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  ABA LEAGUE  



Cedevita clinch inaugural ABA League SuperCup - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Buducnost 78:69

Cedevita are the first ABA League SuperCup champions. They overcame Buducnost for the trophy. Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the victory.
Cedevita stormed into the game. The Croatian team used a 21:2 rally in the opening frame to secure a 19-point lead. Buducnost bounced right back. The Montenegrin side unloaded 33 points in the second frame to eke out a 35:34 halftime lead. But Cedevita regained control in the third period. They snatched a 56:51 lead at the final intermission. Cedevita notched 22 points in the fourth quarter and triumphed at the end. Demetris Nichols (202-F-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 19 points, while Kevin Murphy (197-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) added 18 points for Cedevita. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 20 points for Buducnost. Filip Barovic (207-F/C-90, agency: Octagon Europe) had 16 points in the loss.



ABA League SuperCup: Buducnost fire past Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Mornar Bar 82:65

Buducnost celebrated a comfortable win over Mornar Bar in the second ABA League SuperCup semifinal. Kyle Gibson (196-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) scored 18 points to lead the winners. Buducnost will now take on Cedevita for the trophy.
Buducnost surprised the hosts early on. The Podgorica team went on a 27:10 run in the first period. Buducnost maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They established a 20-point halftime lead 46:26. Mornar Bar managed to narrow the deficit in the third term. The hosts pulled within 16 points at the final intermission. However Buducnost sank 19 points in the fourth stanza and rallied to the win. Aleksa Ilic (204-F-96, agency: BeoBasket) and Filip Barovic (207-F/C-90, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 12 points each in the victory. Nemanja Vranjes (187-G-88) answered with 9 points for Mornar Bar. Bakic and Marko Mugosa (200-SG-93, agency: BeoExcell) tossed in 8 points apiece in the defeat.



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP  


Kano Pillars eye perfect finish at Africa Champions Cup 2017 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria men league champion, Kano Pillars basketball club is aiming at doing the nation proud at the 2017 Africa Champions Cup competition slated for later in the year.

Pillars head coach, Sani Ahmed is confident that the club will not lower the standard already attained with great runs of the Nigeria national teams at the 2017 AfroBasket for Women and Men.

Kano Pillars basketball club according to Coach Ahmed will be looking to break it's 30 years jinx of making it to the podium in Tunisia.

In a brief chat with our correspondent Coach Ahmed who was part of the club bronze medal winning effort in 1987 in Alexandria, Egypt as a players says the club is ready for the task ahead.

'We know a lot of African teams will pay more attention to any team coming from Nigeria as a result of the great performance of our women and men national teams at the AfroBasket but we are well equipped to add more to Nigeria silverwares.

'Our goal is to also do the nation proud in our own little way which we are already working on.

The Nigerian champion defeated Gombe Bulls basketball club by74-54 points on September 9th in Kano and went home with N20 million naira ($55,000) while the Bulls got N15 million naira ($41,000) with Hoops and Read basketball club owned by former Nigeria captain, Olumide Oyedeji finished third and was rewarded with N10 million naira ($27,000).

Pillars and Bulls will represent Nigeria in the Zone-3 qualifiers for men while First Bank and First Deepwater basketball clubs will fly the country flag in the women.




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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 J.J. MOORE
  Comunica.
  (198-F/G-91)
  Avg: 29
 1. Moore, Comunica.29.0 
 2. Tucker, San Lorenzo26.0 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.25.0 
 4. Goldwire, Regat.25.0 
 5. Fjellerup, Weber B.25.0 
 6. Espinoza, Salta B.25.0 
 7. Davis, Instituto23.5 
 8. Swann, Comunica.23.0 
 9. Johnson, GECR I.23.0 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mariano FIERRO
  Boca Jrs
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 14
 1. Fierro, Boca Jrs14.0 
 2. Glenn, Penarol14.0 
 3. Francis, Quimsa14.0 
 4. Famous, GECR I.13.0 
 5. Williams, Olimpico.13.0 
 6. Clancy, Instituto12.5 
 7. Mendoza, Estudian.10.0 
 8. Crawford, La Union10.0 
 9. Gadson, Quimsa10.0 
 10. Bernard, Argentino10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 10
 1. Barral, Obras B.10.0 
 2. Parodi, Weber B.10.0 
 3. Figueroa, Comunica.9.0 
 4. Balbi, Ferrocarril8.0 
 5. Gerbaudo, Salta B.7.0 
 6. Sims, Atenas6.0 
 7. Konsztadt, La Union6.0 
 8. Whelan, Instituto5.5 
 9. Garcia, San M.5.0 
 10. Cosolito, Olimpico.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Isaiah SWANN
  Comunica.
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Swann, Comunica.4.0 
 2. Thomas, Regatas C.4.0 
 3. Garcia, San M.4.0 
 4. Goldenberg, Salta B.3.0 
 5. Espinoza, Salta B.3.0 
 6. Fjellerup, Weber B.3.0 
 7. Clancy, Instituto2.5 
 8. Barrera, GECR I.2.0 
 9. Gianella, Penarol2.0 
 10. Buendia, GECR I.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Torin FRANCIS
  Quimsa
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Francis, Quimsa3.0 
 2. Acuna, Quimsa3.0 
 3. Giorgetti, GECR I.2.0 
 4. Kent, Argentino2.0 
 5. Williams, Olimpico.2.0 
 6. Kemp, Obras Basket2.0 
 7. Crawford, La Union1.5 
 8. Gianella, Penarol1.0 
 9. Mendoza, Estudian.1.0 
 10. Barrera, GECR I.1.0 


Pablo Espinoza claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Former international Forward Pablo Espinoza (200-F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Salta Basket and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 30-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Atenas (#4, 0-1), the league's bottom-ranked team 76-66. Salta Basket is placed at 2nd position in their group in Argentinian LigaA. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Salta Basket won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Espinoza had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Salta Basket's top player in his first season with the team. Espinoza has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 25.0ppg) and averages solid 3.0spg,88.9% FGP and 60.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of second-ranked San Martin C.. Keenan impressed basketball fans with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course San Martin C. cruised to a 85-74 relatively comfortable win over La Union (0-1). His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Keenan is a newcomer at San Martin C. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of second-ranked San Lorenzo. Tucker scored 26 points. He was a key player of San Lorenzo, leading his team to a 81-79 win against Obras Basket (#5, 0-1). San Lorenzo has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Tucker also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Tucker as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maurice Kemp (203-F-91) of Obras Basket - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Franco Balbi (185-PG-89) of Ferrocarril - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Torin Francis (210-C-83) of Quimsa - 13 points and 14 rebounds
7. J.J. Moore (198-F/G-91) of Comunicaciones - 29 points and 5 rebounds
8. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Estudiantes C. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mariano Fierro (200-F-86) of Boca Jrs - 9 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Novar Gadson (201-G-89) of Quimsa - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists

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



LigaA Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LigaA just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The biggest surprise of round 1 in LigaA took place in Salta where host Salta Basket (1-0) beat Atenas (0-1) 76-66 on Wednesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Salta Basket. Atenas managed to win fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Salta Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Atenas' 18. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Atenas' players. The former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Diego Gerbaudo (178-89) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) produced 20 points and 6 assists for lost side. Atenas' coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Atenas will play next round against strong Quimsa trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Salta Basket will try to continue on its current victory against Olimpico de La Banda at home.
Comunicaciones defeated Estudiantes C. in Mercedes 92-80. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman JJ Moore (198-91, college: Rutgers) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds. Isaiah Swann contributed with 23 points and 4 steals for the winners. Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for Estudiantes C.Estudiantes C.'s coach Lucas Victoriano tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Estudiantes C. will play next round against strong San Martin Corrientes trying to get back on the winning streak. Comunicaciones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of La Union (0-1) on the court of San Martin Corrientes on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by San Martin Corrientes 85-74. Justin Keenan stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. San Martin Corrientes' coach Sebastian Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Alexis Elsener responded with 16 points. San Martin Corrientes will meet at home Estudiantes C. (#4) in the next round. La Union will play against Regatas Corrientes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss the game where Ferrocarril (1-0) against Boca Juniors (0-1) where Ferrocarril won on the road by seven points 83-76. Franco Balbi nailed 18 points and 8 assists for the winning side. Ferrocarril's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Obras Basket.
And finally the game worth to mention about took place in Comodoro R. where Penarol (1-0) edged by one point GECR Indalo (0-1) 83-82 on Friday night. GECR Indalo was very close to get their first win. But it seems they have to wait a little bit longer. Ricardo Glenn fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Penarol's coach Marcelo Macias allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Penarol will face Argentino in Junin in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GECR Indalo will play at home against Weber Bahia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 1 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group B winless Instituto lost to undefeated Quimsa in Santiado Estero 75-79.
In Group C San Lorenzo beat Obras Basket at home 81-79.
In Group D winless Quilmes MP lost to undefeated Argentino on the opponent's court 63-82.

Group A
Comunicaciones - Estudiantes C. 92-80

Comunicaciones defeated Estudiantes C. in Mercedes 92-80. Estudiantes C. was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 34-14 charge of Comunicaciones, which allowed them to win the game. They made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Estudiantes C. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman JJ Moore (198-91, college: Rutgers) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) contributed with 23 points and 4 steals for the winners. Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Estudiantes C.Five Comunicaciones and four Estudiantes C. players scored in double figures. Estudiantes C.'s coach Lucas Victoriano tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Estudiantes C. will play next round against strong San Martin Corrientes trying to get back on the winning streak. Comunicaciones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Comunicaciones: J.Moore 29+5reb+1ast, I.Swann 23+2reb+3ast, F.Funes 12+1reb+2ast, J.Pablo Figueroa 10+4reb+9ast, A.Lucas 10+6reb+1ast, R.Amoroso 4+9reb+1ast
Estudiantes C.: R.Mendoza 20+10reb+2ast, L.Vildoza 13+2reb+2ast, D.Doblas 12+4reb+1ast, Z.Buljan 11+6reb+1ast, M.Bolivar 9+2ast, E.Dominguez 5+1ast
gschID: 572728


San Martin C. - La Union 85-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of La Union (0-1) on the court of San Martin Corrientes on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by San Martin Corrientes 85-74. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-74. San Martin Corrientes made 28-of-35 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds. San Martin Corrientes' coach Sebastian Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international swingman Alexis Elsener (196-88) responded with 16 points and naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) scored 12 points. Four La Union players scored in double figures. San Martin Corrientes will meet at home Estudiantes C. (#4) in the next round. La Union will play against Regatas Corrientes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: J.Keenan 20+7reb+2ast, M.Lescano 11+2reb+3ast, L.Faggiano 11+3reb+4ast, J.Wood 11+10reb+3ast, L.Mainoldi 9+4reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 8+8reb
La Union: A.Elsener 16+3reb+2ast, A.Marin 12+2reb, J.Maldonado 12+4reb+3ast, A.Konsztadt 11+3reb+4ast, C.Crawford 7+10reb, I.Clark 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 572724


Group B
Quimsa - Instituto 79-75

Quimsa used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Cordoba 79-75 on Thursday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-15. But Instituto won second period 16-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Quimsa made 7 blocks. Instituto was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international Sebastian Vega (200-88) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. American forward Dwayne Davis (196-89, college: S.Mississippi) produced 29 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Quimsa will face Atenas (#4) in Cordoba in the next round. Instituto will play on the road against Olimpico de La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: S.Vega 20+9reb+3ast, N.Gadson 19+10reb+3ast, T.Francis 13+14reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 11+2reb+2ast, C.Schattmann 9+2reb+2ast, J.Brussino 5+1reb+3ast
Instituto: D.Davis 29+8reb+1ast, F.Pinero 14+3reb+2ast, S.Clancy 9+11reb, G.Whelan 7+3reb+5ast, C.Amicucci 6+3reb, L.Kilo 4+4reb
gschID: 572725


Salta Basket - Atenas 76-66

The biggest surprise of round 1 in LigaA took place in Salta where host Salta Basket (1-0) beat Atenas (0-1) 76-66 on Wednesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Salta Basket. Atenas managed to win fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Salta Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Atenas' 18. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Atenas' players. The former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Diego Gerbaudo (178-89) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. Four Salta Basket players scored in double figures. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) produced 20 points and 6 assists and the former international forward Nicolas Romano (200-87) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Atenas' coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Atenas will play next round against strong Quimsa trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Salta Basket will try to continue on its current victory against Olimpico de La Banda at home.
Top scorers:
Salta Basket: P.Espinoza 25+10reb+4ast, D.Gerbaudo 15+4reb+7ast, L.Goldenberg 11+2reb+2ast, Q.Brown 10+1reb+2ast, A.Zilli 8+5reb+2ast, R.Haag 3+3reb
Atenas: D.Sims 20+3reb+6ast, N.Romano 9+7reb+1ast, J.Pablo Cantero 8+2reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 7+1reb, J.Emiliano Fernandez 6+4reb, F.Baralle 5+1reb
gschID: 572721


Group C
San Lorenzo - Obras Basket 81-79

San Lorenzo used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Buenos Aires 81-79 on Friday night. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) fired 26 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 17 points. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) produced 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Pedro Barral (186-94) added 14 points and 10 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Obras Basket's coach Carlos Romano let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. San Lorenzo will face Hispano Am. (#3) in Rio Gallegos in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Obras Basket's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Ferrocarril.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: D.Tucker 26+2reb+3ast, J.Justiz 17+4reb, M.Mata 14+3reb+1ast, N.Aguirre 10+3reb+2ast, G.Deck 8+6reb+1ast, C.Matias Sandes 4+7reb+1ast
Obras Basket: M.Kemp 20+8reb+5ast, T.Zanzottera 15+2reb, P.Barral 14+3reb+10ast, J.Valdelicio 11+6reb+1ast, P.Martin 7+4reb, S.Spieth 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 572726


Boca Jrs - Ferrocarril 76-83

We should not miss the game where Ferrocarril (1-0) against Boca Juniors (0-1) where Ferrocarril won on the road by seven points 83-76. The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 8-point deficit before their 28-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. International point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) nailed 18 points and 8 assists for the winning side and international center Kevin Hernandez (204-91) accounted for 12 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Mariano Fierro (200-86) came up with 9 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Lucas Perez (185-87) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Boca Juniors in the defeat. Ferrocarril's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Obras Basket.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: F.Balbi 18+3reb+8ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 14+4reb, K.Hernandez 12+5reb+1ast, W.Baxley 9+2reb, A.Harper 8+1reb+4ast, D.Figueredo 8+1reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: M.Bryan-Amaning 16+9reb, L.Perez 16+5reb+5ast, E.Gamboa 13+3reb+2ast, M.Fierro 9+14reb+4ast, F.Lampropoulos 8+1reb+2ast, L.Gargallo 7+2ast
gschID: 572722


Group D
GECR Indalo - Penarol 82-83

And finally the game worth to mention about took place in Comodoro R. where Penarol (1-0) edged by one point GECR Indalo (0-1) 83-82 on Friday night. GECR Indalo was very close to get their first win. But it seems they have to wait a little bit longer. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 27-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. GECR Indalo was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Ricardo Glenn (202-90, college: USC Upstate, agency: HMS) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Steffphon Pettigrew (196-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: HMS) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. Penarol's coach Marcelo Macias allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Franco Giorgetti (201-92) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Shaquille Johnson (190-90, college: Marshall) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Penarol will face Argentino in Junin in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GECR Indalo will play at home against Weber Bahia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: S.Pettigrew 17+6reb+3ast, R.Glenn 16+14reb, J.Slider 16+3reb+2ast, N.Gianella 15+7reb+2ast, K.Cochran 9+3reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 7+1reb
GECR Indalo: S.Johnson 23+3reb+1ast, F.Giorgetti 21+7reb, J.Manuel Riveiro 18+2reb+4ast, D.Romero 8+6reb, G.Barrera 8+3reb+5ast, J.Famous 4+13reb
gschID: 572727


Argentino - Quilmes MP 82-63

Argentino used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Mar del Plata 82-63 on Thursday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Argentino dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Quilmes MP's 22. They outrebounded Quilmes MP 44-31 including a 39-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quilmes MP was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Malcolm Bernard (198-94, college: Xavier) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Argentino players scored in double figures. International power forward Ivan Basualdo (202-90) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Eric Flor (186-93) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Argentino will face Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Quilmes MP will play on the road against Weber Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Argentino: L.Massarelli 17+1reb+3ast, A.Kent 16+7reb, L.Cequeira 15+6reb+2ast, M.Bernard 13+10reb+1ast, J.Cangelosi 7+5reb+3ast, M.Bortolin 6+10reb
Quilmes MP: I.Basualdo 14+7reb+1ast, E.Ruiz 11+2reb, E.Flor 11+3reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 7+4reb, E.Basabe 6+6reb+3ast, N.Ferreyra 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 572723





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  ASIA CHAMPIONS CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Michael SINGLETARY
  USA
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 38
 1. Singletary, Mono V.38.0 
 2. Adams, Xinjiang FT24.0 
 3. Ravena, Pilipinas23.0 
 4. Abu-Shamala, Serae.22.5 
 5. OBrien, Seraeyett22.0 
 6. Weeden, Seraeyett21.0 
 7. Alshabebi, Ahli S.21.0 
 8. Douby, Al Riyadi20.0 
 9. Chang, Dacin Tigers19.5 
 10. Brickman, Mono V.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  USA
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. OBrien, Seraeyett13.5 
 2. Austin, Pilipinas13.0 
 3. Bhullar, Dacin Tigers12.5 
 4. Daniels, Al Riyadi12.0 
 5. Haidar, Al Riyadi12.0 
 6. Singletary, Mono V.12.0 
 7. Kazemi, Petrochimi10.0 
 8. Abu-Shamala, Serae.10.0 
 9. Anoop, ONGC9.0 
 10. Saoud, Al Riyadi8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jason BRICKMAN
  PHI
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 11
 1. Brickman, Mono V.11.0 
 2. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi9.0 
 3. Arakji, Al Riyadi7.0 
 4. Adams, Xinjiang FT7.0 
 5. Weeden, Seraeyett6.0 
 6. Sun, Xinjiang FT6.0 
 7. Muhtar, Xinjiang.5.0 
 8. OBrien, Seraeyett4.0 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi4.0 
 10. Saoud, Al Riyadi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 TongLin SUN
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sun, Xinjiang FT5.0 
 2. Arakji, Al Riyadi4.0 
 3. Mohit, ONGC4.0 
 4. Adams, Xinjiang FT4.0 
 5. Brickman, Mono V.3.0 
 6. Mashayekhi, Petro.3.0 
 7. Saoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 8. Yakhchali, Petrochimi3.0 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi3.0 
 10. Alshabebi, Ahli S.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Isaiah AUSTIN
  USA
  (216-C-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Austin, Pilipinas4.0 
 2. Anoop, ONGC2.0 
 3. Carter, Astana1.5 
 4. Abudurexiti, Xinjiang.1.5 
 5. Alshabebi, Ahli S.1.5 
 6. Bhullar, Dacin Tigers1.5 
 7. Yakhchali, Petrochimi1.0 
 8. El-Diraoui, Seraeyett1.0 
 9. OBrien, Seraeyett1.0 
 10. Kazemi, Petrochimi1.0 


Overview of Day 2 in Chenzhou - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Pilipinas - Seraeyett 82-89
Seraeyett Ramallah claimed the first victory in Chenzhou as they rallied past Chooks-To-Go. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-F/G-87, college: Minnesota) scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win. Seraeyett recorded a 41:33 halftime lead. The Ramallah team boosted the gap at 10-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Pilipinas drained 28 points in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Tony Weeden (183-SG-83, college: Chicago St., agency: 3Eye) topscored with 22 points for the winners. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) answered with 24 points for Chooks-To-Go.

Petrochimi - Astana 65-66
Astana recorded the first victory at the tournament. They nipped Petrochimi for 1-1 record in Group A. Justin Carter (193-G/F-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 24 points to lead the winners. Petrochimi enjoyed a 39:30 halftime lead. But Astana pulled within 2 points at the final break. They held the Iranian team to just 12 points in the fourth period to snatch the win. Anthony Clemmons (186-PG-94, college: Iowa) had 12 points and 8 boards for Astana. Willie Warren (193-PG-89, college: Oklahoma) responded with 17 points for Petrochimi.

Group B
Al Riyadi - Ahli Shabab 116-55
Al Riyadi coasted past Al Ahli in the opener in Group B. Six players scored in double digits for the Lebanese team. Quincy Douby (190-G-84, college: Rutgers) provided 20 points in the win. Al Riyadi piled up a 61:20 halftime lead. They added 55 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) netted 19 points and collected 12 rebounds in the win. Qais Alshabebi (200-C-91) answered with 26 points and 11 rebounds for Al Ahli.

Xinjiang FT - Dacin Tigers 100-94
Xinjiang raced past Dacin Tigers for the second straight win in Group B. Darius Adams (188-PG-89, college: Indianapolis) nailed 31 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 7 assists for the Chinese team. Dacin Tigers posted a 24:20 lead ten minutes into the game. But the Flying Tigers stepped on the gas in the next quarters. They unloaded 80 points in the reminder of the contest and marched to the win. Zirui Wang (190-G-93) had 23 points in the victory. Sim Bhullar (226-C-92, college: N.Mexico St.) replied with 26 points and 14 rebounds for Dacin Tigers.




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  AUSTRALIA  


36ers 'go jumanji' on Jeonju - by Eurobasket News

ADELAIDE tonight survived its first real test at the Merlion Cup in Singapore, finally putting away Korea's Jeonju KCC Egis 94-72 behind an 18-point final quarter by Nathan Sobey (190-G-90, college: Wyoming). Sobey finished with 20 points and was Batman to Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92)'s Superman, who came off the bench for game highs in points (27 at 79 per cent) and rebounds (11). The plucky Jeonju outfit gave the 36ers their first real test of the tournament - appropriate for a semi final - but could not stop Adelaide from keeping its playoff appointment with defending champion Shanghai Sharks in tomorrow's final. The final scoreline gave no hint of the contest it was for three torrid quarters before the Sixers unleashed their decisive 36-17 final period. Clinging to a hard-won 58-55 lead with a quarter to complete, the 36ers' relentless game-long pressure finally cracked the Koreans' resolve. Creek opened the term with a three-point play before Sobey threw down the first of three super-powered dunks for the quarter. In between, he hit consecutive 3-pointers as Adelaide ran all over Jeonju with nine points in 90 seconds. Sobey's putback slam dunk with 3:11 left would have brought fans at Titanium Security Arena out of their seats but even drew huge appreciative gasps from the polite crowd at OCBC Arena. Adelaide went into the game down import power forward Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: Pensack Sports) who hurt his knee against Singapore Slingers and is questionable for tomorrow's final. That put enormous pressure on Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88, college: Pepperdine) and Matt Hodgson (211-C-91, college: St.Mary's, CA), going head-to-head with 221cm Seung-Jin Ha (221-C-85), a 2004 draft pick by the Portland Trail Blazers and still the only South Korean to ever play in the NBA. Johnson fouled out and had a frustrating night generally, but Hodgson put together a double-double with 13 points at 86 per cent and 10 boards. Jeonju sat in a zone all night and challenged Adelaide's ball movement, interior passing and ability to consistently hit perimeter shots. Having scouted Adelaide's relentless upcourt pressure, it also moved the ball quickly and often successfully. "We knew we had to execute our D and move the ball on offence," import playmaker Shannon Shorter (193-G-89, college: N.Texas) (14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals) said. Creek had 16 points and six rebounds at halftime but the Koreans refused to relent, moving the ball with a plan against the 36ers' extended pressure. Jeonju's passing was the perfect counter and resulted in numerous fast-break baskets which only served to further embolden the Korean crew. The Sixers knew they were in for a contest right from the get-go when Kyochang Song stuck a jumper, then a finger-roll before Ha stuck two free throws. Inserted into the game, Creek immediately got the offence ticking, the score tied at 6-6 and order restored. With Sobey feeding Creek on consecutive plays, the lead was on its way to 21-13 before Sejin Park scored against the press to make it a six-point game at the first break. Creek kept Adelaide ahead at 24-19 before a tip-in by Ha and a jumper by Hyunmin Lee reinforced the Koreans were playing high on self-belief. A 3-pointer by Chang Young Song gave Jeonju back the lead and a three by Lee made the bulge 33-29. It was further clear at 39-34 before Hodgson and Creek trimmed it to 38-39 at halftime. As Ramone Moore (193-G-89, college: Temple, agency: Two Points) began to assert himself, Adelaide took back the lead before successive threes again had the Koreans excited, ahead 45-40. Moore enjoyed a 10-point quarter though as the 36ers maintained their pressure to be 58-55 clear at the last break. Then it was Sobey and Creek time, the latter with 11 points in the run home as Jeonju ran out of options. "That was probably the fright we needed to have," Sixers chairman Grant Kelley said. The last quarter made it "fright night" for Jeonju instead.
Courtesy of: adelaide36ers.com



Roy Booker (ex Canberra G.) signs at CD Castro - by Eurobasket News

Club Deportes Castro (Liga Nacional) landed 33-year old American shooting guard Roy Booker (191-95kg-84, college: Southeast Missouri State). He played in the summer at Canberra Gunners in Australian SEABL-East. In four games he averaged impressive 25.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 5.0apg. The last season Booker played at Penarol in Argentinian LigaA where in 10 games he had 6.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.4apg.
In 2006 he was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in second round (12th overall).
The former Southeast Missouri State staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Paulista League in 2016. Booker received also Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Booker experienced life in thirteen different countries playing on five different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American, Australian and of course North American leagues. Booker has played previously professionally in Austria (UBC St. Polten), Cyprus, France (Saint Vallier and Lille Metropole), Germany, Holland, Hungary (Kormend), Israel (Hapoel Afula), Slovakia (Prievidza), Syria (Al Karameh), Turkey, Brazil (Minas and Paschoalotto/Bauru) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He is described as: A combo guard with great scoring skills. He is working on his handle and court vision to become a true PG.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shaker's 22 points and 5 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Hussain Shaker put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Al-Ahli and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 22 points adding three rebounds and five assists for Al-Ahli in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Sitra (#8, 1-1) with 26-point margin 91-65. Al-Ahli is placed at 6th position in Bahrain league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Al-Ahli will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It's Shaker's second year at Al-Ahli and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Shaker has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 5.3apg) and averages solid 66.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Loren Woods (218-C-78) of Al-Hala. He is American-Lebanese center in his 2nd season at Al-Hala. In the last game Woods recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Al-Hala lost that game 76-83 to Al-Nweidrat (2-1). 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. Woods is well-known at Al-Hala and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.7ppg (#5). He also registered 15.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Augustine Okosun (210-C-86) of Sitra (#8). Okosun scored 26 points and grabbed twenty five rebounds (!!!). Despite Okosun's great performance Sitra lost 65-91 to Al-Ahli (#6, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Sitra needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victory and 1 lost game. Okosun has a great season in Bahrain. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.0ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 25.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ali Hassan Shukralla (F) of Al-Muharraq - 16 points and 19 rebounds
5. Mile Ilic (215-C-84) of Al-Nweidrat - 13 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Hussain Lulu) of Hidd - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Wayne Chism (206-PF-87) of Al-Manama - 14 points and 14 rebounds
8. Sydney Coleman (204-C/F-93) of Samaheej - 17 points and 17 rebounds
9. Mohamed Alderazi (194-F/G-80) of Al-Muharraq - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Sidy Sall (206-F) of Al-Bahrain - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Qualifying Round 1 Return Leg best performance: Jason Clark - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Jason Clark (188-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Antwerp, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Qualifying Round).
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, four rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat BC Lulea 83-74. In the team's last game Clark had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It's his second year at Antwerp and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Georgetown University star has very solid stats this year. Clark is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 3.5rpg), assists (2nd best: 5.5apg) and averages impressive 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Brandyn Curry (187-G-91) of Groningen. Curry had a very good evening with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he led Groningen to another comfortable win outscoring Vytautas 84-61. Curry is a newcomer at Groningen, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Branden Frazier (190-G-92) of Avtodor. Frazier showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Frazier's great performance Avtodor lost 63-67 to Keravnos. Frazier has a great season in Basketball Champions League. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.0ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Sears (203-F-94) of Ludwigsburg - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mikita Meshcharakou (201-F-88) of Tsmoki-Minsk - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Keravnos - 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Lis Shoshi (211-C-94) of Sigal Prishtina - 15 points and 7 rebounds
8. Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) of Kapfenberg - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) of Sigal Prishtina - 27 points and 3 rebounds
10. Thomas Koenis (211-C-89) of Groningen - 13 points and 9 rebounds

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



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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kangoeroes
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. McNeaill, Kangoeroes24.0 
 2. Demps, Mons-Hai.23.0 
 3. Bojovic, Liege18.0 
 4. Zabas, Leuven17.0 
 5. Gibbs, Spirou16.0 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.16.0 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar16.0 
 8. Badji, Kangoeroes16.0 
 9. Sapp, Kangoeroes15.0 
 10. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Mons-Hainaut
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut12.0 
 2. Amis, Aalstar11.0 
 3. Cheatham-Jr, Kango.10.0 
 4. Simmons, Brussels9.0 
 5. Mwema, Oostende9.0 
 6. Gorgemans, Spirou8.0 
 7. Fieler, Oostende8.0 
 8. Cebasek, Liege7.0 
 9. Thomas, Spirou7.0 
 10. Badji, Kangoeroes7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Liege
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Larson, Liege7.0 
 2. Tuttle, Spirou7.0 
 3. Lasisi, Mons-Hainaut6.0 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.0 
 5. Troisfontain., Aalst.5.0 
 6. Thomas, Spirou5.0 
 7. Channels, Aalstar5.0 
 8. McNeaill, Kangoeroes4.0 
 9. Muya, Brussels4.0 
 10. Camphor, Leuven4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Scott THOMAS
  Spirou
  (198-SF-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomas, Spirou3.0 
 2. Tuttle, Spirou3.0 
 3. Larson, Liege3.0 
 4. Gibbs, Spirou3.0 
 5. McNeaill, Kangoeroes3.0 
 6. El-Khounchar, Kangoero.2.0 
 7. Mwema, Oostende2.0 
 8. Cheatham-Jr, Kango.2.0 
 9. Simmons, Brussels2.0 
 10. Harrell, Brussels2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Amis, Aalstar2.0 
 2. Peterson, Brussels1.0 
 3. Reddic, Mons-Hai.1.0 
 4. Robinson, Leuven1.0 
 5. Chrabascz, Aalstar1.0 
 6. Simmons, Brussels1.0 
 7. Grant, Spirou1.0 
 8. Taylor, Aalstar1.0 
 9. Lhoest, Liege1.0 
 10. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut1.0 


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sigfredo CASERO-ORTIZ
  Spirou B.
  (185-PG-97)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Casero-Ortiz, Spirou B.20.5 
 2. Maesen, Houthalen19.8 
 3. Vermoessen, Gent H.19.7 
 4. Perez, Melsele18.7 
 5. Goetgeluck, Soba18.3 
 6. Gorremans, Soba18.3 
 7. Allemand, Ninane16.3 
 8. Collette, Ninane16.3 
 9. Fassotte, Ninane16.0 
 10. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leigh ENOBAKHARE
  Royal B.
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Enobakhare, Royal B.13.0 
 2. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.10.5 
 3. Dobbelaere, Ieper10.0 
 4. Hilliman, Melsele9.0 
 5. Leten, Melsele8.3 
 6. Tuluka-M., Royal B.7.5 
 7. Van-Hoey, Oxaco7.3 
 8. Celis, Oxaco7.3 
 9. Goetgeluck, Soba7.3 
 10. Leemans, Ieper7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CELIS
  Oxaco
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Celis, Oxaco5.7 
 2. Goethaert, Gembo B.5.0 
 3. Moray, Ninane4.5 
 4. Goetgeluck, Soba4.0 
 5. Maio, Ninane3.7 
 6. Van-d., Melsele3.7 
 7. Benzouien, Spirou B3.3 
 8. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.3.3 
 9. van-Kempen, Soba3.3 
 10. Verspeeten, Gent H.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas LAMOT
  Melsele
  (190-F-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Lamot, Melsele3.7 
 2. Moray, Ninane3.5 
 3. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.3.0 
 4. Goetgeluck, Soba3.0 
 5. Goethaert, Gembo B.3.0 
 6. De Vreught, Gistel O.3.0 
 7. Perez, Melsele2.7 
 8. Collette, Ninane2.7 
 9. De Valck, Gembo B.2.5 
 10. Van-d., Melsele2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michal FUSEK
  Spirou B
  (224-C-95)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fusek, Spirou B2.3 
 2. Moray, Ninane1.0 
 3. Tuluka-M., Royal B.1.0 
 4. Hilliman, Melsele1.0 
 5. Bouckaert, Gembo B.1.0 
 6. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.1.0 
 7. Delplancq, Gistel O.1.0 
 8. Marion, Royal B.1.0 
 9. Nau, Oxaco0.7 
 10. Vermoessen, Gent H.0.7 


Telenet Giants Antwerp versus Nizhny Novogord at Champions League - by Patrick Ceulemans

Telenet Giants Antwerp works today (17.30) in the Lotto Arena the first game of the second qualifying round of the Champions League. The Giants play against the Russian Nizhny Novgorod. Novgorod plays with ten Russians, Serbian Jelovac and the American Gibbs. Tuesday is the return in Novgorod. The winner of this duel is qualified for the decisive preliminary round (against the Polish Rosa Radom) of the Champions League. The home game of the Giants against Limburg United is postponed.


Valencia keeps Van Rossom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-88kg-86). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season. Van-Rossom helped them to win the league title. He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg. Van-Rossom received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2017.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships this year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 54.5%.
Van-Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Pedro Llompart
Sam Van-Rossom
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Joan Sastre_Morro
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Romain Sato
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Bojan Dubljevic
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia keeps Van-Rossom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-88kg-86). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season. Van-Rossom helped them to win the league title. He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg. Van-Rossom received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2017.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships this year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 54.5%.
Van-Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Pedro Llompart
Sam Van-Rossom
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Joan Sastre_Morro
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Romain Sato
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Bojan Dubljevic
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Zlatorog celebrate Karavank Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Zlatorog - Spars 79:68

Zlatorog clinched the Karavank Cup preseason tournament title. They edged Spars Sarajevo in the Final. Nejc Baric (183-PG-97, agency: PEPI SPORT) tossed in 20 points and issued 8 assists to lead the Slovenian side.
The teams were all tied at 20 heading into the second period. Zlatorog surged ahead in the second term. They snatched a 41:37 halftime advantage. Spars denied the deficit in the third quarter. The Bosnian team entered the fourth period up by a single point 56:57. But Zlatorog quickly regained the control and raced to the victory in the final frame. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) chipped in 18 points for the winners. Kenan Bajramovic (206-C/F-81) answered with game-high 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Spars.



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Bauru
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Anthony, Bauru18.7 
 2. Cook, L.Sorocaba18.6 
 3. Artis, America17.9 
 4. Dos-Santos, Pauli.15.5 
 5. Brite, L.Sorocaba14.5 
 6. Ferreira, Franca14.1 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi13.3 
 8. Coelho, Franca12.4 
 9. Bernardi, Pinheiros12.3 
 10. Toledo, Pinheiros12.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Uchendu, Bauru8.6 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.7.1 
 3. Drudi, Osasco B.6.9 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros6.8 
 5. Viana, America6.5 
 6. Sommer, Paulistano6.4 
 7. Galvanini, Bauru6.2 
 8. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.1 
 9. Cipolini, Franca6.0 
 10. Silveira, Mogi5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Corazza, Paulistano7.0 
 2. Dos-Santos, Pauli.5.5 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.4 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.1 
 5. Anthony, Bauru4.9 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.3 
 7. Coelho, Franca3.8 
 8. Bennett, Pinheiros3.7 
 9. Artis, America3.7 
 10. Stallworth, Mogi3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gabriel ANDRADE
  America
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Andrade, America2.6 
 2. Toledo, Pinheiros2.0 
 3. Knight, America1.9 
 4. Rosa, America1.7 
 5. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.6 
 6. Artis, America1.6 
 7. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.5 
 8. Taylor, Mogi1.4 
 9. Coelho, Franca1.4 
 10. Lersch, Mogi1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Uchendu, Bauru1.8 
 2. Bernardi, Pinheiros1.3 
 3. Sena, Mogi1.0 
 4. Gruber, Franca1.0 
 5. Hubner, Paulistano1.0 
 6. Curnell, Mogi0.9 
 7. Demetrio, Franca0.9 
 8. Lenz, Bauru0.9 
 9. Pereira, Pinheiros0.7 
 10. Sommer, Paulistano0.7 



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  CANADA  


Junior Lomomba joins APOP Paphou - by Eurobasket News

APOP Paphou (Division A) agreed terms with 24-year old Canadian guard Junior Lomomba (196-93kg-93). He just graduated from W.Kentucky (NCAA). In 32 games he had 6.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.4apg last season.
As mentioned above Lomomba is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Lomomba represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 70.4%.

APOP Paphou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Polemitis
Junior Lomomba
Stefan Bonneau
Antonis Dimitriou
James Milliken
Artemis Tompazos
Antreas Hatzikosti
Charalambos Dimitriou

Forwards:
Athos Demetriou
Charalampos Aresti
Dimitris Stavrou
Dimitris Harisis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andrew Rautins (ex Tofas) is a newcomer at the Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors strengthened their training camp roster with addition of 31-year old Canadian ex-international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86kg-86, college: Syracuse). He moved there from Tofas in Turkish BSL league where he played this season. The last season Rautins played at Gaziantep (also in BSL). In 30 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg.
In 2010 Rautins was drafted by New York Knicks in second round (38th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rautins' team won Big East Regular Season in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention in 2016.
Rautins was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2013 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Rautins also represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg.
Rautins is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Openjobmetis VA), Spain (HLA Alicante), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2010)
He is always active without the ball, constantly running through and around screens to free himself open More than just a 3 point specialist, it's his play making abilities that make him a well rounded player He has an excellent basketball IQ, along with tremendous court vision, his passing skills can sometimes go overlooked When he does have an open lane to penetrate, Andy has the ability to take it, and set up his teammates for easy baskets.
He lacks athleticism, size and strength, which hurt him on both ends when comparing him to other shooting guards at the next level He does not have the quickest first step, which really makes him nothing more than catch and shoot threat when it comes to scoring
.

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Lowry
C.J. Miles
Andrew Rautins
Lorenzo Brown
Norman Powell
K.J. McDaniels
Malcolm Miller
Delon Wright
Fred VanVleet

Forwards:
DeMar DeRozan
Kyle Wiltjer
Alfonzo McKinnie
Jakob Poeltl
Kennedy Meeks
Bruno Caboclo
Pascal Siakam
O.G. Anunoby

Centers:
Serge Ibaka
Jonas Valanciunas
Lucas Nogueira

Coach: Dwayne Casey

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


Roy Booker (ex Canberra G.) signs at CD Castro - by Eurobasket News

Club Deportes Castro (Liga Nacional) landed 33-year old American shooting guard Roy Booker (191-95kg-84, college: Southeast Missouri State). He played in the summer at Canberra Gunners in Australian SEABL-East. In four games he averaged impressive 25.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 5.0apg. The last season Booker played at Penarol in Argentinian LigaA where in 10 games he had 6.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.4apg.
In 2006 he was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in second round (12th overall).
The former Southeast Missouri State staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Paulista League in 2016. Booker received also Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Booker experienced life in thirteen different countries playing on five different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American, Australian and of course North American leagues. Booker has played previously professionally in Austria (UBC St. Polten), Cyprus, France (Saint Vallier and Lille Metropole), Germany, Holland, Hungary (Kormend), Israel (Hapoel Afula), Slovakia (Prievidza), Syria (Al Karameh), Turkey, Brazil (Minas and Paschoalotto/Bauru) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He is described as: A combo guard with great scoring skills. He is working on his handle and court vision to become a true PG.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CD Valdivia tabs Bryant Mbamalu, ex Lagos W. - by Cristian Quiroga

Club Deportivo Valdivia (Liga Nacional) inked 26-year old Nigerian international shooting guard Bryant Mbamalu (191-88kg-91, college: La-Lafayette). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Mbamalu played in the summer at Lagos Warriors in Nigerian D2 league. The last season he played at Agustinos-Leclerc in Spanish LEB Silver where in 27 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg. He received also Afrobasket.com All-Afrobasket Championships 2nd Team award in 2017.
Mbamalu's college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2014.
Mbamalu represented Nigeria at the Afrobasket Championships this year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 14.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 46.7%.
Mbamalu has played previously professionally in Dominican Republic (Sameji) and Spain (Fontedoso Carrefour).
He attended University Louisiana at Lafayette until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Mbamalu's game is described as: Bryant is a tough, hard nose player. He is a great scorer and defender. His ball handling skills allow him to get anywhere on the court he wants to. Bryant can create for others and himself easily. He is athletic and fast with the ball in his hand. He can get around his defender at any point he desires. Bryant is physically able to guard positions 1-3. He was MVP in a conference with Elfrid Payton of Orlando Magics and R J Hunter of Boston Celtics. Bryant is a Top level player.

Club Deportivo Valdivia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erik Carrasco
Bryant Mbamalu
Martin Pino

Forwards:
Alvaro Calvo
Claudio Cabrera
Gerardo Isla
Clemente Soulodre

Center:
Javier Carter

Coach: Juan Manuel Cordoba

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CD Valdivia tabs Claudio Naranjo - by Cristian Quiroga

Club Deportivo Valdivia (Liga Nacional) inked 30-year old former international forward Claudio Naranjo (191-87) from AB Ancud.
The previous (15-16) season Naranjo played at Universidad de Concepcion where in 34 Liga Nacional games he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final.
Naranjo also represented Chile at the ODESUR Games in Santiago (Chile) three years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Osorno, Liceo Mixto, Liceo Mixto, Inacap and Los Leones.



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  CHINA  


Shanghai Sharks edge out Singapore Slingers, will face Adelaide 36ers in Merlion Cup final - by Eurobasket News

Despite an inspired performance by American import Xavier Alexander (198-G-88, college: S.Nazarene), who scored the most points (26) and rebounds (9) in the game, the Singapore Slingers were defeated 73-67 by defending champions Shanghai Sharks in the semi-finals of the Merlion Cup on Saturday (Sept 23). There was little to separate the two sides at the OCBC Arena, as the hosts trailed 16-18 in the first period and entered the half-time break three points down at 33-36. Both teams scored 21 points in the third quarter of what was proving to be a tense last-four clash. But the Chinese team pulled cleared in the final quarter with 16 points to 13 from the Slingers to seal their spot in the final. In the Adelaide 36ers-Jeonju KCC Egis clash, Australian forward Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92) starred for the 36ers with a double-double (27 points and 11 rebounds) in their 94-72 victory. The Sharks will face the Australian side while the Slingers, who finished fourth last year after a defeat by Seoul Samsung Thunders, will once again play a South Korean side - this time Jeonju - in the third-place match on Sunday. When asked about the prospect of facing the 36ers in the final, Sharks forward Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88, college: Detroit Mercy) said: "They're a tough team and we were trying to make it to the final, that was our goal, so we'll get it done tomorrow."
Courtesy of: straitstimes.com



Sharks add Akognon to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Shanghai Sharks (CBA) added to their roster 31-year old Nigerian international point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-84kg-86, college: CS Fullerton). He played last summer at Henan Shedianlaojiu in the NBL. Akognon managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 26 NBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 38.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.8apg and 2.5spg. The last season he played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in 5 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. Akognon also played 5 games in Eurocup where he had 5.4ppg and 1.6rpg. The other team he played shortly was Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 5 games he got 12.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.0apg. Akognon also played 4 games in Euroleague where he got 4.8ppg and 1.5apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Akognon's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2012. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention in 2015.
Akognon represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%.
Akognon is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Akognon tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Estonia, Italy (Banco di Srd), Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies), China (Flying Leopards, Jilin Tigers, Long Lions and Eagles) and NBA G League (Canton Charge and Delaware 87ers).
Akognon attended California State University, Fullerton until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Akognon: A tiny, but solid bodied guard with personality and great scoring skills. Thanks to his explosiveness and quickness, has a good offensive presence. Can spend time in both 1 and 2 positions, gives his best in open court situations.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zhejiang roll past Ryukyu to enter Final in Macau - by Eurobasket News

Zhejiang - Ryukyu 78:60

Zhejiang claimed the title game birth at the Super 8 international tournament in Macau. They beat Ryukyu Golden Kings in the semifinal today. Jingiu Hu produced 18 points to lead the winners.
The Lions stormed into the game. They posted a 29:10 lead ten minutes into the game. The Chinese team accumulated a 44:28 halftime advantage. Zhejiang maintained the advantage throughout the third term. They entered the final period up by 15 points 60:45 and never looked back en route to the win. Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) delivered 15 points, while Yanhao had 13 points for the winners. Hilton Armstrong (210-C-84, college: Connecticut) replied with 12 points for the Golden Lions.



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  CROATIA  


CSKA coast past hosts in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - CSKA 68:97

CSKA stormed past hosting Zadar at the international friendly tournament in Croatia. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) sank 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and handed out 5 assists to lead the effort.
Zadar and CSKA stayed toe to toe throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 18:18 after ten minutes. CSKA then used a 20:13 run in the second period to surge ahead. The Moscow team unleashed 59 points in the second half to leave Zadar behind and marched to a well-deserved win. Cory Higgins (196-G/F-89, college: Colorado) chipped in 13 points, while Dimitrios Katsivelis (196-G-91) added 12 points for CSKA. Luka Bozic (201-PG-96, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with 17 points for Zadar. Toni Jelenkovic (180-PG-97) notched 11 points in the loss.



Cedevita clinch inaugural ABA League SuperCup - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Buducnost 78:69

Cedevita are the first ABA League SuperCup champions. They overcame Buducnost for the trophy. Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the victory.
Cedevita stormed into the game. The Croatian team used a 21:2 rally in the opening frame to secure a 19-point lead. Buducnost bounced right back. The Montenegrin side unloaded 33 points in the second frame to eke out a 35:34 halftime lead. But Cedevita regained control in the third period. They snatched a 56:51 lead at the final intermission. Cedevita notched 22 points in the fourth quarter and triumphed at the end. Demetris Nichols (202-F-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 19 points, while Kevin Murphy (197-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) added 18 points for Cedevita. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 20 points for Buducnost. Filip Barovic (207-F/C-90, agency: Octagon Europe) had 16 points in the loss.



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  CYPRUS  


Junior Lomomba joins APOP Paphou - by Eurobasket News

APOP Paphou (Division A) agreed terms with 24-year old Canadian guard Junior Lomomba (196-93kg-93). He just graduated from W.Kentucky (NCAA). In 32 games he had 6.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.4apg last season.
As mentioned above Lomomba is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Lomomba represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 70.4%.

APOP Paphou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Polemitis
Junior Lomomba
Stefan Bonneau
Antonis Dimitriou
James Milliken
Artemis Tompazos
Antreas Hatzikosti
Charalambos Dimitriou

Forwards:
Athos Demetriou
Charalampos Aresti
Dimitris Stavrou
Dimitris Harisis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Milliken (ex Bernau) signs at APOP Paphou - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted APOP Paphou (Division A) landed 24-year old American guard James Milliken (188-82kg-93, college: Creighton, agency: SDJ Sports). He was about to sign at SSV Lokomotive Bernau in German ProB.
Milliken graduated from Creighton University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

APOP Paphou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Polemitis
Stefan Bonneau
Antonis Dimitriou
James Milliken
Artemis Tompazos
Antreas Hatzikosti
Charalambos Dimitriou

Forwards:
Athos Demetriou
Charalampos Aresti
Dimitris Stavrou
Dimitris Harisis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stefan Bonneau (ex Svendborg) joins APOP Paphou - by Eurobasket News

APOP Paphou (Division A) added to their roster 30-year old American point guard Stefan Bonneau (177-75kg-87, college: LIU Post). He played last season at Svendborg Rabbits in Danish Ligaen. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg. Bonneau helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 7 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 18.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
In 2012 Bonneau was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) in sixth round (94th overall).
The former LIU - C.W.Post (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bonneau was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Import Player of the Year in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Bonneau's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Bonneau tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Canada (London Lightning, Windsor Express and Orangeville A's), China (Xinjiang Flying Tige), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
On Bonneau: A tiny PG with great athletic skills and an almost unbelieveble leaping ability. This guy can dunk at will!.

APOP Paphou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Polemitis
Stefan Bonneau
Antonis Dimitriou
Artemis Tompazos
Antreas Hatzikosti
Charalambos Dimitriou

Forwards:
Athos Demetriou
Charalampos Aresti
Dimitris Stavrou
Dimitris Harisis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Louaize lands Brandon Mobley, ex Apoel - by Ahmad Madwar

Louaize Zouk (Pepsi LBL) tabbed 26-year old American forward Brandon Mobley (206-98kg-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 22 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 7.2rpg (#5 in the league), 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season. Mobley helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Mobley also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.4spg and 1.7bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Mobley played at Haukar (Dominos League) in Iceland. In 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention.
Mobley graduated from Seton Hall University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Louaize Zouk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hassan Dandach
Marvelle Harris

Forwards:
Travis Franklin
Khalil Aoun
Brandon Mobley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enosis tab Michale Kyser - by Eurobasket News

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) inked 26-year old American forward Michale Kyser (208-95kg-91, college: Louisiana Tech). He played most recently at Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 26 games he averaged 3.3ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Kyser was tested by Tadamon (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league.
Among other achievements his team won C-USA Regular Season in 2015. Kyser received also C-USA All-Defensive Team award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Kyser has played previously professionally in NBA (Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Raptors 905 Missisauga).
He attended Louisiana Tech University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Michale Kyser
Willie Atwood

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Duren comes back to Petrolina AEK Larnaca, ex Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American point guard Tyreek Duren (183-86kg-91, college: La Salle). It is actually his comeback to Larnaca as he has played here before. Duren played most recently at Boulogne in French ProB. In 17 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Duren ended the previous (2015-16) season at Petrolina AEK Larnaca where in 10 Division A games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg and 2.4spg. Duren contributed to his team winning the Cyprus League title (twice). But the most of that year he spent at Trefl in Polish TBL. In 22 games he had 14.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Duren received Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team award in 2015.
He graduated from La Salle University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tyreek is an outstanding point guard with exceptional instincts and poise.

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Palalas
Iakovos Panteli
Andreas Sizopoulos
Shane Gibson
Tyreek Duren
Michalis Motitis
Ioannis Pasiali
Themis Pallikaridis

Forwards:
Panagiotis Trisokkas
Tomislav Petrovic
Tyrell Biggs
Danilo Tasic
Roberto Mantovani
Sotiris Papagiannis

Centers:
JoJo Garcia
Devin Searcy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AEK roll past APOEL at Zivanario tournament - by Eurobasket News

AEK - APOEL 97:85

Petrolina AEK claimed the first victory at the Zivanario international friendly tournament. They beat their Cypriot rivals APOEL for 1-1 record. Shane Gibson (188-G-90, college: Sacred Heart) nailed 20 points to lead the winners.
AEK recorded a 24:16 lead after the opening quarter. They unloaded 28 points in the second period to ensure an 18-point halftime advantage. APOEL cut the distance at 13-point mark at the final break. They sank 26 points in the fourth stanza but APOEL hung on to ensure the victory. Devin Searcy (208-C/F-89, college: Dayton) netted 19 points, while Tyreek Duren (183-PG-91, college: La Salle) and Andreas Sizopoulos (192-G-83) added 16 points each for AEK. Justin Baker (201-F, college: Chatham) replied with game-high 27 points for APOEL.



AEK and Rethymno celebrate victories in Cyprus - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens and Rethymno got to the winning start of their Cyprus international tournament campaign.
AEK fired past AEK Larnaca 109:71 in the opener. Giannoulis Larentzakis (195-SG-93, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points for the Greek side. AEK Athens posted a 57:49 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 21-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Edin Atic (201-G/F-97) accounted for 19 points in the victory. Devin Searcy (208-C/F-89, college: Dayton) answered with 16 points for AEK Larnaca.
Rethymno overcame APOEL 83:79 in another game. Stefan Moody (179-PG-93, college: Mississippi) nailed 28 points to lead the effort. Rethymno opened a 41:33 halftime lead and managed to protect it throughout the second half. Justin Baker (203-F/C-89, college: Utah Valley) nailed 21 points for APOEL.



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1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marek WELSCH
  GBA Sparta
  (180-G-99)
  Avg: 33
 1. Welsch, GBA Sparta33.0 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK30.0 
 3. Janik, Novy Jicin26.0 
 4. Honomichl, Loko Plzen26.0 
 5. Vyroubal, USK P.24.0 
 6. Englicky, Sokol Pisek24.0 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B23.0 
 8. Slechta, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 9. Kereselidze, Zlin19.0 
 10. Jakubu, Novy Jicin18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marek SEHNAL
  BCM Orli
  (196-F/G-96)
  Avg: 12
 1. Sehnal, BCM Orli12.0 
 2. Voslajer, Zlin10.0 
 3. Slechta, Sokol Pisek10.0 
 4. Englicky, Sokol Pisek10.0 
 5. Bele, Sokol Pisek9.0 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B9.0 
 7. Samoura, USK P.9.0 
 8. Jedovnicky, Zlin8.0 
 9. Vana, BCM Orli8.0 
 10. Novak, Olomouc SK8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Simon BELE
  Sokol Pisek
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bele, Sokol Pisek8.0 
 2. Vyroubal, USK P.7.0 
 3. Nabelek, BCM Orli7.0 
 4. Goga, BCM Orli6.0 
 5. Voslajer, Zlin6.0 
 6. Nalevanko, Pardu.5.0 
 7. Welsch, GBA Sparta5.0 
 8. Sehnal, BCM Orli5.0 
 9. Samoura, USK P.5.0 
 10. Vecera, Pardubice3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matej STRNISTE
  Olomo.
  (177-PG-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Strniste, Olomo.5.0 
 2. Nehoda, Zlin4.0 
 3. Petric, Pardubice3.0 
 4. Welsch, GBA Sparta3.0 
 5. Zeman, Loko Plzen3.0 
 6. Jilek, Olomouc SK3.0 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen3.0 
 8. Farsky, USK P.3.0 
 9. Jedovnicky, Zlin2.0 
 10. Samoura, USK P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan SZABO
  BCM Orli
  (205-PF-98)
  Avg: 3
 1. Szabo, BCM Orli3.0 
 2. Vlcek, Opava B2.0 
 3. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.0 
 4. Madera, BCM Orli1.0 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK1.0 
 6. Dombek, GBA Sparta1.0 
 7. Sidibe, GBA Sparta1.0 
 8. Kvapil, Opava B1.0 
 9. Siler, GBA Sparta1.0 
 10. Nemec, Pardubice1.0 


NH Ostrava inks Anton Shoutvin - by Greg

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) signed 28-year old Israeli center Anton Shoutvin (206-95kg-89). He played last season at Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League. But in four games he had just 0.8ppg. Shoutvin also played that season for Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL where in 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention.

BK Nova Hut Ostrava roster for 2017-2018:

Petr Bohacik
Anton Shoutvin
Milan Stanojevic
Milic Blagojevic
Strahinja Stojacic
Patrick Johnson
Michael Medvecky
Daniel Klimek
Brian Bernardi
Russell Woods
Stepan Svoboda
Jan Kelar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  


Stefan Bonneau (ex Svendborg) joins APOP Paphou - by Eurobasket News

APOP Paphou (Division A) added to their roster 30-year old American point guard Stefan Bonneau (177-75kg-87, college: LIU Post). He played last season at Svendborg Rabbits in Danish Ligaen. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg. Bonneau helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 7 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 18.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
In 2012 Bonneau was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) in sixth round (94th overall).
The former LIU - C.W.Post (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bonneau was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Import Player of the Year in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Bonneau's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Bonneau tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Canada (London Lightning, Windsor Express and Orangeville A's), China (Xinjiang Flying Tige), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
On Bonneau: A tiny PG with great athletic skills and an almost unbelieveble leaping ability. This guy can dunk at will!.

APOP Paphou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Polemitis
Stefan Bonneau
Antonis Dimitriou
Artemis Tompazos
Antreas Hatzikosti
Charalambos Dimitriou

Forwards:
Athos Demetriou
Charalampos Aresti
Dimitris Stavrou
Dimitris Harisis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Rembert is back at Champville, ex Titanes Licey - by Ahmad Madwar

Champville (Pepsi LBL) signed 28-year old American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-85kg-89, college: Cal-Irvine). It is actually his comeback to Dik El Mehdi as he has played here before. Rembert played last summer at Titanes Licey in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left the team in June. In 6 LNB games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.7apg. The last season Rembert played at Champville where in 23 Pepsi LBL games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 6.1apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Rembert is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Africa and of course North America). Rembert has played previously professionally in Croatia (Krizevci), Hungary (Marso Nyiregyhazi KK), Qatar (Al Khor), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), Slovenia (Tajfun), Egypt (Shams), Libya (Nasr) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended University of California-Irvine until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Champville roster for 2017-2018:

Justin Hawkins
Fadi El Khatib
Darian Townes
Patrick Rembert
Johndre Jefferson
John Assi
Ali Farhat
Ahmad Sbeity

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gregorio Adon (ex Titanes Licey) joins Quintanar - by Eurobasket News

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (EBA) agreed terms with 26-year old Dominican forward Gregorio Adon (198-91). He played last summer at Titanes Licey in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. In two games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.5rpg. The last season Adon played at Marin Ence PeixeGalego (LEB Gold) where in 30 games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2016. Adon was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish EBA All-Imports Team back in 2013.
On Adon: Adon also stressed by a large capacity rebounds, in addition to being a good stopper, thanks to good timing jump, and impose his talents and athletic capacity to finish above the rim.

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daquan Brickhouse
Jamie Washington
Iker Barbero

Forwards:
Gregorio Adon
Skyler Burgess

Coach: Cruz David Fernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ECUADOR  


National League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Leones and Piratas stay alive - by Eurobasket News

Leones - Iccan 90-81

Leones defeated visiting Iccan to force the fourth game in the semifinal series. Iccan was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 29-18 charge of Leones, which allowed them to win the game. They shot 65.4 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. It was a great evening for Venezuelan point guard Alexander Morillo (180-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 assists. American forward Corbin Jackson (203-92, college: Florida Tech) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) with 22 points and Venezuelan guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) scored 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Leones: A.Morillo 22+2reb+5ast, A.Conchambay 19+1reb+1ast, J.Vargas 18+5reb+1ast, C.Jackson 15+8reb+3ast, R.Luis 8, J.Ante 6+1reb
Iccan: C.Silva 22+3reb, J.Centeno 18+1reb+1ast, C.Carcelen 16+2reb, J.Herrera 13+6reb, J.Pablo Alvarez 6+1reb, J.Porozo 4+1reb
gschID: 572330


Piratas - Barcelona 69-62

Piratas stayed alive in the series following a tough home win over Barcelona. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 18-14 Barcelona's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 69-62 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Barcelona 49-37 including 34 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 17 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) accounted for 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Piratas players scored in double figures. Cuban swingman Marvin Cairo (201-91, agency: Pro Sports) came up with 18 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) added 7 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for Barcelona in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Piratas: W.Clayton 18+17reb+1ast, C.Malatay 13+6reb+3ast, R.Perez 13+6reb+6ast, C.Delgado 11+11reb+1ast, P.Cano 7+5reb+4ast, A.Torres 3+2reb+3ast
Barcelona: M.Cairo 18+9reb, D.Henry 14+8reb, S.Prescott 12+6reb+6ast, R.Cardenas 9+3reb+5ast, K.Bowman 7+10reb+8ast, E.Bernal 2+1reb
gschID: 572331





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  EUROLEAGUE  


Khimki inks Thomas Robinson - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) signed 26-year old American power forward Thomas Robinson (208-109kg-91, college: Kansas, agency: GFSG). He played last season at LA Lakers in the NBA. In 47 games he had 5.1ppg and 4.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Robinson played at the Nets in NBA where in 69 games he recorded 4.4ppg and 5.2rpg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Sacramento Kings (NBA) as #5 pick overall. The former University of Kansas staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Big 12 Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team and NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Robinson has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Phi.76ers.
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Strong -- though not bulky -- frame that can generate a lot of power in a hurry ... Very fluid runner ... Quick feet in the paint ... Is efficient and decisive in post-up situations, despite not being especially skilled with his back to the basket ... Aggressive mentality leads to a high number of free-throw attempts
.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Thomas Robinson
Marko Todorovic
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia keeps Van Rossom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-88kg-86). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season. Van-Rossom helped them to win the league title. He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg. Van-Rossom received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2017.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships this year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 54.5%.
Van-Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Pedro Llompart
Sam Van-Rossom
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Joan Sastre_Morro
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Romain Sato
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Bojan Dubljevic
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Chooks-to-Go rallies to notch opening win - by Aris Ignacio

Kiefer Ravena (181-G/F-93) and naturalized player prospect Isaiah Austin (216-C-93, college: Baylor) led the fight back of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas to edge BC Astana, 73-65, in their opening games in the current FIBA Asia Champions Cup at the Chenzhou Sports Center in China last September 22 (Manila time).

Ravena paced the nationals with 22 points, 11 of which were scored in the pivotal third quarter, three rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals.

Austin provided an all-around debut to the squad finishing with 17 points, 18 rebounds and six block shots.

Kazakhstan started strong and led 43-35 at the half, highlighted with eight triples but lost touch in the final half.

Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) paced the team with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Scores:

Chooks-to-Go (73) - Ravena 22, Austin 17, Manuel 10, Jeric Teng 7, Jose 6, Revilla 5, Cruz 2, Torres 2, Jeron Teng 1, Tamsi 1, Vosotros 0.

BC Astana (65) - Gavrilov 11, Clemmons 10, Carter 10, Murzagaliyev 8, Zhigulin 8, Degtyarev, Yergali 6, Marchuk 2, Kolesnikov 2, Chsherbak 0.

Quarterscores: 21-19, 35-43, 57-55, 73-65.

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



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  FINLAND  


Cameron Clark (ex Porvoon Tarmo) joins Ballincollig - by Eurobasket News

Ballincollig BC (Division 1) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Cameron Clark (190-98kg-93, college: Southwestern, KS). He played last season at Porvoon Tarmo in Finnish 1st Division. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division A Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Clark played in the final of KCAC Tournament in 2016. He was also voted CoSIDA College Division All-District 3 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Clark graduated from Southwestern College, KS in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Ballincollig BC roster for 2017-2018:

Ciaran OSullivan
Ronan O'Sullivan
Pere Tres
Cameron Clark
Mariss Bruscevis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Tim BLUE
  Antibes
  (205-PF-84)
  Avg: 29
 1. Blue, Antibes29.0 
 2. Prepelic, Paris-Le.21.0 
 3. Cowels-III, Hyeres-.20.0 
 4. Michineau, Cholet19.0 
 5. Ubel, Boulazac18.0 
 6. Dixon, Strasbourg18.0 
 7. Arnold, Hyeres-T.18.0 
 8. Sy, Monaco17.0 
 9. Kikanovic, Monaco17.0 
 10. Hassell, Le Portel16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouphtaou YAROU
  Antibes
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 17
 1. Yarou, Antibes17.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Stras.14.0 
 3. Evans, Cholet11.0 
 4. Blue, Antibes10.0 
 5. Donaldson, Le Po.9.0 
 6. Farr, Chalon8.0 
 7. Tolbert, Hyeres-T.8.0 
 8. Cornelie, Paris-Le.8.0 
 9. Ware, Boulazac8.0 
 10. Kikanovic, Monaco8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Paul LACOMBE
  Monaco
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Lacombe, Monaco10.0 
 2. Blassingame, Antibes9.0 
 3. Okobo, Pau-Lacq.8.0 
 4. Anderson, Pau-Lacq.7.0 
 5. Carter, Le Portel6.0 
 6. Prepelic, Paris-Le.5.0 
 7. Smith, Hyeres-T.5.0 
 8. Gotcher, Cholet4.0 
 9. Logan, Strasbourg4.0 
 10. Mangin, Le Portel4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Monaco
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Craft, Monaco4.0 
 2. Pearson, Dijon4.0 
 3. Prepelic, Paris-Le.3.0 
 4. Ware, Boulazac3.0 
 5. Lacombe, Monaco3.0 
 6. Smith, Hyeres-T.3.0 
 7. Eliezer-V., Paris-Le.3.0 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.2.0 
 9. Okobo, Pau-Lacq.2.0 
 10. Camara, Chalon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sadio DOUCOURE
  Chalons-.
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 0
 1. Doucoure, Chalons-.0.0 
 2. Alingue, Dijon0.0 
 3. Donaldson, Le Po.0.0 
 4. Lesca, Paris-Le.0.0 
 5. Dixon, Strasbourg0.0 
 6. Larribau, Pau-Lacq.0.0 
 7. Diarra, Antibes0.0 
 8. Labeyrie, Stras.0.0 
 9. Deane, Chalons-.0.0 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.0 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Drake REED
  Saint Vallier
  (194-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24
 1. Reed, Saint Vallier24.0 
 2. Temgoua, Boulogne24.0 
 3. Vaty, Lourdes23.0 
 4. Davis, Saint-Quentin22.0 
 5. Tresnak, RAC Basket22.0 
 6. Cisse, Brissac-.21.0 
 7. Watkins, Boulogne21.0 
 8. Zivkovic, SAP V.21.0 
 9. Faroux, Lorient20.0 
 10. Clark, ALS Basket19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moise DIAME
  Brissac-.
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Diame, Brissac-.12.0 
 2. Watt, Gries/Ob.12.0 
 3. Negrobar, Gries/Ob.10.0 
 4. Tresnak, RAC Basket10.0 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket10.0 
 6. Walker, Saint-Quentin10.0 
 7. Chupin, Brissac-.10.0 
 8. Jones, Chartres10.0 
 9. Staniulis, Souffel10.0 
 10. Craion, Saint Vallier9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  RAC B.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Rathieuville, RAC B.8.0 
 2. Temgoua, Boulogne8.0 
 3. Diame, Brissac-.8.0 
 4. Bichard, Chartres8.0 
 5. Forcada, Gries/Ob.8.0 
 6. Romain, Chartres7.0 
 7. Clark, ALS Basket7.0 
 8. Siegwarth, SAP V.7.0 
 9. Craion, Saint Vallier6.0 
 10. Bichard, RAC Basket6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ralph TEMGOUA
  Boulogne
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Temgoua, Boulogne4.0 
 2. Boundy, Boulogne4.0 
 3. Diehl, Souffel4.0 
 4. Craion, Saint Vallier4.0 
 5. Clark, ALS Basket3.0 
 6. Robin, Brissac-.3.0 
 7. Bichard, RAC Basket3.0 
 8. Rigaux, Brissac-.3.0 
 9. Kovanusic, ALS B.3.0 
 10. Walker, Saint-Quentin2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Gries/Ob.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Watt, Gries/Ob.3.0 
 2. Staniulis, Souffel2.0 
 3. Zengotitaben., Gries/Ob.2.0 
 4. Craion, Saint Vallier2.0 
 5. Milosevic, La Charite2.0 
 6. Fandelet, La Ch.1.0 
 7. Jones, Chartres1.0 
 8. Boateng, Saint V.1.0 
 9. Mendy, Souffel1.0 
 10. Correia, Souffel1.0 


Duren comes back to Petrolina AEK Larnaca, ex Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American point guard Tyreek Duren (183-86kg-91, college: La Salle). It is actually his comeback to Larnaca as he has played here before. Duren played most recently at Boulogne in French ProB. In 17 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Duren ended the previous (2015-16) season at Petrolina AEK Larnaca where in 10 Division A games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg and 2.4spg. Duren contributed to his team winning the Cyprus League title (twice). But the most of that year he spent at Trefl in Polish TBL. In 22 games he had 14.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Duren received Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Imports Team award in 2015.
He graduated from La Salle University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tyreek is an outstanding point guard with exceptional instincts and poise.

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Palalas
Iakovos Panteli
Andreas Sizopoulos
Shane Gibson
Tyreek Duren
Michalis Motitis
Ioannis Pasiali
Themis Pallikaridis

Forwards:
Panagiotis Trisokkas
Tomislav Petrovic
Tyrell Biggs
Danilo Tasic
Roberto Mantovani
Sotiris Papagiannis

Centers:
JoJo Garcia
Devin Searcy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Corban COLLINS
  Kirchheim
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 26
 1. Collins, Kirchheim26.0 
 2. Dranginis, Trier25.0 
 3. Morgan, Koeln R.24.0 
 4. Taras, Baunach23.0 
 5. Fowler, Baunach21.0 
 6. Ziegenhagen, Chemn.20.0 
 7. Maier, Nuernberg19.0 
 8. Barton, Kirchheim19.0 
 9. Brooks, Phoenix .17.0 
 10. Freese, Vechta16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andreas KRONHARDT
  Kirch.
  (205-C-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Kronhardt, Kirch.11.0 
 2. Ramsey, Koeln R.10.0 
 3. Lodders, Chemnitz10.0 
 4. Albrecht, Hanau10.0 
 5. Raffington, Hambu.9.0 
 6. Joenke, Hanau9.0 
 7. Herrera, Phoenix .9.0 
 8. Oppland, Nuernberg8.0 
 9. Smith, Vechta8.0 
 10. Alston, Trier8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Hrvoje KOVACEVIC
  Hamburg
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kovacevic, Hamburg9.0 
 2. McDowell-W., Bauna.7.0 
 3. Wade, Nuernberg6.0 
 4. Barton, Kirchheim5.0 
 5. Joenke, Hanau5.0 
 6. Freese, Vechta4.0 
 7. Omuvwie, Nuernberg4.0 
 8. Smit, Trier4.0 
 9. Bekteshi, Koeln R.4.0 
 10. Ziegenhagen, Chemn.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Leon BAECK
  Koeln R.
  (187-PG-96)
  Avg: 7
 1. Baeck, Koeln R.7.0 
 2. Razis, Vechta4.0 
 3. McDowell-W., Bauna.4.0 
 4. Collins, Kirchheim3.0 
 5. Christen, Vechta2.0 
 6. Kovacevic, Hamburg2.0 
 7. Bekteshi, Koeln R.2.0 
 8. Wade, Nuernberg2.0 
 9. Alston, Trier2.0 
 10. Wenzel, Kirchheim2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew SMITH
  Vechta
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Smith, Vechta2.0 
 2. Brady, Hanau2.0 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz2.0 
 4. Herrera, Phoenix .2.0 
 5. Herkenhoff, Vechta1.0 
 6. Kovacevic, Hamburg1.0 
 7. Kronhardt, Kirch.1.0 
 8. Brooks, Phoenix .1.0 
 9. Meredith, Nuern.1.0 
 10. Edigin, Baunach1.0 


CSKA rally past Bayern, enter Final in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Bayern 80:70

CSKA Moscow will play for the title at the international friendly tournament in Zadar. They beat Bayern Munich to set up the Final versus Fenerbahce. Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: BeoBasket) produced 17 points to lead the winners.
CSKA dropped 27 points in the opening quarter to race to a 10-point lead. Bayern pulled within three points at the big break 40:37. The German powerhouse narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But CSKA ignited a 23:15 run in the final period to seal the victory. Will Clyburn (201-SF-90, college: Iowa St.) delivered 16 points, while Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) added 15 points in the win. Devin Booker (205-C-91, college: Clemson) replied with 18 points for Bayern.



James Milliken (ex Bernau) signs at APOP Paphou - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted APOP Paphou (Division A) landed 24-year old American guard James Milliken (188-82kg-93, college: Creighton, agency: SDJ Sports). He was about to sign at SSV Lokomotive Bernau in German ProB.
Milliken graduated from Creighton University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

APOP Paphou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Panagiotis Polemitis
Stefan Bonneau
Antonis Dimitriou
James Milliken
Artemis Tompazos
Antreas Hatzikosti
Charalambos Dimitriou

Forwards:
Athos Demetriou
Charalampos Aresti
Dimitris Stavrou
Dimitris Harisis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Justin Alston Brings Way More Than Just Refreshing Basketball Skills To Trier But A Very Keen Mind - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometimes the beauty of where a basketball player is able to call his athletic and intellectual home for four years doesn't change even when he moves on to the professional level. Not all players have that luxury of being able to go from class to class, from meal to meal and from practice to practice and have that combination of that urban feeling combined with that touch of nature that is lurking whenever one wants to forget about all the studying and exam stress coupled with the aches and pains of practice and just be able to get immersed with the bit of green that is present in Boston. Players that had to endure a 4 year stay at places like in the Bronx, New York where one can't exactly feel comfortable with the nonending smell of filth or in other big cities like in Los Angeles with USC or Philadelphia with Temple didn't have the grandeur of a Justin Alston (203-F-94, college: Boston U.) who not only was able to taste the combination of city and nature for an extra year in that he had a university education for five years, but the beauty of his surroundings will continue as he embarks on his professional journey in Germany tonight. Alston played 5 years at Boston University from 2012-2017 and could be driving down Commonwealth avenue and witness the bustling student life on both sides of the street while always getting closer to the Prudential building which hovered on the horizon, but at the same time be a few minutes away from the pretty Charles river off Storrow Drive which is like a snake that weaves itself around the Boston area. Along the Charles river, the American could find a comfy spot and open a book while having a picturesque view of the Boston skyline while getting that last studying in for that next exam or just get lost for a few minutes with the next opponent Lehigh and try to figure out a way how to contain a Tim Kempton Jr well again. One could say his beauty of nature that he had in Boston will continue in his rookie season when he will be playing for the Romerstrom Gladiators in Trier. Alston will call a city home that like Boston is enriched with unending traditional history and is even older than Boston as it was founded by the Celts in the last 4th century BC and belongs to the oldest cities in Germany. It doesn't match the population of Boston as only 104,000 people reside there, but the beauty of the Mosel river on which the small city lies on will bring back memories of the Charles river. When driving down Paulin street for the first time and passes the historic and breathtaking Porta Negra, he will remember some of the old landmarks in Boston and feel right at home.

Justin Alston is a 23 year old 203cm forward that hails from Washington DC and just finished his basketball career at Boston University. He will play his rookie season in the German Pro A which is the second division, but a very respected and growing league that has produced some very good talent over the years and helped guys make the next step. Alston will play for a very traditional team with the Romerstrom Gladiators that have once played in the top division in the German EasyCredit BBL then known as TBB trier and won two titles with the 1998 and 2001 cups. The American didn't know much about German basketball other than it is highly respected and well known globally and got some positive feedback from ex UMass standout Ricyk Harris who has had a stellar career in Europe and played in Trier in the past. Alston also didn't make the mistake of many young and fresh Americans waiting too long over the summer and signing, but rather not wasting any time and just going for that first opportunity, but also weighing on some deciding factors. 'My family and agent were both very influential in my decision. Also by signing early in the summer it gives me a chance to be stress free about where I will be playing. It was an awesome experience, my agent really helped me understand what kind of things I should be looking for going into my first season, and the Gladiators were my first and only offer but their presentation and offer was very appealing.', stressed Justin Alston.

Alston comes to Germany with the typical big man repertoire and is a player that can score and rebound on a regular basis, but do so much more. 'I would describe my game as being an energy guy who will always be going to give you all I have every night and a guy who isn't finished developing his game. I still have a lot more things that I need to improve in but that's the beauty of my game I feel like I am an unfinished project willing to learn and work. And a guy right now in the league who I can compare myself too is Amir Johnson.', stressed Justin Alston. German basketball fans will also see some other appetizers in his game that he felt had been overlooked in the NCAA. 'I believe my touch and ability to knock down open jump shots sometimes gets unnoticed as well as my ability to pass the ball from out of the post', warned Justin Alston. He possessed a great instinct to be able to position himself well around the basket to get the rebound which is an underappreciated asset at the college level. The American knows what part of his game will aid him most in Germany at the Pro A level. 'The part of my game which I see helping me at the next level will probably be my energy and willingness to go after every ball', stressed Justin Alston. He lists Minnesota Timberwolf Karl Anthony Towns as his toughest opponent at the NCAA level and trained hard the last few months to continue to shape his game for the professional waters. However before the Washington DC native was able to sign on the dotted line and have that professional contract in his possession, he had to earn it and did that Boston University. He brings way more than just refreshing basketball skills to Trier, but a very keen mind.

Alston didn't go the traditional route that most guys take going the normal 4 years, but an injury helped him stay an extra year as he got a medical redshirt and fifth year of eligibility which in turn also allowed him to not only get a bachelor's degree in hospitality, but also a masters in project management something that is very rare for a player. On the court in 5 years, he was able to play a total of 114 NCAA games and thanks to a stellar fifth year was named to the All Patriot second team after averaging 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 74.7%. He scored in double figures 19 times including two double doubles. He was able to improve his scoring stats each season and it was no surprise that he won the team's most improved award three times. There are many memories that he will have especially from his senior year, but having that chance as a junior to battle top school Kentucky playing against future NBA players like the Harrison brothers, Devin Booker, Karl Anthony Towns, Tyler Ulis, Tyler Lyes and Willy Cauley-Stein is something he can tell his grand children even if he lost 89-65. He remembers exactly which one of these guys was the toughest for Boston University to stop. 'Devin Booker for sure because going into halftime we were down three points and then in the second half he probably made every three point shot he took', added Justin Alston. In his senior season he will also remember his last game against Lehigh losing 91-88 in double OT and dueling Tim Kempton twice having his number once, but relinquishing 31 points in that fateful last game. 'Years down the line I think I will just still remember how disappointed I was not to reach the NCAA tournament, but I will be thankful for the blessings and opportunities that BU has provided for my life. Just as a competitor I want to win the matchups and win the game, but my motivation isn't based of another person. I want to be the best that I can be and that's what motivates me every day', expressed Justin Alston.

To be extra successful on the court as a player, you need to have that special character which Alston has which in turn makes it easier to have those relationships work with your teammates as well as classmates. On the court as well as in the classroom, he had a very tight bond with Eric Fanning who like Alston also had that five year experience in school after being a freshman at Wagner (NCAA) and being in the masters program. Like Alston, Fanning will embark on a professional career this fall with Egis Kormend (Hungary-A Division). A Fanning was much more than just a friend for Alston. 'Eric Fanning is my brother and we fought a lot, we argued a lot but when we both put our heads to one goal we really work well together on and off the court. I always remember his personality and you will not meet to many people like Eric he is one of a kind for sure', stressed Justin Alston. So often one hears of how players move from school to school as rapidly as new Lebron haters surface after his newest NBA finals loss as more often than not it is the head coach that is the reason, but at Boston University the basketball team is like a family where love is a standard word when the name Joe Jones is mentioned. 'Coach Jones is awesome. He is a great guy first before he is a coach to me. He has done so much for me over the years to help in my development as a player and person, I really appreciate him and his family for all their love and support over the years', warned Justin Alston.

Alston who never lost a one on one in practice against Nick Havener, but stated that his unorthodox game wasn't easy to defend brings those refreshing basketball skills to Trier, but also that keen mind. So many players find it very difficult to make the transition from professional basketball player to the real world. Often NBA players don't have to go that way, but then again some do after losing their millions and all of a sudden stand in no man's land and can't get a job. For the normal professional playing overseas, they will have to enter the real world and Alston will be ready for that because Boston University will have prepared him in the best way. 'Being able to receive my grad year, was one of the best experiences of my life. I had two goals which were to become the best player I could by staying in the gym every day and receiving my masters degree in a year. I was able to complete both of my goals with the help of my friends, coaches, and loving family', said Justin Alston. Alston already has had experience in the work place during his studies at Boston University working at a Time Share company as well as doing marketing at school and after his professional basketball career would like to venture into consulting in construction or government. He is more than thankful that he could go the player and student route with Boston University. 'Boston University has given me the blueprint on how to be successful in life in any field I choose to pursue. BU has provided me with a world class education with a Bachelors in hospitality and business management and a Masters degree in project management.', warned Justin Alston. Before Alston who lists Lebron as second best of all-time after MJ and Tim Duncan as the best power forward ever could embark on his new adventure to Germany, he already had his brush with the NBA having a work out with the Boston Celtics in the spring time. Connections usually do the job in getting a gig like that, but contact or not, not every player can boast having played in front of an NBA team. 'My workout with the Celtics was confirmation that God is always working on your behalf and prayer and hard work pays off. That is an experience which was unreal and something that I will be able to hold with me for the rest of my life. After the workout they told me I really held my own and I should continue working on developing my shot more and being able to handle the ball and I should have a bright future', stressed Justin Alston. One thing is for sure when Alston is driving down Herzogenbuscher street in Trier and takes a right into the Trier arena for practice or a game, it won't matter if he is chauffeuring head coach Marco Van Den Berg or veteran German guard Simon Schmitz, they will arrive content having heard his relevant NBA stories or simply his visions of how he will make a difference in the corporate world in the future.



Brose Baskets nip Fenerbahce in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - Fenerbahce 90:89 (2OT)

Brose Baskets posted the first victory at the Zadar international tournament. They narrowly defeated Fenerbahce for 1-1 record. Bryce Taylor (194-SG-86, agency: BeoBasket) posted 16 points to lead the German side.
Fenerbahce enjoyed a 22:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Brose Baskets slowed their opponents in the second frame. They held the Turkish powerhouse to just 10 points to pull within 2 points at the big break 32:30. Fenerbahce extended the lead at 4-point mark at the third break. But Bamberg used a 20:16 run in the final period to force overtime. The teams had to play the second extra period to decide on the winner. Elias Harris (203-SF-89, college: Gonzaga) and Leon Radosevic (207-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) finally sank two free throws to seal the victory for the German champions. Maodo Lo (191-G-92, college: Columbia) delivered 15 points, while Ricky Hickman provided 11 points in the victory. Jason Thompson (211-F/C-86, college: Rider) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) and Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) had 17 points each in the loss.



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AEK and Rethymno celebrate victories in Cyprus - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens and Rethymno got to the winning start of their Cyprus international tournament campaign.
AEK fired past AEK Larnaca 109:71 in the opener. Giannoulis Larentzakis (195-SG-93, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points for the Greek side. AEK Athens posted a 57:49 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 21-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Edin Atic (201-G/F-97) accounted for 19 points in the victory. Devin Searcy (208-C/F-89, college: Dayton) answered with 16 points for AEK Larnaca.
Rethymno overcame APOEL 83:79 in another game. Stefan Moody (179-PG-93, college: Mississippi) nailed 28 points to lead the effort. Rethymno opened a 41:33 halftime lead and managed to protect it throughout the second half. Justin Baker (203-F/C-89, college: Utah Valley) nailed 21 points for APOEL.



Olympiacos outgun Crvena Zvezda in Crete - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos - Crvena Zvezda 70:56

Olympiacos advanced into the title game at the international friendly tournament in Crete. They outlasted Crvena Zvezda in the semifinal clash. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) posted 16 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Olympiacos recorded a 19:10 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the margin in the second period. The Piraeus team posted a 39:22 halftime advantage. Olympiacos did not slow down in the second half. They maintained the pressure and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Brian Roberts (187-PG-85, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances) delivered 10 points for the winners. Milko Bjelica (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points for Crvena Zvezda.



AEK Athens roll past Rethymno for second straight win in Nicosia - by Eurobasket News

AEK - Rethymno 93:82

AEK Athens clinched the second consecutive win at the Zivanario Tournament in Nicosia. They edged their Greek rivals Rethymno to gain 2-0 record. Dimitrios Mavroeidis (208-C-85, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds in the win.
Rethymno grabbed an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game. They extended the margin at 7-point mark at the interval 37:44. Rethymno kept the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth quarter up by 8 points. But AEK fuelled a massive 31:12 run in the final period to ensure the winning outcome. Mike Green (185-PG-85, college: Butler) netted 14 points, while Kelsey Barlow (196-G-91, college: Ill.-Chicago) added 13 points in the victory. Stefan Moody (179-PG-93, college: Mississippi) answered with 19 points for Rethymno. Hugh Robertson (195-G-89, college: S.Florida) chipped in 15 points in the losing case.



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Cameron Clark (ex Porvoon Tarmo) joins Ballincollig - by Eurobasket News

Ballincollig BC (Division 1) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Cameron Clark (190-98kg-93, college: Southwestern, KS). He played last season at Porvoon Tarmo in Finnish 1st Division. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division A Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Clark played in the final of KCAC Tournament in 2016. He was also voted CoSIDA College Division All-District 3 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Clark graduated from Southwestern College, KS in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Ballincollig BC roster for 2017-2018:

Ciaran OSullivan
Ronan O'Sullivan
Pere Tres
Cameron Clark
Mariss Bruscevis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MIA-RO Cantu lands Michael Qualls, ex Galil Gilboa - by Armando Caporaso

MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A) tabbed 23-year old American guard Michael Qualls (197-95kg-94, college: Arkansas). He played most recently at Galil Gilboa in Israeli Winner League. In 33 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Qualls was tested by the Thunder in NBA.
Among other achievements he played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015. Qualls received also NABC All-District 21 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Qualls graduated from University of Arkansas in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

MIA-Red October Cantu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Chappell
David Cournooh
Randy Culpepper
Maurizio Tassone
Salvatore Parrillo
Jaime Smith
Michael Qualls

Forwards:
Charles Thomas
Christian Burns
Davide Raucci
Eric Griffin
Cleanthony Early
Federico Vai

Centers:
Andrea Crosariol
Giacomo Maspero

Coach: Kiril Bolshakov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NH Ostrava inks Anton Shoutvin - by Greg

BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) signed 28-year old Israeli center Anton Shoutvin (206-95kg-89). He played last season at Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League. But in four games he had just 0.8ppg. Shoutvin also played that season for Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL where in 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention.

BK Nova Hut Ostrava roster for 2017-2018:

Petr Bohacik
Anton Shoutvin
Milan Stanojevic
Milic Blagojevic
Strahinja Stojacic
Patrick Johnson
Michael Medvecky
Daniel Klimek
Brian Bernardi
Russell Woods
Stepan Svoboda
Jan Kelar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trapani overcome Massagno in overtime - by Eurobasket News

Trapani - Massagno 84:76 (OT)

Pallacanestro Trapani outgunned Massagno Basket in overtime in the latest test game. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) and Jesse Perry (200-F-89, college: Arizona) knocked down 22 points to lead the winners.
Massagno Basket eked out an 18:17 lead after the opening frame. Trapani erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 37:31 halftime advantage. The Italian team stayed in front in the third term. They entered the fourth period up by three points 58:55. But Massagno Basket erased the deficit and forced overtime. Trapani unloaded 16 points in the extra period and got away with the win. Andrea Renzi (207-F/C-89, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Justin Roberson (186-PG-93, college: La-Monroe) answered with 23 points for Massagno. Keon Moore (196-G/F-92, college: Winthrop, agency: Two Points) topscored with 24 points for the Swiss side.



EA7 Milano and Umana Reyer enter SuperCup Final - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Milano and Umana Reyer Venezia advanced into SuperCup Final. They claimed victories in the respective semifinal clashes tonight.
EA7 Milano beat Dolomiti Energia Trento 74:65. Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88, college: Charleston) stepped up with 24 points to lead the winners. The Milan team piled up a 39:27 halftime advantage and then protected it well throughout the second half. Dairis Bertans (194-SG-89) chipped in 11 points for EA7 Milano. Chane Behanan (198-F-92, college: Louisville) provided 13 points and 8 rebounds for Trento.
Umana Reyer outgunned Dinamo Sassari 86:79 for the ticket into Final. Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) connected for 21 points in the win. Umana Reyer piled up a 38:31 halftime advantage. Sassari kept the intrigue alive throughout the second half but Venezia hung on to snatch the win at the end. Michael Bramos (196-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Achille Polonara (203-F-91) tallied 23 points and 8 rebounds for Sassari.



MIA-RO Cantu lands Michael Qualls, ex Galil Gilboa - by Armando Caporaso

MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A) tabbed 23-year old American guard Michael Qualls (197-95kg-94, college: Arkansas). He played most recently at Galil Gilboa in Israeli Winner League. In 33 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Qualls was tested by the Thunder in NBA.
Among other achievements he played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015. Qualls received also NABC All-District 21 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Qualls graduated from University of Arkansas in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

MIA-Red October Cantu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Chappell
David Cournooh
Randy Culpepper
Maurizio Tassone
Salvatore Parrillo
Jaime Smith
Michael Qualls

Forwards:
Charles Thomas
Christian Burns
Davide Raucci
Eric Griffin
Cleanthony Early
Federico Vai

Centers:
Andrea Crosariol
Giacomo Maspero

Coach: Kiril Bolshakov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shimane Magic adds Stutz to their roster, ex Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League) added to their roster 27-year old American center Garrett Stutz (214-115kg-90, college: Wichita State). He played last season at Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 29 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.9rpg.
Stutz ended the previous (2015-16) season at Al Wasl (D1) in UAE league. But the most of that year he spent at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian league where in 7 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 13.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg. Stutz also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 13.9ppg and 7.0rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Stutz won Czech Republic League championship title in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Stutz's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Stutz tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Korea (Anyang KGC), Poland (Czarni), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Stutz attended Wichita State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Shimane Susanoo Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Kazuya Hatano
Josh Scott

Centers:
Brendan Lane
Garrett Stutz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MarkDeeksNBA)

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Chiba Jets beat Goyang Orions to enter Super 8 tournament Final - by Eurobasket News

Chiba Jets - Goyang Orions 83:68

Chiba Jets will play for the Super 8 international tournament title. They edged Goyang Orions today to reach the Final. Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93) scored 25 points to lead the Japanese team.
The Orions snatched a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. The Jets pulled ahead in the second quarter. Chiba recorded a 39:33 halftime advantage. The Japanese team extended the gap at 12-point mark heading into the fourth period. They never looked back throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) recorded 13 points for the Jets. Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) netted 20 points for the Orions.



Zhejiang roll past Ryukyu to enter Final in Macau - by Eurobasket News

Zhejiang - Ryukyu 78:60

Zhejiang claimed the title game birth at the Super 8 international tournament in Macau. They beat Ryukyu Golden Kings in the semifinal today. Jingiu Hu produced 18 points to lead the winners.
The Lions stormed into the game. They posted a 29:10 lead ten minutes into the game. The Chinese team accumulated a 44:28 halftime advantage. Zhejiang maintained the advantage throughout the third term. They entered the final period up by 15 points 60:45 and never looked back en route to the win. Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) delivered 15 points, while Yanhao had 13 points for the winners. Hilton Armstrong (210-C-84, college: Connecticut) replied with 12 points for the Golden Lions.



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Rembert is back at Champville, ex Titanes Licey - by Ahmad Madwar

Champville (Pepsi LBL) signed 28-year old American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-85kg-89, college: Cal-Irvine). It is actually his comeback to Dik El Mehdi as he has played here before. Rembert played last summer at Titanes Licey in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left the team in June. In 6 LNB games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.7apg. The last season Rembert played at Champville where in 23 Pepsi LBL games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 6.1apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Rembert is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Africa and of course North America). Rembert has played previously professionally in Croatia (Krizevci), Hungary (Marso Nyiregyhazi KK), Qatar (Al Khor), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), Slovenia (Tajfun), Egypt (Shams), Libya (Nasr) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended University of California-Irvine until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Champville roster for 2017-2018:

Justin Hawkins
Fadi El Khatib
Darian Townes
Patrick Rembert
Johndre Jefferson
John Assi
Ali Farhat
Ahmad Sbeity

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Louaize tabs Travis Franklin, ex Guasave - by Ahmad Madwar

Louaize Zouk (Pepsi LBL) inked 29-year old American forward Travis Franklin (200-98kg-88, college: Colorado State). He played in the summer at Frayles de Guasave in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 39 games he averaged impressive 25.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The last season Franklin played at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 7 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.7spg.
In 2011 Canton Charge selected him as second overall pick in D-League draft.
He attended Colorado State and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Franklin has played previously professionally also in Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).

Louaize Zouk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hassan Dandach
Marvelle Harris

Forwards:
Travis Franklin
Khalil Aoun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Louaize lands Brandon Mobley, ex Apoel - by Ahmad Madwar

Louaize Zouk (Pepsi LBL) tabbed 26-year old American forward Brandon Mobley (206-98kg-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 22 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 7.2rpg (#5 in the league), 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season. Mobley helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Mobley also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.4spg and 1.7bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Mobley played at Haukar (Dominos League) in Iceland. In 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention.
Mobley graduated from Seton Hall University in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Louaize Zouk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hassan Dandach
Marvelle Harris

Forwards:
Travis Franklin
Khalil Aoun
Brandon Mobley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cole left Vytis - by Eurobasket News

American point guard Elliott Cole (180, college: Charleston) left Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) from
Cole just graduated from University of Charleston, WV and it is his first season as a pro.
He was named to All-MEC 2nd Team in 2017.

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulius Beliavicius
Karolis Babkauskas
Sarunas Vingelis
Brian Wanamaker

Forwards:
Marijus Uzupis
Gytis Radzevicius

Centers:
Edvinas Jezukevicius
Aurelijus Pukelis

Coach: Aurimas Jasilionis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marius Vaskys (ex Sadolin) signs at Almansa - by Eurobasket News

EBA newcomer Afanion CB Almansa landed 30-year old Lithuanian center Marius Vaskys (206-87, college: N.C.Central). He played most recently at Sadolin in Lithuanian SKL-A.
Vaskys won Lithuanian SKL B Lyga in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Lithuania for Neptunas.
Vaskys attended N.Carolina Central until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Afanion CB Almansa roster for 2017-2018:

Miguel Raez
Marius Vaskys
Jose Santonja
Kevin Navarro
Sergio Hervas
David Rosique
Alejandro Jorda
Carlos Cerdan
Jose Angel Naranjo
Pablo Rosique

Coach: Ruben Perello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neptunas land Malcolm Armstead, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Malcolm Armstead (187-87kg-89, college: Wichita State). He played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Armstead played at Istanbul BBSK (also in BSL) where in 14 games he had 10.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for AEK Athens in Greek A1. In three games he recorded 7.0ppg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. The other team Armstead played shortly was Avtodor in Russian league. In four Eurocup games he got 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. He also played 7 games in VTB United League where he got 13.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.4apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Armstead won Panhandle Conference championship title in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
Armstead has played also professionally in Slovenia (Krka).
He attended Wichita State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Neptunas Klaipeda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Delininkaitis
Renaldas Seibutis
Malcolm Armstead
Mindaugas Girdziunas
Aidas Einikis
Laurynas Beliauskas

Forwards:
Laimonas Kisielius
Juan Palacios
Simas Galdikas
Edgaras Zelionis
Arnas Butkevicius
Mindaugas Kacinas
Arunas Mikalauskas

Center:
Matas Jucikas

Coach: Kazys Maksvytis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Louaize tabs Travis Franklin, ex Guasave - by Ahmad Madwar

Louaize Zouk (Pepsi LBL) inked 29-year old American forward Travis Franklin (200-98kg-88, college: Colorado State). He played in the summer at Frayles de Guasave in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 39 games he averaged impressive 25.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The last season Franklin played at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 7 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.7spg.
In 2011 Canton Charge selected him as second overall pick in D-League draft.
He attended Colorado State and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Franklin has played previously professionally also in Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).

Louaize Zouk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hassan Dandach
Marvelle Harris

Forwards:
Travis Franklin
Khalil Aoun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Cedevita clinch inaugural ABA League SuperCup - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Buducnost 78:69

Cedevita are the first ABA League SuperCup champions. They overcame Buducnost for the trophy. Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the victory.
Cedevita stormed into the game. The Croatian team used a 21:2 rally in the opening frame to secure a 19-point lead. Buducnost bounced right back. The Montenegrin side unloaded 33 points in the second frame to eke out a 35:34 halftime lead. But Cedevita regained control in the third period. They snatched a 56:51 lead at the final intermission. Cedevita notched 22 points in the fourth quarter and triumphed at the end. Demetris Nichols (202-F-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 19 points, while Kevin Murphy (197-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) added 18 points for Cedevita. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 20 points for Buducnost. Filip Barovic (207-F/C-90, agency: Octagon Europe) had 16 points in the loss.



ABA League SuperCup: Buducnost fire past Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Mornar Bar 82:65

Buducnost celebrated a comfortable win over Mornar Bar in the second ABA League SuperCup semifinal. Kyle Gibson (196-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) scored 18 points to lead the winners. Buducnost will now take on Cedevita for the trophy.
Buducnost surprised the hosts early on. The Podgorica team went on a 27:10 run in the first period. Buducnost maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They established a 20-point halftime lead 46:26. Mornar Bar managed to narrow the deficit in the third term. The hosts pulled within 16 points at the final intermission. However Buducnost sank 19 points in the fourth stanza and rallied to the win. Aleksa Ilic (204-F-96, agency: BeoBasket) and Filip Barovic (207-F/C-90, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 12 points each in the victory. Nemanja Vranjes (187-G-88) answered with 9 points for Mornar Bar. Bakic and Marko Mugosa (200-SG-93, agency: BeoExcell) tossed in 8 points apiece in the defeat.



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  NBA  


Grizzlies trade Troy Daniels to Suns for second-round pick - by Eurobasket News

With a few teams already holding media day and training camp just around the corner, this isn't exactly trade season. If not for the Carmelo Anthony situation, trades wouldn't even be on people's minds at all. So of course, early Friday evening, the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns made a trade out of nowhere. The Grizzlies sent journeyman guard Troy Daniels and a 2018 second-round pick to the Suns in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick. So, yeah, basically the Grizzlies just sent Daniels to the Suns. Via NBA.com/Grizzlies:
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies have acquired a 2018 second round draft pick from the Phoenix Suns for guard Troy Daniels and one of the Grizzlies' three 2018 second round draft picks. Daniels, who has played for four different teams in the last four seasons, is coming off his most productive season, averaging 8.2 points and shooting 38.9 percent from downtown over 67 games. The 6-4 Daniels is a strong 3-point shooter, boasting a career percentage of 39.9 percent. With the Grizzlies' acquisition of Tyreke Evans and Ben McLemore during the offseason, it's unlikely that Daniels would have found much playing time this season. In Phoenix, however, Daniels should have a real chance to break into the backcourt rotation behind Devin Booker.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Report: Knicks reach out to mystery team about Carmelo Anthony trade, say it's not Trail Blazers - by Eurobasket News

With New York Knicks training camp set to begin in just a few days, the Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) trade saga has started to ramp up once again, as ESPN reported Friday night that Anthony has given the Knicks an expanded list of teams he'd waive his no-trade clause for. Up until this point, the only team Anthony was willing to go to was the Houston Rockets, but now, the All-Star forward is apparently open to other deals, including a move to the Cleveland Cavaliers. With this news, one team that immediately comes to mind as a possibility is the Portland Trail Blazers, as their talented backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have been openly recruiting Anthony throughout the offseason. However, a new report throws some cold water on the Melo to Portland possibility. According to Stefan Bondy, the Knicks have reached out to a mystery team they believe Anthony would be open to playing for, and it is not the Trail Blazers. Via the New York Daily News: According to a source, the Knicks also reached out recently to a third team they think Anthony would waive his no-trade clause to join. That team, according to a source, is not the Blazers, whose backcourt stars - Damian Lillian and CJ McCollum - have openly recruited Anthony this offseason.
While this doesn't completely rule out Portland as an Anthony destination, it does make it less likely. We now know of three teams -- the Rockets, Cavaliers, and this new mystery team -- that the Knicks have been in contact with recently, and none of them are the Trail Blazers. With time seemingly running out for the Knicks to get a deal done to move Anthony out of town before he becomes too much of a distraction, and his preferred destinations still Houston and Cleveland, chances seem slim at the moment for Portland.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Andrew Rautins (ex Tofas) is a newcomer at the Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors strengthened their training camp roster with addition of 31-year old Canadian ex-international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86kg-86, college: Syracuse). He moved there from Tofas in Turkish BSL league where he played this season. The last season Rautins played at Gaziantep (also in BSL). In 30 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg.
In 2010 Rautins was drafted by New York Knicks in second round (38th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rautins' team won Big East Regular Season in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention in 2016.
Rautins was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2013 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Rautins also represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg.
Rautins is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Openjobmetis VA), Spain (HLA Alicante), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2010)
He is always active without the ball, constantly running through and around screens to free himself open More than just a 3 point specialist, it's his play making abilities that make him a well rounded player He has an excellent basketball IQ, along with tremendous court vision, his passing skills can sometimes go overlooked When he does have an open lane to penetrate, Andy has the ability to take it, and set up his teammates for easy baskets.
He lacks athleticism, size and strength, which hurt him on both ends when comparing him to other shooting guards at the next level He does not have the quickest first step, which really makes him nothing more than catch and shoot threat when it comes to scoring
.

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Lowry
C.J. Miles
Andrew Rautins
Lorenzo Brown
Norman Powell
K.J. McDaniels
Malcolm Miller
Delon Wright
Fred VanVleet

Forwards:
DeMar DeRozan
Kyle Wiltjer
Alfonzo McKinnie
Jakob Poeltl
Kennedy Meeks
Bruno Caboclo
Pascal Siakam
O.G. Anunoby

Centers:
Serge Ibaka
Jonas Valanciunas
Lucas Nogueira

Coach: Dwayne Casey

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Bucks waived Lewis - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks waived 22-year old point guard JeQuan Lewis (185-82kg-95, college: VCU).
Lewis has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and it is his first season in pro basketball. Lewis played in the final of Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Milwaukee Bucks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jason Terry
Brandon Rush
Matthew Dellavedova
Kendall Marshall
Malcolm Brogdon
Gary Payton_II
Sterling Brown
Rashad Vaughn

Forwards:
Mirza Teletovic
John Henson
Khris Middleton
Jabari Parker
Thon Maker
D.J. Wilson
Tony Snell
Giannis Antetokounmpo
James Young

Center:
Greg Monroe

Coach: Jason Kidd

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder are engaged in serious trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse). The Thunder would send Enes Kanter (6'11''-C-92, college: Kentucky), Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92, college: Creighton) and the Chicago Bulls' 2018 second round pick to the Knicks for Anthony. Anthony will likely waive his no-trade clause with a trade call coming on Monday.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Trey Burke is a newcomer at the Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Trey Burke (185-86kg-92, college: Michigan). He played last season at Washington Wizards. In 60 NBA games he recorded 4.8ppg and 1.8apg. Burke helped them to win the Southeast Division title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Jazz where in 64 NBA games he averaged 10.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.3apg.
In 2013 Burke was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in first round (9th overall). He attended University of Michigan and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Burke was voted NBA All-Rookie 1st Team back in 2014.

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Russell Westbrook
Paul George
Trey Burke
Semaj Christon
Terrance Ferguson
Bryce Alford
Daniel Hamilton

Forwards:
Nick Collison
Patrick Patterson
Kyle Singler
Alex Abrines
Andre Roberson
Doug McDermott
Josh Huestis
Jerami Grant
Rashawn Thomas

Centers:
Enes Kanter
Yannis Morin
Steven Adams
Dakari Johnson

Coach: Billy Donovan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trey Burke to remain a free agent - by Eurobasket News

Free-agent guard Trey Burke (6'1''-PG-92, college: Michigan) has changed course on a non-guaranteed deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and will remain a free agent, league sources told The Vertical. Burke, 24, was expected to compete with Semaj Christon in training camp for the Thunder's third point guard spot but made the last-second decision to change his mind. Burke spent last season with the Washington Wizards, averaging five points and 1.8 assists in 57 games. Burke was the No. 9 overall pick in 2013 out of Michigan, where he led the program to the national championship game in his final season as a sophomore. Burke was traded to the Wizards last offseason after spending three seasons in Utah, which acquired him in a draft-day deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has averaged 10.6 points and 3.6 assists per game for his career. The Thunder on Saturday reached agreement to acquire New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick.
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



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Mency re-signs at Riptide - by Eurobasket News

Saint John Riptide (NBL Canada) confirmed in their roster 28-year old American guard Darin Mency (188-93kg-89, college: Merrimack, agency: DTMones). He played there last season. In 38 NBL Canada games he recorded 12.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. Mency helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBL Canada Atlantic Division.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda in Spanish EBA where in 13 games he averaged impressive 18.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg.
In 2012 Mency was drafted by Saint John Mill Rats (NBL Canada) in second round (12th overall).
He attended Merrimack College (NCAA Div.II) and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mency was voted USBasket.com All-PBL Sixth Man of the Year back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Mency's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in four different countries. Mency has played previously professionally in PBL (Rochester RazorSharks), NBA G League (Delaware 87ers) and Mongolia (Dundgovi).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

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London Lightning inks Olaniyi Akingkube - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning (NBL Canada) agreed terms with American (has also Nigerian passport) center Olaniyi Akingkube (208-102kg, college: N.Carolina A&T). He played last summer at Denver-FAS San Salvador in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 13.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Apertura Honorable Mention.
Akingkube won El Salvador Liga Superior Clausura championship title in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in TRBL (Greensboro Cobras).
Akingkube graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

London Lightning roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ryan Anderson
Joel Friesen

Forwards:
Kirk Williams
Royce White
Yohanny Dalembert

Center:
Olaniyi Akingkube

Coach: Keith Vassell

By Eurobasket Data Center

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London Lightning inks Olaniyi Akingkube - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning (NBL Canada) agreed terms with American (has also Nigerian passport) center Olaniyi Akingkube (208-102kg, college: N.Carolina A&T). He played last summer at Denver-FAS San Salvador in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 13.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Apertura Honorable Mention.
Akingkube won El Salvador Liga Superior Clausura championship title in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in TRBL (Greensboro Cobras).
Akingkube graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

London Lightning roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ryan Anderson
Joel Friesen

Forwards:
Kirk Williams
Royce White
Yohanny Dalembert

Center:
Olaniyi Akingkube

Coach: Keith Vassell

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sharks add Akognon to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Shanghai Sharks (CBA) added to their roster 31-year old Nigerian international point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-84kg-86, college: CS Fullerton). He played last summer at Henan Shedianlaojiu in the NBL. Akognon managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 26 NBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 38.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.8apg and 2.5spg. The last season he played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in 5 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. Akognon also played 5 games in Eurocup where he had 5.4ppg and 1.6rpg. The other team he played shortly was Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 5 games he got 12.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.0apg. Akognon also played 4 games in Euroleague where he got 4.8ppg and 1.5apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Akognon's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2012. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention in 2015.
Akognon represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%.
Akognon is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Akognon tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Estonia, Italy (Banco di Srd), Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies), China (Flying Leopards, Jilin Tigers, Long Lions and Eagles) and NBA G League (Canton Charge and Delaware 87ers).
Akognon attended California State University, Fullerton until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Akognon: A tiny, but solid bodied guard with personality and great scoring skills. Thanks to his explosiveness and quickness, has a good offensive presence. Can spend time in both 1 and 2 positions, gives his best in open court situations.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kano Pillars eye perfect finish at Africa Champions Cup 2017 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria men league champion, Kano Pillars basketball club is aiming at doing the nation proud at the 2017 Africa Champions Cup competition slated for later in the year.

Pillars head coach, Sani Ahmed is confident that the club will not lower the standard already attained with great runs of the Nigeria national teams at the 2017 AfroBasket for Women and Men.

Kano Pillars basketball club according to Coach Ahmed will be looking to break it's 30 years jinx of making it to the podium in Tunisia.

In a brief chat with our correspondent Coach Ahmed who was part of the club bronze medal winning effort in 1987 in Alexandria, Egypt as a players says the club is ready for the task ahead.

'We know a lot of African teams will pay more attention to any team coming from Nigeria as a result of the great performance of our women and men national teams at the AfroBasket but we are well equipped to add more to Nigeria silverwares.

'Our goal is to also do the nation proud in our own little way which we are already working on.

The Nigerian champion defeated Gombe Bulls basketball club by74-54 points on September 9th in Kano and went home with N20 million naira ($55,000) while the Bulls got N15 million naira ($41,000) with Hoops and Read basketball club owned by former Nigeria captain, Olumide Oyedeji finished third and was rewarded with N10 million naira ($27,000).

Pillars and Bulls will represent Nigeria in the Zone-3 qualifiers for men while First Bank and First Deepwater basketball clubs will fly the country flag in the women.




CD Valdivia tabs Bryant Mbamalu, ex Lagos W. - by Cristian Quiroga

Club Deportivo Valdivia (Liga Nacional) inked 26-year old Nigerian international shooting guard Bryant Mbamalu (191-88kg-91, college: La-Lafayette). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Mbamalu played in the summer at Lagos Warriors in Nigerian D2 league. The last season he played at Agustinos-Leclerc in Spanish LEB Silver where in 27 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg. He received also Afrobasket.com All-Afrobasket Championships 2nd Team award in 2017.
Mbamalu's college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2014.
Mbamalu represented Nigeria at the Afrobasket Championships this year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 14.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 46.7%.
Mbamalu has played previously professionally in Dominican Republic (Sameji) and Spain (Fontedoso Carrefour).
He attended University Louisiana at Lafayette until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Mbamalu's game is described as: Bryant is a tough, hard nose player. He is a great scorer and defender. His ball handling skills allow him to get anywhere on the court he wants to. Bryant can create for others and himself easily. He is athletic and fast with the ball in his hand. He can get around his defender at any point he desires. Bryant is physically able to guard positions 1-3. He was MVP in a conference with Elfrid Payton of Orlando Magics and R J Hunter of Boston Celtics. Bryant is a Top level player.

Club Deportivo Valdivia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erik Carrasco
Bryant Mbamalu
Martin Pino

Forwards:
Alvaro Calvo
Claudio Cabrera
Gerardo Isla
Clemente Soulodre

Center:
Javier Carter

Coach: Juan Manuel Cordoba

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BLNO Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aksel BOLINZ
  Asker Aliens
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 26
 1. Bolinz, Asker Aliens26.0 
 2. Ferrales, Kongsberg25.0 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.22.0 
 4. Oestbye, Kongsberg20.0 
 5. Sommerfeldt, Asker A.18.0 
 6. Midtvedt, Centrum18.0 
 7. Thomas, Kongsberg15.0 
 8. Haugen, Baerum B.14.0 
 9. Haddad, Centrum14.0 
 10. Larsson, Centrum13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torgrim SOMMERFELDT
  Asker A.
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Sommerfeldt, Asker A.12.0 
 2. Thomas, Kongsberg9.0 
 3. Hart, Asker Aliens9.0 
 4. Bolinz, Asker Aliens9.0 
 5. Ferrales, Kongsberg8.0 
 6. Midtvedt, Centrum7.0 
 7. Heggelund, Baerum B.6.0 
 8. Larsson, Centrum6.0 
 9. Rotegard, Kongsberg5.0 
 10. Aslesen, Centrum5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Juan FERRALES
  Kongsberg
  (187-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ferrales, Kongsberg7.0 
 2. Cox, Baerum Basket6.0 
 3. Stien, Asker Aliens5.0 
 4. Bolinz, Asker Aliens5.0 
 5. Bohn, Baerum B.4.0 
 6. Mjos, Baerum B.3.0 
 7. Aslesen, Centrum3.0 
 8. Yele, Asker Aliens3.0 
 9. Haddad, Centrum3.0 
 10. Gjerde, Kongsberg3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stian BERG
  Asker Aliens
  (187-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Berg, Asker Aliens3.0 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.2.0 
 3. Oestbye, Kongsberg2.0 
 4. Hart, Asker Aliens2.0 
 5. Stranger-J., Baerum B.2.0 
 6. Midtvedt, Centrum2.0 
 7. Haugen, Baerum B.2.0 
 8. Bolinz, Asker Aliens2.0 
 9. Flaa, Centrum1.0 
 10. Save, Kongsberg1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Peder FRANTZVAAG
  Baerum B.
  (204-F-98)
  Avg: 3
 1. Frantzvaag, Baerum B.3.0 
 2. Solem, Baerum B.1.0 
 3. Sommerfeldt, Asker A.1.0 
 4. Strand, Baerum B.1.0 
 5. Eglitis, Asker Aliens1.0 
 6. Thomas, Kongsberg1.0 
 7. Larsson, Centrum1.0 
 8. Yele, Asker Aliens1.0 
 9. Cox, Baerum Basket1.0 
 10. Bolinz, Asker Aliens1.0 


BLNO Round 1: Nidaros Jets lose to Froya Basket - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in BLNO just started.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Nidaros Jets (0-1) in Laksevag on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Froya Basket (1-0) 98-87. Froya Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Nidaros Jets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Nikolas Skouen (190-90, college: Pepperdine, agency: Duran International) fired 38 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Arne Ingebrigtsen (197-90, college: Cuesta JC) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Brage Vejlgaard (205-97) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. Froya Basket is looking forward to face Asker Aliens on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nidaros Jets will play against Tromso (#10) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Another exciting game was played in Oslo between Fyllingen BBK and Ammerud Bskt where Fyllingen BBK (1-0) crushed Ammerud Bskt (0-1) on the road with 40-point difference 102-62. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Ognjen Nisavic (195-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Brede Ellingsen contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Latvian forward Karlis Helmanis (200-97) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Ammerud Bskt. Ammerud Bskt's coach Mustafa Mahnin gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Fyllingen BBK will play against Centrum (#8) in Oslo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ammerud Bskt will play on the road against Baerum Basket in Bekkestua and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was played in Oslo where Kongsberg (#8) crushed host Centrum (#4) with 20-point difference 92-72 on Friday evening. Juan Ferrales stepped up and scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. At the losing side Magnus Midtvedt responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kongsberg will meet at home Gimle BBK (#4) in the next round. Centrum will play against Fyllingen BBK and hope to win that game.
We should not miss the game where Asker Aliens (1-0) against Baerum Basket (0-1) where guest Asker Aliens crushed their opponents by 40 points 102-62. Aksel Bolinz nailed 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Asker Aliens' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Asker Aliens' next round opponent will be Froya Basket in Laksevag and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baerum Basket will play at home against Ammerud Bskt (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 1 winless Tromso lost to undefeated Gimle BBK in Bergen 66-75.
The best stats of 1st round was 21 points and 11 rebounds by Magne Fivelstad of Gimle BBK.

Froya Basket - Nidaros Jets 98-87

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Nidaros Jets (0-1) in Laksevag on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Froya Basket (1-0) 98-87. Froya Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Nidaros Jets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Nikolas Skouen (190-90, college: Pepperdine, agency: Duran International) fired 38 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Arne Ingebrigtsen (197-90, college: Cuesta JC) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Brage Vejlgaard (205-97) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and Australian guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon) added 24 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Froya Basket and four Nidaros Jets players scored in double figures. Froya Basket is looking forward to face Asker Aliens on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nidaros Jets will play against Tromso (#10) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Nidaros Jets: J.Spear 24+3reb+4ast, B.Vejlgaard 20+14reb+1ast, E.Skjellaug 11+5reb+1ast, J.Bjorke 11+5reb+1ast, J.Kjesbu 8+1reb+2ast, C.Toefte 6+4reb+7ast
Froya Basket: N.Skouen 38+5reb+8ast, N.Phillip 18+6reb, A.Ingebrigtsen 13+9reb+6ast, E.Gabrans 11+6reb+11ast, D.Clark 11+7reb+1ast, L.Rakner 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 563321


Ammerud Bskt - Fyllingen BBK 62-102

Another exciting game was played in Oslo between Fyllingen BBK and Ammerud Bskt where Fyllingen BBK (1-0) crushed Ammerud Bskt (0-1) on the road with 40-point difference 102-62. Fyllingen BBK outrebounded Ammerud Bskt 47-31 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Ammerud Bskt's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Ognjen Nisavic (195-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Guard Brede Ellingsen (189-88) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Fyllingen BBK players scored in double figures. Latvian forward Karlis Helmanis (200-97) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Andreas Xepapadakis (185-94) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ammerud Bskt. Ammerud Bskt's coach Mustafa Mahnin gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Fyllingen BBK will play against Centrum (#8) in Oslo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ammerud Bskt will play on the road against Baerum Basket in Bekkestua and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ammerud Bskt: K.Helmanis 12+7reb, P.Mukoko 9+3reb, A.Xepapadakis 8+5reb, R.Nwachukwu 8+2reb+1ast, S.Malto 7+1reb, N.Okoroafor 5+1reb+4ast
Fyllingen BBK: O.Nisavic 24+6reb+11ast, B.Ellingsen 20+7reb+1ast, O.Stenquist 17, N.Blatancic 16+4reb+3ast, S.Enge 13+8reb+3ast, V.Sumskis 10+12reb+3ast
gschID: 563320


Gimle BBK - Tromso 75-66

Gimle BBK used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Tromso 75-66. Gimle BBK made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. American forward Lorenzo Cugini (198-93, college: High Point) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and guard Magne Fivelstad (198-89, college: Barry) accounted for 21 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Hani Issalhi (187-84) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists and Aron Finstad (188-98) added 13 points respectively for Tromso in the defeat. Gimle BBK's next round opponent will be Kongsberg (#5) on the road. Tromso will play against Nidaros Jets (#9) in Tromdheim and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tromso: H.Issalhi 24+12reb+7ast, A.Finstad 13+3ast, A.Solem 9+4reb, H.Lange 7+5reb+4ast, A.Smalas 6+2reb+2ast, J.Imenickas 5+3reb
Gimle BBK: L.Cugini 23+13reb+2ast, M.Fivelstad 21+11reb+3ast, A.Ouakkaha 17+6reb+2ast, J.Clarke 5+3reb, L.Oskar Granath 5+5reb+5ast, J.Odfjell 4+1reb
gschID: 563322


Centrum - Kongsberg 72-92

An interesting game was played in Oslo where Kongsberg (#8) crushed host Centrum (#4) with 20-point difference 92-72 on Friday evening. Kongsberg outrebounded Centrum 42-31 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cuban-American guard Juan Ferrales (187-91, college: Barry) stepped up and scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and American guard Fred Thomas (196-93, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side guard Magnus Midtvedt (182-90) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Ahmed Haddad (190-93) scored 14 points. Four Centrum players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kongsberg will meet at home Gimle BBK (#4) in the next round. Centrum will play against Fyllingen BBK and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Centrum: M.Midtvedt 18+7reb+2ast, A.Haddad 14+4reb+3ast, M.Larsson 13+6reb+1ast, M.Selboe 11+1reb, J.Flaa 7+3reb, S.Aslesen 6+5reb+3ast
Kongsberg: J.Ferrales 25+8reb+7ast, N.Oestbye 20+2reb, F.Thomas 15+9reb+1ast, T.Rotegard 9+5reb+1ast, H.McCarthy 6+4reb+1ast, M.Gjerde 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 563318


Baerum Basket - Asker Aliens 62-102

We should not miss the game where Asker Aliens (1-0) against Baerum Basket (0-1) where guest Asker Aliens crushed their opponents by 40 points 102-62. Asker Aliens dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Baerum Basket's 38. They outrebounded Baerum Basket 42-21 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Asker Aliens players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Aksel Bolinz (201-90, college: N.Illinois) nailed 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and American guard Torgrim Sommerfeldt (198-89, college: Manhattan) accounted for 18 points and 12 rebounds. Five Asker Aliens players scored in double figures. Asker Aliens' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Stian Mjos (183-89) came up with 22 points and guard Gaute Haugen (190-97) added 14 points respectively for Baerum Basket in the defeat. Asker Aliens' next round opponent will be Froya Basket in Laksevag and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baerum Basket will play at home against Ammerud Bskt (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Baerum Basket: S.Mjos 22+2reb+3ast, G.Haugen 14, U.Stranger-Johannessen 7, P.Frantzvaag 4+5reb+1ast, B.Cox 4+2reb+6ast, J.Bohn 4+1reb+4ast
Asker Aliens: A.Bolinz 26+9reb+5ast, T.Sommerfeldt 18+12reb+2ast, J.Hart 13+9reb+2ast, S.Berg 13+3reb+2ast, D.Yele 10+3reb+3ast, H.Blekeli Spiten 9+3reb
gschID: 563319





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  PARAGUAY  


Colonias Unidas celebrate National U18 title - by Eurobasket News

Colonias Unidas celebrate National U18 title in Paraguay. In the last game they overcame San Lorenzo 85-57. Colonias Unidas dominated the whole game and rightfully clinched the trophy. Encarnacion finished second beating Pilar 85-69 as the latter clinched third position. Concepcion ended up on the 4th place.


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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 34.8
 1. Brown, Phoenix34.8 
 2. Rice-Jr, TNT K.32.9 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces28.1 
 4. Walker, Blackwater27.5 
 5. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 6. Durham, Meralco .27.1 
 7. Holloway, Globalport27.0 
 8. McKines, SM Be.26.2 
 9. Hill, Star Hotshots26.0 
 10. Fuller, NLEX R.24.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Durham, Meralco .20.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.18.8 
 3. Holloway, Globalport17.8 
 4. Brown, Phoenix17.7 
 5. Walker, Blackwater16.8 
 6. McKines, SM Be.14.2 
 7. Henton, Alaska Aces11.7 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots11.7 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.5 
 10. Rice-Jr, TNT K.11.3 
Assists Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Durham, Meralco .7.0 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen6.4 
 3. Thompson, B.Gin.6.3 
 4. Newsome, Meralco .5.4 
 5. Romeo, Globalport5.1 
 6. Revilla, KIA P.5.1 
 7. Walker, Blackwater5.0 
 8. Rice-Jr, TNT K.4.9 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.4.9 
 10. Castro-W., TNT K.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Glen RICE JR.
  TNT K.
  (198-G/F-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rice-Jr, TNT K.3.0 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.9 
 3. Ross, SM Beermen2.9 
 4. Brown, Phoenix2.8 
 5. Walker, Blackwater2.1 
 6. Hill, Star Hotshots2.0 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.9 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra1.6 
 10. Henton, Alaska Aces1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.2 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 3. Erram, Blackwater2.3 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.1 
 5. Henton, Alaska Aces2.1 
 6. Fajardo, SM Be.1.9 
 7. Santos, SM Beermen1.9 
 8. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.8 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.7 
 10. Rice-Jr, TNT K.1.5 


Chooks-to-Go rallies to notch opening win - by Aris Ignacio

Kiefer Ravena (181-G/F-93) and naturalized player prospect Isaiah Austin (216-C-93, college: Baylor) led the fight back of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas to edge BC Astana, 73-65, in their opening games in the current FIBA Asia Champions Cup at the Chenzhou Sports Center in China last September 22 (Manila time).

Ravena paced the nationals with 22 points, 11 of which were scored in the pivotal third quarter, three rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals.

Austin provided an all-around debut to the squad finishing with 17 points, 18 rebounds and six block shots.

Kazakhstan started strong and led 43-35 at the half, highlighted with eight triples but lost touch in the final half.

Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) paced the team with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Scores:

Chooks-to-Go (73) - Ravena 22, Austin 17, Manuel 10, Jeric Teng 7, Jose 6, Revilla 5, Cruz 2, Torres 2, Jeron Teng 1, Tamsi 1, Vosotros 0.

BC Astana (65) - Gavrilov 11, Clemmons 10, Carter 10, Murzagaliyev 8, Zhigulin 8, Degtyarev, Yergali 6, Marchuk 2, Kolesnikov 2, Chsherbak 0.

Quarterscores: 21-19, 35-43, 57-55, 73-65.

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



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  PORTUGAL  


Diogo Ventura signs at Galitos-Barreiro - by Hugo Carvalho

Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) signed with PG Diogo Ventura.
He is currently one of the best portuguese PG and he is part of Portugal NT.
Last season he played in Electrico FC (LPB): 30 games: 13.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 20.9%, FT: 83.7%

With 23 years old his awards are impressive:

Portuguese U16 National Team -10
European Championships U16 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) -10: 8 games: 13.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 37.1%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 73.9%
Portuguese U20 Championships Semifinals -11
Portuguese U18 National Team -11-12
European Championships U18 Division B in Varna (Bulgaria) -11: 7 games: 10.9ppg, 3.9rpg, Assists-4 (4.7apg), FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 65.5%
Portuguese U20 National Team -12-14
European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) -12: 5 games: 4.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.0apg
European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) -12: 8 games: 8.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 35.3%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT-3 (90.9%)
Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League All-Youth Team -13
European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) -13: 8 games: 6.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT-3 (89.5%)
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention -14
European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) -14: 8 games: 15.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 81.4%
Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Domestic Players Team -15
Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention -15, 17
Portuguese National Team -15
Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Defensive Team -16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMuJWBZqSiY
Diogo Ventura (193-PG-94)



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  QATAR  


AJ West (ex Al Sadd) signs at Bigua - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Bigua Montevideo (LUB) landed 26-year old American forward AJ West (206-107kg-91, college: Nevada). He played most recently at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 league. West managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 15 D1 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 13.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.6bpg. He also played that season for BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL where in 12 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.8rpg. West also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. His team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
West received NABC All-District 17 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
West has played also professionally in Kosovo (Peja).
He attended University of Nevada until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  

Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Artjoms BUTJANKOVS
  Spartak-.
  (205-F/C-91)
  Avg: 29
 1. Butjankovs, Spartak-.29.0 
 2. Krivosheev, Spartak-.16.0 
 3. Tumanov, Zenit.14.0 
 4. Razumov, Spartak-.11.0 
 5. Petukhov, Zenit.11.0 
 6. Zaryazhko, Spartak-.11.0 
 7. Samsonov, Spartak-.9.0 
 8. Shevchuk, Zenit.8.0 
 9. Savrasov, Zenit.8.0 
 10. Bykov, Zenit-Farm8.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Artjoms BUTJANKOVS
  Spartak-.
  (205-F/C-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Butjankovs, Spartak-.10.0 
 2. Razumov, Spartak-.6.0 
 3. Petukhov, Zenit.6.0 
 4. Krivosheev, Spartak-.5.0 
 5. Bykov, Zenit-Farm5.0 
 6. Bartunov, Zenit.5.0 
 7. Tumanov, Zenit.4.0 
 8. Fornalev, Spartak-.4.0 
 9. Zaryazhko, Spartak-.4.0 
 10. Savrasov, Zenit.3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrey MATEYUNAS
  Spartak-.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mateyunas, Spartak-.7.0 
 2. Savelyev, Spartak-.4.0 
 3. Bartunov, Zenit.4.0 
 4. Butjankovs, Spartak-.3.0 
 5. Zaryazhko, Spartak-.3.0 
 6. Bykov, Zenit-Farm2.0 
 7. Tumanov, Zenit.2.0 
 8. Babaylov, Spartak-.2.0 
 9. Smygin, Spartak-.2.0 
 10. Iurchik, Zenit.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Artjoms BUTJANKOVS
  Spartak-.
  (205-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Butjankovs, Spartak-.2.0 
 2. Smygin, Spartak-.2.0 
 3. Krivosheev, Spartak-.1.0 
 4. Klyundikov, Zenit.1.0 
 5. Iurchik, Zenit.0.0 
 6. Denisov, Spartak-.0.0 
 7. Savelyev, Spartak-.0.0 
 8. Bykov, Zenit-Farm0.0 
 9. Razumov, Spartak-.0.0 
 10. Bartunov, Zenit.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maxim KRIVOSHEEV
  Spartak-.
  (207-F/C-88)
  Avg: 0
 1. Krivosheev, Spartak-.0.0 
 2. Konovalov, Zenit.0.0 
 3. Zaryazhko, Spartak-.0.0 
 4. Klyundikov, Zenit.0.0 
 5. Smygin, Spartak-.0.0 
 6. Iurchik, Zenit.0.0 
 7. Savrasov, Zenit.0.0 
 8. Getmanov, Spartak-.0.0 
 9. Samsonov, Spartak-.0.0 
 10. Fornalev, Spartak-.0.0 


Banvit edge Lokomotiv Kuban in Antalya - by Eurobasket News

Banvit - Lokomotiv Kuban 88:80

Banvit claimed the second straight win at the Gloria Cup international friendly tournament in Antalya. They raced past Lokomotiv Kuban. Jake Odum (193-G-91, college: Indiana St.) posted 25 points to lead the Turkish side.
Banvit unloaded 49 points in the first half to secure a 12-point halftime lead. Lokomotiv Kuban narrowed the distance in the third term. The Russian team got within 3 points at the final break. But Banvit poured in 24 points in the final period and rolled to the victory. Tony Taylor (185-PG-90, college: G.Washington) accounted for 21 points for the winners. Brian Qvale (210-C-88, college: Montana) answered with 19 points for Lokomotiv.



CSKA rally past Bayern, enter Final in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Bayern 80:70

CSKA Moscow will play for the title at the international friendly tournament in Zadar. They beat Bayern Munich to set up the Final versus Fenerbahce. Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: BeoBasket) produced 17 points to lead the winners.
CSKA dropped 27 points in the opening quarter to race to a 10-point lead. Bayern pulled within three points at the big break 40:37. The German powerhouse narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But CSKA ignited a 23:15 run in the final period to seal the victory. Will Clyburn (201-SF-90, college: Iowa St.) delivered 16 points, while Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) added 15 points in the win. Devin Booker (205-C-91, college: Clemson) replied with 18 points for Bayern.



Fenerbahce beat Khimki in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce - Khimki 76:65

Fenerbahce advanced into the Final at the international friendly tournament in Zadar. They outgunned Khimki behind 14 points from Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90).
Fenerbahce jumped to a 23:17 lead after ten minutes. The Turkish team stretched the lead at 8-point mark at the interval 42:34. Fenerbahce and Khimki traded baskets throughout the third term. The Turkish team entered the fourth quarter up by 8 points. They held Khimki to 11 points in the final period and raced to the victory. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) provided 11 points, while Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 10 points in the win. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) answered with 18 points for Khimki.



Khimki inks Thomas Robinson - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) signed 26-year old American power forward Thomas Robinson (208-109kg-91, college: Kansas, agency: GFSG). He played last season at LA Lakers in the NBA. In 47 games he had 5.1ppg and 4.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Robinson played at the Nets in NBA where in 69 games he recorded 4.4ppg and 5.2rpg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Sacramento Kings (NBA) as #5 pick overall. The former University of Kansas staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Big 12 Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team and NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Robinson has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Phi.76ers.
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Strong -- though not bulky -- frame that can generate a lot of power in a hurry ... Very fluid runner ... Quick feet in the paint ... Is efficient and decisive in post-up situations, despite not being especially skilled with his back to the basket ... Aggressive mentality leads to a high number of free-throw attempts
.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Thomas Robinson
Marko Todorovic
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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CSKA coast past hosts in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - CSKA 68:97

CSKA stormed past hosting Zadar at the international friendly tournament in Croatia. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) sank 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and handed out 5 assists to lead the effort.
Zadar and CSKA stayed toe to toe throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 18:18 after ten minutes. CSKA then used a 20:13 run in the second period to surge ahead. The Moscow team unleashed 59 points in the second half to leave Zadar behind and marched to a well-deserved win. Cory Higgins (196-G/F-89, college: Colorado) chipped in 13 points, while Dimitrios Katsivelis (196-G-91) added 12 points for CSKA. Luka Bozic (201-PG-96, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with 17 points for Zadar. Toni Jelenkovic (180-PG-97) notched 11 points in the loss.



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National League Round 4: Edinburgh Kings hand first defeat to St.Mirren S. - by Eurobasket News

St.Mirren S. (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked Edinburgh Kings on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Edinburgh Kings 72-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of St.Mirren S.. Edinburgh Kings moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated St.Mirren S. Edinburgh Kings is looking forward to face league's leader Sony Centre Fury in Falkirk in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. St.Mirren S. will play on the road against Edinburgh U. and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Boroughmuir (2-1) against sixth ranked Dunfermline Reign (2-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Boroughmuir was defeated by Dunfermline Reign in a tough game in Dunfermline 65-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boroughmuir. Dunfermline Reign maintains sixth position with 2-2 record. Boroughmuir at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Dunfermline Reign will play against higher ranked Pleasance (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Boroughmuir will play against Stirling K. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Edinburgh U. can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Glasgow, where they edged Glasgow (0-3) 58-55 on Saturday. Edinburgh U. (1-2) left bottom position moving up to seventh place. It was Glasgow's third loss in a row. They still close the standings with three games lost. Edinburgh U. will meet at home higher ranked St.Mirren S. (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Glasgow's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Glasgow Glasgow Storm.
Undefeated leader Sony Centre Fury delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Stirling K. (1-3) 95-63. Sony Centre Fury have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Stirling K. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. Sony Centre Fury's next round opponent will be Edinburgh Kings (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Stirling K. will play against the league's second-placed Boroughmuir (#2) in Edinburgh and hope to win that game.

Edinburgh K. - St.Mirren S. 72-62

St.Mirren S. (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked Edinburgh Kings on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Edinburgh Kings 72-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of St.Mirren S.. Edinburgh Kings moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated St.Mirren S. Edinburgh Kings is looking forward to face league's leader Sony Centre Fury in Falkirk in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. St.Mirren S. will play on the road against Edinburgh U. and is hoping to win this game.
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Dunfermline R. - Boroughmuir 73-65

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Boroughmuir (2-1) against sixth ranked Dunfermline Reign (2-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Boroughmuir was defeated by Dunfermline Reign in a tough game in Dunfermline 65-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boroughmuir. Dunfermline Reign maintains sixth position with 2-2 record. Boroughmuir at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Dunfermline Reign will play against higher ranked Pleasance (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Boroughmuir will play against Stirling K. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
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Glasgow Univ. - Edinburgh U. 55-58

Edinburgh U. can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Glasgow, where they edged Glasgow (0-3) 58-55 on Saturday. Edinburgh U. (1-2) left bottom position moving up to seventh place. It was Glasgow's third loss in a row. They still close the standings with three games lost. Edinburgh U. will meet at home higher ranked St.Mirren S. (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Glasgow's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Glasgow Glasgow Storm.
gschID: 553811


Stirling K. - Sony Centre F. 63-95

Undefeated leader Sony Centre Fury delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Stirling K. (1-3) 95-63. Sony Centre Fury have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Stirling K. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. Sony Centre Fury's next round opponent will be Edinburgh Kings (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Stirling K. will play against the league's second-placed Boroughmuir (#2) in Edinburgh and hope to win that game.
gschID: 553808





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Olympiacos outgun Crvena Zvezda in Crete - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos - Crvena Zvezda 70:56

Olympiacos advanced into the title game at the international friendly tournament in Crete. They outlasted Crvena Zvezda in the semifinal clash. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) posted 16 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Olympiacos recorded a 19:10 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the margin in the second period. The Piraeus team posted a 39:22 halftime advantage. Olympiacos did not slow down in the second half. They maintained the pressure and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Brian Roberts (187-PG-85, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances) delivered 10 points for the winners. Milko Bjelica (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points for Crvena Zvezda.



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Shanghai Sharks edge out Singapore Slingers, will face Adelaide 36ers in Merlion Cup final - by Eurobasket News

Despite an inspired performance by American import Xavier Alexander (198-G-88, college: S.Nazarene), who scored the most points (26) and rebounds (9) in the game, the Singapore Slingers were defeated 73-67 by defending champions Shanghai Sharks in the semi-finals of the Merlion Cup on Saturday (Sept 23). There was little to separate the two sides at the OCBC Arena, as the hosts trailed 16-18 in the first period and entered the half-time break three points down at 33-36. Both teams scored 21 points in the third quarter of what was proving to be a tense last-four clash. But the Chinese team pulled cleared in the final quarter with 16 points to 13 from the Slingers to seal their spot in the final. In the Adelaide 36ers-Jeonju KCC Egis clash, Australian forward Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92) starred for the 36ers with a double-double (27 points and 11 rebounds) in their 94-72 victory. The Sharks will face the Australian side while the Slingers, who finished fourth last year after a defeat by Seoul Samsung Thunders, will once again play a South Korean side - this time Jeonju - in the third-place match on Sunday. When asked about the prospect of facing the 36ers in the final, Sharks forward Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88, college: Detroit Mercy) said: "They're a tough team and we were trying to make it to the final, that was our goal, so we'll get it done tomorrow."
Courtesy of: straitstimes.com



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Zilina adds Wright to their roster - by Michal Duchovic

Newly promoted PP TV Raj Zilina (SBL) added to their roster American point guard Walter Wright (178-75kg). He just graduated from Montana (NCAA). In 31 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.9apg last season.
As mentioned above Wright is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Big Sky Conference Tournament in 2016. Wright was also voted All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention in 2016 at his college time.



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Zlatorog celebrate Karavank Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Zlatorog - Spars 79:68

Zlatorog clinched the Karavank Cup preseason tournament title. They edged Spars Sarajevo in the Final. Nejc Baric (183-PG-97, agency: PEPI SPORT) tossed in 20 points and issued 8 assists to lead the Slovenian side.
The teams were all tied at 20 heading into the second period. Zlatorog surged ahead in the second term. They snatched a 41:37 halftime advantage. Spars denied the deficit in the third quarter. The Bosnian team entered the fourth period up by a single point 56:57. But Zlatorog quickly regained the control and raced to the victory in the final frame. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) chipped in 18 points for the winners. Kenan Bajramovic (206-C/F-81) answered with game-high 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Spars.



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36ers 'go jumanji' on Jeonju - by Eurobasket News

ADELAIDE tonight survived its first real test at the Merlion Cup in Singapore, finally putting away Korea's Jeonju KCC Egis 94-72 behind an 18-point final quarter by Nathan Sobey (190-G-90, college: Wyoming). Sobey finished with 20 points and was Batman to Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92)'s Superman, who came off the bench for game highs in points (27 at 79 per cent) and rebounds (11). The plucky Jeonju outfit gave the 36ers their first real test of the tournament - appropriate for a semi final - but could not stop Adelaide from keeping its playoff appointment with defending champion Shanghai Sharks in tomorrow's final. The final scoreline gave no hint of the contest it was for three torrid quarters before the Sixers unleashed their decisive 36-17 final period. Clinging to a hard-won 58-55 lead with a quarter to complete, the 36ers' relentless game-long pressure finally cracked the Koreans' resolve. Creek opened the term with a three-point play before Sobey threw down the first of three super-powered dunks for the quarter. In between, he hit consecutive 3-pointers as Adelaide ran all over Jeonju with nine points in 90 seconds. Sobey's putback slam dunk with 3:11 left would have brought fans at Titanium Security Arena out of their seats but even drew huge appreciative gasps from the polite crowd at OCBC Arena. Adelaide went into the game down import power forward Ronald Roberts (203-F-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: Pensack Sports) who hurt his knee against Singapore Slingers and is questionable for tomorrow's final. That put enormous pressure on Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88, college: Pepperdine) and Matt Hodgson (211-C-91, college: St.Mary's, CA), going head-to-head with 221cm Seung-Jin Ha (221-C-85), a 2004 draft pick by the Portland Trail Blazers and still the only South Korean to ever play in the NBA. Johnson fouled out and had a frustrating night generally, but Hodgson put together a double-double with 13 points at 86 per cent and 10 boards. Jeonju sat in a zone all night and challenged Adelaide's ball movement, interior passing and ability to consistently hit perimeter shots. Having scouted Adelaide's relentless upcourt pressure, it also moved the ball quickly and often successfully. "We knew we had to execute our D and move the ball on offence," import playmaker Shannon Shorter (193-G-89, college: N.Texas) (14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals) said. Creek had 16 points and six rebounds at halftime but the Koreans refused to relent, moving the ball with a plan against the 36ers' extended pressure. Jeonju's passing was the perfect counter and resulted in numerous fast-break baskets which only served to further embolden the Korean crew. The Sixers knew they were in for a contest right from the get-go when Kyochang Song stuck a jumper, then a finger-roll before Ha stuck two free throws. Inserted into the game, Creek immediately got the offence ticking, the score tied at 6-6 and order restored. With Sobey feeding Creek on consecutive plays, the lead was on its way to 21-13 before Sejin Park scored against the press to make it a six-point game at the first break. Creek kept Adelaide ahead at 24-19 before a tip-in by Ha and a jumper by Hyunmin Lee reinforced the Koreans were playing high on self-belief. A 3-pointer by Chang Young Song gave Jeonju back the lead and a three by Lee made the bulge 33-29. It was further clear at 39-34 before Hodgson and Creek trimmed it to 38-39 at halftime. As Ramone Moore (193-G-89, college: Temple, agency: Two Points) began to assert himself, Adelaide took back the lead before successive threes again had the Koreans excited, ahead 45-40. Moore enjoyed a 10-point quarter though as the 36ers maintained their pressure to be 58-55 clear at the last break. Then it was Sobey and Creek time, the latter with 11 points in the run home as Jeonju ran out of options. "That was probably the fright we needed to have," Sixers chairman Grant Kelley said. The last quarter made it "fright night" for Jeonju instead.
Courtesy of: adelaide36ers.com



Chiba Jets beat Goyang Orions to enter Super 8 tournament Final - by Eurobasket News

Chiba Jets - Goyang Orions 83:68

Chiba Jets will play for the Super 8 international tournament title. They edged Goyang Orions today to reach the Final. Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93) scored 25 points to lead the Japanese team.
The Orions snatched a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. The Jets pulled ahead in the second quarter. Chiba recorded a 39:33 halftime advantage. The Japanese team extended the gap at 12-point mark heading into the fourth period. They never looked back throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) recorded 13 points for the Jets. Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) netted 20 points for the Orions.



Chiba Jets beat Goyang Orions to enter Super 8 tournament Final - by Eurobasket News

Chiba Jets - Goyang Orions 83:68

Chiba Jets will play for the Super 8 international tournament title. They edged Goyang Orions today to reach the Final. Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93) scored 25 points to lead the Japanese team.
The Orions snatched a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. The Jets pulled ahead in the second quarter. Chiba recorded a 39:33 halftime advantage. The Japanese team extended the gap at 12-point mark heading into the fourth period. They never looked back throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) recorded 13 points for the Jets. Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) netted 20 points for the Orions.



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Valencia celebrate SuperCopa Endesa title - by Eurobasket News

Gran Canaria - Valencia 63:69

Valencia earned the first official trophy of the season. They overcame Gran Canaria to clinch the SuperCopa Endesa title. Fernando San Emeterio (199-F/G-84) posted 18 points to lead the winners.
The teams traded baskets throughout the opening frame. Valencia and Gran Canaria were tied at 13 after ten minutes. Gran Canaria surged ahead in the second term. The hosts built a 32:23 halftime lead. Valencia however drained 25 points in the third term and surged ahead for a 2-point lead. Valencia poured in 21 points in the fourth period and got away with the trophy. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Erick Green (190-PG-91, college: Virginia Tech) contributed 13 points in the victory. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) notched 13 points for Gran Canaria. Oriol Pauli (201-G-94) added 10 points in the defeat.

Gran Canaria: Marcus Eriksson 13, Oriol Pauli 10
Valencia: Fernando San Emeterio 18, Bojan Dubljevic 16, Erick Green 13



Valencia keeps Van Rossom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-88kg-86). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season. Van-Rossom helped them to win the league title. He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg. Van-Rossom received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2017.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships this year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 54.5%.
Van-Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Pedro Llompart
Sam Van-Rossom
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Joan Sastre_Morro
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Romain Sato
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Bojan Dubljevic
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Benidorm keeps Closset for another season - by Eurobasket News

Servigroup Benidorm (EBA) re-signed Didier Closset. He played there last season. But in four EBA games he recorded just 1.0ppg.

Servigroup Benidorm roster for 2017-2018:

Jaume Valles
Francisco Solsona
Ruben Ballester
Alvaro Martin
Billy McDonald
Luis Enrique Rodriguez
Didier Closset

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Kyree Marshall joins Culleredo - by Eurobasket News

CB Culleredo (EBA) agreed terms with American forward Kyree Marshall (198-86kg). He just graduated from Elizabeth City (NCAA2). Marshall has played there for the last three years. He played 14 games where he had 7.0ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
As mentioned above Marshall is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

CB Culleredo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dallas Searles

Forwards:
Kyree Marshall
Miles Burnside

Center:
Mario Cabanas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zaragoza inks Gary Neal - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 33-year old American guard Gary Neal (193-95kg-84, college: Towson). He played last season at Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 6 games he had very impressive stats: 21.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. Neal also played that season for the Hawks in NBA where in two games he recorded just 2.0ppg. The other team he played shortly was another team Texas Legends in U.S. NBA-G-League. In two games he averaged remarkable 21.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Neal played in the final of NBA in 2013. He was selected to NBA All-Star Game All-Rookie Team back in 2011.
Neal is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso), Turkey, NBA (Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets), Spain (FC Barcelona and Unicaja Malaga) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Westchester Knicks).
Neal attended Towson University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Janis Blums
Gary Neal
Tomas Bellas
Sergi Garcia
Torian Graham
Carlos Alocen

Forwards:
Nikola Dragovic
Lovro Mazalin
Jonathan Barreiro
Michal Michalak

Centers:
Jarvis Varnado
Nicolas de_Jong
Alejandro Suarez

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

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Mikel Domeno agreed terms with Valle de Egues - by Eurobasket News

CB Valle de Egues (EBA) inked 33-year old guard Mikel Domeno (84) from Ardoi. Domeno has played there for the last five years. But in two EBA games he recorded just 1.5ppg last season.
He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marius Vaskys (ex Sadolin) signs at Almansa - by Eurobasket News

EBA newcomer Afanion CB Almansa landed 30-year old Lithuanian center Marius Vaskys (206-87, college: N.C.Central). He played most recently at Sadolin in Lithuanian SKL-A.
Vaskys won Lithuanian SKL B Lyga in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Lithuania for Neptunas.
Vaskys attended N.Carolina Central until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Afanion CB Almansa roster for 2017-2018:

Miguel Raez
Marius Vaskys
Jose Santonja
Kevin Navarro
Sergio Hervas
David Rosique
Alejandro Jorda
Carlos Cerdan
Jose Angel Naranjo
Pablo Rosique

Coach: Ruben Perello

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Gran Canaria top Real to enter SuperCopa Endesa Final - by Eurobasket News

Gran Canaria - Real Madrid 73:64

Gran Canaria advanced into the 2017 SuperCopa Endesa Final. They will now clash with Valencia for the trophy. Anzejs Pasecniks (218-C-95, college: VEF skola) and Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) delivered 11 points each to pace the hosts.
Gran Canaria ensured a confident start to the game. They built a 24:17 advantage ten minutes into the game. Gran Canaria held Real to only 11 points in the second period to record a 9-point halftime advantage 37:28. Gran Canaria extended the gap in the third quarter. The hosts entered the final period up by 12 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Lucas Fischer (211-C-94, college: Marquette, agency: 3Eye) tossed in 10 points for the winners. Gustavo Ayon (207-C-85, college: San Jose St.) responded with 17 points for Real Madrid. Jaycee Carroll (188-SG-83) had 14 points in the loss.



Shimane Magic adds Stutz to their roster, ex Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League) added to their roster 27-year old American center Garrett Stutz (214-115kg-90, college: Wichita State). He played last season at Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 29 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.9rpg.
Stutz ended the previous (2015-16) season at Al Wasl (D1) in UAE league. But the most of that year he spent at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian league where in 7 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 13.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg. Stutz also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 13.9ppg and 7.0rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Stutz won Czech Republic League championship title in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Stutz's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Stutz tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Korea (Anyang KGC), Poland (Czarni), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Stutz attended Wichita State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Shimane Susanoo Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Kazuya Hatano
Josh Scott

Centers:
Brendan Lane
Garrett Stutz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MarkDeeksNBA)

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Gregorio Adon (ex Titanes Licey) joins Quintanar - by Eurobasket News

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (EBA) agreed terms with 26-year old Dominican forward Gregorio Adon (198-91). He played last summer at Titanes Licey in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. In two games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.5rpg. The last season Adon played at Marin Ence PeixeGalego (LEB Gold) where in 30 games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2016. Adon was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish EBA All-Imports Team back in 2013.
On Adon: Adon also stressed by a large capacity rebounds, in addition to being a good stopper, thanks to good timing jump, and impose his talents and athletic capacity to finish above the rim.

Basket Globalcaja Quintanar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daquan Brickhouse
Jamie Washington
Iker Barbero

Forwards:
Gregorio Adon
Skyler Burgess

Coach: Cruz David Fernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fernandez re-signs at Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada - by Eurobasket News

Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada (EBA) confirmed in their roster 29-year old forward Jorge Fernandez (196-88). He has played there for the last seven seasons. In 26 EBA games he had 4.2ppg and 3.9rpg last season.
Fernandez is a very experienced player.

Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada roster for 2017-2018:

Jorge Fernandez
Gullit Mukendi
David Valcarce
Serigne Barro
Javier Garcia
Alberto Rodriguez

Coach: Juan Norat

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada keeps Garcia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada (EBA) re-signed 25-year old swingman Javier Garcia (195-92). He played there last season. In 25 EBA games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg.

Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada roster for 2017-2018:

Gullit Mukendi
David Valcarce
Serigne Barro
Javier Garcia
Alberto Rodriguez

Coach: Juan Norat

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trapani overcome Massagno in overtime - by Eurobasket News

Trapani - Massagno 84:76 (OT)

Pallacanestro Trapani outgunned Massagno Basket in overtime in the latest test game. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) and Jesse Perry (200-F-89, college: Arizona) knocked down 22 points to lead the winners.
Massagno Basket eked out an 18:17 lead after the opening frame. Trapani erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 37:31 halftime advantage. The Italian team stayed in front in the third term. They entered the fourth period up by three points 58:55. But Massagno Basket erased the deficit and forced overtime. Trapani unloaded 16 points in the extra period and got away with the win. Andrea Renzi (207-F/C-89, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Justin Roberson (186-PG-93, college: La-Monroe) answered with 23 points for Massagno. Keon Moore (196-G/F-92, college: Winthrop, agency: Two Points) topscored with 24 points for the Swiss side.



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Banvit edge Lokomotiv Kuban in Antalya - by Eurobasket News

Banvit - Lokomotiv Kuban 88:80

Banvit claimed the second straight win at the Gloria Cup international friendly tournament in Antalya. They raced past Lokomotiv Kuban. Jake Odum (193-G-91, college: Indiana St.) posted 25 points to lead the Turkish side.
Banvit unloaded 49 points in the first half to secure a 12-point halftime lead. Lokomotiv Kuban narrowed the distance in the third term. The Russian team got within 3 points at the final break. But Banvit poured in 24 points in the final period and rolled to the victory. Tony Taylor (185-PG-90, college: G.Washington) accounted for 21 points for the winners. Brian Qvale (210-C-88, college: Montana) answered with 19 points for Lokomotiv.



Fenerbahce beat Khimki in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce - Khimki 76:65

Fenerbahce advanced into the Final at the international friendly tournament in Zadar. They outgunned Khimki behind 14 points from Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90).
Fenerbahce jumped to a 23:17 lead after ten minutes. The Turkish team stretched the lead at 8-point mark at the interval 42:34. Fenerbahce and Khimki traded baskets throughout the third term. The Turkish team entered the fourth quarter up by 8 points. They held Khimki to 11 points in the final period and raced to the victory. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) provided 11 points, while Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 10 points in the win. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) answered with 18 points for Khimki.



Neptunas land Malcolm Armstead, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Malcolm Armstead (187-87kg-89, college: Wichita State). He played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Armstead played at Istanbul BBSK (also in BSL) where in 14 games he had 10.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for AEK Athens in Greek A1. In three games he recorded 7.0ppg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. The other team Armstead played shortly was Avtodor in Russian league. In four Eurocup games he got 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. He also played 7 games in VTB United League where he got 13.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.4apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Armstead won Panhandle Conference championship title in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
Armstead has played also professionally in Slovenia (Krka).
He attended Wichita State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Neptunas Klaipeda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Delininkaitis
Renaldas Seibutis
Malcolm Armstead
Mindaugas Girdziunas
Aidas Einikis
Laurynas Beliauskas

Forwards:
Laimonas Kisielius
Juan Palacios
Simas Galdikas
Edgaras Zelionis
Arnas Butkevicius
Mindaugas Kacinas
Arunas Mikalauskas

Center:
Matas Jucikas

Coach: Kazys Maksvytis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brose Baskets nip Fenerbahce in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - Fenerbahce 90:89 (2OT)

Brose Baskets posted the first victory at the Zadar international tournament. They narrowly defeated Fenerbahce for 1-1 record. Bryce Taylor (194-SG-86, agency: BeoBasket) posted 16 points to lead the German side.
Fenerbahce enjoyed a 22:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Brose Baskets slowed their opponents in the second frame. They held the Turkish powerhouse to just 10 points to pull within 2 points at the big break 32:30. Fenerbahce extended the lead at 4-point mark at the third break. But Bamberg used a 20:16 run in the final period to force overtime. The teams had to play the second extra period to decide on the winner. Elias Harris (203-SF-89, college: Gonzaga) and Leon Radosevic (207-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) finally sank two free throws to seal the victory for the German champions. Maodo Lo (191-G-92, college: Columbia) delivered 15 points, while Ricky Hickman provided 11 points in the victory. Jason Thompson (211-F/C-86, college: Rider) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) and Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) had 17 points each in the loss.



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  UGANDA  


NBL Round 28: #1 Pemba Warriors are defeated by KIU Titans - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 6 rounds.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Pemba Warriors (12-2) in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked KIU Titans (10-3) 80-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pemba Warriors. The game was mostly controlled by KIU Titans. Pemba Warriors managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pemba Warriors 44-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Samuel Agutu (193-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and guard Micheal Bwanga who added 19 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Philip Amenyi (-89) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Pemba Warriors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KIU Titans maintains fourth position with 10-3 record. Pemba Warriors at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. KIU Titans are looking forward to face Ndejje (#5) in the next round. Pemba Warriors will play against Our Saviour (#9) and are hoping to win this game.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked City Oilers (8-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Sharing Youth (5-13). City Oilers smashed Sharing Youth 73-52. The winners were led by the former international forward James Okello (193-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and Ndikumana Landry supported him with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. City Oilers' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by forward Tong Gatwech (-92) did not help to save the game for Sharing Youth. City Oilers have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains sixth position with 8-3 record. Sharing Youth lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. City Oilers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sharing Youth will play again against City Oilers (#6) in Kampala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

KIU Titans - Pemba Warriors 80-69

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Pemba Warriors (12-2) in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked KIU Titans (10-3) 80-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pemba Warriors. The game was mostly controlled by KIU Titans. Pemba Warriors managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pemba Warriors 44-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Samuel Agutu (193-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and guard Micheal Bwanga who added 19 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four KIU Titans players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Philip Amenyi (-89) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Amisi Saidi (-87) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Pemba Warriors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KIU Titans maintains fourth position with 10-3 record. Pemba Warriors at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. KIU Titans are looking forward to face Ndejje (#5) in the next round. Pemba Warriors will play against Our Saviour (#9) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Pemba Warriors: P.Amenyi 20+9reb+1ast, A.Saidi 14+8reb+1ast, M.Buzangu 9+2reb+2ast, S.Mugerwa 9+2reb, M.Opiyo 6+5reb+4ast, I.Kamya 6+2reb+1ast
KIU Titans: M.Bwanga 19+6reb+3ast, S.Agutu 14+12reb+3ast, E.Kazungu 14+6reb+2ast, C.Omanye 13+3reb+5ast, O.Muge 7+6reb, S.Ulanga 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 570420


Sharing Youth - City Oilers 52-73

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked City Oilers (8-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Sharing Youth (5-13). City Oilers smashed Sharing Youth 73-52. They outrebounded Sharing Youth 60-24 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. City Oilers players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The winners were led by the former international forward James Okello (193-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) supported him with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. City Oilers' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by forward Tong Gatwech (-92) did not help to save the game for Sharing Youth. Forward Malek Lino (-91) added 9 points for lost side. City Oilers have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains sixth position with 8-3 record. Sharing Youth lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. City Oilers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sharing Youth will play again against City Oilers (#6) in Kampala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sharing Youth: T.Gatwech 16+5reb+3ast, N.Jakisa 9+1reb+1ast, M.Lino 9+2reb+1ast, B.Mopele 8+3reb, E.Bakara 5+4reb, T.Okello 4+1reb+6ast
City Oilers: J.Enabu 16+1reb+3ast, N.Landry 15+11reb+4ast, J.Okello 13+17reb+2ast, S.Omony 7+7reb+3ast, T.Drileba 6+3reb+1ast, J.Otim 6+9reb+3ast
gschID: 570419





Landry number one in Uganda for round 28 - by Eurobasket News

Forward Ndikumana Landry (F-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for City Oilers, receiving a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Sharing Youth (#8, 5-13) with 21-point margin 73-52. City Oilers maintains the 6th position in Ugandan NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. City Oilers will need more victories to improve their 8-3 record. In the team's last game Landry had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be City Oilers' top player in his first season with the team. Ndikumana Landry has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.4rpg) and averages impressive 63.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Philip Amenyi (C-89) of league's leader Pemba Warriors. Amenyi had a very good evening with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Pemba Warriors lost that game 69-80 to the lower-ranked KIU Titans (#4, 10-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Pemba Warriors still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. It was just his team's 2nd loss this season, while they won 12 other games. Amenyi is a newcomer at Pemba Warriors, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Pemba Warriors' star - forward Amisi Saidi (F-87). Saidi scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Saidi's great performance Pemba Warriors lost 69-80 to #4 ranked KIU Titans. But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Pemba Warriors had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 2nd lost game is hopefully really an accident. Saidi's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Saidi has a great season in Uganda. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.8rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Samuel Agutu (193-F-92) of KIU Titans - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Micheal Bwanga (G) of KIU Titans - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Tong Gatwech (F-92) of Sharing Youth - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Chris Omanye (183-G-94) of KIU Titans - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. James Okello (193-F-90) of City Oilers - 13 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jimmy Enabu (187-G-88) of City Oilers - 16 points and 3 assists
10. Ethienne Kazungu (80) of KIU Titans - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  UKRAINE  


Bipa Basket inks Sergiy Alfyorov - by Eurobasket News

Bipa Basket Odessa (Superleague) agreed terms with 33-year old point guard Sergiy Alfyorov (189-86kg-84) from VolinBasket. In 11 Superleague games he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Alfyorov spent at Tskaltubo in Georgia where in 15 Superleague games he was second best scorer with impressive 18.5ppg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League 1st Team. He also played that season for Olimpi. In 13 Superleague games he recorded 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.2apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Alfyorov's team made it to the Ukrainian Superleague Semifinals in 2011 and 2013.
He has spent his entire career in Georgia playing for six other teams: Budivelnyk, Zaporizhya, Halychyna, Sumykhimprom Sumy, BK Khimik-2 Yuzhny and Hoverla.

Bipa Basket Odessa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergiy Alfyorov
Tanksley Efianayi

Forward:
Igor Krivtsov

Centers:
Oleksandr Tishchenko
Dmytro Tykhonov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Worldwide TV audience for O2 tournament - by Dave Ryan

The Betway British Basketball All-Stars Championship will put BBL teams on a global stage with live coverage on networks spanning over 100 countries when it tips off at The O2, London this Sunday, September 24.

The inaugural Championship will be broadcast live throughout on Sky Sports Arena in the UK and Ireland, with coverage in America on Eleven Sports Network.

Betway British Basketball All-Stars Championship Live TV Broadcasters

Sky Sports (UK)
Kwese Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Viasat (Scandinavia and Baltic States)
Eleven Sports Network (USA)
DAZN (Germany, Austria)
DAZN (Canada)
Fox Sports (Australia)
Sky (New Zealand)
Fox Sports (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta)
OSN (Middle East and North Africa)

The tournament commences at 1pm (UK time) with a double elimination group stage comprising a total of ten matches, with the subsequent six fixtures determined by the outcome of the first four. Two straight wins will qualify a team for the semi-finals while two straight defeats will spell elimination. The nal set of matches in the group will feature teams with one win and one defeat competing to stay in the competition. Fixtures for the semi-finals will be drawn shortly after the conclusion of the group stage.



Zalgiris storm to victory - by Dave Ryan

Zalgiris won the inaugural Titans Trophy with a 87-61 victory against Twarde Pierniki Torun at the Copper Box on Friday evening.
A big attendance at the London venue saw the Lithuanian champions roared on by the majority of the crowd as they dominated the final three period against a short-handed Torun team.
The Polish side finished runners-up in their domestic league last season but were without three key players, and despite a good first period Dejan Mihevc's team were unable to match their opponents.
French international Axel Toupane (197-G/F-92, agency: BeoBasket) led the way for Zalgiris with 17 points in 25 minutes, with Arturas Milaknis finishing with 14 points in under 17 minutes and Paulius Jankunas had an efficient 11 points and four rebounds in 19 minutes.
Aaron Cel (19) and Krzysztof Sulima (17) led Twarde, each finishing with five boards, wiith Lukasz Wisniewski (186-SG-84, college: Barton Co. CC) the only other player in double figures with ten points, but a 32-22 advantage for the Lithuanians on the boards played a key part.
Sulima won the tip and hit the first two baskets of the game to put the Poles 4-0 ahead and in a scrappy opening five minutes Gruszecki put them 9-6 with a score from downtown.
Zalgiris took their first lead of the game with 2:17 when Kavaliauskas grabbed the rebound after his initial shot was blocked and scored before completing a three point play.
But a Sulima free-throw and a Cel basket sent the Poles into the first break with an 18-17 lead.
That proved to be as good as it got for a side who must have felt like the road team in front of 5000 Lithuanians, and Masiulis' dunk gave Zalgiris a lead they would never lose with 8:15 on the clock and Milaknis capped a 15-5 run to close the half and leave his team with a 42-28 lead going into the locker room.iulis
Sulima cut the lead to eight with a little under three second half minutes gone, but that proved to be as close at Twarde came during the rest of the game and Masiulis' jumper sent the Lithuanians into the final break with a 64-47 lead.
Wisniewski opened the scoring for Twarde in the fourth period but the lead never dipped below 15 as a party atmosphere saw Zalgiris comfortably close out the win.




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  URUGUAY  


Cordon won the promotion to the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Facundo Medina (190-G-94) netted a two points shot with 39 second to play and Cordon defeated Verdirrojo 76-74 winning 3-2 the playoffs for a promotion to the Uruguayan League 2018/19. For the winner, Agustin Zuvich (200-F-95) finished with a double-double with 14 points 18 rebounds and 4 assists, while Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) added 20 points and 8 rebounds and Nicolas Ibarra (192-F-82) finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds. For Verdirrrojo, Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) scored 33 points and added 6 rebopunds, while Martin Mayora (181-G-95) netted 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.


AJ West (ex Al Sadd) signs at Bigua - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Bigua Montevideo (LUB) landed 26-year old American forward AJ West (206-107kg-91, college: Nevada). He played most recently at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 league. West managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 15 D1 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 13.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.6bpg. He also played that season for BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL where in 12 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.8rpg. West also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. His team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
West received NABC All-District 17 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
West has played also professionally in Kosovo (Peja).
He attended University of Nevada until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VENEZUELA  

Stats Leaders - LNB

Points Per Game
 Jorge LEON
  Comuna
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Leon, Comuna18.5 
 2. Aguilera, Aduaneros16.0 
 3. Ramos, Atleticos15.0 
 4. Rodriguez, Aduan.14.0 
 5. Alvarez, Aduaneros13.0 
 6. Calderon, Comuna11.5 
 7. Sierralta, Cangreje.11.0 
 8. Palacios, Comuna10.0 
 9. Farias, Aduaneros10.0 
 10. Larriba, Atleticos9.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Cangrejeros
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 12
 1. Sucre, Cangrejeros12.0 
 2. Chourio, Aduaneros10.0 
 3. Aguilera, Aduaneros10.0 
 4. Bayona, Cangrejeros9.0 
 5. Umbria, Aduaneros9.0 
 6. Calderon, Comuna7.0 
 7. Kvietek, Cangreje.7.0 
 8. Marquez, Atleticos6.5 
 9. Larriba, Atleticos5.5 
 10. Cedeno, Cangrejeros5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Morris SIERRALTA
  Cangreje.
  (190-G/F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Sierralta, Cangreje.4.0 
 2. Berroteran, Comuna3.5 
 3. Palacios, Comuna3.5 
 4. Aguilera, Aduaneros3.0 
 5. Cedeno, Cangrejeros3.0 
 6. Ramos, Atleticos3.0 
 7. Leon, Comuna2.0 
 8. Alvarez, Aduaneros2.0 
 9. Albarran, Atleticos2.0 
 10. Olmedo, Comuna2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas AGUILERA
  Aduaneros
  (198-F-77)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aguilera, Aduaneros3.0 
 2. Ramos, Atleticos2.5 
 3. Chourio, Aduaneros2.0 
 4. Alvarez, Aduaneros2.0 
 5. Perdomo, Aduaneros1.0 
 6. Palacios, Comuna1.0 
 7. Herrera, Cangreje.1.0 
 8. Albarran, Atleticos1.0 
 9. Manzanilla, Aduaneros1.0 
 10. Berroteran, Comuna1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Heberth BAYONA
  Cangrejeros
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bayona, Cangrejeros3.0 
 2. Lucena, Cangrejeros1.0 
 3. Umbria, Aduaneros1.0 
 4. Angulo, Aduaneros1.0 
 5. Omana, Comuna0.5 
 6. Bolivar, Comuna0.5 
 7. Herrera, Cangreje.0.0 
 8. Correa, Atleticos0.0 
 9. Chourio, Aduaneros0.0 
 10. Rada, Comuna0.0 




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Women News


Monique Coker (ex Targoviste) signs at Inter-Clube - by Nagy Szilveszter

GD Inter-Clube de Luanda (D1) landed experienced 35-year old American forward Monique Coker (185-82, college: ODU). She has played for the last four years at CS Municipal Targoviste in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games she averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 10.2rpg (#4 in the league), 1.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Coker helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Coker won Romanian League championship title in 2009, 2012 and 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
Coker is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon, Bnot Hertzeliya and Elitzur Netanya), Poland (CCC Polkowice), Spain (Extrugasa), Turkey (Ceyhan Bld and Abdullah Gul) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks).
Coker is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Inter-Clube.
Coker attended Old Dominion University until 2004 and it will be her 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anete STEINBERGA
  Castors .
  (190-C-90)
  Avg: 29
 1. Steinberga, Castors .29.0 
 2. Van Driel, B.Willeb.28.0 
 3. Trahan-Davis, Castors .22.0 
 4. Resimont, Sint K.21.0 
 5. Nared, Waregem20.3 
 6. Henket, Liege19.0 
 7. Williams, Belfius .18.0 
 8. Delaere, Castors .17.0 
 9. Foucart, Deerlijk17.0 
 10. Bourlioux, Liege17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaleesa MAES
  Liege
  (188-C-92)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Maes, Liege13.7 
 2. Nared, Waregem13.3 
 3. Capoen, Deerlijk13.0 
 4. Van Driel, B.Willeb.11.0 
 5. Steinberga, Castors .10.0 
 6. Boel, B.Willebroek10.0 
 7. Trahan-Davis, Castors .10.0 
 8. Massey, Sint K.9.5 
 9. Starling, Kango.9.0 
 10. Henket, Liege8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marjorie CARPREAUX
  Castors .
  (165-PG-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Carpreaux, Castors .11.0 
 2. Devliegher, Wareg.5.7 
 3. Van Driel, B.Willeb.5.0 
 4. Malashenko, Castors .4.0 
 5. Raman, Kangoeroes4.0 
 6. Ortiz, Belfius Namur4.0 
 7. Goyvaerts, Kango.3.3 
 8. Crelot, Verviers.3.3 
 9. Nared, Waregem3.0 
 10. Grzesinski, Castors .3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sien DEVLIEGHER
  Wareg.
  (177-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Devliegher, Wareg.4.7 
 2. Roekens, B.Willebroek4.0 
 3. Delaere, Castors .4.0 
 4. Hamaide, Spirou M.3.5 
 5. Celus, Waregem3.0 
 6. Beaurang, B.Willeb.3.0 
 7. Ortiz, Belfius Namur2.7 
 8. Strubbe, Jeugd G.2.0 
 9. Aizsila, Waregem2.0 
 10. Massey, Sint K.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Britney JONES
  Castors .
  (172-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jones, Castors .2.0 
 2. Nared, Waregem1.3 
 3. Malashenko, Castors .1.0 
 4. Aizsila, Waregem1.0 
 5. Boel, B.Willebroek1.0 
 6. Vesterberg, Belfius .1.0 
 7. Maes, Liege0.7 
 8. Colson, Verviers.0.7 
 9. Hendrickx, Belfius .0.7 
 10. Williams, Belfius .0.7 



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Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Dana KUSLITOVA
  Karlovy .
  (182-F-90)
  Avg: 34
 1. Kuslitova, Karlovy .34.0 
 2. Tarasava, Nymburk28.0 
 3. Vaughn, Nymburk24.0 
 4. Linskens, Nymburk20.0 
 5. Maleckova, Karlovy .16.0 
 6. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.13.0 
 7. Zuzakova, Karlovy .10.0 
 8. Pohunkova, Karlovy .8.0 
 9. Rokosova, Karlovy .6.0 
 10. Drahokoupilo., Karlovy .4.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyara LINSKENS
  Nymburk
  (189-C-96)
  Avg: 16
 1. Linskens, Nymburk16.0 
 2. Kuslitova, Karlovy .11.0 
 3. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.7.0 
 4. Tarasava, Nymburk6.0 
 5. Zuzakova, Karlovy .6.0 
 6. Rokosova, Karlovy .5.0 
 7. Vaughn, Nymburk4.0 
 8. Maleckova, Karlovy .4.0 
 9. Drahokoupilo., Karlovy .4.0 
 10. Bakajsova, Nymburk3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Karolina MALECKOVA
  Karlovy .
  (159-PG-97)
  Avg: 9
 1. Maleckova, Karlovy .9.0 
 2. Tarasava, Nymburk8.0 
 3. Vaughn, Nymburk5.0 
 4. Kuslitova, Karlovy .4.0 
 5. Hunkova, Nymburk4.0 
 6. Pohunkova, Karlovy .4.0 
 7. Skokankova, Karlovy .2.0 
 8. Drahokoupilo., Karlovy .2.0 
 9. Zuzakova, Karlovy .2.0 
 10. Jindrova, Karlovy .2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Karolina MALECKOVA
  Karlovy .
  (159-PG-97)
  Avg: 3
 1. Maleckova, Karlovy .3.0 
 2. Zuzakova, Karlovy .3.0 
 3. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.2.0 
 4. Kuslitova, Karlovy .1.0 
 5. Rosecka, Karlovy .1.0 
 6. Hunkova, Nymburk0.0 
 7. Drahokoupilo., Karlovy .0.0 
 8. Rokosova, Karlovy .0.0 
 9. Bakajsova, Nymburk0.0 
 10. Mocova, Nymburk0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandra KHOMENCHUK
  Nymbu.
  (202-C-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.4.0 
 2. Linskens, Nymburk2.0 
 3. Kuslitova, Karlovy .1.0 
 4. Jindrova, Karlovy .1.0 
 5. Rokosova, Karlovy .1.0 
 6. Hunkova, Nymburk0.0 
 7. Drahokoupilo., Karlovy .0.0 
 8. Skokankova, Karlovy .0.0 
 9. Bakajsova, Nymburk0.0 
 10. Pohunkova, Karlovy .0.0 



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Round 2: Kibirkstis lose to Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Lithuanian Kibirkstis (1-1) on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Slovakian Good Angels (2-0) 73-64. Center Anna Jurcenkova (195-85) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian center Daugile Sarauskaite (196-96) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Forward Laura Juskaite (187-97) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Good Angels is looking forward to face Royal Eagles (#15) in Apeldoorn in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kibirkstis will play at home against Vega 1 (#16) and are hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Swedish Lulea Basket (2-0) crushed Belarusian Gorizont (0-2) by 31 points 75-44, which is the biggest margin this round. Forward Anna Barthold (185-80, college: St.Peter's) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and Jessica Thomas supported her with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Even 10 points and 9 rebounds by guard Volha Gromik (183-93) did not help to save the game for Gorizont. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lulea Basket will play against Bornova on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gorizont will play against Al Riyadi (#5) in Beirut to get more than just one victory in their record.

In the last two games of round 2 Al Riyadi won against Vega 1/Liepaja 72-62. Royal Eagles lost to Bornova 79-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 17 points and 9 rebounds by Shanece McKinney of Al Riyadi.

Vega 1/Liepaja - Al Riyadi 62-72

Vega 1 was defeated by the opponent from Beirut 72-62. Al Riyadi made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. American guard Roneeka Hodges (180-82, college: Florida St.) notched 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Shanece McKinney (193-92, college: LSU, agency: ProDep Management) supported her with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Even 6 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Belarusian center Maryna Ivashchanka (190-93) did not help to save the game for Vega 1. Forward Ieva Veinberga (187-84) added 13 points for the hosts. Al Riyadi will play against Gorizont (#14) in Minsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vega 1 will play on the road against Kibirkstis in Vilnius to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Vega 1/Liepaja: I.Vitola 14+3reb, I.Veinberga 13+3reb+2ast, S.Lipe 9+4reb+2ast, L.Purina 9+2reb+4ast, I.Jakobsone 8+5reb+5ast, M.Ivashchanka 6+9reb+4ast
Al Riyadi: R.Hodges 24+5reb+3ast, S.McKinney 17+9reb, K.Sartori 15+2reb+1ast, B.Denson 7+6reb+1ast, C.Dewitt 4+6reb+3ast, M.Mokdad 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 561322


Kibirkstis - Good Angels 64-73

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Lithuanian Kibirkstis (1-1) on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Slovakian Good Angels (2-0) 73-64. Center Anna Jurcenkova (195-85) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian center Daugile Sarauskaite (196-96) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Forward Laura Juskaite (187-97) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Good Angels is looking forward to face Royal Eagles (#15) in Apeldoorn in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kibirkstis will play at home against Vega 1 (#16) and are hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Kibirkstis: L.Juskaite 17+7reb+1ast, D.Donskichyte 15+1reb+2ast, S.Landry 14+6reb, L.Jurciute 8+5reb+2ast, G.Meskonyte 6+1reb, U.Slavickaite 2+2reb
Good Angels: A.Jurcenkova 18+4reb+1ast, B.Balintova 11+2reb+4ast, D.Sarauskaite 10+8reb, D.Peters 8+6reb+1ast, D.Morris 8+2reb+5ast, R.Stehlikova 8+4reb
gschID: 561321


Lulea Basket - Gorizont 75-44

Swedish Lulea Basket (2-0) crushed Belarusian Gorizont (0-2) by 31 points 75-44, which is the biggest margin this round. Lulea Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Gorizont's 30. Lulea Basket forced 21 Gorizont turnovers and outrebounded them 51-31 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Anna Barthold (185-80, college: St.Peter's) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and American guard Jessica Thomas (168-94, college: Miami, FL, agency: Two Points) supported her with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five Lulea Basket players scored in double figures. Even 10 points and 9 rebounds by guard Volha Gromik (183-93) did not help to save the game for Gorizont. Russian center Anna Nuzhnaya (194-92) added 12 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lulea Basket will play against Bornova on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gorizont will play against Al Riyadi (#5) in Beirut to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Gorizont: A.Nuzhnaya 12+4reb+1ast, V.Gromik 10+9reb, A.Holubeva 7+1reb+4ast, O.Sivakova 6+2reb+1ast, V.Ziuzkova 4+5reb+3ast, E.Yalchik 3+2reb+1ast
Lulea Basket: A.Barthold 16+13reb+1ast, A.Motley 16+4reb+4ast, K.Frerking 15+7reb, J.Thomas 14+8reb+3ast, C.Nnamaka 10+10reb+1ast, F.Visscher 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 561320


Royal Eagles - Bornova 79-91

Very predictable result asTurkish Bornova (2-0) defeated Dutch Royal Eagles (0-2) 91-79. Bornova forced 23 Royal Eagles turnovers and outrebounded them 38-22 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. American center Michelle Snow (196-80, college: Tennessee, agency: LBM Management) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Serbian forward Adrijana Knezevic (183-87) supported her with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Even 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by forward Laura Westerik (176-98) did not help to save the game for Royal Eagles. Canadian guard Danielle Boiago (170-94, college: McMaster) added 20 points and 5 steals for the hosts. Bornova will play against Lulea Basket (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Royal Eagles will play against Good Angels (#2) in Kosice to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Royal Eagles: L.Westerik 26+5reb+6ast, D.Boiago 20+3reb+3ast, M.De Kleijn 12+5reb+5ast, A.van Vlijmen 9+1reb+3ast, M.Peek 4+3reb, M.Koelman 3+2reb
Bornova: M.Snow 21+10reb+2ast, K.Erat 17+1reb+2ast, A.Knezevic 17+8reb+2ast, S.Ivegin 9+1reb+1ast, E.Turkyilmaz 8+9reb+2ast, O.Karatas 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 561319





Snow's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

37-year old center Michelle Snow (196-C-80, agency: LBM Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's best team Bornova and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
She had a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds, while her team outclassed Gorizont (#14, 0-1) with 30-point margin 71-41. It allowed Bornova to take over top position in the EEWBL. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Bornova won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Snow turned to be Bornova's top player in her first season with the team. University of Tennessee graduate has very impressive stats this year. Snow is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.0ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 13.0rpg) and averages solid 2.0bpg,3.0spg and 60.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Roneeka Hodges (180-G-82) of Al Riyadi. She is American guard in her first season at Al Riyadi. In the last game Hodges recorded impressive 27 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Al Riyadi was edged by Kibirkstis (1-0) 69-67. 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. Hodges is a newcomer at Al Riyadi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.0ppg (#1). She also recorded 6.0 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Anna Barthold (185-F-80) of Lulea Basket (#4). Barthold scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was a key player of Lulea Basket, leading her team to a 85-64 easy win against Royal Eagles (#15, 0-1). Lulea Basket has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Barthold also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Barthold as she played only first game. But it already looks like she can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Laura Juskaite (187-F-97) of Kibirkstis - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Chioma Nnamaka (183-F-85) of Lulea Basket - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Marleen Peek (194-C) of Royal Eagles - 13 points and 12 rebounds
7. Adrienne Motley (175-G-95) of Lulea Basket - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Anna Nuzhnaya (194-C-92) of Gorizont - 15 points and 6 rebounds
9. Shenita Landry (188-F-87) of Kibirkstis - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Darxia Morris (172-G-89) of Good Angels - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 5 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)



Round 1: Good Angels defeat Vega 1 - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in EEWBL just started.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Latvian Vega 1 (0-1) on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Slovakian Good Angels (1-0) 76-52. Good Angels dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Vega 1's 20. Good Angels forced 20 Vega 1 turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Vega 1 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Darxia Morris (172-89, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 assists. Guard Barbora Balintova (175-94) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Ilze Jakobsone (168-94) answered with 10 points and 4 assists for Vega 1. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Good Angels is looking forward to face Kibirkstis (#3) in Vilnius in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vega 1 will play at home against Al Riyadi (#13) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Another interesting game for Turkish Bornova (1-0) which played against Belarusian Gorizont (0-1). Bornova crushed hosts 71-41. American center Michelle Snow (196-80, college: Tennessee, agency: LBM Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Adrijana Knezevic chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Russian center Anna Nuzhnaya (194-92) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Gorizont's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Bornova will play against Royal Eagles (#15) in Apeldoorn in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Gorizont will play on the road against Lulea Basket to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game was also tough home loss of Lebanese Al Riyadi in a game versus Lithuanian Kibirkstis (#6) 69-67. Al Riyadi was very close to get their first win. But it seems they have to wait a little bit longer. Laura Juskaite nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side. Roneeka Hodges came up with 27 points and 6 assists for Al Riyadi in the defeat. Al Riyadi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kibirkstis will meet at home Good Angels in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Riyadi will play against Vega 1 (#16) in Liepaja and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 1 Royal Eagles lost to Lulea Basket on the road 64-85.

Vega 1/Liepaja - Good Angels 52-76

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Latvian Vega 1 (0-1) on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Slovakian Good Angels (1-0) 76-52. Good Angels dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Vega 1's 20. Good Angels forced 20 Vega 1 turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Vega 1 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Darxia Morris (172-89, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 assists. Guard Barbora Balintova (175-94) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Ilze Jakobsone (168-94) answered with 10 points and 4 assists and guard Sabine Lipe (176-99) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Vega 1. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Good Angels is looking forward to face Kibirkstis (#3) in Vilnius in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vega 1 will play at home against Al Riyadi (#13) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Vega 1/Liepaja: S.Lipe 13+5reb, I.Veinberga 10+1reb+1ast, I.Jakobsone 10+4reb+4ast, I.Vitola 6+1ast, L.Purina 5+5reb+1ast, M.Ivashchanka 4+8reb+1ast
Good Angels: D.Morris 16+2reb+5ast, B.Balintova 12+3reb+4ast, R.Stehlikova 10+6reb+1ast, A.Jurcenkova 9+4reb+1ast, D.Peters 8+4reb+2ast, D.Sarauskaite 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 561318


Lulea Basket - Royal Eagles 85-64

Lulea Basket used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Apeldoorn 85-64 on Friday night. Lulea Basket outrebounded Royal Eagles 45-32 including 30 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Royal Eagles' players. Forward Anna Barthold (185-80, college: St.Peter's) nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and forward Chioma Nnamaka (183-85, college: Georgia Tech) accounted for 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Lulea Basket players scored in double figures. Lulea Basket's coach felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian guard Danielle Boiago (170-94, college: McMaster) came up with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Marleen Peek (194-0) added 13 points and 12 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for Royal Eagles in the defeat. Lulea Basket will meet at home Gorizont (#14) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Royal Eagles will play against Bornova and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Royal Eagles: D.Boiago 18+6reb+4ast, M.Peek 13+12reb, M.De Kleijn 11+6reb+2ast, A.van Vlijmen 9+3ast, L.Westerik 9+4reb+2ast, L.Steggink 4+1reb
Lulea Basket: C.Nnamaka 20+4reb+2ast, A.Barthold 19+9reb+1ast, A.Motley 14+5reb+5ast, S.Favento 11+7reb+3ast, K.Frerking 9+9reb+4ast, J.Thomas 6+6reb+9ast
gschID: 561315


Gorizont - Bornova 41-71

Another interesting game for Turkish Bornova (1-0) which played against Belarusian Gorizont (0-1). Bornova crushed hosts 71-41. Bornova dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Gorizont's 28. Bornova forced 21 Gorizont turnovers and outrebounded them 47-30 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American center Michelle Snow (196-80, college: Tennessee, agency: LBM Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Serbian forward Adrijana Knezevic (183-87) chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Russian center Anna Nuzhnaya (194-92) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and guard Alena Holubeva (179-94) scored 7 points. Gorizont's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Bornova will play against Royal Eagles (#15) in Apeldoorn in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Gorizont will play on the road against Lulea Basket to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Gorizont: A.Nuzhnaya 15+6reb, O.Sivakova 9, A.Holubeva 7+4reb+2ast, H.Brych 5+7reb+1ast, V.Ziuzkova 2+1reb+3ast, V.Gromik 2+3reb+2ast
Bornova: M.Snow 18+13reb+1ast, S.Ivegin 16+1reb+2ast, E.Turkyilmaz 10+6reb, A.Knezevic 9+9reb+4ast, K.Erat 7+3reb+6ast, O.Karatas 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 561316


Al Riyadi - Kibirkstis 67-69

An interesting game was also tough home loss of Lebanese Al Riyadi in a game versus Lithuanian Kibirkstis (#6) 69-67. Al Riyadi was very close to get their first win. But it seems they have to wait a little bit longer. Forward Laura Juskaite (187-97) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) accounted for 13 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Roneeka Hodges (180-82, college: Florida St.) came up with 27 points and 6 assists and American-Armenian center Brittany Denson (190-87, college: S.Florida, agency: Two Points) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Al Riyadi in the defeat. Al Riyadi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kibirkstis will meet at home Good Angels in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Riyadi will play against Vega 1 (#16) in Liepaja and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: R.Hodges 27+4reb+6ast, B.Denson 13+10reb, K.Sartori 10+3reb+2ast, L.Moukaddem 9+4reb+3ast, S.McKinney 4+3reb+1ast, C.Dewitt 4+1reb
Kibirkstis: L.Juskaite 20+16reb+3ast, G.Meskonyte 16+1reb+1ast, S.Landry 13+12reb+2ast, L.Jurciute 8+1reb+6ast, A.Bobinaite 5, U.Slavickaite 3+1reb
gschID: 561317





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LF2 Round 2: Arras lose to Montbrison - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LF2.

Round 2 most important game was a defeat of Arras (1-1). They were defeated by Montbrison (1-1) 57-51 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Montbrison had a 33-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Ukrainian power forward Olga Maznichenko (187-91, agency: LBM Management) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Emilie Duvivier (165-84) chipped in 5 points and 10 assists during the contest. Berengere Dinga-Mbomi (172-95) responded with 16 points. Arras will play next round against strong Angers trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Montbrison will try to continue on its current victory against Bretagne Basket in Pleyber-Christ.
Bretagne Basket (1-1) recorded a loss on the court of Toulouse. Visitors were defeated by Toulouse 78-72. Guard Sylvie Gruszczynski (173-86) notched 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Amelie Pochet supported her with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Asia Logan (184-92, college: Pittsburgh) did not help to save the game for Bretagne Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toulouse will play against Charnay in Charnay-les-Macon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bretagne Basket will play at home against Montbrison to get more than just one victory in their record.
SIG (0-2) was outscored at home by Charnay (2-0) with the biggest margin this round 85-66 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Johanna Cortinovis who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Amina NJonkou produced 14 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Charnay will meet at home Toulouse (#5) in the next round. SIG will play against CFBB (#11) in Paris and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 2: Avenir lost to Angers on the opponent's court 43-60. Reims managed to outperform CFBB in a home game 59-42. Reze lost to undefeated COB Calais on the road 52-70.

Toulouse - Bretagne Basket 78-72

Bretagne Basket (1-1) recorded a loss on the court of Toulouse. Visitors were defeated by Toulouse 78-72. They made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Toulouse forced 31 Bretagne Basket turnovers. Guard Sylvie Gruszczynski (173-86) notched 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and the former international Amelie Pochet (180-84) supported her with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Toulouse players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Asia Logan (184-92, college: Pittsburgh) did not help to save the game for Bretagne Basket. Point guard Pauline Lithard (168-94) added 6 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toulouse will play against Charnay in Charnay-les-Macon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bretagne Basket will play at home against Montbrison to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Toulouse: S.Gruszczynski 20+2reb+7ast, L.Carlier 19+4reb, A.Pochet 17+6reb+2ast, A.Traore 11+10reb+2ast, C.Cabaton 6+2reb+5ast, E.Prugnieres 3+1reb+1ast
Bretagne Basket: A.Logan 16+7reb+1ast, A.Brumermane 13+5reb+2ast, A.Le Bruchec 9+2reb, V.Majekodunmi 8+1reb+2ast, E.Naigre 7+6reb, K.Corre 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 558922


Angers - Avenir 60-43

There was a minor upset when Avenir (1-1) was defeated on the road by Angers (1-1) 60-43 on Saturday. The game without a history. Angers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 20 Avenir turnovers and outrebounded them 45-24 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Clarince Djaldi-Tabdi (183-95) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Soana Lucet (185-87, college: Arizona, agency: LBM Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Angers' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Tiffany Clarke (183-91, college: Vanderbilt) produced 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and center Mathilde Combes (184-96) added 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Angers will meet Arras (#7) on the road in the next round. Avenir will play against COB Calais (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Angers: S.Lucet 15+15reb, C.Djaldi-Tabdi 15+12reb+6ast, L.Lokoka 8+4reb+1ast, I.Arrondo 5+2reb+1ast, K.Williams 5+1reb+1ast, C.Aubert 5+5reb+4ast
Avenir: T.Clarke 15+2reb+1ast, T.Gandega 8+2reb+1ast, M.Combes 6+5reb+4ast, E.Marie 6+5reb+4ast, A.Nayo 5+4reb+1ast, J.Belleka 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 558918


Montbrison - Arras 57-51

Round 2 most important game was a defeat of Arras (1-1). They were defeated by Montbrison (1-1) 57-51 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Montbrison had a 33-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Ukrainian power forward Olga Maznichenko (187-91, agency: LBM Management) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Emilie Duvivier (165-84) chipped in 5 points and 10 assists during the contest. Berengere Dinga-Mbomi (172-95) responded with 16 points and swingman Elise Cammas (178-97) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Arras will play next round against strong Angers trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Montbrison will try to continue on its current victory against Bretagne Basket in Pleyber-Christ.
Top scorers:
Montbrison: O.Maznichenko 25+8reb+1ast, P.Bright 12+3reb, A.Foisse 7+3reb+1ast, E.Duvivier 5+3reb+10ast, C.Venditti 4+9reb+4ast, V.Adjutor 2+7reb+1ast
Arras: B.Dinga-Mbomi 16+3reb+3ast, E.Cammas 13+3reb+4ast, S.Reghaissia 11+1reb+3ast, M. Mulumba 5+6reb+4ast, A.Dabo 2+5reb+2ast, P. Colombo 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 558923


SIG - Charnay 66-85

SIG (0-2) was outscored at home by Charnay (2-0) with the biggest margin this round 85-66 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Charnay. SIG managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded SIG 38-25 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Charnay looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. The best player for the winners was power forward Johanna Cortinovis (190-86) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Point guard Melanie Devaux (170-92) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Four Charnay players scored in double figures. Cameroonian Amina NJonkou (185-88, college: Arizona) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and Louise Dambach (175-96) added 14 points respectively for the hosts. Charnay will meet at home Toulouse (#5) in the next round. SIG will play against CFBB (#11) in Paris and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Charnay: J.Cortinovis 26+10reb+6ast, K.Diaby 17+8reb+1ast, M.Devaux 14+6reb+9ast, C.Michel 14+4reb+3ast, L.Belleville 6+5reb+8ast, C.Legrand 5
SIG: L.Dambach 14+4reb+2ast, A.N'Jonkou 14+6reb+2ast, C.Schmitt-Sender 11+8reb+1ast, M.Bienvenu 8+2reb+1ast, J.Wintz 7+2ast, K.Bourdin 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 558921


Reims - CFBB 59-42

Reims used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Paris 59-42 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 59-42. The best player for the winners was American power forward Patrice Butler (188-94, college: Georgia South) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Montenegrin center Natasa Popovic (192-82) chipped in 7 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Center Nabala Fofana (186-0) produced 6 points and 14 rebounds and center Iliana Rupert (193-1) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Reims will meet Reze (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. CFBB will play against SIG (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Reims: F.Devillers 17+2reb+1ast, P.Butler 16+7reb+1ast, S.Ousfar 10+8reb+4ast, N.Popovic 7+10reb+5ast, C.Morateur 5+5reb+1ast, L.Guapo 2+1reb+1ast
CFBB: I.Rupert 14+6reb, M.Fauthoux 9+3reb+4ast, N.Fofana 6+14reb+1ast, K.Chery 5+11reb+1ast, F. Djoumoi 4+2reb, J. Salaun 2+1reb
gschID: 558920


COB Calais - Reze 70-52

COB Calais used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Reze 70-52 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by COB Calais. Reze managed to win third quarter 18-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Reze 41-28 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American power forward Chandra Harris (185-89, college: Georgia St.) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds. Point guard Elodie Mendy (163-94) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four COB Calais players scored in double figures. Ivorian forward Kany Kouyate (178-90) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and Canadian center Hannah Sunley-Paisley (186) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. COB Calais will meet Avenir (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Reze will play against Reims (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
COB Calais: A.Pagnier 18+4reb, E.Mendy 15+2reb+6ast, E.Gorjeu 13+1reb+4ast, C.Harris 11+15reb, M.Vrdoljak 7+7reb, A.Turmel 4+5reb+1ast
Reze: K.Kouyate 16+6reb, H.Sunley-Paisley 15+7reb, C.Samson 7+9reb+2ast, M.Hatchi 6+1reb+2ast, J.Digbeu 4+3reb+4ast, L.Mallivet 4+1reb
gschID: 558919





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  HOLLAND  


Solar-systemen Grasshoppers celebrate SuperCup title - by Eurobasket News

Lekdetec.nl - Solar-systemen Grasshoppers 72-77

Solar-systemen Grasshoppers celebrate SuperCup title as they beat Lekdetec.nl 77-72. Noortje Driessen (178-SG-99) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Deborah Vos (181-SF-96) had 17. Cornelia Fondren (173-G-93, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) replied with 23 points in a loss, while Rowie Jongeling (187-C-93) netted 22.
Early in June Lekdetec.nl celebrated Eredivisie title. They came back from 1-3 deficit in the championship series to top Grasshoppers.



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  HUNGARY  


Burkholder leads DVTK Miskovec past Piestanske Cajky - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky - DVTK Miskovec 48:53

Kirby Burkholder (183-G-92, college: JMU, agency: Interperformances) leads DVTK Miskovec past Piestanske Cajky in friendly. She posted 19 points as her team grabbed a 53-48 win. Both teams nailed 13 points each in the first period, while Piestanske Cajky took a 23-22 lead at the halftime. Moreover they led 1 point with 10 minutes to go, while DVTK Miskovec dominated the last stanza. Monica Engelman (180-G-91, college: Kansas) ended up with 16 points and Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) added 8. Terezia Palenikova (178-SF-95) answered with 13 points in a loss. Smith notched 11 and Nikola Dudasova (175-SG-95) had 6.



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Ringwood Hawks Melbourne (Australia) to tour Kerala in November - by Anil Kumar


During the 125th birthday of World Basketball, Team Rebound & KBA joined hands to organise the Kerala Hoopathon wherein the game of Basketball was introduced to 12500 kids of 10-12 yr age by making them shoot 125000 points simultaneously across all districts of Kerala in 125 schools. The Kerala Hoopathon recieved tremendous response and the target surpassed with 159620 points scored. Now, Team Rebound has decided to extend the Hoopathon campaign for the sport across the entire state of Kerala with yet another new event.

Kerala State Womens Basketball team had for the 1st time in 35 years won the Womens National Basketball championship in 2016-17. Further, 3 players Jeena Scaria, Grima Merlin and Anjana.P.S were members of the winning Indian womens team at the recently concluded Level 2 Competition of the FIBA Asian Championships at Bangalore.
This has prompted Team Rebound to look at ways to help our women Basketballers with more exposure and competition at the international level.

Ringwood Hawks, Melbourne which plays in the BigV Basketball League in Australia will play 5 matches against Kerala All Star Women team at 5 cities in Kerala. During these match days, it is planned to involve all the Basketball loving schools /colleges with skill competitions in an entertainment format.

The events are being organised by Team Rebound under the auspices of the Kerala Basketball Association and approval of the Basketball Federation of India.

"It is our endeavour to organise this International Hoopathon Series as the beginning of the Roadmap for Team India to improve its standing at the Asian level" said Mohammed Iqbal , President Team Rebound.

Dates: 5-12 Nov 2017 & Venues:

Regional Sports Centre Kochi ( Nov 5)

VKK Menon Indoor Stadium Trichur ( Nov 7)

Indoor Stadium, Ktym ( Nov 9th)

Jimmy George Indoor Stadium ( Nov 11th)

VKN Menon Indoor Stadium Calicut ( Nov 12th)

According to Mr P.J.Sunny, President of the Kerala Basketball Association, " Such international matches will help the womens basketball to grow further in Kerala and KBA is extremely happy to be joining hands with Team Rebound".

This is the first time that Kerala is hosting an International Womens Basketball event and is expected to draw full capacity crowds at all venues.




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Equity Bank narrow gap on KPA in basketball league - by Eurobasket News

Kenya Basketball Federation women's Premier League champions, Equity Bank stayed on course to finish top in the regular season after collecting two points at Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium at the weekend. The bankers completed a double against former champions USIU-A Flames whom they beat 74-42 on Sunday. Equity had beaten 65-32 in the first leg, Sunday's victory saw second-placed Equity Kenya Ports Authority's lead at the top to one point. Equity Bank, who are left with six second leg matches, maintained their second spot on the table of standings with 26 points. They have so far won 11 matches and lost two. KPA, who lost 3-2 to Equity Bank in last year's best-of-five series play-offs final, are top on 28 points after winning all their 14 outings. KPA also have five matches in hand. USIU-A Flames had little to offer against high-riding Equity Bank, the students trailing in all the four quarters, having narrowly gone down 12-13 in the third quarter. Equity forward Mercy Wanyama (185-C-92), who was ejected by referee Justus Akhwesa, teamed up with Esther Butali, each contributing 13 points for the bankers. USIU coach David Maina said: 'We lost the scoring urgency in the third quarter and we need to work on our concentration.' Two-time champions Flames have so far garnered 18 points and face a tall order to qualify for the play-offs. Meanwhile, Storms won their fourth match, beating Kenyatta University Oryx 65-32 to revive hopes for the play-offs contention. The victory moved Storms to fourth with 19 points from four wins and 10 loses. It was Oryx's eighth loss, and the students will now need a miracle to make the top six and reach the play-offs.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke




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  POLAND  

Stats Leaders - PLKK

Points Per Game
 Kahleah COPPER
  Basket G.
  (185-F-94)
  Avg: 24
 1. Copper, Basket G.24.0 
 2. Fitzgerald, AZS U.23.0 
 3. Skobel, Energa T.20.0 
 4. Schmidt, Widzew20.0 
 5. Parks, JAS F.18.0 
 6. Stankovic, Artego B.17.0 
 7. Babkina, CCC P.16.0 
 8. Wozniak, Enea A.16.0 
 9. Rytsikava, Gorzow W.15.0 
 10. O''Neill, Artego B.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sidney COOK
  Enea A.
  (186-F-94)
  Avg: 13
 1. Cook, Enea A.13.0 
 2. Grigalauskyt., Energa T.11.0 
 3. Aleksandravi., Basket G.11.0 
 4. Skobel, Energa T.9.0 
 5. Rytsikava, Gorzow W.8.0 
 6. Swords, Gorzow W.8.0 
 7. Lewis, TS Ostrovia7.0 
 8. Ugoka, AZS U.7.0 
 9. Fitzgerald, AZS U.7.0 
 10. Spanou, CCC P.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lauren MANSFIELD
  Energa T.
  (170-G-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Mansfield, Energa T.12.0 
 2. Skerovic, Basket G.10.0 
 3. Swanier, JAS F.9.0 
 4. McBride, Artego B.7.0 
 5. Babkina, CCC P.7.0 
 6. Fitzgerald, AZS U.6.0 
 7. Jankoska, Basket G.5.0 
 8. Spencer, Gorzow W.5.0 
 9. Copper, Basket G.5.0 
 10. Szott-Hejmej, Artego B.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ketia SWANIER
  JAS F.
  (170-PG-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Swanier, JAS F.5.0 
 2. Skobel, Energa T.4.0 
 3. Dorogobuzova, AZS U.4.0 
 4. Pawlak, Gorzow W.3.0 
 5. Swords, Gorzow W.3.0 
 6. Gajda, CCC P.3.0 
 7. Stara, JAS F.3.0 
 8. Copper, Basket G.3.0 
 9. Kotnis, Basket G.2.0 
 10. Niemojewska, Enea A.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Theresa PLAISANCE
  CCC P.
  (196-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Plaisance, CCC P.3.0 
 2. Vitola, Basket Gdynia2.0 
 3. Sandric, CCC P.2.0 
 4. Pobozy, Artego B.2.0 
 5. Gala, CCC P.1.0 
 6. Lewis, TS Ostrovia1.0 
 7. Misiuk, JAS F.1.0 
 8. Copper, Basket G.1.0 
 9. Parks, JAS F.1.0 
 10. Gajda, CCC P.1.0 


Carolyn Swords signs at AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski - by Eurobasket News

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. (BLK) landed 28-year old American center Carolyn Swords (198-89, college: Boston, agency: LBM Management). She played in the summer at Seattle Storm (WNBA). Swords managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 30 WNBA games she averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.5rpg. The last season she played at Basket Gdynia where in 25 games she was the best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and recorded 8.9rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.7apg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK Honorable Mention. Swords also played 8 games in EEWBL where she had very remarkable stats: 17.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.3apg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL Center of the Year, Import of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
In 2011 Swords was drafted by Chicago Sky (WNBA) in second round (15th overall).
She attended Boston and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.
Swords is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Swords has played previously professionally in Australia (Sydney Uni Flames), Italy (Umbertide), Spain, Turkey (Ceyhan Bld and Istanbul Uni) and WNBA (New York Liberty).

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisca Petronelia_Donders
Daria Stelmach
Annamaria Prezelj
Miah Spencer
Jagoda Szczesna
Karolina Matkowska
Paula Duchnowska
Aleksandra Dul

Forwards:
Paulina Misiek
Yuliya Rytsikava
Aleksandra Pawlak
Beata Jaworska
Magdalena Szajtauer
Kinga Kominek
Olga Trzeciak
Wiktoria Keller

Center:
Carolyn Swords

Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Monique Coker (ex Targoviste) signs at Inter-Clube - by Nagy Szilveszter

GD Inter-Clube de Luanda (D1) landed experienced 35-year old American forward Monique Coker (185-82, college: ODU). She has played for the last four years at CS Municipal Targoviste in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games she averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 10.2rpg (#4 in the league), 1.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Coker helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Coker won Romanian League championship title in 2009, 2012 and 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
Coker is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon, Bnot Hertzeliya and Elitzur Netanya), Poland (CCC Polkowice), Spain (Extrugasa), Turkey (Ceyhan Bld and Abdullah Gul) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks).
Coker is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Inter-Clube.
Coker attended Old Dominion University until 2004 and it will be her 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ZKK Bor win home tournament - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Bor won home tournament as they edge RMU Banovici 72-61. Jelena Jozic (164-PG-89) was the top-scorer of the tournament. Emese Vida received MVP award of the event. In the game for the third place Badel 1862 overcame UZKK 'Student'.
Earlier ZKK Bor won over ZKK Badel 1862 78-48.



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Burkholder leads DVTK Miskovec past Piestanske Cajky - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky - DVTK Miskovec 48:53

Kirby Burkholder (183-G-92, college: JMU, agency: Interperformances) leads DVTK Miskovec past Piestanske Cajky in friendly. She posted 19 points as her team grabbed a 53-48 win. Both teams nailed 13 points each in the first period, while Piestanske Cajky took a 23-22 lead at the halftime. Moreover they led 1 point with 10 minutes to go, while DVTK Miskovec dominated the last stanza. Monica Engelman (180-G-91, college: Kansas) ended up with 16 points and Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) added 8. Terezia Palenikova (178-SF-95) answered with 13 points in a loss. Smith notched 11 and Nikola Dudasova (175-SG-95) had 6.



Burkholder leads DVTK Miskovec past Piestanske Cajky - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky - DVTK Miskovec 48:53

Kirby Burkholder (183-G-92, college: JMU, agency: Interperformances) leads DVTK Miskovec past Piestanske Cajky in friendly. She posted 19 points as her team grabbed a 53-48 win. Both teams nailed 13 points each in the first period, while Piestanske Cajky took a 23-22 lead at the halftime. Moreover they led 1 point with 10 minutes to go, while DVTK Miskovec dominated the last stanza. Monica Engelman (180-G-91, college: Kansas) ended up with 16 points and Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) added 8. Terezia Palenikova (178-SF-95) answered with 13 points in a loss. Smith notched 11 and Nikola Dudasova (175-SG-95) had 6.



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  SPAIN  


Perfumerias Avenida clinch Copa Castilla and Leon - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida - Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre 76-37

Perfumerias Avenida clinch Copa Castilla and Leon beating Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre 76-37. The favorites took a massive 29-7 lead in the start of the game and never looked behind after. They added another 24-8 surge in the second period for a comfortable 53-15 advantage at the halftime. Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre managed to produce a decent second half to match the opponents. Erika De Souza (197-C-82, agency: ProDep Management) stepped up with 17 points, while Adaora Elonu (185-F-90, college: Texas A&M, agency: ProDep Management), Silvia Dominguez (166-PG-87), D'Andra Moss (178-SG-88, college: VCU, agency: LBM Management) and Laura Gil had 10 each. Jovana Pasic (180-F-92) replied with 11 in a loss and Laura Aliaga (182-F/C-94, agency: ProDep Management) scored 9.