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  ABA  



ABA adds Westmoreland Warriors to 2018 Line-Up - by Eurobasket News

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it has added the Westmoreland Warriors in Greensburg PA to its growing list of expansion teams for the 2018-2019 season. 'We're very pleased to have the Warriors as part of the ABA,' stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. 'We've needed a team in Western Pennsylvania and can see a great rivalry developing between them and the Steel City Yellow Jackets in Pittsburgh, about 40 miles away.' The team will be co-owned by Tjuan 'Benafactor' Washington, ABA CEO of Media and Entertainment and multiple ABA team owner and Julian Thompson, an ABA player currently with the West Virginia Warlocks. 'I'm very excited to be teaming up with Tjuan,' added Thompson. 'I've seen what it takes to be a great ABA team on and off the court and know that together we'll make the Warriors one of the premier ABA teams in both. I'm really looking forward to the challenge.' 'Several ABA players have extended their basketball careers with ABA team ownership,' stated Washington. 'This is a league of opportunity and inclusion and I am happy to be able to help ABA players achieve their dreams of ownership as an extention of their basketball careers.'
Courtesy of: abaliveaction.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  


ABA Liga 2: Primorska beat Sutjeska, advance into regular season - by Eurobasket News

Sutjeska - Primorska 78:86

Primorska has just completed the ABA Liga 2 regular season picture. They upset Sutjeska in the decisive clash today. Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) nailed 16 points to lead the Slovenian side.
Primorska grabbed a 27:18 lead ten minutes into the game. They added 30 points in the second frame to take a comfortable 57:39 halftime lead. Sutjeska pulled within 8 points at the final break. Primorska however maintained the lead throughout the fourth term and raced to the victory. Marijan Cakarun (204-C-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) provided 14 points in the win. Dusan Krivokapic (00) and Boris Lalovic (207-C-81) answered with 18 points each for Sutjeska.



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Donald SIMS
  Atenas
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Sims, Atenas24.5 
 2. Davis, Instituto23.5 
 3. Moore, Comunica.23.0 
 4. Johnson, GECR I.22.0 
 5. Keenan, San M.20.7 
 6. Tucker, San Lorenzo20.7 
 7. Fjellerup, Weber B.20.5 
 8. Kemp, Obras Basket20.0 
 9. Goldwire, Regat.20.0 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ricardo GLENN
  Penarol
  (202-C-90)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Glenn, Penarol13.7 
 2. Williams, Olimpico.13.0 
 3. Clancy, Instituto12.5 
 4. Famous, GECR I.12.0 
 5. Fierro, Boca Jrs10.0 
 6. Crawford, La Union10.0 
 7. Basualdo, Quilm.9.3 
 8. Espinoza, Salta B.9.3 
 9. Romano, Atenas8.5 
 10. Justiz, San Lorenzo8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Diego GERBAUDO
  Salta B.
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Gerbaudo, Salta B.7.3 
 2. Figueroa, Comunica.7.0 
 3. Barral, Obras B.7.0 
 4. Parodi, Weber B.6.5 
 5. Aguirre, San L.6.0 
 6. Whelan, Instituto5.5 
 7. Barrera, GECR I.5.0 
 8. Cantero, Atenas5.0 
 9. Swann, Comunica.5.0 
 10. Ferreyra, Quilm.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas GOLDENBERG
  Salta B.
  (190-F/G-93)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Goldenberg, Salta B.3.7 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.7 
 3. Clancy, Instituto2.5 
 4. Jasen, Weber Bahia2.5 
 5. Thomas, Regatas C.2.5 
 6. Johnson, GECR I.2.5 
 7. Slider, Penarol2.3 
 8. Elsener, La Union2.3 
 9. Garcia, Argentino2.3 
 10. Vildoza, San L.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.5 
 2. Kent, Argentino1.7 
 3. Crawford, La Union1.7 
 4. Kemp, Obras Basket1.5 
 5. Giorgetti, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Meyinsse, Atenas1.5 
 7. Bortolin, Argentino1.3 
 8. Bernard, Argentino1.0 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.0 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 


Olimpico de La Banda inks Guillermo Diaz, ex Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) signed 32-year old Puerto Rican international guard Guillermo Diaz (188-88kg-85, college: Miami, FL). He is a dual citizen owning also Georgian passport. Diaz played last summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in July. In 13 games he had 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.8apg. The last season he played at San Lorenzo where in 33 LigaA games he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2006 Diaz was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall). He attended University of Miami, Florida and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Diaz won Puerto Rican BSN championship title in 2010, 2011 and 2016.
Diaz has been also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. He has regularly played for Puerto Rican senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
Diaz also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 75.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 78.9%.
Diaz is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Diaz has played previously professionally also in Greece (Olimpiada), Italy (VL Pesaro, Juvecaserta and Eurotrend Biella), NBA (LA Clippers), Georgia (Mgzavrebi) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He could be described: An undersized SG, with great athletic skills and good scoring ability. Has the toghness to play a good defense, year after year he improved his long distance shooting. Above all, Diaz is a fantastic leaper, capable of spectacular dunks, and is also a very good volleyball player, a star in Puerto Rican volleyball some years ago.

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Hernan Laginestra

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  ASIA CHAMPIONS CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darius ADAMS
  USA
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Adams, Xinjiang FT24.2 
 2. Alshabebi, Ahli S.24.0 
 3. Singletary, Mono V.23.7 
 4. Warren, Petrochimi22.2 
 5. Carter, Astana21.2 
 6. Ravena, Pilipinas21.0 
 7. Douby, Al Riyadi21.0 
 8. OBrien, Seraeyett19.3 
 9. Austin, Pilipinas17.2 
 10. Weeden, Seraeyett15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Isaiah AUSTIN
  USA
  (216-C-93)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Austin, Pilipinas12.7 
 2. Alshabebi, Ahli S.12.2 
 3. OBrien, Seraeyett11.8 
 4. Kazemi, Petrochimi11.8 
 5. Bhullar, Dacin Tigers10.3 
 6. Singletary, Mono V.9.3 
 7. Anoop, ONGC9.0 
 8. Mirzaei, Petrochimi9.0 
 9. Yadwinder, ONGC9.0 
 10. Tabet, Al Riyadi7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason BRICKMAN
  PHI
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Brickman, Mono V.7.2 
 2. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.0 
 3. Adams, Xinjiang FT4.5 
 4. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi4.2 
 5. Sun, Xinjiang FT4.0 
 6. Saoud, Al Riyadi3.7 
 7. Alblooshi, Ahli S.3.7 
 8. Weeden, Seraeyett3.5 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi3.5 
 10. Muhtar, Xinjiang.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 TongLin SUN
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sun, Xinjiang FT3.0 
 2. Douby, Al Riyadi3.0 
 3. Saoud, Al Riyadi2.8 
 4. Arakji, Al Riyadi2.8 
 5. Adams, Xinjiang FT2.8 
 6. Kazemi, Petrochimi2.7 
 7. Brickman, Mono V.2.7 
 8. Alshabebi, Ahli S.2.3 
 9. Juma, Ahli Shabab2.2 
 10. Abu-Shamala, Serae.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Isaiah AUSTIN
  USA
  (216-C-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Austin, Pilipinas2.7 
 2. Bhullar, Dacin Tigers1.7 
 3. Abudurexiti, Xinjiang.1.5 
 4. OBrien, Seraeyett1.5 
 5. Tabet, Al Riyadi1.2 
 6. Carter, Astana1.2 
 7. Alshabebi, Ahli S.1.2 
 8. Begic, Petrochimi1.0 
 9. Daniels, Al Riyadi1.0 
 10. Anoop, ONGC0.8 


Al Riyadi and Xinjiang advance into Final - by Eurobasket News

Petrochimi - Al Riyadi 64-74
Al Riyadi entered the championship game in Chenzhou. They overcame Petrochimi in the semifinal clash. Quincy Douby (190-G-84, college: Rutgers) stepped up with 23 points for the Lebanese team. Riyadi accumulated a 37:25 halftime lead. Riyadi followed with a 21:18 run in the fourth term to secure the victory. Chris Daniels (205-C-84, college: Texas A&M-CC) netted 15 points and collected 9 rebounds in the win. Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90, college: Oregon) answered with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Petrochimi.

Xinjiang FT - Astana 79-70
Xinjiang fired past Astana to secure the Asia Champions Cup title game birth. Darius Adams (188-PG-89, college: Indianapolis) tallied 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the Flying Tigers. Astana piled up a 36:34 halftime lead. The Kazakh team grabbed a 5-point lead at the final intermission. But Xinjiang used a 25:11 run in the fourth quarter to snatch the victory. Changdong Yu (206-C-91) provided 13 points in the win. Justin Carter (193-G/F-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds for Astana.




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  AUSTRALIA  


Desmond Simmons (ex Waverley F.) agreed terms with Marin - by Eurobasket News

Marin PeixeGalego (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Desmond Simmons (198-100kg-92, college: St.Mary's, CA). He played in the summer at Waverley Falcons in Australian Big V. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Simmons helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He has played also professionally in Australia for Mount Gambier Pioneers.
Simmons attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Qualifying Round 3. First Leg - by Eurobasket News

Antwerp - Rosa 75-69

Antwerp held off visiting Rosa Radom in the opening leg of the Qualifying Round 3. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Rosa won third quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American power forward Dave Dudzinski (206-92, college: Holy Cross, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up and scored 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Paris Lee (183-95, college: Illinois St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Czech Patrik Auda (206-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American guard Kevin Punter (188-93, college: Tennessee) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rosa's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Rosa: P.Auda 19+6reb+3ast, K.Punter 17+3reb+2ast, D.Szymkiewicz 13+3reb+4ast, J.Trojan 10+2reb+2ast, M.Sokolowski 4+6reb+2ast, I.Zaytsev 4+6reb
Antwerp: D.Dudzinski 15+7reb+1ast, D.Donkor 14+2ast, A.Marelja 13+6reb, P.Lee 13+2reb+6ast, J.Clark 8+6reb+2ast, Y.Schoepen 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 580679


Ludwigsburg - Brussels 85-59

Ludwigsburg stepped closer to the regular season with a convincing win over Brussels. The game without a history. EnBW Ludwigsburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Basic-Fit Brussels to just 6 points in first quarter. EnBW Ludwigsburg forced 19 Basic-Fit Brussels turnovers and outrebounded them 36-24 including 23 on the defensive glass. American-German Adam Waleskowski (203-82, college: Florida St., agency: 3Eye) stepped up and scored 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Kerron Johnson (183-90, college: Belmont) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Four EnBW Ludwigsburg players scored in double figures. American guard KT Harrell (193-92, college: Auburn) responded with 17 points and DR Congolese-Belgian point guard Guy Muya (193-83) scored 9 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.
Top scorers:
Brussels: K.Harrell 17+1ast, M.Depuydt 12+1reb, G.Muya 9+4reb+2ast, B.Peterson 7+6reb, A.Lichodzijewski 6+5reb+2ast, O.Matulionis 3+3reb+2ast
Ludwigsburg: A.Waleskowski 13+7reb+2ast, K.Johnson 13+3reb+4ast, T.Walkup 12+1reb+2ast, D.McCray 11+1reb+6ast, J.Thiemann 10+5reb+1ast, D.Evans 8+9reb
gschID: 580675


Groningen - Estudiantes 76-76

Groningen and Estudiantes did not decide on the winner in the first leg. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-15 charge, which allowed them to tie the game. American-Israeli swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the visitors and American-Montenegrin point guard Omar-Sharif Cook (186-82, college: St.John's, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Movil Estudiantes' coach used entire bench in such tough game. Center Thomas Koenis (211-89, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Groningen players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Groningen: E.Bruinsma 17+5reb+1ast, T.Koenis 16+14reb+1ast, B.Curry 12+1reb+5ast, D.Pasalic 12+6reb+1ast, S.Domingo 7+1reb, J.Dourisseau 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 580678


Tsmoki-Minsk - Nanterre 68-68

Tsmoki-Minsk and Nanterre drew the first leg clash in the Belarusian capital. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-15. But Tsmoki-Minsk won second period 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American Jamal Shuler (191-86, college: VCU) stepped up and scored 11 points and 5 assists for the French team. and Lahaou Konate (196-91) chipped in 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Swedish-American guard Chris Czerapowicz (201-91, college: Davidson) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian-Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: C.Czerapowicz 18+8reb+1ast, F.Adamovic 12+3reb+5ast, A.Kudrautsau 12+2reb+3ast, D.Kravish 7+13reb, M.Salash 6+1reb+1ast, S.Wiggs 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 580674


Alba - Pinar Karsiyaka 92-90

Alba Fehervar snatched a narrow home win over Karsiyaka in the opener. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-90. The best player for the winners was power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Alandise Harris (198-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Diamond Sports) chipped in 19 points. American swingman DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Hungarian power forward Jarrod Jones (207-90, college: Ball St.) added 27 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Pinar Karsiyaka: J.Jones 27+2reb+2ast, D.Kennedy 20+12reb+4ast, S.Wood 15+2reb+1ast, B.Ugurlu 10+2reb+4ast, D.Waters 8+1reb+3ast, G.Erdi Gulaslan 4+1reb+1ast
Alba: P.Lorant 24+6reb, A.Harris 19+3reb+2ast, K.Hill 17+1reb+3ast, L.Markovic 15+1reb, A.Keller 9+2reb+1ast, D.Fenner 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 580677


Lukoil Acad. - Juventus 81-82

Juventus upset Lukoil in Bulgaria to step closer to the regular season. Lukoil Acad. was ahead by 16 points after three quarters before a 29-12 charge of Juventus, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American point guard Anthony Ireland (175-91, college: Loyola Mary, agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and forward Arvydas Siksnius (196-87, college: Weatherford JC) accounted for 19 points. American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) came up with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Hristo Nikolov (200-85, agency: 011 Sports) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Lukoil Acad. in the defeat. Four Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Acad.: K.Clanton 16+8reb+4ast, H.Nikolov 15+6reb+1ast, J.Knox 14+7reb, B.Avramov 11+4reb+5ast, B.Wesley 9+7reb+1ast, D.Pepper 9+2reb
Juventus: A.Siksnius 19+2reb+2ast, M.Kupsas 13+5reb, A.Ireland 13+6reb+5ast, L.Samenas 9+3ast, S.Buterlevicius 9+5reb+3ast, K.Guscikas 8+5reb
gschID: 580673


Kataja Basket - Telekom Bsk 70-90

Telekom Baskets made a huge step towards the Champions League regular season as they trounced Kataja Basket on the road. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. Joensuun Kataja was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Joensuun Kataja 40-29 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Telekom Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Cuban-German swingman Yorman-Polas Bartolo (192-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Montenegrin Nemanja Djurisic (203-92, college: Georgia) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. American swingman Wesley Saunders (196-93, college: Harvard) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Alex Marzette (196-93, college: Robert Morris, agency: Inception Sports) scored 18 points and 4 steals.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: A.Marzette 18+2reb, W.Saunders 13+5reb+2ast, D.Bejarano 8+5reb+3ast, D.Pitts 7+4reb+9ast, I.Seppala 7+1reb+1ast, T.Huolila 6+7reb+2ast
Telekom Bsk: J.Gamble 15+3reb, Y.Polas Bartolo 14+12reb+3ast, R.Curry 12+2reb, N.Djurisic 11+9reb+4ast, J.Parks 10+5reb+1ast, J.Mayo 9+2reb+7ast
gschID: 580676


Avtodor - Betaland Cdo 70-69

Avtodor sneaked past Betaland Capo d'Orlando for the first win in the series. Betaland Cdo cut a 13-point halftime deficit to one at the end of the game. American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) saved the victory by scoring 17 points. Center Artem Klimenko (214-94) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Avtodor's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. French Damien Inglis (204-95, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points and 7 assists and Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Betaland Cdo. Four Betaland Cdo players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Betaland Cdo: D.Inglis 16+4reb+7ast, J.Edwards 12+7reb+2ast, J.Wojciechowski 11+4reb, E.Atsur 11+2reb+4ast, A.Kulboka 9+1reb, M.Delas 5+4reb+3ast
Avtodor: C.Clarke 17+4reb+3ast, A.Klimenko 13+9reb+1ast, B.Frazier 10+3reb+6ast, I.Hummer 9+4reb, M.Sheleketo 7+3reb+2ast, M.Downs 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 580672





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kangoeroes
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. McNeaill, Kangoeroes24.0 
 2. Bojovic, Liege19.5 
 3. Demps, Mons-Hai.19.0 
 4. Larson, Liege18.5 
 5. Desiron, Limburg .18.0 
 6. Zabas, Leuven17.0 
 7. Unruh, Limburg .17.0 
 8. Gibbs, Spirou16.0 
 9. Troisfontain., Aalst.16.0 
 10. Badji, Kangoeroes16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan HEATH
  Limburg .
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11
 1. Heath, Limburg .11.0 
 2. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut10.5 
 3. Cheatham-Jr, Kango.10.0 
 4. Amis, Aalstar9.5 
 5. Simmons, Brussels9.0 
 6. Mwema, Oostende9.0 
 7. Fieler, Oostende8.0 
 8. Gorgemans, Spirou8.0 
 9. Peterson, Brussels7.0 
 10. Desiron, Limburg .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Seth TUTTLE
  Spirou
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Tuttle, Spirou7.0 
 2. Rahon, Limburg .7.0 
 3. Larson, Liege6.5 
 4. Monaghan, Limburg .6.0 
 5. Thomas, Spirou5.0 
 6. Jones, Mons-Hai.5.0 
 7. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.0 
 8. Mukubu, Limburg .5.0 
 9. Lasisi, Mons-Hainaut5.0 
 10. Loubry, Brussels4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Scott THOMAS
  Spirou
  (198-SF-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomas, Spirou3.0 
 2. McNeaill, Kangoeroes3.0 
 3. Tuttle, Spirou3.0 
 4. Gibbs, Spirou3.0 
 5. Cheatham-Jr, Kango.2.0 
 6. Mwema, Oostende2.0 
 7. Harrell, Brussels2.0 
 8. Unruh, Limburg .2.0 
 9. Bojovic, Liege2.0 
 10. Simmons, Brussels2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 2. Grant, Spirou1.0 
 3. Heath, Limburg .1.0 
 4. Badji, Kangoeroes1.0 
 5. Robinson, Leuven1.0 
 6. Simmons, Brussels1.0 
 7. Reddic, Mons-Hai.1.0 
 8. Peterson, Brussels1.0 
 9. Fieler, Oostende1.0 
 10. Tuttle, Spirou1.0 



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  BOSNIA  


ABA Liga 2: Primorska beat Sutjeska, advance into regular season - by Eurobasket News

Sutjeska - Primorska 78:86

Primorska has just completed the ABA Liga 2 regular season picture. They upset Sutjeska in the decisive clash today. Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) nailed 16 points to lead the Slovenian side.
Primorska grabbed a 27:18 lead ten minutes into the game. They added 30 points in the second frame to take a comfortable 57:39 halftime lead. Sutjeska pulled within 8 points at the final break. Primorska however maintained the lead throughout the fourth term and raced to the victory. Marijan Cakarun (204-C-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) provided 14 points in the win. Dusan Krivokapic (00) and Boris Lalovic (207-C-81) answered with 18 points each for Sutjeska.



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Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Bauru
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 18
 1. Anthony, Bauru18.0 
 2. Artis, America17.9 
 3. Cook, L.Sorocaba17.3 
 4. Holloway, Pinheiros17.0 
 5. Meindl, Franca14.8 
 6. Fuller, Paulistano14.8 
 7. Brite, L.Sorocaba14.6 
 8. Ferreira, Franca14.1 
 9. Stallworth, Mogi14.1 
 10. Dos Santos, Pauli.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Uchendu, Bauru7.7 
 2. Toledo, Pinheiros7.0 
 3. Drudi, Osasco B.7.0 
 4. Rodrigues, L.Sor.6.8 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano6.6 
 6. de Souza, Franca6.6 
 7. Viana, America6.5 
 8. Barbosa, Pinheiros6.3 
 9. Garcia, Bauru6.2 
 10. Galvanini, Bauru6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Corazza, Paulistano6.6 
 2. Dos Santos, Pauli.6.3 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.6 
 4. Lersch, Mogi4.8 
 5. Anthony, Bauru4.6 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.4 
 7. Garcia, Bauru4.0 
 8. Borges, Franca3.7 
 9. Aleo, Osasco B.3.7 
 10. Artis, America3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gabriel ANDRADE
  America
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Andrade, America2.6 
 2. Toledo, Pinheiros2.1 
 3. Holloway, Pinheiros2.0 
 4. Knight, America1.9 
 5. Aleo, Osasco B.1.7 
 6. Rosa, America1.7 
 7. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 8. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.6 
 9. Artis, America1.6 
 10. Meindl, Franca1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Uchendu, Bauru1.6 
 2. Hubner, Paulistano1.2 
 3. Bernardi, Pinheiros1.2 
 4. Lenz, Bauru1.1 
 5. Gruber, Franca1.0 
 6. Curnell, Mogi1.0 
 7. Sena, Mogi1.0 
 8. Antonio, Franca1.0 
 9. Demetrio, Franca0.8 
 10. Pereira, Pinheiros0.7 



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Levski and Academic reach the Final in 2017 Plovdiv Cup - by Eurobasket News

Levski and Academic reached the Final in 2017 Plovdiv Cup with 4 participating teams. Levski overcame Strumica 75-66 in the opener. The Bulgarian side posted a 21-16 in the start and added an 18-11 rally in the second period. Aleks Simeonov (200-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Aleksandar Milov (198-G-95) delivered 17. Veselin Veselinov (202-F-83, college: W.Virginia St.) scored 14, while Nikola Maravic (212-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) netted 11. Tyler Deihl (185-G-91, college: Francis Marion) replied with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Kevin Keevin Tyus (196-SG, college: Lee) produced 12 for the team from FYR Macedonia.
Academic Plovdiv meanwhile edged Spartak Pleven 88-67. The hosts managed to win the first three quarters of the game to ensure the victory.



Yambol inks Bryquis Perine, ex Tarvas - by Eurobasket News

Tundja Yambol (NBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard Bryquis Perine (190-88, college: Green Bay). He played last season at Tarvas in Estonian Alexela KML, but left the team in Feb.'17. In three games he had 8.0ppg and 1.0apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Perine spent at Umea BSKT in Swedish Basketligan where in 17 games he recorded 13.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for Club Africain (Division I) in Tunisian league. In 17 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg.
Perine's team was regular season runner-up in Horizon League in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Perine has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Holland (Weert), Hungary (Zalakeramia-ZTE KK and Kecskemeti), Israel (Beer Yaakov) and United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers).
Perine attended University of Wisconsin - Green Bay until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alan Arnett (ex Lucenec) agreed terms with Yambol - by Eurobasket News

Tundja Yambol (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Alan Arnett (196-86kg, college: Georgia SW). He played most recently at BKM Lucenec in Slovakian SBL league. In 16 1.Liga games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg, 2.6spg and 1.0bpg in 2015-16 season. Arnett helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
He graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2014 and actually missed last season. It will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bull, Johnson step up in Wolves win over Wesmen - by Eurobasket News

Manny Furtado 's got some pretty big holes to fill. Gone are all-star forward Bacarius Dinkins and star guards Henry Tan and Alex Robichaud, the heart and soul of last year's Lakehead Thunderwolves men's basketball team. Despite the losses, Furtado got plenty of encouragement on Thursday night. Australian forward Jack Bull (203-F) stepped into the spotlight, asked to help fill the gap left by the departing players. Given a chance to shine, he showed he might be a weapon Furtado can count on, scoring 13 points and adding six rebounds to help the Wolves down the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen 90-83 in his team's pre-season debut at the Thunderdome. 'I've got to give this kid Jack Bull a lot of credit. He's come from Australia, he hasn't been back here in three years and he's got a lot on his mind right now,' Furtado said. 'All he did was compete all night. Not only was he on the scoreboard and getting rebounds all night, but we could see him sealing and getting people lay-ups because of his hard work. 'It was amazing to see.' Bull said he's up to the challenge. 'Staying over the summer I put in a lot of work with our two assistant coaches and our head coach,' Bull said. 'We did a lot of work and I think for me, a lot of it is mindset. I felt like having to step up put the pressure on me and I was able to respond pretty well.' From the outside it might look like the team is going to be in tough this season, trying to replace all-star talent at three slots. And it won't be easy, Bull said - but it can be done with the talent in the room. 'We've got a good group of guys. We've honestly been grinding hard this pre-season. Guys are going at it and it kind of showed today. We played pretty tough and luckily we got the win,' Bull said. He wasn't the only auditioning for playing time. Quincy Johnson (198-F), who sat out last season, added 20 points, hitting five of 12 three-point attempts on the way to a 20-point outing in his return. 'Quincy definitely shot the ball well,' Furtado said. 'We missed him last year. That's huge for us. He can shoot the three and stretch the floor like that.' Nick Burke (183-G) led all scorers with 25, including eight in the decisive fourth quarter, which saw the two teams swap the lead eight times before LU went ahead for good on a Kache Kopec (191-G) bucket, the start of a 10-0 run that put the game out of reach. Lakehead led 22-19 after one and were up 35-23 in the second before the Wesmen went on a 20-5 run to end the half, taking a 43-40 lead after 20 minutes. Billy Yaworsky had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Winnipeg. The two teams tangle again on Friday night, part of Lakehead's annual homecoming weekend. Tip-off is 8 p.m.
Courtesy of: tbnewswatch.com



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NBL Round 3 of Finals. Shaanxi celebrate second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Anhui - Shaanxi W. 90-99

Shaanxi grabbed the second straight victory in NBL Finals. They upset Anhui to take 2-1 advantage. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-90. Shaanxi W. made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Shaanxi W. outrebounded Anhui 49-37 including 34 on the defensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by Anhui helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. 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 44 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds. Forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 20 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) added 25 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Four Anhui players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Anhui: H.Manny 25+8reb+3ast, J.Chris 21+15reb, L.Qingxiang 13+4reb+4ast, L.Jun 12+1reb, L.Jian 9+4reb+2ast, H.Delong 6+2reb
Shaanxi W.: G.Troy 44+18reb+2ast, G.Charles 27+20reb+2ast, G.Yan 16+2reb+1ast, M.Daqiang 5+3reb+1ast, Y.XiaoHang 5+1reb+1ast, B.Jiguang 2+4reb+3ast
gschID: 572719





Istanbulspor adds Brazelton to their roster, ex Guizhou - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (TBL) added to their roster 31-year old American point guard Tyrone Brazelton (184-103kg-86, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played last summer at Guizhou in Chinese NBL league. Brazelton managed to play in three leagues last year. The last season he played at Rosa in Polish PLK where in 11 games he recorded 13.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 5.1apg. Brazelton also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 5.1apg. His team won Polish Supercup.
Brazelton was voted All-Sun Belt 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Brazelton is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Brazelton tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), France (Gravelines Dunkerque and STB Le Havre), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and Nuernberg), Iran (Petrochimi), Latvia, Lithuania (Neptunas and Nevezis), Ukraine (BC Odessa), Turkey (Konyaspor) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
Brazelton attended Western Kentucky University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
On Brazelton: Tyrone is a consumate point guard who can always reach high assist and point values per game. He is a tireless defender and very quick off the dribble. He can play at the highest level of European competition and can even play combo guard alongside another point guard because he defends so well.

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu roster for 2017-2018:

Nedim Yucel
Hadi Dogan
Musa Gunes
Tyrone Brazelton
Feyzi Celebioglu
Tyler Smith
Ramazan Tekin
Sarp Gobeloglu
Tunahan Dikmen
Gokhan Aydin
Utku Saraloglu
Berkay Sinirlioglu
Umut Gecen

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nik Slavica joins Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 20-year old international forward Nik Slavica (201-97). He has played for the last three seasons at Cibona in the A1, but left the team in Mar.'17. Slavica managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 17 A1 games he had 12.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. Slavica also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 6.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.0apg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1apg. Slavica's team made it to the Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017).
Despite young age Slavica had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 Honorable Mention in 2015.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Slavica played for Croatian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. Slavica's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 13.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 59.4%.
Slavica has played previously for two other teams: Zrinjevac and Kaptol.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa
Toni Perkovic

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Chris Johnson
Ivan Ramljak
Nik Slavica
Lovro Buljevic
Darko Bajo

Centers:
Filip Toncinic
Andrija Stipanovic
Marko Arapovic
Karlo Zganec

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jazine welcomes back Jurjevic - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted KK Jazine-Arbanasi Zadar (A1) landed 24-year old Croatian forward Eddi Jurjevic (202-93). It is actually his comeback to Zadar as he has played here before. Jurjevic played most recently at MBK SPU Nitra in Slovakian 1.Liga. In 18 SBL games he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.6apg last season. Jurjevic also played that season for BKM Lucenec (also in SBL) in Slovakian where in 5 games he had just 2.8ppg and 2.4rpg.
Jurjevic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Kosovo (Trepca), Croatia (KK_Zadar, Krizevci, Radnik, Kastela and Pet Bunara), Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica and Levice) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk and CEZ Basketball Nymburk B).

KK Jazine-Arbanasi Zadar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Goran Fodor
Giovonne Woods
Dino Butorac
Mario Pesut
Josip Gulam

Forwards:
Marin Zrnic
Dino Cinac
Eddi Jurjevic

Coach: Neven Plantak

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AEK Larnaca take SuperCup trophy - by Eurobasket News

Keravnos - AEK Larnaca 78:79

AEK Larnaca grabbed a narrow 79-78 win over Keravnos to clinch the SuperCup 2017. Both teams showcased the great performance before the start of the regular season. AEK Larnaca posted an 18-17 lead, while Keravnos replied with a 22-17 rally to take a 4-point advantage. AEK Larnaca took the lead back with a 25-17 surge in the third period and escaped with the narrow win. Devin Searcy (208-C/F-89, college: Dayton) stepped up with 26 points and Danilo Tasic (207-F-93, agency: 011 Sports) netted 15. Mohamed Abukar (208-F-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) replied with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Cade Davis (197-F/G-88, college: Oklahoma, agency: Two Points) netted 19.



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Danish Ligaen round 1 best performance: Matt Bonds - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Matt Bonds (196-F, agency: Duran International) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Horsholm, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The player was the main contributor (33 points, eight rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Svendborg (#6, 0-1) with 20-point margin 89-69. It allowed Horsholm to take over top position in the Danish Ligaen. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Horsholm won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Bonds turned to be Horsholm's top player in his first season with the team. Former St. Michael's College star has very solid stats this year. Bonds is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.5ppg) and averages impressive 68.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young Filip Rajovic (190-F-97) of Stevnsgade. Rajovic had a very good evening with 29 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Stevnsgade was edged by Naestved (2-0) 94-91. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Rajovic is a newcomer at Stevnsgade, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.5ppg (#3). He also recorded 4.0 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Troy Franklin (183-G-89) of league's second-best Naestved. Franklin got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for four assists. He was a key player of Naestved, leading his team to a 94-91 win against Stevnsgade (#7, 0-2). Naestved has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Franklin also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Franklin has a great season in Denmark. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.0ppg (best scorer) and assists with 4.5apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andreas Meilby (198-F-92) of Horsholm - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Stefan Jevric (201-F-98) of Stevnsgade - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Lawrence Alexander (190-G-91) of Horsens IC - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Kevin Larsen (207-C-93) of Horsens IC - 18 points and 6 rebounds
8. Chris Nielsen (193-G-85) of Randers - 23 points and 8 rebounds
9. Cedric Kuakumensah (204-F-93) of Horsens IC - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-F-93) of Bakken - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Yambol inks Bryquis Perine, ex Tarvas - by Eurobasket News

Tundja Yambol (NBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard Bryquis Perine (190-88, college: Green Bay). He played last season at Tarvas in Estonian Alexela KML, but left the team in Feb.'17. In three games he had 8.0ppg and 1.0apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Perine spent at Umea BSKT in Swedish Basketligan where in 17 games he recorded 13.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for Club Africain (Division I) in Tunisian league. In 17 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg.
Perine's team was regular season runner-up in Horizon League in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Perine has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Holland (Weert), Hungary (Zalakeramia-ZTE KK and Kecskemeti), Israel (Beer Yaakov) and United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers).
Perine attended University of Wisconsin - Green Bay until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nik Slavica joins Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 20-year old international forward Nik Slavica (201-97). He has played for the last three seasons at Cibona in the A1, but left the team in Mar.'17. Slavica managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 17 A1 games he had 12.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. Slavica also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 6.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.0apg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1apg. Slavica's team made it to the Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017).
Despite young age Slavica had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 Honorable Mention in 2015.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Slavica played for Croatian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. Slavica's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 13.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 59.4%.
Slavica has played previously for two other teams: Zrinjevac and Kaptol.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Filip Kruslin
Toni Katic
Kevin Murphy
Will Cherry
Mateo Vidovic
Dzanan Musa
Toni Perkovic

Forwards:
Demetris Nichols
Chris Johnson
Ivan Ramljak
Nik Slavica
Lovro Buljevic
Darko Bajo

Centers:
Filip Toncinic
Andrija Stipanovic
Marko Arapovic
Karlo Zganec

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nika Chechelashvili claims European Youth Basketball League U20 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Nika Chechelashvili (196-F-99) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Georgia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 18-year old forward had the game-high 21 points adding two rebounds and four assists for Georgia in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Runa (#5, 3-2) with 30-point margin 76-46. Georgia maintains the 2nd position in European Youth Basketball League . They are still close to the very top. Georgia would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Chechelashvili had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Nika Chechelashvili averages this season 8.4ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Georgia's star - young power forward Giorgi Korsantia (203-F/C-98). Korsantia impressed basketball fans with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course together with Chechelashvili he helped Georgia with another comfortable win outscoring Runa (3-2) 76-46. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Korsantia is a newcomer at Georgia 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 16.8ppg (#3). He also registered 8.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Vladislau Bliznyk (181-PG-99) of Tsmoki (#3). Bliznyk scored 20 points. He was a key player of Tsmoki, leading his team to a 68-46 easy win against Ventspils (3-2). Tsmoki needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Bliznyk has a great season in European Youth Basketball League. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 12.0ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vladislau Bliznyk (181-PG-99) of Tsmoki - 20 points and 4 rebounds
5. Vladislau Bliznyk (181-PG-99) of Tsmoki - 20 points and 4 rebounds
6. Rainers Kalnins (188-G-99) of Valmiera/ORDO - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Serafim Ashin (98) of Runa - 12 points and 6 rebounds
8. Serafim Ashin (98) of Runa - 12 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)



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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Nemanja Milosevic claims FIBA Europe Cup weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin Nemanja Milosevic (204-PF-87, agency: 011 Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Oradea and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Return Leg of Qualifying Round 1.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 36 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Balkan 85-70. In the team's last game Milosevic had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Oradea's top player in his first season with the team. Western Kentucky University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Milosevic is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.5ppg), rebounds (4th best: 10.0rpg) and averages solid 61.9% FGP and 54.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American swingman Garlon Green (201-G/F-91) of Mons-Hainaut. Green impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Mons-Hainaut to another comfortable win 84-71 over KR being unquestionably team leader. Green is a newcomer at Mons-Hainaut 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 24.5ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 8.5rpg and 3.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Scott Martin (203-G-88, agency: HMS) of BK Pardubice. Martin scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of BK Pardubice, leading his team to a 77-64 easy win against CSU Sibiu. Martin also has a very good start of the Qualifying Round with very strong stats. Martin has a very solid season. In 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup he scored 19.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Frank Gaines (191-SG-90) of Parma - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Marcus Ginyard (196-F/G-87) of Rabotnicki - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) of KR - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jalen Jenkins (201-F) of KR - 15 points and 8 rebounds
8. Malcolm Grant (185-G-88) of Nevezis - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Erving Walker (173-PG-90) of Demir IBB - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92) of BK Pardubice - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Pyrinto
  (201-SF-86)
  Avg: 29
 1. Asbury, Pyrinto29.0 
 2. Calhoun, Espoo U.27.0 
 3. Whitfield, Kauhajoki23.0 
 4. Haanpaa, Espoo U.22.0 
 5. Sinclair, Kouvot20.0 
 6. O''Brien, Korihait20.0 
 7. Maxwell, Kauhajoki20.0 
 8. Edwin, Kauhajoki19.0 
 9. Woodhouse, Lapua19.0 
 10. Marshall, Helsinki.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tuukka KOTTI
  Helsinki.
  (205-PF-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Kotti, Helsinki.13.0 
 2. Maxwell, Kauhajoki13.0 
 3. Gipson, Kouvot12.0 
 4. Jones, Salon Vilpas11.0 
 5. Haanpaa, Espoo U.10.0 
 6. Ortiz, Lapua10.0 
 7. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.0 
 8. Jennings, Lapua9.0 
 9. Simms, KTP Basket9.0 
 10. Sinclair, Kouvot7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Salon V.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Rannikko, Salon V.9.0 
 2. Lehtoranta, Kauha.9.0 
 3. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki6.0 
 4. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.5 
 5. Kanervo, Helsinki.4.0 
 6. Jarvinen, Espoo U.4.0 
 7. Simms, KTP Basket4.0 
 8. Creek, Lapua4.0 
 9. Edwin, Kauhajoki3.0 
 10. Marshall, Helsinki.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel HAANPAA
  Espoo U.
  (203-G/F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Haanpaa, Espoo U.5.0 
 2. Jarvi, Espoo United4.0 
 3. Kotti, Helsinki.4.0 
 4. Herbert, Korihait3.0 
 5. Jennings, Lapua3.0 
 6. Peltokangas, Lapua2.0 
 7. Marshall, Helsinki.2.0 
 8. Manigault, Pyrinto2.0 
 9. Edwin, Kauhajoki2.0 
 10. Vanttaja, Kauhajoki2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Terrence JENNINGS
  Lapua
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jennings, Lapua5.0 
 2. Jones, Salon Vilpas3.0 
 3. Deng, Korihait2.0 
 4. Simms, KTP Basket1.5 
 5. Kotti, Helsinki.1.0 
 6. Saarijarvi, Kouvot1.0 
 7. Pattillo, Korihait1.0 
 8. Ortiz, Lapua1.0 
 9. Vanttaja, Kauhajoki1.0 
 10. Aalto, KTP Basket1.0 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Jarvenpaa
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 25
 1. Towa, Jarvenpaa25.0 
 2. Moultrie, Ura B.22.0 
 3. Kopio, Jarvenpaa22.0 
 4. Valtonen, HBA-M.20.0 
 5. Gustavson, HBA-M.20.0 
 6. Ahola, Lahti19.0 
 7. Tahvanainen, HBA-M.18.0 
 8. Aaltonen, Ura B.17.0 
 9. Barlund, Lahti17.0 
 10. Pwono, Lahti15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Jarvenpaa
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 20
 1. Towa, Jarvenpaa20.0 
 2. Moultrie, Ura B.15.0 
 3. Rainamaa, Ura B.12.0 
 4. Pwono, Lahti12.0 
 5. Gustavson, HBA-M.6.0 
 6. Jantunen, HBA-M.5.0 
 7. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa5.0 
 8. Valtonen, HBA-M.5.0 
 9. Jacks, Lahti4.0 
 10. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Villematti KOPIO
  Jarvenpaa
  (183-SG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kopio, Jarvenpaa8.0 
 2. Pwono, Lahti5.0 
 3. Heinonen, HBA-M.5.0 
 4. Jousisto, Ura B.4.0 
 5. Towa, Jarvenpaa4.0 
 6. Jacks, Lahti4.0 
 7. Sahlberg, Ura B.4.0 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.0 
 9. Tahvanainen, HBA-M.3.0 
 10. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julius PEHKONEN
  Jarvenpaa
  (191-G/F-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Pehkonen, Jarvenpaa5.0 
 2. Moultrie, Ura B.4.0 
 3. Jantunen, HBA-M.3.0 
 4. Gustavson, HBA-M.3.0 
 5. Towa, Jarvenpaa3.0 
 6. Rainamaa, Ura B.2.0 
 7. Heinonen, HBA-M.2.0 
 8. Jacks, Lahti2.0 
 9. Pwono, Lahti2.0 
 10. Jousisto, Ura B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eero AALTONEN
  Ura B.
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Aaltonen, Ura B.2.0 
 2. Pwono, Lahti2.0 
 3. Syrjamaki, HBA-M.1.0 
 4. Jaakkola, HBA-M.1.0 
 5. Korkiatupa, Jarve.0.0 
 6. Jantunen, HBA-M.0.0 
 7. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa0.0 
 8. Jacks, Lahti0.0 
 9. Suomi, Ura Basket0.0 
 10. Ikavalko, Lahti0.0 



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Mounir BERNAOUI
  Le Portel
  (204-F/C-97)
  Avg: 23
 1. Bernaoui, Le Portel23.0 
 2. Goulmy, Strasbourg21.5 
 3. Ca, ES Chalonnais20.0 
 4. Muninga, Limoges20.0 
 5. Affo, Boulazac19.5 
 6. Flosse, Gravelines18.0 
 7. Edzata, Cholet18.0 
 8. Imhoff, CCRB P.18.0 
 9. Zero, Le Mans17.5 
 10. Munanga, Monaco17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shekinah MUNANGA
  Monaco
  (201-PF-97)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Munanga, Monaco13.5 
 2. Eboh, Limoges13.0 
 3. Hangoue, Boulazac13.0 
 4. Eyoum, Le Mans12.0 
 5. Muninga, Limoges11.5 
 6. Flosse, Gravelines11.5 
 7. Cassier, CCRB P.10.5 
 8. Affo, Boulazac10.5 
 9. Pansa, Nanterre9.5 
 10. Sako, Levallois9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Killian HAYES
  Cholet
  (194-G-1)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Hayes, Cholet9.5 
 2. Beyhurst, Stras.9.0 
 3. Mopsus, ES Chalo.7.0 
 4. Leboeuf, CCRB P.6.5 
 5. Eboh, Limoges6.0 
 6. Missonnier, ES Chalo.5.5 
 7. Hannequin, Gravelines5.5 
 8. Delage, Limoges5.5 
 9. Maledon, Lyon-Vil.5.0 
 10. Alix, Limoges5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corentin LOPEZ
  Hyeres-T.
  (193-G-97)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Lopez, Hyeres-T.4.5 
 2. Beyhurst, Stras.4.0 
 3. Gasser, Monaco4.0 
 4. Labanere, Boulazac3.5 
 5. Archinard, Dijon3.3 
 6. Imhoff, CCRB P.3.0 
 7. Cassier, CCRB P.3.0 
 8. Zero, Le Mans3.0 
 9. Leboeuf, CCRB P.3.0 
 10. Bernaoui, Le Portel3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jean-Marc PANSA
  Nanterre
  (208-C-98)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pansa, Nanterre3.0 
 2. Cissoko, Monaco2.0 
 3. Munanga, Monaco1.5 
 4. Goulmy, Strasbourg1.0 
 5. Nzita, Le Mans1.0 
 6. Weber, CCRB P.1.0 
 7. Cassier, CCRB P.1.0 
 8. Piccoli, Le Portel1.0 
 9. Bibolet-R., Bourg1.0 
 10. Mendy, Nanterre1.0 


Jerrold Brooks signs at Blois - by Eurobasket News

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) landed 26-year old American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-84kg-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at ALS Basket in the NM1. In 34 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.4spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Brooks played at Sheffield Sharks in British BBL where in 32 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.9apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to win the British BBL title. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Brooks has played previously professionally in PBL (Buffalo 716ers) and MPBA (St.Louis RiverSharks).
He attended University of Southern Mississippi until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Torey Thomas
Benjamin Monclar
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia
Jerrold Brooks
Tony Ehimegbe

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Assane Ndoye
Jonathan Fairell
Florian Thibedore

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois
Julyan Motti

Coach: Mickael Hay

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

20-year old power forward Shekinah Munanga (201-PF-97) put on an amazing game in the last round for Monaco and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 of U21 championship.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds, while his team edged out Le Mans (#15, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 76-72. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Monaco is placed at 12th position in French league. Monaco 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. Munanga turned to be Monaco's top player in his first season with the team. Munanga has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 13.5rpg. Munanga is in league's top in and averages solid 1.5bpg and 63.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Thibault Desseignet (178-PG-98) of Bourg. He is a guard in his 3rd season at Bourg. In the last game Desseignet recorded impressive 21 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists. It was enough for Bourg to edge Le Portel (0-2) by 3 points 68-65. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Desseignet is one of the most experienced players at Bourg and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#7). He also recorded 5.5 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Samir Gbetkom Bikantchou (191-G-98) of Le Portel (#16). Gbetkom Bikantchou got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and four assists. Despite Gbetkom Bikantchou's great performance Le Portel lost 65-68 to Bourg (#10, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Le Portel can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Gbetkom Bikantchou he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Gbetkom Bikantchou has a very solid season. In 2 games in France he scored 22.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Matthias Flosse (209-PF-98) of Gravelines - 21 points and 11 rebounds
5. Kevin Hangoue (201-PF-97) of Boulazac - 19 points and 14 rebounds
6. Louis Rucklin (184-PG-99) of Strasbourg - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Louis Cassier (203-F/C-97) of CCRB Pro - 14 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Killian Hayes (194-G-01) of Cholet - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists
9. Liam Jackson (185-G-99) of Le Mans - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Louis Marnette (194-SG-01) of Gravelines - 22 points 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)



French ProA round 2 best performance: Raymond Cowels III - by Eurobasket News

American Swingman Raymond Cowels III (192-F/G-90, agency: SportsVision-Service) put on an amazing game in the last round for Hyeres-Toulon, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, two rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Cholet (#16, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 79-73. Hyeres-Toulon is placed at 3rd position in French ProA. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Hyeres-Toulon won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Cowels III had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Hyeres-Toulon's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Gavin Ware (206-C/F-93) of Paris-Levallois. Ware had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Paris-Levallois was edged by Strasbourg (1-1) 83-81. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Ware is a newcomer at Paris-Levallois, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.0ppg (#3). He also registered 10.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Tim Blue (205-PF-84) of Antibes (#7). Blue scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Blue's great performance Antibes lost 78-86 to Chalons-Reims (1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Antibes needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victory and 1 lost game. Blue has a great season in France. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.0ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 9.0rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ken Horton (199-F-89) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 24 points and 3 rebounds
5. Rion Brown (198-SG-91) of Dijon - 18 points and 4 rebounds
6. Chase Simon (201-SF-89) of Bourg - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Zachery Peacock (203-C-87) of Bourg - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Michael Dixon (186-G-90) of Strasbourg - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Brandon Ubel (208-F/C-91) of Boulazac - 10 points and 8 rebounds
10. David Logan (185-G-82) of Strasbourg - 17 points, 3 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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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Levski and Academic reach the Final in 2017 Plovdiv Cup - by Eurobasket News

Levski and Academic reached the Final in 2017 Plovdiv Cup with 4 participating teams. Levski overcame Strumica 75-66 in the opener. The Bulgarian side posted a 21-16 in the start and added an 18-11 rally in the second period. Aleks Simeonov (200-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Aleksandar Milov (198-G-95) delivered 17. Veselin Veselinov (202-F-83, college: W.Virginia St.) scored 14, while Nikola Maravic (212-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) netted 11. Tyler Deihl (185-G-91, college: Francis Marion) replied with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Kevin Keevin Tyus (196-SG, college: Lee) produced 12 for the team from FYR Macedonia.
Academic Plovdiv meanwhile edged Spartak Pleven 88-67. The hosts managed to win the first three quarters of the game to ensure the victory.



ABA Liga: MZT Skopje held off Partizan in opener - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - Partizan 92:89

MZT Skopje celebrated the first victory in ABA League regular season. They held off visiting Partizan in the opener. Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 25 points for the winners.
MZT Skopje snatched a 26:25 lead after ten minutes. Partizan however surged ahead in the second term. The Serbian side piled up a 48:42 halftime lead. MZT Skopje pulled within 4 points at the final break. They unleashed 29 points in the fourth stanza to snatch the victory. Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 20 points, while Eric Garcia (183-PG-94, college: Wofford) added 17 points in the win. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points for Partizan. Patrick Miller (185-PG-92, college: Tennessee St.), Nigel Williams-Goss (191-G-94, college: Gonzaga) and Mihajlo Andric (201-F-94, agency: BeoBasket) netted 12 points each in the loss.



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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Robin BENZING
  Wuerzburg
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Benzing, Wuerzburg23.0 
 2. Scrubb, Fraport SKY21.0 
 3. Loncar, Wuerzburg20.0 
 4. Spearman, Jena18.0 
 5. Lansdowne, Braunsch.16.0 
 6. Lo, Brose Bask.16.0 
 7. Webster, Fraport .15.0 
 8. Eatherton, Braunsch.15.0 
 9. Groselle, Bremerha.14.0 
 10. Hackett, Brose B.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Immanuel MCELROY
  Jena
  (194-G-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. McElroy, Jena11.0 
 2. Eatherton, Braunsch.10.0 
 3. Rubit, Brose Bask.9.0 
 4. Morse, Braunsch.9.0 
 5. Morrison, Fraport .7.0 
 6. Baptiste, Bremerha.6.0 
 7. Radosevic, Brose B.6.0 
 8. Stuckey, Wuerzburg6.0 
 9. Miller-Scott, Brose B.5.0 
 10. Allen, Jena5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tai Jack WEBSTER
  Fraport .
  (193-G-95)
  Avg: 7
 1. Webster, Fraport .7.0 
 2. Jenkins, Jena6.0 
 3. Bowlin, Jena6.0 
 4. McElroy, Jena5.0 
 5. Hammonds, Wuerz.4.0 
 6. Janavicius, Braunsch.4.0 
 7. Stuckey, Wuerzburg4.0 
 8. Robertson, Fraport .3.0 
 9. Zisis, Brose Bask.3.0 
 10. Hackett, Brose B.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.0 
 2. Webster, Fraport .2.0 
 3. Hulls, Bremerhaven2.0 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Fraport.2.0 
 5. Lipkevicius, Wuerz.2.0 
 6. Lansdowne, Braunsch.2.0 
 7. Elliott, Bremerhaven2.0 
 8. Hackett, Brose B.1.0 
 9. Reyes-N., Jena1.0 
 10. Benzing, Wuerzburg1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott EATHERTON
  Braunsch.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Eatherton, Braunsch.6.0 
 2. Miller-Scott, Brose B.2.0 
 3. Huff, Fraport SKY2.0 
 4. Olisevicius, Wuerz.1.0 
 5. Spearman, Jena1.0 
 6. Lo, Brose Bask.1.0 
 7. Taylor, Brose Bask.1.0 
 8. Allen, Jena1.0 
 9. Morrison, Fraport .1.0 
 10. Radosevic, Brose B.1.0 


Dennis Schroeder Arrested On Battery Charge - by Eurobasket News

Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (5'11''-PG-93) has been arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge, reports Adrian Wojnarwoski of ESPN. The arrest was related to an incident early Thursday morning in a suburb of Atlanta, and Schroeder has been released on bail. 'We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schroeder earlier this morning,' the Hawks said in a written statement. 'We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.' With few details about the case available, it's uncertain how it might affect Schroeder's playing status, though a suspension is possible if he gets convicted. Entering his fifth NBA season, Schroeder is expected to be a team leader in Atlanta. He claimed the starting point guard role last year and averaged 17.9 points and 6.3 assists in 79 games.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Thank You Basketball God For Three BBL Legends With Science City Jena! - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Every summer when the dog days have arrived and EasyCredit BBL teams are wheeling and dealing and attempting to make their rosters to perfection the same way Tom Brady strives to be the best in the game he loves from the nutrition side to the x's and o's to the diehard preparation for every opponent or Derrick Allen who at 37 has the body of a 27 year old and never saw a gym that he despised, fans can start to wonder what will be the league allurement's in the coming season from team to team. Going into the 2017-2018 season, you can check out the top teams and discover very endearing zests that will wet any one's appetite concerning their season story. In Bamberg there was a major housecleaning seriously disrupting the team's chemistry from last season and it will be interesting to see if head coach Andrea Trinchieri can build another winner grasping BBL hardware. In Berlin everybody is eyeing the new head coach Garcia Aito Reneses and if he can bring real success back to the traditional team as on paper, his roster looks like a winner already. In Munich the season hasn't even started yet, but a guy like Marco Pesic must be as excited as ever as this season his mindset about winning the BBL title must be as great as ever as he has held a good chunk of it's team chemistry of last season plus welcoming back three 2017 Serbian European finalists as the excitement is immense in the Bavarian capital for major success. And in Jena, fans are uttering simply one word. Thank You Basketball God for the three BBL legends. If they made an NBA Rushmore, most fans currently might choose Jordan, Lebron, Kobe and Magic while in Jena they would most definitely have Derrick Allen (201-F-80, college: Mississippi) Immanuel Mcelroy and Julius Jenkins for their own BBL Rushmore. Not only in Jena are fans marveling about having these three players on board, but also fans all over Germany as well as the EasyCredit BBL offices in Cologne can be ecstatic about showcasing these three legends as it is just super for the league to not only have them still running up and down the floor, but all on one team. In the 108,000 populated city Jena, you have a beautiful landscape as the city lies in a pretty valley with it's 160 meter Jentower standing out while local's flock to watch their most known soccer team FC Carl Zeiss Jena and brag that once German national player Bernd Schneider hails from their town, but there is also basketball team Science City Jena that can boast their three BBL legends. When looking at the three Americans, you see unending experience and three role models combined share 110 years of age. The three players bring combined 43 professional seasons into this season including 38 seasons in Germany displaying their amazing dedication to playing in Germany. The three BBL legends also aren't short on titles as combined they share 13 professional titles and they share 11 BBL allstar appearances. The three also share 1,163 BBL games, 268 international club games and 66 Euroleague games experience. You could almost call them brothers as all three have a dedication to the game and their body that has allowed them to play so long into their thirties, but all three have different games. Allen who will forever be remembered as Mr ballerina as his crazy tip toeing and head fakes in the paint made one Murat Didin dizzy on occasion more than once was a consistent scorer his whole career, but also crafted a nifty mid distance fade away jumper while Julius Jenkins was the BBL's prolific scorer for a century and Immanuel Mcelroy the overall good player that could fill up the stat sheet like no other while being the best defender from the trio. Fans will be happy every time this trio visits their BBL arena and the only thing missing to help jazz up their season will be if the three started a friendly wager as to whom would play the longest. It wouldn't be surprising if fans still said thank you basketball god for the three BBL legends in the BBL even when they are in their forties.

After being in the German Pro A for eight years, Science City Jena made it back to the EasyCredit BBL last year. It is ironic that it was then a 25 year old coaching kid Bjoern Harmsen that had his first experience in the BBL with Science City Jena in 2007-2008 getting axed in mid season and then would get a new chance with the club 6 years later after having gotten further experience in the BBL with MBC and Giessen. After paying new dues in the Pro A for three years he would lead the team back to the top division in Germany in 2016. One has to be honest with the combined 25ppg from the duo of Jenkins and Mcelroy and surprising breakthrough of American Marcos Knight who led the league in scoring last season and was toiling in the Pro B only a few years earlier in Baunach and watching Top club Bamberg on a regular basis and probably wondering what do those players have that I don't, the club may have had problems staying in the BBL, but their 13th division finish was a huge accomplishment which secured another season of BBL basketball in Jena as well as keeping Jenkins and Mcelroy on board and bringing in Derrick Allen. Their most unforgettable moment last season was their massive 74-73 win against Alba Berlin, but also sweeping ex Pro A opponent Vechta and Braunschweig belonged to their season highlights. One has to wonder if a playoff appearance would have been in their cards had they not finished the season so badly as they lost nine of their last ten games. Plus their nail bitter loses to the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 83-82 as well as a three point loss to medi Bayreuth and 77-73 loss to Alba Berlin, one really has to wonder where they would really have ended up at the end of the season if they had caught a few more positive breaks.

The two most important players that they could keep on board were Julius Jenkins and Immanuel Mcelroy. Jenkins proved that he could still lite up the scoreboard as he played 26 games averaging 15.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 68.7%. He still has the consistency even in his late thirties as he scored in double figures in 20 of 26 contests. He also showed his explosiveness on occasion scoring 20 points or more seven times including a 30 point effort against Bonn as well as 27 points against ratiopharm Ulm and 25 points against the Fraport Skyliners. He also nailed six three's four times including in three games in a row and five trey's twice. Jenkins turns 37 in February and his skills haven't let up and he should still be good for double figure stats this season. Mcelroy will turn 38 in March and he also shows no signs of letting up with age. Last season he played 31 games averaging 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 44.3%, FT: 79.8%. He scored in double figures 18 times including a 22 point game against Wurzburg and 21 point effort against Giessen. His shooting seems to be getting better with age as in the last two seasons he shot a combined 44% from the parking lot something he had never done in his 11 BBL season prior shooting at least 40% from outside. Mcelroy may not be the most vocal, but keeps the club together with his all-around fine game as that does his talking. The team also was able to keep four Germans with Julius Wolf, Oliver Clay, Oliver Mackeldanz and other club legend Ermen Reyes-Napoles. Wolf may only be 24 years old, but the 201cm forward is going into his fifth season with Science City Jena after learning his basketball trade with top German basketball school Ehingen. The German has played 131 games with the club and last season made his BBL debut with Science City Jena playing 26 games averaging 5.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 83.3%. He proved that he could adjust to the BBL and was a consistent performer for Harmsen and hustled on every play like there was no tomorrow. His best games were against Vechta with 15 points and had 12 points games against Bamberg and Braunschweig. Clay is a 30 year old 207cm forward that has six seasons of BBL experience having played 163 games. In his first five BBL seasons he never averaged more than 11.8 minutes per game, but last season in his sixth BBL season averaged a valuable 13,8 minutes per game averaging 2,6ppg and 2,7rpg and had a 11 point game against Phoenix Hagen. He is a guy that is active on both ends of the court and is a presence in the paint on the defensive end. Science City Jena has the three American legends, but also German Jena legend Reyes-Napoles who has been with the organization since 2004. He was already on board in the first BBL season 2007-2008 playing 13 games. He is the ultimate role player that always gives 100% and bleeds 100% for his team. Last season he got into 32 games averaging 3,6ppg in 13,7 minutes per game. He gave a top 16 point performance in 21 minutes in a crushing loss to ratiopharm Ulm and produced 11 points against Giessen. Mackeldanz is a 27 year old 213cm center that is going into his third BBL season and has played 33 BBL games. He is one of those rare players that has jumped from the Regionalliga to the BBL via Pro B and Pro A. Last season the ex Vechta German played 27 games averaging 3,7ppg and 1,4rpg. He is one of those guys that can always get you instant production as he proved against top teams ratiopharm Ulm where he scored 14 points in 16 minutes and 13 points in 16 minutes against FC Bayern Munich.

The team brought in five new players with Derrick Allen Skyler Bowlin, Radenko Pilcevic, Maximilian Ugrai and Brandon Spearman .Derrick Allen just keeps chugging along not showing age on the court as he recently turned 37 years old. His production has slipped a bit the last two seasons as he was under 10 points a game, but has averaged double figures in scoring in 9 BBL seasons. Last season with SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-BBL) he played 33 games averaging 8.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.0%, FT: 67.1%. Last season he scored in double figures in 12 games and demonstrated twice that he could totally go off on the opponent netting 25 points against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen and 22 points against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. He is still good for 8-14 points on a regular basis and will be valuable with his experience and work ethic for the young bucks. Bowler is a 28 year old 191cm guard that is a late bloomer. After being a rookie in 2011 with BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany-ProA), it took him five seasons to reach the EasyCredit BBL via Australia, Austria, Denmark and Sweden. Back in the 2015-2016 season, his German basketball screen test was in Frankfurt in a Fiba Europe Cup game where he produced 18 points and five assists and displayed a knack for hitting deep three's catching the eye of then Giessen head coach Denis Wucherer. Bowlin didn't disappoint last season with Giessen playing 33 games averaging 8.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 40.7%, 3FGP: 36.3%, FT: 77.6%. His strength is his lethal shooting as he eclipsed the 40% mark in Denmark three times, but is also a solid playmaker, annoying defender and disciplined rebounder who will use his athleticism to abuse smaller guards. The club also brought back Radenko Pilcevic back to Germany who played in Germany early in his career from 2009-2012 with MBC and Giessen playing a total of 89 BBL games. He averaged 7,0ppg, 1,5rpg and 2,8apg in his three years in Germany. In the last five years the Serb played in Serbia, Lithuania, Romania Hungary and Slovakia. He racked up three titles starting with the 2014 Hungarian league title with Szolnoki Olajbanyasz, the 2015 Romanian cup with BC Timisoara and the 2017 Slovakian cup with KB Kosice. Last season he played 42 games with KB Kosice (Slovakia-SBL) averaging 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, Assists-2 (6.2apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 84.7%. It was his best offensive season as a professional. The 188cm guard is a solid playmaker that knows how to run a team and prefers the pass first before finishing and will add that needed peskiness on the defensive end. Maxi Ugrai is a 22 year old 201cm forward that is seeking a new chance with Science City Jena after not achieving his break through with Wurzburg where he played 47 BBL games in parts of three seasons. Last season he split time with s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) playing 13 games averaging 4.3ppg, 2.6rpg. He also played with TG s.Oliver Wuerzburg (ProB) playing 30 games averaging 15,8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-1 (1.7bpg), FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 74.0%. He is an all-rounder at his position that is burning for his BBL breakthrough this season. Brandon Spearman is another one of those special Cinderella stories where his talent didn't get noticed in Germany right away as it took him three seasons via the Pro B and Pro A and a very long try-out phase to reach the EasyCredit BBL. Spearman is a 26 year old 191cm guard from Chicago that played NCAA ball in Dayton and Hawaii and played with SC Rist Wedel and with the Gladiators Trier the last two seasons. He was able to improve his scoring, rebounding, assists, field goal, three point and free throw shooting from his first season with Trier. Last season he played 34 games averaging 15.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 40.1%, FT: 76.6%. He showed his vast consistency in the last two seasons in the Pro A scoring in double figures in 57 of 71 Pro A games deserving a shot at the BBL. The American excels as a scorer and shooter, but is also a solid defender and will profit from Mcelroy's presence and off the court the most.

So where will the journey of Science City Jena end in the 2017-2018 season? When looking at the stats from last season the club scored 75 points per game, but hauled down only 29 rebounds per game both stats that coach Harmsen would love to have improved. The club did lose some solid players in Wayne Bernard, Kenny Frease, Shaquille Goodwin and Stephan Haukohl, so it will be interesting to see how well the new players with Derrick Allen Skyler Bowlin, Radenko Pilcevic and Brandon Spearman and Maxi Ugrai can replace them. When looking at who went and who came, the club may be a tad stronger than last season. A vital component for the success of Science city Jena this season will be the health of the three BBL legends and if they can stay consistent. A considerable drop in production from a Jenkins or Mcelroy would hurt very much. Second like with so many other teams that are playing somewhere in no mans land of the BBL, the club will need to get valuable production form their Germans. A guy like Stephan Haukol will be missed in this regard. It will be interesting to see if Ugrai can fill his void production wise. The last important factor will be how well the guard duo of Bowlin/Pilcevic do. The key player this season will be Bowlin. If he can step up his game from last season then this could be an interesting team that will annoy perhaps a few more teams than last season. If Spearman can make the jump from the Pro A to BBL with flying colors and can be a productive scorer more than only on occasion then this team will return back to the BBL next season. For Science City to make the playoffs then everything has to go right, but that will be very difficult. Science City Jena will finish somewhere in the region of 9-14.




KT Harrell (Basic Fit Brussels) I Never Compare Myself To Someone Else Because I'm On A Different Path To Better Myself - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

K.T. Harrell (193-G-92, college: Auburn) is a 25 year old 193cm point guard that was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and lived some years there before moving to Montgomery, Alabama. He is playing his third professional season and first with Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Euromillions League). He started his basketball career at Virginia (NCAA) in 2010 where he played two seasons playing 42 NCAA games before moving to Auburn in 2013 where he played two seasons playing 65 games and as a senior played 35 games averaging18.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 43.4%, FT: 81.4%. In the summer of 2015 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Philadelphia 76ers) playing 4 games averaging 5.3ppg, 1.3rpg. He then started his professional basketball career with Akhisar Belediye (Turkey-TBL) playing 32 games averaging 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 78.6%. In the summer of 2016 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (New Orleans Pelicans) playing 5 games averaging 1.2ppg, 1.4rpg. Last season he played with Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Italy-Serie A2) playing 30 games averaging 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 83.9%. He spoke to eurobasket before the Champions League qualifying game in Ludwigsburg

Thanks KT for talking to eurobasket.com. Welcome to Germany. You were born in Wiesbaden, Germany, but grew up in the states. With what kind of feelings do you have concerning Germany where you were born?


I have very good feelings about Germany. I was born on the airbase in Wiesbaden as my parents were in the military. I spent six years living in Germany before going back to the States and living in Alabama. It would be cool to go back to Wiesbaden one day.


What do you know about basketball in Germany? Do you have any friends balling in Germany?


I don't have any close friends playing in Germany, but I do know that they have a very good league and one of the best in Europe.


Your preparing for a Champions League qualifying game in Germany against the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg who are a very talented team with many strong American players. What kind of game can we await and what will be key to winning the game?


We have been working very hard preparing for them and their press. We have been working on different defensive schemes so we will be prepared for them. I am really looking forward to this game as we are ready.


Your playing your first season with Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Euromillions League). You have been a flat out scorer since your junior season at Auburn. What is your role this season as your playing with two other talented Americans and some other imports?

I don't only want to be seen as a scorer, but also as a good defender, being able to create for my teammates and be a complete player. My goal this season is to become a complete player and that is what coach is expecting me to do.

You are an explosive scorer that put up points at ease. To what NBA player would you describe your game and what other strengths do you possess that show you aren't a one dimensional player?


I really like the game of CJ Mccollum. I would compare myself to him, but more so in terms of our body type and that we are the same height. He is a player that can attack, shoot off the dribble and also create for others which is how I like to describe my game.


You're a guy that can fill up the stat sheet, but what is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?


My defense doesn't get noticed. Coach was shocked how I play defense. He knew I could score, but wasn't awaiting the kind of defense I play. I really have worked on my quickness and I want to show that I can be a two way player.


Last season you played with Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Italy-Serie A2) playing 30 games averaging 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 83.9%. You scored in double figures in 27 of 30 games and scored 20 points or more 15 times. How do you feel did your game grow in your second professional season?

I really learned a lot last year. The coach had a lot to do with my progression in that he helped me elevate my game on offense and defense. I knew that I had to get better on defense and he really challenged me. Key was that he helped me become a more attentive and focused player on defense something I am carrying into this season.


Last season you netted 36 points against Latina Basket, but also 33 points in an exciting 106-103 win against Virtus Roma. Which game was most memorable to you?


I think the last game against Roma was the most memorable. We had been a team expected to make the playoffs, but didn't that season. We had lost many games at the end, but came back and beat a very good team at the end in front of our home court fans which was very special for me and something that I will always remember.


As a rookie you played for Akhisar Belediye (Turkey-TBL) playing 32 games averaging 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 78.6%. You stated one of your wake up calls as a rookie was being the only black man there and everyone staring at you. What other major adjustments did you have as a rookie?


The biggest one was that people there weren't used to seeing a black man. The people saw me and figured I was an athlete because I was so much taller than everyone else. The culture was a lot different and it wasn't as Americanized. My rookie season in Turkey was a great and humbling experience. I didn't take this experience for granted, but appreciate the opportunity I got. I realized that I had to work hard to get to where I wanted to get to in my career.


What kind of experience was it for you having DJ Newbill as a teammate the last few months after he had suffered growing pains with his first professional team Asvel. How did you benefit from his presence and he from yours?

Having each other around was good for the both of us. He came from the France Pro A and brought a different level of play to our team which helped us. We were both guards and we meshed together very well. It was never 'I am the guard here', but we really understood each other well and hung around together in our free time.


After Auburn you played 2015 NBA Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers. What kind of experience was that first Summer League? Did you get any advice from the organization about how to continue to further your game best?

It was a great experience playing NBA Summer League. I played with many talented players that were already on the 76ers roster as well as against very talent players from other teams. The best advice I got was just to keep working hard. In the NBA there are enough good scorers, so you really have to work on other parts of your game to be able to add another dimension to your game in order to become a two way player.

In the summer of 2016 you played NBA Summer League with the New Orleans Pelicans. What kind of experience was it being teammates with Buddy Hield? When you see his game and where he is now, just how much difference is there in skill level between a guy like him and you?


With all due respect to Buddy Hield, he can really play. He struggled a bit in the first few games, but then found his rhythm. He was taking most of the shots and that is what everyone expected. You can't compare two players that are on different paths. The NBA is a business and reaching it has to do with knowing the right people and being connected. It is hard to compare two players that are on different paths. I never compare myself to someone else. I am on a different path to better myself.


What did you learn about how the NBA works in your two summers of NBA Summer League play? Is reaching the NBA not always about being the best skilled player, but really having the right connections?

I think that it is a little of both. You obviously have to know the right people and be connected, but also have skill and have some natural gift from God. Guys in the NBA are there for a reason. It is the same with guys unsigned overseas. There are many great players unsigned wanting to paly somewhere here, but just aren't connected.


You played at Auburn for head coach Bruce Pearl. How did he groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

I was lucky to play for three good coaches with coach Bennett at Virginia and coach Barbee and Pearl at Auburn. Pearl was a great coach with a great mind and was one of the best coaches that I ever played for. He taught me to always play with passion. There are always some nights where you don't want to play, but he taught always play with passion. To this day I always play with 110 % effort.

You beat LSU scoring 29 points to reach the in the SEC semi-finals. Was this one of your most unforgettable NCAA games?


That was one of my most memorable games. I hit a three to get to OT and then we won. That was the first time that Auburn ever won three games in a SEC tournament. This was a big moment for Auburn and something that I will always take with me and remember.


What stories do you remember hearing about Quantez Robertson who played at Auburn from 2005-2009 and is playing his 9th professional season in Germany with the Fraport Skyliners?


I did remember hearing stories about Quantez Robertson from my ex teammate at Auburn Franke Sullivan. I never saw him play, but heard that he could really play.


You played your junior season at Auburn with then senior Chris Denson. Were you surprised that he was out of professional basketball after his rookie season in Holland?


Yes a little bit. He is doing good now and happy with life. He was always a guy that knew what he wanted to do. He was a very talented player that was very gifted. He wanted to do something else in life. He will be fine.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Chris Denson?

Oh I won the one on one games. I never crushed him, but we had some battles.


Who was the toughest player that you battled in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?


The toughest player I battled in the NCAA was Iman Shumpert of Georgia Tech. I played against him as a freshman. He was very athletic, physical and quick. I wasn't that strong or mobile yet. He was an all-around player.


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


Kobe, Iverson, Jordan, Shaq


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


I'm biased. I'm a huge Jordan fan. My dad had Jordan tapes and I watched them as a kid. Later I fell in love with Kobe's game, because he copied Jordan's game. Lebron is a great player, but is behind Jordan.


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

No, I don't think so. He was an MVP for a reason. The intensity that he gives in every game is unmatched. Nobody can match it. He gives 110% each game and plays hard each possession and takes no play off.

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

Dennis Smith Jr isn't a sleeper but a guy who I think will win rookie of the year. He will be a main threat on the Dallas Mavericks.


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


I think that the Rockets will be good, but with the west being so stacked a 3rd or 4th place finish.


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

I think that the trade was good for both sides. I would take Kyrie over Thomas, but in the long run the Cavs got a lot better considering who they already had, got through free agency and the players from the Celtics. They have enough depth now to be a threat to the Warriors.


Where will the journey of the Oklahoma Thunder end this season with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony?


The Thunder have a chance, but the Warriors still have more depth and just shoot the ball too good.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Shooter TV series.


Thanks KT for the chat.




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Darussafaka beat Panathinaikos for third position at Gomelsky Cup - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka - Panathinaikos 78:75 (OT)

Darussafaka clinched the third position at the Gomelsky Cup in Moscow. They overcame Panathinaikos in the consolation final. Will Cummings (188-PG-92, college: Temple) produced 17 points to lead the winners.
Darussafaka posted a 15:10 lead after the opening quarter. Panathinaikos erased the deficit in the second term. The teams entered the second half tied at 31. Darussafaka eked out a 3-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Panathinaikos managed to erase the deficit and forced overtime. However the Turkish side nailed 14 points in the extra period to seal the victory. JaJuan Johnson (208-F/C-89, college: Purdue) produced 14 points in the victory. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) answered with 12 points for Panathinaikos. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) and Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 11 points each in the defeat.



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Denton Koon (ex Leeuwarden) joins Barca II - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa II (LEB Gold) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Denton Koon (203-95kg-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side). He played last season at Aris Leeuwarden in Dutch Eredivisie. In 27 games he had 11.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
Koon played in the final of CAA Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Hofstra University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

FC Barcelona Lassa II roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pol Figueras
Arnas Velicka

Forwards:
Volodymyr Gerun
Denton Koon
Nedim Djedovic
Maxim Esteban
Aleix Font
Luka Samanic

Center:
Atoumane Diagne

Coach: Alfredo Julbe

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Colbert re-signs at UCC Demons - by Eurobasket News

C&S UCC Demons Cork (Super League) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American forward Lehmon Colbert (198-88, college: Jacksonville). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 18 Super League games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 23.4ppg and had 12.3rpg (#5 in the league), 2.8apg and 1.1bpg in 2015-16 season. Colbert helped them to win the league title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
He has played previously professionally in Mexico and United Kingdom (Plymouth Raiders).
Colbert attended Jacksonville University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

C&S UCC Demons Cork roster for 2017-2018:

Colin O'Reilly
Carleton Cuff
Lehmon Colbert
Kyle Hosford
Adrian O'Sullivan
Shane Buckley
Darko Bucan
Jack O'Mahony
Conor Ryan

Coach: Colin O'Reilly

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mario Little (ex Guaros) agreed terms with VL Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) inked 30-year old American swingman Mario Little (198-99kg-87, college: Kansas). He was about to sign at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. The last season Little played at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) in Israel where in 8 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.5apg. He also played earlier that season for LG Sakers in South Korean KBL. In 37 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. The other team Little played shortly was SK Knights (KBL) in South Korean league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 19.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Little's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Little has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Little has played previously professionally in Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Spain (La ICL Manresa), Ukraine (DniproAzot), South Korea (Anyang KGC) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of Kansas until 2011 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

Consultinvest VL Pesaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bertone
Diego Monaldi
Nicolo Basile
Dallas Moore
Brandon Solazzi
Pietro Bocconcelli
Gabriele Crescenzi

Forwards:
Mario Little
Eric Mika
Emmanuel Omogbo
Michele Serpilli
Marco Ceron
Zack Irvin

Center:
Andrea Ancellotti

Coach: Spiro Leka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tezenis Verona lands Simone Pierich - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) tabbed experienced 36-year old former international forward Simone Pierich (199-97kg-81) from Unieuro Forli. In 32 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.6ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Pierich played at Eurotrend Biella (Serie A) where in 27 games he had 9.6ppg and 3.2rpg. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team between 2002 and 2003.
Pierich has spent his entire career in Italy playing for four other teams: Libertas Liburnia, Novara, Novipiu Casale and FCM Ferentino.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Tezenis Verona.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Andrea Amato
Jamal Jones
Riccardo Visconti

Forwards:
Simone Pierich
Marco Maganza
Mattia Udom
Iris Ikangi
Omar Dieng

Centers:
Curtis Nwohuocha
Leonardo Tote

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 32
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT32.0 
 2. Washburn, Yokohama.19.0 
 3. Burrell, Nagoya DD19.0 
 4. Namizato, Shiga L.18.0 
 5. Fujii, Toshiba BT17.0 
 6. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.0 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .15.0 
 8. Watanabe, Tochigi .15.0 
 9. Harrellson, Hitac.15.0 
 10. Hasegawa, Shiga L.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh DAVIS
  Toshiba BT
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 14
 1. Davis, Toshiba BT14.0 
 2. Martin, Ryukyu GK13.0 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .12.0 
 4. Faye, Shiga L-Stars8.0 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses8.0 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD8.0 
 7. Fazekas, Toshiba BT8.0 
 8. Brown, Ryukyu GK8.0 
 9. Harimoto, Nagoya D.7.0 
 10. Takeuchi, Tochigi .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.8.0 
 2. Fujii, Toshiba BT7.0 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .5.0 
 4. Nakahigashi, Nagoya D.4.0 
 5. Tabuse, Tochigi .4.0 
 6. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 7. Hiejima, SeaHorses4.0 
 8. Fujinaga, Nagoya DD3.0 
 9. Sasayama, Nagoya D.3.0 
 10. Hashimoto, SeaHo.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR4.0 
 2. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.0 
 3. Harrellson, Hitac.3.0 
 4. Fujii, Toshiba BT3.0 
 5. Watanabe, Tochigi .3.0 
 6. Hiejima, SeaHorses2.0 
 7. Vendrame, Hitac.2.0 
 8. Faye, Shiga L-Stars2.0 
 9. Shinoyama, Toshi.2.0 
 10. Kashiwagi, Nagoya D.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Tochigi .
  (206-C/F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Takeuchi, Tochigi .2.0 
 2. Washburn, Yokohama.2.0 
 3. Kashiwagi, SeaHo.1.0 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.0 
 5. Sacre, Hitachi SR1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba BT1.0 
 7. Faye, Shiga L-Stars1.0 
 8. Davis, Toshiba BT1.0 
 9. Kamata, Toshiba BT0.0 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Alex JONES
  Tokyo HT
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jones, Tokyo HT25.0 
 2. Herold, Tokyo E.23.0 
 3. Morris, Tokyo HT21.0 
 4. Yutaro, Saitama .17.0 
 5. Ueda, Saitama .16.0 
 6. Yamashita, Kagos.15.0 
 7. Matsuzaki, Kagos.14.0 
 8. Oogane, Tokyo HT13.0 
 9. Saito, Tokyo Excel.6.0 
 10. Miyata, Tokyo E.6.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex JONES
  Tokyo HT
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 18
 1. Jones, Tokyo HT18.0 
 2. Morris, Tokyo HT14.0 
 3. Herold, Tokyo E.13.0 
 4. Miyata, Tokyo E.7.0 
 5. Hiroki, Saitama Bron.7.0 
 6. Yamashita, Kagos.7.0 
 7. Yutaro, Saitama .5.0 
 8. Odo, Saitama Bron.4.0 
 9. Sasaki, Saitama .3.0 
 10. Saito, Tokyo Excel.3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Masaya UEDA
  Saitama .
  (177-PG-93)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ueda, Saitama .7.0 
 2. Yutaro, Saitama .6.0 
 3. Yamashita, Kagos.5.0 
 4. Morris, Tokyo HT5.0 
 5. Miyata, Tokyo E.4.0 
 6. Oogane, Tokyo HT4.0 
 7. Hiroki, Saitama Bron.3.0 
 8. Saito, Tokyo Excel.2.0 
 9. Herold, Tokyo E.2.0 
 10. Gill, Kagoshima2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nishi YUTARO
  Saitama .
  (176-PG-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Yutaro, Saitama .3.0 
 2. Kenaru, Tokyo HT2.0 
 3. Morris, Tokyo HT2.0 
 4. Herold, Tokyo E.2.0 
 5. Gill, Kagoshima2.0 
 6. Jones, Tokyo HT2.0 
 7. Miyata, Tokyo E.1.0 
 8. Sasaki, Saitama .1.0 
 9. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.0 
 10. Murphy, Kagoshima1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Tokyo HT
  (204-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morris, Tokyo HT2.0 
 2. Jones, Tokyo HT1.0 
 3. Yamashita, Kagos.1.0 
 4. Asano, Tokyo HT1.0 
 5. Herold, Tokyo E.1.0 
 6. Miyata, Tokyo E.0.0 
 7. Maduabum, Kagos.0.0 
 8. Kenaru, Tokyo HT0.0 
 9. Oogane, Tokyo HT0.0 
 10. Kanai, Tokyo HT0.0 



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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 James WOODARD
  Nevezis
  (191-G-94)
  Avg: 22
 1. Woodard, Nevezis22.0 
 2. Palacios, Neptunas18.3 
 3. Echodas, Lietuvos.16.7 
 4. Carter, Lietuvos.15.3 
 5. Reinhardt, Dzukija15.0 
 6. Girdziunas, Neptu.15.0 
 7. Zeisloft, Siauliai14.0 
 8. Bobrov, P.Zvaigzdes14.0 
 9. Kupsas, Juventus13.7 
 10. Dendy, Juventus13.3 
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. Linkevicius, Vytautas7.5 
 5. Selakovs, Dzukija7.0 
 6. Palacios, Neptunas7.0 
 7. Carter, Lietuvos.7.0 
 8. Urbutis, Siauliai6.7 
 9. Kupsas, Juventus6.7 
 10. Davies, Zalgiris6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  Lietuvos.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kramer, Lietuvos.7.0 
 2. Dimsa, Vytautas6.5 
 3. Williams, Lietkabelis6.0 
 4. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.5.0 
 5. Ireland, Juventus5.0 
 6. Girdziunas, Neptu.5.0 
 7. Sabeckis, Siauliai4.7 
 8. Bost, Zalgiris4.0 
 9. Grant, Nevezis4.0 
 10. Armstead, Neptunas4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs AUSEJS
  P.Zvaigzdes
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ausejs, P.Zvaigzdes2.0 
 2. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.2.0 
 3. Seibutis, Neptunas2.0 
 4. Butkevicius, Neptu.2.0 
 5. Ivanauskas, Vytau.2.0 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 7. Ireland, Juventus1.7 
 8. Palacios, Neptunas1.7 
 9. Kramer, Lietuvos.1.7 
 10. Zeisloft, Siauliai1.7 
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. Klimavicius, Vytautas1.0 
 5. Galdikas, Neptunas1.0 
 6. Dimsa, Vytautas1.0 
 7. Jankunas, Zalgiris1.0 
 8. Cepukaitis, Lietkabe.1.0 
 9. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.0 
 10. Masiulis, Zalgiris0.7 



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  LUXEMBOURG  


Total League Preview Part 2 - by Paul Missavage

Heffingen

Heffingen came up from National 2 last season. They have many new faces and several players returning. Still trying to piece together the import situation, Coach Pires has a big challenge to keep this team from falling back down from the Total League. They have their work cut out for them but have nothing to lose and will fight to try to stay in the league when the play downs begin. For several players, it will be their first time to play at this level and will be a growing experience for them.

Extensions: Head Coach Alexandre Pires (2nd Season) and Assistant Coach Peter Lorkowski
New Arrivals: Gilles Kerschen (Nitia), Max Berens (T71), Charel Oly (Etzella) and Gilles Poos (East Side Pirates)
New Import players: Ryan Logan (Stomehill College/USA and David Sturner
Departures: Pit Kerger (retired) and Gabriel Rodrigues (Kordallsteelers)
Local Players: Captain Joel Thesen, Borbon Anderson, Chris Zender,, Jemp Kunnert, Steve Barzacca, Louis Kohn, Tim Schomer, Yves Bellwald. Luca Difino and Leo Hoffmann

Musel Pikes

Muse Pikes is the one team that is sure to give Amicale Steinsel a big challenge every time they play. This team is very capable of winning the double. Frank Baum is in his third straight season now and has molded this group into believing it can win every night. They are young, talented and deep. With the addition of Australian Mike Nwelue, they look to have a very promising future.

Extensions: Coach Frank Baum (3rd Season), Import Jamar Gulley, Assistant Coach Guy Schmit
New Arrivals: Import Mike Nwelue (Noarlunga City Southern Tigers/Austrailia)
Departures: 2016-17 Total League MVP Import Clancy Rugg (Basket Esch)
Local Players: Jean Kox, Tom Welter, Laurent Schwartz, Joe Kalmes, Tom Nesser, Tom Steffen, Eric Steffen, Christophe Donnerbach, Tom Schoner and Raphael Martin

Racing

Racing destroyed National 2 last season and moved up to the Total League. Coach Mike Oppland moved on the coach in Finland and Import Mark Ogden also departed. Scott Morton remains with new head coach Etienne Louvrier to try and see what they can do now at the higher level. Morton, a big,strong and quick combo guard is a great all around who is a tremendous team leader and motivator who brings high energy and a hate to lose mentality which has rubbed off on his teammates. Time will tell if he can continue to lead this young group to achieve their only goal to remain in the Total League.

Extensions: Import Scott Morton (Captain)
New Arrivals: Head Coach Etienne Louvrier (BBC Loyers-Belgium), Olivier Braun (Residence) and Import Eric McAlister (Korihait/Finland
Departures: Head Coach Mike Oppland (Lahti/Finland) and Import Mark Ogden
Local Players: Max Hilger, Giorgio Ribald, Gaetan Bernimont, Michael Knaff, Mathieu Gillardin, David Renig and Louis Soragna

Residence

Rainer Kloss, in his 2nd season at the helm at Residence had brought in some talent and some experience signing veteran Luxembourgish Guard Patrick Arbaut and three new imports. Residence will now be much deeper team with a higher goal for this season. The playoffs look possible but they must come out and be ready each night as the middle of the pack can be tough sometimes. They're going to have to find the right combination of players on the court to achieve this goal. The defense must improve if they are to have ultimate success because the offense seems to look like they are capable of scoring some high numbers.

Extensions
New arrivals: Patrick Arbaut (Basket Esch), Imports: Austin Freeman (Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria/Italy), Vincent Bailey (Fath US de Rabat/ Morocco)and Non-JICL Guillaume Chaussy (Sluc Nancy Basket/France)
Departures: Olivier Braun (Racing) Pit Hoffmann (retired)
Local Players: Olivier Vujakovic, Kevin Moura, Ted Schlemer, Vic Heuschling, Captain Max Schmit , Frank Jacoby, and Paolo Zahlen

Sparta

Coach Giberti is replaced by new Head Coach Ricoux. Sparta has an interesting mix of older and younger players. Their two imports remain, but is it enough to defeat Contern, Racing and Residence? This could be a team that may fight to stay in the league. Their goal of reaching the playoffs will be a difficult one.

Extensions: Import Players: Brad Reese and Titus Robinson
New Arrivals: Head Coach Arnaud Ricoux (1st Season) (Berck/Rang du Fliers/NM2 France) and Mike Feipel (Bascharage) Philippe Arendt (Racing)
Departures: Coach Philippe Giberti
Local Players: Captain Xavier Engel, Dean Gindt, Mihailo Andjelkovic, Pol Schwartz, Bob Savic, Nicolas Hittelet, Victor Stein, Thierry Abdiu and Yannick Verbeelen

T71

Dudelange made some big changes with the new coach and addition of Eric Jeitz, Lombardelli and Sunnen. The core is back with Tom Schumacher, Dennell Stephens, Corey Johnson and several key role players returning. The bench is deep, but not all that talented. However, they will always put up a fight and never give up. Leadership and experience from the veteran players will be important. Jeitz and Schumacher will reunite and lead this team to the playoffs for sure. This club always sets it sights on winning the double. It will not be easy, but they are very capable.

Extensions: Imports Dennell Stephens and Corey Johnson
New Arrivals: Head Coach Pascal Meurs, Eric Jeitz (Amicale), Luca Lombardelli (Bascharage) and Vincent Sunnen (BC Mess) and Assistant Coach Christian Wulff
Returning from Studying Abroad: Claude Bemtgen
Departures: Head Coach Philip Dejworek (FLBB), Eric Anderson, Max Berens (Heffingen), Gilles Ruffato (retired)
Taking a break: Christopher Jones
Local Players: Captain Tom Schumacher, Steve Lanners, Ben Hurt, Steve Binna, Tom Bemtgen, Michael M'Putu and Christophe Laures



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  MADAGASCAR  


GNBC beat Real Club, reach semifinals of the Clubs Champions de l'Ocean Indien - by Eurobasket News

GNBC (Madagascar) - REAL BASKET (Maurice) 104-71

Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club overcame Real Club 104-71 to advance to the semifinal of the Coupe des Clubs Champions de l'Ocean Indien. The team from Madagascar dominated the whole game and rightfully clinched the place in the top 4. Constant Mandimbison stepped up with 28 points, while Henintsoa Ramaromanana (86) and Alpha Solondrainy had 15 each. Josiah King replied with 22 points in a loss and Jean Louis Joey Gerie netted 13.



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  MAURITIUS  


GNBC beat Real Club, reach semifinals of the Clubs Champions de l'Ocean Indien - by Eurobasket News

GNBC (Madagascar) - REAL BASKET (Maurice) 104-71

Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club overcame Real Club 104-71 to advance to the semifinal of the Coupe des Clubs Champions de l'Ocean Indien. The team from Madagascar dominated the whole game and rightfully clinched the place in the top 4. Constant Mandimbison stepped up with 28 points, while Henintsoa Ramaromanana (86) and Alpha Solondrainy had 15 each. Josiah King replied with 22 points in a loss and Jean Louis Joey Gerie netted 13.



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  NBA  


Dennis Schroeder Arrested On Battery Charge - by Eurobasket News

Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (5'11''-PG-93) has been arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge, reports Adrian Wojnarwoski of ESPN. The arrest was related to an incident early Thursday morning in a suburb of Atlanta, and Schroeder has been released on bail. 'We are aware of an incident involving Dennis Schroeder earlier this morning,' the Hawks said in a written statement. 'We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.' With few details about the case available, it's uncertain how it might affect Schroeder's playing status, though a suspension is possible if he gets convicted. Entering his fifth NBA season, Schroeder is expected to be a team leader in Atlanta. He claimed the starting point guard role last year and averaged 17.9 points and 6.3 assists in 79 games.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III to miss two months with ankle injury - by Eurobasket News

The new-look Pacers will reportedly miss one of their returning players for a sizable chunk of the 2017-18 campaign. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Indiana forward Glenn Robinson III (6'6''-F-94, college: Michigan) III could be out until at least December due to an ankle injury. The slam dunk contest champion last season, Robinson III averaged career-highs in minutes, points, rebounds, shooting percentage and steals per contest in his second season with the Pacers. With Paul George gone via trade to Oklahoma City, Robinson figured to play a more prominent role alongside fellow youngsters Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
Courtesy of: nba.com




Nuggets exercise options on Trey Lyles, Emmanuel Mudiay, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray - by Eurobasket News

The Denver Nuggets have exercised the fourth-year options for both Trey Lyles (6'9''-F/G-95, college: Kentucky) and Emmanuel Mudiay (6'5''-G-96, agency: 3Eye) and exercised the third-year options for Malik Beasley (6'5''-G-96, college: Florida St.), Juancho Hernangomez (6'9''-PF-95) and Jamal Murray (6'6''-F/G-97, college: Kentucky), President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Lyles, 6-10, 243, was drafted out of the University of Kentucky with the 12th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. He was acquired by Denver, along with Tyler Lydon, in a draft-night trade on June 22, 2017. He appeared in 151 games (37 starts) in his first two seasons with Utah, averaging 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game.
Mudiay, 6-5, 200, was selected by Denver with the seventh overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. He has played in 123 games (107 starts) over his first two seasons, posting averages of 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 28.2 minutes per game.
Beasley, 6-5, 196, was drafted out of Florida State University with the 19th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by Denver. He appeared in 22 games (one start) for the Nuggets as a rookie, averaging 3.8 points in 7.5 minutes. He also appeared in 16 games (12 starts) for Sioux Falls of the NBA G-League, averaging 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.10 steals in 31.9 minutes.
Juancho Hernangomez, 6-9, 230, was selected by Denver with the 15th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Madrid, Spain native played in 62 games (nine starts) as a rookie last season, posting averages of 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game.
Murray, 6-4, 207, was selected by Denver with the seventh overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky. He appeared in all 82 games (10 starts) as a rookie last season, averaging 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game. The Kitchener, Canada native earned All-Rookie Second Team honors, was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for Oct./Nov. and won the MVP award at the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Russell Westbrook agrees to 5-year, $205M extension with Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) has agreed to a five-year, $205-million contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Westbrook, 2017's Most Valuable Player, had one year remaining on his current deal. The 28-year-old is a six-time all-star, spending his entire career with the Thunder since being drafted fourth overall in 2008. He averaged a triple-double last season, putting up 31.6 points per game to go along with 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists in his first season playing without Kevin Durant, who signed with the Golden State Warriors in July 2016. Oklahoma City has been active this off-season, acquiring star players Paul George and Carmelo Anthony via trade. The Thunder fell in five games to the Houston Rockets in Round 1 of last year's playoffs, and are gearing up for a bigger run this season, in a Western Conference that has accumulated much of the NBA's premier talent.
Courtesy of: sportsnet.ca




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  NCAA1  


Louisville basketball to name David Padgett as interim head coach after Rick Pitino's firing - by Eurobasket News

Louisville basketball has been named David Padgett its new interim coach, the school announced. Padgett gets the Cardinals' top job only two days after Rick Pitino was 'effectively fired' for his role in the FBI's widespread investigation into corruption in college basketball. Padgett, only 32 years old, was hired as an assistant on Pitino's staff in March of 2015. He has deep ties to the Pitino-era Cardinals. As a player, he left Kansas to transfer to Louisville in 2004, where he spent three seasons as the team's starting center. Here's what Mike Rutherford, founder of SB Nation's Louisville community Card Chronicle, wrote about the program's decision to hire Padgett: The good in this is obvious. He's the team's choice and he's been a favorite of the fan base since he first transferred in from Kansas more than a decade ago. This will not be a difficult team to root for. The bad, if you want to call it that, is that if the intention here is to 'clean house,' this doesn't really accomplish that. Padgett is extremely close with Rick Pitino and has been linked to Louisville basketball more or less since 2004. I'm fine with that, so long as it can be absolutely proven that he had nothing to do with the transgressions that led us to this place, but my guess is there are others who are not. Here's the mentality I think we all have to take, and the mentality that makes Padgett the right choice: Just focus on the season. Fears about future NCAA sanctions and players leaving and recruiting falling off completely are legitimate, but they're not going to affect November-March (the NCAA couldn't move quickly on this for Louisville to be potentially banned from the postseason and I can't imagine U of L would go the self-impose route again ... at least not at this point).
Courtesy of: sbnation.com



Oklahoma State dismisses assistant Lamont Evans - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma State has fired associate head coach Lamont Evans , one of 10 people arrested this week as part of the FBI's investigation into college basketball bribery and corruption. The school announced that Evans was terminated in a one-sentence statement Thursday. Evans, the highest-paid assistant in the country at $600,000 for the upcoming season, signed a three-year deal prior to the season. He was one of four assistant coaches from across the nation charged with allegedly taking bribes to help deliver players to advisers and agents. Evans is accused of accepting $2,000 per month in bribes. He surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon on federal corruption charges. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Charles Goodwin later in the day. Evans did not enter a plea but is due to appear in court again in New York's Southern District on Oct. 10. Evans joined Oklahoma State's staff before the 2016-17 season and worked for Brad Underwood, who left after the season for Illinois and was replaced by assistant Mike Boynton Jr. Evans worked at South Carolina from 2012 to 2016. Evans was allegedly involved in a meeting between an Oklahoma State player and an FBI witness in West Virginia before a game on Feb. 4.
Courtesy of: espn.com



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  NORWAY  

BLNO Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stian MJOS
  Baerum B.
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Mjos, Baerum B.30.3 
 2. Midtvedt, Centrum28.5 
 3. Cugini, Gimle BBK27.7 
 4. Skouen, Froya B.27.5 
 5. Nisavic, Fyllinge.27.0 
 6. Ellingsen, Fyllinge.22.5 
 7. Issalhi, Tromso22.0 
 8. Fivelstad, Gimle B.21.7 
 9. Ferrales, Kongsberg21.7 
 10. Spear, Nidaros Jets20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aksel BOLINZ
  Asker Aliens
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Bolinz, Asker Aliens15.3 
 2. Fivelstad, Gimle B.12.3 
 3. Vejlgaard, Nidaros .11.5 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso11.5 
 5. Thomas, Kongsberg11.3 
 6. Sumskis, Fyllinge.10.5 
 7. Cugini, Gimle BBK9.0 
 8. Clark, Froya Basket8.5 
 9. Yele, Asker Aliens8.0 
 10. Williams, Ammerud .7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan FERRALES
  Kongsberg
  (187-G-91)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Ferrales, Kongsberg7.7 
 2. Gabrans, Froya B.7.5 
 3. Nisavic, Fyllinge.7.0 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso6.5 
 5. Ingebrigtsen, Froya B.6.0 
 6. Vangen, Ammerud .5.5 
 7. Fredheim, Nidaros .5.0 
 8. Toefte, Nidaros .5.0 
 9. Skouen, Froya B.5.0 
 10. Ouakkaha, Gimle B.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Issalhi, Tromso3.5 
 2. Elgmork, Fyllinge.3.5 
 3. Malto, Ammerud .3.0 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud .3.0 
 5. Ouakkaha, Gimle B.2.7 
 6. Nisavic, Fyllinge.2.5 
 7. Ellingsen, Fyllinge.2.5 
 8. Spear, Nidaros Jets2.5 
 9. Gabrans, Froya B.2.5 
 10. Clarke, Gimle BBK2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roy NWACHUKWU
  Ammerud .
  (196-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nwachukwu, Ammerud .3.0 
 2. Vejlgaard, Nidaros .3.0 
 3. Lange, Tromso2.0 
 4. Frantzvaag, Baerum B.1.7 
 5. Yele, Asker Aliens1.5 
 6. Thomas, Kongsberg1.3 
 7. Fredheim, Nidaros .1.0 
 8. Otabor, Gimle BBK1.0 
 9. Ingebrigtsen, Froya B.1.0 
 10. Clark, Froya Basket1.0 



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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 34.8
 1. Brown, Phoenix34.8 
 2. Rice-Jr, TNT K.31.6 
 3. Walker, Blackwater28.4 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces28.1 
 5. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 6. Holloway, Globalport27.0 
 7. Durham, Meralco .26.3 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots26.0 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.23.8 
 10. Bullock, Rain o.23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Durham, Meralco .19.5 
 2. Holloway, Globalport17.8 
 3. Brown, Phoenix17.7 
 4. Fuller, NLEX R.17.7 
 5. Walker, Blackwater16.8 
 6. Hill, Star Hotshots11.7 
 7. Henton, Alaska Aces11.7 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.6 
 9. Rice-Jr, TNT K.11.6 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.11.6 
Assists Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen6.5 
 3. Thompson, B.Gin.6.1 
 4. Castro-W., TNT K.5.5 
 5. Newsome, Meralco .5.4 
 6. Rice-Jr, TNT K.5.4 
 7. Revilla, KIA P.5.1 
 8. Romeo, Globalport5.1 
 9. Walker, Blackwater4.8 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Murphy HOLLOWAY
  Globalport
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Holloway, Globalport2.9 
 2. Brown, Phoenix2.8 
 3. Ross, SM Beermen2.8 
 4. Rice-Jr, TNT K.2.7 
 5. Hill, Star Hotshots2.0 
 6. Walker, Blackwater1.9 
 7. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
 8. Tenorio, B.Ginebra1.7 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.1.7 
 10. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.2 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 3. Fajardo, SM Be.2.3 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.3 
 5. Erram, Blackwater2.1 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces2.1 
 7. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.9 
 8. Santos, SM Beermen1.8 
 9. Rice-Jr, TNT K.1.8 
 10. Slaughter, B.Gin.1.6 


Meralco Bolts sees off upset-minded Blackwater Elite, 104-96 - by Eurobasket News

The Meralco Bolts held off the Blackwater Elite, 104-96, to advance to the semifinals in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup on Thursday evening at the Big Dome. Meralco's Baser Amer) poured in 31 points, while import Allen Durham (198-F/C-88, college: Grace Bible) and Garvo Lanete (187-G-90) chipped in with 18 and 17 markers, respectively. A second quarter barrage from Henry Walker (198-G/F-87, college: Kansas St.) saw him tow the Elite to a 52-40 cushion over the Bolts going into the halftime break. After the halftime interval, the Bolts managed to regain their composure and outperformed the Elite, 33-25, in the third frame. But another Walker trey saw Blackwater cradle a 77-73 advantage going into the payoff period. Meralco continued their ascendancy in the fourth quarter, with Nino Canaleta giving them the 79-82 lead at the 10:11 mark. The Bolts held on to their advantage for the remainder of the final quarter, with Jared Dillinger (195-G/F-84, college: Hawaii) draining a triple to put the game beyond doubt, 104-94, with only 1:29 left to play. After a poor first half, Meralco coach Norman Black took time to praise his team's resilience and Amer's offensive output. "My guys showed a lot of heart in this game tonight," Black said. "I think everybody really worked hard. In the end without the offensive explosion of Baser, we wouldn't have won this game." The Bolts will face off against the Star Hotshots in a best-of-five series in the Governors' Cup semifinals.
Courtesy of: cnnphilippines.com



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  POLAND  

2Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bartlomiej PELCZAR
  Start L.
  (185-G-0)
  Avg: 35
 1. Pelczar, Start L.35.0 
 2. Zagula, Stal SW29.0 
 3. Maj, MCKiS J.26.0 
 4. Podkowinski, MCKiS J.24.0 
 5. Kozaczka, Bielsko-.24.0 
 6. Wasowicz, AZS P.24.0 
 7. Piotrkowski, AZS A.23.0 
 8. Pawlak, Polonia Bytom23.0 
 9. Soltysiak, Domino I.23.0 
 10. Wroblewski, Zubry22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leszek KULCZYNSKI
  Goleniow
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 16
 1. Kulczynski, Goleniow16.0 
 2. Smugala, Pelplin14.0 
 3. Wisniewski, AZS U.13.0 
 4. Soltysiak, Domino I.13.0 
 5. Bogucki, SMS P.13.0 
 6. Weselak, AZS A.12.0 
 7. Bednarczyk, Olsztyn11.0 
 8. Plebanek, AZS U.11.0 
 9. Krzywdzinski, Gornik W.11.0 
 10. Kapuscinski, Dziki W.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Michal WARCHOWSKI
  Domino I.
  (187-PG-94)
  Avg: 10
 1. Warchowski, Domino I.10.0 
 2. Wasowicz, AZS P.9.0 
 3. Raczek, Sudety8.0 
 4. Banys, Rzeszow8.0 
 5. Sarzalo, Pelplin8.0 
 6. Bagazinski, AZS U.7.0 
 7. Bartnicki, Katy W.7.0 
 8. Chmielarz, AZS K.7.0 
 9. Baczynski, Polonia .6.0 
 10. Kutta, Slask6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Krzysztof WASOWICZ
  AZS P.
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7
 1. Wasowicz, AZS P.7.0 
 2. Zagula, Stal SW6.0 
 3. Zalucki, Cracovia5.0 
 4. Majchrzak, Koscian5.0 
 5. Marczuk, Tur B.5.0 
 6. Dobrzycki, Gniezno5.0 
 7. Plocica, Przemysl5.0 
 8. Konopatzki, Asseco I.5.0 
 9. Bialdyga, Rybnik5.0 
 10. Daszke, Trefl I.5.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eryk ZIELINKO
  Tur B.
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Zielinko, Tur B.3.0 
 2. Wisniewski, AZS U.3.0 
 3. Kozlowski, Domino I.3.0 
 4. Minciel, Sudety2.0 
 5. Sloniewski, Ostrow M.2.0 
 6. Kulczynski, Goleniow2.0 
 7. Szydlowski, Gniezno2.0 
 8. Bednarczyk, Olsztyn2.0 
 9. Matysek, Start L.2.0 
 10. Motylewski, Trefl I.2.0 


1Liga Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in 1Liga just started. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Slask (0-1) in Kutno on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Polfarmex (1-0) 86-74. Polfarmex shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Power forward Mateusz Szwed (198-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and swingman Mateusz Zebski (190-92) chipped in 11 points and 7 assists. Polfarmex's coach Jaroslaw Krysiewicz used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Maciej Krakowczyk (200-96) responded with 17 points. Polfarmex is looking forward to face Enea Astoria (#9) in Bydgoszcz in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slask will play at home against Nysa Klodzko (#13) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Very significant was Biofarm PZN's (#6) 20-point road victory against Kotwica 69-49. Center Adam Metelski (206-83, college: Cal-Irvine) nailed 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Jakub Fiszer accounted for 10 points and 6 rebounds. Biofarm PZN's coach Przemyslaw Szurek allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Daniel Grujic (201-90) came up with 4 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for Kotwica in the defeat. Biofarm PZN will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kotwica will play on the road against SKK Siedlce (#16) to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game took place in Stargard where Pruszkow (0-1) was upset on the court of Spojnia (1-0) 85-65 on Saturday. Marcin Dymala fired 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Adrian Kordalski produced 15 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spojnia will meet R8 Krakow (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Pruszkow will play against Notec Inowr. (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Krakow where KK Warszawa (0-1) was upset on the court of R8 Krakow (1-0) 84-58. Worth to mention a great performance of Michael Hicks who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 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. R8 Krakow's next round opponent will be Spojnia (#8) in Stargard and are hoping to win another game. KK Warszawa will play on the road against Sokol Lancut and hope to win that game.
Notec Inowr. (0-1) was outscored at home by Polonia Leszno (1-0) with the biggest margin this round 102-58 on Sunday night. Kamil Chanas stepped up and scored 18 points and 4 steals for the winners. Polonia Leszno will face Siarka (#15) in Tarnobrzeg in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Notec Inowr. will play on the road against Pruszkow (#14) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 1: Sokol Lancut won against Nysa Klodzko on the opponent's court 80-75. Pogon Prudnik managed to outperform SKK Siedlce in a home game 76-64. GKS Tychy managed to beat Siarka on the road 81-72.

Polfarmex Kutno - Slask Wroclaw 86-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Slask (0-1) in Kutno on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Polfarmex (1-0) 86-74. Polfarmex shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Power forward Mateusz Szwed (198-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and swingman Mateusz Zebski (190-92) chipped in 11 points and 7 assists. Four Polfarmex players scored in double figures. Polfarmex's coach Jaroslaw Krysiewicz used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Maciej Krakowczyk (200-96) responded with 17 points and forward Marcin Bluma (201-89) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Polfarmex is looking forward to face Enea Astoria (#9) in Bydgoszcz in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slask will play at home against Nysa Klodzko (#13) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Slask Wroclaw: M.Krakowczyk 17+4reb+2ast, M.Bluma 11+6reb+1ast, A.Dziewa 11+4reb, M.Plawucki 9+1ast, D.Wilczek 8+1reb+1ast, J.Musial 3+2reb+1ast
Polfarmex Kutno: D.Janiak 13+2reb+1ast, P.Tradecki 12+2reb+1ast, M.Szwed 12+11reb+3ast, M.Zebski 11+4reb+7ast, A.Kobus 9+6reb, J.Sobczak 8+2reb+7ast
gschID: 560546


Notec Inowr. - Polonia Leszno 58-102

Notec Inowr. (0-1) was outscored at home by Polonia Leszno (1-0) with the biggest margin this round 102-58 on Sunday night. Polonia Leszno dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Notec Inowr.'s 22 and made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game, while Notec Inowr. only scored five points from the stripe. Strangely Notec Inowr. outrebounded Polonia Leszno 30-18 including a 14-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Notec Inowr. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international Kamil Chanas (190-85) stepped up and scored 18 points and 4 steals for the winners and Adam Kaczmarzyk (198-88) chipped in 15 points. Four Polonia Leszno players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Lukasz Paul (205-89) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Rafal Malitka (205-91) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Polonia Leszno will face Siarka (#15) in Tarnobrzeg in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Notec Inowr. will play on the road against Pruszkow (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Notec Inowr.: L.Paul 13+7reb, R.Malitka 9+7reb, J.Krawczyk 6+4reb+2ast, S.Sroczynski 5+3reb, A.Lisewski 2+6reb, D.Szczepanik 2+2reb+1ast
Polonia Leszno: K.Chanas 18+1reb+3ast, A.Kaczmarzyk 15+4reb, M.Rostalski 13+4reb+1ast, R.Trubacz 11+3reb+2ast, N.Sirijatowicz 9+3reb+5ast, S.Sanny 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 560550


Kotwica - Biofarm PZN 49-69

Very significant was Biofarm PZN's (#6) 20-point road victory against Kotwica 69-49. They outrebounded Kotwica 39-21 including 28 on the defensive glass. Center Adam Metelski (206-83, college: Cal-Irvine) nailed 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Jakub Fiszer (187-95) accounted for 10 points and 6 rebounds. Biofarm PZN's coach Przemyslaw Szurek allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Daniel Grujic (201-90) came up with 4 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Adrian Sulinski (185-89) added 14 points respectively for Kotwica in the defeat. Biofarm PZN will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kotwica will play on the road against SKK Siedlce (#16) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Kotwica: S.Ryzek 15+2reb, A.Sulinski 14+2reb+3ast, P.Pawlowski 11+3reb, D.Neumann 5+2reb+1ast, D.Grujic 4+11reb+4ast, G.Dobrianski 0
Biofarm PZN: P.Wieloch 13+1reb+1ast, A.Metelski 13+9reb+1ast, J.Fiszer 10+6reb+3ast, D.Gruszczynski 8+1reb, F.Struski 7+7reb+4ast, M.Kurpisz 6+5reb
gschID: 560553


Spojnia - Pruszkow 85-65

An interesting game took place in Stargard where Pruszkow (0-1) was upset on the court of Spojnia (1-0) 85-65 on Saturday. Spojnia dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Pruszkow's 36. Guard Marcin Dymala (187-90) fired 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Hubert Pabian (201-89) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four Spojnia players scored in double figures. Guard Adrian Kordalski (185-95) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds and Mikolaj Stopierzynski (190-94) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spojnia will meet R8 Krakow (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Pruszkow will play against Notec Inowr. (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pruszkow: A.Kordalski 15+5reb+2ast, M.Stopierzynski 13+3reb+3ast, D.Kalinowski 13+4reb+1ast, B.Ornoch 10+2reb, R.Cetnar 4+10reb+2ast, A.Paszkiewicz 4+2reb+1ast
Spojnia: H.Pabian 19+6reb, M.Dymala 18+3reb+5ast, D.Brek 12+4reb+1ast, K.Pytys 11+7reb+1ast, K.Koziorowicz 8+2reb+1ast, W.Fras 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 560549


R8 Krakow - KK Warszawa 84-58

An interesting game took place in Krakow where KK Warszawa (0-1) was upset on the court of R8 Krakow (1-0) 84-58. R8 Krakow forced 26 KK Warszawa turnovers and outrebounded them 40-24 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American swingman Michael Hicks (193-83, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 rebounds. Center Jakub Dluski (200-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five R8 Krakow players scored in double figures. Swingman Mikolaj Motel (192-94) answered with 18 points and 4 steals and swingman Michal Wojtynski (193-89) added 13 points in the effort for KK Warszawa. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. R8 Krakow's next round opponent will be Spojnia (#8) in Stargard and are hoping to win another game. KK Warszawa will play on the road against Sokol Lancut and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
KK Warszawa: M.Motel 18+3reb+2ast, M.Wojtynski 13+3reb+3ast, K.Kozluk 10+4reb+2ast, P.Hybiak 6+3reb+6ast, T.Jaremkiewicz 3+4reb+1ast, D.Zapert 2+3reb
R8 Krakow: M.Hicks 26+5reb+1ast, M.Kwiatkowski 13+1reb+6ast, J.Dluski 13+10reb+5ast, P.Pelka 12+8reb+1ast, M.Malczyk 10+9reb+2ast, W.Pisarczyk 4+1reb
gschID: 560548


Nysa Klodzko - Sokol Lancut 75-80

But Nysa Klodzko was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Lancut 80-75 on Saturday night. Sokol Lancut shot 69.2 percent from the field. Nysa Klodzko was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Michal Sadlo (205-94) stepped up and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Adrian Warszawski (201-96) chipped in 6 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Marc-Oscar Sanny (186-96) responded with 15 points and 5 assists and Michal Jodlowski (208-98) scored 16 points. Nysa Klodzko's coach Radoslaw Hyzy rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sokol Lancut will face KK Warszawa (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Nysa Klodzko will play against Slask in Wroclaw and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nysa Klodzko: M.Jodlowski 16+2reb+1ast, M.Sanny 15+3reb+5ast, R.Wojciechowski 10, M.Kasinski 8+3reb, M.Kliniewski 8, M.Kowalski 8+2reb
Sokol Lancut: M.Sadlo 22+5reb, A.Wlodarczyk 6+2reb, B.Karolak 6+3reb+1ast, A.Warszawski 6+7reb+2ast, M.Klima 4+1reb, R.Kulikowski 2+1reb
gschID: 560547


Pogon Prudnik - SKK Siedlce 76-64

Pogon Prudnik used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Siedlce 76-64 on Saturday night. Pogon Prudnik will face GKS Tychy on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SKK Siedlce will play against Kotwica (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 560552


Siarka - GKS Tychy 72-81

But Siarka was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Tychy 81-72 on Saturday night. GKS Tychy will face Pogon Prudnik (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Siarka will play against Polonia Leszno (#5) and hope to win that game and get promotion back to the PLK just one year after relegation.
gschID: 560551





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  PUERTO RICO  


Olimpico de La Banda inks Guillermo Diaz, ex Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) signed 32-year old Puerto Rican international guard Guillermo Diaz (188-88kg-85, college: Miami, FL). He is a dual citizen owning also Georgian passport. Diaz played last summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in July. In 13 games he had 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.8apg. The last season he played at San Lorenzo where in 33 LigaA games he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2006 Diaz was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall). He attended University of Miami, Florida and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Diaz won Puerto Rican BSN championship title in 2010, 2011 and 2016.
Diaz has been also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. He has regularly played for Puerto Rican senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
Diaz also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 75.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 78.9%.
Diaz is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Diaz has played previously professionally also in Greece (Olimpiada), Italy (VL Pesaro, Juvecaserta and Eurotrend Biella), NBA (LA Clippers), Georgia (Mgzavrebi) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He could be described: An undersized SG, with great athletic skills and good scoring ability. Has the toghness to play a good defense, year after year he improved his long distance shooting. Above all, Diaz is a fantastic leaper, capable of spectacular dunks, and is also a very good volleyball player, a star in Puerto Rican volleyball some years ago.

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Hernan Laginestra

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  RUSSIA  

Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Dmitriy NEZVANKIN
  Ural E.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 31
 1. Nezvankin, Ural E.31.0 
 2. Butjankovs, Spartak-.29.0 
 3. Alekseev, Ural E.23.0 
 4. Kuzub, Khimky-P.21.0 
 5. Bugaenko, Ryazan19.0 
 6. Yakushin, Khimky-P.18.0 
 7. Pavlenko, MBA M.17.0 
 8. Krivosheev, Spartak-.16.0 
 9. Varnakov, TE.15.5 
 10. Kraynov, MBA M.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav ZINCHENKO
  Khimky-P.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zinchenko, Khimky-P.11.0 
 2. Butjankovs, Spartak-.10.0 
 3. Komissarov, Ural E.9.0 
 4. Abdulbasirov, Kupol-Ro.8.5 
 5. Luppo, Ural E.8.5 
 6. Viktorov, Khimky-P.8.0 
 7. Kuznetsov, MBA M.8.0 
 8. Karpeko, Kupol-Ro.7.5 
 9. Bugaenko, Ryazan7.0 
 10. Gornaev, Ural E.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maxim TKACHENKO
  Ural E.
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Tkachenko, Ural E.8.0 
 2. Sopin, MBA Moscow8.0 
 3. Glazunov, Ural E.8.0 
 4. Mateyunas, Spartak-.7.0 
 5. Yakushin, Khimky-P.6.0 
 6. Nezvankin, Ural E.6.0 
 7. Kuzub, Khimky-P.6.0 
 8. Axenov, Ryazan5.0 
 9. Varnakov, TE.4.5 
 10. Savelyev, Spartak-.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Artem KOMISSAROV
  Ural E.
  (199-G-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Komissarov, Ural E.4.0 
 2. Kuznetsov, MBA M.3.0 
 3. Tkachenko, Ural E.3.0 
 4. Glazunov, Ural E.3.0 
 5. Urzyka, Ural E.3.0 
 6. Brevnov, TE.3.0 
 7. Ivanov, TE.2.5 
 8. Smygin, Spartak-.2.0 
 9. Kiryanov, Kupol-Ro.2.0 
 10. Korshakov, MBA M.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stanislav ZINCHENKO
  Khimky-P.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Zinchenko, Khimky-P.3.0 
 2. Kuznetsov, MBA M.3.0 
 3. Abdulbasirov, Kupol-Ro.2.5 
 4. Polyakov, TE.1.5 
 5. Klyuyev, Khimky-P.1.0 
 6. Kniazev, Ryazan1.0 
 7. Bolotskikh, Ryazan1.0 
 8. Loginov, MBA M.1.0 
 9. Tarasov, Ural E.1.0 
 10. Karpenkov, Khimky-P.1.0 


Superleague 1 Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Superleague just started. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

First defeat of league's leader Kupol-Rodniki (1-1) against Khimky-Podmoskoye (1-0) 74-70 was the most important game of the last round. Khimky-Podmoskoye made 41-of-44 free shots (93.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 34 Kupol-Rodniki turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 24 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Khimky-Podmoskoye looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Khimky-Podmoskoye made 27 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Ivan Kuzub (197-98) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 assists. point guard Timofey Yakushin (194-97) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Center Vladimir Lidyaev (203-87) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for Kupol-Rodniki. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kupol-Rodniki will play next round against Universitet-Yugra trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Khimky-Podmoskoye will try to continue on its current victory against Ryazan on the road.
TEMP-SUMZ Revda defeated Samara-SGEU at home 77-67. Power forward Aleksandr Lavnikov (205-91, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Alexandr Varnakov chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the losing side Aleksey Chilikin (208-93) responded with 14 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Samara-SGEU will play next round against MBA Moscow trying to get back on the winning streak. TEMP-SUMZ Revda will try to continue on its current victory against Spartak-Prim. at Vladivostok.
Ural Ekaterinburg (1-1) recorded a loss at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were rolled over by Samara-SGEU (1-1) 80-59. Evgeny Fidiy nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Samara-SGEU's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Valeriy Alekseev came up with 23 points for Ural Ekaterinburg in the defeat. Samara-SGEU will meet at home MBA Moscow (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ural Ekaterinburg will play against Irkut Irkutsk (#8) and hope to win that game.
Very important is a road loss of Zenit-Farm (0-1) against Spartak-Prim. (1-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Zenit-Farm was crushed by Spartak-Prim. in Vladivostok 96-61. Artjoms Butjankovs fired a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Coach Milos Pavicevic's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Spartak-Prim.'s next round opponent will be TEMP-SUMZ Revda on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Zenit-Farm's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Saint Petersburg to the arena Spartak St.Petersburg.
The game in Moscow was also quite interesting. Kupol-Rodniki (1-1) played at the court of MBA Moscow (0-1). Kupol-Rodniki defeated MBA Moscow 87-76 on Tuesday. It was a very good performance for Ruslan Abdulbasirov who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kupol-Rodniki will face Universitet-Yugra (#11) in Surgut in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MBA Moscow will play on the road against Samara-SGEU and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 1 winless Ryazan was smashed by Ural Ekaterinb. on the road 101-73. TEMP-SUMZ destroyed Ryazan on its own court 92-63.
The most impressive performance of 1st round was 31 points and 6 assists by Dmitriy Nezvankin of Ural Ekaterinb..

Ural Ekaterinb. - Ryazan 101-73

Ural Ekaterinburg used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Ryazan 101-73 on Friday night. They outrebounded Ryazan 51-36 including 20 on the offensive glass. Ural Ekaterinburg looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for point guard Dmitriy Nezvankin (186-93) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 6 assists. Center Ilya Luppo (200-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Center Pavel Bugaenko (206-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and forward Andrey Semenov (201-90, college: JMU) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ryazan. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ural Ekaterinburg will face Irkut Irkutsk (#8) at home in the next round. Ryazan will play against Khimky-Podmoskoye (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ryazan: P.Bugaenko 23+10reb, A.Semenov 17+5reb+3ast, M.Morozov 9+5reb+2ast, S.Bolotskikh 6+1reb+1ast, K.Zakharov 6+1reb, D.Axenov 5+6reb+6ast
Ural Ekaterinb.: D.Nezvankin 31+3reb+6ast, A.Zverkov 17+9reb+1ast, I.Luppo 12+13reb+2ast, P.Aleksandrov 10+3reb, K.Gornaev 9+7reb+1ast, I.Urzyka 7+4ast
gschID: 572059


Khimky-Podmos. - Kupol-Rodniki 74-70

First defeat of league's leader Kupol-Rodniki (1-1) against Khimky-Podmoskoye (1-0) 74-70 was the most important game of the last round. Khimky-Podmoskoye made 41-of-44 free shots (93.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 34 Kupol-Rodniki turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 24 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Khimky-Podmoskoye looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Khimky-Podmoskoye made 27 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Ivan Kuzub (197-98) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 assists. Point guard Timofey Yakushin (194-97) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Khimky-Podmoskoye players scored in double figures. Center Vladimir Lidyaev (203-87) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Maksim Kiryanov (190-90) added 12 points in the effort for Kupol-Rodniki. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kupol-Rodniki will play next round against Universitet-Yugra trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Khimky-Podmoskoye will try to continue on its current victory against Ryazan on the road.
Top scorers:
Kupol-Rodniki: V.Lidyaev 13+7reb+2ast, M.Kiryanov 12+3reb+3ast, M.Zakharov 10+3reb, R.Abdulbasirov 10+6reb, V.Kashin 9+4reb+4ast, I.Podobedov 6+1reb+2ast
Khimky-Podmos.: I.Kuzub 21+4reb+6ast, T.Yakushin 18+6reb+6ast, I.Viktorov 12+8reb+2ast, S.Zinchenko 11+11reb+1ast, I.Karpenkov 8+6reb+2ast, P.Lobarev 4+3reb
gschID: 572058


TEMP-SUMZ - Samara-SGEU 77-67

TEMP-SUMZ Revda defeated Samara-SGEU at home 77-67. Samara-SGEU was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Aleksandr Lavnikov (205-91, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and point guard Alexandr Varnakov (185-92) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the losing side Aleksey Chilikin (208-93) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and Alexei Chilikin scored 15 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Samara-SGEU will play next round against MBA Moscow trying to get back on the winning streak. TEMP-SUMZ Revda will try to continue on its current victory against Spartak-Prim. at Vladivostok.
Top scorers:
Samara-SGEU: A.Chilikin 15+1reb, A.Chilikin 14+3reb+4ast, L.Lekavicius 8+4reb+2ast, E.Fidiy 6+7reb, D.Sinegubov 5+3reb, A.Zozulin 5+6reb
TEMP-SUMZ: A.Varnakov 17+3reb+4ast, A.Lavnikov 16+5reb+4ast, A.Ivanov 11+4reb, D.Zlobin 8+6reb+3ast, S.Karaulov 8+4reb, A.Brevnov 7+4reb
gschID: 572057


Ural Ekaterinb. - Samara-SGEU 59-80

Ural Ekaterinburg (1-1) recorded a loss at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were rolled over by Samara-SGEU (1-1) 80-59. Samara-SGEU dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Ural Ekaterinburg's 24. Samara-SGEU had a 23-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. Power forward Evgeny Fidiy (207-91) nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American) accounted for 14 points and 4 assists. Samara-SGEU's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Valeriy Alekseev (210-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) came up with 23 points and point guard Maxim Tkachenko (185-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 5 points and 8 assists respectively for Ural Ekaterinburg in the defeat. Samara-SGEU will meet at home MBA Moscow (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ural Ekaterinburg will play against Irkut Irkutsk (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ural Ekaterinb.: V.Alekseev 23+4reb, I.Luppo 7+4reb+1ast, P.Aleksandrov 7+2reb, A.Komissarov 6+9reb+1ast, A.Zverkov 5+2reb+1ast, M.Tkachenko 5+3reb+8ast
Samara-SGEU: E.Fidiy 19+5reb+1ast, L.Lekavicius 14+3reb+4ast, D.Sinegubov 8+3reb, A.Chilikin 8+3reb+2ast, I.Minchenko 7+8reb+1ast, A.Zozulin 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 572056


TEMP-SUMZ - Ryazan 92-63

Very expected game when Ryazan (0-2) was smashed on the road by TEMP-SUMZ Revda (2-0) 92-63 on Tuesday. TEMP-SUMZ Revda made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Ryazan turnovers. It was a very good performance for point guard Alexandr Varnakov (185-92) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international swingman Andrei Ivanov (197-84, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four TEMP-SUMZ Revda players scored in double figures. Center Pavel Bugaenko (206-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 15 points and power forward Sergey Bolotskikh (206-90) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Ryazan. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TEMP-SUMZ Revda will face Spartak-Prim. (#3) in Vladivostok in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ryazan will play at home against Khimky-Podmoskoye (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ryazan: P.Bugaenko 15+4reb+1ast, D.Axenov 12+2reb+4ast, S.Bolotskikh 11+9reb, M.Morozov 7+6reb+1ast, V.Iurchik 5+4reb+1ast, I.Volkov 5+1ast
TEMP-SUMZ: A.Varnakov 14+5reb+5ast, D.Arteshin 14+5reb, A.Brevnov 12+1reb+1ast, A.Ivanov 12+5reb+5ast, M.Polyakov 12+5reb, A.Lavnikov 6+7reb+4ast
gschID: 572054


MBA Moscow - Kupol-Rodniki 76-87

The game in Moscow was also quite interesting. Kupol-Rodniki (1-1) played at the court of MBA Moscow (0-1). Kupol-Rodniki defeated MBA Moscow 87-76 on Tuesday. Kupol-Rodniki dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to MBA Moscow's 32. It was a very good performance for center Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Center Aleksey Karpeko (204-89) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Power forward Alexei Kuznetsov (205-84) answered with 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Dmitry Korshakov (201-91) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for MBA Moscow. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kupol-Rodniki will face Universitet-Yugra (#11) in Surgut in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MBA Moscow will play on the road against Samara-SGEU and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
MBA Moscow: V.Pavlenko 17+2reb, S.Kraynov 15+1ast, A.Kuznetsov 12+8reb+2ast, D.Korshakov 12+6reb+2ast, A.Sopin 9+2reb+8ast, P.Afanasiev 5+3ast
Kupol-Rodniki: A.Karpeko 16+6reb+4ast, M.Zakharov 16+4reb+3ast, M.Kiryanov 14+2reb+1ast, R.Abdulbasirov 13+11reb+2ast, M.Yudov 9, I.Podobedov 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 572055


Spartak-Prim. - Zenit-Farm 96-61

Very important is a road loss of Zenit-Farm (0-1) against Spartak-Prim. (1-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Zenit-Farm was crushed by Spartak-Prim. in Vladivostok 96-61. Spartak-Prim. made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Spartak-Prim. outrebounded Zenit-Farm 39-27 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Latvian power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Power forward Maxim Krivosheev (207-88) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Four Spartak-Prim. players scored in double figures. Coach Milos Pavicevic's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Ruslan Tumanov (195-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and forward Andrey Petukhov (207-86) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Spartak-Prim.'s next round opponent will be TEMP-SUMZ Revda on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Zenit-Farm's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Saint Petersburg to the arena Spartak St.Petersburg.
Top scorers:
Zenit-Farm: R.Tumanov 14+4reb+2ast, A.Petukhov 11+6reb+1ast, L.Bykov 8+5reb+2ast, K.Shevchuk 8+1reb+1ast, A.Savrasov 8+3reb+1ast, K.Konovalov 5
Spartak-Prim.: A.Butjankovs 29+10reb+3ast, M.Krivosheev 16+5reb+1ast, V.Zaryazhko 11+4reb+3ast, A.Razumov 11+6reb, I.Samsonov 9+2reb, I.Savelyev 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 572053





Khimki win Gomelskiy Cup, intermit CSKA's 7-year dominance - by Eurobasket News

Khimki - CSKA 84-77

Khimki have won Gomelskiy Cup in Moscow and clinch the first title at the annual tournament. They needed an 84-77 win over CSKA to intermit their 7th year dominance.
Both teams nailed 18 points in the opening period, while the hosts posted a 29-22 run to take a 7-point lead at the halftime. Once again the sides exchanged 18 points each in the third quarter, while Khimki took control of the game in the last stanza. They erupted with a 26-12 surge to win the trophy.
Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) stepped up with 23 points and Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) netted 18. Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91, agency: Alti Sport) poured in 11 and James Anderson (198-SG-89, college: Oklahoma St.) netted 10. Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) replied with 22 points in defeat and Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) added 17.



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ABA Liga: MZT Skopje held off Partizan in opener - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - Partizan 92:89

MZT Skopje celebrated the first victory in ABA League regular season. They held off visiting Partizan in the opener. Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 25 points for the winners.
MZT Skopje snatched a 26:25 lead after ten minutes. Partizan however surged ahead in the second term. The Serbian side piled up a 48:42 halftime lead. MZT Skopje pulled within 4 points at the final break. They unleashed 29 points in the fourth stanza to snatch the victory. Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 20 points, while Eric Garcia (183-PG-94, college: Wofford) added 17 points in the win. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points for Partizan. Patrick Miller (185-PG-92, college: Tennessee St.), Nigel Williams-Goss (191-G-94, college: Gonzaga) and Mihajlo Andric (201-F-94, agency: BeoBasket) netted 12 points each in the loss.



Luka Calovic is a newcomer at Borac - by Eurobasket News

KK Borac Mozzart Cacak (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old power forward Luka Calovic (98). He played most recently at KK Mladost Cacak U19 team in Serbian JLS league. In 22 games he recorded 7.1ppg and 4.5rpg last season. Calovic also played that season for Mladost (also in JLS) where in 22 games he averaged 7.1ppg and 4.5rpg.

KK Borac Mozzart Cacak roster for 2017-2018:

Marko Marinovic
Djordje Micic
Nemanja Todorovic
Nikola Pesakovic
Predrag Prlja
Tyrone Johnson
Matija Popovic
Ivan Gavrilovic
Uros Carapic
Luka Calovic
Stojadinovic
Curcic

Coach: Rasko Bojic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alan Arnett (ex Lucenec) agreed terms with Yambol - by Eurobasket News

Tundja Yambol (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Alan Arnett (196-86kg, college: Georgia SW). He played most recently at BKM Lucenec in Slovakian SBL league. In 16 1.Liga games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg, 2.6spg and 1.0bpg in 2015-16 season. Arnett helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
He graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2014 and actually missed last season. It will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ABA Liga 2: Primorska beat Sutjeska, advance into regular season - by Eurobasket News

Sutjeska - Primorska 78:86

Primorska has just completed the ABA Liga 2 regular season picture. They upset Sutjeska in the decisive clash today. Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) nailed 16 points to lead the Slovenian side.
Primorska grabbed a 27:18 lead ten minutes into the game. They added 30 points in the second frame to take a comfortable 57:39 halftime lead. Sutjeska pulled within 8 points at the final break. Primorska however maintained the lead throughout the fourth term and raced to the victory. Marijan Cakarun (204-C-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) provided 14 points in the win. Dusan Krivokapic (00) and Boris Lalovic (207-C-81) answered with 18 points each for Sutjeska.



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Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Tre'' COGGINS
  CB Clavijo
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 20
 1. Coggins, CB Clavijo20.0 
 2. Rodriguez, Melilla20.0 
 3. Arteaga, Oviedo18.0 
 4. Perez, Oviedo16.0 
 5. De La Fuente, Valladol.15.0 
 6. Maynard, Oviedo14.0 
 7. Pino, Palencia14.0 
 8. Yates, CB Clavijo13.0 
 9. Otegui, Palencia12.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Huesca12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin VAN WIJK
  Huesca
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. van-Wijk, Huesca12.0 
 2. Ruffin, Palencia11.0 
 3. Yates, CB Clavijo10.0 
 4. Arteaga, Oviedo10.0 
 5. Coggins, CB Clavijo8.0 
 6. Almazan, Melilla8.0 
 7. Alvarado, Valladolid7.0 
 8. Adekoya, Huesca7.0 
 9. Kok, Valladolid6.0 
 10. Guerra, Melilla6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fabio SANTANA
  Oviedo
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Santana, Oviedo6.0 
 2. Alvarado, Valladolid6.0 
 3. Almazan, Melilla6.0 
 4. Guerra, Melilla5.0 
 5. Grimau, Palencia4.0 
 6. Motos, Huesca4.0 
 7. Cabot, CB Clavijo3.0 
 8. Yates, CB Clavijo3.0 
 9. van-Wijk, Huesca3.0 
 10. Cardenas, Oviedo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dartaye RUFFIN
  Palencia
  (205-C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ruffin, Palencia2.0 
 2. Alvarado, Valladolid2.0 
 3. Santana, Oviedo2.0 
 4. Grimau, Palencia2.0 
 5. van-Wijk, Huesca2.0 
 6. Rodriguez, Melilla2.0 
 7. Kapelan, Melilla2.0 
 8. Fontet, Huesca2.0 
 9. De La Fuente, Valladol.1.0 
 10. Pino, Palencia1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Massine FALL
  Melilla
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fall, Melilla3.0 
 2. Graham, Valladolid1.0 
 3. Kok, Valladolid1.0 
 4. Bieshaar, CB Cl.1.0 
 5. Yates, CB Clavijo1.0 
 6. Cardenas, Oviedo1.0 
 7. Cabot, CB Clavijo1.0 
 8. Balamou, CB Cl.1.0 
 9. Gutenius, CB Cl.0.0 
 10. Fontet, Huesca0.0 


Denton Koon (ex Leeuwarden) joins Barca II - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa II (LEB Gold) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Denton Koon (203-95kg-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side). He played last season at Aris Leeuwarden in Dutch Eredivisie. In 27 games he had 11.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
Koon played in the final of CAA Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Hofstra University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

FC Barcelona Lassa II roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pol Figueras
Arnas Velicka

Forwards:
Volodymyr Gerun
Denton Koon
Nedim Djedovic
Maxim Esteban
Aleix Font
Luka Samanic

Center:
Atoumane Diagne

Coach: Alfredo Julbe

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Desmond Simmons (ex Waverley F.) agreed terms with Marin - by Eurobasket News

Marin PeixeGalego (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Desmond Simmons (198-100kg-92, college: St.Mary's, CA). He played in the summer at Waverley Falcons in Australian Big V. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Simmons helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He has played also professionally in Australia for Mount Gambier Pioneers.
Simmons attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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Plymouth Raiders add Tomsick to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Nick Tomsick (185-84kg-91, college: Fort Lewis). The last season Tomsick played at KK_Zabok in Croatian A1. In 24 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Regionalliga (West 2 Group) championship title in 2015. Tomsick was also voted All-RMAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Tomsick has played also professionally in Germany (Herford).
He attended Fort Lewis College until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Neil Watson
Dylan Costelloe
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet
Nick Tomsick
Ron Mvouika

Forwards:
Brandon Penn
Louis Sayers
Joonas Jarvelainen
Greg Mays

Center:
Zak Wells

Coach: Gavin Love

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TUNISIA  


Hosni Saied (Ex captain USM) join J.S.Manazeh - by Ahmed Abderrahim

J.S.Manazeh ( Tunisa D1 ) landed 36 years old Tunisian shooting guard Hosni Saied (193-F/G-81)
He played most recently with U.S.Monastir for a long seasons and he have also experience with CAB .
His strong point is the shooting at three points for this he won the Best Shooter 3 Pts Trophy in Dubae in the Arabic championship .
he has helped his club in the past years to won the last title in 2004 and to arrived three times in a row in the final cup .



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  TURKEY  


Darussafaka beat Panathinaikos for third position at Gomelsky Cup - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka - Panathinaikos 78:75 (OT)

Darussafaka clinched the third position at the Gomelsky Cup in Moscow. They overcame Panathinaikos in the consolation final. Will Cummings (188-PG-92, college: Temple) produced 17 points to lead the winners.
Darussafaka posted a 15:10 lead after the opening quarter. Panathinaikos erased the deficit in the second term. The teams entered the second half tied at 31. Darussafaka eked out a 3-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Panathinaikos managed to erase the deficit and forced overtime. However the Turkish side nailed 14 points in the extra period to seal the victory. JaJuan Johnson (208-F/C-89, college: Purdue) produced 14 points in the victory. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) answered with 12 points for Panathinaikos. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) and Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 11 points each in the defeat.



Kris Jenkins joins Yesilgiresun - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Kris Jenkins (198-116kg-93, college: Villanova). He was about to sign at Washington Wizards in the NBA.
Jenkins just graduated from Villanova University and it is his first season as a pro. His team won Big East Tournament in 2015 and 2017.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Tomislav Gabric
DeAndre Daniels
Efe Besok
Kris Jenkins

Centers:
Dusan Cantekin
Djordje Gagic
Ivan Marinkovic

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Istanbulspor adds Brazelton to their roster, ex Guizhou - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (TBL) added to their roster 31-year old American point guard Tyrone Brazelton (184-103kg-86, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played last summer at Guizhou in Chinese NBL league. Brazelton managed to play in three leagues last year. The last season he played at Rosa in Polish PLK where in 11 games he recorded 13.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 5.1apg. Brazelton also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 5.1apg. His team won Polish Supercup.
Brazelton was voted All-Sun Belt 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Brazelton is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Brazelton tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), France (Gravelines Dunkerque and STB Le Havre), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and Nuernberg), Iran (Petrochimi), Latvia, Lithuania (Neptunas and Nevezis), Ukraine (BC Odessa), Turkey (Konyaspor) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
Brazelton attended Western Kentucky University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
On Brazelton: Tyrone is a consumate point guard who can always reach high assist and point values per game. He is a tireless defender and very quick off the dribble. He can play at the highest level of European competition and can even play combo guard alongside another point guard because he defends so well.

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu roster for 2017-2018:

Nedim Yucel
Hadi Dogan
Musa Gunes
Tyrone Brazelton
Feyzi Celebioglu
Tyler Smith
Ramazan Tekin
Sarp Gobeloglu
Tunahan Dikmen
Gokhan Aydin
Utku Saraloglu
Berkay Sinirlioglu
Umut Gecen

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UKRAINE  


FIBA Arbitral Tribunal: 0907/16 (Juodis v/ Budivelnyk Basketball Properties) - by Eurobasket News

Summary of the Case:

The Lithuanian Coach Paulis Juodis filed a claim against the Ukrainian Club Budivelnyk Basketball Properties for outstanding salaries, bonuses and interest. In accordance with Article 16.2 of the BAT Rules, the Arbitrator issued an award without reasons.

Download Award

Courtesy of: FIBA



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  UNITED KINGDOM  


BBL Friday Wrap 29 September - by Paul Nilsen

The opening night of the 2017-18 BBL regular season provided plenty of entertainment with the four road teams all taking the spoils.

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle inflicted a heavy 60-148 loss on Leeds Force with Jaysean Paige and Saah Nimley combining for 57 points, while Leicester Riders held off Manchester Giants in a 70-86 triumph.

Surrey Scorchers pulled out a 78-81 win away at DBL Sharks Sheffield with 17 points from Tony Hicks.

Meanwhile, London Lions also made a winning start as they recorded a 72-88 success at Worcester Wolves behind Demonte Flannigan (201-F-95, college: Cleveland St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) and his 19 points.



An interview with new Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson before team's first game - by Dockers Hoops

How do you feel now that you have landed in Leeds?

Daniel Nelson : I am excited to be here with the Leeds Force. It's a new team and we are getting to know each other. We're going to take some time over the next few weeks to build this program so we can establish a style of basketball that's not only exciting for our fans, but also gives them pride to support a team that plays together and competes.

You landed just a week before the first game. How has the adjustment been and will you guys be prepared?

DN: Preparation has been limited in that's it's been a quick start and a new situation putting it all together at the moment and building offense, defense and culture. It will take time, but we'll give everything we have from the get go.

What can the BBL expect from the Force this season?

DN: I think over the course of the season the BBL can expect to see a Leeds Force team that sticks together, plays diligent basketball that is physical, fast and intelligent, an excellent culture, success on the court and a strong focus on the long-term development of our organisation and our players.

Last year was an impressive step forward for you in taking over the reigns of German Pro B club Noerdlingen and developing some young talent. What has been the most important lesson you learned in the past year?

DN: Something that has always been an important focus for me personally is developing fundamentals and small detailed skill's amongst our players. Skills that will stand the pressure of intense and physical opposition in game. Transferring that onto the court. Making sure players work on the fundamentals that you need within the game. Sticking to basics and starting from there.

I'd like to thank Force management for appointing me to the position and I am looking forward to joining this community full of supporters, sponsors and volunteers who contribute to this organisation. I wish everybody and happy and healthy season ahead. Thank you.



Plymouth Raiders add Tomsick to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Nick Tomsick (185-84kg-91, college: Fort Lewis). The last season Tomsick played at KK_Zabok in Croatian A1. In 24 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Regionalliga (West 2 Group) championship title in 2015. Tomsick was also voted All-RMAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Tomsick has played also professionally in Germany (Herford).
He attended Fort Lewis College until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Neil Watson
Dylan Costelloe
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet
Nick Tomsick
Ron Mvouika

Forwards:
Brandon Penn
Louis Sayers
Joonas Jarvelainen
Greg Mays

Center:
Zak Wells

Coach: Gavin Love

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  

Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Daniel STEWART
  Bohemios
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 34
 1. Stewart, Bohemios34.0 
 2. Batista, Welcome27.0 
 3. Trelles, Bohemios18.0 
 4. Tucker, Welcome17.0 
 5. Glover, Welcome12.0 
 6. Kelley, Bohemios11.0 
 7. Espinosa, Bohemios8.0 
 8. Meira, Welcome7.0 
 9. Trelles, Bohemios6.0 
 10. De-Gouveia, Welco.5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Welcome
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 14
 1. Batista, Welcome14.0 
 2. Trelles, Bohemios10.0 
 3. Stewart, Bohemios9.0 
 4. Meira, Welcome6.0 
 5. Charquero, Welcome6.0 
 6. Espinosa, Bohemios4.0 
 7. Kelley, Bohemios3.0 
 8. Glover, Welcome3.0 
 9. Aristimuno, Welcome3.0 
 10. Trelles, Bohemios2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DE GOUVEIA
  Welco.
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. De-Gouveia, Welco.6.0 
 2. Perdomo, Bohemios6.0 
 3. Trelles, Bohemios5.0 
 4. Meira, Welcome4.0 
 5. Antunes, Bohemios3.0 
 6. Aristimuno, Welcome3.0 
 7. Trelles, Bohemios2.0 
 8. Stewart, Bohemios2.0 
 9. Batista, Welcome2.0 
 10. Glover, Welcome1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Martin PERDOMO
  Bohemios
  (185-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Perdomo, Bohemios2.0 
 2. Meira, Welcome1.0 
 3. Stewart, Bohemios1.0 
 4. De-Gouveia, Welco.1.0 
 5. Tucker, Welcome1.0 
 6. Kelley, Bohemios1.0 
 7. Glover, Welcome1.0 
 8. Antunes, Bohemios1.0 
 9. Aristimuno, Welcome0.0 
 10. Rivas, Welcome0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo TRELLES
  Bohemios
  (191-F-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Trelles, Bohemios1.0 
 2. Terra, Bohemios1.0 
 3. Espinosa, Bohemios1.0 
 4. De-Gouveia, Welco.0.0 
 5. Charquero, Welcome0.0 
 6. Rivas, Welcome0.0 
 7. Batista, Welcome0.0 
 8. Ottonello, Welcome0.0 
 9. Aristimuno, Welcome0.0 
 10. Kelley, Bohemios0.0 


Results for the Uruguayan League first round - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League first round:
Bigua 84 - AJ West (206-C-91, college: Nevada) 17 points 14 rebounds, Jon Severe (188-F-94, college: Iona) 13 points 5 rebounds
Nacional 75 - Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) 26 points 3 rebounds, Callistus Eziukwu (208-C-85, college: Grand Valley St.) 15 points 4 rebounds
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Aguada 86 - Federico Pereiras (190-PG-94) 25 points 7 rebounds, Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) 12 points 8 rebounds, Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, college: Mississippi) 6 points 6 rebounds
Urunday Universitario 61 - Jonathan Thompson 14 points 5 rebounds, Kevin Young (206-C-84, college: Missouri, agency: Pro Sports) 12 points 5 rebounds
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Defensor Sporting 86 - Andres Dotti (185-G-93) 20 points, Winsome Frazier (193-G-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: Interperformances) 20 points Marvin Philips 14 points
Trouville 82 - Hernando Caceres (201-F-94, agency: Pro Sports) 21 points, Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana, agency: Pro Sports) 19 points, Benjamin Puckett (205-C-83, college: Clayton St.) 4
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Goes 79 - Fernando Martinez (170-G-79, agency: Pro Sports) 23 points, Rakim Brown (198-F-91, college: Humboldt St.) 18 points 15 rebounds, Albert Jackson (211-C-88, college: Georgia) 14 points 10 rebounds
Larre Borges 73 - Dane Johnson (208-C-86, college: Hofstra) 22 points 29 rebounds



Bohemios won the opening game for the LUB - by Hector Lopez

Daniel Stewart (201-F-92, college: Rider) scored 34 points and added 9 rebounds leading Bohemios to beat Welcome 82-75 for the Uruguayan League opening game, while Rodrigo Trelles (191-F-88, agency: Pro Sports) added a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Khalil Kelley (203-C-91, college: Pacific) finished with 11 points and 3 rebounds. For Welcome, Esteban Batista (208-C-83, agency: Duran International), at his return to the Uruguayan basketbal, finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds, while Dakarai Tucker (196-F-94, college: Utah) scored 17 points and Shawn Glover (201-F-90, college: ORU) netted 17 points. Welcome led the game during the two first quarters - 22-19 and 43-36- but during the last five minutes for the third quarter Bohemios scored 11-2 to take the lead for the first time (58-57).


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  VENEZUELA  

Stats Leaders - LNB

Points Per Game
 Yohanner SIFONTES
  Guaros 2
  (192-G-95)
  Avg: 26
 1. Sifontes, Guaros 226.0 
 2. Barrios, Metropol.25.0 
 3. Lopez, Metropol.22.0 
 4. Aguilera, Aduaneros19.0 
 5. Vargas, Guaros 219.0 
 6. Leon, Comuna18.5 
 7. Umbria, Aduaneros13.5 
 8. Colmenares, Guaros13.0 
 9. Calderon, Comuna11.5 
 10. Sierralta, Cangreje.11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lenin LOPEZ
  Metropol.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 13
 1. Lopez, Metropol.13.0 
 2. Sucre, Cangrejeros12.0 
 3. Aguilera, Aduaneros10.5 
 4. Vargas, Guaros 29.0 
 5. Umbria, Aduaneros9.0 
 6. Bayona, Cangrejeros9.0 
 7. Palacios, Metropol.7.0 
 8. Kvietek, Cangreje.7.0 
 9. Calderon, Comuna7.0 
 10. Chourio, Aduaneros6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nestor COLMENARES
  Guaros
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Colmenares, Guaros6.0 
 2. Palacios, Metropol.5.0 
 3. Vargas, Guaros 25.0 
 4. Lopez, Metropol.5.0 
 5. Guillent, Guaros 25.0 
 6. Alvarez, Aduaneros4.5 
 7. Sierralta, Cangreje.4.0 
 8. Sifontes, Guaros 24.0 
 9. Palacios, Comuna3.5 
 10. Berroteran, Comuna3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nestor COLMENARES
  Guaros
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Colmenares, Guaros2.0 
 2. Almeida, Atleticos2.0 
 3. Guillent, Guaros 22.0 
 4. Ramos, Atleticos2.0 
 5. Perez, Atleticos2.0 
 6. Alvarez, Aduaneros2.0 
 7. Valera, Guaros 22.0 
 8. Palacios, Metropol.2.0 
 9. Acosta, Guaros 22.0 
 10. Palacios, Metropol.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Heberth BAYONA
  Cangrejeros
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bayona, Cangrejeros3.0 
 2. Lopez, Metropol.2.0 
 3. Barrios, Metropol.2.0 
 4. Lucena, Cangrejeros1.0 
 5. Martinez, Guaros 21.0 
 6. Sifontes, Guaros 21.0 
 7. Vargas, Guaros 21.0 
 8. Acosta, Guaros 21.0 
 9. Omana, Comuna0.5 
 10. Umbria, Aduaneros0.5 


Mario Little (ex Guaros) agreed terms with VL Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) inked 30-year old American swingman Mario Little (198-99kg-87, college: Kansas). He was about to sign at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. The last season Little played at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) in Israel where in 8 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.5apg. He also played earlier that season for LG Sakers in South Korean KBL. In 37 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. The other team Little played shortly was SK Knights (KBL) in South Korean league. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 19.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Little's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Little has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Little has played previously professionally in Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Spain (La ICL Manresa), Ukraine (DniproAzot), South Korea (Anyang KGC) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of Kansas until 2011 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

Consultinvest VL Pesaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bertone
Diego Monaldi
Nicolo Basile
Dallas Moore
Brandon Solazzi
Pietro Bocconcelli
Gabriele Crescenzi

Forwards:
Mario Little
Eric Mika
Emmanuel Omogbo
Michele Serpilli
Marco Ceron
Zack Irvin

Center:
Andrea Ancellotti

Coach: Spiro Leka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VIETNAM  


Hamilton number one in Vietnam for round 6 - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward DeAngelo Hamilton (203-F/C-90, agency: Inception Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Can Tho CF, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Hochiminh CW (#5, 2-4) 85-71. Can Tho CF is placed at 2nd position in Vietnamese VBA. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Can Tho CF will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Hamilton turned to be Can Tho CF's top player in his first season with the team. Former Washington State University star has very solid stats this year. Hamilton is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.4ppg), rebounds (4th best: 13.6rpg), assists (2nd best: 4.6apg) and averages impressive 3.2bpg,3.2spg and 52.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Bilal Richardson (203-F) of Hochiminh CW. Richardson had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Hochiminh CW lost that game 71-85 to the higher-ranked Can Tho CF (#2, 4-2). Hochiminh CW managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Richardson is a newcomer at Hochiminh CW, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.8ppg (#1). He also registered 18.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Can Tho CF's star - swingman Tan Dinh Duy (192-G/F-95). Dinh Duy scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was another key player of Can Tho CF, helping his team with a 85-71 easy win against the lower-ranked Hochiminh CW (#5, 2-4). Can Tho CF needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Dinh Duy has a very solid season. In 5 games in Vietnam he scored 24.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Arnold (188-SG) of Saigon H. - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Darius Lewis (211-C-94) of Saigon H. - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Henry Nguyen (G) of Hochiminh CW - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Hung Dang Thai (189-F-93) of Hanoi B. - 16 points and 3 rebounds
8. Trung Bach Cong (G) of Hanoi B. - 8 points and 2 assists
9. Thanh Le Hieu (180-PG) of Can Tho CF - 8 points and 4 rebounds
10. Nguycn Le (C) of Can Tho CF - 12 points

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




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Women News


Wolves lose Andrea to serious knee injury in pre-season win over Wesmen - by Eurobasket News

It was supposed to be Katelyn Andrea (180-F-95)'s triumphant return to the hard court, after a year on the sidelines nursing a badly broken foot. Instead she'll likely miss a second straight season. Andrea, one of Jon Jon Kreiner 's top weapons, suffered a potentially devastating left knee injury on Thursday night, crashing to the floor, where she lay writhing in agony, five minutes into an exhibition tilt against the visiting Winnipeg Wesman. 'No, no, no no,' she cried, gripping her injured knee. Reality set in quickly for coach Jon Kreiner and the rest of the Lakehead Thunderwolves, knowing they'll likely compete the rest of the way without a player expected to contribute heavily to the team's success in 2017-18. 'I feel pretty bad for her,' Jon Kreiner said. 'The poor kid broke her foot at the beginning of the season last year and didn't get to play. She was really ready for this season and was probably ready to be our best player this year, both offensively and defensively rebound-wise. 'She was the person who was going to guard all our top match-ups. The poor kid started off well out there and I think it really affected us out there tonight.' Jon Kreiner said the extent of the injury isn't yet known, but it doesn't look good. It's just devastating, said teammate Jerika Baldin, who worked out all summer with Andrea, a St. Ignatius High School graduate who in 2015-16 showed signs of becoming an OUA star. 'We push each other so much and the reason we're at this level is because of each other,' said Baldin. 'Last year when (the injury) happened it killed us. It killed me for sure because we play really well together. 'We were really in the flow of things, up 8-2, up 11-4 and then it happened. It was really hard to see. I know she really worked her butt off and she'll come back if she can. It's just unfortunate.' Replacing Andrea won't be easy, Baldin acknowledged, after the Wolves pulled away late to edge the Wesmen 65-56. 'We have a really good culture, a really good family on this team. We have each other's back, so that's good. It will pull us together through this tough time. We have a deep team, which is good too,' Baldin said. 'Everyone can play, everyone can step in.' The two likeliest candidates are sophomore Lily Gruber-Schulz and fourth-year forward August Ricketts (183-C). Both showed Thursday night they might be up for the task. Gruber-Schulz, who hails from Grand Marais, Minn., hit double digits with 10 points, grabbing five boards, while Ricketts scored six points and added seven rebounds. Of course, there's also NCAA transfer Leashja Grant (188-C-94), who made her debut against the Wesmen. Still working her way into basketball shape, the Bahamian forward scored a game-high 22 points and hauled in 15 rebounds. The best is yet to come, Grant said. 'It was average,' she said. 'I'm pretty out of shape, so I'm trying to readjust and get back to the old Lee-Lee. It'll take a couple of weeks. I'll be ready.' Antoinette Miller, the U Sports defensive player of the year last season, led Winnipeg with 18 points. Faith Hezekiah had 17, matching Grant with 15 boards. The two teams will tip off again on Friday night.
Courtesy of: tbnewswatch.com



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  DENMARK  

Stats Leaders - Damenligaen

Points Per Game
 Maryah SYDNOR
  Horsholm
  (185-F-93)
  Avg: 21
 1. Sydnor, Horsholm21.0 
 2. Jensen, SISU19.0 
 3. Formann, Vaerlose17.0 
 4. Chase, SISU17.0 
 5. Jovanovic, Horsh.16.0 
 6. Pretzmann, Stevn.13.0 
 7. Sheikh, Stevnsgade12.0 
 8. Gerlyng-H., Stevn.10.0 
 9. Viso, Stevnsgade9.0 
 10. Ryder, Horsholm9.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Stevn.
  (186-F-90)
  Avg: 15
 1. Hesseldal, Stevn.15.0 
 2. Sydnor, Horsholm14.0 
 3. Griffitts, SISU9.0 
 4. Cashin, Vaerlose7.0 
 5. Formann, Vaerlose7.0 
 6. Chase, SISU6.0 
 7. Jovanovic, Horsh.6.0 
 8. Piechnik, Horsholm5.0 
 9. Klussmann, Stevn.4.0 
 10. Dalsgaard, SISU4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lauren CHASE
  SISU
  (165-PG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Chase, SISU5.0 
 2. Sydnor, Horsholm4.0 
 3. Hesseldal, Stevn.4.0 
 4. Elmgreen, SISU4.0 
 5. Griffitts, SISU3.0 
 6. Ryder, Horsholm3.0 
 7. Jessen, SISU3.0 
 8. Baek, Horsholm3.0 
 9. Cashin, Vaerlose2.0 
 10. Jorgensen, Stevn.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cirkeline RIMDAL
  SISU
  (178-G-99)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rimdal, SISU3.0 
 2. Griffitts, SISU3.0 
 3. Pedersen, Horsholm3.0 
 4. Hesseldal, Stevn.3.0 
 5. Gustavsen, Vaerlose2.0 
 6. Hauge, Vaerlose2.0 
 7. Jessen, SISU2.0 
 8. Viso, Stevnsgade1.0 
 9. Sheikh, Stevnsgade1.0 
 10. Jovanovic, Horsh.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Stevn.
  (186-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hesseldal, Stevn.2.0 
 2. Sheikh, Stevnsgade1.0 
 3. Dalsgaard, SISU1.0 
 4. Atar, Vaerlose1.0 
 5. Janner, Vaerlose0.0 
 6. Hauge, Vaerlose0.0 
 7. Hansen, Stevnsgade0.0 
 8. Svendsen, Vaerlose0.0 
 9. Gustavsen, Vaerlose0.0 
 10. Schubart, SISU0.0 



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  EUROCUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kahleah COPPER
  Basket G.
  (185-F-94)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Copper, Basket G.18.5 
 2. Jankoska, Basket G.16.5 
 3. Sulciute, Hainaut13.0 
 4. Aleksandravi., Basket G.12.5 
 5. Kubynina, Spart.12.5 
 6. Krivolapova, Spart.12.0 
 7. Vitola, Basket Gdynia12.0 
 8. Makurat, Basket G.12.0 
 9. Bernsen, Angels12.0 
 10. Broering, Angels11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sofija ALEKSANDRAVICIUS
  Basket G.
  (192-F-91)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Aleksandravi., Basket G.11.5 
 2. Tetemondova, Haina.9.0 
 3. Sulciute, Hainaut8.5 
 4. Garkavskaya, Spart.8.0 
 5. Bernsen, Angels8.0 
 6. Bruner, Hainaut7.0 
 7. Fouasseau, Hainaut5.5 
 8. Vitola, Basket Gdynia5.5 
 9. Jongeling, Angels5.0 
 10. Skerovic, Basket G.4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  Basket G.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Skerovic, Basket G.5.5 
 2. Dieme-Marizy, Hainaut4.5 
 3. Kubynina, Spart.3.5 
 4. Broering, Angels2.5 
 5. Hordijk, Angels2.5 
 6. Makurat, Basket G.2.0 
 7. Tetemondova, Haina.2.0 
 8. Copper, Basket G.2.0 
 9. Sulciute, Hainaut2.0 
 10. Aleksandravi., Basket G.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marina KRIVOLAPOVA
  Spart.
  (181-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Krivolapova, Spart.2.0 
 2. Copper, Basket G.1.5 
 3. Klein, Angels1.5 
 4. Skerovic, Basket G.1.5 
 5. Broering, Angels1.5 
 6. Tetemondova, Haina.1.5 
 7. Aleksandravi., Basket G.1.5 
 8. Bruner, Hainaut1.5 
 9. Bernsen, Angels1.5 
 10. Jankoska, Basket G.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuliya GARKAVSKAYA
  Spart.
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Garkavskaya, Spart.1.5 
 2. van Schie, Angels1.0 
 3. Tetemondova, Haina.1.0 
 4. Aleksandravi., Basket G.1.0 
 5. Marie, Hainaut0.5 
 6. Sulciute, Hainaut0.5 
 7. Klein, Angels0.5 
 8. Broering, Angels0.5 
 9. Garcia, Hainaut0.5 
 10. Vitola, Basket Gdynia0.5 


Basket Gdynia and Hainaut advance into regular season - by Eurobasket News

Spartak N. - Basket Gdynia 79-75

Spartak Noginsk topped Basket Gdynia at home court but could not erase the massive deficit from the opening leg as the Polish side advanced into the regular season. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-12. But Basket Gdynia won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Spartak Noginsk made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Spartak Noginsk especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Basket Gdynia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was center Yuliya Garkavskaya (203-91) who scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Milana Sumets (185-88) chipped in 15 points. American-Lithuanian forward Sofija Aleksandravicius (192-91, college: Davidson, agency: LBM Management) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and American forward Kahleah Copper (185-94, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Five Spartak Noginsk and four Basket Gdynia players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Basket Gdynia: K.Copper 18+2reb+1ast, S.Aleksandravicius 15+13reb+1ast, A.Makurat 15+1reb, V.Jankoska 11, K.Vitola 10+4reb, J.Skerovic 6+6reb+3ast
Spartak N.: M.Sumets 15+4reb, M.Krivolapova 14+3reb, Y.Garkavskaya 13+6reb+1ast, E.Kubynina 11+2reb+5ast, M.Merzliakova 11+1reb+1ast, M.Savina 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 549740


Angels - Hainaut 53-55

Hainaut upset Angels on the road to sweep the Qualifying series. Angels cut a 15-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. Lithuanian Egle Sulciute (190-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Jenny Fouasseau (179-92) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American center Kayla Bernsen (190, college: W.Washington) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and guard Tanya Broering (178-84) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Angels. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Angels: K.Bernsen 16+12reb+1ast, T.Broering 11+6reb+2ast, M.Klein 6+1ast, M.De Kleijn 5+1reb, M.Hordijk 5+5reb+4ast, F.Kuijt 4
Hainaut: E.Sulciute 11+10reb+1ast, J.Fouasseau 11+6reb+1ast, K.Tetemondova 7+4reb, L.Garcia 6+1reb, B.Dieme-Marizy 5+1reb+4ast, A.Ngo 5+3reb
gschID: 549739





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  FIJI  


Fiji rout Solomon Islands in Port Moresby - by Eurobasket News

Fiji - Solomon Islands 76-54

Fiji rout Solomon Islands in Port Moresby in Day 2 of the Melanesia Cup 2017. Trailing 17-20 at the end of the first period, Fiji needed a strong 20-9 surge to take a 37-29 halftime advantage. Moreover they added a 22-14 run in the third period and closed the game with a final 17-11 run.
Letava Whippy (175-G-91) stepped up with 24 points and Mafi Foiakau (01) netted 16. Lorima Sautu delivered 10 and Fane Rokowailoa (98) had 8. Joycelyn Basia answered with 18 points in the losing effort, whilst Sade and Lee netted 8 each.



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Natalie DAY
  Catz
  (182-G/F-90)
  Avg: 29
 1. Day, Catz29.0 
 2. Bejedi, Helmi Basket22.0 
 3. Welch, Catz18.0 
 4. Kahelin, Helmi Basket13.0 
 5. McFarland, Catz12.0 
 6. Lahtinen, Helmi B.11.0 
 7. Pirttinen, Catz10.0 
 8. Reshetko, Catz10.0 
 9. Arike, Helmi Basket9.0 
 10. Rytkonen, Catz8.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Natalie DAY
  Catz
  (182-G/F-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Day, Catz11.0 
 2. Welch, Catz10.0 
 3. Bejedi, Helmi Basket8.0 
 4. Lehti, Helmi Basket7.0 
 5. Kosonen, Catz6.0 
 6. Hulmi, Helmi Basket6.0 
 7. Lahtinen, Helmi B.6.0 
 8. Reshetko, Catz4.0 
 9. Pirttinen, Catz3.0 
 10. Arike, Helmi Basket3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lotta-Maj LAHTINEN
  Helmi B.
  (176-G-99)
  Avg: 7
 1. Lahtinen, Helmi B.7.0 
 2. McFarland, Catz7.0 
 3. Day, Catz4.0 
 4. Bejedi, Helmi Basket4.0 
 5. Kahelin, Helmi Basket3.0 
 6. Pirttinen, Catz3.0 
 7. Lapila, Catz2.0 
 8. Kuisma, Helmi Basket1.0 
 9. Arike, Helmi Basket1.0 
 10. Hulmi, Helmi Basket1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Karoliina RYTKONEN
  Catz
  (172-G-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rytkonen, Catz4.0 
 2. McFarland, Catz2.0 
 3. Pirttinen, Catz2.0 
 4. Reshetko, Catz2.0 
 5. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.0 
 6. Kosonen, Catz2.0 
 7. Arike, Helmi Basket2.0 
 8. Pekonen, Helmi B.1.0 
 9. Welch, Catz1.0 
 10. Day, Catz1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Natalie DAY
  Catz
  (182-G/F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Day, Catz2.0 
 2. Lehti, Helmi Basket1.0 
 3. Reshetko, Catz1.0 
 4. Kahelin, Helmi Basket1.0 
 5. Kuisma, Helmi Basket1.0 
 6. Kalin, Catz0.0 
 7. Arike, Helmi Basket0.0 
 8. Pekonen, Helmi B.0.0 
 9. Aarto, Helmi B.0.0 
 10. Lapila, Catz0.0 



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  FRANCE  


Bourges celebrate SuperCup title in Paris - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve-d'Ascq - Bourges 48:71

Bourges celebrate SuperCup title in Paris leaving no chances for Villeneuve-d'Ascq. The Cup title team overcame last season LFB champions 71-48.
Bourges took a massive 27-15 lead in the start of the game and never looked behind. In the second period both teams combined for only 15 points as Villeneuve-d'Ascq had a narrow 8-7 rally. Bourges dominated the third and the last stanzas adding 18-14 and 19-11 respectively for the total win.
Marine Johannes (174-PG-95) stepped up with 17 points, while Sarah Michel (180-SG-89) added 13. Katherine Plouffe (190-F-92, college: Marquette) notched 12, whilst Diandra Tchatchouang (186-F-91, college: Maryland) delivered 11. Johannah Leedham (178-SF-87, college: Franklin Pierce) replied with 11 points in the losing effort and Laetitia Kamba (187-F-87) poured in 9.



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  GUYANA  


Miriam McKenzie left Adelantados - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Guyanese guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD) left Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2).
The last season she played at AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 where in 21 games she was third best scorer with impressive 19.6ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (#3 in the league), 3.3apg and 2.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Rookie of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
McKenzie played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
She is a dual citizen owning also American passport.
She represented Guyana at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (24.4ppg), Reb-4 (11.6rpg), 1.8apg, Steals-1 (4.4spg), FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 72.5%.
McKenzie has played previously professionally in Portugal (Boa Viagem) and Finland (Peli Karhut).
She attended Loyola College until 2012 and it is her sixth season as a professional player.

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Elisabet Vivas
Patricia Benet
Lucia Becerra

Forwards:
Korinne Campbell
Berta Dalmau
Caira Washington
Valeria Chinea

Centers:
Lucia Mendez
Ashley Ezeh

Coach: Claudo Garcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Turner is back at Sopron Basket - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sopron Basket (A Division) signed 30-year old American guard Yvonne Turner (176-87, college: Nebraska, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Sopron as she has played here before. Turner played last summer at Phoenix Mercury (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 39 WNBA games she had 5.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg. The last season Turner played at Sopron Basket where in 28 games she recorded 13.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg. She helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. Turner also played 13 games in Euroleague where she averaged remarkable 18.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.1apg and 1.9spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Turner was voted All-Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year back in 2010 at her college time.
Turner is quite experienced player. She has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Turner has played previously professionally in Australia (Bears), Germany, Poland (Wisla Krakow), Russia, Spain (Mann Filter), Turkey (Hatay), WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito).
She attended University of Nebraska until 2010 and it will be her eighth season as a professional player.

Sopron Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zsofia Fegyverneky
Yvonne Turner
Virag Weninger
Angela Salvadores
Dominika Borondy
Dalma Czukor

Forwards:
Jelena Milovanovic
Crystal Langhorne
Tina Jovanovic
Aleksandra Crvendakic
Debora Dubei

Centers:
Bernadett Hatar
Patricia Bako

Coach: Roberto Iniguez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nadija Smailbegovic (ex SRB NT U16) signs at Vasas Akademia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) landed 16-year old Serbian shooting guard Nadija Smailbegovic (177-1). She played most recently at Serbian Women U16 National Team in Serbian league.
Smailbegovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U16 in Bourges (France) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg.
Smailbegovic is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Vasas Akademia.

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Ambrus
Vivien Borondy
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas
Nadija Smailbegovic

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth
Reka Dombai

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Szandra Ambrus agreed terms with Vasas Akademia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old swingman Szandra Ambrus (176-89) from MTK Budapest. In 18 A Division games she recorded 3.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Ambrus won Hungarian B Division championship title in 2016.
She represented Hungary at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Ambrus has played previously for ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub.

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Ambrus
Vivien Borondy
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth
Reka Dombai

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vivien Borondy is a newcomer at Vasas Akademia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old international guard Vivien Borondy (175-95) from ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub. In 26 A Division games she recorded 4.2ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
Borondy's team won Hungarian Cup in 2013.
She has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Borondy has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 57.1%.
Borondy has played previously for two other teams: Sopron Basket and MTK Budapest.

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vivien Borondy
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth
Reka Dombai

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reka Dombai agreed terms with Vasas Akademia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 15-year old forward Reka Dombai (179-2). She played most recently at Hungarian Women U16 National Team in Hungarian league. Dombai received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team award in 2017.
She represented Hungary at the European Championships U16 in Bourges (France) this year. Dombai's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 7 games: 10.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 71.4%.
Dombai is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Vasas Akademia.

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth
Reka Dombai

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vasas Akademia adds Demeter to their roster, ex ICIM Arad - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) added to their roster 23-year old Romanian international small forward Hanna Demeter (190-94). She is a dual citizen owning also Hungarian passport. Demeter played last season at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala. But in 19 games she recorded just 1.4ppg and 1.2rpg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Romanian League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Phoenix Galati in Liga Nationala where in 25 games she averaged 3.4ppg and 3.2rpg. Demeter helped them to make it to the Romanian Cup Semifinals.
Her team made it to the Adriatic League Semifinals in 2013.
Demeter has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Demeter also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played previously professionally in Romania (Olimpia Brasov and Targu Secuiesc) and Hungary (PEAC Pecs and Autopark Pecsi VSK).

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Lovisa Falsdottir is a newcomer at Breidablik - by Eurobasket News

Dominos League newcomer Breidablik Kopavogur added to their roster 23-year old guard Lovisa Falsdottir (94) from U.M.F. Grindavik. In 22 Dominos League games she recorded just 2.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg last season. She helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (15-16) season Falsdottir was tested by Keflavik.
Her team won Icelandic Lengjan Cup in 2015.
Falsdottir was a member of Icelandic U18 National Team back in 2011.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fjolnir signs rookie McCalle Feller in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Fjolnir Reykjavik (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard McCalle Feller (178-93). Feller has only college experience so far playing last time for Montana (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In two games she recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg in 2015-16 season. Great year indeed as she was voted to All-Big Sky Conference 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Feller's college team won Big Sky Conference Tournament in 2013 and 2015.
Of course it will be her first season in professional basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @13BM13)

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  ITALY  


Alice Gregori signs at Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) landed small forward Alice Gregori (178).
Gregori represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Udine (Italy) last year. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.0apg.

Reyer Venezia Mestre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milica Micovic
Debora Carangelo
Riquna Williams
Caterina Dotto
Martina Kacerik
Giulia Zecchin
Anna Togliani
Giovanna Smorto

Forwards:
Ashley Walker
Martina Bestagno
Martina Sandri
Valeria De_Pretto
Sara Madera
Alice Gregori

Center:
Marie Ruzickova

Coach: Andrea Liberalotto

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NEW CALEDONIA  


Papua New Guinea beat New Caledonia at the Melanesia Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

New Caledonia - Papua New Guinea 48-61

Papua New Guinea beat New Caledonia 61-48 at the Melanesia Cup 2017. They took control of the game posting a 16-9 run at the start of the game. Moreover Papua New Guinea needed a narrow 15-13 rally to enjoy a 31-22 halftime advantage. The third quarter answered all the questions about the winner of the game as Papua New Guinea won the period 24-12. New Caledonia answered with a 14-6 run at the end of the game to reduce to final 13 points.
Rosa Kairi top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Mary Elavo posted 12. Pei scored 15 in a loss, whilst Yolande Luepak had 14.



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  PAPUA NEW GUINEA  


Papua New Guinea beat New Caledonia at the Melanesia Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

New Caledonia - Papua New Guinea 48-61

Papua New Guinea beat New Caledonia 61-48 at the Melanesia Cup 2017. They took control of the game posting a 16-9 run at the start of the game. Moreover Papua New Guinea needed a narrow 15-13 rally to enjoy a 31-22 halftime advantage. The third quarter answered all the questions about the winner of the game as Papua New Guinea won the period 24-12. New Caledonia answered with a 14-6 run at the end of the game to reduce to final 13 points.
Rosa Kairi top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Mary Elavo posted 12. Pei scored 15 in a loss, whilst Yolande Luepak had 14.



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  POLAND  

Stats Leaders - PLKK

Points Per Game
 Kahleah COPPER
  Basket G.
  (185-F-94)
  Avg: 24
 1. Copper, Basket G.24.0 
 2. Kaczmarczyk, Sleza W.23.0 
 3. Fitzgerald, AZS U.23.0 
 4. Skobel, Energa T.20.0 
 5. Schmidt, Widzew20.0 
 6. Mollov, MKK S.19.0 
 7. Parysek, MKK S.18.0 
 8. Parks, JAS F.18.0 
 9. Stankovic, Artego B.17.0 
 10. Wozniak, Enea A.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sidney COOK
  Enea A.
  (186-F-94)
  Avg: 13
 1. Cook, Enea A.13.0 
 2. Grigalauskyt., Energa T.11.0 
 3. Aleksandravi., Basket G.11.0 
 4. Skobel, Energa T.9.0 
 5. Rytsikava, Gorzow W.8.0 
 6. Swords, Gorzow W.8.0 
 7. Fitzgerald, AZS U.7.0 
 8. Ursu-Kim, Sleza W.7.0 
 9. Butulija, AZS U.7.0 
 10. Zoll-Norman, Sleza W.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lauren MANSFIELD
  Energa T.
  (170-G-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Mansfield, Energa T.12.0 
 2. Skerovic, Basket G.10.0 
 3. Swanier, JAS F.9.0 
 4. Zoll-Norman, Sleza W.8.0 
 5. Babkina, CCC P.7.0 
 6. McBride, Artego B.7.0 
 7. Fitzgerald, AZS U.6.0 
 8. Jankoska, Basket G.5.0 
 9. Spencer, Gorzow W.5.0 
 10. Szott-Hejmej, Artego B.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ketia SWANIER
  JAS F.
  (170-PG-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Swanier, JAS F.5.0 
 2. Trzeciak, MKK S.4.0 
 3. Skobel, Energa T.4.0 
 4. Dorogobuzova, AZS U.4.0 
 5. Pawlak, Gorzow W.3.0 
 6. Swords, Gorzow W.3.0 
 7. Gajda, CCC P.3.0 
 8. Zoll-Norman, Sleza W.3.0 
 9. Stara, JAS F.3.0 
 10. Copper, Basket G.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Theresa PLAISANCE
  CCC P.
  (196-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Plaisance, CCC P.3.0 
 2. Vitola, Basket Gdynia2.0 
 3. Sandric, CCC P.2.0 
 4. Pobozy, Artego B.2.0 
 5. Kaczmarczyk, Sleza W.1.0 
 6. Lewis, TS Ostrovia1.0 
 7. Misiuk, JAS F.1.0 
 8. Copper, Basket G.1.0 
 9. Mollov, MKK S.1.0 
 10. Gajda, CCC P.1.0 


CCC fire past Piestanske Cajky in Polkowice to sweep the series - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice - Piestanske Cajky 76:60

CCC Polkowice advanced into EuroLeague regular season. They stormed past Piestanske Cajky at home court to complete the sweep of the qualifying series. Theresa Plaisance scored 12 points to pace the well-balanced effort from the hosts.
CCC drained 30 points in the first period to record a 14-point lead. They extended the margin in the second frame. CCC recorded a 47:27 halftime lead. Piestanske Cajky narrowed the gap at 16-point mark at the final break. CCC however kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth term and raced to the victory. Sandric accounted for 11 points, while Bria Holmes (185-SF-94, college: W.Virginia), Alysha Clark (178-F-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) and Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) added 9 points each for the winners. Jenna Smith (191-C-88, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points) and Angelika Slamova (173-SG-94) tossed in 11 points each for Piestanske Cajky.



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Vasas Akademia adds Demeter to their roster, ex ICIM Arad - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) added to their roster 23-year old Romanian international small forward Hanna Demeter (190-94). She is a dual citizen owning also Hungarian passport. Demeter played last season at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala. But in 19 games she recorded just 1.4ppg and 1.2rpg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Romanian League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Phoenix Galati in Liga Nationala where in 25 games she averaged 3.4ppg and 3.2rpg. Demeter helped them to make it to the Romanian Cup Semifinals.
Her team made it to the Adriatic League Semifinals in 2013.
Demeter has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Demeter also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played previously professionally in Romania (Olimpia Brasov and Targu Secuiesc) and Hungary (PEAC Pecs and Autopark Pecsi VSK).

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nadija Smailbegovic (ex SRB NT U16) signs at Vasas Akademia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Vasas Akademia (A Division) landed 16-year old Serbian shooting guard Nadija Smailbegovic (177-1). She played most recently at Serbian Women U16 National Team in Serbian league.
Smailbegovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U16 in Bourges (France) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg.
Smailbegovic is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Vasas Akademia.

Vasas Akademia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Ambrus
Vivien Borondy
Ezinne Kalu
Fanni Farkas
Nadija Smailbegovic

Forwards:
Hanna Demeter
Beatrix Meresz
Panka Dul
Orsolya Toth
Reka Dombai

Center:
Jefimija Karakasevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Hungary



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CCC fire past Piestanske Cajky in Polkowice to sweep the series - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice - Piestanske Cajky 76:60

CCC Polkowice advanced into EuroLeague regular season. They stormed past Piestanske Cajky at home court to complete the sweep of the qualifying series. Theresa Plaisance scored 12 points to pace the well-balanced effort from the hosts.
CCC drained 30 points in the first period to record a 14-point lead. They extended the margin in the second frame. CCC recorded a 47:27 halftime lead. Piestanske Cajky narrowed the gap at 16-point mark at the final break. CCC however kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth term and raced to the victory. Sandric accounted for 11 points, while Bria Holmes (185-SF-94, college: W.Virginia), Alysha Clark (178-F-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) and Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) added 9 points each for the winners. Jenna Smith (191-C-88, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points) and Angelika Slamova (173-SG-94) tossed in 11 points each for Piestanske Cajky.



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Fiji rout Solomon Islands in Port Moresby - by Eurobasket News

Fiji - Solomon Islands 76-54

Fiji rout Solomon Islands in Port Moresby in Day 2 of the Melanesia Cup 2017. Trailing 17-20 at the end of the first period, Fiji needed a strong 20-9 surge to take a 37-29 halftime advantage. Moreover they added a 22-14 run in the third period and closed the game with a final 17-11 run.
Letava Whippy (175-G-91) stepped up with 24 points and Mafi Foiakau (01) netted 16. Lorima Sautu delivered 10 and Fane Rokowailoa (98) had 8. Joycelyn Basia answered with 18 points in the losing effort, whilst Sade and Lee netted 8 each.



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Vicky McIntyre leaves IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco - by Eurobasket News

25-year old American center Vicky McIntyre (201-92, college: ORU) left IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco (LFB).
Part of last season McIntyre spent at Kangoeroes in Belgian Top Division Women where in 8 games she recorded 14.0ppg and 10.9rpg. She helped them to make it to the final. McIntyre also played that season for Cestistica Spezzina in Italian Serie A1. In 8 games she averaged 10.4ppg and 10.1rpg.
Two years ago she was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (20th overall).
The former Oral Roberts University staris in her third season in pro basketball.
She won NIT championship title in 2012.
McIntyre has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang Chenneng) and WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars).

IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco roster for 2017-2018:

Iva Brkic
Oumoul Sarr
Iulene Olabarria
Onintza Aduriz
Lara Gonzalez
Maria Erauncetamurgil
Sara Iparragirre
Ellen Nystrom
Lyndra Weaver

Coach: Aranzazu Muguruza

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Miriam McKenzie left Adelantados - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Guyanese guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD) left Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2).
The last season she played at AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 where in 21 games she was third best scorer with impressive 19.6ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (#3 in the league), 3.3apg and 2.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Rookie of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
McKenzie played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
She is a dual citizen owning also American passport.
She represented Guyana at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (24.4ppg), Reb-4 (11.6rpg), 1.8apg, Steals-1 (4.4spg), FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 72.5%.
McKenzie has played previously professionally in Portugal (Boa Viagem) and Finland (Peli Karhut).
She attended Loyola College until 2012 and it is her sixth season as a professional player.

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Elisabet Vivas
Patricia Benet
Lucia Becerra

Forwards:
Korinne Campbell
Berta Dalmau
Caira Washington
Valeria Chinea

Centers:
Lucia Mendez
Ashley Ezeh

Coach: Claudo Garcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Perfumerias Avenida conquer SuperCup title - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida - Spar CityLift Girona 61-55

Perfumerias Avenida conquered SuperCup 2017 title beating Spar CityLift Girona 61-55. They grabbed an 18-14 lead, while the opponents replied with a 20-13 run in the second period. Moreover Girona added a defensive 10-8 rally in the third quarter, but could not win the game. Silvia Domingues tied it all at 54-54 with 2 minutes to go and Chrissy Givens (180-SF-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) and again Silvia Domingues gave their side a 4-point lead. Laura Nicholls (189-C-89, agency: ProDep Management) nailed three at the very end for the final success.
Erika De Souza (197-C-82, agency: ProDep Management) and Silvia Domingues top-scored for the winners with 13 points each, while Chrissy Givens netted 12. Laura Nicholls followed them with 10 points in a win. Nadia Colhado (193-C-89, agency: ProDep Management) replied with 12 points in the losing effort and Nicole Romeo (168-G-89, college: Washington) poured in 10.



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Tayler Mingo gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Damligan - by Eurobasket News

American Tayler Mingo (170-G-92, agency: ProDep Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Telge and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 32 points and ten rebounds, while her team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team IK Eos (#8, 0-1) with 22-point margin 82-60. Telge is placed at 3rd position in Swedish Damligan. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Telge won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Mingo turned to be Telge's top player in her first season with the team. Wright State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mingo is league's best scorer averaging so far 32.0ppg and is league's best passer with 8.0apg. Mingo is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 10.0rpg) and averages solid 3.0spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American power forward Alexis Hyder (180-F/C-94) of second-ranked Mark. Hyder impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds. Of course Mark cruised to a 73-61 relatively comfortable win over Norrkoping (0-1). Her 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. Hyder is a newcomer at Mark 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 22.0ppg (#4). She also registered 17.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Anna Barthold (185-F-80) of top-ranked Lulea Basket. Barthold showcased her all-around game by recording 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the last round. She was a key player of Lulea Basket, leading her team to a 98-72 easy win against KFUM Uppsala (#9, 0-1). Lulea Basket has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Barthold also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Barthold as she played only first game. But it already looks like she can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Janee Thompson (170-PG-93) of Mark - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Chioma Nnamaka (183-F-85) of Lulea Basket - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Talia Walton (186-PF-92) of IK Eos - 16 points and 13 rebounds
7. Taylor Wurtz (183-G-90) of Telge - 18 points and 14 rebounds
8. Breonna Mosely (173-G-93) of IK Eos - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Katherine Frerking (185-F-95) of Lulea Basket - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Heather Butler (165-PG-90) of KFUM Uppsala - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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WBBL Friday Feeling 29 Sep - by Paul Nilsen

The 2017-18 WBBL Championship tips off this weekend with no shortage of mouth-watering contests.

Nottingham Wildcats welcome Sevenoaks Suns to Nottingham Wildcats Arena, in a rematch of last year's WBBL Play-Off Final.

The Suns came out on top the last time the two teams met but confidence is high in Nottingham. Reigning WBBL MVP Ashley Harris is keen for her side to utiliseWBBL Play-Off Final heartbreak, as added motivation, as Wildcats seek to begin their Championship defence in the best possible manner.

'Last year's game at The O2 will be in the back of my mind, as will the game against Northumbria two years ago,' declared Harris.

'You definitely have to use those moments as motivation.

'But it's a new year and a new team. Right now I think it's important to take one game at a time and to continue to learn how to play with one another.

'Sevenoaks have come back strong, adding some impressive talent over the summer. The result this weekend will come down to whoever can take care of the ball and out-hustle the opponent.'

Sevenoaks surprised many this summer having fought off a number of leading WBBL clubs to add Hungarian star Judit Fritz (183-G/F-87, college: St.Francis, NY, agency: Interperformances).

'I'm very much looking forward to a new challenge in my fourth year in the league,' said Fritz.

'I still see my role as being a team player and a true competitor. That won't change.

'Coach Busch has put together a great team of talented individuals. It will be fun to see what this team is capable of this season."

The first three fixtures will come tomorrow as Oaklands Wolves host Cardiff Met Archers to open proceedings. Before newcomers Durham Palantinates travel to Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters to make their Championship debut in what promises to be a testing introduction.

Finally, Nottingham Wildcats and Sevenoaks Suns will do battle to round out the first day of this year's Championship.

Meanwhile Sunday will see BA London Lions take on the visiting Leicester Riders. The travelling side will look to build on their best ever league finish of second place last season. At the same time, at Sport Central, Manchester Mystics will hope to create fireworks on the road and best Team Northumbria in what could be another epic fixture between the two clubs.



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Sparks Beat Lynx 75-64, Within Striking Distance Of Title - by Eurobasket News

Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F-90, college: Stanford) and Odyssey Sims (5'9''-G-92, college: Baylor) each scored 16 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night. The Sparks have taken a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five game series and with one more win can become the first team since 2002 to win the championship in back-to-back years. Los Angeles won back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002. For the Lynx, Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) scored 16 points, all of which came in the second half. She picked up her third foul in the second quarter and fouled out with 37 seconds left. The Sparks led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but the Lynx pulled to within one in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles held on, outscoring Minnesota 17-7 after the Lynx got within 58-57. The first two games came down to the final seconds and this was another close game but the Sparks never trailed. For the second straight game, Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) was held scoreless in the first quarter again and had just five points by halftime. She finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three blocks. She made the first basket of the third quarter. 'We were able to get stops on the defensive end. They are a great team,' Parker said. 'They hit some big shots down the stretch. We just wanted to make things tough for the big time players. We didn't let them get a lot of second-chance opportunities.' The Sparks built an 11-point lead in the first quarter and but led just 32-26 by halftime. Ogwumike played in foul trouble as well. She was whistled for her third foul with 8:18 left in the third quarter.
Courtesy of: cbslocal.com