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  3X3  



Pools unveiled for FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The 24 participants teams (12 men's and 12 women's) were divided into 8 pools of 3 teams following the automatic seeding of the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup, which will take place in Debrecen, Hungary, on September 1-3. After 2 exciting qualifiers in Riga, Latvia and Szolnok, Hungary, the 12 best men and women's teams will battle out in Debrecen, the second largest city of Hungary and host of the U18 World Cup in 2015 and U18 Europe Cup last year, when France completed a historic double. Following the automatic seeding based on the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking on July 7, pools are as follows:
Group A: Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic
Group B: Romania, Italy, Spain
Group C: Ukraine, France, Israel
Group D: Estonia, Hungary and Serbia.


In the men's category, the Netherlands and Czech Republic (5th and 6th at the Hungary Qualifier respectively) will face U18 World Cup reigning champs and U18 Europe Cup silver medalists Belgium in Pool A. Will we see Peeters and Nouhi again this year?
Is men's Pool B the most loaded of the tournament? The three best teams from the Latvia Qualifier are in for a rematch. Italy have reasons to show confidence after beating Romania in the semi-finals and Spain in the final in Riga last weekend.
Reigning champs France were seeded in Pool C with the spectacular Ukrainian team (6th in the Latvia Qualifier) and Israel, who went all the way to the the final of the Hungary qualifier thanks to Qualifiers top scorer Tamir Schiller (99).
Last but not least, it won't be a walk in the park for U18 World Cup 2012 winners Serbia in Pool D as they will play hosts Hungary and Hungary Qualifier winners Estonia.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Igokea inks Nikola Jevtovic - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) agreed terms with 28-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jevtovic (208-89). He played last season at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 22 games he had 8.9ppg and 4.2rpg. Jevtovic also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.3ppg and 7.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Metalac in Serbian KLS. In 6 games he averaged 13.7ppg and 5.7rpg. Jevtovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jevtovic also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 11.9ppg and 6.0rpg.
Jevtovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like The Ere and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic
Desi Washington

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac
Nikola Jevtovic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  ARGENTINA  


Alex Harris (ex Doxa Lefkadas) signs at Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) landed 31-year old American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Diamond Sports). He played most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 league. Harris managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 14 A1 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.2apg. He also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Harris had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 8 Division A games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to win the Supercup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Cyprus League All-Star Game. Harris also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he got impressive 16.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Harris received All-Big West Co-Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He is a very experienced player. Harris has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg, Walter Tigers and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Italy (Enel Brindisi) and Poland (PGE Turow and Energa Czarni).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  AUSTRALIA  


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



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Sigal Prishtina inks Wayne Martin - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Wayne Martin (201-108kg-93, agency: Two Points). He just graduated from Tennessee State University (NCAA). In 30 games he had 14.4ppg and 9.2rpg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to All-OVC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Martin is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team was regular season runner-up in OVC East Division in 2016.
Martin has played previously for another Kosovan team South Shore.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Michael Glover

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kosovo



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Dzukija keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) re-signed 27-year old Spaniard guard Alejandro Hernandez (189-72kg-90). He played there last season. In 38 LKL games he averaged 7.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 4.2apg. Hernandez also spent pre-season at Real Betis (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
He played in the final of Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) in 2008.
Hernandez represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 3.0ppg, 1.1rpg.
Hernandez has played previously for three other Spanish teams: FC Barcelona, La ICL Manresa and Cornella.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Justin Knox (ex F.Kontatto BO) is a newcomer at Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Justin Knox (205-110kg-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A2. In 43 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 7.3rpg last season. Knox helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Final Genclik in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he averaged 15.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Knox received Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League 1st Team award back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Knox's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Knox has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Holland (Den Helder), Malaysia (KL Dragons), Puerto Rico (Capitanes) and Turkey (Vestel).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
Knox attended University of North Carolina until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pavlin Ivanov

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Justin Knox
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



Karlis Apsitis (ex BK Ogre) joins Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) agreed terms with 25-year old Latvian forward Karlis Apsitis (200-84kg-92). He has played for the last two seasons at BK Ogre in Latvian LBL league. In 32 games he had 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.2apg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Apsitis also played 13 games in Baltic League where he recorded 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.
Apsitis played in the final of Latvian LBL D2 in 2011.
He represented Latvia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.3ppg.
Apsitis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera, Barons Riga, Ventspils, Ventspils Augstskola and Saldus.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



Sterling Gibbs (ex Indios SFM) is a newcomer at N.Novgorod - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-84kg-92, college: Connecticut). He played this summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Gibbs managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LNB games he recorded 11.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division where in 27 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Last year Gibbs was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
He attended University of Connecticut until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Gibbs 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 his college team won AAC Tournament in 2016. Gibbs received also NABC All-District 5 2nd Team award in 2015.
He represented USA at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. Gibbs' team got to the Semifinals.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Sterling Gibbs
Artem Komolov

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Hungary



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  BELGIUM  


Forrest Robinson (ex Tartu Ulikool) joins Leuven - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Forrest Robinson (208-104kg-93, college: De Paul). He played most recently at Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML. Robinson managed to play in three leagues last year. In only one Alexela KML game he recorded very impressive stats: 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds. Robinson also spent pre-season at Universidad Catolica in Chilean Liga Nacional that year. In three games he had 11.3ppg and 3.7rpg.
He played in the final of Sun Belt Tournament in 2012.
Robinson has played also professionally in Cyprus (Omonia).
He attended De Paul University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Stella Artois Leuven Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Zabas
Anthony Goetgeluck
Stijn Stevens
Giel Vanthournout
Anthony Lambot
Rod Camphor
Lucien Sissoko

Forwards:
Clint Steindl
Rafael Bogaerts
Joey van_Zegeren
Forrest Robinson
Treg Setty

Centers:
Fahro Alihodzic
Jonas Delalieux

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



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  BOSNIA  


Igokea inks Nikola Jevtovic - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) agreed terms with 28-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jevtovic (208-89). He played last season at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 22 games he had 8.9ppg and 4.2rpg. Jevtovic also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.3ppg and 7.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Metalac in Serbian KLS. In 6 games he averaged 13.7ppg and 5.7rpg. Jevtovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jevtovic also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 11.9ppg and 6.0rpg.
Jevtovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like The Ere and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic
Desi Washington

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac
Nikola Jevtovic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Bauru
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Lenz, Bauru19.0 
 2. Brite, L.Sorocaba18.0 
 3. Avelino, Osasco B.16.0 
 4. Coelho, Franca15.0 
 5. Meindl, Franca15.0 
 6. Rodrigues, L.Sor.13.0 
 7. Drudi, Osasco B.13.0 
 8. Stallworth, Mogi12.0 
 9. Ruivo, Pinheiros11.0 
 10. Hubner, Paulistano11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rafael RODRIGUES
  L.Sor.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Rodrigues, L.Sor.10.0 
 2. Hubner, Paulistano10.0 
 3. Drudi, Osasco B.10.0 
 4. Lenz, Bauru8.0 
 5. Pereira, L.Sorocaba8.0 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba7.0 
 7. Santos, Bauru7.0 
 8. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.0 
 9. Doria, Paulistano7.0 
 10. Curnell, Mogi7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Felipe RUIVO
  Pinheiros
  (189-G-98)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ruivo, Pinheiros7.0 
 2. Coelho, Franca6.0 
 3. Curnell, Mogi3.0 
 4. Borges, Franca3.0 
 5. Drudi, Osasco B.2.0 
 6. Meindl, Franca2.0 
 7. Cerimelli, Bauru2.0 
 8. Stallworth, Mogi2.0 
 9. Gradnigo, L.Sor.2.0 
 10. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dontrell BRITE
  L.Sorocaba
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Brite, L.Sorocaba3.0 
 2. Pereira, L.Sorocaba3.0 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros2.0 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano2.0 
 5. Stallworth, Mogi2.0 
 6. Avelino, Osasco B.1.0 
 7. Drudi, Osasco B.1.0 
 8. Lenz, Bauru1.0 
 9. Abreu, Franca1.0 
 10. Santos, Bauru1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyrone CURNELL
  Mogi
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Curnell, Mogi3.0 
 2. Lenz, Bauru3.0 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano2.0 
 4. Ansaloni, Pinheiros1.0 
 5. Cruz, Pinheiros0.0 
 6. Camilo, Paulistano0.0 
 7. Pereira, L.Sorocaba0.0 
 8. Bueno, Franca0.0 
 9. Luz-d., Paulistano0.0 
 10. Brite, L.Sorocaba0.0 


Stevnsgade signs Matao de Souza - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Ligaen) signed 31-year old Brazilian forward Matao de Souza (201-98kg-86, college: Idaho). He has played for the last two seasons at Koge BK Coyotes in the 1st Division. de Souza helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in 1st Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at SISU Copenhagen where in only one Ligaen game he recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
de Souza won Danish 1st Division championship title in 2016.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Beograd (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 75.0%.
de Souza has played previously professionally in Denmark (Naestved and Vaerlose) and Brazil (Sport Club do Recife, Lajeado, Assis Basket, Liga Sorocaba and Fluminense).
He attended University of Idaho until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Denmark



Emilio Otte signs at Basquete Curitiba - by Eurobasket News

Basquete Curitiba/Circulo Militar (Parana State League) landed 20-year old small forward Emilio Otte (201-97). He played in the summer at Brusque in the Liga Ouro. In 8 games he averaged 5.6ppg and 3.3rpg. The last season Otte was tested by Flamengo (NBB).
He has played previously for Winner/Limeira.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



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  BULGARIA  


Lukoil Academic lands Justin Knox - by Vladislava Lazarova

Bulgarian NBL champion Lukoil Academic tabbed 28-year old American power forward Justin Knox (205-F-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Fortitudo Bologna Basket at Italian Serie A2. In 43 games Knox averaged 13,6 points and 7,3 rebounds in 43 games with Fortitudo last season. He helped the team to win Italian Serie A2 Supercup and reached the league semifinals with Bologna.

Justin Knox is former player of Turkish Bursa and Manisa, Misnk (Belarus) and Bright Knights (Holland). He played college basketball at Alabama and North Carolina in NCAA and tried his luck at Orlando NBA Summer League. He is third new American player for Lukoil Academic this summer after Dalton Pepper (196-SF-90, college: Temple) and Keith Clanton (205-C/F-90, college: Cent.Florida) and forth new player after the club succeeded to bring back in Bulgaria after 8 consecutive years abroad Hristo Nikolov (200-PF-85, agency: 011 Sports).



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



Justin Knox (ex F.Kontatto BO) is a newcomer at Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Justin Knox (205-110kg-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A2. In 43 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 7.3rpg last season. Knox helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Final Genclik in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he averaged 15.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Knox received Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League 1st Team award back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Knox's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Knox has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Holland (Den Helder), Malaysia (KL Dragons), Puerto Rico (Capitanes) and Turkey (Vestel).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
Knox attended University of North Carolina until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pavlin Ivanov

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Justin Knox
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



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  CANADA  


Kauhajoki tabs Stephen Maxwell, ex London L. - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) inked 24-year old American forward Stephen Maxwell (201-100kg-93, college: CS Northridge, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at London Lightning in Canadian NBL. In 54 NBL Canada games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 10.7rpg (leader !!!) and 1.3apg in 2015-16 season. Maxwell helped them to win the NBL Central Division title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded NBL Canada Rookie of the Year, Forward of the Year and USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Rookie of the Year.
He graduated from Cal State - Northridge in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.
Maxwell's game is described as: Not that impressive on the offensive end. Good defense.
A quiet, soft spoken guy who turns in a tough, hard nosed player on the court. He's a good inside scorer and above all a ferocious rebounder who somehow pops up with the ball against bigger men. He has a strong vertical jump, and a true passion for getting rebounds
.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fuquan Edwin
Henri Kantonen
Marcus Allen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Stephen Maxwell
Perttu Salmi

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Golden Stars to sign Donatas Motiejunas - by Eurobasket News

Shandong Golden Stars (CBA) agreed terms with 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-101kg-90). He played most recently at New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. In 34 games he averaged 4.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg last season. Motiejunas also spent pre-season at the Rockets in NBA that year.
In 2011 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (20th overall).
Among other achievements Motiejunas won Polish League championship title in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Motiejunas has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Motiejunas also represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 11 games: 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg.
Motiejunas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso), Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Poland (Asseco) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Motiejunas' game is described as: (by Eric Yearian for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Legit seven footer … Lefty with excellent offensive potential ... Loves to face the basket from the perimeter. Can score from inside and outside … Has added weight to his frame in the past year, making him more effective in the low post … Good ball handling ability for a big man … Quick first step allows him to get by opponents. Poor rebounder for a big man. At times it appears he's averse to doing the "dirty work" … Defense could use a lot of work, at times looks uninterested in defending … Can be punished in the post … Streaky shooter
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Smith's 73-point game gives him NBL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) had a great game in the last round for Luoyang and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had the game-high 73 points adding seven rebounds and seven assists for Luoyang in his team's victory, helping them to beat Beijing (#11, 7-12) 117-107. Luoyang maintains the 6th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Luoyang will need more victories to improve their 12-7 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Luoyang's top player in his first season with the team. University of Louisville graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 59.2ppg. Smith is in league's top in assists (5th best: 5.0apg) and averages solid 4.2spg and 57.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Isaiah Austin (216-C-93) of Guangxi. He is American center in his first season at Guangxi. In the last game Austin recorded impressive double-double of 41 points and 18 rebounds. Of course Guangxi cruised to a 104-96 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Hebei X. (#12, 5-14). Guangxi's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Austin is a newcomer at Guangxi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui (#5). Johnson got into 30-points club by scoring 41 points in the last round. He went also for seventeen rebounds . He was a key player of Anhui, leading his team to a 118-110 win against the lower-ranked Fujian (#10, 9-10). Anhui needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 7 lost games. Johnson has a great season in China. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 34.3ppg (6th best), rebounds with 19.7rpg (2nd best) and assists with 1.7apg (9th best). He also has 2.1bpg and FGP: 62.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 37 points, 24 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian - 35 points, 22 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Tony Mitchell (198-SF-89) of Chongqing - 52 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 33 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) of Fujian - 33 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Henan - 25 points and 14 rebounds
10. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 31 points and 11 rebounds

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



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.

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Corona Platina inks Filip Palac, ex Zabok - by Marco Mazzali

G.K Vis Corona Platina Piadena (Serie C Gold) agreed terms with 22-year old Croatian shooting guard Filip Palac (194-95). He has played for the last three seasons at KK Zabok in Croatian A1 league. In 23 games he had 4.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Palac played in the final of Croatian U19 Championships in 2013.
He was a member of Croatian U20 National Team two years ago.
Palac has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Cedevita, Mladost_Zagreb, Krizevci and Sus.-Moslavina.

G.K Vis Corona Platina Piadena roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Delibasic
Stefano Mascadri
Filip Palac
Kristijan Rakic
Lorenzo Belluco

Forwards:
Marco Marenzi
Antonio Lorenzetti
Matteo Ariazzi

Coach: Marco Mazzali

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Croatia beat France in Orleans - by Eurobasket News

France - Croatia 87-92

Croatia surprised France 92-87 at the friendly game in Orleans. France looked better in the start of the game and took a 19-13 lead after 10 minutes. Croatia scored 29 points in the second frame and reduced to 44-42 at the halftime. France again grabbed the bigger advantage due to 25-22 in the third quarter, but allowed Croatia to secure the victory. The latter needed a final 28-18 surge in the last frame to seal the victory.
Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) stepped up with 21 points to pace the winners and Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) collected 16 points and 10 rebounds. Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) scored 11, whilst Marko Popovic (185-PG-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport) posted 9. Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) replied with 24 points in a loss and Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) poured in 15.



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Russell Woods agreed terms with NH Ostrava - by Eurobasket News

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) inked 23-year old American power forward Russell Woods (203-104kg-94, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He just graduated from Missouri (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
As mentioned above Woods is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NJCAA D1 District XVI championship title in 2015. Woods received also All-GRAC 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milic Blagojevic is the Latest Addition to Ostrava - by Surujh Roopnarine

Coming on the heels of signing Serbian guard Milan Stanojevic (183-G-86, college: E.Washington, agency: Mansfield and Associates), BK Nova Hut Ostrava have announced the signing of another Serbian import Milic Blagojevic (200-G/F-91).
Milic Blagojevic, 26, spent most of last season in Slovakia playing for MBK Lucenec in the SBL. In 33 games he posted solid averages of 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
A 6-7 swingman, Milic Blagojevic has played the extend of his pro career split between his native Serbia as well as Slovakia. He has represented Serbia in U16, U18 and U20 international competitions. As a professional Milic Blagojevic has shown prowess as a scorer more so than a pure shooter, with an adequate three-point stroke and can be a solid rebounder.



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Stevnsgade signs Matao de Souza - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Ligaen) signed 31-year old Brazilian forward Matao de Souza (201-98kg-86, college: Idaho). He has played for the last two seasons at Koge BK Coyotes in the 1st Division. de Souza helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in 1st Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at SISU Copenhagen where in only one Ligaen game he recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
de Souza won Danish 1st Division championship title in 2016.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Beograd (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 75.0%.
de Souza has played previously professionally in Denmark (Naestved and Vaerlose) and Brazil (Sport Club do Recife, Lajeado, Assis Basket, Liga Sorocaba and Fluminense).
He attended University of Idaho until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damon Jones (ex Naestved) joins Aquimisa Carbajosa - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Carbajosa agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Damon Jones (186-79kg-94, college: Mercyhurst). He played most recently at Team FOG Naestved in Danish Ligaen, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg last season. Jones' team won PSAC Tournament.
He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season as a professional player.

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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.

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Sterling Gibbs (ex Indios SFM) is a newcomer at N.Novgorod - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-84kg-92, college: Connecticut). He played this summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Gibbs managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LNB games he recorded 11.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division where in 27 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Last year Gibbs was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
He attended University of Connecticut until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Gibbs 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 his college team won AAC Tournament in 2016. Gibbs received also NABC All-District 5 2nd Team award in 2015.
He represented USA at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. Gibbs' team got to the Semifinals.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Sterling Gibbs
Artem Komolov

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

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Bears Defeat San Lazaro, Sweep Dominican Republic Tour - by Eurobasket News

The Mercer men's basketball team won the final game of its foreign tour, defeating San Lazaro 70-56, Saturday morning. The Bears got off to a strong start, outscoring their opponent 26-7 in the first quarter. San Lazaro cut into the deficit by winning the second period, 18-11. The second half was a very tight margin with Mercer outscoring San Lazaro, 33-31. "I was glad to get another win today," Head Coach Bob Hoffman said. "Ria'n [Holland] really led today with his energy and effort. Stephon Jelks (6'6''-F-96) really lifted us up on the boards. Marcus Cohen had a really good showing as well. We've asked a lot from our guys this week, it's great to be 4-0 heading into our Mercer On Mission portion of the trip. We've been pushed and challenged already but this upcoming week will be nothing like we have ever seen." Before the game, the team held a basketball clinic with Santo Domingo locals, teaching them several drills and fundamentals of the game. This was the final game of the Bears' tour in the Dominican Republic. Mercer will continue to perform service work in the local community through Mercer On Mission before returning home on Aug. 14.
Courtesy of: mercerbears.com



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Joventut inks Omari Gudul - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 23-year old Congolese forward Omari Gudul (206-104kg-94, college: Angelo State, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. In 33 games he had 10.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Gudul helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. Gudul also played 18 games in Balkan League where he recorded 11.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Honorable Mention.
Gudul graduated from Angelo State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

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

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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National League Round 7: Leader Iccan loses to Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

National League is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 7 rounds left.

Top ranked Iccan (5-2) recorded its second loss in Guayaquil on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Barcelona (3-3) 70-61. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Iccan. They outrebounded Iccan 24-13 including 21 on the offensive glass. American power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) fired 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Panamanian Daniel King (203-87, college: Texas Southern) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Barcelona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Juvenil. Iccan at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Leones. Barcelona is looking forward to face Juvenil (#4) in Vinces in the next round. Iccan will play at home against the league's second-placed Leones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Riobamba. Second ranked Leones faced 4th placed Importadora. Host Leones (5-2) defeated guests from Ambato (3-3) 68-62. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Corbin Jackson (203-92, college: Florida Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Jose Acosta contributed with 20 points for the winners. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Importadora. Leones have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Iccan lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Importadora at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Barcelona and Juvenil. Leones will play against league's leader Iccan in Guayaquil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Importadora will play at home against Portviejo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-68 loss to third ranked Portviejo (4-2) in Gualaceo on Monday evening. It was a great evening for Adriano Barredas who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side Yolvier Romero responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains third place with 4-2 record behind leader Iccan. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with seven games lost. Portviejo will meet Importadora (#5) in the next round. Triple E-Uda will play against Piratas in Ibarra and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Vinces was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Piratas (3-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Juvenil (3-3). Juvenil managed to secure a 5-point victory 67-62. It was an exceptional evening for Jovanni Diaz who led the winners and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Juvenil moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Barcelona. Piratas at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Juvenil's next round opponent will be Barcelona (#6) in Guayaquil. Piratas will play at home against Triple E-Uda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Juvenil - Piratas 67-62

The game in Vinces was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Piratas (3-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Juvenil (3-3). Juvenil managed to secure a 5-point victory 67-62. It was an exceptional evening for Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) who led the winners and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) accounted for 12 points and 6 assists for the winning side. American forward Ashton Pitts (201-88, college: So.Poly State) came up with 12 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Piratas in the defeat. Juvenil moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Barcelona. Piratas at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Juvenil's next round opponent will be Barcelona (#6) in Guayaquil. Piratas will play at home against Triple E-Uda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Juvenil: J.Diaz 26+6reb+1ast, B.Thompson 16+1reb+4ast, N.Palacios 12+4reb+6ast, A.Guerra 6+3reb+2ast, M.Martinez 3+1reb+2ast, J.Quinonez 2+3reb
Piratas: W.Clayton 14+6reb+2ast, A.Pitts 12+9reb+2ast, Y.Fundora 9+7reb+1ast, P.Cano 7+2reb+3ast, C.Delgado 7+2reb+2ast, C.Malatay 6+3ast
gschID: 548226


Triple E-Uda - Portviejo 68-78

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-68 loss to third ranked Portviejo (4-2) in Gualaceo on Monday evening. It was a great evening for Adriano Barredas (-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 5 rebounds. Diego Javier Ferrin (-98) helped adding 9 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds and Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains third place with 4-2 record behind leader Iccan. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with seven games lost. Portviejo will meet Importadora (#5) in the next round. Triple E-Uda will play against Piratas in Ibarra and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Portviejo: A.Barredas 27+5reb+2ast, J.Arboleda 12+3reb+1ast, D.Javier Ferrin 9+7reb+2ast, F.Bedoya 9+2reb+2ast, R.Roldan 7+6reb, B.Geraldo 5+5reb+1ast
Triple E-Uda: Y.Romero 21+19reb+3ast, H.Molina 15+3reb+2ast, J.Pierre 10+12reb+1ast, M.Romo 9+5reb+8ast, C.Ramon 7+2reb+1ast, B.Pelaez 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 548225


Iccan - Barcelona 61-70

Top ranked Iccan (5-2) recorded its second loss in Guayaquil on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Barcelona (3-3) 70-61. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Iccan. They outrebounded Iccan 24-13 including 21 on the offensive glass. American power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) fired 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Panamanian Daniel King (203-87, college: Texas Southern) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Barcelona players scored in double figures. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Eduard Caicedo (196-90) added 14 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Barcelona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Importadora and Juvenil. Iccan at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Leones. Barcelona is looking forward to face Juvenil (#4) in Vinces in the next round. Iccan will play at home against the league's second-placed Leones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barcelona: K.Bowman 15+6reb, D.King 14+5reb+1ast, M.Hurtado 14+3reb, M.Cairo 13+5reb, R.Cardenas 7+4reb+3ast, F.Vargas 5+1reb+1ast
Iccan: C.Silva 15+7reb+1ast, E.Caicedo 14+2reb+1ast, J.Centeno 11+2reb+2ast, Z.Jackson 8+1reb, J.Porozo 7+1ast, V.Peralvo 6
gschID: 548228


Leones - Importadora 68-62

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Riobamba. Second ranked Leones faced 4th placed Importadora. Host Leones (5-2) defeated guests from Ambato (3-3) 68-62. Leones brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Corbin Jackson (203-92, college: Florida Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Dominican point guard Jose Acosta (185-92) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) added 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Importadora. Four Importadora players scored in double figures. Leones have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Iccan lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Importadora at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Barcelona and Juvenil. Leones will play against league's leader Iccan in Guayaquil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Importadora will play at home against Portviejo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leones: J.Acosta 20+1reb+2ast, R.LUIS 18+4reb+2ast, C.Jackson 12+10reb+2ast, J.Vargas 10+7reb+1ast, F.Perez 3+2reb+1ast, M.Gordon 3+1ast
Importadora: J.Blocker 17+1reb+3ast, T.Sledge 17+8reb+3ast, N.Mina 12+9reb, J.Romero 12+4reb+1ast, J.Sanmiguel 2+1ast, C.Orozco 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548227





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Liga MB Round 8: Santa Tecla keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Santa Tecla as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Santa Tecla defeated bottom-ranked 11 Lobos at home 91-80. Santa Tecla forced 20 11 Lobos turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by 11 Lobos' players. Worth to mention a great performance of center Carlos Arias (200-89) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds and Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) who added 17 points during the contest. American guard Darell Combs (188-93, college: IUPUI) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Santa Tecla (7-0) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. 11 Lobos at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with Giants. 11 Lobos will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Santa Tecla will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Santiagueno on the road.
Bottom-ranked Giants (0-7) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Cojute (4-4) 94-78. The winners were led by American guard Leo Svete (195, college: IUPUI) who scored that evening 32 points and 8 rebounds and Jernell Hudges supported him with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 15 assists. Even a double-double of 33 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 4 assists by Zimbabwean guard Simbarahe Gwanyanya (191, college: Holy Names) did not help to save the game for Giants. Giants' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Cojute moved-up to sixth place. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with 11 Lobos. Cojute will play against higher ranked Brujos Izalco (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Giants will play against Isidro Metapan (#9) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked 11 Lobos (0-7) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to third ranked Canarios (5-2) 113-82 on Sunday evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was David Lawson who scored 42 points (!!!) and 6 assists. Malik Jackson produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds for the guests. 11 Lobos' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Canarios have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Santa Tecla. Loser 11 Lobos still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with Giants. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top-ranked Halcones (6-0) crushed at home 11th ranked Santiagueno (1-4) by 42 points 109-67, which is the biggest margin this round. Michael Flores orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Halcones have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-0 record behind leader Santa Tecla. Santiagueno lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh place with four games lost. Halcones' next round opponent will be Quezaltepeque (#4) on the road. Santiagueno will play against the league's leader Santa Tecla (#1) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 8 Isidro Metapan lost to El Rapido on the opponent's court 78-85.

Santa Tecla - 11 Lobos 91-80

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Santa Tecla as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Santa Tecla defeated bottom-ranked 11 Lobos at home 91-80. Santa Tecla forced 20 11 Lobos turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by 11 Lobos' players. Worth to mention a great performance of center Carlos Arias (200-89) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds and Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) who added 17 points during the contest. Four Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. American guard Darell Combs (188-93, college: IUPUI) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds and his fellow American import guard David Haye (188-94, college: Ramapo) scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Santa Tecla (7-0) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. 11 Lobos at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with Giants. 11 Lobos will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Santa Tecla will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Santiagueno on the road.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: L.Valdez 17+4reb, C.Arias 16+7reb+2ast, A.Arias Serrano 10+7reb+1ast, O.Torres 10+1reb+1ast, R.Martinez 10+1reb+10ast, S.Hernandez 7+1reb+1ast
11 Lobos: D.Combs 30+15reb+1ast, D.Haye 22+8reb+6ast, M.Jackson 14+12reb+5ast, R.Aguiar 7+2reb, M.Gonzalez 7+4reb+1ast, V.Sandoval 0
gschID: 553682


El Rapido - Isidro Metapan 85-78

There was a minor upset in La Union where 7th ranked Isidro Metapan (3-4) was defeated by tenth ranked El Rapido (3-4) 85-78. El Rapido dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Isidro Metapan's 34. They outrebounded Isidro Metapan 57-30 including a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. El Rapido players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Cuban point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Cuban power forward Arlen Alorda (198-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. Four El Rapido players scored in double figures. El Rapido's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Venezuelan forward Elder Gimenez (186-91) replied with 30 points and 7 rebounds and Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) added 25 points and 7 assists in the effort for Isidro Metapan. El Rapido moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Isidro Metapan. El Rapido will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
El Rapido: O.Oliva 27+4reb+7ast, J.Avila 18+5reb+2ast, Y.Cubillas 14+12reb, A.Alorda 14+21reb, M.Aguilar 6+8reb+7ast, O.Coreas 4+2reb+2ast
Isidro Metapan: E.Gimenez 30+7reb+2ast, E.Mijares 25+1reb+7ast, S.Magee 13+18reb+1ast, M.Artiga 6+2reb, A.Regalado 2+1reb+1ast, J.Flores 2+1reb
gschID: 553670


Cojute - Giants 94-78

Bottom-ranked Giants (0-7) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Cojute (4-4) 94-78. Strangely Giants outrebounded Cojute 52-36 including 19 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Cojute brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. The winners were led by American guard Leo Svete (195, college: IUPUI) who scored that evening 32 points and 8 rebounds and Jernell Hudges supported him with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 15 assists. Four Cojute players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 33 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 4 assists by Zimbabwean guard Simbarahe Gwanyanya (191, college: Holy Names) did not help to save the game for Giants. Guard Carlos Flores (184-85) added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the guests. Giants' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Cojute moved-up to sixth place. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with 11 Lobos. Cojute will play against higher ranked Brujos Izalco (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Giants will play against Isidro Metapan (#9) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cojute: L.Svete 32+8reb+2ast, J.Hudges 17+6reb+15ast, R.Kenteh 17+10reb, L.Quintanilla 12+1reb+3ast, W.Mercado 5+1reb+1ast, R.Melendez 4+4reb
Giants: S.Gwanyanya 33+20reb+4ast, L.Escoto 16+1reb+5ast, C.Flores 14+14reb+1ast, C.Orellana 5+2reb+1ast, J.Maravilla 4+2reb+3ast, W.Davontae 4+8reb
gschID: 553675


Canarios - 11 Lobos 113-82

Bottom-ranked 11 Lobos (0-7) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to third ranked Canarios (5-2) 113-82 on Sunday evening. Canarios dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to 11 Lobos' 52. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by 11 Lobos' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Canarios made 7 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was point guard David Lawson (185-89, college: Reinhardt) who scored 42 points (!!!) and 6 assists. Center Marc Montavious (206-90, college: Georgetown, KY) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 19 rebounds and 6 blocks. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Canarios players scored in double figures. Forward Malik Jackson (198-92, college: Beth.-Cookman) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds and guard Darell Combs (188-93, college: IUPUI) added 24 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the guests. 11 Lobos' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Canarios have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Santa Tecla. Loser 11 Lobos still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with Giants. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Canarios: D.Lawson 42+6ast, E.Ishman 25+14reb+4ast, M.Montavious 24+19reb+3ast, W.Molina 13+6reb+5ast, A.Gross Ruano 5+1reb+2ast, J.Martinez 2+1reb+1ast
11 Lobos: M.Jackson 32+14reb+1ast, D.Combs 24+14reb+3ast, D.Haye 19+8reb+3ast, C.Torres 3+4reb, M.Gonzalez 2+5reb, M.Baltrons 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 553671


Halcones - Santiagueno 109-67

Top-ranked Halcones (6-0) crushed at home 11th ranked Santiagueno (1-4) by 42 points 109-67, which is the biggest margin this round. Halcones dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Santiagueno's 44. Halcones forced 24 Santiagueno turnovers and had a 37-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 39 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Santiagueno's players. Michael Flores orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Five Halcones players scored in double figures. Chris King replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Santiagueno. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Halcones have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-0 record behind leader Santa Tecla. Santiagueno lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh place with four games lost. Halcones' next round opponent will be Quezaltepeque (#4) on the road. Santiagueno will play against the league's leader Santa Tecla (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Halcones: M.Flores 18+7reb+9ast, J.Ruiz 18+5reb+7ast, J.Diaz 14+9reb+4ast, R.Figueroa 13+5reb+3ast, M.Banos 11+2reb+1ast, M.Tejada 11+6reb
Santiagueno: S.Brackett 19+5reb+5ast, C.King 18+13reb+1ast, M.Amaya 8+3reb+1ast, W.Brown 8+12reb+1ast, S.Esperanza 7+2reb+2ast, E.Amaya 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 553701





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  ESTONIA  


Forrest Robinson (ex Tartu Ulikool) joins Leuven - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Forrest Robinson (208-104kg-93, college: De Paul). He played most recently at Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML. Robinson managed to play in three leagues last year. In only one Alexela KML game he recorded very impressive stats: 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds. Robinson also spent pre-season at Universidad Catolica in Chilean Liga Nacional that year. In three games he had 11.3ppg and 3.7rpg.
He played in the final of Sun Belt Tournament in 2012.
Robinson has played also professionally in Cyprus (Omonia).
He attended De Paul University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Stella Artois Leuven Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Zabas
Anthony Goetgeluck
Stijn Stevens
Giel Vanthournout
Anthony Lambot
Rod Camphor
Lucien Sissoko

Forwards:
Clint Steindl
Rafael Bogaerts
Joey van_Zegeren
Forrest Robinson
Treg Setty

Centers:
Fahro Alihodzic
Jonas Delalieux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROCUP  


Quinton Stephens is a newcomer at Fiat Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American forward Quinton Stephens (206-92kg-95, college: Georgia Tech). He was about to sign at Charlotte Hornets in the NBA.
Stephens just graduated from Georgia Tech and it is his first season in pro basketball. He played in the final of NIT.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones
Lamar Patterson

Forwards:
Deron Washington
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Austin Daye (ex Galatasaray) agreed terms with Hapoel Jerusalem - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) inked 29-year old American forward Austin Daye (211-92kg-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Jun.'17. In 23 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg last season. Daye also played 25 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Al Manama (Premier League) in Bahrain. Daye helped them to make it to the final. The other team he played that season for was VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 21 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.2ppg and had 9.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Daye also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA that year.
In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (15th overall). Daye attended Gonzaga University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
His college team won WCC Tournament in 2009.
Daye has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Daye has played previously professionally in Russia (Khimki), NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Erie Bay Hawks).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Austin Daye
Tarence Kinsey

Centers:
Alen Omic
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team 2017
Amit Ebo
Ebo
Jaydon Henry
Henry
Ivan Alipiev
Alipiev
Luka Samanic
Samanic
Matthias Tass
Tass

Best Player: Luka Samanic (208-PF-00) of Croatia
Best Guard: Jaydon Henry (198-G-99) of England
Best Forward: Luka Samanic (208-PF-00) of Croatia
Best Center: Matthias Tass (208-F/C-99) of Estonia

1st Team
PG: Amit Ebo (182-PG-99) of Israel
G: Jaydon Henry (198-G-99) of England
F/G: Ivan Alipiev (200-F/G-99) of Bulgaria
PF: Luka Samanic (208-PF-00) of Croatia
F/C: Matthias Tass (208-F/C-99) of Estonia

2nd Team
PG: Antonio Jordano (191-PG-99) of Croatia
G: Erik Persson (190-G-00) of Swedeb
F: Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (6'9''-F-99) of England
F/C: Tomer Levinson (206-F/C-00) of Israel
F/C: Adrian Bogucki (213-F/C-99) of Poland

Honorable Mention
Maik Bouwer (197-SF-99) of Holland
Kristian Kullamae (194-PG-99) of Estonia
Servaas Buysschaert (204-C-99) of Belgium
Vit Krejci (193-PG-00) of Czech Rep.
Marek Welsch (180-G-99) of Czech Rep.
Krastan Krastanov (204-C-99) of Bulgaria
Sigvaldi Eggertsson (197-F-00) of Iceland
Neemias Queta (208-C-99) of Portugal
Dimitri Georgiadis (6'8''-F-99) of Romania
Yauhen Massalski (207-F-99) of Belarus
Dzmitry Ryuny (200-PF-00) of Belarus
Damjan Krstevski (193-SG-99) of FYR Macedonia
Eric Koludrovic (6'5''-F-99) of Switzerland
Ben Kovac (195-SG-00) of Luxembourg
Luka Brajkovic (206-F/C-99) of Austria
Mert Ilhan (180-PG-99) of Azerbijan
Nikolla Haruni (200-PF-99) of Albania
Nikoloz Metskhvarishvili (200-PF-99) of Georgia
Sean Jenkins (185-G-99) of Irealand



Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team 2017
Arnas Velicka
Velicka
Sani Campara
Campara
Sergi Martinez
Martinez
Nikola Miskovic
Miskovic
Ragip Atar
Atar

Best Player: Nikola Miskovic (207-PF-99) of Serbia
Best Guard: Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) of Lithuania
Best Forward: Nikola Miskovic (207-PF-99) of Serbia
Best Center: Ragip Atar (210-C-99) of Turkey

1st Team
PG: Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) of Lithuania
G: Sani Campara (190-G-99) of Bosnia
PF: Sergi Martinez (203-PF-99) of Spain
PF: Nikola Miskovic (207-PF-99) of Serbia
C: Ragip Atar (210-C-99) of Turkey

2nd Team
PG: Dimitrios Moraitis (194-PG-99) of Greece
F: Yigitcan Saybir (201-F-99) of Turkey
PF: Guglielmo Caruso (205-PF-99) of Italy
F: Mikael Jantunen (200-F-00) of Finland
C: Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) of Serbia

Honorable Mention
Osas Ehigitor (207-C-99) of Spain
Georgios Kalaitzakis (198-PG-99) of Greece
Lukas Uleckas (197-G/F-99) of Lithuania
Ivan Fevrier (203-F-99) of France
Anrijs Miska (203-F-00) of Latvia
Miika Heinonen (193-G-99) of Finland
David Kralj (191-G-99) of Slovenia
Philipp Herkenhoff (208-PF-99) of Germany
Marko Simonovic (210-C-99) of Montenegro
Alexandr Khomenko (190-G-99) of Russia
Yusuf Sanon (190-G-99) of Ukraine
Jakub Kadasi (199-SF-99) of Slovakia



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  FIBA ASIA CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Wael ARAKJI
  (194-PG-94)
  Avg: 22
 1. Arakji, LEB22.0 
 2. Chou, TAI22.0 
 3. Reid, HKG19.0 
 4. Raukawa, NZL17.0 
 5. El-Khatib, LEB16.0 
 6. Oh, KOR16.0 
 7. Chou, TAI16.0 
 8. Lim, KOR16.0 
 9. Haidar, LEB16.0 
 10. Delany, NZL15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Po-Chen CHOU
  (196-SG-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Chou, TAI13.0 
 2. Reid, HKG12.0 
 3. Hodgson, AUS12.0 
 4. Bawji, LEB12.0 
 5. Delany, NZL10.0 
 6. Brandt, AUS9.0 
 7. Yargaliyev, KAZ7.0 
 8. Oh, KOR7.0 
 9. Liu, TAI6.0 
 10. Raukawa, NZL6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Duncan REID
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Reid, HKG5.0 
 2. Kickert, AUS5.0 
 3. Cadee, AUS5.0 
 4. El-Khatib, LEB4.0 
 5. Yargaliyev, KAZ4.0 
 6. Kim, KOR4.0 
 7. Choi, KOR4.0 
 8. Raukawa, NZL3.0 
 9. Newley, AUS3.0 
 10. Oh, KOR3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cheng LIU
  TAI
  (192-F-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Liu, TAI4.0 
 2. Te-Rangi, NZL4.0 
 3. Ilin, KAZ3.0 
 4. Delany, NZL3.0 
 5. Hunter, NZL2.0 
 6. Lo, HKG2.0 
 7. Arakji, LEB2.0 
 8. Ngatai, NZL2.0 
 9. Brown, JPN2.0 
 10. Raukawa, NZL2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mohamad HAIDAR
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Haidar, LEB3.0 
 2. Ota, JPN2.0 
 3. Lee, KOR1.0 
 4. Ngatai, NZL1.0 
 5. Smith-Milner, NZL1.0 
 6. Bazhkin, KAZ1.0 
 7. Yagodkin, KAZ1.0 
 8. Kickert, AUS1.0 
 9. Zhigulin, KAZ1.0 
 10. Bawji, LEB1.0 


Review of Day 1 in Lebanon - by Eurobasket News

Group C
Lebanon - South Korea 72-66
Lebanon outscored South Korea for the opening win at the tournament. Wael Arakji (194-PG-94, agency: 24 Sec Basketball) posted 22 points to pace the hosts. Lebanon accumulated a 40:31 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 13-point mark heading into the fourth frame. South Korea sank 25 points in the final stanza but could not avert the loss. Mohamad Haidar (201-F-90, college: Michigan Tech) and Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) had 16 points each in the victory. Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) and Lim Dong (198-F-90) answered with 16 points each for South Korea.

Kazakhstan - New Zealand 49-70
Derone Raukawa (181-G-94) scored 17 points to lead New Zealand past Kazakhstan. New Zealand limited their opponents to just 22 points in the first half to secure a 7-point lead. The Tall Blacks nailed 25 points in the third term to take a 17-point advantage and never looked back en route to the win. Finn Delany (198-F-95, college: SW Baptist) netted 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory. Aleksandr Zhigulin (204-F-94) provided 9 points for Kazakhstan.

Group D
Hong Kong - Taiwan 62-77
Taiwan outgunned Hong Kong to open win count in Lebanon. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) produced 22 points in the victory. Hong Kong accumulated a 35:30 halftime lead. Taiwan however turned the tables in the second half. They ignited a 47:27 run after the big break and rallied to the win. Po-Chen Chou (196-SG-90) had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Duncan Reid (206-C-89) delivered 19 points and 12 rebounds for Hong Kong.

Japan - Australia 68-84
Australia opened win count in Lebanon. They stormed past Japan in the opener. Cameron Gliddon (196-G/F-89, college: Concordia Irvine) and Jason Cadee delivered 13 points each for the Boomers. Australia posted a 42:31 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 21-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Matt Hodgson and Daniel Kickert had 11 points each in the victory. Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) answered with 13 points for Japan.




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CSU Sibiu lands Lawrence Kinnard, ex Lapua - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) landed 31-year old American forward Lawrence Kinnard (203-105kg-86, college: UAB). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 24 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kinnard played at Kauhajoen Karhu (also in Korisliiga) where in 38 games he had 12.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Kinnard's team won Cyprus Supercup in 2013.
He has played also professionally in Poland (Slask, Anwil and Trefl), Cyprus (Keravnos) and ABI (Gladiators).
Kinnard attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

CSU Atlassib Sibiu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radu Paliciuc
Tyler Laser
Mirel Dragoste

Forwards:
Lawrence Kinnard
Monyea Pratt
Wilhelm Brosser
Dragos Gheorghe

Centers:
Chris Cooper
Andrei Ene

Coach: Dan Fleseriu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kauhajoki tabs Stephen Maxwell, ex London L. - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) inked 24-year old American forward Stephen Maxwell (201-100kg-93, college: CS Northridge, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at London Lightning in Canadian NBL. In 54 NBL Canada games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 10.7rpg (leader !!!) and 1.3apg in 2015-16 season. Maxwell helped them to win the NBL Central Division title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded NBL Canada Rookie of the Year, Forward of the Year and USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Rookie of the Year.
He graduated from Cal State - Northridge in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.
Maxwell's game is described as: Not that impressive on the offensive end. Good defense.
A quiet, soft spoken guy who turns in a tough, hard nosed player on the court. He's a good inside scorer and above all a ferocious rebounder who somehow pops up with the ball against bigger men. He has a strong vertical jump, and a true passion for getting rebounds
.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fuquan Edwin
Henri Kantonen
Marcus Allen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Stephen Maxwell
Perttu Salmi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Croatia beat France in Orleans - by Eurobasket News

France - Croatia 87-92

Croatia surprised France 92-87 at the friendly game in Orleans. France looked better in the start of the game and took a 19-13 lead after 10 minutes. Croatia scored 29 points in the second frame and reduced to 44-42 at the halftime. France again grabbed the bigger advantage due to 25-22 in the third quarter, but allowed Croatia to secure the victory. The latter needed a final 28-18 surge in the last frame to seal the victory.
Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) stepped up with 21 points to pace the winners and Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) collected 16 points and 10 rebounds. Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) scored 11, whilst Marko Popovic (185-PG-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport) posted 9. Evan Fournier (198-SG-92) replied with 24 points in a loss and Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) poured in 15.



Orchies tab Fabien Ateba - by Philippe Burstert

BC Orchies (NM1) inked 26-year old swingman Fabien Ateba (192-91) from Souffel. In 39 NM1 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Ateba played at Caen Basket Calvados where in 16 NM1 games he averaged 10.8ppg and 3.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Ateba has played previously for three other teams: Hyeres-Toulon, Provence Basket and SPO Rouen.

BC Orchies roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Romain Dardaine
Chrislain Cairo
T.J. Robinson
Fabien Ateba

Center:
Maxime Djo_Ebala

Coach: Fabrice Courcier

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. 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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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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Damjan Robev (ex Vardar Skopje) inks with Gostivar - by Mario Divanisov

After announcing Jetmir Zekjiri (200-SF-96) and Ivica Dimcevski (195-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) previously this week the newbie in Prva Liga, Gostivar 2015 now added another U-20 national team member in their roster.

The 20-year old Damjan Robev (193-G/F-97) is one of the bright young prospects in Macedonian basketball and has shown his input throughout his carrier. The swingman spent the previous season with Vardar Skopje where he averaged 6.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.8apg in 18 games played.
He also carried Macedonian national team in the last U-20 Eurobasket where he impressed with 13.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.9spg and 2.1apg in 7 games.

Robev will be the fifth player to ink with Gostivar 2015 for the following season after the twin brothers Renato and Robert Dimitrievski (196-G/F-91), Ivica Dimcevski and Jetmir Zekjiri. The club is expected to announce new signings in the upcoming days as speculations regarding Serbian international Nikola Djurasovic (197-F-83), Viktor Serafimovski (90) and Kiril Pavlovski (210-C-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) are still undergoing.

Gostivar 2015 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Dimitrievski
Renato Dimitrievski (196-G/F-91)
Damjan Robev
Ivica Dimcevski

Forwards:
Jetmir Zekjiri

Center:

Coach: Marijan Srbinovski

By Eurobasket Data Center




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The Kirchheim Knights Add Levi Giese - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Kirchheim Knights have found Levi Giese (206-F-90, college: Lafayette) for their front court. Levi Giese is a 27 year old 206cm power forward from Tulsa, Oklahoma that will be going into his third professional season. Last season he played for Porvoon Tarmo (Finland-1st Division) playing 26 games averaging 19.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 43.3%, FT: 69.1%. "He fits perfect to us. He is a solid defender and despite his height quick is and has a great shot", stressed head coach Anton Mirolybov.

Last season the American scored in double figures in 24 of 26 games. His best scoring games were against FokoPo with 35 points and 33 points against Jvyvaskyla. He played at Lafayette (NCAA) from 2009-2013 playing a total of 113 games and as a senior played 34 games: 6.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 60.0%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Patriot League Tournament Finalist -10, 11, 13, Patriot League Tournament Semifinals -12, Patriot League Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -13, Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas (1st session) Winner -14, and Finnish 1st Division -17 (Player of the Week Rd.5).

Source:Kirchheim Knights




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.




The Walter Tigers Tuebingen Gain Experienced Ryan Brooks - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Ryan Brooks (193-G-88, college: Temple) isn't getting any younger, but the 29 year old player is still putting up solid stats and will return back to Germany where he had productive seasons on the court with Giessen, Frankfurt and the Telekom Baskets Bonn. According to Tagblatt.de, the Walter Tigers Tuebingen have grabbed the American. Brooks played in France the last two seasons for DA Dijon Bourgogne (France-ProA) and last season played 33 games averaging 510.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 80.7%. The year before with JDA Dijon Bourgogne (France-ProA) he played 34 games averaging 8.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 76.1%.

He had his first taste of the German Easycredit BBI in 2010 with the Giessen 46ers (Germany-1.Bundesliga) playing 34 games averaging 9.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 75.5%. In the 2011-2012 season he dominated with Namika Lahti (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 40 games avergaing 18.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 81.6%. In the 2012-2013 season he returned back to the Giessen 46ers (Germany-BBL) playing 19 games averaging 15.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3FGP: 37.3%, FT: 75.4%, in Jan.'13 moved to Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL) playing 15 games averaging 13.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 73.7%. In the 2013-2014 season he moved to the Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany-BBL) playing 10 Eurocup games avergaing 9.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 73.1%; In the German League he played 39 games averaging 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 84.0%. In the 2014-2015 season he remained with the Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany-BBL) playing 39 games avergaing 10.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 40.2%, FT: 76.6%; Eurocup: 10 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 75.0%. He started his basketball career at Temple (NCAA) playing a total of 127 games and as a senior played 35 games averaging 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 81.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS first team all-State honors -06, HS 2006 PIAA Class AAAA State title, Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runner-Up -08, 09, Atlantic 10 Tournament Finalist -08, Atlantic 10 Tournament Winner -09, 10, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team -09, Atlantic 10 Regular Season Co-Champion -10, All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team -10, NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team -10, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -13, 14, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -15, and French ProA -17 (Player of the Week Rd.25).



BV Chemnitz Add Jacob Parker - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team BV Chemnitz have bolsteed their forward position by bringing in Jacob Parker (198-F-93, college: SF Austin, agency: Inception Sports) Parker is a 24 year old 198cm forward from Bixby, Oklahoma that will be going into his third professional season. He brings Germany experience to Chemnitz as last season he played with the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProA) playing 28 games: averaging 11.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 62.0%, 3PT-3 (48.8%), FT: 68.9%. "We were looking for a guy like Parker. He can play both wing positions and is a physical athlete that has a good shot and is a strong defender that will be the prefect compliment to Michael Fleischmann and Jonas Richter", stressed head coach Rodrigo Pastore.

Last season with Gotha, the American scored in double figures in 16 games and had one double double. His best scoring game was against Kirchheim where he netted 29 points, had a 24 point effort against the Uni Baskets and a 22 point game against Heidelberg. The American started his basketball career in 2011 with Stephen F. Austin (NCAA) where as a freshman he played 29 games avergaing 1.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg. In his second season at SF Austin (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 7.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 41.3%, FT: 63.0%. In his junior season at SF Austin (NCAA) he played 34 games averaging 14.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 46.8%, FT: 79.6%. As a senior at SF Austin (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 13.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.9%. He started his professional season in 2015 with KK Tajfun Sentjur (Slovenia-Telemach League) playing 13 games averaging 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 87.5%. He also played 6 FIBA Europe Cup games: averaging 7.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 71.4%; in the Adriatic League he played 26 games avergaing 5.9ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 75.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Southland Conf. West Division Regular Season Runner-Up -12, Southland Conf. Tournament Semifinals -12, Southland Conf. Regular Season Champion -13, 14, 15, Southland Conf. Tournament Finalist -13, NABC Division I All-District 23 1st Team -14, Southland Conf. Tournament Winner -14, 15, All-Southland Conf. Player of the Year -14, All-Southland Conf. 1st Team -14, Australian SEABL-South Regular Season Runner-Up -14, USBWA All-District VII Team -14, All-Southland Conf. 2nd Team -15, NABC All-District 23 1st Team -15, Slovenian Supercup Winner -16, Slovenian League All-Star Game -16, Slovenian Cup Semifinals -16, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 3rd Team -17.

Source: BV Chmenitz




Terence Smith Continues Career with Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

With the summer winding down, it was strange to see that one of last seasons top Pro B guards Terence Smith (193-G-91, college: Mississippi) was still on the market, but today he is officially off the market as Pro B team Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven have gobbled him up. Smith is a 25 year old 193cm guard that had a superb rookie season with Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen (Germany-ProB) last season where he played 22 games averaging 17.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 72.5%. "We heard only good things about Smith. His coaches, teammates and opponents said much positive things baout him. We are looking forward to Terence as he fit into our profile requirement. A big guard, athletic, good drive, shot and experience", stressed head coach Markus Rowenstrunk. As a rookie he recieved a Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention.

Last season the American from Russelville, Alabama scored in double figure in all 22 games and scored 20 points or more seven times. His best scoring games were against Lich with 28 points, 26 points against Frankfurt and 24 points against FC Bayern Munich. He started his basketball career in 2010 with Tenn-Martin (NCAA) playing 33 games avergaing 11.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.1apg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 31.5%, FT: 78.2%. In his second season with Tenn-Martin (NCAA) he played 21 games averaging 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 82.9%. In his junior season with Tenn-Martin (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 14,8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 82.1%. He moved to Mississippi (NCAA) for his last year playing 33 games avergaing 4.0ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.7apg.

Source:Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven



The Bohannon Heidelberg Connection Sparks The Iowa Hawkeyes Past The Basketball Aid Allstars 99-65 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

One doesn't always have to be in caught up in the playoffs of the NBA, Euroleague, or Endessa where one can witness great basketball in places like the Oracle arena in Oakland or the Wizink arena in Madrid or other leagues in Europe to be in the basketball zone in mind and be more than ecstatic about getting the full hot order on basketball, but one can also be trapped by desire in smaller venues in the dog days of summer in August like the OSP-Rhein-Necker gym in Heidelberg that seats 2000 people. On one side of the less modern arena where the benches are is a wall and seats no people. Any basketball spectator that has been used to the huge state of the art arena's and were brought into the OSP Rhein-Necker gym blindfolded and turned towards the wall could of suffered a minor heart attack not knowing in what basketball calamity they had stumbled into. On August 8th, the OSP-Rhein-Necker arena in Heidelberg was the focus of a very special basketball evening that showcased great basketball talent all for a good cause as the well known University of Iowa that was an NCAA finalist in 1956 and NIT finalist 2013 were at the start of a European tour that would also take them to Italy and Switzerland and were playing against a put together basketball team for one night called the Basketball Aid Allstars. The game was for a good cause as once again Basketball Aid which had organized a successful tour last summer had put together this special event with all procedes going to help the fight for children stricken with cancer. Iowa has a young team and some big talent with guys like Tyler Cook, Isaiah Moss, Jordan Bohannon (183-G-97) and Nicholas Baer not too mention senior Dominique Uhi who was making his homecoming as he hails from Frankfurt only 98 kilometers from the trendy tourist attraction city Heidelberg where he was in the Fraport Skyliners organization for a few years before making the jump to the States in 2012. The Basketball Aid Allstars were led by coach German basketball legend Pascal Roller and had some very talented young players like Fraport Skyliners Richard Freudenberg and Garai Zeeb or Lukas Wank from Wurzburg, but also the very experienced Alexsandar Nadjfeji who at age 40 still plays like he is 30 and won titles in Germany with Cologne and Berlin. The arena also had some history in that that was where current NBA player Paul Zipser of the Chicago Bulls began to learn his trade. The only real serious thing about the game was the cause helping get more awareness for cancer while on the court Iowa had only been in Germany a day and still had some jet lag in their bones, while the players of the Basketball Aid team weren't about to be going full speed as with the next season approaching had to be mindful of not getting an injury to hurt their professional team's preparation for the season. The incredible fitness of the Iowa team showed as their jet lag seemed like it had been left in the hotel as the Iowa Hawkeyes let their lethal shooting and timely transition game especially in the second half turn an easy win into a wipe out as the Basketball Aid Allstars ran out of gas losing 99-65. Only a few minutes after the big win, Iowa forward Dominque Uhl was in the stands chilling with his mom and glowing about coming home and playing. 'This was a very special occasion for me to come home and play for my mom and friends. I also saw my old teammates Dominic Lockhart and Robin Amaize. It was an important cause playing for cancer and also important for us, because we knew how important this also was for coach Mccaffery who's son Patrick battled cancer. I was happy that I could play my game. Coach gave me more freedom than usual because I was home', smiled Dominique Uhl. The night was able to garner 5,000 Euro's for Basketball Aid and it's fight to help stricken kids with cancer.

There were many little interesting side notes to this special game and one involved Iowa multi talented point guard Jordan Bohannon who played in the arena where his brother Jason played in his rookie season in 2010-2011 and even played two games with current Chicago Bull German Paul Zipser. Bohannon had a solid game netting nine points and running the Iowa offense in a fine fashion and didn't get the heads up from his brother until recently about the arena and he was also ecstatic about everything that was involved with the basketball evening. 'I didn't know until a few weeks ago that my brother played here until he told me. This is a special place and the atmosphere was great. This game meant a lot to coach and us because of his son Patrick who fought against cancer and won. Coach really enjoyed being out there and coaching. We started out slow and we knew that they would come out competing. In the second half we were able to get consecutive stops and break open the game. I have to give credit to the Basketball Aid team. They played great and had great team chemistry considering they played together for the first time', stressed Iowa native Jordan Bohannon. The Iowa Hawkeyes hung around for about 10 minutes after the win posing for pics and talking to fans and then were off while the Basketball Aid Allstars hung around longer, stretched longer and probably had that nasty Iowa transition game in their minds that not even the young bucks could come to terms with for 40 minutes. 'It was an honor to play for this great cause. It was bitter that we lost, but the Americans put on a great show. It would have been nice if we could of hit more shots, but overall it was a cool night', stressed Fraport Skyliner Garai Zeeb. 'Coach told us before the game that we have to run all game long. We were faster and they didn't want to keep up with us. We relaxed on defense too much and need to be better focused for 40 minutes. I thought that we moved the ball well and our transition game was very good', added Dominique Uhl.

There was a good turnout by fans as 800 filled the gym on a Tuesday night and also some German national teams were on hand like the A-2 team which were training there will head to Asia next week to compete in the University games as guys like Mahir Agva, Stefan Ilzhoefer and Andi Obst watched the Basketball Aid game. The Basketball Aid team got off to a quicker start as they led 4-0 fast as Gotha big man Robert Oehle finished twice nicely in the paint for the German side. However it didn't take Iowa long to get heated up as Sophomore Chicago native Isaiah Moss drilled home two three pointers. Moss is coming off an up and down freshman season showed quickly that he could become that guy that could take over the main scoring option for the departed Peter Jok or will it be Tyler Cook? 19 year old Slovenian/Bosnian Luka Garza also got going quickly with being active in the paint getting an offensive rebound, put back and tap in while sniper Bohannon nailed a trey and all of a sudden Iowa was leading 15-6. Garza not only turned some heads in the arena, but already has his teammates in awe. 'Garza shows much potential. He really stepped it up. I like that he knows how to play the game and has a high basketball IQ', stressed Jordan Bohannon. Iowa kept up the offensive pressure sharing the ball nicely and playing a sound game of inside out ball as St Louis native Tyler Cook who is another candidate to take over the Jok role and improved his explosiveness over the summer at various tournaments in Iowa made a lay in while red shirt freshman Connor Mccaffery who will play baseball this season nailed a three as Iowa led 18-10. However the Basketball Aid Allstars fought back closing out the first quarter with a timely and annoying 13-5 run to dead lock the game at 23-23. Freudenberg who started his career with FC Bayern Munich and has 2 BBL games under his belt started the run with a trey and then it was recently retired 39 year old Radi Tomasevic who played 21 years of professional basketball for 13 teams mainly in Germany and looks more like a guy out of Animal House scored three buckets using his unstoppable unorthodox left hand hook shot on the penetration. After 10 minutes Iowa head coach Fran Mccaffery could be pleased with his teams 50% and 57% shooting percentages while the Basketball Aid squad was shooting 42% from the field and a hapless 14,3% from outside. Both teams had nine rebounds apiece and only one turnover by the Basketball Aid team.

The second quarter looked similar to the first quarter in that the Iowa Hawkeyes started off quickly, but let up a bit in the latter half of the second as the Basketball Aid squad clawed their way back. Iowa was back to their well fine tuned game getting deep three's from Uhl who wants to have a more consistent senior season and from Bohannon while Garza just destroyed the Basketball Aid Allstars inside getting offensive rebounds and making easy putbacks as Iowa led 38-27. The Basketball Aid Allstars then went on a timely 14-2 run as ex St Johns forward Freudenberg nailed two three's and made a beautiful reverse lay in over Cook and Nicholas Baer who is the teams best shot blocker and had 6 against Nebraska last season as a freshman. Oehle scored inside twice while Tomasevic again scored with his stronger left hand as all of a sudden the Basketball Aid Allstars were in striking distance trailing only 43-38. Baer had many great moments in the game as his versatile game shone throughout, but none better than in the last minute as he came down on the break and got a pass that he could have finished himself, but rather made the pretty touch passto Cook for the easy bucket that Larry Bird couldn't have done any better back in the day. MLP Academics forward Albert Kuppe who helped Gotha move up to the Pro A in 2012 ended the second quarter with a deep three as Iowa led 48-44 at the break. 'We were doing a good job on transition, but not protecting our own rim well', stressed Iowa press secretary Matt Weitzel. 'Iowa had many young dynamic players and played that run and gun. I was happy that we could run the two plays that we had for the game. Iowa really had very good foot work and it was hard to penetrate', stressed Basketball Aid head coach Pascal Roller. 'I think that the fans saw much entertainment in the first half. Iowa had much athleticism with Cook, but also a nice shooting touch with Bohannon. Iowa is a very talented team and good shooting team', stressed MLP Academics manager Matthias Lautenschlager. The Iowa Hawkeyes were still shooting at a high percentage at 46% from the field and 47% from the three point line while the Basketball Aid Allstars were shooting a respectable 395 from the field, but dismal 26% from the three point line. Both teams had 22 rebounds apiece, and both still were doing a god job taking care of the ball with four turnovers apiece.

The turning point of the game came half way through as the Basketball Aid Allstars cut the Iowa lead down to eight points and were threatening, but then they turned the transition lever up and just ran away with the game ending the third frame with a deadly 18-7 run to lead 74-55. Iowa kept up their dangerous outside shooting as Bohannon and Moss connected from outside while the Basketball Aid Allstars stayed in the game with buckets from Croatian Mauro Veijacic and Wurzburg forward Lukas Wank. However Iowa had a untypical 17 man roster so had many guys ready to battle and brought in superb role player 21 year old junior Brady Ellingson from Wisconsin who gave the name scoring in buckets a new meaning as he scored seven points while Freudenberg connected on another trey cutting the Iowa lead down to 63-52. Iowa then totally took control of the game closing out the third quarter with a 11-3 run. Iowa noticed that the balmy conditions in the gym weren't to the advantage of their opponent and caught napping on transition defense and scored three buckets as Baer and the two talented freshmen 208cm Jack Nunge from Newburgh, Indiana and Garza who played high school basketball in Washington DC at Maret scored easily. Nicholas Baer was also instrumental in this closing run as he gave his team the needed energy at both ends of the court and also drilled home a trey. 'Our good defense led to the transition baskets. Baer played huge with his energy', stressed Dominique Uhl. 'Our turnovers and bad shot selection led to their transition baskets', stressed Garai Zeeb. Iowa improved their shooting percentages in the third quarter to 48% from the field and 50% from the parking lot while the Basketball Aid Allstars were shooting a disastrous 34% from the field and an unacceptable 20% from the parking lot. Iowa had the slight 36-34 rebound edge and nine turnovers while the Basketball Aid Allstars had 10 turnovers.

The game was already decided and Iowa now closed out the game in fine fashion and even put in some freshmen at the end so everyone could play. Iowa continued to hurt the Basketball Aid Allstars inside as their athleticism was too much to handle as Garza finished with a hard dunk and Uhl and Cook also scored extending the lead to 81-59. The Basketball Aid Allstars also had some nice moments as Zeeb nailed a trey and Nadjfeji still showed he has game at 40 unraveling a pretty shovel pass to Veilacic who made the easy lay in. Iowa then went on a 7-0 run to put the game totally out of reach as Cook made a hard dunk as he couldn't quite match his 10 dunks in an Iowa summer league game where he scored 30 points recently, Moss connected on a trey and Uhl made a tip in as Iowa led 88-61. The gas tank of the Basketball Aid Allstars was totally empty as Iowa were still going strong and closed out the game with a 11-4 run. The talented freshman Nunge grabbed an offensive rebound and made a put back, Cook hit a 25 footer and then the two freshman Riley Till from Dubuque, Iowa and Austin Ash from Cedar Rapids, Iowa hit back to back three's to put the extra coating of icing on a well deserved win. 'Our goal is it to always out run our opponent. Our transition game hurt them the whole game', stressed Jordan Bohannon. The Iowa Hawkeyes were led by Luka Garza and Isaiah Moss with 17 points apiece. Tyler Cook added 14 points and Nicholas Baer had 10 points. The Basketball Aid Allstars were led by Richard Freudenberg with 13 points and Robert Oehle had 12 points. Iowa shot 47% form the field and 48% from outside while the Basketball Aid Allstars shot 31% from the field and 18% from outside. Iowa won the rebound battle 51-46 and had 11 turnovers while the Basketball Aid Allstars coughed up the ball 13 times.



Recklinghausen adds Busto to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Regionalliga newcomer Citybasket Recklinghausen added to their roster 25-year old Spaniard power forward Daniel Busto (204-92, college: Ohlone CC). He played last season at Pol. Vigor Matelica in Italian Serie C Silver.
The previous (15-16) season Busto played at Fundal Alcobendas in Spanish EBA where in 10 games he recorded 8.2ppg and 3.9rpg.
He has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Real Madrid and Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada.
Busto attended Ohlone College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Citybasket Recklinghausen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fahri Breca
Christoph Bruns
Dalante Dunklin
Philip Luetkenhaus

Forwards:
Jan Letailleur
Philipp Spettmann
Daniel Busto
Till von_Guionneau
Tim Gilberti
Jonas Bredeck

Center:
Sebastiano Germana

Coach: Johannes Huelsmann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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



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Alex Harris (ex Doxa Lefkadas) signs at Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) landed 31-year old American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Diamond Sports). He played most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 league. Harris managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 14 A1 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.2apg. He also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Harris had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 8 Division A games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to win the Supercup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Cyprus League All-Star Game. Harris also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he got impressive 16.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Harris received All-Big West Co-Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He is a very experienced player. Harris has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg, Walter Tigers and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Italy (Enel Brindisi) and Poland (PGE Turow and Energa Czarni).

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Aris welcome back Athineou - by Chris Mammides

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) landed 29-year old international point guard Ioannis Athineou (194-90kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Thessaloniki as he has played here before. Athineou has played for the last two years at Olympiacos in the A1, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 16 games he averaged 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg last season. Athineou also played 8 games in Euroleague, but he had just 0.4ppg. Athineou played in the final of Euroleauge.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Athineou also represented Greece at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 27.3%, 3PT: 52.6%, FT: 37.5%.
Athineou has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano), Turkey (Eskisehir Basket) and Greece (Panionios, AEK Athens, Ilysiakos and KAO Dramas).
His game is described as: Yiannis is a great scorer and his improvement as a compo guard is really astounding, he can score, rebound and assist with the same broad-mindedness. He is a hard working player and eager to learn a lot. He is very coach able and absorbs all the details immediately. Yiannis has great basketball IQ. He needs to become more mature in his game and at the same time to be able to pass the ball more often.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Giannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

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GB Senior Men Given Stern Test by Greece in Prep Defeat - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain's Senior Men fell to their first loss of the summer after Greece recorded a 92-64 victory in a friendly in Patras. Joe Prunty 's side impressed in their opener against Ukraine, but came up against much stronger opposition in the shape of Greece - ranked 13th in the world. The two teams will also meet in London on August 19 for another prep friendly before going head-to-head in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers - with GB's home game held at Leicester Arena (as announced earlier today). Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) top scored for the second game running with 13 points, while Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) had 12 points and Kavell Bigby-Williams (208-F-95) added 11 points from the bench. Clark opened the scoring once again, but Greece set the tone with a 7-0 reply to get up and running. Bigby-Williams made an immediate impact after checking in, scoring six early points before Jules Dang Akodo beat the buzzer with GB trailing 17-27. Greece began to pull away in the second as their lead soared beyond the 20-point mark, although GB continued to battle and Clark netted his second triple to move to 12 points as GB went into half-time down 34-51. GB kept fighting and edged the third period 17-15 in a bright 10-minute spell as Prunty continued to look at different options. The hosts turned on the style in the final period as they kept GB to just 13 points in powering to a 28-point victory. Greece - who were without star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) - had three players in double figures as they made it two wins from two on home soil ahead of their London clash with GB in 11 days time. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) and Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 12 points each for the hosts.
Courtesy of: hoopsfix.com



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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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Aegir Steinarsson agreed terms with Castello - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Icelandic international point guard Aegir Steinarsson (185-84kg-91, college: Newberry, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) from San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos. In 43 LEB Gold games in Spain he recorded 5.2ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold Play-Off title.
Steinarsson ended the previous (2015-16) season at Magia_Huesca where in 18 LEB Gold games he averaged 8.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. Steinarsson contributed to his team making it to the final. But the most of that year he spent at KR Reykjavik (Dominos League) in Iceland. In 19 games he had 11.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 6.8apg (top 2) and 2.1spg (in top 5). Steinarsson contributed to his team winning the Cup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Steinarsson has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2011.
Steinarsson represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg.
Steinarsson has played previously professionally in Sweden (Sundsvall Dragons) and Iceland (Fjolnir).
He attended Newberry College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roma Bas
Alfredo Ott
Aegir Steinarsson
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

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Ironi Nes-Ziona lands Daequan Cook, ex Chemidor - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) tabbed 30-year old American guard Daequan Cook (195-95kg-87, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Chemidor in Iranian Superleague. In 24 games he was second best scorer with impressive 23.1ppg and recorded 5.3rpg and 1.8apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cook played at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB where in 37 games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 17.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. A very impressive season as he was selected to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game, All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout and All-Newcomers Team. Cook also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had high stats: 20.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.2apg.
In 2007 Cook was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in first round (21st overall). The former Ohio State standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Cook won NBA Western Conference championship title in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Cook has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Germany (Walter Tigers), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Explosive scorer who can reel off big points in a hurry. Above average upper body strength and body control which enables him to finish after contact. Possesses legit three point range on his jumper. Unselfish and shows solid court vision to get teammates involved in the offense. Is a good athlete who contributes on the boards nightly. Has the ball handling ability and quick first step to break his man down on drives. Excellent finisher in transition and can end plays in dramatic fashion.
Has a tendency to force shots when opposing defenders pressure him on the perimeter. Has tremendous confidence in his offensive ability which can make him a little trigger happy when the ball is in his hands
.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon
Elad Hofman

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

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Ironi Nes-Ziona lands Daequan Cook, ex Chemidor - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) tabbed 30-year old American guard Daequan Cook (195-95kg-87, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Chemidor in Iranian Superleague. In 24 games he was second best scorer with impressive 23.1ppg and recorded 5.3rpg and 1.8apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cook played at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB where in 37 games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 17.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. A very impressive season as he was selected to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game, All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout and All-Newcomers Team. Cook also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had high stats: 20.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.2apg.
In 2007 Cook was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in first round (21st overall). The former Ohio State standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Cook won NBA Western Conference championship title in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Cook has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Germany (Walter Tigers), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Explosive scorer who can reel off big points in a hurry. Above average upper body strength and body control which enables him to finish after contact. Possesses legit three point range on his jumper. Unselfish and shows solid court vision to get teammates involved in the offense. Is a good athlete who contributes on the boards nightly. Has the ball handling ability and quick first step to break his man down on drives. Excellent finisher in transition and can end plays in dramatic fashion.
Has a tendency to force shots when opposing defenders pressure him on the perimeter. Has tremendous confidence in his offensive ability which can make him a little trigger happy when the ball is in his hands
.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon
Elad Hofman

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

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Austin Daye (ex Galatasaray) agreed terms with Hapoel Jerusalem - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) inked 29-year old American forward Austin Daye (211-92kg-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Jun.'17. In 23 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg last season. Daye also played 25 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Al Manama (Premier League) in Bahrain. Daye helped them to make it to the final. The other team he played that season for was VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 21 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.2ppg and had 9.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Daye also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA that year.
In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (15th overall). Daye attended Gonzaga University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
His college team won WCC Tournament in 2009.
Daye has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Daye has played previously professionally in Russia (Khimki), NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Erie Bay Hawks).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Austin Daye
Tarence Kinsey

Centers:
Alen Omic
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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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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Ziv Ben-Zvi is a newcomer at Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Ziv Ben-Zvi (188-92) from Galil Gilboa. In 29 Winner League games he recorded 3.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ben-Zvi played at Hapoel Afula where in 25 Winner League games he averaged 10.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.6apg and 2.5spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
Ben-Zvi won Israeli Artzit League championship title in 2013.
He was a member of Israeli U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Ben-Zvi has played previously for two other teams: Hapoel Migdal Haemek and Hapoel Yokneam/Megido.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand
Alex Young

Center:
Igor Nesterenko

Coach: Eric Elfassi

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Corona Platina inks Filip Palac, ex Zabok - by Marco Mazzali

G.K Vis Corona Platina Piadena (Serie C Gold) agreed terms with 22-year old Croatian shooting guard Filip Palac (194-95). He has played for the last three seasons at KK Zabok in Croatian A1 league. In 23 games he had 4.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Palac played in the final of Croatian U19 Championships in 2013.
He was a member of Croatian U20 National Team two years ago.
Palac has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Cedevita, Mladost_Zagreb, Krizevci and Sus.-Moslavina.

G.K Vis Corona Platina Piadena roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Delibasic
Stefano Mascadri
Filip Palac
Kristijan Rakic
Lorenzo Belluco

Forwards:
Marco Marenzi
Antonio Lorenzetti
Matteo Ariazzi

Coach: Marco Mazzali

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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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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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Moncalieri adds Creati to their roster - by Eurobasket News

PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro (Serie B) added to their roster Filippo Creati. He played most recently at Livorno DBosco in the Serie C Gold, but left the team in Mar.'16. But in 15 games he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.8rpg in 2015-16 season.

PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro roster for 2017-2018:

Andrea Bianchi
Fabio Delvecchio
GianMarco Ianuale
Danny Facchino
Filippo Creati
Flavio Comollo

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Saverio Mazzantini signs at Omnia Basket - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Omnia Basket Lungavilla Pavia landed 22-year old swingman Saverio Mazzantini (194-90kg-95, agency: Players Group) from GR Service Cecina. In 28 Serie B games he averaged 14.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Mazzantini ended the previous (2015-16) season at Livorno DBosco. But the most of that year he spent at FCM Ferentino (Serie A2). But in 6 games he had just 0.5ppg.
Mazzantini was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for Verona.

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Matteo Martina signs at Valsesia - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) landed 18-year old point guard Matteo Martina (183-99) from Nuova Pallacanestro Monteroni. Martina has played there for the last four years. In 29 Serie B games he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.1rpg last season.

Gessi Valsesia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolo Gatti
Renato Quartuccio
Guglielmo Sodero
Matteo Martina

Forward:
Mattia Magrini

Coach: Domenico Bolignano

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Gnaccarini re-signs at Senigallia - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old point guard Marco Gnaccarini (185-81). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 Serie B games he recorded 9.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.8apg last season.
Gnaccarini's team was regular season runner-up in Italian B dilettanti Group B in 2010.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for four other teams: Pesaro Loreto, Roseto, Falconara and Recanati.
Gnaccarini is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Senigallia.
On Gnaccarini: An undersized SG who has great shooting range and accuracy. A typical minor league player, has personality and playing experience. Also, he's a relentless defender on the perimeter.

Pallacanestro Senigallia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Emiliano Paparella
Marco Gnaccarini
Marco Giacomini

Forward:
Lorenzo Tortu

Coach: Stefano Foglietti

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Salvatore Genovese joins Firenze All Foods - by Eurobasket News

All Foods Firenze (Serie B) agreed terms with 30-year old swingman Salvatore Genovese (198-87, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio in the Serie A2. In 35 games he had 5.1ppg and 1.1rpg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Genovese ended the previous (2015-16) season at Orzinuovi GaGa where in 17 Serie B games he recorded 5.1ppg and 2.7rpg. Genovese helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year he spent at Basket Golfo Piombino. In 19 Serie B games he averaged 14.9ppg and 3.7rpg.
Genovese represented Italy at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg.
Genovese has played previously for eight other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Roseto, Montichiari, Vanoli Cremona, Varese Elmec, Molfetta and Scauri.
On Genovese: Plays in the 2 and 3 positions as well, has lots of points in his hands. Shoots extremely well from outside, but he isn' t enough quick to play the SG at top level. Has a strong body, however, and can become a dominant player at minor league level.

All Foods Firenze roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Simone Berti
Alessandro Grande
Niccolo Mencherini
Andrea Mazzucchelli

Forward:
Salvatore Genovese

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Quinton Stephens is a newcomer at Fiat Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American forward Quinton Stephens (206-92kg-95, college: Georgia Tech). He was about to sign at Charlotte Hornets in the NBA.
Stephens just graduated from Georgia Tech and it is his first season in pro basketball. He played in the final of NIT.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones
Lamar Patterson

Forwards:
Deron Washington
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott
Quinton Stephens

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Justin Knox (ex F.Kontatto BO) is a newcomer at Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Justin Knox (205-110kg-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A2. In 43 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 7.3rpg last season. Knox helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Final Genclik in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he averaged 15.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Knox received Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League 1st Team award back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Knox's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Knox has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Holland (Den Helder), Malaysia (KL Dragons), Puerto Rico (Capitanes) and Turkey (Vestel).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
Knox attended University of North Carolina until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pavlin Ivanov

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Justin Knox
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

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Andy Ogide (ex Bambitious Nara) joins Roseto - by Eurobasket News

Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2) agreed terms with 30-year old Nigerian international forward Andy Ogide (204-102kg-87, college: Colorado State, agency: HMS). He played last season at Bambitious Nara in Japanese B League D2. In 59 games he had 12.7ppg and 6.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Ogide played at Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) in Israel where in 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 12.0rpg (#4 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 17 1st Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Ogide also represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.4ppg, 1.2rpg.
Ogide has played also professionally in France (Poitiers), Russia (Universitet Yugra) and Spain (Ourense, Leche Rio Breogan and Gipuzkoa).
He attended Colorado State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Mec-Energy Roseto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Contento
Roberto Nelson
Giorgio Di_Bonaventura
Federico Zampini

Forwards:
Riccardo Casagrande
Andy Ogide
Marco Lusvarghi

Center:
Ion Lupusor

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Salerno inks Marco Mennella - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Arechi Salerno (Serie B) agreed terms with 18-year old guard Marco Mennella (99). He played last season at Napoli Megaride in the Serie C Silver.

Virtus Arechi Salerno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Onorio Petrazzuoli
Ernesto Beatrice
Marco Cucco
Marco Mennella

Forwards:
Gianmarco Leggio
Daniel Datuowei
Levan Babilodze

Centers:
Paolo Paci
Riccardo Bartolozzi

Coach: Antonio Paternoster

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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

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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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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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  KOSOVO  


Webster inks at Sigal Prishtina at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) added to their roster American forward Seab Webster (198-102kg, agency: GFSG). Webster just graduated from Al.-Huntsville (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.8apg last season. Webster helped them to win GSC Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. A very spectacular season in his career as he All-GSC All-Tournament MVP and voted to All-GSC 1st Team and voted to GSC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forward:
Seab Webster

Center:
Michael Glover

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

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Sigal Prishtina inks Wayne Martin - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Wayne Martin (201-108kg-93, agency: Two Points). He just graduated from Tennessee State University (NCAA). In 30 games he had 14.4ppg and 9.2rpg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to All-OVC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Martin is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team was regular season runner-up in OVC East Division in 2016.
Martin has played previously for another Kosovan team South Shore.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Michael Glover

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Karlis Apsitis (ex BK Ogre) joins Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) agreed terms with 25-year old Latvian forward Karlis Apsitis (200-84kg-92). He has played for the last two seasons at BK Ogre in Latvian LBL league. In 32 games he had 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.2apg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Apsitis also played 13 games in Baltic League where he recorded 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.
Apsitis played in the final of Latvian LBL D2 in 2011.
He represented Latvia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.3ppg.
Apsitis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera, Barons Riga, Ventspils, Ventspils Augstskola and Saldus.

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  LEBANON  


C.J. Leslie (ex Byblos) joins Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) added to their roster 26-year old American forward C.J. Leslie (206-95kg-91, college: North Carolina State). He played last season at Byblos Sporting Club in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Leslie also played that season for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 51 games he had 11.6ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team back in 2014.
Leslie is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Leslie tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Cyprus, Israel (Hapoel Eilat), Philippines, Puerto Rico (Mets), NBA (New York Knicks), South Korea (Anyang KGC), Dominican Republic (JH Rodriguez) and UBA (Georgia P.).
Leslie attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Lowery
Ozgur Sahin

Forwards:
Valentin Pastal
C.J. Leslie

Center:
Kemal Canbolat

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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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  LITHUANIA  


Karlis Apsitis (ex BK Ogre) joins Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) agreed terms with 25-year old Latvian forward Karlis Apsitis (200-84kg-92). He has played for the last two seasons at BK Ogre in Latvian LBL league. In 32 games he had 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.2apg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Apsitis also played 13 games in Baltic League where he recorded 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.
Apsitis played in the final of Latvian LBL D2 in 2011.
He represented Latvia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.3ppg.
Apsitis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera, Barons Riga, Ventspils, Ventspils Augstskola and Saldus.

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Dzukija keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) re-signed 27-year old Spaniard guard Alejandro Hernandez (189-72kg-90). He played there last season. In 38 LKL games he averaged 7.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 4.2apg. Hernandez also spent pre-season at Real Betis (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
He played in the final of Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) in 2008.
Hernandez represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 3.0ppg, 1.1rpg.
Hernandez has played previously for three other Spanish teams: FC Barcelona, La ICL Manresa and Cornella.

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Laimonas Chatkevicius joins AZS Koszalin - by Greg

AZS Koszalin (PLK) agreed terms with 24-year old Lithuanian power forward Laimonas Chatkevicius (211-111kg-93, college: S.Carolina) from MKS Dabrowa Gornicza. In 13 PLK games in Poland he had 5.8ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Chatkevicius has played previously for three other Lithuanian teams: Lietuvos rytas, Neptunas and Klaipedos Tekoda.
He attended University of South Carolina until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

AZS Koszalin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Dloniak
Igor Wadowski
Dusty Hannahs
Tra-Deon Hollins

Forwards:
Piotr Stelmach
Kacper Mlynarski
Laimonas Chatkevicius
Damian Jeszke
Szymon Kiwilsza
Simon Kucharewicz
Brandon Watkins
Artur Pabianek

Coach: Dariusz Szczubial

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Golden Stars to sign Donatas Motiejunas - by Eurobasket News

Shandong Golden Stars (CBA) agreed terms with 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-101kg-90). He played most recently at New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. In 34 games he averaged 4.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg last season. Motiejunas also spent pre-season at the Rockets in NBA that year.
In 2011 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (20th overall).
Among other achievements Motiejunas won Polish League championship title in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Motiejunas has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Motiejunas also represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 11 games: 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg.
Motiejunas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso), Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Poland (Asseco) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Motiejunas' game is described as: (by Eric Yearian for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Legit seven footer … Lefty with excellent offensive potential ... Loves to face the basket from the perimeter. Can score from inside and outside … Has added weight to his frame in the past year, making him more effective in the low post … Good ball handling ability for a big man … Quick first step allows him to get by opponents. Poor rebounder for a big man. At times it appears he's averse to doing the "dirty work" … Defense could use a lot of work, at times looks uninterested in defending … Can be punished in the post … Streaky shooter
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  MONTENEGRO  


Barovic is back at Buducnost - by Darko Pekic

Defending champion KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) agreed terms with 27-year old Montenegrin international power forward Filip Barovic (207-108kg-90, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Podgorica as he has played here before. Barovic played last season at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 31 games he had 7.7ppg and 3.0rpg. He also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg. Barovic helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgarian NBL. In 35 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.1apg. Barovic contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Barovic also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 13.6ppg and 6.6rpg. Barovic also spent pre-season at BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
Barovic has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Barovic also represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.3ppg, 3.3rpg.
Barovic has played previously professionally in Hungary (Sopron KC and KTE-Duna) and Montenegro (Mornar Bar, Ibon Niksic and KK Ibon Niksic II).

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Gordic
Suad Sehovic
Kyle Gibson
Petar Popovic

Forwards:
Filip Barovic
Danilo Nikolic
Viktor Vujisic
Aleksa Ilic

Centers:
Kyle Landry
Zoran Nikolic

Coach: Aleksandar Dzikic

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  NBA  


The Timberwolves land Marcus Georges-Hunt - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) tabbed 23-year old naturalized Virgin Islander forward Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-97kg-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Orlando Magic. In 5 NBA games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Georges-Hunt also played that season for another team Maine Red Claws where in 44 games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Georges-Hunt has played previously for two other NBA teams: Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
He attended Georgia Tech until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Georges-Hunt is described as: Varied skill set, size, strength and athletic ability, his ability to score in a variety of ways and ability to create shots for teammates.

Minnesota Timberwolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jamal Crawford
Anthony Brown
Jeff Teague
Melo Trimble

Forwards:
Taj Gibson
Marcus Georges-Hunt

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LA Lakers land Briante Weber - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) tabbed 25-year old point guard Briante Weber (188-75kg-92, college: VCU). He played most recently at Charlotte Hornets. In 13 NBA games he averaged 3.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Weber also played for the Warriors. NBA was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he had just 1.7ppg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Weber's college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2015. He received also All-Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Weber has played previously for three other teams: Miami Heat, Sioux Falls Skyforce and Memphis Grizzlies.
He attended Virginia Commonwealth University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vander Blue
Tyler Ennis
Briante Weber
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Alex Caruso

Forward:
Thomas Bryant

Coach: Luke Walton

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Michael Beasley signs at the Knicks - by Igor Obradovic

New York Knicks landed 28-year old forward Michael Beasley (208-111kg-89, college: Kansas State) from Milwaukee Bucks. In 60 NBA games he averaged 9.1ppg and 3.4rpg last season.
Beasley ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets where in 25 NBA games he had 12.3ppg and 4.8rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Golden Stars in Chinese CBA. In 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 31.9ppg, 13.4rpg, 3.8apg, 2.0spg and 1.3bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Chinese CBA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
In 2008 Miami Heat selected him as second overall pick in NBA draft. He attended Kansas State and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Beasley played in the final of NBA in 2014. He received also All-Big 12 Player of the Year award and USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team award back in 2008 at his college time.
Beasley has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies) and China (Sharks).

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ramon Sessions
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Ron Baker
Canyon Barry
Damyean Dotson

Forwards:
Michael Beasley
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

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Ben McLemore Out 12 Weeks With Broken Foot - by Eurobasket News

Ben McLemore (6'5''-G-93, college: Kansas) will be out for 12 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The injury occurred when he landed on another player's foot after driving to the basket during a pick-up game in Los Angeles. McLemore has undergone successful surgery. McLemore signed with the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Knicks may sign Michael Beasley - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks is close to sign 28-year old forward Michael Beasley (208-111kg-89, college: Kansas State) who played last time at Milwaukee Bucks from In 60 NBA games he had 9.1ppg and 3.4rpg last season.
Beasley ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets where in 25 NBA games he recorded 12.3ppg and 4.8rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Golden Stars in Chinese CBA. In 40 games he averaged impressive 31.9ppg, 13.4rpg, 3.8apg, 2.0spg and 1.3bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com Chinese CBA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
In 2008 Beasley was drafted by Miami Heat as #2 pick overall. He attended Kansas State and it may be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Beasley played in the final of NBA in 2014. He was also voted All-Big 12 Player of the Year and USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Beasley has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies) and China (Sharks).
He could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2008)
His left handed jump shot is a thing of beauty, with a smooth release, he has good arc and is very balanced getting his legs under him to get great elevation. Most dangerous out of the mid-post where he can square his man up, and attack with a variety of moves; including strong takes to the hoop, a nice midrange pull-up, or simply shooting over the top of helpless defenders.
Even though he has great length and body strength, he is somewhat undersized for the PF spot at the next level
.

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ramon Sessions
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Ron Baker
Canyon Barry
Damyean Dotson

Forwards:
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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C.J. Wilcox is a newcomer at the Trail Blazers - by Eurobasket News

Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old guard C.J. Wilcox (196-88kg-90, college: Washington). He played most recently at Orlando Magic. NBA was a little too high level for him, where in 22 games he recorded just 1.0ppg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Wilcox also played that season for another team Erie Bay Hawks. In four games he averaged 12.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers in first round (28th overall). Wilcox attended University of Washington until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Pac-12 Regular Season in 2012. Wilcox received also NABC Division I All-District 20 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Wilcox has played previously for four other NBA teams: LA Clippers, Northern Arizona Suns, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Canton Charge.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


Bears Defeat San Lazaro, Sweep Dominican Republic Tour - by Eurobasket News

The Mercer men's basketball team won the final game of its foreign tour, defeating San Lazaro 70-56, Saturday morning. The Bears got off to a strong start, outscoring their opponent 26-7 in the first quarter. San Lazaro cut into the deficit by winning the second period, 18-11. The second half was a very tight margin with Mercer outscoring San Lazaro, 33-31. "I was glad to get another win today," Head Coach Bob Hoffman said. "Ria'n [Holland] really led today with his energy and effort. Stephon Jelks (6'6''-F-96) really lifted us up on the boards. Marcus Cohen had a really good showing as well. We've asked a lot from our guys this week, it's great to be 4-0 heading into our Mercer On Mission portion of the trip. We've been pushed and challenged already but this upcoming week will be nothing like we have ever seen." Before the game, the team held a basketball clinic with Santo Domingo locals, teaching them several drills and fundamentals of the game. This was the final game of the Bears' tour in the Dominican Republic. Mercer will continue to perform service work in the local community through Mercer On Mission before returning home on Aug. 14.
Courtesy of: mercerbears.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


New Zealand National Team 2017 - by Greg

New Zealand National Team 2017
#s#
Reuben Te Rangi
Te Rangi
Luke Aston
Aston
Isaac Letoa
Letoa
Finn Delany
Delany
Derone Raukawa
Raukawa
#e#5
0Reuben Te Rangi 198-F/G-94 Southland S. New Zealand
1Luke Aston 200-G-90 Southland S. New Zealand
2Isaac Letoa 183-G-98 Wellington S. New Zealand
3Finn Delany 198-F-95 Nelson G. New Zealand
8Derone Raukawa 181-G-94 Southland S. New Zealand
13James Hunter 208-C-92 Breakers Australia
15Dyson King-Hawea 200-F-92 Nunawading S. Australia
16Tohi Smith-Milner 206-F/C-95 Frankston Australia
20Jordan Ngatai 196-F-93 Wellington S. New Zealand
33Samuel Timmins 211-C-97 Washington USA
55Shea Ili 184-G-92 Wellington S. New Zealand

Paul Henare Head Coach Breakers Australia
Pero Cameron Assistant Gold Coast R. Australia
Nenad Vucinic Assistant Byblos Lebanon



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  NICARAGUA  


LNB Round 7 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 7 was a home defeat of their biggest opponent Toros (4-3) to first ranked Bufalos (5-2) 103-89 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Bufalos. Toros managed to win third quarter 31-30. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Bufalos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Carlos Gonzalez (177-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) helped adding 20 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first place with 5-2 record. Toros lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with three games lost. Bufalos are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Costa Caribe (#4) in the next round. Toros will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Managua. Fourth ranked Leones (3-4) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Costa Caribe (2-5) 59-58 in the fight for the third place. It was an exceptional evening for Dominican Joan Luis who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Isaiah Thomas accounted for 10 points and 4 assists. Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for Costa Caribe in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Leones moved-up to third place. Costa Caribe at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. Leones will play against league's leader Bufalos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Costa Caribe will play against the league's leader Bufalos and hopes to get back on the winning track.

Leones - Costa Caribe 59-58

Important game to mention about took place in Managua. Fourth ranked Leones (3-4) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Costa Caribe (2-5) 59-58 in the fight for the third place. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 7-point deficit before their 19-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for Dominican Joan Luis who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Isaiah Thomas (188-93) accounted for 10 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Mali-American forward Mamadou Diakite (196-93, college: Immaculata) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Sharlon Hodgson (183-94) added 15 points respectively for Costa Caribe in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Leones moved-up to third place. Costa Caribe at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. Leones will play against league's leader Bufalos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Costa Caribe will play against the league's leader Bufalos and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Leones: J.Luis 16+15reb+4ast, I.Thomas 10+3reb+4ast, R.Ponce 9+3ast, S.Abea 8+4reb+3ast, D.Tenorio 6+2reb+1ast, A.Rojas 4+6reb+4ast
Costa Caribe: S.Hodgson 15+3reb+2ast, M.Diakite 10+10reb, D.Cacho 8+7reb+4ast, J.Campbell 8+3reb, D.Cacho 5+9reb+4ast, F.Omier 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 558122


Toros - Bufalos 89-103

The most interesting game of round 7 was a home defeat of their biggest opponent Toros (4-3) to first ranked Bufalos (5-2) 103-89 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Bufalos. Toros managed to win third quarter 31-30. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Bufalos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Carlos Gonzalez (177-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) helped adding 20 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds and Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Bufalos maintains first place with 5-2 record. Toros lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with three games lost. Bufalos are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Costa Caribe (#4) in the next round. Toros will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: C.Gonzalez 28+2reb+12ast, J.Jaca 20+9reb+3ast, H.Barberena 18+1reb+2ast, Q.Doggett 14+6reb+1ast, R.Brown 10+5reb+1ast, D.Olivas 8+1reb+1ast
Toros: A.Brooks 22+7reb+2ast, M.Castrillo 17+6reb+1ast, R.Abraham 16+5reb+3ast, D.Toruno 12+4reb, N.Lopez 11+2reb, R.Rocha 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 558121





Jeremiah Townes joins Costa Caribe - by Eurobasket News

Costa Caribe (LNB) agreed terms with American guard Jeremiah Townes (190-84kg). He graduated from Lourdes (NAIA). He also previously played for John Carroll in NCAA3.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NIGERIA  


Andy Ogide (ex Bambitious Nara) joins Roseto - by Eurobasket News

Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2) agreed terms with 30-year old Nigerian international forward Andy Ogide (204-102kg-87, college: Colorado State, agency: HMS). He played last season at Bambitious Nara in Japanese B League D2. In 59 games he had 12.7ppg and 6.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Ogide played at Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) in Israel where in 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 12.0rpg (#4 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 17 1st Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Ogide also represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.4ppg, 1.2rpg.
Ogide has played also professionally in France (Poitiers), Russia (Universitet Yugra) and Spain (Ourense, Leche Rio Breogan and Gipuzkoa).
He attended Colorado State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Mec-Energy Roseto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Contento
Roberto Nelson
Giorgio Di_Bonaventura
Federico Zampini

Forwards:
Riccardo Casagrande
Andy Ogide
Marco Lusvarghi

Center:
Ion Lupusor

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rain or Shine's Jeff Chan traded to Phoenix - by Aris Ignacio

Longtime Rain or Shine Elasto Painters shooting guard Jeff Chan (188-F-83) was sent to the Phoenix Fuel Masters for shooting bigman Mark Borboran (198-F/C-84) and a second round pick in the 2020 Rookie Draft.

The deal was sent to the Commissioner's Office last August 7 and is expected to be approved within the next two days.

Chan, a former Gilas Pilipinas (National Team) gunner was Rain or Shine's top marksman since coming over the team in 2009 from the defunct Red Bull franchise.

He has career averages of 10.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in his 10-year stint in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

In other news, the Elasto Painters continued to tweak its lineup by trading Gilas cadet guard Mike Tolomia (191-G-93) in exchange for the Meralco Bolts' own cadet, Ed Daquioag (180-G-91).

Lastly, James Weatherspoon (198-F-92, college: Toledo) was sent packing as Rain or Shine taps J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: SDJ Sports) as his replacement.

Coach Caloy Garcia confirmed the change last Monday (Manila time).

Bullock was listed at 6-foot-5 and a veteran forward in various leagues around the world who last played in the Finnish league.

Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris' follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.



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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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Energa Czarni loans Bonarek - by Greg

Energa Czarni Slupsk (PLK) loaned 24-year old forward Lukasz Bonarek (201-93, college: MSU-West Plains) of Rosa Radom (PLK). In 11 PLK games he recorded only 1.2ppg and 1.5rpg. Then he was loaned to Start where in 20 PLK games he averaged 2.5ppg and 2.1rpg.
He attended Missouri State University West Plains until 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

Energa Czarni Slupsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Seweryn
Mantas Cesnauskis
Justin Watts

Forward:
Lukasz Bonarek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Laimonas Chatkevicius joins AZS Koszalin - by Greg

AZS Koszalin (PLK) agreed terms with 24-year old Lithuanian power forward Laimonas Chatkevicius (211-111kg-93, college: S.Carolina) from MKS Dabrowa Gornicza. In 13 PLK games in Poland he had 5.8ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Chatkevicius has played previously for three other Lithuanian teams: Lietuvos rytas, Neptunas and Klaipedos Tekoda.
He attended University of South Carolina until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

AZS Koszalin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Dloniak
Igor Wadowski
Dusty Hannahs
Tra-Deon Hollins

Forwards:
Piotr Stelmach
Kacper Mlynarski
Laimonas Chatkevicius
Damian Jeszke
Szymon Kiwilsza
Simon Kucharewicz
Brandon Watkins
Artur Pabianek

Coach: Dariusz Szczubial

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BSN Round 6 of Finals. Arecibo force decider - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Quebradillas 105-93

Arecibo beat Quebradillas to level the championship series at 3-3. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 60-47 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Capitanes dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Piratas' 40. They outrebounded Piratas 38-23 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. The former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) replied with 22 points and 8 assists and the former international Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) added 15 points in the effort for Piratas. Five Capitanes and four Piratas players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Arecibo: D.Jefferson 25+10reb+2ast, D.Huertas 23+6reb+3ast, C.Elonu 17+8reb+1ast, D.Clemente 17+7reb+3ast, W.Hodge 11+4reb+5ast, A.Alamo 5+2reb+1ast
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 22+2reb+8ast, J.Mojica 15+2reb, J.Bryan Diaz 13+2reb+1ast, A.Carmona 11+2reb+3ast, M.Rosario 8+2reb+3ast, R.Chaney 5+2reb
gschID: 557536





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Qatari National Team 2017 - by Greg

Qatari National Team 2017
#s#
Abdulrahman Saad
Saad
Mansour El-Hadary
El-Hadary
Mohd Hassan Mohamed
Mohamed
Abdulrahman Al-Muftah
Al-Muftah
Ali Saeed Erfan
Erfan
#e#5
4Abdulrahman Saad 185-G/F-96 Al Gharafa Qatar
5Ahmad Al-Darwish 189-G-90
6Mansour El-Hadary 177-PG-90 El Jaysh Qatar
9Mohd Hassan Mohamed 191-G/F-91 Al Rayyan Qatar
10Abdulrahman Al-Muftah 181-PG-94 Al Ahli Qatar
11Ali Saeed Erfan 198-PF-83 El Jaysh Qatar
12Yehia Abdelhaleem 205-F-96 Al Rayyan Qatar
13Mohd Yousuf Mohmmed 204-C-82 El Jaysh Qatar
15Omer Salem 207-C-83 Al Rayyan Qatar
16Mohamed Abdelkawy 190-G-91 Al Ahly Egypt
42Nasser Al-Rayes 208-F/C California Tech USA

Kousay Khalaf Head Coach
Yaser Mohamed Assistant



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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. 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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CSU Sibiu lands Lawrence Kinnard, ex Lapua - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) landed 31-year old American forward Lawrence Kinnard (203-105kg-86, college: UAB). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 24 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kinnard played at Kauhajoen Karhu (also in Korisliiga) where in 38 games he had 12.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Kinnard's team won Cyprus Supercup in 2013.
He has played also professionally in Poland (Slask, Anwil and Trefl), Cyprus (Keravnos) and ABI (Gladiators).
Kinnard attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

CSU Atlassib Sibiu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radu Paliciuc
Tyler Laser
Mirel Dragoste

Forwards:
Lawrence Kinnard
Monyea Pratt
Wilhelm Brosser
Dragos Gheorghe

Centers:
Chris Cooper
Andrei Ene

Coach: Dan Fleseriu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSU Sibiu tabs Wilhelm Brosser - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) inked 21-year old small forward Wilhelm Brosser (198-96). He has played for the last three years at UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala. But in 9 games he averaged just 0.2ppg last season. Brosser helped them to win the league title and the Supercup. Brosser also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had only 1.3ppg and 2.0rpg. The other team he played that season for was CS Universitatea Cluj. In 9 Liga Nationala games he recorded only 0.1ppg and 2.0rpg. Brosser contributed to his team winning the regular season.
He represented Romania at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 1.7ppg, 1.7rpg.
Brosser has played previously for Rapid Bucuresti.

CSU Atlassib Sibiu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radu Paliciuc
Tyler Laser
Mirel Dragoste

Forwards:
Monyea Pratt
Wilhelm Brosser
Dragos Gheorghe

Centers:
Chris Cooper
Andrei Ene

Coach: Dan Fleseriu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andrei Ene joins CSU Sibiu - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 22-year old center Andrei Ene (202-95). He has played for the last three seasons at CSU Asesoft Ploiesti in the Liga Nationala. Ene helped them to win the Liga I title (twice).
The previous (14-15) season he played at Aurel Vlaicu Bucuresti where in only one Liga Nationala game he recorded 4 points and 1 assist.
Ene represented Romania at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 2.9rpg.

CSU Atlassib Sibiu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Radu Paliciuc
Tyler Laser
Mirel Dragoste

Forwards:
Monyea Pratt
Dragos Gheorghe

Centers:
Chris Cooper
Andrei Ene

Coach: Dan Fleseriu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ukraine rout Romania to finish third at Patras Cup - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine outgunned Romania 91-57 to finish third at Patras Cup with 4 participating teams. Ukraine dominated the whole game and enjoyed a 24-20 start. They added a massive 25-7 surge in the second period to take a 49-27 lead at the halftime. Moreover Murzin's team posted a 20-14 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with a final 22-16 run.
Maksym Pustozvonov (200-SF-87) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) followed him with 14. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) notched 13, whilst Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 10. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) replied with 14 points for Romania and LEE WATSON delivered 10.
Greece overwhelmed Great Britain 92-64 in the Final game to win the tournament.



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Sterling Gibbs (ex Indios SFM) is a newcomer at N.Novgorod - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-84kg-92, college: Connecticut). He played this summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Gibbs managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LNB games he recorded 11.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division where in 27 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Last year Gibbs was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
He attended University of Connecticut until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Gibbs 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 his college team won AAC Tournament in 2016. Gibbs received also NABC All-District 5 2nd Team award in 2015.
He represented USA at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. Gibbs' team got to the Semifinals.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Sterling Gibbs
Artem Komolov

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Artem Komissarov joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) agreed terms with 27-year old guard Artem Komissarov (199-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Ural Ekaterinburg in the Superleague 1. In 23 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Komissarov played at Zenit where in 9 Eurocup games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 10 games in VTB United League where he averaged only 1.6ppg and 1.3rpg. Komissarov helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team he played shortly was Zenit 2 (U23 League). In 6 games he got impressive 23.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg.
Komissarov's team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2016.
He has played previously for two other teams: Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team and Krasny Oktyabr.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
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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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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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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Forca Lleida tabs Brano Djukanovic, ex Metalac - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) inked 22-year old Serbian shooting guard Brano Djukanovic (194-95). He has played for the last two years at Metalac in Serbian KLS league. In 23 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.6ppg and recorded 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Djukanovic's team made it to the Radivoj Korac ( Cup) Semifinals in 2014 and 2016.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 78.6%.
Djukanovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Crvena Zvezda and FMP Beograd.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Sutina
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Brano Djukanovic
Marc Rubin_De_Celis

Forwards:
Miguel Feliu
Kregor Hermet

Centers:
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)

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Igokea inks Nikola Jevtovic - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) agreed terms with 28-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jevtovic (208-89). He played last season at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 22 games he had 8.9ppg and 4.2rpg. Jevtovic also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.3ppg and 7.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Metalac in Serbian KLS. In 6 games he averaged 13.7ppg and 5.7rpg. Jevtovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jevtovic also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 11.9ppg and 6.0rpg.
Jevtovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like The Ere and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic
Desi Washington

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac
Nikola Jevtovic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

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  SLOVENIA  


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.



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  SPAIN  


RETAbet Bilbao Basket inks Aitor Zubizarreta - by Eurobasket News

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) signed 22-year old Spaniard guard Aitor Zubizarreta (190-79kg-95). He just graduated from College of Idaho (NAIA). In 29 games he had 13.2ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.6apg last season. Zubizarreta helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Cascade Collegiate Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to All-Cascade Honorable Mention. Zubizarreta contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in Cascade Collegiate Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Cascade Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Zubizarreta has played previously for Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Javier Salgado
Ricardo Fischer
Shane Hammink
Aitor Zubizarreta
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Alex Mumbru
Pere Tomas
Vasilije Vucetic
Jameel McKay
Borja Mendia

Center:
Tim Kempton

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Forca Lleida tabs Brano Djukanovic, ex Metalac - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) inked 22-year old Serbian shooting guard Brano Djukanovic (194-95). He has played for the last two years at Metalac in Serbian KLS league. In 23 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.6ppg and recorded 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Djukanovic's team made it to the Radivoj Korac ( Cup) Semifinals in 2014 and 2016.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 78.6%.
Djukanovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Crvena Zvezda and FMP Beograd.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Sutina
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Brano Djukanovic
Marc Rubin_De_Celis

Forwards:
Miguel Feliu
Kregor Hermet

Centers:
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena

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Arturo Cruz joins Navarra - by Eurobasket News

KIA Sakimovil Navarra de Pamplona (LEB Silver) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Arturo Cruz (180-93, agency: Dynamics Global Management) from Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila. In 34 LEB Silver games he had 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cruz played at Zornotza where in 26 LEB Silver games he recorded 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2015. Cruz was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He has played previously for three other teams: Real Madrid, Zamorano and Tormes.

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Dzukija keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dzukija Alytus (LKL) re-signed 27-year old Spaniard guard Alejandro Hernandez (189-72kg-90). He played there last season. In 38 LKL games he averaged 7.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 4.2apg. Hernandez also spent pre-season at Real Betis (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
He played in the final of Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) in 2008.
Hernandez represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 3.0ppg, 1.1rpg.
Hernandez has played previously for three other Spanish teams: FC Barcelona, La ICL Manresa and Cornella.

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Aegir Steinarsson agreed terms with Castello - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Icelandic international point guard Aegir Steinarsson (185-84kg-91, college: Newberry, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) from San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos. In 43 LEB Gold games in Spain he recorded 5.2ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold Play-Off title.
Steinarsson ended the previous (2015-16) season at Magia_Huesca where in 18 LEB Gold games he averaged 8.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. Steinarsson contributed to his team making it to the final. But the most of that year he spent at KR Reykjavik (Dominos League) in Iceland. In 19 games he had 11.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 6.8apg (top 2) and 2.1spg (in top 5). Steinarsson contributed to his team winning the Cup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Steinarsson has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2011.
Steinarsson represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg.
Steinarsson has played previously professionally in Sweden (Sundsvall Dragons) and Iceland (Fjolnir).
He attended Newberry College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roma Bas
Alfredo Ott
Aegir Steinarsson
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

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Damon Jones (ex Naestved) joins Aquimisa Carbajosa - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Carbajosa agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Damon Jones (186-79kg-94, college: Mercyhurst). He played most recently at Team FOG Naestved in Danish Ligaen, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg last season. Jones' team won PSAC Tournament.
He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season as a professional player.

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Joventut inks Omari Gudul - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 23-year old Congolese forward Omari Gudul (206-104kg-94, college: Angelo State, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. In 33 games he had 10.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Gudul helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. Gudul also played 18 games in Balkan League where he recorded 11.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Honorable Mention.
Gudul graduated from Angelo State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

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

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Torres Nunez re-signs at OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) confirmed in their roster Ivan Torres Nunez. He has played there for the last two seasons. But in three EBA games he had just 1.7ppg and 1.0apg last season.
Torres Nunez's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group D Regular Season 2016.

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

Miguel Ortega
Sergio Gil
Edmond Koyanouba
Ivan Torres Nunez
Alejandro Valor
Fernando Devos

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Juan Oliva is a newcomer at Agustinos-Leclerc - by Eurobasket News

CB Agustinos-Eras E. Leclerc Leon (LEB Silver) added to their roster 20-year old power forward Juan Oliva (203-97). He played last season at Myrtia in EBA. Oliva helped his team get promotion to LEB Silver. In 26 EBA games he recorded 7.7ppg and 4.7rpg. Oliva contributed to his team winning the EBA Final Stage 2 title.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at UCAM Murcia (also in EBA) where in 25 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 5.1rpg. Oliva also spent pre-season at UPCT Basket Cartagena (also in EBA) that year.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U16 Division A in Kyiv (Ukraine) four years ago. Oliva's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 3 games: 1.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Oliva has played previously for Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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Recklinghausen adds Busto to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Regionalliga newcomer Citybasket Recklinghausen added to their roster 25-year old Spaniard power forward Daniel Busto (204-92, college: Ohlone CC). He played last season at Pol. Vigor Matelica in Italian Serie C Silver.
The previous (15-16) season Busto played at Fundal Alcobendas in Spanish EBA where in 10 games he recorded 8.2ppg and 3.9rpg.
He has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Real Madrid and Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada.
Busto attended Ohlone College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Citybasket Recklinghausen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fahri Breca
Christoph Bruns
Dalante Dunklin
Philip Luetkenhaus

Forwards:
Jan Letailleur
Philipp Spettmann
Daniel Busto
Till von_Guionneau
Tim Gilberti
Jonas Bredeck

Center:
Sebastiano Germana

Coach: Johannes Huelsmann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spain overwhelm Tunisia in Tenerife - by Eurobasket News

Spain- Tunisia 71-45

Spain overwhelmed Tunisia in Tenerife at their preparation for Eurobasket 2017 campaign. The hosts did not leave any chances for the opponents in a 71-45 win.
Spain opened the game with a 16-11 start and added a 19-13 rally in the second frame. Moreover Spain posted a 17-13 run in the third period and limited Tunisia to just 8 points in the last stanza.
Juancho Hernangomez (206-PF-95) stepped up with 13 points, while Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) and Pierre Oriola (206-F/C-92) delivered 11 each. Mourad Mabrouk finished the game with 10 points in the losing effort as h was the only one in double digits. Zied Channoufi posted 9 and Mokhtar Ghayaza Med (204-C-90) added 8.



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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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Yellow Birds wins U19 title - by Eurobasket News

Yellow Birds won U19 title beating SCVU 67-66 in the Final game and won the series 2-1. Emanuels Isaiah top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Rozewijn Serdinio posted 22 in a loss.
In game 2 Yellow Birds lost to SCVU as Playfair Rogerio led the way with 17 points. Earlier Yellow Birds won the opener 87-52 as Samson Donyell stepped up with 26 points.
SCVU ended up second and De Arend clinched third place.



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BasketEttan standings

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Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 2: Norrort - BG Lulea
Sep. 2: Helsingborg - Haga BG
Sep. 2: Bankeryd - Brahe Basket
Sep. 2: RIG Mark - Boras II
Sep. 2: KFUM Central - Sundsvall
Sep. 2: KFUM Blackeberg - BG Lulea
Sep. 2: Huddinge - Orebro
Sep. 2: KFUM Uppsala - Nacka Basket


BasketEttan standings

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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.

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Nilsson re-signs at Umea - by Eurobasket News

Umea BSKT (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 27-year old center Andre Nilsson (209-113kg-90). He played there last season. In 34 Basketligan games he recorded 8.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Nilsson played at Sundsvall Dragons where in 33 Basketligan games he averaged 4.2ppg and 3.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Swedish Basketligan Regular Season in 2011 and 2013.
Nilsson was a member of Swedish U20 National Team back in 2010.

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Boras keep Lundstedt for another season - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) re-signed 23-year old point guard Emil Lundstedt (175-94). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 Basketligan games he recorded 4.1ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg last season. Lundstedt also played that season for Boras where in 30 Basketligan games he averaged 4.1ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Basketligan Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).

Boras Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Marin Mornar
Brett Bisping
John Brandmark

Coach: Henrik Svensson

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Spain overwhelm Tunisia in Tenerife - by Eurobasket News

Spain- Tunisia 71-45

Spain overwhelmed Tunisia in Tenerife at their preparation for Eurobasket 2017 campaign. The hosts did not leave any chances for the opponents in a 71-45 win.
Spain opened the game with a 16-11 start and added a 19-13 rally in the second frame. Moreover Spain posted a 17-13 run in the third period and limited Tunisia to just 8 points in the last stanza.
Juancho Hernangomez (206-PF-95) stepped up with 13 points, while Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) and Pierre Oriola (206-F/C-92) delivered 11 each. Mourad Mabrouk finished the game with 10 points in the losing effort as h was the only one in double digits. Zied Channoufi posted 9 and Mokhtar Ghayaza Med (204-C-90) added 8.



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Austin Daye (ex Galatasaray) agreed terms with Hapoel Jerusalem - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) inked 29-year old American forward Austin Daye (211-92kg-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Jun.'17. In 23 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg last season. Daye also played 25 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Al Manama (Premier League) in Bahrain. Daye helped them to make it to the final. The other team he played that season for was VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 21 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.2ppg and had 9.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Daye also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA that year.
In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (15th overall). Daye attended Gonzaga University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
His college team won WCC Tournament in 2009.
Daye has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Daye has played previously professionally in Russia (Khimki), NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Erie Bay Hawks).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Austin Daye
Tarence Kinsey

Centers:
Alen Omic
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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C.J. Leslie (ex Byblos) joins Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) added to their roster 26-year old American forward C.J. Leslie (206-95kg-91, college: North Carolina State). He played last season at Byblos Sporting Club in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Leslie also played that season for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 51 games he had 11.6ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team back in 2014.
Leslie is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Leslie tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Cyprus, Israel (Hapoel Eilat), Philippines, Puerto Rico (Mets), NBA (New York Knicks), South Korea (Anyang KGC), Dominican Republic (JH Rodriguez) and UBA (Georgia P.).
Leslie attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Lowery
Ozgur Sahin

Forwards:
Valentin Pastal
C.J. Leslie

Center:
Kemal Canbolat

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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

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The Timberwolves land Marcus Georges-Hunt - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) tabbed 23-year old naturalized Virgin Islander forward Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-97kg-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Orlando Magic. In 5 NBA games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Georges-Hunt also played that season for another team Maine Red Claws where in 44 games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Georges-Hunt has played previously for two other NBA teams: Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
He attended Georgia Tech until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Georges-Hunt is described as: Varied skill set, size, strength and athletic ability, his ability to score in a variety of ways and ability to create shots for teammates.

Minnesota Timberwolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jamal Crawford
Anthony Brown
Jeff Teague
Melo Trimble

Forwards:
Taj Gibson
Marcus Georges-Hunt

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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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Ukraine rout Romania to finish third at Patras Cup - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine outgunned Romania 91-57 to finish third at Patras Cup with 4 participating teams. Ukraine dominated the whole game and enjoyed a 24-20 start. They added a massive 25-7 surge in the second period to take a 49-27 lead at the halftime. Moreover Murzin's team posted a 20-14 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with a final 22-16 run.
Maksym Pustozvonov (200-SF-87) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) followed him with 14. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) notched 13, whilst Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 10. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) replied with 14 points for Romania and LEE WATSON delivered 10.
Greece overwhelmed Great Britain 92-64 in the Final game to win the tournament.



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Raiders look to Europe for 2nd pre-season signing - by Paul Nilsen

Plymouth Raiders has announced their second signing of the summer in the shape of Dutch big man, Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan (211-C/F-90).

The 27-year-old power forward/centre has spent his first four professional seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie - Holland's top flight - where last season he dominated the boards. He was the league's top rebounder and will make his debut in the BBL for the new look Plymouth Raiders this coming season.

The 2016-17 campaign was a breakthrough season for Osaikhwuwoumwan since he averaged 10.4 points and 12 rebounds per game in 31 minutes per outing.

Standing at a mighty 6'11, he is the second player to sign for the all-new Raiders, after Louis Sayers who was signed last week, and the Dutchman promises to bring flair and excitement to the team.

He said: 'I'm really looking forward to joining Plymouth Raiders and continuing what I've been doing, and that's leading a league in rebounding.

"I will just do whatever is necessary to win and help the team. I'm excited for this new journey!'

Meanwhile Raiders' Head Coach, Gavin Love said: 'It's great to welcome Craig to Plymouth, I know he is looking forward to the season.

"He is a player who will bring energy to the team and a great character to the club. I'm sure he will be entertaining player this year and will soon become a firm fan favourite.'

News of a further signing by Coach Love is expected later this week as the Plymouth Raiders continue to build a brand-new team to challenge in the BBL in 2017-18.



GB Senior Men Given Stern Test by Greece in Prep Defeat - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain's Senior Men fell to their first loss of the summer after Greece recorded a 92-64 victory in a friendly in Patras. Joe Prunty 's side impressed in their opener against Ukraine, but came up against much stronger opposition in the shape of Greece - ranked 13th in the world. The two teams will also meet in London on August 19 for another prep friendly before going head-to-head in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers - with GB's home game held at Leicester Arena (as announced earlier today). Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) top scored for the second game running with 13 points, while Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) had 12 points and Kavell Bigby-Williams (208-F-95) added 11 points from the bench. Clark opened the scoring once again, but Greece set the tone with a 7-0 reply to get up and running. Bigby-Williams made an immediate impact after checking in, scoring six early points before Jules Dang Akodo beat the buzzer with GB trailing 17-27. Greece began to pull away in the second as their lead soared beyond the 20-point mark, although GB continued to battle and Clark netted his second triple to move to 12 points as GB went into half-time down 34-51. GB kept fighting and edged the third period 17-15 in a bright 10-minute spell as Prunty continued to look at different options. The hosts turned on the style in the final period as they kept GB to just 13 points in powering to a 28-point victory. Greece - who were without star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) - had three players in double figures as they made it two wins from two on home soil ahead of their London clash with GB in 11 days time. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) and Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 12 points each for the hosts.
Courtesy of: hoopsfix.com



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.



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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.


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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Sterling Gibbs (ex Indios SFM) is a newcomer at N.Novgorod - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-84kg-92, college: Connecticut). He played this summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Gibbs managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LNB games he recorded 11.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division where in 27 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Last year Gibbs was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
He attended University of Connecticut until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Gibbs 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 his college team won AAC Tournament in 2016. Gibbs received also NABC All-District 5 2nd Team award in 2015.
He represented USA at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. Gibbs' team got to the Semifinals.

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Sterling Gibbs
Artem Komolov

Forwards:
Vadim Panin
Aleksandr Zakharov
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Artem Komissarov joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) agreed terms with 27-year old guard Artem Komissarov (199-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Ural Ekaterinburg in the Superleague 1. In 23 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Komissarov played at Zenit where in 9 Eurocup games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 10 games in VTB United League where he averaged only 1.6ppg and 1.3rpg. Komissarov helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team he played shortly was Zenit 2 (U23 League). In 6 games he got impressive 23.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg.
Komissarov's team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2016.
He has played previously for two other teams: Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team and Krasny Oktyabr.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
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 4 in Mozambique - by Eurobasket News

Mozambique - Mali 33-76
Mali posted the third consecutive win in Mozambique. They upset the hosts to remain undefeated. Aissetou Coulibaly (175-G/F-01) posted 27 points to lead the winners. Mali got to a strong start. They secured a 28:13 halftime lead. They fueled a 29:6 run in the final term to secure a comfortable win. Diarrah Sissoko (02) had 17 points for the winners. Mozambique responded with 8 points from Jennifer Sigauque (01).

Zimbabwe - Angola 29-52
Angola secured the second win in Group A. They outgunned Zimbabwe for 2-1 record. Cacia Antonio (162-G-01) came up with 14 points to pace the winners. Angola recorded a 23:17 halftime lead. Angola stretched the margin at 16-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. They kept Zimbabwe at bay throughout the final term and coasted to the win. Nelma Cunha (178-C-02) had 9 points for Angola. Maria Mutengo (01) responded with 8 points for Zimbabwe.




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.




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  AUSTRIA  


UBI Graz tabs rookie Cierra White - by Eurobasket News

UBI Graz (AWBL) landed American guard Cierra White (170). just graduated from NW Nazarene (NCAA2). As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball. She averaged 6.5ppg and 3.7rpg during her college career.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Castors Braine tabs Olesia Malashenko - by Nagy Szilveszter

Royal Castors Braine (Top Division Women) inked 26-year old Ukrainian international power forward Olesia Malashenko (191-91, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Mersin BK Dogus Hastanesi in Turkish KBSL. In 14 games she averaged 12.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Malashenko played at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor (also in KBSL) where in 24 games she had 14.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.4apg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention. Malashenko also played 8 games in Eurocup where she recorded 11.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Malashenko won Belgian League championship title in 2009. She received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team award back in 2009.
Malashenko has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2011.
Malashenko also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 27.3%.
Malashenko is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Arras), Italy (Ragusa), Russia (Vologda Chevakata), Belgium (Belfius Namur) and Ukraine (Byelaia Akacia).

Royal Castors Braine roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marjorie Carpreaux
Emmanuella Mayombo
Sarah Halejian

Forwards:
Olesia Malashenko
Jada Payne
Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka

Center:
Anete Steinberga

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CUBA  


Miskolc inks Laura Aldazabal - by Nagy Szilveszter

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) signed 22-year old Cuban center Laura Aldazabal (191-70kg-95). The last time (15-16) she played at Sopron Basket in Hungarian A Division. Aldazabal missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Aldazabal won Hungarian League championship title in 2016.
She represented Cuba at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.3ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 37.9%, FT: 64.1%.
Aldazabal has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Cuba (Metropolitanas).

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fanni Szabo
Monica Engelman
Dora Nagy
Kirby Burkholder

Forwards:
Tereza Peckova
Dorina Zele

Centers:
Zenta Melnika
Laura Aldazabal

Coach: Stefan Svitek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alison Bouman (ex Loko Trutnov) is a newcomer at Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges ABC en Limousin (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American center Alison Bouman (193-92, college: Davenport). She played last season at Loko Trutnov in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 20 games she recorded 6.6ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.1apg.
Her team made it to the Czech Republic Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Bouman played at Associacao Desportiva Ovarense in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 8 games she averaged 13.1ppg, 15.3rpg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game.
Bouman has played previously professionally in Australia (Lady Bandits) and Bulgaria (Rilski Sportist).
She attended Davenport University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  EGYPT  


National basketball team beats Jordan in Arab Championship - by Eurobasket News

The national women's basketball team defeated Jordan 97-52 on Monday in the third round of the Arab Championship held at Cairo International Stadium from August 5-10. The team had a great 114-51 victory over Iraq in the first round, then victory over Tunisia in the second round with a score of 65-60. The tournament contains four teams: Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia and Iraq. The participating teams will rest on Tuesday, with the first to play fourth and second with the third in the semi-finals on Wednesday, while the curtain falls on Thursday, when the losers in the semi-finals will play for the bronze medal, while the winners play for first place and the gold medal.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Stats Leaders W - Group A

Points Per Game
 Goksen FITIK
  (170-SG-1)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Fitik, TUR15.5 
 2. Meldere, LAT15.5 
 3. Pavliuchenko, RUS15.0 
 4. Chery, FRA14.8 
 5. Carrera, ESP14.8 
 6. Hipp, POL14.8 
 7. Bessoir, GER14.5 
 8. Wadoux, FRA13.7 
 9. Muhl, CRO13.0 
 10. Kuznetsova, RUS13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emily BESSOIR
  (192-PF-1)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Bessoir, GER13.3 
 2. Meldere, LAT12.5 
 3. Bayram, TUR12.5 
 4. Stefanovic, SRB11.3 
 5. Kowalska, POL10.0 
 6. Kurach, POL10.0 
 7. Rupert, FRA10.0 
 8. Carrera, ESP9.3 
 9. Mandic, CRO8.8 
 10. Visockaite, LTU8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nika MUHL
  (177-PG-1)
  Avg: 7
 1. Muhl, CRO7.0 
 2. Orsili, ITA4.3 
 3. Pueyo, ESP4.3 
 4. Kulinska, POL4.3 
 5. Bobrik, RUS4.3 
 6. Nulle, LAT4.3 
 7. Rosemeyer, GER4.0 
 8. Forner, GER3.8 
 9. Angyal, HUN3.8 
 10. Panzera, ITA3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Goksen FITIK
  (170-SG-1)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Fitik, TUR4.3 
 2. Chery, FRA4.0 
 3. Muhl, CRO3.3 
 4. Mendez, ESP3.3 
 5. Mandic, CRO3.0 
 6. Natali, ITA3.0 
 7. Angyal, HUN3.0 
 8. Kulinska, POL3.0 
 9. Zadro, CRO2.8 
 10. Pueyo, ESP2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Emily BESSOIR
  (192-PF-1)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bessoir, GER3.0 
 2. Carrera, ESP2.8 
 3. Visockaite, LTU1.5 
 4. Cizauskaite, LTU1.5 
 5. Curic, CRO1.5 
 6. Meldere, LAT1.5 
 7. Manyoky, HUN1.5 
 8. Andreeva, RUS1.3 
 9. Gaba, GER1.3 
 10. Van-Zeijl, NED1.3 


Review of Round of 16 in Bourges - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Serbia 61-47
Latvia crushed Serbia to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Laura Meldere (188-F/C-01) recorded 27 points and 17 rebounds for the Baltic side. Latvia established a 32:23 halftime lead. They sank 29 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Ketija Vihmane (169-G-01) netted 11 points in the win. Nadezda Nedeljkov (171-SG-01, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 11 points for Serbia.

Czech Republic - Poland 50-57
Poland advanced into the quarterfinal stage as they topped Czech Republic. Wiktoria Kuczynska (166-PG-01) posted 16 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Poland accumulated a 34:19 halftime lead. Czech Republic narrowed the deficit in the second half but Poland withheld the challenge and drove to the win. Weronika Hipp (166-PG-01) accounted for 11 points in the victory. Adela Burtova (166-PG-01) scored 12 points for Czech Republic.

France - Romania 68-25
France thumped Romania en route to the quarterfinal stage. Iliana Rupert (193-C-01) and Marie Pardon (175-G/F-01) scored 12 points each for the hosts. France established a 26:13 halftime lead. They followed with a 42:12 run in the second half to march to the victory. Kendra Chery (184-F/C-01) and Drame Binta (169-PG-02) tossed in 10 points each in the win. Ana Glisici (160-PG-01) provided 10 points for Romania.

Germany - Lithuania 73-47
Germany prevailed against Lithuania in Round of 16 clash. Emily Bessoir (192-PF-01) notched 23 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. Germany accumulated a 34:19 halftime advantage. They poured in 39 points in the second half to ease to the win. Meret Kleine-Beek (186-C-01) dropped 12 points for the winners. Brigita Sinickate chipped in 14 points for Lithuania.

Italy - Turkey 70-66
Italy overcame Turkey to remain in the title hunt in Bourges. Alessandra Orsili (167-PG-01) delivered 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Italy piled up a 39:31 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 15-point mark at the final intermission. Turkey erupted for 29 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Ilaria Panzera (172-SG-02) had 12 points for the winners. Goksen Fitik (170-SG-01) chipped in 23 points for Turkey.

Hungary - Belarus 64-41
Hungary trounced Belarus to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Eszter Madar (185-C-02) produced 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Hungary accumulated a 37:14 halftime lead. They limited Belarus to just 27 points in the second half and marched to the win. Zita Vari (174-G-01) chipped in 8 points for the winners. Yuliya Vasilevich (165-PG-01) netted 11 points for Belarus.

Russia - Croatia 76-66
Veronika Pavliuchenko (184-F/C-01), Anstasiia Bobrik and Anna Kuznetsova (175-G/F-01) scored 17 points each to lead Russia past Croatia. Russia secured a 38:33 halftime lead. They outscored their opponents in the next two quarters to roll to the victory. Nika Muhl (177-PG-01) had 15 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds for Croatia.

Spain - Holland 68-30
Spain coasted past Netherlands in Round of 16 clash. Raquel Carrera (188-C-01) posted 19 points and 8 boards in the victory. Spain held Netherlands to just 15 points in the first half to take a 13-point lead. They sank 40 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Marta Garcia (189-C-02) had 10 points in the win. Maaike Van Zeijl (188-F-01) replied with 8 points for Netherlands.




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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Div.B Stats Leaders - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Natalia OTKHMEZURI
  (175-G/F-0)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Otkhmezuri, GEO19.3 
 2. Geiselsoeder, GER18.3 
 3. Ivanova, BUL17.8 
 4. Sabally, GER17.0 
 5. Margot, SUI15.8 
 6. Melia, IRL15.5 
 7. Vasilevko, BLR15.3 
 8. Masko, BLR15.0 
 9. Svetlikova, SVK15.0 
 10. Feherova, SVK14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Evelien LUTJE
  (183-PF-0)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lutje, NED10.8 
 2. Melia, IRL10.3 
 3. Sabally, GER9.5 
 4. Parau, ROM9.5 
 5. Orban, ROM9.3 
 6. Dolinta, MDA8.8 
 7. Jordao, POR8.8 
 8. Geiselsoeder, GER8.3 
 9. Havrylchyk, UKR8.3 
 10. Huijsdens, IRL8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Daniela LOZZI
  (178-G-99)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Lozzi, ENG4.8 
 2. Saar, ISR4.5 
 3. Strozyk, GER4.3 
 4. Hodge-Carr, ISL4.3 
 5. Daub, GER4.0 
 6. Lahtinen, FIN4.0 
 7. Schinkel, GER4.0 
 8. Masko, BLR3.7 
 9. Klimek, POL3.5 
 10. Melia, IRL3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Daniela LOZZI
  (178-G-99)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Lozzi, ENG6.8 
 2. Strozyk, GER4.7 
 3. Hodge-Carr, ISL4.0 
 4. Kosaristanov., SVK4.0 
 5. Masko, BLR4.0 
 6. Malashko, BLR4.0 
 7. Tirosh, ISR3.8 
 8. Karpuk, BLR3.3 
 9. Winterburn, ENG3.3 
 10. Fastova, UKR3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Beatriz JORDAO
  (185-C-99)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jordao, POR2.0 
 2. Virjoghe, ROM2.0 
 3. Liubinets, UKR1.3 
 4. Malashko, BLR1.3 
 5. Jones, ENG1.3 
 6. Benonysdotti., ISL1.3 
 7. Agyei, FIN1.3 
 8. Sabally, GER1.0 
 9. Zavertailo, UKR1.0 
 10. Shima, ALB1.0 


Division B. Day 4 in Dublin - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Estonia - Bulgaria 54-72
Bulgaria fired past Estonia to improve at 2-2 record in Group A. Gergana Ivanova (176-PG-99) came up with 26 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Bulgaria jumped to a 23:11 lead at the first break. They followed with a 24:14 run in the final stanza to seal the win. Karina Konstantinova (163-PG-99) had 9 points for the winners. Janne Pulk (172-G-00) answered with 25 points for Estonia.

Portugal - Luxembourg 70-49
Portugal recorded the fourth consecutive win in Group A. they rallied past Luxembourg to remain undefeated. Mariana Silva (184-F-99) had 18 points in the victory. Portugal accumulated a 37:22 halftime lead. They followed with a 19:10 run in the third term to clear off for good. Eliana Cabral (177-SG-99) had 13 points for the winners. Anne Simon (172-G-00) tossed in 14 points for Luxembourg.

Poland - Finland 69-72
Finland edged Poland for 3-1 record in Group A. Sara Bejedi (160-G-00) scored 19 points to lead the winning side. Finland posted a 22:16 lead ten minutes into the game. They went on a 24:14 rally in the third quarter to ensure an 11-point advantage. Poland cut the deficit in the final term but could not avoid the loss. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen (173-G-99) had 16 points in the victory. Julia Nielacna (182-F/C-99) answered with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Poland.

Group B
Iceland - Austria 52-55
Austria overcame Iceland to gain the second victory in Group B. Anja Knoflach (178-SF-00) stepped up with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Austria claimed a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the next three periods as Austria came out as winners at the end. Simone Sill netted 8 points and collected 12 rebounds for the winners. Thoranna Hodge-Carr (172-G-99) delivered 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Iceland.

Germany - Albania 105-38
Germany claimed the fourth win in a row in Ireland. They stormed past Albania to remain perfect. Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-F-00) produced 31 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Germany accounted for 50:17 halftime advantage. They erupted for 55 points in the second half to ice the win. Karolin-Ivonn Tzokov (180-SF-99) had 13 points in the victory. Dajana Baraj (160-PG-99) had 15 points for Albania.

Group C
Romania - Israel 63-54
Romania toppled Israel to gain the fourth straight win in Group C. Carla Popescu (168-PG-00) stepped up with 17 points and 8 boards for the winners. Romania jumped to a 16:5 lead after the opening quarter. Israel pulled within 6 points at the final break. But Romania sank 20 points in the fourth stanza to secure the win. Irina Parau (183-F/C-00) had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Shir Tirosh (165-PG-99) answered with 23 points and 7 steals for Israel.

Georgia - Switzerland 70-63
Georgia clinched the first win in Dublin. They held off Switzerland to snap three-game losing skid. Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) tallied 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Switzerland enjoyed a 33:28 halftime lead. But Georgia ignited a 20:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. They added 22 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Ana Kavtaradze (182-F/C-99) posted 16 points in the victory. Laure Margot (172-SF-99) answered with 21 points for Switzerland.

Holland - Norway 86-38
Netherlands cruised past Norway for 3-1 record in Group C. Robyn Bouwer (178-F-00) delivered 25 points for the Dutch team. Netherlands accumulated a 38:26 halftime lead. They held Norway to just 12 points in the second half and marched to the win. Epiphany Etienne (177-F/G-99) chipped in 19 points for the winners. Anniken Frey (162-G-00) scored 7 points for Norway.

Group D
Moldova - Ukraine 55-101
Ukraine topped Moldova to claim 2-2 record in Group D. Viktoriya Fedorenko (176-SG-00) scored 21 points off the bench for Ukraine. They erupted for 54 points in the first half to gain a 27-point halftime lead. They never looked back en route to the victory. Tetiana Havrylchyk (193-C-00) had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Victoria Vacaru (169-F-99) produced 18 points and 10 boards for Moldova.

Slovakia - FYR Macedonia 76-41
Slovakia held off FYR Macedonia to gain the third win in Group D. Sona Svetlikova (184-C-99) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Slovakia got to a very strong start. They ensured a 23:4 lead ten minutes into the game. They sank 40 points in the second half and breezed to the victory. Viktoria Feherova (175-PF-99) had 17 points for Slovakia. Iskra Andonova (174-G/F-99) and Sara Spirovska (175-G/F-99) tossed in 8 points each in the defeat.

United Kingdom - Ireland 49-63
Ireland upset Great Britain as the hosts improved at 4-0 record in Group D. Claire Melia (185-C-99) tallied 14 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the Irish side. Ireland established a 37:23 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 21-point mark at the final break and cruised to the win. Bronagh Power (180-PF-00) had 13 points for the winning side. Jade Blackburn (182-SF-99) netted 9 points for Great Britain.




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  FIBA AMERICUP  


Recap of Day 3 in Buenos Aires - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Argentina - Venezuela 79-59
Argentina defeated Venezuela to post the second straight win in Group A. Andrea Boquete (183-F-90) and Macarena Durso (169-G-91) notched 13 points each in the victory. Argentina piled up a 40:33 halftime advantage. They stretched the lead at 17-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93, agency: ProDep Management) and Debora Gonzalez (170-PG-90, agency: Players Group) had 11 points each for the winners. Yosimar Corrales (184-F/C-90) came up with 19 points for Venezuela.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Colombia 63-70
Colombia opened win count in Buenos Aires. They held off Virgin Islands in Group A. Tathiana Mosquera (196-C/F-89) recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Colombia claimed a 38:19 halftime lead. Virgin Islands sank 26 points in the third term to pull within 13 points. They pulled closer in the final term but could not avoid the loss. Mabel Martinez and Jenifer Munoz netted 13 points each in the victory. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points for Virgin Islands.

Group B
Puerto Rico - Paraguay 81-67
Puerto Rico fired past Paraguay to improve at 2-1 record in Group B. Marie Placido (181-F-87) notched 14 points for Puerto Rico. They grabbed a 37:31 halftime lead. Puerto Rico erupted for 44 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Michelle Gonzalez netted 11 points for the winners. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, college: Union, TN, agency: ProDep Management) banked in 16 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 5 assists for Paraguay.

Mexico - Canada 39-65
Canada stormed past Mexico to record the third straight win in Buenos Aires. Nirra Fields (175-G-93, college: UCLA) stepped up with 13 points to lead the North American side. Canada jumped to a 28:20 halftime lead. They followed with a 21:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Miranda Ayim (191-F/C-88, college: Pepperdine) and Jamie Weisner provided 8 points each for Canada. Bianca Torre (165-G-90) replied with 8 points for Mexico.




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.




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  FRANCE  


Egle Sniokaite (ex Kibirkstis) agreed terms with Limoges ABC - by Greg

Limoges ABC en Limousin (NF1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Lithuanian guard Egle Sniokaite (175-88). She has played for the last seven years at Kibirkstis in Lithuanian LMKL. In 29 games she recorded 7.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg last season. Sniokaite helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league and advanced to league semifinals. They also played in the Cup final. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Honorable Mention. She also played 11 games in EEWBL where she averaged 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.6apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alison Bouman (ex Loko Trutnov) is a newcomer at Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges ABC en Limousin (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American center Alison Bouman (193-92, college: Davenport). She played last season at Loko Trutnov in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 20 games she recorded 6.6ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.1apg.
Her team made it to the Czech Republic Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Bouman played at Associacao Desportiva Ovarense in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 8 games she averaged 13.1ppg, 15.3rpg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game.
Bouman has played previously professionally in Australia (Lady Bandits) and Bulgaria (Rilski Sportist).
She attended Davenport University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Sleza Wroclaw tabs Shamela Hampton, ex Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

1KS Sleza Wroclaw (BLK) inked 30-year old American center Shamela Hampton (191-87, college: UNLV). She played most recently at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 23 games she averaged impressive 20.0ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg last season. Hampton helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Center of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team.
Her team was regular season runner-up in MWC in 2008.
Hampton is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Nantes Reze), Israel (Ramat Hasharon, Maccabi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Ashdod and ASA Jerusalem), Italy (Orvieto), IBL (Las Vegas P.) and WBCBL (Las Vegas P.).
Hampton attended University of Nevada -Las Vegas until 2009 and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Karina Szybala
Kourtney Treffers
Klaudia Sosnowska

Centers:
Dragana Svitlica
Shamela Hampton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GUATEMALA  


Addigua and Club Talents top their groups - by Eurobasket News

Addigua and Club Talents top their groups as they won all the games so far. Club Talents are with a 5-0 record on top of Group A. In their last game they overcame Nolitas 48-38. Vicky Juarez (165-PG-99) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and KRYSTA CANO added 12.
Addigua meanwhile has a 5-0 record in Group B. They posted an easy 70-41 win over USACF to remain unbeaten.



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Jun An celebrate 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Jun An celebrate 2017 title beating Qixi in the Final. Both teams rightfully reached the Final and looked great in the court. Jun An however dominated the majority of the game and sealed a 62-59 win. Huang Xinling scored 23 points in the game.


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Nikolett Vincze is a newcomer at Atomeromu - by Nagy Szilveszter

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 15-year old forward Nikolett Vincze (178-2). She played last season at Hungarian Women U16 National Team in Hungarian league.
Vincze was selected to U16 National Team in 2017.
She is a very experienced player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Atomeromu.

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard roster for 2017-2018:

Maja Erkic
Teja Oblak
Sara Krnjic
Reka Balint
Anna Mansare
Zsuzsanna Studer
Alexandra Theodorean
Virag Kiss
Agnes Studer
Livia Gereben
Csenge Antoni
Nikolett Vincze

Coach: Zeljko Djokic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hungary U18: three from three for start - by Adam Patonay

The U18 A Division European Championship came back to Sopron, Hungary. The "city of loyalty" was the host for the tournament in 2016 also and now again. The hungarian team made a very strong start on home court with three victory. First they beat Turkey by 67:55, on the second day destroyed Latvia by 32 points and yesterday they give 24 for Greece. The Lelik-Gereben-Juhasz "big three" looks unstopable after three days. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) averages 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds during 19 minutes. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) adds 11.7 points and 4.3 assist and the creator of the team while the main bastion of their defense Livia Gereben (183-F-99) avergaes 12 points as well. Hungary will meet with Croatia tommorrow who started with three lost game.


Miskolc inks Laura Aldazabal - by Nagy Szilveszter

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) signed 22-year old Cuban center Laura Aldazabal (191-70kg-95). The last time (15-16) she played at Sopron Basket in Hungarian A Division. Aldazabal missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Aldazabal won Hungarian League championship title in 2016.
She represented Cuba at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.3ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 37.9%, FT: 64.1%.
Aldazabal has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Cuba (Metropolitanas).

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fanni Szabo
Monica Engelman
Dora Nagy
Kirby Burkholder

Forwards:
Tereza Peckova
Dorina Zele

Centers:
Zenta Melnika
Laura Aldazabal

Coach: Stefan Svitek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub adds Varga to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub (A Division) added to their roster 18-year old point guard Kamilla Varga (165-99). She has played for the last five seasons at the junior team of Sopron Basket in Hungarian A Division.
Varga is a member of Hungarian U19 National Team.

ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Virag Szalay
Chucky Jeffery
Kamilla Varga
Sigi Koizar
Georgina Kovacs
Virag Vincze

Forwards:
Gyorgyi Ori
Noemi Jurko
Agnes Gorjanacz

Centers:
Elisabeth Pavel
Nikoletta Liska

Coach: Gaspar David

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub adds Liska to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub (A Division) added to their roster 19-year old center Nikoletta Liska (187-98). The last time (16) she played at Hungarian Women U18 National Team in Hungarian league. Liska missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Liska represented Hungary at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) last year.

ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Virag Szalay
Chucky Jeffery
Sigi Koizar
Georgina Kovacs
Virag Vincze

Forwards:
Gyorgyi Ori
Noemi Jurko
Agnes Gorjanacz

Centers:
Elisabeth Pavel
Nikoletta Liska

Coach: Gaspar David

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


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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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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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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  JORDAN  


National basketball team beats Jordan in Arab Championship - by Eurobasket News

The national women's basketball team defeated Jordan 97-52 on Monday in the third round of the Arab Championship held at Cairo International Stadium from August 5-10. The team had a great 114-51 victory over Iraq in the first round, then victory over Tunisia in the second round with a score of 65-60. The tournament contains four teams: Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia and Iraq. The participating teams will rest on Tuesday, with the first to play fourth and second with the third in the semi-finals on Wednesday, while the curtain falls on Thursday, when the losers in the semi-finals will play for the bronze medal, while the winners play for first place and the gold medal.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



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  LITHUANIA  


Egle Sniokaite (ex Kibirkstis) agreed terms with Limoges ABC - by Greg

Limoges ABC en Limousin (NF1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Lithuanian guard Egle Sniokaite (175-88). She has played for the last seven years at Kibirkstis in Lithuanian LMKL. In 29 games she recorded 7.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg last season. Sniokaite helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league and advanced to league semifinals. They also played in the Cup final. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Honorable Mention. She also played 11 games in EEWBL where she averaged 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.6apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


Meiya Tirera joins Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia BC (LF2) added to their roster 31-year old Mali power forward Meiya Tirera (186-86, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at AE Sedis in the LFB. In 26 games she had 12.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Tirera played at Haskovo 2012 in Bulgarian NBL where in 29 games she was the best scorer with impressive 26.3ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.5spg and 2.1bpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Defensive Player of the Year.
Tirera also represented Mali at the African Championships in Yaounde (Cameroon) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 6.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 36.6%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 72.7%.
Tirera's career allowed her to visit three different continents. She tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Africa and of course North America. Tirera has played previously professionally in Tunisia (CS Sfaxien) and Mali (Djoliba Athletic Club Bamako).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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  POLAND  


Sleza Wroclaw tabs Shamela Hampton, ex Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

1KS Sleza Wroclaw (BLK) inked 30-year old American center Shamela Hampton (191-87, college: UNLV). She played most recently at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 23 games she averaged impressive 20.0ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg last season. Hampton helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Center of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team.
Her team was regular season runner-up in MWC in 2008.
Hampton is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Nantes Reze), Israel (Ramat Hasharon, Maccabi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Ashdod and ASA Jerusalem), Italy (Orvieto), IBL (Las Vegas P.) and WBCBL (Las Vegas P.).
Hampton attended University of Nevada -Las Vegas until 2009 and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Karina Szybala
Kourtney Treffers
Klaudia Sosnowska

Centers:
Dragana Svitlica
Shamela Hampton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  SERBIA  


Bor signs Washington just out of college - by Darko Pekic

ZKK Bor (1 ZLS) signed 22-year old American guard/forward Kentra Washington (185-95). She just graduated from Wofford (NCAA). Washington has played there for the last four years. In 12 games she had 10.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg last season. She will be the first American ever to join ambitious newcomer in the league.

As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Claret re-signs at Sant Adria - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria confirmed in their roster 25-year old power forward Marta Claret (185-92). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 LF2 games she recorded 6.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1apg last season. Claret helped them to win the LF2 title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention in 2016.
Claret represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 7 games: 6.3ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 33.3%.
Claret has played previously for four other teams: Argon Uni Girona, Mataro, Las Rozas and Cerdanyola.

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Itziar Llobet

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Cristina Hurtado

Center:
Marta Claret

Coach: Fabian Tellez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xenia Artiga joins Joventut Les Corts Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Joventut Les Corts Barcelona (LF2) agreed terms with Xenia Artiga from Sant Adria. In 14 LF2 games she had 3.2ppg and 2.0rpg last season. She helped them to win the LF2 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).

Joventut Les Corts Barcelona roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Meiya Tirera joins Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia BC (LF2) added to their roster 31-year old Mali power forward Meiya Tirera (186-86, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at AE Sedis in the LFB. In 26 games she had 12.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Tirera played at Haskovo 2012 in Bulgarian NBL where in 29 games she was the best scorer with impressive 26.3ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.5spg and 2.1bpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Defensive Player of the Year.
Tirera also represented Mali at the African Championships in Yaounde (Cameroon) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 6.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 36.6%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 72.7%.
Tirera's career allowed her to visit three different continents. She tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Africa and of course North America. Tirera has played previously professionally in Tunisia (CS Sfaxien) and Mali (Djoliba Athletic Club Bamako).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Ihse re-signs at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) confirmed in their roster Tova Ihse). She played there last season. But in four Damligan games she had just 0.8ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Dropped Tough game to Colombia - by David Edole

Virgin Islands fell to Colombia, 70-63, on day three, Tuesday, of the 2017 Women's AmeriCup Tournament held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Virgin Islands came out flat and couldn't make an open shot and fell behind big early, Colombia took advantage and held a 47-19 lead before the V.I. Ladies responded with tough physical defensive play to rally within four, 60-56, on a basket from I'Tiana Taylor (185-F-93)<. However the deficit was too much to overcome. The loss drops the women to 1-2 with 8th ranked Brazil on schedule for Tomorrow at 3:05pm. The V.I. team lost to Brazil 72-59 two years ago in their only meeting. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) was the high scorer with 16 points, six rebounds and three steals.
Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland) and Taylor were in double digits with 14 and 10 respectively.
The FIBA AmeriCup games are on ESPN 3. If you have the ESPN app on your phone, tablet or a device such as Apple TV are able to watch itfor free!

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Castors Braine tabs Olesia Malashenko - by Nagy Szilveszter

Royal Castors Braine (Top Division Women) inked 26-year old Ukrainian international power forward Olesia Malashenko (191-91, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Mersin BK Dogus Hastanesi in Turkish KBSL. In 14 games she averaged 12.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Malashenko played at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor (also in KBSL) where in 24 games she had 14.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.4apg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention. Malashenko also played 8 games in Eurocup where she recorded 11.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Malashenko won Belgian League championship title in 2009. She received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team award back in 2009.
Malashenko has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2011.
Malashenko also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 27.3%.
Malashenko is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Arras), Italy (Ragusa), Russia (Vologda Chevakata), Belgium (Belfius Namur) and Ukraine (Byelaia Akacia).

Royal Castors Braine roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marjorie Carpreaux
Emmanuella Mayombo
Sarah Halejian

Forwards:
Olesia Malashenko
Jada Payne
Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka

Center:
Anete Steinberga

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Academy young guns at Wolves ready to pass WBBL test - by Paul Nilsen

Oaklands Wolves have added to their 2017-18 WBBL roster by securing a talented group of Academy players, who will once again play a pivotal part in the Hertfordshire teams' successes this season.

Leading the young group will be returning stars Tia Freeman (165-SG-00), Kata Fulop (188-C-00) and Krisztina Nagy, who all played major roles in last year's maiden WBBL campaign.

Freeman, a versatile 5ft 10 in guard, who recently suited up for the Great Britain 3x3 team in the European qualifiers in Latvia, averaged 5 points and 3 rebounds in 20 minutes per game last season.

Hungarian international centre Kata Fulop returns to the paint, where the 16-year-old managed an impressive 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds shooting over 50% from the field in 2016-17.

Krisztina Nagy returns to Hertfordshire without her twin sister; but Nagy's performances indicate that she is ready to take the mantle. The skilled 5ft 8in combo guard will give the Wolves flexibility as she looks to add to her 3.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in 21 minutes of court time.

'I'm really looking forward to the new season and ready for Oaklands to have a great impact in the WBBL,' stated Freeman.

'I think we will surprise a lot of teams this time round! Personally, I'm ready to step up and show what young players can do!'

Nagy commented: 'I can't wait to return to Oaklands, we are all so excited for this season to start. Last year was tough but we have learnt a lot and the new players will only add to our hard- working team."

Joining the returners are four newcomers to the Oaklands Wolves WBBL squad. The young players will be part of the college's WEABL academy and look to make an impact when given their opportunity in the WBBL.

Great Britain U16 guard Khia Lee joins from Manchester Mystics and is looking to add her athletic ability to the team, whilst Scottish shooting guard Sami Brown heads across the border from Boroughmuir Blaze via the recent Scottish junior Final.

Forward Ciara Belsham and shooting guard Ella Messetter join from Bucks Hornets; with both players having been part of the English National Teams youth programmes last year.

'Last season it was sink or swim for the academy payers in the WBBL,' mused Wolves' head coach. Lee Ryan.

'It was great for them to step up but in reality, we didn't have enough experienced players to support them when they needed it. This season we will have a better balance, but we will still be relying on the younger players to perform and take their chances.

'Kyla [Nelson] is a big loss, as is Anna and Maja from last year's group, but our returners will be very special this season.'

He added: 'The new academy girls will raise the standard once again and they will benefit from having the older players around to guide. However, I want to see them enter with no fear and ultimately earn minutes off the seniors!'

Oaklands will be adding more academy girls by the start of the next academic year and look out for another signing that will be announced tomorrow.

You can follow Oaklands Wolves on Twitter and Instagram @Oaklandsball



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."



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Highlights and Details from the Georgia Soul's Comeback Win in the WBCBL National Championship Game - by Willie McCray

The Georgia Soul overcame a 13 point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the defending WBCBL champion St. Louis Surge 64-63 Sunday in the league's national championship game. The win was the Soul's third of the weekend in an eight team tournament which featured Women's Blue Chip Basketball League region champions from California, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Louisiana. The championship game, played on the Surge's home court, kept the capacity crowd on its feet and the Soul's faithful fans in Augusta glued to the live web stream.

Khadijiah Cave (6'3''-C-95), the former Baylor University and Laney High star, garnered tournament MVP honors after scoring 14 points and grabbing 21 rebounds in the championship game. The rookie center who will soon head to Switzerland to further her professional career calmly sank two free throws with 1:16 remaining that put the Soul ahead for good at 64-63. LaCoya Terry (5'10''-F-87, college: E.Carolina), a first team WBCBL All Star last season, led the Soul with 18 points, including 9 in the fourth quarter. Terry, who excelled at East Carolina and before that Hephzibah High, let out a huge yell when her three point play tied the game at 60 with 2:31 remaining after she stole the ball near half court and teammate Morgan Jennings (5'8''-G-89, college: Auburn) found her for the score.

But it was former Francis Marion and Laney High star Eboni Fields (5'5''-G, college: Francis Marion), another returning All Star, who ignited the comeback. Every time the Soul's prospects seemed hopeless, Fields gave the team life. When Georgia trailed 50-37 with just over 9 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, she nailed a three from the left corner, making it 50-40. One minute later she dribbled over a high screen and drained another bomb from the top of the key, cutting the deficit to 50-45. And what turned out to be her biggest shot came with 2:42 remaining when her three from the left wing cut the Surge's 60-54 lead to 3 points just seconds before Terry's steal and three point play made the score even for the first time since 0-0.

Fields scored 12 points, making 4 three pointers, all in the second half. She explained Monday how she was able to maintain her confidence after failing to make a field goal in the first half:

I was being very hard on myself the 1st half because my shots were not falling. At halftime my teammates and coaches kept telling me keep shooting. We believe in you they will fall. Don't think about it; just shoot. After I saw the 1st shot go down it helped pick my confidence up to just shoot how I know how. My teammates found me and I was grateful they fell when it was needed.

In an interview with another outlet, Terry also talked about the way the players stuck together through the adversity of trailing throughout the first three quarters. Their resilience paid off and made for a satisfying finish to the organization's second season in which the Soul finished 15-3 and capture the attention and excitement of a large portion of Augusta's basketball fans, who followed along on the webcast (see here) and celebrated on social media for many hours afterward.

Large and enthusiastic crowd on hand at Fontbonne for today's national championship game at Fontbonne pic.twitter.com/1B68vfCDz3
- Earl Austin Jr. (@earlaustinjr) August 6, 2017