan Stanojevic (183-86, college: E.Washington, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played last season at Teodo Tivat in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 26 games he had 11.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 5.3apg (leader !!!) and 2.0spg (in top 2). Stanojevic helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League 2nd Team. Stanojevic also played 17 games in Balkan League where he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.1apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stanojevic played at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL. In 40 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Stanojevic also played 3 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he got 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg. The other team Stanojevic played shortly was Spartak in Serbian KLS. In three games he got 14.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 4.7spg.
Stanojevic has played also professionally in Denmark (Naestved), Greece (Near East) and Serbia (KK Meridiana Novi Sad).
He attended Eastern Washington University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Stanojevic: Smart player with good fundamentals, is a point guard that is very careful with the ball and has low turnover ratio, handles pressure very well, pass first PG, has a very nice pull-up jumper which allows him to play some SG.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ALBA Berlin signs Stefan Peno - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) signed 20-year old Serbian guard Stefan Peno (198-97). He is a dual citizen owning also Guyanese passport. Peno has played for the last three seasons at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in 14 games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Peno helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team. Peno also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 1.1ppg.
Despite young age Peno had great career. Peno played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team back in 2013.
He was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Peno played for Serbian Senior National Team in 2014 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 27.5%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 76.0%.
Peno has played also professionally in Serbia (OKK Beograd).

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva
Stefan Peno

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis
Niels Giffey
Spencer Butterfield

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

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Jovan Djordjevic (ex Napredak K.) agreed terms with Handlova - by Eurobasket News

MBK Handlova (SBL) inked 24-year old Serbian swingman Jovan Djordjevic (198-93). He has played for the last five years at KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac in Serbian KLS league. In 26 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg last season.
Among other achievements Djordjevic was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention in 2017.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Novipiu Casale).
Djordjevic's game is described as: A player with great attitude and team mentality, he doesn't excel in any part of the game but helps his team all game long.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Landenbergue
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva
Miroslav Matych
Marcus Tyus
Doug Brooks

Forwards:
Ondrej Haviar
Jovan Djordjevic

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nikolicbojan83)

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Merlion Cup returns for a second year with six teams competing - by Eurobasket News

The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) has announced the return of the Merlion Cup competition on Wednesday. The six-team tournament, which returned last year after a 20-year hiatus, will see four new teams take part. Korea's Jeonju KCC Egis, Philippines' Alab Pilipinas and Taiwan's Yulon Luxgen Dinos will join the Singapore Slingers as well as defending champions the Shanghai Sharks in this year's edition. The competition will also see an Australian team for the first time since its return, with the Adelaide 36ers slated for participation. With last year's Merlion Cup final between the Sharks and Philippine's Mighty Sports played in front of a sell-out crowd at the OCBC Arena, BAS president David Ong is hoping for a similarly strong turnout. Said Ong: "Last year's Merlion Cup saw strong fan support, with more than 8,800 fans attending over the five days. This year our goal is the same, to promote basketball across all ages and fill up the stadium." In addition to the tournament, a host of activities are also in the works, including coaching clinics by the visiting teams, as well as Meet-and-Greet sessions for fans to interact with the players. The build-up activities will culminate in a one-day Basketball Festival on Sept 17 at OCBC Square.
Courtesy of: straitstimes.com



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Jovan Djordjevic (ex Napredak K.) agreed terms with Handlova - by Eurobasket News

MBK Handlova (SBL) inked 24-year old Serbian swingman Jovan Djordjevic (198-93). He has played for the last five years at KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac in Serbian KLS league. In 26 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg last season.
Among other achievements Djordjevic was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention in 2017.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Novipiu Casale).
Djordjevic's game is described as: A player with great attitude and team mentality, he doesn't excel in any part of the game but helps his team all game long.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Landenbergue
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva
Miroslav Matych
Marcus Tyus
Doug Brooks

Forwards:
Ondrej Haviar
Jovan Djordjevic

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nikolicbojan83)

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Matej Krusic agrees terms with Celje - by Zeljko Zule

The new-look 2017-18 2SKL side Celje squad will have Matej Krusic (208-C-87) running the show after the sides agreed on a multi-year deal on a Monday.
Krusic arrives from Zlatorog, where he spent last two seasons. In the latest one, Krusic averaged 6.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks in 34 Slovenian League games. Krusic has already played for Sentjur, Helios, Slovan, Grosuplje plus Aris in Greece, Lobe Huesca in Spain and USK Praga iz Czech.
Krusic was a member of Slovenian national team that won the bronze medal at the U20 European Championship in Turkey in 2006.



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Javier Marin joins Albacete - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) added to their roster 31-year old swingman Javier Marin (194-86) from Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila.
The previous (15-16) season Marin played at Oviedo_CB (LEB Gold). But in 20 games he had just 1.1ppg.
He has played previously for three other teams: Zaragoza, Meridiano Alicante and De La Torre.

Arcos Albacete Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Garret Covington

Forwards:
Javier Marin
Eugenio Gomez
David Maldonado

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CB Canarias ink Adin Vrabac - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 23-year old Bosnian international shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Vrabac has played for the last two seasons at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbian KLS league. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Vrabac helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 29 games in ABA League where he recorded 4.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.5apg. And finally Vrabac contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Vrabac was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Rookie of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Vrabac has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2014.
He also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Vrabac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Gladiators), Italy, Turkey and Bosnia (Novi and Spars Sarajevo).

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davin White
Mateusz Ponitka
Adin Vrabac

Forwards:
Tim Abromaitis
Rosco Allen

Center:
Mike Tobey

Coach: Nenad Markovic

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Kevin Seraphin is a newcomer at FC Barcelona - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

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

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Ante Tomic
Kevin Seraphin

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Abia re-signs at Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Larry Abia (195-93). He has played there for the last three seasons. But in 29 LEB Gold games he had just 1.7ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
Abia's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Abia's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 0.3ppg, 1.5rpg.
Abia has played previously for two other teams: Valencia Basket and Valencia 2.

Leyma Basquet Coruna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Sanz
Angel Hernandez
Michael Torres
Pablo Ferreiro

Forwards:
Jonathan Gilling
Larry Abia

Center:
Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CB Clavijo lands Erik Quintela - by Eurobasket News

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (LEB Gold) landed 26-year old point guard Erik Quintela (184-91). He has played for the last three years at Xuven Cambados in the LEB Silver. In 34 games he averaged 10.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg (leader !!!) last season.
Among other achievements Quintela was selected to Eurobasket.com All- LEB Silver Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
He has played previously professionally also in Portugal (Maia_Basket) and Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura).

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Sandro Gacic agreed terms with BC Morabanc Andorra II - by Eurobasket News

BC Morabanc Andorra II (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Bosnian shooting guard Sandro Gacic (200-96) from Cantbasket. In 25 EBA games in Spain he recorded 11.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Gacic played at Plasencia Extremadura where in 20 EBA games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season.
Gacic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.8rpg.
Gacic has played previously for five other teams: Baskonia, Leon, Albacete, Alava and Goierri.

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Huesca keeps Fontet for another season - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) re-signed 31-year old center Alberto Fontet (213-86). He played there last season. In 34 LEB Gold games he averaged 10.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Fontet played at FC Porto_Ferpinta in Portuguese LPB where in 40 games he had 5.7ppg and 5.5rpg. He helped them to win the Portuguese League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Fontet also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.5spg.
Fontet has played previously for six other Spain teams: FC Barcelona, Valencia Basket, Leon, Zaragoza, Rosalia and Valencia 2.

Magia Huesca roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Carles Marzo

Forwards:
Jorge Lafuente
Sergio Rodriguez
Matt O'Leary
Jubril Adekoya

Center:
Alberto Fontet

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Quintero re-signs at Innova Chef - by Eurobasket News

CB Virgen de la Concha Innova Chef (EBA) confirmed in their roster 21-year old shooting guard Jose Quintero (190-96). He played there last season.
Quintero has played previously for two other teams: McDonald's and Venta de Banos.

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Trevor Cooney is a newcomer at Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Trevor Cooney (193-88kg-92, college: Syracuse). He played most recently at Long Island Nets (NBA G League) in the U.S. Cooney managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 20 NBA G League games he recorded 3.9ppg and 1.1rpg. He also played that season for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL where in 8 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 1.4rpg. Cooney also spent pre-season at Baskonia (Liga Endesa) that year. In four games he had just 2.0ppg. He also played 1 game in Euroleague, but he did not score anything and 1 assist.
Cooney was selected to HS Delaware High School All-Star Game back in 2011 at his college time.
Cooney graduated from Syracuse University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Leyma Basquet Coruna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Sanz
Angel Hernandez
Trevor Cooney
Michael Torres
Pablo Ferreiro

Forwards:
Jonathan Gilling
Larry Abia

Center:
Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca

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Menorca keeps Garcia Tora for another season - by Eurobasket News

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis (EBA) re-signed experienced 38-year old point guard Daniel Garcia Tora (192-79). He played there last season. In 22 EBA games he averaged 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. Garcia Tora also played that season for CCE Sant Lluis where in 22 EBA games he had 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.2apg.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Garcia Tora has played previously professionally also in Paraguay (San Lorenzo) and Spain (Alaior and CD Alcazar).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Menorca.

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Jimenez
Daniel Garcia_Tora
Ciceron Mercadal

Forwards:
Gabriel Torres
Ismael Segui

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Albacete keeps Fox for another season - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) re-signed experienced 40-year old French-Argentinian point guard Diego Fox (177-77). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 LEB Silver games he recorded just 2.1ppg last season.
Fox won Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 championship title in 2016.
He another Spanish team C.A.B.A..
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Albacete.

Arcos Albacete Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Fox
Garret Covington

Forwards:
Javier Marin
Eugenio Gomez
David Maldonado

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Real Canoe tabs Daniel De La Rua - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Real Canoe Madrid inked 20-year old point guard Daniel De La Rua (181-97) from Zornotza. In 43 LEB Silver games he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.2apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
De La Rua ended the previous (2015-16) season at Real Madrid (Liga Endesa). But in two games he had just 1.5ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) where in 26 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.0apg.
De La Rua's team won Spanish EBA Group B Regular Season in 2015.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. De La Rua's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.9apg.

Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Miguel Bustillo
Daniel De_La_Rua

Forwards:
Ander Martinez
Jose_Miguel Perez

Center:
Jose_Maria Gil

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Erik Kinney signs at Plasencia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Plasencia Extremadura landed 23-year old American forward Erik Kinney (196-100kg-94). He just graduated from Campbellsville (NAIA). In 27 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-MSC 1st Team and All-NAIA D1 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Kinney is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the GNAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CB Pardinyes-Lleida keeps Domingo for another season - by Eurobasket News

CB Pardinyes-Lleida (EBA) re-signed 27-year old forward Pol Domingo (198-90). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 EBA games he averaged 12.5ppg and 5.6rpg in 2015-16 season.
Domingo has played previously for Monzon.

CB Pardinyes-Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Pol Domingo
Adria Rivas
Ruben Fernandez
Jaime Aventin

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Menorca adds Mercadal to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis (EBA) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Ciceron Mercadal (180-93) from CCE Sant Lluis. In 9 EBA games he recorded 4.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg in 2015-16 season.
Mercadal has played previously for Alaior.

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Jimenez
Ciceron Mercadal

Forwards:
Gabriel Torres
Ismael Segui

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Henk Norel is a newcomer at Gipuzkoa - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Newly promoted RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Dutch international center Henk Norel (213-87) from Tecnyconta Zaragoza. Norel has played there for the last five years. In 29 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 10.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
In 2009 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Norel's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team award back in 2013.
Norel has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team in 2006.
Norel represented Holland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 8.8ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 70.0%, FT: 53.8%.
Norel has played previously professionally in Spain (Joventut, Meridiano Alicante and CB Prat) and Holland (ABC Amsterdam).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Nico Van den Bogaerd for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Rebounding and shot blocking have been improving steadily giving him a more than acceptable asset as far as hustling is concerned ... He plays with good intensity, and his heart and passion for the game are obvious.
He still has to strengthen his body in general and bulk up quite a bit ... Has a relatively slow shot, and the position of his elbow on his shooting arm tends to swing to the right
.

RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenny Chery
Xavi Oroz

Forwards:
Mike Carlson
Joan Pardina

Centers:
Henk Norel
Miquel Salvo_Llambrich

Coach: Porfirio Fisac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tsmoki-Minsk inks Chris Czerapowicz - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) agreed terms with 26-year old Swedish international guard Chris Czerapowicz (201-91kg-91, college: Davidson). He played last season at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 16 games he had 4.9ppg and 2.3rpg. Czerapowicz also played that season for Krosno in Polish TBL where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
Czerapowicz has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Czerapowicz also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Czerapowicz has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia) and Sweden (Sodertalje Kings and Sanda Basket).
He attended Davidson College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Swiss Central inks Laurent Zoccoletti - by Luca Maffioli

Swiss Central Basket Luzern (LNA) agreed terms with 18-year old forward Laurent Zoccoletti (201-99). He played last season at GC Zurich in the LNB. In 17 games he had 4.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.2bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Zoccoletti played at CBSZ Men's Basketball Academy U23 (1LN).
Despite young age Zoccoletti had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B Honorable Mention in 2015.
He represented Switzerland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.8spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 61.1%, FT: 61.1%.

Swiss Central Basket Luzern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastiano Morandi
Martynas Kairavicius
Austin Chatman
Marco Lehmann

Forwards:
Branko Tomic
Ivo Volic
Laurent Zoccoletti
Michael Pluess
Tommy Fankhauser

Center:
Luka Mandic

Coach: Danijel Eric

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Besiktas add Lima to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91). He played last season at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg. Lima helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Lima also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he had 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. Lima contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada).
The scouts decsribe him following way: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Augusto Lima
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

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Shaanxi Wolves tab Troy Gillenwater, ex Eskisehir Basket - by Eurobasket News

Shaanxi Wolves (NBL) inked 29-year old American forward Troy Gillenwater (205-104kg-88, college: New Mexico State). He played most recently at Eskisehir Basket in Turkish TBL league. In 5 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Gillenwater also played that season for Toyota Alvark (B League) in Japan where in 26 games he averaged impressive 17.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg. His team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TBL.
Among other achievements Gillenwater received Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Gillenwater has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Gillenwater has played previously professionally also in Cyprus, Israel, Puerto Rico (Piratas), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Venezuela (Bucaneros) and South Korea (LG Sakers and Goyang Orions).
He attended New Mexico State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Morris Curry (ex Steaua CSM) agreed terms with TED Kolejliler - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American guard Morris Curry (181-77kg-87, college: Providence, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 16 games he recorded 13.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg last season. Curry helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Olympique Antibes in French ProA where in 9 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 4.3apg.
Among other achievements Curry received Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Curry has played also professionally in Austria (Gmunden Swans), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), Finland (KTP Basket), Germany (Giessen 46ers and Mitteldeutscher BC), Greece (AEK Athens), Poland (AZS Koszalin) and France (Chalons Reims and Sluc Nancy).
He attended Providence College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Morris Curry
Mert Gizir

Forward:
Yesukan Onar

Center:
Cem Coskun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boyd Anderson product Aska loses out on $140K payout in The Basketball Tournament - by David Edole

A potential $140,000 payday turned into a zero-sum game for former Boyd Anderson standout Ivan Aska (201-F-90, college: Murray St.), with his team falling in Thursday's championship game of the $2 million winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament.

Playing for Team Challenge ALS, a support group for former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who helped inspire the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Aska's team fell 86-83 to Overseas Elite in the nationally televised game on ESPN, after leading by 13 points midway through the first quarter.

Aska's team had a chance to tie at the end of regulation in the game played at Baltimore's Coppin State, but a 3-point shot by Kevinn Pinckney was off as time expired.

Had Aska's team won the 64-team, month-long single-elimination tournament, his assigned share of the winner-take-all $2 million prize would have been $140,000.

Aska, the Sun Sentinel 2008 boys basketball Player of the Year, started at forward for Team ALS Challenge and closed with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting, with five rebounds.

Aska, who went undrafted in 2012 out of Murray State, is a native of Fort Lauderdale who lists his current address as Sunrise. He is a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands national team and joined PAOK of the Greek League in March, having played most of his post-collegiate career overseas.

It was the third consecutive championship for Overseas Elite, which was led by the 29 points of Kyle Fogg.

By Ira Winderman Contact Reporter Sun Sentinel



Blue Dragon basketball gets a ‘high five' in hiring of new assistant coach - by David Edole

Give the Hutchinson Community College basketball program a high five.

Not because of its 2016-17 NJCAA championship, but because the program hired 'High Five,' the nickname of new assistant coach Reggie Freeman .

Freeman takes over for former assistant coach Cortland Carney, who resigned to spend more time with his family. The newly hired assistant spent last season at Missouri State University-West Plains and previously had a stint at Eastern Florida State, the school Hutchinson defeated 84-58 in the championship game this past season. Freeman was in Hutchinson two years ago when Eastern Florida State reached the NJCAA tournament as the No. 4 ranked school in the country.

'It's a great opportunity to be here,' Freeman said Tuesday. 'I'm very excited to work with the guys and just getting ready for the season. I know I'll be coaching the top players in the country here, so that's always a good thing.'

The 6-foot-6 Freeman was given the nickname 'High Five' by an announcer at Rucker Park in Harlem, N.Y., where Freeman wore No. 5 as a tall, premier ball handler at 14 years old. Originally from the Bronx, Freeman graduated from the since closed down Rice High School in Manhattan, N.Y., where NBA and Division I players like Kemba Walker, Felipe Lopez, Andre Barrett, and Dean Meminger once played.

Freeman instantly brings knowledge and top pedigree to the Blue Dragons coaching staff. After leaving New York for Texas, Freeman became the Longhorns' fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,969 points. During his junior and senior seasons, Freeman led Texas in points and assists, averaging 22.4 and 21.8 points per game and 3.9 and 4.2 assists, respectively.

Freeman also was formidable inside, leading the team in rebounding during his senior season with 7.6 per game. He was awarded First-team All-Southwest Conference honors his junior year and First-team All-Big 12 Conference and NCAA All-American honors his senior season.

He helped Texas earn two Southwest Conference Championships and four berths to the NCAA tournament, where they reached the Sweet 16 in 1997 during his senior season.

Freeman also had a short stint in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Freeman will also be an asset on the recruiting trail along with assistant coach Jay Cyriac, who was able to haul in all-time Blue Dragon greats in Bashir Ahmed, Shakur Juiston and Kadeem Allen. Freeman has ties in Texas, Florida and New York. Hutchinson recruited two players from Texas in Curtis Hollis and Jordan Myers this season.

'He wants to get to the D-1 level,' said head coach Steve Eck. 'He's driven, works hard and is a good guy. I hate to see Cortland leave, but hopefully we hit a home run with Reggie. He's just a good guy with high recommendations. I remember watching him play at Texas.'

Freeman said what he mainly wants to bring to the team is his work on the court with players on how to strengthen their weaknesses and figuring out Eck's system. As a tall, combo guard at Texas, Freeman wants to translate his versatility on the court.

'For some of the taller guys, just working on ball handling and shooting and getting them to realize and figure out what they can do,' Freeman said. 'Hopefully, my work and film gives them instant credibility and get the kids to listen to this guy.'
By Kelton Brooks



Jordan Murphy finds offseason training in Pro-Am as Gophers look to improve from last season - by David Edole

After a recent exit from the Pro-Am league Monday, Gophers basketball player Jordan Murphy (198-F-97) is ready to get back to the collegiate season.

Murphy played in the Twin Cities Pro-Am League this summer, a basketball league with professional and collegiate players, alongside many of his fellow Gophers teammates. The team is coming off a year where they went 24-10 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

'The Pro-Am is really big for us as a team,' Murphy said. 'Every time we see each other on the schedule, we basically [are] really competitive and always talking trash to each other … in the locker room, making sure we give each other our best shot.'

Twelve Gophers players are in the league, two on each of the six teams.

Murphy's teammate from Minnesota is someone he hasn't played with yet, freshman Isaiah Washington.

'[The league] gives us stuff to work on,' Murphy said. 'Basically, work on defense, work on some of your offensive game as well, and make sure to work on stuff that we would really like to try during the season.''

Murphy is originally from San Antonio, Texas, where he scored almost 24 points per game at Brennan High School.
'Being far away from home, being away from my parents [was a tough transition],' Murphy said. 'I'm so used to them being at all my games, [so] them going to none of them my freshman year was something I really had to get adjusted to.'

Murphy said they watch his games on TV, but it was hard to get used to not seeing them in the stands when he played.

Not just his parents' presence, but also their advice, especially his father Bernard's, is farther away now too.

'He was my influence when I was a kid,' Murphy said. 'He really taught me how to play the game, and [he] taught me the basics of how to play the game.'

Murphy has been with the Gophers for two seasons, and he has quietly improved his game.

The junior forward was fourth in the Big Ten last season with 300 total rebounds, averaging almost nine per game.

The season before, he averaged eight rebounds per game to total 249.

'I think he could even become a better defensive rebounder,' said Gophers head coach Richard Pitino. 'That's scary because he already is a really good rebounder.'

Murphy had 300 rebounds, 218 of which were defensive boards, compared to the previous season when he totaled 249 and 162 defensive.

'When you're a sophomore captain like he was, it means that people really respect you,' Pitino said. 'They follow him … [and] most importantly he is a, 'do as I say' type guy which is really important.'

Murphy was one rebound shy of his 13th double-double of the season in the Gophers loss to Middle Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017.

The team will look to move further in the tournament as they return all rotation players except one.

'[I'm] pretty motivated,' Murphy said. 'We definitely want to go farther than we did last year. I think just when the expectations are so high that we [set] for ourselves... it can be hard to reach them, but I think it's very doable.'

By DREW COVE



Orlando Magic waive Marcus Georges-Hunt - by David Edole

The Orlando Magic waived Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-F-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports) on Monday, the team announced.

It was a surprising and somewhat shocking decision considering Georges-Hunt's strong play during Summer League and the contract he signed in early April last year. It seemed Georges-Hunt was set to get a look in training camp before the Magic made a decision on him.

Georges-Hunt's salary was fully non-guaranteed for this upcoming season. It brings the Magic's roster to 16 players, including Patricio Garino's fully non-guaranteed deal. The Magic can carry 15 players with two players on a two-way contract.

Still, it seemed Georges-Hunt was on track to compete for a roster spot, even with Mario Hezonja and Wesley Iwundu on the roster. That was before the team signed Arron Afflalo. That created a huge roster crunch on the wings.

Georges-Hunt played sparingly during his stint with the Magic, playing 48 minutes across five games. He scored 14 total points, but he struggled to shoot. That did not matter. His defensive versatility and toughness showed through.

He seemed to double down on all those skills in Summer League. It made him look like he could be a full roster player.

Georges-Hunt averaged 14.0 points per game and shot 50.0 percent from the floor including 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. He was the Magic's best player at Summer League, showing an ability to get into the lane, draw contact and score in multiple ways. He seemed to fit the exact kind of versatility the Magic are looking for.

But there is undoubtedly a roster crunch with the Magic.

At shooting guard, the Magic have Terrence Ross, Evan Fournier, Arron Afflalo, Mario Hezonja and Wesley Iwundu all fighting for minutes at shooting guard and small forward. It was going to be difficult for the Magic to find minutes for Georges-Hunt.

It is possible the Magic waived Georges-Hunt realizing this reality as a favor to him and his agent. The move frees him up to find another training camp to latch onto.

Or it is possible the team could sign him back under a two-way contract (the maximum amount of guaranteed salary for a two-way player is $50,000. It appears Georges-Hunt remains eligible to resign with the Magic as a two-way player.

It still remains unlikely he would do that. He showed himself plenty capable of cracking a NBA roster. It seemed like he was close to doing so with the Magic.

The roster crunch got to him and squeezed him out of Orlando. He will get his chance somewhere, that much seems certain.



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Tonchenko re-signs at Mykolaiv - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 28-year old point guard Vladyslav Tonchenko (185-85kg-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 Superleague games he had 8.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 5.5apg (top 4) last season.
Tonchenko's team won Ukrianian Higher League Regular Season in 2014.
He represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 62.5%.
Tonchenko has played previously for five other teams: Halychyna, MBC Mykolaiv-2, Cherkasy, Kremen and SoyuzBasket.

MBC Mykolaiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vladyslav Tonchenko
Oleksandr Shostuha

Forwards:
Olexiy Onufriyev
Denis Noskov
Anton Davydiuk
Oleksandr Tsykalyuk

Center:
Oleksandr Kushnirov

Coach: Sergei Kirlan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Onufriyev re-signs at Mykolaiv - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old ex-international forward Olexiy Onufriyev (202-96kg-82). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 32 Superleague games he recorded 13.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.6apg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Onufriyev's team made it to the Ukrainian Cup Final Four in 2006 and 2013.
He was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Onufriyev played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2002.
He also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Onufriyev has spent his entire career in Ukraine playing for two other teams: Budivelnyk and Dnipro.
Onufriyev is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Mykolaiv.

MBC Mykolaiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Oleksandr Shostuha

Forwards:
Olexiy Onufriyev
Denis Noskov
Anton Davydiuk
Oleksandr Tsykalyuk

Center:
Oleksandr Kushnirov

Coach: Sergei Kirlan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Leicester Riders add Douse to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian guard Kiefer Douse (190-79kg-92). He just graduated from Canisius (NCAA). In 34 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.7apg last season.
As mentioned above Douse is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Manchester Giants keep Traianos for another season - by Eurobasket News

Manchester Giants (BBL) re-signed 30-year old Greek swingman Anastasios Traianos (197-87). He played there last season. In 31 BBL games he recorded 5.4ppg and 2.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Traianos played at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A2. But in 20 games he averaged just 1.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League 3rd Team award back in 2012.
Traianos was a member of Greek U20 National Team in 2006.
He has played previously for six other Greek teams: Iraklis, Apollon Patras, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, Filippos Veroias, Halkida and OF Irakleio.

Manchester Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Callum Jones
Jerelle Okoro

Forwards:
Anastasios Traianos
Mark Rangeley

Center:
Clayfell Harris

Coach: Danny Byrne

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Cheshire Phoenix keeps Jones for another season - by Eurobasket News

Cheshire Phoenix (BBL) re-signed Max Jones. He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 12 BBL games he recorded just 0.8ppg last season.
Among other achievements Jones' team made it to the BBL Semifinals in 2016. He received also NWAC All-Eastern Region 2nd Team award in 2016.

Cheshire Phoenix roster for 2017-2018:

Orlan Jackman
Raheem May-Thompson
Robert Sandoval
Malcolm Riley
C.J. Gettys
Alassan Touray
Andy Bachman
Max Jones

Coach: Ben Thomason

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Worcester Wolves sign Trayvon Palmer - by Eurobasket News

Worcester Wolves (BBL) signed American guard Trayvon Palmer (198-84kg). He just graduated from Chicago State University (NCAA). Palmer has played there for the last three years. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Palmer played in the final of NJCAA Dictrict XI in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Alex Owumi agreed terms with Scorchers - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) guard Alex Owumi (196-95kg-84, college: Alcorn State) from London Lions. In 37 BBL games in United Kingdom he recorded 13.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Owumi won British BBL championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 3rd Team award in 2015.
Owumi is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America) in five different countries. Owumi has played previously professionally in France, Libya (Nasr), Canada (Riptide) and FYR Macedonia (Lirija).
He attended Alcorn State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Good Athleticism has great speed and quickness along with very quick hands. Alex is also a fierce competitor who is a winner. A very smart player who can flat out shoot it from anywhere on the court. Has a solid body and he is also a good defender and a team player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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  URUGUAY  


McNeal number one in Uruguayan Ascenso for round 18 - by Eurobasket News

American Center Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Marne, receiving a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds, while his team Marne maintains the 12th position in Uruguayan Ascenso. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 11 games and recorded just four victories. McNeal turned to be Marne's top player in his first season with the team. Tyronne McNeal averages this season 23.3ppg and 13.7rpg. Worth to mention McNeal played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Rodrigo Goncalvez of Auriblanco. Goncalvez had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Auriblanco cruised to a 97-88 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Miramar (#5, 8-8). Despite this victory Auriblanco slide down in the standings to 8th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-9 record. Goncalvez is a newcomer at Auriblanco, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.1ppg (#6). He also registered 10.1 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon (#13). Brown got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds and four assists. Despite Brown's great performance Colon lost 76-80 to slightly higher-ranked Capitol (#11, 6-10). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Colon can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 4-13 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Brown he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Brown has individually a great season in Uruguay. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 9.4rpg (9th best). He also has 2.6spg and FGP: 65.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Sayago - 28 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84) of U Atletica - 30 points and 9 rebounds
7. Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) of Atenas - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Hector Silva (192-F-90) of Capitol - 23 points and 10 rebounds
9. Martin Trelles (187-F-96) of Miramar - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Terrel Thomas Glen (201-F-79) of 25 de Agosto - 24 points, 9 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)



Waddell is back at Miramar - by Eurobasket News

Miramar Montevideo (Metropolitan) added to their roster 28-year old American center Nicholas Waddell (200-89, college: Grand Valley State). It is actually his comeback to Montevideo as he has played here before. Waddell played last season at Kentucky Mavericks (PBL) in the U.S. In 20 games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 8.7rpg (#2 in the league) and 2.2apg. Waddell helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected USBasket.com All-PBL Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. He also played that season for Atletico Welcome (LUB) where in 10 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.2ppg, 8.4rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.2apg.
Waddell has played also professionally in Argentina (La Union), IBA (Lansing C. and Grand Rapids Fusion) and PBL (Lake Michigan).
He attended Grand Valley State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Atenas increased their leadership - by Hector Lopez

Atenas increased the leadership at the Metro League after beating Auriblanco 98-87 with 45 points scored by Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico), who added 4 rebounds and 6 assits. For Auriblanco., Rodrigo Goncalvez finished with 33 points and 9 rebounds. Atenas has now 15 wins while Sayago has 13 after the games for the 18th round.
Other results:
Verdirrrojo 76 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 21 points 10 rebounds
Sayago 73 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 18 points 10 rebounds
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Cordon 90 - Agustin Zuvich (200-F-95) 18 points 13 rebounds and Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 33 points and 9 rebounds
25 de Agosto 85 - Bernardo Barrera 28 points
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Union Atletica 80 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 24 points 11 rebounds,
Stockolmo 73 -- Juan Viana (189-G-97) 24 points
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Tabare 90 - Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) 16 points 5 rebounds
Capitol 58 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 10 points and 7 rebounds
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Miramar 88 - Nick Wadell 34 points 4 rebounds
Colon 87 - Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) 24 poins 10 rebounds



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Tsmoki-Minsk inks Chris Czerapowicz - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) agreed terms with 26-year old Swedish international guard Chris Czerapowicz (201-91kg-91, college: Davidson). He played last season at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 16 games he had 4.9ppg and 2.3rpg. Czerapowicz also played that season for Krosno in Polish TBL where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
Czerapowicz has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Czerapowicz also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Czerapowicz has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia) and Sweden (Sodertalje Kings and Sanda Basket).
He attended Davidson College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dardan BERISHA
  POL
  (191-SG-88)
  Avg: 28
 1. Berisha, KOS28.0 
 2. Eriksson, SWE25.0 
 3. Bost, BUL23.0 
 4. Poeltl, AUT22.0 
 5. Theodore, MKD22.0 
 6. Hess, ARM22.0 
 7. Mahalbasic, AUT22.0 
 8. Rancik, SVK20.0 
 9. Kostov, BUL18.0 
 10. Musa, BIH17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 13
 1. Vezenkov, BUL13.0 
 2. Vrabac, BIH9.0 
 3. Jones, SVK9.0 
 4. Fischer, ARM9.0 
 5. Boatright, ARM8.0 
 6. Lanegger, AUT8.0 
 7. Batka, SVK7.0 
 8. Tavakalyan, ARM7.0 
 9. Hess, ARM7.0 
 10. Rugova, KOS7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  USA
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Theodore, MKD6.0 
 2. Massamba, SWE6.0 
 3. Boatright, ARM6.0 
 4. Mekaj, KOS5.0 
 5. Vezenkov, BUL5.0 
 6. Jones, SVK4.0 
 7. Marinov, BUL4.0 
 8. Strazimiri, ALB4.0 
 9. Lamesic, AUT4.0 
 10. Berisha, KOS4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Viktor GADDEFORS
  SWE
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gaddefors, SWE3.0 
 2. Moser, ALB3.0 
 3. Musil, SVK2.0 
 4. Shima, ALB2.0 
 5. Hallman, POR2.0 
 6. Vezenkov, BUL2.0 
 7. Chrabascz, ARM2.0 
 8. Massamba, SWE2.0 
 9. Queiroz, POR2.0 
 10. Person, SWE1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Spires, SWE6.0 
 2. Shima, ALB2.0 
 3. Marinov, BUL1.0 
 4. Morina, KOS1.0 
 5. Boatright, ARM1.0 
 6. Nikolovski, MKD1.0 
 7. Fischer, ARM1.0 
 8. Poeltl, AUT1.0 
 9. Hallman, POR1.0 
 10. Rancik, SVK1.0 




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Women News


Ally Malott (ex Dandenong) agreed terms with TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Ally Malott (193-92, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances). She played most recently at Dandenong Rangers in Australian WNBL. In 28 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.4apg last season. Malott helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Botas in Turkish KBSL where in 7 games she averaged 7.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.9apg.
Two years ago Washington Mystics selected her as 8th overall pick in WNBA draft.
The former University of Dayton star
She graduated her college in 2015 andis in her third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Malott's team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). She received also Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 Championships Player of the Year award back in 2010 at her college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @IP_sport)

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Chastity Reed (ex Rockingham CF) signs at Bellinzona - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Bellinzona (LNA) landed 28-year old American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR). She played in the summer at Rockingham City Flames in Australian SBL. In 13 games she averaged impressive 25.4ppg, 10.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. The last season Reed played at CS Municipal Satu Mare in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 30 games she had very remarkable stats: 17.2ppg, 8.7rpg and 4.4apg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 2nd Team.
In 2011 Reed was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in third round (25th overall).
The former University of Arkansas at Little Rock standoutis in her seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Reed won CEWL championship title in 2014. She received also All-Sun Belt Player of the Year award back in 2011 at her college time.
Reed is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Reed has played previously professionally also in Austria (Flying Foxes), Bulgaria (Beroe), Israel (Hap.Petah Tikva and Elitzur Netanya), Lithuania (Kibirkstis), WNBA (Phoenix Mercury) and Romania (Alba Iulia).
Her game is described as: Chastity is a forward that is able to play in both positions of the Small forward and the Power forward. She is an alumni of UALR Trojans and is a player that can score from long and short distance. In her strong points her coaches add that she has very efficient post game. She is an extraordinary scorer in the low with excellent moves and good 3 point's shooter. Rebounding is also a strong advantage in her game.She was at 2011 WNBA draft 3 round (Number 25) pick.She has big experience from WNBA and Israeli League. A very coach able player with positive attitude and a great personality.

Pallacanestro Bellinzona roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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LeMar is back at Heidelberg, ex SC Rip - by Juliane Hoehne

MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg (DBBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: North Dakota State). It is actually her comeback to BasCats Heidelberg as she has played here before. LeMar played this summer at SC Rip in Australian QBL. In 14 games she had 14.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.3apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others LeMar's team made it to the German DBBL Cup final in 2016. She was also voted All-Summit League 1st Team in 2015 at her college time.
LeMar has played also professionally in Denmark (SISU Copenhagen), Sweden (Wetterbygden) and Germany (ChemCats Chemnitz).
She attended North Dakota State until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Belarusian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Yuliya Vasilevich
Vasilevich
Iryna Venskaya
Venskaya
Aksana Isayenka
Isayenka
Darya Siamiletnikava
Siamiletnikava
Anastasia Sinelshchykova
Sinelshchykova
#e#5
4Karalina Sedach 166-PG-03
5Yuliya Vasilevich 165-PG-01 Victoria Belarus
6Iryna Venskaya 168-PG-02
7Aksana Isayenka 168-PG-02
8Yana Haliakova 184-F-01 Victoria Belarus
9Darya Siamiletnikava 188-C-01
10Iryna Krauchanka 182-F-01 Victoria Belarus
11Veranika Samailiuk 186-C-01
12Alena Rusak 175-G/F-02
13Yana Zubarenka 185-C-01
14Anastasia Sinelshchykova 190-C-01
15Iryna Hryhoryeva 193-C-01 Victoria Belarus

Aliaksandr Shimkovyak Head Coach Olimpia Belarus
Viktoriya Datsun Assistant Olimpia Belarus



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  BELGIUM  


Jackie Nared (ex Riva) signs at Waregem - by Peter Buyse

Declercq Stortbeton Waregem (Top Division Women) landed 27-year old American guard Jackie Nared (183-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Riva in Swiss LNA league. In 21 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 22.0ppg and recorded 11.8rpg (#4 in the league), 3.4apg, 2.3spg and 1.2bpg last season. Nared helped them to make it to the Supercup final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Nared graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 2014.

Waregem lost Shanavia Dowdell (188-PF-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management)ll and Johnson to injuries this summer, both could be out for over 8 months.



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  CROATIA  


Bornova adds Zellous to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) added to their roster 31-year old American (has also Croatian passport) guard Shavonte Zellous (178-70kg-86, college: Pittsburgh). She plays this summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). Zellous managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 23 WNBA games she had 12.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.1apg. The last season she played at Besiktas where in 32 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 3.8apg.
In 2009 Zellous was drafted by Detroit Shock (WNBA) in first round (11th overall).
She attended University of Pittsburgh and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zellous was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Guard of the Year back in 2013 and 2014.
She represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Zellous is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon), Latvia, WNBA (Indiana Fever) and Turkey (Fenerbahce, Mersin BSB, Galatasaray and Adana ASKI Mersin).

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat
Emel Turkyilmaz
Yeliz Dogan

Centers:
Iva Perovanovic
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Croatian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Mia Vuksic
Vuksic
Tonia Bilic
Bilic
Viktorija Curic
Curic
Nika Muhl
Muhl
Franka Zadro
Zadro
#e#5
4Mia Vuksic 178-SG-01 Sibenik Croatia
5Nika Jelenkovic 168-G-01 Zadar Croatia
6Bruna Obratov 184-F/C-01
7Tonia Bilic 181-F-01
8Viktorija Curic 185-C-01 Podravac Croatia
9Andjela Ostric 176-F/G-01
10Nika Muhl 177-PG-01 Tresnjevka Croatia
11Ana Haklicka 172-PG-01 Ragusa Croatia
12Ana Mandic 180-F-01 Zadar Croatia
13Franka Zadro 183-F/C-01 Tresnjevka Croatia
14Marta Ostojic 185-C-03
15Marta Savic 185-C-01 Tresnjevka Croatia

Dean Nemec Head Coach Tresnjevka Croatia
Marija Kovac Assistant



Keltern signs Carmen Miloglav - by Juliane Hoehne

Gruner Stern Keltern (DBBL) signed 26-year old Croatian ex-international guard Carmen Miloglav (170-91, college: FIU, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at Avenida in Spanish LFB league. Miloglav managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. But in 13 LFB games she had just 1.1ppg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice) (also twice). Miloglav also played 4 games in Euroleague where she recorded only 1.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg. The other team she played shortly was KK Zadar in Croatian A1. In three games she averaged 10.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.0bpg.
Miloglav was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Miloglav also represented Croatia at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 3.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.6apg, 1.1spg.
Miloglav has played also professionally in Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary) and Croatia (Ragusa).
She attended Florida International University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Gruner Stern Keltern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stina Barnert
Carmen Miloglav
Jasmine Thomas
Amber Orrange
Leonie Elbert
Linn Schuler

Forwards:
Marina Markovic
Mailis Pokk
Katarina Vuckovic
Romina Ciappina

Centers:
Agnieszka Fikiel
Schaquilla Nunn

Coach: Christian Hergenroether

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Czech Republic U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Hana Kolegarova
Kolegarova
Katerina Zeithammerova
Zeithammerova
Tereza Halatkova
Halatkova
Charlotte Semgady
Semgady
Andrea Ondrouskova
Ondrouskova
#e#5
4Hana Kolegarova 183-F/C-01
5Katerina Zeithammerova 162-PG-02
6Adela Burtova 166-PG-01
7Eliska Halova 179-F-01
8Tereza Halatkova 180-F-01
9Barbora Buskova 182-F/C-01
10Eliska Hamzova 163-PG-01
11Simona Fiserova 181-F-02
12Charlotte Semgady 183-F/C-01
13Andrea Ondrouskova 175-G/F-01 Slovanka MB Czech Republic
14Kristyna Holubcova 175-G/F-01
15Sara Kocourkova 180-F-01
Tereza Poganyova 180-F-01

Richard Fousek Head Coach SSMH Brno Czech Republic
Robert Landa Assistant
David Zdenek Assistant Loko Plzen Czech Republic



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  EGYPT  


Egypt comes in last place in Basketball Juniors World Cup - by Eurobasket News

The Egyptian Basketball Juniors team came in the last place on July 30 in the Basketball Youth Tournament that was held in Italy. The basketball team received another loss from South Korea on July 30 with a score of 74/57 in their last match in the tournament causing them to come in the last place. The Egyptians, led by Coach Haitham Eid, had lost in the first round against Russia 114-63, later won the second round against Puerto Rico 69-52, the first victory for the Egyptian women's team in the history of participating in the World Championships. They then lost to Spain 88-71 in the last round of the first stage, before the team faced a loss to China with a score of 85-43 in the round of 16 before losing another time to Mexico with a score of 70/66 in the deciding positions from 9-16.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Kiril Bolshakov takes over Ukrainian National Team - by Eurobasket News

Kiril Bolshakov (agency: Octagon Europe ) takes over Ukrainian National Team. The experienced 55-year old Ukrainian coach Kiril Bolshakov (agency: Octagon Europe ) returns from Italy where he coached Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Italy-Serie A). Bolshakov replaced Holopov in the team. Earlier Kiril coached at Krasny Oktyabr, Dnipro and Zaporizhya. Bolshakov was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Coach of the Year back in 2010.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Stats Leaders W - Group A

Points Per Game
 Zoe WADOUX
  (178-F-1)
  Avg: 18
 1. Wadoux, FRA18.0 
 2. Muhl, CRO18.0 
 3. Garcia, ESP18.0 
 4. Bilic, CRO17.0 
 5. Pavliuchenko, RUS17.0 
 6. Vuksic, CRO16.0 
 7. Chery, FRA16.0 
 8. Szirony, HUN15.0 
 9. Rosemeyer, GER15.0 
 10. Ristic, SRB15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Veronika PAVLIUCHENKO
  (184-F/C-1)
  Avg: 15
 1. Pavliuchenko, RUS15.0 
 2. Semgady, CZE11.0 
 3. Andreeva, RUS11.0 
 4. Curic, CRO10.0 
 5. Stefanovic, SRB10.0 
 6. Visockaite, LTU9.0 
 7. Reichert, GER9.0 
 8. Kord, RUS9.0 
 9. Ristic, SRB8.0 
 10. Rupert, FRA8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nika MUHL
  (177-PG-1)
  Avg: 7
 1. Muhl, CRO7.0 
 2. Panzera, ITA6.0 
 3. Soler, ESP6.0 
 4. Hernandez, ESP6.0 
 5. Mendez, ESP6.0 
 6. Bessoir, GER5.0 
 7. Varga, HUN5.0 
 8. Angyal, HUN5.0 
 9. Ondrouskova, CZE5.0 
 10. Kuznetsova, RUS5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zoe HERNANDEZ
  (177-G-1)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hernandez, ESP6.0 
 2. Soler, ESP5.0 
 3. Voronina, RUS5.0 
 4. Angyal, HUN5.0 
 5. Kolegarova, CZE5.0 
 6. Mendez, ESP4.0 
 7. Rupert, FRA4.0 
 8. Panzera, ITA4.0 
 9. Natali, ITA4.0 
 10. Huijbens, NED3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Raquel CARRERA
  (188-C-1)
  Avg: 3
 1. Carrera, ESP3.0 
 2. Curic, CRO3.0 
 3. Manyoky, HUN2.0 
 4. Van-Zeijl, NED2.0 
 5. Cizauskaite, LTU2.0 
 6. Soler, ESP2.0 
 7. Bessoir, GER2.0 
 8. Mattera, ITA1.0 
 9. Ondrouskova, CZE1.0 
 10. Ozturk, GER1.0 



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  FINLAND  


Finnish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Sara Bejedi
Bejedi
Lotta-Maj Lahtinen
Lahtinen
Anna Kahelin
Kahelin
Elina Arike
Arike
Nea-Paula Kuisma
Kuisma
#e#5
3Sara Bejedi 160-G-00 Helmi Basket Finland
4Vera Maenpaa 166-PG-00 Helmi Basket Finland
5Lotta-Maj Lahtinen 173-G-99 Helmi Basket Finland
7Lotta Vehka-Aho 165-G-00 ViVe Finland
8Elli Salovaara 167-G-00 SB-Girls Finland
9Kia Vaalavirta 173-G-99 Espoo Utd Finland
10Anna Kahelin 180-F-99 Helmi Capitals Finland
11Fanny Hulmi 175-SF-99 Helmi Basket Finland
12Rosa Lehti 183-PF-00 PuHu Finland
13Elina Arike 180-PF-00 Helmi Basket Finland
14Magdalene Agyei 177-F/G-99 HNMKY MaHa Finland
15Nea-Paula Kuisma 180-F-99 Helmi Basket Finland

Tuomas Oja Head Coach Kataja Basket Finland
Niko Hellman Assistant Espoo Team Finland
Juha-Pekka Maennistoe Assistant



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  FRANCE  


French U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Jade Hamaoui
Hamaoui
Zoe Wadoux
Wadoux
Marie Pardon
Pardon
Kendra Chery
Chery
Iliana Rupert
Rupert
#e#5
0Jade Hamaoui 177-F/G-01 Bourges II France
1Zoe Wadoux 178-F-01
3Drame Binta 169-PG-02
4Marine Fauthoux 173-G-01 CFBB France
5Marie Pardon 175-G/F-01 Lyon France
9Hoard Anaia 181-F-01 CFBB France
10Djoumoi Fayzat 184-F/C-01
11Kendra Chery 184-F/C-01 CFBB France
12Iliana Rupert 193-C-01 CFBB France
13Salaun Janelle 186-C-01
22Eve Wembanyama 185-C-01 Lyon France
24Astrid Benedetti 169-PG-01 Bourges II France

Arnaud Guppillotte Head Coach
David Morabito Assistant
Christophe Pontcharraud Assistant



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  GERMANY  


German U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Julia Forner
Forner
Emily Bessoir
Bessoir
Nina Rosemeyer
Rosemeyer
Magdalena Landwehr
Landwehr
Elea Gaba
Gaba
#e#5
4Pauline Mayer 168-PG-01
5Kim Siebert 178-F-01
7Leyla Ozturk 186-C-01 TuSLi Berlin Germany
9Julia Forner 179-F-01
10Marla Ruf 182-F/C-01 Speyer Germany
11Emily Bessoir 192-PF-01 Jahn Muenchen Germany
12Nina Rosemeyer 186-G-01 Wolfenbuettel Germany
13Marie Reichert 188-C-01
14Magdalena Landwehr 183-F-01 Bamberg Germany
17Elea Gaba 187-PF-01
18Meret Kleine-Beek 186-C-01 TuSLi Berlin Germany
19Katharina Schenk 174-G/F-01

Stefan Mienack Head Coach Oberhausen Germany
Janet Fowler-Michel Assistant Wuerzburg Germany
Aleksandra Kojic Assistant Gruenberg Germany



Keltern signs Carmen Miloglav - by Juliane Hoehne

Gruner Stern Keltern (DBBL) signed 26-year old Croatian ex-international guard Carmen Miloglav (170-91, college: FIU, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at Avenida in Spanish LFB league. Miloglav managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. But in 13 LFB games she had just 1.1ppg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice) (also twice). Miloglav also played 4 games in Euroleague where she recorded only 1.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg. The other team she played shortly was KK Zadar in Croatian A1. In three games she averaged 10.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.0bpg.
Miloglav was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Miloglav also represented Croatia at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 3.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.6apg, 1.1spg.
Miloglav has played also professionally in Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary) and Croatia (Ragusa).
She attended Florida International University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Gruner Stern Keltern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stina Barnert
Carmen Miloglav
Jasmine Thomas
Amber Orrange
Leonie Elbert
Linn Schuler

Forwards:
Marina Markovic
Mailis Pokk
Katarina Vuckovic
Romina Ciappina

Centers:
Agnieszka Fikiel
Schaquilla Nunn

Coach: Christian Hergenroether

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Keltern signs Amber Orrange, ex Vigarano - by Juliane Hoehne

Gruner Stern Keltern (DBBL) signed 24-year old American guard Amber Orrange (170-93, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last two seasons at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in Italian Serie A1. In 26 games she had 14.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.7apg (leader !!!) and 3.3spg (in top 2) last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 2nd Team.
Two years ago Orrange was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
She attended Stanford University until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Orrange's college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Gruner Stern Keltern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stina Barnert
Jasmine Thomas
Amber Orrange
Leonie Elbert
Linn Schuler

Forwards:
Marina Markovic
Mailis Pokk
Katarina Vuckovic
Romina Ciappina

Centers:
Agnieszka Fikiel
Schaquilla Nunn

Coach: Christian Hergenroether

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hannover tabs rookie Sherranda Reddick in her first year in pro basketball - by Juliane Hoehne

TK Hannover (DBBL) inked 22-year old American guard Sherranda Reddick (173-95). Reddick just graduated from Jacksonville (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 27 games she averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg last season. Reddick helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was selected to All-A-Sun 1st Team and A-Sun All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Reddick's college team won A-Sun Tournament in 2016.

TK Hannover roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Colic
Mary Mihalyi
Sherranda Reddick

Forwards:
Dragana Gobeljic
Stefanie Grigoleit
Martina Matejcikova
Tessa Stammberger

Centers:
Liga Vente
Ivana Brajkovic

Coach: Rodger Battersby

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rachel Arthur signs at Heidelberg - by Juliane Hoehne

DBBL newcomer MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg landed 23-year old American guard Rachel Arthur (170-94, college: Houston Baptist) from Herner. In 25 DBBL games in Germany she averaged 4.4ppg last season.
Arthur played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament in 2015.
She graduated from Houston Baptist University in 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg roster for 2017-2018:

Sara Kranzhoefer
Brooke LeMar
Rachel Arthur
Tiffany Jones
Michala Palenickova
Melina Karavassilis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LeMar is back at Heidelberg, ex SC Rip - by Juliane Hoehne

MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg (DBBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: North Dakota State). It is actually her comeback to BasCats Heidelberg as she has played here before. LeMar played this summer at SC Rip in Australian QBL. In 14 games she had 14.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.3apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others LeMar's team made it to the German DBBL Cup final in 2016. She was also voted All-Summit League 1st Team in 2015 at her college time.
LeMar has played also professionally in Denmark (SISU Copenhagen), Sweden (Wetterbygden) and Germany (ChemCats Chemnitz).
She attended North Dakota State until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Loyce Bettonvil (ex Lekdetec.nl) agreed terms with Herner - by Juliane Hoehne

Herner TC (DBBL) inked 24-year old Dutch international power forward Loyce Bettonvil (185-93). She played most recently at Lekdetec.nl in Dutch Eredivisie. In 34 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.9apg and 2.3spg (in top 5) last season. Bettonvil helped them to win the Eredivisie title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team. She also played that season for CTO Amsterdam in Dutch league where in two Eurocup games she averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg and 3.0spg.
Bettonvil has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Bettonvil also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 61.5%.
Bettonvil has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton).

Herner TC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karin Kuijt
Katie Bussey

Forwards:
Emina Karic
Jill Bettonvil

Center:
Loyce Bettonvil

Coach: Marek Piotrowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jill Bettonvil (ex Lekdetec.nl) signs at Herner - by Juliane Hoehne

Herner TC (DBBL) landed 25-year old Dutch international forward Jill Bettonvil (188-92). She played most recently at Lekdetec.nl in Dutch Eredivisie. In 29 games she averaged 11.2ppg, 7.9rpg (leader !!!) and 1.0apg last season. Bettonvil helped them to win the Eredivisie title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Bettonvil also played that season for CTO Amsterdam in Dutch league where in two Eurocup games she had 11.5ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements Bettonvil received Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
She has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Bettonvil has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 3.2ppg, 2.6rpg.
Bettonvil has played previously professionally also in Spain (Ibiza).

Herner TC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karin Kuijt
Katie Bussey

Forwards:
Emina Karic
Jill Bettonvil

Coach: Marek Piotrowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Herner inks Katie Bussey, ex Lulea Basket - by Juliane Hoehne

Herner TC (DBBL) signed 27-year old American guard Katie Bussey (175-90, college: Montana State, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last four seasons at Lulea Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 36 games she had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.6spg last season. Bussey helped them to win the Damligan title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bussey was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Import Player of the Year back in 2013.
She has played also professionally in Holland (Loon Lions).
Bussey attended Montana State until 2012 and it will be her sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga Vente (ex Milano) agreed terms with Hannover - by Juliane Hoehne

TK Hannover (DBBL) inked 26-year old Latvian power forward Liga Vente (191-91, college: Eckerd). She played most recently at Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano in Italian Serie A2. In 28 games she recorded 11.3ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vente played at Castellammare (also in Serie A2) where in 24 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 9.4rpg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
Vente has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Latvijas Universitate and TTT/Rapa.
She attended Eckerd College until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

TK Hannover roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Colic
Mary Mihalyi

Forwards:
Dragana Gobeljic
Stefanie Grigoleit
Martina Matejcikova
Tessa Stammberger

Centers:
Liga Vente
Ivana Brajkovic

Coach: Rodger Battersby

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Jill Bettonvil (ex Lekdetec.nl) signs at Herner - by Juliane Hoehne

Herner TC (DBBL) landed 25-year old Dutch international forward Jill Bettonvil (188-92). She played most recently at Lekdetec.nl in Dutch Eredivisie. In 29 games she averaged 11.2ppg, 7.9rpg (leader !!!) and 1.0apg last season. Bettonvil helped them to win the Eredivisie title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Bettonvil also played that season for CTO Amsterdam in Dutch league where in two Eurocup games she had 11.5ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements Bettonvil received Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
She has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Bettonvil has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 3.2ppg, 2.6rpg.
Bettonvil has played previously professionally also in Spain (Ibiza).

Herner TC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karin Kuijt
Katie Bussey

Forwards:
Emina Karic
Jill Bettonvil

Coach: Marek Piotrowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Loyce Bettonvil (ex Lekdetec.nl) agreed terms with Herner - by Juliane Hoehne

Herner TC (DBBL) inked 24-year old Dutch international power forward Loyce Bettonvil (185-93). She played most recently at Lekdetec.nl in Dutch Eredivisie. In 34 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.9apg and 2.3spg (in top 5) last season. Bettonvil helped them to win the Eredivisie title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team. She also played that season for CTO Amsterdam in Dutch league where in two Eurocup games she averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg and 3.0spg.
Bettonvil has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Bettonvil also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 61.5%.
Bettonvil has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton).

Herner TC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karin Kuijt
Katie Bussey

Forwards:
Emina Karic
Jill Bettonvil

Center:
Loyce Bettonvil

Coach: Marek Piotrowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dutch U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Chermensa Van la Parra
Van la Parra
Emy Hayford
Hayford
Lotte Sant
Sant
Jade Blagrove
Blagrove
Celine Dupont
Dupont
#e#5
4Anouschka Meijer 177-PG-02
5Shelaney Kopra 163-PG-01
6Tessa Dubois 172-G-01 Binnenland Holland
7Chermensa Van la Parra 161-PG-01 Binnenland Holland
8Emy Hayford 175-G/F-01 CTO Holland
9Lotte Sant 184-PF-01 Binnenland Holland
10Maaike Van Zeijl 188-F-01 Royal Eagles Holland
11Josefien Cornelissen 174-G/F-01 Loon Lions Holland
12Jade Blagrove 184-F/C-01 Binnenland Holland
13Maud Huijbens 189-C-02
14Celine Dupont 191-C-01 Royal Eagles Holland
15Vita Stam 189-F-01 Royal Eagles Holland

Brian Hirman Head Coach
Daan De Heus Assistant



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  HUNGARY  


Hungarian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Barbara Angyal
Angyal
Aliz Varga
Varga
Nora Wentzel
Wentzel
Reka Manyoky
Manyoky
Franka Toth
Toth
#e#5
4Dorottya Budacsik 188-C-01
6Julia Boros 175-G/F-02
8Barbara Angyal 173-PG-01
10Nikolett Vincze 178-F-02
12Zita Vari 174-G-01 Szegedi KE Hungary
14Aliz Varga 183-SF-01
15Reka Dombai 179-F-02
19Nora Wentzel 178-F-01
22Dorina Szirony 182-F/C-01
23Reka Manyoky 183-SG-01
24Franka Toth 181-PF-01
30Eszter Madar 185-C-02

Andrea Kovacs Head Coach Szegedi KE Hungary
Abraham Marta Assistant UNI Gyor Hungary
Aron Szentendrei Assistant PVSK Pannon Hungary



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  ISRAEL  


Michal Assaf (ex Calgary) joins H.R. Le-Zion - by Lior Hai

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion (D1) added to their roster 23-year old Israeli guard Michal Assaf (165-94, college: Maine). She just graduated from University of Maine. In 23 games she had 8.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Assaf played at Hapoel Petah Tikva where in 19 games she recorded 6.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the League Semifinals in 2012 and 2014.
Assaf represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B for Women in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4spg.
Assaf has played previously for Maccabi Ramat Gan and Ganei Tikva.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:

Sydney Colson

Adi_Rachel Lux
Michal Assaf

Forwards:
Eden Porat
Hadar Hadad

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Vargiu re-signs at Virtus Cagliari - by Eurobasket News

Surgical SRL Virtus Cagliari (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 29-year old point guard Marta Vargiu (168-88). She played there last season. But in 16 Serie A2 games she had just 1.6ppg and 1.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Vargiu played at Irpino where in 9 Serie A2 games she recorded 4.7ppg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
She helped her team to make it to the A2 Semifinals in 2015.
Vargiu has played previously for Rende.

Surgical SRL Virtus Cagliari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marta Vargiu
Iva Georgieva
Arianna Puggioni
Chiara Pastena

Forwards:
Simona Sorrentino
Alessandra Markovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Keltern signs Amber Orrange, ex Vigarano - by Juliane Hoehne

Gruner Stern Keltern (DBBL) signed 24-year old American guard Amber Orrange (170-93, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last two seasons at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in Italian Serie A1. In 26 games she had 14.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.7apg (leader !!!) and 3.3spg (in top 2) last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 2nd Team.
Two years ago Orrange was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
She attended Stanford University until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Orrange's college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Gruner Stern Keltern roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stina Barnert
Jasmine Thomas
Amber Orrange
Leonie Elbert
Linn Schuler

Forwards:
Marina Markovic
Mailis Pokk
Katarina Vuckovic
Romina Ciappina

Centers:
Agnieszka Fikiel
Schaquilla Nunn

Coach: Christian Hergenroether

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milano keeps Taverna for another season - by Eurobasket News

Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano (Serie A2) re-signed 19-year old forward Alice Taverna (178-98). She has played there for the last five seasons. In only one Serie A2 game she had 9 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist last season.

Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giulia Rossi
Federica Pozzecco
Sara Canova
Roberta Martelliano

Forwards:
Martina Picotti
Alice Taverna
Stefania Guarneri
Giulia Trianti

Center:
Paola Novati

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Francesca Fabbricini is a newcomer at Pordenone - by Eurobasket News

Sistema Rosa Pordenone (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 18-year old center Francesca Fabbricini (189-99). She played last season at the junior team of Treofan Battipaglia in the Serie A1. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Fabbricini played at Carpedil Salerno. Serie A1 was a little too high level for her, where in 24 Serie A2 games she recorded just 1.9ppg and 2.5rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Italian U16 National Team -17 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Federica Mazza
Mazza
Giulia Natali
Natali
Silvia Pastrello
Pastrello
Carolina Colli
Colli
Caterina Mattera
Mattera
#e#5
4Federica Mazza 175-F-01
5Alessandra Orsili 167-PG-01 Civitanova Italy
8Marta Rossini 169-G-01
9Giulia Natali 176-G-02 Vigarano Italy
10Beatrice Stroscio 173-G-01
11Silvia Pastrello 176-G/F-01 Marghera Italy
12Martina Spinelli 183-F-02
14Ilaria Panzera 172-SG-02 Sesto SG Italy
16Carolina Colli 180-F-01
18Caterina Gilli 181-SF-02 Vigarano Italy
19Chiara Camporeale 181-F-01
20Caterina Mattera 179-F-01

Roberto Riccardi Head Coach
Francesco Dragonetto Assistant Battipaglia Italy
Giuseppe Piazza Assistant Lucca Geonova Italy



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  LATVIA  


Latvian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Ketija Vihmane
Vihmane
Paula Klescova
Klescova
Laura Meldere
Meldere
Evelina Fricsone
Fricsone
Vika Altrofa
Altrofa
#e#5
4Jete Nulle 168-PG-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
5Ketija Vihmane 169-G-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
6Flera Vinerte 181-PF-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
7Paula Klescova 170-G-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
8Lina Loceniece 150-PG-02 Latvija U16 Latvia
9Laura Baltace 159-G-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
10Laura Meldere 188-F/C-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
11Paula Maurina 183-F/C-02 Latvija U16 Latvia
12Evelina Fricsone 170-G-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
13Anita Mikelsone 174-G/F-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
14Vika Altrofa 185-C-02 Latvija U16 Latvia
15Raivita Korenika 180-G-01 Latvija U16 Latvia

Kaspars Majenieks Head Coach Liepaja/Triobet Latvia
Matiss Rozlapa Assistant Barons Riga Latvia
Kristine Zeimute Assistant



Ally Malott (ex Dandenong) agreed terms with TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Ally Malott (193-92, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances). She played most recently at Dandenong Rangers in Australian WNBL. In 28 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.4apg last season. Malott helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Botas in Turkish KBSL where in 7 games she averaged 7.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.9apg.
Two years ago Washington Mystics selected her as 8th overall pick in WNBA draft.
The former University of Dayton star
She graduated her college in 2015 andis in her third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Malott's team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). She received also Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 Championships Player of the Year award back in 2010 at her college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @IP_sport)

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Liga Vente (ex Milano) agreed terms with Hannover - by Juliane Hoehne

TK Hannover (DBBL) inked 26-year old Latvian power forward Liga Vente (191-91, college: Eckerd). She played most recently at Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano in Italian Serie A2. In 28 games she recorded 11.3ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vente played at Castellammare (also in Serie A2) where in 24 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 9.4rpg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
Vente has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Latvijas Universitate and TTT/Rapa.
She attended Eckerd College until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

TK Hannover roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Colic
Mary Mihalyi

Forwards:
Dragana Gobeljic
Stefanie Grigoleit
Martina Matejcikova
Tessa Stammberger

Centers:
Liga Vente
Ivana Brajkovic

Coach: Rodger Battersby

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuanian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Dovile Jankauskaite
Jankauskaite
Justina Miknaite
Miknaite
Brigita Sinickaite
Sinickaite
Saule Kaupyte
Kaupyte
Simona Visockaite
Visockaite
#e#5
5Audrone Zdaneviciute 167-PG-03
6Dovile Jankauskaite 179-SF-01 Fortuna Lithuania
7Rebeka Maria Kinkeviciute 173-G-02 Marijampole Lithuania
8Justina Miknaite 176-G/F-01 Kibirkstis-VKM Lithuania
9Dominyka Paliulyte 170-PG-01
10Elze Motekaityte 184-F/C-02 Fortuna Lithuania
11Brigita Sinickaite 174-SG-01
12Agnese Garcinskaite 183-F/C-02
13Saule Kaupyte 179-SF-01 Fortuna Lithuania
15Gedvile Savostaite 170-PG-02
20Urte Cizauskaite 182-F/C-03
55Simona Visockaite 185-C-02

Tadas Stankevicius Head Coach Citus Lithuania
Rokas Kondratavicius Assistant Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Mantas Valciukaitis Assistant



Daugile Sarauskaite (ex Kibirkstis) signs at Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) landed 21-year old Lithuanian international center Daugile Sarauskaite (196-84kg-96). She has played for the last three years at Kibirkstis in Lithuanian LMKL. In 29 games she averaged 10.2ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5apg and 2.7bpg last season. Sarauskaite 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. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Sarauskaite also played 11 games in EEWBL where she had 10.6ppg, 8.5rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0bpg. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team.
Sarauskaite has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She was a member of both Senior and University National Teams this year and previously for U20 National Team between 2015 and 2016.
Sarauskaite also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.8ppg, Reb-1 (13.2rpg), 1.0apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-1 (4.2bpg), FGP: 56.1%, FT: 56.5%.
Sarauskaite has played also professionally in Lithuania for Jaunieji Talentai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Justina Matuzonyte is a newcomer at Suduva - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (LMKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old international center Justina Matuzonyte (198-94) from Fortuna. Matuzonyte has played there for the last four years. In 30 LMKL games she recorded 12.2ppg, 9.5rpg (#2 in the league), 2.1apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL 2nd Team.
Matuzonyte's team made it to the Lithuanian LMKL Cup final in 2014.
She has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Matuzonyte was a member of both Senior and University National Teams this year and previously for University National Team in 2017.
She also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 Division B for Women in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.6apg, Blocks-1 (1.8bpg), FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 71.4%.
Matuzonyte has played previously for three other teams: Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas, LAMMKK Marijampole and LKC-Kaunas.

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rita Milieskiene
Stephanie Gardner

Forwards:
Neringa Skadaite
Lina Mikeleviciene

Center:
Justina Matuzonyte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Suduva keeps Milieskiene for another season - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (LMKL) re-signed experienced 39-year old point guard Rita Milieskiene (175-78). She played there last season. In 28 LMKL games she averaged 9.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.3spg (in top 4). Milieskiene helped them to win the LMKL title and the cup. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Honorable Mention. Milieskiene also played 12 games in Baltic League where she had 7.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Milieskiene played at BC Utenos. In 27 LMKL games she recorded 11.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.9spg. She contributed to her team making it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements Milieskiene received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL 1st Team award back in 2011.
She has spent her entire career in Lithuania playing for two other teams: Fortuna and Dzukija.
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Suduva.

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rita Milieskiene
Stephanie Gardner

Forwards:
Neringa Skadaite
Lina Mikeleviciene

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Luxembourg U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Svenia Nurenberg
Nurenberg
Anne Simon
Simon
Jil Jeanpierre
Jeanpierre
Estelle Muller
Muller
Julija Vujakovic
Vujakovic
#e#5
4Svenia Nurenberg 176-F/G-00 T71 Dudelange Luxembourg
5Anne Simon 172-G-00 AB Contern Luxembourg
6Jil Jeanpierre 166-PG-00 Residence Luxembourg
7Elisabeth Schmidt 173-SG-00 Residence Luxembourg
8Delia Sak 166-SG-00 T71 Dudelange Luxembourg
9Lynn Schintgen 170-PG-99 Sparta Luxembourg
10Estelle Muller 166-PG-00 T71 Dudelange Luxembourg
11Catherine Mreches 164-PG-00 T71 Dudelange Luxembourg
12Franziska Wagner 178-F-00
13Lilli Wagner 176-SF-00 Basket Esch Luxembourg
14Catherine Max 178-F-99 Residence Luxembourg
15Julija Vujakovic 177-SF-99 Residence Luxembourg

Mariusz Dziurdzia Head Coach
Kamil Janiszewski Assistant



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  NIGERIA  


Istanbul Uni tabs Ify Ibekwe - by Lior Hai

Istanbul Universitesi SK (KBSL) inked 28-year old Nigerian international power forward Ifunanya Ibekwe (187-89, college: Arizona). She played in the summer at Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) But in 5 WNBA games she averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.0rpg. The last season she played at Argon Uni Girona in Spanish LFB where in 27 games she had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.9apg and 2.4spg (in top 3). Ibekwe helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Ibekwe also played 10 games in Eurocup where she recorded also remarkable stats: 16.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg and 1.4bpg.
In 2011 Ibekwe was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (24th overall).
The former University of Arizona staris in her seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she won Spanish LFB championship title in 2015. Ibekwe received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015. She has been regularly called to Nigerian Senior National Team since 2016.
Ibekwe is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Ibekwe has played previously professionally in Australia (Flames and SEQ), Belgium, France (Hainaut), WNBA (Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream) and Spain (Jopisa Burgos and GDKO Bizkaia).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PERU  


Liga de Lima Round 3: Univer./Real Club keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Liga de Lima.

Univer./Real Club defeated Naval in Lima 33-20. Naval will play next round against Circolo trying to get back on the winning streak. Univer./Real Club will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The game in was also worth to mention about. San Borja (1-1) played at the court of Circolo (0-3). San Borja managed to secure a 5-point victory 50-45. San Borja will play against Regatas in Lima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Circolo will play against Naval and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Univer./Real Club - Naval 33-20

Univer./Real Club defeated Naval in Lima 33-20. Naval will play next round against Circolo trying to get back on the winning streak. Univer./Real Club will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
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Circolo - San Borja 45-50

The game in was also worth to mention about. San Borja (1-1) played at the court of Circolo (0-3). San Borja managed to secure a 5-point victory 50-45. San Borja will play against Regatas in Lima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Circolo will play against Naval and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 549633





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  POLAND  


Polish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Weronika Hipp
Hipp
Zuzanna Kulinska
Kulinska
Zuzanna Klugmann
Klugmann
Martyna Kowalska
Kowalska
Natalia Kurach
Kurach
#e#5
1Weronika Hipp 166-PG-01
2Wiktoria Kuczynska 166-PG-01
3Alicja Rogozinska 168-PG-02
4Julia Piestrzynska 179-F-01
5Emilia Kosla 177-F/G-01
6Zuzanna Kulinska 174-PG-01
9Zuzanna Klugmann 179-F-01
10Magdalena Szulc 182-F/C-01 MPKK Sokolow Poland
11Alicja Zytkowska 176-F/G-01
12Emilia Jablonska 184-F/C-02
13Martyna Kowalska 185-C-01
14Natalia Kurach 187-C-02

Mariusz Swierk Head Coach MPKK Sokolow Poland
Artur Karlik Assistant
Karolina Wieczorek Assistant



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  PORTUGAL  


Janeicia Neely (ex Benfica) is a newcomer at Geneve Basket - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Basket Elite (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Janeicia Neely (165-93, college: Loyola, LA). She played most recently at Benfica in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 24 games she recorded 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg in 2015-16 season.
Neely was voted NAIA D1 All-America 2nd Team in 2015 at her college time.
Neely graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Romanian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Stefania Ionescu
Ionescu
Stefania Catinean
Catinean
Daria Rusu
Rusu
Mara Martonos
Martonos
Laura Vaida
Vaida
#e#5
4Andreea Sandu 165-PG-01
5Stefania Ionescu 170-PG-01
7Stefania Catinean 163-PG-01
8Daria Rusu 177-F/G-01 Olimpia Brasov Romania
9Anamaria Pop 170-PG-02
10Ruxandra Stegarus 170-PG-01
11Ilinca Paun 176-PF-01
12Bianca Nan 183-F/C-01
13Mara Martonos 178-F-02
14Laura Vaida 192-C-01
15Adina Ciciovan 189-C-01
23Ana Glisici 160-PG-01

Madalin Piperea Head Coach Alexandria Romania
Cristea Romela Assistant



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  RUSSIA  


Russian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Anna Rybina
Rybina
Veronika Pavliuchenko
Pavliuchenko
Anna Kuznetsova
Kuznetsova
Kseniia Kozlova
Kozlova
Ekaterina Voronina
Voronina
#e#5
3Anastasiia Badina 180-F-01
4Nina Ulchenkova 172-G-02
5Anna Rybina 173-G-01
7Kristina Kord 186-C-01
8Anastasiia Bobrik 185-C-01
9Mariia Krymova 169-PG-01
10Veronika Pavliuchenko 184-F/C-01
15Anna Kuznetsova 175-G/F-01
32Kseniia Kozlova 185-PF-01
44Elizaveta Andreeva 187-C-01
55Ekaterina Voronina 173-G-02
86Alexandra Andrushchenko 180-F-01

Kira Trzheskal Head Coach
Andrei Babichev Assistant
Natalia Zasulskaya Assistant



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  SENEGAL  


Geneve Basket adds Fall to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Basket Elite (LNA) added to their roster 26-year old Senegalese international power forward Aminata Fall (193-91, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Two Points). She played this summer at Canberra Capitals Academy in Australian SEABL-East. Fall managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 11 SEABL games she had 7.6ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg.
Part of last season she spent at Buducnost in Montenegrin league where in 8 WABA games she recorded 6.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg. Fall helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Belfius Namur in Belgian Top Division Women. In 8 games she averaged 4.1ppg and 3.0rpg. Fall also played 3 games in Eurocup where she got just 2.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.3spg. She won Montenegrin League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Fall was voted Eurobasket.com All-CEWL Honorable Mention in 2016. She was called to Senegalese Senior National Team this year.
Fall has played also professionally in Czech Republic (LOKO Trutnov).
She attended Southern Nazarene University until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.
On Fall: Aminata Fall is a 6'4'/193cm PF/C out of Southern Nazarene, NCAA 2. She has been one of the most dominant players in all of NCAA2 basketball in recent years and has accumulated an impressive collection of awards: NCCAA All-American in 2013 (1st Team), GAC All-Conference in 2015, 2014 (both 1st Team) and 2013 (Honorable Mention). Her statistics have been nothing short of remarkable: She averaged 14ppg/14rpg as sophomore, 18ppg/15rpg/3bpg as a junior and 21ppg/11rpg/4bpg as a senior. In three years, she amassed 55 double-doubles! Very good free throw shooter with a percentage hovering around 80%. Decent passer, averaged 2.4 apg as a senior. She is very mobile for her size and extremely athletic. She can stay with penetrating guards on switches. Surprisingly good shooter, even from 3-point range. Her overall percentages went down as a senior but that was due to the team having no other offensive weapons and her being double- and triple-teamed.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Serbian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Katarina Desic
Desic
Nadija Smailbegovic
Smailbegovic
Marta Mitrovic
Mitrovic
Nikolina Deuric
Deuric
Nadezda Nedeljkov
Nedeljkov
#e#5
4Katarina Desic 175-PG-01 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
6Nadija Smailbegovic 177-SG-01
7Marta Mitrovic 184-F/C-02 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
9Tamara Corto 172-G-02
10Nikolina Deuric 178-G/F-01 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
13Nadezda Nedeljkov 171-SG-01 Radivoj Korac Serbia
14Aleksandra Muzevic 179-F-01 Radivoj Korac Serbia
15Marija Ristic 190-C-01 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
16Mona Zaric 185-C-02
23Teodora Popovic 170-PG-01 Celarevo Serbia
24Visnja Stefanovic 183-F/C-01 Kraljevo Serbia

Zoran Tir Head Coach
Dragan Ratkovic Assistant
Slobodan Subic Assistant



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  SINGAPORE  


Basketballer Yoshida targets SEA Games glory for Singapore - by Eurobasket News

One name sticks out in Singapore's 12-strong women's basketball squad list for next month's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. Yoshida Yukie (174-F-90), 27, was born in Singapore, but moved to her father's hometown in Kagoshima, Japan, when she was 10 months old. She had 21 years to choose between a Singaporean and Japanese citizenship, but when she was 19, she decided to return to her birthplace. The 1.75m-tall point guard could not string a sentence in English at first, but now speaks Singlish like a local born and bred. Yoshida, who has a Singaporean mother, told The New Paper: "I wanted to come back to Singapore because I didn't know what I want to do with 
my life then and Singapore seemed a better and less limited option. "If I were still living in Japan, I think I'd have stopped playing basketball by now as it'd be tough to balance (sport) with work there." Assimilating into the local culture proved tough at first, as she couldn't speak fluent English. Sport, however, transcends language, and her ability on the court certainly helped. Her talent saw her captain the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic teams of Nanyang Polytechnic and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Yoshida was also a part of the national women's team that finished second-last on home soil in the 2015 SEA Games. She is certainly loving life in Singapore.
Courtesy of: tnp.sg



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  SLOVAKIA  


Daugile Sarauskaite (ex Kibirkstis) signs at Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) landed 21-year old Lithuanian international center Daugile Sarauskaite (196-84kg-96). She has played for the last three years at Kibirkstis in Lithuanian LMKL. In 29 games she averaged 10.2ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5apg and 2.7bpg last season. Sarauskaite 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. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Sarauskaite also played 11 games in EEWBL where she had 10.6ppg, 8.5rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0bpg. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team.
Sarauskaite has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She was a member of both Senior and University National Teams this year and previously for U20 National Team between 2015 and 2016.
Sarauskaite also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.8ppg, Reb-1 (13.2rpg), 1.0apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-1 (4.2bpg), FGP: 56.1%, FT: 56.5%.
Sarauskaite has played also professionally in Lithuania for Jaunieji Talentai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Almeria signs Pamela Moral - by Eurobasket News

ISE C.B. Almeria (LF2) signed experienced 35-year old forward Pamela Moral (175-82, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at Batalyaws in the LF2. In 26 games she had 13.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Moral played at GDKO Bizkaia where in 27 LF2 games she recorded 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com Spanish LF2 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
Moral has spent her entire career in Spain playing for six other teams: Badajoz BF, ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles, Femenino Caceres, Pabellon Ourense, Socinsa Bembibre and Codigalco Carmelitas.
It's very possible she may end her playing career at Almeria.

ISE C.B. Almeria roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Adriana Diaz

Forwards:
Pamela Moral
Claudia Baraut

Center:
Samra Omerbasic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Spanish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Helena Pueyo
Pueyo
Laura Mendez
Mendez
Nora Galve
Galve
Raquel Carrera
Carrera
Anna Gamarra
Gamarra
#e#5
5Aitana Vergara 179-F-01
6Helena Pueyo 182-F-01
7Laura Mendez 174-G/F-01
8Nora Galve 176-F/G-01
9Zoe Hernandez 177-G-01 Mann Filter Spain
10Julia Rueda 02
12Hermosa Nerea 194-C-01 Segle XXI Spain
13Laia Moya 182-F/C-01
14Raquel Carrera 188-C-01 RC Celta Spain
15Anna Gamarra 187-C-01
16Marta Garcia 189-C-02 Segle XXI Spain
17Julia Soler 178-F-01

Mario Lopez Head Coach Gernika Spain
Isaac Fernandez Assistant
Anna Montanana Assistant



Joventut Les Corts Barcelona tabs rookie Cristina Soriano in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Joventut Les Corts Barcelona (LF2) inked Spaniard center Cristina Soriano (196). Soriano just graduated from Monroe College (JUCO).
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Soriano won Reg-XV in 2017.

Joventut Les Corts Barcelona roster for 2017-2018:

Paula Tutusaus
Angels Farre
Helena Santamaria
Maria Cordon
Judith Turrion
Cristina Soriano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWEDEN  


Herner inks Katie Bussey, ex Lulea Basket - by Juliane Hoehne

Herner TC (DBBL) signed 27-year old American guard Katie Bussey (175-90, college: Montana State, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last four seasons at Lulea Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 36 games she had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.6spg last season. Bussey helped them to win the Damligan title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bussey was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Import Player of the Year back in 2013.
She has played also professionally in Holland (Loon Lions).
Bussey attended Montana State until 2012 and it will be her sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Chastity Reed (ex Rockingham CF) signs at Bellinzona - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Bellinzona (LNA) landed 28-year old American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR). She played in the summer at Rockingham City Flames in Australian SBL. In 13 games she averaged impressive 25.4ppg, 10.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. The last season Reed played at CS Municipal Satu Mare in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 30 games she had very remarkable stats: 17.2ppg, 8.7rpg and 4.4apg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 2nd Team.
In 2011 Reed was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in third round (25th overall).
The former University of Arkansas at Little Rock standoutis in her seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Reed won CEWL championship title in 2014. She received also All-Sun Belt Player of the Year award back in 2011 at her college time.
Reed is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Reed has played previously professionally also in Austria (Flying Foxes), Bulgaria (Beroe), Israel (Hap.Petah Tikva and Elitzur Netanya), Lithuania (Kibirkstis), WNBA (Phoenix Mercury) and Romania (Alba Iulia).
Her game is described as: Chastity is a forward that is able to play in both positions of the Small forward and the Power forward. She is an alumni of UALR Trojans and is a player that can score from long and short distance. In her strong points her coaches add that she has very efficient post game. She is an extraordinary scorer in the low with excellent moves and good 3 point's shooter. Rebounding is also a strong advantage in her game.She was at 2011 WNBA draft 3 round (Number 25) pick.She has big experience from WNBA and Israeli League. A very coach able player with positive attitude and a great personality.

Pallacanestro Bellinzona roster for 2017-2018:

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

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Istanbulgucu welcomes back Brock, ex Fribourg - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulgucu (TKBL) inked 27-year old American forward Breanna Brock (187-90, college: Missouri, agency: Gamble Sports Management). It is actually her comeback to Istanbulgucu as she has played here before. Brock played most recently at BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket in Swiss LNA league. In 18 games she averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 11.8rpg (#5 in the league), 1.3apg, 2.0spg and 1.7bpg last season. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Brock also played that season for Gran Canaria in Spanish LFB where in 13 games she had 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Brock has played also professionally in Finland (Peli Karhut), Germany (TSV 1880 Wasserburg) and Greece (PAOK Thessalonikis and Olympiacos).
She attended University of Missouri until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.

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Jackie Nared (ex Riva) signs at Waregem - by Peter Buyse

Declercq Stortbeton Waregem (Top Division Women) landed 27-year old American guard Jackie Nared (183-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Riva in Swiss LNA league. In 21 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 22.0ppg and recorded 11.8rpg (#4 in the league), 3.4apg, 2.3spg and 1.2bpg last season. Nared helped them to make it to the Supercup final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Nared graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 2014.

Waregem lost Shanavia Dowdell (188-PF-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management)ll and Johnson to injuries this summer, both could be out for over 8 months.



Geneve Basket adds Fall to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Basket Elite (LNA) added to their roster 26-year old Senegalese international power forward Aminata Fall (193-91, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Two Points). She played this summer at Canberra Capitals Academy in Australian SEABL-East. Fall managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 11 SEABL games she had 7.6ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg.
Part of last season she spent at Buducnost in Montenegrin league where in 8 WABA games she recorded 6.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg. Fall helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Belfius Namur in Belgian Top Division Women. In 8 games she averaged 4.1ppg and 3.0rpg. Fall also played 3 games in Eurocup where she got just 2.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.3spg. She won Montenegrin League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Fall was voted Eurobasket.com All-CEWL Honorable Mention in 2016. She was called to Senegalese Senior National Team this year.
Fall has played also professionally in Czech Republic (LOKO Trutnov).
She attended Southern Nazarene University until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.
On Fall: Aminata Fall is a 6'4'/193cm PF/C out of Southern Nazarene, NCAA 2. She has been one of the most dominant players in all of NCAA2 basketball in recent years and has accumulated an impressive collection of awards: NCCAA All-American in 2013 (1st Team), GAC All-Conference in 2015, 2014 (both 1st Team) and 2013 (Honorable Mention). Her statistics have been nothing short of remarkable: She averaged 14ppg/14rpg as sophomore, 18ppg/15rpg/3bpg as a junior and 21ppg/11rpg/4bpg as a senior. In three years, she amassed 55 double-doubles! Very good free throw shooter with a percentage hovering around 80%. Decent passer, averaged 2.4 apg as a senior. She is very mobile for her size and extremely athletic. She can stay with penetrating guards on switches. Surprisingly good shooter, even from 3-point range. Her overall percentages went down as a senior but that was due to the team having no other offensive weapons and her being double- and triple-teamed.

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Janeicia Neely (ex Benfica) is a newcomer at Geneve Basket - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Basket Elite (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Janeicia Neely (165-93, college: Loyola, LA). She played most recently at Benfica in Portuguese Liga Feminina. In 24 games she recorded 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg in 2015-16 season.
Neely was voted NAIA D1 All-America 2nd Team in 2015 at her college time.
Neely graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be her third season as a professional player.

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Bornova adds Zellous to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) added to their roster 31-year old American (has also Croatian passport) guard Shavonte Zellous (178-70kg-86, college: Pittsburgh). She plays this summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). Zellous managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 23 WNBA games she had 12.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.1apg. The last season she played at Besiktas where in 32 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 3.8apg.
In 2009 Zellous was drafted by Detroit Shock (WNBA) in first round (11th overall).
She attended University of Pittsburgh and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zellous was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Guard of the Year back in 2013 and 2014.
She represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Zellous is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon), Latvia, WNBA (Indiana Fever) and Turkey (Fenerbahce, Mersin BSB, Galatasaray and Adana ASKI Mersin).

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat
Emel Turkyilmaz
Yeliz Dogan

Centers:
Iva Perovanovic
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

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Istanbulgucu welcomes back Brock, ex Fribourg - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulgucu (TKBL) inked 27-year old American forward Breanna Brock (187-90, college: Missouri, agency: Gamble Sports Management). It is actually her comeback to Istanbulgucu as she has played here before. Brock played most recently at BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket in Swiss LNA league. In 18 games she averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 11.8rpg (#5 in the league), 1.3apg, 2.0spg and 1.7bpg last season. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Brock also played that season for Gran Canaria in Spanish LFB where in 13 games she had 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Brock has played also professionally in Finland (Peli Karhut), Germany (TSV 1880 Wasserburg) and Greece (PAOK Thessalonikis and Olympiacos).
She attended University of Missouri until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.

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Istanbul Uni tabs Ify Ibekwe - by Lior Hai

Istanbul Universitesi SK (KBSL) inked 28-year old Nigerian international power forward Ifunanya Ibekwe (187-89, college: Arizona). She played in the summer at Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) But in 5 WNBA games she averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.0rpg. The last season she played at Argon Uni Girona in Spanish LFB where in 27 games she had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.9apg and 2.4spg (in top 3). Ibekwe helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Ibekwe also played 10 games in Eurocup where she recorded also remarkable stats: 16.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg and 1.4bpg.
In 2011 Ibekwe was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (24th overall).
The former University of Arizona staris in her seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she won Spanish LFB championship title in 2015. Ibekwe received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015. She has been regularly called to Nigerian Senior National Team since 2016.
Ibekwe is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Ibekwe has played previously professionally in Australia (Flames and SEQ), Belgium, France (Hainaut), WNBA (Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream) and Spain (Jopisa Burgos and GDKO Bizkaia).

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Turkish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
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Goksen Fitik
Fitik
Duygu Ozen
Ozen
Feride Akalan
Akalan
Elif Bayram
Bayram
Zeynep Gul
Gul
#e#5
4Fatmanur Karakas 168-SG-01 Botas Turkey
5Derin Erdogan 168-PG-02 Istanbul Univ. Turkey
6Goksen Fitik 170-SG-01 Botas Turkey
7Duygu Ozen 168-PG-01 Fenerbahce Turkey
8Sugranur Sonmez 183-F/C-01 Istanbul Univ. Turkey
9Suzan Kinran 182-F/C-01 Fenerbahce Turkey
10Feride Akalan 180-F-01 Istanbul Univ. Turkey
11Miray Balotu 183-F/C-01 Galatasaray Turkey
12Simay Oget 165-PG-01 Cankaya Turkey
13Elif Bayram 181-F-01
14Zeynep Gul 190-F/C-01 Fenerbahce Turkey
15Nisa Yalcin 188-C-01 Besiktas Turkey

Emre Ozsari Head Coach Istanbul Univ. Turkey
Inanc Guraslan Assistant
Emrah Kayatas Assistant
Ali Korkmaz Assistant



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Kiril Bolshakov takes over Ukrainian National Team - by Eurobasket News

Kiril Bolshakov (agency: Octagon Europe ) takes over Ukrainian National Team. The experienced 55-year old Ukrainian coach Kiril Bolshakov (agency: Octagon Europe ) returns from Italy where he coached Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Italy-Serie A). Bolshakov replaced Holopov in the team. Earlier Kiril coached at Krasny Oktyabr, Dnipro and Zaporizhya. Bolshakov was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Coach of the Year back in 2010.


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Patel picks up coaching reins of hometown Riders - by Paul Nilsen

Leicester native Krumesh Patel will step up to the role of WBBL Head Coach next season for the Riders, alongside his role as Head of the Charnwood College Women's Programme.

Patel enters his fifth season involved with the Riders following tremendous grow and success of the Charnwood College Women's programme over the past three seasons, including multiple finals appearances and titles - whilst also assisting at the WBBL level throughout the Riders time in the league.

'I am excited to take the reigns of our WBBL team next season," commented Coach Patel.

"It has been a great experience to work alongside Matt [Harber] over the last few season as our programme has continued to move forwards.

"We have an excellent staff and exciting players to work with so I am looking forward to continuing the progress of recent seasons and helping the club by leading team next season.'

Patel will continue with the role of Charnwood College play-caller, alongside his new WBBL responsibilities with additional coaches being sourced to expand the coaching staff next season.

Managing Director Russell Levenston commented on the recent appointment by adding:"We are very excited to have Krumesh [Patel] step into the role of WBBL Head Coach next season.

"His time with the Women's programme has seen it continue to get better and better. His work alongside Matthew Harber will no doubt allow a seamless transition period this month ahead of the pre-season starting in September."

Be sure to follow @RidersWomen for more updates on players and the season as pre-season approaches for the Leicester Riders in the WBBL.



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Lynx dominate Atlanta in fourth quarter for 20th win - by Eurobasket News

The Lynx only resembled the WNBA's best team, with a 20-2 record now, in the fourth quarter. But a single period of dominance was enough for Minnesota to win 69-54 at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. Atlanta took a six-point lead into the fourth quarter, then became the first team to not make a single field goal in a quarter against the Lynx. The Dream turned the ball over 10 times in that quarter while going 0-for-18 from the field. Atlanta scored just two points, on free throws, while the Lynx scored 23. 'I've been in basketball a long time,' Atlanta coach Michael Cooper said. 'This is something new to see.' More important down the road than the win that built on the best start in franchise history, though, was the lineup the Lynx used to finish. Guards Renee Montgomery (5'7''-PG-86, college: Connecticut, agency: LBM Management) and Jia Perkins (5'8''-G-82, college: Texas Tech) played with Minnesota's regular front line - Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown, agency: LBM Management), Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) and Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU). Point guard Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota) left with 3 minutes, 37 seconds left in the third quarter and did not return because of an injury around her left pinkie. Reeve said after the game that 'tomorrow there will be action taken, whatever it is.' The Lynx are already without Seimone Augustus (6'0''-SF-84, college: LSU), who missed her second consecutive game for 'personal reasons.' Reeve, who has called Augustus' status 'day to day,' said before the game she did not anticipate the 12-year pro being absent long term, but she wasn't certain. 'Today might be different than what tomorrow brings,' Reeve said. Augustus' absence meant fourth-year forward Natasha Howard and rookie guard Alexis Jones (5'9''-G-94, college: Baylor) saw early playing time again. Perkins started in Augustus' place and played 36 minutes for a second consecutive game. Montgomery is more adept at pressing and challenging her opponent on defense than Whalen, Reeve said, and Perkins, at 35, remains quick on the perimeter. Those two reserves helped the Lynx blitz the Dream and score nine fast-break points in the fourth quarter. 'That's when I'm at my best, when I'm not stagnant,' said Fowles, who scored 12 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter. Fowles, who has won three consecutive Western Conference Player of the Month awards, also had 13 rebounds and two blocks. Teammate Maya Moore added 15 points, five rebounds and five steals. Montgomery said the lineup with her and Perkins is 'completely opposite' of the one with Whalen and Augustus. Montgomery, who had five points and seven assists, is a more willing three-point shooter. Perkins at 5-8 is 4 inches shorter than Augustus. But the Lynx have been here before, Reeve made sure to say after the game. In 2015, Montgomery had to fill in for Whalen and started five games. Augustus played only 16 games that season. Minnesota won a championship that year, and the Lynx have already clinched a playoff spot this year. They hold a 3-game lead over the Los Angeles Spark atop the overall standings, so for now this team has little reason to worry. ' If we have to get through any period of time,' Reeve said, 'I'm confident that we can.'
Courtesy of: startribune.com