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  3X3  



Belgium win FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Belgium's men struck gold in the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on September 1-3 2017. Just two months after claiming gold at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China, Belgium completed an impressive double in the Debrecen Sportcentrum after rain prevented the event to continue on the iconic Kossuth Square on the final day of competition. Just like in China, Belgium dominated the Netherlands in the final (19-13). Sam Hofman (200-PF-00) had a game-high 8 points and MVP Vincent Peeters (199-SF-99) added 5. The U18 World Cup MVP Ayoub Nouhi (F-99) also contributed 5 points, including 2 emphatic dunks. After scoring an unbelievable game-winner at the buzzer in the semi-finals against France, tournament top scorer Maik Bouwer was limited to just 3 points in the final. He still found a spot on the Team of the Tournament alongside Peeters and Thomas Pottier (196-G-99), who was unstoppable for France in a bronze-medal game win against Spain (21-9).

Final Standings:
Men
1. Belgium
2. Netherlands
3. France
4. Spain
5. Serbia
6. Italy
7. Estonia
8. Israel
9. Romania
10 Ukraine
11. Hungary
12. Czech Republic.
Courtesy of: fiba.basketball



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Zadar brings back Sime Spralja, inks Nathan Taphorn for one month - by Zeljko Zule

After a dozen years apart, Zadar and Sime Spralja (206-C/F-83) have reunited for the 2017-18 season. The club also inked American rookie Nathan Taphorn (201-F-94) to a one-month contract with an option to extend it for the rest of the season.
Sime Spralja arrives from Jolly JBS, where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6. blocks in 16 Croatian A1 League games last season before he had back surgery. Spralja grew up with Zadar and played there until 2005 when he moved to Split. In the next season he joined Siroki for five seasons. Then he moved to Czech to play for Nymburk and later has already played for Timisoara in Romania, Trefl Sopot in Poland, Vanoli Cremona in Italy, Sharks Antibes in France before returning to Croatia with Kvarner 2010 in 2015-16.
Nathan Taphorn (201-F-94) played college basketball at Northwestern from 2013 to 2017. In his last NCAA's last season, Taphorn averaged 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists over 12 minutes in 35 games.



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  ARGENTINA  


Salta Basket inks O'Darien Bassett - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) agreed terms with 31-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard O'Darien Bassett (189-86, college: Troy). He played last season at Goyang Orions in South Korean KBL league. In 58 games he had 12.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.0apg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Korean KBL.
The previous (2016) summer Bassett played at Huracanes in Dominican Rep. LNB where in 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
Bassett is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Bassett has played previously professionally in France (JL Bourg, JSA Bordeaux, SPO Rouen and Stade Clermont), Germany, Romania and Venezuela (Gaiteros).
He attended Troy University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

Salta Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Gerbaudo
O'Darien Bassett
Pablo Bruna
Rodrigo Haag

Forwards:
Pablo Espinoza
Quinnel Brown
Lucas Goldenberg
Reginald Buckner

Center:
Alejandro Zilli

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  AUSTRALIA  


SBL grand final: Perth Redbacks take comprehensive title - by Eurobasket News

SENTIMENTAL favourites aren't meant to win a championship by trouncing the power side, are they? They're meant to fight back in a grinding tussle and steal the title in the final moments. Apparently no one gave the Perth Redbacks the script at the Bendat Basketball Centre on Saturday night. The success-starved side broke a 20-year championship drought by thrashing the Joondalup Wolves, the most successful team of the '10s, by 33 points in a 103-70 State Basketball League grand final victory. Joondalup briefly held a two-point lead about two-and-a-half minutes into the first quarter, but would be left watching the Redbacks' tails for the remainder of the encounter. Perth increased its margin at the end of every period, hitting a game-high buffer of 36 points with just under two minutes left in the final term. Wolves captain Seb Salinas (11 points) was disappointed with the effort saying Perth made Joondalup look second rate in their third-straight grand final appearance. Perth grand final MVP Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87, college: Findlay, OH) (28 points, 17 rebounds) gave a fitting summary of the team's emphatic performance. 'It was fun… we found the mismatches early and took advantage of it, they couldn't handle us on the inside,' the basketball journeyman said. 'You have nights where shots are going in and rebounds are going your way, fortunately it was one of those nights for me. 'It was a beautiful game - 100 points in 40 minutes.' Wildcats champion Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, college: Arizona St.) (20 points, six rebounds, six assists) did little to endear himself to the Joondalup crowd, refuting referee decisions on occasion and throwing his weight around when given the opportunity for the Redbacks. He produced a solid display, providing options inside and from mid-range, while not being at his most dominant. The retired 393-game NBL player now holds one of the most rounded championship CVs in the country with four Wildcats rings, an Australian Basketball Association title in 2005 and last night's SBL grand final success. He wouldn't commit to naming his favourite decider. 'It's like trying to pick your favourite child,' he laughed. 'They've all got their special things about them, it never gets old. 'It's a great feeling, especially for this club we put in our best performance of the year. 'Just to see the support of the Redbacks having not won it for 20 years, it's a special group to be a part of.' Redhage did not rule out returning next year but would be taking a wait-and-see approach. Any chance of a Wolves comeback was snuffed out in the third quarter with Perth taking hold and stretching the lead to 20 points heading into the final period. Party time came early in the fourth quarter as the 2017 champions pushed the margin out to 30 points with eight minutes left. Physical play from the outset, led by the imposing Roberts, caused plenty of issues for the Wolves attack. The Redbacks jumped out to 12-point lead midway through the first quarter but the Wolves pegged it back to a five-point margin with nine seconds of the quarter to go. A Marshall Nelson (188-G-94, college: Wayland Baptist) (17 points) three pointer with just two seconds left set the Redbacks crowd alight, much to the Wolves' frustration. Nelson was the most potent man on the court shooting at 77 per cent from the field. The second quarter appeared a more even affair but the Redbacks managed to stretch their lead to nine points by half time. Roberts increased his intensity, taking some huge rebounds and dropping nine points for the quarter. Joondalup sharp shooter Trian Iliadis (190-G-89, college: ODU) (five points) found limited opportunity and did not score his first points until hitting a foul shot with four minutes left in the half. Ben Ironmonger capped off a breakout season after returning from a knee reconstruction to be the Wolves' leading scorer with 15 points. US import Ryan Wright (206-C/F-87, college: Oklahoma) had 14 points and 10 rebounds. It was a bitter defeat for the Wolves, who have appeared in five deciders over the past seven seasons but lost three of them including back-to-back defeats in 2016-17.
Courtesy of: communitynews.com.au



Pioneers dynasty clinch third championship in four years - by Eurobasket News

A clinical team performance has once again proved the difference for the Mt. Gambier Pioneers as the club won their third Championship in the past four years to secure their status as a SEABL dynasty, beating the Dandenong Rangers 92-85. Four starters scored 15+ and they shot 50% as a team from the field including 10-24 from beyond the arc while Dandenong could only muster 38% shooting on 12 more attempts. Erik Burdon (190-G-85), who had not been able to find his usual stroke through his first two playoff games, was on from the opening tip with two quick three-pointers. He finished with an equal game-high 22 points on 6-8 shooting from beyond the arc while Tom Daly (182-G-91) ran the team with aplomb and was the calming influence on the floor that they needed when the Rangers made a late run. Trailing by 19 points with seven minutes remaining, Dandenong put together a 10-0 run with Felix Von Hofe (196-F-93, college: E.Washington) (12 points) and Josh Oswald (ten points) bringing their club back into the contest. Garrett Jackson (201-F-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) (11 points, nine rebounds) then made it a four-point game with a lay-up but Daly found Brad Hill (196-G/F-86) who quelled the comeback with a three-pointer before Luke Jamieson (200-F-94) (seven points, two steals, two blocks) sealed the win with a two-handed slam. The Rangers continued to fight right until the siren but the margin proved too great to overcome as Mt. Gambier further etched their names into the SEABL history books. For his performance, Daly earned the Hugh McMenamin medal as the Grand Final MVP, finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal. In addition to their back court, Daniel Alexander (206-F-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) was all over the glass for Mt. Gambier and he collected eight points and eight rebounds by quarter-time which included a massive put-back that helped the Pioneers to a three-point lead. Dandenong gained some ascendancy once they went to their bench, with Jorden Page (185-G-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) (seven points) and von Hofe hitting the scoreboard before Lucas Barker (18 points, five rebounds, seven assists) and Chauncey Orr (193-G/F-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) (13 points) took over. They helped put together an 8-3 run which moved the Rangers ahead momentarily but the lead was short-lived as Daly and Burdon responded by hitting double-figures to put the Pioneers ahead by one at the main break. Burdon continued his form into the second half with another three to spark Mt. Gambier to what proved to be a game-changing 17-2 run. They nailed their first four shots of the third term and six of their first seven with Daly again front and centre while the Pioneers' movement in the paint ensured most of their shots were right at the rim. Following the same script as the rest of the game, Burdon kicked off the fourth term with another three-pointer and while the Pioneers looked to be in full control, Dandenong did have one last run in them to send a few scares through the Mt. Gambier camp. Following the conclusion of the game, Pioneers veteran Matt Sutton announced his retirement after more than 200 games and three Championships in his trophy cabinet.
Courtesy of: seabl.com.au



Hawks Go Back To Back - by Eurobasket News

The debate is now over. The Ringwood Hawks have to be considered the greatest team in Big V history after winning a thrilling Grand Final game 2 on Saturday night over the Waverley Falcons, winning their fourth State Championship in just six seasons. It was a massive crowd at the Rings Stadium with people jammed into every little nook and cranny to catch the action. And to the surprise of everyone, it was the Falcons who came out with all guns blazing and put the Hawks on the back foot. After just 4 minutes of play, the Hawks found themselves trailing 20 to 11 as Waverley were on fire. Hawks Coach Ken Harrington called a quick time out to settle his team who looked a little nervous. 'We could tell the boys were on edge before the game and then the Falcons came out and nailed everything.' Harrington said. 'The time out was a chance to re-focus and remind the guys that it's a long game and we will settle in, which we did.' The time out paid dividends, as did the introduction of Nathan Truman (187-G-82) (19 points) into the game, who nailed 4 straight shots and the Hawks slowly worked their way back in to the game. The Falcons continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over though as the Hawks experimented with a smaller line up to match up with the fast breaking Falcons strategy. After the first 10 minutes it was Waverley by 6. Jacob Gibson (198-G-93, college: Harding) (17 points) and Trevor Latham (203-C) (12 points and 8 rebounds) led the way in the second quarter along with Matthew Fennell (F) (17 points and 9 rebounds) who was working hard at both ends of the floor. In what was becoming a tough and physical game, the Hawks turned to the man whose desire and toughness is unmatched and Matt Snowball (14 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assist) started to dominate the game. As both teams headed to the change room at halftime it was now just a 1 point Falcon lead. 'At the half time break, we had a chance to stop and think about it and we all felt we were in a pretty good position.' Snowball explained. 'But this was always going to be a last man standing affair.' The third quarter became a classic basket for basket battle with both offenses on top. Shaun Clarke (204-F/C) (7 rebounds) started to dominate the boards and Stefan Osborne (183-G-92, college: Coker) (7 points) provided a nice spark off the bench. Waverley continued to change up their defenses, but Ringwood grabbed the lead right on three quarter time. With the instructions of just win the last quarter, the Hawks drew on the energy of the home crowd and went back in to battle for the last quarter. Thanks to some big baskets from Osborne and then Fennell who drained an off balance three from deep, the Hawks grabbed a 6 point lead with just 24 seconds left. Waverley though managed to hit a three pointer and then hack the ball lose for another quick lay up to make it just a one point game. Snowball was then fouled and went to the foul line and nailed one of his two shots which left the Falcons with 8 seconds to try and send the series to a game 3. Finally the Hawks defense came to the four, as the Falcons struggled to get a good look at a shot and the Hawks had done it again. This Championship sits nicely next to the 2012, 2014 and 2016 and according to Harrington may be the best. 'This is a team where different players have stepped up at different times and tonight Snowy and Truman were just incredible.' 'They gave Mike McCahey (196-F, college: St.Anselm) the Finals MVP who was great but that could have easily gone to Snowy. That guy is something else.' For the second straight season, the Hawks are undefeated through the Finals and this is the first time in Club history that they have won back to back Championships. Seven Grand Final appearances in 9 years and 4 Championships without doubt put this group of Ringwood boys at the top of the best teams to ever play in the Big V.
Courtesy of: ringwoodhawks.com.au



Australiabasket.com All-Australian Big V Awards 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

Australiabasket.com All-Australian Big V 1st Team 2017
Lee Jeka
Jeka
Jeremy Smith
Smith
Mike Rose
Rose
Dillon Stith
Stith
Jordan Latham
Latham

Finals MVP: Matthew Snowball (G) of Ringwood H.
Player of the Year: Dillon Stith (200-F-92) of McKinnon C.
Domestic Player of the Year: Lee Jeka (193-G-83) of Hume City
Import Player of the Year: Dillon Stith (200-F-92) of McKinnon C.
Defensive Player of the Year: Benjamin Louis (192-G-88) of Casey C.
Coach of the Year: Ken Harrington of Ringwood H.

1st Team
G: Lee Jeka (193-G-83) of Hume City
G: Jeremy Smith (190-G) of Werribee D.
G: Mike Rose (193-G-87) of Hume City
F: Dillon Stith (200-F-92) of McKinnon C.
F/C: Jordan Latham (206-F/C-91) of Corio Bay S.



Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL Awards 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team 2017
Peter Hooley
Hooley
Mathiang Muo
Muo
Daniel Alexander
Alexander
Craig Moller
Moller
Simon Conn
Conn

Grand Final MVP: Tom Daly (182-G-91) of Mt Gambier
Player of the Year: Mathiang Muo (196-G/F-87) of Hobart C.
Domestic Player of the Year: Mathiang Muo (196-G/F-87) of Hobart C.
Import Player of the Year: Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Mt Gambier
Youth Player of the Year: Tom Wilson (195-G-97) of Partizan NIS
Defensive Player of the Year: C.J. Aiken (206-C/F-90) of Bendigo B.
Coach of the Year: Richard Hill of Mt Gambier

1st Team
G: Peter Hooley (193-G-92) of Ballarat M.
G/F: Mathiang Muo (196-G/F-87) of Hobart C.
F: Daniel Alexander (206-F-91) of Mt Gambier
F: Craig Moller (206-F-94) of Ballarat M.
F/C: Simon Conn (206-F/C-83) of Nunawading S.



Australiabasket.com All-Australian Premier League Awards 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

Australiabasket.com All-Australian Premier League 1st Team 2017
Eian Davis
Davis
Dee Oldham
Oldham
Anthony Drmic
Drmic
Alexander Starling
Starling
Majok Deng
Deng

Grand Final MVP: Dee Oldham (192-G-94) of W.Adelaide B.
Player of the Year: Eian Davis (185-G-90) of S.Adelaide P.
Domestic Player of the Year: Majok Deng (208-F-93) of Forestville E.
Import Player of the Year: Eian Davis (185-G-90) of S.Adelaide P.
Youth Player of the Year: Jacob Rigoni (198-F-98) of Sturt S.
Defensive Player of the Year: Alexander Starling (198-F-89) of N.Adelaide R.
Coach of the Year: Nathan Hawkes of N.Adelaide R.

1st Team
G: Eian Davis (185-G-90) of S.Adelaide P.
G: Dee Oldham (192-G-94) of W.Adelaide B.
G/F: Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92) of Southern T.
F: Alexander Starling (198-F-89) of N.Adelaide R.
F: Majok Deng (208-F-93) of Forestville E.



Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL Awards 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL 1st Team 2017
Shaun Bruce
Bruce
Jalil Abdul-Bassit
Abdul-Bassit
Ray Willis
Willis
Tanner McGrew
McGrew
Tom Jervis
Jervis

Finals MVP: Joshua Wilcher (178-PG-91) of Townsville H.
Player of the Year: Ray Willis (198-G-89) of Gladstone P.
Domestic Player of the Year: Shaun Bruce (190-G-91) of Mackay M.
Import Player of the Year: Ray Willis (198-G-89) of Gladstone P.
Youth Player of the Year: Matthew Kenyon (195-G-98) of Suncoast PC
Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Anderson (178-PG) of Brisbane C.
Coach of the Year: Cameron Tragardh of Mackay M.

1st Team
G: Shaun Bruce (190-G-91) of Mackay M.
G: Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193-G) of Toowoomba M
G: Ray Willis (198-G-89) of Gladstone P.
F: Tanner McGrew (203-F-93) of SW Metro
C: Tom Jervis (211-C-87) of Brisbane S.



Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH Awards 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH 1st Team 2017
Steven Markovic
Markovic
Indiana Faithfull
Faithfull
Mitchell Rueter
Rueter
Paul Brotherson
Brotherson
Tyler Monroe
Monroe

Grand Final MVP: Nick Blair (185-G-87) of Norths Bears
Player of the Year: Tyler Monroe (201-F) of Maitland M.
Domestic Player of the Year: Steven Markovic (190-G-85) of Bankstown B.
Import Player of the Year: Tyler Monroe (201-F) of Maitland M.
Youth Player of the Year: Nic Pozoglou (196-F) of Bankstown B.
Defensive Player of the Year: Joshua Chapman of Hornsby S.
Coach of the Year: Luke Kendall of Sydney Comets

1st Team
G: Steven Markovic (190-G-85) of Bankstown B.
G: Indiana Faithfull (193-G-91) of Sydney Comets
F: Mitchell Rueter (198-F) of Cent.Coast C.
F: Paul Brotherson (198-F-89) of Hills H.
F: Tyler Monroe (201-F) of Maitland M.



Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL Awards 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL 1st Team 2017
Tre Nichols
Nichols
Dwayne Benjamin
Benjamin
Brian Voelkel
Voelkel
Shawn Redhage
Redhage
Jalen Billups
Billups

Grand Final MVP: Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87) of Perth R.
Player of the Year: Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers
Most Improved Player of the Year: Corey Shervill (197-G/F) of Lakeside L.
Domestic Player of the Year: Shawn Redhage (203-F-81) of Perth R.
Import Player of the Year: Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers
Defensive Player of the Year: Courtney Belger (187-G-89) of Kalamunda E.S.
Coach of the Year: Alan Black of Willetton T.

1st Team
G: Tre Nichols (180-G-89) of Uhud
F: Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) of Geraldton B.
F: Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers
F: Shawn Redhage (203-F-81) of Perth R.
F: Jalen Billups (198-F-92) of Cockburn C.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Aris sign Kwame Vaughn, ex Fraport SKY - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) signed 27-year old American guard Kwame Vaughn (190-88kg-90, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in German BBL league. Vaughn managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 21 BBL games he had 11.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. The other team Vaughn played shortly was ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA. In three games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Vaughn has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Nahariya) and Italy (Agrigento).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Vaughn could be described: A veruy athletic combo guard, he knows how to attack the rim and has enough game reading and passing ability to spend time at the PG position.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



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  BELARUS  


Friendly tournament in Dabrowa Gornicza. Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza and Start Lublin celebrated second victories at the international friendly tournaments in Dabrowa Gornicza.
The hosts fired past Pardubice 103:86 as Aaron Broussard (195-F/G-90, college: Seattle) sank 20 points. Pardubice claimed a 52:46 halftime lead. But the hosts unloaded 57 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Piotr Pamula (195-SG-90) provided 18 points in the win. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 22 points for the Czech side.
Start Lublin outgunned Tsmoki-Minsk 67:60 for the second straight win. Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93, college: Marist) notched 17 points to pace the Polish team. The teams were tied at 49 heading into the fourth frame. But Start Lublin used a strong late rally to ensure the win. James Washington (182-PG-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) netted 13 points for the winners. Sekou Wiggs (193-PG-94, college: Alaska-Anch.) delivered 10 points for the Belarusian team.



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  BELGIUM  

D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Thibault VANDERHAEGEN
  Gistel O.
  (201-F/C-98)
  Avg: 19
 1. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.19.0 
 2. Spaens, Ieper18.0 
 3. Maesen, Houthalen18.0 
 4. Naudts, Waregem16.0 
 5. De Vreught, Gistel O.15.0 
 6. Demirtas, Spirou B14.0 
 7. van-Kempen, Soba13.0 
 8. Leemans, Ieper13.0 
 9. Guillemyn, Waregem12.0 
 10. Niayingwanda, Houth.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wim DOBBELAERE
  Ieper
  (198-PF-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dobbelaere, Ieper12.0 
 2. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.12.0 
 3. Niayingwanda, Houth.10.0 
 4. Clemente, Houth.10.0 
 5. Goffin, Spirou B9.0 
 6. Snyers, Houthalen8.0 
 7. van-Kempen, Soba8.0 
 8. Mestdagh, Ieper7.0 
 9. Schepens, Ieper7.0 
 10. Fogang, Spirou B7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sami DEMIRTAS
  Spirou B
  (190-SG-96)
  Avg: 6
 1. Demirtas, Spirou B6.0 
 2. Ronge, Soba5.0 
 3. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.4.0 
 4. Montanari, Houth.3.0 
 5. Spaens, Ieper3.0 
 6. Snyers, Houthalen3.0 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen3.0 
 8. Clemente, Houth.2.0 
 9. Haerbos, Soba2.0 
 10. Koonings, Houthalen2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron VAN VOOREN
  Wareg.
  (200-C/F-94)
  Avg: 4
 1. Van-Vooren, Wareg.4.0 
 2. Morini, Spirou B3.0 
 3. Guillemyn, Waregem3.0 
 4. Haerbos, Soba2.0 
 5. Leemans, Ieper2.0 
 6. Casero-Ortiz, Spirou B.2.0 
 7. Naudts, Waregem2.0 
 8. Fogang, Spirou B2.0 
 9. Ronge, Soba2.0 
 10. Goffin, Spirou B2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michal FUSEK
  Spirou B
  (224-C-95)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fusek, Spirou B3.0 
 2. Delplancq, Gistel O.1.0 
 3. Jatulevicius, Houth.0.0 
 4. Guillemyn, Waregem0.0 
 5. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.0.0 
 6. Gorremans, Soba0.0 
 7. Vanbecelaere, Wareg.0.0 
 8. Goffin, Spirou B0.0 
 9. van-Kempen, Soba0.0 
 10. Fundi, Gistel O.0.0 


Belgium win FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Belgium's men struck gold in the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on September 1-3 2017. Just two months after claiming gold at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China, Belgium completed an impressive double in the Debrecen Sportcentrum after rain prevented the event to continue on the iconic Kossuth Square on the final day of competition. Just like in China, Belgium dominated the Netherlands in the final (19-13). Sam Hofman (200-PF-00) had a game-high 8 points and MVP Vincent Peeters (199-SF-99) added 5. The U18 World Cup MVP Ayoub Nouhi (F-99) also contributed 5 points, including 2 emphatic dunks. After scoring an unbelievable game-winner at the buzzer in the semi-finals against France, tournament top scorer Maik Bouwer was limited to just 3 points in the final. He still found a spot on the Team of the Tournament alongside Peeters and Thomas Pottier (196-G-99), who was unstoppable for France in a bronze-medal game win against Spain (21-9).

Final Standings:
Men
1. Belgium
2. Netherlands
3. France
4. Spain
5. Serbia
6. Italy
7. Estonia
8. Israel
9. Romania
10 Ukraine
11. Hungary
12. Czech Republic.
Courtesy of: fiba.basketball



Brussels fire past Fribourg Olympic in test game - by Eurobasket News

Fribourg Olympic - Brussels 72:85

Brussels clashed with Fribourg Olympic in pre-season test. The Belgian team celebrated a comfortable win. Domien Loubry (186-PG-85) nailed 16 points to pace the winners.
Fribourg Olympic earned a 24:19 lead at the first break. The Swiss team maintained the lead throughout the second term. Fribourg Olympic entered the second half up by 6 points 40:34. But Brussels turned things around in the fourth quarter. The Belgian team used a 27:10 run to snatch the victory. K.T. Harrell (193-G-92, college: Auburn) tossed in 13 points, while Maxime Depuydt (193-G/F-92) and Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89, college: Charleston) delivered 10 points each for the winners. Babacar Toure (205-C/F-85) responded with 21 points for Olympic. Dusan Mladjan (198-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances) had 14 points in the loss.

Fribourg Olympic: Babacar Toure 21, Dusan Mladjan 14
Brussels: Domien Loubry 16, K.T. Harrell 13, Maxime Depuydt 10, Jeremy Simmons 10



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  BOLIVIA  


Pichincha ties the chamionship series - by Eurobasket News

Calero - Pichincha 82-90

Pichincha tied the Final series against Calero after a 90-82 win in game 2. They took a narrow 21-20 lead and added an 18-14 rally in the second frame. Moreover Pichincha produced a 25-21 run in the third frame and did not mind 26-27 in the last stanza. Warren Jones (190-G-94, college: Green Bay) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Lucas Tischer (208-C-83) and Rene Calvo (193-F/G-93) posted 16 each. Cristhian Camargo (194-F-92), Louis Munks (190-G-90, college: Prairie View A&M) and AGUSTIN AMBROSINO netted 23 points each in a loss.



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Artis, America22.4 
 2. Anthony, Bauru19.2 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba18.2 
 4. Dos-Santos, Pauli.17.0 
 5. Uchendu, Bauru14.3 
 6. Ruivo, Pinheiros14.3 
 7. Demetrio, Franca13.8 
 8. Ferreira, Franca13.6 
 9. Avelino, Osasco B.13.0 
 10. Coelho, Franca12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 11
 1. Uchendu, Bauru11.0 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.8.0 
 3. Galvanini, Bauru7.8 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros6.7 
 5. Cipolini, Franca6.3 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba6.2 
 7. Demetrio, Franca6.0 
 8. Ansaloni, Pinheiros5.8 
 9. Dos-Santos, Osasco B.5.6 
 10. Oliveira, Osasco B.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.1 
 2. Anthony, Bauru6.2 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.2 
 4. Dos-Santos, Pauli.5.2 
 5. Lersch, Mogi5.1 
 6. Artis, America3.8 
 7. Brite, L.Sorocaba3.7 
 8. Taylor, Mogi3.7 
 9. Coelho, Franca3.7 
 10. Stallworth, Mogi3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas ROSA
  America
  (193-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rosa, America2.4 
 2. Anthony, Bauru2.0 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 4. Ferreira, Franca1.8 
 5. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.7 
 6. Lersch, Mogi1.6 
 7. Artis, America1.6 
 8. Toledo, Pinheiros1.5 
 9. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.5 
 10. Torres, America1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Uchendu, Bauru2.7 
 2. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 3. Pereira, Pinheiros1.2 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano1.1 
 5. Sommer, Paulistano0.8 
 6. Curnell, Mogi0.7 
 7. Almeida, Franca0.7 
 8. Carlos, Mogi0.6 
 9. Corazza, Paulistano0.6 
 10. Araujo, L.Sorocaba0.5 



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  BULGARIA  


Spartak Pleven lands Davorin Kuntic - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) tabbed 25-year old Hungarian-Serbian guard Davorin Kuntic (186-81kg-92, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at La Spezia in Italian Serie C Silver. In 29 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg last season.
Kuntic helped them to make it to the Hungarian Cup Semis final in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Szedeak, KTE-Duna and Mercedes-Benz Gyar Kosarlabda Akademia) and Serbia (Zeleznicar Indjija).

BC Spartak Pleven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davorin Kuntic
Gerasim Nikolov

Forwards:
Konstantin Koev
Cedrick Bowen
Georgi Barzakov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  


NBL Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Luoyang force decider against Hunan - by Eurobasket News

Hunan - Luoyang 105-112

Luoyang stayed alive in the quarterfinal series versus Hunan. They stole the road win to force the fifth decisive game in the series. The guests trailed by 18 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Luoyang made 30-of-37 free shots (81.1 percent) during the game, while Hunan only scored fourteen points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by Hunan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) fired a double-double by scoring 30 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Ye Zhao (198-97) chipped in 28 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) produced 30 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) added 18 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Luoyang and four Hunan players scored in double figures. Hunan's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Terrell 30+2reb+4ast, O.Arinze 18+14reb+3ast, Z.Wei 17+10reb+4ast, L.Hansheng 11+1reb+1ast, Z.ChaoLong 8+2reb, W.QiPeng 8+8reb+1ast
Luoyang: M.Ater 30+22reb+4ast, Z.Ye 28+6reb, S.Jianguo 23+4reb+1ast, O.Olumide 14+11reb+2ast, L.Shuai 11+5reb+4ast, M.Weilong 4+2reb
gschID: 568513





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  COSTA RICA  


LBS Finals: ARBA beats Barva in game 1: 70-62 - by Mike Amico

Coopenae Coopenae ARBA San Ramon's teams took the first step to get the title of this season in the National Basketball League Superior, winning the first game of the playoff final by scoring 70 points to 62 against national champion Ferreteria Brenes Barva.

A game that had a very good attendance of public in San Ramon, where they enjoyed a very exciting game from beginning to end.

The game had a time for each team where in the first 20 minutes of play Coopenae ARBA San Ramon dominated the Barvenos, on the defensive and on the boards. Causing that they took very uncomfortable options of shot and that allowed the rebounds of San Ramon and thus the game of control in the offensive, going ahead in that moment of the game with very tight marker 30 points to 29.

Barva played a very good start of the second half, but at a time of the same committed three bad selections of shot and that managed to concretar in breaking the moncheno equipment and thus to take already an advantage of eight points that did not lose it in the whole game. By Coopenae Coopenae ARBA San Ramon players Alberto Ripoll (197-PF-96)l, Dashaun Wiggins (188-G-91, college: Portland St.) and Isaac Conejo guided the game of their team, while Ferreteria Brenes Barva Gabriel Quesada, Jathey Davis and Amir Alvarado (198-SF-84, college: Marshalltown CC) fought to match the ironmongers.

Summary of the 1st Playoff Final Game.

The best winner of 3 possible games.




LBS Round 1 of Finals. ARBA record first win - by Eurobasket News

ARBA - Barva 70-62

ARBA opened win count in LBS Finals. They defeated Barva in the opener. International forward Amaurys Ripool (196-86) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. ARBA's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International center Carlos Quesada (198-85) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and the former international forward David Shedden (197-95) added 9 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
ARBA: D.Wiggins 19+10reb+2ast, A.Ripool 18+13reb+1ast, J.Harris 9+1reb+1ast, T.Armstrong 8+10reb+1ast, I.Conejo 5+5reb+5ast, J.Anderson 5+7reb
Barva: C.Quesada 22+14reb+1ast, J.Davis 13+8reb+2ast, D.Shedden 9+13reb+1ast, A.Alvarado 9+4reb+3ast, B.Lopez 5+6reb, I.Mack 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 565491





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  CROATIA  


Zadar brings back Sime Spralja, inks Nathan Taphorn for one month - by Zeljko Zule

After a dozen years apart, Zadar and Sime Spralja (206-C/F-83) have reunited for the 2017-18 season. The club also inked American rookie Nathan Taphorn (201-F-94) to a one-month contract with an option to extend it for the rest of the season.
Sime Spralja arrives from Jolly JBS, where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6. blocks in 16 Croatian A1 League games last season before he had back surgery. Spralja grew up with Zadar and played there until 2005 when he moved to Split. In the next season he joined Siroki for five seasons. Then he moved to Czech to play for Nymburk and later has already played for Timisoara in Romania, Trefl Sopot in Poland, Vanoli Cremona in Italy, Sharks Antibes in France before returning to Croatia with Kvarner 2010 in 2015-16.
Nathan Taphorn (201-F-94) played college basketball at Northwestern from 2013 to 2017. In his last NCAA's last season, Taphorn averaged 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists over 12 minutes in 35 games.



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  CYPRUS  


Dion Wright (ex Sendai 89ers) agreed terms with Etha - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) inked 24-year old American forward Dion Wright (201-100kg-93, college: St.Bonaventure). He played most recently at Sendai 89ers in Japanese B League. In 18 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Among other achievements Wright's team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He received also HS CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Wright graduated from St.Bonaventure University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Cyrpus Sepos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Wyche inks at Etha at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) added to their roster 22-year old American guard Trevis Wyche (185-80kg-95). Wyche just graduated from St.Peter's (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg last season. Wyche helped them to win CIT Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-MAAC 2nd Team and CIT All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Wyche was voted HS Red Hudson Division Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Etha lands Jeremy Hollimon - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) tabbed 23-year old American guard Jeremy Hollimon (190-88kg-94). He just graduated from Troy (NCAA). Hollimon has played there for the last three years. In 37 games he had 11.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.6apg last season. Hollimon helped them to win Sun Belt Tournament. A very impressive season as he was named to Sun Belt All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Hollimon was voted All-MACJC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Raheem Johnson
Malcolm Brooks
Jeremy Hollimon
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Cyrpus Sepos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Raheem Johnson is a newcomer at Etha - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Raheem Johnson (208-107kg-91, agency: Interperformances). He just graduated from Buffalo (NCAA). Johnson has played there for the last three years. In 25 games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Johnson's college team won MAC Tournament in 2015. He received also All-KJCCC D1 Western Division Honorable Mention award back in 2014.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Raheem Johnson
Malcolm Brooks
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Cyrpus Sepos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Etha signs Malcolm Brooks, ex J.Hradec - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) signed 25-year old American guard Malcolm Brooks (196-84kg-92, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 32 games he was third best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 1.7apg.
Brooks played in the final of JUCO Region IX Tournament in 2013.
He graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Malcolm Brooks
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Cyrpus Sepos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Etha signs Malcolm Brooks, ex J.Hradec - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) signed 25-year old American guard Malcolm Brooks (196-84kg-92, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 32 games he was third best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 1.7apg.
Brooks played in the final of JUCO Region IX Tournament in 2013.
He graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Malcolm Brooks
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Cyrpus Sepos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Friendly tournament in Dabrowa Gornicza. Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza and Start Lublin celebrated second victories at the international friendly tournaments in Dabrowa Gornicza.
The hosts fired past Pardubice 103:86 as Aaron Broussard (195-F/G-90, college: Seattle) sank 20 points. Pardubice claimed a 52:46 halftime lead. But the hosts unloaded 57 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Piotr Pamula (195-SG-90) provided 18 points in the win. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 22 points for the Czech side.
Start Lublin outgunned Tsmoki-Minsk 67:60 for the second straight win. Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93, college: Marist) notched 17 points to pace the Polish team. The teams were tied at 49 heading into the fourth frame. But Start Lublin used a strong late rally to ensure the win. James Washington (182-PG-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) netted 13 points for the winners. Sekou Wiggs (193-PG-94, college: Alaska-Anch.) delivered 10 points for the Belarusian team.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Al Riyadi signs Donte Greene, ex Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) signed 29-year old American forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). He played last summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In four games he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0bpg.
In 2008 Greene was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (28th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball. Greene played in the final of Dominican Rep. LNB.
He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Greene is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Greene has played previously professionally in China (Leopards), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Puerto Rico (Atleticos, Capitanes and Brujos), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), NBA (Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser and Al Sharjah).

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Quincy Douby
Ali Mahmoud
Cheikh_Hussein El_Khatib
Wael Arakji

Forward:
Donte Greene

Center:
Charles Tabet

Coach: Vaggelis Ziagkos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Salta Basket inks O'Darien Bassett - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) agreed terms with 31-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard O'Darien Bassett (189-86, college: Troy). He played last season at Goyang Orions in South Korean KBL league. In 58 games he had 12.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.0apg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Korean KBL.
The previous (2016) summer Bassett played at Huracanes in Dominican Rep. LNB where in 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
Bassett is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Bassett has played previously professionally in France (JL Bourg, JSA Bordeaux, SPO Rouen and Stade Clermont), Germany, Romania and Venezuela (Gaiteros).
He attended Troy University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

Salta Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Gerbaudo
O'Darien Bassett
Pablo Bruna
Rodrigo Haag

Forwards:
Pablo Espinoza
Quinnel Brown
Lucas Goldenberg
Reginald Buckner

Center:
Alejandro Zilli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EL SALVADOR  


Mijares' double-double lands him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Edwin Mijares (186-G-94) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Isidro Metapan and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 18.
He got a double-double of 38 points and 12 assists, while his team outclassed 11 Lobos (#12, 1-13) with 36-point margin 106-70. Isidro Metapan maintains the 7th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Isidro Metapan will need more victories to improve their 8-6 record. In the team's last game Mijares had a remarkable 76.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Isidro Metapan's top player in his first season with the team. Mijares has impressive league stats. He is league's best passer with 8.2apg. Mijares is in league's top in and averages solid 3.4spg and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Demarquelle Tabb (196-G/F-90) of Santa Ana. He is American swingman in his first season at Santa Ana. In the last game Tabb recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 19 rebounds. Of course he led Santa Ana to another comfortable win 102-87 over slightly higher-ranked Canarios (#3, 10-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Santa Ana to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Tabb is a newcomer at Santa Ana and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Eddie Ishman (196-F) of Canarios (#3). Ishman scored 25 points and grabbed twenty two rebounds (!!!). Despite Ishman's great performance Canarios lost 87-102 to slightly lower-ranked Santa Ana (#5, 9-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Canarios needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 10 victories and 4 lost games. Ishman has a great season in El Salvador. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 16.8rpg (3rd best). He also has 2.9spg, 1.6bpg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jared Ruiz (188-G-92) of Halcones - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Slim Magee (211-C-89) of Isidro Metapan - 25 points and 16 rebounds
6. Elder Gimenez (186-F-91) of Isidro Metapan - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists
7. Maurice Williams (196-PF) of Santiagueno - 29 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Cliff Duran (191-G-89) of Halcones - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Lisvan Valdez (200-PF-88) of Santa Tecla - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Carlos Arias (200-C-89) of Santa Tecla - 17 points and 7 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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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Dragic, SLO26.3 
 2. Schroeder, GER25.0 
 3. Bogdanovic, SRB24.5 
 4. Markkanen, FIN24.3 
 5. Porzingis, LAT22.5 
 6. Shved, RUS22.0 
 7. Bogdanovic, CRO22.0 
 8. Osman, TUR19.5 
 9. Belinelli, ITA19.3 
 10. Shengelia, GEO19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gabriel OLASENI
  ENG
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Olaseni, ENG12.5 
 2. Hernangomez, ESP9.5 
 3. Satoransky, CZE9.0 
 4. Valanciunas, LTU9.0 
 5. Theis, GER9.0 
 6. Ponitka, POL9.0 
 7. Mozgov, RUS8.5 
 8. Casspi, ISR8.3 
 9. Gasol, ESP8.0 
 10. Markkanen, FIN7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Petteri KOPONEN
  FIN
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Koponen, FIN8.0 
 2. Jovic, SRB7.5 
 3. Strelnieks, LAT7.5 
 4. Rodriguez, ESP7.0 
 5. Lukashov, UKR6.0 
 6. Satoransky, CZE5.5 
 7. Mandache, ROM5.5 
 8. Dixon, GEO5.3 
 9. Hackett, ITA5.3 
 10. Kalnietis, LTU5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedi OSMAN
  MKD
  (204-F-95)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Osman, TUR4.5 
 2. Howell, ISR4.0 
 3. Jovic, SRB3.5 
 4. Mandache, ROM2.5 
 5. Rubio, ESP2.5 
 6. Papanikolaou, GRE2.3 
 7. De-Colo, FRA2.3 
 8. Belinelli, ITA2.3 
 9. Dragic, SLO2.0 
 10. Hruban, CZE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Juancho HERNANGOMEZ
  ESP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hernangomez, ESP2.5 
 2. Porzingis, LAT2.5 
 3. Theis, GER1.7 
 4. Valanciunas, LTU1.7 
 5. Pustovyi, UKR1.7 
 6. Randolph, SLO1.7 
 7. Saric, CRO1.5 
 8. Poirier, FRA1.5 
 9. Gasol, ESP1.5 
 10. Gasol, ESP1.5 


2017 EuroBasket: Israel come back to life in fourth quarter, nip Germany - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Germany 82:80

Israel snapped two-game losing skid and edged Germany for the first win in EuroBasket Group B. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) provided 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 steals to pace the hosts in Tel Aviv.
Israel jumped to an early lead. The home team ensured a 23:18 lead at 10-point mark. But Germany replied with a 25-point effort in the second term to even things up at 43. Germany surged in front in the third quarter. The visitors enjoyed a massive 75:59 advantage early in the fourth term. But Israel refused to give in. The hosts ignited a massive 19:2 run to ensure a 78:77 lead. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) and Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) gave Germany an 80:78 advantage with 50 seconds left in regulation. Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) responded with a huge three-pointer to give Israel an 81:80 lead with 28 seconds left. Gal Mekel followed with a free throw to boost the gap. Daniel Theis had a chance to win it for Germany but missed a three-pointer as Israel got away with a vital win. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) provided 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Guy Pnini had 15 points in the victory. Dennis Schroeder replied with 20 points and 7 assists for Germany. Daniel Theis chipped in 15 points and collected 15 rebounds in the defeat.

Israel: Richard Howell 23, Omri Casspi 20+11 boards, Guy Pnini 15
Germany: Dennis Schroeder 20, Daniel Theis 15+15 boards



2017 EuroBasket: Finland sneak past Poland in double-overtime marathon - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Poland 90:87 (2OT)

Finland gained the second victory in Helsinki. The hosts outlasted Poland in double-overtime drama to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) stepped up with another pivotal performance for Finland as he tallied 27 points and 9 boards.
Finland registered an 18:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Poland cut the deficit at 4-point mark at the big break 36:32. The visitors erased the deficit in the third term. They secured a 52:52 tie heading into the fourth frame. Poland surged ahead for a 66:57 lead with under two minutes remaining. But Finland bounced back with with a 9:0 rally in the dying seconds capped by dunk from Lauri Markkanen and forced overtime. The teams traded baskets throughout the first overtime. Lauri Markkanen wrapped it up with a jumper and sent the game into the second extra period. Lauri Markkanen added 6 points in the next overtime and carried Finland to a thrilling victory. Petteri Koponen (194-SG-88) netted 21 points, while Erik Murphy (208-F/C-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 12 points for the hosts. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) replied with 18 points for Poland.

Finland: Lauri Markkanen 27, Petteri Koponen 21, Erik Murphy 12
Poland: A.J. Slaughter 18, Adam Waczynski 18



2017 EuroBasket: Lithuania slow down Italy, claim second win - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Italy 78:73

Lithuania gained 2-1 record in Group B of 2017 EuroBasket. They upset Italy in Tel Aviv today. Adas Juskevicius (194-SG-89) sank 20 points to lead the Lithuanian side.
Lithuania and Italy exchanged baskets throughout highly intensive first period. The scoreboard read 23:23 after ten minutes. Lithuania though held the Azzurri to just 9 points in the second frame and opened a 9-point halftime lead 41:32. Italy tried hard to get closer in the third term but Lithuania managed to secure an 8-point lead at the final break. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) pulled Italy as close as 6 points midway through the fourth term. But Lithuania found their response for every Italian move and raced to the win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 14 points, while Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) netted 13 points in the victory. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) topscored with 24 points for Italy. Marco Belinelli notched 14 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Adas Juskevicius 20, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 14, Jonas Valanciunas 13
Italy: Luigi Datome 24, Marco Belinelli 14



2017 EuroBasket: Ukraine finally taste victory, edge Georgia - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Georgia 88:81

Ukraine celebrated the first victory in Tel Aviv. They outlasted Georgia to snap two-game losing skid in Group B. Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
Ukraine and Georgia stayed neck and neck throughout the opening frame. The Murzin's team eked out a 21:20 lead at the first break. Ukraine stepped on the gas in the second quarter. They erupted for 30 points to stretched the lead at 51:38 mark. Georgia however refused to give in. They went on a determined 25:16 rally in the third term to get within 4 points at the final break. But Ukraine poured in 21 points in the fourth period and managed to get away with a valuable victory at the end. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) delivered 17 points each in the win. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84) and Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) provided 17 points apiece for Georgia.

Ukraine: Artem Pustovyi 19, Denys Lukashov 17, Oleksandr Lypovyy 17
Georgia: Zaza Pachulia 17, Giorgi Shermadini 17



2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia overcome Greece in thriller - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - Greece 78:72

Slovenia claimed the third straight win in EuroBasket Group A. They prevailed against dangerous Greece to stay undefeated. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) scored 22 points to pace the winners.
Slovenia got to a strong start. They held Greece to just 13 points to take a 10-point lead at the first intermission. Greece stiffened defensively in the second term. They held Slovenia to just 12 points and pulled as close as 5 points at big break 35:30. Greece dominated coming off the dressing room. The Hellenes unloaded 28 points to take a 6-point lead at the final intermission. But Slovenia turned things around in the fourth quarter. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) scored 10 points and carried Slovenia to a tough victory. He finished with 20 points, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 16 points of the winners. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) replied with 18 points for Greece. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90), Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) and Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Slovenia: Luka Doncic 22, Goran Dragic 20, Klemen Prepelic 16
Greece: Konstantinos Sloukas 18, Nikos Pappas 10, Georgios Papagiannis 10, Georgios Printezis 10



2017 EuroBasket: France demolish Iceland - by Eurobasket News

France - Iceland 115:79

France claimed the second victory in EuroBasket Group A. They stormed past Iceland behind 16 points from Nando De Colo (196-SG-87).
France unleashed 29 points in the first period but Iceland stayed in the game trailing by just four points at the first break. France however slowly boosted the margin. Les Bleues accumulated a 49:42 halftime lead. France then shifted the gear going on a 37:14 surge in the third term and cleared off for good. Kevin Seraphin (208-C-89) and Edwin Jackson (190-SG-89, agency: BeoBasket) provided 14 points each in the win. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) replied with 23 points for Iceland. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) had 13 points in the loss.

France: Nando De Colo 16, Kevin Seraphin 14, Edwin Jackson 14
Iceland: Jon Stefansson 23, Martin Hermannsson 13



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USA and Argentina enter Final - by Eurobasket News

Argentina - Mexico 84-67
Argentina cruised past Mexico to enter the title game. Patricio Garino (198-G/F-93, college: G.Washington) nailed 20 points and collected 6 rebounds for the winners. Argentina established a 39:36 halftime advantage. They followed with a 23:15 run in the third term to take an 11-point lead. Argentina kept Mexico at distance in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Javier Saiz tossed in 19 points for Argentina. Francisco Cruz (190-G-89, college: Wyoming) delivered 19 points for Mexico. Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88, college: California) produced 16 points in the loss.

USA - U.S. Virgin Islands 90-62
USA advanced into the Final at the FIBA AmeriCup. They rallied past US Virgin Islands in the semifinal clash. Xavier Munford (188-G-92, college: Rhode Island) scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the winners. USA dropped 42 points in the first half to ensure a 17-point halftime lead. They kept US Virgin Islands at bay throughout the second half and marched to the win. Jameel Warney (203-F-94, college: Stony Brook) tossed in 12 points for the winners. Javier Martinez (201-F-93, agency: Court Side) responded with 12 points for Virgin Islands. Johnathan Gray (190-G-91, college: Cornell) had 11 points in the loss.




USA celebrate title in Cordoba - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
USA - Argentina 81-76
USA clinched Gold at Fiba AmeriCup. They overcame hosting Argentina in the championship clash in Cordoba. Jameel Warney (203-F-94, college: Stony Brook) came off the bench to score 21 points as he led the effort. Argentina accumulated a 42:27 halftime lead. However the North American side picked up the tempo in the second half. They dropped 23 points in the third quarter to reduce the deficit at 6 points. USA unleashed 31 points in the fourth frame and triumphed at the end. Darrun Hilliard accounted for 15 points for the champions. Nicolas Brussino (202-G/F-93) replied with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Argentina. Facundo Campazzo (181-PG-91) had 15 points in the loss.
3-4 Place
U.S. Virgin Islands - Mexico 65-79
Mexico outgunned US Virgin Islands to secure the Bronze medals in Cordoba. Francisco Cruz (190-G-89, college: Wyoming) produced 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge. Mexico jumped to a 20:7 lead after the opening frame. US Virgin Islands pulled within 12 points at the final intermission but it was not enough. Mexico held their opponents to 16 points in the final stanza and rolled to the victory. Hector Hernandez (205-PF-85, college: Fresno St., agency: BeoBasket) delivered 13 points and 11 rebounds for Mexico. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) replied with 20 points for US Virgin Islands.



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2017 EuroBasket: Finland sneak past Poland in double-overtime marathon - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Poland 90:87 (2OT)

Finland gained the second victory in Helsinki. The hosts outlasted Poland in double-overtime drama to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) stepped up with another pivotal performance for Finland as he tallied 27 points and 9 boards.
Finland registered an 18:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Poland cut the deficit at 4-point mark at the big break 36:32. The visitors erased the deficit in the third term. They secured a 52:52 tie heading into the fourth frame. Poland surged ahead for a 66:57 lead with under two minutes remaining. But Finland bounced back with with a 9:0 rally in the dying seconds capped by dunk from Lauri Markkanen and forced overtime. The teams traded baskets throughout the first overtime. Lauri Markkanen wrapped it up with a jumper and sent the game into the second extra period. Lauri Markkanen added 6 points in the next overtime and carried Finland to a thrilling victory. Petteri Koponen (194-SG-88) netted 21 points, while Erik Murphy (208-F/C-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 12 points for the hosts. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) replied with 18 points for Poland.

Finland: Lauri Markkanen 27, Petteri Koponen 21, Erik Murphy 12
Poland: A.J. Slaughter 18, Adam Waczynski 18



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  FRANCE  


Maccabi Haifa tabs Frederic Bourdillon, ex Antibes - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) inked 26-year old French guard Frederic Bourdillon (193-91). He has played for the last three years at Sharks Antibes in French ProA. In 34 games he averaged 3.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg last season.
Bourdillon's team won French ProB Leaders Cup in 2015.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 57.1%.
Bourdillon has played also professionally for other French teams like CFBB, Chalon/Saor, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Frederic Bourdillon
Angel Rodriguez
Luke Martinez
Roi Huber

Forwards:
Brandon Bowman
William Graves
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: France demolish Iceland - by Eurobasket News

France - Iceland 115:79

France claimed the second victory in EuroBasket Group A. They stormed past Iceland behind 16 points from Nando De Colo (196-SG-87).
France unleashed 29 points in the first period but Iceland stayed in the game trailing by just four points at the first break. France however slowly boosted the margin. Les Bleues accumulated a 49:42 halftime lead. France then shifted the gear going on a 37:14 surge in the third term and cleared off for good. Kevin Seraphin (208-C-89) and Edwin Jackson (190-SG-89, agency: BeoBasket) provided 14 points each in the win. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) replied with 23 points for Iceland. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) had 13 points in the loss.

France: Nando De Colo 16, Kevin Seraphin 14, Edwin Jackson 14
Iceland: Jon Stefansson 23, Martin Hermannsson 13



Residence lands Guillaume Chaussy, ex Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Residence Walferdange (Total League) landed 18-year old French forward Guillaume Chaussy (203-99). He played most recently at Sluc Nancy Basket in French ProA U21.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevin Franceschi agreed terms with Myrtia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old French guard Kevin Franceschi (190-86kg-93). He just graduated from Oklah.Baptist (NCAA2). He played 22 games where he recorded 13.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.8apg last season.
As mentioned above Franceschi is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team was regular season runner-up in WAC in 2015.

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kevin Franceschi
Joey Flannery

Forward:
Matthew Don

Centers:
Filip Knezevic
Chris Matagrano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Strumica ink Tyler Deihl (ex Rahoveci) - by Mario Divanisov

KK Strumica (Prva Liga) added American international Tyler Deihl (185-G-91, college: Francis Marion) to their roster. The 25-year old Combo guard started the previous season at Ithry Nador in Morocco D2, but eventually left the team in January. He finished the season at KB Rahoveci in Kosovo's SuperLeague where he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.6apg and 2.3rpg in 12 games while shooting with 42.9% behind the three point line. He started with basketball at Sequoyah High School where he finished his career with 1,440 points, just 60 shy of the school record eventually being named HS county and region Player of the Year in 2010. After his impressive high school performance he played at Presbyterian (NCAA) from 2010 to 2012 before moving to Francis Marion (NCAA2) where in the 2012/13 season he averaged 8.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.2apg. Moving from collage basketball he played a season at Georgia Gwizzlies (ABA) in the 2015/16 period.

On Deihl: A combo guard that is a knockdown shooter from deep, has the ability to stretch the court beyond 24 ft (6.5mt). Deihl has great ball control, and when aggressive, he gets in the lane and creates well for others delivering sharp passes for players in scoring position. Also, he shows consistent intensity and grit on the defensive end.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rantavious Gilbert is a newcomer at Strumica - by Mario Divanisov

KK Strumica (Prva Liga) straightened their roster with the addition of 23-year old Forward Rantavious Gilbert (203-F-93). The American didn't compete in the previous season, as he finished his collage career at Lee in the NCAA2 for the 2015/16 season. He managed to play 28 games for Lee while averaging 6.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.3bpg. In his collage career he also played in the NCAA for Appalachian State. In his most remarkable season he averaged 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg in 17 games played in the 2013/14 season.

For Gilbert this will be the first overseas season.




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Sokhumi signs Bogdan Bayda, ex Kremen - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) signed 28-year old Ukrainian ex-international guard Bogdan Bayda (193-90kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played for the last two seasons at Kremen in Ukrainian Superleague. In 29 games he had 8.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Bayda's team made it to the Superleague Semifinals in 2016. He was a member of Ukrainian Senior National Team back in 2011.
Bayda has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like Azovmash and DniproAzot.

Sokhumi Tbilisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bogdan Bayda
Sergii Pryimak

Forward:
Maksym Lutsenko

Center:
Anatoly Chelovan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Ukraine finally taste victory, edge Georgia - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Georgia 88:81

Ukraine celebrated the first victory in Tel Aviv. They outlasted Georgia to snap two-game losing skid in Group B. Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
Ukraine and Georgia stayed neck and neck throughout the opening frame. The Murzin's team eked out a 21:20 lead at the first break. Ukraine stepped on the gas in the second quarter. They erupted for 30 points to stretched the lead at 51:38 mark. Georgia however refused to give in. They went on a determined 25:16 rally in the third term to get within 4 points at the final break. But Ukraine poured in 21 points in the fourth period and managed to get away with a valuable victory at the end. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) delivered 17 points each in the win. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84) and Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) provided 17 points apiece for Georgia.

Ukraine: Artem Pustovyi 19, Denys Lukashov 17, Oleksandr Lypovyy 17
Georgia: Zaza Pachulia 17, Giorgi Shermadini 17



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Kory Brown Reunited Again With Dexter Werner Joining Lok Bernau - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kory Brown (193-G-94) and Dexter Werner played three seasons together at N.Dakota St. (NCAA) and now will be reunited again as professionals with Lok Bernau. This rare occurence only happened because the club had waived James Milliken making room for Brown. Brown is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Hoffman Estates, Illinois and will be starting his professional season in Germany. The American wasn't signed last year and spent a few months in Spain with San Sebastian Gipuzkoa BC in the Spanish Leb division as a practice player. He was able to improve his scoring and rebounding each season at North Dakota State and as a senior played 26 games averaging 10.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 55.1%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 76.0%. "We already had Kory on our list before last summer. Now we had the chance to get him. He is a flexible defender, good rebounder and team player. He will be integrated easier since he knows Dexter", stressed head coach Reen Schilling.

In his freshman season at N.Dakota St. (NCAA) in 2012, he played 33 games averaging 5.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg. In his second season at N.Dakota St. (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 7.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 25%, FT: 78.8%. In his junior season at N.Dakota St. (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 8.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 57.6%. "I am happy to be a part of this club. I can hardly wait to show the fans that we want to get far and give a show. This is my first professional season and I am very thankful. Lok Bernau gave me the chance and I want to do my best to get the best out of the team", stressed kory Brown. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Summit League Tournament Finalist -13, 16, Summit League Regular Season Champion -14, Summit League Tournament Winner -14, 15, Summit League Regular Season Co-Champion -15, and All-Summit League 2nd Team -16.

Source: Lok Bernau




2017 EuroBasket: Israel come back to life in fourth quarter, nip Germany - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Germany 82:80

Israel snapped two-game losing skid and edged Germany for the first win in EuroBasket Group B. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) provided 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 steals to pace the hosts in Tel Aviv.
Israel jumped to an early lead. The home team ensured a 23:18 lead at 10-point mark. But Germany replied with a 25-point effort in the second term to even things up at 43. Germany surged in front in the third quarter. The visitors enjoyed a massive 75:59 advantage early in the fourth term. But Israel refused to give in. The hosts ignited a massive 19:2 run to ensure a 78:77 lead. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) and Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) gave Germany an 80:78 advantage with 50 seconds left in regulation. Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) responded with a huge three-pointer to give Israel an 81:80 lead with 28 seconds left. Gal Mekel followed with a free throw to boost the gap. Daniel Theis had a chance to win it for Germany but missed a three-pointer as Israel got away with a vital win. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) provided 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Guy Pnini had 15 points in the victory. Dennis Schroeder replied with 20 points and 7 assists for Germany. Daniel Theis chipped in 15 points and collected 15 rebounds in the defeat.

Israel: Richard Howell 23, Omri Casspi 20+11 boards, Guy Pnini 15
Germany: Dennis Schroeder 20, Daniel Theis 15+15 boards



Aris sign Kwame Vaughn, ex Fraport SKY - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) signed 27-year old American guard Kwame Vaughn (190-88kg-90, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in German BBL league. Vaughn managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 21 BBL games he had 11.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. The other team Vaughn played shortly was ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA. In three games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Vaughn has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Nahariya) and Italy (Agrigento).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Vaughn could be described: A veruy athletic combo guard, he knows how to attack the rim and has enough game reading and passing ability to spend time at the PG position.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aris sign Kwame Vaughn, ex Fraport SKY - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) signed 27-year old American guard Kwame Vaughn (190-88kg-90, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in German BBL league. Vaughn managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 21 BBL games he had 11.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. The other team Vaughn played shortly was ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA. In three games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Vaughn has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Nahariya) and Italy (Agrigento).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Vaughn could be described: A veruy athletic combo guard, he knows how to attack the rim and has enough game reading and passing ability to spend time at the PG position.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stelios Ioannou is a newcomer at Doukas - by Chris Mammides

Ase Doukas Athens (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old forward Stelios Ioannou (196-87). He was about to sign at Koropi in the B.
Ioannou's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2012.
He was a member of Greek U18 National Team back in 2005.
Ioannou has played previously professionally in Greece (Panionios, Ilysiakos, KAO Dramas, Panelefsiniakos and Doxa Lefkadas) and Cyprus (Achilleas Agrou).

Ase Doukas Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thodoris Tsiotras
Spyridon Panagiotaras
Venos Mastoros
Viktoras Karakatsanis
Charis Psaras

Forwards:
Petros Noeas
Stelios Ioannou

Center:
Charis Liounis

Coach: Fotis Takianos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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G.Larissa-Faros ink Perry Petty - by Chris Mammides

G.Larissa-Faros BC (A1) agreed terms with 29-year old American (has also Bissau-Guinean passport) point guard Perry Petty (185-86kg-88, college: UTRGV). He has played for the last two seasons at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 34 games he had 12.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 2.0spg (in top 2) last season. Petty helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 6.8apg and 2.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Petty played at Apollon Patras. In 8 A1 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Petty's team won Hungarian Cup in 2016. He was also voted USBasket.com All-PBL Player of the Year back in 2012.
Petty is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Petty has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Italy (Virtus Roma and VL Pesaro), Lebanon (Al Moutahed), Romania (Giurgiu), Slovakia (Vahostav-Zilina), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and IBA-PBL (Cent.Illinois D.).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Petty attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
He could be described: Perry is a Point Guard that can control the tempo of a game and creates problems with his shooting ability on the offensive end of the floor. He is a very aggressive defender and is able to guard positions from the 1 or 2. Great rebounder for his position and is able to be very effective in the pick and roll set.
Perry about himself:
I'm humble, carefree and a kindhearted person. I enjoy joking around and making people laugh. Nothing bothers me besides losing. I work hard and expect to be the best. I love spending time with friends and family. I like challenges, accomplishing things people say i can't
.

G.Larissa-Faros BC roster for 2017-2018:

Emmanouil Papamakarios
Giannis Vavatsikos
Perry Petty
Kevin Ware
Kenny Hall
Anastasios Spyropoulos
Georgios Diamantakos
Vasileios Mouratos
Daniel Dingle
Willie Conner
Raheem Watts
Dimitrios Chatzikyriakidis
Panos Chatzoglou
Paris Liadis

Coach: Thanasis Skourtopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia overcome Greece in thriller - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - Greece 78:72

Slovenia claimed the third straight win in EuroBasket Group A. They prevailed against dangerous Greece to stay undefeated. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) scored 22 points to pace the winners.
Slovenia got to a strong start. They held Greece to just 13 points to take a 10-point lead at the first intermission. Greece stiffened defensively in the second term. They held Slovenia to just 12 points and pulled as close as 5 points at big break 35:30. Greece dominated coming off the dressing room. The Hellenes unloaded 28 points to take a 6-point lead at the final intermission. But Slovenia turned things around in the fourth quarter. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) scored 10 points and carried Slovenia to a tough victory. He finished with 20 points, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 16 points of the winners. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) replied with 18 points for Greece. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90), Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) and Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Slovenia: Luka Doncic 22, Goran Dragic 20, Klemen Prepelic 16
Greece: Konstantinos Sloukas 18, Nikos Pappas 10, Georgios Papagiannis 10, Georgios Printezis 10



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  GUINEA BISSAU  


G.Larissa-Faros ink Perry Petty - by Chris Mammides

G.Larissa-Faros BC (A1) agreed terms with 29-year old American (has also Bissau-Guinean passport) point guard Perry Petty (185-86kg-88, college: UTRGV). He has played for the last two seasons at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 34 games he had 12.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 2.0spg (in top 2) last season. Petty helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 6.8apg and 2.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Petty played at Apollon Patras. In 8 A1 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Petty's team won Hungarian Cup in 2016. He was also voted USBasket.com All-PBL Player of the Year back in 2012.
Petty is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Petty has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Italy (Virtus Roma and VL Pesaro), Lebanon (Al Moutahed), Romania (Giurgiu), Slovakia (Vahostav-Zilina), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and IBA-PBL (Cent.Illinois D.).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Petty attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
He could be described: Perry is a Point Guard that can control the tempo of a game and creates problems with his shooting ability on the offensive end of the floor. He is a very aggressive defender and is able to guard positions from the 1 or 2. Great rebounder for his position and is able to be very effective in the pick and roll set.
Perry about himself:
I'm humble, carefree and a kindhearted person. I enjoy joking around and making people laugh. Nothing bothers me besides losing. I work hard and expect to be the best. I love spending time with friends and family. I like challenges, accomplishing things people say i can't
.

G.Larissa-Faros BC roster for 2017-2018:

Emmanouil Papamakarios
Giannis Vavatsikos
Perry Petty
Kevin Ware
Kenny Hall
Anastasios Spyropoulos
Georgios Diamantakos
Vasileios Mouratos
Daniel Dingle
Willie Conner
Raheem Watts
Dimitrios Chatzikyriakidis
Panos Chatzoglou
Paris Liadis

Coach: Thanasis Skourtopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HAITI  


Djurgarden lands Cliff Colimon - by Greg

Djurgarden Basket (Superettan) tabbed 28-year old American (has also Haitian passport) point guard Cliff Colimon (182-78kg-89, college: E.Washington). He played most recently at Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 5 games he averaged 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.2apg last season.
He attended Eastern Washington University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Ryan Watkins signed to Sopron - by Mate Jakab


Ryan Watkins (206-C/F-91, college: Boise St., agency: Two Points) spent last two season at Atomeromu SE. He played really impressive at his first year in Hungary. (9,1 ppg, 8,8 rpg, 1,3 spg) Besides this he got injured at the second game of the championship last season. He managed to recovery pretty soon thus he finished the year in ASE.
Because of his impressive seasons in Hungary, Sopron KC showed interest for Watkins. After the club does not give any contract to Jamie Skeen, the management came to this conclusion to sign Watkins. So he is going be 4th foreigner at the roster. (Uros Duvnjak (190-SG-86, agency: BeoBasket), Sasa Zagorac (206-F/C-84, agency: PEPI SPORT), Lamb Autrey (190-G-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Octagon Europe)).
Sopron KC going to start the Hungarian championship against MAFC, at home court.



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  ICELAND  


2017 EuroBasket: France demolish Iceland - by Eurobasket News

France - Iceland 115:79

France claimed the second victory in EuroBasket Group A. They stormed past Iceland behind 16 points from Nando De Colo (196-SG-87).
France unleashed 29 points in the first period but Iceland stayed in the game trailing by just four points at the first break. France however slowly boosted the margin. Les Bleues accumulated a 49:42 halftime lead. France then shifted the gear going on a 37:14 surge in the third term and cleared off for good. Kevin Seraphin (208-C-89) and Edwin Jackson (190-SG-89, agency: BeoBasket) provided 14 points each in the win. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) replied with 23 points for Iceland. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) had 13 points in the loss.

France: Nando De Colo 16, Kevin Seraphin 14, Edwin Jackson 14
Iceland: Jon Stefansson 23, Martin Hermannsson 13



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  ISRAEL  


Maccabi Haifa tabs Frederic Bourdillon, ex Antibes - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) inked 26-year old French guard Frederic Bourdillon (193-91). He has played for the last three years at Sharks Antibes in French ProA. In 34 games he averaged 3.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg last season.
Bourdillon's team won French ProB Leaders Cup in 2015.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 57.1%.
Bourdillon has played also professionally for other French teams like CFBB, Chalon/Saor, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Frederic Bourdillon
Angel Rodriguez
Luke Martinez
Roi Huber

Forwards:
Brandon Bowman
William Graves
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Amar'e Stoudemire announces retirement in Israel - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns legend Amar'e Stoudemire, who last played in the NBA in 2016 for the Miami Heat, has retired from professional basketball in Israel. Stoudemire is the veteran of 14 NBA seasons, eight of those with the Suns, and one public feud with sportswriter Paul Coro. His career also included time with the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks. He announced his retirement on Instagram, because that's how you retire in 2017. 'We enjoyed the city, its people, the holy places and of course Hapoel fans,' Stoudemire wrote. 'Although I would have liked to return for another season, the team, coach and I could not find a role that I felt would allow me to meaningfully contribute in the way I have always been accustomed to play I feel it is my time now, to return to the shareholder's position and help make this team even better.' Stoudemire played one season in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem. He was named MVP of the All-Star Game.
Courtesy of: brightsideofthesun.com



2017 EuroBasket: Israel come back to life in fourth quarter, nip Germany - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Germany 82:80

Israel snapped two-game losing skid and edged Germany for the first win in EuroBasket Group B. Richard Howell (203-C/F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) provided 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 steals to pace the hosts in Tel Aviv.
Israel jumped to an early lead. The home team ensured a 23:18 lead at 10-point mark. But Germany replied with a 25-point effort in the second term to even things up at 43. Germany surged in front in the third quarter. The visitors enjoyed a massive 75:59 advantage early in the fourth term. But Israel refused to give in. The hosts ignited a massive 19:2 run to ensure a 78:77 lead. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) and Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) gave Germany an 80:78 advantage with 50 seconds left in regulation. Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) responded with a huge three-pointer to give Israel an 81:80 lead with 28 seconds left. Gal Mekel followed with a free throw to boost the gap. Daniel Theis had a chance to win it for Germany but missed a three-pointer as Israel got away with a vital win. Omri Casspi (206-SF-88) provided 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Guy Pnini had 15 points in the victory. Dennis Schroeder replied with 20 points and 7 assists for Germany. Daniel Theis chipped in 15 points and collected 15 rebounds in the defeat.

Israel: Richard Howell 23, Omri Casspi 20+11 boards, Guy Pnini 15
Germany: Dennis Schroeder 20, Daniel Theis 15+15 boards



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  ITALY  


2017 EuroBasket: Lithuania slow down Italy, claim second win - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Italy 78:73

Lithuania gained 2-1 record in Group B of 2017 EuroBasket. They upset Italy in Tel Aviv today. Adas Juskevicius (194-SG-89) sank 20 points to lead the Lithuanian side.
Lithuania and Italy exchanged baskets throughout highly intensive first period. The scoreboard read 23:23 after ten minutes. Lithuania though held the Azzurri to just 9 points in the second frame and opened a 9-point halftime lead 41:32. Italy tried hard to get closer in the third term but Lithuania managed to secure an 8-point lead at the final break. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) pulled Italy as close as 6 points midway through the fourth term. But Lithuania found their response for every Italian move and raced to the win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 14 points, while Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) netted 13 points in the victory. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) topscored with 24 points for Italy. Marco Belinelli notched 14 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Adas Juskevicius 20, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 14, Jonas Valanciunas 13
Italy: Luigi Datome 24, Marco Belinelli 14



New Basket Brindisi celebrate Conversano trophy - by Eurobasket News

New Basket Brindisi-Reggio Calabria 81-64

New Basket Brindisi celebrate Conversano trophy with 4 participating teams. In the Final game they overcame Reggio Calabria 81-64. Brindisi opened the court account with a 25-21 lead, but Reggio Calabria replied with an 18-15 rally to reduce to one point at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game as Brindisi posted a 20-8 surge to seal the victory. They added a final 21-17 rally in the last stanza for the final success. Anthony Barber (188-PG-94, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up with 18 points and Blaz Mesicek (197-G/F-97) netted 17. Cady Lalanne (208-C-92, college: Massachusetts) scored 13, while Scott Suggs (197-F/G-89, college: Washington, agency: GFSG) brought 10.
In the game for the third place Scafati edged Cuore Napoli 89-55.



Trieste triumph at Lignano Sabbiadoro tournament - by Eurobasket News

Trieste triumphed at Lignano Sabbiadoro tournament with 4 participating teams. In the Final they overcame Gsa Apu Udine 79-78. Javonte Green (193-G-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International) stepped up with 26 points and Juan Fernandez (193-G-90, college: Temple) poured in 15. Federico Loschi (197-G/F-90) scored 11, while Alessandro Cittadini (207-C-79) netted 10. Dikes responded with 21 points in a loss and Veideman followed him with 14.
In the game for the 3rd place Umana Venezia outscored Treviso 108-93. Gediminas Orelik (199-G/F-90) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Johnson notched 20 and Mitchell Watt (208-F-89, college: Buffalo) added 19. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, agency: Interperformances) ended up with 19 points in the losing case.



Pistoia celebrate Leonelli Memorial Tournament title - by Eurobasket News

Pistoia celebrated Leonelli Memorial Tournament title with 4 teams in Cervia. In the Final game they beat Fortitudo Bologna 81-62. Trailing 24-26 at the end of the first period, The Flexx Pistoia grabbed a 44-34 halftime advantage and then led 61-51 after three quarters.
Tyrus McGee (188-G-91, college: Iowa St.) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Fabio Mian (196-F-92) netted 17. Markus Kennedy (206-C/F-91, college: SMU) poured in 10 and Barbon scored 8. Alex Legion (195-G-88, college: FIU, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 13 points in defeat and Matteo Chillo (203-PF-93) delivered 12.
In the game for the third place Imola edged Ravenna 84-70.



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  JAPAN  


Dion Wright (ex Sendai 89ers) agreed terms with Etha - by Eurobasket News

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) inked 24-year old American forward Dion Wright (201-100kg-93, college: St.Bonaventure). He played most recently at Sendai 89ers in Japanese B League. In 18 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Among other achievements Wright's team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He received also HS CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Wright graduated from St.Bonaventure University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Dion Wright
Daniel Poullitas
Christodoulos Pilavas
Cyrpus Sepos

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Ferrakohn Hall agreed terms with Saitama Broncos - by Eurobasket News

Saitama Broncos (B League D3) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Ferrakohn Hall (203-100kg-90, college: Memphis). He played most recently at Windy City Bulls (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 36 games he recorded 6.6ppg and 3.1rpg last season. Hall also played that season for another team Warriors in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 10 games he averaged 4.1ppg and 3.0rpg.
He won Saudi Arabian League championship title in 2016.
Hall is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in four different countries. Hall has played previously professionally in Denmark (Vaerlose), Saudi Arabia (Al Ittihad), Czech Republic (BK Lions Hradec) and NBA G League (Iowa Wolves).
He attended University of Memphis until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JUCO  


Cox Named Assistant Basketball Coach at John A. Logan College - by Eurobasket News

TJ Cox (5'10''-PG) has been hired as assistant men's basketball coach at John A. Logan. TJ Cox, a native of Charlotte, NC, comes to Logan from the University of North Texas where he served on the North Texas staff as basketball camp director. Last season he was an assistant coach at Arkansas State where he was on the staff that led A-State to the second biggest turnaround in NCAA Division I basketball. Prior to his stint with Arkansas State, TJ Cox worked for Accelerate Basketball Training in Charlotte. He worked with several NBA players including Stephen Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. TJ Cox said the success of the Logan basketball program under Kyle Smithpeters attracted him to the job. 'There is a great winning tradition at Logan and it is exciting to be a part of it. I look forward to learning from Coach Smithpeters in all aspects of the program including recruiting,' TJ Cox said. 'I am excited about Coach TJ Cox joining our program,' Smithpeters said. 'He is an extremely hard worker who has worked with some of the top players at the collegiate and NBA levels.'
Courtesy of: jalc.edu



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  KENYA  


Blades slay Co-op, close in on play-offs - by Eurobasket News

Strathmore University-sponsored Blades moved closer to qualifying for Kenya Basketball Federation men's Premier League play-offs after collecting two crucial points at the weekend. Blades, coached by Tonny Ochieng, laboured to upset former champions Co-op Bank 45-44 in a return leg match characterised by low scores on Sunday. Blades have now enhanced their chances of making the six-team play-offs, climbing to third from seventh in the table of standings with 27 points. The university students, who missed last year's play-offs by a whisker, have so far won 12 matches and lost three. Co-op Bank, who nevertheless remain second in the league with 28 points despite losing their fourth match of the season, had beaten Blades in the first leg. But on Sunday, Co-op Bank totally collapsed as Blades turned the heat on them from the word go. Blades raced to a 16-6 first quarter lead, thanks to their points-hungry forwards Fidel Okoth who scored seven points, Shilton Ochieng and Deril Omondi. Co-op Bank's efforts to get back into the game flopped miserably as Blades, who had also beaten Lions 67-55 before the competition took a two-week break, led 29-17 at the break. And Blades continued to make Co-op Bank look ordinary with a 45-33 run in the last quarter. The bankers regrouped to threaten the students, with shooting guard Titus Musembi firing in two three-pointers in a row that prompted Blades coach Ochieng to call his last time-out to salvage the situation. The bankers gained confidence, cutting Blades' lead to half a basket at 44-45 with nine seconds to go. It soon became anybody's game. However, the clock did not favour Co-op Bank, with referees Justus Akhwesa and Eric Omondi blowing the final whistle, prompting wild celebrations' from Blades after the dramatic 45-44 victory. Blades coach Ochieng said: 'We played well, opening a 10- point gap against our opponents but turnovers due to pressure nearly cost us victory.'' Co-op Bank coach Carey Oketch said: 'We played poorly and it was a bad day for us. Blades deserved to win.'' Leaders Ulinzi Warriors, on 31 points, Umoja, champions KPA, Equity Bank and USIU-A Tigers are among the top contenders to qualify for the play-offs. Equity Bank made bright their chances of finishing sixth when they clobbered Trailblazers 80-48. The motivating result saw Equity Bank increase their points tally to 24 from seven wins and 10 loses. Trailblazers, who have won only four matches and lost 13, will require a miracle to win all their remaining five matches to sail into the play-offs. Trailblazers a lie a distant ninth with 21 points.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke




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  LEBANON  


Al Riyadi signs Donte Greene, ex Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) signed 29-year old American forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). He played last summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In four games he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0bpg.
In 2008 Greene was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (28th overall). He attended Syracuse University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball. Greene played in the final of Dominican Rep. LNB.
He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Greene is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Greene has played previously professionally in China (Leopards), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Puerto Rico (Atleticos, Capitanes and Brujos), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), NBA (Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser and Al Sharjah).

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Quincy Douby
Ali Mahmoud
Cheikh_Hussein El_Khatib
Wael Arakji

Forward:
Donte Greene

Center:
Charles Tabet

Coach: Vaggelis Ziagkos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


2017 EuroBasket: Lithuania slow down Italy, claim second win - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Italy 78:73

Lithuania gained 2-1 record in Group B of 2017 EuroBasket. They upset Italy in Tel Aviv today. Adas Juskevicius (194-SG-89) sank 20 points to lead the Lithuanian side.
Lithuania and Italy exchanged baskets throughout highly intensive first period. The scoreboard read 23:23 after ten minutes. Lithuania though held the Azzurri to just 9 points in the second frame and opened a 9-point halftime lead 41:32. Italy tried hard to get closer in the third term but Lithuania managed to secure an 8-point lead at the final break. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) pulled Italy as close as 6 points midway through the fourth term. But Lithuania found their response for every Italian move and raced to the win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had 14 points, while Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) netted 13 points in the victory. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) topscored with 24 points for Italy. Marco Belinelli notched 14 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Adas Juskevicius 20, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 14, Jonas Valanciunas 13
Italy: Luigi Datome 24, Marco Belinelli 14



Neptunas and Nevezis won Kedainiai CUP 2017 openers - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas and Nevezis won Kedainiai CUP 2017 openers on Sunday. Neptunas overcame Prienai 95-63 as they took a massive 34-14 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. Juan Palacios (206-F/C-85) netted 14 points, Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-G-89) lead the way with 16. Justas Sinica replied with 20 points in a loss and Eigirdas Zukauskas (205-F-92) poured in 18.
Nevezis meanwhile overcame Dnipro 90-61. Roberts Stumbris (199-SF-93) stepped up with 15 points for the Lithuanian team and Malcolm Grant (185-G-88, college: Miami, FL) added 14. Volodymyr Shevchenko (196-SF-94) replied with 11 points in the losing effort.



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  LUXEMBOURG  


Residence lands Guillaume Chaussy, ex Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Residence Walferdange (Total League) landed 18-year old French forward Guillaume Chaussy (203-99). He played most recently at Sluc Nancy Basket in French ProA U21.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


Sanchez re-signs at Abejas - by Eurobasket News

Abejas de Guanajuato (LNBP) confirmed in their roster American guard Tomas Sanchez (190-84kg, college: Idaho State). He played there last season. In 35 LNBP games he had 7.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Sanchez played at Jefes where in 29 LNBP games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg.
He previously for another Mexican team Rayos de Hermosillo.
Sanchez graduated from Idaho State in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


Magic hiring former NBA coach Randy Wittman as coaching consultant - by Eurobasket News

Frank Vogel is entering year two of a four-year coaching contract with the Magic. When blame had to fall somewhere for the team's mismatched roster and struggles last season, Vogel was safe and GM Rob Hennigan was out (replaced by the very capable John Hammond formerly of the Bucks). But now the Magic have made an interesting hire to help Vogel out, bringing in former Wizards' head coach Randy Wittman, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Vogel and Wittman both like to focus on defense first, but their views on offensive strategy seem pretty different. With Wittman out and Scott Brooks in with the Wizards last season their offense took a big leap forward (health played some factor in that), but their team defense worsened. Vogel's job is not in danger (yet, even with a new GM, not with three years left on the deal). It's not Vogel's coaching, Orlando could resurrect Red Auerbach and he couldn't win with this roster. If Wittman can help Vogel pick up the Magic's bottom-10 defense - which should be better - it will be a step forward. But it's all an interesting fit.
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



Amar'e Stoudemire announces retirement in Israel - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns legend Amar'e Stoudemire, who last played in the NBA in 2016 for the Miami Heat, has retired from professional basketball in Israel. Stoudemire is the veteran of 14 NBA seasons, eight of those with the Suns, and one public feud with sportswriter Paul Coro. His career also included time with the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks. He announced his retirement on Instagram, because that's how you retire in 2017. 'We enjoyed the city, its people, the holy places and of course Hapoel fans,' Stoudemire wrote. 'Although I would have liked to return for another season, the team, coach and I could not find a role that I felt would allow me to meaningfully contribute in the way I have always been accustomed to play I feel it is my time now, to return to the shareholder's position and help make this team even better.' Stoudemire played one season in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem. He was named MVP of the All-Star Game.
Courtesy of: brightsideofthesun.com



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  NBLCANADA  


Braylon Rayson joins Windsor Express - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) agreed terms with American point guard Braylon Rayson (175-86kg, college: Cent.Michigan). He just graduated from Central Michigan University (NCAA). Rayson has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 21.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to All-MAC 3rd Team.
His team won MAC West Division Regular Season in 2015.
As mentioned above Rayson is just out of college, so it will be his first season as a professional player.

Windsor Express roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Braylon Rayson
Johnny Griffin
Maurice Jones
Erik Durham

Forwards:
Devin White
Logan Stutz
Ayob Ayob
Brian Bridgeforth

Center:
Taj Gray

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Doug Wojcik Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at East Carolina - by Eurobasket News

Doug Wojcik , a veteran college basketball coach with more than 25 years of experience, has been named assistant men's basketball coach at ECU announced head coach Jeff Lebo . Wojcik most recently served as the special assistant to Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few during the 2015-16 season, helping the Bulldogs win their fourth-straight West Coast Conference title and earn their 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid. 'We are thrilled to add Doug Wojcik to our ECU coaching staff,' Lebo said. 'Doug is an exceptional, veteran basketball coach who has successfully coached at every level during his distinguished 25-year career.' Wojcik joins the Pirates after previously holding head coaching duties at the University of Tulsa (2005-12) and the College of Charleston (2012-14) where he compiled a career record of 178-121 over nine seasons and led four teams into postseason play. During his seven seasons at Tulsa, Wojcik posted four consecutive 20-win seasons, advanced to consecutive Conference USA tournament championship games in 2008 and 2009, won the inaugural College Basketball Invitational (CBI) title in 2008 and received two NIT bids in 2009 and 2010. He is the all-time winningest head coach in Tulsa history with 140 victories and averaged 20 wins per season with the Golden Hurricane. Following his tenure at Tulsa, Wojcik served as head coach at the College of Charleston for two seasons, where he led his team to the Southern Conference tournament championship game and CBI appearance during his first season and a two-year overall record of 38-29. Wojcik spent 15 years as an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Michigan State, helping seven teams reach the NCAA Tournament. Prior to taking over at Tulsa, he spent two seasons at Michigan State under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo and helped lead the Spartans to the 2005 Final Four. Before his stint in East Lansing, Wojcik spent three years at North Carolina from 2000 to 2003. The Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 during his first season on the bench and claimed a share of the ACC regular season championship. He assisted UNC in landing recruiting classes ranked second in the nation in 2001 and 2002. Prior to North Carolina, Wojcik was an assistant for one season at Notre Dame, where the Fighting Irish posted a 22-15 overall record and earned a spot in the NIT championship game. He helped recruit six McDonald's All-Americans, four of whom were first round NBA Draft picks, during his tenure in Chapel Hill and South Bend. Wojcik has coached or recruited nearly two dozen NBA players, developing eight first round draft picks. Wojcik began his coaching career in 1990-91 as an assistant at his alma mater, Navy, and during his nine-year stay helped the Midshipmen reach the NCAA Tournament three times in 1994, 1997 and 1998. He was on active duty during the first two seasons, then became a full-time assistant coach under new head coach Don DeVoe in 1992. A three-year starter and team captain at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wojcik led the Mids to three consecutive Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight trip in 1986, with a combined record of 82-17 during that span. He was named to the CAA's Silver Anniversary Team. A 1987 graduate with a bachelor's degree in physical science, Wojcik was commissioned as a Naval Officer and attended Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I. He was assigned to the USS W.S. Sims out of Mayport, Fla., where he served as First Lieutenant and Engineering Officer for two years prior to beginning his coaching career. A native of Wheeling, W.Va., Wojcik played high school basketball for legendary Xavier and Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser. He and his wife, Lael, have two sons, Paxson and Denham.
Courtesy of: ecupirates.com




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  NCAA3  


Rhode Island College adds Daniel Jones to Men's Basketball Staff - by Eurobasket News

Rhode Island College has named Daniel Jones as an assistant men's basketball coach. Jones will assist Head Men's Basketball Coach Michael Byrnes with all facets of the program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching. 'I would like to thank Coach Byrnes and Athletic Director Don Tencher for the opportunity to be part of a storied basketball program here at RIC,' said Jones. 'I look forward to working with Coach Byrnes and learning from him and to be part of the Anchormen community.' Jones comes to RIC after spending the past two years as an assistant coach at Medaille College. At Medaille, Jones helped lead the team to a 21-7 mark in 2016-17 and an appearance in the NCAA Div. III Tournament. He has served as a camp counselor throughout the Northeast region, working at the Carmelo Anthony Camp, the Howard Garfinkel Coaching Clinic, the Columbia University Basketball Camp and the Hofstra University Elite Camp. Jones served as the team manager both as an undergraduate and graduate student at Hofstra. He earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and American studies from Hofstra in 2012. He earned a master's degree in education from Hofstra in 2015.
Courtesy of: goanchormen.com



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  NICARAGUA  


LNB Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Toros enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Costa Caribe - Bufalos 76-91

Bufalos bounced back from the loss in the first game of the series and leveled things up at 1-1 against Costa Caribe. Bufalos dominated throughout the bigger part of the clash and rallied to a well-deserved win at the end. The third and decisive game of the series is scheduled for September 5th.
gschID: 567213


Leones - Toros 69-73

Toros rolled past Leones on the road to complete the sweep of the semifinal series. Leones were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international Thomas Vansdell (185-86) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Brooks is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Dominican Joan Luis replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and guard Nelson Davis (190-95) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Leones. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Leones: N.Davis 15+6reb, S.Abea 13+5reb+1ast, J.Luis 11+11reb+2ast, D.Tenorio 10+3reb+6ast, R.Munoz 5+1ast, E.Amaya 4+4reb
Toros: T.Vansdell 22+10reb+4ast, A.Brooks 16+9reb+1ast, M.Castrillo 15+10reb, R.Abraham 15+4reb+4ast, D.Toruno 3+2reb, R.Rocha 2+3reb
gschID: 567214





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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 36.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix36.5 
 2. Rice-Jr, TNT K.31.8 
 3. Walker, Blackwater30.8 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces30.0 
 5. Holloway, Globalport28.6 
 6. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 7. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 8. McKines, SM Be.26.2 
 9. Durham, Meralco .25.8 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots24.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron FULLER
  NLEX R.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Fuller, NLEX R.18.9 
 2. Holloway, Globalport18.6 
 3. Walker, Blackwater18.2 
 4. Durham, Meralco .18.2 
 5. Brown, Phoenix17.3 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 7. McKines, SM Be.14.2 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots12.0 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.1 
 10. Henton, Alaska Aces11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Ross, SM Beermen7.5 
 2. Thompson, B.Gin.7.4 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 4. Newsome, Meralco .5.7 
 5. Revilla, KIA P.5.7 
 6. Romeo, Globalport5.0 
 7. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 8. Holloway, Globalport4.8 
 9. Walker, Blackwater4.4 
 10. McKines, SM Be.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Glen RICE JR.
  TNT K.
  (198-G/F-91)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Rice-Jr, TNT K.4.5 
 2. Brown, Phoenix3.3 
 3. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 4. Ross, SM Beermen2.3 
 5. Henton, Alaska Aces2.0 
 6. Reyes, TNT K.2.0 
 7. Lassiter, SM Be.1.8 
 8. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 9. Newsome, Meralco .1.7 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.5 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 3. Erram, Blackwater2.5 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces2.3 
 5. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.0 
 6. Santos, SM Beermen2.0 
 7. Aguilar, B.Ginebra1.8 
 8. Fuller, NLEX R.1.8 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.1.6 



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  POLAND  


2017 EuroBasket: Finland sneak past Poland in double-overtime marathon - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Poland 90:87 (2OT)

Finland gained the second victory in Helsinki. The hosts outlasted Poland in double-overtime drama to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) stepped up with another pivotal performance for Finland as he tallied 27 points and 9 boards.
Finland registered an 18:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Poland cut the deficit at 4-point mark at the big break 36:32. The visitors erased the deficit in the third term. They secured a 52:52 tie heading into the fourth frame. Poland surged ahead for a 66:57 lead with under two minutes remaining. But Finland bounced back with with a 9:0 rally in the dying seconds capped by dunk from Lauri Markkanen and forced overtime. The teams traded baskets throughout the first overtime. Lauri Markkanen wrapped it up with a jumper and sent the game into the second extra period. Lauri Markkanen added 6 points in the next overtime and carried Finland to a thrilling victory. Petteri Koponen (194-SG-88) netted 21 points, while Erik Murphy (208-F/C-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 12 points for the hosts. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) and Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) replied with 18 points for Poland.

Finland: Lauri Markkanen 27, Petteri Koponen 21, Erik Murphy 12
Poland: A.J. Slaughter 18, Adam Waczynski 18



Friendly tournament in Dabrowa Gornicza. Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza and Start Lublin celebrated second victories at the international friendly tournaments in Dabrowa Gornicza.
The hosts fired past Pardubice 103:86 as Aaron Broussard (195-F/G-90, college: Seattle) sank 20 points. Pardubice claimed a 52:46 halftime lead. But the hosts unloaded 57 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Piotr Pamula (195-SG-90) provided 18 points in the win. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 22 points for the Czech side.
Start Lublin outgunned Tsmoki-Minsk 67:60 for the second straight win. Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93, college: Marist) notched 17 points to pace the Polish team. The teams were tied at 49 heading into the fourth frame. But Start Lublin used a strong late rally to ensure the win. James Washington (182-PG-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) netted 13 points for the winners. Sekou Wiggs (193-PG-94, college: Alaska-Anch.) delivered 10 points for the Belarusian team.



Astoria Bydgoszcz wins Kutno tournament - by Eurobasket News

Astoria Bydgoszcz wins Kutno tournament with 4 participating teams. In the Final game they beat KKS Pro-Basket Kutno 76-61. Astoria grabbed a 24-12 lead at the start of the game and then added a final 18-13 in the last period. Patryk Gospodarek (184-PG-94, agency: Octagon Europe) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Mikolaj Grod (194-PF-89) added 15. Pawel Spica (191-SG-93) ended up with 9, while Lukasz Frackiewicz (205-C-96), Fatz and Mateusz Bierwagen (195-SF-88, agency: Promotex) scored 8 apiece.
In the game for the third place KK Warszawa overcame Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski 65-62.



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  PORTUGAL  


Benfica wins Viana do Castelo title - by Eurobasket News

Benfica wins Viana do Castelo title. In the Final game they overcame Caceres 84-61. The Portuguese team grabbed a 23-12 lead and added a 24-13 rally in the second frame. Moreover they added a 24-20 run in the third period, while Benfica closed the game with a 16-13 run. Nicolas Santos (179-G-93) scored 13 points for Benfica.
In the game for the third place Porto overcame Oviedo 90-70. Porto trailed 3 points at the halftime, but managed to reply with a 24-13 surge in the third quarter. They also closed the game with a final 22-10 run for the final success.



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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rico National Team to China - by Marcos Carlo

Puerto Rico National Team will have a exhibition games tour in China from September 22 through October 13. This series of games will be made in preparation for the upcoming windows of classification for the new format of FIBA Championship. PR will be looking for a young core of talents that can develop for the near future. PR's coach, Eddie Casiano told to a Primera Hora PR Newspaper that he will repeat like 7 players of the past Americup, the other player have previous commitments. The new format of FIBA expect that PR prepare a big core of available players for the next years.


Atleticos will be on his own in 2018 - by Marcos Carlo

After a historic participation in the 2017 season the Atleticos of San German will be no longer under the BSN league administration. The BSN president told that the league will no run the team, and also said that a group of buyers are talking and have a big interest to acquire the team. San German have a successful season finishing in the 6th place and went to 7 games to the current champions, the Piratas of Quebradillas. They won numerous awards among them the MVP, Improvement of the year, First Team, Defensive Team in Gary Browne (185-G-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports), Defensive Team in Alexander Franklin and the Coach of the Year, Wilhelmus Caanen. This season generated and awake the passion of the fans that was mad with the past administration. The fans support the team until the last game when they went through seven game with Quebradillas. San German have a good young core and have two first round picks in the 2018 BSN Draft.

San German roster:
Gary Browne
Isaac Sosa
Alexander Franklin
Carlos Yao Lopez
Onzie Branch
Paul Graham
Tyler Polo
Esteban Cordero
William Cruz
Carlos Martinez
Gabriel Ruiz

Devin Ebanks - 2017 import player
Justin Keenan - 2017 import player



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  RUSSIA  


Anadolu Efes prevail against Khimki in Slovenia - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes - Khimki 77:70

Anadolu Efes secured a narrow win over Khimki in the training camp in Slovenia. Ledo scored 20 points to pace the Turkish team.
Anadolu Efes eked out a 21:20 advantage at the first break. They held Khimki to just 8 points in the second period to open a 38:28 halftime advantage. Khimki narrowed the distance in the third term. They pulled as close as 7 points at the final break. But Anadolu Efes poured in 22 points in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) and Errick McCollum (185-PG-88, college: Goshen) added 14 points each for the Turkish side. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) responded with 15 points for Khimki. Tyler Honeycutt (203-F-90, college: UCLA) had 14 points in the losing case.

Anadolu Efes: Ricky Ledo 20, Bryant Dunston 14, Errick McCollum 14
Khimki: Anthony Gill 15, Tyler Honeycutt 14



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  SAINT LUCIA  


CBL Results - by Don Farrell


Results from the KFC CBL

Sandals defeats Digicel 61-60 and Fire Service defeats RSLPF Combined Forces 52-40.

Wasco 70 - Lewis Industries 58
Media Association 59 - Teachers Union 58

GamPCD/ GGSL defeats Financial Services in last evenings matchup 56-49es

Games are to continue this Wednesday however based on weather advisory we will keep all parties informed accordingly whether there will be any changes.



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  SAINT VINCENT  


2017 Bequia Basketball Titles Decided - by Eurobasket News

The three divisional titles in the 2017 Vita Malt Bequia Basketball Association's tournament were decided last weekend at the Clive Tannis Hard Court. On Sunday, Hawks completed a 2-1 triumph over Dragons, to take the Under-16 Division. Hawks won game three 38-29, thanks to 20 points and 16 rebounds from the palms of Darren John. Mc Coy Hazell had 13 points for Dragons on the evening. Hawks had tied the series 1-1 on Saturday night, with a 54-34 trumping over their opponents. It was also Darren John who was the high hand with 30 points and 15 rebounds. For Dragons, Giovanni Miller had 11 points. But it was Dragons who had the lead with a slender 22-21 win in game one. Miller's 10 points and 13 rebounds led for Dragons, while John had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

First Division
It was a similar case as Raptors, who, like Hawks, had to come from a game down to oust East Blazers 3-1, in the First Division. After losing the first of the best of five finals, Raptors rebounded in game two to triumph 53- 51, and set the series one game apiece. Cody Compton led for Raptors with 15 points, and talented sportsman - Cosmus Hackshaw, registered 16 points for East Blazers. Raptors, on the back of 24 points from Cody Compton, made it 2-1, winning 77-57. Kelan Edwards, with 15 points, was East Blazers best scorer. The series was closed out last Saturday night, into Sunday morning, as Raptors romped home 70-50. Camal Bess with 18 points and 15 rebounds, tightened things for Raptors, while Keithroy Lavia scored 14 points for East Blazers. Lamont Gordon had recorded 16 points, to lead East Blazers' 58-54 win as the series bounced off. For Raptors, Kirsten Lampkin had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Second Division
But it was a straight 2-0 triumph for Rising Stars over Young Duke in the Second Division. Rising Stars won game one 82-79 in overtime and closed off the contest 80-59 last Saturday night. Jadley Bynoe was Rising Stars' best scoring in both matches, sinking 31 and 29 points respectively. He also had 16 rebounds in game two.
Similarly, it was Jermaine John who was Young Duke's best scorer in both matches, with 24 points in the first and 22 in the second. John added 10 rebounds in the close out match on Saturday night.

Awards
The Under-16 Division saw Chad James of Young Wizards being adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP). James had the most steals- -39, the most blocks- 28 and the most rebounds- 93. Scoring the Most Points was Darren John of Hawks with 115 points. Keithroy Lavia took away the winning coach award. That division also had two special awardees in Jermaine John of Young Wizards and Isiah Jack of Dragons. They were presented with trophies, compliments Alston Padmore -a vendor. In the Second Division, scoring the most points, 118, was Nicholas Lewis of Rising Stars. Lewis also had the most rebounds - 80 and the most steals - 38, making him the obvious MVP for both his team as of the overall division. Capturing the award for the Most Assists was Jovian Derrick of Blazing Heat, with 39, and the Most Improved Player and Most Blocks Awardee was Michael Peniston of Young Duke, with 46. Jovianni Derrick was Blazing Heat's MVP, with Jadley Bynoe of Rising Stars, was the Playoff Series' MVP, and the winning coach was Tauran Ollivierre. Meanwhile, it was Kirstin Lampkin of Raptors who took the First Division's MVP. He had the most Rebounds- 101 and the most steals-25 and was also his team's MVP. Scoring the most points, 112, was Xavaughn Dennie of Wizards, whilst recording the most assists was Michael Peniston of East Blazers with 52. Denroy Hutchins of Wizards had the most blocks, 45. And, copping the Rookie of the Year was Camal Bess, and the winning coach was Leandru Charles. The 2017 tournament was in the 19th year of its hosting on the island.
Courtesy of: thevincentian.com



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  SERBIA  


Spartak Pleven lands Davorin Kuntic - by Eurobasket News

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) tabbed 25-year old Hungarian-Serbian guard Davorin Kuntic (186-81kg-92, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at La Spezia in Italian Serie C Silver. In 29 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg last season.
Kuntic helped them to make it to the Hungarian Cup Semis final in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Szedeak, KTE-Duna and Mercedes-Benz Gyar Kosarlabda Akademia) and Serbia (Zeleznicar Indjija).

BC Spartak Pleven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davorin Kuntic
Gerasim Nikolov

Forwards:
Konstantin Koev
Cedrick Bowen
Georgi Barzakov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVENIA  


2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia overcome Greece in thriller - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - Greece 78:72

Slovenia claimed the third straight win in EuroBasket Group A. They prevailed against dangerous Greece to stay undefeated. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) scored 22 points to pace the winners.
Slovenia got to a strong start. They held Greece to just 13 points to take a 10-point lead at the first intermission. Greece stiffened defensively in the second term. They held Slovenia to just 12 points and pulled as close as 5 points at big break 35:30. Greece dominated coming off the dressing room. The Hellenes unloaded 28 points to take a 6-point lead at the final intermission. But Slovenia turned things around in the fourth quarter. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) scored 10 points and carried Slovenia to a tough victory. He finished with 20 points, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 16 points of the winners. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) replied with 18 points for Greece. Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90), Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) and Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Slovenia: Luka Doncic 22, Goran Dragic 20, Klemen Prepelic 16
Greece: Konstantinos Sloukas 18, Nikos Pappas 10, Georgios Papagiannis 10, Georgios Printezis 10



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  SPAIN  


Novaschool keeps Segado for another season - by Eurobasket News

CB Novaschool Malaga (EBA) re-signed swingman Jose Segado (195). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 18 EBA games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 1.2rpg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iberostar Tenerife roll over Gran Canaria for Torneo Costa Adeje title - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tenerife - Gran Canaria 74:67

Iberostar Tenerife claimed the Torneo Costa Adeje trophy. They rallied past Gran Canaria for the title. Mike Tobey (213-C-94, college: Virginia) accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds in the victory.
Gran Canaria posted an 18:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Gran Canaria accumulated a 36:29 halftime lead. Iberostar Tenerife used a 20:11 run in the third term to spur ahead. They added 25 points in the fourth stanza to secure the victory. Davin White (185-PG-81, college: CS Northridge) netted 13 points, while Mamadou Niang (209-C-94) tossed in 12 points in the win. DJ Seeley (193-SG-89, college: CS Fullerton) replied with 12 points for Gran Canaria. Shaquielle McKissic (196-SF-90, college: Arizona St.) poured in 10 points in the defeat.

Iberostar Tenerife: Mike Tobey 18, Davin White 13, Mamadou Niang 12
Gran Canaria: DJ Seeley 12, Shaquielle McKissic 10



Zaragoza edge Huesca to earn Aragon Ibercaja Cup trophy - by Eurobasket News

Zaragoza - Huesca 87:82

Tecnyconta Zaragoza celebrated Aragon Ibercaja Cup trophy. They prevailed against Huesca behind 21 points from Sergi Garcia (193-PG-97).
Zaragoza grabbed a 19:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Huesca however erased the deficit and posted a 40:37 halftime advantage. Zaragoza quickly bounced back. They went on a strong rally in the third term to pile up a 70:64 lead at the final break. The teams went neck and neck throughout the fourth quarter but Zaragoza managed to escape with the win. Torian Graham (193-G-93, college: Arizona St.) had 14 points, while Jonathan Barreiro (205-F-97) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Sergio Rodriguez (195-F-93) and Jorge Lafuente (196-F-91) delivered 12 points each for Huesca.

Zaragoza: Sergi Garcia 21, Torian Graham 14, Jonathan Barreiro 11
Huesca: Sergio Rodriguez 12, Jorge Lafuente 12



Bilbao Basket nip Gipuzkoa to claim Euskal Kopa title - by Eurobasket News

Bilbao Basket - Gipuzkoa 83:81

Bilbao Basket celebrated the Euskal Kopa trophy. They overcame Gipuzkoa for the preseason title. Dejan Todorovic (197-F-94) scored 21 points to lead the winners.
Gipuzkoa eked out a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. They stayed in front at the big break 36:35. But Bilbao Basket sank 28 points in the third quarter and raced to a 7-point advantage at the final intermission. Gipuzkoa unleashed 25 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Alex Mumbru (202-F-79, agency: BeoBasket) had 16 points, while Pere Tomas (202-F-89) netted 10 points in the win. Jordan Swing (198-F-90, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) and Henk Norel (213-C-87) tossed in 18 points each for Gipuzkoa.

Bilbao Basket: Dejan Todorovic 21, Alex Mumbru 16, Pere Tomas 10
Gipuzkoa: Jordan Swing 18, Henk Norel 18



Kevin Franceschi agreed terms with Myrtia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old French guard Kevin Franceschi (190-86kg-93). He just graduated from Oklah.Baptist (NCAA2). He played 22 games where he recorded 13.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.8apg last season.
As mentioned above Franceschi is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team was regular season runner-up in WAC in 2015.

BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kevin Franceschi
Joey Flannery

Forward:
Matthew Don

Centers:
Filip Knezevic
Chris Matagrano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWEDEN  


Djurgarden signs Langston Morris-Walker - by Greg

Djurgarden Basket (Superettan) signed 23-year old American swingman Langston Morris-Walker (196-98kg-94, college: Oregon State). Morris-Walker ended the last season at Frayles de Guasave in Mexican CIBACOPA where in four games he had 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. But the most of that year he spent at Caballeros de Culiacan (CIBACOPA) in Mexico. In 12 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg.
Morris-Walker graduated from Oregon State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Djurgarden lands Cliff Colimon - by Greg

Djurgarden Basket (Superettan) tabbed 28-year old American (has also Haitian passport) point guard Cliff Colimon (182-78kg-89, college: E.Washington). He played most recently at Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 5 games he averaged 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.2apg last season.
He attended Eastern Washington University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Brussels fire past Fribourg Olympic in test game - by Eurobasket News

Fribourg Olympic - Brussels 72:85

Brussels clashed with Fribourg Olympic in pre-season test. The Belgian team celebrated a comfortable win. Domien Loubry (186-PG-85) nailed 16 points to pace the winners.
Fribourg Olympic earned a 24:19 lead at the first break. The Swiss team maintained the lead throughout the second term. Fribourg Olympic entered the second half up by 6 points 40:34. But Brussels turned things around in the fourth quarter. The Belgian team used a 27:10 run to snatch the victory. K.T. Harrell (193-G-92, college: Auburn) tossed in 13 points, while Maxime Depuydt (193-G/F-92) and Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89, college: Charleston) delivered 10 points each for the winners. Babacar Toure (205-C/F-85) responded with 21 points for Olympic. Dusan Mladjan (198-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances) had 14 points in the loss.

Fribourg Olympic: Babacar Toure 21, Dusan Mladjan 14
Brussels: Domien Loubry 16, K.T. Harrell 13, Maxime Depuydt 10, Jeremy Simmons 10



Pre-season game: 1-2 september - by Luca Maffioli

JDA Dijon Bourgogne - Fribourg Olympic 95:73
Dijon: Sulaimon16, Julien, 7, Loum 7, Taylor 17, Bigote 11, Burrell 3, Alingue 4, Frazier 20, Dorez 4, Brown 6.
Fribourg: Timberlake 3, Fosserat, Hall 13, Jurkovitz 4, Miljanic 14, D. Mladjan 13, Ebenda, Toure 13, Stimac 5, Desponds 8,.

Fribourg Olympic - Basic-Fit Brussels 72:85

Besancon Avenir Comtois - BC Boncourt Red Team 74:70
BeSAC: Vorotnikovas, 29, Stankovic 24, Martin 7, Ikuesan 6, Regnier 4, Guerrier 4, Toure, Pineau.
Boncourt: Kozic 30, Williams 14, Danys 12, Seylin10, Brown, Daramola 2, Savon 2, M'Putu.

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio - 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno 75:74
Treviglio: Cesana 11, Voskuil 14, Pecchia 4, Dess, Douvier 13, Carnovali, Palumbo 8, Marino 10, D'Almeida, Mezzanotte 2, Borra 7, Rossi 6.
Massagno: Aw 16, Ishiodu 4, Martino 4, Bracelli, Magnani 2, Strelow ne, Moore 9, Huettenmoser, Andjelkovic 9, Veri, Appavou, Jankovic 18, Roberson 12.

Lions de Geneve - Union Neuchatel Basket 60:63



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Anadolu Efes prevail against Khimki in Slovenia - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes - Khimki 77:70

Anadolu Efes secured a narrow win over Khimki in the training camp in Slovenia. Ledo scored 20 points to pace the Turkish team.
Anadolu Efes eked out a 21:20 advantage at the first break. They held Khimki to just 8 points in the second period to open a 38:28 halftime advantage. Khimki narrowed the distance in the third term. They pulled as close as 7 points at the final break. But Anadolu Efes poured in 22 points in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) and Errick McCollum (185-PG-88, college: Goshen) added 14 points each for the Turkish side. Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) responded with 15 points for Khimki. Tyler Honeycutt (203-F-90, college: UCLA) had 14 points in the losing case.

Anadolu Efes: Ricky Ledo 20, Bryant Dunston 14, Errick McCollum 14
Khimki: Anthony Gill 15, Tyler Honeycutt 14



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Virgin Islands vs. Mexico for Bronze medal today - by David Edole

The Virgin Islands lost to the taller United States team, 90-62, and will play in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 bronze medal game. Victor Cuthbert (197-F-83, college: Murray St.)'s triple at the beginning of the game was the bright spot for the Virgin Islands' squad. From that point onward, the game belonged to the United States. A quick 12-0 in only 4-minutes gave USA a first solid advantage. Jeff Van Gundy's team jumped out to 12 points advantage (22-10) at the end of the 1st. Javier Martinez (201-F-93, agency: Court Side) had his best game of the tournament with 12 points and Johnny Gray added 11. The Virgin Islands and Mexico clash will be at 5:30pm Sunday afternoon on ESPNU. The gold medal game will air at 8pm on the same station.
HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZsT37QfotQ
GAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljEnhfKNQM
POST GAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgSpLAnbG9k

HISTORY- It has been a long history between the Virgin Islands and Mexico starting all the way in 1965, that spanned AmeriCup (1-1), Centrobasket (3-14), Pan Am Games (0-2), and C.A.C Games (1-4). Looking at the records, it appears that Mexico has won often versus the Virgin Islands.

AMERICUP
2009 San Juan Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 80-63
Mexico was better than US Virgins Islands registering the first win on FIBA Americas Championship 2009. Mexico appeared 3 times so far in San Juan and with this victory booked a spot for the next stage. US Virgins Islands finished Preliminary Stage winless. Mexico had five scorers in double figures, they were Anthony Pedroza along with Omar Quintero with 17 each, Noe Alonzo with Gustavo Ayon had 16 each and Horacio Llamas netted 10 points, had 8 boards and dished 7 assists. US Virgin Islands got 18 points from Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, college: Jacksonville).

2001
Mexico - US Virgin Islands 67-84 (Quintero 13, Mariscal 27, Izaguirre 2, Parada 2, Gonzalez 6, Lopez 0, Chavez 0, Crouse 12, Benitez 5, Thomas 0, Sanchez 0. Coach: Jorge Ramirez -
Virgin Islands: Marcus Oliver (189-G-80) 18, Carl Thomas 22, Jameel Heywood 20, Calvert White 14, JaJa Richards (207-C-75, college: Loyola, IL) 7, Oliver Taylor 0, Andy Chelcher 0, Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) 3, Gracen Averil 0, Leroy Blyden 0. Coach: Tevester Anderson)

CENTROBASKET
2016 Panama City Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 91-83 OT
Mexico outlasted US Virgin Islands in overtime to secure the first victory at the tournament. Francisco Cruz came up with 27 points for the defending champions. Mexico recorded a 34:30 halftime lead. US Virgin Islands however dropped 29 points in the third term to eke out a 3-point lead. Mexico avoided upset first sending the game into overtime and then clinching a tough victory. Hector Hernandez tossed in 23 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for the winners. Ivan Aska (201-F-90, college: Murray St.) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds for US Virgin Islands.

2014 Nayarit, Mexico Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 74-64
Mexico recorded the first victory at the Centrobasket tournament. The hosts prevailed against Virgin Islands behind 20 points from Francisco Cruz. Mexico posted a 14:12 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Mexico accumulated a 35:30 halftime advantage. They extended the margin in the third term. The hosts secured a 9-point lead before the fourth stanza. They knocked down 20 points in the final quarter to seal the victory. Marco Ramos and Gustavo Ayon had 12 points each for the winning side. Khalid Hart (188-G-95, agency: Court Side) responded with 11 points for Virgin Islands. Victor Cuthbert netted 10 points in the loss.

2012, Hato Rey Mexico - U.S. Virgin Islands 75-67
Mexico successfully starts the campaign of Centrobasket 2012. The team overcame Virgin Islands 75:67 for 1-0 record. Mexico opened the game with 17:16 but later started to increase the lead. They added 22-10 in the second period and led 39:26 at the halftime. Virgin Islands meanwhile responded with 17-14 in the third period and trailed 10 points after 30 minutes in the court. They produced a 24-22 last stanza win to reduce to 8. Stoll led the way with 23 points and Gustavo Ayon collected 22 points and 15 rebounds. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) replied with 18 points in defeat, while Jason Edwin collected 14 points and 11 boards. Ivan Aska had 10 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Brown Aaron added 8.

2008 Cancun, Chetumal (MEX) The Virgin Islands (3-2)lost to Mexico 75-71, but took home a silver medal, their second consecutive medal.
Stephen Hodge 2, Kevin Sheppard 16, Kashif Gumbs 0, Victor Cuthbert 24, Jason Edwin 15, Michael Ford, Calvert White 2, Rick Lewis, Craig Williams, Kitwana Rhymer 12,

2003 Culiacan (MEX) 3rd Place: Mexico - US Virgin Islands 78-76
Mexico: Llamas 17, Parada 16, Quintero 9, Mariscal 8, Zuniga 7, Rochin 7, Crouse 6, Pedroza 6, Avila 2
US Virgin Islands: Victor Cuthbert 26, Marcus Oliver 15, Kevin Sheppard 12, JaJa Richards 10, Calvert White 9, Stephen Hodge 2, Shawn Langellier 2
Mexico has won the bronze medal beating the US Virgin Islands by the score of 78-76.
The first half finished in favor of the Virgin Islands by the score of 34-33. The best for the Virgin Islands in the first half was Victor Cuthbert with 9 points and 6 boards. Kevin Sheppard scored 6 points and Calvert White 8.
For Mexico in the first half Horacio Llamas scored 10 points and Adan Parada had 6 points and 5 boards.
The best in the game for Mexico were Horacio Llamas with 17 points and 6 boards. Omar Quintero scored 9 points and gave 5 assists. For the Virgin Islands, the best was Victor Cuthbert with 26 points and 10 boards. JaJa Richards scored 10 points and grabbed 11 boards.
The Virgin Islands ended fourth in the Global standings with a 3-2 record.
Mexico also won in pool play 92-91.

2001 Toluca (MEX) Mexico - Virgin Islands 97-74 (Izaguirre 22, Quintero 20, Mariscal 14; Carl Thomas 18, Jameel Heywood 14)

1999 La Habana (CUB) 5th Place Game Mexico 69 (33) - Virgin Islands 60 (36) (Castellanos 18, Gonzalez 18 - Leroy Blyden 17, Johnson Isidore 16, Leon Trimmingham 12

Virgin Islands 72 (35) - Mexico 64 (29) (Tyrone Allick 9, Johnson Isidore 13, Leroy Blyden 0, Leon Trimmingham 25, JaJa Richards 3, Curtis Maduro 2, Soneil Charles 4, Victor Cuthbert 3, Calvert White 4, Kitwana Rhymer 3, Jabahri Brown 6; Portillo 7, J. Leon 12, Mariscal 6, Quintero 9, Solis 10, Castellanos 12, A. Leon 3, Gonzalez 5, Thomas 0, Romero 0)

1997 Tegucigalpa (HON) Mexico won 71-65, the V.I. finished 3-2, fifth place.
1993 Ponce (PUR) Mexico won 92-84, the V.I. finished 0-5, sixth place.
1985 Mexico City (MEX) V.I (3-6, 5th place) won 104-97 behind Holman Harley 33 points and Elnes Bolling added 16. Raymond Lettsome and Sylvester Charles were on the team.
1981 San Juan, Mayaguez (PUR) Mexico won 108-81 Kennard 'Kirby' Callendar 26 and Wayne Bruce 14 led the Virgin Islands (1-6, 7th place) in scoring. Jerome John and Lyle Francis were on the team.
1975 Santo Domingo (DOM) Mexico won 89-73. Gerald Jones, Paget Bell, Lois Davis, Roy Christian and Atmore Fredericks were on the fifth place team, 3-6.
1973 San Juan (PUR) Mexico won 85-77 as the V.I finished 2-5, sixth place. Audie Henneman, Atmore Fredericks, Lloyd David and Bill Barber were some of the members of the V.I. squad.
1967 San Salvador (ESA) The Virgin Islands men (4-2) won the Bronze Medal and defeated Mexico 64-57.
1965 Mexico City (MEX) Mexico won both games 103-55 and 100-60.

Central American and Caribbean Games
1966 San Juan (PUR) Mexico won 76-54, V.I. finished with a 3-4 record, fifth place. Members of this Men National Team included Rudolph Milligan, Ray Hodge, Irving Mulcare, Rudy Farrell, Caswill Callender, Louis
Penn, Eldridge Blake, Melvin Tatum, Alric O'Reilly and Lloyd David.
1970 Panama City (PAN) Mexico won 91-79. Ray Hodge scored 43 points to pace the Virgin Islands who finished in fifth place (5-4). Hodge was the first Virgin Islander to be drafted by the NBA.
1974 Santo Domingo (DOM) Mexico won 100-60
1982 La Habana (CUB) Mexico won 93-83 Sylvester Charles and Will Petersen led the team.
1986 Santiago de los Caballeros (DOM) 79-78 VI won and took home the fifth spot.

Panamerican Games 1975 Mexico City (MEX) Mexico won 111-90
Panamerican Games 1979 - San Juan (PUR) Mexico won
Some of the members of the Men National Team included Arthur 'Guto' Solomon, Ronald 'Ranche' Charles, Steven 'Smokey' Frett, Will 'Pee Wee' Petersen, Kennard 'Kirby' Callendar, Wayne 'Dibango' Harrison and Clayton 'Slim Jim' Miller. The Head Coach was Glen 'Kimble' Williams, who was assisted by Myron 'Buddy' Henneman.



Hodge: 'We are upset with our final standing but I know we gave it our all - by David Edole

CORDOBA (FIBA AmeriCup 2017) -Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) was, without a doubt, the star player of the Virgin Islands, the surprise team of the FIBA AmeriCup 2017. Although they were defeated by Mexico in the Final Four match for the third place, his team reached their best standing ever in a continental tournament. In this context, the talented player expressed his disappointment for not winning a medal, but was proud of the valuable experience they had in Bahia Blanca and Cordoba.

'We are upset with our final standing, but we can't ignore the fact that we were missing two key players: Victor Cuthbert (197-F-83, college: Murray St.) and Justin Gray (198-F-95). This forced us to play the Final Round with a team of short men. Besides, I know we gave it our all and I'm pleased with that,' said the highest scorer of his side, who averaged 16 points per game.

'I'm very happy with the guys, because they've had the experience of playing in a great tournament and they stepped up to the plate. Obviously, we didn't score as much as we did in the first two games, which were the ones that got us to the Final Four. But it's only natural,' Hodge mentioned.

"Nevertheless, I reaffirm how happy I am with my teammates' performance. Without a doubt, they'll continue to strive to improve and I hope, in the future, that we have all the pieces to compete at the highest level," he concluded.



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NBL Round 23: Power loses to Ndejje - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Power (9-4) and sixth ranked Ndejje (7-4) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Power was defeated by Ndejje in a tough game at home 65-69. Ndejje forced 19 Power turnovers. Gauthier Baderha orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 9 rebounds. David Okello (-98) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 22 rebounds for Power. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ndejje moved-up to fifth place. Power at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost.
NBAL top team - Pemba Warriors (11-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Sharing Youth (4-9) in Kampala 88-76. It was a great evening for forward Michael Buzangu (-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!). Amisi Saidi helped adding 16 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Malek Lino (-91) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Sharing Youth's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Sharing Youth at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with JKL Dolphins. Pemba Warriors will play against bottom-ranked Nkumba M. (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sharing Youth will play against City Oilers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 23 UCU Canons beat Nkumba M. on the road 63-58.

Pemba Warriors - Sharing Youth 88-76

NBAL top team - Pemba Warriors (11-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Sharing Youth (4-9) in Kampala 88-76. The game without a history. Pemba Warriors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sharing Youth was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Michael Buzangu (-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!). Forward Amisi Saidi (-87) helped adding 16 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Malek Lino (-91) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Baraka Mopele scored 21 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Sharing Youth's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Sharing Youth at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with JKL Dolphins. Pemba Warriors will play against bottom-ranked Nkumba M. (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sharing Youth will play against City Oilers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sharing Youth: M.Lino 22+6reb+1ast, B.Mopele 21+3ast, E.Okumu 8+4reb, T.Okello 6+2reb, T.Gatwech 6+6reb+1ast, M.Sebi 6+1reb+2ast
Pemba Warriors: M.Buzangu 34+3reb+1ast, A.Saidi 16+10reb+3ast, P.Amenyi 13+10reb+2ast, J.Ocheng 6, C.Kizito 6+1reb+1ast, D.Gaaki 5+4ast
gschID: 569164


Nkumba M. - UCU Canons 58-63

No shocking result in a game when second ranked UCU Canons (10-3) beat on the road bottom-ranked Nkumba M. (2-11) 63-58. Nkumba M. was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 32-23 second half run of UCU Canons. They also forced 27 Nkumba M. turnovers and outrebounded them 46-31 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Nkumba M. was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Brian Namake (-90) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds. Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) helped adding 8 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Wilson Otweyo (-89) responded with 13 points and guard Nerbert Byamukama (-93) scored 13 points. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. UCU Canons have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-3 record having just eight point less than leader Pemba Warriors. Nkumba M. lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. UCU Canons will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Nkumba M. will play against the league's leader Pemba Warriors (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Nkumba M.: N.Byamukama 13+2reb+3ast, W.Otweyo 13+4reb+1ast, S.Makutwa 12+5reb, U.Walugembe 9+5reb+3ast, N.Matoke 4+1reb, M.Midaki 4+5reb+1ast
UCU Canons: B.Namake 27+14reb+2ast, J.Maheta 9+1reb+2ast, F.Chuma 8+12reb+1ast, A.Gang 6+5reb+1ast, L.Titus 6+5reb, W.Ater 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 569163


Power - Ndejje 65-69

The game between second ranked Power (9-4) and sixth ranked Ndejje (7-4) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Power was defeated by Ndejje in a tough game at home 65-69. Ndejje forced 19 Power turnovers. Gauthier Baderha orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 9 rebounds. David Okello (-98) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 22 rebounds and forward Afidra Isaac (-85) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Power. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ndejje moved-up to fifth place. Power at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Power: M.Makiadi 30+22reb, A.Isaac 18+6reb+3ast, P.Odong 6+2reb+3ast, K.Micheal 4+1reb, S.Okot 3, W.Nijimbere 2+4reb+2ast
Ndejje: G.Baderha 15+9reb+1ast, D.Okello 14+3reb+3ast, I.Ochera 8+1reb+1ast, M.Otieno 7+2reb+1ast, D.Katumba 6+8reb+2ast, M.Deng 6+9reb
gschID: 569165





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Zaporizhya keeps Buts for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Zaporizhya-ZOG (Superleague) re-signed 29-year old forward Anton Buts (201-115kg-88). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Superleague games he averaged 3.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. Buts also played that season for BC Zaporizhya 2nd team (Higher League) where in 32 games he had 3.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg.
Among other achievements his team won Ukrianian Higher League Regular Season in 2014. Buts received also Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: Azovmash, Aviastar and SoyuzBasket.

BC Zaporizhya-ZOG roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Andriy Kozhemiakin

Forwards:
Anton Buts
Maksym Lukyanov
Bogdan Yasinenko

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lukyanov re-signs at Zaporizhya - by Eurobasket News

BC Zaporizhya-ZOG (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 23-year old forward Maksym Lukyanov (197-84kg-94). He played there last season. In 13 Superleague games he recorded 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. Lukyanov also played that season for Azovmash where in 12 Superleague games he averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.8apg and 2.3spg.
He represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. Lukyanov's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg.
Lukyanov has played previously for four other teams: Mykolaiv, BC Kyiv, Kyiv Vovcha zgraya and Azovmash Mariupol 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Ukraine finally taste victory, edge Georgia - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Georgia 88:81

Ukraine celebrated the first victory in Tel Aviv. They outlasted Georgia to snap two-game losing skid in Group B. Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
Ukraine and Georgia stayed neck and neck throughout the opening frame. The Murzin's team eked out a 21:20 lead at the first break. Ukraine stepped on the gas in the second quarter. They erupted for 30 points to stretched the lead at 51:38 mark. Georgia however refused to give in. They went on a determined 25:16 rally in the third term to get within 4 points at the final break. But Ukraine poured in 21 points in the fourth period and managed to get away with a valuable victory at the end. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) delivered 17 points each in the win. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84) and Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) provided 17 points apiece for Georgia.

Ukraine: Artem Pustovyi 19, Denys Lukashov 17, Oleksandr Lypovyy 17
Georgia: Zaza Pachulia 17, Giorgi Shermadini 17



Sokhumi signs Bogdan Bayda, ex Kremen - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) signed 28-year old Ukrainian ex-international guard Bogdan Bayda (193-90kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played for the last two seasons at Kremen in Ukrainian Superleague. In 29 games he had 8.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Bayda's team made it to the Superleague Semifinals in 2016. He was a member of Ukrainian Senior National Team back in 2011.
Bayda has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like Azovmash and DniproAzot.

Sokhumi Tbilisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bogdan Bayda
Sergii Pryimak

Forward:
Maksym Lutsenko

Center:
Anatoly Chelovan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spinners land Anthony Purcell - by Eurobasket News

Lancashire Spinners (NBL D1) landed 26-year old guard Anthony Purcell (186-91). He has played for the last four years at Manchester Giants in the BBL. In 9 games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 1.0rpg in 2015-16 season. NBL D1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Purcell has played previously for Basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spinners add Pouale to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Lancashire Spinners (NBL D1) added to their roster guard Loick Pouale (193, college: N.Platte CC) from Manchester Magic.
The previous (15-16) season Pouale played at Leeds Force (BBL). But in 6 games he recorded just 0.8ppg and 1.3rpg.
He played in the final of British EBL Division Two in 2013.
Pouale graduated from North Platte Community College in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spinners land Reiss Haggith - by Eurobasket News

Lancashire Spinners (NBL D1) tabbed 25-year old guard Reiss Haggith (193-92). He played most recently at Manchester Giants in the BBL, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.0apg last season. NBL D1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Haggith won British BBL championship title in 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Leicester Riders and Riders.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rocks hang playmaking hat on Harrison - by Paul Nilsen

Glasgow Rocks have filled their quota of American signings for the upcoming season after Martez Harrison (180-G-93) agreed a deal to join the club for the 2017-18 season.

The 5ft 11 in point guard became the University of Missouri-Kansas City's first ever All-American in its history in 2015, whilst also being crowned Western Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the year.

Harrison was named the league's freshman of the year the season previous when he broke school records in points per game (17.2) and also contributed in many other areas, including - assists (114), steals (50) and free-throws made (164).

Rocks' Head Coach, Tony Garbelotto, has been searching for a point guard that would be the right fit for the club and he believes Harrison is the man.

'Martez has had a tremendous college career and I am excited he chose to start his professional career with us," stated the play-caller.

"He is a dynamic scorer but can also run a team at a high level. I believe he will be a huge asset to our team this coming season.'

Harrison completed his college career with an average of 16.7 points, 4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game - not to mention that at one point during his college career, he scored double-points in 43 consecutive games.

He will be taking the helm at a position which historically, has been occupied by such talented and revered players as Rob Yanders, EJ Harrison and most recently, Neil Watson. Martez understands that he has big shoes to fill, but is confident that he is the court general to take the Rocks to the next level.

He said: 'I want to thank the Glasgow Rocks for giving me the opportunity to start my professional career in a wonderful place and I hope that I can bring the city the success it deserves.

"I cannot wait to get started - Let's Go Rocks.'

The Glasgow Rocks BBL season officially begins on Sunday 1st October when they take on the Sheffield Sharks in front of an anticipated bumper home crowd. With more player announcements scheduled in the coming days, the Rocks roster is definitely taking shape.



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Cesar Silva selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Venezuelans who are currently playing abroad.

Cesar Silva
Cesar Silva
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Cesar Silva (190-81, currently plays in Ecuador). He led Iccan to a victory over the league outsider Triple E-Uda (0-13) crushing them 97-75 in the Ecuadorian National League in Saturday night's game. Silva was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court. Club Iccan de Macas (10-3) is placed first in the National League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Silva has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3FGP: 37.0% and FT: 78.9% in 12 games he played so far. Silva has a dual citizenship: Colombian and Venezuelan. Former Guaiqueries de Margarita starter played for the Venezuelan senior national team four years ago.

Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, currently plays in Ecuador). He was the main contributor in Piratas' victory against the closely-ranked Importadora (7-6) 77-76 in the Ecuadorian National League last Tuesday. Perez was the best player in that game. He scored 22 points, had 5 boards, dished 9 assists and stole 4 balls. Piratas de Los Lagos (7-6) is placed fifth in the National League. Perez's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. It's Perez's first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Perez averages: 17.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 57.4%(31-54), 3FGP: 25.7% and FT: 71.4%. He is another player who holds two passports: Puerto Rican and Venezuelan. Former Trotamundos de Carabobo starter played for the Venezuelan national team in 2014.

Juan Herrera
Juan Herrera
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Juan Herrera (197-81, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Cesar Silva. But that was another game of his team in Ecuadorian National League which we would like to mention. Herrera was the major contributor in Iccan's victory against the fifth-ranked Piratas (7-6) crushing them 91-64. He recorded 22 points in 36 minutes. Club Iccan de Macas (10-3) is placed first in the National League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Herrera has very impressive stats this year: 18.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 72.0%(36-50) and FT: 84.2% in six games. Former Cangrejeros de Maturin starter played for the Venezuelan national team seven years ago.

Jesus Centeno
Jesus Centeno
   #4. Guard Jesus Centeno (190-85, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Cesar Silva. He played also in the last Ecuadorian National League game facing Juan Herrera (above) in the other team. Centeno contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Piratas (7-6) crushing them 91-64. He recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 38 minutes. Centeno has very impressive stats this year: 15.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.3apg in 13 games. He used to play for the Venezuelan U21 national team back in 2004.

Jhon Romero
Jhon Romero
   #5. Former international forward Jhon Romero (199-85, currently plays in Ecuador) faced previously mentioned Rafael Perez in the Ecuadorian National League last game. Romero could not help Importadora (7-6) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Importadora was edged 77-76 on the road by the lower-ranked Piratas (#5). Romero was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 8 rebounds. Romero's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Romero has relatively good stats this season: 14.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.5apg. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team six years ago.

Lenin Lopez
Lenin Lopez
   #6. Forward Lenin Lopez (198-91, currently plays in Ecuador) was not able to help Juvenil (4-5) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Juvenil was defeated 75-68 at home by the leading Iccan. Lopez was the second best scorer with 21 points. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. This season Lopez has very high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.0apg. Lopez is a former international player as he played for the Venezuelan senior team three years ago.

The list of other players, who all have Venezuelan passport but never been selected to any of Venezuelan national teams:

   #1. Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92, currently plays in Ecuador) led Juvenil to a victory over the league outsider Triple E-Uda (0-13) 73-64 in the Ecuadorian National League in Saturday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Diaz recorded a double-double by scoring 33 points and getting 14 rebounds. Juvenil de Vinces (4-5) is placed fourth in the National League. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Diaz has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.3ppg and 7.2rpg.

   #2. Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jovanni Diaz. But that was another game of his team in Ecuadorian National League which we would like to mention. Palacios could not help Juvenil (4-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Juvenil lost 68-75 at home to the leading Iccan. Palacios was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 4 passes in 40 minutes. Palacios has very impressive stats this year: 21.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.2apg in 11 games he played so far.

Other top Venezuelan players, who play abroad:

David Cubillan (181-PG-87) plays for Flamengo in Brazilian NBB
Michael Carrera (196-SF-93) plays for Cairns Taipans in Australian NBL
Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) plays for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa
Luis Carrillo (206-C-93) plays for Universidad de Concepcion in Chilean Liga Nacional
John Cox (194-G-81) plays for BBC Bayreuth in German BBL
Emiro Hernandez (188-PG-94) plays for Parque Sur in Argentinian TNA
Harold Cazorla (175-PG-91) plays for Fontedoso Carrefour in Spanish LEB Silver
Luis Valera (202-F-88) plays for Azuqueca in Spanish EBA
Michael Flores (192-G-85) plays for CD Tinguiririca San Fernando in Chilean Liga Nacional
Luis Mora (188-G-99) plays for Redemption Christian Prep in the
Carlos Paez (180-PG-0) plays for Sunrise Christian Academy in the



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team 2017
Dejan Vasiljevic
Vasiljevic
Ilija Dokovic
Dokovic
Ignas Vaitkus
Vaitkus
Vincent Edwards
Edwards
Guntis Sipolins
Sipolins

Finals MVP: Donatas Tarolis (202-F-94) of Lithuania
Best Player: Vincent Edwards (6'8''-F-96) of USA
Best Guard: Dejan Vasiljevic (6'3''-G-97) of Australia
Best Forward: Vincent Edwards (6'8''-F-96) of USA
Best Center: Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93) of Latvia

1st Team
G: Dejan Vasiljevic (6'3''-G-97) of Australia
SF: Ilija Dokovic (196-SF-93) of Serbia
SF: Ignas Vaitkus (196-SF-93) of Lithuania
F: Vincent Edwards (6'8''-F-96) of USA
C: Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93) of Latvia

2nd Team
PG: Carsen Edwards (6'0''-PG-98) of USA
G: Bryan Urrutia (6'1''-G-97) of Mexico
F: Linards Jaunzems (198-F-95) of Latvia
C/F: Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95) of Serbia
C/F: Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) of Lithuania

Honorable Mention
Evaldas Saulys (190-G-93) of Lithuania
Isaac Haas (7'2''-C-95) of USA
Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) of Germany
Machado Jonatan (200-F-93) of Mexico
Xavier Cooks (6'8''-G/F-95) of Australia
Tomer Ginat (202-PF-94) of Israel
Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) of Israel
Kaza Keane (6'1''-PG-94) of Canada
Anton Odabasi (206-PF-95) of Finland
Erik Thomas (196-F-95) of Argentina
Ying-Chun Chen (183-PG-93) of Taiwan
Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) of Estonia
Mario Lazar (201-PF-94) of Romania
Ruslan Abdulbasirov (211-C-93) of Russia




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Women News


Hungary win FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Hungary's women struck gold in the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on September 1-3 2017. Hungary brought the spectators to their feet after defeating Russia in the final (12-9). At just 16 years of age, Hungary rising star Orsolya Toth (180-SF-00) co-led all scorers in Debrecen and was named MVP of the tournament. She was held to just 3 points but scored a game-changing two-pointer in the last minute of the game.
In the bronze-medal game, the Netherlands defeated the underdogs of the competition, Poland. Poland star Wiktoria Keller was tied with Toth at first place in the scoring charts and joined her and Russia star Yulia Zarubina (190-PF-99) on the Team of the Tournament. The Netherlands and Hungary are both members of the FIBA 3x3 Fast Track, an ambitious 3x3 development program created by FIBA to identify and train the future 3x3 Olympians.

Final Standings:
Women
1. Hungary
2. Russia
3. Netherlands
4. Poland
5. France
6. Belgium
7. Italy
8. Czech Republic
9. Spain
10. Ukraine
11. Latvia
12. Israel.
Courtesy of: fiba.basketball



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  ANGOLA  


Afrobasket women 2017: Coach Jaime Covilha resigns after failure - by Eurobasket News

The national women's basketball coach Jaime Covilha resigned Monday after failure of the African Cup of Nations (AFROBASQUET 2017) in Bamako, Mali. The decision was made by the coach himself after failing to meet the objectives set by the Angolan Federation's governing body (FAB), which was to regain the title lost to Senegal in 2015. The "national team' that finished in the sixth position had an unbeaten run in the group stage and was prevented from reaching the semi-finals after conceding defeat to the Mozambicans in the quarterfinals. Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) was voted the best point guard of the competition, while the national team received the fair-play award. Nigeria won the title after defeating Senegal national team in the final game while Mali took third place.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



Afrobasket 2017: National women team back in Luanda - by Eurobasket News

The national senior women's basketball team arrived in Luanda Wednesday after partaking in 23rd Edition of the African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket 2018) that ran from 18-27 in Bamaku, Mali, won by Nigeria. Angola ranked 6th, after losing 56-61 to Cote d'Ivoire in the game of access to the fifth and sixth places. Angola dropped two places compared to the fourth place gained last time in Cameroon in 2015. The team's captain, Nguedula Filipe, praised the country's behaviour despite this ranking.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  AUSTRALIA  


Sunbury Jets lift Big V basketball silverware for a second consecutive year after claiming State Championship title - by Eurobasket News

SUNBURY Jets have created Big V basketball history, becoming the first team to claim the Division 1 and State Championship women's titles in consecutive seasons. The all-conquering Jets wrapped up the grand final series 2-0 in front of a passionate home crowd on Saturday night, defeating Bulleen Boomers. 'It feels really good,' coach Kennedy Kereama said. 'There is relief, but at the same time a certain sense of accomplishment. 'The team and coaching staff and myself, this is what we wanted to do, what we wanted to achieve. 'There is only one team that can call themselves state champions, so there are a lot of different feelings but we are very excited.' The Jets went through 2016 undefeated on their way to the Division 1 title and continued that run for 11 games this year, before dropping four of their last nine games, but still finished minor premier. They then lost the first game of their semi-final series against Knox Raiders, but bounced back to win four consecutive matches and finish off the season in style. The Jets went through 2016 undefeated on their way to the Division 1 title and continued that run for 11 games this year, before dropping four of their last nine games, but still finished minor premier. They then lost the first game of their semi-final series against Knox Raiders, but bounced back to win four consecutive matches and finish off the season in style. 'I don't think we ever got to a level of comfort,' Kereama said. 'Bulleen just kept coming back at us. It was very nervy but we held our composure and closed the season off and it was one of our strengths all season - defence - that got us there. 'It is an amazing achievement and I feel very privileged to be part of it with the club at Sunbury, the group of women and the coaching staff. 'You don't get to compete for championships every year.' Karen Duever finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, with Josie Stockill logging 16 points and seven rebounds. Fellow starters Orla O'Reilly, Monique Stevens (160-PG-91, college: NW Missouri St.) and Chelsea Burns (177-G/F, college: Utah St.) also had solid games, while Shea Crotty (165-G-92), Rebecca Van Kuyk (183-F-90) and Alex Darby played vital roles during their time on court.
Courtesy of: heraldsun.com.au



Farnworth inspires Perry Lakes to seventh women's SBL championship - by Eurobasket News

Antonia Farnworth wasn't going to be denied her first championship in Australia leading the Perry Lakes Hawks to a 59-48 Women's SBL Grand Final victory over the Mandurah Magic at Bendat Basketball Centre on Friday night. The Lady Hawks and Magic had been the two dominant teams in the SBL throughout the 2017 season setting the stage for a tantalising Grand Final. Mandurah was searching for its maiden championship and started promisingly with co-captain Rachel Halleen (G-90) flying under the radar and hitting three opening quarter triples. With seven straight points to start the second quarter the Magic threatened to open a big lead but it only got to seven and remained just two at half-time. A combination of Antonia Farnworth being unstoppable offensively for the Hawks and then defensive specialist Janique Kautsky (178-G/F-90, college: Tulane) only really playing in the fourth quarter and shutting down Magic dynamo Nici Gilday (174-G, college: Santa Clara) saw Perry Lakes come away with the seven-point Grand Final victory. It is Perry Lakes' seventh Women's SBL championship and first since 2008 in what was their 13th Grand Final appearance. It is the Hawks' first title since Bendat Basketball Centre was built as well. Unfortunately for Mandurah in its fifth Grand Final appearance the Magic are still yet to win that elusive SBL championship. Antonia Farnworth took out the Grand Final MVP award after her dominant performance, particularly in the second half where she had 18 of her 26 points. She shot 8-of-18 from the field, 3-of-7 from downtown and 7-of-8 at the foul line. Remarkably it is the first championship she has won at any level since coming to Australia from Christchurch in 2009. She has since played in the WNBL for the Dandenong Rangers, Bendigo Spirit, Adelaide Lightning and West Coast Waves/Perth Lynx and at state league level for the Albury Wodonga Raiders, Bendigo Braves, Willetton Tigers, Joondalup Wolves and now in her second season at Perry Lakes, she finally broke through. Lauren Jeffers (170-G-88) did a terrific job as point guard for the Lady Hawks with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Janique Kautsky's 10 minutes of defence in the last quarter on Nici Gilday was brilliant. She also had four points. Natalie Burton (194-C/F-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: LBM Management) scored her only two points in the last quarter but she fought hard for 15 rebounds and four steals. Sarah Donovan (188-F/C-93) also had seven points, eight rebounds and three steals for Perry Lakes. Perry Lakes coach Deanna Smith, in her first season in charge since retiring as a player 12 months earlier, was blown away by her team's performance. 'Oh my goodness, wow I don't know how to describe the feeling. I'm just really proud of the girls and it's not a relief now, I'm just stoked. They played their butts off, they played hard, they fought and to come out with the win was fantastic,' Smith said. 'Credit to Mandurah, they are a solid team and we've been really big on defence all season and that was our focus tonight. That was a big factor in getting us over the line.' Despite being shut down in the last quarter, Nici Gilday top-scored for the Magic with 20 points and five rebounds. Magic co-captain Rachel Halleen had 10 points on the back of those three first quarter triples while Carly Boag finished with seven points, 12 rebounds and four steals despite not scoring until there was a minute left in the third period. One of the SBL's all-time greats Casey Mihovilovich had seven points and three assists but unfortunately has now played in all five of Mandurah's losing Grand Finals in the club's history. The first score of the Grand Final came to Perry Lakes guard Lauren Jeffers but each time Magic captain Rachel Halleen a three-pointer in the first term the Lady Hawks went back in front. That happened three times and the Magic led 16-15 by quarter-time. Kasey Miegel then hit two free-throws to start the second quarter before Gilday went on an inspired run with three jumpers in three minutes to give the Magic their game-high lead of seven points. But it was Sarah Donovan who gave the Perry Lakes a spark with six points in the last three minutes to cut Mandurah's lead to two points by the main break. Remarkably star WNBL bigs Natalie Burton and Carly Boag both went into half-time scoreless for their respective sides. Gilday stretched Mandurah's lead back to four to start the third quarter but then Perry Lakes went on its best run of the game so far with nine straight points punctuated by a triple from Toni Antonia Farnworth. When Antonia Farnworth hit another three the Hawks' lead grew to six but Mandurah did stead before three quarter-time with the last six points with that run started with a triple from Boag that was her first points of the game. Boag then put the Magic back in front to start the fourth term but then Natalie Burton got her first and only points of the game level things up. A basket from Antonia Farnworth and free-throws from Janique Kautsky then saw the Hawks go up by four. Then after a basket for Mandurah from Boag, it was all Antonia Farnworth as she scored the game's next six points to put the result beyond doubt with the Lady Hawks up by eight with a minute to go, and going on to win by 11. The Men's SBL Grand Final will now take place on Saturday night between the Joondalup City Wolves and Perth Redbacks.
Courtesy of: sbl.asn.au



SuperCats claim first SEABL championship with second half comeback - by Eurobasket News

The Geelong Supercats have reached the ultimate success in their first ever SEABL Grand Final, defeating the Bendigo Braves 76-67 on the back of a 50-27 second half. Trailing by 14 at the main break, Geelong coach David Herbert implored his team to play with freedom in the second half and they came out with an 8-0 run. They were intent on getting their running game going while their defence was also exceptional, completely shutting Bendigo out of the paint and holding them scoreless for five minutes. Kelly Wilson (170-G-84) was able to break the drought for the Braves but with the Supercats owning the front court, it opened up the court and Ellen Kett (170-PG-94) took full advantage. She went on a blistering two-minute spree, scoring 11 points with three three-pointers to give Geelong their first lead of the game. Her incredible shooting also sparked the Geelong fans who had made their way down the highway and ensured the Supercats had all the momentum. A late three-point play from Jessie Rennie kept Bendigo in front by just a point a three-quarter time but the Supercats' momentum could not be slowed, hitting four of their first six shots of the final period. Ebony Rolph (181-G-94) came alive with a couple of nice jumpers but Bianca Dufelmeier (171-G-92, college: UAB) (eight point) kept touch courtesy of consecutive cuts to the basket and she then put the Braves back in front with a corner three-pointer as the game entered the final three minutes. Maddison Wild (188-C-95, college: W.Texas A&M) came off the bench with a turnaround jumper however Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) (25 points, 13 boards) would not be denied with a quick response. Isabella Brancatisano then picked up a steal and ran the length of the court, scoring a tough lay-up through contact to move the Supercats ahead by three with 1:20 remaining. Rolph (12 points, seven rebounds) drilled a baseline jumper on the following possession and Bendigo had a chance to set up a play out of a time-out but a stop at the other end of the floor for Geelong sent the bench into celebrations before Kett sealed the victory from the free-throw line. 'I was really proud of the way the girls stepped up in that third quarter,' said Supercats head coach David Herbert . 'Ellen stood tall. I was saying to the assistant coaches she's the X-factor for us, if she gets going we're in great shape and she was amazing in that quarter. 'We threw the zone out on the floor in the third quarter, that obviously changed the tempo of the game. 'We were able to get control and ascendancy from there and on the back of that I felt we were going to win.' Coming into the clash, one of the key match-ups to watch was Blicavs' battle with Chante Black (195-C-85, college: Duke) but Black took the ascendancy early with eight quick points while Geelong showed a few nerves with 1-7 shooting to start. They found themselves trailing 2-10 before Blicavs scored the first seven points for her side but Black continued to go to work, tallying 12 points and a block by quarter-time to give the Braves a nine-point edge. The first break came at the perfect time for the Supercats though who were able to re-group and start the second term with a 7-0 run as Isabella Brancatisano (eight points, six assists) knocked down a three to combine with Blicavs who had a double-double in just 16 minutes. Their momentum did not last long though with Kelly Wilson (12 points, ten rebounds, eight assists) controlling the tempo from the point guard position, penetrating with drives and dishing to her front court. With Ashley Rininger (193-F/C, college: Liberty) coming off the bench, the Braves front court were dominating down low and she added 12 points and eight rebounds for the game. Alongside Black (15 points, nine rebounds) and Carlie Smith (11 points, nine boards) who kept the scoreboard ticking over, Bendigo opened up a game-high 14-point lead at half-time but it would not be enough to contain Geelong's second half onslaught. For her inspirational third quarter, Kett was awarded the Barb Barton medal as the Grand Final MVP. She finished with 17 points, 11 of which came in the third quarter when she turned the game on its heads while also adding six rebounds and two assists overall. 'We've got a function back in Geelong so we're looking forward to getting back there and enjoying the night,' said Herbert. 'I'm so proud of these girls, they did a tremendous job.'
Courtesy of: seabl.com.au



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  DENMARK  


Cashin inks at Vaerlose at the beginning of her pro career - by Eurobasket News

Dameligaen newcomer Vaerlose BBK strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Paige Cashin (193). Cashin just graduated from S.Florida (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. But in 13 games she recorded only 1.1ppg last season. Cashin helped them to make it to the final.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Amelie Pochet is a newcomer at Toulouse - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse Metropole Basket (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old ex-international shooting guard Amelie Pochet (180-84). She has played for the last three years at Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 in LFB. However her team was relegated to LF2. In 24 games she recorded 5.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pochet's team was regular season runner-up in French LFB in 2008. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Pochet was a member of French international program for some years. She was called to French Senior National Team between 2006 and 2007 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
Pochet has spent her entire career in France playing for eight other teams: Valenciennes USVO, Mondeville, Tarbes, Villeneuve D'Ascq, Reims, Centre Federal BB, Basket Landes and Bretagne Basket.

Toulouse Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Amelie Pochet
Sylvie Gruszczynski
Aline Dumont

Center:
Oumou Toure

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Toulouse keeps Toure for another season - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse Metropole Basket (LF2) re-signed 29-year old Senegalese international power forward Oumou Toure (190-88, agency: Octagon Europe). She played there last season. In 29 LF2 games she averaged 14.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Toure's team made it to the LF2 Semifinals in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
Toure represented Senegal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.4ppg, 1.8rpg.
Toure has played previously for four other teams: Mondeville, Hainaut, Perpignan and Bretagne Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cadi La Seu Sedis roll over Toulouse in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse - Cadi La Seu 49-85

Cadi La Seu roll over Toulouse 85-49 in friendly. The Spanish side took an early lead and never looked behind. They grabbed a 29-13 lead with 10 minutes to go and easily celebrated the total win. Caitlyn Ramirez (188-F-94, college: Troy) stepped up with 18 points and Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96, agency: ProDep Management) posted 15. Oumou Toure (190-C/F-88, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 14 points and Amelie Pochet (180-SG-84) nailed 10.



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  GHANA  


ACCRA League Women's Division Ends with Braves atop standings - by Eurobasket News

The 2017 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women's Division regular season has come to a close following the conclusion of the final round of games earlier in the week. Defending Champions Braves of Customs sits at the summit of the standings with 29 points after recording 13 wins in 16 games. Customs stuttered at the beginning of the season but recovered well to cruise through the season; the team will hope for a better start in the postseason which features the four top teams in the recently concluded game. Ghana Navy ended the season on a high note courtesy a 45-30 win over third placed Tudu Galaxy to maintain its spot in second place. The Mariners ended the season three points behind Braves and looks like a dark horse contender in the playoffs. Fire Service' big win over University of Ghana-UG (69-13) means the team ends the season a point behind Galaxy's tally for the campaign-24. UG ranked bottom of the standings and misses out on the postseason.
Courtesy of: basketballghana.com



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  HUNGARY  


Hungary win FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Hungary's women struck gold in the third edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on September 1-3 2017. Hungary brought the spectators to their feet after defeating Russia in the final (12-9). At just 16 years of age, Hungary rising star Orsolya Toth (180-SF-00) co-led all scorers in Debrecen and was named MVP of the tournament. She was held to just 3 points but scored a game-changing two-pointer in the last minute of the game.
In the bronze-medal game, the Netherlands defeated the underdogs of the competition, Poland. Poland star Wiktoria Keller was tied with Toth at first place in the scoring charts and joined her and Russia star Yulia Zarubina (190-PF-99) on the Team of the Tournament. The Netherlands and Hungary are both members of the FIBA 3x3 Fast Track, an ambitious 3x3 development program created by FIBA to identify and train the future 3x3 Olympians.

Final Standings:
Women
1. Hungary
2. Russia
3. Netherlands
4. Poland
5. France
6. Belgium
7. Italy
8. Czech Republic
9. Spain
10. Ukraine
11. Latvia
12. Israel.
Courtesy of: fiba.basketball



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  KENYA  


Equity Bank remain on course to defend title - by Eurobasket News

In the women's Premier League, champions Equity Bank remained on course to successfully defend their title when they punished Storms 65-35. Equity Bank, who led 33-21 at the breather, maintained their second spot with 22 points after having won 10 matches and lost two.
KPA are still in the drivers seat with 24 from 12 consecutive victories. Coach Ronnie Owino 's Strathmore University closed in on the play-offs following their 65-51 victory over Eagle Wings. Strathmore are fourth on the 10-team table standings with 20 points while Eagle Wings are a distant seventh on 17 points same with Storms.
Co-op Bank and newcomers Zetech University are also battling for the women's Premier League play-off positions as they currently occupy third and fourth positions on the table standings respectively.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke



Deposed champs Kaya Tiwi finish 3rd in basketball - by Eurobasket News

Kenya's Kaya Tiwi on Saturday finished third in the girls' basketball competition as the Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games came to a close. Kaya Tiwi, winners of the competition on their debut last year, beat LAC Tanganyika of Burundi 53-25 in the play-off match at Kaunda grounds. The Coast side were once again looking to notch another double having successfully retained their national title in April. Kaya Tiwi coach Philip Onyango vowed to return back stronger next year and reclaim the title. 'We had hopes of going all the way again this year but we were beaten by some good teams. We have picked some valuable lessons that will help us return better prepared next year,' the veteran tactician said.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke



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  PORTUGAL  


Benfica inks Jessica Garcia - by Joao Santos

Sport Lisboa Benfica (Liga Feminina) signed 19-year old power forward Jessica Garcia (183-98). She played last season at ES Amadora in the 1Div. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Garcia represented Portugal at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 0.6ppg, 2.2rpg.

Sport Lisboa Benfica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Catarina Neves
Filipa Bernardeco
Joana Ramos

Forward:
Dora Duarte

Center:
Jessica Garcia

Coach: Andre Cardoso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Benfica signs Catarina Neves - by Joao Santos

Sport Lisboa Benfica (Liga Feminina) signed 24-year old Portuguese international point guard Catarina Neves (173-93). She played last season at CREF Hola in Spanish LFB league. In 25 games she had 3.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Neves played at Conquero (also in LFB) where in 27 games she recorded just 2.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Neves has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. She has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Neves represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg.
Neves has played previously for two other Portugal teams: CD Povoa and GDESSA/Barreiro.

Sport Lisboa Benfica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Catarina Neves
Filipa Bernardeco
Joana Ramos

Forward:
Dora Duarte

Coach: Andre Cardoso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Benfica lands Filipa Bernardeco - by Joao Santos

Sport Lisboa Benfica (Liga Feminina) tabbed 25-year old international guard Filipa Bernardeco (173-92) from CAB Madeira. In 26 Liga Feminina games she averaged 5.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. She helped them to win the cup.
Bernardeco has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. She has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Bernardeco also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg, 2.5spg.
Bernardeco has played previously for two other teams: Lombos Quinta and GDEMA Menres/Algueirao.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Toulouse keeps Toure for another season - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse Metropole Basket (LF2) re-signed 29-year old Senegalese international power forward Oumou Toure (190-88, agency: Octagon Europe). She played there last season. In 29 LF2 games she averaged 14.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Toure's team made it to the LF2 Semifinals in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
Toure represented Senegal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.4ppg, 1.8rpg.
Toure has played previously for four other teams: Mondeville, Hainaut, Perpignan and Bretagne Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Branka Lukovic is a newcomer at Picken Claret - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) added to their roster 22-year old Serbian power forward Branka Lukovic (190-95) from Valencia BC. Lukovic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 16 LF2 games in Spain she recorded 7.3ppg and 7.6rpg. She also played that season for Partizan in Serbian 1 ZLS where in 7 games she averaged 11.1ppg and 7.4rpg. Lukovic also played 6 games in WABA where she had 6.3ppg and 3.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team was regular season runner-up in Serbian League in 2015. Lukovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Honorable Mention in 2016.
She represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.9ppg, 1.7rpg.
Lukovic has played also professionally in Serbia (Vozdovac) and FYR Macedonia (Badel).

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Beatriz Royo
Branka Lukovic
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Sofia Galeron
Paula Garcia
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia
Juana Camilion

Coach: Carles Martinez

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Branka Lukovic is a newcomer at Picken Claret - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) added to their roster 22-year old Serbian power forward Branka Lukovic (190-95) from Valencia BC. Lukovic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 16 LF2 games in Spain she recorded 7.3ppg and 7.6rpg. She also played that season for Partizan in Serbian 1 ZLS where in 7 games she averaged 11.1ppg and 7.4rpg. Lukovic also played 6 games in WABA where she had 6.3ppg and 3.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team was regular season runner-up in Serbian League in 2015. Lukovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Honorable Mention in 2016.
She represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.9ppg, 1.7rpg.
Lukovic has played also professionally in Serbia (Vozdovac) and FYR Macedonia (Badel).

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Beatriz Royo
Branka Lukovic
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Sofia Galeron
Paula Garcia
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia
Juana Camilion

Coach: Carles Martinez

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Cadi La Seu Sedis roll over Toulouse in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Toulouse - Cadi La Seu 49-85

Cadi La Seu roll over Toulouse 85-49 in friendly. The Spanish side took an early lead and never looked behind. They grabbed a 29-13 lead with 10 minutes to go and easily celebrated the total win. Caitlyn Ramirez (188-F-94, college: Troy) stepped up with 18 points and Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96, agency: ProDep Management) posted 15. Oumou Toure (190-C/F-88, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 14 points and Amelie Pochet (180-SG-84) nailed 10.



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Uganda fall two medals short of dethroning Kenya - by Eurobasket News

Hosts Uganda came within a whisker of winning a first overall title at the 16th Brookside East Africa Secondary School games that climaxed on Saturday. In the end, however, Kenya maintained their superiority, holding on their crown with final day triumphs in hockey (girls and boys), soccer (girls) and volleyball (girls). Those titles gave 11 titles across 13 sports disciplines. Uganda did match their tally of 28 medals but collected nine Golds at the opening ceremony at Pece Stadium. State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysestom Muyingo would have been handing out a few more had Buddo SSS not choked to lose the boys' basketball title. Buddo lost 71-70 to Rwanda's APE Rugunga in a gripping game at Kaunda grounds, missing a free throw that would have sent the contest into overtime with two seconds to play. Similar margins gave Kenya the girls' soccer crown when Wiyeta beat Kawempe Muslim 6-5 in a post-match shootout after regulation was tied at 1-all. Consolation for Buddo came in the girls' basketball team beating St Mary's Secondary Kitende 66-55 to become the first Ugandan school to win the regional title since 2004. That final, like boys' soccer, had guaranteed Gold for Uganda on the final day. Kitende won tehri 12th boys' soccer title, beating Jinja SSS 1-0 after extra time. Kitende's Ashraf Bamuturaki scored from the spot after the referee awarded a phantom penalty against a 10-man Jinja SSS.
Courtesy of: monitor.co.ug



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Stars top Fever 75-71 in season ender - by Eurobasket News

Kayla McBride (5'11''-G-92, college: Notre Dame) had 28 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lead the San Antonio Stars to a 75-71 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night in a season-ending game for the two worst teams in the WNBA. After trailing 32-28 at the half, the Stars (8-26) erased a nine-point deficit in the third quarter, scoring 27 points behind McBride's nine, to lead 55-51 and went on to end a four-game losing streak. San Antonio swept three games from the Fever (9-25), who end the season with eight-straight losses, and finished with a 2-15 record on the road with both wins coming at Indiana. Kayla Alexander (6'4''-C-91, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) and Kelsey Plum (5'8''-G-94, college: Washington) added 11 points apiece for the Stars. Candice Dupree (6'2''-F/C-84, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana with Natalie Achonwa (6'3''-F-92, college: Notre Dame) adding 18. The Fever had made the playoffs 12 straight seasons.
Courtesy of: kokomotribune.com



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES  


Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team 2017
Yasuma Shiori
Shiori
Yen-Yu Chen
Chen
Julia Gladkova
Gladkova
Darcy Garbin
Garbin
Lauren Scherf
Scherf

Finals MVP: Darcy Garbin (187-F-94) of Australia
Best Player: Darcy Garbin (187-F-94) of Australia
Best Guard: Yasuma Shiori (160-PG-94) of Japan
Best Forward: Darcy Garbin (187-F-94) of Australia
Best Center: Lauren Scherf (196-C/F-96) of Australia

1st Team
PG: Yasuma Shiori (160-PG-94) of Japan
G/F: Yen-Yu Chen (169-G/F-94) of Taiwan
F: Julia Gladkova (185-F-94) of Russia
F: Darcy Garbin (187-F-94) of Australia
C/F: Lauren Scherf (196-C/F-96) of Australia

2nd Team
G: I-Hsiu Cheng (178-G-93) of Taiwan
G: Saki Hayashi (171-G-95) of Japan
G: Kaila Charles (6'1''-G) of USA
G: Nathalie Fontaine (188-G-93) of Sweden
F: Palma Kaposi (6'1''-F-96) of Hungary

Honorable Mention
Yu-Ting Lin (183-F-94) of Taiwan
Victoria Jankoska (173-G-94) of USA
Tereza Vyoralova (175-SG-94) of Czech Rep.
Paige Crozon (185-G-94) of Canada
Judit Barnai (189-F/C-94) of Hungary
Fanni Szabo (185-G/F-94) of Hungary
Josephine Filipe (177-G/F-95) of Portugal
Karolina Pobozy (186-PF-96) of Polska
Sarah Ageno (176-F-96) of Uganda
Agustina Leiva (180-C-96) of Argentina