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  ABA LEAGUE  



Teodo Tivat inks Marko Grkovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) signed 20-year old forward Marko Grkovic (202-97) from KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi. In 24 Erste Liga games he had 11.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Grkovic played at Clinicas Rincon in Spanish LEB Silver where in 33 games he recorded just 2.2ppg and 1.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Grkovic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 11.8%, FT: 83.3%.
Grkovic has played previously for Unicaja-Andalucia.

KK Teodo Tivat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Abramovic
Aleksandar Radulovic
Milos Djurisic
Filip Bakic

Forwards:
Igor Radonjic
Nikola Rondovic
Milos Popovic
Marko Grkovic
Marko Andelic
Vladan Kaludjerovic
Pavle Danilovic

Center:
Milovan Savic

Coach: Miodrag Kadija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ABA Liga 2: Vrsac outlast Primorska in triple-overtime thriller - by Eurobasket News

Vrsac - Primorska 109:106 (3OT)

Vrsac opened the ABA Liga 2 Qualifying Round with thrilling victory. They outlasted Primorska in three overtimes. Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) nailed 26 points to pace the winners.
Vrsac opened a 22:19 lead at the first break. Primorska erased the deficit to level things up at 41 at the interval. The Slovenian team snatched a one-point lead at the third break. Vrsac spurred ahead in the fourth term to but Vujasinovic forced overtime with two late free throws. The hosts had to rescue the game in the first overtime as Stefan Mitrovic (194-F/G-94) drained a late three-pointer to force the second overtime. Vrsac led throughout the second extra period but Joksimovic denied the lead and sent the game into the third overtime. Vrsac finally dropped 11 points in the third extra frame and snatched the win. Dusan Kutlesic (199-SG-94) delivered 25 points, while Mirko Djeric (191-G-95) added 16 points for the hosts. Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91, agency: PEPI SPORT) tossed in 26 points for Primorska. Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) had 21 points in the loss.



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  ALPE ADRIA CUP  


Usti nad Labem coast past Graz - by Eurobasket News

Usti nad Labem - UBCS Graz 93:44

Usti nad Labem recorded the first win in Alpe Adria Cup season. They stormed past UBCS Graz in Group D. Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) nailed 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the charge.
Usti nad Labem dominated from start to finish. They established a 25:16 lead at the first break. The gap grew at 25-point mark at the interval 52:27. The hosts limited the Austrian side to just 17 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Joshua Treadwell (196-G/F-93, college: Coppin St.) delivered 14 points, while Evan Singletary (185-PG-94, college: Albany) provided 12 points in the win. Kostas Stratakis (F-96) answered with 10 points for UBCS Graz.



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Leemire GOLDWIRE
  Regat.
  (184-PG-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Goldwire, Regat.25.0 
 2. Davis, Instituto23.5 
 3. Moore, Comunica.23.0 
 4. Johnson, GECR I.22.0 
 5. Tucker, San Lorenzo21.0 
 6. Fjellerup, Weber B.20.5 
 7. Slider, Penarol20.5 
 8. Sims, Atenas20.0 
 9. Kemp, Obras Basket20.0 
 10. Vega, Quimsa20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ricardo GLENN
  Penarol
  (202-C-90)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Glenn, Penarol14.5 
 2. Fierro, Boca Jrs14.0 
 3. Francis, Quimsa14.0 
 4. Williams, Olimpico.13.0 
 5. Clancy, Instituto12.5 
 6. Famous, GECR I.12.0 
 7. Espinoza, Salta B.11.5 
 8. Wood, San M.10.5 
 9. Crawford, La Union10.0 
 10. Gadson, Quimsa10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Diego GERBAUDO
  Salta B.
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Gerbaudo, Salta B.8.5 
 2. Ciorciari, Hispano .8.0 
 3. Balbi, Ferrocarril8.0 
 4. Barral, Obras B.7.0 
 5. Figueroa, Comunica.7.0 
 6. Parodi, Weber B.6.5 
 7. Sims, Atenas6.0 
 8. Konsztadt, La Union6.0 
 9. Whelan, Instituto5.5 
 10. Aguirre, San L.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas GOLDENBERG
  Salta B.
  (190-F/G-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Goldenberg, Salta B.4.0 
 2. Thomas, Regatas C.4.0 
 3. Garcia, San M.3.5 
 4. Ciorciari, Hispano .3.0 
 5. Tabarez, Hispano .3.0 
 6. Clancy, Instituto2.5 
 7. Johnson, GECR I.2.5 
 8. Jasen, Weber Bahia2.5 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP2.3 
 10. Garcia, Argentino2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.5 
 2. Acuna, Quimsa3.0 
 3. Francis, Quimsa3.0 
 4. Kent, Argentino1.7 
 5. Crawford, La Union1.5 
 6. Kemp, Obras Basket1.5 
 7. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 8. Giorgetti, GECR I.1.5 
 9. Bortolin, Argentino1.3 
 10. Thomas, Regatas C.1.0 


Caxias do Sul signs Enzo Cafferata - by Paulo Freire

Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches (NBB) signed 29-year old Argentinian point guard Enzo Cafferata (187-88). He played last season at L.Sorocaba in the Paulista. In 28 games he had 13.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Brazilian All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cafferata played in the final of Liga Sudamericana in 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com Paulista League All-Imports Team in 2015.
Cafferata has played also professionally in Colombia (Condores), Brazil (Minas and Osasco Basquete) and Argentina (Argentino, Bragado, San Martin Corrientes, Huracan and San Isidro).

Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enzo Cafferata
Caue Freitas
Caue_Borges dos_Santos
Fernando Buboltz

Forwards:
Alex Oliveira
Dida Bellato
Fernando Ferreira
Alexandre de_Souza

Centers:
Marcao Vinicius
Jonathan Muller

Coach: Rodrigo Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



Travis Hammonds signs at Villa San Martin - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Villa San Martin (TNA) landed American forward Travis Hammonds (198-107kg). He just graduated from CS Los Angeles (NCAA2). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-CCAA 2nd Team. Hammonds played 26 games where he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.3apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to All-CCAA 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Hammonds is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He played in the final of Big West Tournament in 2016.

Club Atletico Villa San Martin roster for 2017-2018:

Ruben Insaurralde
Guillermo Saavedra
Alejo Toledo
Agustin Carnovale
Martin Cabrera
Travis Hammonds
Manuel Toledo
Julian Roumec
Fabricio Alvarenga

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



George Valentine (ex Umea) is a newcomer at Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo - by Eurobasket News

TNA newcomer Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward George Valentine (203-101kg-88, college: Winthrop). He played last season at Umea BSKT in Swedish Basketligan. In 24 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 8.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.7apg, 2.0spg (leader !!!) and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Valentine played at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL where in 34 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Valentine also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he had 7.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg.
Valentine's team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Iceland (Tindastoll) and Austria (Gmunden Swans).
Valentine attended Winthrop University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Garcia
Martin Gomez
Gonzalo Rodriguez
Joaquin Noblega

Forwards:
George Valentine
Ivan Julian
Cristian Soria
Jeronimo Solorzano
Pablo Walter

Coach: Mario Vildoza

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Carlos Delfino (ex Boca Jrs) signs at Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) landed experienced 35-year old Argentinian international small forward Carlos Delfino (198-104kg-82). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Delfino played most recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA. In 10 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
In 2003 Delfino was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (25th overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Russian A Superleague in 2009. Delfino received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Delfino has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2003 and previously for U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg.
Delfino is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Delfino has played previously professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors), Italy (Reggio C. Vis and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Argentina (Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe and La Union) and Russia (Khimki).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Baskonia.
Let's have closer look into Delfino's outlook: Has shooting range of more than 8 metres, some which could allow him to play even the 2 position in future, but now he plays forward 3 or 4, because is yet enough strong to battle under tthe boards, but above all he has the typical mental skills of S.American players, never surrenders. Mostly a scorer and able to play both wing spots, but not a great shooter with range, yet. He is still very young and has a big upside.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Jayson Granger
Rodrigue Beaubois
Matt Janning
Luca Vildoza
Lucas Zibecchi

Forwards:
Carlos Delfino
Tornike Shengelia
Ivan Martinez
Janis Timma
Vincent Poirier
Patricio Garino
Jordan McRae

Centers:
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop
Daniel Bordignon

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



LigaA Round 2: Penarol cruise past Argentino - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LigaA. The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

First defeat of Argentino (1-1) against Penarol (2-0) 98-77 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Penarol. Argentino managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Penarol shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. American guard Karl Cochran (185-92, college: Wofford) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 5 assists. Naturalized American Jonathan Slider (188-87) contributed with 25 points for the winners. The former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) replied with 21 points for Argentino. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Argentino will play next round against Quilmes MP trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Penarol will try to continue on its current victory against Quilmes MP. It will be extra interesting game as Quilmes MP is their local rival from Mar del Plata.
San Martin Corrientes defeated Estudiantes C. at home 91-75. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Justin Keenan chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) responded with 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Estudiantes C. will play next round against strong Regatas Corrientes trying to get back on the winning streak. San Martin Corrientes will try to continue on its current victory against La Union at Formosa.
Regatas Corrientes (0-1) recorded a loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by La Union (1-1) 90-72. Anthony Young notched 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 25 points by Leemire Goldwire did not help to save the game for Regatas Corrientes. La Union will meet at home San Martin Corrientes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Regatas Corrientes will play against Comunicaciones in Mercedes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss anothera road victory of Instituto (1-1) over Olimpico de La Banda (0-2) 89-82. The best player for the winners was Sam Clancy who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Instituto's next round opponent will be Salta Basket at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Important game to mention about took place in Salta. Salta Basket (2-0) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Olimpico de La Banda (0-2) 59-57 on Tuesday evening. Diego Gerbaudo orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points and 10 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Salta Basket will face Instituto (#3) in Cordoba in the next round, which may be the game of the day.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 2:
In Group C Obras Basket beat Ferrocarril on the road 82-69. Winless Hispano Am. lost to defending champion San Lorenzo on its own court 80-90.
In Group D Weber Bahia unfortunately lost to GECR Indalo in Comodoro Rivadavia 79-81. Weber Bahia rolled over Quilmes MP at home 99-74.

Group A
San Martin C. - Estudiantes C. 91-75

San Martin Corrientes defeated Estudiantes C. at home 91-75. Estudiantes C. was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. San Martin Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Estudiantes C.'s 40. San Martin Corrientes players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) responded with 15 points and 5 assists and Mateo Bolivar (187-92) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Estudiantes C. will play next round against strong Regatas Corrientes trying to get back on the winning streak. San Martin Corrientes will try to continue on its current victory against La Union at Formosa.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: J.Keenan 20+5reb, L.Faggiano 19+2reb+2ast, J.Wood 17+11reb+1ast, R.Garcia 17+4ast, F.Aguerre 8+5reb+2ast, L.Mainoldi 6+4reb+6ast
Estudiantes C.: R.Mendoza 15+3reb+5ast, M.Bolivar 14+5reb, D.Doblas 11+4reb+2ast, L.Vildoza 9+2reb+3ast, Z.Buljan 7+2reb+1ast, S.Uranga 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 572732


Regatas C. - La Union 72-90

Regatas Corrientes (0-1) recorded a loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by La Union (1-1) 90-72. The game without a history. La Union led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. La Union outrebounded Regatas Corrientes 35-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) notched 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and point guard Alejandro Konsztadt (191-89) supported him with 17 points and 8 assists. Four La Union players scored in double figures. Even 25 points by American point guard Leemire Goldwire (184-85, college: Charlotte, agency: HMS) did not help to save the game for Regatas Corrientes. His fellow American import guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Diamond Sports) added 11 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. La Union will meet at home San Martin Corrientes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Regatas Corrientes will play against Comunicaciones in Mercedes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Union: A.Young 25+5reb+2ast, A.Konsztadt 17+4reb+8ast, J.Maldonado 15+2reb+3ast, A.Marin 13+5reb+2ast, C.Crawford 8+10reb+2ast, A.Elsener 7+6reb+2ast
Regatas C.: L.Goldwire 25+3reb+3ast, S.Vidal 11+4reb+3ast, A.Harris 11+6reb+3ast, J.Saiz 8+3reb+4ast, E.Thomas 6+1reb, F.Martina 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 572730


Group B
Salta Basket - Olimpico LB 59-57

Important game to mention about took place in Salta. Salta Basket (2-0) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Olimpico de La Banda (0-2) 59-57 on Tuesday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-11. But Olimpico de La Banda won second period 12-6. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international point guard Diego Gerbaudo (178-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points and 10 assists. The former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) contributed with 6 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) added 7 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Olimpico de La Banda. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Salta Basket will face Instituto (#3) in Cordoba in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Salta Basket: Q.Brown 10+3reb+1ast, R.Buckner 9+6reb, D.Gerbaudo 9+4reb+10ast, P.Bruna 8+3reb+2ast, A.Zilli 8+1reb+1ast, R.Harris 6+1ast
Olimpico LB: R.Green 20+6reb+5ast, R.Clemente 11+8reb+1ast, M.Stanic 7+2reb+2ast, J.Williams 7+13reb, M.Cosolito 7+6reb+1ast, F.Giorgi 3+7reb+2ast
gschID: 572738


Olimpico LB - Instituto 82-89

We should not miss anothera road victory of Instituto (1-1) over Olimpico de La Banda (0-2) 89-82. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-14. But Olimpico de La Banda won second period 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Instituto made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import forward Dwayne Davis (196-89, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 18 points. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78) produced 25 points and 4 assists and American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) added 10 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. Instituto's next round opponent will be Salta Basket at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Instituto: D.Davis 18+3reb+2ast, S.Clancy 16+14reb+2ast, S.Scala 14+2reb+3ast, M.Gerlero 9+4reb+2ast, F.Pinero 8, G.Whelan 7+1reb+6ast
Olimpico LB: M.Stanic 25+3reb+4ast, M.Cosolito 13+5reb+5ast, R.Clemente 12+2reb+3ast, F.Giorgi 10+3reb+4ast, J.Williams 10+13reb+2ast, R.Green 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 572731


Group C
Ferrocarril - Obras Basket 69-82

There was a small surprise when Obras Basket (1-1) beat Ferrocarril (1-1) in Buenos Aires 82-69 on Tuesday. Obras Basket outrebounded Ferrocarril 26-15 including 20 on the defensive glass. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. Point guard Pedro Barral (186-94) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. American Walter Baxley (193-84, college: Mars Hill) replied with 19 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and his fellow American import Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) added 13 points in the effort for Ferrocarril. Four Ferrocarril players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Obras Basket's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
Obras Basket: M.Kemp 20+8reb+2ast, P.Barral 13+1reb+4ast, F.Zurbriggen 10+3reb+2ast, J.Valdelicio 9+4reb+1ast, T.Zanzottera 9+3reb+3ast, S.Spieth 8+3reb+1ast
Ferrocarril: W.Baxley 19+2reb+3ast, A.Harper 13+2reb+3ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 11+2reb+1ast, J.Cowan 10+3reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 9+2ast, K.Hernandez 4+3reb
gschID: 572735


Hispano Am. - San Lorenzo 80-90

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Hispano Am.'s (0-1) home loss to San Lorenzo (2-0) in Rio Gallegos 80-90 on Monday. San Lorenzo shot 61.8 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. The former international point guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Patricio Tabarez (195-91) replied with 19 points and American forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) added 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Hispano Am.Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. San Lorenzo will face Boca Juniors (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Hispano Am. will play at home against Ferrocarril and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 21+4reb, D.Tucker 16+4reb+2ast, N.Aguirre 14+3reb+8ast, C.Matias Sandes 10+4reb+3ast, M.Mata 10+2reb+5ast, J.Justiz 8+8reb
Hispano Am.: P.Tabarez 19+3reb+3ast, P.Blackwell 14+6reb+2ast, F.Podesta 12+3reb+1ast, K.Austin 10+7reb+3ast, G.Torres 10+3reb, N.Paletta 5+4ast
gschID: 572733


Group D
GECR Indalo - Weber Bahia 81-79

There was a small surprise when GECR Indalo (1-1) edged Weber Bahia (1-1) in Comodoro Rivadavia 81-79 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Weber Bahia won third quarter 22-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when GECR Indalo won last quarter 23-22. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Shaquille Johnson (190-90, college: Marshall) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. The former international forward Franco Giorgetti (201-92) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. International guard Maximo Fjellerup (195-97) replied with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Weber Bahia. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: S.Johnson 21+3reb+4ast, F.Giorgetti 15+6reb+5ast, J.Manuel Riveiro 11+3reb+1ast, J.Famous 11+11reb, D.Romero 10+3reb+2ast, D.Hure 6+3reb+3ast
Weber Bahia: A.Laveal Johnson 17+6reb+1ast, M.Fjellerup 16+8reb+5ast, S.Vaulet 13+3reb+1ast, G.Santo 7+9reb+1ast, F.Corvalan 6+2reb+2ast, G.Iglesias 6+3reb
gschID: 572736


Penarol - Argentino 98-77

First defeat of Argentino (1-1) against Penarol (2-0) 98-77 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Penarol. Argentino managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Penarol shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. American guard Karl Cochran (185-92, college: Wofford) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 5 assists. Naturalized American Jonathan Slider (188-87) contributed with 25 points for the winners. Five Penarol players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) replied with 21 points and guard Luciano Massarelli (183-93) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Argentino. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Argentino will play next round against Quilmes MP trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Penarol will try to continue on its current victory against Quilmes MP. It will be extra interesting game as Quilmes MP is their local rival from Mar del Plata.
Top scorers:
Penarol: J.Slider 25+4reb+2ast, K.Cochran 24+3reb+5ast, R.Glenn 14+15reb+1ast, S.Pettigrew 13+2reb+2ast, N.Gianella 10+5reb+4ast, J. Fernandez 5+1ast
Argentino: L.Cequeira 21+1reb+3ast, L.Massarelli 15+5reb+2ast, A.Kent 11+11reb, J.Cangelosi 8+2reb+1ast, M.Bernard 7+5reb+3ast, M.Bortolin 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 572734


Weber Bahia - Quilmes MP 99-74

Weber Bahia used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Mar del Plata 99-74 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Weber Bahia made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. International guard Maximo Fjellerup (195-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) contributed with 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Puerto Rican Ricardo Sanchez (212-87, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 13 points and 9 rebounds and international power forward Ivan Basualdo (202-90) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Quilmes MP. Four Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. Quilmes MP's coach Javier Bianchelli gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Weber Bahia will have a break next round. Quilmes MP's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Mar del Plata Penarol.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: M.Fjellerup 25+6reb+3ast, A.Laveal Johnson 22+8reb+1ast, G.Santo 9+5reb+1ast, L.Parodi 9+6reb+10ast, F.Corvalan 9+1ast, S.Vaulet 8+5reb+1ast
Quilmes MP: E.Ruiz 15, R.Sanchez 13+9reb+2ast, N.Ferreyra 12+3reb+3ast, I.Basualdo 11+11reb, E.Flor 7+5reb+6ast, O.Canton 7+5reb
gschID: 572729





Clancy's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

37-year old center Sam Clancy (202-C-80, agency: DTMones) put on an amazing game in the last round for Instituto and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Olimpico LB (#5, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 89-82. Instituto is placed at 3rd position in their group in Argentinian league. Instituto is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. It's Clancy's second year at Instituto and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Southern California graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clancy is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 12.5rpg) and averages solid 2.5spg.

Second best performed player last round was Maximo Fjellerup (198-SG-97) of Weber Bahia. He is international guard in his 4th season at Weber Bahia. In the last game Fjellerup recorded impressive 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led Weber Bahia to another comfortable win outscoring Quilmes MP (1-2) 99-74. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Fjellerup is one of the most experienced players at Weber Bahia and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.5ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 7.0rpg and 4.0apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Weber Bahia's star - center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88). Johnson scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Weber Bahia, helping his team with a 99-74 easy win against Quilmes MP (#5, 1-2). Weber Bahia needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group D. Their record at this point is 1 victory and 1 lost game. Johnson has a great season in Argentina. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maurice Kemp (203-F-91) of Obras Basket - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Maximiliano Stanic (178-PG-78) of Olimpico LB - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jonathan Slider (188-SG-87) of Penarol - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of San Martin C. - 17 points and 11 rebounds
8. Walter Baxley (193-SG-84) of Ferrocarril - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Anthony Kent (208-F/C-83) of Argentino - 11 points and 11 rebounds
10. Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB - 10 points, 13 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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Naymick is back at Tochigi Brex, ex Stirling S. - by Eurobasket

Link Tochigi Brex (B1 League) signed 32-year old American center Andrew Naymick (209-113kg-85, college: Michigan State). It is actually his comeback to Tochigi as he has played here before. Naymick played last summer at Stirling Senators in Australian SBL. In 16 games he had 7.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg and 2.0bpg. The last season Naymick played at Toyota Alvark (B League) where in 34 games he recorded just 2.8ppg and 3.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Naymick was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Center of the Year back in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Naymick has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Greece (Aris), Mexico (Soles), Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Spain (Caceres_Basket), Poland (Kotwica) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).
Naymick attended Michigan State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Extremely intetlligent, non-selfish player. Played for legendary Coach Tom Izzo for 4 years at Michigan State University which is one of the most prestigious programs in College Basketball. Very athletic post player with good hands and nice touch around the basket. Great footwork, runs the floor well, excellent above-the-rim rebounder and shot blocker. Very good touch from outside as well that creates major match up problems for opponents.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reger Dowell inks with BC Hallmann Vienna - by Stefan Prager

BC Hallmann Vienna has signed guard Reger Dowell (185-PG-91, college: Texas Arlington). He last played for AE Doxa Lefkadas in Greece while starting last season with BC Prievidza in Slowakia. Dowell played in 23 league games, 2 games in the FIBA Champions League and 9 games in the FIBA Europe Cup for Prievidza before moving to Greece in March. For Lefkadas he appeared in just 5 games averaging just 1.8 ppg. It is his second stint in Austria as he played for the ece Bulls Kapfenberg during the 15/16 campaign. Back then he put up 13.7 ppg in 16 games for the Bulls.


Usti nad Labem coast past Graz - by Eurobasket News

Usti nad Labem - UBCS Graz 93:44

Usti nad Labem recorded the first win in Alpe Adria Cup season. They stormed past UBCS Graz in Group D. Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) nailed 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the charge.
Usti nad Labem dominated from start to finish. They established a 25:16 lead at the first break. The gap grew at 25-point mark at the interval 52:27. The hosts limited the Austrian side to just 17 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Joshua Treadwell (196-G/F-93, college: Coppin St.) delivered 14 points, while Evan Singletary (185-PG-94, college: Albany) provided 12 points in the win. Kostas Stratakis (F-96) answered with 10 points for UBCS Graz.



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Windsor Express land Robert Nortmann - by Greg

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) tabbed naturalized Bahamian forward Robert Nortmann (205-104kg, college: Dalhousie) from Island Storm. But in 23 NBL Canada games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Nortmann also played that season for Francavilla Fontana (Serie C Silver) in Italy.
He graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Windsor Express roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Braylon Rayson
Johnny Griffin
Maurice Jones
Erik Durham

Forwards:
Devin White
Logan Stutz
Robert Nortmann
Ayob Ayob
Brian Bridgeforth

Center:
Taj Gray

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Experienced Warrens lift back-to-back knockout titles - by Eurobasket News

Against a big and physical side like Police Sports Club, the asset of having experienced players with a high IQ for basketball was the winning factor for the Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club as they raised the First Division Knockout trophy for a second straight year. Two Barbados Amateur Basketball Association First Division titles are nothing to scoff at, especially in the Knockout competition where one must go unbeaten to ascend to the top. Warrens defeated Police 80-69 in a keenly anticipated matchup at the Barbados Community College. Many hoped that it would be a competitive final between the youthful Police team against Warrens, which carried at least five veterans who were former National players and also some former Premier League players. After the first few minutes of the game, it could be seen that the battle was truly on. Sharp shooter Zahir Motara (180-G-81) was lighting it up from beyond the arc, while at the other end his Warrens teammates Peter Alleyne (197-F-76) and Kevin Austin (77) had their hands full with Nicholai Williams of Police. Motara smoked three treys in the quarter to start the game with nine points while Williams was playing well in the paint, with his midrange jumpers and put backs from offensive rebounds, to finish the quarter with 10. The second quarter started with Warrens up by one, 17-16 and they kept pushing at Police even though it looked effortless at times. Alleyne turned up the pace in two ways for Warrens, any rebound he grabbed himself, immediately he went full tilt down the court or he let loose a long pass to a running Motara. The two helped Warrens stretch the lead to 39-35 by halftime. Williams was still scoring at the other end and that was the only reason that Police were still in with a chance. Well they were in with a chance until they went away from what was working. Without good reason, his teammates stopped trying to get the ball to Williams. Warrens had packed the key to try to stop the entry pass, but many times Williams moved into a good position to receive the ball but waited in vain. He had a solitary one point in the third. Warrens was still rolling though, with Alleyne scoring nine and Javid Beckles six in the quarter as they ended the third up 60-48. Andre Stoute of Police has been one of the top players for the team during the season, but a wheelbarrow of blocks was all he received in the Warrens key in the first quarter from Pearson Griffith. He found himself out of sorts after that except for the final quarter while Griffith was on the bench. He had nine of his 11 points in the last period from attacking the hoop non-stop. But though Police outscored Warrens by one and went down fighting, it was all over by the two-minute mark with Warrens passing the ball smartly to kill the clock. Williams scored a game-high 26 points and for Warrens Alleyne scored 23, Javid Beckles 15, Griffith 10 and Austin 8. Two titles in a row for the club with Keith King, General Manager of the Pan American International Insurance Corporation, in attendance. There was little fanfare which is the norm for Warrens, but smiles were all around long after the trophy was accepted. The next step is the League title and Motara, who had a team-high 23, said it best. 'We have a team full of former National and Premier League players, who all know their roles and there is little to no quarrelling. Every time we step on the court, we come to win. Every time I step on the court, I aim to do my best.' Once they all remain healthy, it is a high possibility, with that mentality, they could do the double.
Courtesy of: barbadosadvocate.com



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Raffa's 17 points and 6 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old point guard Anthony Raffa (185-PG-89) had a great game in the last round for Lukoil Acad. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Qualifying Round 2 Return Leg.
He had the game-high 17 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Lukoil Acad. in his team's victory, helping them to crush Benfica with 16-point margin 87-71. In the team's last game Raffa had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Lukoil Acad.'s top player in his first season with the team. Coastal Carolina University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raffa is in league's top in assists (4th best: 5.5apg) and averages solid 71.4% FGP and 45.5% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-F-93) of Bakken. He is American-Trinidad and Tobago forward in his 2nd season at Bakken. In the last game Akoon-Purcell recorded impressive 31 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Bakken lost that game 83-91 to Groningen. Akoon-Purcell is well-known at Bakken and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to center Uros Lukovic (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) of Mornar Bar. Lukovic scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Lukovic's great performance Mornar Bar lost 62-70 to Avtodor. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Lukovic has a very solid season. In 2 games in Basketball Champions League he scored 8.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michel Diouf (208-C-89) of Bakken - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca - 16 points and 6 rebounds
6. Nemanja Vranjes (187-G-88) of Mornar Bar - 21 points and 2 rebounds
7. Brandyn Curry (187-G-91) of Groningen - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Ismael Bako (208-C-95) of Antwerp - 13 points and 8 rebounds
9. Jason Dourisseau (196-F/G-83) of Groningen - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97) of Joventut - 15 points and 6 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)



Eight teams advance into Qualification Round 3 - by Eurobasket News

Kataja Basket - Joventut 71-71

Kataja Basket held on to a draw against Joventut and won the series on aggregate. Joensuun Kataja was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-18 charge of Joventut, which allowed them to tie the game. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (215-86, college: Tulsa) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 6 rebounds. Swedish power forward Simon Birgander (211-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the visitors. Joventut's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Alex Marzette (196-93, college: Robert Morris, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Wesley Saunders (196-93, college: Harvard) added 6 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Joensuun Kataja.

gschID: 575699


Alba - Kalev/Cramo 79-64

Alba Fehervar overcame the first leg deficit and stormed past Kalev/Cramo into the next round of action. It looked good early as Kalev/Cramo took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Alba had a 22-20 second period charge getting the lead and Kalev/Cramo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-79. They outrebounded Kalev/Cramo 38-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kasey Hill (185-93, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 steals and power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-89) responded with 6 points and 8 assists and Dutch center Thomas vanderMars (208-90, college: Portland) scored 8 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: J.Joesaar 12+2reb, M.Mazeika 11+2reb+1ast, M.Dorbek 8, T.vanderMars 8+4reb+2ast, B.Subotic 7+7reb, C.Simmons 6+3reb
Alba: K.Hill 23+3reb+2ast, P.Lorant 17+7reb+1ast, A.Harris 14+4reb+1ast, D.Fenner 8+4reb+2ast, L.Markovic 6+2reb, A.Keller 4+9reb+2ast
gschID: 575704


Mornar Bar - Avtodor 62-70

Avtodor knocked down Mornar Bar on the road to sweep the series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mornar Bar won third quarter 17-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Avtodor dominated on the defensive end, holding Mornar Bar to just 6 points in first quarter. They also forced 20 Mornar Bar turnovers. Strangely Mornar Bar outrebounded Avtodor 35-14 including a 22-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Branden Frazier (190-92, college: Fordham) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 5 assists. The other American import forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 8 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Avtodor players scored in double figures. Serbian center Uros Lukovic (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Nemanja Vranjes (187-88) added 21 points in the effort for Mornar Bar. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: N.Vranjes 21+2reb, U.Lukovic 14+13reb, D.Needham 12+7reb+2ast, S.Micovic 9+1reb+2ast, M.Mijovic 3+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 2+1reb
Avtodor: M.Sheleketo 12+1reb+1ast, I.Hummer 10+1reb+3ast, E.Morris 10+1reb, B.Frazier 10+3reb+5ast, C.Clarke 8+5reb+1ast, A.Zabelin 6+1reb
gschID: 575705


Bakken - Groningen 83-91

Groningen bounced back after the home loss and defeated Bakken Bears in Denmark to reach the Third Qualifying Round. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Groningen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Quite impressive performance for American-Dutch swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Brandyn Curry (187-91, college: Harvard) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Groningen players scored in double figures. American-Trinidad and Tobago forward Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) replied with 31 points and 6 rebounds and Senegalese center Michel Diouf (208-89) added 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks in the effort for Bakken. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 31+6reb+1ast, D.Wiggins 13+6ast, M.Diouf 10+13reb+2ast, T.Bishop 8, J.Crockett 7+6reb+1ast, M.Sahlertz 5+1reb
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 18+5reb+5ast, D.Pasalic 13+2reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 13+2reb+2ast, B.Curry 13+8reb+6ast, S.Cunningham 11+4reb+4ast, A.Slagter 11+4reb+5ast
gschID: 575703


Budivelnyk - Tsmoki-Minsk 53-60

Tsmoki-Minsk clinched the second straight win over Budivelnyk to seal their next round birth. Budivelnyk was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Quite impressive performance for Serbian-Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward David Kravish (208-92, college: California) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Lithuanian-Ukrainian center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Budivelnyk. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Budivelnyk: B.Fields 15+5reb+3ast, P.Krutous 10+3reb+1ast, M.Anisimovas 9+5reb+1ast, R.Otverchenko 9+3reb+1ast, H.Dugat 6+1reb+1ast, O.Misyats 2+2reb
Tsmoki-Minsk: F.Adamovic 15+5reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 10+2reb+1ast, D.Kravish 8+7reb, D.Paliashchuk 5+4reb, A.Kudrautsau 5+3reb+1ast, D.Saddler 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 575702


UBT Cluj Napoca - Ludwigsburg 77-88

Ludwigsburg prevailed against UBT Cluj Napoca on the road to sweep the series. The game was mostly controlled by EnBW Ludwigsburg. UBT Cluj Napoca was better in second period 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EnBW Ludwigsburg forced 21 UBT Cluj Napoca turnovers. It was a great shooting night for EnBW Ludwigsburg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. 27 personal fouls committed by UBT Cluj Napoca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Dwayne Evans (201-92, college: St.Louis) fired 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Canadian guard Adika Peter-McNeilly (190-93, college: Ryerson) chipped in 17 points. American-Liberian guard Lasan Kromah (198-91, college: Connecticut) produced 20 points and American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
UBT Cluj Napoca: L.Kromah 20+3reb+3ast, O.Barro 16+6reb, G.Watson 15+5reb+5ast, J.Gray 8+3reb+1ast, N.Kuti 6+1reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 6+4reb+1ast
Ludwigsburg: D.Evans 18+7reb+2ast, A.Peter-McNeilly 17+2reb+1ast, K.Johnson 14+5ast, T.Walkup 9+4reb+1ast, E.Cook 9+3ast, A.Waleskowski 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 575701


Lukoil Acad. - Benfica 87-71

Lukoil completed the sweep of Benfica following a comfortable home win. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Acad.. Benfica managed to win fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Benfica's 30. They outrebounded Benfica 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Lukoil Acad. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by American-Italian point guard Anthony Raffa (185-89, college: Co.Carolina) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 assists and American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points) supported him with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. Even 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by American point guard Jesse Sanders (190-89, college: Liberty) did not help to save the game for Benfica. His fellow American import forward Antywane Robinson (203-84, college: Temple) added 14 points for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Benfica: A.Robinson 14+2reb+1ast, R.Barber 9+4reb+1ast, J.Sanders 9+5reb+4ast, C.Morais 9+3reb+2ast, J.Silva 7+3reb+1ast, T.Barroso 6+1ast
Lukoil Acad.: A.Raffa 17+3reb+6ast, D.Pepper 14+3reb+3ast, H.Nikolov 14+4reb+3ast, J.Knox 12+10reb, P.Ivanov 10+1reb+2ast, A.Velikov 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 575698


N.Novgorod - Antwerp 62-66

Antwerp shocked Nizhny Novgorod in Russia and secured their Third Qualifying Round appearance. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Antwerp Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to BC Nizhny Novgorod's 18. Quite impressive performance for American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Center Ismael Bako (208-95) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-89, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Aleksandr Zakharov (203-93) added 11 points in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
N.Novgorod: S.Jelovac 18+7reb+2ast, A.Zakharov 11+2reb+1ast, V.Panin 8+2reb+1ast, V.Martynov 8+1reb+1ast, A.Komolov 5+5reb, P.Gubanov 5+2reb+2ast
Antwerp: J.Clark 20+1reb+4ast, I.Bako 13+8reb+1ast, D.Dudzinski 11+3reb, P.Lee 9+2reb+3ast, D.Donkor 7+1reb+2ast, A.Marelja 5+5reb
gschID: 575700





Gary Bell (ex Cholet) joins Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Gary Bell (192-100kg-92, college: Gonzaga, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played last season at Cholet Basket in French ProA. Bell managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 ProA games he had 8.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg. He also played that season for Rosa in Polish PLK where in 16 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg. Bell helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.
Bell was voted All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Bell has played also professionally in Poland (Siarka).
He attended Gonzaga University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Bell: Gary Bell is a tremendous shooter. An outstanding one-on-one player. A high energy player with an excellent physique and a winner as evidenced by his collegiate years. At nearly 6'4" he can play both guard spots and defend full court. Could potentially make a NBA roster or extend himself to the Euroleague.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Kwame Vaughn
Gary Bell
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Ioannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Brent Petway
Michalis Tsairelis
Demetris Morant
Efstratios Voulgaropoulos
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis
Nikos Tsirilakis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gaziantep adds Williams to their roster, ex Globalport - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster 31-year old American center Sean Williams (208-107kg-86, college: Boston). He played last season at Globalport in Filipino PBA league. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3bpg. Williams also played that season for Shahrdary Tabriz (Superleague) in Iran where in 14 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 9.1rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg, 1.3spg and 4.1bpg. He also spent pre-season at Usak Sportlif that year. Williams was also tried-out by Sagesse (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league.
In 2007 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (17th overall). Williams attended Boston and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2012. Williams was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Guangzhou Liu Sui), Israel, Puerto Rico, NBA (Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets), Iran (Petrochimi), Turkey (Konyaspor), Lithuania (Aukstaitija) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Delaware 87ers).
On Williams: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Athletically Williams has few peers with his leaping ability and quickness. Extremely mobile player who runs the court with ease and has no problems getting out on the break. One of the best shot blockers in college where he has great natural instincts. Possesses all the physical tools to excel, long wingspan, quick hands, timing and the ability to produce multiple jumps in succession. Offensively Williams has improved greatly adding a solid jump hook and decent turnaround with his back to the basket.
His work ethic and commitment to basketball are very much in question, and his dismissal surely cost his draft stock consideerably ... Doesnt always play the game with intensity often its not uncommon for him to get out worked by players with lesser talent
.

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erden Eryuz
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Mark Lyons
Sean Armand

Forwards:
Jure Balazic
Orhan Haciyeva
Victor Rudd
Cameron Clark

Center:
D.J. White
Sean Williams

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Spartak Pleven inks Vladzimir Krysevich - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) signed 26-year old Belarusian center Vladzimir Krysevich (209-110kg-91). He was about to sign at Cambados Cidade Europea do Vino 2017 in Spanish LEB Silver. Krysevich ended the last season at BSEU-GrandPrint (Premier League) in Belarus where in two games he had 6.5ppg and 6.0rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Galitos-Barreiro in Portuguese LPB. In 14 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg. Krysevich's team made it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Final Four.
He was also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Krysevich played for Belarusian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.4ppg, 2.2rpg.
Krysevich is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Parnu), Georgia (MIA), Romania (Univ.Cluj) and Belarus (Vitalyur RGUOR and Tsmoki-Minsk).
Krysevich could be described: Uladzimir is among the top prospects of Belarus in the center position, being only 16 and having a great body for basketball, physical strength, very good moves in the paint and good basketball iq with hard workmanship skills, he only needs a chance to prove that he can play great basketball, with good coaching and good training and by improving his personal weaknesses such us the easy fouls and the weak left site together with his defense he can become a great player and a prospect for all the European courts.

BC Spartak Pleven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davorin Kuntic
Gerasim Nikolov

Forwards:
Konstantin Koev
Cedrick Bowen
Georgi Barzakov

Center:
Vladzimir Krysevich

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Lorenzo Giancaterino (ex Liege) agreed terms with Apollon Patras - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) inked 27-year old Belgian shooting guard Lorenzo Giancaterino (190-90). He has played for the last two years at betFIRST Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League. In 33 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg last season.
Among other achievements Giancaterino's team made it to the Belgian final in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Belgian D2 All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Giancaterino represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.7rpg.
Giancaterino has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Belfius Mons Hainaut, Basic Fit Brussels and Belfius Mons Hainaut II.

AS Apollon Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgios Apostolidis
Marios Matalon
Lorenzo Giancaterino
Panagiotis Kaperonis
Panagiotis Ermidis
Sarandis Mastrogiannopoulos
Perykles Bazinas

Forwards:
Vassilis Kitsoulis
Dimitrios Cheilaris
Giannis Anagnostopoulos
John Sinis
Dimitris Cheilaris

Centers:
Costis Gontikas
Dimitrios Kourepis

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FIBA Europe Cup: Mons-Hainaut top KR, sweep the series - by Eurobasket News

Mons-Hainaut - KR 84:71

Belfius Mons-Hainaut advanced into the FIBA Europe Cup Second Qualifying Round. They swept KR en route to the next round. Garlon Green (201-G/F-91, college: TCU) tallied 26 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Belgiam team in the return leg clash.
Mons-Hainaut recorded a 23:21 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. The Belgian side accumulated a 41:38 halftime advantage. Mons-Hainaut kept KR in check throughout the third term. The hosts entered the fourth term up by four points. They ignited a 24:15 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Tre Demps (188-G-93, college: Northwestern) netted 21 points for the home side. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) replied with 20 points for KR. Darri Hilmarsson (190-F/G-87) had 17 points in the defeat.



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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. Artis, America17.9 
 3. Holloway, Pinheiros17.3 
 4. Cook, L.Sorocaba17.3 
 5. Fuller, Paulistano14.8 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba14.6 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi14.1 
 8. Dos Santos, Pauli.14.1 
 9. Ferreira, Franca14.1 
 10. Bernardi, Pinheir.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Uchendu, Bauru8.6 
 2. Drudi, Osasco B.6.9 
 3. Rodrigues, L.Sor.6.8 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros6.8 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano6.6 
 6. Viana, America6.5 
 7. Garcia, Bauru6.4 
 8. Galvanini, Bauru6.2 
 9. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.1 
 10. de Souza, Franca6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Corazza, Paulistano6.6 
 2. Dos Santos, Pauli.6.3 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.4 
 4. Anthony, Bauru4.9 
 5. Lersch, Mogi4.8 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.4 
 7. Borges, Franca4.0 
 8. Garcia, Bauru4.0 
 9. Coelho, Franca3.8 
 10. Bennett, Pinheiros3.7 
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. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 6. Rosa, America1.7 
 7. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 8. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.6 
 9. Artis, America1.6 
 10. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Uchendu, Bauru1.8 
 2. Bernardi, Pinheiros1.3 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano1.2 
 4. Sena, Mogi1.0 
 5. Curnell, Mogi1.0 
 6. Antonio, Franca1.0 
 7. Gruber, Franca1.0 
 8. Lenz, Bauru0.9 
 9. Demetrio, Franca0.9 
 10. Pereira, Pinheiros0.7 


Caxias do Sul signs Enzo Cafferata - by Paulo Freire

Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches (NBB) signed 29-year old Argentinian point guard Enzo Cafferata (187-88). He played last season at L.Sorocaba in the Paulista. In 28 games he had 13.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Brazilian All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cafferata played in the final of Liga Sudamericana in 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com Paulista League All-Imports Team in 2015.
Cafferata has played also professionally in Colombia (Condores), Brazil (Minas and Osasco Basquete) and Argentina (Argentino, Bragado, San Martin Corrientes, Huracan and San Isidro).

Caxias do Sul BasqueteTriches roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enzo Cafferata
Caue Freitas
Caue_Borges dos_Santos
Fernando Buboltz

Forwards:
Alex Oliveira
Dida Bellato
Fernando Ferreira
Alexandre de_Souza

Centers:
Marcao Vinicius
Jonathan Muller

Coach: Rodrigo Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Rockets land Georginho de Paula, ex Paulistano - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) tabbed 21-year old Brazilian international point guard Georginho de Paula (195-96). He played most recently at Paulistano in Brazilian Paulista. In 41 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. de Paula helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Most Improved Player of the Year and to the All-Star Game.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
de Paula has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He played for Brazilian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
de Paula represented Brazil at the South American Championships U17 in Salto (Uruguay) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.7ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-3 (4.3apg), 2.0spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 68.0%.
de Paula has played also professionally in Brazil for Pinheiros.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Brown
Chris Paul
Luc Mbah_a_Moute
James Harden
Eric Gordon
Deandre Liggins
Tim Quarterman
Georginho de_Paula
Demetrius Jackson
Isaiah Taylor

Forwards:
P.J. Tucker
Trevor Ariza
Ryan Anderson
Chris Johnson
Clint Capela
Tarik Black
Troy Williams
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou
Chinanu Onuaku

Coach: Mike D'Antoni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


FIBA Europe Cup: Nevezis storm past Rilski in Samokov - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist - Nevezis 62:91

Nevezis overcame Rilski in the FIBA Europe Cup first Qualifying Round. The Lithuanian team drubbed Rilski in Bulgaria to overcome a 5-point deficit after the opening leg. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 16 points to lead the winners.
Nevezis claimed a 17:13 lead after the opening quarter. The Lithuanian team poured in 23 points in the second stanza to take a 40:30 halftime lead. Nevezis extended the margin in the third quarter. The visitors boosted the margin at 13-point mark at the final break. They ignited a strong 30:14 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Valery Likhodey (205-F-86, agency: Alti Sport) accounted for 14 points, while Gintautas Matulis (196-G/F-86) chipped in 13 points for the visitors. Zlatin Georgiev (197-G-85) answered with 15 points for Rilski. Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) produced 11 points in the loss.



Spartak Pleven inks Vladzimir Krysevich - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) signed 26-year old Belarusian center Vladzimir Krysevich (209-110kg-91). He was about to sign at Cambados Cidade Europea do Vino 2017 in Spanish LEB Silver. Krysevich ended the last season at BSEU-GrandPrint (Premier League) in Belarus where in two games he had 6.5ppg and 6.0rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Galitos-Barreiro in Portuguese LPB. In 14 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg. Krysevich's team made it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Final Four.
He was also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Krysevich played for Belarusian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.4ppg, 2.2rpg.
Krysevich is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Parnu), Georgia (MIA), Romania (Univ.Cluj) and Belarus (Vitalyur RGUOR and Tsmoki-Minsk).
Krysevich could be described: Uladzimir is among the top prospects of Belarus in the center position, being only 16 and having a great body for basketball, physical strength, very good moves in the paint and good basketball iq with hard workmanship skills, he only needs a chance to prove that he can play great basketball, with good coaching and good training and by improving his personal weaknesses such us the easy fouls and the weak left site together with his defense he can become a great player and a prospect for all the European courts.

BC Spartak Pleven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davorin Kuntic
Gerasim Nikolov

Forwards:
Konstantin Koev
Cedrick Bowen
Georgi Barzakov

Center:
Vladzimir Krysevich

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  


NBL Round 2 of Finals. Shaanxi bounce back with victory - by Eurobasket News

Shaanxi W. - Anhui 117-99

Shaanxi overcame Anhui to even the title series at 1-1. Shaanxi W. dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Anhui's 42 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) who had a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). Forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) produced 27 points and Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) added 17 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Anhui players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 39+11reb+2ast, G.Troy 36+15reb+4ast, Y.XiaoHang 12+4reb+3ast, M.Daqiang 9+2reb+1ast, B.Jiguang 8+3reb+3ast, J.JunQi 7+2reb
Anhui: H.Manny 27+4reb+1ast, L.Qingxiang 19+2reb+4ast, L.Jian 17+1reb, J.Chris 17+12reb, H.Delong 9+3reb, L.Jun 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 572718





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  CYPRUS  


Vlachos comes back to Etha - by Chris Mammides

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) added to their roster 25-year old forward Andreas Vlachos (199-92). It is actually his comeback to Nicosia as he has played here before. Vlachos has played for the last six seasons at Omonia in the Division B.
His team won Cyprus League Regular Season in 2011.
Vlachos represented Cyprus at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
He has played previously for Apoel.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Andreas is among the most complete forwards of his age in Cyprus, he is a good shooter, very promising player and has the winning spirit. Andreas Vlahos was one of the biggest surprises of European junior (U-16) championships 2008 in Sarajevo, when he was selected to All-Tournament first team and the best small forward of the tournament. He is a team player who has a sugary pat from downtown and an extremely well developed mid-range game. With good court sense, he is a consistent high-percentage shooter. He comes from a very flourishing generation of Basketball Athletes from Etha Engomis academies as he was one of the main parts (together with Riginos Kasinopoulos and Alexandros Ionov) of the champion team of Etha in the season 2007-2008. His ball handling skills are good and he is effective off the dribble penetration. Runs the floor very well and can get off the floor well and finish. He has good quickness and anticipation at the defensive end of the court. He is most definitely of a good basketball matterial
.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Nicolas Constantinou
Riginos Kasinopoulos
Christos Panayiotou
Andreas Vlachos
Petros Papamichael
Dion Wright
Raheem Johnson
Malcolm Brooks
Aristidis Christou
Trevis Wyche
Jeremy Hollimon
Orestis Andreou
Pavlos Stavrinidis
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Kyriakos Koullapis
Cyrpus Sepos

Coach: Giorgos Bitzanis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enosis tab Christos Hatzikostas - by Chris Mammides

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) inked 19-year old Cypriot guard Christos Hatzikostas (184-98). He played most recently at Scotland Performance Institute ().
The previous (15-16) season Hatzikostas was tested by Keravnos.
He represented Cyprus at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 14.3%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 63.6%.

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Jeremy Major
Christos Hatzikostas
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Papageorgiou
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood
Filippos Siokouros
Simos Solomou
Christos Pirillis

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Solomou comes back to Enosis - by Chris Mammides

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) added to their roster 21-year old forward Simos Solomou (194-96). It is actually his comeback to Paralimni as he has played here before. Solomou played last season at Omonia in Cypriot Division B. He also played that season for Enosis. But in only one Division A game he did not score anything.

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Jeremy Major
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Papageorgiou
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood
Filippos Siokouros
Simos Solomou
Christos Pirillis

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Papageorgiou agreed terms with Enosis - by Chris Mammides

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) inked 20-year old small forward Andreas Papageorgiou (193-97). He has played for the last many years at Onisilos in the Division B.

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Jeremy Major
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Papageorgiou
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood
Filippos Siokouros
Christos Pirillis

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enosis keep Siokouros for another season - by Chris Mammides

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) re-signed 22-year old swingman Filippos Siokouros (190-95). He has played there for the last three seasons.

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Jeremy Major
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood
Filippos Siokouros
Christos Pirillis

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kasinopoulos re-signs at Etha - by Chris Mammides

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) confirmed in their roster 25-year old ex-international shooting guard Riginos Kasinopoulos (192-92). has played there for the last ten seasons. Kasinopoulos missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Cyprus League championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). Kasinopoulos was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Newcomer of the Year back in 2011.
He represented Cyprus at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.8spg, 2FGP: 45.1%, 3FGP: 27.5%, FT: 61.5%.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Giorgos Bitzanis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Major starts his pro career at Enosis - by Eurobasket News

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Jeremy Major (180-79kg-94). Major just graduated from Pepperdine (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he had 11.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.9apg last season.
As mentioned above Major 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 WCC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Major was also voted WCC All-Freshman Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Jeremy Major
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Etha beat Enosis in pre-season clash - by Eurobasket News

Etha - Enosis 74:61

Etha overcame Enosis in the latest pre-season clash. Jeremy Hollimon (190-G-94, college: Troy) scored 19 points to pace the winners.
Etha recorded a 26:19 lead after the opening quarter. Enosis erased the deficit in the second term. They pulled ahead for a 38:34 halftime advantage. Etha however regained the lead in the third period. They used a 21:10 run in the quarter to take a 7-point lead at the final intermission. Etha held their opponents to just 13 points in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Dion Wright (201-F-93, college: St.Bonaventure) netted 14 points for the winners. Willie Atwood (201-F-94, college: Arizona St.) responded with 16 points for Enosis. Jeremy Major (180-G-94) chipped in 14 points in the loss.



Brandon Watkins joins Enosis - by Eurobasket News

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) agreed terms with 22-year old American forward Brandon Watkins (206-104kg-95, college: W.Virginia). He was about to sign at AZS Koszalin in Polish PLK league.
Watkins just graduated from West Virginia University and it is his first season as a pro. He played in the final of Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

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. Englicky, Sokol Pisek24.0 
 6. Vyroubal, USK P.24.0 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B23.0 
 8. Slechta, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 9. Slunecko, Slavoj L.19.0 
 10. Kereselidze, Zlin19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin KLIMES
  Slavoj Litom.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.12.0 
 2. Sehnal, BCM Orli12.0 
 3. Slechta, Sokol Pisek10.0 
 4. Englicky, Sokol Pisek10.0 
 5. Voslajer, Zlin10.0 
 6. Samoura, USK P.9.0 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B9.0 
 8. Bele, Sokol Pisek9.0 
 9. Slavik, Opava B8.0 
 10. Vana, BCM Orli8.0 
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. Samoura, USK P.5.0 
 7. Welsch, GBA Sparta5.0 
 8. Sehnal, BCM Orli5.0 
 9. Nalevanko, Pardu.5.0 
 10. Gavenda, Sokol P.4.0 
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. Kvapil, Opava B1.0 
 5. Nemec, Pardubice1.0 
 6. Branda, Opava B1.0 
 7. Novak, Olomouc SK1.0 
 8. Goga, BCM Orli1.0 
 9. Sidibe, GBA Sparta1.0 
 10. Alic, Slavoj Litom.1.0 


Usti nad Labem coast past Graz - by Eurobasket News

Usti nad Labem - UBCS Graz 93:44

Usti nad Labem recorded the first win in Alpe Adria Cup season. They stormed past UBCS Graz in Group D. Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) nailed 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the charge.
Usti nad Labem dominated from start to finish. They established a 25:16 lead at the first break. The gap grew at 25-point mark at the interval 52:27. The hosts limited the Austrian side to just 17 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Joshua Treadwell (196-G/F-93, college: Coppin St.) delivered 14 points, while Evan Singletary (185-PG-94, college: Albany) provided 12 points in the win. Kostas Stratakis (F-96) answered with 10 points for UBCS Graz.



J.Hradec lands Cameron Jones, ex Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Basket Fio Banka Jindrichuv Hradec (NBL) landed 24-year old American guard Cameron Jones (193-85kg-93, college: Radford). He played most recently at Svendborg Rabbits in Danish Ligaen. In 32 games he averaged 10.6ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Jones helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Rio de Janeiro in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Portsmouth. But in only one game he had just point, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 2016 season.
Among other achievements Jones played in the final of NJCAA Region X in 2014. He received also All-Big South Conference Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Jones graduated from Radford University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Basket Fio Banka Jindrichuv Hradec roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Novak
Jiri Soula
Martin Basta
Gerard Coleman
Theodor Dlugos
Danny Lawhorn
Cameron Jones
Lukas Kanturek
Stepan Fical

Forwards:
Stanislav Zuzak
Lukas Stegbauer
Daniel Hejda

Centers:
Dalibor Fait
Chris Tawiah
Vojtech Novak

Coach: Karel Forejt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Troy FRANKLIN
  Naestved
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 29
 1. Franklin, Naestved29.0 
 2. Bonds, Horsholm24.5 
 3. Rajovic, Stevnsgade24.5 
 4. Alexander, Horse.24.0 
 5. Nielsen, Randers23.0 
 6. Sabin, Horsholm22.5 
 7. Bello, Randers21.0 
 8. Stanionis, Wolfpac.20.5 
 9. Plannthin, Svend.19.0 
 10. Hill, Randers18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric KUAKUMENSAH
  Horse.
  (204-F-93)
  Avg: 10
 1. Kuakumensah, Horse.10.0 
 2. Burgess, Randers9.0 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken9.0 
 4. Vinson, Wo.9.0 
 5. Abif, Naestved8.5 
 6. Hill, Randers8.0 
 7. Rungby, Horsens IC8.0 
 8. Moore, Svendborg8.0 
 9. Nielsen, Randers8.0 
 10. Benzon, Horsens IC7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sebastian PETERSEN
  Svendborg
  (188-G-95)
  Avg: 7
 1. Petersen, Svendborg7.0 
 2. Burgess, Randers7.0 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm5.5 
 4. Berg, Bakken5.0 
 5. Franklin, Naestved4.5 
 6. Wiggins, Bakken4.0 
 7. Alexander, Horse.4.0 
 8. Rajovic, Stevnsgade4.0 
 9. Jevric, Stevnsgade3.5 
 10. Akoon-P., Bakken3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Chris NIELSEN
  Randers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nielsen, Randers3.0 
 2. Burgess, Randers3.0 
 3. Stanionis, Wolfpac.2.5 
 4. Bonds, Horsholm2.0 
 5. Alexander, Horse.2.0 
 6. Jevric, Stevnsgade2.0 
 7. Vinson, Wo.2.0 
 8. Jukic, Bakken2.0 
 9. Kuakumensah, Horse.2.0 
 10. Franklin, Naestved2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric KUAKUMENSAH
  Horse.
  (204-F-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kuakumensah, Horse.3.0 
 2. Diouf, Bakken2.0 
 3. Boeje, Horsholm1.5 
 4. Moore, Svendborg1.0 
 5. Mouboe, Randers1.0 
 6. Nielsen, Randers1.0 
 7. Alexander, Horse.1.0 
 8. Benzon, Horsens IC1.0 
 9. Petersen, Svendborg1.0 
 10. Harris, Svendborg1.0 


Champions League: Groningen beat Bakken to reach next round - by Eurobasket News

Bakken - Groningen 83:91

Donar Groningen advanced into the Qualifying Round 3 of Basketball Champions League. They overcame a 2-point deficit after the home opening leg versus Bakken Bears to secure their next round appearance. Groningen claimed a confident 8-point victory on the road to stay in the regular season hunt. Jason Dourisseau (196-F/G-83, college: Nebraska) posted 18 points for the Dutch powerhouse.
Groningen jumped to a 23:16 lead after the opening frame. Bakken unloaded 32 points in the second period to take a 7-point halftime lead. Groningen though regained control in the third term. The Dutch team went on a 29:16 rally in the period to ensure a 6-point lead at the final break. They drained 21 points in the fourth quarter and raced to a comfortable win. Brandyn Curry (187-G-91, college: Harvard), Evan Bruinsma (202-F-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) and Drago Pasalic (208-C/F-84, agency: Court Side) had 13 points each in the victory. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-F-93, college: Illinois St.) replied with game-high 31 points for Bakken. Doug Wiggins (185-G-88, college: Mountain St.) had 13 points in the defeat.



J.Hradec lands Cameron Jones, ex Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Basket Fio Banka Jindrichuv Hradec (NBL) landed 24-year old American guard Cameron Jones (193-85kg-93, college: Radford). He played most recently at Svendborg Rabbits in Danish Ligaen. In 32 games he averaged 10.6ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Jones helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Rio de Janeiro in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Portsmouth. But in only one game he had just point, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 2016 season.
Among other achievements Jones played in the final of NJCAA Region X in 2014. He received also All-Big South Conference Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Jones graduated from Radford University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Basket Fio Banka Jindrichuv Hradec roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Novak
Jiri Soula
Martin Basta
Gerard Coleman
Theodor Dlugos
Danny Lawhorn
Cameron Jones
Lukas Kanturek
Stepan Fical

Forwards:
Stanislav Zuzak
Lukas Stegbauer
Daniel Hejda

Centers:
Dalibor Fait
Chris Tawiah
Vojtech Novak

Coach: Karel Forejt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ligaen Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Ligaen just started.

Horsholm smashed Stevnsgade at home 123-71. Horsholm dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Stevnsgade's 40. They outrebounded Stevnsgade 43-20 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Horsholm shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Ty Sabin (190-94, college: Ripon, agency: Duran International) stepped up and scored 26 points for the winners and forward Andreas Meilby (198-92) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). At the losing side Brazilian forward Matao de Souza (201-86, college: Idaho) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Stevnsgade will play next round against Randers trying to get back on the winning streak. Horsholm will try to continue on its current victory against Bakken in Risskov.
Randers (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Horsens IC. Visitors were edged by Horsens IC 89-87. American guard Lawrence Alexander (190-91, college: N.Dakota St.) nailed 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Cedric Kuakumensah accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Chris Nielsen (193-85) came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Randers in the defeat. Horsens IC will play against Naestved at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Randers will play against Stevnsgade and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Stevnsgade between Naestved and Stevnsgade. Naestved (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over Stevnsgade (0-2). Naestved managed to escape with a 3-point win 94-91 on Tuesday evening. Troy Franklin fired 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winners. Filip Rajovic produced 29 points and 6 assists for lost side. Stevnsgade's coach Ricky Kristensen tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Naestved will meet Horsens IC (#4) on the road in the next round. Stevnsgade will play against Randers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Svendborg supposed to be also worth to mention about. Horsholm (2-0) played at the court of Svendborg (0-1). Horsholm did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 89-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Matt Bonds who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Horsholm's next round opponent will be Bakken (#3) in Risskov, which may be the game of the day. Svendborg will play at home against BMS Skovlunde and hope to win that game.
The game in Skovlunde supposed to be also quite interesting. Bakken (1-0) played at the court of BMS Skovlunde (0-2). Bakken smashed BMS Skovlunde 91-51 on Monday. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bakken will face Horsholm at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BMS Skovlunde will play against Svendborg (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 1 winless Wolfpack/BMS lost to undefeated Naestved on the opponent's court 56-75.

Horsens IC - Randers 89-87

Randers (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Horsens IC. Visitors were edged by Horsens IC 89-87. Horsens IC had a 37-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Lawrence Alexander (190-91, college: N.Dakota St.) nailed 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and American-DR Congolese forward Cedric Kuakumensah (204-93, college: Brown) accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Horsens IC players scored in double figures. The former international guard Chris Nielsen (193-85) came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Kyndahl Hill (201-94, college: Weber St.) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Randers in the defeat. Horsens IC will play against Naestved at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Randers will play against Stevnsgade and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Randers: C.Nielsen 23+8reb+1ast, D.Bello 21+4reb+2ast, K.Hill 18+8reb+2ast, C.Burgess 9+9reb+7ast, M.Mouboe 7+3reb, S.Neidhardt 6+2reb
Horsens IC: L.Alexander 24+6reb+4ast, K.Larsen 18+6reb+1ast, C.Benzon 15+7reb+1ast, C.Kuakumensah 14+10reb+2ast, D.Ingram 9+1reb+3ast, F.Rungby 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 552476


Svendborg - Horsholm 69-89

The game in Svendborg supposed to be also worth to mention about. Horsholm (2-0) played at the court of Svendborg (0-1). Horsholm did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 89-69. Horsholm dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Svendborg's 36. They outrebounded Svendborg 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Horsholm players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Matt Bonds (196, college: St.Michael's, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Ty Sabin (190-94, college: Ripon, agency: Duran International) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Horsholm players scored in double figures. The former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 19 points and American forward Mike Moore (203-94, college: Mount Olive, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Svendborg. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Horsholm's next round opponent will be Bakken (#3) in Risskov, which may be the game of the day. Svendborg will play at home against BMS Skovlunde and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Plannthin 19+2reb+3ast, M.Moore 15+8reb+1ast, J.Enevold Jensen 9+4reb+1ast, S.Petersen 7+3reb+7ast, T.Harris 7+1reb+3ast, H.NaNa 4+5reb+1ast
Horsholm: M.Bonds 33+8reb+5ast, T.Sabin 19+3reb+3ast, C.Beranek 12+7reb+3ast, N.Boeje 10+3reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 8+7reb, A.Nerlov 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 552477


Stevnsgade - Naestved 91-94

A very close game took place in Stevnsgade between Naestved and Stevnsgade. Naestved (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over Stevnsgade (0-2). Naestved managed to escape with a 3-point win 94-91 on Tuesday evening. American guard Troy Franklin (183-89, college: Coppin St.) fired 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import forward Kazembe Abif (200-92, college: Drexel) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Abif is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Filip Rajovic (190-97) produced 29 points and 6 assists and forward Stefan Jevric (201-98) added 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Four Stevnsgade players scored in double figures. Stevnsgade's coach Ricky Kristensen tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Naestved will meet Horsens IC (#4) on the road in the next round. Stevnsgade will play against Randers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stevnsgade: F.Rajovic 29+4reb+6ast, M.Seilund 18+5reb+1ast, S.Jevric 17+7reb+6ast, M.Flowers 16+5reb+3ast, M.de Souza 6+5reb+2ast, F.Filsoof 3+1reb+2ast
Naestved: T.Franklin 33+4reb+4ast, K.Abif 16+9reb+2ast, M.Christensen 10+1reb, C.Gabriel 10+6reb+1ast, R.Sanders 9+3reb+1ast, P.Hertz 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 552475


Naestved - Wolfpack/BMS 75-56

Very expected game when BMS Skovlunde (0-2) was crushed on the road by Naestved (2-0) 75-56 on Thursday. Naestved outrebounded BMS Skovlunde 41-30 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Troy Franklin (183-89, college: Coppin St.) stepped up and scored 25 points and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Kazembe Abif (200-92, college: Drexel) chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. Abif is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side Lithuanian guard Edgaras Stanionis (195-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Mike Martin (183-93, college: Cent.Arkansas) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Naestved will face Horsens IC (#4) on the road in the next round. BMS Skovlunde will play against Svendborg (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wolfpack/BMS: E.Stanionis 20+6reb, M.Martin 10+5reb+2ast, D.Vinson 8+8reb, A.Brooks 8+1reb, A.Moss 6+3reb, A.Hansen 2+1reb+1ast
Naestved: T.Franklin 25+2reb+5ast, K.Abif 9+8reb+1ast, R.Sanders 9+4reb+1ast, C.Gabriel 8+4reb+1ast, P.Hertz 7+3reb+1ast, D.Daly 7+3reb
gschID: 552474


Horsholm - Stevnsgade 123-71

Horsholm smashed Stevnsgade at home 123-71. Horsholm dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Stevnsgade's 40. They outrebounded Stevnsgade 43-20 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Horsholm shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Ty Sabin (190-94, college: Ripon, agency: Duran International) stepped up and scored 26 points for the winners and forward Andreas Meilby (198-92) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Horsholm players scored in double figures. At the losing side Brazilian forward Matao de Souza (201-86, college: Idaho) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Filip Rajovic (190-97) scored 20 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Stevnsgade will play next round against Randers trying to get back on the winning streak. Horsholm will try to continue on its current victory against Bakken in Risskov.
Top scorers:
Stevnsgade: F.Rajovic 20+2reb+2ast, M.de Souza 16+6reb+2ast, M.Seilund 11+4reb, S.Jevric 8+1reb+1ast, F.Filsoof 8+4reb+1ast, M.Liutkus 5+1reb
Horsholm: T.Sabin 26+2reb, A.Meilby 18+6reb+4ast, C.Beranek 17+7reb+2ast, M.Bonds 16+6reb+1ast, E.Hjorth 10+1reb+1ast, M.Frederik Poulsen 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 552473


Wolfpack/BMS - Bakken 51-91

The game in Skovlunde supposed to be also quite interesting. Bakken (1-0) played at the court of BMS Skovlunde (0-2). Bakken smashed BMS Skovlunde 91-51 on Monday. The game without a history. Bakken led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 BMS Skovlunde turnovers. BMS Skovlunde was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Trinidad and Tobago forward Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American guard Doug Wiggins (185-88, college: Mountain St.) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the losing side Lithuanian guard Edgaras Stanionis (195-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 21 points and American forward Durell Vinson (202-85, college: Wagner) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bakken will face Horsholm at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BMS Skovlunde will play against Svendborg (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wolfpack/BMS: E.Stanionis 21+4reb+1ast, D.Vinson 16+10reb, A.Moss 7+5reb+2ast, A.Hansen 3+2ast, A.Brooks 2+2reb, K.Vaskys 2+1ast
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 17+9reb+3ast, D.Wiggins 16+4reb+4ast, A.Darboe 13+5reb+2ast, J.Crockett 9+4reb, K.Thomann 8+1reb, D.Jukic 6+3reb
gschID: 571399





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National League Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Piratas enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Barcelona - Piratas 65-66

Piratas upset Barcelona on the road in the decisive fifth game of the semifinal series. Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) stepped up and scored 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. American power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Sam Prescott (190-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports) scored 26 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Barcelona: S.Prescott 26+5reb+3ast, K.Bowman 21+12reb+2ast, M.Cairo 9+3reb+2ast, R.Cardenas 4+4reb+1ast, D.Henry 4+2reb+1ast, E.Bernal 1+2reb
Piratas: A.Torres 13+1reb+4ast, R.Perez 11+5reb+3ast, W.Clayton 10+9reb, P.Cano 10+6reb, E.Tenorio Parales 10+3reb, C.Delgado 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 577902





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Carlos Delfino (ex Boca Jrs) signs at Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) landed experienced 35-year old Argentinian international small forward Carlos Delfino (198-104kg-82). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Delfino played most recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA. In 10 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
In 2003 Delfino was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (25th overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Russian A Superleague in 2009. Delfino received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Delfino has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2003 and previously for U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg.
Delfino is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Delfino has played previously professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors), Italy (Reggio C. Vis and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Argentina (Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe and La Union) and Russia (Khimki).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Baskonia.
Let's have closer look into Delfino's outlook: Has shooting range of more than 8 metres, some which could allow him to play even the 2 position in future, but now he plays forward 3 or 4, because is yet enough strong to battle under tthe boards, but above all he has the typical mental skills of S.American players, never surrenders. Mostly a scorer and able to play both wing spots, but not a great shooter with range, yet. He is still very young and has a big upside.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Jayson Granger
Rodrigue Beaubois
Matt Janning
Luca Vildoza
Lucas Zibecchi

Forwards:
Carlos Delfino
Tornike Shengelia
Ivan Martinez
Janis Timma
Vincent Poirier
Patricio Garino
Jordan McRae

Centers:
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop
Daniel Bordignon

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Round 3: Runa lose to Georgia in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Tbilisi. Georgian host Georgia (4-1) smashed Russian Runa (3-2) 76-46. It was a great evening for power forward Giorgi Korsantia (203-98) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Nika Chechelashvili (196-99) helped adding 21 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Serafim Ashin (-98) with 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Latvian Valmiera/ORDO (4-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat Polish TBV Start (0-5) 73-59. It was a quality performance for guard Rainers Kalnins (188-99) who led the winners and scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Valters Liepins accounted for 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Karol Kazmirowski (185-99) came up with 18 points for TBV Start in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very close game took place in Helsinki between Kazakhstan Barsy and Finnish Helsinki Rock. Barsy (3-2) got a very close victory on the road over Helsinki Rock (0-5). Barsy managed to escape with a 3-point win 65-62 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Askar Maidekin who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Santeri Makkonen who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds. Helsinki Rock's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 3 Ventspils was destroyed by Tsmoki on the opponent's court 68-46.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points by Vladislau Bliznyk of Tsmoki.

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Tsmoki - Ventspils 68-46

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Latvian Ventspils' (3-2) road loss to Belarusian Tsmoki (3-2) 46-68 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was point guard Vladislau Bliznyk (181-99) who scored 20 points. Aksim Karattsou chipped in 8 points and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Denis Vikentsyev (-98) who recorded 6 points and 10 rebounds and Belarusian guard Vlad Mikulski (192-98) added 13 points respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: V.Mikulski 13+1reb+2ast, R.Lacis 9+3reb, T.Stupele 9+2reb, D.Vikentsyev 6+10reb+3ast, R.Krumins 3+4reb+2ast, R.Zernevics 2
Tsmoki: V.Bliznyk 20+4reb, H.Pahrabitski 11+4reb, A.Karattsou 8+2reb+10ast, V.Lebedev 8+4reb, T.Drukau 6+2reb, V.Tratsiak 5
gschID: 578644


Valmiera/ORDO - TBV Start 73-59

Latvian Valmiera/ORDO (4-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat Polish TBV Start (0-5) 73-59. It was a quality performance for guard Rainers Kalnins (188-99) who led the winners and scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Valters Liepins (195-98) accounted for 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Four Valmiera/ORDO players scored in double figures. Forward Karol Kazmirowski (185-99) came up with 18 points and guard Bartlomiej Pelczar (185-0) added 19 points respectively for TBV Start in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
TBV Start: B.Pelczar 19+3reb, K.Kazmirowski 18+3reb+1ast, W.Matysek 9+4reb+1ast, J.Grzegorczyk 5+3reb, M.Unilowski 4+1reb+1ast, J.Smigielski 4+5reb+5ast
Valmiera/ORDO: V.Veveris 22+2ast, V.Liepins 14+7reb+5ast, R.Kalnins 14+5reb+7ast, K.Poseiko 11+3reb, E.Brokans 5+2reb+4ast, A.Abols 4+4reb
gschID: 578643


Georgia - Runa 76-46

The game between Top Four teams took place in Tbilisi. Georgian host Georgia (4-1) smashed Russian Runa (3-2) 76-46. It was a great evening for power forward Giorgi Korsantia (203-98) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Nika Chechelashvili (196-99) helped adding 21 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Serafim Ashin (-98) with 12 points and 6 rebounds and Ivan Shif (-98) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Runa: I.Shif 12+3reb+2ast, S.Ashin 12+6reb+1ast, A.Savoskin 11+2reb+2ast, D.Dymchenko 4+6reb, M.Mosyagin 3+2reb+2ast, O.Volkov 2+1reb
Georgia: N.Chechelashvili 21+2reb+4ast, G.Korsantia 17+8reb+4ast, D.Aphkhazava 13+3reb+6ast, A.Phevadze 6+6reb, N.Lolishvili 6+4reb, A.Pipia 5+2ast
gschID: 578642


Helsinki Rock - Barsy 62-65

A very close game took place in Helsinki between Kazakhstan Barsy and Finnish Helsinki Rock. Barsy (3-2) got a very close victory on the road over Helsinki Rock (0-5). Barsy managed to escape with a 3-point win 65-62 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Barsy outrebounded Helsinki Rock 52-35 including 37 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was center Askar Maidekin (205-97) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Adilkhan Marat (183-99) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Santeri Makkonen (-1) who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Juhani Jokio (190-0) added 8 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Four Helsinki Rock players scored in double figures. Helsinki Rock's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Rock: S.Makkonen 16+7reb+2ast, L.Brederholm 12, M.Laitinen 12+4reb+1ast, C.Ahokas 10+4reb+1ast, J.Jokio 8+12reb+2ast, P.Majanen 2+3reb+2ast
Barsy: A.Maidekin 12+12reb+1ast, O.Balashov 12+8reb+1ast, A.Marat 11+9reb+4ast, G.Zhukov 9+5reb, A.Akhmetzhan 8+10reb+5ast, I.Dobrikov 7+3reb
gschID: 578641





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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Frank GAINES
  Parma
  (191-SG-90)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Gaines, Parma26.5 
 2. Milosevic, Oradea25.5 
 3. Wright, Demir IBB25.0 
 4. Green, Mons-Hai.24.5 
 5. Demps, Mons-Hai.24.0 
 6. Dawson, Bnei H.22.0 
 7. Eldridge, Trabzons.21.5 
 8. Capers, CSU Sibiu21.5 
 9. Perry, Szolnok21.0 
 10. Vojvoda, Szolnok20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen JENKINS
  KR
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jenkins, KR12.0 
 2. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut10.5 
 3. Smith, Boras10.0 
 4. Milosevic, Oradea10.0 
 5. Miller-M., Parma9.5 
 6. Pratt, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 7. Green, Mons-Hai.8.5 
 8. Tuoyo, Kormend8.5 
 9. Milosevic, Szolnok8.5 
 10. Dawson, Bnei H.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kendrick PERRY
  Szolnok
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Perry, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Walker, Demir IBB8.0 
 3. Miller-M., Parma7.0 
 4. Brooks, Balkan6.5 
 5. Person, Boras6.5 
 6. Trotter, Oradea6.0 
 7. Hammonds, Wuerz.6.0 
 8. Green, Bnei H.6.0 
 9. Grant, Nevezis5.5 
 10. Johnson, BM Slam .5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jure SKIFIC
  BM Slam .
  (202-F-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Skific, BM Slam .4.0 
 2. Ginyard, Rabotnicki3.5 
 3. Pratt, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 4. Reddic, Mons-Hai.3.0 
 5. Capers, CSU Sibiu3.0 
 6. Csorvasi, Kormend3.0 
 7. Wright, Rilski2.5 
 8. Person, Boras2.5 
 9. Taylor, Rilski2.0 
 10. Lucious, Rabotnicki2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn DAWSON
  Bnei H.
  (198-G/F-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dawson, Bnei H.3.0 
 2. Green, Trabzonspor2.0 
 3. Tibirna, Oradea2.0 
 4. Obekpa, Trabzonspor2.0 
 5. Stumbris, Nevezis1.5 
 6. Yakovenko, Parma1.5 
 7. Riley, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 8. Moldoveanu, Demir I.1.5 
 9. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut1.5 
 10. Mornar, Boras1.5 



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Omar CALHOUN
  Espoo U.
  (198-G-93)
  Avg: 27
 1. Calhoun, Espoo U.27.0 
 2. Haanpaa, Espoo U.22.0 
 3. Gipson, Kouvot21.0 
 4. Williams, Korihait20.0 
 5. Marshall, Helsinki.18.0 
 6. Sinclair, Kouvot18.0 
 7. Kotti, Helsinki.17.0 
 8. Kanervo, Helsinki.16.0 
 9. Jarvi, Espoo United16.0 
 10. O''Brien, Korihait15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tuukka KOTTI
  Helsinki.
  (205-PF-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Kotti, Helsinki.13.0 
 2. Jones, Salon Vilpas11.0 
 3. Gipson, Kouvot11.0 
 4. Haanpaa, Espoo U.10.0 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.0 
 6. Simms, KTP Basket9.0 
 7. Horton, KTP Basket7.0 
 8. O''Brien, Korihait7.0 
 9. Hawkins, Salon Vilpas6.0 
 10. Pattillo, Korihait6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Salon V.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Rannikko, Salon V.9.0 
 2. Pounds, KTP Basket5.0 
 3. Kaunisto, Kouvot5.0 
 4. Jarvinen, Espoo U.4.0 
 5. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.0 
 6. Kanervo, Helsinki.4.0 
 7. Kallio, KTP Basket3.0 
 8. Williams, Korihait3.0 
 9. Simms, KTP Basket3.0 
 10. Haanpaa, Espoo U.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel HAANPAA
  Espoo U.
  (203-G/F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Haanpaa, Espoo U.5.0 
 2. Kotti, Helsinki.4.0 
 3. Jarvi, Espoo United4.0 
 4. Herbert, Korihait3.0 
 5. Williams, Korihait3.0 
 6. Edwin, KTP Basket2.0 
 7. Pattillo, Korihait2.0 
 8. Simms, KTP Basket2.0 
 9. Herrala, KTP Basket2.0 
 10. Deng, Korihait2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Salon Vilpas
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jones, Salon Vilpas3.0 
 2. Pattillo, Korihait2.0 
 3. Aalto, KTP Basket2.0 
 4. Kotti, Helsinki.1.0 
 5. Saarijarvi, Kouvot1.0 
 6. Toivonen, Espoo U.1.0 
 7. Deng, Korihait1.0 
 8. Herrala, KTP Basket1.0 
 9. Marshall, Helsinki.1.0 
 10. Jarvinen, Espoo U.0.0 


Mandell Thomas agreed terms with KTP Basket - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Mandell Thomas (188-84kg-93, college: Fordham). The last season Thomas played at Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 Alexela KML games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. Thomas helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Estonian All-Star Game. Thomas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he had 12.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.6spg. And finally Thomas played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.3apg.
Thomas has played also professionally in .
He attended Fordham University until 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

KTP Basket Kotka roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jahsha Bluntt
Michael Pounds
Deremy Geiger
Ilmari Kallio
Joni Herrala
Mandell Thomas
Deon Edwin
Mathias Rosqvist
Janne-Petteri Lehtoranta

Forwards:
Cedric Latimer
Jermont Horton
Manuel Barnes
Tuomas Heikkila
Mikael Aalto
Eero Hannikainen

Center:
Kenneth Simms

Coach: Ray Ailus

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Helsinki Seagulls sign Kayel Locke - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) signed 23-year old American forward Kayel Locke (196-109kg-94, college: NC-Greensboro). The last season Locke played at Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Kosovo League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Locke also played 10 games in Balkan League where he recorded 12.3ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg.
Locke graduated from University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Kanervo
Antti Niskanen
Alex Vaenerberg
Jermaine Marshall
Derek Jackson
Remy Abell
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime
Ricky Waxlax

Forwards:
Tuukka Kotti
Timo Heinonen
Kayel Locke
Jesper Granlund

Coach: Mikko Larkas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Tim BLUE
  Antibes
  (205-PF-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Blue, Antibes28.0 
 2. Cowels-III, Hyeres-.26.0 
 3. Ware, Paris-Levallois19.0 
 4. Dixon, Strasbourg18.5 
 5. Peacock, Bourg18.0 
 6. Prepelic, Paris-Le.17.5 
 7. Horton, Pau-Lacq.17.0 
 8. Kikanovic, Monaco17.0 
 9. Howard, Limoges16.5 
 10. Arnold, Hyeres-T.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouphtaou YAROU
  Antibes
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Yarou, Antibes13.0 
 2. Ware, Paris-Levallois10.5 
 3. Labeyrie, Stras.10.0 
 4. Blue, Antibes9.0 
 5. Tolbert, Hyeres-T.8.5 
 6. Evans, Cholet8.0 
 7. Watkins, AS.8.0 
 8. Farr, Chalon7.5 
 9. Donaldson, Le Po.7.5 
 10. Travis, Le Mans7.5 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Gravelines
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cooper, Gravelines11.0 
 2. Blassingame, Antibes8.0 
 3. Roberson, AS.6.5 
 4. Okobo, Pau-Lacq.6.5 
 5. Cobbs, Le Mans6.0 
 6. Lacombe, Monaco6.0 
 7. Sim, Bourg5.5 
 8. Prepelic, Paris-Le.5.5 
 9. Smith, Hyeres-T.5.0 
 10. Anderson, Pau-Lacq.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Monaco
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Craft, Monaco3.5 
 2. Nelson, AS.2.5 
 3. Eliezer-V., Paris-Le.2.5 
 4. Houmounou, Bourg2.0 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans2.0 
 6. Pearson, Dijon2.0 
 7. Carter, Limoges2.0 
 8. Dowe, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
 9. Lacombe, Monaco1.5 
 10. Okobo, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Gravelines
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cooper, Gravelines3.0 
 2. Prepelic, Paris-Le.2.0 
 3. Shuler, Nanterre2.0 
 4. Smith, Hyeres-T.2.0 
 5. Logan, Strasbourg2.0 
 6. Lighty, AS.2.0 
 7. Anderson, Boulazac2.0 
 8. Eito, Le Mans1.5 
 9. Nzeulie, Chalon1.5 
 10. Petteway, Nanterre1.5 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Etienne CA
  ES Chalonnais
  (210-PF-97)
  Avg: 23
 1. Ca, ES Chalonnais23.0 
 2. Affo, Boulazac19.5 
 3. Imhoff, CCRB P.18.0 
 4. Durand, Antibes18.0 
 5. Edzata, Cholet18.0 
 6. Zero, Le Mans17.5 
 7. Neri, Antibes16.5 
 8. Fevrier, Levallois16.0 
 9. Briki, Lyon-Vil.15.5 
 10. Hangoue, Boulazac15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin HANGOUE
  Boulazac
  (201-PF-97)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hangoue, Boulazac13.0 
 2. Eyoum, Le Mans12.0 
 3. Cassier, CCRB P.10.5 
 4. Affo, Boulazac10.5 
 5. Pansa, Nanterre9.5 
 6. Briki, Lyon-Vil.9.0 
 7. Sako, Levallois9.0 
 8. Zero, Le Mans8.0 
 9. Morose, Cholet7.0 
 10. Hannequin, Gravelines7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Victor MOPSUS
  ES Chalo.
  (182-PG-99)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mopsus, ES Chalo.7.0 
 2. Hayes, Cholet7.0 
 3. Leboeuf, CCRB P.6.5 
 4. Gbetkom Bika., Le Porte.6.0 
 5. Missonnier, ES Chalo.5.5 
 6. Hannequin, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Maledon, Lyon-Vil.5.0 
 8. Imhoff, CCRB P.5.0 
 9. Jackson, Le Mans5.0 
 10. Briki, Lyon-Vil.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Youri MOROSE
  Cholet
  (200-F-97)
  Avg: 5
 1. Morose, Cholet5.0 
 2. Mensah, Nanterre4.0 
 3. Labanere, Boulazac3.5 
 4. Pellure, Pau-Lacq.3.0 
 5. Imhoff, CCRB P.3.0 
 6. Zero, Le Mans3.0 
 7. Hayes, Cholet3.0 
 8. Leboeuf, CCRB P.3.0 
 9. Diaby, Le Portel3.0 
 10. Ca, ES Chalonnais3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jean-Marc PANSA
  Nanterre
  (208-C-98)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pansa, Nanterre3.0 
 2. Piccoli, Le Portel1.0 
 3. Lesne, Dijon1.0 
 4. Burrell, Dijon1.0 
 5. Weber, CCRB P.1.0 
 6. Mendy, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Cassier, CCRB P.1.0 
 8. Larrouturou, Leval.0.5 
 9. Pradines, Antibes0.5 
 10. Jaiteh, Nanterre0.5 


ProA Round 2: Olympique Antibes lose to Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

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

Round 2 most important game was a defeat of Olympique Antibes (1-1). They were defeated by Chalons-Reims (1-1) 86-78 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 48-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chalons-Reims made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 15 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Ed Daniel (203-90, college: Murray St.) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Olympique Antibes will play next round against Le Portel trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Chalons-Reims will try to continue on its current victory against Strasbourg IG on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Monaco (1-1) at the home court. Hosts were edged by Le Mans (2-0) 67-66. American Mykal Riley (196-85, college: Alabama) notched 15 points to lead the effort and Antoine Eito supported him with 14 points. Even 17 points by Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Monaco. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#5) at home in the next round. Monaco will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Levallois between Strasbourg IG and Paris-Levallois. Strasbourg IG (1-1) got a very close victory on the road over Paris-Levallois (0-2). Strasbourg IG managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Michael Dixon who scored 19 points and 5 assists. Gavin Ware produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Paris-Levallois' coach Frederic Fauthoux tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Strasbourg IG will meet at home Chalons-Reims (#8) in the next round. Paris-Levallois will play against Chalon/Saor (#15) and hope to win that game.
JL Bourg (1-1) crushed at home Le Portel (1-1) by 38 points 91-53, which is the biggest margin this round. Chase Simon orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be JDA Dijon on the road and it may be quite challenging game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 2: winless Chalon was destroyed by Limoges on the opponent's court 90-65. Winless Boulazac lost to undefeated ASVEL in a home game 67-76. Nanterre lost to undefeated Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road 75-89. Winless Cholet lost to undefeated Hyeres-Toulon on its own court 73-79. Dijon beat Gravelines in a road game 80-70.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points by Ken Horton of Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

Limoges - Chalon 90-65

Limoges CSP Elite used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Chalon 90-65. The game was mostly controlled by Limoges CSP Elite. Chalon/Saor was better in third quarter 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chalon/Saor 34-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Limoges CSP Elite especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Josh Carter (201-88, college: Texas A&M) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. William Howard (202-93) contributed with 15 points for the winners. The former international center Ousmane Camara (205-89) replied with 15 points and American guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) added 12 points in the effort for Chalon/Saor. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Limoges CSP Elite's next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#3) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Chalon/Saor will play against Paris-Levallois (#18) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Limoges: W.Howard 15+3reb, J.Carter 15+1reb+2ast, A.Bouteille 12+5reb+1ast, J.Morency 10+3reb, K.Hayes 9+4reb+3ast, M.Jaiteh 9+3reb+1ast
Chalon: O.Camara 15+3reb+2ast, A.Rozenfeld 12+1reb+1ast, L.Harris 12+2reb+2ast, B.Pinault 9+3ast, A.Smith 7+1reb+2ast, R.Putney 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 550943


Monaco - Le Mans 66-67

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Monaco (1-1) at the home court. Hosts were edged by Le Mans (2-0) 67-66. The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 9-point deficit before their 24-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. American Mykal Riley (196-85, college: Alabama) notched 15 points to lead the effort and the former international guard Antoine Eito (186-88) supported him with 14 points. Even 17 points by Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Monaco. American swingman Christopher Evans (203-91, college: Kent St., agency: Diamond Sports) added 16 points for the hosts. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#5) at home in the next round. Monaco will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: M.Riley 15+4reb+2ast, A.Eito 14+3reb+2ast, J.Cobbs 11+2reb+3ast, R.Travis 7+4reb+1ast, J.Jeanne 7+7reb, W.Yeguete 6+7reb+3ast
Monaco: E.Kikanovic 17+3reb, C.Evans 16+2reb+1ast, A.Sy 10+7reb, A.Craft 10+2reb+1ast, G.Robinson 8+5reb+4ast, G.Joseph 2+6reb
gschID: 550944


Paris-Levallois - Strasbourg 81-83

A very close game took place in Levallois between Strasbourg IG and Paris-Levallois. Strasbourg IG (1-1) got a very close victory on the road over Paris-Levallois (0-2). Strasbourg IG managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 on Tuesday evening. Paris-Levallois trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 24-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 81-83 at the end of the game. It was a great shooting night for Strasbourg IG especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) who scored 19 points and 5 assists. American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. American power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Paris-Levallois' coach Frederic Fauthoux tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Strasbourg IG will meet at home Chalons-Reims (#8) in the next round. Paris-Levallois will play against Chalon/Saor (#15) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: M.Dixon 19+4reb+5ast, D.Logan 17+3reb+5ast, D.Atkins 12+3reb+4ast, Z.Wright 11+5reb+4ast, J.Leloup 8+3reb+1ast, L.Labeyrie 6+6reb+3ast
Paris-Levallois: G.Ware 26+13reb, K.Prepelic 14+6ast, L.Campbell 11+1reb+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 9+3reb+2ast, P.Cornelie 9+5reb+3ast, R.Lesca 7+3ast
gschID: 550945


Boulazac - ASVEL 67-76

Very predictable result when ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-0) defeated on the road Boulazac Basket (0-2) 76-67. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-12. But Boulazac Basket won second period 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International Charles Kahudi (199-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Darnell Jackson (206-85, college: Kansas) replied with 14 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Brandon Ubel (208-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's next round opponent will be Cholet Basket (#16) at home which should be an easy win for them. Boulazac Basket will play against JSF Nanterre and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: C.Kahudi 18+4reb, D.Nelson 11+1reb+5ast, N.Lang 11+4reb+1ast, D.Watkins 11+7reb, A.Noua 10+4reb+1ast, A.Kaba 6+3reb
Boulazac: K.Anderson 15+2reb+1ast, D.Jackson 14+2reb+4ast, E.Vargas 11+6reb+1ast, B.Ubel 10+8reb+1ast, S.Gauthier 5+1reb, J.Sanchez 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 550938


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Nanterre 89-75

Pau-Lacq-Orthez used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Nanterre 89-75. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. JSF Nanterre was better in fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Taqwa Pinero (191-83, college: Louisville, agency: Two Points) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Nicolas Moore (175-92, college: SMU, agency: Players Group) replied with 13 points and forward Terran Petteway (198-92, college: Nebraska) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for JSF Nanterre. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's next round opponent will be Le Mans (#4) on the road. JSF Nanterre will play against Boulazac Basket and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: K.Horton 24+3reb, K.Boukichou 13+5reb+1ast, A.Koffi 12+6reb+1ast, T.Pinero 12+7reb+1ast, C.Dowe 11+4reb+5ast, E.Okobo 7+4reb+5ast
Nanterre: N.Moore 13+2reb+3ast, T.Petteway 11+5reb, L.Konate 11+3reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 10+1reb, E.Murphy 10+2reb, J.Shuler 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 550946


Cholet - Hyeres-Toulon 73-79

Everything went according to plan when Hyeres-Toulon (2-0) beat on the road Cholet Basket (0-2) 79-73. Cholet Basket was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of Hyeres-Toulon, which allowed them to win the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (192-90, college: Santa Clara, agency: SportsVision-Service) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points. The other American import forward Jordan Tolbert (201-92, college: SMU) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. American Toddrick Gotcher (190-93, college: Texas Tech) replied with 17 points and 5 assists and center Jerry Boutsiele (207-92) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cholet Basket. Four Cholet Basket players scored in double figures. Hyeres-Toulon's next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#10) at home and are hoping to win another game. Cholet Basket will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Cowels III 32+2reb, R.Arnold 14+4reb+3ast, J.Tolbert 12+9reb+2ast, F.Prenom 8+2reb, T.Smith 8+8reb+5ast, A.Chassang 3+2reb+2ast
Cholet: T.Gotcher 17+2reb+5ast, J.Boutsiele 15+5reb+1ast, I.Evtimov 11+2reb+1ast, D.Michineau 10+3reb+2ast, R.Evans 6+5reb+1ast, I.Maras 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 550940


Gravelines - Dijon 70-80

There was no surprise when Gravelines-Dunkerque (0-2) was defeated at home by JDA Dijon (2-0) 80-70. The game was mostly controlled by JDA Dijon. Gravelines-Dunkerque was better in third quarter 25-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JDA Dijon made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Nigerian-American guard Rasheed Sulaimon (193-94, college: Maryland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) contributed with 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and his fellow American import guard William Buford (196-90, college: Ohio St., agency: Two Points) added 13 points in the effort for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be JL Bourg (#6) at home where they are favorite. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Monaco (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dijon: R.Brown 18+4reb, R.Sulaimon 16+5reb+3ast, A.Julien 14+2reb+3ast, V.Bigote 11+6reb+2ast, R.Pearson 7+5reb+3ast, J.Alingue 6+2reb+1ast
Gravelines: W.Buford 13+2reb+3ast, J.Mipoka 11+3reb+1ast, D.Cooper 10+6reb+9ast, T.Smith 10+6reb, B.Sene 9+2reb+3ast, Q.Serron 9+1reb+4ast
gschID: 550941


Bourg - Le Portel 91-53

JL Bourg (1-1) crushed at home Le Portel (1-1) by 38 points 91-53, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. JL Bourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Le Portel's 28. JL Bourg players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American Chase Simon (201-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: 3Eye) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) contributed with 14 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed Hachad (194-83, college: Northwestern) replied with 12 points and Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Le Portel. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be JDA Dijon on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: C.Simon 18+3reb+4ast, L.Jeter 14+4reb+6ast, Z.Peacock 14+6reb+2ast, G.Sim 11+5reb+4ast, G.Biruta 9+1ast, M.Courby 7+1reb
Le Portel: M.Hachad 12+4reb, J.Traore 10+2reb, D.Odiakosa 8+7reb+1ast, T.Golden 8+3reb+2ast, J.Donaldson 6+6reb+2ast, F.Hassell 6+6reb
gschID: 550942


Chalons-Reims - Antibes 86-78

Round 2 most important game was a defeat of Olympique Antibes (1-1). They were defeated by Chalons-Reims (1-1) 86-78 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 48-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chalons-Reims made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 15 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Ed Daniel (203-90, college: Murray St.) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Vincent Sanford (193-90, college: Dayton, agency: Inception Sports) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Olympique Antibes will play next round against Le Portel trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Chalons-Reims will try to continue on its current victory against Strasbourg IG on the road.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: M.Hermannsson 15+1reb+5ast, W.Deane 15+1reb+2ast, E.Daniel 11+6reb+2ast, P.Carter 11+2reb, G.Pitard 11+1reb+2ast, R.Duport 9+3reb+2ast
Antibes: T.Blue 27+8reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 14+3reb, V.Sanford 12+6reb, P.Rigot 9+3reb, M.Yarou 8+9reb, J.Blassingame 7+7ast
gschID: 550939





Temgoua's 24 points and 8 assists give him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old guard Ralph Temgoua (194-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's best team Boulogne and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 1.
He had the game-high 24 points adding six rebounds and eight assists for Boulogne in his team's victory, helping them to beat SAP Vaucluse (#18, 0-1), the league's bottom-ranked team 89-77. It allowed Boulogne to take over top position in the French NM1. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Boulogne won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Temgoua turned to be Boulogne's top player in his first season with the team. St.Lawrence University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Temgoua is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.0ppg), assists (2nd best: 8.0apg) and averages solid 4.0spg,83.3% FGP and 66.7% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Demond Watt (200-F-89) of Gries/Oberhoffen. He is American forward in his first season at Gries/Oberhoffen. In the last game Watt recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Gries/Oberhoffen to edge Chartres (0-1) by 3 points 83-80. 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. Watt is a newcomer at Gries/Oberhoffen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Kyle Tresnak (208-C-92) of RAC Basket (#7). Tresnak scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of RAC Basket, leading his team to a 101-64 easy win against ALS Basket (#10, 0-1). RAC 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. Tresnak also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Tresnak as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Moise Diame (206-C-86) of Brissac-Aubance - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists
5. T.J. Robinson (203-F-89) of Orchies - 22 points and 9 rebounds
6. Will Felder (201-F-91) of Chartres - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Drake Reed (194-G/F-87) of Saint Vallier - 24 points and 7 rebounds
8. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes - 23 points and 6 rebounds
9. Diante Watkins (174-PG-90) of Boulogne - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Sourata Cisse (196-F/G-86) of Brissac-Aubance - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Harley is back at Poitiers - by Eurobasket News

Union Poitiers Basket 86 (ProB) added to their roster 23-year old shooting guard Kevin Harley (192-94). It is actually his comeback to Poitiers as he has played here before. Harley was about to sign at Denain ASC Voltaire in the ProB. The last season he played also at Denain Voltaire where in 33 ProB games he had 5.1ppg and 2.0rpg.
Harley played in the final of French ProB Play-Offs in 2014.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT-3 (50.0%), FT: 83.9%.

Union Poitiers Basket 86 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Thinon
Kevin Harley
Ricky Tarrant
Yanik Blanc
Pierre Cellerier

Forwards:
Pierre-Yves Guillard
Christophe Leonard
Devon Collier
Mike Joseph
Sekou_Omar Doumbouya

Coach: Rudy Nelhomme

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gary Bell (ex Cholet) joins Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Gary Bell (192-100kg-92, college: Gonzaga, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played last season at Cholet Basket in French ProA. Bell managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 ProA games he had 8.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg. He also played that season for Rosa in Polish PLK where in 16 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg. Bell helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.
Bell was voted All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Bell has played also professionally in Poland (Siarka).
He attended Gonzaga University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Bell: Gary Bell is a tremendous shooter. An outstanding one-on-one player. A high energy player with an excellent physique and a winner as evidenced by his collegiate years. At nearly 6'4" he can play both guard spots and defend full court. Could potentially make a NBA roster or extend himself to the Euroleague.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Kwame Vaughn
Gary Bell
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Ioannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Brent Petway
Michalis Tsairelis
Demetris Morant
Efstratios Voulgaropoulos
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis
Nikos Tsirilakis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sylvere Bryan joins Fortituto Kontatto Bologna - by Eurobasket News

Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A2) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old naturalized French center Sylvere Bryan (208-113kg-81, college: Tampa, agency: Interperformances) from Dinamica Mantova. In 33 Serie A2 games he had 3.6ppg and 4.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bryan played at Roseto Sharks (Serie A) where in 35 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0bpg.
He played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2011.
Bryan has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Damme), Italy (VL Pesaro, The Flexx Pistoia, Umana Venezia, New Basket Brindisi and Scandone Avellino) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna.
Bryan attended University of Tampa until 2002 and it will be his 16th (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Bryan: A big man with great atheltic skills who flourished late as sometimes happen to inside players. Has good body control, quick feet, leaping abilty and timing for rebounds. Plays usually in the post, but improved his shooting range till being able to play the PF if needed.

Fortituto Kontatto Bologna roster for 2017-2018:

Stefano Mancinelli
Daniele Cinciarini
Robert Fultz
Sylvere Bryan
Luca Gandini
Alessandro Amici
Giovanni Pini
Alex Legion
Demetri McCamey
Matteo Chillo
Nazzareno Italiano
Marco Montanari
Marco Murabito

Coach: Matteo Boniciolli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NM1 Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NM1 just started. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

First defeat of league's leader ALS Basket (0-1) against Rueil (1-0) 101-64 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rueil. ALS Basket managed to win third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ALS Basket to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded ALS Basket 42-27 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rueil looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by ALS Basket's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Karim Gourari (204-89) contributed with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Brandon Clark (183-93, college: Santa Clara) answered with 19 points and 7 assists for ALS Basket. ALS Basket will play next round against Saint Vallier trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Rueil will try to continue on its current victory against GET Vosges in Golbey.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Orchesien BC (0-1) in Orchies. Hosts were defeated by Vendee Challans (1-0) 78-72. Naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87) stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and Deshawn Painter chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side American forward T.J. Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Vendee Challans will play against CFBB (#12) in Paris in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Orchesien BC will play on the road against Saint-Quentin to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game was also a 56-point tough home loss of CFBB in a game in Paris versus undefeated Brissac-Aubance (#4) 101-45. Moise Diame nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side. Mathis Dossou-Yovo came up with 12 points and 8 rebounds for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Brissac-Aubance will meet at home SAP Vaucluse (#18) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. CFBB will play against Vendee Challans (#3) and hope to win that game.
A very interesting game took place in Chartres. It ended with only three-point home defeat of UB Chartres (0-1) to Gries/Oberhoffen (1-0) 83-80 on Saturday evening. Demond Watt fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Gries/Oberhoffen's next round opponent will be La Charite (#14) at home which should be an easy win for them. UB Chartres will play against Lorient (#6) and hope to win that game.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between La Charite (0-1) and Souffelweyersheim (1-0), which took place in Souffelweyersheim. La Charite was outleveled in a road game by Souffelweyersheim 83-60 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for Giedrius Staniulis who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Souffelweyersheim will face SO Maritime Boulogne in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Charite will play on the road against Gries/Oberhoffen (#5) in Bischwiller and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 1 were not that significant. Winless Saint-Quentin lost to undefeated Saint Vallier on the road 62-81. Lorient won against Lourdes on its own court 82-69. GET Vosges managed to outperform Aubenas in Golbey 67-61. Winless SAP Vaucluse lost to undefeated Boulogne at home 77-89.

Orchies - Challans 72-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Orchesien BC (0-1) in Orchies. Hosts were defeated by Vendee Challans (1-0) 78-72. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Orchesien BC won third quarter 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87) stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and American center Deshawn Painter (205-90, college: ODU) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward T.J. Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Doug Herring-Jr (191, college: Utica) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Vendee Challans will play against CFBB (#12) in Paris in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Orchesien BC will play on the road against Saint-Quentin to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Orchies: T.Robinson 22+9reb, D.Herring Jr. 16+5reb+2ast, F.Ateba 14+4reb+1ast, R.Dardaine 7+7reb+3ast, J.Verbeke 6+4reb, D.Huffor 5+1reb
Challans: I.Saounera 18+3reb+7ast, D.Painter 13+5reb+3ast, P.Turpin 12+5reb+2ast, D.Gentil 11+5reb+2ast, O.Gouez 8+5reb, A.Gabsi 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 558416


Souffel - La Charite 83-60

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between La Charite (0-1) and Souffelweyersheim (1-0), which took place in Souffelweyersheim. La Charite was outleveled in a road game by Souffelweyersheim 83-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. La Charite was better in fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to La Charite's 18. They outrebounded La Charite 39-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Valentin Correia (192-93) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Kevin Thalien (190-92) added 16 points in the effort for La Charite. Souffelweyersheim will face SO Maritime Boulogne in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Charite will play on the road against Gries/Oberhoffen (#5) in Bischwiller and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
La Charite: K.Thalien 16+2ast, A.Rowland 13+5reb+5ast, M.Camara 9+3reb+2ast, V.Fandelet 8+4reb+2ast, P.Henry 7+3reb, M.Milosevic 6+5reb
Souffel: G.Staniulis 15+10reb+2ast, T.Diehl 15+1reb+5ast, V.Correia 14+8reb+4ast, E.Mendy 13+9reb+3ast, F.Harris 13+1reb+5ast, A.Labanca 10+3reb+1ast
gschID: 558414


Saint Vallier - Saint-Quentin 81-62

Saint Vallier used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Saint-Quentin 81-62 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-62. Saint Vallier looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Quite impressive performance for American swingman Drake Reed (194-87, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) contributed with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier's coach Jean-Sebastien Chardon used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian-British power forward Maurice Walker (208-91, college: Minnesota) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) added 22 points in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Saint Vallier will face ALS Basket (#10) in Andrezieux in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Saint-Quentin will play at home against Orchesien BC and hope to win that game and get promotion back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Saint-Quentin: D.Davis 22+2reb+1ast, B.Walker 16+3reb+2ast, M.Walker 12+10reb+4ast, B.Gillet 3+3reb+2ast, J.Kebe 3+5reb+1ast, A.Heaulme 3+1ast
Saint Vallier: D.Reed 24+7reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 15+2reb+4ast, E.Boateng 13+7reb, M.Craion 12+9reb+6ast, R.Gregoire 10+1reb, V.Ateba 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 558417


Lorient - Lourdes 82-69

Lorient used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Tarbes 82-69 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 82-69. Lorient looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Quite impressive performance for naturalized Brazilian guard Clement Faroux (188-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Lithuanian center Dominykas Milka (203-92, college: St.Rose, NY) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Lorient's coach Philippe Maucourant used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) answered with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Vincentian-Canadian forward Lien Phillip (203-89) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Lourdes-Tarbes. Lorient will face UB Chartres (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lourdes-Tarbes will play against Aubenas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: L.Vaty 23+6reb+1ast, E.Bosc 14+4reb, L.Phillip 11+8reb+2ast, G.Pryor 8+4reb+5ast, F.Lesca 6+2reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 5+3reb+2ast
Lorient: C.Faroux 20+3reb+3ast, D.Milka 18+4reb+2ast, R.Rutkauskas 11+3reb+1ast, J.Bach 9+7reb+1ast, J.Newson 7+2reb+3ast, M.Bigote 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 558413


CFBB - Brissac-Aubance 45-101

An interesting game was also a 56-point tough home loss of CFBB in a game in Paris versus undefeated Brissac-Aubance (#4) 101-45. The game without a history. Brissac-Aubance led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 26. Brissac-Aubance forced 22 CFBB turnovers and outrebounded them 39-22 including a 25-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Brissac-Aubance especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 68.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Senegalese center Moise Diame (206-86) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and center Maxime Chupin (205-89, college: Cal-Irvine) accounted for 15 points and 10 rebounds. Five Brissac-Aubance players scored in double figures. Power forward Mathis Dossou-Yovo (202-0) came up with 12 points and 8 rebounds and guard Yohan Choupas (193-0) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Brissac-Aubance will meet at home SAP Vaucluse (#18) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. CFBB will play against Vendee Challans (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
CFBB: M.Dossou-Yovo 12+8reb+2ast, L.Thirouard-Samson 10+2reb, J.Randriamananjara 10+1reb+3ast, Y.Choupas 7+6reb+2ast, T.Crusol 4+1reb+1ast, M.Carene 2+1reb+2ast
Brissac-Aubance: S.Cisse 21+2reb+3ast, M.Chupin 15+10reb+2ast, I.Soumahoro 15+2ast, M.Diame 14+12reb+8ast, Z.Nwogbo 12+4reb, M.Robin 10+3reb+3ast
gschID: 558420


Aubenas - GET Vosges 61-67

But Aubenas was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Golbey 67-61 on Saturday night. Aubenas was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Aubenas 36-23 including 16 on the offensive glass. Quite impressive performance for forward Masse Doumbe (203-87, college: Kaiser) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. Malcolm Gountas (189-94) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Larry Williams (191-86, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) answered with 17 points and forward Antonin Chardon (195-91) added 10 points in the effort for Aubenas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. GET Vosges will face Rueil (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Aubenas will play against Lourdes-Tarbes and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aubenas: L.Williams 17+2reb+2ast, A.Chardon 10+4reb, J.Leria 8+1reb+1ast, J.Moss 7+2ast, O.Baradji 6+5reb, S.Lontadila 4+2reb+2ast
GET Vosges: M.Doumbe 19+4reb+1ast, L.Gigant 13+4reb+1ast, M.Gountas 12+7reb+1ast, A.Fields 9+5reb, W.Mensah 8+1reb+5ast, M.Benkloua 3+8reb
gschID: 558418


SAP Vaucluse - Boulogne 77-89

But SAP Vaucluse was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Boulogne-sur-Mer 89-77 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. SAP Vaucluse was better in third quarter 28-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to SAP Vaucluse's 24. SAP Vaucluse was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for naturalized Cameroonian guard Ralph Temgoua (194-87, college: St.Lawrence) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Diante Watkins (174-90, college: Robert Morris) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Yann Siegwarth (180-93) answered with 15 points and 7 assists and Serbian swingman Vukan Zivkovic (199-91) added 21 points in the effort for SAP Vaucluse. Five SAP Vaucluse players scored in double figures. SO Maritime Boulogne will face Souffelweyersheim (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SAP Vaucluse will play against Brissac-Aubance (#2) in Brissac-Quince and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: V.Zivkovic 21+2reb, Y.Siegwarth 15+2reb+7ast, Z.Rakocevic 12+3reb+1ast, S.Atanackovic 10+5reb+3ast, A.Thimon 10+1reb+1ast, W.Morris 3+4reb+3ast
Boulogne: R.Temgoua 24+6reb+8ast, D.Watkins 21+6reb+2ast, M.Cheriet 10+2reb+3ast, C.Andre 9+3reb, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 8+9reb, H.Dumortier 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 558415


RAC Basket - ALS Basket 101-64

First defeat of league's leader ALS Basket (0-1) against Rueil (1-0) 101-64 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rueil. ALS Basket managed to win third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ALS Basket to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded ALS Basket 42-27 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rueil looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by ALS Basket's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Karim Gourari (204-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Rueil players scored in double figures. American point guard Brandon Clark (183-93, college: Santa Clara) answered with 19 points and 7 assists and naturalized Congolese center Valentin Mukuna (207-93) added 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for ALS Basket. ALS Basket will play next round against Saint Vallier trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Rueil will try to continue on its current victory against GET Vosges in Golbey.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: B.Clark 19+1reb+7ast, V.Mukuna 16+5reb+2ast, K.Ammour 15+5reb+1ast, N.Kovanusic 4+5reb+1ast, M.Ndoye 4+7reb+1ast, Y.Bassine 3+2reb+2ast
RAC Basket: K.Tresnak 22+10reb+3ast, J.Bichard 15+1reb+6ast, R.Hassan 15+5reb+3ast, D.Sencanski 14+3reb+4ast, L.Sambe 12+3reb+4ast, K.Gourari 10+10reb+5ast
gschID: 558412


Chartres - Gries/Oberhoffen 80-83

A very interesting game took place in Chartres. It ended with only three-point home defeat of UB Chartres (0-1) to Gries/Oberhoffen (1-0) 83-80 on Saturday evening. UB Chartres was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 27-19 charge of Gries/Oberhoffen, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American forward Demond Watt (200-89, college: Texas A&M-CC) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Center Ludovic Negrobar (207-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) produced 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gries/Oberhoffen's next round opponent will be La Charite (#14) at home which should be an easy win for them. UB Chartres will play against Lorient (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chartres: W.Felder 18+6reb+5ast, O.Romain 14+7reb+7ast, J.Jones 12+10reb, K.Bichard 11+3reb+8ast, M.Ruikis 8+5reb+3ast, P.Clerence 6+5reb
Gries/Oberhoffen: D.Watt 19+12reb+5ast, A.Zengotitabengoa 19+3reb, R.Hillotte 15+3reb+1ast, L.Negrobar 10+10reb+2ast, X.Forcada 8+5reb+8ast, G.Duro 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 558419





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Helsinki Seagulls sign Kayel Locke - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) signed 23-year old American forward Kayel Locke (196-109kg-94, college: NC-Greensboro). The last season Locke played at Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Kosovo League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Locke also played 10 games in Balkan League where he recorded 12.3ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg.
Locke graduated from University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Kanervo
Antti Niskanen
Alex Vaenerberg
Jermaine Marshall
Derek Jackson
Remy Abell
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime
Ricky Waxlax

Forwards:
Tuukka Kotti
Timo Heinonen
Kayel Locke
Jesper Granlund

Coach: Mikko Larkas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Fraport Skyliners Won't Be Playing Name That Tune But Continue To Name That Next Voigtmann Or Barthel This Season - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The first TV game show might have originated in the UK in 1936, but over the years the most memorable shows have come from the United States like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune or the Hollywood Squares just to name a few, but another well known show was Name That Tune. This show that ran over a time span of three decades and most successful time was between 1974-1981 had a very straight forward format of putting two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs. It would be interesting to see how well an Isaac Bonga or Richard Freudenberg would fair against each other if head coach Gordon Herbert took a break from the pick and role defense and running their newest offensive plays to get Mr Canada Philip Scrubb that open trey every time by picking their brains with memorable 2017 songs like Shape of You from Ed Sheeran, Despacito from Luis Fonsi or Passionfruit from Nelly. When everything works perfectly, the Fraport Skyliners could make the playoffs again after taking a leave of absence last season, but moreover this season will be a time where the Fraport Skyliners won't be playing name that tune, but playing name that next Voigtman or Barthel. For years the 2016 Fiba Europe Cup winner have been the poster child of grooming and developing young German players as the past has shown as they made the twin towers Johannes Voigtman a Euroleague player, Danilo Barthel a German national player as well as Konstantin Klein. In the last few years they have continued to develop the next wave of young German bucks like Niklas Kiel and Isaac Bonga and with Richard Freudenberg on board this season all are looking to make another jump again this season up the basketball ladder. Just being able to watch this maturation will be a huge treat for fans as seeing just how far a player can go makes that possible non-playoff appearance a little easier to digest. Gordon Herbert could put a starting five of Isaac Bonga, Garai Zeeb, Konstantin Schubert, Richard Freudenberg and Niklas Kiel on the floor having an average of 19 years and might get destroyed by the Bayern Munich starting five, but then again could hold their own against a Giessen, Tuebingen or Gotha starting five. It wasn't any different for guys like Voigtmann and Barthel in 2014 the way it is for a Bonga and Kiel in 2017, but in 2016 they had both won an international title and move on to Euroleague land and FC Bayern Munich. Just how well this seasons young Germans continue to develop depends on their work ethic, minutes, staying clear of injuries and what is on the menu of the basketball God. One thing is for sure, it will be another exciting season with the Fraport Skyliners as playoffs or not as the current wave of talent will go their way with Niklas Kiel scheduled next in line to make the next pivotal step while many are predicting and hoping that an Isaac Bonga will despite turning 18 in November make another huge step. The next wave of Voigtmann's and Barthel's are already waiting in the wings with the likes of Maximilan Begue, Len Schoormann and Calvin Schaum, so with so much talent being bred in Frankfurt the way a Real Madrid has been practicing for years, losing massive talent Jim Gietz in 2016 who belonged to the Jermario Davidson posse in 2011 disappeared to Arizona last year and now secretly has surfaced with FC Bayern Munich hasn't even been a side note yet, but become totally obsolete in Frankfurt basketball minds with so much talent always coming up.

After reaching the EasyCredit BBL playoffs two straight seasons, the Fraport Skyliners missed them last season finishing in 10th place despite having had the opportunity to have made the promised land for a third time. They suffered some bitter loses in the last few months to the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and Telekom Baskets Bonn that cost them the playoffs. Their biggest problem last season was the point guard position. Herbert has had a good hand uncovering guys like Dashaun Wood, Justin Cobbs and Jordan Theodore from his sleeve the last years that led the club to a playoff final, Eurochallenge final 4 and a Fiba Europe Cup title, but last seasons point guards Markel Starks and Kwame Vaughn didn't function. Kwame Vaughn came to Frankfurt with a great resume having been a scoring point guard wherever he had played in Italy, Israel and Belgium and it seemed like he could be that second Justin Cobbs that Herbert had brought in two seasons ago for Richard Williams. However Vaughn never panned out in the system of Gordon Herbert . He actually had a very strong Champions League season averaging 14,9ppg, 2,9rpg and 4,5apg, but when the team needed that big win against Pinar Karyisaka, they lost by 20 points and he couldn't bring the game or leadership qualities that a Theodore would have given. In the BBL, he was at best average averaging 11,0ppg, 2,7rpg and 3,8apg. He had some solid games against lower ranked teams, but when it counted most against playoff type teams, he was unable to produce for the team to be successful. One of his biggest problems was simply his inability to get good ball movement going during set plays and forcing the one on one when the shot clock was winding down. Another problem was not having that dominant center as the club held out waiting too long if Danilo Barthel would resign, but it was obvious that he would get offered more money elsewhere and when they finally were ready to get that center, all possible candidates had been gobbled away like Johannes Thiemann who would have looked superb in a Skyliners jersey. The positives of last season was letting Niklas Kiel play 14 minutes a game in the BBL and Isaac Bonga playing huge minutes in the Pro B and NBBL and letting him get his feet wet in the shark infested basketball waters of the EasyCredit BBL at the end of the season where he showed huge potential and upside in his quest of being an impact player at a top level one day.

As is usual after every season, the Fraport Skyliners were unable to hold their two top scoring threats in Shavon Shields and AJ English. Those are two big voids to fill, but nothing new for head coach Gordon Herbert needing to compensate. The most important off season task was holding their three experienced players with Quantez Robertson, Mike Morrison and Shawn Huff. Robertson is a 188cm guard who is the Ricky Paulding (came to Oldenburg in 2007) in Frankfurt who turns 33 in December and going into his ninth season with Frankfurt and is the absolute ultimate identity figure of the club that will most likely finish his career in Frankfurt as long as the NWZ mall is still there a jump from the training facility BCM and see his jersey hanging from the Fraport arena rafters next to ex teammate Pascal Roller one day. He might not have that sheer explosiveness from 5 years ago, but still fills up the stat sheet like no other. Last season the ex Auburn (NCAA) star played 32 BBL games averaging 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.1apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 82.4%;In the BCL, he played 16 games averaging 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.1apg, Steals-3 (2.4spg), FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 82.8%. The American came to training camp a bit overweight irking Herbert and it will be interesting to see if his input continues to be stable or if his age will start to show it's ugly side. After getting early experience in Belgium, Cyprus and Finland, the ex George Mason center Mike Morrison has found a home in Frankfurt going into his fourth professional season. Stat wise last season was his best as he played 32 BBL games averaging 8.2ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 55.4%, FT: 51.2%; In the BCL he played 16 games averaging 9.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 63.1%, FT: 59.2%. He may never score 20 points three games in a row, but he is always able to give the club an extra boost with his energy after another thunderous dunk and he is always good for an explosion like his unforgettable 35 point game against Turkish club Pinar Karsiyaka going 15/17 from the field. Shawn Huff is the other elder basketball statesman from the trio who is going into his second season with Frankfurt. Last season he came in January from France from ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale and with Frankfurt played 13 games averaging 10.7ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 70.4%. He was unable to find his touch from outside his last two seasons with Ludwigsburg where he shot 41,5% from during 2014-2016. Huff who shot 47% from outside in the NCAA with Valparaiso in 2007-2008 played with the Finish national team recently at the 2017 European championships averaging 5.3ppg and 5,5rpg. Herbert relies on his stellar defense and his solid offensive game where his consistent scoring this season will be vital for the success of the team especially if a guy like Phillip Scrubb goes cold. Late in the summer, the club was able to grab back Philipp Scrubb who missed last season due to a serious injury. Scrub who won 7 titles at Carleton University (CIS) and his hardware didn't stop as a rookie in Frankfurt in the 2016-2017 season as he was instrumental in the club winning the 2016 Fiba Europe Cup averaging 10.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 83.8%, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 52.2%, FT: 90.3% in the BBL and 12,7ppg, 2,7rpg and 2,4apg while shooting 52% from outside In the Fiba Euurope Cup. He has come back stronger and fitter than two seasons ago and has been the motor keeping the club alive in the pre-season. He will become a BBL star this season and be that Jordan Theodore type leader.

The club also held on to their three main young players Niklas Kiel, Isaac Bonga and Garai Zeeb. Kiel came to Frankfurt in 2014 as a 17year old phenom who was seen as one of the biggest German talents form the birth year 1997. He played only 2 BBL games in his first two seasons as he played mostly for the club's Pro B team while waiting for Voigtmann and Barthel to end their development with the club. The German U-20 national player who recently played at the 2017 European championships averaging 4.1ppg, 4.0rpg broke out last season averaging 14 minutes in the BBL playing 27 games averaging 6.4ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 79.0%; In the BCL, he played 12 games averaging 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg. He got sparse time in the Pro B only when he had no BBL commitments being able to work on his game against lesser talent averaging : 11.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 80.8%: He showed flashes of brilliance against Vechta scoring 19 points and 16 points against Alba Berlin. He should be able to make another step this season as his solid inside out game should be rewarded with another lift in his minutes. Isaac Bonga continues to be a huge project as he will be turning 18 this November and this season could be his make or break season between being a 2018 first round NBA draft pick or not. He was very high in the NBA mock drafts last season, but fell a bit last summer after his less than spectacular World Cup U19 in Cairo (Egypt) outing averaging 6.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 41.5%, 3PT: 8.3%, FT: 69.2%. Last season he played 14 BBL games averaging 1.5ppg, 1.3rpg; while with the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB) averaged 11.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 23.0%, FT: 71.4% and for Eintracht Frankfurt / Fraport Skyliners U19 team (NBBL) averaged 11.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.6apg, 2.0spg, 1.2bpg, 2PT: 56.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 50.0%. The kid is so young, but the expectations are crazy and it will be interesting to see how he continues to develop this season. Head coach Gordon Herbert is impressed with how he has developed in the last five months and stated that NBA teams don't always look at stats, but at his unending potential. His shot and ball handling remain his two biggest area's in his game that he needs to improve as his athleticism continues to explode. Bonga will be one of the most interesting players to watch in the BBL this season as his NBA route continues to unfold. Garai Zeeb is a 20year old 187cm combo guard going into his third season and after playing 6 BBL games with Bremerhaven in 2014-2015 has played 7 BBL games with Frankfurt in the last two seasons. He continues to be a mainstay in their Pro B team as last season he played 20 games averaging 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 38.6%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 78.0%. He is a controlled guard that can shoot out the lights, but has the routine point guard playmaking skills of a pass first type of player when called upon. He has made considerable strides this summer as he has played very well in the pre-season. This is a make or break season for him between becoming that BBL player or being a second Bundesliga player for the next 10 years. He may look like that obedient kid on the court lacking the needed killer instinct at times, but he let's his game do the talking and this could be the season where he gets more BBL minutes.

The Fraport Skyliners reeled in three new players with Jonas Wolfarth-Bottermann, Richard Freudenberg and Tai Webster. The club already secured the rights to Richard Freudenberg late last season as his season at ST Johns had ended. Freudenberg who looks like a Zach Morris alias Mark Paul Goessler from the cult show Saved by the bell whos bleached blond hair and mischievous smile was his trademark while the German just wants to let his game do the talking and his looks hypnotize the one or other teenage girl. Freudenberg is another huge German talent that won the 2015 NBBL title hitting Frankfurt with 24 points with FC Bayern Munich and getting the MVP crown. After playing two BBL games with FC Bayern Munich in the 2015-2016 season and not cracking the lineup, he decided to go over the pond and gather NCAA experience with ST Johns. There he played 26 games averaging 1.3ppg, 1.3rpg and was unable to play a role as the club was dominated by guard play. The German didn't get a chance under NBA legend Chris Mullin and now wants to take the Frankfurt route that Voigtmann and Barthel did. Freudenberg will play for the Pro B program and get BBL Minutes. The 206cm forward is a gifted offensive player that can shoot, but also finish with authority at the rim. He has a huge upside and it will be interesting to see just how well he develops this season as well. The club signed German Jonas Wolfarth-Bottermann early in the summer, not wasting time signing a German big man like the season before, but reeled him in early. Wolfarth-Bottermann may only be 27, but the 208cm forward/center brings 8 BBL seasons to Frankfurt with teams like Bonn, Berlin and Ulm. He brings 39 Euro Cup and 15 Euroleague games experience to Frankfurt. He never averaged more than 5,4ppg and 13 minutes per game in the BBL and is still looking for his major breakthrough and could make it this season. He is good for 20 minutes a game with Frankfurt and 8-10 points and 4-5 rebounds per game. The club waited again until September like so often in the last years getting their point guard and like last season grabbed a player from Nebraska (NCAA). Last season Herbert showed his cleverness getting Shavon Shields who had a stellar rookie season becoming an BBL impact player as a rookie. This season Herbert reeled in New Zealand player Tai Webster who was Shields teammate for three years at Nebraska. He is a 193cm point guard that may only be 22 years old, but has vital NCAA/ international experience. As a senior at Nebraska he averaged 17.0pp, 5.1rpg, 4.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 74.4%. He has played with the New Zealand national team since years, won a NBL title in New Zealand before going to Nebraska, played at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim and new teammate Philip Scrubb got a first hand look at his potential and skill set at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila (Philippines) in 2016. There Webster averaged16.3ppg, Reb-3 (9.7rpg), 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 86.7% Scrubb and Canada beat New Zealand and Webster 78-72 thanks to NBA player Cory Josepth's 23 points. While Scrubb's 3 points remained a side note, the game of Webster caught the Canadian's eye as he scored 15 points, hauled down 10 rebounds and dished out four assists while the other Webster older brother Corey had 21 points. Tai Webster has all the tools of becoming a stellar point guard as his strength's are his drive and defense while his outside shot remains a work in progress.

So where will the journey of the Fraport Skyliners go this season. With Gordon Herbert on the sideline anything is possible. Herbert is one of those coaches that is always able to make the best out of the talent that he has. Last season the club averaged only 72 points per game in the EasyCredit BBL and grabbed 28 rebounds per game. On paper the club last season may have been a tad deeper and experienced as this season the club is lacking that extra veteran like an Antonio Graves or Ekene Ibekwe who played with four teams last season and even long after he departed Frankfurt saw action with a Turkish team and then latched on to French team Chalon helping them win the Pro A title. The club should be a better rebounding team this season simply with that extra presence down low with Jonas Wolfarth-Bottermann that they didn't have last season coupled with the Kiel/Freudenberg duo, always rebound pest Quantez Robertson and strong rebounding guard Webster. The club will be a strong defensive team as always as that is the staple of Gordon Herbert teams. The three factors that will decide if the Fraport Skyliners will be a playoff team or not will start how well Tai Webster can become that dependent consistent player that can lead the team knowing how to separate the playmaking and own scoring to help win games. Webster may not become that second Dashaun Wood or Jordan Theodore, but he has the abilities to be an upgrade to Kwame Vaughn. Second the team will need input from their German players. Vital will be Wolfarth-Bottermann and Kiel being consistent scorers while being able to get further production from a Bonga or Freudenberg would be like an early Christmas present. Third the club has to find a way not to be effected by injuries. This is something that rarely any team is able to accomplish, but catching that serious injury bug has to be avoided. One phrase that is as typical to hear from opposing players after having played against the Fraport Skyliners for the first time as Lebron must have been texted the last 24 hours about wheather he and Lonzo Ball can survive together as teammates is that the club is always very well prepared and coached. The Fraport Skyliners don't have the most talent or depth in the EasyCredit BBL, but do possess one of the best coaches in the league. It may be difficult to name that next Voigtmann or Barthel, but just as difficult to answer name that Skyliners position ranking on April 30th, 2018 as basketball life will never be boring in Fraport Skyliner country.




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  GHANA  


Police, CYO face off in battle of unbeatens in ABL Division II - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana Police take on CYO in a headline game in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men's Division II round of games for this week. Both teams are unbeaten in the ongoing competition after winning all four and five games respectively in the division.

Police wasn't active in the last round as CYO extended its winning streak to five by beating Junior Rangers 57-46. Tonight's tie is the first of two scheduled to be played at the Lebanon House Court venue in Tudu and tips off at 17:00 GMT.

CYO and Police hold second and third places respectively in the 13 team standings behind leaders Reformers of Prisons. The second fixture is between 12th ranked team Akatsi Rifles against fast rising Navy Warriors.

Rifles have failed to win any of four games this season while Warriors season is looking up following back to back wins over Dunk Knights and Panthers in recent outings in this year's campaign.

More action is set to follow after tonight's games as Junior Rangers play Junior Reformers and Panthers take on Spartans who clinched their first win with a 58-57 result over Knights in a game that had both teams start without any wins for the season. Both games will be played on Friday September 29.

Knights get the chance to end its barren drought when it squares up against fellow winless side DCD Aspirants and Novas Academy faces a daunting challenge against leaders Reformers on Saturday September 30.




Asenso Ampim (ex Rennes) joins Al Fateh - by Eurobasket News

Al Fateh Al Hasa (SBL) added to their roster 29-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) small forward Asenso Ampim (203-105kg-88, college: Columbia, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Union Rennes Basket 35 in French ProA U21. Ampim managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In four NM1 games he had 13.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL where in 13 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Ampim also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.7spg. His team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ampim was voted Eurobasket.com Estonian League All-Imports Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Ampim's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Ampim tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto), Lebanon (Beirut), South Korea (Samsung Thunders) and Estonia (TLU/Kalev).
Ampim attended Columbia University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

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  GREECE  


Khimki edge Panathinaikos in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Khimki - Panathinaikos 73-70

Khimki edged Panathinaikos in the opener of the Gomelskiy Cup. The Russian team posted a 73-70 victory after a strong second half. Panathinaikos grabbed a 19-16 lead at the start of the game and allowed the opponents to score another 16 points in the second frame for a 4-point halftime advantage. Khimki however dominated the third quarter and came up with a 21-16 run. Moreover they closed the game with a 20-18 rally to seal the victory.
Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Stefan Markovic (196-G-88) as well as Charles Jenkins (191-SG-89, college: Hofstra) poured in 12 each. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) followed them wth 10 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Denmon (191-G-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 22 points in the losing effort.



Khimki edge Panathinaikos in Gomelsky Cup opener - by Eurobasket News

Khimki - Panathinaikos 73-70

Khimki edged Panathinaikos in the opener of the Gomelskiy Cup. The Russian team posted a 73-70 victory after a strong second half. Panathinaikos grabbed a 19-16 lead at the start of the game and allowed the opponents to score another 16 points in the second frame for a 4-point halftime advantage. Khimki however dominated the third quarter and came up with a 21-16 run. Moreover they closed the game with a 20-18 rally to seal the victory.
Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Stefan Markovic (196-G-88) as well as Charles Jenkins (191-SG-89, college: Hofstra) poured in 12 each. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) followed them wth 10 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Denmon (191-G-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 22 points in the losing effort.



Fotis Oikonomopoulos signs at Keravnos Aigio - by Chris Mammides

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways (C) landed guard Fotis Oikonomopoulos (189). He played most recently at Apolloniada in the D.

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Anastasopoulos
Theodosis Govas
Petros Karagiannis
Vassilis Douros
Fotis Oikonomopoulos

Forwards:
Vaggelis Sklavos
Vasilis Mihos
Giorgos Christodoulopoulos
Dimitris Stavrakis
Alexandros Sotiropoulos

Center:
Sokratis Manavopoulos

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Karagiannis is back at Keravnos Aigio - by Chris Mammides

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways (C) signed 28-year old guard Petros Karagiannis (193-89). It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Karagiannis played most recently at Glafkos in the C.
He is a very experienced player.

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Anastasopoulos
Theodosis Govas
Petros Karagiannis
Vassilis Douros

Forwards:
Vaggelis Sklavos
Vasilis Mihos
Giorgos Christodoulopoulos
Dimitris Stavrakis
Alexandros Sotiropoulos

Center:
Sokratis Manavopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dimitris Stavrakis agreed terms with Keravnos Aigio - by Chris Mammides

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways (C) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old forward Dimitris Stavrakis (194-94) from Glafkos.
The previous (15-16) season Stavrakis played at Esperos Patras (B).

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Anastasopoulos
Theodosis Govas
Vassilis Douros

Forwards:
Vaggelis Sklavos
Vasilis Mihos
Giorgos Christodoulopoulos
Dimitris Stavrakis
Alexandros Sotiropoulos

Center:
Sokratis Manavopoulos

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Keravnos Aigio lands Alexandros Sotiropoulos - by Chris Mammides

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways (C) tabbed 24-year old forward Alexandros Sotiropoulos (190-93). He played most recently at Olimpiada in the D.

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Anastasopoulos
Theodosis Govas
Vassilis Douros

Forwards:
Vaggelis Sklavos
Vasilis Mihos
Giorgos Christodoulopoulos
Alexandros Sotiropoulos

Center:
Sokratis Manavopoulos

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Dionysios Kakiouzis signs at Nikopoli - by Chris Mammides

SK Nikopoli Prevezas (C) landed 32-year old guard Dionysios Kakiouzis (185-85). The last time (13-15) he played at Vonitsas in Greek C league. Kakiouzis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Kakiouzis has played previously for two other teams: Panerythraikos and Holargos.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Dionysios Kakiouzis
Kiriakos Papachristos
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Fotis Makropoulos

Centers:
Kostas Bellos
Achilleas Souliotis
Christos Ballas

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Nikopoli signs Achilleas Souliotis - by Chris Mammides

SK Nikopoli Prevezas (C) signed experienced 35-year old center Achilleas Souliotis (210-82). The last time (11-12) he played at Asteras Larissas in Greek D league. Souliotis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Souliotis has spent his entire career in Greece playing for two other teams: Iraklis and GS Larissas.
Souliotis is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Nikopoli.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Kiriakos Papachristos
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Fotis Makropoulos

Centers:
Kostas Bellos
Achilleas Souliotis
Christos Ballas

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Nikopoli inks Kostas Bellos - by Chris Mammides

SK Nikopoli Prevezas (C) signed 31-year old center Kostas Bellos (202-86). He played most recently at Argos Orestiko in the D.
Bellos won Greek C Division (North-Group 2) championship title in 2012.
He was a member of Greek U18 National Team between 2003 and 2004.
Bellos has played previously for four other teams: Iraklis, Edessa, Ionikos Ionias and Exo Panagitsa.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Kiriakos Papachristos
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Fotis Makropoulos

Centers:
Kostas Bellos
Christos Ballas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Doxa Lefkadas sign Milan Markovic - by Chris Mammides

AE Doxa Lefkadas (A2) signed 27-year old Serbian center Milan Markovic (208-90). He was about to sign at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. The last season Markovic played at KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac in Serbian KLS where in 26 games he had 11.7ppg and 5.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Markovic has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Beroe), Serbia (Spartak and Proleter Naftagas) and FYR Macedonia (Best Gevgelija).

AE Doxa Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Nikos Liakopoulos
Georgios Stamatelos
Michalis Pelekanos
Dimitrios Tsaldaris
Nikos Angelopoulos
Alexandros Raptis
Dimitris Kalampakas
Vaggelis Tzolos
Evangelos Bebis
Milan Markovic
Christoforos Kelesidis
Andreas Petropoulos
Konstantinos Kampouridis
Dimitris Geromichalos
Thodoros Ioakimidis
Theofilos Rondogiannis

Coach: Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis

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Lorenzo Giancaterino (ex Liege) agreed terms with Apollon Patras - by Chris Mammides

AS Apollon Patras (A2) inked 27-year old Belgian shooting guard Lorenzo Giancaterino (190-90). He has played for the last two years at betFIRST Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League. In 33 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg last season.
Among other achievements Giancaterino's team made it to the Belgian final in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Belgian D2 All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Giancaterino represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.7rpg.
Giancaterino has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Belfius Mons Hainaut, Basic Fit Brussels and Belfius Mons Hainaut II.

AS Apollon Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgios Apostolidis
Marios Matalon
Lorenzo Giancaterino
Panagiotis Kaperonis
Panagiotis Ermidis
Sarandis Mastrogiannopoulos
Perykles Bazinas

Forwards:
Vassilis Kitsoulis
Dimitrios Cheilaris
Giannis Anagnostopoulos
John Sinis
Dimitris Cheilaris

Centers:
Costis Gontikas
Dimitrios Kourepis

Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos

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Gary Bell (ex Cholet) joins Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Gary Bell (192-100kg-92, college: Gonzaga, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played last season at Cholet Basket in French ProA. Bell managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 ProA games he had 8.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg. He also played that season for Rosa in Polish PLK where in 16 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg. Bell helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.
Bell was voted All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Bell has played also professionally in Poland (Siarka).
He attended Gonzaga University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Bell: Gary Bell is a tremendous shooter. An outstanding one-on-one player. A high energy player with an excellent physique and a winner as evidenced by his collegiate years. At nearly 6'4" he can play both guard spots and defend full court. Could potentially make a NBA roster or extend himself to the Euroleague.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Kwame Vaughn
Gary Bell
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Ioannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Brent Petway
Michalis Tsairelis
Demetris Morant
Efstratios Voulgaropoulos
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis
Nikos Tsirilakis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

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Giannis Anastasopoulos agreed terms with Keravnos Aigio - by Chris Mammides

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways (C) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old guard Giannis Anastasopoulos (193-83). The last time (6-11) he played at SK Kalamata 1980 in Greek C league. Anastasopoulos has played there for the last five years. Anastasopoulos missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
He is a very experienced player.

AGS Keravnos Aigio Athens Airways roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Anastasopoulos
Theodosis Govas
Vassilis Douros

Forwards:
Vaggelis Sklavos
Vasilis Mihos
Giorgos Christodoulopoulos

Center:
Sokratis Manavopoulos

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Panagiotis Vyrlas joins Esperos Patras - by Chris Mammides

Esperos Patras AOPA (C) agreed terms with 18-year old power forward Panagiotis Vyrlas (208-99). He was about to sign at Promitheas in the A1. Vyrlas has played there for the last three years. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Vyrlas represented Greece at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.6ppg, 2.4rpg.

Esperos Patras AOPA roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thanasis Zafiris
Dimitris Lampropoulos
Filippos Rokanas
Apostolos Papanikolopoulos
Alexandros Koutsoukos
Nikos Tsiakmas
Andreas Seretis

Forwards:
Fotis Aggelopoulos
Giorgos Katsouris
Filippos Frantzis
Panagiotis Vyrlas
Panagiotis Manekas
Vassilis Giallelis
Vassilis Kapsalos
Panagiotis Diamantopoulos
Eleftherios Katsavopoulos
Dimitris Natskod
Angelos Apostolopoulos

Center:
Panagiotis Skondras

Coach: Spyros Gorgolis

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Evropi welcomes back Lazaridis - by Chris Mammides

AS Evropi 87 Pefkohoriou (B) landed Kostantinos Lazaridis. It is actually his comeback to Evropi as he has played here before. Lazaridis He moved there from Eleftheroupoli in Greek C league where he played this season. Lazaridis also played earlier that season for Evropi.

AS Evropi 87 Pefkohoriou roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiotis Kigmetoglou
Alexis Mavridis
Aris Smyrlis
Charalampos Sikalidis
Thanos Tsimpis
Dimitris Karampekis
Panagiotis Danakis
Stavros Milonid
Aggelos Theodoridis
Alexandros Tzouvaras
Konstantinos Abatzidis
Kostantinos Lazaridis

Coach: Vasileios Platis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikopoli adds Pappas to their roster - by Chris Mammides

SK Nikopoli Prevezas (C) added to their roster 23-year old swingman Stavros Pappas (195-94). He was about to sign at Aiginiakos in D. However his team was relegated to D.
Pappas' team was Runner-Up of C Division (North-Group 1) 2015.
He has played previously for four other teams: Makedonikos, Ikaroi Serron, Stratoni and Aiolos Astakou.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Dionysios Kakiouzis
Kiriakos Papachristos
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Michalis Papamichael
Fotis Makropoulos
Stavros Pappas

Centers:
Kostas Bellos
Achilleas Souliotis
Christos Ballas
Nikos Georgakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikos Georgakis is a newcomer at Nikopoli - by Chris Mammides

SK Nikopoli Prevezas (C) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old center Nikos Georgakis (203-93). He played last season at HANTH in B. However his team was relegated to C. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Georgakis was a member of Greek U16 National Team back in 2009.
He has played previously for two other teams: Mantoulidis and Pefkohori.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Dionysios Kakiouzis
Kiriakos Papachristos
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Michalis Papamichael
Fotis Makropoulos

Centers:
Kostas Bellos
Achilleas Souliotis
Christos Ballas
Nikos Georgakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Papamichael comes back to Nikopoli - by Chris Mammides

SK Nikopoli Prevezas (C) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old forward Michalis Papamichael (202-84). It is actually his comeback to Preveza as he has played here before. Papamichael was about to sign at Periko/Arhelaos in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Papamichael played also at Periko/Arhelaos (also in B).
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for three other teams: Galaxias, Vonitsas and Megas Alexandros Kryas Vrisis.

SK Nikopoli Prevezas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Nikas
Dionysios Kakiouzis
Kiriakos Papachristos
Dimitris Argyros
Dinos Tsitsonis

Forwards:
Vasilis Vagenas
Michalis Papamichael
Fotis Makropoulos

Centers:
Kostas Bellos
Achilleas Souliotis
Christos Ballas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mynor Aquino claims Guatemalan Liga Metropolitana weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Mynor Aquino (175-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Bantrab and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga Metropolitana Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 28-year old guard had the game-high 32 points adding seven rebounds and nine assists for Bantrab as his team lost the game against the league's best team ELOHIM (#2, 5-0) 82-92. Bantrab maintains the 5th position in Guatemalan Liga Metropolitana. Bantrab is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 3rd lost game this season out of 6 games. In the team's last game Aquino had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Bantrab's top player in his first season with the team. Aquino has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.2ppg) and averages solid 5.0spg and 68.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 36-year old center Bernie Diaz (200-C-81) of second-ranked ELOHIM. Diaz impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Of course ELOHIM cruised to a 92-82 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Bantrab (#5, 3-3). ELOHIM's second position in the standings has not changed. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 5 games without any defeat. Diaz is a newcomer at ELOHIM and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.0ppg (#2). He also registered 8.7 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Alex Juarez (175-PG-93) of top-ranked USAC. Juarez showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of USAC, leading his team to a 81-65 easy win against #4 ranked Villa Nueva in a game of the week. USAC started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game. Juarez turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Juarez has a great season in Guatemala. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.5apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Monterroso) of ELOHIM - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dangelo Vaughn (192-F-80) of Villa Nueva - 19 points and 6 rebounds
6. Jeferson Urrutia) of Bantrab - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Anthony Guerra (178-G-97) of USAC - 9 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jose Joaquin Ortiz (180-G-78) of ELOHIM - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Ingmar Auer (202-C-76) of You Bet - 8 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
10. David Goddard (185-G-89) of Villa Nueva - 22 points, 2 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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Champions League: Groningen beat Bakken to reach next round - by Eurobasket News

Bakken - Groningen 83:91

Donar Groningen advanced into the Qualifying Round 3 of Basketball Champions League. They overcame a 2-point deficit after the home opening leg versus Bakken Bears to secure their next round appearance. Groningen claimed a confident 8-point victory on the road to stay in the regular season hunt. Jason Dourisseau (196-F/G-83, college: Nebraska) posted 18 points for the Dutch powerhouse.
Groningen jumped to a 23:16 lead after the opening frame. Bakken unloaded 32 points in the second period to take a 7-point halftime lead. Groningen though regained control in the third term. The Dutch team went on a 29:16 rally in the period to ensure a 6-point lead at the final break. They drained 21 points in the fourth quarter and raced to a comfortable win. Brandyn Curry (187-G-91, college: Harvard), Evan Bruinsma (202-F-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) and Drago Pasalic (208-C/F-84, agency: Court Side) had 13 points each in the victory. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-F-93, college: Illinois St.) replied with game-high 31 points for Bakken. Doug Wiggins (185-G-88, college: Mountain St.) had 13 points in the defeat.



Earl Brown left Leeuwarden - by Eurobasket News

25-year old American forward Earl Brown (198-93kg-92, college: St.Francis, PA) left Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie).
The last season Brown played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL where in 33 games he had very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 8.1rpg (#5 in the league), 2.4apg and 1.4spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the NEC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Brown was also voted All-NEC Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Brown has played also professionally in Iceland (Keflavik).
He attended St. Francis University (PA) until 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valentijn Lietmeijer
Stefan Mladenovic
Emile Blackman
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Nate Kratch
Niels Bunschoten

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EGIS Kormend beat Boras Basket and qualifies for the next round of FIBA EC - by Tamas Deri

EGIS Kormend won 85:72 against Boras Basket last night in the own arena and got into the last qualification round of the FIBA EUROPE CUP.
American guard, Andre Hollins (186-G-92, college: Minnesota, agency: 3Eye) was the leading scorer of the game with 15 points, he also added 6 dishes in 25 minutes of playing time. American rookie swingman, Eric Fanning (196-G-92, college: Boston U.) scored also in double figures, he finished the game with 12 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. rookie forward, Steven Davis (203-F-93, college: Wright St.) put up 11 points and 3 rebounds in only 17 minutes on the court. Rookie playmaker, Marquis Wright (185-G-95, college: Siena) helped the winners with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal, while Justin Tuoyo (208-F-94, college: Chattanooga) was the best rebounder of the competition grabing 8 rebounds. Team captain Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) made 3 of his 5 3pts shoots and finished the game with 9 points. Former austrian NT forward, Sebastian Koch had also a good game collecting 6 points and 5 rebounds. Domestic center, Balint Horti (204-C/F-89, agency: HMS)i finished the game with 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist, playmaker Akos Halasz (183-PG-91, agency: HMS) put up 4 points, 5 assists and 1 steal.
Head coach Gasper Potocnik 's team will meet Steaua Bucharest from Romania in the last round of the Qualification Stage.



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FIBA Europe Cup: Mons-Hainaut top KR, sweep the series - by Eurobasket News

Mons-Hainaut - KR 84:71

Belfius Mons-Hainaut advanced into the FIBA Europe Cup Second Qualifying Round. They swept KR en route to the next round. Garlon Green (201-G/F-91, college: TCU) tallied 26 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Belgiam team in the return leg clash.
Mons-Hainaut recorded a 23:21 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. The Belgian side accumulated a 41:38 halftime advantage. Mons-Hainaut kept KR in check throughout the third term. The hosts entered the fourth term up by four points. They ignited a 24:15 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Tre Demps (188-G-93, college: Northwestern) netted 21 points for the home side. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) replied with 20 points for KR. Darri Hilmarsson (190-F/G-87) had 17 points in the defeat.



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Al-Tadamoun adds Mitchell to their roster, ex DSG - by Ahmad Madwar

Al-Tadamoun (Superleague) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Aaron Mitchell (188-86kg-89, college: Longwood). He played last season at Dalia Sport Grombalia in Tunisian Division I.
The previous (15-16) season Mitchell played at Teodo Tivat in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 19 games he had 7.5ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Defensive Team. Mitchell also played 14 games in Balkan League where he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mitchell was voted Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Imports Team in 2013 and 2015.
He has played also professionally in Kosovo (Bashkimi), Montenegro (KK Centar Bijelo Polje) and ABA (Richmond Elite).
Mitchell attended Longwood College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Mitchell: Aaron Mitchell is known as a player that works hard on the court and off the court.
Big and strong performer, known for his scoring ability and a tremendous drive to the basket.
He posseses excellent athletic ability. As a left handed player, it is very difficult to guard him. He makes other players better with his excellent ability to assist
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dee PROBY
  DCU Saints
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 33
 1. Proby, DCU Saints33.0 
 2. Andrews, KUBS27.0 
 3. Williams, Killester26.0 
 4. Garrow, UCD Marian23.0 
 5. OReilly, UCC D.23.0 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.23.0 
 7. Oliver, Belfast Star22.0 
 8. Bogdanovic, Tralee20.0 
 9. Kulinicz, Belfast .19.0 
 10. Rockall, Maree19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dee PROBY
  DCU Saints
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Proby, DCU Saints17.5 
 2. Cairns, Belfast .15.0 
 3. Hansberry, Maree13.0 
 4. Baltimore, Swords T.12.0 
 5. OReilly, UCC D.11.5 
 6. Kulinicz, Belfast .11.0 
 7. Pantovic, Tralee11.0 
 8. Donaghy, Tralee11.0 
 9. Provizors, DCU S.10.5 
 10. Bogdanovic, Tralee10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Isaac WESTBROOKS
  Swords T.
  (189-PG-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Westbrooks, Swords T.11.0 
 2. Hosford, UCC D.8.5 
 3. Donaghy, Tralee8.0 
 4. Bonaparte, Templ.5.5 
 5. Roe, Killester5.5 
 6. McCarthy, Tralee5.0 
 7. Kinevane, UCD M.5.0 
 8. Lyons, Moycullen5.0 
 9. Clems, Belfast .5.0 
 10. Randolph, Templ.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Travis BLACK
  Swords T.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Black, Swords T.4.0 
 2. Randolph, Templ.3.5 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.0 
 4. Vall-Llobera, UCD M.3.0 
 5. Quigley, Tralee3.0 
 6. Burke, Maree3.0 
 7. Nihill, Moycullen3.0 
 8. James, Templeogue2.5 
 9. Williams, Killester2.5 
 10. Guebali, DCU Saints2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Conroy BALTIMORE
  Swords T.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Baltimore, Swords T.4.0 
 2. Provizors, DCU S.3.0 
 3. Killeen, Templeogue2.5 
 4. Vall-Llobera, UCD M.2.0 
 5. Bedulskis, UCD M.2.0 
 6. Cairns, Belfast .2.0 
 7. Tummon, Moycullen2.0 
 8. Jovicic, Swords T.2.0 
 9. Bonaparte, Templ.2.0 
 10. McCann, KU.2.0 


Super League Round 2: Killester hands first loss to Templeogue - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Super League. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of Templeogue (1-1) in Dublin on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Killester (1-1) 96-82. Killester outrebounded Templeogue 50-35 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Templeogue helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Ciaran Roe (170-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. American guard Royce Williams (196, college: Ft.Hays State) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Michael Bonaparte (196-82, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for Templeogue. Killester is looking forward to face Moycullen (#8) in Galway in the next round. Templeogue's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Dublin to the arena Eanna.
Important game to mention about took place in Dublin. UCD Marian (1-0) saved a 3-point derby victory at home edging UCC Demons (1-1) 83-80 in the game for the third place. American guard Mike Garrow (193-91, college: E.Connecticut) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and Jordi Vall-Llobera chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. International point guard Kyle Hosford (175-89) responded with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. UCD Marian will play against KUBS (#11) in Greendale in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UCC Demons will play at home against Swords Thunder (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of Moycullen (1-1) against DCU Saints (1-1) on Saturday night. Host Moycullen was defeated by DCU Saints in a tough game in Galway 78-85. Dee Proby notched a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 11 points and 8 rebounds by Brandon McGuire did not help to save the game for Moycullen. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. DCU Saints will meet at home Belfast Star in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Moycullen will play against Killester in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Belfast Star (2-0) and Maree (0-2) in Belfast ended with biggest points difference. Belfast Star outscored guests from Galway 109-64. Belfast Star's next round opponent will be DCU Saints (#9) in Dublin and are hoping to win another game. Maree will play at home against Tralee and hope to win that game.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Dublin: Swords Thunder (#2) and Eanna (#10). Swords Thunder (2-0) smashed visiting Eanna (0-1) by 25 points 91-66. Swords Thunder will face UCC Demons (#6) in Cork in the next round where they are favorite. Eanna's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Dublin Templeogue.

In the last game of round 2 winless KUBS was smashed by Tralee on the road 75-37.

Templeogue - Killester 82-96

The most surprising game was a loss of Templeogue (1-1) in Dublin on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Killester (1-1) 96-82. Killester outrebounded Templeogue 50-35 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Templeogue helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Ciaran Roe (170-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. American guard Royce Williams (196, college: Ft.Hays State) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Michael Bonaparte (196-82, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and international forward Neil Randolph (196, college: Elmira) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Templeogue. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Killester is looking forward to face Moycullen (#8) in Galway in the next round. Templeogue's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Dublin to the arena Eanna.
Top scorers:
Killester: C.Roe 27+7reb+7ast, R.Williams 21+6reb+1ast, L.Garcia-hoyos 12+8reb+1ast, P.Sullivan 11+2reb+3ast, A.Casey 7+11reb+2ast, E.Kiernan 6+2reb
Templeogue: M.Bonaparte 26+11reb+7ast, J.Killeen 12+4reb+1ast, N.Randolph 11+6reb+7ast, L.Murphy 11+4reb+1ast, L.Thompson 8+1ast, S.James 6+9reb+3ast
gschID: 571883


Moycullen - DCU Saints 78-85

Very important is a home loss of Moycullen (1-1) against DCU Saints (1-1) on Saturday night. Host Moycullen was defeated by DCU Saints in a tough game in Galway 78-85. DCU Saints shot 61.5 percent from the field. DCU Saints outrebounded Moycullen 43-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when DCU Saints made 7 blocks. American center Dee Proby (208-88, college: Oklahoma City) notched a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international center Martins Provizors (202-87) supported him with 8 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. Even 11 points and 8 rebounds by American forward Brandon McGuire (193, college: Moravian) did not help to save the game for Moycullen. The former international guard Dylan Cunningham (195-91) added 9 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. DCU Saints will meet at home Belfast Star in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Moycullen will play against Killester in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
DCU Saints: D.Proby 38+19reb+3ast, T.Guebali 13+7ast, M.Neary 12+2reb, M.Provizors 8+12reb+1ast, C.Gilligan 5+3reb+4ast, J.Harding 4+3reb+2ast
Moycullen: P.Freeman 15+1reb+1ast, J.Loughnane 12+3ast, B.McGuire 11+8reb+2ast, D.Cunningham 9+8reb+3ast, M.Kurcenkovas 9+3reb+1ast, C.Nihill 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 571882


UCD Marian - UCC Demons 83-80

Important game to mention about took place in Dublin. UCD Marian (1-0) saved a 3-point derby victory at home edging UCC Demons (1-1) 83-80 in the game for the third place. UCD Marian players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American guard Mike Garrow (193-91, college: E.Connecticut) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and Spanish forward Jordi Vall-Llobera (193-83) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. International point guard Kyle Hosford (175-89) responded with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Carleton Cuff (190-87) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four UCD Marian and five UCC Demons players scored in double figures. UCD Marian will play against KUBS (#11) in Greendale in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UCC Demons will play at home against Swords Thunder (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UCD Marian: M.Garrow 23+4reb+2ast, J.Vall-Llobera 13+8reb+2ast, D.James 13+4reb+1ast, M.Bedulskis 12+2reb+2ast, S.Kinevane 8+4reb+5ast, C.Meany 7+4ast
UCC Demons: K.Hosford 22+6reb+7ast, C.Cuff 17+9reb+3ast, D.Bucan 15+6reb+1ast, C.O'Reilly 15+10reb+3ast, J.O'Mahony 11+1reb+2ast, C.Ryan 0
gschID: 571881


Swords Thunder - Eanna 91-66

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Dublin: Swords Thunder (#2) and Eanna (#10). Swords Thunder (2-0) smashed visiting Eanna (0-1) by 25 points 91-66. Swords Thunder will face UCC Demons (#6) in Cork in the next round where they are favorite. Eanna's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Dublin Templeogue.
gschID: 571885


Tralee - KUBS 75-37

Tralee used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Greendale 75-37 on Saturday night. Tralee will face Maree (#12) in Galway in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KUBS will play at home against UCD Marian and hope to win that game.
gschID: 571884


Belfast Star - Maree 109-64

The game between Belfast Star (2-0) and Maree (0-2) in Belfast ended with biggest points difference. Belfast Star outscored guests from Galway 109-64. Belfast Star's next round opponent will be DCU Saints (#9) in Dublin and are hoping to win another game. Maree will play at home against Tralee and hope to win that game.
gschID: 571880





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Maccabi Rishon signs Murphy Holloway, ex Globalport - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) signed 27-year old American forward Murphy Holloway (201-109kg-90, college: Mississippi). He played last summer at Globalport in Filipino PBA league. In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 27.0ppg, 17.8rpg, 3.6apg, 2.9spg and 2.8bpg. The last season Holloway played at Galil Gilboa where in 24 Winner League games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 10.0rpg (#2 in the league), 2.1apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2013.
Holloway is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Cholet Basket), Italy (Alma Trieste), Turkey (Demir IBB) and Israel (Hapoel Kfar Saba and Ironi Kiryat Ata).
Holloway attended University of Mississippi until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Avi Ben-Chimol
Nitzan Hanochi
Oded Brandwein
Drew Crawford
Rom Cornelius
Tyler Dawson
Yair Bauman

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Murphy Holloway
Yaniv Solomon
Mark Tollefsen
Gerald Beverly
Niv Baloul
Yuval Weiman

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Edoardo Lucarelli is a newcomer at Virtus Roma - by Eurobasket News

Acea Virtus Roma (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of Edoardo Lucarelli. He played most recently at Roma Vis Nova in Italian Serie B. But in two games he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds. Lucarelli also played that season for Roma Sam (Serie D) where in two games he recorded just 1.5rpg last season.

Acea Virtus Roma roster for 2017-2018:

Giuliano Maresca
Massimo Chessa
Aristide Landi
Jacopo Vedovato
Aaron Thomas
Gabriele Benetti
Tommaso Baldasso
Alessio Donadoni
Edoardo Lucarelli

Coach: Fabio Corbani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Johnson-Odom re-signs at Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Basket Cremona (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 28-year old American point guard Darius Johnson-Odom (187-98kg-89, college: Marquette, agency: BeoBasket). He was a team leader there last season. In 13 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg. Johnson-Odom also played that season for Banco di Srd where in 13 Serie A games he recorded 14.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg. He also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg.
In 2012 Johnson-Odom was drafted by Dallas Mavericks (NBA) in second round (55th overall). The former Marquette University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson-Odom's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2012. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 5 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Johnson-Odom is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Johnson-Odom tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Blue Whales), Greece (Olympiacos), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Turkey (Trabzonspor), NBA (LA Lakers and Phi.76ers), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (South Bay Lakers).
On Johnson-Odom: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Runs hard in transition ... Uses speed to create easy opportunities for himself ... Solid athlete with good leaping ability ... Makes up in part for his lack of height with a strong, Gilbert Arenas-type frame and a 6'6" wingspan ... Moves well without the basketball ... Always looking to rotate to an open position on the perimeter where his teammates can find him. Solid passing ability and he moves the ball well, but he won't (or at least shouldn't) be asked to create for his teammates off the dribble
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Vanoli Basket Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Elijah Johnson
Darius Johnson-Odom
Michele Ruzzier
Tommaso Sacchetti
Filippo Orlandelli
Alessandro Ariazzi

Forwards:
Landon Milbourne
Giulio Gazzotti
Giampaolo Ricci
Dario Boccasavia
Kristofers Strautmanis
Tommaso Contini
Kelvin Martin

Center:
Henry Sims

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

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Sylvere Bryan joins Fortituto Kontatto Bologna - by Eurobasket News

Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A2) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old naturalized French center Sylvere Bryan (208-113kg-81, college: Tampa, agency: Interperformances) from Dinamica Mantova. In 33 Serie A2 games he had 3.6ppg and 4.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bryan played at Roseto Sharks (Serie A) where in 35 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0bpg.
He played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2011.
Bryan has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Damme), Italy (VL Pesaro, The Flexx Pistoia, Umana Venezia, New Basket Brindisi and Scandone Avellino) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna.
Bryan attended University of Tampa until 2002 and it will be his 16th (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Bryan: A big man with great atheltic skills who flourished late as sometimes happen to inside players. Has good body control, quick feet, leaping abilty and timing for rebounds. Plays usually in the post, but improved his shooting range till being able to play the PF if needed.

Fortituto Kontatto Bologna roster for 2017-2018:

Stefano Mancinelli
Daniele Cinciarini
Robert Fultz
Sylvere Bryan
Luca Gandini
Alessandro Amici
Giovanni Pini
Alex Legion
Demetri McCamey
Matteo Chillo
Nazzareno Italiano
Marco Montanari
Marco Murabito

Coach: Matteo Boniciolli

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Anzio signs Obinna Rafael Nwokoye - by Eurobasket News

Anzio Basket Club (Serie C Gold) signed 22-year old Nigerian power forward Obinna Rafael Nwokoye (198-95, agency: Players Group) from Valle d'Itria Martina Franca.
The previous (15-16) season Nwokoye played at Ambalt Recanati (Serie A2). But in four games he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
He has played previously for another Italian team Montecatiniterme.

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Naymick is back at Tochigi Brex, ex Stirling S. - by Eurobasket

Link Tochigi Brex (B1 League) signed 32-year old American center Andrew Naymick (209-113kg-85, college: Michigan State). It is actually his comeback to Tochigi as he has played here before. Naymick played last summer at Stirling Senators in Australian SBL. In 16 games he had 7.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg and 2.0bpg. The last season Naymick played at Toyota Alvark (B League) where in 34 games he recorded just 2.8ppg and 3.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Naymick was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Center of the Year back in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Naymick has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Greece (Aris), Mexico (Soles), Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Spain (Caceres_Basket), Poland (Kotwica) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).
Naymick attended Michigan State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Extremely intetlligent, non-selfish player. Played for legendary Coach Tom Izzo for 4 years at Michigan State University which is one of the most prestigious programs in College Basketball. Very athletic post player with good hands and nice touch around the basket. Great footwork, runs the floor well, excellent above-the-rim rebounder and shot blocker. Very good touch from outside as well that creates major match up problems for opponents.

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Cedric Bozeman signs at Tochigi Brex - by Eurobasket

Defending champion Link Tochigi Brex (B1 League) landed experienced 34-year old American guard Cedric Bozeman (198-98kg-83, college: UCLA). He played most recently at Fukushima Firebonds in the B2 League. In 60 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Japanese B League D2 All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
In 2006 Bozeman was drafted by Great Falls Explorers (CBA) in fourth round (34th overall).
He attended UCLA and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Bozeman won Japanese NBL championship title in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Bozeman experienced life in nine different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Bozeman has played previously professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Liege Basket), China, Malaysia (KL Dragons), Philippines (B.Ginebra), Poland, NBA (Atlanta Hawks), D-League (N.Mexico T.) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns and Maine Red Claws).
He is described as: Excellent size at the point guard position, combined with his strong defensive skills.

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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Linards JAUNZEMS
  LU
  (198-F-95)
  Avg: 30
 1. Jaunzems, LU30.0 
 2. Iljins, Valmiera24.0 
 3. Poznaks, BK Ogre23.0 
 4. Eiduks, LU22.0 
 5. Elksnis, Valmiera19.0 
 6. Birkans, LU19.0 
 7. Scott, VEF Riga19.0 
 8. Mejeris, VEF Riga18.0 
 9. Vitols, BK Ogre17.0 
 10. Antrops, BK Ogre17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arnas LABUCKAS
  VEF Riga
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Labuckas, VEF Riga10.0 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga10.0 
 3. Sipolins, BK Ogre8.0 
 4. Poznaks, BK Ogre6.0 
 5. Gromovs, VEF Riga5.0 
 6. Iljins, Valmiera5.0 
 7. Birkans, LU5.0 
 8. Adins, Valmiera5.0 
 9. Elksnis, Valmiera5.0 
 10. Jaunzems, LU4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcis VITOLS
  BK Ogre
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Vitols, BK Ogre12.0 
 2. Birkans, LU11.0 
 3. Elksnis, Valmiera8.0 
 4. Zebergs, BK Ogre7.0 
 5. Kaufmanis, Valmiera5.0 
 6. Hazners, Valmiera3.0 
 7. Labuckas, VEF Riga3.0 
 8. Scott, VEF Riga3.0 
 9. Berzins, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Ozolinkevics, LU2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Linards JAUNZEMS
  LU
  (198-F-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jaunzems, LU4.0 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga4.0 
 3. Vitols, BK Ogre2.0 
 4. Gromovs, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Zebergs, BK Ogre2.0 
 6. Iljins, Valmiera1.0 
 7. Pinne, LU1.0 
 8. Rekis, LU1.0 
 9. Ate, VEF Riga1.0 
 10. Scott, VEF Riga1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arnas LABUCKAS
  VEF Riga
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 2. Poznaks, BK Ogre1.0 
 3. Zebergs, BK Ogre1.0 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Iljins, Valmiera1.0 
 6. Mezulis, LU1.0 
 7. Gromovs, VEF Riga0.0 
 8. Dambenieks, LU0.0 
 9. Perez Kaufma., VEF R.0.0 
 10. Birkans, LU0.0 


Arnis Vecvagars named Latvian National Team head coach - by Eurobasket News

Arnis Vecvagars named the new head coach of the Latvian National Team. He will replace Ainars Bagatskis (agency: BeoBasket ) who has stepped down after the 2017 EuroBasket. Arnis Vecvagars worked as an assistant coach with Latvia. He also guided the Latvian U20 National Team since 2015. Previously Vecvagars was at helm of the Latvian U18 National selection. He coached Jurmalas and Turiba before.



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 James WOODARD
  Nevezis
  (191-G-94)
  Avg: 22
 1. Woodard, Nevezis22.0 
 2. Palacios, Neptunas20.0 
 3. Echodas, Lietuvos.16.7 
 4. Girdziunas, Neptu.16.0 
 5. Valinskas, Zalgiris16.0 
 6. Carter, Lietuvos.15.3 
 7. Reinhardt, Dzukija15.0 
 8. Bobrov, P.Zvaigzdes14.0 
 9. Zeisloft, Siauliai14.0 
 10. Kupsas, Juventus13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus DIMSA
  Vytautas
  (205-F/C-85)
  Avg: 9
 1. Dimsa, Vytautas9.0 
 2. Birutis, Siauliai8.3 
 3. Bobrov, P.Zvaigzdes8.0 
 4. Palacios, Neptunas7.5 
 5. Linkevicius, Vytautas7.5 
 6. Carter, Lietuvos.7.0 
 7. Selakovs, Dzukija7.0 
 8. Kupsas, Juventus6.7 
 9. Urbutis, Siauliai6.7 
 10. Petrileviciu., Dzuki.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  Lietuvos.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kramer, Lietuvos.7.0 
 2. Micic, Zalgiris7.0 
 3. Dimsa, Vytautas6.5 
 4. Girdziunas, Neptu.6.5 
 5. Williams, Lietkabelis6.0 
 6. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.5.0 
 7. Ireland, Juventus5.0 
 8. Sabeckis, Siauliai4.7 
 9. Bost, Zalgiris4.5 
 10. Palacios, Neptunas4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Arnas BUTKEVICIUS
  Neptu.
  (197-SF-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Butkevicius, Neptu.2.5 
 2. Ivanauskas, Vytau.2.0 
 3. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.2.0 
 4. White, Zalgiris2.0 
 5. Ausejs, P.Zvaigzdes2.0 
 6. Ireland, Juventus1.7 
 7. Kramer, Lietuvos.1.7 
 8. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 9. Zeisloft, Siauliai1.7 
 10. Bost, Zalgiris1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikita BALASHOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (207-F-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.3.0 
 2. Zhukanenko, P.Zvaigz.2.0 
 3. Kupsas, Juventus1.3 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas1.0 
 5. Klimavicius, Vytautas1.0 
 6. Cepukaitis, Lietkabe.1.0 
 7. Jankunas, Zalgiris1.0 
 8. Dimsa, Vytautas1.0 
 9. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.0 
 10. Masiulis, Zalgiris1.0 


FIBA Europe Cup: Nevezis storm past Rilski in Samokov - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist - Nevezis 62:91

Nevezis overcame Rilski in the FIBA Europe Cup first Qualifying Round. The Lithuanian team drubbed Rilski in Bulgaria to overcome a 5-point deficit after the opening leg. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 16 points to lead the winners.
Nevezis claimed a 17:13 lead after the opening quarter. The Lithuanian team poured in 23 points in the second stanza to take a 40:30 halftime lead. Nevezis extended the margin in the third quarter. The visitors boosted the margin at 13-point mark at the final break. They ignited a strong 30:14 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Valery Likhodey (205-F-86, agency: Alti Sport) accounted for 14 points, while Gintautas Matulis (196-G/F-86) chipped in 13 points for the visitors. Zlatin Georgiev (197-G-85) answered with 15 points for Rilski. Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) produced 11 points in the loss.



Antanas Montrimavicius signs at Jonava - by Eurobasket News

Jonava Jonavos (NKL) landed 30-year old power forward Antanas Montrimavicius (199-93kg-87) from Palanga. In 43 NKL games he averaged 8.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Montrimavicius played at Taurages (RKL). He helped them to make it to the final. Montrimavicius also played that season for Sporto Manija (RKL). The other team he played shortly was IMLITEX Kaunas (A Lyga). Montrimavicius contributed to his team making it to the final.
His team won Lithuanian RKL Regular Season in 2015.
Montrimavicius was a member of Lithuanian U16 National Team back in 2003.
He has played previously for three other teams: Delikatesas, Neptunas-Akvaservis Klaipeda and Radviliskio.

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Jonava inks Vytautas Kamarunas - by Eurobasket News

Jonava Jonavos (NKL) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-78kg-89). He played last season at COR-Borisfen in Belarusian Premier League. In 36 games he had 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 5.2apg (top 3) and 1.8spg (in top 2). Kamarunas helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League 2nd Team. Kamarunas also played 12 games in Baltic League where he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.9apg and 2.3spg.
Kamarunas ended the previous (2015-16) season at BG Dorsten (Regionalliga) in German league. In 5 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at SK Minbra (KKML - A Lyga). In 16 games he got 13.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.2apg.
Kamarunas won Lithuanian NKL championship title in 2010.
He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Silute, Ereliai Mazeikiai, Palanga, JAZZ-Diremta and Klaipedos LCC TU), Belarus (BSEU-GrandPrint and Tsmoki-Minsk 2nd team) and Czech Republic (BK Kolin).

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  MEXICO  


Uppsala adds Singleton to their roster, ex Paskolas - by Eurobasket News

Uppsala Basket (Basketligan) added to their roster American forward Temjae Singleton (201-93kg, college: Cumberlands). He played last summer at Paskolas in Mexican CIBACOPA. Singleton played in the final of MSC Tournament.
He graduated from University of the Cumberlands in 2016. It will be his second season as a professional player.

Uppsala Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rhys Carter
Rickard Eriksson
Mannos Nakos
Philip Ejenstam
Anes Zekovic
Lukas Friberg
Linus Brandin

Forwards:
Axel Nordstrom
Stanford Brown
Temjae Singleton
Tobias Skyttevall
Alan Zekovic

Coach: Kevin Gaines

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  MONTENEGRO  


Teodo Tivat inks Marko Grkovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) signed 20-year old forward Marko Grkovic (202-97) from KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi. In 24 Erste Liga games he had 11.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Grkovic played at Clinicas Rincon in Spanish LEB Silver where in 33 games he recorded just 2.2ppg and 1.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Grkovic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 11.8%, FT: 83.3%.
Grkovic has played previously for Unicaja-Andalucia.

KK Teodo Tivat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Abramovic
Aleksandar Radulovic
Milos Djurisic
Filip Bakic

Forwards:
Igor Radonjic
Nikola Rondovic
Milos Popovic
Marko Grkovic
Marko Andelic
Vladan Kaludjerovic
Pavle Danilovic

Center:
Milovan Savic

Coach: Miodrag Kadija

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  NBA  


The Cavaliers cut Jacorey Williams - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers cut 23-year old forward Jacorey Williams (203-100kg-94, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: Duran International).
Williams has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from Middle Tennessee State and it is his first season in pro basketball. Williams' team won C-USA Tournament. He received All-C-USA Player of the Year award in 2017 at his college time.
Williams has played previously for Golden State Warriors.

Cleveland Cavaliers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jose_Manuel Calderon
Dwyane Wade
J.R. Smith
Derrick Rose
Iman Shumpert
Isaiah Thomas
Kay Felder

Forwards:
Kyle Korver
Richard Jefferson
Channing Frye
LeBron James
Jeff Green
Kevin Love
Tristan Thompson
Jae Crowder
Cedi Osman
Ante Zizic

Centers:
Kendrick Perkins
Edy Tavares

Coach: Tyronn Lue

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Grizzlies, JaMychal Green Finalizing Two-Year Deal - by Eurobasket News

The final restricted free agent of 2017 is nearing a deal that will take him off the market, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. According to Charania, the Grizzlies and RFA forward JaMychal Green (6'9''-F-90, college: Alabama) are finalizing a two-year, $17MM+ agreement. The deal will include bonuses, tweets Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Green, 27, enjoyed a breakout season for the Grizzlies in 2016/17 after taking over for Zach Randolph as the club's starting power forward. Green established new career highs in several categories, including PPG (8.9), RPG (7.1), FG% (.500), and 3PT% (.379). As a three-year NBA veteran, Green received a qualifying offer from the Grizzlies in June to make him a restricted free agent, but struggled to finalize a deal on the open market. Comments made by agent Michael Hodges early in July indicated that his client was unlikely to return to Memphis - Hodges said he was looking at offer sheets and possible sign-and-trade scenarios, suggesting that the Grizzlies were going in a different direction. However, those offer sheets and sign-and-trades never materialized, leaving a return to Memphis as the most logical outcome to Green's restricted free agency, particularly when Randolph left the Grizzlies for the Kings.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Kings Extend Vlade Divac, Dave Joerger Through 2019/20 - by Eurobasket News

The Kings have extended the contract of general manager Vlade Divac and exercised their fourth-year option on head coach Dave Joerger , the team announced today in a press release. As a result of the moves, both Divac and Joerger will now be under contract with Sacramento through the 2019/20 season. While neither Divac nor Joerger was expected to be on the hot seat entering the season, the decision to extend their contracts before opening night represents a show of support from the franchise as the Kings kick off their rebuilding process in earnest. Having entered last season intent on making the playoffs, the DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings will head into the season focused more on developing young players and taking incremental steps forward.
Divac, who has been with the Kings since 2015, made some questionable moves and decisions during his first year or two with the franchise, and was widely criticized for the club's return in the Cousins trade. However, the Cousins package - essentially Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles, and Frank Mason - looks a little more promising today than it did at the time, and the Kings had a good offseason. Sacramento drafted a potential franchise point guard in De'Aaron Fox and made some solid veteran signings in free agency, picking up George Hill, Zach Randolph, and Vince Carter.
As for Joerger, in 2016/17 - his first season with the Kings - he led the team to a 32-50 record. Prior to arriving in Sacramento, Joerger had a 147-99 (.598) record in three seasons with the Grizzlies. While the club in Memphis had perennial aspirations of contending, Joerger will be tasked with coaching a different sort of club in Sacramento over the next couple seasons - the Kings' decision to pick up his 2019/20 option indicates the team believes he'll be up to the challenge of developing the young players on the roster.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



The Rockets land Georginho de Paula, ex Paulistano - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) tabbed 21-year old Brazilian international point guard Georginho de Paula (195-96). He played most recently at Paulistano in Brazilian Paulista. In 41 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. de Paula helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Most Improved Player of the Year and to the All-Star Game.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
de Paula has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He played for Brazilian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
de Paula represented Brazil at the South American Championships U17 in Salto (Uruguay) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.7ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-3 (4.3apg), 2.0spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 68.0%.
de Paula has played also professionally in Brazil for Pinheiros.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Brown
Chris Paul
Luc Mbah_a_Moute
James Harden
Eric Gordon
Deandre Liggins
Tim Quarterman
Georginho de_Paula
Demetrius Jackson
Isaiah Taylor

Forwards:
P.J. Tucker
Trevor Ariza
Ryan Anderson
Chris Johnson
Clint Capela
Tarik Black
Troy Williams
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou
Chinanu Onuaku

Coach: Mike D'Antoni

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Bronson Koenig is a newcomer at the Bulls - by Eurobasket News

Chicago Bulls added to their roster 23-year old guard Bronson Koenig (193-82kg-94, college: Wisconsin) from Milwaukee Bucks.
Koenig has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from University of Wisconsin and it is his first season as a pro. Koenig played in the final of Big Ten Tournament.

Chicago Bulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwyane Wade
Justin Holiday
Jerian Grant
Jarell Eddie
David Nwaba
Denzel Valentine
Kris Dunn
Zach LaVine
Bronson Koenig
Cameron Payne

Forwards:
Quincy Pondexter
Nikola Mirotic
Lauri Markkanen
Bobby Portis
Jaylen Johnson
Paul Zipser

Centers:
Robin Lopez
Cristiano Felicio
Diamond Stone

Coach: Fred Hoiberg

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Jonathan Holmes is a newcomer at the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics strengthened their training camp roster with addition of 25-year old international forward Jonathan Holmes (204-108kg-92, college: Texas). He played most recently at Canton Charge. Holmes managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 32 NBA G League games he recorded 12.6ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa where in three games he averaged 7.7ppg and 3.7rpg. Holmes also played 7 games in Euroleague where he had 5.1ppg and 2.7rpg. He also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers that year.
Holmes has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals in 2012 and 2014. Holmes received also All-Big 12 Honorable Mention award in 2015 at his college time. Holmes was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously for LA Lakers.
Holmes attended University of Texas until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gordon Hayward
Kyrie Irving
Shane Larkin
Marcus Smart
Andrew White_III
Kadeem Allen
Daniel Dixon
Jabari Bird
Terry Rozier
L.J. Peak

Forwards:
Alfred Horford
Marcus Morris
Daniel Theis
Abdel Nader
Jonathan Holmes
Guerschon Yabusele
Jayson Tatum
Semi Ojeleye
Jaylen Brown

Center:
Aron Baynes

Coach: Brad Stevens

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Rockets let Long go - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) cut 24-year old former international forward Shawn Long (208-112kg-93, college: La-Lafayette).
Long ended the last season at the 76ers where in 17 NBA games he averaged 8.7ppg and 4.9rpg (#3 in the league). But the most of that year he spent at another team Delaware 87ers. In 39 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 11.2rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.3bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Long has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Sun Belt Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Long received also All-Sun Belt Player of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.
Long represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Bronze.
Long graduated from University Louisiana at Lafayette in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Brown
Chris Paul
Luc Mbah_a_Moute
James Harden
Eric Gordon
Deandre Liggins
Tim Quarterman
Demetrius Jackson
Isaiah Taylor

Forwards:
P.J. Tucker
Trevor Ariza
Ryan Anderson
Chris Johnson
Clint Capela
Tarik Black
Troy Williams
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou
Chinanu Onuaku

Coach: Mike D'Antoni

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Nuggets, Gary Harris Expected To Reach Agreement On Extension - by Eurobasket News

The Nuggets and Gary Harris are closing in on an extension, according to Matt Moore of CBS Sports. The deadline for the two sides to come to an agreement is October 16. Harris has one season remaining on his rookie deal and if the two sides do not reach an agreement by mid-October, he'll become one of the more coveted restricted free agents in the 2018 class. The Nuggets would have the ability to match any offer sheet the shooting guard signs and I'd speculate that the price tag on Harris will only go up if he has another year to showcase himself in Denver's high-scoring offense before putting pen to paper. Harris sported a career-high 16.5 player efficiency rating while knocking down 42.0% of his shots behind the arc in 2016/17. Various injuries prevented him from suiting up in 25 games last season, which is something that could hurt him in future negotiations. However, he's steadily improved since being drafted with the No. 19 overall pick in 2014 and the potential for more improvement is easy to see. GM Tim Connelly expressed his desire to keep Harris on the team when he addressed the media at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.'Gary's going to be here for a long, long time,' Connelly said. 'He's a guy that kind of embodies everything that we're trying to be, both as a player and as a person,' Denver is also working on an extension with Will Barton, though Barton's deadline for a deal isn't until next summer since he isn't on a rookie contract. Both Barton and Harris are expected to be major contributors for a team hoping to reach the postseason for the first time since the spring of 2013.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Dwyane Wade Agrees To One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) has agreed upon a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade also received interest from the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. Wade agreed upon a significant buyout with the Chicago Bulls.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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Windsor Express land Robert Nortmann - by Greg

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) tabbed naturalized Bahamian forward Robert Nortmann (205-104kg, college: Dalhousie) from Island Storm. But in 23 NBL Canada games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Nortmann also played that season for Francavilla Fontana (Serie C Silver) in Italy.
He graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Windsor Express roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Braylon Rayson
Johnny Griffin
Maurice Jones
Erik Durham

Forwards:
Devin White
Logan Stutz
Robert Nortmann
Ayob Ayob
Brian Bridgeforth

Center:
Taj Gray

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Arizona's Rawle Alkins has foot surgery for fracture, out 8 to 12 weeks - by Eurobasket News

Arizona Wildcats sophomore Rawle Alkins (6'6''-SG-97) will miss eight to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right foot, the school announced Wednesday. Alkins suffered the injury on Tuesday afternoon during voluntary activities with teammates. Alkins, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds last season. He tested the NBA draft waters after the season ended, but he decided in late May to withdraw his name and return to Tucson for his sophomore season. Alkins is projected as a second-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony. Freshman Brandon Randolph, an ESPN 100 recruit, should see an increase in minutes while Alkins is out. Arizona has a strong case to be considered the preseason No. 1 team in the country, as it returns Alkins, Allonzo Trier and Dusan Ristic. The Wildcats also have an elite recruiting class led by top-three prospect DeAndre Ayton. Arizona opens the season on Nov. 10 against Northern Arizona. It's unclear when Alkins will return. Pac-12 play begins on Dec. 30 against Arizona State. The news came a day after Arizona made national headlines over an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10 people, including Arizona assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson. According to FBI documents, Richardson allegedly accepted more than $20,000 from financial advisers in order to steer players toward them after college.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Canadian Recruit Brazdeikis Commits to Michigan - by Carl Berman

Ignas Brazdeikis (6'7''-F/G-99), a 6-8 forward from Canada, currently at Orangeville Prep (Ontario) has committed to Michigan. Brazdeikis, a Top-50 2018 recruit chose the Wolverines over UConn, Florida, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati and a host of other high majors. He was rated No. 4 of international recruits born in 1999 by NetScouts Basketball.

The Lithuanian-born Brazdeikis is a lefty and can put the ball in the hoop. At last year's National Prep School Invitational he poured in 27 points in each of Orangeville's two games and was named to the All-Tournament team. Orangeville will be back at the event in 2018 for another two games likely with Brazdeikis seeing action. In March he scored over 50 points twice in AAU contests. He figures to fit in as a '3' for Michigan but has the ability to play the 2 through the '4'.

He has the option of reclassifying into the 2017 class but will likely remain in the 2018 class. Brazdeikis joins in-state recruits 4* PG David DeJulius, 4* PF Brandon Johns and 3* PF Taylor Currie in Michigan's 2018 recruiting class.

This article was written by Carl Berman, Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball.



Former Oklahoma State Head Coach Sean Sutton Joins Texas Tech Staff - by Eurobasket News

Sean Sutton has joined the Texas Tech men's basketball staff as an Advisor to the Head Coach announced Wednesday by head coach Chris Beard . Sutton possesses 22 years of collegiate coaching experience and has either coached or played with 24 NBA players over his career. He has been a part of 13 NCAA Tournaments, seven NCAA Sweet 16s, five NITs, three NCAA Elite Eights and two NCAA Final Fours as a student-athlete and coach. 'It's an honor and a privilege to join Chris Beard 's staff at Texas Tech,' Sutton said. 'Chris has been a loyal friend and someone that I've had tremendous rezpect for through the years in the coaching profession. I have always admired his passion for basketball, his integrity, his relentless work ethic and his devotion to his players. Chris is a very gifted coach, an excellent recruiter and one of the most competitive people I've ever been around. I'm excited about the opportunity to work under his leadership, be a part of his outstanding coaching staff and rejoining the Big 12 conference which is the one of the premier leagues in the country. I appreciate the warm reception that I have received from everyone associated in the Texas Tech basketball family. I'm looking forward to starting practice next week. I'm motivated to contribute everything I can to insure a great season and a spot for this team in the NCAA Tournament. I'm anxious to get to know all the great Red Raider fans and seeing a packed United Supermarkets Arena this season.' Sutton has piled up 469 victories during his coaching career. He turned in a 39-29 mark as Oklahoma State's head coach during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons with both teams securing NIT bids. The Cowboys racked up 11 seasons of 20 or more wins during Sutton's 15-year tenure as an assistant coach, associate head coach and head coach. He was designated the national recruiter of the year by Rivals.com in 2005 and twice had the nation's No. 1 recruiting class. Oklahoma State reached the pinnacle of college basketball with trips to the 1995 and 2004 NCAA Final Four. The Cowboys amassed a program single-season tying 31 wins in 2003-04 and are the last program other than Kansas to win the Big 12 regular season. OSU also won consecutive Big 12 Tournament titles in 2004 and 2005 along with a Big 8 Tournament championship in 1995. Sutton spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles registered a pair of 20-win seasons and four postseason berths. ORU turned in a program-record 27 wins and won the Summit League regular season title in 2011-12 during Sutton's first season as an assistant coach. Sutton's playing career was highlighted by a 52-16 record, back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and a pair of All-Big 8 Honorable Mention selections in 1990-91 and 1991-92 at Oklahoma State. His 167 assists as a senior are ninth on OSU's single-season list and his 4.5 assists per game average sits in ninth place in program history. Sutton's 44.4 three-point percentage is a program record. He played his first two seasons at Kentucky where the Wildcats won the 1987-88 SEC regular season and tournament titles en route to a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. The Sutton family has combined for 1,171 victories between Hall of Fame father, Eddie, along with brother, Scott and Sean. The trio is the most successful father-son basketball combination in NCAA history. Sutton graduated from Oklahoma State in 1992 with a degree in social studies. He and his wife, the former Trena Winters, have three sons: Hunter, Spencer and Sean Parker.
Courtesy of: texastech.com



Anfernee Simons, Courtney Ramey De-commit from Louisville - by Eurobasket News

The past couple of days have been a cloudy tribulation for the NCAA and several universities within the landscape of college basketball. None in particular have suffered the likes of the Louisville Cardinals have with this. With Rick Pitino and other members of the athletic department already being fired and a plentiful amount of hardships likely coming down on the program soon enough, the dominos are beginning to fall for one of college basketball's storied programs. Another domino has officially fallen as 5-star recruit Anfernee Simons (6'3''-G), Louisville's best committed recruit of the 2018 high school recruiting class, has announced his de-commitment from the Cardinals and is reopening his recruitment.
Anfernee Simons is a top ten player in the class of 2018 and originally committed to the Cardinals back in November. At 6'4 and 175 lbs Simons is a Florida native playing at the prestigious IMG Academy. With a hometown advantage, the Florida Gators are expected to be one of the favorites in the running for Anfernee Simons' talents. Another program with as good a chance as anybody to lure Simons in is LSU. New Tigers head coach Will Wade has already gotten commitments from five-star recruits Naz Reid and Ja'Vonte Smart for the 2018 class as well as Tremont Waters in the 2017 class.
Along with Anfernee Simons, four star point guard Courtney Ramey (6'3''-G) has also de-committed from Louisville. Ramey committed to Louisville back in February over the likes of Florida, Creighton, Kansas State and others. This seems to be only the beginning of a solemn period of time for the Louisville basketball program. As more allegations roll in throughout the coming days, we are looking at a truly dirty and messy situation in the NCAA.
Courtesy of: defpen.com



Five-star 2018 prospect decommits from Auburn - by Eurobasket News

The fallout from the bombshell that the FBI dropped on college basketball is only just beginning. It will be significant, however. And on the recruiting front, it started on Wednesday. EJ Montgomery (6'10''-C/F-99), a five-star big man that was committed to Auburn in the Class of 2018, will be reopening his recruitment. 'We are going to open EJ's recruitment back up,' his father told Scout.com. 'He hasn't really gone through the process of being recruited and he wants to experience that.' Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person (agency: Interperformances ) was arrested on Monday night after he was accused of receiving bribes from a runner for an agent and a financial advisor to steer Auburn center Austin Wiley to them. He was also accused of funneling money from that agent to the player and his family.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Rick Pitino expected to be fired as Louisville head coach - by Eurobasket News

Rick Pitino is done. On Tuesday evening, roughly ten hours after his program was referenced in an FBI complaint that resulted in the arrest of four assistant coaches, two Adidas executives, an employee for an agent, an AAU coach and a financial advisor, Pitino released a statement saying that 'these allegations came as a complete shock to me' and 'I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.' Those may be the last words that he would utter as an employed basketball coach. Pitino was expected to be fired on Wednesday morning, according to sources that confirmed reports from ESPN and Yahoo, the fallout from a pair of scandals too much for one of the most powerful men in the sport to endure. His boss, athletic director Tom Jurich, was fired as well, according to multiple reports. A press conference with interim Louisville President Greg Postel will be held at 1 p.m. Pitino and Jurich will not be there. An official announcement is expected at that time. A Hall of Famer that has been in charge of the Louisville program for 16 seasons, Pitino's demise came as a direct result of a bombshell investigation report released by the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Four assistant coaches and six influencers in the college basketball world were arrested, and while none of them were members of the Louisville staff, the program still managed to find a way into the mess. Jim Gatto, a powerful Adidas executive, was one of the men that was arrested, in part because of a scheme that was devised to funnel $100,000 from Adidas to the family of a player that can easily be identified as Brian Bowen. That payment was made 'at the request of at least one coach from [Louisville],' and another Louisville assistant was recorded as part of a conversation in which a Class of 2019 prospect was paid to commit to the Cardinals. During that conversation, per the release from the FBI, it was made clear: Louisville 'was already on probation with the NCAA' and that 'they would have to be particularly careful with how they passed money' to the player. Why was Louisville on probation with the NCAA? Because from 2010-14, a member of Pitino's coaching staff, Andre McGee, was caught paying for strippers and sex workers for underage recruits and members of the Louisville team. The NCAA investigation into those allegations resulted in not only probation for the Louisville program, but, pending appeal, the vacation of Louisville's 2012 trip to the Final Four and their 2013 National Title. That came on the heels of an incident in 2010 where Karen Sypher, a woman who received a seven-year prison sentence for trying to extort Pitino over an affair the two had. But this scandal is different. With Sypher, Pitino strayed outside of his marriage. I'm not condoning that, but his personal life is his personal life, and in the end he was the victim of an extortion scheme, even if, as the 'victim', he was thoroughly humiliated in the eye of the public. Pitino has told anyone and everyone that he was completely in the dark regarding sex-for-pay scandal that the NCAA ruled on earlier this year. I believe him. Even after the results of the FBI's investigation were made public, I believe him. His deniability in that case is entirely plausible, and while it shouldn't shield him from NCAA punishment - the rules are the rules - in my mind, he got a pass for that. He's too smart to do what McGee did, and if he did decide it was a good idea to buy sex workers for underage recruits, he certainly would not have gone about it the way McGee went about it. When it comes to prostitutes, you pay up for discretion. The girls McGee brought around he knew from hanging around the barbershop. That's not excusing Pitino. But the salacious details of his personal life and the outright, blatant, institutional level of cheating that came to the forefront on Tuesday are two different things. Here's the truth: The reason that the NCAA changed their policy on head coach plausible deniability is precisely because of what Louisville did in that Las Vegas hotel room. Members of Pitino's coaching staff facilitated a six-figure payment to at least one recruit through a shoe company. Pitino was not attached to it; the boss doesn't get involved with the street-level dealings. No head coaches do, even if they implicitly or tacitly endorse it. This is the dirty part of college basketball the NCAA has been trying to rid the game of. Louisville is guilty. Pitino's staff is guilty. That means Pitino is guilty. It's that simple. He had to go. And that's sad to me. Here's why:
Pitino is one of the best to ever do it in the college basketball ranks. Hell, he may be the best coach of this generation. I don't think that's overstating it. He's won two national titles, one with Kentucky and one with Louisville. He's won 770 games. He's been to seven Final Fours. He may be the most important and divisive figure in the state that loves college basketball more than any other. He made Kentucky great again after a scandal in the late-80s involving then-Kentucky coach Eddie Sutton that left the program with two years worth of postseason bans. He made Louisville great again after the forgettable end of Denny Crum's tenure, a four-year stretch where the Cardinals failed to win 20 games in a season. And his career will be remembered as nothing more than an incident on a restaurant table, hookers in a dorm and the money paid to a player in a Vegas hotel room. He's not retiring. He's being to be forced out of the game that he meant so much to, a pariah at both of the programs that he made relevant, that he took from the doldrums and led to a national title. And that's a shame.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



FBI arrests NCAA basketball coaches and Adidas rep in bribery probe involving recruitment - by Eurobasket News

The FBI has arrested 10 people, including four NCAA basketball coaches and an Adidas manager, in a bribery investigation involving recruitment efforts. The probe has revealed numerous instances of bribes paid to assistant and associate basketball coaches to exert influence over student athletes, according to documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. The papers were unsealed on Tuesday. Among those arrested were Lamont Evans , an associate coach of Oklahoma State University, Chuck Person (agency: Interperformances ), an associate coach of Auburn University, Emanuel Richardson , an assistant coach of the University of Arizona, and Tony Bland , an associate coach of the University of Southern California. NCAA President Mark Emmert called the nature of the charges "deeply disturbing" in a statement released later Tuesday. "We have no tolerance whatsoever for this alleged behavior," Emmert said. "Coaches hold a unique position of trust with student-athletes and their families and these bribery allegations, if true, suggest an extraordinary and despicable breach of that trust. We learned of these charges this morning and of course will support the ongoing criminal federal investigation." Investigators said Oklahoma State's Evans bragged about his ability to steer athletes toward prospective agents and advisors, promising "every guy I recruit and get is my personal kid." According to court papers, Evans expected $2,000 per month for his services, but he could ask for an extra $5,000 to $7,000, "at the end of the day for delivering." Evans had said his influence was necessary, so that incoming basketball players wouldn't be "one and done" - playing at the collegiate level for a year before moving on to the NBA. A representative from Oklahoma State University told CNBC, "Based on the serious and troubling allegations in the complaint, Oklahoma State University has suspended assistant coach Lamont Evans ." "We are cooperating fully with officials," the Oklahoma State representative added. "We have been in contact with the NCAA and will provide additional information as it becomes available. OSU takes seriously the high standards of conduct expected in our athletic department and does not tolerate any deviation from those standards." The other schools allegedly involved in the probe didn't immediately respond to CNBC's requests for comment. Other individuals arrested include managers, financial advisors and an executive of German footwear maker Adidas, on charges of paying bribes. The charges include allegations that some high-school athletes were paid to attend certain universities. According to court documents, the sports apparel executive listed is James "Jim" Gatto, whose LinkedIn profile identifies him as Adidas' director of global sports marketing for basketball. Gatto has been accused of getting $100,000 to an "All-American high school basketball player" - so the player would attend a school with an apparel contract with Adidas. No students in the probe have been identified by name. A description of the university with ties to Gatto - a public institution in Kentucky with 22,640 students - would match the University of Louisville. A representative from the school didn't immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. A private school in Florida was also mentioned in the court papers, unidentified by name. It is believed to be the University of Miami, with roughly 16,000 students. The University of Miami's director of athletics said in a statement to CNBC: "The University of Miami is aware of the indictments handed down today. ... As we are just learning the details, we cannot comment on the actions taken today by federal authorities. However, if requested, we will cooperate in any legal or NCAA review of the matter." Shares of Adidas fell more than 2 percent in Germany and the U.S. after the report. "Today, we became aware that federal investigators arrested an adidas employee," a spokeswoman from the international sports retailer said in a statement. "We are learning more about the situation," she wrote. "We're unaware of any misconduct and will fully cooperate with authorities to understand more." Court papers show the FBI has been conducting a bribery investigating involving athletic recruiting at NCAA-backed schools since 2015. Investigators said basketball coaches have the ability to provide student athletes access to sports agents and other important figures. "Moreover, many such coaches have enormous influence over the student-athletes who play for them, in particular with respect to guiding those student-athletes through the process of selecting agents and other advisers when they prepare to leave college and enter the NBA," the complaints said. "The investigation has revealed several instances in which coaches have exercised that influence by steering players and their families to retain particular advisers, not because of the merits of those advisers, but because the coaches were being bribed by the advisers to do so," the court papers added. The FBI made its 10 arrests Monday evening, a senior law enforcement official told NBC News. Person was arrested in Alabama; Bland in Tampa, Florida; Evans in Oklahoma; and Emanuel Richardson in Arizona. The U.S. attorney for New York held a press conference Tuesday afternoon, offering more details about the arrests. Joon H. Kim, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the probe had been "covert," and the NCAA wasn't made aware of the investigation until Tuesday. The full investigation is said to unveil "the dark belly of college basketball." Kim described what him and his team have uncovered as, "coaches at some of the nation's top programs taking cash bribes, managers and advisers circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes, and employees of a global sportswear company funneling cash to families of high school recruits." "For the 10 charged men, the madness of college basketball went well beyond the Big Dance in March," he added.
Courtesy of: cbbc.com



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Nigeria win bid to host 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship Zonal Elimination Finals - by Eurobasket News

Nigeria will for the first time in 10 years host an international basketball competition after winning the hosting bid for the 2017 FIBA Africa Club championship zonal elimination finals. The hosting right of the event which was held in Togo in 2016 was awarded to the Nigeria Basketball Federation by FIBA Africa Zone 3 after it met all the criteria for a prospective host. The President of the NBBF Engineer Musa Ah Kida said having been out of international circulation for the past one decade, it was high time Nigeria claimed her place in Africa as the true giant that she truly is. Arising from its board meeting which was held in Lagos on Monday, the board unanimously agreed that the absence of any meaningful international competition in Nigeria has adversely affected the clubs. 'The cost of prosecuting these international competitions by these clubs when they travel out will be at least reduced by 50%. Now, clubs participating in the elimination series will only be worried about internal transportation, accommodations and payment of allowances for their players.' Kida said the move to host the event slated for October 19th to 29th is part of plans to rewrite the story of Nigerian basketball as a force to reckon with in Africa. Meanwhile, the federation is considering biding for the 2017 FIBA Africa Women's club championship slated to hold in November.
Courtesy of: 9jahoops.com



Anzio signs Obinna Rafael Nwokoye - by Eurobasket News

Anzio Basket Club (Serie C Gold) signed 22-year old Nigerian power forward Obinna Rafael Nwokoye (198-95, agency: Players Group) from Valle d'Itria Martina Franca.
The previous (15-16) season Nwokoye played at Ambalt Recanati (Serie A2). But in four games he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
He has played previously for another Italian team Montecatiniterme.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tony Bishop will play with Bakken - by Robert OConnell

Panamanian forward Tony Bishop (201-F-89, college: Texas St.) will play in Europe with Bakken Bears in the Denamark league, he just played the Americup with the Senior Panama team
and lead the team with 16.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg, shooting 51.4% from the field.

He played last season with Kanazawa Samuraiz in Japan and was in the starting lineup gathering good numbers 11.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.3apg and shooting
51.0% from the field.

He is a great defender, can block any shot close to the rim, can play the small forward and power forward position. His strong game comes with his energy
and desire to win, good off the dribble and a good finisher around the rim. Can shoot the 3 point also.

This will be his second time playing in Europe, last time he played with BSG Bremerhaven in Germany BBL league..



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Metropolitan League Round 1 of Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Libertad - Sol de America 94-101

Sol de America victoriously opened Final Four campaign. They upset Libertad on the road in the opener. Libertad led by a single point at halftime 50:49. But Sol de America stepped on the gas in the second half and raced to a hard-fought victory. David Leroy posted 29 points to pace the winners. Jose Zamora provided 25 points.
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San Jose - Olimpia 132-134

Olimpia prevailed against San Jose in a high-flying Final Four opener. The regulation ended with the teams tied at 95. Two overtimes did not decide on the winner. However Olimpia finally pulled ahead and snatched a tough victory at the end.




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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 34.8
 1. Brown, Phoenix34.8 
 2. Rice-Jr, TNT K.31.3 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces28.1 
 4. Walker, Blackwater27.8 
 5. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 6. Durham, Meralco .27.0 
 7. Holloway, Globalport27.0 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots26.0 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.23.8 
 10. Bullock, Rain o.22.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Durham, Meralco .19.5 
 2. Holloway, Globalport17.8 
 3. Fuller, NLEX R.17.7 
 4. Brown, Phoenix17.7 
 5. Walker, Blackwater16.9 
 6. Hill, Star Hotshots11.7 
 7. Henton, Alaska Aces11.7 
 8. Fajardo, SM Be.11.6 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.6 
 10. Rice-Jr, TNT K.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Durham, Meralco .7.1 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen6.5 
 3. Thompson, B.Gin.6.1 
 4. Newsome, Meralco .5.4 
 5. Walker, Blackwater5.1 
 6. Revilla, KIA P.5.1 
 7. Romeo, Globalport5.1 
 8. Rice-Jr, TNT K.5.0 
 9. Castro-W., TNT K.4.9 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Murphy HOLLOWAY
  Globalport
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Holloway, Globalport2.9 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.8 
 3. Rice-Jr, TNT K.2.8 
 4. Brown, Phoenix2.8 
 5. Hill, Star Hotshots2.0 
 6. Walker, Blackwater2.0 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.9 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra1.7 
 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. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.3 
 4. Fajardo, SM Be.2.3 
 5. Erram, Blackwater2.2 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces2.1 
 7. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.9 
 8. Santos, SM Beermen1.8 
 9. Rice-Jr, TNT K.1.7 
 10. Slaughter, B.Gin.1.6 


Fired-up Kings crush Beermen's grand slam hopes - by Eurobasket News

Barangay Ginebra dashed San Miguel Beer's grand slam hopes and nurtured its own dream - back-to-back PBA Governors Cup championships - as the Kings crushed the Beermen, 104-84, in their quarterfinals faceoff in the PBA season-ending tourney at the MOA Arena in Pasay City Wednesday. The Kings came out strong and outfought a stunned San Miguel side almost throughout in a surprise rout that sent the reigning champs to the best-of-five semifinals against the winner of the Rain or Shine-TNT KaTropa quarters matchup. Justin Brownlee (197-F-88, college: St.John's) and his teammates dealt the Beermen a decisive beating, handing coach Leo Austria and his troops their worst loss in the season. "Nobody saw that coming," said Ginebra coach Tim Cone , himself surprised on the manner they won the ball game. "We're in the right place at the right time. We caught them on our good night and them at their bad night," said Cone. "I feel bad for San Miguel they missed the grand slam. It's always a special feeling to chase a grand slam. It's not easy that's why it doesn't happen very often," Cone also said. The Kings were determined to pursue their own aspiration, showing great resolve in delivering the killer blow in the Beermen. Brownlee erupted for 37 points, Joe Devance (201-C-82, college: UTEP) collected 17 markers, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar (206-C-85, college: W.Kentucky) contributed 13 each while LA Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84), Sol Mercado and Scottie Thompson played stellar roles at the backcourt. "We played great from start to finish, getting a couple of massive games from Joe and Justin that kind of propelled us. Sol came off the bench and hit crucial three-point shots. He struggled in our last couples of games and it's great to see him step up," said Cone, also lauding Slaughter, Aguilar, Lewis Tenorio and Tompson for their efforts. "We know they're gonna go on a short rotation, playing six to seven players. And we talked about also sticking with our own six to seven players," Cone pointed out. Seemingly always a step ahead of the Beermen, the Kings established control in the second quarter and kept the pace through the secold half. The Beermen went down and blew their grand slam hopes as they failed to keep up with the Kings' super-charged game.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



Maccabi Rishon signs Murphy Holloway, ex Globalport - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) signed 27-year old American forward Murphy Holloway (201-109kg-90, college: Mississippi). He played last summer at Globalport in Filipino PBA league. In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 27.0ppg, 17.8rpg, 3.6apg, 2.9spg and 2.8bpg. The last season Holloway played at Galil Gilboa where in 24 Winner League games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 10.0rpg (#2 in the league), 2.1apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2013.
Holloway is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Cholet Basket), Italy (Alma Trieste), Turkey (Demir IBB) and Israel (Hapoel Kfar Saba and Ironi Kiryat Ata).
Holloway attended University of Mississippi until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Avi Ben-Chimol
Nitzan Hanochi
Oded Brandwein
Drew Crawford
Rom Cornelius
Tyler Dawson
Yair Bauman

Forwards:
Jason Siggers
Murphy Holloway
Yaniv Solomon
Mark Tollefsen
Gerald Beverly
Niv Baloul
Yuval Weiman

Center:
Idan Zalmanson

Coach: Shmuel Brenner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gaziantep adds Williams to their roster, ex Globalport - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster 31-year old American center Sean Williams (208-107kg-86, college: Boston). He played last season at Globalport in Filipino PBA league. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3bpg. Williams also played that season for Shahrdary Tabriz (Superleague) in Iran where in 14 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 9.1rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg, 1.3spg and 4.1bpg. He also spent pre-season at Usak Sportlif that year. Williams was also tried-out by Sagesse (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league.
In 2007 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (17th overall). Williams attended Boston and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2012. Williams was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Guangzhou Liu Sui), Israel, Puerto Rico, NBA (Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets), Iran (Petrochimi), Turkey (Konyaspor), Lithuania (Aukstaitija) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Delaware 87ers).
On Williams: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Athletically Williams has few peers with his leaping ability and quickness. Extremely mobile player who runs the court with ease and has no problems getting out on the break. One of the best shot blockers in college where he has great natural instincts. Possesses all the physical tools to excel, long wingspan, quick hands, timing and the ability to produce multiple jumps in succession. Offensively Williams has improved greatly adding a solid jump hook and decent turnaround with his back to the basket.
His work ethic and commitment to basketball are very much in question, and his dismissal surely cost his draft stock consideerably ... Doesnt always play the game with intensity often its not uncommon for him to get out worked by players with lesser talent
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Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erden Eryuz
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Mark Lyons
Sean Armand

Forwards:
Jure Balazic
Orhan Haciyeva
Victor Rudd
Cameron Clark

Center:
D.J. White
Sean Williams

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anwil Wloclawek celebrate SuperCup title - by Eurobasket News

Anwil - Stelmet ZG 92:89 (OT)

Anwil Wloclawek clinched the first trophy of the new season. They edged Stelmet Zielona Gora for the SuperCup title. Ivan Almeida (198-SF-89, college: Stonehill) scored 23 points to lead the winners.
Anwil set the tone early in the game. The Wloclawek team grabbed a 26:17 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin to double digits early in the second period. But Stelmet struck right back with a 22:5 run to ensure a 46:44 lead. They maintained it throughout the third quarter. Stelmet entered the fourth frame up by one point 64:63. Anwil however managed to level things up at 79 after 40 minutes of action. The teams went into overtime where Anwil dominated and raced to the victory. Ante Delas (200-G-88) and Jaroslaw Zyskowski (203-SF-92) chipped in 15 points each for the winners. Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) answered with 22 points for Stelmet ZG. Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) had 18 points in the losing case.



Brandon Watkins joins Enosis - by Eurobasket News

Enosis Neon Paralimni (Division A) agreed terms with 22-year old American forward Brandon Watkins (206-104kg-95, college: W.Virginia). He was about to sign at AZS Koszalin in Polish PLK league.
Watkins just graduated from West Virginia University and it is his first season as a pro. He played in the final of Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

Enosis Neon Paralimni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Iezekel Papadopoulos
Zantis Panagiotis

Forwards:
Michale Kyser
Brandon Watkins
Willie Atwood

Coach: Nikolas Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Artjoms BUTJANKOVS
  Spartak-.
  (205-F/C-91)
  Avg: 29
 1. Butjankovs, Spartak-.29.0 
 2. Alekseev, Ural E.23.0 
 3. Fidiy, Sa.19.0 
 4. Pavlenko, MBA M.17.0 
 5. Karpeko, Kupol-Ro.16.0 
 6. Krivosheev, Spartak-.16.0 
 7. Zakharov, Kupol-Ro.16.0 
 8. Kraynov, MBA M.15.0 
 9. Bugaenko, Ryazan15.0 
 10. Tumanov, Zenit.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruslan ABDULBASIROV
  Kupol-Ro.
  (211-C-93)
  Avg: 11
 1. Abdulbasirov, Kupol-Ro.11.0 
 2. Butjankovs, Spartak-.10.0 
 3. Komissarov, Ural E.9.0 
 4. Bolotskikh, Ryazan9.0 
 5. Kuznetsov, MBA M.8.0 
 6. Minchenko, Samara-.8.0 
 7. Lavnikov, TE.7.0 
 8. Karpeko, Kupol-Ro.6.0 
 9. Razumov, Spartak-.6.0 
 10. Korshakov, MBA M.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrey SOPIN
  MBA Moscow
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 8
 1. Sopin, MBA Moscow8.0 
 2. Tkachenko, Ural E.8.0 
 3. Mateyunas, Spartak-.7.0 
 4. Podobedov, Kupol-Ro.5.0 
 5. Ivanov, TE.5.0 
 6. Varnakov, TE.5.0 
 7. Lavnikov, TE.4.0 
 8. Lekavicius, Samara-.4.0 
 9. Savelyev, Spartak-.4.0 
 10. Karpeko, Kupol-Ro.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andrei IVANOV
  TE.
  (197-G/F-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ivanov, TE.5.0 
 2. Komissarov, Ural E.4.0 
 3. Lavnikov, TE.3.0 
 4. Podobedov, Kupol-Ro.3.0 
 5. Kiryanov, Kupol-Ro.3.0 
 6. Tkachenko, Ural E.3.0 
 7. Brevnov, TE.3.0 
 8. Kuznetsov, MBA M.3.0 
 9. Ostrovskiy, Ural E.3.0 
 10. Butjankovs, Spartak-.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexei KUZNETSOV
  MBA M.
  (205-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kuznetsov, MBA M.3.0 
 2. Polyakov, TE.2.0 
 3. Kniazev, Ryazan2.0 
 4. Minchenko, Samara-.1.0 
 5. Savenkov, Sa.1.0 
 6. Sinegubov, Samara-.1.0 
 7. Fidiy, Sa.1.0 
 8. Volkov, Ryazan1.0 
 9. Loginov, MBA M.1.0 
 10. Zakharov, Kupol-Ro.1.0 


CSKA Moscow beat Darussafaka in Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow - Darussafaka 81-75

CSKA Moscow beat Darussafaka in Moscow at the Gomelskiy Cup. The Russian powerhouse posted an 81-75 win and will face Khimki in the Final game.
Bothe teams nailed 21 points each in the first period, while the hosts grabbed a 4-point advantage at the halftime producing a 25-21 run in the second frame. Moreover the hosts added an 18-14 rally in the third period and did not mind 17-19 loss at the end of the game. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) stepped up with 19 points to pace all the winners. James Bell (197-SF-92, college: Villanova) and JaJuan Johnson (208-F/C-89, college: Purdue) responded with 16 points each in the losing effort.



Khimki edge Panathinaikos in Gomelsky Cup opener - by Eurobasket News

Khimki - Panathinaikos 73-70

Khimki edged Panathinaikos in the opener of the Gomelskiy Cup. The Russian team posted a 73-70 victory after a strong second half. Panathinaikos grabbed a 19-16 lead at the start of the game and allowed the opponents to score another 16 points in the second frame for a 4-point halftime advantage. Khimki however dominated the third quarter and came up with a 21-16 run. Moreover they closed the game with a 20-18 rally to seal the victory.
Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Stefan Markovic (196-G-88) as well as Charles Jenkins (191-SG-89, college: Hofstra) poured in 12 each. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) followed them wth 10 points and 7 rebounds. Marcus Denmon (191-G-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 22 points in the losing effort.



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Asenso Ampim (ex Rennes) joins Al Fateh - by Eurobasket News

Al Fateh Al Hasa (SBL) added to their roster 29-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) small forward Asenso Ampim (203-105kg-88, college: Columbia, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Union Rennes Basket 35 in French ProA U21. Ampim managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In four NM1 games he had 13.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL where in 13 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Ampim also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.7spg. His team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ampim was voted Eurobasket.com Estonian League All-Imports Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Ampim's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Ampim tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto), Lebanon (Beirut), South Korea (Samsung Thunders) and Estonia (TLU/Kalev).
Ampim attended Columbia University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ABA Liga 2: Vrsac outlast Primorska in triple-overtime thriller - by Eurobasket News

Vrsac - Primorska 109:106 (3OT)

Vrsac opened the ABA Liga 2 Qualifying Round with thrilling victory. They outlasted Primorska in three overtimes. Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) nailed 26 points to pace the winners.
Vrsac opened a 22:19 lead at the first break. Primorska erased the deficit to level things up at 41 at the interval. The Slovenian team snatched a one-point lead at the third break. Vrsac spurred ahead in the fourth term to but Vujasinovic forced overtime with two late free throws. The hosts had to rescue the game in the first overtime as Stefan Mitrovic (194-F/G-94) drained a late three-pointer to force the second overtime. Vrsac led throughout the second extra period but Joksimovic denied the lead and sent the game into the third overtime. Vrsac finally dropped 11 points in the third extra frame and snatched the win. Dusan Kutlesic (199-SG-94) delivered 25 points, while Mirko Djeric (191-G-95) added 16 points for the hosts. Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91, agency: PEPI SPORT) tossed in 26 points for Primorska. Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) had 21 points in the loss.



Doxa Lefkadas sign Milan Markovic - by Chris Mammides

AE Doxa Lefkadas (A2) signed 27-year old Serbian center Milan Markovic (208-90). He was about to sign at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. The last season Markovic played at KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac in Serbian KLS where in 26 games he had 11.7ppg and 5.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Markovic has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Beroe), Serbia (Spartak and Proleter Naftagas) and FYR Macedonia (Best Gevgelija).

AE Doxa Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Nikos Liakopoulos
Georgios Stamatelos
Michalis Pelekanos
Dimitrios Tsaldaris
Nikos Angelopoulos
Alexandros Raptis
Dimitris Kalampakas
Vaggelis Tzolos
Evangelos Bebis
Milan Markovic
Christoforos Kelesidis
Andreas Petropoulos
Konstantinos Kampouridis
Dimitris Geromichalos
Thodoros Ioakimidis
Theofilos Rondogiannis

Coach: Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serbian Junior League - Qualification Round 1 (Sept. 21-25th) - by Nenad Ilijev

Group 1

Vizura - Sava 80-58
Slodes - Vizura 81-79
Sava - Slodes 71-81

Standings: Slodes 2-0, Vizura 1-1, Sava 0-2.

Group 2

BKK Radnicki - Bask 83-67
Zemun Fitofarmacija - BKK Radnicki 115-72
Bask - Zemun Fitofarmacija 73-96

Standings: Zemun Fitofarmacija 2-0, BKK Radnicki 1-1, Bask 0-2.


Group 3


Eko Sport - Cerak 50-74
Mladost - Eko Sport 82-33
Cerak - Mladost 40-73

Standings: Mladost 2-0, Cerak 1-1, Eko Sport 0-2.

**Teams marked in bold are joining Crvena Zvezda mts, Partizan NIS, Dynamic BG, Zarkovo and Beko in Qualification Round 2.



Fenerbahce outgun Partizan in test game - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Fenerbahce 68:82

Fenerbahce continued their preparations for the upcoming season. They outgunned Partizan in the latest preseason game. James Nunnally (201-F/G-90, college: UCSB) posted 18 points to lead the Turkish side.
Fenerbahce sank 27 points in the first period to take an 11-point lead. Partizan narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the interval 32:37. Fenerbahce stayed in charge throughout the third term. They entered the fourth period up by six point. Fenerbahce limited Partizan to just 15 points in the fourth stanza and raced to the victory. Jason Thompson (211-F/C-86, college: Rider) had 12 points, while Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 10 points for the winners. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points for Partizan. Nigel Williams-Goss (191-G-94, college: Gonzaga) delivered 12 points in the loss.



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ABA Liga 2: Vrsac outlast Primorska in triple-overtime thriller - by Eurobasket News

Vrsac - Primorska 109:106 (3OT)

Vrsac opened the ABA Liga 2 Qualifying Round with thrilling victory. They outlasted Primorska in three overtimes. Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) nailed 26 points to pace the winners.
Vrsac opened a 22:19 lead at the first break. Primorska erased the deficit to level things up at 41 at the interval. The Slovenian team snatched a one-point lead at the third break. Vrsac spurred ahead in the fourth term to but Vujasinovic forced overtime with two late free throws. The hosts had to rescue the game in the first overtime as Stefan Mitrovic (194-F/G-94) drained a late three-pointer to force the second overtime. Vrsac led throughout the second extra period but Joksimovic denied the lead and sent the game into the third overtime. Vrsac finally dropped 11 points in the third extra frame and snatched the win. Dusan Kutlesic (199-SG-94) delivered 25 points, while Mirko Djeric (191-G-95) added 16 points for the hosts. Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91, agency: PEPI SPORT) tossed in 26 points for Primorska. Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) had 21 points in the loss.



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  SPAIN  


Juan Triguero joins Zaragoza - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old center Juan Triguero (208-113kg-83) from Real Betis. In 25 Liga Endesa games he had 3.2ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Triguero played at Blusens Monbus where in 30 Liga Endesa games he recorded 4.7ppg and 5.0rpg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Spanish Liga Endesa in 2014.
Triguero has spent his entire career in Spain playing for five other teams: Valencia Basket, UCAM Murcia, Gandia, La Palma and Plasencia.
On Triguero: A solid inside player who who is finally reaching the performing level he was expected to, considering his physical and athletic skills. A late bloomer who can surprise again.

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:
Juan Triguero
Jarvis Varnado
Nicolas de_Jong
Alejandro Suarez

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Carlos Delfino (ex Boca Jrs) signs at Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) landed experienced 35-year old Argentinian international small forward Carlos Delfino (198-104kg-82). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Delfino played most recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA. In 10 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
In 2003 Delfino was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (25th overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Russian A Superleague in 2009. Delfino received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Delfino has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2003 and previously for U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg.
Delfino is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Delfino has played previously professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors), Italy (Reggio C. Vis and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Argentina (Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe and La Union) and Russia (Khimki).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Baskonia.
Let's have closer look into Delfino's outlook: Has shooting range of more than 8 metres, some which could allow him to play even the 2 position in future, but now he plays forward 3 or 4, because is yet enough strong to battle under tthe boards, but above all he has the typical mental skills of S.American players, never surrenders. Mostly a scorer and able to play both wing spots, but not a great shooter with range, yet. He is still very young and has a big upside.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Jayson Granger
Rodrigue Beaubois
Matt Janning
Luca Vildoza
Lucas Zibecchi

Forwards:
Carlos Delfino
Tornike Shengelia
Ivan Martinez
Janis Timma
Vincent Poirier
Patricio Garino
Jordan McRae

Centers:
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop
Daniel Bordignon

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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George Valentine (ex Umea) is a newcomer at Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo - by Eurobasket News

TNA newcomer Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward George Valentine (203-101kg-88, college: Winthrop). He played last season at Umea BSKT in Swedish Basketligan. In 24 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 8.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.7apg, 2.0spg (leader !!!) and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Valentine played at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL where in 34 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Valentine also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he had 7.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg.
Valentine's team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Iceland (Tindastoll) and Austria (Gmunden Swans).
Valentine attended Winthrop University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Garcia
Martin Gomez
Gonzalo Rodriguez
Joaquin Noblega

Forwards:
George Valentine
Ivan Julian
Cristian Soria
Jeronimo Solorzano
Pablo Walter

Coach: Mario Vildoza

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Uppsala adds Singleton to their roster, ex Paskolas - by Eurobasket News

Uppsala Basket (Basketligan) added to their roster American forward Temjae Singleton (201-93kg, college: Cumberlands). He played last summer at Paskolas in Mexican CIBACOPA. Singleton played in the final of MSC Tournament.
He graduated from University of the Cumberlands in 2016. It will be his second season as a professional player.

Uppsala Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rhys Carter
Rickard Eriksson
Mannos Nakos
Philip Ejenstam
Anes Zekovic
Lukas Friberg
Linus Brandin

Forwards:
Axel Nordstrom
Stanford Brown
Temjae Singleton
Tobias Skyttevall
Alan Zekovic

Coach: Kevin Gaines

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Preseason wins for Norrkoping and Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping beat Nassjo 86:61 in the latest preseason action. Gerry Blakes (193-G-93, college: Arizona St.) nailed 18 points to lead the Dolphins. Norrkoping posted a 36:30 halftime lead. They dropped 50 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Abdou Medjedoub (198-F-93) netted 17 points for the winners. Isaiah Johnson (208-C-94, college: Akron) responded with 17 points for Nassjo.
Sodertalje held off Upssala 87:80. Tobias Borg (184-PG-93) came up with 27 points to lead the effort. Adam Ramstedt (208-SF-95) tossed in 15 points in the victory. Axel Nordstrom (193-F/G-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management) answered with 22 points for Uppsala.



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Al-Tadamoun adds Mitchell to their roster, ex DSG - by Ahmad Madwar

Al-Tadamoun (Superleague) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Aaron Mitchell (188-86kg-89, college: Longwood). He played last season at Dalia Sport Grombalia in Tunisian Division I.
The previous (15-16) season Mitchell played at Teodo Tivat in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 19 games he had 7.5ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Defensive Team. Mitchell also played 14 games in Balkan League where he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mitchell was voted Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Imports Team in 2013 and 2015.
He has played also professionally in Kosovo (Bashkimi), Montenegro (KK Centar Bijelo Polje) and ABA (Richmond Elite).
Mitchell attended Longwood College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Mitchell: Aaron Mitchell is known as a player that works hard on the court and off the court.
Big and strong performer, known for his scoring ability and a tremendous drive to the basket.
He posseses excellent athletic ability. As a left handed player, it is very difficult to guard him. He makes other players better with his excellent ability to assist
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Mandell Thomas agreed terms with KTP Basket - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Mandell Thomas (188-84kg-93, college: Fordham). The last season Thomas played at Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 Alexela KML games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. Thomas helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Estonian All-Star Game. Thomas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he had 12.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.6spg. And finally Thomas played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.3apg.
Thomas has played also professionally in .
He attended Fordham University until 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

KTP Basket Kotka roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jahsha Bluntt
Michael Pounds
Deremy Geiger
Ilmari Kallio
Joni Herrala
Mandell Thomas
Deon Edwin
Mathias Rosqvist
Janne-Petteri Lehtoranta

Forwards:
Cedric Latimer
Jermont Horton
Manuel Barnes
Tuomas Heikkila
Mikael Aalto
Eero Hannikainen

Center:
Kenneth Simms

Coach: Ray Ailus

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA Moscow beat Darussafaka in Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow - Darussafaka 81-75

CSKA Moscow beat Darussafaka in Moscow at the Gomelskiy Cup. The Russian powerhouse posted an 81-75 win and will face Khimki in the Final game.
Bothe teams nailed 21 points each in the first period, while the hosts grabbed a 4-point advantage at the halftime producing a 25-21 run in the second frame. Moreover the hosts added an 18-14 rally in the third period and did not mind 17-19 loss at the end of the game. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) stepped up with 19 points to pace all the winners. James Bell (197-SF-92, college: Villanova) and JaJuan Johnson (208-F/C-89, college: Purdue) responded with 16 points each in the losing effort.



Fenerbahce outgun Partizan in test game - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Fenerbahce 68:82

Fenerbahce continued their preparations for the upcoming season. They outgunned Partizan in the latest preseason game. James Nunnally (201-F/G-90, college: UCSB) posted 18 points to lead the Turkish side.
Fenerbahce sank 27 points in the first period to take an 11-point lead. Partizan narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the interval 32:37. Fenerbahce stayed in charge throughout the third term. They entered the fourth period up by six point. Fenerbahce limited Partizan to just 15 points in the fourth stanza and raced to the victory. Jason Thompson (211-F/C-86, college: Rider) had 12 points, while Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 10 points for the winners. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 13 points for Partizan. Nigel Williams-Goss (191-G-94, college: Gonzaga) delivered 12 points in the loss.



Gaziantep adds Williams to their roster, ex Globalport - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster 31-year old American forward Sean Williams (208-107kg-86, college: Boston). He played last season at Globalport in Filipino PBA league. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3bpg. Williams also played that season for Shahrdary Tabriz (Superleague) in Iran where in 14 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 9.1rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg, 1.3spg and 4.1bpg. He also spent pre-season at Usak Sportlif that year. Williams was also tried-out by Sagesse (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league.
In 2007 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (17th overall). Williams attended Boston and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2012. Williams was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Guangzhou Liu Sui), Israel, Puerto Rico, NBA (Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets), Iran (Petrochimi), Turkey (Konyaspor), Lithuania (Aukstaitija) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Delaware 87ers).
On Williams: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Athletically Williams has few peers with his leaping ability and quickness. Extremely mobile player who runs the court with ease and has no problems getting out on the break. One of the best shot blockers in college where he has great natural instincts. Possesses all the physical tools to excel, long wingspan, quick hands, timing and the ability to produce multiple jumps in succession. Offensively Williams has improved greatly adding a solid jump hook and decent turnaround with his back to the basket.
His work ethic and commitment to basketball are very much in question, and his dismissal surely cost his draft stock consideerably ... Doesnt always play the game with intensity often its not uncommon for him to get out worked by players with lesser talent
.

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erden Eryuz
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Mark Lyons
Sean Armand

Forwards:
Jure Balazic
Sean Williams
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva
Victor Rudd
Cameron Clark

Center:
Marcus Haislip

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Tony Garbelotto becomes Great Britain Senior Men's Head Coach - by Eurobasket News

It is with great pleasure that British Basketball can confirm that Anthony Garbelotto is to become head coach of the Senior Men's Team. The 48 year-old is the first British-born head coach of the GB men's team in the modern era, having been previously Assistant to Chris Finch in the build-up to London 2012. He will succeed Joe Prunty in time for the autumn's FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Estonia. He is best remembered in this country for leading Mersey Tigers to all three domestic trophies in 2011 including the BBL title with an all-British roster, but has also coached in Europe and in Asia. Anthony Garbelotto will combine his duties for the national team with those of BBL team Glasgow Rocks, as well as for Scotland at April's Commonwealth Games in Australia. Tony Anthony Garbelotto said, "For me, it was the right time to come back to the UK for all types of personal reasons. It's definitely a great situation to be in. Obviously, I'd been in Asia for the last three years and in Germany prior to that and there was this unique set of circumstances that came together." "It's an interesting time for British Basketball as there seem to be a lot of things happening and there's an incredible group of young players coming through." Coach Anthony Garbelotto paid tribute to his predecessor Joe Prunty , "We're all extremely proud of the way this group has developed and I think Joe has done an incredible job of fusing those young players with the older players." "You can see the discipline that this team plays with and I think we can be thankful that we've worked with such a high-level coach who took this group forward, after Coach Finch left the programme. Credit to Joe for what he has done over the last four years." The Englishman is intrigued to see what happens over the next few years. "We should be excited about our prospects going forward. Some players are very young, especially those players involved in the junior teams this summer but more importantly, the core of this team are at the stage where they can only get better." "I've been involved in the Great Britain programme since its inception and I don't believe that even before London 2012, we truly got the fusion of young and mature players at the right stage. They are a really tight group and if we can add players to this group for the World Cup qualifiers, we can be excited about the possibilities where this team can take us." British Basketball Performance Director Mark Clark says, "First of all, I'd like to thank Joe Prunty for everything he has done for the programme since he arrived in 2013." "Joe has left the programme in a healthy state, with young players such as Gabe Olaseni having had a first taste of major tournament play and showing they can perform at this level." "I've known Tony for some time and he is a very talented coach with a deep knowledge of the international game and I'm looking forward to working with him." Glasgow Rocks owner Duncan Smilie said: "It is a great honour that The Glasgow Rocks head coach has been named as the new Head Coach of Great Britain. We're more than comfortable Tony will be able to fulfil his duties in full at The Rocks as the reality is the GB role has a minimal impact on our BBL season." "The appointment of Tony is just reward for his achievements at home and abroad over the years in the game he cares so much about." "Great Britain will be all the better for his appointment and the Rocks will benefit greatly from it."
Courtesy of: gbbasketball.com




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Women News


Hannah Young joins Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 24-year old Australian forward Hannah Young (185-93). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Virginia Tech (NCAA). Young has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she had 10.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg in 2015-16 season.
She has played previously for Australian team Newcastle Hunters.
As mentioned above Young is just out of the college and it will be her second season as a professional player.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Monika Boriga
Adina Pop
D'lesha Lloyd
Romina Filip
Anna Kiriienko
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Leeza Burdgess
Maegan Conwright
Hannah Young
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  


Sant Adria lands Andrea Riley, ex Flying Foxes - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria tabbed 29-year old American point guard Andrea Riley (165-62kg-88, college: Oklahoma State). She played most recently at Flying Foxes in Austrian AWBL. In 7 Central Europe Women League games she was the best scorer with impressive 24.9ppg and recorded 4.7rpg, 5.3apg (leader !!!) and 3.9spg (leader !!!) last season.
Riley ended the previous (2015-16) season at another team Texas in U.S. semi-pro league UBA where in only one game she had very remarkable stats: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. But the most of that year she spent at Zamarat. In 8 games she averaged high stats: 17.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.3apg and 2.3spg.
In 2010 Riley was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) in first round (8th overall).
The former Oklahoma State staris in her eighth season in pro basketball. Riley won Austrian AWBL championship title and the cup. She received Eurobasket.com All-CEWL Player of the Year award in 2017.
Riley has played also professionally in Poland (AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski), Turkey (Adana ASKI Mersin) and WNBA (Phoenix Mercury).

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Riley
Helena Lopez
Itziar Llobet
Laura Pena

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Julia Reisingerova
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  


Taylor starts her pro career at Apollon - by Eurobasket News

Forex Time Apollon Limassol agreed terms with 22-year old American guard Sparkle Taylor (178-95). Taylor just graduated from The Univ.of Texas at El Paso (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 29 games she had very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was named to All-C-USA 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Taylor is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won C-USA Regular Season in 2016. Taylor was also voted All-C-USA Sixth Player of the Year in 2016 at her college time.
On Taylor: Sparkle is a 178cm very good mid-range shooter, she creates for her teammate, plays hard on both ends, creates her own shot, attacks the basket strong, great help defender, shoot of the bounce, affective off picks and rolls and controls the tempo. She can score with multiple ways and is a great rebounder for her position. On her strong points her quickness is her main characteristic.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Katerina NOVOTNA
  Slovanka.
  (177-SF-89)
  Avg: 34
 1. Novotna, Slovanka.34.0 
 2. Vaughn, Nymburk24.0 
 3. Bazoukou, USK Praha23.5 
 4. Vackova, Loko T.21.0 
 5. Kuslitova, Karlovy .20.5 
 6. Middleton, Slovanka.20.0 
 7. Hausknechtov., Zabiny B.20.0 
 8. Tarasava, Nymburk18.5 
 9. Petruskova, U19 C.18.0 
 10. Goff, Loko Trutnov17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chelsea SNYDER
  Loko T.
  (198-C-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Snyder, Loko T.11.0 
 2. Bellock, BLK Praha11.0 
 3. Linskens, Nymburk11.0 
 4. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.10.5 
 5. Sipova, U19 Chance10.0 
 6. Jenistova, U19 C.9.0 
 7. Opocenska, Slovanka.9.0 
 8. Stehlikova, MK Te.8.5 
 9. Sivrova, MK Te.8.5 
 10. Bazoukou, USK Praha7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Michelle BRANDAO
  Loko T.
  (178-G-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Brandao, Loko T.6.0 
 2. Maleckova, Karlovy .5.5 
 3. Tarasava, Nymburk5.5 
 4. Romero, USK Praha5.5 
 5. Motycakova, Slovanka.5.0 
 6. Vaughn, Nymburk5.0 
 7. Svrdlikova, Zabiny B.5.0 
 8. Xargay-C., USK P.4.5 
 9. Stehlikova, MK Te.4.5 
 10. Russell, BLK Praha4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tereza SIPOVA
  U19 Chance
  (179-SF-97)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sipova, U19 Chance5.0 
 2. Hausknechtov., Zabiny B.4.0 
 3. Krivankova, Zabiny B.4.0 
 4. Motycakova, Slovanka.4.0 
 5. Tomsovicova, U19 C.3.0 
 6. Romero, USK Praha3.0 
 7. Stehlikova, MK Te.3.0 
 8. Xargay-C., USK P.2.5 
 9. Molnar, Slovanka.2.0 
 10. Hamplova, Nymburk2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandra KHOMENCHUK
  Nymbu.
  (202-C-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Khomenchuk, Nymbu.6.0 
 2. Kubickova, SBS O.2.0 
 3. Linskens, Nymburk2.0 
 4. Buzov, Zabiny Brno1.0 
 5. Jozova, U19 Chance1.0 
 6. Svrdlikova, Zabiny B.1.0 
 7. Hamplova, Nymburk1.0 
 8. Sujanova, Valosun .1.0 
 9. Smutna, SBS O.1.0 
 10. ODonnell, SBS O.1.0 



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  EEWBL  


Anna Jurcenkova claims EEWBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Anna Jurcenkova (195-C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Good Angels and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 32-year old center had the game-high 17 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Good Angels in her team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Royal Eagles (#16, 0-3) with 28-point margin 86-58. It allowed Good Angels to jump to the first place in the EEWBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Good Angels already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Jurcenkova has many years of experience at Good Angels, through which she has constantly improved. Jurcenkova has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in points (8th best: 14.7ppg) and averages solid 73.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Canadian power forward Kayli Sartori (185-F/C-93) of Al Riyadi. Sartori impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Al Riyadi cruised to a 72-62 relatively comfortable win over Gorizont (0-3). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Sartori is a newcomer at Al Riyadi and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.3ppg (#7).

The third best performed player last round was Ilze Jakobsone (168-G-94) of Vega 1/Liepaja (#5). Jakobsone scored 19 points and passed twelve assists (!!!). She was a key player of Vega 1/Liepaja, leading her team to a 82-70 win against Kibirkstis (1-2). With bigger assistance of her teammates, Jakobsone could try to bring Vega 1/Liepaja's a little bit higher in the standings. Jakobsone has individually a great season in EEWBL. After only 3 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.0apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ieva Vitola (187-F-85) of Vega 1/Liepaja - 22 points
5. Shenita Landry (188-F-87) of Kibirkstis - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Maryna Ivashchanka (190-C-93) of Vega 1/Liepaja - 19 points and 7 rebounds
7. Laura Westerik (176-F-98) of Royal Eagles - 23 points and 6 rebounds
8. Michelle Snow (196-C-80) of Bornova - 20 points and 8 rebounds
9. Laura Juskaite (187-F-97) of Kibirkstis - 21 points and 6 rebounds
10. Katherine Frerking (185-F-95) of Lulea Basket - 9 points, 9 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)



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  EUROCUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Egle SULCIUTE
  Hainaut
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Sulciute, Hainaut13.0 
 2. Bernsen, Angels12.0 
 3. Fouasseau, Hainaut11.5 
 4. Broering, Angels11.5 
 5. Garcia, Hainaut11.0 
 6. Tetemondova, Haina.11.0 
 7. Bruner, Hainaut9.0 
 8. Dieme-Marizy, Hainaut6.5 
 9. Klein, Angels5.5 
 10. De Kleijn, Angels5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Katarina TETEMONDOVA
  Haina.
  (188-F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Tetemondova, Haina.9.0 
 2. Sulciute, Hainaut8.5 
 3. Bernsen, Angels8.0 
 4. Bruner, Hainaut7.0 
 5. Fouasseau, Hainaut5.5 
 6. Jongeling, Angels5.0 
 7. Peek, Angels4.5 
 8. Hordijk, Angels4.0 
 9. Marie, Hainaut4.0 
 10. Broering, Angels3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bintou DIEME-MARIZY
  Hainaut
  (164-PG-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Dieme-Marizy, Hainaut4.5 
 2. Hordijk, Angels2.5 
 3. Broering, Angels2.5 
 4. Tetemondova, Haina.2.0 
 5. Sulciute, Hainaut2.0 
 6. Fouasseau, Hainaut1.5 
 7. Mbuyamba, Hainaut1.0 
 8. Jongeling, Angels1.0 
 9. Deprez, Hainaut1.0 
 10. van Schie, Angels1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Maaike KLEIN
  Angels
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Klein, Angels1.5 
 2. Tetemondova, Haina.1.5 
 3. Broering, Angels1.5 
 4. Bernsen, Angels1.5 
 5. Bruner, Hainaut1.5 
 6. van-Veen, Angels1.0 
 7. Hordijk, Angels1.0 
 8. Deprez, Hainaut1.0 
 9. Sulciute, Hainaut1.0 
 10. van Schie, Angels1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Katarina TETEMONDOVA
  Haina.
  (188-F-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Tetemondova, Haina.1.0 
 2. van Schie, Angels1.0 
 3. Marie, Hainaut0.5 
 4. Broering, Angels0.5 
 5. Klein, Angels0.5 
 6. Sulciute, Hainaut0.5 
 7. Garcia, Hainaut0.5 
 8. Dieme-Marizy, Hainaut0.0 
 9. Bernsen, Angels0.0 
 10. Kuijt, Angels0.0 



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Alysha Clark claims Euroleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Israeli-American Alysha Clark (178-F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for CCC Polkowice and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Qualifying Round).
The 30-year old forward had the game-high 13 points adding four rebounds and four assists for CCC Polkowice in her team's victory, helping them to crush Piestanske C. with 25-point margin 71-46. Clark turned to be CCC Polkowice's top player in her first season with the team. Middle Tennessee State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clark is in league's top in points (6th best: 13.0ppg), assists (5th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 83.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old Italian guard Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Two Points) of Lattes Montp.. Sottana impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Lattes Montp. was edged by Atomeromu (1-0) 80-79. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#2). She also recorded 4.0 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Lattes Montp.'s star - American Courtney Hurt (185-F-90). Hurt scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Hurt's great performance Lattes Montp. lost 79-80 to #1 ranked Atomeromu. But her team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Theresa Plaisance (196-F-92) of CCC Polkowice - 21 points and 7 rebounds
5. Sara Krnjic (191-C-91) of Atomeromu - 12 points and 7 rebounds
6. Antonija Sandric (181-F-88) of CCC Polkowice - 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82) of Lattes Montp. - 10 points and 7 rebounds
8. Agnes Studer (168-PG-98) of Atomeromu - 12 points and 6 assists
9. Lenka Bartakova (175-G-91) of Piestanske C. - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Teja Oblak (172-PG-90) of Atomeromu - 19 points 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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  FINLAND  


PeKa welcomes back Simmons - by Greg

Kotka Peli-Karhut (SM-sarja) landed 26-year old American guard Daisha Simmons (178-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: Gamble Sports Management). It is actually her comeback to Peli Karhut as she has played here last season. Simmons was about to sign at Chabibeh in Lebanese Division I.
The most of last season she spent at Peli Karhut where in 21 games she averaged 13.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.3apg (top 3) and 2.3spg. Simmons 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-Finnish League Honorable Mention. Simmons also played earlier that season for Antranik in Lebanese league. In 21 games she had 13.7ppg and 3.0rpg.
She attended Seton Hall University until 2015 and it is her third season in pro basketball.

Kotka Peli-Karhut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Lehtoranta
Anissa Pounds
Daisha Simmons
Maria Koskinen
Brittany Crain
Ella Koukkula
Amira Nyibong
Erika Makela
Anni Eronen

Forwards:
Megan Mullings
Akilah Sims
Elina Oravakangas
Elli Heikkila

Centers:
Matilda-Annastiina Masseli
Awak Kuier

Coach: Roope Makela

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Carugate tabs Martina Zolfanelli - by Eurobasket News

Basket Carugate (Serie A2) inked 19-year old guard Martina Zolfanelli (172-98) from Carpedil Salerno. In 21 Serie A2 games she averaged 11.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.8spg last season.
Zolfanelli was selected to U19 National Team in 2017.

Basket Carugate roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Rossi
Ana L'Altrella
Ludovica Rossini
Laura Zucchetti
Francesca Diotti
Maddalena Mariani
Ilaria Pontillo
Martina Zolfanelli

Forwards:
Giulia Gombac
Cecilia Albano
Giulia Beccaria

Centers:
Laura Zelnyte
Sabrina Cerizza

Coach: Andrea Piccinelli

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Ruvanna Campbell (ex Helios) is a newcomer at Battipaglia - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Ruvanna Campbell (189-93, college: Ill.-Chicago). She played last season at Helios in Swiss LNA league. In 5 games she recorded 12.2ppg, 14.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.8bpg. Campbell also played that season for Hapoel Petah Tikva in Israeli D1 where in 18 games she averaged 11.9ppg, 11.9rpg (#2 in the league), 2.2apg, 2.0spg and 1.1bpg. She won Swiss LNA championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Campbell was voted All-Horizon League 1st Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at her college time.
Campbell graduated from University of Illinois-Chicago in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

Treofan Battipaglia roster for 2017-2018:

Jori Davis
ShaQuanda Wiggins
Marida Orazzo
Ruvanna Campbell
Elisa Policari
Stefania Trimboli
Elisa Pinzan
Lea Miletic
Elena Vella
Olbis Futo Andre
Clara Chicchisiola
Elena Sasso
Montiani
Patane

Coach: Alfredo Lamberti

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  LEBANON  


PeKa welcomes back Simmons - by Greg

Kotka Peli-Karhut (SM-sarja) landed 26-year old American guard Daisha Simmons (178-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: Gamble Sports Management). It is actually her comeback to Peli Karhut as she has played here last season. Simmons was about to sign at Chabibeh in Lebanese Division I.
The most of last season she spent at Peli Karhut where in 21 games she averaged 13.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.3apg (top 3) and 2.3spg. Simmons 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-Finnish League Honorable Mention. Simmons also played earlier that season for Antranik in Lebanese league. In 21 games she had 13.7ppg and 3.0rpg.
She attended Seton Hall University until 2015 and it is her third season in pro basketball.

Kotka Peli-Karhut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Lehtoranta
Anissa Pounds
Daisha Simmons
Maria Koskinen
Brittany Crain
Ella Koukkula
Amira Nyibong
Erika Makela
Anni Eronen

Forwards:
Megan Mullings
Akilah Sims
Elina Oravakangas
Elli Heikkila

Centers:
Matilda-Annastiina Masseli
Awak Kuier

Coach: Roope Makela

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NEW CALEDONIA  


Solomon Islands edge New Caledonia in Melanesia Cup opener - by Eurobasket News

Solomon Islands - New Caledonia 59- 53

Solomon Islands edge New Caledonia 59-53 in Melanesia Cup opener. They took an early 14-5 lead and led 17 point at the halftime. New Caledonia replied with two narrow wins in the second half, but could not save the game. Ruth Sade top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Rose Gwali and Joycelyn Besia each netted 12. Diana Moutry replied with 12 points in a loss and Pei poured in 8.



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  NORWAY  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sigrid DAVIDSEN
  Hoybraten
  (185-F-95)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Davidsen, Hoybraten17.5 
 2. Andersen, Bergen16.0 
 3. Gjerdevik, Ullern14.5 
 4. Escobar, Gimle Pride14.5 
 5. Brendesaeter, Ber.13.0 
 6. Halvorsen, Ullern12.5 
 7. Nesse, Hoybraten12.5 
 8. Wilborn, Asker12.0 
 9. Henriksen, Ullern12.0 
 10. Fuhr, Storm Ungdom11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ingrid SELVIK
  Asker
  (178-F-92)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Selvik, Asker16.5 
 2. Davidsen, Hoybraten11.5 
 3. Nesse, Hoybraten10.0 
 4. Kyrkjebo, Asker9.5 
 5. Winther, Gimle Pride8.5 
 6. Halvorsen, Ullern8.0 
 7. Hanes, Bergen7.5 
 8. Feidal, Storm U.7.0 
 9. Escobar, Gimle Pride6.5 
 10. Hardie, Gimle Pride6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tina NESSE
  Hoybraten
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Nesse, Hoybraten5.0 
 2. Escobar, Gimle Pride4.0 
 3. Brokhaug, Asker4.0 
 4. Winther, Gimle Pride3.0 
 5. Falch-Monsen, Gimle P.3.0 
 6. Ahmedi, Hoybraten3.0 
 7. Nyegaarden, Asker3.0 
 8. Flaaten, Ullern3.0 
 9. Skorpen, Asker3.0 
 10. Frey, Ullern2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shiba Haji AHMEDI
  Hoybraten
  (165-G-99)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ahmedi, Hoybraten4.5 
 2. Escobar, Gimle Pride4.5 
 3. Hardie, Gimle Pride4.0 
 4. Brendesaeter, Ber.4.0 
 5. Michael, Hoybraten3.5 
 6. Uggen, Asker3.0 
 7. Bentsen, Gimle Pride2.5 
 8. Nesse, Hoybraten2.5 
 9. Mellem, Asker2.5 
 10. Jorstad, Asker2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigrid DAVIDSEN
  Hoybraten
  (185-F-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Davidsen, Hoybraten4.0 
 2. Halvorsen, Ullern3.0 
 3. Moe, Ullern1.5 
 4. Hannestad, Bergen1.5 
 5. Henriksen, Ullern1.0 
 6. Winther, Gimle Pride1.0 
 7. Oysted, Asker1.0 
 8. Gjengsto, Gimle Pride0.5 
 9. Nyegaarden, Asker0.5 
 10. Andersen, Bergen0.5 



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  PARAGUAY  


Metropolitan League Round 5: San Jose lose to Libertad - by Eurobasket News

Very significant was Libertad's (#1, 5-0) victory against 3rd placed San Jose (2-2) 62-41. Undefeated Libertad (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. San Jose at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost.
Bottom-ranked Ciudad Nueva (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fourth ranked Felix Perez (3-2) 86-15. The victory was the third consecutive win for Felix Perez. They moved-up to third place. Ciudad Nueva lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with five games lost.
The game in Asuncion supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Sol de Amer. (3-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Olimpia A. (1-4). Sol de Amer. smashed Olimpia A. 78-48 on Wednesday. Sol de Amer. moved-up to second place. Olimpia A. lost their fourth game in a row. Defending champion keeps the fifth position with four games lost.

Olimpia A. - Sol de Amer. 48-78

The game in Asuncion supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Sol de Amer. (3-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Olimpia A. (1-4). Sol de Amer. smashed Olimpia A. 78-48 on Wednesday. Sol de Amer. moved-up to second place. Olimpia A. lost their fourth game in a row. Defending champion keeps the fifth position with four games lost.
gschID: 570062


San Jose - Libertad 41-62

Very significant was Libertad's (#1, 5-0) victory against 3rd placed San Jose (2-2) 62-41. Libertad (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. San Jose at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost.
gschID: 570061


Ciudad Nueva - Felix Perez 15-86

Bottom-ranked Ciudad Nueva (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fourth ranked Felix Perez (3-2) 86-15. The victory was the third consecutive win for Felix Perez. They moved-up to third place. Ciudad Nueva lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with five games lost.
gschID: 570063





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  ROMANIA  


Hannah Young joins Timisoara - by Nagy Szilveszter

CSM Timisoara (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 24-year old Australian forward Hannah Young (185-93). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Virginia Tech (NCAA). Young has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she had 10.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg in 2015-16 season.
She has played previously for Australian team Newcastle Hunters.
As mentioned above Young is just out of the college and it will be her second season as a professional player.

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Monika Boriga
Adina Pop
D'lesha Lloyd
Romina Filip
Anna Kiriienko
Cristina Badi
Dora Ardelean
Leeza Burdgess
Maegan Conwright
Hannah Young
Cristiana Anda Bota
Diana Lupu
Ana Ivaschescu

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Robinson comes back to Sirius Targu Mures, ex Helios - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) inked 28-year old American guard Angel Robinson (170-72kg-89, college: Marquette, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Targu Mures as she has played here before. Robinson played most recently at Helios in Swiss LNA league. In 8 games she recorded very impressive stats: 24.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9spg last season. She helped them to win the LNA title (twice). Robinson also played that season for Sirius Targu Mures where in 20 games she averaged remarkable 19.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.1apg and 2.0spg. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 2nd Team.
In 2011 Robinson was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
She attended Marquette University and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.
Robinson has played also professionally in Poland (Pszczolka Polski-Cukier AZS-UMCS Lublin and Widzew), Sweden (Telge) and WNBA (Minnesota Lynx).

Sirius Targu Mures roster for 2017-2018:

Zorica Mitov
Kata Meszaros
Angel Robinson
Andjela Radovic
Emese Gal
Andreea Beldian
Sherise Williams
Alina Pop
Sune Swart
Alyssa Lawrence
Antonia Radu
Andreea Feises
Dorottya Imreh

Coach: Zakarias Steff

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  SLOVAKIA  


Adana ASKI Mersin signs Romana Vynuchalova, ex Samorin - by Eurobasket News

Adana ASKI Mersin (KBSL) signed 31-year old Slovakian international power forward Romana Vynuchalova (192-86, college: The Pennsylvania State). She has played for the last five seasons at SBK Samorin in Slovakian Extraliga. In 30 games she was second best scorer with 14.7ppg and averaged 6.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.4spg and 1.8bpg last season. Vynuchalova helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Defensive Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Austrian AWBL championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010).
Vynuchalova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
Vynuchalova also represented Slovakia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 7.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.7%, FT: 85.7%.
Vynuchalova has played also professionally in Spain (Extrugasa and Mann Filter) and Austria (Flying Foxes).
She attended The Pennsylvania State until 2006 and it will be her twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SOLOMON ISLANDS  


Solomon Islands edge New Caledonia in Melanesia Cup opener - by Eurobasket News

Solomon Islands - New Caledonia 59- 53

Solomon Islands edge New Caledonia 59-53 in Melanesia Cup opener. They took an early 14-5 lead and led 17 point at the halftime. New Caledonia replied with two narrow wins in the second half, but could not save the game. Ruth Sade top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Rose Gwali and Joycelyn Besia each netted 12. Diana Moutry replied with 12 points in a loss and Pei poured in 8.



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  SPAIN  


Mann Filter edge Estudiantes for Ciudad de Zaragoza trophy - by Eurobasket News

Mann Filter - Estudiantes 71:66

Mann Filter celebrated Ciudad de Zaragoza Trophy. They beat Estudiantes for the preseason title. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-PF-88) posted 13 points to lead the effort.
Mann Filter eked out a 16:13 lead after the opening frame. Estudiantes pulled within a single point at halftime 31:30. Mann Filter used a 22:17 run in the third quarter to open a 6-point lead. They protected it well throughout the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Tamara Abalde (190-F-89, agency: ProDep Management) and Lucila Pascua (196-C-83) provided 12 points each for the winners. Celia Menendez (186-PF-90, agency: ProDep Management) answered with game-high 21 points for Estudiantes.



Sant Adria lands Andrea Riley, ex Flying Foxes - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria tabbed 29-year old American point guard Andrea Riley (165-62kg-88, college: Oklahoma State). She played most recently at Flying Foxes in Austrian AWBL. In 7 Central Europe Women League games she was the best scorer with impressive 24.9ppg and recorded 4.7rpg, 5.3apg (leader !!!) and 3.9spg (leader !!!) last season.
Riley ended the previous (2015-16) season at another team Texas in U.S. semi-pro league UBA where in only one game she had very remarkable stats: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. But the most of that year she spent at Zamarat. In 8 games she averaged high stats: 17.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.3apg and 2.3spg.
In 2010 Riley was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) in first round (8th overall).
The former Oklahoma State staris in her eighth season in pro basketball. Riley won Austrian AWBL championship title and the cup. She received Eurobasket.com All-CEWL Player of the Year award in 2017.
Riley has played also professionally in Poland (AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski), Turkey (Adana ASKI Mersin) and WNBA (Phoenix Mercury).

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Riley
Helena Lopez
Itziar Llobet
Laura Pena

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Julia Reisingerova
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

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  SWEDEN  

Stats Leaders - Damligan

Points Per Game
 Tayler MINGO
  Telge
  (170-G-92)
  Avg: 32
 1. Mingo, Telge32.0 
 2. Thompson, Mark27.0 
 3. Butler, KFUM U.23.0 
 4. Hyder, Mark22.0 
 5. Barthold, Lulea B.19.0 
 6. Wurtz, Telge18.0 
 7. Claesson, Norrk.17.0 
 8. Edlund, AIK Basket17.0 
 9. Mazionyte, Udomi.16.0 
 10. Walton, IK Eos16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alexis HYDER
  Mark
  (180-F/C-94)
  Avg: 17
 1. Hyder, Mark17.0 
 2. Koop, Udominate15.0 
 3. Wurtz, Telge14.0 
 4. Begic, Udominate13.0 
 5. Walton, IK Eos13.0 
 6. Mingo, Telge10.0 
 7. James, Norrkoping9.0 
 8. Barthold, Lulea B.8.0 
 9. Brown, Udominate7.0 
 10. Skyttevall, KFUM U.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tayler MINGO
  Telge
  (170-G-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mingo, Telge8.0 
 2. Mosely, IK Eos8.0 
 3. Elvbo, Udominate6.0 
 4. De-Leeuw, IK Eos4.0 
 5. Frerking, Lulea B.4.0 
 6. Barthold, Lulea B.4.0 
 7. Stern, Norrkoping4.0 
 8. Butler, KFUM U.4.0 
 9. Thompson, Mark4.0 
 10. Favento, Lulea B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tiffany BROWN
  Udominate
  (165-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Brown, Udominate4.0 
 2. Hjern, Norrkoping4.0 
 3. Mingo, Telge3.0 
 4. Thompson, Mark3.0 
 5. Frerking, Lulea B.3.0 
 6. Mosely, IK Eos3.0 
 7. Edlund, AIK Basket3.0 
 8. Ahlin, Telge2.0 
 9. Mazionyte, Udomi.2.0 
 10. Ozturk, AIK Basket2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hanna ISAKSSON
  AIK B.
  (191-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Isaksson, AIK B.2.0 
 2. Lundahl, IK Eos1.0 
 3. Walton, IK Eos1.0 
 4. Carlsson, AIK B.1.0 
 5. Barthold, Lulea B.1.0 
 6. Hyder, Mark1.0 
 7. Grant, Norrkoping0.0 
 8. Frerking, Lulea B.0.0 
 9. Frederiksen, Lulea B.0.0 
 10. Nnamaka, Lulea B.0.0 


Damligan Round 1: Lulea Basket fire past KFUM Uppsala - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Damligan just started.

Lulea Basket smashed KFUM Uppsala at home 98-72. The game without a history. Lulea Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to KFUM Uppsala's 38. They outrebounded KFUM Uppsala 40-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. Lulea Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by KFUM Uppsala's players. The former international forward Anna Barthold (185-80, college: St.Peter's) fired 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Chioma Nnamaka (183-85, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Lulea Basket's coach David Visscher felt very confident using entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Heather Butler (165-90, college: Tenn-Martin) produced 23 points and 4 assists for lost side. KFUM Uppsala will play next round against strong Udominate trying to get back on the winning streak. Lulea Basket will try to continue on its current victory against Visby Ladies on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Norrkoping Dolphins (0-1) in Kinna. Visitors were defeated by Mark (1-0) 73-61. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Alexis Hyder (180-94, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds. Janee Thompson contributed with 27 points and 4 assists for the winners. American center Shanity James (184-93, college: UALR) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Norrkoping Dolphins. Mark will play against IK Eos (#8) in Lund in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Norrkoping Dolphins will play at home against Alvik Basket to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game was played in Lund where Telge (#8) crushed host IK Eos (#3) with 22-point difference 82-60 on Saturday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Tayler Mingo stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists (made all of her fifteen free throws !!!) for the winners. At the losing side Talia Walton responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. IK Eos' coach Kevin Taylor gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Telge will meet at home AIK Basket (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. IK Eos will play against Mark and hope to win that game.
Very important is a road loss of AIK Basket (0-1) against Udominate (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting AIK Basket was defeated by Udominate in Umea 70-54. Lisa Koop nailed 9 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. AIK Basket's coach Anders Hard rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Udominate's next round opponent will be KFUM Uppsala (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. AIK Basket will play against Telge and hope to win that game.

Lulea Basket - KFUM Uppsala 98-72

Lulea Basket smashed KFUM Uppsala at home 98-72. The game without a history. Lulea Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to KFUM Uppsala's 38. They outrebounded KFUM Uppsala 40-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. Lulea Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by KFUM Uppsala's players. The former international forward Anna Barthold (185-80, college: St.Peter's) fired 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Chioma Nnamaka (183-85, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Lulea Basket players scored in double figures. Lulea Basket's coach David Visscher felt very confident using entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Heather Butler (165-90, college: Tenn-Martin) produced 23 points and 4 assists and forward Louise Skyttevall (178-98) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. KFUM Uppsala will play next round against strong Udominate trying to get back on the winning streak. Lulea Basket will try to continue on its current victory against Visby Ladies on the road.
Top scorers:
Lulea Basket: A.Barthold 19+8reb+4ast, C.Nnamaka 16+6reb+3ast, K.Frerking 11+6reb+4ast, S.Favento 10+1reb+4ast, A.Motley 9+4reb+3ast, J.Thomas 9+2reb+2ast
KFUM Uppsala: H.Butler 23+4reb+4ast, J.Gelin 15+2reb, E.Holmberg 11+5reb+2ast, L.Skyttevall 9+7reb+3ast, Z.Backman 7+4reb+4ast, A.Danielsson 5+3reb
gschID: 557710


Mark - Norrkoping 73-61

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Norrkoping Dolphins (0-1) in Kinna. Visitors were defeated by Mark (1-0) 73-61. Mark outrebounded Norrkoping Dolphins 116-91 including a 73-57 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Mark brought some defensive toughness making 78 blocks. Norrkoping Dolphins were plagued by 36 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Alexis Hyder (180-94, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds. Her fellow American import point guard Janee Thompson (170-93, college: Kentucky) contributed with 27 points and 4 assists for the winners. American center Shanity James (184-93, college: UALR) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Matilda Claesson (170-94) added 17 points in the effort for Norrkoping Dolphins. Mark will play against IK Eos (#8) in Lund in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Norrkoping Dolphins will play at home against Alvik Basket to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Mark: J.Thompson 27+4reb+4ast, A.Hyder 22+17reb+2ast, F.Palacios 11+4reb, E.Iderstal 9+2reb, Q.Ngueng 4, L.Jerrhage 0+4reb
Norrkoping: M.Claesson 17+2reb, S.James 15+9reb+1ast, L.Hjern 13+2reb+3ast, N.Ramou Jeng 4+6reb, A.Stern 4+4reb+4ast, V.Taylor 3+1ast
gschID: 557709


Udominate - AIK Basket 70-54

Very important is a road loss of AIK Basket (0-1) against Udominate (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting AIK Basket was defeated by Udominate in Umea 70-54. Udominate dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to AIK Basket's 28. Udominate forced 29 AIK Basket turnovers and outrebounded them 119-54 including a 45-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Udominate players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 85 blocks. 38 personal fouls committed by AIK Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. German center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop) nailed 9 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and Croatian forward Ana-Marija Begic (190-94) accounted for 9 points and 13 rebounds. The former international forward Malin Edlund (183-88) came up with 17 points and swingman Johanna Prytz (187-96) added 12 points respectively for AIK Basket in the defeat. AIK Basket's coach Anders Hard rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Udominate's next round opponent will be KFUM Uppsala (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. AIK Basket will play against Telge and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Udominate: M.Kvederaviciute 16+2reb+3ast, G.Mazionyte 16+3reb+1ast, T.Brown 9+7reb+3ast, A.Begic 9+13reb+1ast, L.Koop 9+15reb+2ast, S.Hansson 6+1reb+2ast
AIK Basket: M.Edlund 17+2ast, J.Prytz 12+4reb+2ast, C.Bittar 8+3reb+2ast, G.Ozturk 6+2reb, H.Isaksson 5+6reb, K.Vres 3+2reb
gschID: 557707


IK Eos - Telge 60-82

An interesting game was played in Lund where Telge (#8) crushed host IK Eos (#3) with 22-point difference 82-60 on Saturday evening. Telge made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game, while IK Eos only scored one point from the stripe. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Tayler Mingo (170-92, college: Wright St., agency: ProDep Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists (made all of her fifteen free throws !!!) for the winners and guard Taylor Wurtz (183-90, college: Wisconsin) chipped in 18 points and 14 rebounds. Four Telge players scored in double figures. At the losing side Talia Walton (186-92, college: Washington) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and guard Breonna Mosely (173-93, college: Kennesaw St.) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. IK Eos' coach Kevin Taylor gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Telge will meet at home AIK Basket (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. IK Eos will play against Mark and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Telge: T.Mingo 32+10reb+8ast, T.Wurtz 18+14reb, L.Nilsson 11+6reb+1ast, T.Ahlin 10+3reb+1ast, M.Filen-Hammarstrom 6+3reb, P.Elias 5+3reb+1ast
IK Eos: T.Walton 16+13reb, B.Mosely 13+5reb+8ast, S.Bartkova 9+3reb, K.Lundahl 8+4reb+1ast, G.De Leeuw 6+4reb+4ast, L.Noaksson 5+2reb+1ast
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  SWITZERLAND  


Robinson comes back to Sirius Targu Mures, ex Helios - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) inked 28-year old American guard Angel Robinson (170-72kg-89, college: Marquette, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Targu Mures as she has played here before. Robinson played most recently at Helios in Swiss LNA league. In 8 games she recorded very impressive stats: 24.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9spg last season. She helped them to win the LNA title (twice). Robinson also played that season for Sirius Targu Mures where in 20 games she averaged remarkable 19.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.1apg and 2.0spg. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 2nd Team.
In 2011 Robinson was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in second round (22nd overall).
She attended Marquette University and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.
Robinson has played also professionally in Poland (Pszczolka Polski-Cukier AZS-UMCS Lublin and Widzew), Sweden (Telge) and WNBA (Minnesota Lynx).

Sirius Targu Mures roster for 2017-2018:

Zorica Mitov
Kata Meszaros
Angel Robinson
Andjela Radovic
Emese Gal
Andreea Beldian
Sherise Williams
Alina Pop
Sune Swart
Alyssa Lawrence
Antonia Radu
Andreea Feises
Dorottya Imreh

Coach: Zakarias Steff

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Ruvanna Campbell (ex Helios) is a newcomer at Battipaglia - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Ruvanna Campbell (189-93, college: Ill.-Chicago). She played last season at Helios in Swiss LNA league. In 5 games she recorded 12.2ppg, 14.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.8bpg. Campbell also played that season for Hapoel Petah Tikva in Israeli D1 where in 18 games she averaged 11.9ppg, 11.9rpg (#2 in the league), 2.2apg, 2.0spg and 1.1bpg. She won Swiss LNA championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Campbell was voted All-Horizon League 1st Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at her college time.
Campbell graduated from University of Illinois-Chicago in 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

Treofan Battipaglia roster for 2017-2018:

Jori Davis
ShaQuanda Wiggins
Marida Orazzo
Ruvanna Campbell
Elisa Policari
Stefania Trimboli
Elisa Pinzan
Lea Miletic
Elena Vella
Olbis Futo Andre
Clara Chicchisiola
Elena Sasso
Montiani
Patane

Coach: Alfredo Lamberti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Adana ASKI Mersin signs Romana Vynuchalova, ex Samorin - by Eurobasket News

Adana ASKI Mersin (KBSL) signed 31-year old Slovakian international power forward Romana Vynuchalova (192-86, college: The Pennsylvania State). She has played for the last five seasons at SBK Samorin in Slovakian Extraliga. In 30 games she was second best scorer with 14.7ppg and averaged 6.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.4spg and 1.8bpg last season. Vynuchalova helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Defensive Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Austrian AWBL championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010).
Vynuchalova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
Vynuchalova also represented Slovakia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 7.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.7%, FT: 85.7%.
Vynuchalova has played also professionally in Spain (Extrugasa and Mann Filter) and Austria (Flying Foxes).
She attended The Pennsylvania State until 2006 and it will be her twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UKRAINE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anna OLKHOVYK
  Kyiv B.
  (188-F/G-87)
  Avg: 19
 1. Olkhovyk, Kyiv B.19.0 
 2. Tsiubyk, Dynam.19.0 
 3. Yurkevicius, Kyiv B.11.0 
 4. Liubinets, Kyiv B.10.0 
 5. Voloshyna, Kyiv B.9.0 
 6. Stepaniuk, Kyiv B.9.0 
 7. Horobets, Kyiv B.8.0 
 8. Boiko, Dynamo-NPU6.0 
 9. Afanasyeva, Kyiv B.6.0 
 10. Demchenko, Kyiv B.4.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Veronika LIUBINETS
  Kyiv B.
  (188-C-99)
  Avg: 9
 1. Liubinets, Kyiv B.9.0 
 2. Yurkevicius, Kyiv B.8.0 
 3. Olkhovyk, Kyiv B.7.0 
 4. Churkina, Dynam.5.0 
 5. Perepelitsa, Dynam.4.0 
 6. Krayevska, Kyiv B.4.0 
 7. Horobets, Kyiv B.4.0 
 8. Tsiubyk, Dynam.4.0 
 9. Lapshynova, Dynam.4.0 
 10. Demchenko, Kyiv B.4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Olga KRAYEVSKA
  Kyiv B.
  (171-G-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Krayevska, Kyiv B.6.0 
 2. Liubinets, Kyiv B.6.0 
 3. Fedorenko, Kyiv B.3.0 
 4. Afanasyeva, Kyiv B.3.0 
 5. Rabchuk, Kyiv B.3.0 
 6. Lapshynova, Dynam.2.0 
 7. Churkina, Dynam.2.0 
 8. Boiko, Dynamo-NPU2.0 
 9. Demchenko, Kyiv B.2.0 
 10. Horobets, Kyiv B.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vita HOROBETS
  Kyiv B.
  (180-G/F-96)
  Avg: 3
 1. Horobets, Kyiv B.3.0 
 2. Liubinets, Kyiv B.3.0 
 3. Stepaniuk, Kyiv B.2.0 
 4. Yurkevicius, Kyiv B.2.0 
 5. Lapshynova, Dynam.2.0 
 6. Olkhovyk, Kyiv B.2.0 
 7. Fedorenko, Kyiv B.1.0 
 8. Afanasyeva, Kyiv B.1.0 
 9. Boiko, Dynamo-NPU1.0 
 10. Demchenko, Kyiv B.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Veronika LIUBINETS
  Kyiv B.
  (188-C-99)
  Avg: 2
 1. Liubinets, Kyiv B.2.0 
 2. Rabchuk, Kyiv B.1.0 
 3. Tsiubyk, Dynam.1.0 
 4. Yurkevicius, Kyiv B.1.0 
 5. Olkhovyk, Kyiv B.1.0 
 6. Churkina, Dynam.1.0 
 7. Boiko, Dynamo-NPU1.0 
 8. Fedorenko, Kyiv B.0.0 
 9. Perepelitsa, Dynam.0.0 
 10. Iordan, Dynamo-NPU0.0 


Chaika signs Olexandra Kurasova - by Eurobasket News

Chayka-DYUSH-BDPU Berdiansk (Superleague) signed 31-year old Ukrainian ex-international forward Olexandra Kurasova (186-86). The last time (13-14) she played at Dynamo Kursk in Russian PBL league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kurasova's team made it to the PBL Semifinals in 2014. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Kurasova was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2003 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
Kurasova also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 11.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Kurasova is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Hungary (Sopron Basket), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida and Rivas Promete), Russia (CSKA Moscow) and Ukraine (Kozachka and DVUFK-SDYUSHOR-5 Dnipropetrovsk).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chaika tabs Oksana Stavytska - by Eurobasket News

Superleague newcomer Chayka-DYUSH-BDPU Berdiansk inked experienced 41-year old former international guard Oksana Stavytska (177-76).
Among other achievements Stavytska received Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian UBL 2nd Team award back in 2009.
She also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 1.4ppg, 1.6rpg.
Stavytska has played previously professionally in Russia (Dynamo Kursk and Spartak St.Petersburg) and Poland (Odra Brzeg).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Chaika.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Christie, Spinks and Durgerian are exciting Academy additions for BA Lions - by Paul Nilsen

BA London Lions have announced the signings of top junior prospects Loren Christie (184-C-01), Macy Spinks, and Flora Durgerian (178-F-99) for the 2017-18 WBBL season.

It continues the programme's tradition of using their WBBL squad to develop junior talent, and Head Coach Mark Clark is excited about this crop.

'We're extremely pleased to bring in these three for the coming season,' Clark said.

'They're all very talented and I have no doubt will all become instrumental parts of the squad.'

The 6ft 2in Christie is a Great Britain Under-16 and averaged a near double-double at this summer's European Championships and joins BA from Oaklands.

'I believe Loren to be the best player of her generation and we believe we can help Loren to fulfill her potential, from day one," added Clark.

'She offers us quality from both the inside and outside, and has already demonstrated her ability to contribute in the WBBL."

Meanwhile Durgerian joins from Sevenoaks Suns, where she represented the Great Britain Under-18s this summer in Dublin. Her best outing was an 11 point, 9 rebound, 3 assist, 3 steal outing against Macedonia.

'She will bring us athleticism up and down the floor, and is already showing signs of developing during pre season.,' Clark declared.

The player herself is relishing the challenge ahead and enthused: 'I'm really looking forward to this season at Barking Abbey.

'I've enjoyed our pre season trip as it has given me a taste of what's to come, and has made me even more excited to have a different role in a team than I have had previously. I'm adamant that we can be really successful throughout different leagues.

Spinks also joins BA from Oaklands, and was named to the Great Britain Under-18 long list this summer.

'I'm really excited for Macy to join us since she offers us great floor leader ship and has a desire to get better, which are two attributes that we encourage all BA students to have," concluded Clark.



Northumbria look Handy ahead of WBBL Tip-Off - by Paul Nilsen

Team Northumbria have pulled off one of the biggest signings in WBBL history after luring Great Britain star Chantelle Handy (188-SF-87, college: Marshall, agency: Two Points) back to her native North East.

The County Durham-born small forward has played professionally across Europe during a glittering club career.

But after stellar stops in Greece, Turkey, France, Sweden and Slovakia, the 30-year-old is ready to throw her weight behind new-look TN's title bid.

"Chantelle has been training with us for the past few weeks and played a major role in pre-season," said TN playcaller Chris Bunten.

"But it is only in the last few days that she has signed on the dotted line and committed to Northumbria for the 2017/18 season.

"I was always hopeful that if she did decide to play in the WBBL that she would play out of Sport Central.

"But nothing is ever certain and I've just been keeping my fingers crossed that we could do the right deal for everybody.

"I have to thank everyone at Northumbria University Sport for making this happen. It's a huge coup for TN but also for the WBBL.

"The league can only benefit from players like Chantelle bringing in all of their skill and experience.

"She is a leader on court and an inspiration off it and we're very excited to see what she can bring to TN this season."

Handy is in line for her competitive debut against Manchester Mystics on Sunday at Sport Central (2pm) - subject to her international clearance coming through from Slovakia.

The Consett baller played in all five of Team GB's fixtures at the London 2012 Olympics and looks set to spearhead England's challenge at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

Handy featured prominently in TN's pre-season programme and helped the Tynesiders clinch the title during last weekend's invitational event in Ireland.

"Chantelle wants to represent her country at the Commonwealth Games and we want her to be there," added Bunten.

"I think that reassurance that she would be released for England was a key factor in her decision to sign for TN.

"Chantelle's already become a very popular member of the team and the other players recognise her value to everything we're seeking to achieve here.

"As far as I'm concerned her signing is the icing on the cake and completes a hugely successful summer of recruitment.

"I feel as if I've assembled a squad capable of putting TN back where we belong after last season's disappointing campaign."

To catch Handy in action head to Sport Central on Sunday. Entry is free and TN's men take on Bradford Dragons immediately after the WBBL fixture.



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  WNBA  


Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68 - by Eurobasket News

The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA Finals-opening loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. So Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) decided to grab them all in Game 2. Fowles grabbed a Finals-record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night, evening the series at one game apiece. "When we really put our minds to rebounding nobody can stop us. I think that was fresh in my head," Fowles said, referring to the zero rebounds. "My mindset was just crash the boards. Every opportunity I got, crash the boards." Fowles broke Taj McWilliams-Franklin's record of 16 for Connecticut in 2005. Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota) scored 14 points, Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown, agency: LBM Management) had 12 and the Lynx held the defending champions to 38.7 percent shooting while bouncing back from a last-second loss in Game 1. Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Sparks, who had the ball and a chance to tie or take the lead with 13.1 seconds to play. But Chelsea Gray (5'11''-G-92, college: Duke) lost the handle on her dribble for a turnover, one of two big ones by Los Angeles in the final 14 seconds. "We didn't have the fight and grit in the first half that could match Minnesota," Sparks coach Brian Agler said. "They set the tone early in the game and we have to respond better." Gray scored 15 points for Los Angeles, and Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F-90, college: Stanford) had 11 points on 3-for-13 shooting and 13 rebounds. Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve torched her proud, veteran team on Monday after getting behind 28-2 in the first eight minutes on Sunday. She took little solace in watching them rally to a late lead, saying any pats on the back were from "Loserville." The Lynx responded in a major way in Game 2, grabbing a 15-point lead in the first eight minutes. They held Ogwumike and Parker to a combined 0 for 11 in the first half and Los Angeles shot just 28 percent in the first two quarters. But just like the Lynx didn't give up in Game 1, the Sparks wouldn't go away this time. Parker capped an 11-3 run that cut Minnesota's lead to three with 1:21 to play and Brunson was whistled for a questionable foul on Parker on the next possession. She converted both free throws to make it 70-68 and Maya Moore missed a jumper on the other end. With Seimone Augustus (6'0''-SF-84, college: LSU) hounding her, Alana Beard (6'1''-G/F-82, college: Duke) was whistled for a five-second call on the inbounds pass. "I didn't see anyone open," Beard said. "That said, my responsibility is to get the ball inbounds. That's something I can't allow to happen." The Sparks had one more shot, but Gray, who beat the Lynx with a jumper in the final seconds of Game 1, couldn't come up with the heroics for a second straight game. After she lost the handle, Brunson poked the ball away and Moore scooped it up and tossed it ahead to Whalen to seal the win. "Our defense saved us," Whalen said. "We were one play better." The Sparks are trying to become the first repeat champions since 2002, and they head home having earned a split at raucous Williams Arena.
Courtesy of: kansascity.com