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  ABA LEAGUE  



Borac signed wit Prlja - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

KK Borac Mozzart Cacak have announced the signing of the new power forward for their team. It is Predrag Prlja (205-C-92), who grew up with KK Spartak Subotica and played for them from 2010 until this summer.

Predrag Prlja, the 205 cm tall big man is a new reinforcement of KK Borac Mozzart Cacak. The player, who is coming to aak for the new season, where his new club aims on attacking the top and taking a spot in the first division of the ABA League, played for KK Spartak Subotica since 2010. KK Borac Mozzart Cacak will be only the second club in his pro career.

Last season Prlja averaged 5.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in the national championship of Serbia.



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Review of Day 3 in Tunis and Dakar - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mali - Ivory Coast 92-63
Mali crushed Ivory Coast but could not make it into the playoffs. Mahamadou Drame (188-SG-86) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Mali accumulated a 51:28 halftime lead. They dominated after the big break cruising to a well-deserved win at the end. Papa Tandina (187-G-93) had 19 points in the victory. Tiegbe Bamba (204-F-91, college: Portland St.) responded with 13 points for Ivory Coast.

Nigeria - DR Congo 77-83
DR Congo celebrated the second victory in Group A. They shocked Nigeria behind 20 points from Evariste Shonganya (204-F/C-92, agency: Promotex). Nigeria accumulated a 37:34 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the third term. But DR Congo turned the tables in the fourth quarter. They ignited a 31:22 run to snatch a narrow win at the end. Myck Kabongo (191-G-92, college: Texas) netted 17 points, issued 8 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds for the winners. Ikechukwu Diogu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Nigeria.

Group B
Angola - Central Africa 66-44
Angola coasted past Central Africa to clinch the second position in Group B. Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: Duran International) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Angola used an 18:4 run in the second period to ensure a 14-point halftime lead. They held Central Africa to just 24 points in the second half to race to the win. Eduardo Mingas (200-F/C-79) tossed in 9 points for the winning side. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) notched 14 points for Central Africa.

Morocco - Uganda 79-70
Morocco held off Uganda to finish the preliminary round undefeated. Mohamed Choua (202-F/C-92) and Abdelali Lahraichi (190-G/F-93) nailed 15 points each for the winners. Uganda led by three points at halftime 33:36. But Morocco went on a 20:16 run in the third term to eke out a narrow lead. They sparked a 26:18 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Mustapha Khalifi had 13 points in the victory. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton) and A'Darius Pegues (208-F-89, college: Campbellsville) had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Group C
Tunisia - Guinea 64-59
Tunisia clinched the third straight win at AfroBasket. They overcame Guinea to clinch the top position in Group C. Makram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89) tossed in 12 points in the victory. Guinea enjoyed a 35:33 halftime lead. But Tunisia responded with a 19:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. Guinea pulled closer in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Mohamed Hadidane (207-PF-86, agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 11 points for the winning side. Daouda Conde (210-C-92) banked in 14 points for Guinea.

Rwanda - Cameroon 77-81
Cameroon overcame Rwanda for the second win in Group C. Arnaud-William Adala Moto (198-F-93, agency: Duran International) stepped up with 17 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Rwanda accounted for a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Cameroon bounced back with a 23:14 run in the second quarter. They stayed in charge throughout the second half. Cameroon sank 40 points after the long break to secure the victory. Mbala Benoit (200-F-95) notched 16 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Kenneth Gasana (195-G-84, college: Boise St.) netted 18 points and issued 7 assists for Rwanda.

Group D
Senegal - Mozambique 80-49
Senegal claimed the top position in Group D. They cruised past Mozambique to improve at 3-0 record. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville) and Djibril Thiam (208-G/F-86, college: Wyoming) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Senegal recorded a 36:18 halftime lead. Senegal then poured in 30 points in the fourth quarter to rally to the victory. Helton Ubisse (201-C-95) netted 9 points for Mozambique.

Egypt - South Africa 70-51
Egypt overwhelmed South Africa to gain 2-1 record on top of Group D. Egypt opened the game on a strong 14:2 run. Egypt stayed in control throughout the reminder of the game and rolled to the victory. Amr El Gendy (192-G-91) tossed in 13 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) had 10 points in the victory. Pieter Prinsloo (208-F-92, college: Marist) answered with 11 points for South Africa.




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  ARGENTINA  


Olimpico de La Banda signs Emilio Gimenez - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) signed 22-year old forward Emilio Gimenez (196-95). He has played for the last three seasons at Olimpo de Bahia Blanca in the. In 5 TNA games he had 3.0ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
Gimenez played in the final of Argentinian Torneo Federal in 2015.

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda roster for 2017-2018:

Maximiliano Stanic
Damian Tintorelli
Justin Williams
Facundo Giorgi
Rodney Green
Ramon Clemente
Matias Bernardini
Mauro Cosolito
Emilio Gimenez
Luciano Ortiz
Facundo Vazquez
Matias Bonavia

Coach: Hernan Laginestra

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Damian Palacios (ex Vasco Da G.) signs at CDU Catolica - by Eurobasket News

CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago (Liga Nacional) landed 32-year old Argentinian point guard Damian Palacios (177-85). He played most recently at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro in Brazilian NBB league. In 33 games he averaged 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Palacios played at San Isidro in Argentinian TNA where in 30 games he had 8.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg.
Among other achievements he won Brazilian Liga Ouro championship title in 2016. Palacios received also Latinbasket.com All-Liga Ouro 1st Team award in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other Argentinian teams like Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe, Ciclista, Alma Juniors, Firmat FC Santa Fe and Obera Tennis Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Weber Bahia signs Gerson Santo, ex Mogi - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) signed 26-year old Brazilian international forward Gerson Santo (206-108kg-91, college: Colorado State). He has played for the last three seasons at Mogi in Brazilian Paulista. In 25 games he had 4.4ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Santo helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He also represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Santo's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 55.3%, FT: 61.5%.
Santo has played also professionally in Brazil for Pinheiros.
He attended Colorado State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luciano Parodi
Maximo Fjellerup
Jose Materan
Facundo Corvalan
Santiago Vaulet

Forwards:
Hernan Jasen
Gerson Santo
Juan_Pablo Vaulet

Centers:
Anthony_Laveal Johnson
Gonzalo Iglesias
Daniel Bordignon
Francisco Filippa

Coach: Sebastian Ginobili

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Lisandro Rasio (ex Atenas) joins Los Leones - by Eurobasket News

Colegio Los Leones de Quilpue (Liga Nacional) agreed terms with 27-year old Argentinian forward Lisandro Rasio (198-90, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Atenas in Argentinian LigaA. In 45 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.9apg. Rasio also played that season for Defensor in Uruguayan LUB where in four games he recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Argentinian LigaA Semifinals in 2013. Rasio was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay Metropolitan League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.0spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 44.4%.
Rasio has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Capitol).

Colegio Los Leones de Quilpue roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kevin Bracy-Davis

Forwards:
John_A. Thomas
Lisandro Rasio
Darrol Jones

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Chile



Ferrocarril tabs Pablo Bandeo - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Ferrocarril Concordia (TFB) inked 20-year old swingman Pablo Bandeo (195-97). He has played for the last two years at Union de Santa Fe in the TNA. TNA was a little too high level for him, where in 12 games he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Bandeo helped them to win the regular season.

Atletico Ferrocarril Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bruno Oprandi
Alejandro Ivetich

Forward:
Pablo Bandeo

Center:
David Fric

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Obera Tennis Club adds Jenkins to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Obera Tennis Club (TNA) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Romond Jenkins (201-100kg-93). He just graduated from Tarleton State University (NCAA2). In 26 games he recorded 13.9ppg, 11.2rpg, 1.4spg and 2.2bpg last season. Jenkins helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Lone Star Conference. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-LSC Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-LSC 1st Team and voted to LSC All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Jenkins played in the final of NJCAA D1 Region XVI in 2014.

Obera Tennis Club roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lucas Gornatti
Sergio Rupil
Santiago Luduena
Lisandro Quinteros

Forwards:
Mauricio Corzo
Romond Jenkins
Abednego Lufile
Leonardo Ruiz_Diaz

Center:
Fernando Calvi

Coach: Sebastian Torre

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Nate Carter agreed terms with Deportivo Viedma - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Viedma Rio Negro (TNA) inked experienced 34-year old American forward Nate Carter (200-107kg-83, college: Oklahoma) from Villa Angela Basket. In 41 TNA games in Argentina he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Carter also spent pre-season at San Isidro that year.
In 2007 he was drafted by Oklahoma Storm (USBL) in first round (10th overall).
The former University of Oklahoma standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Carter played in the final of Czech Republic League in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Carter is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Carter has played previously professionally also in Israel (Hasharon), Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon), Philippines (SM Beermen), France (Chalons Reims, Saint Etienne, JSA Bordeaux and JSF Nanterre), Czech Republic (BK Decin) and Argentina (Argentino and Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos).
His game is described as: Nate is an aggressive, smart player who knows how to use his body well to score in the post and can extend the defense with the deep jumpshot.

Deportivo Viedma Rio Negro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Franco
Alexis Knecht
Federico Grun
Fermin Thygesen

Forwards:
Nate Carter
Francisco Centeno
Federico Mariani
Martin Fernandez

Center:
Maximiliano Tabieres

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Agustin Sanchez agreed terms with Atenas Carmen - by Eurobasket News

Atenas de Carmen de Patagones (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old forward Agustin Sanchez (196-92) from Olimpo de Bahia Blanca. Sanchez has played there for the last three years. In 28 TNA games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.3rpg last season.
He played in the final of Argentinian Torneo Federal in 2015.

Atenas de Carmen de Patagones roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Percaz
Hernan Etchepare
Emiliano Agostino
Cesar Lavoratornuovo

Forwards:
Scott Cutley
Joseph Efese
Agustin Sanchez

Coach: Facundo Sucatzky

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  AUSTRALIA  


Harrison Goodrick signs at Cergy-Pontoise - by Eurobasket News

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB (NM2) landed 23-year old Australian power forward Harrison Goodrick (203-102kg-94, college: Metropolitan State of Denver). He just graduated from Metropolitan State of Denver (NCAA2). Goodrick has played there for the last three years. In 23 games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.9apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-SSC 2nd Team.
Goodrick's team made it to the SSC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has played previously for Norths Soul Sports Bears and Spiders.
As mentioned above Goodrick is just out of the college and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastien Michineau
Morgan Durand
Corentin Desnos

Forwards:
Raphael Wilson
Gregory Filet

Center:
Harrison Goodrick

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



Reading Rockets tab Declan Soukup, ex Dandenong R. - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) inked 23-year old Australian guard Declan Soukup (190-82kg-94, college: Assumption). He played in the summer at Dandenong Rangers in Australian SEABL-South. In 12 games he recorded 3.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg. Soukup helped them to win the SEABL-South title.
He just graduated from Assumption College and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Soukup has played also in Australia for Frankston Blues.

Reading Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerrod Hendricks
Declan Soukup
Sydney Donaldson
Ali Sbai

Forwards:
Danny Carter
Joel Keeble
Jonathan Foulds
Tim Gill

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom



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  AUSTRIA  


Brose Baskets topple Swans Gmunden in test game - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - Swans Gmunden 82:71

Brose Baskets faced Swans Gmunden in the latest test game. The German powerhouse claimed a tough victory at the end. Elias Harris (203-SF-89, college: Gonzaga) delivered 18 points to lead the winning side.
Gmunden jumped to an early lead. They enjoyed a 23:13 advantage ten minutes into this one. The Austrian team entered the second half up by 9 points 46:37. Brose Baskets managed to cut the distance at 3 points 57:60 at the final intermission. They went on a strong rally in the fourth term and stole the win. Nikolaos Zisis (197-PG-83, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 14 points, while Augustine Rubit (201-PF-89, college: S.Alabama) had 17 points for Bamberg. Enis Murati (194-F-88, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 24 points for Gmunden. Daniel Friedrich (181-PG-92) had 19 points in the losing effort.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Sigal Prishtina tabs Maxie Esho - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Maxie Esho (206-102kg-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli Artzit. In 13 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 20.6ppg and recorded 8.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Esho also played that season for Etha in Cypriot Division A where in 10 games he averaged remarkable 18.8ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Esho has played also professionally in NBA G League (Iowa Wolves and Westchester Knicks).
He attended University of Massachusetts until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Andrew Lawrence
J.J. Mann
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Michael Glover
Maxie Esho
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Lis Shoshi

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sigal Prishtina welcomes back Lawrence - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 27-year old British international point guard Andrew Lawrence (185-84kg-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points). It is actually his comeback to Prishtina as he has played here before. Lawrence played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 15 ProA games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.5apg. Lawrence also played that season for Sigal Prishtina. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 7 SuperLeague games he had 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. Lawrence also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.0apg and 2.4spg. He also played 3 games in Balkan League where he got 10.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 2.3spg.
Lawrence has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Croatian A1 League Semifinals in 2014. Lawrence was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He has been also a member of British international program for some years. Lawrence has regularly played for British senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Lawrence has played previously professionally in Spain (Gipuzkoa) and Croatia (KK_Zadar).
He attended College of Charleston until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Lawrence is described as: A versatile combo guard, whith a strong body and excellent physical skills.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Andrew Lawrence
J.J. Mann
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Michael Glover
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Lis Shoshi

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  

D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bart MAESEN
  Houthalen
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Maesen, Houthalen24.0 
 2. Perez, Melsele23.0 
 3. Goetgeluck, Soba21.0 
 4. Colette, Ninane21.0 
 5. Celis, Oxaco20.0 
 6. Lhote, Gent Hawks20.0 
 7. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.19.0 
 8. Vermeersch, Gembo B.19.0 
 9. Delalic, Spirou B18.0 
 10. Pierre, Neufchateau17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thibault VANDERHAEGEN
  Gistel O.
  (201-F/C-98)
  Avg: 12
 1. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.12.0 
 2. Dobbelaere, Ieper11.5 
 3. Clemente, Houth.9.5 
 4. Van den Bran., Melse.9.0 
 5. Lait, Royal Brussels9.0 
 6. Enobakhare, Royal B.9.0 
 7. Tuluka-M., Royal B.9.0 
 8. Henrard, Ninane8.0 
 9. De-Meyer, Oxaco8.0 
 10. Schepens, Ieper7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GOETHAERT
  Gembo B.
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Goethaert, Gembo B.5.0 
 2. Celis, Oxaco5.0 
 3. Goetgeluck, Soba4.5 
 4. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.0 
 5. Verspeeten, Gent H.4.0 
 6. Van den Bran., Melse.4.0 
 7. Tuluka-M., Royal B.4.0 
 8. Haerbos, Soba3.5 
 9. Peeters, Gembo BBC3.0 
 10. Demirtas, Spirou B3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GOETGELUCK
  Soba
  (182-PG-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Goetgeluck, Soba3.0 
 2. Van den Bran., Melse.3.0 
 3. Van-Vooren, Wareg.3.0 
 4. Peeters, Gembo BBC3.0 
 5. Lamot, Melsele3.0 
 6. Naudts, Waregem2.5 
 7. Guillemyn, Waregem2.5 
 8. Pierre, Neufchateau2.0 
 9. De-Hoon, Oxaco2.0 
 10. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex TULUKA-MFUMUPEMBE
  Royal B.
  (193-G/F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tuluka-M., Royal B.2.0 
 2. Bouckaert, Gembo B.2.0 
 3. Fusek, Spirou B1.5 
 4. Hall, Royal Brussels1.0 
 5. Marion, Royal B.1.0 
 6. Nau, Oxaco1.0 
 7. Enobakhare, Royal B.1.0 
 8. Celis, Oxaco1.0 
 9. Delplancq, Gistel O.1.0 
 10. Vanbecelaere, Wareg.0.5 


Brandon Peterson (ex Dijon) joins Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 27-year old American power forward Brandon Peterson (204-104kg-90, college: Arkansas State, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at JDA Dijon Bourgogne in French ProA. In 17 games he had 9.8ppg and 6.0rpg. Peterson also played that season for Start in Polish TBL where in 16 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Sun Belt West Division Regular Season in 2013. Peterson was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 2nd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Peterson has played also professionally in Greece (Nea Kifisia), Turkey (Ankara D.S.I.), Belgium (Leuven Bears) and Sweden (KFUM Jamtland).
He attended Arkansas State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts
Gijs Lambrechts
Milan Samardzic

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Dejan Kravic
Jonas Foerts
Maxime Depuydt

Center:
Brandon Peterson

Coach: Laurent Monier

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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Top Division I Round 2: Soba keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

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

Soba edged Ninane in Antwerpen 82-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-22. But Ninane won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Soba won last quarter 17-16. The best player for the winners was swingman Mitchel Gorremans (191-85) who scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Anthony Goetgeluck (182-92) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international point guard Xavier Colette (185-85) produced 21 points for the guests. Ninane will play next round against Houthalen trying to get back on the winning streak. Soba will try to continue on its current victory against Spirou B on the road.
Oxaco (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Ieper. Visitors were rolled over by Ieper 81-62. Point guard Kjell Devacht (185-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Alexander Schepens contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Nick Celis (196-88) replied with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Oxaco. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ieper will play against Gembo BBC (#10) in Borgerhout in the next round where they are favorite. Oxaco will play at home against Gent Hawks to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game where Spirou B (#4) beat host Gent Hawks (#1) 93-84 on Saturday evening. Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz scored 22 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. Spirou B's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Laurent Lhote responded with 20 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Spirou B will meet at home Soba in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gent Hawks will play against Oxaco in Boechout and hope to win that game.
The game in Borgerhout was also worth to mention about. Waregem (2-0) played at the court of Gembo BBC (0-1). Waregem defeated Gembo BBC 83-70. Aaron Van Vooren notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Waregem's next round opponent will be Royal Brussels (#13) at home which should be an easy win for them. Gembo BBC will play against Ieper and hope to win that game.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Brussels, where Royal Brussels (0-1) lost at home to Neufchateau (1-1) 70-86 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Alexis Pierre who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Neufchateau will face Gistel Oostende (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Royal Brussels will play against Waregem in Waregem and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 2 winless Houthalen were defeated by Melsele in a road game 92-83.
The best stats of 2nd round was 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Alex Tuluka-Mfumupembe of Royal Brussels.

Ieper - Oxaco 81-62

Oxaco (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Ieper. Visitors were rolled over by Ieper 81-62. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Oxaco's players. Oxaco was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Kjell Devacht (185-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Alexander Schepens (191-93) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Ieper players scored in double figures. Guard Nick Celis (196-88) replied with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and center Mark De-Meyer (194-88) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Oxaco. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ieper will play against Gembo BBC (#10) in Borgerhout in the next round where they are favorite. Oxaco will play at home against Gent Hawks to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Oxaco: N.Celis 20+7reb+5ast, M.De Meyer 16+8reb, S.Van Hoey 11+7reb+1ast, B.Van Sande 8+7reb, D.De Hoon 3+2reb, C.Pegg 3+1reb+1ast
Ieper: R.Spaens 15+4reb+3ast, J.Vandermeersch 14+1reb+2ast, K.Devacht 12+6reb+6ast, A.Schepens 11+8reb+5ast, R.Mestdagh 8+5reb+3ast, W.Dobbelaere 8+11reb+1ast
gschID: 568702


Soba - Ninane 82-79

Soba edged Ninane in Antwerpen 82-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-22. But Ninane won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Soba won last quarter 17-16. The best player for the winners was swingman Mitchel Gorremans (191-85) who scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Anthony Goetgeluck (182-92) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international point guard Xavier Colette (185-85) produced 21 points and Yannick Moray (199-91) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Ninane players scored in double figures. Ninane will play next round against Houthalen trying to get back on the winning streak. Soba will try to continue on its current victory against Spirou B on the road.
Top scorers:
Ninane: X.Colette 21+1reb+2ast, Y.Moray 14+5reb+2ast, G.Henrard 12+8reb, R.Fassotte 12+2reb+1ast, J.Kaluanga 8+2reb+1ast, S.Maio 5+4reb+2ast
Soba: A.Goetgeluck 22+5reb+5ast, M.Gorremans 21+9reb+4ast, R.Haerbos 9+1reb+5ast, J.Balanga 8+1reb, K.van Kempen 8+2reb+2ast, S.Ronge 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 568703


Melsele - Houthalen 92-83

Melsele used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Houthalen 92-83 on Saturday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Houthalen won fourth quarter 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Houthalen 42-29 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was point guard Ivan Perez (185-90) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Thomas Lamot (190-87) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Melsele players scored in double figures. Forward Bart Maesen (198-89) produced 30 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and point guard Chiel Koonings (180-90) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Houthalen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Melsele will face Giants B (#9) in Antwerp in the next round where they are favorite. Houthalen will play on the road against Ninane (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Houthalen: B.Maesen 30+7reb+1ast, C.Koonings 16+3reb+3ast, D.Snyers 12+3reb+1ast, V.Jatulevicius 9+1reb+1ast, D.Clemente 4+9reb+2ast, K.Bormans 4+2reb
Melsele: I.Perez 23+5reb+2ast, T.Lamot 17+5reb+2ast, Y.Schoepen 16+5reb, N.Dhooge 10+2reb+2ast, A.Kabeya 7+3reb+1ast, S.Caron 6+2reb
gschID: 568701


Gembo BBC - Waregem 70-83

The game in Borgerhout was also worth to mention about. Waregem (2-0) played at the court of Gembo BBC (0-1). Waregem defeated Gembo BBC 83-70. The game was mostly controlled by Waregem. Gembo BBC was better in third quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 26-of-30 charity shots (86.7 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Gembo BBC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Aaron Van Vooren (200-94) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Brecht Guillemyn (192-87) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Waregem players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by center Anthony Vermeersch (202-90) did not help to save the game for Gembo BBC. Guard Tomas Goethaert (183-83) added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Waregem's next round opponent will be Royal Brussels (#13) at home which should be an easy win for them. Gembo BBC will play against Ieper and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gembo BBC: A.Vermeersch 19+6reb, J.Bouckaert 15+4reb+1ast, P.Peeters 11+3reb+3ast, T.Goethaert 9+7reb+5ast, B.De Valck 8+3reb+1ast, E.Van Aken 7+1reb+1ast
Waregem: S.Naudts 17+2reb+1ast, B.Guillemyn 15+5reb+3ast, A.Van Vooren 13+10reb+1ast, A.Steinbach 12+1reb+2ast, B.Willy Samaey 9+9reb+2ast, L.De Lepeleire 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 568699


Gent Hawks - Spirou B 84-93

An interesting game where Spirou B (#4) beat host Gent Hawks (#1) 93-84 on Saturday evening. Gent Hawks trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-93 at the end of the game. Spirou B shot 68.1 percent from the field and made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Naturalized Cuban point guard Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (185-97) scored 22 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Bosnian Haris Delalic (202-94, agency: AproK Sports Group) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Spirou B's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Laurent Lhote (182-84) responded with 20 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and forward Gregory De Pooter (197-84) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spirou B will meet at home Soba in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gent Hawks will play against Oxaco in Boechout and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gent Hawks: L.Lhote 20+4ast, G.De Pooter 16+3reb+1ast, J.Vermoessen 15+3reb, J.Vermoessen 12+4reb+2ast, M.Verspeeten 8+4ast, S.Gesquiere 7+2ast
Spirou B: S.Casero-Ortiz 22+1reb+1ast, H.Delalic 18, S.Demirtas 15, W.Robeyns 11, Y.Diop 9, C.Goffin 6
gschID: 568700


Royal Brussels - Neufchateau 70-86

We should mention about the upset which took place in Brussels, where Royal Brussels (0-1) lost at home to Neufchateau (1-1) 70-86 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-70. Strangely Royal Brussels outrebounded Neufchateau 40-25 including a 20-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was point guard Alexis Pierre (178-92) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Center Alexandre Billot (192-88) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Swingman Alex Tuluka-Mfumupembe (193-89, college: Missouri Western, agency: PEPI SPORT) produced 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Faycal Lait (190-88, agency: Promotex) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Neufchateau will face Gistel Oostende (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Royal Brussels will play against Waregem in Waregem and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Royal Brussels: A.Tuluka-Mfumupembe 14+9reb+4ast, A.Hall 14+3reb+3ast, J.Kohajda 12+3reb, F.Lait 11+9reb+2ast, L.Enobakhare 9+9reb+1ast, A.Marion 5+4reb+1ast
Neufchateau: A.Pierre 17+5reb+2ast, M.Dekeyser 15+1reb, A.Billot 14+5reb, G.Hulsen 10+3reb+3ast, T.Boxus 8+3reb+3ast, N.Sturam 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 568704





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Stakic re-signs at Prijedor - by Eurobasket News

KK Prijedor (1. Liga RS) confirmed in their roster 27-year old point guard Srdjan Stakic (185-90). He has played there for the last nine seasons.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Stakic's team was Runner-Up of Bosnian 1.Liga RS Regular Season 2016.

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Bilanovic re-signs at Prijedor - by Eurobasket News

KK Prijedor (1. Liga RS) confirmed in their roster 30-year old swingman Nemanja Bilanovic (198-87). He has played there for the last three seasons. Bilanovic helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Bosnian 1.Liga RS championship title in 2011.
Bilanovic has played previously for three other teams: Igokea, KK Igokea Partizan II Aleksandrovac and Servitium.

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Milazzo adds Genjac to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Amendolia Assicurazioni Milazzo (Serie D) added to their roster 21-year old Bosnian center Haris Genjac (206-96). He played last season at San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos in Spanish LEB Gold. But in 6 games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Genjac spent at Bosna-Royal (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. He helped them to win the Bosnian A1 Liga title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Genjac also played that season for Celik (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Artis, America21.3 
 2. Cook, L.Sorocaba16.8 
 3. Anthony, Bauru16.8 
 4. Dos-Santos, Pauli.16.2 
 5. Brite, L.Sorocaba15.0 
 6. Ferreira, Franca14.0 
 7. Demetrio, Franca13.8 
 8. Coelho, Franca13.0 
 9. Uchendu, Bauru12.5 
 10. Toledo, Pinheiros12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Uchendu, Bauru9.4 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.7.2 
 3. Galvanini, Bauru6.8 
 4. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.3 
 5. Toledo, Pinheiros6.1 
 6. Cipolini, Franca6.1 
 7. Demetrio, Franca6.0 
 8. Drudi, Osasco B.5.9 
 9. Dos-Santos, Osasco B.5.9 
 10. Lenz, Bauru5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Corazza, Paulistano7.5 
 2. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.4 
 3. Anthony, Bauru5.3 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.1 
 5. Dos-Santos, Pauli.5.0 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.0 
 7. Artis, America3.8 
 8. Murilo, Osasco B.3.8 
 9. Stallworth, Mogi3.8 
 10. Borges, Franca3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rosa, America2.4 
 2. Toledo, Pinheiros1.9 
 3. Artis, America1.8 
 4. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.8 
 5. Anthony, Bauru1.7 
 6. Andrade, America1.6 
 7. Lersch, Mogi1.6 
 8. Cook, L.Sorocaba1.5 
 9. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.5 
 10. Ferreira, Franca1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 2
 1. Uchendu, Bauru2.0 
 2. Bernardi, Pinheiros1.3 
 3. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 4. Lenz, Bauru1.2 
 5. Sena, Mogi1.0 
 6. Curnell, Mogi1.0 
 7. Hubner, Paulistano1.0 
 8. Knight, America1.0 
 9. Sommer, Paulistano0.9 
 10. Pereira, Pinheiros0.9 


Weber Bahia signs Gerson Santo, ex Mogi - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) signed 26-year old Brazilian international forward Gerson Santo (206-108kg-91, college: Colorado State). He has played for the last three seasons at Mogi in Brazilian Paulista. In 25 games he had 4.4ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Santo helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He also represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Santo's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 55.3%, FT: 61.5%.
Santo has played also professionally in Brazil for Pinheiros.
He attended Colorado State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luciano Parodi
Maximo Fjellerup
Jose Materan
Facundo Corvalan
Santiago Vaulet

Forwards:
Hernan Jasen
Gerson Santo
Juan_Pablo Vaulet

Centers:
Anthony_Laveal Johnson
Gonzalo Iglesias
Daniel Bordignon
Francisco Filippa

Coach: Sebastian Ginobili

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Botafogo F.R. lands Gabriel De Oliveira - by Paulo Freire

Botafogo F.R. (Liga Ouro) tabbed 24-year old guard Gabriel De Oliveira (202-93) from Blumenau. In 24 Liga Ouro games he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
De Oliveira's team made it to the InterContinental Cup final in 2016.
He has played previously for six other teams: Paschoalotto/Bauru, Sport Club do Recife, Americana, Liga Sorocaba, Jacarei and Santos/Macapa.

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Paulista Round 6: Vivo/Franca edges Paschoalotto/Bauru by one point - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 6 in the Paulista took place in Bauru. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (4-5) to first ranked Vivo/Franca (8-1) 65-64 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Paschoalotto/Bauru. Paschoalotto/Bauru was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 8-point lead after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Vivo/Franca, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Paschoalotto/Bauru helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Antonio Fereira (200-94) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Paschoalotto/Bauru's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vivo/Franca maintains first position with 8-1 record. Paschoalotto/Bauru at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Vivo/Franca are looking forward to face Pinheiros (#4) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play on the road against Liga Sorocaba in Sorocabana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Sao Paolo: Paulistano (#4) and Pinheiros (#4). Paulistano (5-3) won against visiting Pinheiros (5-4) 69-62. It was a good game for power forward Victor Camilo (203-97) who led his team to a victory with 17 points. Kyle Fuller contributed with 16 points for the winners. The former international forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (201-86) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds for Pinheiros. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Paulistano have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Mogi. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Paulistano will play against league's second-placed Mogi in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pinheiros will play on the road against America in Rio Preto and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Osasco B. can celebrate finally their first win this season after eight consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Liga Sorocaba (4-4) 82-65 on Tuesday. Luiz-Paulo Dos-Santos scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Anton Cook with 21 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Osasco B. maintains eighth position with 1-8 record. Loser Liga Sorocaba dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. Osasco B. will meet at home higher ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liga Sorocaba will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Sorocabana supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Pinheiros (5-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Liga Sorocaba (4-4). Liga Sorocaba smashed Pinheiros 89-54. Anton Cook notched 21 points to lead the effort. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liga Sorocaba moved-up to fifth place. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Liga Sorocaba's next round opponent will be Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) at home. Pinheiros will play against America in Rio Preto and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 6 bottom-ranked Osasco B. was defeated by Mogi in Mogi das Cruzes 72-58. Bauru smashed America at home 104-81.

Bauru - Franca 64-65

The most exciting game of round 6 in the Paulista took place in Bauru. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (4-5) to first ranked Vivo/Franca (8-1) 65-64 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Paschoalotto/Bauru. Paschoalotto/Bauru was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 8-point lead after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Vivo/Franca, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Paschoalotto/Bauru helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Antonio Fereira (200-94) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Argentinian point guard Stefano Pierotti (185-98) added 7 points respectively. Paschoalotto/Bauru's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vivo/Franca maintains first position with 8-1 record. Paschoalotto/Bauru at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Vivo/Franca are looking forward to face Pinheiros (#4) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play on the road against Liga Sorocaba in Sorocabana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Franca: A.Ferreira 16+6reb+1ast, H.Coelho 15+2reb+1ast, A.Borges 11+3reb+2ast, P.Lima 7+5reb+2ast, W.Antonio 6+6reb+1ast, R.de Souza 5+9reb+2ast
Bauru: A.Garcia 28+13reb+5ast, R.Hettsheimer 8+1reb, S.Pierotti 7+3ast, R.Lenz 6+4reb, K.Anthony 5+1ast, M.Uchendu 4+5reb
gschID: 558387


L.Sorocaba - Pinheiros 89-54

The game in Sorocabana supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Pinheiros (5-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Liga Sorocaba (4-4). Liga Sorocaba smashed Pinheiros 89-54. The game without a history. Liga Sorocaba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Pinheiros' players. American guard Anton Cook (188-95, college: SE Oklahoma) notched 21 points to lead the effort and forward Cesar Araujo (201-81) supported him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Liga Sorocaba players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) by forward Arthur Bernardi (206-90, college: Houston Baptist) did not help to save the game for Pinheiros. The former international forward Marcus-Vinicius Toledo (201-86) added 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liga Sorocaba moved-up to fifth place. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Liga Sorocaba's next round opponent will be Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) at home. Pinheiros will play against America in Rio Preto and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
L.Sorocaba: A.Cook 21+4reb, C.Gradnigo 16+1reb+2ast, C.Araujo 16+6reb+3ast, L.Moraes 14+7reb, R.Rodrigues 7+5reb, J.Da Silva 6+2reb+3ast
Pinheiros: A.Bernardi 19+5reb+1ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 11+4reb, G.Do Carmo 6, R.Ansaloni 6+4reb, C.Ware 4+2reb, J.de Oliveira 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 558385


Mogi - Osasco B. 72-58

There was no surprise in Mogi das Cruzes where 8th ranked Osasco B. (1-8) was defeated by fourth ranked Mogi (5-3) 72-58. The game without a history. Mogi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Osasco B. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) notched 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and the former international point guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) supported him with 11 points. Even a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds by power forward Luiz-Paulo Dos-Santos (210-89, college: Slippery Rock) did not help to save the game for Osasco B.. Guard Rodrigo Italo (193-94) added 6 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Mogi moved-up to second place, which they share with Paulistano. Osasco B. at the other side stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Mogi's next round opponent will be Paulistano (#3) in Sao Paolo, which may be the game of the day. Osasco B. will play at home against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mogi: L.Taylor 11+2reb+3ast, W.Sena 10+4reb, P.Vieira 10+4reb+1ast, T.Curnell 8+8reb+5ast, J.Oliveira 8+6reb+2ast, G.Filipin 7+1reb+1ast
Osasco B.: L.Paulo Dos Santos 11+11reb+1ast, A.Ferros 10+6reb, C.Murilo 9+2reb+3ast, L.Fernandes 7+2reb+1ast, R.Italo 6+5reb+6ast, V.Oliveira 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 558386


Paulistano - Pinheiros 69-62

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Sao Paolo: Paulistano (#4) and Pinheiros (#4). Paulistano (5-3) won against visiting Pinheiros (5-4) 69-62. Pinheiros was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 25-12 charge of Paulistano, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for power forward Victor Camilo (203-97) who led his team to a victory with 17 points. American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with 16 points for the winners. The former international forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (201-86) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Pinheiros. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Paulistano have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Mogi. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Paulistano will play against league's second-placed Mogi in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pinheiros will play on the road against America in Rio Preto and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: V.Camilo 17+4reb+3ast, K.Fuller 16+4reb+1ast, Y.Dos Santos 12+3reb+4ast, G.Hubner 7+8reb, E.Sommer 6+9reb+1ast, J.Luz dos Santos 6+4reb+1ast
Pinheiros: M.Vinicius Toledo 18+5reb, C.Bennett 12+4reb+4ast, A.Bernardi 9+6reb+1ast, L.Pereira 7+5reb+1ast, R.Ansaloni 6+5reb+1ast, C.Ware 4+2reb
gschID: 558383


Bauru - America 104-81

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (4-5) smashed at home 7th ranked America (2-6) 104-81. The game was mostly controlled by Paschoalotto/Bauru. America was better in fourth quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Paschoalotto/Bauru made 28-of-33 charity shots (84.8 percent) during the game, while America only scored twelve points from the stripe. They outrebounded America 49-23 including a 36-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Paschoalotto/Bauru players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by America's players. 26 personal fouls committed by America helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Renan Lenz (206-90, college: Utah) notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Gabriel Galvanini (203-98) supported him with 21 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Four Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 4 assists by American point guard Darnell Artis (175, college: Gwynedd-Mercy) did not help to save the game for America. Power forward Willian Pessoa (202-96) added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Despite that victory Paschoalotto/Bauru went down to sixth position due to points difference. America lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with six games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru's next round opponent will be higher ranked Liga Sorocaba (#5) in Sorocabana and it may be quite challenging game. America will play at home against Pinheiros and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bauru: G.Galvanini 21+6reb, R.Lenz 21+7reb+2ast, I.Goncalves 17+4reb+1ast, A.Garcia 11+2reb+4ast, M.Uchendu 10+4reb+2ast, G.Santos 8+4reb+9ast
America: D.Artis 16+4reb+4ast, W.Pessoa 11+5reb+1ast, G.Andrade 10+1reb+3ast, L.Rubens 9+2reb, V.Garcia 8, Y.Viana 7+5reb
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Osasco B. - L.Sorocaba 82-65

Osasco B. can celebrate finally their first win this season after eight consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Liga Sorocaba (4-4) 82-65 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-65. Osasco B. dominated on the defensive end, holding Liga Sorocaba to just 7 points in second quarter. They made 28-of-34 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game. Osasco B. looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Power forward Luiz-Paulo Dos-Santos (210-89, college: Slippery Rock) scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Osasco B. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Anton Cook (188-95, college: SE Oklahoma) with 21 points and center Lucao Moraes (210-94) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Osasco B. maintains eighth position with 1-8 record. Loser Liga Sorocaba dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. Osasco B. will meet at home higher ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liga Sorocaba will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osasco B.: L.Paulo Dos Santos 22+5reb+4ast, W.Drudi 14+8reb+2ast, L.De Souza 12+2reb+2ast, V.Oliveira 11+3reb+2ast, L.Fernandes 8+4reb+3ast, A.Ferros 8+2reb+3ast
L.Sorocaba: A.Cook 21+2reb+1ast, L.Moraes 17+6reb, L.Farina 7+3reb+5ast, D.Brite 7+1reb+3ast, R.Rodrigues 5+8reb+2ast, J.Da Silva 5+4reb+2ast
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Danilo Fuzaro (ex Minas) is a newcomer at Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Brazilian international guard Danilo Fuzaro (193-80kg-94). He has played for the last five years at Minas in Brazilian NBB league. In 27 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season.
Fuzaro has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2012.
Fuzaro represented Brazil at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg.
Fuzaro has played also professionally in Italy (Ruvo).

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Leonardo Demetrio

Centers:
Guillem Rubio
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kleon Penn says his family was affected in Tortola by Irma - by David Edole

The British Virgin Islands basketball player who plays as a BSN native with Guayama, Kleon Penn (213-C-86, college: McNeese St., agency: Paris Global Sports), can count on nostalgia for the disaster that Hurricane Irma left on his island of Tortola in the past days.
Fortunately, among their families there were no fatalities due to the passage of category 5 hurricane, said Penn, who lives in Puerto Rico.
But Irma's disaster trail in Tortola, which, like many Caribbean islands, is full of green mountains and paradisiacal beaches, is painful.
"It's an island totally different from the one I know. There are places I've been and now I can not recognize, "Penn told Prime Time yesterday when talking about the images he has seen through television and social networks.
Irma passed through Tortola on Wednesday. This island is located 96 miles east of Fajardo.
Penn says he spoke to his family on Tuesday, hours before the imminent hurricane. He added that such were the damages to Tortola, who could not speak to his parents until Friday.
"I was under a lot of stress. It was not until Friday that I was able to talk to them because my aunt went to the house and handed her the phone, "he said of his parents who are between 60 and 70 years old.
"With my sister, who lives in the mountains, I have not been able to speak," he added sadly.
He detailed that he has seen photos of what was his residence, as well as the properties of other relatives and friends. He added that the structures suffered major damage.
"My roof flew. The roof of my family flew. There were no deaths, but they lost everything. It has been difficult, "he said.
"I've seen houses I've been to. There what remains are empty solar, "he continued.
Tortola is the largest and most populated island of that British archipelago and was declared in a state of emergency by England.
There, four deaths related to the passage of this atmospheric event have been reported.
"There was a death of a person holding a window and the winds took it away," Penn said.
He compared Irma's damage to other hurricanes, such as Hugo, and claimed he had never seen so much damage.
"I've never seen so much damage as this time. It's a totally different island now. I know of people who had to hide in bathrooms, in fridges. "
Penn, who was born in Fajardo and represents the British Virgin Islands in FIBA ​​competitions, showed pride in the solidarity he has seen from the Puerto Rican people to Tortola, while inviting citizens to continue donating.
"I've seen a lot of people coming to the collection centers to donate. It has been very inspiring, "he said. "To all people who can, donate what they can," he concluded.

the original story in spanish



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  BULGARIA  


Nikolay Mihaylov signs at BC Levski 2014 Sofia - by Maria Mitzova

BC Levski 2014 Sofia (NBL) landed power forward Nikolay Mihaylov (202). The last time (16) he played at Bulgarian U16 National Team in Bulgarian league.
Mihaylov is a junior of Tundja Yambol.
Mihaylov represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.4ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 53.3%.

BC Levski 2014 Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Deyan Karamfilov
Kris Minkov
Aleksandar Milov
Evgeni Hadjirusev
Lachezar Dimitrov
Nikolay Lekov

Forwards:
Veselin Veselinov
Ivan Alipiev
Marin Marinov
Nikolay Mihaylov

Centers:
Nikola Maravic
Krastan Krastanov

Coach: Konstantin Papazov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikola Maravic (ex Dinamo Tbilisi) agreed terms with BC Levski 2014 Sofia - by Maria Mitzova

BC Levski 2014 Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian center Nikola Maravic (212-110kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 30 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Maravic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. He also played that season for Dunav 2014 Apatin (1MRL) in Serbian league where in 30 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.6apg.
Maravic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg.
Maravic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Bosnia (Igokea), Serbia (Borac, Vrsac and Mega Bemax) and Bulgaria (Cherno More).

BC Levski 2014 Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Deyan Karamfilov
Kris Minkov
Aleksandar Milov
Evgeni Hadjirusev
Lachezar Dimitrov
Nikolay Lekov

Forwards:
Veselin Veselinov
Ivan Alipiev
Marin Marinov

Centers:
Nikola Maravic
Krastan Krastanov

Coach: Konstantin Papazov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Levski with first foreign addition for the season - by Valentin Anguelov

First foreign player joins Levski 2014 for the new season.

The team signed the Serbian center known to Bulgarian fans Nikola Maravic (212-C-89).

Maravic is already with the team from Sunday, as he was viewing the friendly game against Rilski Sportist in Samokov.

The 212-cm-long basketball player was part of the Cherno more in the 2015/2016 season. He had an average of 13.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in 20 matches for the team.

Last season he played for Dynamo Tbilisi in Georgia, with 30 matches averaging 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds.

In his career, Maravic has played for Atlas Bank New Belgrade, Mega Vizra, Kursa Varsac, Borac Chakak, Igokeas Alexandrovac, and Halman Vienna.

Levski lost the friendly vs Rilski sportist by 91-94 as Aleks Simeonov finished with 24 points, Kris Minkov added 20.



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Afrobasket: Cameroon ends Rwanda's dream - by Eurobasket News

Rwanda suffered a 77-81 defeat at hands of Cameroon Sunday afternoon to miss out on a place in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 29th African Basketball Championships (Afrobasket) in Senegal and Tunisia. Rwanda started the game with a clear intent to win and dominated the first quarter 22-18. However, things changed very quickly as Cameroon bounced back to take the second quarter 23-14 to go into half-time break with a 41-36 lead. Moise Mutokambali 's team upped their game after the break and claimed the third quarter narrowly 17-16 before both teams tied 24-all in the last quarter. Led by Kenneth Gasana (195-G-84, college: Boise St.), Rwanda was leading 72-69 going into the final 90 seconds but Hamza Ruhezamihigo (193-F/G-85)'s foul on a Cameroonian player, with just 80 seconds remaining, was the beginning of the collapse for Rwanda as players failed to manage the pressure. Gasana scored the game high 18 points while Adala Moto dropped 17 points for Cameroon. Rwanda had set an ambitious target of at least reaching knock-out stages for the first time in five attempts since their debut in 2007 in Angola. Ranked 64th in FIBA men's global rankings, Rwanda are competing at the 2017 Afrobasket finals on wild card after failing to qualify from Zone V Championship in Egypt early this year.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  CHILE  


Damian Palacios (ex Vasco Da G.) signs at CDU Catolica - by Eurobasket News

CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago (Liga Nacional) landed 32-year old Argentinian point guard Damian Palacios (177-85). He played most recently at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro in Brazilian NBB league. In 33 games he averaged 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Palacios played at San Isidro in Argentinian TNA where in 30 games he had 8.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg.
Among other achievements he won Brazilian Liga Ouro championship title in 2016. Palacios received also Latinbasket.com All-Liga Ouro 1st Team award in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other Argentinian teams like Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe, Ciclista, Alma Juniors, Firmat FC Santa Fe and Obera Tennis Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lisandro Rasio (ex Atenas) joins Los Leones - by Eurobasket News

Colegio Los Leones de Quilpue (Liga Nacional) agreed terms with 27-year old Argentinian forward Lisandro Rasio (198-90, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Atenas in Argentinian LigaA. In 45 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.9apg. Rasio also played that season for Defensor in Uruguayan LUB where in four games he recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Argentinian LigaA Semifinals in 2013. Rasio was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay Metropolitan League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.0spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 44.4%.
Rasio has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Capitol).

Colegio Los Leones de Quilpue roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kevin Bracy-Davis

Forwards:
John_A. Thomas
Lisandro Rasio
Darrol Jones

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jared Sullinger agreed terms with Leopards - by Eurobasket News

Shenzhen Leopards (CBA) inked 25-year old American forward Jared Sullinger (206-127kg-92, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Toronto Raptors in the NBA. In 11 games he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.5rpg last season. Sullinger helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
In 2012 he was drafted by Boston Celtics (NBA) in first round (21st overall). The former Ohio State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Sullinger played in the final of Big Ten Tournament in 2012. He received also NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Sullinger has played also professionally in NBA G League (Raptors 905 Missisauga).
His game is described as: (by Adam Ganeles for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Soft touch, finishing ability, boardwork, wide frame and great hands. He's a dual threat from there, either comfortably popping a mid-range jumper or attacking off the bounce with skilled handle. Undersized for the center position, a shortcoming he does not make up for in length
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


Alkar lands Dajuan Graf and LJ Booth, Pula 1981 inks Kyron Anderson - by Zeljko Zule

Alkar announced the arrival of two new American players, Dajuan Graf (183-PG-92) and LJ Booth (206-C, college: Robert Morris) for the coming season.
Graf arrives from North Carolina Central, where he averaged 14.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 33 NCAA games last season. He has already played college basketball at Florida Gulf Coast from 2012 to 2014.
Morris played college basketball in NAIA League for Valley City State and Robert Morris, for whom he averaged 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 24 games last season.
Pula 1981 improved heir roster for it's inaugural Prva liga season by inking American rookie Kyron Anderson (183-PG-92, college: LaGrange) on a one-year deal.
Anderson played college basketball at Central Gwinnett High School and La Grange College. In his last NCAA's 3 season, 2012-13, Anderson averaged 17.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 steals in 14 games.



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Etha tabs Pavlos Stavrinidis - by Chris Mammides

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) inked 18-year old guard Pavlos Stavrinidis (202-99) from Keravnos, on a lending agreement. In 7 Division A games he averaged just 1.6ppg and 1.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Stavrinidis also played that season for Cypriot U18 Team (Division B) where in 7 games he had only 1.6ppg and 1.9rpg.
He represented Cyprus at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 47.6%, FT: 70.0%.
Stavrinidis has played previously for Ol. Aglantzias.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Raheem Johnson
Malcolm Brooks
Trevis Wyche
Jeremy Hollimon
Orestis Andreou
Pavlos Stavrinidis
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Kyriakos Koullapis
Cyrpus Sepos

Coach: Giorgos Bitzanis

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Orestis Andreou joins Etha - by Chris Mammides

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) agreed terms (on a lending agreement) with 19-year old swingman Orestis Andreou (188-98) from Keravnos. Andreou has played there for the last three years. In 11 Division A games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.1apg last season. Andreou helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice).
He represented Cyprus at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 50.0%.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Raheem Johnson
Malcolm Brooks
Trevis Wyche
Jeremy Hollimon
Orestis Andreou
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Kyriakos Koullapis
Cyrpus Sepos

Coach: Giorgos Bitzanis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enosis tab Willie Atwood, ex Massagno - by Chris Mammides

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) inked 23-year old American forward Willie Atwood (201-98kg-94, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss LNA league. In 15 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Atwood received NJCAA All-Region II 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Atwood graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DR CONGO  


Nigeria 77- 83 DR Congo: D'Tigers will settle for second spot in Group A - by Eurobasket News

Nigeria lost their final group game at the AfroBasket championship 77-83 against DR Congo and will finish second in group A. DR Congo fought their way back in the contest from the third quarter to steal and run away with the two points on offer. Ikechukwu Diogu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) scored 21 points to lead the board but his efforts proved to be inadequate. It was the first meeting between the sides and the East Africans needed a win to cement their spot in the next round. Nigeria next face the winner of Group C in the quarter final; which could be either Cameroon or Tunisia. However, D'Tigers will have their eyes on the outcome of the last group game between Mali and Ivory Coast. If the Malians pull a stunning win; with a massive margin to upset the current points difference, then they could knock D'Tigers off the second spot.
Courtesy of: brila.net



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Rowan County Bulls to join the League - by Eurobasket News

The East Coast Basketball League announced the addition of the Rowan County Bulls as a new addition in the Northern Conference for the 2018 season. Stephen Heggins will act as the owner for the new franchise and currently is the owner of Run It Down a travel team that plays throughout the Carolinas in money tournaments and has also taken his team and played in a international rules tournament in St. Maarten. Stephen has played for both the Winston Salem Certified and the PrimeTime Players over the course of his career and is very aware of what it takes to maintain a successful franchise in the ECBL. The team will be based in China Grove where Mr. Heggins has been the owner of Wash Me Detail Shop for the last 10 years.


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Ecuadorian All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - by Igor Obradovic

Nacionales All-Star Team
Carlos Carcelen
Carcelen
Jonathan Arboleda
Arboleda
Rodrigo Sacoto
Sacoto
Martin Martinez
Martinez
Paul Cano
Cano

Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) of Iccan
Jonathan Arboleda (190-G-95) of Portoviejo
Rodrigo Sacoto (98) of Triple E-Uda
Martin Martinez (182-PG-95) of Juvenil
Alexaner Guerra (196-F-96) of Juvenil
Carlos Malatay (180-G-90) of Piratas
Paul Cano (170-PG-86) of Piratas
Carlos Delgado (202-C-90) of Piratas
Andres Conchambay (87) of Leones
Raul Cardenas (190-G-82) of Barcelona
Edgar Bernal (196-C-95) of Barcelona
Christian Orozco (182-PG-94) of Importadora

Extranjeros All-Star Team
Jesus Centeno
Centeno
Jean Pierre
Pierre
Nelson Palacios
Palacios
Jovanni Diaz
Diaz
Willie Clayton
Clayton

Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Iccan
Adriano Barreras (184-PG-92) of Portoviejo
Jean Pierre (205-F/C-91) of Triple E-Uda
Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) of Juvenil
Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92) of Juvenil
Willie Clayton (203-F-92) of Piratas
Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) of Piratas
Jose Acosta (185-PG-92) of Leones
Corbin Jackson (203-F-92) of Leones
Keith Bowman (201-F/C-91) of Barcelona
Tavares Sledge (203-F-92) of Importadora
Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora
Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Importadora
Cesar Silva (190-G/F-81) of Iccan



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  EL SALVADOR  


Liga MB Round 21: Halcones defeat Quezaltepeque in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Halcones (13-3) which hosted in Sonzacate 4th placed Quezaltepeque (11-5). Second ranked Halcones managed to get a 12-point victory 90-78. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quezaltepeque. Halcones dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Quezaltepeque's 38. They outrebounded Quezaltepeque 46-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for Puerto Rican guard Cliff Duran (191-89, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) contributed with 29 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) answered with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Quezaltepeque. Halcones have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 13-3 record behind leader Santa Tecla. Quezaltepeque at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Halcones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Quezaltepeque will play at home against Canarios (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between sixth ranked Isidro Metapan (10-6) and 13th ranked Giants (1-15) in Metapan ended with biggest points difference. Isidro Metapan beat guests from San Salvador 90-72. Venezuelan forward Elder Gimenez (186-91) stepped up and scored 28 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Edwin Mijares chipped in 21 points and 12 assists. The best for the losing side was Zimbabwean guard Simbarahe Gwanyanya (191, college: Holy Names) with 31 points. The victory was the third consecutive win for Isidro Metapan. They maintain sixth place with 10-6 record. Giants lost their seventh game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Isidro Metapan will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Giants will play against Santiagueno (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 21 Arcense were beaten by El Rapido on the road 94-78. 11 Lobos lost to Cojute on its own court 86-90.
The most impressive performance of 21th round was 22 points and 15 rebounds by Slim Magee of Isidro Metapan.

Isidro Metapan - Giants 90-72

The game between sixth ranked Isidro Metapan (10-6) and 13th ranked Giants (1-15) in Metapan ended with biggest points difference. Isidro Metapan beat guests from San Salvador 90-72. Isidro Metapan dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Giants' 26 and made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Giants 38-27 including a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Venezuelan forward Elder Gimenez (186-91) stepped up and scored 28 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) chipped in 21 points and 12 assists. The best for the losing side was Zimbabwean guard Simbarahe Gwanyanya (191, college: Holy Names) with 31 points and point guard Carlos Sandoval (180-92) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Isidro Metapan. They maintain sixth place with 10-6 record. Giants lost their seventh game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Isidro Metapan will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Giants will play against Santiagueno (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Giants: S.Gwanyanya 31+1reb+3ast, C.Flores 14+5reb, C.Sandoval 14+7reb+2ast, L.Escoto 8+3reb+2ast, G.Sosa 5+3reb, W.Davontae 0
Isidro Metapan: E.Gimenez 28+9reb+3ast, S.Magee 22+15reb, E.Mijares 21+4reb+12ast, M.Artiga 8+3reb, A.Regalado 5+2reb+2ast, J.Colorado 4+2reb+1ast
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El Rapido - Arcense 94-78

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked El Rapido (8-9) beat 10th ranked Arcense (3-10) in La Union 94-78. El Rapido had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Cuban point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) stepped up and scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and Venezuelan power forward Eliezer Montano (206-91) chipped in 23 points and 10 rebounds. Four El Rapido players scored in double figures. El Rapido's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American Michael Wilson (-92) with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds and Mauricio Lahud scored 22 points and 5 assists. El Rapido maintains eighth place with 8-9 record, which they share with Cojute. Arcense lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. El Rapido will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Arcense will play on the road against Cojute (#9) in Cojutepeque and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Arcense: M.Wilson 30+13reb+1ast, M.Lahud 22+4reb+5ast, J.Austin 15+8reb, J.Tochez 5+2reb+3ast, R.Cardona 4+8reb+1ast, M.Rivas 2+1reb+2ast
El Rapido: O.Oliva 32+6reb+9ast, E.Montano 23+10reb+3ast, J.Avila 13+3reb+5ast, M.Aguilar 11+2reb, Y.Cubillas 5+10reb+1ast, O.Coreas 4+4reb
gschID: 553719


11 Lobos - Cojute 86-90

Rather expected game when 12th ranked 11 Lobos (2-14) lost to ninth ranked Cojute (8-9) in Chalchuapa 86-90. American players dominated the game. Forward Demontrez Austin (201, college: Jacksonville) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 22 rebounds for the winners and swingman Simeon Howard (193-92, college: Greensboro) chipped in 31 points and 10 rebounds. Four Cojute players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Joshua White (191-88, college: San Diego CC) with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Malik Jackson (198-92, college: Beth.-Cookman) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Cojute moved-up to eighth place, which they share with El Rapido. 11 Lobos at the other side keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Cojute will play against Arcense (#10) in San Salvador in the next round. 11 Lobos will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
11 Lobos: J.White 31+13reb+6ast, M.Jackson 30+10reb+5ast, P.Smith 9+11reb+2ast, M.Gonzalez 9+4reb+2ast, K.Campos 7+1reb+2ast, V.Sandoval 0
Cojute: S.Howard 31+10reb, J.Hudges 23+5reb+3ast, D.Austin 20+22reb+1ast, L.Quintanilla 10+3reb+1ast, B.Reyes 6+5reb+2ast, W.Mercado 0
gschID: 553704


Halcones - Quezaltepeque 90-78

An interesting game for Halcones (13-3) which hosted in Sonzacate 4th placed Quezaltepeque (11-5). Second ranked Halcones managed to get a 12-point victory 90-78. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quezaltepeque. Halcones dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Quezaltepeque's 38. They outrebounded Quezaltepeque 46-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for Puerto Rican guard Cliff Duran (191-89, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Puerto Rican guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Halcones players scored in double figures. American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) answered with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Douglas Bairez (180-88) added 18 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Quezaltepeque. Halcones have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 13-3 record behind leader Santa Tecla. Quezaltepeque at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Halcones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Quezaltepeque will play at home against Canarios (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quezaltepeque: Q.Scates 28+9reb+5ast, A.Cacho 19+7reb+2ast, D.Bairez 18+4reb+7ast, R.Miller 6+6reb+1ast, H.Landaverde 3+2reb, L.Portal 2+2reb
Halcones: J.Ruiz 29+12reb+3ast, C.Duran 25+12reb+9ast, T.Wells 17+11reb, M.Flores 10+4reb+5ast, J.Angulo 5+2reb, M.Orellana 4+2reb
gschID: 553727





Eddie Ishman claims Salvadorean Liga MB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Eddie Ishman (196-F) had a very impressive game in the last round for Canarios and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 20.
The forward had a double-double of 41 points and twenty eight rebounds, while his team crushed Santiagueno (#11, 2-13) with 23-point margin 127-104. Canarios is placed at 3rd position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Canarios will need more victories to improve their 11-4 record. In the team's last game Ishman had a remarkable 76.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Canarios' top player in his first season with the team. Miles College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ishman is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 17.5rpg) and averages solid 1.7bpg,2.7spg and 64.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-PG-91) of Santiagueno. Brackett impressed basketball fans with 50 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Santiagueno lost that game 104-127 to the higher-ranked Canarios (#3, 11-4). Santiagueno is still second from the bottom in the standings. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Santiagueno managed to get this year. Brackett is a newcomer at Santiagueno and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.7ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 5.2rpg and 4.8apg.

The third best performed player last round was another Canarios' star - American David Lawson (185-PG-89). Lawson got into 30-points club by scoring 43 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds and eleven assists. He was another key player of Canarios, helping his team with a 127-104 easy win against the lower-ranked Santiagueno (#11, 2-13). Canarios needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 4 lost games. Lawson has a great season in El Salvador. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 37.3ppg (best scorer) and assists with 6.7apg (3rd best). Lawson attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tobias Dowdell (201-F-90) of Santa Ana - 32 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Eliezer Montano (206-F/C-91) of El Rapido - 21 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jovany Austin (201-F-92) of Arcense - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Oreste Torres (204-PF-87) of Santa Tecla - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Malik Jackson (198-F-92) of 11 Lobos - 36 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Joshua White (191-G-88) of 11 Lobos - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Alexander Ruano (170-PG-85) of Santa Ana - 23 points

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



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Arturas Gudaitis (ex Lietuvos rytas) could sign at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is about to tab 24-year old Lithuanian international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-116kg-93) who played last time at Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in Lithuania. In 41 LKL games he averaged 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Gudaitis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 13.2ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.9bpg.
Two years ago Gudaitis was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
Among other achievements his team won Lithuanian Cup for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Gudaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Gudaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-3 (1.4bpg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.3%.
Gudaitis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Gargzdai Bremena and Klaipedos LCC TU.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very promising center, who is yet abole to spend time on the court at Euroleague level, grabbing rebounds, blocking the veteran opponents' shots and scoring. He seems very solid minded and has nice upside.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Benjamin Ortner
Vladimir Micov
Marco Cusin
Mantas Kalnietis
Andrea Cinciarini
Zoran Dragic
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock
Amath M'Baye
Davide Pascolo
Cory Jefferson
Patric Young
Awudu Abass
Simone Fontecchio
Lorenzo Bartoli
Andrea La Torre
Kaleb Tarczewski
Manuel Pastori
Simone Vecerina
Brane Ratkovica

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antic is back at Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) signed experienced 35-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Pero Antic (211-108kg-82, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Beograd as he has played here before. Antic was about to sign at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Antic played also at Fenerbahce (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Antic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Antic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He was also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Antic played for FYR Macedonian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.8ppg, Reb-3 (8.0rpg), 1.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 69.0%.
Antic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Italy, Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Olympiacos and AEK Athens) and FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Crvena Zvezda.
Antic could be described: A very experienced and skilled front court player who can improve any team. Antic has been hailed for his basketball smarts, and his ability to play from away from the basket, be it to pick-and-pop or to make good passes.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taylor Rochestie
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Nemanja Dangubic
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Borisa Simanic
Petar Rakicevic
Ranko Simovic

Centers:
Nikola Jovanovic
Mathias Lessort
Stefan Djordjevic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Suva reigns in 3x3 - by Eurobasket News

THE Suva Men's team won the first Basketball Fiji 3x3 Fiji Games competition, after beating Nausori 15-11 at the Marist Brothers High School's Lambert Hall yesterday. Nadi won the women's division defeating Suva 18-15. Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau said this was the first time they had introduced the 3x3 version of the game in a national tournament. "We had quite a turnout for the newly introduced basketball format which is part of the Fiji Games," Puamau said. "This is a bit of an introduction to 3x3 as it is new discipline for basketball that is being introduced in Fiji and it will also be a part of the 2020 Olympic Games," Puamau said. He thanked the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympics Committee (FASANOC) for supporting the 3x3 concept. "Basketball Fiji wholly supports this new sporting discipline for the sport. Nasinu also won bronze in both the men's and women's division.
Courtesy of: fijitimes.com



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Bourg top Nancy to win Luxeil-les-Bains Tournament - by Eurobasket News

Bourg - Nancy 83:66

JL Bourg clinched the title at the Luxeil-les-Bains pre-season tournament. They overcame Nancy in the Final. Zachery Peacock (203-C-87, college: Georgia Tech) nailed 25 points to lead the effort.
Bourg posted a 19:11 lead at the first break. Nancy narrowed the distance at 2-point mark at the big break 32:30. But Bourg stepped on the gas in the second half. They unleashed 51 points after the long break and marched to the victory. Garrett Sim (188-PG-90, college: Oregon) had 12 points, while Maxime Courby (200-SF-90) and Lance Jeter (191-PG-88, college: Nebraska) chipped in 10 points each for the winners. Dewayne Russell (180-G-94, college: Grand Canyon) answered with 20 points for Nancy.



Nanterre clinch AppartCity Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Nanterre - FC Barcelona 83:77

Nanterre captured AppartCity Cup pre-season tournament title. They overcame FC Barcelona for the trophy. Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: 3Eye) scored 22 points to lead the French side.
Nanterre surprised the Catalan team with a strong start. The French side grabbed a 30:7 lead after ten minutes. FC Barcelona used a 28:14 run in the third term to pull within 9 points at the final intermission. They kept the pressure on Nanterre throughout the fourth quarter but the French side lived up to the challenge and secured the winning outcome. Terran Petteway (198-F-92, college: Nebraska) had 21 points, while Jamal Shuler (192-SG-86, college: VCU) added 14 points for the winners. Phil Pressey (180-PG-91, college: Missouri) replied with 16 points for FC Barcelona. Rakim Sanders (196-F-89, college: Fairfield) chipped in 15 points in the defeat.

Nanterre: Alade Aminu 22, Terran Petteway 21, Jamal Shuler 14
FC Barcelona: Phil Pressey 16, Rakim Sanders 15



Brandon Peterson (ex Dijon) joins Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 27-year old American power forward Brandon Peterson (204-104kg-90, college: Arkansas State, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at JDA Dijon Bourgogne in French ProA. In 17 games he had 9.8ppg and 6.0rpg. Peterson also played that season for Start in Polish TBL where in 16 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Sun Belt West Division Regular Season in 2013. Peterson was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 2nd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Peterson has played also professionally in Greece (Nea Kifisia), Turkey (Ankara D.S.I.), Belgium (Leuven Bears) and Sweden (KFUM Jamtland).
He attended Arkansas State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts
Gijs Lambrechts
Milan Samardzic

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Dejan Kravic
Jonas Foerts
Maxime Depuydt

Center:
Brandon Peterson

Coach: Laurent Monier

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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Limoges prevail against Boulazac for fifth preseason win - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac - Limoges 87:91

Limoges improved at 5-1 record in preseason action. They defeated Boulazac in Poitiers. Six player scored in double digits for the winners. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-C-94) posted 15 points for Limoges.
Limoges eked out a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. Boulazac levelled things up at 38 at the big break. Limoges though picked up the tempo in the third term. They unloaded 24 points to take a 6-point lead. Boulazac bounced back once again. They used a 19:13 run in the final period to force overtime. However Limoges knocked down 16 points in the extra period and got away with the victory. William Howard (201-SF-93) notched 14 points, while Danny Gibson (177-PG-84, college: S.Indiana) added 13 points in the win. Brandon Ubel (209-F/C-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 19 points for Boulazac. Giovan Oniangue (198-SF-91) and Dustin Ware (183-PG-90, college: Georgia) tossed in 13 points each in the loss.



Harrison Goodrick signs at Cergy-Pontoise - by Eurobasket News

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB (NM2) landed 23-year old Australian power forward Harrison Goodrick (203-102kg-94, college: Metropolitan State of Denver). He just graduated from Metropolitan State of Denver (NCAA2). Goodrick has played there for the last three years. In 23 games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.9apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-SSC 2nd Team.
Goodrick's team made it to the SSC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has played previously for Norths Soul Sports Bears and Spiders.
As mentioned above Goodrick is just out of the college and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastien Michineau
Morgan Durand
Corentin Desnos

Forwards:
Raphael Wilson
Gregory Filet

Center:
Harrison Goodrick

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikolov is back at Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) signed 21-year old FYR Macedonian point guard Kristijan Nikolov (187-96). It is actually his comeback to Yesilgiresun Bld as he has played here before. Nikolov will still stay in Turkey where he played last season at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi in Turkish BSL league. But in 9 games he had just 1.3ppg. Nikolov also played that season for Trabzonspor. In four BSL games he recorded only 1.3ppg.
Despite young age Nikolov had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 2nd Team back in 2012.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. Nikolov's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 13.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 20.6%, FT: 65.0%.
Nikolov has played previously for another Turkish team Galatasaray.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erkan Yilmaz
Kenny Boynton
Ra'shad James
Kristijan Nikolov

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric
Efe Besok

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antic is back at Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) signed experienced 35-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Pero Antic (211-108kg-82, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Beograd as he has played here before. Antic was about to sign at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Antic played also at Fenerbahce (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Antic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Antic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He was also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Antic played for FYR Macedonian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.8ppg, Reb-3 (8.0rpg), 1.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 69.0%.
Antic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Italy, Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Olympiacos and AEK Athens) and FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Crvena Zvezda.
Antic could be described: A very experienced and skilled front court player who can improve any team. Antic has been hailed for his basketball smarts, and his ability to play from away from the basket, be it to pick-and-pop or to make good passes.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taylor Rochestie
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Nemanja Dangubic
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Borisa Simanic
Petar Rakicevic
Ranko Simovic

Centers:
Nikola Jovanovic
Mathias Lessort
Stefan Djordjevic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zalakeramia-ZTE KK signs Deonta Vaughn, ex Dinamo Tbilisi - by Winter Gabor

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (A Division) signed 31-year old American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances), with one week try-out period. He played last season at Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.5spg. Vaughn helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
Part of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Boulazac Basket in French ProB where in 8 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg. Vaughn contributed to his team making it to the cup final. He also spent pre-season at Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A that year. In two games he averaged 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.5apg. Vaughn also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 4.6apg.
Vaughn is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Poland (Anwil and Polpharma), Ukraine (Mykolaiv), France (Paris Levallois) and Hungary (Atomeromu).
Vaughn attended University of Cincinnati until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Deonta Vaughn is a combo guard who has shown that he can both score and distribute the ball very well. He possesses good strength for a freshman, which he combines with excellent quickness.

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akos Horvath
Deonta Vaughn
Peter Doktor
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Zsolt Szabo
Benedek Kovacs
Mate Mohacsi
Maurice Jeffers
Szilard Benke
Raul Kis

Centers:
Attila Farkas
Ivica Radic

Coach: Tamas Bencze

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Nurnberg Falcons Extend The Cinderella Story Of Van Girard II - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It seems like these special basketball cinderella stories pop up every so often, but when looking at the resume of Van Girard II (193-G-89, college: CS Dominguez H.), then one could call his story the ultimate cinderella story. A guy that finished school in 2012 and in the last 5 years having hardly any professional gigs except for in the semi pro league WCBL and recently in Mexico, landed now his first professional gig in Europe in the German Pro A with the Nurnberg Falcons can be seen as a huge accomplishment. The American who is a 27 year old 193cm guard hails from Los Angeles, Calirfornia and started his basketball career at Gahr high school. He recently exploded in Mexcio showing what he is capable of on the court playing with Vaqueros de Saucillo (Mexico-Chihuahua Vive): Score-1 (27.5ppg), Reb-2 (12.9rpg).

Coach Ralph Junge saw what the American is capable as he witnessed him lead team USA to winning the Jump10 World Hoops Challenge in Shanghai with a buzzer beater. "He is a good technical player that can play all wing positions. He convinced us with his scoring, passing and rebounding. His athleticism will help him be another good defender on our team", expressed head coach Ralph Junge.After high schol the American played at Cal.St.-Dominguez H. (NCAA2). In the last years, he got further basketball experience with the S.California Summer Pro League (And1 Select team), Newport Beach Sunblockers (WCBL) and the Elite Talent Exchange Glo Japan: 10 games: 12ppg, 8rpg, 2apg, 3spg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been CCAA Regular Season Runner-Up -11, CCAA Tournament Champion -11, All Star Selection team -17 and Season high 40pts, 15rebs, 3assist -17.

Source:Nurnberg Falcons






Wuerzburg wins Medin Cup - by Eurobasket News

Wuerzburg won Medin Cup in Germany, In the Final game they overcame Jena 73-66 as they dominated the first half. Wuerzburg won the first period 20-13 and added a 22-17 rally in the second frame. Jena replied with a 21-14 run in the third quarter, but could not save the game as they fell with a 15-17 loss in the last frame. Kresimir Loncar (209-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up with 17 points and Maurice Stuckey (187-PG-90) netted 13. Andrej Mangold (190-PG-87) poured in 12, whilst Clifford Hammonds (191-PG-85, college: Clemson) scored 11. Skyler Bowlin (191-G-89, college: Missouri So.) replied with 21 points in the losing effort.
Rockets Gotha overcame Chemnitz 104-100 and clinched the third place of the tournament.



Michael Fakuade Living The Cinderella Dream Going From The Pro B To Spanish ACB In 3 Years - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Michael Fakuade (201-F-89, college: Ill.-Springfield) is a 28 year old 201cm forward from Chicago, Illinois that also has the NIgerian citizenship and is playing his sixth professional season and fourth in Spain and firstwith RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Spain-Liga Endesa). As a rookie he played for UBC Hannover playing 15 games averaging 15.2ppg, Reb-5 (10.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-1 (2.8bpg), FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 67.6%. In his second season he played for the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (Germany-ProA) playing 33 games averaging 8.3ppg, Reb-5 (7.3rpg), Blocks-1 (1.8bpg), FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 56.5%. In the 2014-2015 season he made the jump to Forca Lleida CE (Spain-LEB Gold)playing 32 games averaging 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 66.0%. In the 2015-2016 season he stayed in Spain playing with Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 30 games averaging 9.8ppg, 6.2rpg, FGP: 60.6%, 3PT: 22.9%, FT: 60.0%. Last season he played with Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 32 games averaging 10.1ppg, Reb-4 (6.9rpg), 1.5apg, FGP: 58.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.8%He started his basketball career in 2007 for N.Illinois (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing 54 NCAA games. He then changed to play for Ill.-Springfield (NCAA2). He played a total of 45 NCAA 2 games and as a senior played 24 games: 14.5ppg, RebNCAA2-6 (11.0rpg), BlocksNCAA2-2 (3.5bpg), FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 3-6, FT: 56.7%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Michael thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how was your summer?

My summer was good. I was rehabbing and working out. Trying to come back stronger from a minor injury I had.


Was there anything special that you did in Chicago this summer that you hadn't done before in the last years that was especially memorable?

Yes, rehabbing my knee was very challenging to me. This was that first time in my career that I had a major injury. It was very challenging mentally.


Congrats on signing with RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Spain-Liga Endesa). You have paid your dues in your first five seasons as a professional with two in Germany and three in Spain in the Leb Gold. Did somebody have to pinch you? Your playing in the best league in Europe.

I' am Very grateful and blessed to get a chance to play in one of the best leagues in the world. My goal was always to be able to play at the highest level possible if I could not play in the NBA.

You stated in our last interview two seasons ago that 'Yes, I believe if I continue my growth as player that I can can not only play in the BBL but any league in Europe'. How vital was your continued belief in your abilities and healthy self confidence as a player that led you to reaching the best league in Europe in Spain?

It was very vital. Confidence is everything. When you truly believe in yourself, you are capable in achieving all your goals.


Before we talk about your current situation let us look back to the last two years. We last spoke in August 2015 as you were commencing on your second season in Spain with Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (Spain-LEB Gold). You won your first title as a professional being Spanish LEB Gold Champion. What do you believe made this team and season so special?

I think we had really good team chemistry. Everybody understood their roles on the team. We all bought in to what the coach was saying and played well together.


With Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (Spain-LEB Gold) you played 30 games averaging 9.8ppg, 6.2rpg, FGP: 60.6%, 3PT: 22.9%, FT: 60.0%. It was your best shooting season as a professional. Do you feel this season's exceptional shooting had more to do with your teammates finding you in the best spots or you simply putting in more work in the lab throughout the season?

I think is was a little bit of both. I just tried to stay aggressive on the court and learned when to pick my spot on the offensive end.


Last season you played with Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 32 games averaging 10.1ppg, Reb-4 (6.9rpg), 1.5apg, FGP: 58.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.8%. You had another successful season making the playoffs and finishing the regular season in second place. After two winning seasons do you feel like your recent winning genes will transfer over to new team RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Spain-Liga Endesa) who won't have it easy coming up from the Leb Gold?

I think it can. We just have to go out and play hard and together. At the end of the day we will give it our all every time we get out on the court. Nothing will be handed to us, but we need to trust the work that we put in.

You stated two years ago in our last interview that after one season in Spain your IQ of the game has developed the most. I really learned how to think the game and know when to be aggressive on offense and defense. How do you feel has your game developed further in the last two seasons?

I think my game has developed well. I have become more of an all around player. I see the game a lot differently and try to contribute in any way possible.


Now heading into this season with RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Spain-Liga Endesa) you stated two seasons ago tat „I think my defense and my energy is one ability that I can really use to be successful in Leb gold, As well as any other league I plan to play in'. What else will you need to do to be successful in the best league in Europe?

I think I need to continue to work on my shot. I need to make sure I am reliable shooter when I am open.


Your new team has a lot of size as well as seven players from different nationalities. In the past you played with two other imports, but now it will be crowded. How confident are you that you will be an impact player and not get lost in the mix?

I think I will be able to add something different to the team. We all have different characteristics that can help the team win.


This season you will be playing against the best talent in the world each weekend as well as against top teams with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona and battle against ex NBA players like Anthony Randolph, Jeffery Taylor, and Kevin Seraphin just to name a few. When you look back at the last five years have you been having a Cinderella career that now is rewarding you with all the countless hours of work you have put in to get this far?

I guess you can say that. It has been a long journey, but the work that I put in has paid off.


Do you still have contact to ex coach Igor Krizanovic? Do you feel like he is a guy that now might be boasting 'I always knew Michael Fakuade had the game to reach the best league in Spain' or did he already have that confidence in you in the 2013-2014 season when you were his player?

The funny thing is I think Igor always had confidence in me. The reason I say that is because he used to yell at me all the time. I believe when a coach is on you that much he sees something in you. Well at least I hope that was the reason.

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

Jordan, Bird, Magic and Lebron


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

I think he is still one of the greatest of all time. His career is not over yet. So he just needs to continue to play at a high level.


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

It's tough to say, because he is trying his best to win. He just needs to find a balance of doing the just enough to put his team in the best position to win.


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

The NBA draft was very underrated in my opinion. It was a lot good players in the entire draft. I believe Malik Monk will be one of those guys people wish they would have took earlier.


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

The Rockets has always been a very good team. The Chris Paul trade makes them even better. I just don't think it's a enough to compete with the Warriors.


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

It was a good trade for both players. I think not players will benefit from a different environment. At the end of the day Lebron is still the main factor. Anybody that plays with him will have a chance to be better off in the long run.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Atomic blonde.


Thanks Michael for the chat.



Chris Hortman (EN Baskets Schwelm) It's Not About Height Or Size But About Heart And Pride - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Chris Hortman (190-G-88, college: Wisc.-Stout) is a 28 year old 190cm guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that will be playing his second season in Germany and first with the EN Baskets Schwelm. Last season he played for the TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 26 games: Score-1 (25.0ppg), 9.7rpg, 5.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 76.9%. He got vast experience in the states before turning professional playing at various schools like Milwaukee Area Tech JC (JUCO), Missouri Valley (NAIA), Wisc.-Stout (NCAA3) where as a senior he played 27 games averaging 14.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 85.5%. He also played with the Gold Coast Rollers (Australia-SBL) in 2014 averaging 28,6ppg. He spoke to eurobasket earlier in the summer about basketball.

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

Hey miles thanks for the opportunity to talk. Rght now I am in Schwelm, Germany and had a really successful summer with working out with my trainer and building my own training company swish dreams elite in Denver Colorado.

Usually Americans are still in the States in July enjoying the last weeks of summer with family and friends before heading back to Germany. You were already in Germany in July. Was it difficult leaving everyone so early and what really brought you back so early even if your Regionalliga season ended on April ist.

Yes it is difficult every time leaving family and friends to come to a new land with new customs, but I felt it was very necessary to leave early and get a head start on the season learning the plays, building a relationship with the head coach and meeting the staff and the city to prepare for this next major step in my career.


Congrats on signing with the EN Baskets Schwelm. How excited are you to be playing in the Pro B with this club and what is your biggest goal on and off the court?

Thank you. and yes I am very excited to have moved up leagues with the EN Baskets Schwelm into the Pro B league. My biggest goal on the court is to just show my skills as a basketball player and show that I belong. Also on the court continue to learn the European style of play and off the court I'm currently working on learning more German so I can more effetely communicate and express myself with my teammates and members of the community.


Last season with Ibbenbueren you split the season series losing the first game badly by 46 points, but you scored 17 points, but in the second game you got revenge winning 96-86 scoring 26 points, getting 12 rebounds and getting six assists. Would you have ever in your wildest dreams that you would be playing with this team the next season?

Yes last season we split games. The first of the two very one sided and the second actually one of the toughest/emotional games of my life. It came down to execution in the last couple of minutes and the better team was able to prevail. They pushed me to a mental high with an extreme physical and high i.q level played game. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined that I would later sign with them, but in hind sight it only makes sense to because of how high quality level of basketball the team and the coaching staff was able to produce


Do you feel like Schwelm management noticed you in these games, especially in the second game where you really were all over the court and they made a note of you in their notebook?

Yes I feel that they noticed me in the last game which at the time was my goal. I didn't know they would move up but I surly wanted to win the game. I wanted to be a force not only on the offense end but defensively and on the boards and finding my teammates unlike the first game where we were undermanned. The second game we had a full roster and a new addition of Rishi Kakad plus a new coaching staff with a new team philosophy and with these new additional factors and me playing at a high level we were able to get a Big win Not only was it a big personal win for me, but also a big win for the Ibbebbueren program.


The EN Baskets Schwelm are a very traditional team that played in the BBL back in 2004 and have been up and down in the second leagues the last 10 years. What was the most important thing that convinced you that this club was the perfect fit for you?

Last year playing against Schwelm two times, it was clear that the players and the minds of the coaching staff were levels ahead of the rest though of the two games they were able to apply a level of intense defensive pressures on me the entire 40 minutes and no matter what happened during the game they stuck to their plan offensively and continued to run their sets with a level of discipline I had not seen before and after talking to the coach and the gm Omar who is a great guy during the recruiting process. who made it clear I would have a leader role not only offensively but overall for this type of high caliber program. It was a no brainer. I knew this was exactly the situation that I needed to help propel my basketball career in the right direction. It was a perfect fit!


You have been in Schwelm from early on. How has your early relationship been with head coach Falk Moeller and what is the feeling of head coach and star player about the chances of the team this season?

Coach Falk Moeller has been great. He shows a level of confidence in me that every player wants to see in their head coach. Its honestly great being in the gym with him. He just has so much knowledge that I am eager to soak up during the season and as every coach and player we have high exceptions for the season, but right now the main focus is just getting in doing the reps and building team chemistry and not jumping ahead but doing the process and focus on building foundation that we can work on throughout the season!


You dominated the German Regionalliga and most likely saw some Pro B games last season. How confident are you that not only you will be able to make the transition, but be a serious impact player in the Pro B this season?

I was defiantly able to catch a few Pro B games. There is a clear difference than Regionalliga. Plain and simple the players are just better, the game is faster with more organization and with me, I'm a true believer in hard work so we will see where I fit it the league, but like all players I do want to be a top dog in the league. I have complete confidence in my work ethic and my determination to get better as a player and make adjustments

You have had to always prove yourself in school and now you are working yourself up the professional ladder and are used to it. How do you feel have you mentally grown as a player and person having had to go through your basketball life the hard way instead of having everything go easy for you?

Mentally I feel I've grown in leaps and bounds coming from Milwaukee Wisconsin. The tough only survive but coming out here in Germany you need more than toughness excluding basketball. Your on a new land with a new language and completely different customs. I learned quickly that culture shock is real. Mentally I learned with my way of coming up patiently not only with others but with myself. We all have visions on where we want to be and with me taking the non-traditional route I've had to have more patience with the process and trusting my skill and a little luck form the big man to get where I feel I should be

Schwelm have some very good talent, but also experience with Germans Sebastian Schroeter, Thomas Reuter and Dario Fiorentino and Matthias Perl. You already averaged an amazing 5,1apg last season, but do you feel like you can become a high assist man playmaker this season with this unending talent?

The talent that is here is amazing. The bigs can shoot and dribble the ball. Basically all the guards can shoot the three and have the will to hold defense plus great movement without the ball. I feel it will be easy to find an open player and even easier to make the pass with confidence knowing the player can get yo u the easy assist. I'm very excited to show that side of my game even more this year


Let's talk about your game. You are 190cm, but have big man stats having 25 and 9 last season and in school with three different schools 14 and 8, 13 and 7 and 14 and 5. How proud are you of your rebounding ability?

I am very proud of my rebounding ability. Growing up I wasn't always the biggest or the strongest and really never tried to rebound. I had a coach call me out on it. He told me it wasn't about height or size but about heart and pride so I took coach Bell of the Wisconsin Wizards (AAU) advice and every game I try and go show how much pride I do have for rebounding


I personally love strong rebounding guards. Has a Russell Westbrook become more of a role model in the last year simply because of how he has somewhat evolutionized the art of rebounding on his own terms?

That is a tough question. I wouldn't be able to pin point one player. The first one that comes to mind is a Russel Westbrook. Just do the facts I rebound, but if I shot his percentages I don't think me and you would be having this conversation. For rebounding I would choose him. For finding my teammates and ability to get to the lane I would choose a Tony Parker a smooth ball handler with a keen eye to see open players and play development with shooting/shot selection I would say a Jamal Crawford with some nice crossovers with the ability to catch n shoot from deep and shoot off the dribble from three with a nice percentage


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


A hidden strength that I feel doesn't get noticed right away and really can't is my work ethic and my ability to adjust. In the beginning of the season last year I struggled badly with the refs. I constantly got in foul trouble and even fouled out of a few games, which really hurt my team. I spent countless hours working on my defense learning how to play under the standards here I'm not sure if anyone noticed but eventually I was able to make the adjustment and stay in the game to help my team get some W's


Last season as a rookie in Germany you played for TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 26 games: Score-1 (25.0ppg), 9.7rpg, 5.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 76.9%. Did it at times feel like you were a man playing with boys?


I honestly never had that feeling. At first it was really tough. I had good numbers but just were not winning games. Once we started to win games and win games in row my only focus was just the next game. I didn't care to much about the stats and just wanted to keep winning and show I wasn' t just an American putting up numbers but a leader and a winner. I would rest Sunday and then get back to work on Monday figuring out what I could have done better and making the adjustment and really only focusing on keeping our win streak alive!!


Last season you had many great games including a 45 point game against Frintrop and a triple double against Herten just to mention a few. What was your personal best and favorite game last season?

Truly my favorite game was the second against Schwelm. They were on a crazy win streak and proved to be the best team in the league. We were on a win streak to prove we could play to and I just wanted to step up to the play and show who I was as a player and as a man. I was not happy the way they handled us the first time and we had beat a few decent teams before them and it was really important for me to show that I'm not the guy who can only play against weaker opponents, but more the man who shows up and shows out regardless of the opposing team

Last season what was your wake up call to being a rookie in Germany where you knew that you were very far away from home Milwaukee?

The first and major wake up call that I was not at home. I was oddly the red lights. Not one person jay walked. Its was the craziest thing I've ever seen with no car in miles we all stood there and waited for the green. I instantly thought 'Dorthery we not in Kanas anymore.

You finished school in 2013 and except for a short stint in Australia with the Gold Coast Rollers (Australia-SBL) where you 28.6ppg, you didn't return to playing until 2016. Did you have other career choices or just having problems finding the right fit as a professional the last years before Ibbenbueren?

There were some tough years for me. I got to Australia through on of those tours and found a team but was a very low level and with me coming from a D3 I had a hard time with teams and agents taking my game serious. Luckily I stayed in faith and worked and grinded day in and day out until I was about to get the opportunity to play in Ibbenbueren.


You played at three schools with Milwaukee Area Tech JC (JUCO), Missouri Valley (NAIA) and Wisc.-Stout (NCAA3) How important was it for you having this experience of playing at three different schools. How do you feel did you develop as a player that you might not have become had you been only been to one school?


Playing at these three school was major in my development. I went from a very amazing coach in Milwaukee who put a lot of pressure on me but also gave me complete freedom to a very controlling coach in Missouri Valley who wanted everything done his way down to the T. Then next to a division 3 coach who would only use me to score once behind in a game. Besides that I didn't play. Mentally I had to grow in all these situation I had to learn how to handle these different coaching styles but continue to put in my house in the gym playing or not happy or not but just continue and focus on the future which happened to be the time I'm living out now!


How important was head coach Chad Lance for you at Missouri Valley (NAIA). You were coming from Milwaukee Area Tech JC (JUCO). How did he help you make the transition best?

Chad Lance was all about control with being on his team. I had to learn how to manage my game with his system which started with learning the system and then learning when and where the scoring/passing options were. His aggressive style of coaching help me develop quicker as a man more than a player


You finished at Wisc.-Stout (NCAA3)27 games: 14.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 85.5%. What was the deciding factor that convinced you that you could become a professional basketball player?

There really wasn't a deciding factor at Stout about playing professional basketball. It has been the goal of mine since I was a little kid. and I continually worked on it regardless of the situation just kept working for it and believed it would happen


How did your head coach at Wisc.-Stout (NCAA3) give you the final touches to helping you be groomed and prepared best for a professional basketball career?

The head coach Eddie Andrist at UW stout helped me in an unusual way. He did not start me. I only played half the game averaged 22 minutes. even though I was one of top if the best player in the division 3 at the time. It was a very frustrating time period for me. I felt I wasn't getting my fair share and really the question was if this was the route that I wanted to take in life. After a few weeks of depression I made the choice that this is what I wanted and really locked in mentally turned my daily grind up to a new level I had never had and really developed my skills.. I Became way more efficient and was able to produce stats with half of the game that most players couldn't do while playing the whole game. I also was the first player in d3 history to get the all conference award coming off the bench. It was one of the hardest years of my life, but I wouldn't change it for nothing. It really help me turn my work ethic to the professional level


Who won a one on one in practice you or Aaron Jenny?

hahahah Arron Jenny. He is a really great guy and was one of my favorite team mates.. He was more of an American football player. I honestly don't remember practices from years ago, but I'm sure nothing has changed. I will win them now and won them then


You played at Milwaukee Area Tech JC (JUCO) as a freshman in the 2009-10 season playing 30 games averaging 14.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41%, 3PT: 29%, FT: 78%. As a guy from Milwaukee, do you remember hearing about the murder of Lavell Felton in 2009. He had a stellar professional career and his last team before his death was Paderborn in Germany. Did you have any dealings with him?


Sadly being from Milwaukee you hear of murders every other day and it becomes to the point where its just part of life. I don't not remember this guy, but if he grew up in Milwaukee I'm sure he was a heck of a player. Milwaukee is a breeding ground for players just waiting to get a chance to show the world


You played against many great players in school, but who was the toughest that you played against that is in the NBA now?


Playing Juco in Milwaukee I had the opportunity to go Marquette and play with the team hoping I could land a spot on their roster. This was during the Wes Matthews and Jimmy Butler years. I would say Westly Matthews, but he was on my team so Jimmy Butler wins by default. He was so strong and solid not a specialist in one area, but just a dominant force that was really good at everything. How he has developed himself to now is purely amazing.


How does your summer workout plan look like on and off the court in 2017?

Workout play was intense. 6am -8 on the court 8-830 hot tub and streaming
2-5 weight room and on the court. 6-7 either jump training with a trainer or stretching with a yoga trainer matters the day. The second ones were pm .. the first was in the am. Massages every weekend. I did my best to stay true and rested when really tired


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


Top 4 Wilt, Larry Bird, Kobe, Jordan in no particular order


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

For me Lebrun stands as the great athlete of all time. 6.8, fast and big as a horse, can handle the ball, shoot the ball with great vision, but he's just doesn't have that monster in him to be considered the greatest. His IQ hinders him in my opinion. He's so smart and does the right play every time which I feel doesn't cut it. You have to say something I'm going to score this ball regardless of what happens which is what the Michael Jordans and Kobe Bryant's did. That is why for me he's not where near the best of all time list.


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?

With Russel Westbrook people can say whatever they want. If it was easy to just want to go get rebound and do it everyone in the league would do it. The fact he wanted to do it and did it is beyond amazing and for anyone to make an excuse about what he did doesn't know what it takes to do that


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

The NBA draft was probably the best it's been in years. The real ballers are here and I was so excited about it. I myself went to Vegas to watch the summer league. I think this class is bringing back some excitement that is needed. I think the biggest sleeper is Dennis Smith Jr. It's is a joke this kid wasn't in the top 5 and will prove all the teams that passed on him to be wrong.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Oddly last night I watched love and basketball an American classic


Thanks Chris for the chat.



Brose Baskets topple Swans Gmunden in test game - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - Swans Gmunden 82:71

Brose Baskets faced Swans Gmunden in the latest test game. The German powerhouse claimed a tough victory at the end. Elias Harris (203-SF-89, college: Gonzaga) delivered 18 points to lead the winning side.
Gmunden jumped to an early lead. They enjoyed a 23:13 advantage ten minutes into this one. The Austrian team entered the second half up by 9 points 46:37. Brose Baskets managed to cut the distance at 3 points 57:60 at the final intermission. They went on a strong rally in the fourth term and stole the win. Nikolaos Zisis (197-PG-83, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 14 points, while Augustine Rubit (201-PF-89, college: S.Alabama) had 17 points for Bamberg. Enis Murati (194-F-88, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 24 points for Gmunden. Daniel Friedrich (181-PG-92) had 19 points in the losing effort.



BG Goettingen Tab Jordan Loveridge For Two Months - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

2010 Eurochallenge winner BG Goettingen have reacted to the injury of Evan Smotrycz by bringing in Jordan Loveridge (198-F-93, college: Utah) for two months. Loveridge is a 23 year old 198cm forward from West Jordan, Utah that will be going into his second professional season. Last season he split time with Egis Kormend (Hungary-A Division) playing 17 games averaging 10.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 38.9%, 3FGP: 34.1%, FT: 71.4%; In FIBA Europe Cup play 13 games averaging 11.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 40.0%, 3FGP: 44.6%, FT: 63.0%, In Feb.'17 moved to BBC Lausanne (Switzerland-LNA) playing 10 games averaging 16.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 65.0%. "Jordan is a great person that plays hard and understands the game", stressed head coach Johan Roijakkers.Last season he scored in double figures 10 times including a 19 point game against MAFC. In the Fiba Europe Cup he socred in double figures in nine games and had two double doubles. His best games were 21 points against Gravelines and Limburg. In Switzerland he scored in double figures in eight games including a 29 point game against Boncourt and 25 points against Winterthur.

The American started his basketball career in 2012 with Utah (NCAA) where he played until 2016 playing a total of 130 NCAA games. He racked up solid stats in his 4 year career as as a freshman he played 32 games averaging 12.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 76.2%. In his second year at Utah (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 14.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 80.4%. As a junior at Utah (NCAA) he played 28 games averaging 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 87.3%. In his senior year at Utah (NCAA) he played 36 games averaging 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 36.5%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 79.2%. Some of his best games at Utah was a 24 point game against S Utah and a 22 point effort against Washington State. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals -13, 15, Pac-12 Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -15, NCAA Sweet 16 -15, USBWA All-District VIII Team -16, Pac-12 Regular Season Runner-Up -16, Pac-12 Tournament Finalist -16, and All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention -16.

Source:BG Goettingen



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Aris hold off Lukoil in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Aris - Lukoil 72:67

Aris Thessaloniki beat Lukoil Academic in the exhibition clash. Kyle Weaver (198-G-86, college: Washington St., agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 12 points to lead the Greek side. Aris snatched an 18:16 lead after ten minutes. Lukoil grabbed the lead in the second term. They established a 37:29 halftime advantage. Lukoil stayed in front throughout the third quarter. They arrived at the final intermission up by 15 points 59:44. But Aris shifted the gear in the fourth quarter. They unloaded 28 points to snatch victory. Michalis Tsairelis (206-F/C-88) and Spyros Mourtos (198-G-90) produced 10 points apiece for the winners.



Nick Russell (ex Apollon Patras) agreed terms with Pitesti - by Eurobasket News

BCM U Pitesti (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Nick Russell (193-95kg-91, college: SMU). He played most recently at Apollon Patras in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 15 games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Russell played at Walter Tigers in German BBL where in 26 games he averaged 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.2apg.
He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Etha).
Russell attended Southern Methodist University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

BCM U Pitesti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Kostoski
Porter Troupe
Nick Russell

Forwards:
Andriy Agafonov
Matti Nuutinen

Center:
Laszlo Lazar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga Metropolitana Round 4: Villa Nueva loses their first game against ELOHIM - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Villa Nueva (3-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were rolled over by ELOHIM (4-0) 89-47. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Villa Nueva. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ELOHIM dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Villa Nueva's 30. They outrebounded Villa Nueva 38-26 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Oscar Salguero (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and center Bernie Diaz (200-81) who added 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side Walter Gasparico responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds. ELOHIM have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with USAC. Villa Nueva at the other side keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Club Force. ELOHIM is looking forward to face Bantrab (#6) in Guatemala in the next round where they are favorite. Villa Nueva will play on the road against the league's second-placed USAC in Guatemala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was USAC's (#3) 18-point road victory against top-ranked Club Force 70-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Club Force. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by the former international swingman Miguel Gonzalez (187-90) who scored that evening 8 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 steals and Victor Sosa supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Alexis Hengstenberg (-98) did not help to save the game for Club Force. USAC have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with ELOHIM. Club Force at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Villa Nueva. USAC will play against Villa Nueva (#4) at home in the next round. Club Force will play against the league's leader ELOHIM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tencored has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat URL (0-4) 70-58 on Monday. Eustorgio Sopalda fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Rudy Morales produced 25 points for lost side. URL's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tencored (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with You Bet. It was URL's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Millonarios. Tencored will meet at home Millonarios (#9) in the next round. URL's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Guatemala to the arena USAC.
You Bet has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Millonarios (0-4) 55-52. It was a very good performance for Emanuel Sinnott who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. You Bet's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. You Bet (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Tencored. It was Millonarios' fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. You Bet's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Guatemala Bantrab.

In the last game of round 4 Amatitlan won against Bantrab on the opponent's court 70-61.

Tencored - URL 70-58

Tencored has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat URL (0-4) 70-58 on Monday. Tencored shot 23 for 31 from the free-throw line, while URL only scored three points from the stripe. Eustorgio Sopalda (-81) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Erick Palma chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. Rudy Morales produced 25 points and forward Luis Perez (191-97) added 12 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. URL's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tencored (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with You Bet. It was URL's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Millonarios. Tencored will meet at home Millonarios (#9) in the next round. URL's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Guatemala to the arena USAC.
Top scorers:
URL: R.Morales 25+3reb, L.Perez 12+9reb+1ast, E.Mejia 11+1reb+3ast, I.Calderon 6+2reb, E.Tobias 2+1reb, E.Garcia 2+1reb
Tencored: E.Sopalda 24+7reb+1ast, E.Palma 23+6reb+3ast, R.Quintero 8+2reb, J.Arenales 7+3reb, M.Vasquez 4, R.Reinoso 2+4reb
gschID: 564562


Villa Nueva - ELOHIM 47-89

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Villa Nueva (3-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were rolled over by ELOHIM (4-0) 89-47. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Villa Nueva. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ELOHIM dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Villa Nueva's 30. They outrebounded Villa Nueva 38-26 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Oscar Salguero (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and center Bernie Diaz (200-81) who added 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four ELOHIM players scored in double figures. At the losing side Walter Gasparico responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Enrique Samayoa (193-82) scored 12 points. ELOHIM have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with USAC. Villa Nueva at the other side keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Club Force. ELOHIM is looking forward to face Bantrab (#6) in Guatemala in the next round where they are favorite. Villa Nueva will play on the road against the league's second-placed USAC in Guatemala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Villa Nueva: W.Gasparico 14+7reb, E.Samayoa 12+4reb+1ast, M.Zetina 6+2reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 6+7reb, J.Unbico 5+3reb, A.Carrillo 2+2reb
ELOHIM: B.Diaz 25+6reb+2ast, O.Salguero 22+12reb+2ast, P.Cano 14+5reb+2ast, D.Monterroso 12+3reb, M.Arriola 7+3reb, R.Amaya 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 564563


You Bet - Millonarios 55-52

You Bet has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Millonarios (0-4) 55-52. You Bet forced 19 Millonarios turnovers. It was a very good performance for swingman Emanuel Sinnott (192-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Javier Chavez (190-89) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. You Bet's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Mynor Maldonado (-95) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Lino Lino (-83) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Millonarios. You Bet (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Tencored. It was Millonarios' fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. You Bet's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Guatemala Bantrab.
Top scorers:
Millonarios: M.Maldonado 15+11reb+1ast, L.Lino 12+8reb, G.Zarco 10+1reb+2ast, S.Guillen 7+7reb+4ast, O.Rodriguez 4, E.Avendano 2+9reb
You Bet: E.Sinnott 16+10reb+2ast, H.Vandeveire 12, J.Chavez 10+6reb, J.Galvez 7+6reb, E.Rosales 5+5reb+2ast, L.Chinchilla 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 564559


Bantrab - Amatitlan 61-70

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Guatemala where 5th ranked Bantrab (2-2) was defeated by sixth ranked Amatitlan (2-2) 70-61. Amatitlan outrebounded Bantrab 45-27 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Amatitlan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Quite impressive performance for swingman Diego Villagran (-93) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 4 steals. Walter Ramirez (-97) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Amatitlan's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jeferson Urrutia replied with 19 points and Cesar-Del Cid added 16 points in the effort for Bantrab. Amatitlan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Bantrab. Amatitlan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Villa Nueva (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Bantrab will play against the league's leader ELOHIM and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bantrab: J.Urrutia 19+3reb+1ast, C.Del Cid 16+4reb+1ast, M.Aquino 10+4reb+2ast, S.Barillas 9+4reb+3ast, V.Furlon 3+6reb, G.Veliz 2+3reb+2ast
Amatitlan: D.Villagran 22+3reb+2ast, M.Reyes 16+6reb, W.Ramirez 13+10reb+2ast, J.Godoy 9+5reb, A.Estrada 7+6reb+2ast, L.Arias 1+5reb+1ast
gschID: 564560


Club Force - USAC 52-70

Very significant was USAC's (#3) 18-point road victory against top-ranked Club Force 70-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Club Force. It was a key game for the top position in the league. USAC forced 29 Club Force turnovers. The winners were led by the former international swingman Miguel Gonzalez (187-90) who scored that evening 8 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 steals and forward Victor Sosa (190-88) supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by Alexis Hengstenberg (-98) did not help to save the game for Club Force. Kevin Garcia (-96) added 4 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. USAC have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with ELOHIM. Club Force at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Villa Nueva. USAC will play against Villa Nueva (#4) at home in the next round. Club Force will play against the league's leader ELOHIM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Club Force: A.Hengstenberg 19+6reb, J.Sandoval 10+3reb+3ast, R.Castro 9+3reb+2ast, B.Rivera 6+3reb+1ast, K.Garcia 4+10reb+2ast, G.Escobar 4+2reb+1ast
USAC: V.Sosa 21+5reb+1ast, A.Guerra 11+9reb+3ast, L.Menendez 11+1reb, O.Centeno 9+1reb+2ast, M.Gonzalez 8+12reb+7ast, L.Cuevas 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 564561



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Top high school basketball recruit considering playing for Louisiana - by Eurobasket News

Top 100 high school basketball player, Jordan Brown (6'11''-C-99), is a four-star recruit from Roseville, California. He is a 6-foot-10-inch power forward, and is set to graduate from Woodcreek High School in 2018. His decision on where to play collegiate basketball remains up in the air. Brown took to Twitter to announce his final seven college considerations, one of which is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The other six teams are west-coast colleges: University of California; University of California, Los Angeles; Gonzaga University; University of Nevada; University of Oregon and St. John's University. His father, Dion Brown, played for the Ragin' Cajuns basketball program from 1982-84. According to espn.com, one of his strengths listed on his scouting report is that he is 'loaded with physical tools and upside.' In his junior season at Woodcreek High School, Brown averaged 26.2 points, 15.8 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game in 20 games played. Brown currently ranks as the 30th high school basketball prospect in ESPN's top 100.
Courtesy of: thevermilion.com



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Elite basketball recruit Jordan Henry enrolls at Western - by Eurobasket News

One of the top basketball prospects in Canada will be heading to London to join the Western Mustangs program. Jordan Henry (5'10''-PG-98), who played his high school basketball at Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering, was one of the elite players in the nation this past season. The 19-year-old point guard earned a spot on Canada's gold medal winning squad at the FIBA Under-19 Championships in Cairo, Egypt in July. After receiving offers from several National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I programs, including the Creighton Blue Jays of the Big East and the Virginia Tech Hokies of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Henry initially committed to Ryerson University to be close to his family. But as per Jordan Henry, play by play announcer for the Ryerson basketball program and an insider for the Canadian University Sport Network (not the 19-year-old elite basketball player), Henry has announced he will instead by enrolling at Western to play under Brad Campbell this season. Although there are still details forthcoming, the transfer spells big things for the Mustangs program. With a young and athletic roster headlined by second-year guard Omar Shiddo and third-year guard Eriq Jenkins, adding a high-end point guard like Henry is a vital inclusion to the backcourt. The Mustangs were widely expected to make major strides this season after a summer of development for their young core. Now, with Henry, the ceiling of what they can achieve just got much higher.
Courtesy of: westerngazette.ca



Veteran B.C. high school basketball coach ends career after complaints - by Eurobasket News

Veteran high school basketball coach Rich Goulet admits he always had a tough love approach to coaching, but says he never would have expected it to lead to the investigation that ended his career over the summer. Goulet resigned as a result of what is being called a bungled investigation by Pitt Meadows Secondary into complaints about his coaching style, including 'negativity' and yelling at players. Since 1979, Goulet had coached the Pitt Meadow Marauders senior and junior boys basketball teams, leading them to more than 1,000 wins and a trio of B.C. provincial championships. He was awarded the Prime Minister's Volunteer Award for Community Leadership and inducted into the B.C. Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. But, according to Goulet, he was forced to resign in July for the second time in 2017 after the school's principal and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district administrators acted on complaints from one or more players' parents. Goulet, 70, said the past two years - which included his diagnosis with kidney disease and a stroke - have been the most challenging for the Marauders, with more uncommitted players and attitude problems than ever. Goulet said he retired from teaching at the school in the spring. In April, he said, Pitt Meadows Secondary principal Mike Keenan told him parents had complained. He said he was then asked how much longer he hoped to coach - another year or two - and it was implied that he should instead resign. So he did. But after a public meeting where players' parents voiced their disappointment about the resignation, Goulet was asked to return, he said. Meanwhile, the school district had launched an investigation into his conduct. Goulet went on to coach about 150 spring games. Then when the investigation concluded in July, he was told to tender his resignation again, he said. He went to the final game of the season, wished his players good luck, and that was the end of his 39-year career. Goulet has been left bitter by the complaint process, which he believes was a cowardly move by the complaining parents. In previous seasons, parents have always spoken with him directly to resolve issues, he said. 'Not one has come forward, even after that meeting with the public where people were upset with parents who did things behind peoples' backs,' he said. 'This is a sign of the times. Somebody's upset, we've got to take care of that one upset person before anything else.' Asked whether his coaching style could be viewed as bullying, Goulet said he's always been loud, 'in your face,' and rougher on his players than other coaches. 'I've had a certain style,' he said. 'You can't come and play for me and not know this.' In an emailed statement, the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District confirmed Goulet's July resignation but did not answer emailed questions asking for details about the decision, citing privacy laws. 'As a school district, we have an obligation to take seriously and thoroughly review any concerns that are presented to us,' the statement said. 'This obligation pertains equally to new and longtime employees/volunteers.' Paul Eberhardt, president of the B.C. High School Boys' Basketball Association, slammed the administrators' treatment of Goulet. 'They just kind of bungled it from the very beginning,' he said. Eberhardt said he met with Pitt Meadow Secondary administrators to discuss a solution, to no avail. He warned them of the backlash they could face, particularly after he heard from coaches who said they will no longer play their teams in Pitt Meadows, he said. Eberhardt said he finds that parents are now more often inserting themselves into or interfering with their child's sports. 'It's kind of unfortunate,' Eberhardt said. 'One of the things I think student athletes learn from their sport experiences is to be accountable for making mistakes - and responsible. I think nowadays a lot of parents are taking it out of their hands.' A trio of NBA stars took to Twitter to express their disappointment at Goulet's resignation, including former L.A. Lakers centre Robert Sacre. 'There is a problem when one of B.C's best high school coaches gets fired for being a coach. Nothing but love for the Great Goulet,' Sacre said. Victoria native and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash retweeted Sacre's message, adding, 'Lucky I got to play for coach Goulet!' 'Learned a ton from coach Goulet, wouldn't trade the opportunity to have played for him ever, helped me immensely on my path to where I am,' wrote Miami Heat centre Kelly Olynyk.
Courtesy of: vancouversun.com



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Zalakeramia-ZTE KK signs Deonta Vaughn, ex Dinamo Tbilisi - by Winter Gabor

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (A Division) signed 31-year old American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances), with one week try-out period. He played last season at Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.5spg. Vaughn helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
Part of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Boulazac Basket in French ProB where in 8 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg. Vaughn contributed to his team making it to the cup final. He also spent pre-season at Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A that year. In two games he averaged 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.5apg. Vaughn also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 4.6apg.
Vaughn is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Poland (Anwil and Polpharma), Ukraine (Mykolaiv), France (Paris Levallois) and Hungary (Atomeromu).
Vaughn attended University of Cincinnati until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Deonta Vaughn is a combo guard who has shown that he can both score and distribute the ball very well. He possesses good strength for a freshman, which he combines with excellent quickness.

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akos Horvath
Deonta Vaughn
Peter Doktor
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Zsolt Szabo
Benedek Kovacs
Mate Mohacsi
Maurice Jeffers
Szilard Benke
Raul Kis

Centers:
Attila Farkas
Ivica Radic

Coach: Tamas Bencze

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Mina keeps Aljuboori for another season !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Mina (Superleague) re-signed 30-year old international point guard Ali Aljuboori (167-69kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. Great year indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Honorable Mention.
Aljuboori's team won Iraqi League Regular Season in 2016.
He also represented Iraq at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.3apg, 1.3spg.
Aljuboori has played previously for two other teams: Duhok and Nift Al-Janoub.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khalid Al-Elayawi agreed terms with Al Karkh - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Karkh (Superleague) inked 21-year old center Khalid Al-Elayawi (206-96) from Al Shurtah. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Qutaiba Al-Doori signs at Al Nift !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Defending champion Al Nift Baghdad (Superleague) landed experienced 37-year old former international swingman Qutaiba Al-Doori (198-91kg-80) from Al Mina.
The previous (15-16) season Al-Doori played at Al Karkh. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements Al-Doori received Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Shurtah keeps Al-Khafaji for another season !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Shurtah Police (Superleague) re-signed 26-year old international center Mohammed Al-Khafaji (206-91). He has played there for the last three seasons. Al-Khafaji helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements he won Iraqi League championship title in 2015. Al-Khafaji received also Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He represented Iraq at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 12.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Al-Khafaji has played previously for two other teams: Duhok and Al Kahraba.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shamdeen starts his pro career at Al Shurtah !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Shurtah Police (Superleague) agreed terms with American (has also Iraqi passport) point guard Sanar Shamdeen (173-155kg). Shamdeen just graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College, WV (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. In 25 games he had 4.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.9apg last season. Shamdeen helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Moycullen signs McGuire just out of college - by Eurobasket News

SSE Airtricity Moycullen Galway (Super League) signed American forward Brandon McGuire (193-84kg). He just graduated from Moravian (NCAA3). McGuire has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.8apg last season. McGuire helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Landmark 1st Team. McGuire contributed to his team making it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to All-Landmark 1st Team and ECAC Division III Metro 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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J'Covan Brown (ex Pinar Karsiyaka) joins Galil Gilboa - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) agreed terms with 27-year old American point guard J'Covan Brown (188-92kg-90, college: Texas). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he was fifth best scorer with 11.2ppg and averaged 1.8rpg and 4.5apg. Brown helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.1rpg and 5.2apg. Brown contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at AEK Athens in Greek A1. In 20 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg. Brown contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. The other team he played that season for was Turk Telekom (also in BSL). In 11 games he got remarkable 15.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. Brown also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got high stats: 16.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg.
Brown has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Brown tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Kazakhstan (Astana), Greece (KAO Dramas and Cretan Kings) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
Brown attended University of Texas until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
J'Covan Brown
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forwards:
Tal Karpels
Tyler Stone
Zach LeDay
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hap.Haifa signs John Horowitz just out of college - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Haifa (National League) signed American forward John Horowitz (198-86kg). just graduated from Hawaii Pacific (NCAA2). Horowitz missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Horowitz played at the PacWest Tournament Semifinals in 2014.

Hapoel Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Ophir Huber
Lamarcus Reed
Tomer Ber-Aven
Orel Lev
Ismael Romero
Izhak Haimovich
John Horowitz
Adam Hshan
Misgav Niv
Ofek Avital

Coach: Sharon Avrahami

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jacob Mikalov inks at Hap.Haifa at the beginning of his pro career - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Haifa (National League) added to their roster American forward Jacob Mikalov (206-100kg). just graduated from Rochester (NCAA3). Mikalov has played there for the last three years. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Hapoel Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Ophir Huber
Lamarcus Reed
Tomer Ber-Aven
Orel Lev
Ismael Romero
Jacob Mikalov
Izhak Haimovich
John Horowitz
Adam Hshan
Misgav Niv
Ofek Avital

Coach: Sharon Avrahami

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Lorenzo Cugini (ex Omnia Basket) agreed terms with Gimle BBK Bergen - by Eurobasket News

Gimle BBK Bergen (BLNO) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American small forward Lorenzo Cugini (200-102kg-93, college: High Point). He played most recently at Omnia Basket in Italian Serie C Gold. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Cugini also spent pre-season at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) in Swiss league that year.
He graduated from High Point University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia celebrate Memorial Matteo Bertolazzi title - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia - Avtodor 90-83

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia celebrated Memorial Matteo Bertolazzi title beating Russian Avtodor 90-83 in the final game. The Italian side erupted with a 36-14 surge as they fully dominated the start of the game. Avtodor reduced to 11 points at the halftime and then cut it to 65-59 with 10 minutes to go. Amedeo Della Valle (192-SG-93, college: Ohio St., agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Garrett Nevels (188-G-92, college: Hawaii) netted 24. Jalen Reynolds (208-F-92, college: Xavier) scored 14, whilst Federico Mussini (188-G-96, college: St.John's) delivered 8. Coty Clarke (201-F-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points in the losing effort and Robinson followed him with 16.
Virtus Bologna beat Victoria Libertas 86-77 in the game for the third place.



Araberri lands Alex Mitola, ex Ceglie - by Eurobasket News

Saenz Horeca Araberri tabbed 24-year old American point guard Alex Mitola (180-77kg-93, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Nuova Pallacanestro Ceglie 2001 in Italian Serie C Silver. In 16 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg last season.
Among other achievements Mitola won NIT championship title in 2016. He received also Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-District 1 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Mitola graduated from George Washington University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milazzo adds Genjac to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Amendolia Assicurazioni Milazzo (Serie D) added to their roster 21-year old Bosnian center Haris Genjac (206-96). He played last season at San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos in Spanish LEB Gold. But in 6 games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Genjac spent at Bosna-Royal (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. He helped them to win the Bosnian A1 Liga title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Genjac also played that season for Celik (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Arturas Gudaitis (ex Lietuvos rytas) could sign at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is about to tab 24-year old Lithuanian international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-116kg-93) who played last time at Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in Lithuania. In 41 LKL games he averaged 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Gudaitis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 13.2ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.9bpg.
Two years ago Gudaitis was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
Among other achievements his team won Lithuanian Cup for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Gudaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Gudaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-3 (1.4bpg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.3%.
Gudaitis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Gargzdai Bremena and Klaipedos LCC TU.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very promising center, who is yet abole to spend time on the court at Euroleague level, grabbing rebounds, blocking the veteran opponents' shots and scoring. He seems very solid minded and has nice upside.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Benjamin Ortner
Vladimir Micov
Marco Cusin
Mantas Kalnietis
Andrea Cinciarini
Zoran Dragic
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock
Amath M'Baye
Davide Pascolo
Cory Jefferson
Patric Young
Awudu Abass
Simone Fontecchio
Lorenzo Bartoli
Andrea La Torre
Kaleb Tarczewski
Manuel Pastori
Simone Vecerina
Brane Ratkovica

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xavier Munford (ex FC Barcelona) could agree terms with Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) target 25-year old American international guard Xavier Munford (188-82kg-92, college: Rhode Island) who played last time at FC Barcelona Lassa in Spain. Munford managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 6 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.0ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Munford also played 5 games in Euroleague where he had only 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg. The other team he played that season for was another team Greensboro Swarm in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.3apg and 1.1spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-FIBA AmeriCup Honorable Mention.
Three years ago Munford was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in third round (51st overall).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2014 and it may be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Munford's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He received also USBWA All-District I 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time. Munford was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Dominique Johnson
Tomas Kyzlink
Modestas Kumpys
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Mihajlo Jerkovic
Gediminas Orelik
Bruno Cerella
Michael Bramos
Edvinas Seskus

Centers:
Karolis Petrukonis
Paul Biligha

Coach: Walter De Raffaele

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sora adds Jancic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

NB Sora 2000 (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 20-year old naturalized Serbian guard Danilo Jancic (195-97). He played last season at Il Globo Basket Isernia in the Serie B. Serie B was a little too high level for him, where in three games he did not score anything. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Jancic has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Knjazevac).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Flexx Pistoia inks Gianluca Della Rosa - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) signed 21-year old guard Gianluca Della Rosa (185-72kg-96). The last season Della Rosa played at NPC Rieti. In 29 Serie A games he had just 2.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.6apg.
He was named to U19 National Team in 2015.
Della Rosa has played previously for two other teams: Livorno DBosco and Bottegone.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Riccardo Romano
Ronald Moore
Duda Sanadze
Tommaso Laquintana
Tyrus McGee
Cesare Barbon
Gianluca Della_Rosa

Forwards:
Fabio Mian
Aleksander Czyz
Jaylen Bond
Tommaso Bianchi
Naigel Onuoha

Centers:
Daniele Magro
Raphael Gaspardo
Markus Kennedy
Asen Popov

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ylli inks Taylor Bessick - by Eurobasket News

Golden Eagle Ylli (SuperLeague) agreed terms with American forward Taylor Bessick (206-102kg). He just graduated from Iona (NCAA). Bessick has played there for the last three years. In 34 games he had 3.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.3bpg last season. Bessick helped them to win MAAC Tournament.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sigal Prishtina welcomes back Lawrence - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 27-year old British international point guard Andrew Lawrence (185-84kg-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points). It is actually his comeback to Prishtina as he has played here before. Lawrence played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 15 ProA games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.5apg. Lawrence also played that season for Sigal Prishtina. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 7 SuperLeague games he had 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. Lawrence also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.0apg and 2.4spg. He also played 3 games in Balkan League where he got 10.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 2.3spg.
Lawrence has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Croatian A1 League Semifinals in 2014. Lawrence was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He has been also a member of British international program for some years. Lawrence has regularly played for British senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Lawrence has played previously professionally in Spain (Gipuzkoa) and Croatia (KK_Zadar).
He attended College of Charleston until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Lawrence is described as: A versatile combo guard, whith a strong body and excellent physical skills.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Andrew Lawrence
J.J. Mann
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Michael Glover
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Lis Shoshi

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sigal Prishtina tabs Maxie Esho - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Maxie Esho (206-102kg-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli Artzit. In 13 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 20.6ppg and recorded 8.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Esho also played that season for Etha in Cypriot Division A where in 10 games he averaged remarkable 18.8ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Esho has played also professionally in NBA G League (Iowa Wolves and Westchester Knicks).
He attended University of Massachusetts until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Andrew Lawrence
J.J. Mann
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Michael Glover
Maxie Esho
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Lis Shoshi

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Parma edge VEF Riga to win LOC Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Parma - VEF Riga 85-55

Parma edged VEF Riga to win LOC Cup 2017. The Russian team posted an easy 85-55 victory. Ivan Ukhov (193-G/F-95) was named the best player of the tournament. Artis Ate (192-G-89) scored 13 points in the losing effort. Parma grabbed an early 24-11 lead and never looked behind after. They ensured enormous advantage winning the second frame 29-11. Moreover Parma scored 16 points in the third and then the last stanzas that was enough for the final success.
Kalev/Cramo lost to Enisey 72-82 in the game for the third place.



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  LEBANON  


Sagesse signs Jasmon Youngblood - by Eurobasket News

Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut (Pepsi LBL) signed 33-year old Lebanese ex-international shooting guard Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent State) from Byblos Sporting Club. He has played there for the last five years. In 29 Pepsi LBL games he had very impressive stats: 21.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.9spg (in top 4) last season. Youngblood helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lebanese Cup in 2012 and 2016.
He is a dual citizen owning also American passport.
Youngblood represented Lebanon at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 17.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 53.2%.
Youngblood is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Youngblood has played previously professionally in Austria (Gunners Oberwart, Furstenfeld Panthers and Kapfenberg Bulls), Poland (Swiecie), Lebanon (Anibal and Champville) and IBL (Cuyahoga FC).
He attended Kent State until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
Youngblood could be described: Is a versatile player that can play at either of the wing positions, or can play at the four in Kent State's system ... Is a complete all-around player and a proven winner, having played in back-to-back junior college national championships ... Has the ability to create his own shot, rebound and finish.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Palanga tabs Nerijus Barauskas - by Eurobasket News

Naglis Palangos (NKL) inked 25-year old center Nerijus Barauskas (207-96kg-92) from Delikatesas. In 39 NKL games he averaged 10.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Barauskas played at Telsiai where in 42 NKL games he had 7.4ppg and 3.3rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the NKL Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Barauskas has played previously for two other teams: Zalgiris II Kaunas and KTU Kaunas.

Naglis Palangos roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Augustas Suliauskas

Forward:
Modestas Paulauskas

Centers:
Nerijus Barauskas
Bob Van_Zijverden

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Arturas Gudaitis (ex Lietuvos rytas) could sign at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is about to tab 24-year old Lithuanian international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-116kg-93) who played last time at Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in Lithuania. In 41 LKL games he averaged 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Gudaitis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 13.2ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.9bpg.
Two years ago Gudaitis was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
Among other achievements his team won Lithuanian Cup for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Gudaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Gudaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-3 (1.4bpg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.3%.
Gudaitis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Gargzdai Bremena and Klaipedos LCC TU.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very promising center, who is yet abole to spend time on the court at Euroleague level, grabbing rebounds, blocking the veteran opponents' shots and scoring. He seems very solid minded and has nice upside.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Benjamin Ortner
Vladimir Micov
Marco Cusin
Mantas Kalnietis
Andrea Cinciarini
Zoran Dragic
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock
Amath M'Baye
Davide Pascolo
Cory Jefferson
Patric Young
Awudu Abass
Simone Fontecchio
Lorenzo Bartoli
Andrea La Torre
Kaleb Tarczewski
Manuel Pastori
Simone Vecerina
Brane Ratkovica

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietuvos Rytas outgun Khimki in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - Khimki 86:71

Lietuvos Rytas kept their perfect preseason form. They prevailed against Khimki for another win. Travis Peterson (208-C/F-85, college: Samford) nailed 21 points to lead the effort.
Lietuvos Rytas jumped to a 20:12 lead at the first break. They added 26 points in the second period to open a 16-point halftime advantage 46:30. Lietuvos Rytas maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth period up by 22 points and cruised to the victory in the final stanza. Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue) had 15 points, while Robert Carter (206-F-94, college: Maryland) and Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79) added 10 points each in the win. James Anderson (198-SG-89, college: Oklahoma St.) answered with 21 points for Khimki.



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  MONTENEGRO  


Buducnost beat Krka to claim Mirza Delibasic Memorial title - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Krka 88:64

Buducnost celebrated victory at the Mirza Delibasic Memorial in Sarajevo. They overcame Krka for the trophy. Kyle Gibson (196-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 21 points to pace the Montenegrin powerhouse.
Buducnost posted a 23:19 lead at the first break. The Montenegrin side cleared off to a 43:31 halftime advantage. Buducnost unloaded 45 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) delivered 15 points, while D Nikolic contributed 13 points for the winners. Marko Josilo (200-G-92) answered with 16 points for Krka. Kovacevic had 15 points in the loss.



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  NBA  


Tyler Zeller agreed terms with the Nets - by Eurobasket News

Brooklyn Nets inked 27-year old power forward Tyler Zeller (213-100kg-90, college: N.Carolina) from Boston Celtics. Zeller has played there for the last three years. In 62 NBA games he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg last season. Zeller helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Dallas Mavericks in first round (17th overall). Zeller attended University of North Carolina and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
He received NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team award back in 2013.
Zeller has played previously for Cleveland Cavaliers.
His game is described as: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Runs the floor as well as any C prospect out there, and has a high level of speed for a guy his size … Offensively, Zeller demonstrates the ability to play well down low and already has a right-hand jump hook in his arsenal that he utilizes as a go-to move. When he faces strong big men down low, they can easily seal and establish position on him for pretty easy shots … He's also not the toughest guy down low, and struggles with defensive rebounding and physical play inside on both ends
.

Brooklyn Nets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Lin
Billy Ouattara
Sean Kilpatrick
Allen Crabbe
Joe Harris
Isaiah Whitehead
Spencer Dinwiddie
Caris LeVert
Milton Doyle
Jeremy Senglin
D'Angelo Russell

Forwards:
DeMarre Carroll
Trevor Booker
Quincy Acy
Tyler Zeller
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Jacob Wiley
Jarrett Allen

Center:
Timofey Mozgov

Coach: Kenny Atkinson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Pelicans land Perry Jones III - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) tabbed 26-year old forward Perry Jones III (211-107kg-91, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Iowa Wolves, but left. In 24 NBA G League games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.8apg last season.
In 2012 Jones III was drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder in first round (28th overall). The former Baylor University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jones III won NBA Northwest Division championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He received also NABC Division I All-District 8 2nd Team award back in 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Jones III has played also professionally in Russia (Khimki), NBA (Boston Celtics) and other NBA G League teams (Oklahoma City Blue).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Excellent ball-handling skills, can go coast to coast, defensive rebound to transition layup ... Presents a serious mismatch on the perimeter against slower footed big men who lack the lateral quickness to stay in front. Frustratingly inconsistent, and can disappear throughout stretches of a game ... Skinny frame, not comfortable or strong enough defending the low post... Struggles to create easy shots for himself
.

New Orleans Pelicans roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rajon Rondo
Jrue Holiday
E'Twaun Moore
Jordan Crawford
Darius Miller
Ian Clark
Charles Cooke
Frank Jackson

Forwards:
Perry Jones_III
Solomon Hill
Jalen Jones

Centers:
Alexis Ajinca
Omer Asik
DeMarcus Cousins
Anthony Davis
Cheick Diallo

Coach: Alvin Gentry

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tony Allen to sign with the Pelicans - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) are about to bolster their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old guard Tony Allen (193-97kg-82, college: Oklahoma State) from Memphis Grizzlies. Allen has played there for the last seven years. In 71 NBA games he recorded 9.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.6spg last season. he got njured in Apr.'17 and was off for the rest of the season. Great year indeed as he was voted to NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team.
In 2004 Allen was drafted by Boston Celtics in first round (25th overall). He attended Oklahoma State and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Allen received NBA All-Defensive 1st Team award in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
He is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at N.Orleans P..

New Orleans Pelicans roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Allen
Rajon Rondo
Jrue Holiday
E'Twaun Moore
Jordan Crawford
Darius Miller
Ian Clark
Charles Cooke
Frank Jackson

Forwards:
Perry Jones_III
Solomon Hill
Jalen Jones

Centers:
Alexis Ajinca
Omer Asik
DeMarcus Cousins
Anthony Davis
Cheick Diallo

Coach: Alvin Gentry

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Spurs land Darrun Hilliard - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) tabbed 24-year old international guard Darrun Hilliard (198-98kg-93, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Detroit Pistons. In 38 NBA games he averaged 3.3ppg last season. Hilliard also played that season for another team Drive where in four games he had very impressive stats: 23.5ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.5apg.
Two years ago he was drafted by the Pistons in second round (38th overall). The former Villanova University staris in his third season in pro basketball. Hilliard received also Latinbasket.com All-FIBA AmeriCup 1st Team award in 2017.
His college team won Big East Tournament in 2015. He was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
Let's have closer look into Hilliard's outlook: A quality athlete with an ability to move without the basketball ... Versatile enough to handle the basketball if needed ... Has range to 3-point territory with a smooth lefthanded stroke.

San Antonio Spurs roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manu Ginobili
Tony Parker
Patrick Mills
Brandon Paul
Darrun Hilliard
Bryn Forbes
Derrick White
London Perrantes
Dejounte Murray

Forwards:
Rudy Gay
Joffrey Lauvergne
Davis Bertans
Kawhi Leonard
Jaron Blossomgame
Matt Costello
Danny Green
Kyle Anderson

Centers:
Pau Gasol
LaMarcus Aldridge

Coach: Gregg Popovich

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Hunter is back at the Grizzlies, ex Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) signed 23-year old power forward Vince Hunter (203-93kg-94, college: UTEP). It is actually his comeback to the Grizzlies as he has played here before. Hunter played last season at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 17 VTB United League games he had 14.7ppg, 7.7rpg (#2 in the league), 1.0apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. Hunter also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg and 1.6bpg. Hunter also spent pre-season at the Grizzlies that year. He was also tried-out by the Bulls.
Hunter has never been drafted by the NBA.
He was voted NABC All-District 11 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Hunter has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), other NBA teams (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chalmers
Mike Conley
Tyreke Evans
Troy Daniels
Ben McLemore
Rade Zagorac
Andrew Harrison
Jeremy Morgan
Wade Baldwin_IV
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Brandan Wright
Chandler Parsons
James Ennis
Wayne Selden
Jarell Martin
Vince Hunter
Dillon Brooks
Deyonta Davis

Center:
Marc Gasol

Coach: David Fizdale

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Missouri lands four-star 2018 guard Torrence Watson - by Eurobasket News

Missouri continued its local recruiting momentum on Friday night as four-star Class of 2018 guard Torrence Watson pledged to the Tigers on Twitter. The 6-foot-4 Watson was previously committed to Ohio State but he opted to open up his recruitment in late August. The native of St. Louis decided to stay in-state for his college commitment the second time around as he becomes the Tigers' third commitment in the Class of 2018. Watson joins three-star guard Javon Pickett and three-star junior college forward K.J. Santos as the Tigers have done a great job of stockpiling talent since the spring arrival of new head coach Cuonzo Martin . A noted scorer, Watson averaged 29 points and seven rebounds per game as a junior at Whitfield High School.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Michigan State lands fifth commitment in the Class of 2018 - by Eurobasket News

Michigan State has landed a commitment from Aaron Henry (6'6''-F), the fifth member of their 2018 recruiting class. Henry is an Indianapolis native that had a terrific spring and summer, rising up recruiting rankings and vaulting himself into the picture for Big Ten programs. At 6-foot-5, Henry is a terrific athlete that can guard either forward spot. He is developing as an offensive weapon, but he's already a finisher at the rim that is capable of making shots from the perimeter. Michigan State now has five four-star recruits committed to the program. None of them are of the caliber of Miles Bridges or Jaren Jackson, but Tom Izzo 's bread-and-butter tends to be the guys a little lower in the ranks that develop over the course of three or four years into all-league players.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com




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Shamdeen starts his pro career at Al Shurtah !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Shurtah Police (Superleague) agreed terms with American (has also Iraqi passport) point guard Sanar Shamdeen (173-155kg). Shamdeen just graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College, WV (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. In 25 games he had 4.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.9apg last season. Shamdeen helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NICARAGUA  


LNB Round 2 of Finals. Toros even title series - by Eurobasket News

Toros - Bufalos 90-83

Toros topped Bufalos to even the Finals at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 29-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Toros forced 23 Bufalos turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Thomas Vansdell (185-86) who scored 24 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Brooks is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) added 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Five Bufalos players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Toros: T.Vansdell 24+9reb+4ast, A.Brooks 18+5reb+2ast, D.Toruno 15+4reb+5ast, M.Castrillo 10+4reb+2ast, R.Mendoza 8+8reb+4ast, R.Abraham 7+5reb+4ast
Bufalos: R.Brown 25+10reb, D.James 16+12reb+5ast, C.Gonzalez 14+5reb+9ast, H.Barberena 12+3reb, D.Olivas 10+3reb+1ast, J.Jaca 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 570728





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  NIGERIA  


Nigeria 77- 83 DR Congo: D'Tigers will settle for second spot in Group A - by Eurobasket News

Nigeria lost their final group game at the AfroBasket championship 77-83 against DR Congo and will finish second in group A. DR Congo fought their way back in the contest from the third quarter to steal and run away with the two points on offer. Ikechukwu Diogu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) scored 21 points to lead the board but his efforts proved to be inadequate. It was the first meeting between the sides and the East Africans needed a win to cement their spot in the next round. Nigeria next face the winner of Group C in the quarter final; which could be either Cameroon or Tunisia. However, D'Tigers will have their eyes on the outcome of the last group game between Mali and Ivory Coast. If the Malians pull a stunning win; with a massive margin to upset the current points difference, then they could knock D'Tigers off the second spot.
Courtesy of: brila.net



Sigal Prishtina tabs Maxie Esho - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Maxie Esho (206-102kg-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli Artzit. In 13 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 20.6ppg and recorded 8.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Esho also played that season for Etha in Cypriot Division A where in 10 games he averaged remarkable 18.8ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Esho has played also professionally in NBA G League (Iowa Wolves and Westchester Knicks).
He attended University of Massachusetts until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Andrew Lawrence
J.J. Mann
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Michael Glover
Maxie Esho
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Lis Shoshi

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NORWAY  


Lorenzo Cugini (ex Omnia Basket) agreed terms with Gimle BBK Bergen - by Eurobasket News

Gimle BBK Bergen (BLNO) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American small forward Lorenzo Cugini (200-102kg-93, college: High Point). He played most recently at Omnia Basket in Italian Serie C Gold. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Cugini also spent pre-season at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) in Swiss league that year.
He graduated from High Point University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Norway



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  PARAGUAY  


SOL is growing strong 109-107 over KINGS - by Santiago Maciel

Sol de America Asuncion conquered a second in a row big win last saturday night against
the Olimpia de Asuncion Kings. With great match up defense as long as very good inside offensive game ,
Sol has definitely shown its face towards a potential CLAUSURA CAHMPIONSHIP.

Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82, agency: Pro Sports) is plauing outstanding game netting 31 against Deportivo San Jose Asuncion and another
double double against Olimpia de Asuncion his former team.

Last saturday s game ended in overtime after a 99 to 99 regular period score. In the fifth period
Sol did just enough to beat the Olimpia de Asuncion Kings by 2 points.

It is good to remember that Olimpia de Asuncion is preparing to represent Paraguay in the Liga Sudamericana which
will take place in Bolivia. After 8 years a Paraguayan team will play the continental competence again.

The partial scores at the game were 28-35, 27-21, 23-27 and 21-15. Sol netted 10 points and Olimpia 8 in the
over time.

With this loss, Olimpia de Asuncion has a 7-2 record, tying Deportivo San Jose Asuncion at first place. Sol has a 6-3 record, just one game
behind them.




Metropolitan League Round 10: San Jose loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 10 in Metropolitan means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Asuncion where host Olimpia (7-2) edged league's leader San Jose (7-2) 76-74 on Monday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with San Jose and Sol de America. San Jose will play next round against Dep.Capiata trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Olimpia will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Ciudad Nueva at home.
Bottom-ranked Dep.Capiata (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 84-73 loss to sixth ranked Felix Perez (2-6) in Asuncion. Felix Perez maintains sixth position with 2-6 record. Dep.Capiata at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Felix Perez will play against higher ranked Luqueno (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dep.Capiata will play against San Jose in Asuncion and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Sol de America (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Ciudad Nueva (1-7). Sol de America smashed Ciudad Nueva 93-44 on Monday. Sol de America have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with San Jose and Olimpia. Loser Ciudad Nueva keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Sol de America's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Asuncion to the arena Libertad.
The game in Luque supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Libertad (6-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Luqueno (4-6). Libertad smashed Luqueno 123-57. Libertad have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 6-2 record. Luqueno at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Libertad's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Asuncion Sol de America.

Ciudad Nueva - Sol de America 44-93

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Sol de America (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Ciudad Nueva (1-7). Sol de America smashed Ciudad Nueva 93-44 on Monday. Sol de America have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with San Jose and Olimpia. Loser Ciudad Nueva keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Sol de America's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Asuncion to the arena Libertad.
gschID: 571206


Felix Perez - Dep.Capiata 84-73

Bottom-ranked Dep.Capiata (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 84-73 loss to sixth ranked Felix Perez (2-6) in Asuncion. Felix Perez maintains sixth position with 2-6 record. Dep.Capiata at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Felix Perez will play against higher ranked Luqueno (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dep.Capiata will play against San Jose in Asuncion and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 571207


Luqueno - Libertad 57-123

The game in Luque supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Libertad (6-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Luqueno (4-6). Libertad smashed Luqueno 123-57. Libertad have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 6-2 record. Luqueno at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Libertad's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Asuncion Sol de America.
gschID: 571204


Olimpia - San Jose 76-74

Round 10 in Metropolitan means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Asuncion where host Olimpia (7-2) edged league's leader San Jose (7-2) 76-74 on Monday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with San Jose and Sol de America. San Jose will play next round against Dep.Capiata trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Olimpia will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Ciudad Nueva at home.
gschID: 571205





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  PERU  


Faraday and La Salle de Arequipa advance to the semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Faraday and La Salle de Arequipa advance to the semifinals of LNB league. La Salle finished Serie A with a 3-0 record winning all three games. In the third game they beat Faraday 79-77. Joseph Pope (196-F/G-88, college: Mercy, agency: Aspire Sports) top-scored for the winners with 32 points, whilst Carlos Nunez had 14. Yavario Smith (182-PG-89, college: Central Mo.) netted 23 points in a loss and Milos Petcovich poured in 22. Faraday finished second with a 2-1 record.


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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 36.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix36.5 
 2. Rice-Jr, TNT K.31.8 
 3. Walker, Blackwater30.0 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces29.6 
 5. Holloway, Globalport28.0 
 6. Durham, Meralco .27.9 
 7. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 9. McKines, SM Be.26.2 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots25.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Durham, Meralco .20.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.18.9 
 3. Walker, Blackwater18.0 
 4. Brown, Phoenix17.3 
 5. Holloway, Globalport17.0 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 7. McKines, SM Be.14.2 
 8. Henton, Alaska Aces12.4 
 9. Bullock, Rain o.12.0 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots11.7 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.6.8 
 2. Durham, Meralco .6.8 
 3. Ross, SM Beermen6.6 
 4. Newsome, Meralco .5.8 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.3 
 6. Revilla, KIA P.5.1 
 7. Romeo, Globalport4.8 
 8. Jazul, Phoenix4.4 
 9. McKines, SM Be.4.4 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Glen RICE JR.
  TNT K.
  (198-G/F-91)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Rice-Jr, TNT K.3.6 
 2. Brown, Phoenix3.3 
 3. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 4. Ross, SM Beermen2.6 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.2.3 
 6. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 7. Henton, Alaska Aces1.8 
 8. Walker, Blackwater1.7 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.5 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 3. Erram, Blackwater2.6 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.3 
 5. Henton, Alaska Aces2.2 
 6. Santos, SM Beermen2.0 
 7. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.8 
 8. Slaughter, B.Gin.1.8 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.8 
 10. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 


Meralco lands De Ocampo; Maliksi joining Elite - by Aris Ignacio

TNT KaTropa sent shock waves around the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) last September 11 (Manila time) as it traded long-time forward and former all-star Ranidel De Ocampo (197-F-81).

TNT shipped De Ocampo to the Phoenix Fuel Masters for Norbert Torres (198-F-90) and its 2017 first round pick.

The movement did not stopped there as the former national player was immediately shipped to the Meralco Bolts in exchange for Justin Chua (198-C-89) and a first round pick in the upcoming 2017 draft.

In other related news, Star Hotshots' shooting guard Allein Maliksi (190-F-87) was the centerpiece of a two-on-two direct trade with Blackwater Elite.

The Hotshots traded Maliksi along with rarely used big man Chris Javier (196-C/F-91) in exchange for the duo of Riego Gamalinda (190-F-86) and Kyle Pascual (198-PF-90).

The Elite was also involved in a recent trade with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel as Blackwater netted 'Air Force' Chris Ellis (196-F-88) and Dave Marcelo (196-C-89) for Art Dela Cruz (158-PG) and Raymund Aguilar (198-F-86).

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.



De Ocampo goes to Meralco - by Eurobasket News

TNT KaTropa has started rebuilding for the future. In an effort to boost their stock seven weeks before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, the KaTropa traded veteran big man Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81) to the Phoenix Fuel Masters in a multi-player trade that also involved the Meralco Bolts. In return, Phoenix parted ways with center Norberto Torres (198-F-90) and a 2017 first round draft pick it acquired from the San Miguel Beermen in a previous trade. Apparently, Phoenix was just a stopover for De Ocampo, who has won several championships with TNT. The Fuel Masters then dealt De Ocampo to Meralco in exchange for Justin Chua and the Bolts' 2017 first round draft pick. Phoenix completed the deals by shipping Chua to TNT in exchange for a second round pick in the 2019 Rookie Draft.
Courtesy of: pba.com.ph



PBA Round 7: #1 B.Ginebra is defeated by SM Beermen - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked B.Ginebra (7-2) in Manila on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked SM Beermen (5-3) 107-103. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of B.Ginebra. It was a great evening for American forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St., agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Chris Ross (185-85, college: Marshall) helped adding 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American forward Justin Brownlee (197-88, college: St.John's) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with TNT Ka Tropa. B.Ginebra at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. SM Beermen is looking forward to face bottom-ranked KIA Picanto (#12) in Makati City in the next round and are hoping to win another game. B.Ginebra's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manila to the arena Rain or Shine.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Meralco Bolts (6-2) against sixth ranked TNT Ka Tropa (5-3) on Wednesday night. Host Meralco Bolts were defeated by TNT Ka Tropa in a tough game in Manila 107-113. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds. Jayson Castro-William accounted for 27 points (made all of his eight free throws). American power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) came up with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 24 rebounds and 4 assists for Meralco Bolts in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TNT Ka Tropa moved-up to fourth place, which they share with SM Beermen. Meralco Bolts at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with NLEX RW. TNT Ka Tropa will play against league's second-placed NLEX RW in Makati City in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Meralco Bolts will play at home against Alaska Aces and hope to get back on the winning track.
PBA top team - B.Ginebra (7-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they beat eighth ranked Blackwater (4-5) in Manila 98-81. Justin Brownlee fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Henry Walker produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Blackwater's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. B.Ginebra have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-2 record. Loser Blackwater keeps the eighth position with five games lost. B.Ginebra's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manila to the arena Rain or Shine.
Bottom-ranked KIA Picanto (0-9) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Alaska Aces (3-6) 102-94. Worth to mention a great performance of Calvin Abueva who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Alaska Aces. They moved-up to ninth place. KIA Picanto lost their ninth game in a row. They still close the standings with nine games lost. Alaska Aces' next round opponent will be higher ranked Meralco Bolts (#3) in Manila and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KIA Picanto will play at home against SM Beermen (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: Star Hotshots lost to Meralco Bolts on the opponent's court 90-96. Globalport unfortunately lost to Alaska Aces in a home game 88-101. SM Beermen managed to beat Rain or Shine on the road 103-96.

SM Beermen - B.Ginebra 107-103

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked B.Ginebra (7-2) in Manila on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked SM Beermen (5-3) 107-103. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of B.Ginebra. It was a great evening for American forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St., agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Chris Ross (185-85, college: Marshall) helped adding 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American forward Justin Brownlee (197-88, college: St.John's) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks and point guard Lewis Tenorio (177-84) scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with TNT Ka Tropa. B.Ginebra at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. SM Beermen is looking forward to face bottom-ranked KIA Picanto (#12) in Makati City in the next round and are hoping to win another game. B.Ginebra's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manila to the arena Rain or Shine.
Top scorers:
B.Ginebra: J.Aguilar 18+7reb, L.Tenorio 17+7reb+6ast, G.Slaughter 16+7reb+1ast, J.Devance 15+5reb+3ast, J.Brownlee 14+12reb+7ast, K.Ferrer 11+3reb+1ast
SM Beermen: T.Watson 28+17reb+4ast, A.Santos 23+2reb+1ast, C.Ross 20+4reb+5ast, A.Cabagnot 16+3reb+5ast, J.Mar Fajardo 10+15reb+2ast, M.Lassiter 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 558147


Alaska Aces - KIA Picanto 102-94

Bottom-ranked KIA Picanto (0-9) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Alaska Aces (3-6) 102-94. Alaska Aces dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to KIA Picanto's 32. They outrebounded KIA Picanto 54-41 including 19 on the offensive glass. Alaska Aces players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by KIA Picanto's players. 32 personal fouls committed by KIA Picanto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American forward Calvin Abueva (190-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. American forward LaDontae Henton (198-92, college: Providence) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American-Lebanese guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) answered with 39 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Philip Paniamogan (185) added 12 points and 4 steals in the effort for KIA Picanto. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Alaska Aces. They moved-up to ninth place. KIA Picanto lost their ninth game in a row. They still close the standings with nine games lost. Alaska Aces' next round opponent will be higher ranked Meralco Bolts (#3) in Manila and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KIA Picanto will play at home against SM Beermen (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
KIA Picanto: G.Johnson 39+9reb+7ast, P.Paniamogan 12+2reb+2ast, M.Yee 11+4reb, N.Elorde 11+2reb, G.Khobuntin 10+4reb, J.Ballesteros 4+7reb
Alaska Aces: C.Abueva 26+15reb+3ast, J.Casio 20+1reb+7ast, L.Henton 20+13reb+7ast, C.Exciminiano 14+4reb+3ast, C.Banchero 11+5reb+4ast, J.Thoss 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 558148


Meralco Bolts - Star Hotshots 96-90

Rather expected game in Manila where 6th ranked Star Hotshots (4-3) were defeated by third ranked Meralco Bolts (6-2) 96-90. Meralco Bolts made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Meralco Bolts outrebounded Star Hotshots 53-39 including 39 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a very good performance for American power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 27 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Chris Newsome (187, college: N.Mexico Highlands) contributed with 17 points and 7 assists for the winners. Worth to mention Durham played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Five Meralco Bolts players scored in double figures. American guard Malcolm Hill (198-95, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Jiovani Jalalon (175) added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Star Hotshots. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Meralco Bolts moved-up to second place, which they share with NLEX RW. Star Hotshots lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Meralco Bolts' next round opponent will be Alaska Aces (#9) in Makati and are hoping to win another game. Star Hotshots will play at home against Globalport and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Star Hotshots: M.Hill 28+10reb+2ast, J.Jalalon 15+9reb+7ast, I.Paul Sangalang 11+3reb, P.Lee 9+3reb+3ast, A.Maliksi 7+2reb, J.Aldrech Ramos 7+1ast
Meralco Bolts: A.Durham 29+27reb+7ast, C.Newsome 17+4reb+7ast, C.Hodge 15+7reb+1ast, B.Amer 13+5reb+3ast, G.Lanete 11+2reb+4ast, C.Michael Tolomia 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 558149


Globalport - Alaska Aces 88-101

There was a small surprise in Pasig where eleventh ranked Alaska Aces (3-6) defeated 9th ranked Globalport (2-5) 101-88. Alaska Aces made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Globalport turnovers and outrebounded them 57-43 including 23 on the offensive glass. Alaska Aces players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Globalport helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for American forward LaDontae Henton (198-92, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 21 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Point guard Jayvee Casio (178-86) contributed with 11 points and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Murphy Holloway (201-90, college: Mississippi) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American forward Sean Anthony (193-86) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Globalport. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Alaska Aces. They moved-up to ninth place. Globalport at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Alaska Aces' next round opponent will be higher ranked Meralco Bolts (#3) in Manila and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Globalport will play on the road against Star Hotshots (#7) in Pasig City and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Globalport: M.Holloway 25+9reb+1ast, S.Anthony 19+9reb+3ast, M.Cardona 12+2reb+2ast, B.Guinto 10+6reb+1ast, M.Cortez 9+5reb+1ast, T.Bill Romeo 5+4ast
Alaska Aces: L.Henton 36+21reb+4ast, C.Abueva 12+5reb+1ast, J.Casio 11+2reb+5ast, J.Thoss 10+2reb+1ast, S.Baclao 8+3reb, S.Enciso 7+2reb+5ast
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B.Ginebra - Blackwater 98-81

PBA top team - B.Ginebra (7-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they beat eighth ranked Blackwater (4-5) in Manila 98-81. B.Ginebra dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Blackwater's 32. They outrebounded Blackwater 56-44 including a 46-33 advantage in defensive rebounds. B.Ginebra looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when B.Ginebra made 10 blocks. American forward Justin Brownlee (197-88, college: St.John's) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Center Greg Slaughter (216-88) chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. Brownlee is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five B.Ginebra players scored in double figures. American swingman Henry Walker (198-87, college: Kansas St.) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Shej-Roi Sumang (177-91) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Blackwater's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. B.Ginebra have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-2 record. Loser Blackwater keeps the eighth position with five games lost. B.Ginebra's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manila to the arena Rain or Shine.
Top scorers:
Blackwater: H.Walker 26+17reb+4ast, S.Roi Sumang 12+2reb+5ast, M.Digregorio 12+4reb+2ast, J.Pinto 8+5reb+4ast, N.Canaleta 6+2reb+1ast, J.Paul Erram 6+3reb+1ast
B.Ginebra: G.Slaughter 22+8reb+2ast, J.Brownlee 17+13reb+6ast, L.Tenorio 16+3reb+5ast, J.Devance 15+8reb+4ast, J.Aguilar 10+6reb+2ast, K.Ferrer 7+2reb
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Meralco Bolts - TNT Ka Tropa 107-113

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Meralco Bolts (6-2) against sixth ranked TNT Ka Tropa (5-3) on Wednesday night. Host Meralco Bolts were defeated by TNT Ka Tropa in a tough game in Manila 107-113. Meralco Bolts were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Jayson Castro-William (180-86) accounted for 27 points (made all of his eight free throws) for the winning side. Four TNT Ka Tropa players scored in double figures. American power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) came up with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 24 rebounds and 4 assists and Baser Amer added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Meralco Bolts in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TNT Ka Tropa moved-up to fourth place, which they share with SM Beermen. Meralco Bolts at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with NLEX RW. TNT Ka Tropa will play against league's second-placed NLEX RW in Makati City in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Meralco Bolts will play at home against Alaska Aces and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Meralco Bolts: A.Durham 39+24reb+4ast, B.Amer 21+5reb+4ast, C.Michael Tolomia 9+1reb, G.Lanete 9, J.Dillinger 8+1ast, R.Hugnatan 7+5reb+1ast
TNT Ka Tropa: G.Rice Jr. 32+11reb+3ast, J.Castro William 27+3reb+3ast, K.Williams 16+14reb, R.Ray Pogoy 11+2reb+1ast, J.Troy Rosario 7+8reb+1ast, R.deOcampo 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 558153


Rain or Shine - SM Beermen 96-103

There was a minor upset in Manila where 5th ranked Rain or Shine (4-2) was defeated by seventh ranked SM Beermen (5-3) 103-96. 26 personal fouls committed by Rain or Shine helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for center June-Mar Fajardo (210-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. American guard Chris Ross (185-85, college: Marshall) contributed with 27 points for the winners. American forward JNathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: SDJ Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Maverick Ahanmisi (188-91, college: Minnesota) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Rain or Shine. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with TNT Ka Tropa. Rain or Shine at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. SM Beermen's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked KIA Picanto (#12) in Makati City and are hoping to win another game. Rain or Shine will play against Phoenix (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rain or Shine: J.Bullock 22+13reb+7ast, M.Ahanmisi 12+6reb+4ast, M.Borboran 10+9reb+2ast, G.Norwood 10+5reb+3ast, E.Daquioag 8+1reb, J.Yap 8+1ast
SM Beermen: C.Ross 27+3reb+3ast, M.Lassiter 22+2reb+3ast, A.Santos 18+6reb, J.Mar Fajardo 17+14reb+2ast, A.Cabagnot 8+4reb+3ast, M.Allen Ganuelas-Rosser 5+5reb
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Nick Russell (ex Apollon Patras) agreed terms with Pitesti - by Eurobasket News

BCM U Pitesti (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Nick Russell (193-95kg-91, college: SMU). He played most recently at Apollon Patras in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 15 games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Russell played at Walter Tigers in German BBL where in 26 games he averaged 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.2apg.
He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Etha).
Russell attended Southern Methodist University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

BCM U Pitesti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Kostoski
Porter Troupe
Nick Russell

Forwards:
Andriy Agafonov
Matti Nuutinen

Center:
Laszlo Lazar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hunter is back at the Grizzlies, ex Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) signed 23-year old power forward Vince Hunter (203-93kg-94, college: UTEP). It is actually his comeback to the Grizzlies as he has played here before. Hunter played last season at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 17 VTB United League games he had 14.7ppg, 7.7rpg (#2 in the league), 1.0apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. Hunter also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg and 1.6bpg. Hunter also spent pre-season at the Grizzlies that year. He was also tried-out by the Bulls.
Hunter has never been drafted by the NBA.
He was voted NABC All-District 11 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Hunter has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), other NBA teams (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chalmers
Mike Conley
Tyreke Evans
Troy Daniels
Ben McLemore
Rade Zagorac
Andrew Harrison
Jeremy Morgan
Wade Baldwin_IV
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Brandan Wright
Chandler Parsons
James Ennis
Wayne Selden
Jarell Martin
Vince Hunter
Dillon Brooks
Deyonta Davis

Center:
Marc Gasol

Coach: David Fizdale

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Univ.Surgut adds Protic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Superleague 1) added to their roster 31-year old Serbian guard Nemanja Protic (182-77kg-86). He played last season at JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE in Hungarian A Division, but left. In 13 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Protic played at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 28 games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.6apg. He also played 19 games in ABA League where he had 5.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg.
Protic won Macedonian League championship title in 2016.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Protic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Protic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (BC Levski 2014 Sofia), Germany (EWE Baskets), Montenegro (Buducnost), Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), Ukraine (Khimik), Serbia (Metalac, Crvena Zvezda, Borac and FMP II Beograd) and Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod).

Universitet-Yugra Surgut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Protic
Iliya Syrovatko

Forward:
Evgeny Karpeko

Centers:
Aleksey Fedorchuk
Daniil Solovev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietuvos Rytas outgun Khimki in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - Khimki 86:71

Lietuvos Rytas kept their perfect preseason form. They prevailed against Khimki for another win. Travis Peterson (208-C/F-85, college: Samford) nailed 21 points to lead the effort.
Lietuvos Rytas jumped to a 20:12 lead at the first break. They added 26 points in the second period to open a 16-point halftime advantage 46:30. Lietuvos Rytas maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth period up by 22 points and cruised to the victory in the final stanza. Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue) had 15 points, while Robert Carter (206-F-94, college: Maryland) and Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79) added 10 points each in the win. James Anderson (198-SG-89, college: Oklahoma St.) answered with 21 points for Khimki.



Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia celebrate Memorial Matteo Bertolazzi title - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia - Avtodor 90-83

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia celebrated Memorial Matteo Bertolazzi title beating Russian Avtodor 90-83 in the final game. The Italian side erupted with a 36-14 surge as they fully dominated the start of the game. Avtodor reduced to 11 points at the halftime and then cut it to 65-59 with 10 minutes to go. Amedeo Della Valle (192-SG-93, college: Ohio St., agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Garrett Nevels (188-G-92, college: Hawaii) netted 24. Jalen Reynolds (208-F-92, college: Xavier) scored 14, whilst Federico Mussini (188-G-96, college: St.John's) delivered 8. Coty Clarke (201-F-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points in the losing effort and Robinson followed him with 16.
Virtus Bologna beat Victoria Libertas 86-77 in the game for the third place.



Parma edge VEF Riga to win LOC Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Parma - VEF Riga 85-55

Parma edged VEF Riga to win LOC Cup 2017. The Russian team posted an easy 85-55 victory. Ivan Ukhov (193-G/F-95) was named the best player of the tournament. Artis Ate (192-G-89) scored 13 points in the losing effort. Parma grabbed an early 24-11 lead and never looked behind after. They ensured enormous advantage winning the second frame 29-11. Moreover Parma scored 16 points in the third and then the last stanzas that was enough for the final success.
Kalev/Cramo lost to Enisey 72-82 in the game for the third place.



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Afrobasket: Cameroon ends Rwanda's dream - by Eurobasket News

Rwanda suffered a 77-81 defeat at hands of Cameroon Sunday afternoon to miss out on a place in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 29th African Basketball Championships (Afrobasket) in Senegal and Tunisia. Rwanda started the game with a clear intent to win and dominated the first quarter 22-18. However, things changed very quickly as Cameroon bounced back to take the second quarter 23-14 to go into half-time break with a 41-36 lead. Moise Mutokambali 's team upped their game after the break and claimed the third quarter narrowly 17-16 before both teams tied 24-all in the last quarter. Led by Kenneth Gasana (195-G-84, college: Boise St.), Rwanda was leading 72-69 going into the final 90 seconds but Hamza Ruhezamihigo (193-F/G-85)'s foul on a Cameroonian player, with just 80 seconds remaining, was the beginning of the collapse for Rwanda as players failed to manage the pressure. Gasana scored the game high 18 points while Adala Moto dropped 17 points for Cameroon. Rwanda had set an ambitious target of at least reaching knock-out stages for the first time in five attempts since their debut in 2007 in Angola. Ranked 64th in FIBA men's global rankings, Rwanda are competing at the 2017 Afrobasket finals on wild card after failing to qualify from Zone V Championship in Egypt early this year.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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National League Round 2: Glasgow Storm lose to Sony Centre Fury - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Glasgow Storm (0-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by Sony Centre Fury (2-0) 84-65. Sony Centre Fury are looking forward to face Dunfermline Reign (#4) at home in the next round. Glasgow Storm will play against Boroughmuir (#2) in Edinburgh and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
An interesting game took place in where Edinburgh U. (0-2) was upset on the court of Pleasance (1-1) 76-71. Pleasance will play against Glasgow (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Edinburgh U.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Edinburgh Edinburgh Kings.

In the last game of round 2 Edinburgh K. won against Stirling K. on the opponent's court 70-57.

Pleasance - Edinburgh U. 76-71

An interesting game took place in where Edinburgh U. (0-2) was upset on the court of Pleasance (1-1) 76-71. Pleasance will play against Glasgow (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Edinburgh U.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Edinburgh Edinburgh Kings.
gschID: 553801


Glasgow Storm - Sony Centre F. 65-84

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Glasgow Storm (0-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by Sony Centre Fury (2-0) 84-65. Sony Centre Fury are looking forward to face Dunfermline Reign (#4) at home in the next round. Glasgow Storm will play against Boroughmuir (#2) in Edinburgh and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
gschID: 553799


Stirling K. - Edinburgh K. 57-70

There was a minor upset when Stirling K. (1-1) was defeated at home by Edinburgh Kings (1-1) 70-57. Edinburgh Kings' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Edinburgh to the arena Edinburgh U..
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Nassjo tabs Dusan Sisic - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) inked 27-year old Serbian center Dusan Sisic (206-90). He played most recently at BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen in Luxembourg N2 league. In four games he averaged 13.3ppg, 7.5rpg and 2.3apg last season. Sisic also played that season for Konstantin in Serbian KLS where in 15 games he had 11.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg.
He has played also professionally in Estonia (Rapla), Portugal (Oliveirense) and Serbia (Partizan, Crnokosa and Radnicki Obrenovac).

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Eliasson
Angelo Griffis
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Demarcus Daniels
Edin Hanusa

Centers:
Dusan Sisic
Isaiah Johnson

Coach: Felix Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sora adds Jancic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

NB Sora 2000 (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 20-year old naturalized Serbian guard Danilo Jancic (195-97). He played last season at Il Globo Basket Isernia in the Serie B. Serie B was a little too high level for him, where in three games he did not score anything. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Jancic has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Knjazevac).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Univ.Surgut adds Protic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Superleague 1) added to their roster 31-year old Serbian guard Nemanja Protic (182-77kg-86). He played last season at JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE in Hungarian A Division, but left. In 13 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Protic played at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 28 games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.6apg. He also played 19 games in ABA League where he had 5.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg.
Protic won Macedonian League championship title in 2016.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Protic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Protic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (BC Levski 2014 Sofia), Germany (EWE Baskets), Montenegro (Buducnost), Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), Ukraine (Khimik), Serbia (Metalac, Crvena Zvezda, Borac and FMP II Beograd) and Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod).

Universitet-Yugra Surgut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Protic
Iliya Syrovatko

Forward:
Evgeny Karpeko

Centers:
Aleksey Fedorchuk
Daniil Solovev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikola Maravic (ex Dinamo Tbilisi) agreed terms with BC Levski 2014 Sofia - by Maria Mitzova

BC Levski 2014 Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian center Nikola Maravic (212-110kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 30 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Maravic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. He also played that season for Dunav 2014 Apatin (1MRL) in Serbian league where in 30 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.6apg.
Maravic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg.
Maravic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Bosnia (Igokea), Serbia (Borac, Vrsac and Mega Bemax) and Bulgaria (Cherno More).

BC Levski 2014 Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Deyan Karamfilov
Kris Minkov
Aleksandar Milov
Evgeni Hadjirusev
Lachezar Dimitrov
Nikolay Lekov

Forwards:
Veselin Veselinov
Ivan Alipiev
Marin Marinov

Centers:
Nikola Maravic
Krastan Krastanov

Coach: Konstantin Papazov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antic is back at Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) signed experienced 35-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Pero Antic (211-108kg-82, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Beograd as he has played here before. Antic was about to sign at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Antic played also at Fenerbahce (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Antic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Antic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He was also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Antic played for FYR Macedonian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.8ppg, Reb-3 (8.0rpg), 1.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 69.0%.
Antic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Italy, Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Olympiacos and AEK Athens) and FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Crvena Zvezda.
Antic could be described: A very experienced and skilled front court player who can improve any team. Antic has been hailed for his basketball smarts, and his ability to play from away from the basket, be it to pick-and-pop or to make good passes.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taylor Rochestie
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Nemanja Dangubic
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Borisa Simanic
Petar Rakicevic
Ranko Simovic

Centers:
Nikola Jovanovic
Mathias Lessort
Stefan Djordjevic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ilirija completes roster with Haris Cucovic - by Zeljko Zule

Slovenian League newcomer Ilirija announced it completed its roster ahead of the new season with the addition of Serbian with Slovenian citizenship Haris Cucovic (206-C-98) on a one-year deal.
Cucovic arrives from LTH Skofja Loka, where he averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assista and 0.3 steals in 25 Slovenian League games last season.
Cucovic grew up in Novi Pazar before moving to Olimpija in 2011. He was a member of the youth Serbian national team at the U16 European Championship in Latvia in 2014.



Buducnost beat Krka to claim Mirza Delibasic Memorial title - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Krka 88:64

Buducnost celebrated victory at the Mirza Delibasic Memorial in Sarajevo. They overcame Krka for the trophy. Kyle Gibson (196-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 21 points to pace the Montenegrin powerhouse.
Buducnost posted a 23:19 lead at the first break. The Montenegrin side cleared off to a 43:31 halftime advantage. Buducnost unloaded 45 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) delivered 15 points, while D Nikolic contributed 13 points for the winners. Marko Josilo (200-G-92) answered with 16 points for Krka. Kovacevic had 15 points in the loss.



Petrol Olimpija top Karsiyaka in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Petrol Olimpija - Karsiyaka 91:86

Petrol Olimpija earned a narrow win over Karsiyaka in the test game. Devin Oliver (204-PF-92, college: Dayton) scored 23 points to lead the winning side.
Petrol Olimpija sank 26 points in the opening quarter to take a 5-point lead. Karsiyaka erased the gap in the second term. The Turkish side levelled things up at 39 heading into the locker room. Petrol Olimpija poured in 27 points in the third quarter to eke out a 2-point lead. They added 25 points in the fourth stanza to get away with the win. Gregor Hrovat (196-SF-94) posted 20 points, while Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) added 17 points for the winners. Jarrod Jones (207-F/C-90, college: Ball St.) answered with 28 points for Karsiyaka. Scott Wood (198-SF-90, college: N.Carolina St., agency: BeoBasket) delivered 22 points in the loss.



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Al Sharjah adds Kelly to their roster, ex ET Land !! - by Ahmad Madwar

An Nahl Sharjah (D1) added to their roster 24-year old American forward James Kelly (201-109kg-93, college: Marshall). He played last season at ET Land in South Korean KBL league. In 34 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 23.3ppg and had 10.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6spg and 1.0bpg.
Kelly 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 team made it to the C-USA Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Kelly was also voted All-C-USA Newcomer of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Kelly graduated from Marshall University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Daniel Tugores signs at Tarragona - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Tarragona (EBA) landed 22-year old shooting guard Daniel Tugores (185-95) from DKV San Fernando de Henares. In 20 EBA games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.8spg last season.
Tugores has played previously for Palma.

C.B. Tarragona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Fernandez
Adria Duch
Daniel Tugores
Daniel Fernandez

Forwards:
Mihajlo Zvonar
Michael Balkovic
David Shepard

Centers:
David Mesa
Guido Villamil

Coach: Bernardo Alvarez

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Xavier Munford (ex FC Barcelona) could agree terms with Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) target 25-year old American international guard Xavier Munford (188-82kg-92, college: Rhode Island) who played last time at FC Barcelona Lassa in Spain. Munford managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 6 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.0ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Munford also played 5 games in Euroleague where he had only 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg. The other team he played that season for was another team Greensboro Swarm in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.3apg and 1.1spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-FIBA AmeriCup Honorable Mention.
Three years ago Munford was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in third round (51st overall).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2014 and it may be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Munford's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He received also USBWA All-District I 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time. Munford was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Dominique Johnson
Tomas Kyzlink
Modestas Kumpys
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Mihajlo Jerkovic
Gediminas Orelik
Bruno Cerella
Michael Bramos
Edvinas Seskus

Centers:
Karolis Petrukonis
Paul Biligha

Coach: Walter De Raffaele

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Wintering's pro career starts at Araberri - by Eurobasket News

Saenz Horeca Araberri landed 22-year old American point guard Alec Wintering (183-75kg-95). He just graduated from Portland (NCAA). Wintering has played there for the last four years. In 18 games he averaged impressive 19.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.6apg and 2.0spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-WCC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Wintering is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Wintering received also All-WCC 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.

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Estudiantes overcome Baskonia in Logrono - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes - Baskonia 91:85

Estudiantes prevailed against Baskonia in preseason action in Logrono. Alec Brown (216-C-92, college: Green Bay) and Victor Arteaga (212-C-92) scored 17 points each for the winners.
Baskonia led by a single point ten minutes into the game 22:21. They stretched the gap at 3-point mark at the interval 43:40. Estudiantes used a 25:19 run in the third term to gain a 3-point lead at the final intermission. Estudiantes used a 26:23 rally in the final quarter to race to the victory. Edgar Vicedo (203-F-94) notched 14 points for the winners. Jordan McRae (197-G/F-91, college: Tennessee) answered with 13 points for Baskonia. Jayson Granger (189-G-89) had 12 points in the defeat.



Rosalia signs Alejandro Pita - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Rosalia de Castro (EBA) signed 18-year old swingman Alejandro Pita (194-99) from Baloncesto Naron. Pita has played there for the last four years. In 17 EBA games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.1rpg last season.

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Araberri lands Alex Mitola, ex Ceglie - by Eurobasket News

Saenz Horeca Araberri tabbed 24-year old American point guard Alex Mitola (180-77kg-93, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Nuova Pallacanestro Ceglie 2001 in Italian Serie C Silver. In 16 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg last season.
Among other achievements Mitola won NIT championship title in 2016. He received also Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-District 1 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Mitola graduated from George Washington University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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Forca Lleida signs Tim Derksen - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) signed 23-year old American guard Tim Derksen (191-92kg-94, college: USF). He played last season at Marin Ence PeixeGalego in LEB Gold. However his team withdrew from the league. In 34 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.2ppg and averaged 4.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
Derksen's team was regular season runner-up in WCC in 2014.
He graduated from University of San Francisco in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Miguel Feliu
Juan Sutina
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Brano Djukanovic
Adrian Mendez
Marc Rubin De Celis
Tim Derksen
Kregor Hermet
Marc Marti
Ilja Stankevits
Jordi Bergada
Albert Lafuente

Coach: Borja Comenge

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Joventut beat UCAM Murcia in test game - by Eurobasket News

Joventut - UCAM Murcia 87:79

Joventut earned a comfortable win over UCAM Murcia in preseason action. Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-PG-98) scored 20 points to lead the winners.
Joventut posted a 25:18 lead after ten minutes. UCAM Murcia narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 5 points at the interval 42:37. But Joventut protected the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth stanza up by 7 points. Joventut then sank 25 points in the fourth term to ice the win. Patrick Richard (196-G/F-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) delivered 13 points, while Jerome Jordan (215-C-86, college: Tulsa) added 12 points in the victory. Vitor Benite (194-SG-90, agency: Interperformances) topscored with 15 points for UCAM Murcia. Ovie Soko (201-PF-91, college: Duquesne) chipped in 14 points in the defeat.



Nanterre clinch AppartCity Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Nanterre - FC Barcelona 83:77

Nanterre captured AppartCity Cup pre-season tournament title. They overcame FC Barcelona for the trophy. Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: 3Eye) scored 22 points to lead the French side.
Nanterre surprised the Catalan team with a strong start. The French side grabbed a 30:7 lead after ten minutes. FC Barcelona used a 28:14 run in the third term to pull within 9 points at the final intermission. They kept the pressure on Nanterre throughout the fourth quarter but the French side lived up to the challenge and secured the winning outcome. Terran Petteway (198-F-92, college: Nebraska) had 21 points, while Jamal Shuler (192-SG-86, college: VCU) added 14 points for the winners. Phil Pressey (180-PG-91, college: Missouri) replied with 16 points for FC Barcelona. Rakim Sanders (196-F-89, college: Fairfield) chipped in 15 points in the defeat.

Nanterre: Alade Aminu 22, Terran Petteway 21, Jamal Shuler 14
FC Barcelona: Phil Pressey 16, Rakim Sanders 15



Danilo Fuzaro (ex Minas) is a newcomer at Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Brazilian international guard Danilo Fuzaro (193-80kg-94). He has played for the last five years at Minas in Brazilian NBB league. In 27 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season.
Fuzaro has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2012.
Fuzaro represented Brazil at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg.
Fuzaro has played also professionally in Italy (Ruvo).

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Leonardo Demetrio

Centers:
Guillem Rubio
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

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Adrian Mendez agreed terms with Zamorano - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Laboratorios Zamorano (LEB Silver) inked 24-year old forward Adrian Mendez (195-93). The last season Mendez played at HLA Alicante (previous name Lucentum) where in 32 LEB Silver games he recorded 5.2ppg and 2.7rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Among other achievements Mendez received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Spain at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Italy six years ago.
Mendez has played previously for six other teams: UCAM Murcia, Fontedoso Carrefour, Molina, Palma, Begastri and UCAM Murcia II.

Aquimisa Laboratorios Zamorano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Javier Hernandez
Chris Hansen
Javier Cardito
Anthony Libroia

Forwards:
Brett Ervin
Adrian Mendez

Centers:
Stefan Asanin
Christopher Iza

Coach: Saulo Hernandez

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Nassjo tabs Dusan Sisic - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) inked 27-year old Serbian center Dusan Sisic (206-90). He played most recently at BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen in Luxembourg N2 league. In four games he averaged 13.3ppg, 7.5rpg and 2.3apg last season. Sisic also played that season for Konstantin in Serbian KLS where in 15 games he had 11.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg.
He has played also professionally in Estonia (Rapla), Portugal (Oliveirense) and Serbia (Partizan, Crnokosa and Radnicki Obrenovac).

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Eliasson
Angelo Griffis
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Demarcus Daniels
Edin Hanusa

Centers:
Dusan Sisic
Isaiah Johnson

Coach: Felix Alonso

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Enosis tab Willie Atwood, ex Massagno - by Chris Mammides

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) inked 23-year old American forward Willie Atwood (201-98kg-94, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss LNA league. In 15 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Atwood received NJCAA All-Region II 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Atwood graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antic is back at Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) signed experienced 35-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Pero Antic (211-108kg-82, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Beograd as he has played here before. Antic was about to sign at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Antic played also at Fenerbahce (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Antic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Antic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He was also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Antic played for FYR Macedonian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.8ppg, Reb-3 (8.0rpg), 1.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 69.0%.
Antic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Italy, Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Olympiacos and AEK Athens) and FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Crvena Zvezda.
Antic could be described: A very experienced and skilled front court player who can improve any team. Antic has been hailed for his basketball smarts, and his ability to play from away from the basket, be it to pick-and-pop or to make good passes.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taylor Rochestie
James Feldeine
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Nemanja Dangubic
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Borisa Simanic
Petar Rakicevic
Ranko Simovic

Centers:
Nikola Jovanovic
Mathias Lessort
Stefan Djordjevic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

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J'Covan Brown (ex Pinar Karsiyaka) joins Galil Gilboa - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) agreed terms with 27-year old American point guard J'Covan Brown (188-92kg-90, college: Texas). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he was fifth best scorer with 11.2ppg and averaged 1.8rpg and 4.5apg. Brown helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.1rpg and 5.2apg. Brown contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at AEK Athens in Greek A1. In 20 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg. Brown contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. The other team he played that season for was Turk Telekom (also in BSL). In 11 games he got remarkable 15.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. Brown also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got high stats: 16.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg.
Brown has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Brown tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Kazakhstan (Astana), Greece (KAO Dramas and Cretan Kings) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
Brown attended University of Texas until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
J'Covan Brown
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forwards:
Tal Karpels
Tyler Stone
Zach LeDay
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

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Nikolov is back at Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) signed 21-year old FYR Macedonian point guard Kristijan Nikolov (187-96). It is actually his comeback to Yesilgiresun Bld as he has played here before. Nikolov will still stay in Turkey where he played last season at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi in Turkish BSL league. But in 9 games he had just 1.3ppg. Nikolov also played that season for Trabzonspor. In four BSL games he recorded only 1.3ppg.
Despite young age Nikolov had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 2nd Team back in 2012.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. Nikolov's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 13.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 20.6%, FT: 65.0%.
Nikolov has played previously for another Turkish team Galatasaray.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erkan Yilmaz
Kenny Boynton
Ra'shad James
Kristijan Nikolov

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric
Efe Besok

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

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Petrol Olimpija top Karsiyaka in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Petrol Olimpija - Karsiyaka 91:86

Petrol Olimpija earned a narrow win over Karsiyaka in the test game. Devin Oliver (204-PF-92, college: Dayton) scored 23 points to lead the winning side.
Petrol Olimpija sank 26 points in the opening quarter to take a 5-point lead. Karsiyaka erased the gap in the second term. The Turkish side levelled things up at 39 heading into the locker room. Petrol Olimpija poured in 27 points in the third quarter to eke out a 2-point lead. They added 25 points in the fourth stanza to get away with the win. Gregor Hrovat (196-SF-94) posted 20 points, while Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) added 17 points for the winners. Jarrod Jones (207-F/C-90, college: Ball St.) answered with 28 points for Karsiyaka. Scott Wood (198-SF-90, college: N.Carolina St., agency: BeoBasket) delivered 22 points in the loss.



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Tim Duncan announces second phase of U.S. Virgin Islands aid plan - by David Edole

U.S. Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) wrote an impassioned letter this week in The Players' Tribune urging people to help him donate to the relief effort in a often forgotten section of Hurricane Alley.

Duncan's initial goal was to meet a $1 million donation, something that has already been met according to the You Caring donation page.

Now, the former San Antonio Spurs legend is announcing the second phase of his plan.

In a video released via The Players' Tribune Twitter account on Sunday, Duncan asked people to continue to donate. In donating, people would be pushing Duncan to match their contributions up to $1 million dollars in the relief effort.

Additionally, according to the San Antonio Express-News, Duncan will be working in collaboration with the local Texas grocery chain H-E-B to take food and relief donations. Duncan will then charter a plane and take the supplies himself to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Via The San Antonio Express-News:

'I want to make sure it's not a one-ditch effort,' said Duncan, who lived his first 18 years on St. Croix before moving to North Carolina to attend college at Wake Forest.
'Just, 'Oh yeah, we went down there and did this and it's done.' Because the recovery process is not going to be done. It's going to take months and even years for everyone to recover to normal life.
Organizers are asking for donations of flour, rice, beans, peanut butter and granola bars -'Things that can be eaten without electricity,' said Eric Cooper, CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank - as well as soap, detergent and paper goods.
If you would like to donate to the relief effort speared by Duncan, you can do so by clicking the link here.




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NBL Round 25: KIU Titans crush UPDF by record 48 points - by Eurobasket News

The game with biggest result difference took place in . Local UPDF (3-10) was outscored by fourth ranked KIU Titans (9-3) 94-46 on Sunday night. The game without a history. KIU Titans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding UPDF to just 5 points in first quarter. KIU Titans dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to UPDF's 30. Guard Micheal Bwanga fired 13 points and 7 assists for the winners. Ethienne Kazungu (-80) chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds. KIU Titans' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Felix Mukunzi produced 10 points for lost side. KIU Titans maintains fourth place with 9-3 record. UPDF at the other side keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. KIU Titans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. UPDF will play against Sharing Youth (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.

In the last two games of round 25 Ndejje was defeated by UCU Canons in a road game 64-56. Power beat Our Saviour at home 70-65.
The best stats of 25th round was 15 points and 10 rebounds by Fadhili Chuma of UCU Canons.

UPDF - KIU Titans 46-94

The game with biggest result difference took place in . Local UPDF (3-10) was outscored by fourth ranked KIU Titans (9-3) 94-46 on Sunday night. The game without a history. KIU Titans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding UPDF to just 5 points in first quarter. KIU Titans dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to UPDF's 30. Guard Micheal Bwanga fired 13 points and 7 assists for the winners. Ethienne Kazungu (-80) chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds. Four KIU Titans players scored in double figures. KIU Titans' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Felix Mukunzi produced 10 points and Andrew Okot (201) added 9 points respectively for lost side. KIU Titans maintains fourth place with 9-3 record. UPDF at the other side keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. KIU Titans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. UPDF will play against Sharing Youth (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
KIU Titans: K.Mwalimu 16+4reb, S.Ulanga 13+3reb+1ast, M.Bwanga 13+2reb+7ast, O.Muge 12+4reb+1ast, C.Omanye 9+2reb+3ast, C.Kasujja 8+1ast
UPDF: F.Mukunzi 10+4reb+2ast, A.Okot 9+3reb+3ast, E.Okello 7+5reb+2ast, S.Ajo 6+3reb, H.Okoth 5+5reb+1ast, D.Ogwang 5+1reb
gschID: 570408


UCU Canons - Ndejje 64-56

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Ndejje (8-5) was defeated on the road by third ranked UCU Canons (11-4) 64-56 on Sunday. Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Center Lual Titus (-98) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Maker Deng (-94) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Innocent Ochera (-97) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. UCU Canons moved-up to second place, which they share with Power. Loser Ndejje keeps the fifth position with five games lost. UCU Canons is again looking forward to face Ndejje (#5) in the next round. Ndejje will play against Our Saviour and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: F.Chuma 15+10reb+1ast, S.Wundi 13+1reb+1ast, L.Titus 11+8reb, A.Gang 7+4reb+3ast, J.Maheta 6+2reb, W.Ater 5+1reb
Ndejje: M.Deng 16+5reb+1ast, I.Ochera 9+5reb+1ast, D.Katumba 8+4reb+1ast, S.Ajack 6+3reb+1ast, S. Kisily 4+5reb+2ast, M.Mugisha 3
gschID: 570410


Power - Our Saviour 70-65

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Power (11-4) defeated at home 8th ranked Our Saviour (4-9) 70-65 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. 29 personal fouls committed by Our Saviour helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Paul Odong (-91) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward David Opolot (-89) produced 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Wilberforce Pirwoth (-95) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Power maintains second place with 11-4 record having just ten point less than leader Pemba Warriors, which they share with UCU Canons. Loser Our Saviour keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Power will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Our Saviour will play against Ndejje (#5) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Power: M.Makiadi 23+12reb+3ast, P.Odong 13+8reb+4ast, A.Isaac 8+7reb+2ast, N.Guddi 6+8reb+1ast, W.Nijimbere 6+1reb+1ast, F. Sebatindira 6+3reb+2ast
Our Saviour: W.Pirwoth 16+5reb, D.Opolot 16+6reb+5ast, S.Mwesigye 9+9reb+2ast, J.Wacha 6+3reb, M.Nkumbi 4+3reb+2ast, R.Balemwa 3+1reb
gschID: 570409





Amenyi number one in Uganda for round 24 - by Eurobasket News

Center Philip Amenyi (C-89) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Pemba Warriors, receiving a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Falcons (#10, 3-8) with 20-point margin 78-58. It allowed Pemba Warriors to consolidate first place in the Ugandan NBL. Pemba Warriors has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 12-1. In the team's last game Amenyi had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Philip Amenyi averages this season 10.5ppg and 10.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Maker Deng (94) of Ndejje. Deng had a very good evening with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Ndejje to edge the lower-ranked JKL Dolphins (#9, 4-10) 81-75. Ndejje's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Deng is a newcomer at Ndejje, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.3ppg (#6). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Pemba Warriors' star - forward Amisi Saidi (F-87). Saidi showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Pemba Warriors, helping his team with a 78-58 easy win against the lower-ranked Falcons (#10, 3-8). Many experts and fans count Pemba Warriors as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 12 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Saidi has a great season in Uganda. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.9rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ndikumana Landry (F-93) of City Oilers - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Baraka Mopele) of Sharing Youth - 22 points and 4 rebounds
6. Steven Mwesigye (F) of Our Saviour - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Emmanuel Okumu (F-97) of Sharing Youth - 12 points and 10 rebounds
8. Malvin Midaki (F-90) of Nkumba M. - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Micheal Otieno (193-G-93) of Ndejje - 16 points and 10 rebounds
10. Ferdinand Odama (158-F-95) of JKL Dolphins - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  


Al Sharjah adds Kelly to their roster, ex ET Land !! - by Ahmad Madwar

An Nahl Sharjah (D1) added to their roster 24-year old American forward James Kelly (201-109kg-93, college: Marshall). He played last season at ET Land in South Korean KBL league. In 34 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 23.3ppg and had 10.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6spg and 1.0bpg.
Kelly 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 team made it to the C-USA Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Kelly was also voted All-C-USA Newcomer of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Kelly graduated from Marshall University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Sigal Prishtina welcomes back Lawrence - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 27-year old British international point guard Andrew Lawrence (185-84kg-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points). It is actually his comeback to Prishtina as he has played here before. Lawrence played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 15 ProA games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.5apg. Lawrence also played that season for Sigal Prishtina. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 7 SuperLeague games he had 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. Lawrence also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.0apg and 2.4spg. He also played 3 games in Balkan League where he got 10.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 2.3spg.
Lawrence has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Croatian A1 League Semifinals in 2014. Lawrence was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He has been also a member of British international program for some years. Lawrence has regularly played for British senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 71.4%.
Lawrence has played previously professionally in Spain (Gipuzkoa) and Croatia (KK_Zadar).
He attended College of Charleston until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Lawrence is described as: A versatile combo guard, whith a strong body and excellent physical skills.

Sigal Prishtina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dardan Berisha
Andrew Lawrence
J.J. Mann
Patrick Cole
Zeek Woodley

Forwards:
Michael Glover
Seab Webster
Wayne Martin

Center:
Lis Shoshi

Coach: Ahmet Kandemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reading Rockets tab Declan Soukup, ex Dandenong R. - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) inked 23-year old Australian guard Declan Soukup (190-82kg-94, college: Assumption). He played in the summer at Dandenong Rangers in Australian SEABL-South. In 12 games he recorded 3.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg. Soukup helped them to win the SEABL-South title.
He just graduated from Assumption College and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Soukup has played also in Australia for Frankston Blues.

Reading Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerrod Hendricks
Declan Soukup
Sydney Donaldson
Ali Sbai

Forwards:
Danny Carter
Joel Keeble
Jonathan Foulds
Tim Gill

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


Results for the Metro playoffs - by Hector Lopez

Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) scored 42 points and added 8 assists leading Union Atletica to defeat Auriblanco 107-93. Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winner. For Auriblanco Rodrigo Goncalves (203-F-87) finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Camilo Colman (191-G-90) netted 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Union Atletica will continue playing the Metro League next season.. Colon tied 1-1 the playoff games defeating Stockolmo 75-65. For Colon, Scott Cutley (196-F-85, college: CS Fullerton) netted 23 points and added 9 rebounds, while Federico DellaMea finished with 22 points. For Stockolmo, Trevante Drye (199-F-93, college: Tulane) scored 12 points and added 11 rebounds.


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  VIETNAM  


Lewis number one in Vietnam for round 1 - by Eurobasket News

American Center Darius Lewis (211-C-94) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Saigon H., receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 21 rebounds, while his team beat Thang Long W. (#4, 1-1) 86-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Saigon H. is placed at 2nd position in Vietnamese VBA. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Saigon H. won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Lewis turned to be Saigon H.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Duquesne star has very solid stats this year. Lewis is in league's top in points (6th best: 21.0ppg), assists (3rd best: 5.0apg) and averages impressive 3.0bpg,4.0spg and 63.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Canadian Rudolphe Joly (208-C-92) of Danang Dragons. Joly had a very good evening with a double-double of 36 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Danang Dragons was edged by Hochiminh CW (1-0) 77-74. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Joly is a newcomer at Danang Dragons, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.5ppg (#5). He also registered 16.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Jaywuan Hill (203-F/C-89) of Thang Long W. (#4). Hill got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and five assists. He was a key player of Thang Long W., leading his team to a 96-65 easy win against Danang Dragons (#6, 0-2). Thang Long W. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victory and 1 lost game. Hill has a great season in Vietnam. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.5ppg (2nd best), rebounds with 9.5rpg (6th best) and assists with 4.5apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. DeAngelo Hamilton (203-F/C-90) of Can Tho CF - 21 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bilal Richardson (203-F) of Hochiminh CW - 25 points and 12 rebounds
6. Ngoc Tu Le (179-PG-90) of Saigon H. - 24 points and 5 rebounds
7. Tan Dinh Duy (192-G/F-95) of Can Tho CF - 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Vincent Nguyen (178-PG-95) of Hanoi B. - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Justin Young (201-F/C) of Thang Long W. - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Jordan Collins (208-PF-82) of Hanoi B. - 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists

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



VBA Round 1: Can Tho CF defeat Hanoi B. - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in VBA just started. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of Hanoi B. (1-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Can Tho CF (1-1) 79-71. Hanoi B. trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 24 after three quarters before a 33-17 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 71-79 at the end of the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Can Tho CF made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward DeAngelo Hamilton (203-90, college: Washington St., agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocks. Swingman Tan Dinh Duy (192-95) contributed with 26 points for the winners. Guard Dat Nguyen Thanh (174) answered with 20 points for Hanoi B.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Can Tho CF will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hanoi B. will play against Thang Long W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Can Tho. Hanoi B. (1-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging Can Tho CF (1-1) 86-83 in the fight for the third place. American Jordan Collins (208-82, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Vincent Nguyen chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side swingman Tan Dinh Duy (192-95) responded with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Hanoi B. will play against Thang Long W. (#4) in the next round. Can Tho CF will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Danang between Hochiminh CW and Danang Dragons. Hochiminh CW (1-0) got a very close victory on the road over Danang Dragons (0-2). Hochiminh CW managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. Bilal Richardson nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Rudolphe Joly came up with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds for Danang Dragons in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hochiminh CW will meet at home Saigon Heat in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Danang Dragons will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of Thang Long W. (1-1) against Saigon Heat (1-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Thang Long W. was defeated by Saigon Heat in a tough game in Saigon 78-86. Darius Lewis fired a double-double by scoring 21 points, 21 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Thang Long W.'s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat's next round opponent will be Hochiminh CW on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Thang Long W. will play against Hanoi B. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Thang Long W. (1-1) and Danang Dragons (0-2) in on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Thang Long W. outscored guests from Danang 96-65. It was a very good performance for Jaywuan Hill who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thang Long W. will face Hanoi B. (#5) on the road in the next round.

Hanoi B. - Can Tho CF 71-79

The most surprising game was a loss of Hanoi B. (1-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Can Tho CF (1-1) 79-71. Hanoi B. trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 24 after three quarters before a 33-17 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 71-79 at the end of the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Can Tho CF made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward DeAngelo Hamilton (203-90, college: Washington St., agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocks. Swingman Tan Dinh Duy (192-95) contributed with 26 points for the winners. Guard Dat Nguyen Thanh (174) answered with 20 points and American Jordan Collins (208-82, college: N.Carolina St.) added 5 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Hanoi B.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Can Tho CF will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hanoi B. will play against Thang Long W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Can Tho CF: T.Dinh Duy 26+3reb+1ast, D.Hamilton 21+15reb+3ast, D.Thanh 12+6reb+1ast, H.Nguycn 6+1reb, T.Huynh Huu 5+3reb+1ast, T.Nguyen Hoang 5+2reb
Hanoi B.: D.Nguyen Thanh 20+1reb+2ast, V.Nguyen 10+5reb+4ast, T.Pham 8+1reb, H.Nguyen Phu 8+1reb+2ast, H.Dang Thai 8+2reb, J.Collins 5+13reb+1ast
gschID: 559682


Saigon H. - Thang Long W. 86-78

Very important is a road loss of Thang Long W. (1-1) against Saigon Heat (1-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Thang Long W. was defeated by Saigon Heat in a tough game in Saigon 78-86. It looked good early as Thang Long W. took a 14-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saigon Heat took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 8 points. They also forced 28 Thang Long W. turnovers. Saigon Heat players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American center Darius Lewis (211-94, college: Duquesne) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points, 21 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. The former international point guard Ngoc Tu Le (179-90) chipped in 24 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-89, college: SW Baptist) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American power forward Justin Young (201, college: Cal Poly Pomona) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Thang Long W.'s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat's next round opponent will be Hochiminh CW on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Thang Long W. will play against Hanoi B. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: N.Tu Le 24+5reb+1ast, D.Lewis 21+21reb+5ast, H.Hai Nguyen 14+1reb+3ast, D.Arnold 12+3reb+3ast, P.Duy Pham 8+2reb+5ast, T.Nguyen 5+2reb
Thang Long W.: J.Hill 21+13reb+4ast, J.Young 15+8reb+3ast, Q.To 14+3reb+5ast, Q.Nguyen Xuan 12+5reb+1ast, R.Le 6+2reb+2ast, N.Djo 4+2reb
gschID: 559680


Danang Dragons - Hochiminh CW 74-77

A very close game took place in Danang between Hochiminh CW and Danang Dragons. Hochiminh CW (1-0) got a very close victory on the road over Danang Dragons (0-2). Hochiminh CW managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-13. But Danang Dragons won second period 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hochiminh CW looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Bilal Richardson (203, college: N.Alabama) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and center Tuan Le Cong (188) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds. Canadian center Rudolphe Joly (208-92, college: Sheridan JC) came up with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds and American point guard Horace Nguyen (178, college: Bristol) added 12 points respectively for Danang Dragons in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hochiminh CW will meet at home Saigon Heat in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Danang Dragons will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hochiminh CW: B.Richardson 25+12reb+1ast, H.Minh Trieu 17+4reb+5ast, T.Le Cong 16+7reb+3ast, D.Nguyen Lam Anh 8+1reb, M.Luong Chi 4+1reb+1ast, P.Chong 3+4reb+6ast
Danang Dragons: R.Joly 36+17reb+2ast, H.Nguyen 12+4reb+2ast, T.Nguyen 9+5ast, V.Van My 8+3reb+5ast, D.Huy Dai 5+2reb+1ast, W.Tim 4+3reb
gschID: 559681


Can Tho CF - Hanoi B. 83-86

Important game to mention about took place in Can Tho. Hanoi B. (1-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging Can Tho CF (1-1) 86-83 in the fight for the third place. The guests were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 21-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. Hanoi B. forced 21 Can Tho CF turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. American Jordan Collins (208-82, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Dutch point guard Vincent Nguyen (178-95) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side swingman Tan Dinh Duy (192-95) responded with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and international forward Thang Le Phuoc (-92) scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Hanoi B. will play against Thang Long W. (#4) in the next round. Can Tho CF will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hanoi B.: J.Collins 25+12reb+4ast, V.Nguyen 16+5reb+11ast, D.Nguyen 13+3reb+3ast, D.Nguyen Thanh 9+4reb+3ast, C.Dinh Tien 9+4reb+2ast, H.Nguyen Phu 7+3reb+3ast
Can Tho CF: T.Dinh Duy 29+8reb+4ast, T.Huynh Huu 16+7reb+8ast, D.Hamilton 15+8reb+4ast, N.Ngcc 7+2reb+5ast, H.Nguycn 5+1reb, D.Thanh 5+4reb+6ast
gschID: 559679


Thang Long W. - Danang Dragons 96-65

The game between Thang Long W. (1-1) and Danang Dragons (0-2) in on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Thang Long W. outscored guests from Danang 96-65. The game without a history. Thang Long W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Danang Dragons' 24. Thang Long W. forced 26 Danang Dragons turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Danang Dragons' players. It was a very good performance for American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-89, college: SW Baptist) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized American power forward Justin Young (201, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Canadian center Rudolphe Joly (208-92, college: Sheridan JC) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Tuan Nguyen (178) added 16 points in the effort for Danang Dragons. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thang Long W. will face Hanoi B. (#5) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Thang Long W.: J.Hill 32+6reb+5ast, J.Young 19+6reb+5ast, Q.Nguyen Xuan 13+3reb+3ast, R.Le 10+1reb+4ast, H.Nguyen Van 8+6reb+2ast, H.Hoang 4+3reb
Danang Dragons: T.Nguyen 16+1reb+2ast, H.Nguyen 15, T.Thinh Tran 14+3reb, R.Joly 11+16reb+2ast, V.Nguyen Tuan 4, W.Tim 4+4reb
gschID: 559678




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Women News

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jackie NARED
  Waregem
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 28
 1. Nared, Waregem28.0 
 2. Van Driel, B.Willeb.28.0 
 3. Radic, Spirou M.22.0 
 4. Celus, Waregem22.0 
 5. Williams, Belfius .20.0 
 6. Crelot, Verviers.18.0 
 7. Aizsila, Waregem17.0 
 8. Bourlioux, Liege17.0 
 9. Adams, Kangoeroes16.0 
 10. Henket, Liege16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaleesa MAES
  Liege
  (188-C-92)
  Avg: 17
 1. Maes, Liege17.0 
 2. Nared, Waregem14.0 
 3. Van Driel, B.Willeb.11.0 
 4. Massey, Sint K.10.0 
 5. Henket, Liege10.0 
 6. Boel, B.Willebroek10.0 
 7. Starling, Kango.9.0 
 8. Gaspar, Waregem9.0 
 9. Williams, Belfius .7.0 
 10. Radic, Spirou M.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sien DEVLIEGHER
  Wareg.
  (177-PG-93)
  Avg: 9
 1. Devliegher, Wareg.9.0 
 2. Nared, Waregem6.0 
 3. Goyvaerts, Kango.6.0 
 4. Devliegher, Wareg.6.0 
 5. Ramette, Sint K.5.0 
 6. Van Driel, B.Willeb.5.0 
 7. Aizsila, Waregem4.0 
 8. Ortiz, Belfius Namur4.0 
 9. Henket, Liege4.0 
 10. Celus, Waregem4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sien DEVLIEGHER
  Wareg.
  (177-PG-93)
  Avg: 6
 1. Devliegher, Wareg.6.0 
 2. Hambursin, Liege5.0 
 3. Celus, Waregem5.0 
 4. Aizsila, Waregem5.0 
 5. Roekens, B.Willebroek4.0 
 6. Ramette, Sint K.3.0 
 7. Massey, Sint K.3.0 
 8. Meylemans, Kango.3.0 
 9. Day, Belfius Namur3.0 
 10. Ouahabi, Sint K.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronni WILLIAMS
  Belfius .
  (183-F-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Williams, Belfius .2.0 
 2. Maes, Liege2.0 
 3. Hendrickx, Belfius .2.0 
 4. Colson, Verviers.1.0 
 5. Mpoyi, Sint Katelijne1.0 
 6. Bastin, Spirou M.1.0 
 7. Nared, Waregem1.0 
 8. Bogaert, Waregem1.0 
 9. Vesterberg, Belfius .1.0 
 10. Devliegher, Wareg.1.0 



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  BOSNIA  


Zeljeznicar adds Kikanovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Zeljeznicar Sarajevo (Division I) added to their roster 19-year old power forward Melika Kikanovic (179-98) from Jedinstvo. Kikanovic has played there for the last four years.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Estudiantes add Pacheco to their roster, ex UNINASSAU - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid added to their roster 26-year old Brazilian international forward Tatiane Pacheco (181-67kg-91). She has played for the last three seasons at UNINASSAU/America de Recife in Brazilian LBF league. In 24 games she recorded 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3spg last season. Pacheco helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. She also played that season for Recife (also in LBF) where in 24 games she averaged 8.9ppg and 4.1rpg.
Pacheco was selected to Brazilian LBF All-Star Game in 2016.
She has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Pacheco has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
She represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Barquisimeto (Venezuela) last year. Pacheco's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 53.8%.
Pacheco has played also professionally for other Brazilian teams like Divino/COC/Jundiai and Sao Jose.

Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandie Baker
Laura Velasco
Alejandra Quirante

Forwards:
Irene San_Roman
Celia Menendez
Tatiane Pacheco
Clara Rodriguez
Paula Ginzo

Centers:
Mariana Gonzalez
Patricia Soler

Coach: Adolfo Gonzalez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Estudiantes tab Brandie Baker, ex Corinthians - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid inked 27-year old American guard Brandie Baker (183-90, college: Cent.Michigan). She played most recently at Corinthians in Brazilian LBF league. In 27 games she recorded 14.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9spg last season. Baker helped them to win the LBF title. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Sampaio in LBF where in 18 games she averaged 5.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg. Baker contributed to her team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
She has played also professionally in WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks) and Ecuador (Mavort).
Baker attended Central Michigan University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandie Baker
Laura Velasco
Alejandra Quirante

Forwards:
Irene San_Roman
Celia Menendez
Clara Rodriguez
Paula Ginzo

Centers:
Mariana Gonzalez
Patricia Soler

Coach: Adolfo Gonzalez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Mariah Nunes joins Leganes - by Eurobasket News

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes (LF2) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian guard Mariah Nunes (178-93, college: Ryerson) from Universidad de Oviedo. In 21 LF2 games in Spain she was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.1ppg and averaged 5.7rpg, 2.9apg and 2.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention.
Nunes ended the previous (2015-16) season at CAB Madeira in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 6 games she had 4.3ppg and 1.5rpg. But the most of that year she spent at Rams in Canadian CIS. In 24 games she recorded 12.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.5apg and 2.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nunes' team won OUA East Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
She represented Canada at the World University Games in Taipei (Taiwan) this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 82.4%.
Nunes graduated from Ryerson College in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes roster for 2017-2018:

Marta Perez
Maria Espin
Paula Justel
Esther Moreno
Hildur Kjartansdottir
Mariah Nunes
Estela Rubio
Irene Goicoechea
Kiara Kudron
Irene San Andres

Coach: Nacho Garcia

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Handicap Brno welcomes back Buzov - by Eurobasket News

BK Handicap Brno (ZBL) landed 27-year old Croatian international guard Tea Buzov (176-90). It is actually her comeback to Handicap as she has played here before. Buzov played most recently at Visby Ladies in Swedish Damligan. In 21 games she averaged 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Buzov played at GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC in German DBBL where in 7 games she had 7.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Buzov's team made it to the Croatian Cup Final Four in 2013. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Buzov has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Buzov represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg.
Buzov has played previously professionally in Spain (Conquero) and Croatia (Sibenik, ZKK Split, Splicanka, ZKK Omis and Pula C.Tours).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  


Keravnos tab Andriana Kasapi - by Chris Mammides

Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) inked international guard Andriana Kasapi (175). She has played for the last four years at Zinonas in Cypriot Division A.
Kasapi has been also a member of Cypriot international program for some years. She played for Cypriot senior team this year and for U22 National Team last year.
Kasapi represented Cyprus at the European Championships U18 Division C in Valleta (Malta) this year. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 4 games: 7.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0spg, FGP: 31.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 50.0%.

Keravnos Strovolou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantina Koniali
Antria Pitsilidou
Andria Nikolaou
Andriana Kasapi

Forwards:
Stephanie Nicolas
Margarita Koursari
Chrystalla Merkouri
Chara Roussaki

Center:
Sophia Theologou

Coach: Christos Stylianidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Handicap Brno welcomes back Buzov - by Eurobasket News

BK Handicap Brno (ZBL) landed 27-year old Croatian international guard Tea Buzov (176-90). It is actually her comeback to Handicap as she has played here before. Buzov played most recently at Visby Ladies in Swedish Damligan. In 21 games she averaged 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Buzov played at GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC in German DBBL where in 7 games she had 7.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Buzov's team made it to the Croatian Cup Final Four in 2013. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Buzov has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Buzov represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg.
Buzov has played previously professionally in Spain (Conquero) and Croatia (Sibenik, ZKK Split, Splicanka, ZKK Omis and Pula C.Tours).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Abdi Farhiya (ex Mersin BSB) signs at Avenida - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (LFB) landed 25-year old Swedish international small forward Abdi Farhiya (188-92). She played most recently at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkish KBSL. Farhiya managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 13 KBSL games she averaged 11.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.2apg. She also played 3 games in Euroleague where she had 14.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. The other team Farhiya played that season for was Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli D1. In 11 games she recorded 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 9.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg.
In 2012 Farhiya was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
Among other achievements her team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. Farhiya received also Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 Honorable Mention award back in 2012 and 2013.
She has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Farhiya has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.0%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 42.9%.
Farhiya is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Poland (Wisla Krakow), Slovakia (Good Angels), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks), Czech Republic (Handicap) and Sweden (08 Stockholm and Fryshuset).
Farhiya's game is described as: An European basketball rising star. Despite being very young, she is a pretty complete offensive player, who can shoot 3-pointers, can shoot off the dribble and post up. Defensively, she can be really good too, and grab lots of rebounds. Also, she has a great work ethic, passed the last years working hard on her physique.

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca roster for 2017-2018:

Erika De Souza
Silvia Dominguez
Angelica Robinson
Chrissy Givens
Laura Nicholls
Maria Asurmendi
D'Andra Moss
Laura Gil
Abdi Farhiya
Adaora Elonu
Laura Quevedo
Carmen Garcia-Pitarch
Alba Pedrosa

Coach: Miguel Angel Ortega

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  FINLAND  


Espoo Team adds Salatera to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Espoo Basket Team (SM-sarja) added to their roster 20-year old Finn guard Venla Salatera (176-97). She just graduated from Midland College (JUCO).
The previous (15-16) season Salatera played at TuRi (1st Division).
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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  IRAQ  

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Halabcha win women basketball league 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Halabcha won Iraqi women basketball league 2017 with 7 participating teams. Halabcha won Group B with a 3-0 record beating Darbandakhan 41-10, As-Slaikh 80-40 and then Aphrodite 77-23. In the Semifinal game they beat Zima 60-13, while Sennharib outscored As-Slaikh 71-44. In the Final game Halabcha edged Sennharib 55-48.


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  NCAA3  


Tiffany Smart Named Head Women's Basketball Coach at College of Mount Saint Vincent - by Eurobasket News

Tiffany Jones-Smart has begun her tenure as Associate Director of Athletics and Head Women's Basketball coach at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, as announced by Director of Athletics and Recreation, Barima Yeboah. Coach Smart comes to the Mount after spending the past four years as an Assistant Coach at Seton Hall University, where she helped the Pirates land dozens of top-100 recruits. 'I am extremely excited to be a part of the Mount family,' said coach Smart. 'It is truly an honor to assist in leading an athletic department, as well as leading the Women's Basketball program.' Along with her role as head women's basketball coach, Smart will serve as Associate Director of Athletics, where she will serve as a direct report for several of the Mount's 15 programs. During her tenure in South Orange, Smart helped raise the Pirates performance in the classroom from a 2.4 team GPA in the year before she arrived to a 3.3 this past season. Under her guidance Seton Hall was recognized for 16 All-Conference Academic Award winners. 'Academically, the Mount's distinguished reputation, creates an ideal atmosphere to groom well-rounded student-athletes,' said coach Smart. 'At my core, developing positive young adults has always been a passion of mine, so the opportunity to become a part of a culture that CMSV encompasses, mirrors and embodies that of my own.' Coach Smart will take over a program that has qualified for postseason play each of the last four years, with 10 players returning from last year's team. 'The team has had success in the past and my goal is to establish a winning culture, focusing on athletics and academics,' said coach Smart. 'We will be the best in the classroom and on the court.' Smart is a 2006 graduate of Saint Peter's University with, Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology & Criminal Justice. She is currently enrolled at Saint Peter's in their Master of Science, Business Administration program.
Courtesy of: cmsvathletics.com



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  POLAND  


AZS-UMCS Lublin edged Good Angels Kosice, celebrated the title in Krakow - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice - AZS-UMCS Lublin 52-54

AZS-UMCS Lublin surprised Good Angels Kosice 54-52 and won the title in Krakow. They grabbed a valuable victory due to the final push. At first the team from Slovakia took a 20-16 lead and led 3 point at the halftime. AZS-UMCS Lublin posted an 11-10 run in the third quarter and closed the game with a 16-12 rally. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86, agency: BeoBasket) was named MVP of the tournament. She top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Marta Jujka (193-C-88) added 14. Agata Dobrowolska (190-F-92, college: UTEP) poured in 8, whilst Fitzgerald had 7.
Wisa CanPack Krakow beat Artego Bydgoszcz 66-60 in the game for the third place. Basket 90 Gdynia edged MBK Ruzomberok 59:47 in the game for the 5th spot.



Energa Torun win Memorial Stanislawa Legowskiego - by Eurobasket News

Energa Torun won Memorial Stanislawa Legowskiego with 5 participating teams. Emilia Tlumak (184-F-82) was named MVP of the campaign.
In the Final game Energa Torun overcame Telge Basket 81:49. They grabbed a 25-10 surge and never looked behind after. Energa Torun managed to post all the wins in four quarters for the final success. Agnieszka Skobel (180-SG-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Lauren Mansfield (170-G-89, college: Iowa St., agency: ProDep Management) added 12. Cain and Maliszewska scored 9, whilst Belickaite brought 8. Taylor Wurtz (183-G-90, college: Wisconsin) answered with 16 points in a loss and Tayler Mingo (170-G-92, college: Wright St., agency: ProDep Management) poured in 13.



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  PUERTO RICO  


Isabela tabs rookie Giocelis Reynoso in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

BSNF newcomer Pollitas de Isabela inked American center Giocelis Reynoso (188, agency: Gamble Sports Management). Reynoso just graduated from Central Connecticut State University (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she averaged 7.4ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.7bpg last season. Reynoso helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season she played also at another team Lady Blue Devils in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 29 games she had only 2.3ppg and 2.8rpg.
As mentioned above Reynoso is just out of the college and it will be her first full season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @gamblesportsman)

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  SCOTLAND  


National League Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in National League just started.

First defeat of league's leader Glasgow Fever (0-1) against Lady Rocks (1-0) 64-49 was the most important game of the last round. Glasgow Fever will play next round against strong St.Mirren RKC trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lady Rocks will try to continue on its current victory against Edinburgh Univ. on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Wolves (0-1) at the home court. Hosts were rolled over by Edinburgh Kool Kats (1-0) 123-30. Edinburgh Kool Kats' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Edinburgh to the arena Polonia Phoenix.

Wolves - Edinburgh KK 30-123

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Wolves (0-1) at the home court. Hosts were rolled over by Edinburgh Kool Kats (1-0) 123-30. Edinburgh Kool Kats' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Edinburgh to the arena Polonia Phoenix.
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Lady Rocks - Glasgow Fever 64-49

First defeat of league's leader Glasgow Fever (0-1) against Lady Rocks (1-0) 64-49 was the most important game of the last round. Glasgow Fever will play next round against strong St.Mirren RKC trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lady Rocks will try to continue on its current victory against Edinburgh Univ. on the road.
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  SLOVAKIA  


AZS-UMCS Lublin edged Good Angels Kosice, celebrated the title in Krakow - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice - AZS-UMCS Lublin 52-54

AZS-UMCS Lublin surprised Good Angels Kosice 54-52 and won the title in Krakow. They grabbed a valuable victory due to the final push. At first the team from Slovakia took a 20-16 lead and led 3 point at the halftime. AZS-UMCS Lublin posted an 11-10 run in the third quarter and closed the game with a 16-12 rally. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86, agency: BeoBasket) was named MVP of the tournament. She top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Marta Jujka (193-C-88) added 14. Agata Dobrowolska (190-F-92, college: UTEP) poured in 8, whilst Fitzgerald had 7.
Wisa CanPack Krakow beat Artego Bydgoszcz 66-60 in the game for the third place. Basket 90 Gdynia edged MBK Ruzomberok 59:47 in the game for the 5th spot.



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  SLOVENIA  


Katarina Ristic (ex-PINKK-Pecsi 424) returns to France - by Zeljko Zule

Former Slovenian National team member Katarina Ristic (170-G-84) returned to France to play for Le Havre in the coming 2017-18 season. Ristic had previously played in France for Villeneuve D'Ascq during the 2014-15 season, averaging 2.4 points in 27 LFB (Ligue Feminine de Basketball) games.
Ristic arrives from PINKK-Pecsi 424, where she averaged 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 13 Hungaria A Division games last season and 16.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.0 steals in 5 EuroCup games.
Ristic grew up with Odeja Skofja Loka and has already played in Poland (Gorzow, Jelenia Gora, Torun), Italy (Livorno, Parma, Costa Masnaga)), Hungary (Szolnoki), Greece (Asteras Exarheion Athens), Israel (Hapoel Petah Tikva), Turkey (Botasspor Adana), Sweden (Solna Vikings), Slovakia (Ruzomberok), Switzerland (Alte Kanti Aarau),




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  SPAIN  


Esther Pajuelo (ex Alcobendas) signs at Wolves - by Eurobasket News

Oaklands College Wolves, St Albans (WBBL) landed 29-year old Spaniard Esther Pajuelo (88). She has played for the last two years at Fundal Alcobendas in Spanish LF2 league, but left the team in Jan.'16. In 12 games she averaged 6.5ppg and 4.3rpg in 2015-16 season.
Pajuelo played in the final of Spanish LF2 in 2015.
She is a very experienced player.

Oaklands College Wolves, St Albans roster for 2017-2018:

Kellie Ring
Bethany Sarson
Esther Pajuelo
Lizzy Harrison

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Mariah Nunes joins Leganes - by Eurobasket News

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes (LF2) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian guard Mariah Nunes (178-93, college: Ryerson) from Universidad de Oviedo. In 21 LF2 games in Spain she was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.1ppg and averaged 5.7rpg, 2.9apg and 2.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention.
Nunes ended the previous (2015-16) season at CAB Madeira in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 6 games she had 4.3ppg and 1.5rpg. But the most of that year she spent at Rams in Canadian CIS. In 24 games she recorded 12.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.5apg and 2.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nunes' team won OUA East Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
She represented Canada at the World University Games in Taipei (Taiwan) this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 82.4%.
Nunes graduated from Ryerson College in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes roster for 2017-2018:

Marta Perez
Maria Espin
Paula Justel
Esther Moreno
Hildur Kjartansdottir
Mariah Nunes
Estela Rubio
Irene Goicoechea
Kiara Kudron
Irene San Andres

Coach: Nacho Garcia

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Abdi Farhiya (ex Mersin BSB) signs at Avenida - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (LFB) landed 25-year old Swedish international small forward Abdi Farhiya (188-92). She played most recently at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkish KBSL. Farhiya managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 13 KBSL games she averaged 11.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.2apg. She also played 3 games in Euroleague where she had 14.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. The other team Farhiya played that season for was Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli D1. In 11 games she recorded 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 9.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg.
In 2012 Farhiya was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
Among other achievements her team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. Farhiya received also Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 Honorable Mention award back in 2012 and 2013.
She has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Farhiya has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.0%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 42.9%.
Farhiya is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Poland (Wisla Krakow), Slovakia (Good Angels), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks), Czech Republic (Handicap) and Sweden (08 Stockholm and Fryshuset).
Farhiya's game is described as: An European basketball rising star. Despite being very young, she is a pretty complete offensive player, who can shoot 3-pointers, can shoot off the dribble and post up. Defensively, she can be really good too, and grab lots of rebounds. Also, she has a great work ethic, passed the last years working hard on her physique.

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca roster for 2017-2018:

Erika De Souza
Silvia Dominguez
Angelica Robinson
Chrissy Givens
Laura Nicholls
Maria Asurmendi
D'Andra Moss
Laura Gil
Abdi Farhiya
Adaora Elonu
Laura Quevedo
Carmen Garcia-Pitarch
Alba Pedrosa

Coach: Miguel Angel Ortega

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Estudiantes add Pacheco to their roster, ex UNINASSAU - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid added to their roster 26-year old Brazilian international forward Tatiane Pacheco (181-67kg-91). She has played for the last three seasons at UNINASSAU/America de Recife in Brazilian LBF league. In 24 games she recorded 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3spg last season. Pacheco helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. She also played that season for Recife (also in LBF) where in 24 games she averaged 8.9ppg and 4.1rpg.
Pacheco was selected to Brazilian LBF All-Star Game in 2016.
She has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Pacheco has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
She represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Barquisimeto (Venezuela) last year. Pacheco's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 53.8%.
Pacheco has played also professionally for other Brazilian teams like Divino/COC/Jundiai and Sao Jose.

Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandie Baker
Laura Velasco
Alejandra Quirante

Forwards:
Irene San_Roman
Celia Menendez
Tatiane Pacheco
Clara Rodriguez
Paula Ginzo

Centers:
Mariana Gonzalez
Patricia Soler

Coach: Adolfo Gonzalez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Estudiantes tab Brandie Baker, ex Corinthians - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid inked 27-year old American guard Brandie Baker (183-90, college: Cent.Michigan). She played most recently at Corinthians in Brazilian LBF league. In 27 games she recorded 14.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9spg last season. Baker helped them to win the LBF title. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Sampaio in LBF where in 18 games she averaged 5.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg. Baker contributed to her team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
She has played also professionally in WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks) and Ecuador (Mavort).
Baker attended Central Michigan University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandie Baker
Laura Velasco
Alejandra Quirante

Forwards:
Irene San_Roman
Celia Menendez
Clara Rodriguez
Paula Ginzo

Centers:
Mariana Gonzalez
Patricia Soler

Coach: Adolfo Gonzalez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Alcobendas sign Tate just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) signed 22-year old Virgin Islander international guard Imani Tate (173-95, agency: LBM Management). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Tate just graduated from Albany (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 28 games she had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 2.2spg last season. Tate helped them to win AEC Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Quite impressive season as she All-AEC All-Tournament MVP, named to All-AEC 1st Team and named to Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 1st Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Tate was voted All-AEC Sixth Player of the Year in 2015 at her college time. Tate was called to U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team this year.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Alex Pajares

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Abdi Farhiya (ex Mersin BSB) signs at Avenida - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (LFB) landed 25-year old Swedish international small forward Abdi Farhiya (188-92). She played most recently at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkish KBSL. Farhiya managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 13 KBSL games she averaged 11.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.2apg. She also played 3 games in Euroleague where she had 14.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. The other team Farhiya played that season for was Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli D1. In 11 games she recorded 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 9.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg.
In 2012 Farhiya was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
Among other achievements her team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. Farhiya received also Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 Honorable Mention award back in 2012 and 2013.
She has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Farhiya has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.0%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 42.9%.
Farhiya is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Poland (Wisla Krakow), Slovakia (Good Angels), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks), Czech Republic (Handicap) and Sweden (08 Stockholm and Fryshuset).
Farhiya's game is described as: An European basketball rising star. Despite being very young, she is a pretty complete offensive player, who can shoot 3-pointers, can shoot off the dribble and post up. Defensively, she can be really good too, and grab lots of rebounds. Also, she has a great work ethic, passed the last years working hard on her physique.

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca roster for 2017-2018:

Erika De Souza
Silvia Dominguez
Angelica Robinson
Chrissy Givens
Laura Nicholls
Maria Asurmendi
D'Andra Moss
Laura Gil
Abdi Farhiya
Adaora Elonu
Laura Quevedo
Carmen Garcia-Pitarch
Alba Pedrosa

Coach: Miguel Angel Ortega

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  TURKEY  


Duman comes back to Abdullah Gul - by Eurobasket News

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) inked 24-year old point guard Gulsah Duman (177-93, agency: 1x1 Sports). It is actually her comeback to Kayseri as she has played here before. Duman played most recently at Mersin Basketbol in KBSL. However her team was relegated to TKBL. But in three games she recorded just 1.0ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Duman played at Orduspor where in 18 KBSL games she averaged 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg. She helped them to win the regular season. Duman also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 4.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.7apg. The other team Duman played shortly was Abdullah Gul. In three games she did not score anything and 1 assist.
Duman represented Turkey at the 3x3 Women World Championships in Greece five years ago.
She has played previously for three other teams: Besiktas, Istanbul Uni and Mersin Uni.

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nilay Kartaltepe
Maja Miljkovic
Gulsah Duman

Forwards:
Gabriela Marginean
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Centers:
Marianna Tolo
Gizem Sezer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galatasaray nip Botas in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Botas - Galatasaray 60:61

Galatasaray overcame Botas in the test game. Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87, agency: ProDep Management) posted 15 points to lead the winners.
Botas recorded a 14:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Galatasaray erased the deficit in the second term. They pulled ahead for a 28:25 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. Galatasaray entered the fourth quarter up by three points. They hung on throughout the dying minutes and escape with a narrow win. Olivia Epoupa (165-PG-94) posted 12 points, while Gizem Basaran had 11 points in the victory. Maryia Papova (189-F-94) answered with 15 points for Botas. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: ProDep Management) had 14 points in the loss.



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Alcobendas sign Tate just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) signed 22-year old Virgin Islander international guard Imani Tate (173-95, agency: LBM Management). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Tate just graduated from Albany (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 28 games she had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 2.2spg last season. Tate helped them to win AEC Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Quite impressive season as she All-AEC All-Tournament MVP, named to All-AEC 1st Team and named to Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 1st Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Tate was voted All-AEC Sixth Player of the Year in 2015 at her college time. Tate was called to U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team this year.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Alex Pajares

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Influential Bailey back on board with Mystics - by Paul Nilsen


Manchester Mystics have been handed a boost ahead of the new WBBL season with the news that the highly influential Rheanne Bailey (174-G/F-92) is back.

As head coach Jeff Jones starts to reveal his plans for the 2017-18 campaign, there is a strong suggestion that there will be plenty of continuity and chemistry to build upon.

One of the fundamental pillars of the team's breakthrough season last year when they landed the WBBL Cup at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, Mystics will be hoping for more trademark contributions from Bailey.

'Obviously Rheanne was an integral part of our success and progression last season and we are delighted she will be part of the continued growth of the team,' enthused Coach Jones.

'There is also the added dimension that Rheanne is very much central to the partnership we have with Manchester Metropolitan University - both through her education and responsibilities of coaching the first team.

'All the intangibles Rheanne brings to the team is paramount to us progressing as a club. She always demonstrates to our younger players the wider aspects of being in a team and all that entails,' reiterated the play-caller.

Bailey has previous WBBL experience with Leicester Riders and averaged 11.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for Mystics last season in the WBBL Championship.

Further player announcements will be made by the club each day this week.



Esther Pajuelo (ex Alcobendas) signs at Wolves - by Eurobasket News

Oaklands College Wolves, St Albans (WBBL) landed 29-year old Spaniard Esther Pajuelo (88). She has played for the last two years at Fundal Alcobendas in Spanish LF2 league, but left the team in Jan.'16. In 12 games she averaged 6.5ppg and 4.3rpg in 2015-16 season.
Pajuelo played in the final of Spanish LF2 in 2015.
She is a very experienced player.

Oaklands College Wolves, St Albans roster for 2017-2018:

Kellie Ring
Bethany Sarson
Esther Pajuelo
Lizzy Harrison

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hurricane Harvey and the WMLBA - by Janell Burse

August 25th 2017 Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in the last 12 years. That hurricane hit in Houston Texas where the WMLBA League Office is headquartered. Several of the arenas WMLBA Games were played last season were heavily affected by flooding and wind damage. "Our league is working hard now to guarantee another successful season next summer and locking in new facilities that can accommodate games. This hurricane has been a great challenge to rebuild the city of Houston's businesses and neighborhoods." -WMLBA Commissioner, Janell Burse
Many athletes in the Houston area are teaming up with charitable organizations to donate and raise money to help Hurricane Harvey victims. The WMLBA donated a pallet of supplies to Eagle Heights Christian Academy to help families clean up after the storm. The league will continue to look for ways to help those affected by the storm this offseason and during the 2018 regular season.

WMLBA writer
-J. Henderson



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Toliver's shooting lifts Mystics to 82-68 win over Liberty - by Eurobasket News

Kristi Toliver (5'7''-PG-87, college: Maryland) admitted that she was nervous before the game for the first time she could remember. Those nerves went away quickly as the Mystics guard scored 32 points, hitting a WNBA playoff-record nine 3-pointers, to lead Washington to an 82-68 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday. "I can't remember the last time I was physically that nervous where my heart was pounding," Toliver said. "To me it affirmed how excited I was for this opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden in a playoff game." Toliver came to Washington in the offseason as a free agent hoping to lead the Mystics back to the postseason and beyond. She helped Los Angeles win a title last year. "This is why we're here. We knew we were capable," Toliver said. "Everyone's buying in offensively and defensively. Everyone's understanding their roles. When you're good at it, anything can happen." The Mystics will face Minnesota in the best-of-five semifinals, starting Tuesday night in Minneapolis. "They are a phenomenal teams, been to the finals so many times," said Elena Delle Donne (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Delaware), who had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Mystics. "They've got so many heads to the snake. We'll watch a lot of film. We'll enjoy this for a little bit." This is as far as the Mystics have gone in the playoffs since 2002 - the last time they made it out of the opening round of the postseason. Washington found itself down 14 points in the first half before rallying to 41-35 at the break. Then Toliver took over. She scored 16 points in the third quarter, hitting all four of her 3-pointers in the period. She could only shrug and smile as the fourth one went in to give the Mystics a 57-46 advantage with 2:48 left in the third. She set the Mystics franchise record for points in a game by the end of the third quarter. That 3-pointer, her eighth, also broke the previous WNBA record for 3-pointers made in a playoff game. "Madison Square is where stars shine and I was lucky enough to be put in a position to be able to do that. I was going to let it fly today," Toliver said. "I don't think I shot that many 3's in a game. That's why I'm here." New York could never recover. The Liberty were led by Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, college: Connecticut), who had 18 points. It's the second consecutive season that New York was a three-seed and lost its first postseason game. "It's disappointing that we're not getting over the hump," Charles said. "You wish you could have boxed out or made that extra pass or not made that turnover. You always have those thoughts."
Courtesy of: nydailynews.com



Mercury advance to semifinals with 88-83 win over Sun - by Eurobasket News

Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) had 26 points and nine rebounds, Diana Taurasi (6'0''-SG-82, college: Connecticut) added 23 points, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Connecticut Sun 88-83 on Sunday to reach the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Phoenix will play second-seeded Los Angeles on Tuesday night in Game 1 of a best-of-five series. Phoenix made 3-pointers on three straight possession late in the fourth quarter to take an 84-79 lead. Leilani Mitchell (5'5''-PG-85, college: Utah) started it with an open shot from the wing for a 78-76 lead. Taurasi came off a screen for another 3, and Monique Currie (6'0''-G/F-83, college: Duke) capped it with 2:31 left. Connecticut, down 84-81, grabbed an offensive rebound and Shekinna Stricklen (6'2''-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) was fouled with 11.4 seconds left but she missed two free throws. Phoenix's Camille Little (6'2''-F/G-85, college: N.Carolina) grabbed the rebound and she made two free throws for a two-possession lead. Currie and Mitchell each added 12 points for Phoenix. Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Jonquel Jones added 19 points and 15 rebounds for Connecticut. Jones had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the first half to set a playoff franchise record for rebounds in a half. Phoenix trailed by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, but Taurasi's layup in traffic pulled the Mercury to 45-38. Griner scored 11 of her 13 first-half points in the second quarter. Griner made a baseline shot with 32 seconds left in the third for Phoenix's first lead, 68-66, since 3-0.
Courtesy of: foxsports.com



Los Angeles Sparks re-sign head coach Brian Agler to a multi-year contract extension - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler signed a a multi-year contract extension announced the team's executive vice president/general manager Penny Toler on Monday. 'I am extremely excited that head coach Brian Agler will have a long future with the Sparks Organization,' said Toler. ' As I stated back in 2015 when we first signed him, he is a proven winner and continues to demonstrate this repeatedly. Not many organizations can say that they have a coach that has won four championships in three different professional destinations (two ABL Columbus Quest, one with Seattle Strom and one with the Sparks). In addition to the players, coach Agler is a huge piece of the Sparks success. I look forward to working with him for years to come, said Toler.' Agler has led the Sparks to the 2017 WNBA playoffs for the third consecutive season. On June 6, 2017, Agler won his 300th regular season career win as a head coach. In addition, he is the all-time winningest coach in women's professional basketball history in the U.S. with 296 regular-season victories. 'I'm very excited to continue to coach the LA Sparks,' said Agler, 'I've appreciated working for the ownership group, led by five-time NBA Champion Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Todd Boehly, Robert L. Patton Jr. and Eric Holoman. Additionally, Penny Toler and I have a great working relationship which I've enjoyed and glad we are going to work together in the future. Most importantly, I love how our team and its core group have grown together and the relationships and the winning culture that we have developed. I am fortunate to be a part of this' The Sparks finished the regular season 26-8 and will play against the Phoenix Mercury in game one of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday, September 12.
Courtesy of: hoopfeed.com