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  3X3  



Novi Sad Al Wahda win FIBA 3x3 World Tour Prague Masters 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) won their second World Tour Masters in 2 weeks after defeating archrivals Ljubljana (SLO) 21-11 in the final of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Prague Masters, in Prague, Czech Republic on August 5-6 2017. Dejan Majstorovic (200-F-88) scored his team's first 5 points and gave them an early 5-1 lead. Novi Sad Al Wahda never looked back to earn their third title (in 5 editions) at the Prague Masters. The sharpshooter had a game-high 9 points in the final while his team-mate Dusan Bulut added 8, including the game-winning lay-up. The number one 3x3 player in the world was named MVP of the tournament, his 7th MVP award in World Tour history. Zelimir Zagorac had a team-high 5 points for Ljubljana, who lost their opener and only made it to the quarter-finals on overall points scored after a three-way tie. Ljubljana won the first Masters of the season in Saskatoon, Canada and are the only other team not named Novi Sad Al Wahda to have their ticket to the World Tour Final in Beijing.
Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) (Vitez) was the leading scorer with 41 points on Wenceslas Square, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage where the event was played over two days.
In the individual contests, the pocket-sized (5ft 9in, 1.75m) Gediminas Zitlinskas from Lithuania wowed the massive crowd and won the Dunk Contest on his first appearance at a World Tour event.
Ljubljana's captain Ales Kunc (208-C-73, college: Missouri St.) won a thrilling StreetSportLine Shoot-Out Contest after he clocked the fastest time in a three-way tie.
The fourth Masters of the season will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland on August 25-26. Novi Sad Al Wahda will make their first ever appearance in the Olympic Capital and attempt to claim a third consecutive Masters this year.
FINAL STANDINGS
1. Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE)
2. Ljubljana (SLO)
3. Zemun Master (SRB)
4. Vitez (BIH)
5. Saskatoon (CAN)
6. Krakow R8 Basket (POL)
7. Humpolec (CZE)
8. Belgrade (SRB)
9. Ostrava (CZE)
10. Zagreb (CRO)
11. Kolobrzeg (POL)
12. Athens (GRE).
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ABA  


New England Anchors move to Worcester with a new approach - by Gianni Pascucci

For the first time since 1989 Worcester, Massachusetts has a professional basketball team. The Worcester 78's have announced an agreement with Boys & Girls Club for its ten home games to be hosted at the Club's main facility on Tainter Street. The 78's played a partial season last year as the New England Anchors, hosting its home games in multiple locations. The team will again be competing in the American Basketball Association (ABA) but chose to brand itself to reflect its new full-time home. "I am more than excited to have the opportunity to bring our team to the city I've lived in or around my entire life," said Tom Marino, 78's owner and president. "The greater opportunity, however, is being able to host at an amazing facility around the people doing some of the best community work in the city at Boys & Girls Club. Our team will be well positioned to contribute to that work and make a difference." Making a difference is a consistent theme within the 78's which describes itself as a "community first" organization. Seeing team operations as a fertile grounds for teachable moments, Marino sees real-world learning opportunities for student learning in athletics, business, media production and creative disciplines. "By involving students in the process and putting a winning team on the basketball court, we have an opportunity to teach two very important lessons: Winning matters and hard work produces results."
The 78's will be publishing their season schedule in late August and begin play in November.
Contact: Tom Marino Worcester 78?s Basketball Tom.Marino@worcester78s.com https://worcester78s.com (774) 312-6501



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  ARGENTINA  


Estudiantes Concordia adds Uranga to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) added to their roster 28-year old power forward Sebastian Uranga (200-89) from Echague. In 39 LigaA games he recorded 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Uranga played at Salta Basket (TNA) where in 22 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Argentinian TNA Regular Season in 2009 and 2011.
Uranga was a member of Argentinian U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He has played also professionally in Brazil (Campo Mourao), Spain and Argentina (Atenas, Obras Basket, Ben Hur, Ciclista and Sionista).

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta
Rigoberto Mendoza

Forwards:
Anthony Smith
Sebastian Uranga

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Alejandro Spalla signs at Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero - by Eurobasket News

Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero (TNA) landed 28-year old small forward Alejandro Spalla (197-89, agency: DTMones) from Villa Angela Basket. In 40 TNA games he averaged 10.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Spalla played at Quilmes (LigaA) where in 45 games he had just 2.7ppg and 1.9rpg.
He was a member of Argentinian U18 National Team back in 2006.
Spalla has played previously for eight other teams: Atenas, Instituto, Argentino, Sionista, Bragado, San Martin Corrientes, 9 de Julio and Union Electrica.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero adds DellaValle to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero (TNA) added to their roster 19-year old point guard Facundo DellaValle (180-98, agency: DTMones). He played last season at Instituto in the LigaA. LigaA was a little too high level for him, where in 9 games he recorded just 0.7ppg. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
DellaValle has played previously for 9 de Julio.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ciclista inks Karel Guzman, ex Capitalinos - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Juninense (TNA) signed 22-year old Cuban international forward Karel Guzman (188-95). He played this summer at Capitalinos in Cuban LSB league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.6apg and 2.8spg. Guzman helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 2nd Team. He also played that season for Capitalinos in Cuban league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Guzman's team won Cuban LSB Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He also represented Cuba at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz (Mexico) three years ago. Guzman's team got to the Semifinals.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Union de Santa Fe lands Alejandro Arca - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) tabbed 29-year old center Alejandro Arca (202-88). He has played for the last two years at Capuchinos in the TFB.
Arca has played previously for two other teams: Estudiantes Olavarria and Independiente Tandil.

Union de Santa Fe roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Torres
Andres Mariani
Matias Borsatti

Forward:
Miguel Isola

Center:
Alejandro Arca

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Web_Basketball)

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Union de Santa Fe lands Gaston Torres - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) landed 32-year old point guard Gaston Torres (184-85) from Comunicaciones. In 52 TNA games he averaged 6.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the TNA title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Torres played at Echague where in 49 TNA games he had 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Torres has played previously for six other teams: Atenas, C.Entrerriano, MH Basket, Union de Sunchales, 9 de Julio and Huracan.

Union de Santa Fe roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Torres
Andres Mariani

Forward:
Matias Borsatti

Center:
Miguel Isola

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boca Jrs land Raul Pelorosso - by Eurobasket News

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (LigaA) landed 23-year old point guard Raul Pelorosso (175-94). He has played for the last three years at Club Atletico Temperley in the TNA. In 38 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Pelorosso's team was Runner-Up of Torneo Federal (Capital Bonaerense) 2015.

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eduardo Gamboa
Novar Gadson
Matias Aristu
Raul Pelorosso

Forward:
Fotios Lampropoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Ivory Clark joins La Union - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) agreed terms with 32-year old American forward Ivory Clark (196-85) from Quilmes Mar del Plata. In 66 LigaA games in Argentina he had 6.4ppg and 4.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Clark was tested by Quimsa.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Hungarian Cup in 2011. Clark was also voted Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Defensive Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Clark's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Clark tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in France (SPO Rouen), Israel (Ironi Kiryat Ata), Venezuela (Panteras) and Hungary (Szolnok, Atomeromu and Dombovar).

La Union Formosa roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jonathan Maldonado

Forward:
Ivory Clark

Centers:
Chaz Crawford
Tayavek Gallizzi

Coach: Leandro Ramella

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Federico Mariani agreed terms with Alianza Viedma - by Eurobasket News

Alianza Viedma Rio Negro (TNA) inked 25-year old forward Federico Mariani (190-92). He played most recently at Obras Basket in Argentinian LigaA. In 41 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg last season. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Mariani also played for Universidad de Concepcion in Chilean Liga Nacional that season where in four games he averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0apg.
He has played previously for five other Argentina teams: Regatas Corrientes, Barrio Parque, Obera Tennis Club, Rocamora and Regatas CU.

Alianza Viedma Rio Negro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Franco
Alexis Knecht
Federico Grun

Forward:
Federico Mariani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ignacio Ochoa signs at Matera - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) landed experienced 38-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Ignacio Ochoa (202-79) from Air Fire Valmontone. In 14 Serie B games he averaged 8.1ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Ochoa also played that season for Independiente Neuquen (TFB) in Argentinian league where in 14 games he had 8.1ppg and 2.6rpg.
His team won Italian Nazionale B Group A Regular Season in 2013.
And here thanks to pro basketball Ochoa experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Ochoa has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Deportivo Roca de Rio Negro, Estudiantes Olavarria and Perfora) and Italy (Latina Basket, Lumezzane, FCM Ferentino and Brusati).
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 Matera.
Let's have closer look into Ochoa's outlook: Great coordination, quick feet, started his career at center position, but he is quickly adapting to the 4 position, wher he can take advantage from his good shootinbg touch and his passing skills. Prefers to play at the 5 position, but is a little undersized (true height is around 2 metres..).

Bawer Olimpia Matera roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcello Cozzoli
Leonardo Battistini
Samuele Pasqualini

Forwards:
Ignacio Ochoa
Franco Migliori

Center:
Nicolo Ravazzani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  AUSTRALIA  


Tigers Men Book Date to Premier League Big Dance - by Eurobasket News

With the winner heading into the biggest night of the year for the Premier League, the Southern Tigers travelled across town to face the North Adelaide Rockets. The contest was anticipated to have some hard-hitting defence and stellar offense and both were seen right through the entire contest. With the game being highly competitive throughout, the scores were 15-14 in favour of the Rockets at the first break. In what was a hard night from the field for the Rockets, they finished the game shooting just under 28% from the field and 20% from deep. Despite this negative for the Rockets, the Tigers too struggled on the floor finishing with 14 turnovers compared to the Rockets' 5. The Tigers did a fantastic job on the defensive end of the floor specifically trying to contain Alexander Starling (198-F-89, college: Beth.-Cookman). Despite finishing with a tied game high of 26-points, he shot 10-26 from the field and struggled at the free throw line finishing with 5-14. On the other end of the floor, despite holding Robert Linton (193-G) to under 9-points, the Rockets struggled to contain the breakout performance of Jordan Dodman (206-C-88). Dodman finished with 18-points, 14- rebounds (6-offensive) and a block. Adelaide 36er, Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, college: Boise St.) also finished with 26-points off 45% shooting although struggled a little from deep finishing 2-9. The second quarter was very much like the first, with the contest quite close and eventually the half finishing with a 2-point Tiger lead. With the scores reaching more than 20-points (21-21) with just over a 5-minutes remaining, the game looked to be close and potentially go down to the wire. Despite the slow building of the score-line, the tempo soon grew and the half finished at 32-34 after Dodman beating the buzzer for the slender lead after a Staude assist (8 assists). With the game continuing after the break, both sides continued to jostle for momentum with big plays on both ends of the floor. These big plays came in diverse ways for both sides including some extra hustle under the rim from Brad Jonnek, after grabbing an offensive rebound and scoring the second chance opportunity. Anthony Drmic also showed some of his dazzling moves by scoring off a pretty spin move. Both clubs missing their final possessions of the quarter helped show that it was still anybody's game with the Tigers leading by 1 (51-52) at Three Quarter Time. In what was a low scoring contest, the amount of hustle displayed the precision needed with every possession being crucial. During the final term, Alexander Starling's impact on the game was limited as he was pushed out of the contest. He was limited to 3-points in the final term which took its toll on the scoreboard. Miller too was also contained for the Rockets scoring contributing 5-points in the final term. Overall, the final quarter saw the Tigers outscoring their hosts 26-15 in what was the biggest differential of the night, with the previous quarters being a 1-possession game. With the Tigers beginning to take a relatively sturdy lead late in the contest, Michael Nwelue put an exclamation mark on what was a tough victory. Nwelue was on the receiving end of Staude's alley-oop pass resulting in an emphatic dunk. Nwelue notched his own double-double recording 13-points and 13 rebounds (5 offensive) in the Tigers-Rockets 3rd meeting. The final buzzer sounding less than 30 seconds of game time after the dunk saw the Tigers take the victory by what was the largest lead of the night, 12-points. The victory gives the Tigers the next week off resting up for the Grand Final, while the Rockets battle the West Adelaide Bearcats for the chance of a potential Tigers rematch in the biggest dance of the year.
Courtesy of: Premier League



Australian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Australian National Team 2017
#s#
Cameron Gliddon
Gliddon
Jason Cadee
Cadee
Mitch Norton
Norton
Mitch Creek
Creek
Brad Newley
Newley
#e#5
4Cameron Gliddon 196-G/F-89 Avtodor Russia
5Jason Cadee 186-G-91 Kymis Greece
6Mitch Norton 184-G-93 Southland S. New Zealand
7Mitch Creek 195-F/G-92 36ers Australia
8Brad Newley 199-F/G-85 AEK Athens Greece
9Mitchell McCarron 191-G-92 SC Rangers New Zealand
10Todd Blanchfield 200-F/G-91 Townsville H. Australia
11Nick Kay 206-C/F-92 Southland S. New Zealand
12Daniel Kickert 208-C/F-83 SW Metro P. Australia
13David Andersen 213-C-80 ASVEL France
14Angus Brandt 208-C-89 Wildcats Australia
15Matt Hodgson 211-C-91 Knox R. Australia

Andrej Lemanis Head Coach Bullets Australia
Adam Caporn Assistant
Luc Longley Assistant



Ray Sanders (ex Diamond V.E.) joins Naestved - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Ray Sanders (196-95kg-93, college: Albany). He played this summer at Diamond Valley Eagles in Australian Big V. The last season Sanders played at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga where in 16 games he had 9.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in AEC in 2016. Sanders was also voted All-AEC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Sanders graduated from University at Albany in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Conner Washington
Ray Sanders

Forwards:
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alandise Harris (ex Louaize) signs at Alba - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) landed 27-year old American forward Alandise Harris (198-108kg-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Diamond Sports). He played most recently at Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 5 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Harris played at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) in Japan where in 51 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Japanese BJ League All-Star Game.
Harris played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from University of Arkansas in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

TLI-Alba Fehervar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Peter Toth
Akos Kovacs
Kasey Hill
D.J. Fenner

Forwards:
Peter Lorant
Alandise Harris

Center:
Chris Horton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Beroe inks Adam Kemp, ex Spirou - by Eurobasket News

BC Beroe (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Adam Kemp (208-107kg-90, college: Marist). He played last season at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. Kemp managed to play in three leagues last year. In 40 Euromillions League games he had 5.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He helped them to win the group title. Kemp also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.0ppg and 1.5rpg. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kemp played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league. In three FIBA Europe Cup games he got only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 1 game in VTB United League where he got only 1 point, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Kemp has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Macedonian League All-Imports Team in 2015.
Kemp has played also professionally in FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries).
He attended Marist College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOLIVIA  


The semifinals are set - by Eurobasket News

El Club Atletico Nacional de Oruro became the last teal to reach the semifinals. They posted an 88-63 win over Carl A-Z to win the series 2-1. Emanuel Picton scored 22 points and made 12 rebounds.
Pichincha Potosi beat Vikingos 94:85 in game 3 to win the series 2-1. In another match-ups Calero and Univ.S.Simon swept their series.



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  BOSNIA  


Andrej Tomic joins Lanzarote - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) agreed terms with 25-year old Bosnian center Andrej Tomic (213-113kg-92). He has only college experience while playing for Co.Georgia (NAIA). But in 24 games he had just 1.9ppg and 1.6rpg in 2015-16 season.
Tomic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Israel seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.8ppg.
Tomic has played previously for Sloboda Tuzla and Borac Banja Luka.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Raul Rodriguez

Forwards:
Karl Niamamoukoko
Alejandro Viera
Francisco Suarez
Amaurys Robles

Center:
Andrej Tomic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Minas add Torres to their roster - by Paulo Freire

Minas (NBB) added to their roster 26-year old ex-international point guard George Yeye Torres (188-91) from Paschoalotto/Bauru. In 46 NBB games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice). The last summer Torres played at Rio Claro Basquete where in 46 NBB games he averaged 5.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg.
He also represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Torres' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 3.9rpg, Assists-3 (4.0apg), 2.3spg.
Thanks to Torres' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Torres has played previously professionally also in Spain (Torrejon) and Brazil (Flamengo and Tijuca TC).

Minas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Audrei Parisotto
George_Yeye Torres

Forwards:
Guilherme Teichmann
Anderson Mosso
Leonardo Jacon
Wesley Ferreira

Center:
Adriano Alves

Coach: Espiga Soares

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Rilski tabs Sheldon Jeter - by BGbasket

Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) inked 23-year old American forward Sheldon Jeter (203-102kg-94). He just graduated from Pittsburgh (NCAA). Jeter has played there for the last three years. In 33 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0bpg last season.

As mentioned above, he is just out of the college and this will be his first season in pro basketball.
Before joining Pittsburgh, Jeter played one season for Vanderbilt (NCAA), in 2012-13. With them, he made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in 2013.

He also received HS WPIAL, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year award and HS Beaver County Times Athlete of the Year award back in 2012, as a high school player.

Rilski Sportist Samokov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Derek Wright
Martin Marinov

Forwards:
Travis Taylor
Sheldon Jeter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Balkan signs Devin Brooks, ex Dynamic BG - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) signed 25-year old American guard Devin Brooks (186-73kg-92, college: Creighton). He played last season at KK Dynamic BG Beograd in Serbian KLS league. Brooks managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 14 KLS games he had 13.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.9apg (top 5) and 1.8spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. He also played that season for KK Ohrid AV in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 8 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 24.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 4.3apg and 2.6spg. The other team Brooks played shortly was another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League. But in three games he averaged just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg.
Brooks' team made it to the Estonian League Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Estonia (Rapla) and NBA G League (Long Island Nets).
Brooks attended Creighton University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Balkan Botevgrad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Fortenberry
Devin Brooks

Forwards:
Pavel Ivanov
David Haughton

Center:
Igor Kesar

Coach: Nebojsa Vidic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Beroe inks Adam Kemp, ex Spirou - by Eurobasket News

BC Beroe (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Adam Kemp (208-107kg-90, college: Marist). He played last season at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. Kemp managed to play in three leagues last year. In 40 Euromillions League games he had 5.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He helped them to win the group title. Kemp also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.0ppg and 1.5rpg. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kemp played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league. In three FIBA Europe Cup games he got only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 1 game in VTB United League where he got only 1 point, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Kemp has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Macedonian League All-Imports Team in 2015.
Kemp has played also professionally in FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries).
He attended Marist College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adriyan Sekulov is a newcomer at Academik Plovdiv - by Eurobasket News

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old point guard Adriyan Sekulov (179-70kg-96). He played last season at Rilski (NBL). Sekulov managed to play in three leagues last year. But in 24 NBL games he recorded just 1.4ppg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Sekulov also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged only 2.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Sekulov played at Spartak Pleven. In 23 NBL games he got 4.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.2apg. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian Division A Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team.
He played in the final of Bulgarian U16 Championships in 2012.
Sekulov represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-3 (3.0spg), FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 52.9%.

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasil Bachev
Shakir Smith
Adriyan Sekulov
Rob Davis

Forwards:
Vasil Mihaylov
Martin Durchev

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Georgi Sirakov signs at Enel Brindisi - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) landed 25-year old naturalized Bulgarian guard Georgi Sirakov (187-80kg-92, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Firenze All Foods in Italian Serie B. Sirakov received Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 3rd Team award in 2017.
He represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.5ppg.
Sirakov has played previously professionally in Italy (Rimini, Taranto, Montecatiniterme, San Severo and Fiat Torino) and Bulgaria (Yambol).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

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Jahii Carson (ex Island S.) agreed terms with Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) inked 25-year old American point guard Jahii Carson (178-82kg-92, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at Island Storm in Canadian NBL. In 49 NBL Canada games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and had 4.1rpg, 6.6apg and 1.6spg last season. Carson helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Newcomer of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Adanaspor in Turkish TBL where in 9 games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg.
Carson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.4apg.
Carson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Carson has played previously professionally in Australia (Illawarra Hawks), Puerto Rico and Serbia (Metalac).
He attended Arizona State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jahii Carson
Alexandros Spyridonidis
Marcus Posley

Forwards:
Aaron Rountree_III
Stathis Papadionysiou

Center:
Yannis Sahpatzidis

Coach: Nikos Kalabakos

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Libcentro Pro Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Sportiva Italiana and Arturo Prat - by Eurobasket News

Puente Alto - Sportiva Italiana 79-80

Sportiva Italiana snatched a narrow win over Puente Alto to even the semifinal series. The guests were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 21-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Gaspar Hernandez (-99) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Gustavo Araya (-96) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Exequiel Munoz responded with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Alvaro Guzman scored 21 points.
Top scorers:
Puente Alto: A.Guzman 21+2reb+2ast, E.Munoz 19+5reb+4ast, A.Pinedo 10+5reb+3ast, J.Ignacio Collao 9+9reb+3ast, S.Silva 9+7reb+4ast, M.Sepulveda 7+4reb+4ast
Sportiva Italiana: G.Hernandez 17+6reb+3ast, G.Araya 14+4reb+2ast, C.Rios 11+3reb+2ast, F.Diaz 9+6reb+4ast, M.Lubiano 9+5reb+1ast, C.Bustamante 7+3reb
gschID: 554985


Liceo Curico - Arturo Prat 76-79

Arturo Prat edged Liceo Curico to level things up in the semifinal series. 26 personal fouls committed by Liceo Curico helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international Ramiro Galvez (-96) contributed with 29 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Sergio Chialva replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and the former international forward Mohunir Zerene (187-94) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Liceo Curico.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Zerene 19+5reb+1ast, S.Munoz 15+1reb+3ast, S.Chialva 14+10reb+2ast, B.Acuna 9+3reb+6ast, M.Rebolledo 9+8reb+1ast, V.Cerda 4+5reb
Arturo Prat: R.Galvez 29+5reb+1ast, P.Andrade 23+7reb+5ast, B.Guerra 14+6reb+4ast, R.Rojas 7+1ast, M.Santander 4+4reb, F.Ortega 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 554986





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NBL Round 19: Henan defeats Hunan in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Henan (16-3) which hosted in Henan 4th placed Hunan (13-6). First ranked Henan managed to get a 14-point victory 103-89. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Hunan managed to win third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Henan's coach Weigang Li used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward QiPeng Wang (200-93) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Hunan. Henan have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-3 record. Hunan at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Henan are looking forward to face Guangxi (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hunan will play against Luoyang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 19th consecutive match to thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. (2-17) 91-90. It was a great evening for forward Xing-Chen Wang (196-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 6 rebounds. Michael Nunnally helped adding 11 points and 13 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Jiangsu L. maintains thirteenth place with 2-17 record. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings. Jiangsu L. will play against higher ranked Anhui (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dongbu will play against Beijing (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game between second ranked Shaanxi W. (14-5) and 8th ranked Lhasa (9-10) in Xian on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Shaanxi W. outscored guests from Lhasa 122-87. It was a quality performance for Charles Gaines who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. DangJian Han came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for Lhasa in the defeat. Shaanxi W. maintains second place with 14-5 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Guizhou. Lhasa lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Fujian and Chongqing. Shaanxi W. will meet at home league's second-placed Guizhou in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lhasa will play against Hebei X. (#12) and hope to secure a win.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. Beijing was beaten by Luoyang on the road 117-107. Anhui won against Fujian on its own court 118-110. Hebei X. unfortunately lost to Guangxi in a road game 96-104. Chongqing recorded a loss to Guizhou at home 103-117.

Dongbu - Jiangsu L. 90-91

Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 19th consecutive match to thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. (2-17) 91-90. It looked good early as Dongbu took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Jiangsu L. had a 31-24 second period charge getting the lead and Dongbu was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 90-91. Dongbu was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Xing-Chen Wang (196-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 6 rebounds. American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) helped adding 11 points and 13 rebounds. Four Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. At the losing side point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and guard Yi Jiang (195-93) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Jiangsu L. maintains thirteenth place with 2-17 record. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings. Jiangsu L. will play against higher ranked Anhui (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dongbu will play against Beijing (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: W.Xing Chen 32+6reb+2ast, W.Peng 15+4reb+2ast, G.Wei 15+6reb+4ast, N.Michael 11+13reb+1ast, Z.PengFei 7+4reb+4ast, X.Shiwei 7+1reb
Dongbu: S.Tujun 27+8reb+3ast, J.Yi 20+6reb, W.Chen 18+6reb+1ast, Z.MengLong 8+7reb, D.QinShuo 6+1reb, S.Shengyue 6+12reb+2ast
gschID: 548578


Luoyang - Beijing 117-107

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Luoyang (12-7) beat at home 11th ranked Beijing (7-12) 117-107 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 117-107. Luoyang made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Beijing outrebounded Luoyang 48-28 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who led the winners and scored 73 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 7 assists. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Luoyang's coach Nan Huo allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 24 rebounds and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) added 20 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Beijing in the defeat. Five Beijing players scored in double figures. Luoyang moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Anhui. Loser Beijing keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Luoyang will meet at home higher ranked Hunan (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Beijing will play against Dongbu (#14) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: S.Russ 73+7reb+7ast, M.Ater 15+9reb+3ast, Q.Wenhan 6+5reb+9ast, G.Han 6+1ast, L.Wei 5, Z.Ye 5+1reb+2ast
Beijing: H.Michael 37+24reb+3ast, L.Ziming 20+3reb+2ast, L.Yunan 20+11reb, Z.Wei 12+2reb+1ast, C.Zexu 11+1reb+7ast, Z.JunXiong 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 548577


Anhui - Fujian 118-110

Very expected game when 10th ranked Fujian (9-10) lost on the road to fifth ranked Anhui (12-7) 118-110 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 38-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Anhui dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 58 and made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Anhui made 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 16-of-19 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) accounted for 36 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Anhui players scored in double figures. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) came up with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 6 assists and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) added 33 points (!!!) and 7 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) respectively for Fujian in the defeat. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Anhui maintains fifth place with 12-7 record, which they share with Luoyang. Loser Fujian dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Lhasa and Chongqing. Anhui will meet at home Jiangsu L. (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play against Chongqing (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Anhui: J.Chris 41+17reb+2ast, H.Manny 36+6reb+4ast, Z.Yong 14+3reb+5ast, H.Delong 10+3reb+2ast, L.Jian 7+2reb, R.Kai 4+9reb
Fujian: B.Brandon 35+22reb+6ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 33+2reb+7ast, X.Huajun 13+2reb, Z.Shu 8+4reb+1ast, L.Ming-Yu 6, D.Jian 4
gschID: 548576


Guangxi - Hebei X. 104-96

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Guangxi (11-8) won against at home 12th ranked Hebei X. (5-14) 104-96 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-16. But Hebei X. won second period 31-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guangxi made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Guangxi outrebounded Hebei X. 53-42 including 41 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Guangxi made 11 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 6 blocks (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). His fellow American import guard Marcus Thornton (193-93, college: William & Mary) accounted for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 9 assists and center Heng Yu (210-91) added 19 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Hebei X. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guangxi maintains seventh place with 11-8 record. Hebei X. lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Guangxi will meet league's leader Henan on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hebei X. will play against Lhasa (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: A.Isaiah 41+18reb+1ast, T.Marcus 29+11reb+7ast, J.Le 14+9reb+1ast, L.Jiawei 6+4reb+2ast, Z.Yupeng 5+4reb, D.ChengLong 5+1reb+2ast
Hebei X.: S.Shannon 33+16reb+9ast, G.Kenny 23+5reb, Y.Heng 19+9reb, %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 7+1reb, P.YuLe 4+1reb, W.Zixu 4+2reb
gschID: 548575


Henan - Hunan 103-89

An interesting game for Henan (16-3) which hosted in Henan 4th placed Hunan (13-6). First ranked Henan managed to get a 14-point victory 103-89. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Hunan managed to win third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Henan's coach Weigang Li used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward QiPeng Wang (200-93) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Junjian He added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hunan. Five Henan and four Hunan players scored in double figures. Henan have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-3 record. Hunan at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Henan are looking forward to face Guangxi (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hunan will play against Luoyang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Henan: O.Chris 25+14reb+1ast, W.Longfei 19+1reb, J.Yuxing 16+3reb+4ast, C.Yuhan 14+4reb+3ast, T.Jian 11+2reb, L.PengPeng 6+2reb+1ast
Hunan: W.QiPeng 16+8reb+1ast, W.Junjie 14+2reb, H.Junjian 13+6reb+1ast, Z.Yaosheng 13+3reb, P.Jiaxin 10+2reb, F.Bo 10+4reb+3ast
gschID: 548574


Chongqing - Guizhou 103-117

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Chongqing (9-10) lost to third ranked Guizhou (14-5) in Lanling 103-117 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Chongqing managed to win second period 30-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) accounted for 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Guizhou players scored in double figures. American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) came up with 52 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and guard Yang Wang (198-90) added 20 points respectively for Chongqing in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. Loser Chongqing dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Lhasa and Fujian. Guizhou will meet Shaanxi W. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chongqing will play against Fujian (#10) in Fuzhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: M.James 32+12reb+2ast, L.Mark 28+6reb+6ast, L.MingHao 26+8reb+2ast, S.Rongxiao 14+2reb, L.Xu 6+3reb+1ast, Z.Zihua 6+2ast
Chongqing: M.Tony 52+7reb+7ast, W.Yang 20+4reb+2ast, K.Vladyslav 14+7reb+1ast, L.Yao 9+5reb+1ast, Z.Yuanbo 6+11reb, G.Yaoyang 2+1ast
gschID: 548573


Shaanxi W. - Lhasa 122-87

The game between second ranked Shaanxi W. (14-5) and 8th ranked Lhasa (9-10) in Xian on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Shaanxi W. outscored guests from Lhasa 122-87. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Lhasa managed to win third quarter 29-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shaanxi W. dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Lhasa's 64. They outrebounded Lhasa 45-29 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a quality performance for American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds. Jiawei Feng accounted for 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center DangJian Han (208-88) came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and American center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Lhasa in the defeat. Four Shaanxi W. and five Lhasa players scored in double figures. Shaanxi W. maintains second place with 14-5 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Guizhou. Lhasa lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Fujian and Chongqing. Shaanxi W. will meet at home league's second-placed Guizhou in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lhasa will play against Hebei X. (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 31+11reb+1ast, W.Von 30+2reb+1ast, F.Jiawei 24+5reb+4ast, B.Jiguang 19+5reb, M.Daqiang 6+9reb+3ast, L.Yunbin 4+2reb
Lhasa: G.Yuxiang 17+2reb+1ast, K.Jonathan 14+6reb+1ast, S.Xinyue 13+1ast, D.ZhiMing 12+1reb, H.DangJian 11+10reb, C.Jinlong 11+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548572





Haddadi comes back to Blue Whales, ex Petrochimi - by Eurobasket News

Sichuan Blue Whales (CBA) inked 32-year old Iranian international center Hamed Haddadi (218-115kg-85). It is actually his comeback to Blue Whales as he has played here before. Haddadi played most recently at Petrochimi in Iranian Superleague. In 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.2ppg, 11.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8bpg last season. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Haddadi also played that season for Blue Whales where in 40 CBA games he averaged remarkable 25.2ppg, 16.0rpg (#2 in the league), 4.8apg, 1.2spg and 2.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Haddadi received Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Iranian international program for some years. Haddadi has regularly played for Iranian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
He represented Iran at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran (Iran) last year. Haddadi's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-5 (18.0ppg), Reb-1 (13.8rpg), 2.6apg, Blocks-1 (2.5bpg), FGP: 49.0%, FT: 69.6%.
Haddadi is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Phoenix Suns), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors) and China (Eagles).
Haddadi's game is described as: An inside player with great instinct for the rebound and two very strong hands. He's very coordinated, knows ho to do with the ball and loves to work in practice. Can score from inside and can hit a shot from mid-range, needs to improve his defense and his toughnees, at present he seems a little too soft fro the NBA battles in the paint. Also, he is smaller than the 7-2 he is listed at..

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jabari Brown may be back at Jilin Tigers - by Greg

Jilin Northeast Tigers (CBA) are set to bring back former NBA combo guard, Jabari Brown (193-97kg-92, college: Missouri).

Brown who was a star for the Tigers last season, led the club in scoring at just over 32ppg and shot a blistering 41% from the 3.

Brown, former Los Angeles Lakers guard will return to China for this upcoming CBA season, after stints with Guangzhou ( formerly Foshan), and last season with Jilin.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tomislav Gabric (ex Treviso Basket) signs at Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) landed 22-year old Croatian power forward Tomislav Gabric (204-95, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at Treviso Basket in Italian Serie A2. Gabric also played that season for BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 34 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gabric represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 76.9%.
Gabric has played previously professionally in Serbia (Metalac) and Croatia (Cibona, Jolly and Jolly-JBS-Jad. Banka).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zadar extends Lovre Basic - by Zeljko Zule

Zadar reached a new agreement with Lovre Basic (190-PG-95) to extend his contract for one more season with an option for the 2018-19 season.
Basic grew up in Zadar made his pro debut in the 2012-13 season. He has already played for local teams Vostarnica and Policnik in A2 League.
Basic averaged 2.4 points, 0.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks in 10 ABA League games last season. Those numbers increased into 6.7 points, 0.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 0.6 steals in 10 Croatian League games. He has already played
He was a member of Croatian national team that won the gold medal at the U16 European Championship in Czech in 2011.



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Ciclista inks Karel Guzman, ex Capitalinos - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Juninense (TNA) signed 22-year old Cuban international forward Karel Guzman (188-95). He played this summer at Capitalinos in Cuban LSB league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.6apg and 2.8spg. Guzman helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 2nd Team. He also played that season for Capitalinos in Cuban league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Guzman's team won Cuban LSB Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He also represented Cuba at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz (Mexico) three years ago. Guzman's team got to the Semifinals.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BK Kolin keeps Horak for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Geosan Kolin (NBL) re-signed 31-year old power forward Ladislav Horak (205-105kg-86). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 22 NBL games he recorded 4.7ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
Among other achievements Horak's team made it to the Czech Republic Cup Final Four in 2006 and 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: BK Pardubice, BK Usti nad Labem, CEZ Nymburk, Podebrady and Basketbal Svitavy.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Ladislav is a great athlete for a player with 205 cm. He is a player with fair exposiveness, dunamics and speed. Very hardworking player, who practised in the best Czech basketball program - Nymbur for 3 years. Thanks to his body, he is able to build up respect under both baskets. He enjoys physical game. Good sense for deflecetion of the ball, timing and jump make him a great rebounder. He also has a good mid distance and three-point shot. He can alternate on SF, as well as center spots. His second sport is kick-box.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  


Naestved welcomes back Franklin, ex KK Primorska - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Troy Franklin (183-79kg-89, college: Coppin State). It is actually his comeback to Naestved as he has played here before. Franklin played most recently at KK Primorska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 15 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.9spg (in top 2) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Franklin played at Team FOG Naestved where in 30 Ligaen games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.9apg and 2.2spg (leader !!!). He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention.
Franklin has played also professionally in PBL (Lake Michigan).
He attended Coppin State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Franklin's outlook: Shifty, above avg. conditioning. Good passer. Fast in the open court. Gets to the FT line at high rate. Tough on ball defense- quick hands. Deep range. Lights out from 3.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Troy Franklin
Conner Washington
Ray Sanders

Forwards:
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ray Sanders (ex Diamond V.E.) joins Naestved - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Ray Sanders (196-95kg-93, college: Albany). He played this summer at Diamond Valley Eagles in Australian Big V. The last season Sanders played at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga where in 16 games he had 9.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in AEC in 2016. Sanders was also voted All-AEC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Sanders graduated from University at Albany in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Conner Washington
Ray Sanders

Forwards:
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alvik Basket hires coach Camprubi - by Eurobasket News

Alvik Basket Bromma (Superettan) hired Danish coach Bernat Camprubi. The last time (16) he coached Danish U16 National Team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.1 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.2 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.7 
 7. Miller, Leones SD18.4 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.18.0 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Williams, Titanes .9.8 
 2. Araujo, Leones SD9.0 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.5 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.6 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.1 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR6.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.7 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD5.6 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.2 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM5.0 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.7 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .3.5 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 9. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD1.9 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.6 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 9. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel EVANGELISTA
  Caner.
  (--91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.3 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Guerrero, Leones SD1.0 
 7. Nunez, Metros S.0.9 
 8. Williams, Titanes .0.8 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD0.8 
 10. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 


LNB Round 1 of Finals. Metros STGO gain opening win - by Eurobasket News

Metros STGO - Leones SD 103-91

Metros STGO outgunned Leones SD to ensure 1-0 lead in the LNB Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Metros STGO. Leones SD managed to win third quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Leones SD helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import forward Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Metros STGO's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) responded with 28 points and 5 rebounds and guard Elpidio Fortuna (188-85) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: R.Glenn 26+15reb+3ast, J.Hamilton 19+6reb+2ast, A.De Leon 11+5ast, V.Liz 11+4reb+3ast, R.Soliver 9+3reb+1ast, A.Nunez 8+2reb
Leones SD: M.Rhett 28+5reb+1ast, E.Fortuna 15+5reb+3ast, G.Acosta 10+4reb+4ast, J.Araujo 10+4reb+1ast, J.Corporan 9+1reb+8ast, Y.Flores 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 557482





Greene is back at Leones de Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) signed 29-year old American forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). It is actually his comeback to Santo Domingo as he has played here before. Greene played last season at TNT Ka Tropa in Filipino PBA league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 29.0ppg, 14.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4bpg. The last summer Greene played at Capitanes in Puerto Rican league where in three Liga Americas games he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2008 Greene was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (28th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball. Greene's team made it to the PBA Commissioner's final.
He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Greene is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Greene has played previously professionally in China (Leopards), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings), Puerto Rico (Atleticos and Brujos) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser and Al Sharjah).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @patmosintl)

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  EL SALVADOR  


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

28-year old point guard David Lawson (185-PG-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Canarios and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 7.
He got a double-double of 46 points and 10 assists, while his team outclassed Quezaltepeque (#4, 4-2) with 30-point margin 121-91. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Canarios maintains the 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. Canarios will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. In the team's last game Lawson had a remarkable nine three-pointers out of 18 attempts. He turned to be Canarios' top player in his first season with the team. Reinhardt College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Lawson is league's best scorer averaging so far 39.3ppg. Lawson is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 7.6apg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 60.0% FGP. Worth to mention Lawson played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Malik Jackson (198-F-92) of 11 Lobos. He is American forward in his first season at 11 Lobos. In the last game Jackson recorded impressive double-double of 46 points and 21 rebounds. Bad luck as 11 Lobos lost that game 87-94 to league's leader Halcones (#1, 6-0). 11 Lobos is still in a red zone at 12th spot in the standings. 6 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Jackson is a newcomer at 11 Lobos and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.0ppg (#7). He also registered 12.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Joe Reid (200-F) of Arcense (#10). Reid got into 30-points club by scoring 38 points in the last round. He went also for fifteen rebounds . He was a key player of Arcense, leading his team to a 85-68 easy win against Giants (#13, 0-7). The chances of Arcense not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Reid could try to bring Arcense's a little bit higher in the standings. Reid has a very solid season. In 6 games in El Salvador he scored 25.3ppg. He also has 14.7rpg and 1.2bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of El Rapido - 27 points and 27 rebounds
5. Eddie Ishman (196-F-86) of Canarios - 29 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Quincy Scates (197-SF-89) of Quezaltepeque - 41 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Watson Davontae (93) of Giants - 19 points and 21 rebounds
8. Carlos Arias (200-C-89) of Santa Tecla - 15 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jared Ruiz (188-G-92) of Halcones - 30 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Marc Montavious (206-C-90) of Canarios - 20 points, 15 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)



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  EUROCUP  


Lokomotiv lands Ivan Nelyubov - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) landed 29-year old center Ivan Nelyubov (207-107kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). He has played for the last two years at Parma. In 23 VTB United League games he averaged 7.7ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Nelyubov's team made it to the Russian Final Four.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Nelyubov represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 14.1ppg, 6.4rpg, FGP: 60.0%, FT: 78.9%.
Nelyubov is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Tartu Ulikool), Latvia (VEF LSPA Riga), Russia (CSKA Moscow, BC Nizhny Novgorod and CSKA Moscow 2nd team) and Lithuania (Lietkabelis and Neptunas).
Let's have closer look into Nelyubov's outlook: A dominant center at junior level, who is yet well muscled and big sized, He's a very promising inside player, and could become a star at 4 position thanks to his good mid-range shooting.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Ivan Nelyubov
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Khimki tabs Vladislav Staratelev - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 21-year old swingman Vladislav Staratelev (197-86kg-96). He played most recently at BC Ryazan in Russian Superleague 1. In 6 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg last season. Staratelev also played that season for MBA Moscow (also in Superleague 1) where in 16 games he had 5.2ppg and 1.8rpg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 9.5ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 14.7%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Staratelev has played also professionally in Georgia (Vita Tbilisi), Latvia (VEF Riga) and Russia (Dynamo Moscow, CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Trinta Moscow).

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Dmitry Sokolov
Ruslan Pateev

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FBA  


Space Coast Stars and St.Pete Tide reach the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Space Coast Stars and St.Pete Tide reached the Finals of FBA. Space Coast Stars overcame Palm Beach Knights 107-101. The Stars will be advancing for the 2nd straight year to the FBA Finals. St.Pete Tide meanwhile outscored SE Royals 114-101. The Space Coast Stars will face St. Pete Tide for the 3 game series.


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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Beroe inks Adam Kemp, ex Spirou - by Eurobasket News

BC Beroe (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Adam Kemp (208-107kg-90, college: Marist). He played last season at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. Kemp managed to play in three leagues last year. In 40 Euromillions League games he had 5.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He helped them to win the group title. Kemp also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.0ppg and 1.5rpg. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kemp played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league. In three FIBA Europe Cup games he got only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 1 game in VTB United League where he got only 1 point, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Kemp has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Macedonian League All-Imports Team in 2015.
Kemp has played also professionally in FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries).
He attended Marist College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FINLAND  


Dom Morris (ex Lapua) agreed terms with Charleville - by Igor Obradovic

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) inked 27-year old American forward Dom Morris (201-109kg-90, college: Boston). He has played for the last two years at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team.
Morris' team won Patriot League Regular Season in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Raanana).
Morris attended Boston until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Ricard
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Wesley Wilkinson
Darius Tarvydas
Dom Morris
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Center:
Valentin Mukuna

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Dom Morris (ex Lapua) agreed terms with Charleville - by Igor Obradovic

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) inked 27-year old American forward Dom Morris (201-109kg-90, college: Boston). He has played for the last two years at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team.
Morris' team won Patriot League Regular Season in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Raanana).
Morris attended Boston until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Ricard
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Wesley Wilkinson
Darius Tarvydas
Dom Morris
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Center:
Valentin Mukuna

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brissac-Aubance signs Aurelien Rigaux - by Philippe Burstert

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM1) signed 29-year old point guard Aurelien Rigaux (176-88). He was about to sign at Aix-Maurienne in the ProB. Rigaux 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 Rigaux played also at Aix Maurienne (also in ProB) where in 32 games he had 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 5.8apg (top 5) and 1.8spg (in top 4). He helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rigaux was voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 2nd Team in 2016.
He was a member of French U16 National Team back in 2004.
Rigaux has played previously for five other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, Chalons Reims, Angers BC, Quimper UJAP and Lille Metropole.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brissac-Aubance inks Moise Diame - by Philippe Burstert

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM1) signed 31-year old Senegalese international center Moise Diame (206-86). He will still stay in France where he played last season at ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB). In 28 games he had 7.0ppg and 6.8rpg. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Diame played at Rueil (also in ProB). In 37 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8bpg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. He has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2015.
Diame has played previously for three other teams: Calais, Tourcoing and Gravelines Grand Fort BCM 2nd team.

Brissac-Aubance Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Aurelien Rigaux

Forwards:
Sourata Cisse
Zimmy Nwogbo

Center:
Moise Diame

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dijon lands Ryan Pearson - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) tabbed 27-year old American forward Ryan Pearson (198-100kg-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA). In 31 games he averaged 12.2ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg last season. Pearson helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pearson played at Alba in Hungarian A Division. In 34 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Among other achievements Pearson's team won CAA Regular Season in 2011. He received also All-CAA Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Pearson has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod) and Ukraine (Hoverla).
He attended George Mason University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Rion Brown
Rasheed Sulaimon
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Ryan Pearson
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Steve Taylor_Jr.
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Timba Timosoara tabs Tiegbe Bamba - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted BC Timba Timisoara (Liga Nationala) inked 26-year old French forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-93kg-91, college: Portland State). He played most recently at Psychiko in Greek A2 league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In three games he averaged 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bamba played at Chalons Reims in French ProA where in 26 games he had just 2.5ppg.
He graduated from Portland State in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

BC Timba Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Bogdan Popescu
Branko Jereminov
Cameron Naylor
Tiegbe Bamba
Alon Sonenfeld
Marius Deconescu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Romain Duport signs at Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) landed 31-year old center Romain Duport (215-117kg-86) from Limoges CSP Elite. In three ProA games he averaged 4.3ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Duport played at Strasbourg IG. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 37 ProA games he had 5.8ppg and 2.7rpg. Duport helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 6 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.2ppg and 1.5rpg. Duport also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 7.2ppg and 2.6rpg.
Duport's team won French Cup in 2015.
He was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2006.
Duport has played previously for three other teams: Cholet Basket, STB Le Havre and Angers BC.

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
LaMonte Ulmer
Ed Daniel
Louis Cassier

Centers:
Romain Duport
Jules Rambaut

Coach: Cedric Heitz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Gostivar 2015 signs Jetmir Zekjiri - by Dragan Ristov

Gostivar 2015 (Prva Liga) signed 21-year old small forward Jetmir Zekjiri (200-96). He has played for the last three seasons at Vardar in the Prva Liga. In 20 games he had 9.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Prva Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Zekjiri's team made it to the Macedonian Cup final in 2014.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.7ppg, 3.4rpg.
Zekjiri has played previously for two other teams: Lirija and Shkupi.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stojan Gjuroski (ex MZT Skopje) is a newcomer at Karpos Sokoli - by Mario Divanisov

Macedonian vice-champion Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje managed to ink national member Stojan Gjuroski (203-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech) who will join Borce Daskalovski 's side after a season with KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom.

The Small forward played all 17 games for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the domestic championship helping them to continue the title run with 6.1ppg and 3.3rpg by average. He also contributed in 5 games in the EuroCup by averaging 2.4ppg and 2.6rpg, while in the ABA League he managed 2.3ppg and 1.6rpg in 14 games.

The 25-year old is quite experienced in the domestic championship previously playing for KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje and KK Kozuv Gevgelija, while his international carrier also counts a season at Bulgarian side BC Levski 2014 Sofia, where he joined after 4 seasons at Louisiana Tech.

Gjuroski is the third signing for Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje this summer behind Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) and Jaylon Brown (183-PG, college: Evansville), while the club who will run in the Champions League against Estonian side BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn already continued the cooperation with Serbian international Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport) and ex Macedonian national member Darko Sokolov (189-G-86).




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  GEORGIA  


Levan Babilodze signs at Salerno - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno landed 19-year old Georgian swingman Levan Babilodze (197-98). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria in Italian Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 14 games he averaged just 1.0ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Babilodze also played that season for Sport e Cultura Patti (also in Serie A2). In 12 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6spg. Babilodze also spent pre-season at Betaland Cdo (Serie A) that year.
His team made it to the Georgian Cup Final Four in 2015.
Babilodze represented Georgia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 44.4%.
Babilodze has played also professionally in Georgia (Batumi).

Virtus Arechi Salerno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Onorio Petrazzuoli
Ernesto Beatrice
Marco Cucco
Levan Babilodze

Forwards:
Gianmarco Leggio
Daniel Datuowei

Centers:
Paolo Paci
Riccardo Bartolozzi

Coach: Antonio Paternoster

By Eurobasket Data Center

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After 40 Minutes There Will Only Winners As Iowa (NCAA) And The Basketball Aid Allstars Play For Cancer Stricken Kids - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It isn't like Jordan Bohannon isn't engulfed by special basketball vibes each weekend when he enters into huge basketball buildings in the States when he is on NCAA duty battling the likes of Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State or Seton Hall, but even during the dog days of summer and approximately 4,532 miles away from Iowa, the American will be presented with some NBA and brotherly vibes even if he doesn't know it. When the American who hails from Marion, Iowa and could have called the University of Wisconsin a second home when he was younger sets foot in the tiny size OSP Rhein-Necker arena in Heidelberg, Germany that seats 2,000 on Tuesday it may seem like just any other ordinary gym with one side showcasing stands and the other side where the team's benches are only a wall behind it, but in reality it will be more than that. The 20 year old 183cm point guard will be at the first stop of a summer basketball tour that will also take him and the Iowa Hawkeyes to the mountains and chocolate of Switzerland and to the pasta and wine of Italy. The first stop in Germany is a very special one as Iowa is taking part in a special event for the Basketball Aid organization that has been fighting against cancer that effects children since 2007 by giving awareness and having events where the proceeds go to cancer aid. As Bohannon and his teammates clash against a special put together Basketball Aid roster of mostly German professional players, the sophomore will have that special brotherly vibe following him all around the court as his brother Jason played for the then USC Heidelberg second division team that played in the OSC gym. He also will taste that NBA flair that is in the arena as current Chicago Bull Paul Zipser learned his basketball trade in this gym when he was a youth and actually was teammates with his brother Jason in the 2010-2011 season and played two games together at the end of the season where the German played two minutes scoring two points and the American tallied a total of 14 points in the two games. Another NBA aspect to this arena is that German basketball legend Pascal Roller will be coaching the Basketball Aid team. He had a stellar career winning 2 titles in Germany with the Frankfurt Skyliners and like Zipser started his career in this gym, but even better was a long time teammate of Dirk Nowitzki in the German national team that fed the Dallas Maverick in the post more times than Tyler Cook will ever dunk at Iowa. Now more than 6 years later Zipser is in the NBA, Jason Bohannon has retired from professional basketball and Jordan Bohannon is on the verge of continuing a very solid NCAA career. Basketball Aid international tour chairman Hans Beth was able to get a Maik Zirbes German national team jersey that was autographed by every member of the team and will be auctioned off at halftime.

On Tuesday August 8th, the University of Iowa will meet the Basketball Aid allstars and the American team led by head coach Fran Mccaffery at Iowa since 2010 are coming off a season ending loss in the NIT Sweet 16 to TCU 94-92 and embarking on the 2017-2018 season with many returning players, some interesting new freshmen and needing to compensate the loss of top scorer Peter Jok. The biggest milestones in Iowa's basketball history was being a 1956 NCAA finalist and 2013 NIT finalist and winning the Big 10 tournament in 2001 + 2006. They have played in the NCAA tournament 25 times, been in the Final four three times, Elite 8 four times and the Sweet 16 eight times. They have sent many players on to great professional careers and many have balled in Germany like Aaron White, Jared Reiner, Kurt Looby, Jacob Jaacks or Sean Sonderleiter just to name a few. This season's club has unending potential once again with the biggest questions being who will step up for the departed Peter Jok, will the team spread the love more consistently on offense or develop two high class starters that will always give you good production and will Tyler Cook be able to take the next step as he has the most upside. The key players to watch in Heidelberg will be Tyler Cook, Jordan Bohannon, Nicholas Baer, Isaiah Moss and German Dominique Uhl. Cook is a 19 year old 206cm center from St Louis that will be a sophomore this season. Last season as a freshman he played 27 games averaging 12.3ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 59.8%. His best games were against Seton Hall with 24 points and 21 points against Maryland. He came to Iowa with high expectations being 38Th on ESPN's 100 list and despite solid stats had to battle injuries last season and foul trouble showed him time on the bench more than he had liked. He likes to pattern his game after Lebron James and is looking to heighten his game even more this season and take more responsibility with the departure of Jok. Bohannon will also be a sophomore this season and also had a solid freshman campaign playing 34 games averaging 10.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 5.1apg, FGP: 32.2%, 3PT: 41.6%, FT: 85.5%. He had some huge games against Iowa and Maryland with 24 points apiece and also a 23 point game against Notre Dame. He finished the season strong with three double doubles and averaged 11 assists in his last three games. Not only his playmaking is strong, but he is a lethal and feared shooter already as he hit Maryland with eight trey's and seven against Notre Dame. Last season he belonged to top company as he was one of two players to tally at least 65 three's and 125 assists and the other was new Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball. He will be another key factor for the success of Iowa this season. Nicolas Baer is a 21 year old 201cm forward with the German sounding name from Bettendorf, Iowa that is going into his junior season and was able to heighten his stats each season and last season played 34 games averaging 7.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 61.4%. teammate Cook may call him a nerd as his shirt 'Straight out of cookies' made waves recently, but there is nothing nerdy about his game. His best games last season was a 20 and 10 game against Penn State and a 15 and 10 effort in the season ending loss to TCU. He can do it all and is simply everywhere on the court. Coach Mccaffery loves the game of Baer and not only teammate Bohannon was in great company with Lonzo Ball, but Baer also made a record last season. Last season he was the only player in the NCAA and one of two players in the Big 10 in the last 20 years together with Golden State Warrior Draymond Greene to reach 235 points, 45 steals, 40 three pointers and 35 plus blocks in a season. He may not be in the same universe as a Larry Bird, but his versatility sure reminds one of a Bird and like Bird back in 1991 with 32 points in a playoff win against Indiana made a famous exit to the locker room and return back to lead the team to a win against Purdue with 9 points. Dominique Uhl is a 22 year old 206cm forward that doesn't have the stats of the players listed before him, but the returning senior has been a vital role player for Iowa in his three years there. Last season the German played 32 games averaging 3.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.2apg. He has had some great games like his 15 points in a win against W Illinois or his 14 points against UMKC. Uhl is from Frankfurt, Germany and played in the Frankfurt Skyliners organization before coming to the states in 2012 to go to high school and then go to Iowa. He likes to compare his game to Paul George and will be very motivated to come home and play in front of family and friends. Coach Mcaffery has helped him slow down his game and the German wants to be more consistent in his last year before he will embark on a professional career in Germany.Other interesting players to watch from Iowa will be Isaiah Moss, Cordell Pemsl as well as incoming freshman Jack Nunge and Slovenian/Bosnian Luka Garza who brings 25/12 stats from Maret high school and is already seen as a very talented youngster as he took part at the Nike Elite 100 Skill Academy in St.Louis, Missouri in 2015, NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, VA in 2016 and the HS McDonald's All-American Game in 2017.

The Basketball Aid Allstars have reeled in 10 very interesting players for their roster that are mostly Germans and young, but there are also some veterans that will suit up like Alexandar Nadjfeji who is the best known of the bunch. He is a 40 year old 206cm forward that was retired and came back in the 2015-2016 season to play in Germany's highest league EasyCredit BBL with the Walter tIgers Tuebingen. He is also on the Tuebingen coaching staff and can look back at a stellar career where he played 16 seasons in Germany for teams like the Telekom Baskets Bonn, Cologne, Alba Berlin, Fc Bayern Munich and Tuebingen winning 4 titles. The Serb in his prime belonged to the best passing forwards in the BBL. The team also presents 3 players from the Fraport Skyliners. Recently acquired Tobias Jahn is a 31 year old 204cm center that played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2007-2011 playing a total of 113 games and as a professional played for teams like TV Langen, Ehingen and Hanau. Last season with Ehingen Jahn averaged 10.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.9rpg), 1.0apg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%. Richard Freundenberg also has NCAA experience, but less than Jahn and is a young buck at age 18 and 206cm.He already has seen a lot in his young years as he won the German NBBL (U-19) title) in 2015 with FC Bayern Munich leading then charge with 24 points in the final. After playing 2 BBL games with FC Bayern Munich two seasons ago and also playing Regionalliga and for the NBBL team, he made the jump last season across the pond to St.John's (NCAA), but never was able to crack the rotation the way he had wished for NBA legend head coach Chris Mullin as he played 26 games averaging 1.3ppg, 1.3rpg. He belongs to Germany's biggest talents from the year 1998 and will be looking to bounce back from ST Johns with the Fraport Skyliners. The third player for Frankfurt on board is Garai Zeeb who is a 20 year old 187cm point guard that will be playing his third season for Frankfurt. He started his career with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven youth teams and played 7 BBL games as a 17 year old in the 14-15 season. He is still tryiing to break the BBL roster as in his first 2 seasons with Frankfurt he played only 7 games, but played for their Farm team Fraport Skyliners Juniors in the Pro B averaging 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 38.6%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 78.0%. The other center on board is Robert Oehle who is 29 and is 209cm tall. He is a solid big man that likes to play with the back to the basket, but also can face up and shoot. He has played for German teams like Paderborn, Giessen, Tuebingen, Nurnberg and last season helped Gotha move up to the BBL from the second division Pro A averaging 10.8ppg, 5.8rpg, FGP: 52.6%, FT: 75.6%. He will go into his fourth BBL season and first with Gotha having 83 BBL games experience. The team will feature small forwards Albert Kuppe and Lukas Wank. Kuppe is a 28 year old 200cm forward that was born in Russia, but also has the German citizenship. He can look back at a solid career having started with the SG Mannheim junior team. He made the jump to the Pro B league (third division) in 2009 with the BIS Baskets Speyer and then played with Gotha from 2010-2015 where he helped the team move up to the Pro A in 2013. This charity game will be like a home game for him as he will lace up his sneakers for his third season with the MLP Academics Heidelberg (Germany-ProA) and last season averaged 8.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 46.1%, FT: 75.0%. Lukas Wank is a 20 year old 197cm forward that is highly talented that started his career with the Altenburger Basketball Club 1996 and then moved to Science City Jena (ProA) where he played from 2013-2016. Last season he made the jump to s.Oliver Wuerzburg playing 4 BBL games, but played mostly for their farm team TG s.Oliver Wuerzburg (ProB) averaging 11.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 28.9%, FT: 76.8%. He recently took part at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) playing 7 games averaging 3.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.1apg. The point guard position will be filled with Radi Tomasevic and Mauro Veljacic. Tomasevic is a 39 year old 181cm guard that possesses the German/Serbian citizenship and recently retired. He will always be remembered as a left handed guard with a feathery soft shooting touch and sneaky spring in his step. If he hasn't seen every gym in Germany than he must have seen most as he played for teams like Landshut, Ludwigsburg, Hannover, Bayreuth, Tuebingen, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Geneva, Kirchheim and Ehingen. Even though he saw so much, he did last 7 seasons with Kirchheim, played a season abroad in Switzerland and in the 2004-2005 season played a season in the BBL with Tuebingen. He played the last two seasons with Ehingen and last season averaged 25 games: 4.8ppg, 1.1apg. Mauro Veliacic is a 24 year old 183cm Croatian that is in Germany at the moment and has played in his homeland his whole career. He began his career with KK Crikvenica (A2) and then moved to KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka (A1) where he played from 2012-2017. Last season he was the fourth best scorer in the Croatian league averaging 17.2ppg), 3.7rpg, Assists-4 (5.5apg), Steals-1 (2.3spg), FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 77.9%.Last but not least the team also will feature Sebastian Herrera who is a 19 year old 193cm guard that has the German/Chilean citizenship. He started his basketball career with Vitacura in Chile and also sampled experience with CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago. He came to Germany in 2014 and played with the TBB Trier Regionaliga and NBBL team and palyed the last two seasons with the Gladiators Trier (Germany-ProA): and last season played 34 games averaging 7.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 60.0%. This upcoming season he will suit up with the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-ProA). In 2016 he played with the Chilean National Team at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) playing 5 games averaging 2.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg




Larry Gordon (ex Vechta) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 30-year old American forward Larry Gordon (196-98kg-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona). He played most recently at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 15 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. Gordon also played that season for Sonic Boom in South Korean KBL where in 19 games he had 14.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals in 2012. Gordon received also CCAA Player of the Year award and NCAA D2 All-America 1st Team (by Division II Bulletin) award back in 2009 at his college time.
Gordon has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Gordon has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle) and Austria (Kapfenberg Bulls).
He attended California State Polytechnica Un. Pomona until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chris Brady To Start Professional Cinderella Basketball Career With The Hebeisen White Wings - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Back in the autumn of 2013, Chris Brady (208-C-95) arrived on the Campus of Monmouth overweight and as far away from a professional basketball career as the Brooklyn Nets are from making the playoffs, but instead of testing the regular job market this summer and getting a normal 9-5 job, the American will head overseas to Germany to start his professional cinderella basketball career with the Hebeisen White Wings in the second division Pro A. The American who really developed in his 4 years at Monmouth will start his professional career in Germany after also having offers from Asia. This season he will battle twice in the regular season against former Monmouth teammate Max Dileo who will be going into his third professional season in Germany with the RheinStars of Cologne after playing his first two with Gotha. Brady has been working out this summer in Pittsburgh at a camp run by Pete Strobl who is an assistant with German top club ratiopharm Ulm. "We are happy that Chris Brady decided to become a part of the Hebesien White Wings family. He is a young big man that plays hard near the basket and will bring us important impulses rebounding and blocking shots. We can't await that he will fill the hole left by Kruize Pinkins. He is a different kind of player and will take a different role for us. Our inside game will win with quality. Through his good boxing out, we will be able to get out on transition well", warned head coach Simon Cote.

Brady is a 21 year old 208cm center that was born in West Islip, New York and grew up in Greenlawn, New York and played at Harborfields High School where he averaged 5.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.6apg; while also using his size playing football. He went to Monmouth in 2013 and went four years there playing a total of 135 games and is the school's all-time leader in games played. He was able to improve his scoring and rebounding each season. As a freshman he played 31 games averaging 3.0ppg, 2.8rpg. In his s econd season at Monmouth (NCAA), he played 32 games averaging 4.1ppg, 3.1rpg. As a junior at Monmouth (NCAA) he played 36 games averaging 6.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.8%. In his senior year he played 34 games: averaging 9.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 69.1%.In his senior year he scored in double figures 13 times and had three double doubles. His best scoring games were against Canisius with 22 points and 10 rebounds and 21 points against Holy Cross and an 18 point effort against Iona. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS Suffolk County Champion -12, HS Long Island Champion -12, HS New York State Federation finalist -12, HS New York State Class A Champion -13, HS all-league -13, HS all-conference -13, HS all-county -13, MAAC Tournament Semifinals -15, 17, MAAC Regular Season Champion -16, 17, MAAC Tournament Finalist -16, and NIT Sweet 16 -16.

Source:Hebeisen White Wings







The Rostock Seawolves Add Noah Kamdem - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Rostock Seawolves have completed their roster for the upcoming season bringing in young German talent with Noah Kamdem (201-C-98) Kamden is a 19 year old 195cm forward that played at top German youth programs with Breitengussbach and Team Urspring. Last season he played with Team Ehingen Urspring (ProA) playing one game against Hamburg, played also at TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) playing 23 games avergaing 11.0ppg, and played also for U19 team (NBBL) playing 14 games avergaing 17.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, 2PT: 57.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 54.2%. "Noah showed in a try-out that he deserves to be a part of the Seawolves team. He is a talented young player that brings a lot, but also needs to learn a lot. I am happy he decided to come here and I can work with him", stressed head coach Ralf Rehberger. "I am looking forward to playing with Rostock and will give the team a lot of power under the basket", warned Noah Kamdem.

Kamdem started his basketball career when he was 11 years old and played with the TV 1860 Fuerth junior team. In 2011 he moved to the TSV Breitenguessbach junior team
where he played JBBL and also played with the Regnitztal Baskets (Regionalliga): 3 games: 3.0ppg. In the 2014-2015 season he played Regionalliga with TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (Regionalliga) and also with the rent4office Nuernberg junior team. In teh 2015-2016 season he played with the TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach (Regionalliga) playing 24 games averaging 2.2ppg, 1.4rpg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -14, German JBBL Championships Finalist -14: 18 games: 14.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg, and European Championships U16 in Latvia -14: 9 games: 2.8ppg, 1.7rpg.

Source:Rostock Seawolves








BG Goettingen Reel In Paul Watson - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to Goettinger-Tagblatt.de, BG Goettingen will announce the signing of talented rookie Paul Watson (201-G/F-94). Watson is a 22 year old 201cm forward that was born in Omaha, Nebraska and played at Paradise Valley Christian Prep school in Arizona that will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany. The American got a nice dose of NBA experience this summer playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV (Toronto Raptors) playing 5 games averaging 4.0ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 33.3%. Watson who describes his biggest basketball thrill as dunking on people and favorite player being Lebron James played at Fresno State from 2013-2017. The swingman plays primarily the 2-3 positions, but can also help out at the position four.

At Fresno State, he played a total of 128 games. In his freshman year he played 34 games averaging 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 73.1%. In his second year at Fresno St. (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 11.2ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 70.2%. In his junior year at Fresno St. (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 72.2%. In his senior year at Fresno St. (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 11.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 33.1%, FT: 69.1%. Last season he scored in double figures in 20 games. His bests coring games were against Wyoming with 25 points, 21 points against Prarie View, and 19 points against Drake and Nevada.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS All-Arizona 1st Team -13, HS Arizona Player of the Year -13, HS Most Valuable Player of the state game -13, HS state champion -13, All-MWC Freshman of the Year -14, CBI Championship Finalist -14, MWC Regular Season Runner-Up -16, MWC Tournament Winner -16, MWC Tournament Semifinals -17, and College Basketball Slam Dunk Contest participant (Final Four - Phoenix, Ariz.) -17



Dominique Uhl (Iowa NCAA) Returns Home To Germany To Play against The Basketball Aid Allstars - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Dominique Uhl (206-F-94) is a 22 year old 206cm forward from Frankfurt, Germany that will be going into his senior year at the University of Iowa this fall. He started his basketball career with Eintracht Frankfurt and also played two seasons with the Fraport Skyliners Juniors from 2011-2012 playing 4 pro B games. He then decided to go to the states in 2012 and played two years at Point Pleasant Beach High School (New Jersey). He moved to the University of Iowa in 2014 an din his three seasons there has played a total of 96 games. In his freshman year he played 32 games averaging 2.1ppg, 1.9rp. In his second year at Iowa (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 5.9ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 39.8%, 3PT: 43.9%, FT: 59.3%. In his junior year at Iowa (NCAA), he played 32 games averaging 3.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.2apg. He currently is on a European tour with Iowa playing in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. He spoke to Eurobasket before a special exhibition game in Germany in support of Basketball Aid.

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

No problem, anytime. I'm at school right now and my summer has been good so far, I've been working on my game a lot as well as my body. I'm just focusing on getting back to the basics and strengthening my my fundamentals.


Recently your ex teammate Tim Oldenburg retired so he could focus on his police job. You practiced with him many years ago when you were in the Frankfurt organization and played one Pro B game against Giessen. Did you notice already then that he could become the back bone and leader for so many years for the Fraport Skyliners.

Tim has always been a great guy. Even back then it was noticeable that he had the skills that are necessary to be a leader, so I am not surprised at all. I'm sure he will be able to thrive in his new career and I wish him all the best.

You have been in the States now for five years and will be playing your final year at Iowa in 2017-2018. How Americanized have you become in these 5 years and what good German quality do you still hope to possess?

I have become very Americanized by now, on and of the court. People even forget that I am from Germany sometimes. However, I think I still have some german qualities in me such as being well organized and disciplined.

Before we talk about your basketball career at Iowa, let's look forward to this summer. Sonn you and Iowa will be embarking on a European tour that will take you to Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Have your already been given the tour guide job?

I'll leave that part to the actual tour guide, but I'm obviously going to provide some of my knowledge and act as an assistant tour guide especially while we are in Frankfurt.


You will be returning home to play in a charity basketball game for BASKETBALL AID. How excited are you to be part of this good cause and what do you know about it?

I don't really know much about it to be honest, but it is always nice to know that you're playing for a good cause and I'm glad that we are able to contribute to that.


Your junior season ended on March 19 in the NIT Sweet 16 falling to TCH 94-92 in OT. How long did it take you to digest the loss? Will this loss give you some extra motivation in Heidelberg in the BASKETBALL AID game?

It took us a while to digest that loss, because it was our goal to win the NIT at that point and we knew that we were capable of winning that game. I don't think this loss gives us extra motivation for Heidelberg particularly but we're definitely going to use this trip, combined with what we learned in that loss to TCU to get ready for this upcoming season.


How important will this game be for you in general? You are on a massive stage in the Carver-Hawkeye arena each weekend that fits 15,400 people. However do you see the game in Germany as being a kind of test for you as coaches, scouts and agents who will be at the game will see you play live again. Next summer you will be looking for a professional team to continue your basketball career.

This game is very important to me, because my mom gets to see me play and like you said it's a chance for me to showcase what I can do on the court as well.


You will be playing against Serb legend Alexsandar Nadjfjei who had a long successful career in Germany. What do you remember about his game in the BBL when you were growing up?

I don't remember much about his game, but I remember watching him a couple times when he played for Alba. It's always fun to play against great players like that, I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Before going to Iowa in 2014 you were two years at Point Pleasant Beach High School (New Jersey). Did you have the notion going to the States in 2012 that your path would be the NCAA?

I came to the US with the goal of playing D1 college basketball, so yes that was absolutely my plan. I was fortunate enough to get a bunch of scholarship offers from various schools.


Let's talk a little about your game. You love the game of Kevin Durant, but your big inspiration is Tracy Mcgrady. If you had to compare your game to an NBA player today who would it be?

If I had to compare myself to somebody in the NBA I would probably have to go with Paul George. We're about the same size and are able to handle the ball as well as knock down outside shots. Just the ability of doing a little bit of everything on the court.

You're a very athletic player that is catergorized as a stretch four. What do you feel is still an asset in your game today that gets overlooked to much on the floor?

It think my defense gets overlooked sometimes. I feel confident in guarding a variety of positions but I don't always get to show it.


In your first three seasons at IOWA (NCAA) you haven't been able to establish yourself other than a good role player averaging 10 minutes as a freshman, 17 minutes in your second season and 14 minutes as a junior. Are you disappointed that you haven't been able to have more of a role or do the stats and minutes lie?

Everybody gets frustrated sometimes and I of course I wish I had a bigger role but It hasn't worked out that way so far. All I can to is to keep working to become the best player I can be to help the team win.

In your first two seasons you played with some talented big guys with NBA Draft pick Aaron White who played with Bonn as a rookie in the BBL and ex Bamberg center Gabriel Olaseni. How do you feel did their presence help you overall mature on the court?

Both of them helped me a lot in my maturation process during their time at Iowa. Especially Gabe, because we're both from Europe and had to go through the same process. I worked out with both of them a lot this summer and asked them about their professional experience.

You have reached the NCAA tournament and now going into your senior year, what expectations do you have of your own game and in what area of your game do you see making another step?

I want to just focus on being more consistent this upcoming season. My numbers weren't were I wanted them to be last season. I feel like I can be a better rebounder and scorer then I was.

In your second year you had two strong back to back games netting 10 points apiece in wins against Michigan and Michigan States. Was this just solid play for you against top name schools, or are these games that you will forever remember in terms of their competitiveness?

Those were just solid games to me. I think I'm capable of more but it did feel good to beat Michigan State at their place while having a solid game.

You have played for many German coaches, but now three years with American coach Fran McCaffery. What has been the most important thing that you have benefited from his wisdom that has translated to the court in your game?

Coach McCaffery helped me to slow the game down for me. I learned to play at different speeds. I pick my spot better than I did before, which results in less turnovers..


Back in 2010 you played for the German U-16 team with many talented guys. If somebody had said then that Paul Zipser would be a solid NBA player in 2016 what would you have said?

He was a great player back than and I knew he would be successful but none of us probably would've thought that he would play in the NBA back then. I watched a lot of his games last season. He established himself as a great role player and there're only better things ahead for him.

Did ex teammate Peter Jok ever tell any stories about his relative Manute Bol how far do you see him going as a professional?

He told me about his uncle a couple times but I don't recall a specific story. I think he can go very far and have a successful career. He's lights out shooter and came have a big impact on any team.

Who wins a one on one in practice you or Cordell Pemsl?

I'd win!! Bout I don't think we ever played each other before


How does a normal summer work out day look like for you on and off the court and what are the main things you will be working on in your game?

My day starts with a team lift in the morning. After than I go home and grab something to eat. Afterwards I get some shots up on my own. Then we have our Team workouts. Following that I take care of my school work for the day. I have the rest of the day to relax for a bit or get some more shots up.

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

MJ, Lebron, Shaq, Kevin Durant


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 think he is second behind MJ, but to be honest you can't really compare those two because they both play a different position and played in different eras.


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 it's fair at all. I can't speak for him but I'm sure he doesn't care about his stats. He cares more about winning a title. That's why everybody plays. All those people that claim he only cares about stats only need a story to talk about.


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

I think Kyle Kuzma is the biggest sleeper. People didn't really know about him before the summer league started but I think he can have a big impact.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Spider-Man

Thanks Dominique for the chat.




KIT SC GEQUOS Adds Dutchman Chaed Wellian And Sven Saddedine - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team KIT SC GEQUOS have completed their front court with Dutchman Chaed Wellian (203-G/F-92, college: Tennessee St.). Chaed Wellian is a 24 year old 203cm forward that was born in Amsterdam and brings valuable NCAA expereince as well as knowing the German league having played in the Regionalliga as well as in Denmark, Sweden and his native Holland. Last season he played for BC Apollo Amsterdam (Eredivisie) playing 2 games averaging 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg, in Jan.'17 moved to SG DJK Saarlouis-Roden/BBF Dillingen (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 10 games averaging 23.7ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.7spg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 67.9%. "He brings the needed qualities to help us. He is big, is a good shooter and has a lot of potential.With him and Jeremy Black and three young Germans, we are very dangerous under the basket", stressed manager Zoran Seatovic.

He went to the States in 2010 playing for Atlanta Metropolitan CC averaging 14.9ppg, 2.0spg, 7.0rpg, 3PT: 40%. He then moved to Tennessee St (NCAA) in 2012 playing two seasons there, but never playing a signficant role as a freshman playing only 8 games averaging 1.3ppg, 0.9 rpg, FG: 50%, 3PT: 40%. In his second year at Tennessee St. (NCAA) he played 25 games averaging 2.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, FG: 56.9% (29-51), 3PT: 41.4% (12-29), FT: 75% (3-4). In the 2014-2015 season he played with the Svendborg Rabbits (Denmark-Ligaen) playing 30 games averaging 6.2ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 50.0%. Two seasons ago he split time with Umea BSKT (Sweden-Basketligan) playing 8 games averaging 7.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 2FGP: 58.1%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 50.0%, in Dec.'15 moved to TSV Crailsheim Merlins 2nd team (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 14 games averaging 15.5ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 69.7%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Co-conference championship -11, OVC Tournament Semifinals -13, and Danish League Semifinals -15.

The club also announced the arrival of Sven Saddedine who is a 20 year old 203cm foward that started his career with PSK Karlsruhe in the youth area. He moved to the Walter Tigers Tuebingen where he played for their U19 team (NBBL) team and last season played for SV 03 Tuebingen 2nd team (Regionalliga): playing 13 games averaging 2.2ppg, 1.6rpg. "He made a good development in his time with Tuebingen. He has a lot of potential, but needs to work hard", added Zoran Seatovic.


Source:PS Karlsruhe




Ibbenbueren adds Del Hoyo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren (Regionalliga) added to their roster 25-year old Spaniard forward Albert Del Hoyo (192-92). He played last season at Westfalen Mustangs in NBBL. Del Hoyo helped his team get promotion to Regionalliga. He contributed to his team winning the group title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Del Hoyo played at Physic CB Igualada in Spanish EBA where in 28 games he had 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg.
He has played previously for another Spanish team Sant Nicolau.

TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren roster for 2017-2018:

Florian Avermann
Maikel-Bastiaan Post
Albert Del Hoyo
Kai Patte
Manuel Plagemann
Jakob Freimuth
David Wiegard
Dominic Nienaber
Philip Lennartz

Coach: Christian Beuing

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Maccabi Rishon adds Crawford to their roster, ex Ludwigsburg - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Drew Crawford (196-98kg-90, college: Northwestern). He played last season at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 26 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg. Crawford helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg. Crawford contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Crawford was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention in 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors), Israel (Bnei Hasharon) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
Crawford attended Northwestern University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Yaniv Solomon

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

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Jahii Carson (ex Island S.) agreed terms with Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) inked 25-year old American point guard Jahii Carson (178-82kg-92, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at Island Storm in Canadian NBL. In 49 NBL Canada games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and had 4.1rpg, 6.6apg and 1.6spg last season. Carson helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Newcomer of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Adanaspor in Turkish TBL where in 9 games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg.
Carson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.4apg.
Carson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Carson has played previously professionally in Australia (Illawarra Hawks), Puerto Rico and Serbia (Metalac).
He attended Arizona State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jahii Carson
Alexandros Spyridonidis
Marcus Posley

Forwards:
Aaron Rountree_III
Stathis Papadionysiou

Center:
Yannis Sahpatzidis

Coach: Nikos Kalabakos

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Dafni inks Giorgos Diamantopoulos - by Chris Mammides

GS Dafni Dafniou (C) signed 27-year old forward Giorgos Diamantopoulos (200-90). The last time (13-14) he played at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 league. Diamantopoulos played in Diagoras Dryopideon last season and was among the top performers of the team while he also played for Sporting Athens (B' Ddivision), Egaleo (A2 Division), FEA and Ionikos NF in B' Division.
Diamantopoulos won B Division North Group in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Sporting and Egaleo.

GS Dafni Dafniou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Mihopoulos
Stelios Ginis
Giannis Kaponis
Andreas Roumani
Kostas Koufopoulos

Forwards:
Giorgos Diamantopoulos
Christos Tselebis
Ilias Sofronas

Centers:
Georgios Tsiakos
Giorgos Giouzelis

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Stefan Djordjevic (ex Spars Sarajevo) agreed terms with Kastoria - by Chris Mammides

AS Kastoria (B) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian center Stefan Djordjevic (206-89). He played most recently at Spars Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 10 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. Djordjevic also played that season for Faros (A2) where in 12 games he averaged 9.0ppg and 3.8rpg. He also spent pre-season at KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) in FYR Macedonian league that year.
Djordjevic represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 45.7%, FT: 10.0%.
Djordjevic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Montenegro (Teodo Tivat), Spain (Torrelodones), Serbia (Smederevo), Greece (Doukas, OF Irakleio and Arkadikos) and Bosnia (Sutjeska).

AS Kastoria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitrios Kalaitzidis
Nikos Kaklamanos
Giannis Kyriakopoulos

Forwards:
Tasos Charismidis
Giorgos Brozos
Stamatis Benas
Giorgos Tersenidis
Danis Eleftheriadis
Dimitris Daravigas
Dimitris Apidopoulos

Centers:
Nikos Libaris-Psomas
Stefan Djordjevic

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  HUNGARY  


Alandise Harris (ex Louaize) signs at Alba - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) landed 27-year old American forward Alandise Harris (198-108kg-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Diamond Sports). He played most recently at Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 5 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Harris played at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) in Japan where in 51 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Japanese BJ League All-Star Game.
Harris played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from University of Arkansas in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

TLI-Alba Fehervar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Peter Toth
Akos Kovacs
Kasey Hill
D.J. Fenner

Forwards:
Peter Lorant
Alandise Harris

Center:
Chris Horton

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  IRAN  


Haddadi comes back to Blue Whales, ex Petrochimi - by Eurobasket News

Sichuan Blue Whales (CBA) inked 32-year old Iranian international center Hamed Haddadi (218-115kg-85). It is actually his comeback to Blue Whales as he has played here before. Haddadi played most recently at Petrochimi in Iranian Superleague. In 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.2ppg, 11.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8bpg last season. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Haddadi also played that season for Blue Whales where in 40 CBA games he averaged remarkable 25.2ppg, 16.0rpg (#2 in the league), 4.8apg, 1.2spg and 2.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Haddadi received Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Iranian international program for some years. Haddadi has regularly played for Iranian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
He represented Iran at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran (Iran) last year. Haddadi's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-5 (18.0ppg), Reb-1 (13.8rpg), 2.6apg, Blocks-1 (2.5bpg), FGP: 49.0%, FT: 69.6%.
Haddadi is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Phoenix Suns), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors) and China (Eagles).
Haddadi's game is described as: An inside player with great instinct for the rebound and two very strong hands. He's very coordinated, knows ho to do with the ball and loves to work in practice. Can score from inside and can hit a shot from mid-range, needs to improve his defense and his toughnees, at present he seems a little too soft fro the NBA battles in the paint. Also, he is smaller than the 7-2 he is listed at..

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  IRELAND  


Will Hanley (ex Iberostar Tener.) joins FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) agreed terms with 27-year old American (has also Irish passport) swingman Will Hanley (201-93kg-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International). He has played for the last two seasons at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he had 4.7ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Hanley also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 3.8ppg and 4.4rpg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hanley was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Valencia Basket, Gipuzkoa and Oviedo_CB.
Hanley attended Bowdoin College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Hanley: Will runs the floor very well. He is always a double- double threat on the court. He is really intense and hard mentality. Has shown the ability to guard smaller defenders and pressure ball handlers.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Andre Bessa
Will Hanley
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura
Pedro Baptista

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro
Will Sheehey
Vladyslav Voytso

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

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  ISRAEL  


Israel surprise Russia to win Kondrashin and Belov Cup - by Eurobasket News

Israel surprised Russia 79-71 to win Kondrashin and Belov Cup in St. Petersburg. The guests trailed 15-17 after the first 10 minutes, but then erupted with a 24-12 surge in the second frame. Moreover Israel added a 19-17 rally in the third period and did not mind 21-25 loss in the last quarter. Shawn Dawson (198-G/F-93) stepped up with 18 points and Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) notched 10. Three more players followed them wit 9 points each. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) posted 10.


Shiga L-Stars ink D'Or Fischer - by Eurobasket News

Shiga Lakestars (B League) signed experienced 36-year old Israeli ex-international center D'Or Fischer (211-116kg-81, college: W.Virginia). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Fischer played last season at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. In 15 games he had 13.3ppg, 8.7rpg (leader !!!), 1.5apg and 1.6bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. The last summer Fischer played at Capitanes in Puerto Rican league where in three Liga Americas games he recorded 7.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3bpg.
In 2005 Fischer was drafted by Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs (USBL) as #5 pick overall.
The former West Virginia University standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Fischer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in German Bundesliga in 2014. Fischer was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
He represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 48.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Fischer is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Fischer has played previously professionally in Belgium (Bree), Poland, Russia (Unics Kazan), Spain (Real Madrid and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), NBA (Washington Wizards), Germany (Brose Baskets and EWE Baskets) and Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Shiga L-Stars.

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Maccabi Rishon adds Crawford to their roster, ex Ludwigsburg - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Drew Crawford (196-98kg-90, college: Northwestern). He played last season at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 26 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg. Crawford helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg. Crawford contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Crawford was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention in 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors), Israel (Bnei Hasharon) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
Crawford attended Northwestern University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Yaniv Solomon

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

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  ITALY  


Mirza Alibegovic may join Betaland Cdo - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) is close to sign 25-year old naturalized American guard Mirza Alibegovic (197-85kg-92) who played last time at Fiat Torino from In 30 Serie A games he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Alibegovic played at Germani where in 49 Serie A games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Alibegovic has played previously for six other teams: VL Pesaro, The Flexx Pistoia, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, UBC, Enel Brindisi and Mantova.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Mirza has become definitely extremely physical and Athletic what helped him become the most complete wing player of the team. He is defensive stopper often coaches choice to play on ball defense on the best wing players, he has margine to improve his defense away from the ball. He became also very good rebounder ,often between top two rebounders of the team. And on the offensive side his talent fully came thru this year since he become a real 'microwave' scoring the most points, in his ball club from Mantova, per minute played, even not being involved much in offensive schemes, good also in the back to the basket. Excellent reserve what he will have to improve in the near future is in the offensive side beating opponent of the dribble and using pick and roll going to the goal all the way.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Justin Edwards
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Damien Inglis
Arturs Strautins
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

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Georgi Sirakov signs at Enel Brindisi - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) landed 25-year old naturalized Bulgarian guard Georgi Sirakov (187-80kg-92, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Firenze All Foods in Italian Serie B. Sirakov received Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 3rd Team award in 2017.
He represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.5ppg.
Sirakov has played previously professionally in Italy (Rimini, Taranto, Montecatiniterme, San Severo and Fiat Torino) and Bulgaria (Yambol).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Georgi Sirakov
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

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Senigallia adds Tortu to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) added to their roster 25-year old forward Lorenzo Tortu (200-90kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe) from Urania Milano. In 24 Serie B games he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tortu played at Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio where in 26 Serie B games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro, Recanati and Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro) and Germany (SG Schwelmer Baskets).
On Tortu: A complete package for a front court player, because he started his career inside and moved out. Good rebounder and scorer, has interesting upside as a combo forward.

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Serafini re-signs at Campli - by Eurobasket News

Campli Basket (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Alberto Serafini (197-87kg-93). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 37 Serie B games he had 7.6ppg and 5.0rpg last season.
Serafini has played previously for two other teams: BancaTercas and Cassino.

Campli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gianni Cantagalli
Federico Burini
Valerio Miglio

Forward:
Alberto Serafini

Center:
Gianluca Di_Carmine

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Andrea Rovatti is a newcomer at Cagliari Academy - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old forward Andrea Rovatti (197-96) from Tezenis Verona. But in 9 Serie A2 games he recorded just 0.9ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Rovatti played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A) where in 6 games he averaged only 0.8ppg.
He helped his team to make it to the Serie A2 Final in 2016.
Rovatti has played previously for Grissin Bon RE.

Cagliari Dinamo Academy roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Rullo
Marcus Keene

Forwards:
Marco Allegretti
Ferdinando Matrone
Deshawn Stephens
Andrea Rovatti

Coach: Riccardo Paolini

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Ignacio Ochoa signs at Matera - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) landed experienced 38-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Ignacio Ochoa (202-79) from Air Fire Valmontone. In 14 Serie B games he averaged 8.1ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Ochoa also played that season for Independiente Neuquen (TFB) in Argentinian league where in 14 games he had 8.1ppg and 2.6rpg.
His team won Italian Nazionale B Group A Regular Season in 2013.
And here thanks to pro basketball Ochoa experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Ochoa has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Deportivo Roca de Rio Negro, Estudiantes Olavarria and Perfora) and Italy (Latina Basket, Lumezzane, FCM Ferentino and Brusati).
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 Matera.
Let's have closer look into Ochoa's outlook: Great coordination, quick feet, started his career at center position, but he is quickly adapting to the 4 position, wher he can take advantage from his good shootinbg touch and his passing skills. Prefers to play at the 5 position, but is a little undersized (true height is around 2 metres..).

Bawer Olimpia Matera roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcello Cozzoli
Leonardo Battistini
Samuele Pasqualini

Forwards:
Ignacio Ochoa
Franco Migliori

Center:
Nicolo Ravazzani

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Panzieri re-signs at Valdiceppo - by Eurobasket News

Basket Academy Valdiceppo Perugia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 22-year old center Alessandro Panzieri (201-95kg-95, college: High School). He played there last season. In 31 Serie B games he had 8.8ppg and 6.3rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Panzieri spent at CUS Torino where in 21 Serie B games he recorded 9.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for Cus Jonico Basket Taranto. In three Serie B games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 3.7rpg.
Panzieri was named to U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro.
Panzieri attended High School until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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Zaid Hearst (ex Araberri) is a newcomer at Rieti - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of American (has also Nigerian passport) guard Zaid Hearst (193-98kg, college: Quinnipiac). He spent his 2-year professional career in Spain. He played most recently at Araberri in Spanish LEB Silver. In 34 LEB Gold games he was the best scorer with impressive 20.2ppg and had 4.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Hearst played at Oviedo_CB (also in LEB Gold) where in 29 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 3.9rpg.
Hearst's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
He graduated from Quinnipiac College in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

NPC Rieti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Casini
Norman Hassan
Claudio Tommasini
Zaid Hearst
Nicola Savoldelli

Forward:
Giovanni Carenza

Center:
Angelo Gigli

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Alessandri comes back to Palestrina - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old guard Filippo Alessandri (190-88kg-89). It is actually his comeback to Roma as he has played here before. Alessandri played most recently at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi in the Serie A2. In 28 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Alessandri played at Amatori Sport Falconara Marittima where in 36 Serie B games he averaged 12.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.8apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Alessandri was a member of Italian U16 National Team in 2005.
He has played previously for six other teams: Treviglio, Siena Virtus, Betaland Cdo, Piacenza, FCM Ferentino and Montegrano.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A scoring PG, who uses very well both his hands and passes the ball well. Has a great impact coming out from the bench thanks to intense, tough defense and leadership.

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Barsanti
Filippo Alessandri
Gianmarco Rossi

Forwards:
Simone Gatti
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti

Centers:
Njegos Visnjic
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

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Bernareggio signs Eric Ruiu - by Eurobasket News

Tessilform Bernareggio (Serie B) signed 20-year old power forward Eric Ruiu (201-97, agency: Players Group) from Rimadesio Desio. In 10 Serie B games he had 8.9ppg and 6.2rpg last season. Ruiu also played that season for Novipiu Casale (Serie A). But in 10 games he recorded just 1.7ppg and 1.0rpg. The other team he played that season for was Casale where in 10 Serie B games he averaged only 1.7ppg and 1.0rpg.
Ruiu represented Italy at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 1.4rpg.

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CUS Torino keeps Fantolino for another season - by Eurobasket News

CUS Torino (Serie C Gold) re-signed 19-year old guard Andrea Fantolino (185-98). He has played there for the last two seasons.
Fantolino helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Piemonte Semifinals in 2017.

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Andrea Traini agreed terms with Germani Basket Brescia - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) inked 25-year old point guard Andrea Traini (180-80kg-92). He played most recently at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (Serie A2). In 26 games he recorded 5.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Traini played at Ambalt Recanati (also in Serie A2) where in 30 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Italian Nazionale A Division South-East in 2012. Traini received also Italian U19 Championship 1st Team All-Star award back in 2011.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 72.7%.
Traini has played previously for three other teams: VL Pesaro, Porto S.Elpidio and Napoli Basket.
His game is described as: The typical "scoring point guard" out from an European basketball school. Has great energy on the court, can score in lots of ways, but knows how to quarterback his team too. Passing and court vision are OK, size will for sure force him to stabily play at the 1 position. Great upside, however.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Andrea Traini
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Dario Hunt
Abdel Fall

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Ponziani re-signs at Campli - by Eurobasket News

Campli Basket (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 23-year old power forward Riziero Ponziani (204-94). He played there last season. In 34 Serie B games he had 6.1ppg and 4.1rpg.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Ponziani spent at NPC Rieti (Serie A). But in 8 games he recorded just 0.3ppg and 1.0rpg. He also spent pre-season at Air Fire Valmontone (Serie A2) that year.
Ponziani's team won Italian Serie B Group C Regular Season in 2015.
He has played previously for Eurobasket Roma.

Campli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gianni Cantagalli
Federico Burini
Valerio Miglio

Forwards:
Gianluca Di_Carmine
Alberto Serafini

Center:
Riziero Ponziani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Davide Marchini signs at Green Basket 99 Palermo - by Eurobasket News

Green Basket 99 Palermo (Serie C Silver) landed 22-year old guard Davide Marchini (186-95, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Livorno DBosco in the Serie C Gold. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Marchini played at Polisportiva Arena.
His team was Runner-Up of Serie C Gold Group Toscana Regular Season 2017.
Marchini has played previously for two other teams: La Spezia and Francavilla.

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Jeremiah Wilson ready for the Italian experience: - by Alessandro Salvini

Jeremiah Wilson, American player born in 1988, 220 lbs is the new power forward of Andrea Costa Imola will play on the second Italian basket league, east round.
Wilson last season played in Poland for 34 games with 10.8 pts and 5.8 rebounds then he will move to Mexico where he signed for Hermosillo 24 games with an average of 13.7 and 9 rbs.
Imola inks him like first US player last July the 20th, coach Cavina will ask him to be a leader of the young team together with Bell signed last week only.
Imola expect from Wilson energy, rebounds and even great defense of the area.
We made a short interviene just few days before to start from Chicago to Italy on time for new training with Andrea Costa Imola schedule for next Aust the 14th.

How are your feelings after sign with Imola in Italy?
Im very excited, im looking forward to playing here in Imola, I've always heard good things about basketball in Italy. I will enjoying playing in front of good fans again!

Do you know some players already works here in Italy? Some Americans who are playing in second Italian League are friend of your? If so who are they? Did you speak with them before decide to sign the contract?
Yes I know quite a few players that play here in Italy in both leagues. Yes some of them are friends that I have played with before in other countries like
Kyndall Dykes sr
Dane Diliegro
Ivica Radic
Alex Young
And a few other players from my City Chicago!
I spoke with them before making my decision on coming to italy.


What do you expect from experience in Italy? What do you think to give to Andrea Costa and showing the fans? What are your strongest points on the court and where you would like to improve?
I will give the fans energy on offense and defense, I'm able to score in different ways and also I play smart on the court. I hate to lose I will do whatever it takes to win!!

What do you know about Imola and your new team?
I don't know much about the city or team, I just know they are a team that want to win! I heard the city and people of Imola are nice. Also it's a good distance from some of the bigger cities in Italy.

Tell us something about your hobbies..
One of my main hobbies that I am doing in my off time is getting my clothing brand together. I'm excited to be in italy because of the rich fashion history! So maybe I can learn more when I am here, also traveling and learning more about the different cultures.

We saw on your social FB that you will have a baby soon. Do your family will come with you in Europe?
Yes my family will be traveling with me to italy. We are very excited because our babygirl will be born in Italy!
Jeremiah Wilson (205-PF-88, college: Tarleton St.)



Tortona inks Paulius Sorokas - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) agreed terms with 25-year old Lithuanian small forward Paulius Sorokas (202-97kg-92, agency: Players Group) from Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio. In 35 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 13.3ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sorokas was tested by Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A).
He was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team back in 2012.
Sorokas has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (LSU-Atletas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and P.Zvaigzdes).
On Sorokas: High energy and passionate player, who always gives 100%. Very active in the paint and has a soft touch with an effective mid-range and solid 3-point shot. His athleticism and agility allows him to get to the basket at ease. Relentless rebounder on both ends of the floor. Has great court vision and is an outstanding passer for his size. Sets screens which opens up the pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop for him. Has a strong frame, long wingspan and good athleticism.

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Mei
Marco Spanghero
Melvin Johnson
Francesco Stefanelli
Davide Meluzzi

Forwards:
Paulius Sorokas
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Francesco Quaglia
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

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Reggio C. Vis keep Warwick for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vis Reggio Calabria (Serie C Silver) re-signed 32-year old British small forward James William Warwick (198-6kg-85, college: Grayson County CC). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 27 Serie C Silver games he averaged impressive 18.9ppg last season.
Warwick won Italian Serie C Group I championship title in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Warwick has played also professionally in Austria, Germany (Herzoege Wolfenbuettel, Hannover Tigers and Hannover Korbjaeger) and United Kingdom (Leicester Riders and Manchester Magic).
He attended Grayson County College until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.

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San Vendemiano adds Mediss to their roster, ex Barons Riga - by Eurobasket News

Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 28-year old Latvian guard Kristaps Mediss (188-89kg-89). He played last season at Barons Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 41 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg. Mediss helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Baltic League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1apg. Mediss contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss (also in LBL). In 39 games he had 9.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. Mediss also played 14 games in Baltic League where he got 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg.
He won Latvian League championship title in 2011.
Mediss has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Aluksne, LU/BS Riga, Turiba, Jekabpils and VEF skola.

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Levan Babilodze signs at Salerno - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno landed 19-year old Georgian swingman Levan Babilodze (197-98). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria in Italian Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 14 games he averaged just 1.0ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Babilodze also played that season for Sport e Cultura Patti (also in Serie A2). In 12 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6spg. Babilodze also spent pre-season at Betaland Cdo (Serie A) that year.
His team made it to the Georgian Cup Final Four in 2015.
Babilodze represented Georgia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 44.4%.
Babilodze has played also professionally in Georgia (Batumi).

Virtus Arechi Salerno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Onorio Petrazzuoli
Ernesto Beatrice
Marco Cucco
Levan Babilodze

Forwards:
Gianmarco Leggio
Daniel Datuowei

Centers:
Paolo Paci
Riccardo Bartolozzi

Coach: Antonio Paternoster

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Treviglio lands Mattia Palumbo - by Eurobasket News

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A2) tabbed shooting guard Mattia Palumbo (196). He has played for the last two years at Roma S.Azzurra in the Serie B. In 23 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Among other achievements Palumbo received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 4.5rpg, Assists-3 (4.8apg), 1.7spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 80.0%.

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alan Voskuil
Luca Cesana
Mattia Palumbo

Forwards:
Bryce Douvier
Andrea Pecchia

Center:
Jacopo Borra

Coach: Adriano Vertemati

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Jovan Zdravkovic signs at Piombino - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) landed Jovan Zdravkovic. He played most recently at Valdicornia Basket in the Serie D.

Basket Golfo Piombino roster for 2017-2018:

Edoardo Persico
Alessio Iardella
Camillo Bianchi
Alessandro Procacci
Djordje Malbasa
Edoardo Fontana
Jovan Zdravkovic

Coach: Marco Andreazza

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Marcus Gilbert (ex Viola RC) joins FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Marcus Gilbert (198-84kg-93, college: Fairfield). He played last season at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria in Italian Serie A2. In 5 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.4apg. Gilbert also played that season for FCM Ferentino (also in Serie A2) where in 21 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. Gilbert was also voted All-MAAC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Gilbert graduated from Fairfield University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Andre Bessa
Will Hanley
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura
Pedro Baptista

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro
Will Sheehey
Marcus Gilbert
Vladyslav Voytso

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ostuni signs Giovanni Laquintana - by Eurobasket News

Cestistica Ostuni (Serie C Silver) signed 26-year old guard Giovanni Laquintana (187-91). He played last season at Cus Jonico Basket Taranto in Italian Serie B. In 16 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Laquintana also played that season for New Basket Mola where in 16 Serie C Silver games he recorded 10.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg.
He has played previously for four other teams: BancaTercas, Massafra, Fasano and La Spezia.

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David Wear (ex Fuenlabrada) is a newcomer at Osaka Evessa - by Eurobasket News

Osaka Evessa (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward David Wear (208-F-90, college: UCLA). He has played for the last two years at Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 30 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 2.4rpg last season. Wear also played 12 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.9ppg and 2.8rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Wear's college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2014. He received also USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team award in 2015.
Wear has played previously professionally in NBA (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Shiga L-Stars ink D'Or Fischer - by Eurobasket News

Shiga Lakestars (B League) signed experienced 36-year old Israeli ex-international center D'Or Fischer (211-116kg-81, college: W.Virginia). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Fischer played last season at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. In 15 games he had 13.3ppg, 8.7rpg (leader !!!), 1.5apg and 1.6bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. The last summer Fischer played at Capitanes in Puerto Rican league where in three Liga Americas games he recorded 7.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3bpg.
In 2005 Fischer was drafted by Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs (USBL) as #5 pick overall.
The former West Virginia University standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Fischer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in German Bundesliga in 2014. Fischer was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
He represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 48.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Fischer is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Fischer has played previously professionally in Belgium (Bree), Poland, Russia (Unics Kazan), Spain (Real Madrid and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), NBA (Washington Wizards), Germany (Brose Baskets and EWE Baskets) and Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Shiga L-Stars.

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Osaka Evessa inks Greg Smith, ex Blackwater - by Eurobasket News

Osaka Evessa (B League) agreed terms with 26-year old American center Greg Smith (208-114kg-91, college: Fresno State). He played last season at Blackwater in Filipino PBA league. In 10 games he had very impressive stats: 27.7ppg, 21.2rpg, 5.1apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg. Smith also played that season for Istanbul BBSK in Turkish BSL where in 7 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Center of the Year back in 2012.
Smith is quite experienced player. He has played on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in China (Guandong Tigers), Mexico (Soles), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Raptors 905 Missisauga).
He attended Fresno State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
Smith could be described: Physical inside presence. Not overly quick or explosive but is a solid and coordinated athlete with above average mobility given his size. Has soft hands and excellent footwork in the post. Excellent rebounder and an extremely efficient scorer.

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Larry Gordon (ex Vechta) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 30-year old American forward Larry Gordon (196-98kg-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona). He played most recently at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 15 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. Gordon also played that season for Sonic Boom in South Korean KBL where in 19 games he had 14.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals in 2012. Gordon received also CCAA Player of the Year award and NCAA D2 All-America 1st Team (by Division II Bulletin) award back in 2009 at his college time.
Gordon has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Gordon has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle) and Austria (Kapfenberg Bulls).
He attended California State Polytechnica Un. Pomona until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

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San Vendemiano adds Mediss to their roster, ex Barons Riga - by Eurobasket News

Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 28-year old Latvian guard Kristaps Mediss (188-89kg-89). He played last season at Barons Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 41 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg. Mediss helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Baltic League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1apg. Mediss contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss (also in LBL). In 39 games he had 9.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. Mediss also played 14 games in Baltic League where he got 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg.
He won Latvian League championship title in 2011.
Mediss has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Aluksne, LU/BS Riga, Turiba, Jekabpils and VEF skola.

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Alandise Harris (ex Louaize) signs at Alba - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) landed 27-year old American forward Alandise Harris (198-108kg-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Diamond Sports). He played most recently at Louaize in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 5 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Harris played at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) in Japan where in 51 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Japanese BJ League All-Star Game.
Harris played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from University of Arkansas in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

TLI-Alba Fehervar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Peter Toth
Akos Kovacs
Kasey Hill
D.J. Fenner

Forwards:
Peter Lorant
Alandise Harris

Center:
Chris Horton

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Szczecin lands Martynas Paliukenas - by Eurobasket News

King Szczecin (PLK) landed 24-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Martynas Paliukenas (191-85kg-93) from Polpharma. In 34 PLK games in Poland he averaged 5.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Paliukenas played at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL where in 7 games he had 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg.
He played in the final of Lithuanian NKL in 2012.
Paliukenas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Paliukenas has played previously for five other Lithuanian teams: Dailes Akademija, S.Marciulionio KA-Himeja-Caparol Vilnius, Siaures Lietuva, S.M.K.A. - Lietuvos draudimas and Statyba.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Martynas Paliukenas
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Jimmy Gavin

Forwards:
Lukasz Diduszko
Pawel Kikowski

Center:
Mateusz Bartosz

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

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Tortona inks Paulius Sorokas - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) agreed terms with 25-year old Lithuanian small forward Paulius Sorokas (202-97kg-92, agency: Players Group) from Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio. In 35 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 13.3ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sorokas was tested by Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A).
He was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team back in 2012.
Sorokas has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (LSU-Atletas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and P.Zvaigzdes).
On Sorokas: High energy and passionate player, who always gives 100%. Very active in the paint and has a soft touch with an effective mid-range and solid 3-point shot. His athleticism and agility allows him to get to the basket at ease. Relentless rebounder on both ends of the floor. Has great court vision and is an outstanding passer for his size. Sets screens which opens up the pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop for him. Has a strong frame, long wingspan and good athleticism.

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Mei
Marco Spanghero
Melvin Johnson
Francesco Stefanelli
Davide Meluzzi

Forwards:
Paulius Sorokas
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Francesco Quaglia
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Heffingen tabs rookie Ryan Logan in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen (N2) inked 23-year old American forward Ryan Logan (201-100kg-94). Logan just graduated from Stonehill (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. In 24 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg last season.
As mentioned above Logan is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Logan received also All-Northeast-10 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017 at his college time.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Northeast-10 Northeast Division for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


Knicks Hire Craig Robinson For Front Office Job - by Eurobasket News

The Knicks continue to re-shape their front office, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, who reports that Bucks executive Craig Robinson is accepting a job with New York. Robinson will fill multiple roles for the Knicks, working in a player development capacity, per Charania. It's not clear exactly who Robinson will report to, but he'll work in the club's new-look front office under president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. Robinson, who served as the Bucks' vice president of player and organizational development, played college basketball alongside Mills at Princeton from 1979 to 1981 and is the brother-in-law of former President Barack Obama. With Phil Jackson out and Perry and Robinson in, it will be interesting to see what other changes the Knicks make to their front office this summer. Charania's report suggests that Robinson will take over as the GM of the Westchester Knicks, New York's G League affiliate. However, that role is currently held by Allan Houston, and Ian Begley of ESPN suggests Houston will continue to work in that position. While Houston may not be impacted significantly by the hiring of Robinson, the future of Knicks executive Clarence Gaines - a Jackson hire - is less certain.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Bucks To Hire Milt Newton As Assistant GM - by Eurobasket News

The Bucks are finalizing a deal with former Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports that Newton is poised to join Milwaukee's front office as an assistant GM. Newton, who also previously worked for the Sixers, Wizards, and the NBA office, was the GM in Minnesota from 2013 to 2016. He was dismissed by the Wolves after president Flip Saunders passed away and team ownership made the decision to give Tom Thibodeau full control over basketball operations. Newton has been seeking a return to an NBA front office over the last year. While Newton won't get the opportunity to run the show in Milwaukee, he figures to work closely with new GM Jon Horst. A surprise hire this spring, Horst doesn't have much experience as the lead man on basketball decisions, so the Bucks had been in the market for a veteran executive to share some of his responsibilities. A report last month indicated that the Bucks had interviewed several candidates for the assistant GM opening, with a focus on executives who had previously served as a general manager or worked closely with a GM. Newton was named in that report as a 'serious candidate' for the job in Milwaukee. Although it has been a fairly quiet offseason so far for the Bucks, they're currently the frontrunners in our poll from earlier today on which Central club has had the best summer - many of Milwaukee's division rivals are believed to have taken a step backward in the last couple months.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



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  NBA-G-LEAGUE  


Bucks Hire Jordan Brady As Head Coach Of G League Affiliate - by Eurobasket News

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, named Jordan Brady as the team's first head coach. Brady brings substantial NBA minor league experience as a former player and assistant coach with multiple organizations. 'The Wisconsin Herd is an important component in building a championship-caliber team in Milwaukee, and Jordan brings the grit, leadership and vision necessary to spark that process in Oshkosh,' said Wisconsin Herd General Manager Dave Dean. 'Jordan has the right experience and tools to develop young talent and build the foundation for a successful NBA G League team. We are excited to have him at the helm for the Herd in our inaugural season.' Brady, 34, spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz. He was previously an assistant coach with the Idaho Stampede (2015-16), where he was retained by the organization to assist with relocating the team to Salt Lake City in 2016. Brady served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles D-Fenders (2014-15) and an assistant for the Bakersfield Jam (2013-14) and the Iowa Energy (2012-13).
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  NCAA1  


Collins Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Illinois State - by Eurobasket News

'Penny' Brian Collins has experienced the NCAA Tournament as an assistant coach and player, and he now aims to help Illinois State make the Big Dance in his new role as an ISU assistant coach, head coach Dan Muller announced Monday. 'I have known Penny since he was in high school and have watched him grow in the business,' Muller said. 'Penny has won everywhere he has been and will bring that winning attitude along with a ton of energy to our program. I can't wait to start working with Coach Brian Collins .' As an assistant coach at East Tennessee State during the 2016-17 season, Brian Collins helped the Bucs win the Southern Conference Tournament and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. ETSU posted a 27-8 overall record and won a share of the SoCon regular-season title with a 14-4 league mark. Brian Collins also led Belmont to the NCAA Tournament as a player in 2006. 'I am thrilled to join Dan Muller's staff,' Brian Collins said. 'I have known Dan for many years and have always followed his program. Dan has instilled a winning culture here at ISU that I, along with the staff, intend to build on. This is a great opportunity to work for an established head coach, top notch program, great facility and superb fan base with high expectations to compete for championships.' A 2006 graduate of Belmont, Brian Collins served as the head coach at Columbia State for three seasons (2012-15) before joining East Tennessee State. Brian Collins led the Chargers to the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association regional championship game in his final two seasons and won the 2014-15 tournament title. In his final two years at Columbia State, Brian Collins ' teams compiled a 54-11 overall record and made back-to-back appearances in the National Junior College Tournament. In 2014-15, Brian Collins coached two NJCAA All-Americans. Before coming to Columbia State, Brian Collins worked three seasons as an assistant coach at Cumberland University following a two-year stint as a graduate assistant and director of basketball operations at Tennessee State. Prior to coaching, Brian Collins played professionally overseas in Finland for the Kouvot Bears. He also played in the NBA Developmental League for the Bakersfield Jam. As a four-year starter at point guard and a two-year captain, Brian Collins played for coach Rick Byrd at Belmont from 2003-06, helping the Bruins compile 72 wins over a four-year span, including the program's first-ever National Invitation Tournament (NIT) appearance in 2004 and the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006. Brian Collins scored over 1,000 points and left Belmont as the all-time leader in assists and steals during the Division I era. Brian Collins received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Belmont in 2006 and a master's degree in sports administration from Tennessee State in 2009. He is married to Lakeya Brian Collins , and they have one son: History Brian Collins .
Courtesy of: goredbirds.com



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  NIGERIA  


Zaid Hearst (ex Araberri) is a newcomer at Rieti - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of American (has also Nigerian passport) guard Zaid Hearst (193-98kg, college: Quinnipiac). He spent his 2-year professional career in Spain. He played most recently at Araberri in Spanish LEB Silver. In 34 LEB Gold games he was the best scorer with impressive 20.2ppg and had 4.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Hearst played at Oviedo_CB (also in LEB Gold) where in 29 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 3.9rpg.
Hearst's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
He graduated from Quinnipiac College in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

NPC Rieti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Casini
Norman Hassan
Claudio Tommasini
Zaid Hearst
Nicola Savoldelli

Forward:
Giovanni Carenza

Center:
Angelo Gigli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PBL  


Glisson becomes sole owner of the Lake Michigan Admirals once again - by Gianni Pascucci

As of Monday, August 7th, 2017, Chris Glisson will officially be the sole owner of the Lake Michigan Admirals once again. The James family, who had major plans to move the team to Warren, Michigan, had a huge setback when a major investor group decided that they were not going to be able to help this upcoming season. This put the James family in a financial pinch and that's when Glisson and Mr. and Mrs. James had a meeting to decide what the next step was going to be. Glisson made a very important decision to acquire the team back so that the James family would be able to carry on their mission in Warren, Michigan. In the mean time, the Lake Michigan Admirals headquarters will be moving back to St. Joseph, Michigan where they were founded in May of 2009. It has not been decided if the Admirals will continue to play as an International Tour Team or play in the World Power League for the 2018 season.




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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces33.3 
 2. Romeo, Globalport26.5 
 3. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 4. Cummings, KIA P.24.8 
 5. Hill, Star Hotshots24.0 
 6. Durham, Meralco .24.0 
 7. Fuller, NLEX R.23.0 
 8. McKines, SM Be.22.7 
 9. Fajardo, SM Be.22.5 
 10. Weatherspoon, Rain o.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron FULLER
  NLEX R.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Fuller, NLEX R.20.0 
 2. Durham, Meralco .19.8 
 3. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 4. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 5. McKines, SM Be.14.3 
 6. Weatherspoon, Rain o.14.0 
 7. Anthony, Globalport12.5 
 8. Henton, Alaska Aces11.5 
 9. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.7 
 10. Erram, Blackwater10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Durham, Meralco .8.5 
 2. Thompson, B.Gin.8.3 
 3. Ross, SM Beermen7.7 
 4. Romeo, Globalport7.0 
 5. Craig, TNT K.6.7 
 6. Revilla, KIA P.6.3 
 7. Castro-W., TNT K.6.0 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .6.0 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 10. Amer, Meralco .5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gabe NORWOOD
  Rain o.
  (196-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Norwood, Rain o.2.5 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces2.3 
 3. Castro-W., TNT K.2.3 
 4. Jazul, Phoenix2.0 
 5. Cabagnot, SM Be.2.0 
 6. Rios, NLEX R.2.0 
 7. Erram, Blackwater1.5 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 9. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Erram, Blackwater3.8 
 2. Fajardo, SM Be.2.5 
 3. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.3 
 4. Weatherspoon, Rain o.2.0 
 5. Abueva, Alaska Aces2.0 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces2.0 
 7. Santos, SM Beermen1.7 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 10. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.5 


Osaka Evessa inks Greg Smith, ex Blackwater - by Eurobasket News

Osaka Evessa (B League) agreed terms with 26-year old American center Greg Smith (208-114kg-91, college: Fresno State). He played last season at Blackwater in Filipino PBA league. In 10 games he had very impressive stats: 27.7ppg, 21.2rpg, 5.1apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg. Smith also played that season for Istanbul BBSK in Turkish BSL where in 7 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Center of the Year back in 2012.
Smith is quite experienced player. He has played on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in China (Guandong Tigers), Mexico (Soles), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Raptors 905 Missisauga).
He attended Fresno State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
Smith could be described: Physical inside presence. Not overly quick or explosive but is a solid and coordinated athlete with above average mobility given his size. Has soft hands and excellent footwork in the post. Excellent rebounder and an extremely efficient scorer.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Greene is back at Leones de Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) signed 29-year old American forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). It is actually his comeback to Santo Domingo as he has played here before. Greene played last season at TNT Ka Tropa in Filipino PBA league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 29.0ppg, 14.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4bpg. The last summer Greene played at Capitanes in Puerto Rican league where in three Liga Americas games he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2008 Greene was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (28th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball. Greene's team made it to the PBA Commissioner's final.
He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Greene is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Greene has played previously professionally in China (Leopards), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings), Puerto Rico (Atleticos and Brujos) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser and Al Sharjah).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @patmosintl)

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Greene is back at Leones de Santo Domingo, ex TNT Ka Tropa - by Eurobasket News

Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) signed 29-year old American forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). It is actually his comeback to Santo Domingo as he has played here before. Greene played last season at TNT Ka Tropa in Filipino PBA league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 29.0ppg, 14.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4bpg. The last summer Greene played at Capitanes in Puerto Rican league where in three Liga Americas games he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2008 Greene was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (28th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball. Greene's team made it to the PBA Commissioner's final.
He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Greene is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Greene has played previously professionally in China (Leopards), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings), Puerto Rico (Atleticos and Brujos) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser and Al Sharjah).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @patmosintl)

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  POLAND  


Szczecin lands Martynas Paliukenas - by Eurobasket News

King Szczecin (PLK) landed 24-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Martynas Paliukenas (191-85kg-93) from Polpharma. In 34 PLK games in Poland he averaged 5.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Paliukenas played at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL where in 7 games he had 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg.
He played in the final of Lithuanian NKL in 2012.
Paliukenas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Paliukenas has played previously for five other Lithuanian teams: Dailes Akademija, S.Marciulionio KA-Himeja-Caparol Vilnius, Siaures Lietuva, S.M.K.A. - Lietuvos draudimas and Statyba.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Martynas Paliukenas
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Jimmy Gavin

Forwards:
Lukasz Diduszko
Pawel Kikowski

Center:
Mateusz Bartosz

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Legia W-wa keeps Aleksandrowicz for another season - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) re-signed 28-year old shooting guard Michal Aleksandrowicz (192-89). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 34 1Liga games he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg last season. Aleksandrowicz helped them to win the 1Liga title.
He has played previously for two other teams: Pruszkow and Start.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak

Forwards:
Jorge Bilbao
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bilbao inks at Legia W-wa at the beginning of his pro career - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) added to their roster 22-year old Spaniard forward Jorge Bilbao (203-110kg-95). Bilbao just graduated from Texas Arlington (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 36 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 6.7rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Grzegorz Kukielka
Lukasz Wilczek
Piotr Robak

Forward:
Jorge Bilbao

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Marcus Gilbert (ex Viola RC) joins FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Marcus Gilbert (198-84kg-93, college: Fairfield). He played last season at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria in Italian Serie A2. In 5 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.4apg. Gilbert also played that season for FCM Ferentino (also in Serie A2) where in 21 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. Gilbert was also voted All-MAAC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Gilbert graduated from Fairfield University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Andre Bessa
Will Hanley
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura
Pedro Baptista

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro
Will Sheehey
Marcus Gilbert
Vladyslav Voytso

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Will Hanley (ex Iberostar Tener.) joins FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) agreed terms with 27-year old American (has also Irish passport) swingman Will Hanley (201-93kg-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International). He has played for the last two seasons at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he had 4.7ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Hanley also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 3.8ppg and 4.4rpg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hanley was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Valencia Basket, Gipuzkoa and Oviedo_CB.
Hanley attended Bowdoin College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Hanley: Will runs the floor very well. He is always a double- double threat on the court. He is really intense and hard mentality. Has shown the ability to guard smaller defenders and pressure ball handlers.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Andre Bessa
Will Hanley
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura
Pedro Baptista

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro
Will Sheehey
Vladyslav Voytso

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.20.6 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 3. Ebanks, San German20.2 
 4. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 5. Harris, Ponce19.5 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.3 
 9. Rosario, Quebradillas17.3 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.7 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Elonu, Arecibo8.6 
 8. Jefferson, Arecibo8.5 
 9. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.8.2 
 2. Browne, San German7.7 
 3. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.0 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Patterson, Aguada5.4 
 8. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 9. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 10. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.7 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 9. Holloway, Quebradi.1.2 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.0 
 4. Elonu, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Jefferson, Arecibo1.2 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 8. Buckner, Fajardo1.1 
 9. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 10. Gaston, Aguada1.0 



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  ROMANIA  


Timba Timosoara tabs Tiegbe Bamba - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted BC Timba Timisoara (Liga Nationala) inked 26-year old French forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-93kg-91, college: Portland State). He played most recently at Psychiko in Greek A2 league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In three games he averaged 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bamba played at Chalons Reims in French ProA where in 26 games he had just 2.5ppg.
He graduated from Portland State in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

BC Timba Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Bogdan Popescu
Branko Jereminov
Cameron Naylor
Tiegbe Bamba
Alon Sonenfeld
Marius Deconescu

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  RUSSIA  


Khimki tabs Vladislav Staratelev - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 21-year old swingman Vladislav Staratelev (197-86kg-96). He played most recently at BC Ryazan in Russian Superleague 1. In 6 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg last season. Staratelev also played that season for MBA Moscow (also in Superleague 1) where in 16 games he had 5.2ppg and 1.8rpg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 9.5ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 14.7%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Staratelev has played also professionally in Georgia (Vita Tbilisi), Latvia (VEF Riga) and Russia (Dynamo Moscow, CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Trinta Moscow).

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Dmitry Sokolov
Ruslan Pateev

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spartak Primorie Vladivostok adds Samsonov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) added to their roster 28-year old forward Igor Samsonov (202-93kg-89) from Kupol-Rodniki. In 26 Superleague 1 games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.6rpg last season.
Samsonov's team won Russian Superleague Regular Season in 2015.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Samsonov tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Kazakhstan (Tobol) and Russia (TEMP SUMZ Revda, Samara 2nd team, Sogdiana-Skif and Samara SGEU).

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Babaylov
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov
Sergey Rasskazov
Maksim Branitsky

Forwards:
Igor Smygin
Igor Samsonov
Stepan Getmanov

Centers:
Maxim Krivosheev
Artjoms Butjankovs

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Daniil Solovev is a newcomer at Univ.Surgut - by Eurobasket News

Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Superleague 1) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old center Daniil Solovev (210-108kg-87) from Sakhalin. In 16 Superleague 1 games he recorded 5.4ppg and 4.4rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season Solovev played at Zenit. But in only one Eurocup game he had just 1 point, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. He also played 4 games in VTB United League, but he averaged only 0.5ppg and 1.0rpg. The other team Solovev played shortly was Zenit 2 (U23 League) where in only one game he got impressive 20 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks. Another team he played that season for was Ural Ekaterinburg (VTB). In 12 games he got 10.0ppg and 7.1rpg.
Solovev has played previously for two other teams: Irkut Irkutsk and Spartak Primorie Vladivostok.

Universitet-Yugra Surgut roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Iliya Syrovatko

Forward:
Evgeny Karpeko

Centers:
Aleksey Fedorchuk
Daniil Solovev

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Israel surprise Russia to win Kondrashin and Belov Cup - by Eurobasket News

Israel surprised Russia 79-71 to win Kondrashin and Belov Cup in St. Petersburg. The guests trailed 15-17 after the first 10 minutes, but then erupted with a 24-12 surge in the second frame. Moreover Israel added a 19-17 rally in the third period and did not mind 21-25 loss in the last quarter. Shawn Dawson (198-G/F-93) stepped up with 18 points and Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) notched 10. Three more players followed them wit 9 points each. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) posted 10.


Gleb Goldyrev signs at Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) landed 24-year old swingman Gleb Goldyrev (200-94kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played most recently at BC Novosybirsk in the Superleague 1. In 36 games he averaged 9.6ppg and 4.3rpg last season. Goldyrev helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Dynamo Moscow (Superleague).
Among other achievements Goldyrev received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Goldyrev has played previously for Spartak Vidnoye.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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Panin is back at N.Novgorod - by Alex Rovenskyi

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) signed 33-year old ex-international forward Vadim Panin (203-99kg-84, agency: Alti Sport). It is actually his comeback to BC Nizhny Novgorod as he has played here before. Panin has played for the last three seasons at Unics in the VTB. In 26 Euroleague games he had just 2.9ppg and 2.0rpg last season. Panin also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded only 2.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Panin played in the final of VTB United League in 2014 and 2016.
He was a member of Russian international program for some years. Panin was called to Russian Senior National Team back in 2004 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He has spent his entire career in Russia playing for six other teams: Ural Great, Khimki, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok, Unics Kazan 2nd team, Lokomotiv and Zenit.
Panin could be described: A 6-7 point guard from Russia who must develop a lot, but who has yet some very interesting quarterbacking skills (leadeship, court vision); needs of playing experience, but has huge potential.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Artem Komolov

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

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Lokomotiv lands Ivan Nelyubov - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) landed 29-year old center Ivan Nelyubov (207-107kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). He has played for the last two years at Parma. In 23 VTB United League games he averaged 7.7ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Nelyubov's team made it to the Russian Final Four.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Nelyubov represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 14.1ppg, 6.4rpg, FGP: 60.0%, FT: 78.9%.
Nelyubov is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Tartu Ulikool), Latvia (VEF LSPA Riga), Russia (CSKA Moscow, BC Nizhny Novgorod and CSKA Moscow 2nd team) and Lithuania (Lietkabelis and Neptunas).
Let's have closer look into Nelyubov's outlook: A dominant center at junior level, who is yet well muscled and big sized, He's a very promising inside player, and could become a star at 4 position thanks to his good mid-range shooting.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Ivan Nelyubov
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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Brissac-Aubance inks Moise Diame - by Philippe Burstert

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM1) signed 31-year old Senegalese international center Moise Diame (206-86). He will still stay in France where he played last season at ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB). In 28 games he had 7.0ppg and 6.8rpg. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Diame played at Rueil (also in ProB). In 37 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8bpg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. He has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2015.
Diame has played previously for three other teams: Calais, Tourcoing and Gravelines Grand Fort BCM 2nd team.

Brissac-Aubance Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Aurelien Rigaux

Forwards:
Sourata Cisse
Zimmy Nwogbo

Center:
Moise Diame

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Balkan signs Devin Brooks, ex Dynamic BG - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) signed 25-year old American guard Devin Brooks (186-73kg-92, college: Creighton). He played last season at KK Dynamic BG Beograd in Serbian KLS league. Brooks managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 14 KLS games he had 13.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.9apg (top 5) and 1.8spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. He also played that season for KK Ohrid AV in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 8 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 24.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 4.3apg and 2.6spg. The other team Brooks played shortly was another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League. But in three games he averaged just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg.
Brooks' team made it to the Estonian League Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Estonia (Rapla) and NBA G League (Long Island Nets).
Brooks attended Creighton University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Balkan Botevgrad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Fortenberry
Devin Brooks

Forwards:
Pavel Ivanov
David Haughton

Center:
Igor Kesar

Coach: Nebojsa Vidic

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Nenad Canak is new head coach of Spartak Subotica - by Zoran Popovic

Nenad Canak is new head coach of Spartak Subotica. Canak will replace previous coach Joncevski who finished last season on Spartak bench. After respectable player career Canak was assistant coach of Aleksandar Dzikic in Partizan. Before Partizan Canak was assistant coach of Dejan Milojevic in Mega Leks and head coach of Junior team This summer Nenad Canak was assistant coach of Vladimir Djokic in Serbian U20 National team. As a player Nenad Canak played for Spartak Subotica from 1996 to 1999.


Yesilgiresun adds Cantekin to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) added to their roster 27-year old Turk ex-international center Dusan Cantekin (221-90, agency: BeoBasket) from Trabzonspor. In 21 BSL games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Galatasaray. But in 13 BSL games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 1.0rpg. Cantekin helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 8 games in Eurocup, but he had only 0.8ppg. Cantekin also spent pre-season at Istanbul BBSK that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2010 and 2014. Cantekin was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 3.0ppg.
Cantekin has played previously professionally in Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pertevniyal, Banvit, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Bandirma Kirmizi) and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

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Stefan Djordjevic (ex Spars Sarajevo) agreed terms with Kastoria - by Chris Mammides

AS Kastoria (B) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian center Stefan Djordjevic (206-89). He played most recently at Spars Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 10 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. Djordjevic also played that season for Faros (A2) where in 12 games he averaged 9.0ppg and 3.8rpg. He also spent pre-season at KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) in FYR Macedonian league that year.
Djordjevic represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 45.7%, FT: 10.0%.
Djordjevic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Montenegro (Teodo Tivat), Spain (Torrelodones), Serbia (Smederevo), Greece (Doukas, OF Irakleio and Arkadikos) and Bosnia (Sutjeska).

AS Kastoria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitrios Kalaitzidis
Nikos Kaklamanos
Giannis Kyriakopoulos

Forwards:
Tasos Charismidis
Giorgos Brozos
Stamatis Benas
Giorgos Tersenidis
Danis Eleftheriadis
Dimitris Daravigas
Dimitris Apidopoulos

Centers:
Nikos Libaris-Psomas
Stefan Djordjevic

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Ivan Marinkovic (ex Zadar) agreed terms with Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) inked 24-year old Serbian-Slovenian power forward Ivan Marinkovic (209-93). He has played for the last two years at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 28 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.0apg last season. Marinkovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 25 games in ABA League where he was second best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 6.1rpg and 1.0apg. Marinkovic received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 3rd Team award in 2017.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 67.2%, FT: 54.5%.
Marinkovic has played also professionally in Poland (Wilki Morskie), Serbia (Partizan, OKK Beograd and Crvena Zvezda) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).

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Burgos keep Huskic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) re-signed 25-year old Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX). He played there last season. In 42 LEB Gold games he recorded 14.1ppg, 7.1rpg (#3 in the league), 3.0apg and 1.0spg. Huskic helped them to win the LEB Gold Play-Off title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Magia_Huesca (also in LEB Gold) where in 41 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Huskic contributed to his team making it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 2nd Team.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2012.
Huskic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Radnicki Obrenovac).
He attended Howard College, TX until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher

Forwards:
Deividas Gailius
Alejandro Barrera

Center:
Goran Huskic

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Ziga Fifolt part ways with Tajfun Sentjur for returning to Krka - by Zeljko Zule

Ziga Fifolt (211-C-93) has parted ways with Tajfun Sentjur after just one season to join Krka for the 2017-18 season, the club announced.
Fifolt averaged 7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 blocks in 32 Slovenian League games last season. He grew up with Krka, but made his debut in Slovenian League in 2012-2013 with Grpusplje. The following season he signed a 3-year contract with Estonian side TYCO Rapla. In December 2014 he returned to Slovenia at Helios Suns and two month later joined Elektra. In the next season 2015-16 Fifolt played for Slovan in 2SKL.
He was a member of U20 Slovenian national team at the European Championship in 2013 in Estonia.



Jure Besedic (ex-ASD Angri) returns to Helios Suns - by Zeljko Zule

Helios Suns continued building a roster for the upcoming season by signing its former member Jure Besedic (205-F/C-92).
Besedic started last season with Portoroz, for whom he averaged 10.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocks in 13 Slovenian League games, and in January moved to Italy to play for Serie C Silver side ASD Angri.
Besedic has already played for Helios from 2007 through 2014 before moving to Portoroz. In his last season with Helios, 2013-14, Besedic averaged 4.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 18 Slovenian League games.
Besedic was a member of all youth Slovenian national teams.



Slovenia wins Maribor tournament - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia won Maribor tournament with three participating teams. They edged Hungary 84-64 in the opener and then posted an 88-80 win over Czech Republic. The latter ended up on the second spot beating Hungary 85-51 on the second day.
In the game against Czech Republic, Slovenia trailed 1 point at the start of the first period, but managed to respond with a 25-17 rally in the second frame. Czech Republic posted the same 25-17 run in the third period, while Slovenia closed the game with the decisive 23-14 surge. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) followed him with 18. Vlatko Cancar posted 14 and Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) nailed 10. Martin Peterka (205-C-95) answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) had 14.



Miro Juric is the new coach of Breg San Dorligo - by Zeljko Zule

Italian Serie C Gold side Breg San Dorligo have announced that Miroslav Miro Juric has been hired as new head coach of the team. Croatian with Slovenian citizenship replaces Tomo Krasevec.
Juric starting his coaching career in 2010 with Kraski zidar Sezana. He guided the club to League Four (4SKL) title in 2012 with an 18-4 record, the to League Three (3SKL) title in 2015 with a 23-1 record and to League Two (2SKL) Championship Stage in 2016. Last season he served as coach of Breg junior team
During his playing days, Miroslav Juric (194-G-75) played in his native Croatia plus in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Latvia nad Slovenia.



Naestved welcomes back Franklin, ex KK Primorska - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Troy Franklin (183-79kg-89, college: Coppin State). It is actually his comeback to Naestved as he has played here before. Franklin played most recently at KK Primorska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 15 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.9spg (in top 2) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Franklin played at Team FOG Naestved where in 30 Ligaen games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.9apg and 2.2spg (leader !!!). He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention.
Franklin has played also professionally in PBL (Lake Michigan).
He attended Coppin State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Franklin's outlook: Shifty, above avg. conditioning. Good passer. Fast in the open court. Gets to the FT line at high rate. Tough on ball defense- quick hands. Deep range. Lights out from 3.

Team FOG Naestved roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Troy Franklin
Conner Washington
Ray Sanders

Forwards:
Kazembe Abif
Zygimantas Riauka

Center:
Christopher Gabriel

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Johan Lofberg joins Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 22-year old Swedish international shooting guard Johan Lofberg (199-95) from Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo. In 41 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Lofberg played at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. But in 5 games he recorded just 0.4ppg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.4ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lofberg was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Lofberg has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. Lofberg's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 15.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 80.6%.
Lofberg has played previously professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena) and Sweden (Orebro and Goeteborg).

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Uriz
Jose_Salvador Arco
Cristian Diaz
Johan Lofberg
Sergi Quintela

Center:
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

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Taylor Cameron signs at Moron - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) landed 26-year old American guard Taylor Cameron (196-91kg-91, college: Winona State). He played most recently at Medacbasket in the EBA. In 17 games he averaged impressive 18.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Cameron played at Rollers in Australian QBL where in three games he had 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.0apg in 2016 season.
Among other achievements he played in the final of NSIC Tournament in 2014. Cameron received also All-NSIC 2nd Team award back in 2012 and 2014 at his college time.
Cameron has played previously for another Australian team Kilsyth Cobras.
He attended Winona State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Aceitunas Fragata Moron roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jose_Antonio Marco
Taylor Cameron

Forwards:
Cheick_Sekou Conde
Jose Jimenez
Ted Hinnenkamp

Center:
Wally Niang

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Gandia keeps Miller for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hispagan UPB Gandia (EBA) re-signed experienced 43-year old naturalized American center Shalawn Miller (205-102kg-74, college: Mass.-Lowell). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 LEB Silver games he averaged 7.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg last season. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Miller won Spanish EBA Final Stage 3 championship title in 2016.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for five other teams: Palma Air Europa II, Huelva, Askatuak, C.B. Valls-Felix Hotel and Alginet.
Miller is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Gandia.
Miller attended University of Massachusetts - Lowell until 1997 and it will be his 21st (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Shalawn can play two positions Small forward or Power forward, it is an exceptional athlete. It is a very complete player capable of playing all the posts. He can score outside of the paint either inside without any problem, and with the even real happiness.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Andrej Tomic joins Lanzarote - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) agreed terms with 25-year old Bosnian center Andrej Tomic (213-113kg-92). He has only college experience while playing for Co.Georgia (NAIA). But in 24 games he had just 1.9ppg and 1.6rpg in 2015-16 season.
Tomic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Israel seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.8ppg.
Tomic has played previously for Sloboda Tuzla and Borac Banja Luka.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Raul Rodriguez

Forwards:
Karl Niamamoukoko
Alejandro Viera
Francisco Suarez
Amaurys Robles

Center:
Andrej Tomic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Ibbenbueren adds Del Hoyo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren (Regionalliga) added to their roster 25-year old Spaniard forward Albert Del Hoyo (192-92). He played last season at Westfalen Mustangs in NBBL. Del Hoyo helped his team get promotion to Regionalliga. He contributed to his team winning the group title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Del Hoyo played at Physic CB Igualada in Spanish EBA where in 28 games he had 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg.
He has played previously for another Spanish team Sant Nicolau.

TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren roster for 2017-2018:

Florian Avermann
Maikel-Bastiaan Post
Albert Del Hoyo
Kai Patte
Manuel Plagemann
Jakob Freimuth
David Wiegard
Dominic Nienaber
Philip Lennartz

Coach: Christian Beuing

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David Wear (ex Fuenlabrada) is a newcomer at Osaka Evessa - by Eurobasket News

Osaka Evessa (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward David Wear (208-F-90, college: UCLA). He has played for the last two years at Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 30 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 2.4rpg last season. Wear also played 12 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.9ppg and 2.8rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Wear's college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2014. He received also USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team award in 2015.
Wear has played previously professionally in NBA (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov inks Bo Barnes, ex Villarrobledo - by Eurobasket News

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov (Superleague) signed 27-year old American guard Bo Barnes (193-86kg-90, college: Arizona State, agency: Haylett Sports). He played last season at Agricola Villarrobledo CBV in Spanish EBA league. In 20 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Barnes played at another team Texas Legends in U.S. NBA-G-League where in three games he recorded just 2.3ppg.
He graduated from Arizona State in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UCAM Murcia lands Eric Gonzalez - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) landed 18-year old center Eric Gonzalez (200-99) from the junior team of Joventut.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forwards:
Marko Lukovic
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Vitor Faverani
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba
Eric Gonzalez

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Yago Estevez is a newcomer at Cambados - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old power forward Yago Estevez (204-91) from Seguros Soliss Alcazar Basket. In 25 LEB Silver games he recorded 6.0ppg and 3.7rpg last season.
Estevez helped them to make it to the EBA Stage 2 Champion final in 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura, VGO Basket Vigo, Reale B.C. Ciudad Real, Estela and Villarrobledo.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Kenny Kaminski signs at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Gold newcomer Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia landed 24-year old American forward Kenny Kaminski (203-103kg-93). He just graduated from Ohio (NCAA). Kaminski has played there for the last three years. In 30 games he averaged 11.8ppg and 3.0rpg last season. Kaminski helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Mid-American Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Kaminski's game is described as: Elite outside shooter with great size.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto keeps Gil for another season - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) re-signed 30-year old power forward Sergio Gil (197-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 10 EBA games he averaged just 1.2ppg last season.
Gil's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2016.
He has played previously for two other teams: Alava and Araberri.

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

Guard:
Miguel Ortega

Forwards:
Sergio Gil
Alejandro Valor
Fernando Devos

Center:
Edmond Koyanouba

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Valera re-signs at Azuqueca - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) confirmed in their roster 29-year old Venezuelan ex-international forward Luis Valera (202-102kg-88, college: UTRGV, agency: Duran International). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he had 11.8ppg and 6.2rpg.
The previous (2016) summer Valera played at Cangrejeros (LNB) in Venezuelan league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Venezuelan LNB East Conference Regular Season in 2014. Valera was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2014 2nd Team back in 2014.
He represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. Valera's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 4.5ppg, 2.0rpg.
Valera has played previously professionally in Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando) and Venezuela (Marinos, Gaiteros, Gigantes, Aduaneros and Guacharos).
He attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Valera could be described: He is a versatile forward that can score inside as well as an excellent face up shooter. Luis is an extremely hard worker and was successful in a very competitive Iowa Junior College Conference.

Isover Basket Azuqueca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Harris
Alvaro Rojas
Carlos Hidalgo

Forwards:
Carlos Garcia
Luis Valera
Julian Lewis

Center:
Daniel Yusta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bilbao inks at Legia W-wa at the beginning of his pro career - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) added to their roster 22-year old Spaniard forward Jorge Bilbao (203-110kg-95). Bilbao just graduated from Texas Arlington (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 36 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 6.7rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Grzegorz Kukielka
Lukasz Wilczek
Piotr Robak

Forward:
Jorge Bilbao

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Burgos keep Huskic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) re-signed 25-year old Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX). He played there last season. In 42 LEB Gold games he recorded 14.1ppg, 7.1rpg (#3 in the league), 3.0apg and 1.0spg. Huskic helped them to win the LEB Gold Play-Off title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Magia_Huesca (also in LEB Gold) where in 41 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Huskic contributed to his team making it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 2nd Team.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2012.
Huskic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Radnicki Obrenovac).
He attended Howard College, TX until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher

Forwards:
Deividas Gailius
Alejandro Barrera

Center:
Goran Huskic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nassjo keeps Eliasson for another season - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) re-signed 25-year old guard Daniel Eliasson (191-88kg-92). He played there last season. In 32 Basketligan games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Eliasson played at Sundsvall Dragons where in 34 Basketligan games he had 6.4ppg and 1.8rpg.
His team made it to the Basketligan Semifinals in 2015.
Eliasson represented Sweden at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Eliasson has played previously for four other teams: BC Lulea, Lulea Steelers, Orongo Dragons and LF Future.

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Eliasson
Angelo Griffis
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Demarcus Daniels
Edin Hanusa

Coach: Felix Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Johan Lofberg joins Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 22-year old Swedish international shooting guard Johan Lofberg (199-95) from Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo. In 41 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Lofberg played at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. But in 5 games he recorded just 0.4ppg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.4ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lofberg was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Lofberg has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. Lofberg's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 15.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 80.6%.
Lofberg has played previously professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena) and Sweden (Orebro and Goeteborg).

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Uriz
Jose_Salvador Arco
Cristian Diaz
Johan Lofberg
Sergi Quintela

Center:
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alvik Basket hires coach Camprubi - by Eurobasket News

Alvik Basket Bromma (Superettan) hired Danish coach Bernat Camprubi. The last time (16) he coached Danish U16 National Team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Taylor (ex Massagno) signs at Jamtland - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Jamtland Basket (Basketligan) landed 23-year old American forward Brandon Taylor (201-107kg-94, college: The Pennsylvania State, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss LNA league. Taylor managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 9 LNA games he averaged 9.0ppg and 5.6rpg. He also played that season for PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 where in 8 games he had 3.5ppg and 2.8rpg. Taylor also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.2ppg and 2.5rpg.
He received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Taylor graduated from The Pennsylvania State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: An effective scorer and rebounder with strong perimeter skills.

KFUM Jamtland Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nick Tomsick

Forwards:
Preston Purifoy
Brandon Taylor

Center:
William Paul

Coach: Torbjorn Gehrke

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Taylor (ex Massagno) signs at Jamtland - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Jamtland Basket (Basketligan) landed 23-year old American forward Brandon Taylor (201-107kg-94, college: The Pennsylvania State, agency: 3Eye). He played most recently at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss LNA league. Taylor managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 9 LNA games he averaged 9.0ppg and 5.6rpg. He also played that season for PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 where in 8 games he had 3.5ppg and 2.8rpg. Taylor also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.2ppg and 2.5rpg.
He received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Taylor graduated from The Pennsylvania State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: An effective scorer and rebounder with strong perimeter skills.

KFUM Jamtland Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nick Tomsick

Forwards:
Preston Purifoy
Brandon Taylor

Center:
William Paul

Coach: Torbjorn Gehrke

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ivan Marinkovic (ex Zadar) agreed terms with Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) inked 24-year old Serbian-Slovenian power forward Ivan Marinkovic (209-93). He has played for the last two years at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 28 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.0apg last season. Marinkovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 25 games in ABA League where he was second best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 6.1rpg and 1.0apg. Marinkovic received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 3rd Team award in 2017.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 67.2%, FT: 54.5%.
Marinkovic has played also professionally in Poland (Wilki Morskie), Serbia (Partizan, OKK Beograd and Crvena Zvezda) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yesilgiresun adds Cantekin to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) added to their roster 27-year old Turk ex-international center Dusan Cantekin (221-90, agency: BeoBasket) from Trabzonspor. In 21 BSL games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Galatasaray. But in 13 BSL games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 1.0rpg. Cantekin helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 8 games in Eurocup, but he had only 0.8ppg. Cantekin also spent pre-season at Istanbul BBSK that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2010 and 2014. Cantekin was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 3.0ppg.
Cantekin has played previously professionally in Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Pertevniyal, Banvit, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Bandirma Kirmizi) and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tomislav Gabric (ex Treviso Basket) signs at Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) landed 22-year old Croatian power forward Tomislav Gabric (204-95, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at Treviso Basket in Italian Serie A2. Gabric also played that season for BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 34 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gabric represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 76.9%.
Gabric has played previously professionally in Serbia (Metalac) and Croatia (Cibona, Jolly and Jolly-JBS-Jad. Banka).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mamak DSI adds Tunca to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. (TBL) added to their roster experienced 37-year old forward Gokhan Orcun Tunca (201-93kg-80) from Afyon. In 36 TBL games he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
Tunca's team won Turkish TB2L Regular Season in 2015.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for eight other teams: Trabzonspor, TED Kolejliler, ITU Istanbul, Buyuk Kolej, Mulkiye, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye, Aliaga and Vestel.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Mamak DSI.

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

Guards:
Ali Kavaklioglu
Yigit Bektas
Remzi Semercioglu

Forward:
Gokhan_Orcun Tunca

Centers:
Adnan_Onder Kulcebas
Xavier Rey
Serkan Kirce

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milwaukee Bucks reportedly set to hire Milt Newton as Assistant GM - by David Edole

Shortly after the news emerged that the Milwaukee Bucks would be losing Craig Robinson from their front office, it seems as if the organization has finally found an executive to come in and work alongside Jon Horst.

When Horst was hired, the ownership expressed a desire to add an experienced executive to work alongside their young GM, and it seems as if Milt Newton will be that man.

According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Newton is working on a deal to join Milwaukee's front office as an assistant general manager.

Newton played his college basketball with Kansas, before playing professionally overseas. In recent years, Newton has had plenty of experience as an executive.

Newton was most recently general manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but also previously served as vice president of player personnel for the Washington Wizards, in a scouting role for the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as in the NBA offices.

In Minnesota, Newton had the difficult task of assuming decision-making responsibilities following the death of Flip Saunders. Yet throughout his time with the Timberwolves, Newton undoubtedly helped to shape the organization toward a more positive future.

As was noted in an Associated Press piece about his departure from Minnesota following the hiring of Tom Thibodeau:

'Newton followed Saunders from Washington three years ago and played a big role in rebuilding the roster from one of the worst in the league to one teeming with young talent. Newton was Saunders' right-hand man and was particularly influential in the draft; the Wolves added Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng. Newton also helped construct the three-team deal that nabbed Andrew Wiggins from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kevin Love.''

In an interview and profile piece with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated last September, it was reported that up until that point Newton had yet to meet with any team since leaving Minnesota.

'Since his dismissal from the Timberwolves, Newton hasn't been approached by an NBA team for any executive positions. He said he is not opposed to being an assistant general manager and is open-minded in search for a comfort level and good fit with his next job.'
From Milwaukee's perspective, Newton should certainly be able to deliver the kind of experience that will help Jon Horst settle into the job.

For Newton, the hope has to be that he finds his footing in a front office that is drastically changed, and hopefully less muddled than it has been in recent times.



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Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov inks Bo Barnes, ex Villarrobledo - by Eurobasket News

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov (Superleague) signed 27-year old American guard Bo Barnes (193-86kg-90, college: Arizona State, agency: Haylett Sports). He played last season at Agricola Villarrobledo CBV in Spanish EBA league. In 20 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Barnes played at another team Texas Legends in U.S. NBA-G-League where in three games he recorded just 2.3ppg.
He graduated from Arizona State in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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GB Senior Men Start Prep with Strong Showing - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain Senior Men started their prep ahead of this summer's EuroBasket with a convincing 86-64 victory over Ukraine in Patras, Greece, on Monday. Joe Prunty 's side held camp in Manchester last week and have taken 16 players to Greece for the four-team prep tournament. GB's 3-point shooting helped create an early lead and they pulled clear in the second before completing the win with debutants Jules Dang Akodo and Carl Wheatle impressing. Gabe Olaseni top scored with 16 points, while Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) and Teddy Okereafor (193-G-92, college: Rider, agency: Promotex) both netted 11 points with Eric Boateng also in double figures with 10. Clark hit two early triples in scoring the first eight points for GB before adding a third trey from way downtown to make it 16-12. Ben Mockford joined in on the 3-point scoring as he beat the buzzer to give GB a 26-17 first-quarter advantage. Olaseni then scored 10 straight in the second as GB established a commanding lead and went into the half-time break up 48-29 having kept Ukraine to just 12 points in the quarter. The gap hit 22 points early in the third with Okereafor scoring back-to-back baskets to make it 57-35. GB continued to dominate and took a 70-45 advantage into the final period. Kofi Josephs (198-G-91, college: Fort Lewis) was the third debutant to check in and knocked down his first shot from downtown with four minutes left before Justin Sears (203-F-94, college: Yale) and Kavell Bigby-Williams (208-F-95) came on for their Senior bows as the opening win was completed. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) scored 12 points for Ukraine.
Courtesy of: hoopsfix.com



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Coach Marko Icelic joins Al Sharjah Coaching staff !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Sharjah Club has agreed terms with the 38 years old Serbian coach Marko Icelic to be assistant coach of Senior team and Coordinator of youth teams in the club, it won't be the first experience for coach Marko in Emirates, he coached Al Jazeera Abu Dhabi club season 2015-2016 and leaded them to made good results.
Coach Marko has worked in several countries in Europe before he started his experience in Middle east, he coached in Macedonia season 2014-2015, in Bosnia season 2013-2014 and succeed to reach the cup competition semifinal and in Serbia since the beginning of his coaching career until 2013. The young serbian coach was head coach of Serbia U16 National Team in 2012 where he won the bronze Medal of European Championship U16 in Lithuania, head coach of Serbia U18 in 2011 where he won the Silver Medal in European Championship U18 in Poland and assistant coach of U20 national team in 2010 and 2013.



Al Sharjah renews with coach Dejan Mijatovic !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Sharjah Club has agreed terms with the 48 years old Serbian coach Dejan Mijatovic to stay with the club as head coach of senior team for season 2017-2018, he arrived to Sharjah last week and he already started the preparations for upcoming season, coach Dejan succeed to got the 3rd position in the both main competitions the league and the cup last season with the club.
Season 2014-2015 he coached Ahli Bahrain club, Dejan reached the finalist of Bahraini league and semifinal of Bahraini Cup, beside his 2 seasons experience in Middle east the serbian specialist coach has long experience in Europe he won 7 medals with Serbian Youth National Teams two of them are Silver Medals of Fiba U19 World Championship in in 2011 and 2013, 3 Gold medals in European U18 in 2007, U16 in 2001 and U20 in 2006, he also coached several teams in Poland, Germany and Serbia.



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GB Senior Men Start Prep with Strong Showing - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain Senior Men started their prep ahead of this summer's EuroBasket with a convincing 86-64 victory over Ukraine in Patras, Greece, on Monday. Joe Prunty 's side held camp in Manchester last week and have taken 16 players to Greece for the four-team prep tournament. GB's 3-point shooting helped create an early lead and they pulled clear in the second before completing the win with debutants Jules Dang Akodo and Carl Wheatle impressing. Gabe Olaseni top scored with 16 points, while Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) and Teddy Okereafor (193-G-92, college: Rider, agency: Promotex) both netted 11 points with Eric Boateng also in double figures with 10. Clark hit two early triples in scoring the first eight points for GB before adding a third trey from way downtown to make it 16-12. Ben Mockford joined in on the 3-point scoring as he beat the buzzer to give GB a 26-17 first-quarter advantage. Olaseni then scored 10 straight in the second as GB established a commanding lead and went into the half-time break up 48-29 having kept Ukraine to just 12 points in the quarter. The gap hit 22 points early in the third with Okereafor scoring back-to-back baskets to make it 57-35. GB continued to dominate and took a 70-45 advantage into the final period. Kofi Josephs (198-G-91, college: Fort Lewis) was the third debutant to check in and knocked down his first shot from downtown with four minutes left before Justin Sears (203-F-94, college: Yale) and Kavell Bigby-Williams (208-F-95) came on for their Senior bows as the opening win was completed. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) scored 12 points for Ukraine.
Courtesy of: hoopsfix.com



Reggio C. Vis keep Warwick for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vis Reggio Calabria (Serie C Silver) re-signed 32-year old British small forward James William Warwick (198-6kg-85, college: Grayson County CC). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 27 Serie C Silver games he averaged impressive 18.9ppg last season.
Warwick won Italian Serie C Group I championship title in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Warwick has played also professionally in Austria, Germany (Herzoege Wolfenbuettel, Hannover Tigers and Hannover Korbjaeger) and United Kingdom (Leicester Riders and Manchester Magic).
He attended Grayson County College until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leeds bank on Bankevics - by Paul Nilsen

Leeds Force have today announced the signing of veteran wing Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85) for the 2017-18 BBL season.

Bankevics has had an extensive career across Europe including two seasons with Manchester Giants in the BBL, where he averaged 16.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game whilst shooting 38% from the perimeter.

The 6'5' Latvian is looking forward to the new challenge and said: 'I am really happy to be a part of the Leeds family. I have worked out with Coach Turunen and I feel we could do something special this season.

"It was an easy decision for me to sign for Force and I will do everything to bring wins home for the fans. I can't wait for the season to start.'

Bankevics will provide some experience to the new look Force roster as they prepare for the new BBL season.

Head Coach Mika Turunen thinks Bankevics will have a big impact this season and commented: 'Ingus has an impressive basketball pedigree and he matches that with a great attitude to practice.

"He provides us with a versatile option offensively and I have no doubt Force fans will be excited to see him play'

Bankevics becomes Force's 7th signing of the summer as the club look to build a roster ready to compete throughout the tough BBL season, with more signings are expected in the coming days.



Nix lands in Leeds - by Paul Nilsen

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of exciting American forward, Tavarion Nix (201-SF, college: Midwestern St.).

He joins Force off the back of an impressive campaign in Thailand's top league for Kabayan Pilipinas. The star forward posted an impressive 18.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

Head Coach Mika Turunen is pleased to have Nix signed up and said: 'Tavarion is a great player, who the fans will love. As a coach, it is great to have such a versatile player who can play in numerous roles.

"We are bringing together a team that will make a challenge for the Play-Offs.'

Nix holds the impressive record of having averaged a double double in all three of his professional seasons. The player is thrilled to make the move to Leeds and added: 'I am really excited to be joining Leeds Force and I am looking forward to playing in the BBL.

"I have no doubt that Force will have a successful season.'

Nix joins Allie Fullah in what is set to be an exciting frontcourt at both ends of the floor. Force fans will get their first chance to see the team in action on Sunday 10th September as the team start their pre-season schedule with a West Yorkshire derby against Bradford Dragons.



John Isenbarger is a newcomer at London Lions - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard John Isenbarger (188-82kg-91, college: Elon) from Leeds Force. In 25 BBL games in United Kingdom he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Isenbarger played at Pozo Soton BVM 2012 Mieres in Spanish EBA where in 11 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Isenbarger received also All-Southern Conference 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Isenbarger graduated from Elon University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Atenas is the Metro leader - by Hector Lopez

Atenas, the Metro leader, defeated Colon 85-69 for the 19th round and increased their leadership with a 16-2 record over Sayago (13-4) which was defeated by Capitol 80-77. The best scorer for Atenas was Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) with 32 points while for Colon, Federico Della Mea (187-F-92) netted 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. For Capitol, Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) netted 19 points and added 9 rebounds, and Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) (Sayago) finished with 23 points. Miramar defeated Tabare 86-77, with 24 points by Nick Waddell while Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) netted 10 points for Tabare. The 19th round will be finished on Tuesday nigth with three games: Auriblanco-.Cordon, Marne-Verdirrojo and 25 de Agosto-Stockolmo. The three best team for the Metro League will be promoted to the Uruguayan League 2018.


Anthony Danridge gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan Metro - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Atenas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Metro Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 31-year old forward had the game-high 45 points adding four rebounds and six assists for Atenas in his team's victory, helping them to beat Auriblanco (#8, 8-9) 98-87. It allowed Atenas to jump to the first place in the Uruguayan Ascenso. Atenas have a solid 14-2 record. In the team's last game Danridge had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Atenas' top player in his first season with the team. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Danridge is league's best scorer averaging so far 27.9ppg. Danridge is in league's top in assists (7th best: 4.3apg) and averages solid 60.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Rodrigo Goncalvez of Auriblanco. Goncalvez impressed basketball fans with 33 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Auriblanco lost that game 87-98 to the higher-ranked Atenas (#1, 14-2). This loss caused Auriblanco to drop to 8th position in the standings. 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 and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.7ppg (#6). He also registered 10.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon (#13). Brown scored 24 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Brown's great performance Colon lost 87-88 to the higher-ranked Miramar (#5, 8-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player 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. Nicholas Waddell (200-C-89) of Miramar - 34 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Imanol Asaravicius (193-F/G-95) of Miramar - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Facundo Medina (190-G-94) of Cordon - 34 points
7. Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84) of U Atletica - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Federico Alvarez (194-F-88) of Tabare - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Bernardo Barrera) of 25 de Agosto - 28 points, 2 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)



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  VENEZUELA  


Valera re-signs at Azuqueca - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) confirmed in their roster 29-year old Venezuelan ex-international forward Luis Valera (202-102kg-88, college: UTRGV, agency: Duran International). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he had 11.8ppg and 6.2rpg.
The previous (2016) summer Valera played at Cangrejeros (LNB) in Venezuelan league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Venezuelan LNB East Conference Regular Season in 2014. Valera was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2014 2nd Team back in 2014.
He represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. Valera's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 4.5ppg, 2.0rpg.
Valera has played previously professionally in Chile (CD Tinguiririca San Fernando) and Venezuela (Marinos, Gaiteros, Gigantes, Aduaneros and Guacharos).
He attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Valera could be described: He is a versatile forward that can score inside as well as an excellent face up shooter. Luis is an extremely hard worker and was successful in a very competitive Iowa Junior College Conference.

Isover Basket Azuqueca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Harris
Alvaro Rojas
Carlos Hidalgo

Forwards:
Carlos Garcia
Luis Valera
Julian Lewis

Center:
Daniel Yusta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Larry Gordon (ex Vechta) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 30-year old American forward Larry Gordon (196-98kg-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona). He played most recently at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 15 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.1apg last season. Gordon also played that season for Sonic Boom in South Korean KBL where in 19 games he had 14.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals in 2012. Gordon received also CCAA Player of the Year award and NCAA D2 All-America 1st Team (by Division II Bulletin) award back in 2009 at his college time.
Gordon has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Gordon has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle) and Austria (Kapfenberg Bulls).
He attended California State Polytechnica Un. Pomona until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kazakhstan



Gleb Goldyrev signs at Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) landed 24-year old swingman Gleb Goldyrev (200-94kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played most recently at BC Novosybirsk in the Superleague 1. In 36 games he averaged 9.6ppg and 4.3rpg last season. Goldyrev helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Dynamo Moscow (Superleague).
Among other achievements Goldyrev received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Goldyrev has played previously for Spartak Vidnoye.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Overview of Day 3 in Mozambique - by Eurobasket News

Angola - Egypt 43-56
Egypt secured the second victory in Mozambique. They beat Angola for 2-1 record in Group A. Habiba Elgizawy (169-G-01) stepped up with 22 points to lead the effort. Egypt fueled a 23:8 run in the second term to open a 36:19 halftime lead. Angola cut the distance at 9-point mark heading into the fourth quarter but Egypt bounced back with a 12:8 run in the final term to snatch the win. Jana Abdullah (182-C-01) had 16 points and 9 boards in the victory. Conceicao Caetano (160-G-01) recorded 15 points for Angola.

Mali - Zimbabwe 112-22
Mali thrashed Zimbabwe for the second straight win in Group A. Aissetou Coulibaly (175-G/F-01) provided 26 points to lead the winners. Mali dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 62:10 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Diarrah Sissoko (02) netted 20 points in the win. Tadiwa Mabika (01) replied with 10 points for Zimbabwe.




Overview of Day 2 in Mozambique - by Eurobasket News

Angola - Mozambique 64-57
Angola outgunned Mozambique for the first victory at the championship. Cristina Lourenco (164-G-01) and Conceicao Caetano (160-G-01) produced 14 points each for the winners. Mozambique claimed a 31:25 halftime lead. Angola however responded with a 25:9 run in the third term to pull ahead. The hosts tried hard to save the game in the final period but came up short at the end. Alexia Dizeko (175-G/F-01) netted 12 points in the victory. Noemia Massingue (01) delivered 18 points and 6 rebounds for Mozambique.

Egypt - Zimbabwe 55-46
Egypt rallied past Zimbabwe to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Fatma Kabil (178-F-02) recorded 11 points to lead the effort. Zimbabwe eked out a 23:22 halftime lead. Egypt went on a 17:10 run in the third term to surge ahead. They kept Zimbabwe at bay throughout the final stanza to race to the victory. Nada Mohamed (169-G-01) and Jana Abdullah delivered 10 points each for Egypt. Tadiwa Mabika responded with 16 points and 19 rebounds for Zimbabwe.




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  ANGOLA  


Angolan U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Cristina Lourenco
Lourenco
Alexia Dizeko
Dizeko
Cacia Antonio
Antonio
Conceicao Caetano
Caetano
Julia Francisco
Francisco
#e#5
4Elizete Elias 165-G-02
5Cristina Lourenco 164-G-01
6Isidora Augusto 166-SG-01
7Helena Pululo 179-C-01
8Nelma Cunha 178-C-02
9Alexia Dizeko 175-G/F-01 Helios Switzerland
10Cacia Antonio 162-G-01
11Conceicao Caetano 160-G-01
12Tcheuzia Goncalves 175-SF-02
13Maria Quipaca 180-C-01
14Nara Andre 177-C-01
15Julia Francisco 179-C-01

Elisa Pires Head Coach
Irene Guerreira Assistant



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  ARGENTINA  


Argentinian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Andrea Boquete
Boquete
Melisa Gretter
Gretter
Ornella Santana
Santana
Debora Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Sofia Aispura
Aispura
#e#5
3Mara Marchizotti 196-C-94 Bishop's Canada
4Macarena Rosset 178-G/F-91 AE Sedis Spain
5Macarena Durso 169-G-91 Berazategui Argentina
8Andrea Boquete 183-F-90 Estrella Berisso Argentina
9Celia Fiorotto 184-C-92 Berazategui Argentina
10Agostina Burani 184-F/C-91 Lanus Argentina
11Melisa Gretter 161-PG-93 Union Florida Argentina
12Ornella Santana 183-F/C-90 Estrella Berisso Argentina
13Debora Gonzalez 170-PG-90 Lanus Argentina
14Sofia Aispura 185-C-95 Velez S. Argentina
18Julieta Armesto 179-F-94 Lanus Argentina
22Natacha Perez 179-G/F-91 Lanus Argentina

Cristian Santander Head Coach Huracan Argentina
Leonardo Costa Assistant Macae Brazil
German Intonio Assistant Lanus Argentina



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  AUSTRALIA  


Rockets Women soar into GF after outstanding final term - by Eurobasket News

North Adelaide are the first side in the Women's 2017 Premier League Grand Final, recording a Jo Hill (182-F/G-73)-inspired victory over an erratic Southern at Morphett Vale on Saturday Night. The former Opals star accumulated 18 points, 11 boards and 5 steals, and was at her commanding best in the final minutes as the Rockets made a vital late run to take the win. Up 56-49 with under 6:00 remaining in the fourth, the Tigers were left shell-shocked after Hill and Opal Mader (97) (11 points) pioneered an awesome four-minute 13-point run, completely reversing the score-line. Despite a drought-breaking jumper from Skinner, the match slipped away from Southern, eventually losing out by six. 'We just had to dig deep,' said Hill. 'You find things wherever you can. 'We hadn't beaten (Southern) all year and to beat them tonight and go straight into the grand final was fantastic.' It was an impressive start for the home side, who built a seven-point lead in the first term through strong transition plays and the presence of Mollie McKendrick (183-F-93, college: Boston U.) (12 points). North coach Brenton Johnstone was particularly livid on the sidelines, and the visitors responded accordingly, taking the lead late in the second before Norrisha Victrum (165-PG-93, college: Marshall) buried a crowd-taming layup as time expired. Victrum celebrated with a huge fist-pump and roar, knowing how much it meant to have a four-point lead at the half after a dominant quarter. The third term saw the margin chop-and-change, as Raynisha Washington (175-G/F-92, college: Northeastern JC) fired consecutive baskets to place the lead back in the hands of the hosts. Tayla Corrigan (190-C-93, college: Idaho) (11 points) restored the lead for the away side, before Hill ensured they entered the final term ahead, 41-44. Jemma Thacker (10 points, 8 boards) was the catalyst in a 13-2 run for the Tigers at the start of the final period, as they built that seemingly dominant seven-point lead. But a quality jumper from the brilliant veteran kick-started the match-winning streak that left the hosts in their wake, with a difficult Preliminary Final against an in-form Norwood outfit to suit up for.
Courtesy of: Premier League



Nici Gilday (ex Mandurah M.) agreed terms with Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Nici Gilday (174, college: Santa Clara). She played in the summer at Mandurah Magic in Australian SBL. In 11 games she recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg.
Gilday received All-WCC 1st Team award in 2015 at her college time.
Gilday has played also professionally in Romania (Alba Iulia).
She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Belgian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Seraphine Bastin
Bastin
Marie Vervaet
Vervaet
Becky Massey
Massey
Billie Massey
Massey
Lore Devos
Devos
#e#5
4Eva Hambursin 170-PG-00 Liege Belgium
5Manon Descamps 175-SF-99 Liege Belgium
6Emmeline Leblon 165-PG-00 Spirou Monceau Belgium
7Seraphine Bastin 170-SG-00 Spirou Monceau Belgium
8Lieve Lukusa 170-SG-99 Sint Katelijne Belgium
9Marie Vervaet 186-C-00 Sint Katelijne Belgium
10Emilie Saucin 175-SF-99 Belfius Namur Belgium
11Becky Massey 186-G/F-00 Sint Katelijne Belgium
12Billie Massey 184-PF-00 Sint Katelijne Belgium
13Niki Heemels 175-G-00 Sint Katelijne Belgium
14Lore Devos 183-F-99 Waregem Belgium
15Sarah Dossou 173-SG-00 Spirou Monceau Belgium

Arvid Diels Head Coach Sint Katelijne Belgium
Patrick Muylaert Assistant Castors Braine Belgium



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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Ksenija Mitric
Mitric
Naida Glotic
Glotic
Sandra Azinovic
Azinovic
Dragana Zubac
Zubac
Sara Heljic
Heljic
#e#5
4Andjela Gligic 165-PG-00
5Ksenija Mitric 162-PG-01 Celje Slovenia
7Gabriela Viskovic 175-PG-00 Play Off Bosnia
8Naida Glotic 184-F/C-99 Jedinstvo Bosnia
9Sandra Azinovic 182-G-99 Play Off Bosnia
10Gorana Marjanovic 188-F-00 Sloboda Bosnia
11Dragana Zubac 179-PG-01
12Sara Heljic 188-F/C-00 Celik Bosnia
14Ivona Krakic 181-C-99 Sloboda Bosnia
15Tea Peric 187-C-99 Play Off Bosnia
21Dragana Domuzin 174-SG-00 Orlovi Bosnia
32Jovana Milakovic 178-F/G-99 Mladi Krajisnik Bosnia

Goran Lojo Head Coach Play Off Bosnia
Edin Doracic Assistant



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  BRAZIL  


Brazilian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Babi Generoso
Generoso
Patty Ribeiro
Ribeiro
Tatiane Pacheco
Pacheco
Kelly Santos
Santos
Gilmara Justino
Justino
#e#5
3Isabela Lyra 180-F-94 Valencia Spain
5Babi Generoso 180-G-85 Corinthians Brazil
6Joice Rodrigues 168-PG-86 Corinthians Brazil
7Patty Ribeiro 176-G/F-90 Sampaio Brazil
9Jaqueline Silvestre 178-F-86 Santo Andre Brazil
10Tatiane Pacheco 181-F-91 UNINASSAU Brazil
13Soeli Zakrzeski 187-C/F-77 AE Sedis Spain
15Kelly Santos 192-C-79 UNINASSAU Brazil
23Leticia Rodrigues 190-F/C-95 Sampaio Brazil
33Izabela Nicoletti 175-G/F-99 High School USA
34Gilmara Justino 191-C-81 UNINASSAU Brazil
55Raphaella Monteiro 181-F-95 Uniao Sportiva Portugal

Carlos Lima Head Coach Maranhao Brazil
Bruno Guidorizzi Assistant Santo Andre Brazil



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  CANADA  


Canadian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Miah-Marie Langlois
Langlois
Kia Nurse
Nurse
Miranda Ayim
Ayim
Nirra Fields
Fields
Ruth Hamblin
Hamblin
#e#5
4Miah-Marie Langlois 173-PG-91 Enisey Russia
5Kia Nurse 183-G-96 Connecticut
6Laura Dally 183-G-92 BG 89 Avides Germany
7Samantha Hill 178-G-94 Virginia Tech
8Bridget Carleton 185-G-97 Iowa St.
9Miranda Ayim 191-F/C-88 Landes France
10Nirra Fields 175-G-93 UNI Gyor Hungary
12Jamie Weisner 178-PG-94 Ferrol Spain
13Shaylisha Colley 173-G-96 Michigan St.
14Katherine Plouffe 190-F-92 Nantes France
15Michelle Plouffe 193-F-92 Mondeville France
22Ruth Hamblin 198-C-94 Perth Australia

Lisa Thomaidis Head Coach Saskatchewan Canada
Stephen Baur Assistant
Shawnee Harle Assistant



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  COLOMBIA  


Colombian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Colombian National Team 2017
#s#
Maria Tapias
Tapias
Diana Prens
Prens
Maria Delgado
Delgado
Mayra Caicedo
Caicedo
Manuela Rios
Rios
#e#5
2Maria Tapias 166-G-95 Bogota Colombia
5Diana Prens 170-G-95 Antioquia Colombia
6Maria Delgado 172-G-96 NE Oklahoma A&M CC USA
7Mayra Caicedo 175-PG-00
8Manuela Rios 165-G-97
9Maria Palacios 163-G-85 Popayan Colombia
10Mabel Martinez 180-F-86 Popayan Colombia
11Marlyn Vente 185-G-95 Popayan Colombia
12Jenifer Munoz 170-G-91 Medellin Colombia
13Libia De la Rosa 185-C-92 Green Cross Ecuador
15Tathiana Mosquera 196-C/F-89 Alcobendas Spain
16Luz Asprilla 183-F-92 Choco Colombia

Luis Miguel Cuenca Head Coach Halc.Rojos Mexico



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  CROATIA  


Croatian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Andjela Katavic
Katavic
Karla Erjavec
Erjavec
Ana Vojtulek
Vojtulek
Lucija Kostic
Kostic
Mihaela Lazic
Lazic
#e#5
4Andjela Katavic 177-SG-99 Tresnjevka Croatia
5Karla Erjavec 172-G-99 Tresnjevka Croatia
6Anet Mrdalj 184-F/C-99 Sibenik Croatia
7Matea Tadic 167-PG-99 Medvescak Croatia
8Edita Poljac 176-F-02 Brod na Savi Croatia
9Josipa Pavic 187-C-99 Tresnjevka Croatia
10Ana Vojtulek 187-C-99 Pozega Croatia
11Martina Pandza-Brnic 188-C-99 Pozega Croatia
12Petra Roncevic 180-F-99 Sibenik Croatia
13Lucija Kostic 187-F-00 Tresnjevka Croatia
14Mihaela Lazic 168-G-00 Brod na Savi Croatia
15Karla Vres 189-C-99 Brahe Sweden

Zeljko Ciglar Head Coach
Ivica Molnar Assistant



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  CUBA  


Cuban National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Francy Ochoa
Ochoa
Ineidis Casanova
Casanova
Anisleidys Galindo
Galindo
Marlenis Cepeda
Cepeda
Leidis Oquendo
Oquendo
#e#5
4Francy Ochoa 185-F-90 Sancti Spiritus Cuba
5Ineidis Casanova 165-PG-88 Obras Basket Argentina
6Anisleidys Galindo 181-SG-89 Pinar del Rio Cuba
7Lisdeyvis Martinez 175-SG-89 Capitalinas Cuba
8Arlenis Romero 176-PG-84 Santa Tecla El Salvador
9Elianis Armentero 175-PF Capitalinas Cuba
10Anay Garcia Pozo 188-C-94 Pinar del Rio Cuba
11Marlenis Cepeda 193-C-85 Sancti Spiritus Cuba
12Yunieski Bouly Garzon 184-F/C-92 Guantanamo Cuba
13Edith Thompson 188-C-90 Capitalinas Cuba
14Leidis Oquendo 180-F-82 Camaguey Cuba
15Dairis Tornell 176-PG-92 Capitalinas Cuba

Alberto Zabala Head Coach
Eduardo Moya Assistant



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


SBS Ostrava inks Emily Spector - by Eurobasket News

SBS Ostrava (ZBL) agreed terms with American forward Emily Spector (178). She has only college experience while playing for Texas Woman's (NCAA2).
Spector won Southland Conference Tournament in 2014.
As mentioned above she is just out of college, so it will be Spector's first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Czech Republic



Czech Republic U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Tereza Vitulova
Vitulova
Adela Smutna
Smutna
Karolina Sotolova
Sotolova
Kristyna Brabencova
Brabencova
Veronika Vorackova
Vorackova
#e#5
4Tereza Vitulova 182-C-99 Handicap Brno Czech Republic
5Julie Pospisilova 172-G-99 Slovanka MB Czech Republic
7Adela Smutna 183-G/F-99 SBS Ostrava Czech Republic
9Karolina Sotolova 167-F-99 Nymburk Czech Republic
10Natalie Raskova 166-PG-99 SBS Ostrava Czech Republic
11Anezka Kopecka 181-PF-00 SBS Ostrava Czech Republic
12Kristyna Brabencova 165-SG-99 Handicap Brno Czech Republic
13Barbora Tomancova 180-C-99 SSMH Brno Czech Republic
14Anna Rylichova 173-SF-99 Loko Trutnov Czech Republic
15Veronika Vorackova 184-SF-99 USK Praha Czech Republic
21Anna Kubickova 188-C-99 SBS Ostrava Czech Republic
35Isnelle Natabou 193-C-99 Sokol HK Czech Republic

Ken Scalabroni Head Coach Wels Austria
Viktor Prusa Assistant Handicap Brno Czech Republic



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  EEWBL  


Kibirkstis keep Kraujunaite for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Kibirkstis Vilnius (LMKL) re-signed 22-year old shooting guard Justina Kraujunaite (178-95). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 18 LMKL games she averaged 5.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Kraujunaite also played 6 games in EEWBL where she had 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg. Her team made it to the Lithuanian LMKL final.
Among other achievements Kraujunaite received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 3rd Team award back in 2012.
She 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: 4.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg.
Kraujunaite has played previously for Jaunieji Talentai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  EGYPT  


Egyptian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Ingy Badawy
Badawy
Habiba Elgizawy
Elgizawy
Jana Abdullah
Abdullah
Nada Mohamed
Mohamed
Malak Elshishiny
Elshishiny
#e#5
1Nour Abouelkhair 171-F-01
3Salma Bahgat 164-G-02
4Salma Ismail 169-PG-02
5Reim Abdelalim 177-F/G-01
8Fatma Kabil 178-F-02
9Ingy Badawy 165-G-01
11Habiba Elgizawy 169-G-01
14Jana Abdullah 182-C-01
15Hana Bekhit 184-C-01
22Nada Mohamed 169-G-01
26Malak Elshishiny 169-G-01
44Yara Hussein 186-C-02

Mohamed Eljaky Head Coach
Amr Elmaraghy Assistant



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  EUROCUP  


Kreslina is back at TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) agreed terms with 21-year old Latvian international guard Kate Karlina Kreslina (183-96). It is actually her comeback to Riga as she has played here before. Kreslina just graduated from Fordham (NCAA). In 27 games she had 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
As mentioned above Kreslina is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Despite young age Kreslina had great career. Her team made it to the NBL Semifinals in 2014. Kreslina was also voted Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian NBL 2nd Team in 2015 at her college time.
She has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Kreslina has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2016.
She also represented Latvia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 0.3ppg.
Kreslina has played previously for RSU-Merks and Latvija U16 Riga.

TTT Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ieva Krastina
Sheylani Peddy
Kate_Karlina Kreslina

Forward:
Ally Malott

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Div.A Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Klara LUNDQUIST
  (171-PG-99)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Lundquist, SWE23.7 
 2. Tsineke, GRE22.0 
 3. Friskovec, SLO18.3 
 4. Smutna, CZE18.0 
 5. Juhasz, HUN17.7 
 6. Guner, TUR15.0 
 7. Azinovic, BIH14.0 
 8. Rozentale, LAT14.0 
 9. Vorackova, CZE14.0 
 10. Junio, ESP13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Becky MASSEY
  (186-G/F-0)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Massey, BEL11.3 
 2. Guner, TUR11.0 
 3. Vorackova, CZE10.3 
 4. Massey, BEL10.3 
 5. Lundquist, SWE10.0 
 6. Rozentale, LAT9.3 
 7. Cubaj, ITA9.0 
 8. Juhasz, HUN8.7 
 9. Zaytseva, RUS8.3 
 10. Katavic, CRO7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Petra PUSZTAI
  (177-F/G-99)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Pusztai, HUN6.3 
 2. Katanic, SRB6.0 
 3. Dimitrijevic, SRB5.7 
 4. Tadic, CRO5.3 
 5. Lelik, HUN4.7 
 6. Sotolova, CZE4.3 
 7. Vorackova, CZE4.3 
 8. Kroselj, SLO4.0 
 9. Hambursin, BEL4.0 
 10. Azinovic, BIH4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dalia DONSKICHYTE
  (168-SG-0)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Donskichyte, LTU4.3 
 2. Verona, ITA3.7 
 3. Stoyar, RUS3.7 
 4. Lundquist, SWE3.0 
 5. Juhasz, HUN2.7 
 6. Naumcev, SRB2.7 
 7. Vorackova, CZE2.7 
 8. Friskovec, SLO2.7 
 9. Gorsic, SLO2.7 
 10. Masionyte, LTU2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna KUBICKOVA
  (188-C-99)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kubickova, CZE3.0 
 2. Massey, BEL3.0 
 3. Guner, TUR2.7 
 4. Cubaj, ITA2.3 
 5. Kazociunaite, LTU1.7 
 6. Kozhukhar, RUS1.5 
 7. Kanyasi, HUN1.3 
 8. Brabencova, CZE1.3 
 9. Anastasopoul., GRE1.3 
 10. Trucco, ITA1.3 


Results and Stats from Day 3 in Sopron - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Spain - Croatia 74-65
Spain finished the preliminary round undefeated. They knocked down Croatia today. Lucia Rodriguez (186-PF-99) produced 16 points in the win. Spain used a 25:9 run in the second frame to open a 43:23 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Iris Junio (185-G-99) had 13 points for the winning side. Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) scored 15 points for Croatia.

Serbia - Sweden 69-70
Sweden nipped Serbia to finish second in Group A. Klara Lundquist (171-PG-99) posted 28 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Sweden recorded a 39:28 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 15-point mark at the final intermission. Serbia unloaded 26 points in the final term but stopped just short of win at the end. Moa Filen-Hammarstrom (187-C-99) produced 19 points in the victory. Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points for Serbia.

Group B
Latvia - Turkey 61-55
Latvia held off Turkey for 2-1 record in Group B. Janeta Rozentale (183-C-99) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Latvia jumped to a 44:23 halftime advantage. Turkey limited their opponents to just 17 points in the second half but could not overcome the deficit. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) chipped in 13 points in the win. Ilayda Guner (186-C-99, agency: LBM Management) replied with 20 points and 16 rebounds for Turkey.

Hungary - Greece 87-63
Hungary overcame Greece for the third straight win in Group B. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) provided 25 points and 8 caroms in the victory. Hungary accumulated a 42:28 halftime lead. They sank 27 points in the third term to clear off for good. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) netted 14 points in the victory. Ismini Prapa (173-G-00) banked in 12 points for Greece.

Group C
Czech Republic - Lithuania 71-60
Czech Republic prevailed against Lithuania for the third straight win in Group C. Adela Smutna (183-G/F-99) delivered 18 points to lead the charge. Czech Republic accounted for a 34:27 halftime lead. They kept Lithuania at bay throughout the second half and marched to the victory. Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) netted 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 6 assists in the win. Dalia Donskichyte (168-SG-00) deposited 14 points and made 7 steals for Lithuania.

Russia - Slovenia 69-45
Russia claimed the first victory at the tournament. They prevailed against Slovenia for 1-2 record in Group C. Valentina Kozhukhar (188-C/F-99) accounted for 12 points in the victory. Russia posted a 22:7 lead after the opening frame. They went on a 25:9 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Olga Stoyar (169-G-99) had 10 points and 7 steals in the win. Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) delivered 12 points for Slovenia.

Group D
Italy - Belgium 54-58 OT
Belgium outgunned Italy in overtime to secure 2-1 record in Group D. Becky Massey (186-G/F-00) accounted for 18 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Italy claimed an 18:10 lead after ten minutes. But Belgium went on a strong rally in the next two quarters to take a 3-point lead at the final break. Italy managed to force overtime but Belgium held their opponents to just 3 points in the extra period to snatch the win. Billie Massey (184-PF-00) had 9 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Elisa Pinzan (171-PG-99) tossed in 22 points for Italy.

France - Bosnia 74-56
France outgunned Bosnia for 2-1 record in Group D. Naomi Mbandu (185-SF-99) produced 13 points in the victory. Bosnia grabbed 19:13 lead after the opening frame. France went on a 27:12 run in the second term to surge ahead. France held Bosnia to just 25 points in the second half to march to the victory. Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) netted 12 points for les Bleues. Sandra Azinovic (182-G-99) chipped in 20 points for Bosnia.




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  FIBA AMERICUP  


Recap of Day 2 in Buenos Aires - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Colombia - Brazil 47-68
Brazil cruised past Colombia for the second straight win at the championship. Leticia Rodriguez stepped up with 13 points and 17 rebounds to pace the effort. Brazil grabbed a 33:20 halftime lead. They outscored Colombia in the next two quarters and raced to the win. Gilmara Justino (191-C-81) netted 11 points in the victory. Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) and Jenifer Munoz (170-G-91) tossed in 13 points each for Colombia.

Venezuela - U.S. Virgin Islands 53-79
Virgin Islands opened win count in Group A. They upset Venezuela for 1-1 record. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) provided 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Virgin Islands ensured a 32:24 halftime lead. They went on a 19:10 run in the third term to clear off. Virgin Islands sank 28 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Victoria Hamilton (178-G-91) had 18 points in the victory. Sharol Renault (170-PG-86) and Daniela Wallen (180-F-95, college: Oklahoma City) responded with 12 points each for Venezuela.

Group B
Canada - Puerto Rico 75-59
Canada dropped Puerto Rico to improve at 2-0 record in Buenos Aires. Kia Nurse (183-G-96) tallied 17 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Canada led from start to finish. They posted a 38:29 halftime lead. They ignited a 19:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Katherine Plouffe (190-F-92, college: Marquette) chipped in 14 points in the victory. Ali Gibson (180-G/F-93, college: Oregon St.) answered with 16 points for Puerto Rico.

Paraguay - Cuba 69-66
Paraguay outscored Cuba in the opener. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, college: Union, TN, agency: ProDep Management) stepped up with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge. Cuba dominated in the first half. They piled up a 40:33 halftime advantage. But Paraguay went on a 22:10 run in the third term to turn things around. Cuba got within striking distance late in the game but could not avoid the loss. Claudia Aponte (175-G-91, agency: ProDep Management) delivered 10 points for the winners. Ineidis Casanova (165-PG-88, agency: Pro Sports) and Leidis Oquendo (180-F-82, agency: Pro Sports) produced 14 points each for Cuba.




Recap of Day 1 in Buenos Aires - by Eurobasket News

Group A
U.S. Virgin Islands - Argentina 48-80
Argentina fired past US Virgin Islands at the start of the championship. Andrea Boquete (183-F-90) produced 17 points in the win. Argentina piled up a 32:21 halftime lead. They followed with a 34:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93, agency: ProDep Management) and Macarena Durso (169-G-91) produced 14 points each in the win. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) replied with 19 points and 8 boards for Virgin Islands.

Brazil - Venezuela 71-63
Brazil held off Venezuela in the opener. Tatiane Pacheco and Gilmara Justino (191-C-81) scored 12 points each to lead the winners. Brazil grabbed a 33:24 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 15-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Kelly Santos (192-C-79, agency: Interperformances) had 9 points in the victory. Waleska Perez (180-SG-94, college: Weatherford JC) responded with 21 points for Venezuela.

Group B
Cuba - Canada 35-81
Canada overwhelmed Cuba to take 1-0 record in Group B. Nirra Fields (175-G-93, college: UCLA) tallied 18 points for the North American side. Canada piled up a 50:18 halftime lead. They cruised to the victory after the long break. Ruth Hamblin (198-C-94, college: Oregon St., agency: LBM Management) tossed in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds in the win. Anisleidys Galindo (181-SG-89) answered with 12 points for Cuba.

Puerto Rico - Mexico 69-49
Puerto Rico overcame Mexico to open win count in Buenos Aires. Ali Gibson (180-G/F-93, college: Oregon St.) recorded 13 points to lead well-balanced effort for Puerto Rico. They posted a 43:21 halftime lead. Puerto Rico limited Mexico to just 28 points in the second half and rolled to the victory. Tayra Melendez (180-G-93, college: Rhode Island, agency: Gamble Sports Management) and Marie Placido had 9 points each for the winners. Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-F-93, college: Charleston) produced 16 points and 11 rebounds for Mexico.




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  FRANCE  


French U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Caroline Germond
Germond
Kadiatou Sissoko
Sissoko
Maelys Martinet
Martinet
Tima Pouye
Pouye
Nabala Fofana
Fofana
#e#5
0Caroline Germond 169-PG-00 Angers France
1Kadiatou Sissoko 180-F-99 CFBB France
3Maelys Martinet 187-C-99 Angers France
4Romane Jeanneaux 171-PG-00 CFBB France
15Maria Guramare 188-F-00 Harvard USA
27Helene Jakovljevic 173-G-00 Villeneuve France
31Oceane Monpierre 170-PG-00 Bourges France
32Tima Pouye 176-F/G-99 CFBB France
33Sixtine Macquet 191-C-00 CFBB France
35Nabala Fofana 186-C-00 CFBB France
97Noemie Brochant 178-F-99 Toulouse France
99Naomi Mbandu 185-SF-99 CFBB France

Catherine Melain Head Coach
Romain Leroy Assistant Boulazac France
Xavier Noguera Assistant Toulouse France



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  GERMANY  


Halle tabs Tijana Djukic - by Eurobasket News

SV Halle Lions (DBBL) inked 24-year old Serbian forward Tijana Djukic (193-93). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Utah State University (NCAA). Djukic has played there for the last three years. In three games she averaged 7.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3bpg in 2015-16 season.
Her team made it to the Serbian League Semifinals in 2011.
Djukic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2012.
She has played previously for another German team Vojvodina.
As mentioned above Djukic is just out of the college and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Her game is described as: Tijana Djukic is a Serbian 194/6'4'' Forward/Post that can cover the power forward and post position. She has good moves close to the basket, a good mid range shoot and can rebound well. Tijana has been a member for several Serbian National Teams.

SV Halle Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kimberly Pohlmann
Monique Smalls

Forwards:
Inken-Viktoria Henningsen
Tijana Djukic
Milan Quinn
Katarzyna Kiejdrowska

Center:
Khadijah Shumpert

Coach: Rene Spandauw

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  GREECE  


Greek U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Aikatrini Tsineke
Tsineke
Elena Tsineke
Tsineke
Ismini Prapa
Prapa
Eirini Kouki
Kouki
Maria Anastasopoulou
Anastasopoulou
#e#5
4Angeliki Tzanetatou 176-F/G-99 Athinaikos Greece
5Aikatrini Tsineke 178-F-99 Aris Thessal. Greece
6Elena Tsineke 174-G/F-99 Aris Thessal. Greece
7Varvara Mylonaki 182-F/C-99
8Nefeli Stoupa Panathinaikos Greece
9Ismini Prapa 173-G-00 Panathinaikos Greece
10Eirini Kouki 182-PF-00
11Ioanna Chatzivasileiou 178-G/F-00 Proteas Greece
12Athanasia Panagiotopoulou 187-C-99 Kronos AD Greece
13Maria Anastasopoulou 187-C-99 Proteas Greece
14Georgia Tsichlaki 183-F/C-99 Proteas Greece
15Maria Kontogeorgou 178-F-99 Niki Lefkadas Greece

Eleni Kafantari Head Coach Panathlitikos Greece
Ioanna Koutrogiannou Assistant



Gemelos re-signs at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American (has also Greek passport) guard Jacki Gemelos (182-75kg-88, college: USC). She played there last season. In 16 Serie A1 games she had 14.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg and 2.8spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Gemelos played at Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB where in 30 games she recorded 9.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg. She helped them to win the Spanish LFB title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was another spectacular season as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Bosman Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Bosmans Team. Gemelos also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 6.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
In 2012 Gemelos was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in third round (31st overall).
She attended University of Southern California and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Gemelos represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg.
Gemelos has played also professionally in WNBA (Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky) and Greece (Panathinaikos).

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Jacki Gemelos
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Flavia De_Cassan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Hungarian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Petra Pusztai
Pusztai
Reka Lelik
Lelik
Livia Gereben
Gereben
Dorka Juhasz
Juhasz
Beatrix Meresz
Meresz
#e#5
1Petra Pusztai 177-F/G-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
4Dalma Czukor 183-SG-99 Sopron Basket Hungary
5Veronika Kanyasi 173-G-99 Cegledi EKK Hungary
9Reka Lelik 178-SG-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
11Dorka Boros 175-G/F-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
12Livia Gereben 183-F-99 Atomeromu Hungary
13Kamilla Varga 165-PG-99 Sopron Basket Hungary
14Dorka Juhasz 189-SG-99 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
24Kira Karagits 180-F-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
30Panka Dul 177-F-00 Vasas Akademia Hungary
31Beatrix Meresz 184-F/C-99 Vasas Akademia Hungary
40Kitti Kovacs 186-C-00

Judith Balogh Head Coach PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Gaspar David Assistant ZTE NKK Hungary
Dalma Ivanyi Assistant



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  ISRAEL  


Bashaara Graves agreed terms with Maccabi R.Gan - by Lior Hai

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan (D1) inked 23-year old American power forward Bashaara Graves (188-94, college: Tennessee). She played in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). Graves managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In two WNBA games she recorded just 2.0ppg and 5.5rpg. The last season she played at Maccabi Ashdod where in 9 games she averaged 12.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg. Graves also played 2 games in Eurocup where she had 13.0ppg and 9.5rpg. The other team she played that season for was KB Stars in South Korean WKBL. In 11 games she got 5.6ppg and 5.4rpg.
Last year Graves was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
The former University of Tennessee standout is in her second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Graves played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015. She received also WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention award and All-SEC Freshman of the Year award back in 2013 at her college time.
Graves represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Lithuania four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 59.2%, FT: 75.0%.

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shiran Tzairi
Nof Kedem
Alyssa Baron
Ofir Lavy

Forwards:

Coach: Shira Haelion

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Keys re-signs at San Martino - by Eurobasket News

Fila San Martino Di Lupari (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 20-year old power forward Jasmine Keys (190-97). She played there last season. In 20 Serie A1 games she had 4.0ppg and 2.5rpg (#5 in the league). A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Keys played at Velco Vicenza (Serie A2) where in 18 games she recorded 9.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.1spg and 1.4bpg.
Keys represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 9.7ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 71.9%.
Keys has played previously for Maggiore.

Fila San Martino Di Lupari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angela Gianolla
Monica Tonello

Forwards:
Megan Mahoney
Marcella Filippi
Sabina Oroszova

Centers:
Jasmine Keys
Beatrice Baldi

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Orvieto adds Rupnik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ceprini Orvieto (Serie A2) added to their roster 25-year old Slovenian international guard Eva Rupnik (177-92, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles in Spanish LF2 league. In 26 games she recorded 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Rupnik played at Fireballs in German 2.Bundesliga where in 24 games she averaged 9.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.9spg. She helped them to win the group title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rupnik was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2012 and 2014.
She has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Rupnik has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2012 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
She represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts.
Rupnik has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Jezica and Triglav.

Ceprini Orvieto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eva Rupnik
Rachele Porcu
Selene Grilli
Margherita Monaco

Center:
Parthena Chrysanthidou

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Adriana Cutrupi is a newcomer at Umbertide - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old center Adriana Cutrupi (188-96). She has played for the last two years at Defensor Viterbo in the Serie A2. In 24 games she recorded 4.1ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg last season.
Cutrupi has played previously for Anagni.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gemelos re-signs at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American (has also Greek passport) guard Jacki Gemelos (182-75kg-88, college: USC). She played there last season. In 16 Serie A1 games she had 14.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg and 2.8spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Gemelos played at Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB where in 30 games she recorded 9.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg. She helped them to win the Spanish LFB title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was another spectacular season as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Bosman Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Bosmans Team. Gemelos also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 6.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
In 2012 Gemelos was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in third round (31st overall).
She attended University of Southern California and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Gemelos represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg.
Gemelos has played also professionally in WNBA (Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky) and Greece (Panathinaikos).

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Jacki Gemelos
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Flavia De_Cassan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Italian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Costanza Verona
Verona
Martina Fassina
Fassina
Lorela Cubaj
Cubaj
Sara Madera
Madera
Elena Vella
Vella
#e#5
4Elisa Pinzan 171-PG-99 Pordenone Italy
5Giulia Ianezic 174-PG-00 Muggia Italy
6Costanza Verona 170-PG-99 Battipaglia Italy
7Clara Chicchisiola 183-F-99 Battipaglia Italy
8Giovanna Smorto 177-SG-99 Pordenone Italy
9Martina Fassina 180-F-99 San Martino Italy
10Beatrice Del Pero 175-PG-99 Costa Masnaga Italy
11Lucia Decortes 188-PF-99 Sesto SG Italy
12Valeria Trucco 190-C-99 Torino Italy
13Lorela Cubaj 191-C-99 Georgia Tech USA
14Sara Madera 186-F/C-00 Venezia Italy
15Elena Vella 172-SG-00 Battipaglia Italy

Giovanni Lucchesi Head Coach
Claudio De Marco Assistant
Nazareno Lombardi Assistant Albino Italy



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  LATVIA  


Latvian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Nikola Ozola
Ozola
Marianna Klavina
Klavina
Janeta Rozentale
Rozentale
Aleksa Gulbe
Gulbe
Mara Mote
Mote
#e#5
4Nikola Ozola 172-G-00 TTT Juniores Latvia
5Sindija Smirnova 183-G/F-99 Jelgava Latvia
6Liza Cumika 180-F-99 DU Latvia
7Marianna Klavina 175-G/F-99 TTT Juniores Latvia
8Emilija Krista Grava 179-F-99 Vega 1/Liepaja Latvia
9Janeta Rozentale 183-C-99 TTT Juniores Latvia
10Aleksa Gulbe 184-F/C-00 Pordenone Italy
11Mara Mote 160-F-00 TTT Juniores Latvia
12Ance Mickane 185-C-99 Vega 1/Liepaja Latvia
13Sabine Lipe 176-F/G-99 Vega 1/Liepaja Latvia
14Luize Septe 180-F-99 Ventspils Latvia
15Baiba Cevere 170-PG-99 TTT Juniores Latvia

Ainars Cukste Head Coach TTT Juniores Latvia
Maija Kublina Assistant Riga/TTP-1 Latvia
Daiga Zvirble Assistant



Kreslina is back at TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) agreed terms with 21-year old Latvian international guard Kate Karlina Kreslina (183-96). It is actually her comeback to Riga as she has played here before. Kreslina just graduated from Fordham (NCAA). In 27 games she had 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
As mentioned above Kreslina is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Despite young age Kreslina had great career. Her team made it to the NBL Semifinals in 2014. Kreslina was also voted Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian NBL 2nd Team in 2015 at her college time.
She has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Kreslina has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2016.
She also represented Latvia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 0.3ppg.
Kreslina has played previously for RSU-Merks and Latvija U16 Riga.

TTT Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ieva Krastina
Sheylani Peddy
Kate_Karlina Kreslina

Forward:
Ally Malott

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuanian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Karolina Kazociunaite
Kazociunaite
Klaudija Serkeviciute
Serkeviciute
Gabija Segzdaite
Segzdaite
Livija Sakeviciute
Sakeviciute
Dalia Donskichyte
Donskichyte
#e#5
4Livija Kaktaite 164-PG-99 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
5Karolina Kazociunaite 180-SF-99 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
7Agne Pelegrimaite 160-PG-99 KM Aisciai Lithuania
8Kristina Masionyte 173-SG-00
10Klaudija Serkeviciute 170-SG-99 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
11Gabija Segzdaite 184-F-00 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
12Egle Zabotkaite 179-PF-00 Kibirkstis-VKM Lithuania
19Livija Sakeviciute 188-C-99 H-Sirenos Lithuania
20Evelina Januseviciute 180-F-98 KM Aisciai Lithuania
24Dalia Donskichyte 168-SG-00 Kibirkstis Lithuania
30Brigita Turskyte 182-C-99 Jonava Lithuania
55Ligita Tamutyte 176-PG-99 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania

Dalius Ubartas Head Coach Konin Poland
Diana Anuziene Assistant



Kibirkstis keep Kraujunaite for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Kibirkstis Vilnius (LMKL) re-signed 22-year old shooting guard Justina Kraujunaite (178-95). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 18 LMKL games she averaged 5.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Kraujunaite also played 6 games in EEWBL where she had 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg. Her team made it to the Lithuanian LMKL final.
Among other achievements Kraujunaite received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 3rd Team award back in 2012.
She 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: 4.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg.
Kraujunaite has played previously for Jaunieji Talentai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MALI  


Mali U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Fanta Kone 02
5Aissetou Coulibaly
175-G/F-01

6Diouma Berthe 02
7Kadidia Coulibaly 01
8Saran Berthe 02
9Lalla Traore 01
10Diarrah Sissoko 02
11Aminata Traore 01
12Sika Kone 02
13Aissetou Kone 01
14Mariama Traore 02
15Aminata Sangare 02

Oumarou Sidiya Head Coach
Babucar Diallo Assistant



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  MALTA  


Vitoria SC inks Trudy Armstead, ex Hibernians - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC (1Div) signed 26-year old American forward Trudy Armstead (185-91, college: Northwestern State). She played last season at Hibernians in Maltese Women League. She helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (2016) summer Armstead played at Whittlesea in Australian Big V where in 16 games she had 13.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1apg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won Southland Conference Tournament in 2014. Armstead was also voted All-Southland Conference 3rd Team back in 2014.
She has played also professionally in Romania (Phoenix Galati).
Armstead attended Northwestern State until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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  MEXICO  


Mexican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Luna-Castro
Brisa Silva
Silva
Daniela Pardo
Pardo
Laura Nunez
Nunez
Maria Orozco
Orozco
#e#5
4Bianca Torre 165-G-90 UTRGV USA
5Jacqueline Luna-Castro 188-F-93 Niki Lefkadas Greece
6Gladiana Avila 177-F-94
7Ingrid Martinez 175-G/F-95
8Claudia Ramos 183-G-97 CS Northridge USA
9Brisa Silva 170-G-84 First Bank Nigeria
10Gabriela Saad 165-G-91 Al Riyadi Lebanon
11Daniela Pardo 165-PG-94
12Laura Nunez 187-C/F-93 Fresas Mexico
13Myriam Lara 186-F-94 CETYS Mexico
14Sandra Vargas 174-G/F-97 UPAEP Mexico
15Maria Orozco 176-PF-86 Mieleras Mexico

Javier Ceniceros Head Coach
Hector Vildosola Assistant



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  MOZAMBIQUE  


Mozambique U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Cleide Machava 01
5Angelica Jovo 01
6Dorca Matsinhe 02
7Celia Sumbane 02
8Sandra Magolico 02
9Noemia Massingue 01
10Michele Langa 02
11Karen Quicimusso 01
12Jennifer Sigauque 01
13Chana Paxixe 02
14Suraya Rijal 02

Locilia Caetano Head Coach



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  PARAGUAY  


Paraguayan National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Maria Mercado
Mercado
Ilda Pena
Pena
Paola Ferrari
Ferrari
Claudia Aponte
Aponte
Maria Caraves
Caraves
#e#5
1Maria Mercado 162-PG-89 Olimpico LB Argentina
3Marta Peralta 171-G-93 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
4Ilda Pena 180-F/C-84 Libertad Paraguay
5Paola Ferrari 178-G/F-85 Mann Filter Spain
6Astrid Huttemann 180-F-92 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
7Claudia Aponte 175-G-91 Olimpia A. Paraguay
8Natalia Quevedo 170-F-98 Oviedo Spain
9Melina Perez 165-G-89 Olimpia A. Paraguay
10Tamara Insfran 175-G/F-89 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
11Maria Caraves 169-G-92 Libertad Paraguay
12Andrea Gomez 168-SF-90 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
14Rocio Insfran 175-F-93 Sol de Amer. Paraguay

Juan Pablo Feliu Head Coach Olimpia Paraguay



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  PORTUGAL  


Vitoria SC keeps Crutchfield for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC re-signed 25-year old American guard Carissa Crutchfield (173-92, college: Arizona). She played there last season. She helped them to win the Division I title. Crutchfield also spent pre-season at Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russian league that year.
She graduated from University of Arizona in 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vitoria SC inks Trudy Armstead, ex Hibernians - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC (1Div) signed 26-year old American forward Trudy Armstead (185-91, college: Northwestern State). She played last season at Hibernians in Maltese Women League. She helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (2016) summer Armstead played at Whittlesea in Australian Big V where in 16 games she had 13.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1apg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won Southland Conference Tournament in 2014. Armstead was also voted All-Southland Conference 3rd Team back in 2014.
She has played also professionally in Romania (Phoenix Galati).
Armstead attended Northwestern State until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Tayra Melendez
Melendez
Ashley Santos
Santos
Pamela Rosado
Rosado
Angelica Bermudez
Bermudez
Ashley Perez
Perez
#e#5
1Tayra Melendez 180-G-93 Santeras Puerto Rico
2Ashley Santos 180-G-94 Louisiana Tech USA
5Pamela Rosado 165-PG-86 Montaneras Puerto Rico
7Angelica Bermudez 185-C-89 Politehnica Iasi Romania
9Ali Gibson 180-G/F-93 Santeras Puerto Rico
10Paola Crespo 185-C-96 Leonas Puerto Rico
11Michelle Gonzalez 167-PG-89 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
12Dayshalee Salaman 163-PG-90 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
14Marie Placido 181-F-87 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
22Ashley Perez 173-G-94 JMU USA
24Yolanda Jones 184-F-84 Gigantes Puerto Rico
25Isalys Quinones 190-F-97 Dartmouth USA

Gerardo Batista Head Coach
Daniel Ortiz Assistant



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  RUSSIA  


Russian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Mariia Antoshina
Antoshina
Anastasia Zotkin
Zotkin
Darya Kosulnikova
Kosulnikova
Daria Repnikova
Repnikova
Anna Zaytseva
Zaytseva
#e#5
3Olga Stoyar 169-G-99 Dynamo-Junior Russia
5Olesya Safonova 177-G-99 Dynamo-Farm Russia
7Daria Ignatova 180-SG-00 Sparta&K-2 V Russia
10Mariia Antoshina 173-PG-00 Dynamo-Junior Russia
12Dayana Ernandes 187-PF-99 Sparta&K-2 V Russia
13Anastasia Zotkin 188-C-99 Sparta&K-2 V Russia
14Valentina Kozhukhar 188-C/F-99 Dynamo-Junior Russia
17Darya Kosulnikova 192-C-99 Sparta&K-2 V Russia
18Daria Repnikova 180-SG-00 Sparta&K-2 V Russia
22Anna Zaytseva 183-F/C-99 Dynamo-2 M. Russia
36Vera Kuchina 195-C-00 MBA-2 Russia
55Olga Petrova 173-PG-00 Dynamo-2 M. Russia

Aleksandr Diracujan Head Coach MBA Russia
Alexander Mikhaylyuk Assistant MBA-2 Russia
Galina Voronina Assistant MBA Russia



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  SERBIA  


Serbian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Nevena Dimitrijevic
Dimitrijevic
Ivana Katanic
Katanic
Teodora Turudic
Turudic
Mina Djordjevic
Djordjevic
Ivana Raca
Raca
#e#5
4Nevena Dimitrijevic 158-PG-00 Radnicki KG Serbia
5Ivana Curakovic 186-SF-00
7Ivana Katanic 174-PG-99 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
8Marijana Zukanovic 190-F/C-99 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
9Teodora Turudic 178-F-99 Radivoj Korac Serbia
12Lena Radulovic 165-PG-00 Novosadska ZKA Serbia
13Marta Vulovic 198-C-00 Radivoj Korac Serbia
14Nevena Naumcev 173-G-99 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
15Mina Djordjevic 186-PF-99 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
21Jelena Novkovic 178-G-99 Radivoj Korac Serbia
22Ana Peric 178-SG-00 Novosadska ZKA Serbia
25Ivana Raca 190-SG-99 Wake Forest USA

Milos Pavlovic Head Coach Radivoj Korac Serbia
Vesna Despotovic Assistant Radnicki KG Serbia
Nenad Markovic Assistant



Halle tabs Tijana Djukic - by Eurobasket News

SV Halle Lions (DBBL) inked 24-year old Serbian forward Tijana Djukic (193-93). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Utah State University (NCAA). Djukic has played there for the last three years. In three games she averaged 7.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3bpg in 2015-16 season.
Her team made it to the Serbian League Semifinals in 2011.
Djukic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2012.
She has played previously for another German team Vojvodina.
As mentioned above Djukic is just out of the college and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Her game is described as: Tijana Djukic is a Serbian 194/6'4'' Forward/Post that can cover the power forward and post position. She has good moves close to the basket, a good mid range shoot and can rebound well. Tijana has been a member for several Serbian National Teams.

SV Halle Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kimberly Pohlmann
Monique Smalls

Forwards:
Inken-Viktoria Henningsen
Tijana Djukic
Milan Quinn
Katarzyna Kiejdrowska

Center:
Khadijah Shumpert

Coach: Rene Spandauw

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Galatasaray re-sign coach Marina Maljkovic - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) confirmed 36-year old Serbian coach Marina Maljkovic (agency: BeoBasket). She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Maljkovic coached at Union Lyon Basket Feminin in French league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Coach of the Year back in 2012 and 2013. Maljkovic used to coach Serbian Women National Team back in 2016.
She has coached also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan and Usce.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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  SLOVENIA  


Orvieto adds Rupnik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ceprini Orvieto (Serie A2) added to their roster 25-year old Slovenian international guard Eva Rupnik (177-92, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles in Spanish LF2 league. In 26 games she recorded 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Rupnik played at Fireballs in German 2.Bundesliga where in 24 games she averaged 9.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.9spg. She helped them to win the group title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rupnik was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2012 and 2014.
She has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Rupnik has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2012 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
She represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts.
Rupnik has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Jezica and Triglav.

Ceprini Orvieto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eva Rupnik
Rachele Porcu
Selene Grilli
Margherita Monaco

Center:
Parthena Chrysanthidou

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Slovenian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Aleksandra Kroselj
Kroselj
Gala Kramzar
Kramzar
Teja Gorsic
Gorsic
Zala Friskovec
Friskovec
Lara Bubnic
Bubnic
#e#5
4Mojca Ahac 177-SF-00 Grosbasket Slovenia
5Tjasa Kenda 170-F-00 Grosbasket Slovenia
6Aleksandra Kroselj 168-PG-99 Celje Slovenia
7Gala Kramzar 163-PG-99 Jezica Slovenia
8Merisa Dautovic 183-F/C-99 Grosbasket Slovenia
9Tinkara Zorana 171-G-99 Grosbasket Slovenia
10Teja Gorsic 187-C-99 Grosbasket Slovenia
11Eva Prevodnik 166-G-99 Triglav Slovenia
12Lejla Pamic 173-G-99 K.Gora-Jesenice Slovenia
13Zala Friskovec 174-G-99 Celje Slovenia
14Lara Bubnic 173-C-99 Triglav Slovenia
15Lea Mehle 178-SF-00 Grosbasket Slovenia

Alojzij Duscak Head Coach
Robi Matevzic Assistant
Predrag Radovic Assistant Grosbasket Slovenia



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  SPAIN  


Spanish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Paloma Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Silvia Serrat
Serrat
Iris Junio
Junio
Natalia Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Aixa Wone
Wone
#e#5
4Alba Prieto 180-G-99 Ensino Spain
5Andrea Alcantara 169-G-99 Aros Leon Spain
6Ainhoa Lacorzana 179-G/F-00 RC Celta Spain
7Paloma Gonzalez 172-PG-99 Aros Leon Spain
8Aina Ayuso 181-PG-99 Segle XXI Spain
9Silvia Serrat 183-G-99 Segle XXI Spain
10Iris Junio 185-G-99 Gran Canaria Spain
11Natalia Rodriguez 173-G-99 Gran Canaria Spain
12Maria Pendande 188-C-00 Gran Canaria Spain
13Lucia Rodriguez 186-PF-99 Real Canoe Spain
14Aixa Wone 184-PF-00 Segle XXI Spain
16Juana Camilion 172-G-99 Picken Claret Spain

Madelen Gutierrez Head Coach
Isabel Perez Assistant
Lino Lopez Assistant Ferrol Spain



Lahuerta re-signs at Mann Filter - by Eurobasket News

Mann Filter Zaragoza (LFB) confirmed in their roster 21-year old swingman Irene Lahuerta (173-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 12 LFB games she had just 1.9ppg last season.
Lahuerta's team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2016.
She has played previously for Barca CBS.

Mann Filter Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paola Ferrari
Gabriela Ocete
Irene Lahuerta
Shacobia Barbee
Zoe Hernandez

Forwards:
Jaklin Zlatanova
Tamara Abalde
Leslie Knight
Vega Gimeno
Carolina Esparcia

Centers:
Lucila Pascua
Gisela Vega

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maria Ylenia Manzanares joins Promete - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete (LF2) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old guard Maria Ylenia Manzanares (175-83) from RC Celta. In 26 LF2 games she had 9.9ppg, 11.3rpg, 3.8apg and 2.5spg last season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Manzanares played at CB Andratx where in 12 LF2 games she recorded 12.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.9apg and 3.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Manzanares won Spanish LF2 Group A championship title in 2010. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
Manzanares has spent her entire career in Spain playing for four other teams: Extrugasa, Zamarat, Socinsa Bembibre and Cortegada.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Distrito Olimpico adds Molinero to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Distrito Olimpico Plenilunio Madrid (LFB) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Esther Molinero (165-93) from Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema. In 15 LF2 games she recorded 8.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.5apg and 2.1spg last season.
Molinero has played previously for ASEFA Estudiantes.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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  SWEDEN  


Nici Gilday (ex Mandurah M.) agreed terms with Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Nici Gilday (174, college: Santa Clara). She played in the summer at Mandurah Magic in Australian SBL. In 11 games she recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg.
Gilday received All-WCC 1st Team award in 2015 at her college time.
Gilday has played also professionally in Romania (Alba Iulia).
She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Swedish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Klara Lundquist
Lundquist
Lovisa Hjern
Hjern
Moa Filen-Hammarstrom
Filen-Hammarstrom
Ndey Ramou Jeng
Jeng
Sofia Persson
Persson
#e#5
4Emelie Anas 174-G/F-99 Norrort Sweden
5Klara Lundquist 171-PG-99 Alvik Basket Sweden
6Patricia Elias 161-PG-00 Telge Sweden
7Lovisa Hjern 175-G-99 Norrkoping Sweden
9Matilda Ahlberg 178-SF-00
10Felicia Bostrom 174-G/F-99 AIK Basket Sweden
11Julia Norder 183-F/C-99
12Cecilia Holmberg 186-C-00 BG Lulea Sweden
13Signe Paulsson Glantz 182-F/C-99 BG Lulea Sweden
14Moa Filen-Hammarstrom 187-C-99 Telge Sweden
15Ndey Ramou Jeng 182-C-99 Norrkoping Sweden
26Sofia Persson 171-SG-00 BG Lulea Sweden

Viktor Bengtsson Head Coach Telge Sweden
Danielle Hamilton-Carter Assistant
Kevin Taylor Assistant Norrort Sweden



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  SWITZERLAND  


Geneve Basket signs Annie Kassongo - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Basket Elite (LNA) signed 30-year old Swiss ex-international forward Annie Kassongo (188-87, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played most recently at Nottingham in British WBBL. In two games she had 10.0ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season. Kassongo also spent pre-season at Lancy PLO that year. She played in the final of English WBBL. Kassongo was voted Eurobasket.com All-English WBBL 1st Team in 2015.
She was also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Kassongo played for Swiss Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
She represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.5ppg, 3.5rpg.
Kassongo has played also professionally in Romania (Cluj Napoca), Spain (Araski) and Switzerland (Nyon).
She attended Southern Nazarene University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @gamblesportsman)

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  TURKEY  


Galatasaray re-sign coach Marina Maljkovic - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) confirmed 36-year old Serbian coach Marina Maljkovic (agency: BeoBasket). She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Maljkovic coached at Union Lyon Basket Feminin in French league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Coach of the Year back in 2012 and 2013. Maljkovic used to coach Serbian Women National Team back in 2016.
She has coached also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan and Usce.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Turkish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Eda Sahin
Sahin
Yagmur Tasar
Tasar
Oyku Taskin
Taskin
Egesu Kurtyemez
Kurtyemez
Ilayda Guner
Guner
#e#5
0Yagmur Yildiz 172-SF-00
1Eda Sahin 169-PG-99 Galatasaray Turkey
3Yagmur Tasar 173-SG-99 Galatasaray Turkey
4Doga Alper 178-SF-00
5Meltem Yildizhan 186-PF-99 Galatasaray Turkey
7Erdenay Topcu 173-G-00
8Gulse Ugur 170-PG-99
9Oyku Taskin 172-G-00 Adana ASKI Turkey
10Kardelen Gezgin 170-PG-00 Istanbul Univ. Turkey
11Egesu Kurtyemez 186-C-00 Besiktas Turkey
19Sina Ulbe 188-C-99 Tallahassee CC USA
28Ilayda Guner 186-C-99 Istanbul Univ. Turkey

Hakan Acer Head Coach Edirne Turkey
Murat Kaya Assistant
Cem Oran Assistant



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


VI women make history winning in AmeriCup - by David Edole

The Virgin Islands senior women shocked the Americas today with a dominant win over 30th ranked Venezuela, 79-53, at the 2017 AmeriCup held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Virgin Islands rebounded from a subpar performance offensively by shooting at a high percentage from the field (53%) and beyond three point range (33%) while putting on a defensive clinic. Venezuela was held to just 29% from the field and 9% from deep. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) was an offensive weapon with 26 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. I'Tiana Taylor (185-F-93)< and Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland) contributed double doubles with 15 points and 11 rebounds coming from Taylor and 14 points and 14 rebounds from Day. Victoria Hamilton (178-G-91) continues her mastery of Venezuela with 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting.
This was the first win in AmeriCup HISTORY for the Virgin Islands (1-1) ever. The Virgin Islands is set to take on 47th ranked Colombia at 1:35 tomorrow, Tuesday.
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HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U-HaiBfKBQ
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuNzvSgtRd4
webpage: http://www.fiba.com/womensamericup/2017



U.S. Virgin Islands National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Natalie Day
Day
Lanese Bough
Bough
Victoria Hamilton
Hamilton
Imani Tate
Tate
Anisha George
George
#e#5
5Tanecka Carey 175-G-90 S.Mississippi USA
6Kadesha Barry 170-G-95 Southern USA
7Natalie Day 182-G/F-90 Limoges France
8Raemiesha Claxton 175-F-95
9Lanese Bough 178-G-93 Indias Puerto Rico
10Victoria Hamilton 178-G-91 Radford USA
11I'Tiana Taylor 185-F-93 E.Carolina USA
12Imani Tate 173-G-95 Albany USA
13Taylor Jones 173-G-97 Oakland USA
14Anisha George 182-F/C-98 Moberly Area CC USA

William Colon Head Coach Barva Costa Rica



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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Oaklands return former Great Britain U20 duo - by Paul Nilsen

The return of homegrown players is continuing for Wolves with the signings of Great Britain U20 duo Lauren Milligan (178-G/F-95) and Bethany Sarson (170-G-96), who will be tasked with propelling Wolves up the WBBL Championship table in 2017-18.

Milligan returns to England after leaving the Oaklands Academy four years ago for Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. Captaining the NCAA DII side, the 23 year old forward played three seasons whilst graduating in communications.

The 6ft star averaged 32.9 minutes, 7.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game for the Griffins in her junior year before sitting out her senior season. Milligan has a long history with the Wolves head coach Lee Ryan, having started her basketball journey under his tutorship on the south coast.

The play caller is delighted to have her back at Oaklands and stated: 'Its great to sign someone you know so well. Having coached her at Oaklands, in junior national league, regionals, and National Teams I guess it was inevitable that we would re-connect on her return from America.

"Lauren is as tough as they come, one of the most tenacious defenders we have seen in a GB shirt and a great team player, she will add so much to our program this season!"

Having played for England at u16, u18 and Great Britain at u20, Lauren is looking forward to getting back to the European game and making her mark in the WBBL. She added: 'I'm so excited that I have the opportunity to continue to play the game that I love and I'm able to do it returning to my former home!

"The WBBL has become a great league, its very competitive and i'm ready to make an impact. The talent at the academy has improved so much since I left for America, I look forward to suiting up with them and as well as few familiar faces. I cannot wait to be a Wolf once again!"

Sarson becomes the first player to join the Wolves as part of their new partnership with the University of Hertfordshire. The former GB u20 point guard will continue her education at Herts studying Business & Sport Management, whilst playing for the university.

Having spent the past two years at Pfeiffer University, North Carolina the 5'6 shooter returns to Oaklands, a side she captained for two successful seasons in EBL DI, receiving the player of the year award in 2015.

'Beth is the definition of the word energy and we have missed her in the last two years, i'm so happy she is coming back," stated Ryan.

"She will make us a real threat with her perimeter shooting ability and quickness, also to add someone who has experienced success in Oaklands kit is really important.

"The summer workouts have already been a step faster with her back in the building!'

Local to Hertfordshire, the former Herts Warrior junior has seen first hand the growth of Oaklands and will be an inspiration for the local basketball talent coming through the academy.

'I am really excited to be playing for Oaklands again under Coach Ryan in the WBBL," said Sarson.

"This opportunity means I also get to come home, finish my degree at Herts, and play for Natasha Green in BUCS competition.

"Summer workouts have been great, to be back on court everyday at your home is special. We have a great opportunity to be competitive this year with a good mix of talented academy players and strong seniors.

'The WBBL has grown into an exciting league, full of very good players and coaches, I look forward to being part of it."

Oaklands academy is built on junior development, now its former players will return to help the next generation thrive - something Coach Ryan sees as a huge positive for the programme.

He concluded: 'To bring in three players that have a history with Oaklands is massive for us as we look to progress in our second year.

"The three players have a vested interest in the programme being a success and all have leadership quality. They understand the philosophy we are built on having been part of it and will be able to communicate to the next group of young players coming through."



Wolves keep Harrison for another season - by Eurobasket News

Oaklands College Wolves, St Albans (WBBL) re-signed guard Lizzy Harrison (180, college: Newman). She played there last season. In 8 WBBL games she averaged 6.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg.
Harrison graduated from Newman University in 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VENEZUELA  


Venezuelan National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
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Yosimar Corrales
Corrales
Ivaney Marquez
Marquez
Daniela Wallen
Wallen
Sharol Renault
Renault
Waleska Perez
Perez
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4Thalia Garcia 177-SF-94 Cangrejas Venezuela
6Yosimar Corrales 184-F/C-90 Univer./Real Club Peru
8Ivaney Marquez 177-SF-83 Univer./Real Club Peru
9Daniela Wallen 180-F-95 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
10Luisana Ortega 170-SF-89 Cangrejas Venezuela
11Mariana Duran 170-G-93 Oklahoma City USA
12Sharol Renault 170-PG-86 Bucaneras Venezuela
13Marielka Garate 183-F/C-95 Santa Ursula Peru
14Waleska Perez 180-SG-94 Arxil Pontev. Spain
15Siuly Marcano 186-PF-96 Jockey Peru
16Odeth Betancourt 183-C-00 Anzoategui Venezuela

Oscar Silva Head Coach Guaiqueries Venezuela
Brickman Morales Assistant



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  WMLBA  


Dallas Wins Inaugural WMLBA Championship - by Janell Burse

Dallas Lighting Win Inaugural WMLBA Championship

The stage was set and the lights were bright in Downtown Houston for the inaugural WMLBA Championship Game. The Tennessee Storm and Dallas Lightning tipped off at 7 pm at the Fonde Center. The game started off a close one, Dallas maintained control of the game early but Tennessee stayed within striking distance the entire first half only down 2 points at halftime. In the second half both teams came out ready to win in all, former WNBA Guard Ashley Shields led the charge for Tennessee (13 points and 7 rebounds) in the third quarter getting hot early in the second half. Aaliyah Whiteside (18 points and 2 rebounds) and Shonice Sprouce (16 points and 6 rebounds) also came out firing late in the fourth quarter striking fear in the hearts of Dallas fans who made the trip to Houston to root on their home team.

The Dallas Lighting had an answer every time down the court after a short lived offensive run by the Tennessee Storm. 'The key to our victory tonight was how hard we played and how well we stuck together down the stretch' -Dallas Lightning Head Coach Alicia Thompson
The Lighting were able to seal the deal with a stellar performance by WMLBA Finals MVP Shaunte Smith (31 points and 12 rebounds) and Antoinette Thompson (18 points and 5 rebounds). One of the keys to the Dallas victory tonight was simply how well they shot the basketball. The Dallas Lighting's field goal percentage was 61% compared to Tennessee only shooting 45%. Dallas also dominated the boards outrebounding Tennessee 39-22. 'Tonight was a tough loss for our team, we played well but just didn't do enough late in the game to come out with the victory' -Tennessee Storm Head Coach Tiffany Porter
Dallas was able to make Tennessee pay for every mistake they made late in the game and walked away with a 76-71 victory. Congratulations to both teams on an excellent season and extremely competitive game.

The Championship Game will be rebroadcast for fans who missed the action tonight on www.theWsportsnetwork.com. Special thanks to all the WMLBA Teams for making the 2017 inaugural season a success.

-J. Henderson
WMLBA Writer



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Wings hold off Sparks, 85-79 - by Eurobasket News

Glory Johnson (6'3''-F-90, college: Tennessee, agency: ProDep Management) had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 17 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-79 on Sunday. Skylar Diggins (5'9''-G-90, college: Notre Dame) had eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and Aerial Powers (6'0''-F-94, college: Michigan St.) finished with 12 for Dallas (13-14). Johnson hit a short jumper to give the Wings the lead for good and spark a 10-2 run that made it 81-73 when Diggins-Smith made a layup after a steal by Theresa Plaisance. Chelsea Gray hit two free throws to trim L.A.'s deficit to 83-79 with 35 seconds left, but Diggins-Smith answered with two foul shots nine seconds later to seal it. Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) and Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks (18-7) with 21 points apiece, while Odyssey Sims (5'9''-G-92, college: Baylor) scored 14 and Gray added 12. Los Angeles made just 2 of 15 from 3-point range and was outrebounded 47-31, including 16-4 on the offensive glass. The Sparks had their four-game win streak snapped.
Courtesy of: latimes.com



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Zimbabwean U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Maria Mutengo 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
5Samantha Jemwa 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
6Joanne Mutsahuni 02 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
7Nicole Chadra 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
8Thandeka Sibanda 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
9Tadiwanashe Bwerazuva 02 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
10Vaida Chivete 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
11Kudzwaishe Kagodora 02 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
12Tanaka Zwinake 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
13Charmine Garwe 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
14Tadiwa Mabika 01 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
15Shantel Magwagwa 02 ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe

Clement Kufeketa Head Coach ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe
Johnson Shumba Assistant ZIM U16 NT Zimbabwe