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  ABA LEAGUE  



Big reinforcement for Zrinjski - Marko Ramljak coming to town - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar have strengthened their ranks at the forward position. An established ABA League player Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93) is the newcomer in Mostar.

Marko Ramljak is a well-known player for the fans of the ABA League, as he played in the regional competition between 2010 and 2016 when he was a member of the KK Zadar.

Last season he moved from the Dalmatian side to the ranks of KK Cedevita Zagreb, for which he played in the domestic championship. His average was 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Now he will seek for the new challenges at the ABA League 2, within the ranks of HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar.



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  ANDORRA  


Bartolome re-signs at Cantbasket - by Eurobasket News

La Gallofa Cantbasket 04 (EBA) confirmed in their roster 19-year old Andorra international forward Alexis Bartolome (199-98). He played there last season. In 23 EBA games he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.3rpg. Bartolome helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BC Morabanc Andorra II. But in 18 EBA games he averaged just 1.1ppg.
Despite young age Bartolome had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division C Honorable Mention in 2016.
He has been also a member of Andorra international program for some years. Bartolome has regularly played for Andorra senior team since 2016 and previously for U16 National Team in 2014.
He represented Andorra at the European Championships U18 Division C in San Marino last year. Bartolome's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 15.4ppg, Reb-1 (13.6rpg), 1.6spg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 52.2%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  


Deportivo Norte signs rookie Jerrell Martin in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

TNA newcomer Deportivo Norte de Armstrong strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American forward Jerrell Martin (203-91kg-95). Martin just graduated from Siena Heights (NAIA). He has played there for the last four years. In 24 games he recorded 13.2ppg and 7.4rpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-WHAC 2nd Team. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-WHAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Martin is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Facundo Toia
Franco Borselino
Celestino Cupulutti
Rodrigo Gallegos
Jonatan Torresi

Forwards:
Jerrell Martin
Elias Eterovich
Leandro Gerez
Marco Luchi

Coach: Alejandro Cupulutti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Enisey tabs Matic Rebec, ex Krka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 22-year old Slovenian international point guard Matic Rebec (181-95). He has played for the last two years at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 33 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.3spg last season. Rebec helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. Rebec also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 11.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rogaska (Telemach League) in Slovenia. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 9.0apg and 3.0spg. Rebec contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Slovenian League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements he won Slovenian U18 ships championship title in 2013. Rebec received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Rebec has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
He represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.0ppg.
Rebec has played also professionally in Slovenia for Helios.
His game is described as: Promising PG with impressive passing ability and court vision. Great personality, huge upside.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vladimir Pichkurov
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
Matic Rebec
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  

D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anthony GOETGELUCK
  Soba
  (182-PG-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Goetgeluck, Soba20.0 
 2. Vanderhaegen, Gistel O.19.0 
 3. Spaens, Ieper18.0 
 4. Maesen, Houthalen18.0 
 5. Naudts, Waregem16.0 
 6. De Vreught, Gistel O.15.0 
 7. Demirtas, Spirou B14.0 
 8. Leemans, Ieper13.0 
 9. van-Kempen, Soba13.0 
 10. Guillemyn, Waregem12.0 
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. Demirtas, Spirou B7.0 
 9. Mestdagh, Ieper7.0 
 10. Schepens, Ieper7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sami DEMIRTAS
  Spirou B
  (190-SG-96)
  Avg: 6
 1. Demirtas, Spirou B6.0 
 2. Ronge, Soba5.0 
 3. Goetgeluck, Soba4.0 
 4. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.4.0 
 5. Montanari, Houth.3.0 
 6. Spaens, Ieper3.0 
 7. Snyers, Houthalen3.0 
 8. Maesen, Houthalen3.0 
 9. Clemente, Houth.2.0 
 10. Haerbos, Soba2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GOETGELUCK
  Soba
  (182-PG-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Goetgeluck, Soba6.0 
 2. Van-Vooren, Wareg.4.0 
 3. Morini, Spirou B3.0 
 4. Guillemyn, Waregem3.0 
 5. Goffin, Spirou B2.0 
 6. Leemans, Ieper2.0 
 7. Casero-Ortiz, Spirou B.2.0 
 8. Naudts, Waregem2.0 
 9. Fogang, Spirou B2.0 
 10. Ronge, Soba2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michal FUSEK
  Spirou B
  (224-C-95)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fusek, Spirou B3.0 
 2. Delplancq, Gistel O.1.0 
 3. Gorremans, Soba0.0 
 4. Goffin, Spirou B0.0 
 5. Goetgeluck, Soba0.0 
 6. Vanden-B., Soba0.0 
 7. Fundi, Gistel O.0.0 
 8. Van-Vooren, Wareg.0.0 
 9. Fogang, Spirou B0.0 
 10. Thielemans, Gistel O.0.0 


Top Division I Round 1: Houthalen loses to Soba - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Top Division I just started.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Houthalen (0-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Soba (1-0) 78-71. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 50-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Soba forced 19 Houthalen turnovers. Strangely Houthalen outrebounded Soba 49-32 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Houthalen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Anthony Goetgeluck (182-92) fired 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Dutch center Kenneth van-Kempen (207-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Bart Maesen (198-89) produced 18 points for lost side. Houthalen's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Soba is looking forward to face Ninane at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Houthalen will play against Melsele (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between Gent Hawks and Neufchateau where Gent Hawks (1-0) crushed Neufchateau (0-1) on the road with 23-point difference 87-64. Gent Hawks will play against Spirou B (#4) in the next round. Neufchateau will play against Royal Brussels (#9) to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Waregem between Waregem and Ieper. Waregem (1-0) got a very close home victory over Ieper (0-1). Waregem managed to escape with a 2-point win 72-70 on Saturday evening. Stan Naudts stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners. At the losing side Robin Spaens responded with 18 points. Waregem will meet Gembo BBC (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ieper will play against Oxaco (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in , where Gistel Oostende (0-1) lost to Spirou B (1-0) in a road game 59-72. Sami Demirtas nailed 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Spirou B's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Spirou B's next round opponent will be Gent Hawks on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week.

In the last game of round 1 Melsele lost to Ninane in a road game 59-67.

Houthalen - Soba 71-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Houthalen (0-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Soba (1-0) 78-71. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 50-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Soba forced 19 Houthalen turnovers. Strangely Houthalen outrebounded Soba 49-32 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Houthalen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Anthony Goetgeluck (182-92) fired 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Dutch center Kenneth van-Kempen (207-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Soba players scored in double figures. Forward Bart Maesen (198-89) produced 18 points and center Kuta Niayingwanda (198-0) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Houthalen's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Soba is looking forward to face Ninane at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Houthalen will play against Melsele (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Soba: A.Goetgeluck 20+6reb+4ast, K.van Kempen 13+8reb, S.Ronge 11+1reb+5ast, L.Anthonis 11+4reb, V.Vanden Berghe 7+6reb, J.Balanga 6+3reb
Houthalen: B.Maesen 18+4reb+3ast, K.Niayingwanda 12+10reb+1ast, L.Dedroog 9+4reb, D.Snyers 8+8reb+3ast, V.Jatulevicius 7+3reb, D.Clemente 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 568697


Neufchateau - Gent Hawks 64-87

Another exciting game was between Gent Hawks and Neufchateau where Gent Hawks (1-0) crushed Neufchateau (0-1) on the road with 23-point difference 87-64. Gent Hawks will play against Spirou B (#4) in the next round. Neufchateau will play against Royal Brussels (#9) to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 568698


Ninane - Melsele 67-59

Ninane used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Melsele 67-59. Ninane's next round opponent will be Soba (#3) in Antwerpen, which may be the game of the day. Melsele will play at home against Houthalen (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 568694


Waregem - Ieper 72-70

A very close game took place in Waregem between Waregem and Ieper. Waregem (1-0) got a very close home victory over Ieper (0-1). Waregem managed to escape with a 2-point win 72-70 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-70. Waregem forced 24 Ieper turnovers. Strangely Ieper outrebounded Waregem 44-20 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Stan Naudts (195-86) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and power forward Aaron Van-Vooren (200-94) chipped in 11 points and 4 steals. Four Waregem players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Robin Spaens (180-92) responded with 18 points and naturalized Swiss center Stan Leemans (205-92, agency: Promotex) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Waregem will meet Gembo BBC (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ieper will play against Oxaco (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Waregem: S.Naudts 16+1reb, B.Guillemyn 12+2reb+2ast, A.Van Vooren 11+4reb+1ast, D.Daens 11+3reb, A.Steinbach 10+1reb, L.De Lepeleire 7+3reb+4ast
Ieper: R.Spaens 18+2reb+3ast, S.Leemans 13+7reb, R.Mestdagh 10+7reb+1ast, A.Schepens 9+7reb, K.Devacht 7+1reb, J.Debrock 7
gschID: 568696


Spirou B - Gistel Oostende 72-59

We should mention about the upset which took place in , where Gistel Oostende (0-1) lost to Spirou B (1-0) in a road game 59-72. The game was mostly controlled by Spirou B. Gistel Oostende was better in third quarter 23-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Spirou B forced 19 Gistel Oostende turnovers. Sami Demirtas (190-96, agency: Promotex) nailed 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Clement Goffin (199-97) accounted for 8 points and 9 rebounds. Four Spirou B players scored in double figures. Spirou B's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Thibault Vanderhaegen (201-98) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Sacha De Vreught (180-0) added 15 points respectively for Gistel Oostende in the defeat. Spirou B's next round opponent will be Gent Hawks on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Spirou B: S.Demirtas 14+7reb+6ast, R.Benzouien 12+3reb+2ast, S.Casero-Ortiz 10+2reb+1ast, R.Morini 10+4reb, M.Fusek 10+6reb, C.Goffin 8+9reb+2ast
Gistel Oostende: T.Vanderhaegen 19+12reb, S.De Vreught 15+3reb+1ast, J.Delplancq 12+1reb, S.Buysschaert 6+5reb+1ast, A.Verstraete 4+2reb+1ast, E.Fundi 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 568695





Gravelines rally past Aalstar in Hazebrouck - by Eurobasket News

Gravelines - Aalstar 90:77

Gravelines claimed the fourth pre-season victory. They edged Aalstar in Hazebrouck. Terry Allen (203-F-93, college: Richmond) scored 20 points to lead the winners.
Gravelines accounted for a 23:11 lead after ten minutes. The French team unloaded 27 points in the second quarter to ensure a 50:26 halftime advantage. Aalstar netted 23 points in the third term but still trailed by as many as 23 points heading into the fourth quarter. The Belgian team unloaded 28 points in the final term but just sweetened the pill at the end. William Buford (196-G-90, college: Ohio St., agency: Two Points) netted 16 points, while Taylor Smith (199-F/C-91, college: SF Austin) contributed 12 points in the victory. Wesley Channels (190-PG-88, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 18 points for Aalstar. Olivier Troisfontaines (196-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management) had 13 points in the loss.

Gravelines: Terry Allen 20, William Buford 16, Taylor Smith 12
Aalstar: Wesley Channels 18, Olivier Troisfontaines 13



Proximus Spirou (men) and Mithra Castors Braine (women) to host pre-season tournament with top European teams in Charleroi next weekend - by Bert Larsimont

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (men's basketball) and Mithra Castors Braine (women's basketball) are proud to present the very first BSCA Take-Off Trophy tournament to be held at the RTL Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium next weekend.

On Sep. 8th, 9th and 10th, 2017, top teams from all over Europe will compete in a three-day international tournament organized for the first time in Belgium. Proximus Spirou of Head Coach Brian Lynch and Mithra Castors of freshly contracted 30-year-old playmaker Britney Jones have worked in partnership to set this new tournament, much awaited by local basketball observers.

On the one hand, the women's tournament in which Mithra Castors Braine from Belgium, USK Prague from Czech Republic, LFB title holding team Villeneuve-d'Ascq from France and UMMC Ekaterinburg from Russia (all four clubs will be involved in the 2017-18 FIBA EuroLeague Women) should participate will already start next Friday evening. On the other hand, the men's competition with the local team Proximus Spirou Charleroi, medi Bayreuth from Germany, Tsmoki-Minsk from Belarus and AEK Athens from Greece will start on Saturday (the three invited clubs will be playing the FIBA Basketball Champions League in 2017-18).

The third and last day of the BSCA Take-Off Trophy competition scheduled on Sunday, Sep. 10th will also coincide with the Spirou Basket Fan Day.

The BSCA Take-Off Trophy should be a great opportunity for basketball fans and observers to enjoy top quality basketball games next weekend. Supporters and basketball lovers who will show up at the Spiroudome next weekend should get the chance to see great women players or men players in action. The talented power forward Raisa Musina of UMMC Ekaterinburg, Katerina Elhotova, Karolina Elhotova and the Spanish star Leticia Romero of USK Prague as well as French national team members Jo Gomis and Marielle Amant of ESBVA-LM should be present in Charleroi for the women's BSCA Take-Off Trophy tournament from next Friday on. Fans will also enjoy watching great talents like the experienced Serbian-Greek power forward Dusan Sakota (210-SF-86, agency: BeoBasket) or the very athletic Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87, college: Texas A&M) of AEK Athens, the excellent guard John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) of medi Bayreuth as well as Bosnia's former international point guard Filip Adamovic (183-PG-88, agency: 011 Sports) and US center David Kravish (208-F/C-92, college: California) of Tsmoki-Minsk during the men's tourney.

The women's tournament will start on Friday, Sep. 8th, 2017 (entrance fee to attend the two games on that day is 7,00 EUR):

18:00 : ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq (FRA) vs. USK Prague (CZE) - Women's basketball
21:00 : Mithra Castors Braine (BEL) vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg (RUS) - Women's basketball

Saturday, Sep. 9th, 2017 (entrance is free):

12:00 : AEK Athens (GRE) vs. medi Bayreuth (GER) - Men's basketball
15:30 : Mithra Castors Braine (BEL) vs. USK Prague (CZE) - Women's basketball
19:00 : Proximus Spirou (BEL) vs. Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) - Men's basketball

Sunday, Sep. 10th, 2017 (entrance is free):

12:00 : ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq (FRA) vs. Ekaterinburg (RUS) - Women's basketball
15:30 : Proximus Spirou vs. (TBD) * - Men's basketball
19:00 : (TBD)* - Men's basketball

* Games will depend on the results. Whatever the results are, Proximus Charleroi will play its second game of the tournament at 15:30 on Sunday, Sep. 10th.



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  BOSNIA  


Drasko Albijanic (ex Igokea) agreed terms with Lovcen - by Darko Pekic

KK Lovcen Cetinje (Erste Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Bosnian ex-international center Drasko Albijanic (211-86, agency: BeoExcell). He played most recently at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Albijanic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 16 Division I games he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Albijanic also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 8.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.0ppg and 4.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Albijanic played at Sutjeska. In 26 ABA League games he got 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2016.
Albijanic also represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Albijanic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (Ploiesti, Pitesti and CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu), Serbia (Borac) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

KK Lovcen Cetinje roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Korac
Masan Vrbica
Nikola Borilovic
Milos Latkovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic

Forwards:
Mihailo Radunovic
Milan Hajdukovic
Ivan Vujovic
Nikola Paraca

Centers:
Drasko Albijanic
Milos Lopicic
Vasilije Knezevic
Bogoslav Bozovic

Coach: Dragan Radovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adi Zahiragic leads Kakanj past Mladost - by Eurobasket News

Kakanj - Mladost 82:77

Kakanj recorded a narrow pre-season victory over Mladost. Adi Zahiragic (187-PG-95) nailed 16 points to lead the winners.
Mladost posted a 20:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Kakanj erased the deficit in the second term. They spurred ahead for a 42:41 halftime lead. Kakanj stretched the gap in the third term. They entered the fourth quarter up by 4 points. Kakanj then dropped 21 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Palavra posted 14 points, while Aldin Muflizovic (200-F-92) and Igor Djukovic (202-F/G-87) had 11 points in the victory. Sreten Knezevic (205-F/C-94) answered with 21 points for Mladost. Stefan Mijovic (196-G-95) delivered 15 points in the loss.



Big reinforcement for Zrinjski - Marko Ramljak coming to town - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar have strengthened their ranks at the forward position. An established ABA League player Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93) is the newcomer in Mostar.

Marko Ramljak is a well-known player for the fans of the ABA League, as he played in the regional competition between 2010 and 2016 when he was a member of the KK Zadar.

Last season he moved from the Dalmatian side to the ranks of KK Cedevita Zagreb, for which he played in the domestic championship. His average was 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Now he will seek for the new challenges at the ABA League 2, within the ranks of HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar.



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell ARTIS
  America
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Artis, America21.3 
 2. Anthony, Bauru19.2 
 3. Brite, L.Sorocaba16.4 
 4. Dos-Santos, Pauli.16.2 
 5. Cook, L.Sorocaba16.0 
 6. Demetrio, Franca13.8 
 7. Uchendu, Bauru13.7 
 8. Galvanini, Bauru13.7 
 9. Ferreira, Franca13.6 
 10. Lenz, Bauru13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 10
 1. Uchendu, Bauru10.0 
 2. Galvanini, Bauru7.6 
 3. Rodrigues, L.Sor.7.5 
 4. Bernardi, Pinheiros6.5 
 5. Toledo, Pinheiros6.4 
 6. Cipolini, Franca6.3 
 7. Lenz, Bauru6.0 
 8. Demetrio, Franca6.0 
 9. Drudi, Osasco B.5.7 
 10. Sommer, Paulistano5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Corazza, Paulistano7.5 
 2. Anthony, Bauru6.2 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros5.4 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.1 
 5. Dos-Santos, Pauli.5.0 
 6. Borges, Franca4.0 
 7. Artis, America3.8 
 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. Artis, America1.8 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros1.8 
 5. Ferreira, Franca1.8 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.8 
 7. Lersch, Mogi1.6 
 8. Andrade, America1.6 
 9. Fernandes, Osasco B.1.5 
 10. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Uchendu, Bauru2.3 
 2. Sena, Mogi1.3 
 3. Demetrio, Franca1.2 
 4. Bernardi, Pinheiros1.2 
 5. Hubner, Paulistano1.0 
 6. Pereira, Pinheiros1.0 
 7. Knight, America1.0 
 8. Lenz, Bauru1.0 
 9. Sommer, Paulistano0.9 
 10. Corazza, Paulistano0.8 


Chris Ware (ex Garuda) is a newcomer at Pinheiros - by Paulo Freire

E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo (Paulista) added to their roster 28-year old American center Chris Ware (203-125kg-89, college: Indiana Tech). He played last summer at Garuda in Indonesian IBL league. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 9.0rpg and 2.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Indonesian IBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ware's team made it to the Kosovo Cup Final Four in 2014. He was also voted NJCAA D2 All-American 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Ware is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Portugal (Illiabum and Sampaense), Romania (Giurgiu), Kosovo (Drita) and PBL (Sauk Valley P.).
Ware attended Indiana Tech until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Big man that has done nothing but improve since coming out of college. Can step out and knock down the 3 pointer, moves well, good footwork and team player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leonardo Demetrio signs at Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) landed 23-year old Brazilian international forward Leonardo Demetrio (208-94) from Forca Lleida. In 34 LEB Gold games in Spain he averaged 10.9ppg and 5.6rpg last season.
Demetrio ended the previous (2015-16) season at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) where in three games he had just 2.3ppg and 2.7rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Minas in Brazilian NBB. In 32 games he recorded 10.7ppg and 5.6rpg.
Demetrio has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Demetrio represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.6ppg, 1.8rpg.

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Leonardo Demetrio

Centers:
Guillem Rubio
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Matrakov re-signs at Glasgow Rocks - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks (BBL) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Bulgarian guard Boris Matrakov (195-93). He played there last season. In 26 BBL games he recorded 3.5ppg and 2.2rpg. Matrakov helped them to make it to the cup final.
He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Overgas).

Glasgow Rocks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Bunyan
Dante Holmes
Boris Matrakov
Martez Harrison
Adam Burroughs

Forwards:
Gareth Murray
Alasdair Fraser
Jalen Billups
Torren Jones

Center:
Kieron Achara

Coach: Anthony Garbelotto

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Halifax Hurricanes keep Watson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Hurricanes (NBL Canada) re-signed 27-year old forward Tyrone Watson (196-102kg-90, college: New Mexico State). He played there last season. In 47 NBL Canada games he averaged 11.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. Watson helped them to win the NBL Atlantic Division title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Watson spent at Orangeville A's where in 19 CCAA games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 3rd Team. Watson also played that season for Al-Muharraq (Premier League) in Bahrain. In 19 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.3apg.
Watson was a member of Canadian U18 National Team back in 2008.
He has played previously for three other Canada teams: Halifax_Rainmen, Hamilton F. and 905's.
Watson attended New Mexico State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Halifax Hurricanes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Clifford Clinkscales
Mike Poole
Ta'Quan Zimmerman

Forwards:
Billy White
Tyrone Watson
C.J. Washington

Center:
Renaldo Dixon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Island Storm signs Osse just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Island Storm (NBL Canada) signed 24-year old Canadian point guard Kemy Osse (185-94kg-93). He just graduated from University of Arkansas at Little Rock (NCAA). Osse has played there for the last five years. In 32 games he had 9.2ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Osse's college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2016.
He was a member of Canadian U18 National Team back in 2010.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


Michael Ernst agreed terms with Puerto Montt - by Eurobasket News

CEB Puerto Montt (Liga Nacional) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old guard Michael Ernst (187-82) from CD Tinguiririca San Fernando. In 40 Liga Nacional games he recorded 10.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ernst played at Las Animas where in 24 Liga Nacional games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.8apg.
His team made it to the Liga Nacional Semifinals in 2013.
Ernst has spent his entire career in Chile playing for six other teams: Universidad de Concepcion, Osorno, Dep.Ancud, CD Lautaro, Universidad de Los Lagos and Aleman.
Ernst is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Puerto Montt.

CEB Puerto Montt roster for 2017-2018:

Alexander Galindo
Michael Ernst
Diego Osses
Benito Santiago
Carlos Aranda
Charles Rosemberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  


NBL Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Hunan enter next round - by Eurobasket News

Luoyang - Hunan 102-123

Hunan advanced into the next round of playoffs. They overcame Luoyang in the decisive fifth game of the quarterfinal series. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 123-102. 28 personal fouls committed by Luoyang helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) who had a double-double by scoring 60 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Hunan's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 22 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Ye Zhao (198-97) added 26 points and 7 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: M.Ater 26+22reb+7ast, S.Jianguo 26+7reb, Z.Ye 26+4reb+7ast, L.Shuai 14+2reb+6ast, O.Olumide 9+8reb+2ast, Y.Aosheng 1+1reb+2ast
Hunan: S.Terrell 60+11reb+6ast, C.Chen 19+4reb+2ast, O.Arinze 16+17reb+4ast, F.Bo 14+2reb, L.Hansheng 6+1reb+2ast, Z.ChaoLong 3+1reb
gschID: 569315





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  CROATIA  


Jazine brings back Dino Butorac - by Zeljko Zule

Newly promoted Jazine and Dino Butorac (191-G-90) reunited after only a few month apart, the club announced.
Butorac started last season with Jazine, posting 16.1 points in 10 Croatian A2 League North Division games before in January moving to Kvarner 2010 where he averaged 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals in 13 Croatian A1 League games.
Butorac has already played for Cedevita and Jolly JBS Sibenik in Croatia, Siroki in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sodertalje Kings in Sweden, Falco Szombathley in Hungary and Plymouth Universitay Raiders in United Kingdom.
Buturac has won two Swedish League titles, ond Bosnian Championship and one Bosnian Cup. He was a member of the Croatian U19 national team at the 2009 World Championship in New Zealand and won bronze medal.



Kastela inks Kenny Rhymes, ex Nitra - by Eurobasket News

KK Ribola Kastela (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Kenny Rhymes (196-88kg-91, college: Texas Wesleyan). He played last season at MBK SPU Nitra in Slovakian SBL league. In 14 games he had 10.4ppg and 4.6rpg. Rhymes also played that season for Handlova (also in SBL) where in four games he recorded 6.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semis final in 2015.
Rhymes has played also professionally in Kosovo (Trepca) and IBA (Kankakee S.).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Rhymes attended Texas Wesleyan University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

KK Ribola Kastela roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Dosen
Ante Mikulic
Kenny Rhymes
Petar Zivkovic
Josip Karanusic

Forwards:
Dino Sipic
Josip Matic
Roko Galic
N Pruze

Centers:
Aco Mandic
Ante Djugum

Coach: Luka Zitko

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Plymouth Raiders ink Brandon Penn, ex Jolly JBS - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) signed 27-year old American forward Brandon Penn (203-96kg-90, college: Rider, agency: HMS). He played last season at Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik in Croatian A1 league. In 11 games he had 5.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg. Penn helped them to make it to the final. He also played that season for Al Sadd in Qatari D1 where in two games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 9.5rpg and 4.5apg.
Penn is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Penn has played previously professionally in Denmark (Bakken), Greece (Apollon Patras), Japan (Kagawa Five Arrows) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).
He attended Rider University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan
Brandon Penn
Louis Sayers
Joonas Jarvelainen
Neil Watson
Zak Wells
Dylan Costelloe
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet

Coach: Gavin Love

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Skreljevo outgun Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Skreljevo - Zadar 86:83

Skreljevo prevailed against Zadar in the pre-season game. Davor Konjevic (197-G/F-90) delivered 16 points to lead the winners. Skreljevo recorded a 44:36 halftime lead. But Zadar bounced back in the third term. They used a 23:9 run to surge ahead. But Skreljevo picked up the tempo in the fourth quarter and stole victory. Brian Williams (187-G-92, college: Jacksonville St.) and Sinisa Stemberger (196-G-79) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Filip Kraljevic (212-F-89, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 15 points for Zadar. Preston Knowles (187-G-89, college: Louisville) produced 13 points in the defeat.



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Daiquan Walker (ex Nevezis) signs at BK Pardubice - by Eurobasket News

BK JIP Pardubice (NBL) landed 23-year old American point guard Daiquan Walker (188-84kg-94, college: Cent.Florida). He played most recently at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL league. Walker managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 12 LKL games he averaged 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he had just 1.0ppg and 1.7rpg. The other team Walker played that season for was Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 14 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.0apg.
He graduated from University of Central Florida in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BK JIP Pardubice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Scott Martin
Trevin Parks
Daiquan Walker

Forward:
Dominez Burnett

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nymburk and Opava seal victories - by Eurobasket News

Nymburk and Opava sealed victories in their friendly campaign. Nymburk overcame Kolin 75-66 with a strong first period and then again third one with a 21-10 run. Michal Vocetka (199-F-89, agency: Octagon Europe) and Kendrick Ray (188-G-94, college: Kennesaw St., agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up with 16 points each, while Adam Ciz (192-PG-91) and Petr Benda (203-C-82) netted 13 each. Quincy Diggs (198-G/F-90, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) followed them with 12 points.
BK Opava edged NH Ostrava 100:74. Radim Klecka (189-G-90) and Vaclav Bujnoch (200-C-93, college: Des Moines Area CC) top-scored for the winners with 21 points each. Lukas Bukovjan (185-G-98) added 12, whilst Jiri Stepanek (201-C-98) nailed 10. Martin Gniadek (203-C-90) ended up with 8 points in the winning effort.



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National League Round 14: Barcelona defeats leader Iccan - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Iccan (10-4) in Guayaquil on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by third ranked Barcelona (9-5) 87-68. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Iccan. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Barcelona looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Iccan's players. American guard Sam Prescott (190-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international guard Raul Cardenas (190-82, college: Faulkner) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Julio Porozo (188-87) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds for Iccan. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barcelona moved-up to second place. Iccan at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Leones (8-6) against fourth ranked Importadora (8-6) on Wednesday night. Visiting Leones were defeated by Importadora in Ambato 80-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leones. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Tavares Sledge chipped in 13 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Leones' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Importadora moved-up to third place, which they share with Piratas and Leones.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 14th consecutive match to seventh ranked Portoviejo (6-8) 72-62 on Wednesday evening. Jonathan Arboleda notched 23 points (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) to lead the effort. Even 20 points (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) by Santiago Tamariz did not help to save the game for Triple E-Uda. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 6-8 record. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with 14 games lost.
The game between fifth ranked Piratas (8-6) and 6th ranked Juvenil (7-7) in Ibarra ended with biggest points difference. Piratas outscored guests from Vinces 79-57. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juvenil. The best player for the winners was Carlos Malatay who scored 18 points and 9 assists. Piratas moved-up to third place, which they share with Importadora and Leones. Juvenil at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost.

Portoviejo - Triple E-Uda 72-62

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 14th consecutive match to seventh ranked Portoviejo (6-8) 72-62 on Wednesday evening. Triple E-Uda was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 9-point lead after three quarters before a 31-12 charge of Portoviejo, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Triple E-Uda to just 5 points in second quarter. Portoviejo well out of reach of Triple E-Uda shooting 100.0 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Portoviejo especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 100.0 percentage. International guard Jonathan Arboleda (190-95) notched 23 points (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) to lead the effort and Cuban point guard Adriano Barreras (184-92) supported him with 14 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). Four Portoviejo players scored in double figures. Even 20 points (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) by Santiago Tamariz (-96) did not help to save the game for Triple E-Uda. Santiago Espinoza (-90) added 16 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the guests. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 6-8 record. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Portoviejo: J.Arboleda 23+1ast, A.Barreras 14+1ast, R.Roldan 12+1ast, C.Cedeno 11+2ast, E.Cobena 4, J.Chavez 3+1ast
Triple E-Uda: S.Tamariz 20+2ast, S.Espinoza 16, H.Molina 12, C.Ramon 7+1ast, J.Espinoza 4, J.Alvarez 3
gschID: 548253


Piratas - Juvenil 79-57

The game between fifth ranked Piratas (8-6) and 6th ranked Juvenil (7-7) in Ibarra ended with biggest points difference. Piratas outscored guests from Vinces 79-57. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juvenil. Piratas made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Juvenil 45-31 including 31 on the offensive glass. Piratas players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Carlos Malatay (180-90) who scored 18 points and 9 assists. Puerto Rican-Venezuelan swingman Rafael Perez (193-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Piratas players scored in double figures. Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and Venezuelan forward Lenin Lopez (198-91) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Piratas moved-up to third place, which they share with Importadora and Leones. Juvenil at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Piratas: C.Malatay 18+2reb+9ast, W.Clayton 16+11reb+1ast, R.Perez 15+10reb+4ast, C.Delgado 10+4reb+3ast, Y.Fundora 6+3reb, A.Salgado 6+6reb
Juvenil: J.Diaz 17+8reb+2ast, N.Palacios 14+2reb+2ast, A.Guerra 10+3reb+2ast, M.Martinez 9+9reb+1ast, L.Lopez 7+9reb+3ast, S.Bajana 0
gschID: 548254


Barcelona - Iccan 87-68

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Iccan (10-4) in Guayaquil on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by third ranked Barcelona (9-5) 87-68. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Iccan. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Barcelona looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Iccan's players. American guard Sam Prescott (190-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: SDJ Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international guard Raul Cardenas (190-82, college: Faulkner) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Julio Porozo (188-87) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Venezuelan forward Juan Herrera (197-81) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Iccan. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barcelona moved-up to second place. Iccan at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Barcelona: S.Prescott 34+5reb+6ast, R.Cardenas 15+5reb+6ast, D.Henry 10+7reb+1ast, K.Bowman 8+8reb+4ast, F.Corozo 8+3reb, E.Bernal 4+3reb
Iccan: J.Porozo 15+6reb, J.Herrera 13+6reb, J.Centeno 10+5reb+2ast, E.Caicedo 9+6reb, V.Peralvo 7+1reb, J.Riera 5+5reb
gschID: 548256


Importadora - Leones 80-67

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Leones (8-6) against fourth ranked Importadora (8-6) on Wednesday night. Visiting Leones were defeated by Importadora in Ambato 80-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leones. They outrebounded Leones 36-18 including 26 on the offensive glass. Importadora players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Andres Conchambay (-87) scored 10 points and 5 assists. Five Importadora and four Leones players scored in double figures. Leones' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Importadora moved-up to third place, which they share with Piratas and Leones.
Top scorers:
Importadora: J.Blocker 20+4reb+5ast, J.Romero 19+9reb+5ast, N.Mina 15+7reb+3ast, T.Sledge 13+13reb+7ast, C.Orozco 10+3reb+4ast, J.Sanmiguel 3+1ast
Leones: J.Vargas 21+6reb+3ast, C.Jackson 11+2reb+1ast, C.Cortez 10+1reb, A.Conchambay 10+1reb+5ast, J.Acosta 6+2reb+7ast, J.Ante 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548255





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  ESTONIA  


Robert Valge joins Plasencia - by Eurobasket News

Electro Mercantil Plasencia (LEB Silver) added to their roster 20-year old Estonian small forward Robert Valge (192-82kg-97). He played last season at Quesos Cerrato de Palencia in the LEB Gold. LEB Gold was a little too high level for him, where in 10 games he had just 0.7ppg. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Bosman Player of the Year and named to Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Valge played at Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML. In 33 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Honorable Mention. Valge also played 14 games in Baltic League where he averaged 8.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Valge represented Estonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 14.2ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 61.9%.

Electro Mercantil Plasencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bayle
Adrian Fuentes
Miguel Martinez
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Mario Alvarez
Erik Kinney
Robert Valge

Centers:
Seydou Aboubacar
Brent Calhoun
Alejandro Galan

Coach: Carlos Diaz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ilja Stankevits (ex TLU/Kalev) joins Forca Lleida - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 19-year old Estonian center Ilja Stankevits (208-98). He has played for the last two seasons at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML. Stankevits managed to play in three leagues last year. But in 18 Alexela KML games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.9rpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded only 2 points and 1 steal. And finally Stankevits contributed to 2 games in Baltic League where he averaged 3.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
He was a member of Estonian U18 National Team last year.
Stankevits has played also professionally in Estonia for SK RIM.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Sutina
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Brano Djukanovic
Marc Rubin_De_Celis

Forwards:
Miguel Feliu
Kregor Hermet
Marc Marti

Centers:
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena
Ilja Stankevits

Coach: Borja Comenge

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Brad Wanamaker could agree terms with Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) is close to land 28-year old American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-95kg-89, college: Pittsburgh) who currently played at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul. The last season Wanamaker played also at Darussafaka where in 31 BSL games he averaged 14.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Wanamaker also played 34 games in Euroleague where he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and recorded 3.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Wanamaker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won German Bundesliga championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Wanamaker received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year award in 2015 and 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Wanamaker has played also professionally in France (Limoges CSP Elite), Italy (Openjobmetis VA, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli and BancaTercas), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Germany (Brose Baskets) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2011 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Wanamaker's outlook: A solid SG who has enough court vision and passing to serve at the point. Uses well his strong body at the defensive end, should improve outside shooting.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas
Marko Guduric
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Luigi Datome
Jason Thompson
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
James Nunnally
Nikola Kalinic

Centers:
Jan Vesely
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Dragic, SLO24.4 
 2. Schroeder, GER23.6 
 3. Markkanen, FIN22.6 
 4. Shved, RUS21.3 
 5. Porzingis, LAT21.0 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB21.0 
 7. Bogdanovic, CRO20.5 
 8. Shengelia, GEO18.8 
 9. Vojvoda, HUN18.8 
 10. Howell, ISR17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gabriel OLASENI
  ENG
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Olaseni, ENG12.0 
 2. Valanciunas, LTU11.2 
 3. Pachulia, GEO9.2 
 4. Hernangomez, ESP9.0 
 5. Gasol, ESP8.7 
 6. Vucevic, MNT7.8 
 7. Shengelia, GEO7.6 
 8. Gasol, ESP7.5 
 9. Doncic, SLO7.4 
 10. Hernangomez, ESP7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan JOVIC
  SRB
  (198-G-90)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Jovic, SRB7.3 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU7.2 
 3. Koponen, FIN7.2 
 4. Strelnieks, LAT7.0 
 5. Satoransky, CZE6.5 
 6. Rodriguez, ESP6.0 
 7. Lukashov, UKR5.6 
 8. Okereafor, ENG5.5 
 9. Bertans, LAT5.3 
 10. Dragic, SLO5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Richard HOWELL
  USA
  (203-C/F-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Howell, ISR3.3 
 2. Jovic, SRB2.8 
 3. Osman, TUR2.5 
 4. Belinelli, ITA2.4 
 5. Mandache, ROM2.3 
 6. Rubio, ESP2.3 
 7. Sastre-Morro, ESP2.3 
 8. Dragic, SLO2.2 
 9. Bogdanovic, SRB2.0 
 10. De-Colo, FRA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marc GASOL
  ESP
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 2. Porzingis, LAT1.8 
 3. Pustovyi, UKR1.6 
 4. Randolph, SLO1.4 
 5. Hernangomez, ESP1.3 
 6. Gasol, ESP1.3 
 7. Keller, HUN1.3 
 8. Vucevic, MNT1.3 
 9. Saric, CRO1.3 
 10. Valanciunas, LTU1.2 


2017 EuroBasket: Ukraine dismantle Israel, advance into Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Ukraine 64:88

Ukraine reached EuroBasket Round of 16. They coasted past Israel to clinch the fourth position in Group B. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Ukraine jumped to a 19:16 lead after the opening quarter. They sank 27 points in the second term to record a 46:28 halftime lead. Ukraine left Israel far behind in the third quarter. They fuelled a 25:11 rally to clear off for good. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) provided 13 points, while Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) added 10 points in the victory. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) replied with 12 points for Israel. Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87) netted 11 points in the defeat.

Israel: Lior Eliyahu 12, Yogev Ohayon 11
Ukraine: Viacheslav Kravtsov 17, Ruslan Otverchenko 13, Oleksandr Lypovyy 10



2017 EuroBasket: Finland hold off Iceland - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Iceland 83:79

Finland wrapped up the preliminary round action with victory. They overcame Iceland to clinch the second position in Group A. Markkanen nailed 23 points to pace the winners.
Finland recorded a 24:18 lead after the opening frame. But Iceland narrowed the gap in the second term. The visitors pulled within 2 points at the big break in Helsinki. The visitors surged ahead in the third term. Iceland arrived at the final intermission up by 7 points. But Finland managed to strike back in the fourth term. They poured in 31 points in the fourth stanza and got away with the victory. Salin notched 17 points, while Koponen netted 10 points in the win. Stefansson answered with 13 points for Iceland. Hermannsson and Baeringsson had 12 points each in the loss.

Finland: Markkanen 23, Salin 17, Koponen 10
Iceland: Stefansson 13, Hermannsson 12, Baeringsson 12



2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia drive past France, finish preliminary round unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - France 95:78


Slovenia captured the fifth straight victory at the 2017 EuroBasket. They topped France to finish preliminary round unbeaten. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) nailed 22 points and issued 8 assists to lead the charge.
Slovenia jumped to an early lead as they posted a 28:22 advantage after ten minutes. They maintained the pressure throughout the next quarter. Slovenia accumulated a 52:35 halftime advantage. Slovenia dropped 25 points in the third quarter to clear off for good. les Bleues narrowed the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) netted 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 14 points in the win. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) answered with 16 points for France. Boris Diaw (203-PF-82) had 13 points in the defeat.

Slovenia: Goran Dragic 22, Luka Doncic 15, Klemen Prepelic 14
France: Nando De Colo 16, Boris Diaw 13



2017 EuroBasket: Lithuania overcome Germany to top Group B - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Germany 89:72

Lithuania clinched the top position in EuroBasket Group B. They overcame Germany for 4-1 record on top of the ladder. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) posted 27 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Baltic side.
Lithuania recorded a 23:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They kept the lead throughout the second quarter. Lithuania ensured a 47:43 halftime advantage. They used a 25:17 rally in the third quarter to stretch the lead at 12-point mark. Lithuania then held Germany to 12 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) provided 15 points, while Edgaras Ulanovas (197-G-92) added 11 points in the win. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) responded with 26 points for Germany. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) had 11 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas 27+15 boards, Donatas Motiejunas 15, Edgaras Ulanovas 11
Germany: Dennis Schroeder 26, Robin Benzing 11



2017 EuroBasket: Greece knock down Poland, advance into Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Poland 95:77

Greece paved their way into EuroBasket Round of 16. They defeated Poland to secure the fourth spot in Group A. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) notched 26 points to pace the winning side.
Poland dominated throughout the opening quarter. They unloaded 29 points to ensure a 6-point lead. But Greece bounced back quite quickly. The Hellenes went on a 26:14 run to secure a 49:43 halftime lead. Poland pulled within 3 points at the final break. But Greece went on a strong 25:10 run in the fourth quarter to ensure the winning outcome. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) netted 24 points and handed out 10 assists, while Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had 14 points in the victory. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 26 points for Poland. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) provided 17 points in the loss.

Greece: Konstantinos Sloukas 26, Nick Calathes 24+10 assists, Georgios Printezis 14
Poland: Damian Kulig 26, Adam Waczynski 17



2017 EuroBasket: Italy edge Georgia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Georgia 71:69

Italy wrapped up their preliminary round action on a winning note. They nipped Georgia to earn 3-2 record in Group B. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) provided 15 points to pace well-balanced effort from the Azzurri. Georgia fell at 2-3 record and now rely on Israel to decide on their fate. If the hosts beat Ukraine, Georgia qualifies into the Round of 16.
Italy got to a strong start. The Azzurri established a 27:10 advantage after ten minutes. Georgia stopped the rot in the second period. They responded with a 20:11 run to narrow the gap at 8-point mark 30:38. Italy stretched the gap back to double digits in the third term. They enjoyed a 15-point advantage early in the fourth quarter. But Georgia sparked a massive 19:3 run to take a 68:67 lead with under a minute to go in regulation. Hackett came up with a timely layup and then Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) added two free throws to restore a 71:69 lead for Italy. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) hit the first free throw and then missed the second one but Shermadini got blocked following an offensive rebound and the Azzurri escaped with a tough win at the end. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) notched 14 points, while Pietro Aradori added 12 points in the victory. M Michael Dixon fired game-high 29 points for Georgia. Tornike Shengelia (206-PF-91) delivered 12 points in the defeat.

Italy: Marco Belinelli 15, Luigi Datome 14, Pietro Aradori 12
Georgia: Michael Dixon 29, Tornike Shengelia 12



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Daiquan Walker (ex Nevezis) signs at BK Pardubice - by Eurobasket News

BK JIP Pardubice (NBL) landed 23-year old American point guard Daiquan Walker (188-84kg-94, college: Cent.Florida). He played most recently at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL league. Walker managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 12 LKL games he averaged 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he had just 1.0ppg and 1.7rpg. The other team Walker played that season for was Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 14 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.0apg.
He graduated from University of Central Florida in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BK JIP Pardubice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Scott Martin
Trevin Parks
Daiquan Walker

Forward:
Dominez Burnett

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Pyrinto lands Devonne Giles - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) tabbed experienced 34-year old American forward Devonne Giles (203-109kg-83, college: Texas Tech) from Karhu Kauhajoki. Giles managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 19 Korisliiga games in Finland he averaged 12.9ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Giles also played that season for BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL where in 6 games he had 6.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.7ppg and 3.3rpg.
Giles played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Giles experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Giles has played previously professionally also in China, France (Nantes and SPO Rouen), Holland (Leeuwarden), Hungary (Atomeromu) and Japan (Orange Vikings).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Giles' outlook: Devonne is a long and lean power forward with great athleticism. A top shot blocker in the Big 12 Conference (3rd in '06), Giles has a nearly a 7'0 foot wingspan. Also very effective offensively, especially in transition and with his back to the basket. A great finisher, Devonne shoots at a high percentage and is a strong dunker.

Pyrinto Tampere roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Osku Heinonen
Kenny Manigault
Juan'Ya Green
Lassi Kilpinen

Forwards:
Devonne Giles
Brian Asbury

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Finland hold off Iceland - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Iceland 83:79

Finland wrapped up the preliminary round action with victory. They overcame Iceland to clinch the second position in Group A. Markkanen nailed 23 points to pace the winners.
Finland recorded a 24:18 lead after the opening frame. But Iceland narrowed the gap in the second term. The visitors pulled within 2 points at the big break in Helsinki. The visitors surged ahead in the third term. Iceland arrived at the final intermission up by 7 points. But Finland managed to strike back in the fourth term. They poured in 31 points in the fourth stanza and got away with the victory. Salin notched 17 points, while Koponen netted 10 points in the win. Stefansson answered with 13 points for Iceland. Hermannsson and Baeringsson had 12 points each in the loss.

Finland: Markkanen 23, Salin 17, Koponen 10
Iceland: Stefansson 13, Hermannsson 12, Baeringsson 12



Daniel Bejarano (ex Hermosillo) joins Kataja Basket - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Daniel Bejarano (193-92kg-91, college: Colorado State). He played last summer at Rayos de Hermosillo in Mexican CIBACOPA, but left. Bejarano managed to play in three leagues last year. In 8 CIBACOPA games he had 6.1ppg and 5.3rpg. The last season he played at Khimik (Superleague) in Ukraine where in 15 games he recorded 4.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg. Bejarano also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2015. Bejarano was also voted All-MWC 2nd Team in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Bejarano has played previously professionally also in Georgia (Vita Tbilisi).
He attended Colorado State until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Daniel Bejarano
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy
Wesley Saunders

Center:
Matthew Hezekiah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gravelines rally past Aalstar in Hazebrouck - by Eurobasket News

Gravelines - Aalstar 90:77

Gravelines claimed the fourth pre-season victory. They edged Aalstar in Hazebrouck. Terry Allen (203-F-93, college: Richmond) scored 20 points to lead the winners.
Gravelines accounted for a 23:11 lead after ten minutes. The French team unloaded 27 points in the second quarter to ensure a 50:26 halftime advantage. Aalstar netted 23 points in the third term but still trailed by as many as 23 points heading into the fourth quarter. The Belgian team unloaded 28 points in the final term but just sweetened the pill at the end. William Buford (196-G-90, college: Ohio St., agency: Two Points) netted 16 points, while Taylor Smith (199-F/C-91, college: SF Austin) contributed 12 points in the victory. Wesley Channels (190-PG-88, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 18 points for Aalstar. Olivier Troisfontaines (196-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management) had 13 points in the loss.

Gravelines: Terry Allen 20, William Buford 16, Taylor Smith 12
Aalstar: Wesley Channels 18, Olivier Troisfontaines 13



Rashid Gaston agreed terms with Aix-Maurienne - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) inked 23-year old American forward Rashid Gaston (206-109kg-94, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports). He just graduated from Xavier University (NCAA).
As mentioned above Gaston is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals.
Gaston received NABC All-District 15 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Devin Sweetney
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Gide Noel
Kevin Mendy
Marvin Dominique
Rashid Gaston
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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DeQuan Jones (ex Lille) to sign at the Pacers - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers strengthened their training camp roster with addition of 27-year old forward DeQuan Jones (203-100kg-90, college: Miami, FL). He played most recently at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 25 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.0ppg and had 4.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Jones spent at Chiba Jets in Japanese NBL where in 40 games he recorded 8.5ppg and 3.8rpg. He also spent pre-season at the Hawks that year.
Jones has never been drafted by the NBA.
His team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
Thanks to Jones' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jones has played previously professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), other NBA teams (Orlando Magic) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended University of Miami, Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A powerful player who can spend time in both the forward positions. He can beat any opponent with his great first pass towards the rim.

Indiana Pacers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damien Wilkins
Darren Collison
Trey McKinney-Jones
Victor Oladipo
Edmond Sumner

Forwards:
Bojan Bogdanovic
DeQuan Jones
Alex Poythress
Ben Moore

Center:
Domantas Sabonis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nancy topple Gries in test game - by Eurobasket News

Nancy - Gries 69:49

Nancy rallied past Gries in the preseason clash. Enzo Goudou-Sinha (184-PG-98) and Narace Williams (201-F-97) posted 14 points each for the winners.
Nancy grabbed a 21:15 lead at the first break. Cries pulled within 4 points at the big break 32:28. Nancy stretched the lead in the third quarter. They established an 8-point advantage at the final intermission. Nancy held their opponents to just 5 points in the fourth quarter to rally to the victory. Philippe Braud (194-SG-85) netted 13 points in the win. Asier Zengotitabengoa (201-F-88) delivered 14 points for Gries. Romain Hillotte (195-G-91) had 11 points in the loss.

Nancy: Enzo Goudou-Sinha 14, Narace Williams 14, Philippe Braud 13
Gries: Asier Zengotitabengoa 14, Romain Hillotte 11



Dewayne Russell joins Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Dewayne Russell (180-155kg-94). He just graduated from Grand Canyon (NCAA). Russell has played there for the last three years. In 28 games he had very impressive stats: 21.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.4apg and 1.5spg last season. Russell helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Western Athletic Conference. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-WAC 1st Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Gaetan Clerc
Dewayne Russell
Brynton Lemar
Enzo Goudou-Sinha

Forwards:
Mickael Var
Ivan Aska
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery

Center:
Garry Florimont

Coach: Gregor Beugnot

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia drive past France, finish preliminary round unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - France 95:78


Slovenia captured the fifth straight victory at the 2017 EuroBasket. They topped France to finish preliminary round unbeaten. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) nailed 22 points and issued 8 assists to lead the charge.
Slovenia jumped to an early lead as they posted a 28:22 advantage after ten minutes. They maintained the pressure throughout the next quarter. Slovenia accumulated a 52:35 halftime advantage. Slovenia dropped 25 points in the third quarter to clear off for good. les Bleues narrowed the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) netted 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 14 points in the win. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) answered with 16 points for France. Boris Diaw (203-PF-82) had 13 points in the defeat.

Slovenia: Goran Dragic 22, Luka Doncic 15, Klemen Prepelic 14
France: Nando De Colo 16, Boris Diaw 13



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2017 EuroBasket: Italy edge Georgia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Georgia 71:69

Italy wrapped up their preliminary round action on a winning note. They nipped Georgia to earn 3-2 record in Group B. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) provided 15 points to pace well-balanced effort from the Azzurri. Georgia fell at 2-3 record and now rely on Israel to decide on their fate. If the hosts beat Ukraine, Georgia qualifies into the Round of 16.
Italy got to a strong start. The Azzurri established a 27:10 advantage after ten minutes. Georgia stopped the rot in the second period. They responded with a 20:11 run to narrow the gap at 8-point mark 30:38. Italy stretched the gap back to double digits in the third term. They enjoyed a 15-point advantage early in the fourth quarter. But Georgia sparked a massive 19:3 run to take a 68:67 lead with under a minute to go in regulation. Hackett came up with a timely layup and then Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) added two free throws to restore a 71:69 lead for Italy. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) hit the first free throw and then missed the second one but Shermadini got blocked following an offensive rebound and the Azzurri escaped with a tough win at the end. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) notched 14 points, while Pietro Aradori added 12 points in the victory. M Michael Dixon fired game-high 29 points for Georgia. Tornike Shengelia (206-PF-91) delivered 12 points in the defeat.

Italy: Marco Belinelli 15, Luigi Datome 14, Pietro Aradori 12
Georgia: Michael Dixon 29, Tornike Shengelia 12



Cactus Tbilisi tabs Chris Ward - by Eurobasket News

BC Cactus Tbilisi (Superleague) inked American forward Chris Ward (198-118kg). He just graduated from Philander Smith (NAIA). In 19 games he averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Ward helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in his career as he was selected to All-GCAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D1 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Reggie Upshaw (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) I Can Be An Impact Player In The BBL With My Open Mind To Work Hard Each day - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Reggie Upshaw (203-F-95, college: Middle Tenn.St.) is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Chattanooga, Tennessee that is starting his professional basketball career in Germany with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. He played at Middle Tenn.St. (NCAA) from 2013-2017 playing a total of 139 games. As a senior at Middle Tenn.St. (NCAA) he played 36 games averaging 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 72.4%. Before turning professional he played at the well known Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft) playing 3 games averaging 14.3ppg, 8.3rpg. He spoke to eurobasket earlier in the summer about basketball.

Congrats Reggie on signing with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen in Germany. As a competitor who played a great Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 14.3ppg, 8.3rpg as well as playing NBA Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks are you a bit disappointed that the NBA dream didn't continue on after Las Vegas?

No I'm not disappointed with how summer league went this past summer I felt like I learned a lot from the Bucks organization about what it takes to be a pro.


Now you will concentrate on your professional career. You have signed with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. How did you experience your first summer transfer period delving into the professional sector? What made the German offer the most interesting for you?

This summer going into my first year pro I've just tried to expand my game. Work as hard as I could on my game overall as far as shooting and ball handling. The deal in Germany was the most interesting because it's in such a respected league where I could really see myself coming in and making an impact as soon as I got there.


You come over as a guy with a very good character. Just a week before you were battling NBA players every day and then you state how much it's a dream of yours to play in Germany and for Tuebingen. How much of your good character has been rubbed off from your dad Reggie Sr?

He's a big part of who I am today if it wasn't for him I don't think my character would be like it is now.


How did head coach Tyron Mccpy sell his basketball philosophy best and what was the deciding factor that made you chose to become a Tiger in Germany?

He just told me that he would use me and my strengths the best way possible and in a way that I would be comfortable.


What do you know in general about the country Germany and it's basketball? Did you get some advice from Stan brown who played in Germany with Essen some years ago or did Marcos Knight tell you how he ate up Tuebingen last season scoring 21 and 18 points? Lol

I've talked to Marcos about his experiences in Germany just a little he said it's a tough league in a beautiful country.


You had a very solid career at Middle Tennessee State and especially in your last two seasons really picked up your game. Do you feel like you can become an impact player in the German easyCredit BBL

I definitely feel like I can be an impact player in the BBL especially if I come in with an open mind to work hard each day .


Let's talk about your game. Your new head coach Tyrone Mccoy describes you as a very hard worker that is very versatile. What other strengths can you add to your game?

I feel like the other parts of my game that make me who I am are my IQ for the game and my ability to make others around me better.


You are a guy that demonstrated in school that you can score and rebound at ease. If you had to pick one NBA player that you could compare your game to who would you pick? Would you have the audacity to compare your game to your role model Draymond Green?

Yes, Draymond is who I feel like my game is similar to.

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

My ability to pass.


You are a guy that exceled not only at basketball in high school, but also at football. You had many offers from football schools until you got injured as a junior and then stayed with basketball. What do you feel has helped your basketball game most that you wouldn't have had had you not had the chance to experience football?

The physicality of football getting hit every play makes it easier when I play against more physical guys in basketball


Recently you played NBA Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks. What kind of experience was that for you and what kind of advice did the coaching staff give you about improving your game and NBA chance?

They just told me to keep being who I was do the things that had gotten me to that point and to keep working.


Did you have a big chip on your shoulder playing against Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson who beat you in the NCAA tournament in your junior season? Was it extra competitive or was that loss something you had long erased from your mind?

It was definitely competitive. We went at each other a little when we could.


You played against many 2017 NBA Draft picks as well as guys that have played at that level. When you look how your game developed in the last two years in the NCAA, what do you feel is missing from some of those guy's games?

Ability to take control of games and close games out in the final moments.


You played four years at Middle Tenn.St. (NCAA) and as a senior played 36 games averaging 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 72.4%. How do you feel did your game develop in your last two seasons?

My shooting was what I was most focused on developing


How did head coach Kermit Davis groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career at Middle Tennessee State?

Just by making sure I wasn't taking plays off or reps off in practice and in games.


How important was Jacorey Williams in your senior year who recently was signed by the Golden State Warriors? He came from Arkansas (NCAA) where he played hardly a role and totally blossomed with Middle Tennessee State averaging 17.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.6%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 69.6%. How did you guys really profit from each other to having great senior years?


Having JaCorey on the team was great he made it easier knowing that I had another scoring threat on the floor. We made each other better.


Who won a one on one you or Jacorey Williams?


Haha I definitely win in 1 on 1


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

Denzel Valentine


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


Just 2 a days and then every other day I make sure to get a weight workout done as well.


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

Jordan, Magic, Chamberlain, Lebron

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


Second behind Jordan


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

No he goes out and gives his all each game.


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


Donovan Mitchell and Bam Adebayo


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

I feel like something is still missing

What was the last movie that you saw?


Logan


Thanks Reggie for the chat.



Asker Aliens tab Joshua Hart, ex Leitershofen - by Eurobasket News

Asker Aliens BC (BLNO) inked 27-year old American forward Joshua Hart (198-90, college: Va Intermont). He played most recently at Leitershofen in German Regionalliga. In 25 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hart played at Al Kahraba (Superleague) in Iraq.
Among other achievements he played in the final of AAC Tournament in 2014. Hart received also All-AAC Player of the Year award and All-AAC 1st Team award back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Hart has played previously professionally also in Norway (Gimle BBK Bergen).
He attended Virginia Intermont College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Asker Aliens BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aksel Bolinz
Stian Berg
Carl Brunaes

Forwards:
Torgrim Sommerfeldt
Joshua Hart

Center:
Djo Yele

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Lithuania overcome Germany to top Group B - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Germany 89:72

Lithuania clinched the top position in EuroBasket Group B. They overcame Germany for 4-1 record on top of the ladder. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) posted 27 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Baltic side.
Lithuania recorded a 23:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They kept the lead throughout the second quarter. Lithuania ensured a 47:43 halftime advantage. They used a 25:17 rally in the third quarter to stretch the lead at 12-point mark. Lithuania then held Germany to 12 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) provided 15 points, while Edgaras Ulanovas (197-G-92) added 11 points in the win. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) responded with 26 points for Germany. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) had 11 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas 27+15 boards, Donatas Motiejunas 15, Edgaras Ulanovas 11
Germany: Dennis Schroeder 26, Robin Benzing 11



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2017 EuroBasket: Greece knock down Poland, advance into Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Poland 95:77

Greece paved their way into EuroBasket Round of 16. They defeated Poland to secure the fourth spot in Group A. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) notched 26 points to pace the winning side.
Poland dominated throughout the opening quarter. They unloaded 29 points to ensure a 6-point lead. But Greece bounced back quite quickly. The Hellenes went on a 26:14 run to secure a 49:43 halftime lead. Poland pulled within 3 points at the final break. But Greece went on a strong 25:10 run in the fourth quarter to ensure the winning outcome. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) netted 24 points and handed out 10 assists, while Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had 14 points in the victory. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 26 points for Poland. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) provided 17 points in the loss.

Greece: Konstantinos Sloukas 26, Nick Calathes 24+10 assists, Georgios Printezis 14
Poland: Damian Kulig 26, Adam Waczynski 17



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Gonzalez's double-double lands him Liga Metropolitana Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old swingman Miguel Gonzalez (187-G/F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for USAC and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga Metropolitana Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Tencored (#8, 0-3) with 19-point margin 66-47. USAC is placed at 3rd position in Guatemalan Liga Metropolitana. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but USAC already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Gonzalez turned to be USAC's top player in his first season with the team. Gonzalez has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 17.7ppg), assists (7th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 61.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Bernie Diaz (200-C-81) of league's second-best ELOHIM. He is a center in his first season at ELOHIM. In the last game Diaz recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led ELOHIM to another comfortable win outscoring You Bet (0-3) 118-63. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Diaz is a newcomer at ELOHIM and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.0ppg (#3). He also registered 10.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another ELOHIM's star - forward Oscar Salguero (198-F/C-87). Salguero scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was another key player of ELOHIM, helping his team with a 118-63 easy win against You Bet (#10, 0-3). ELOHIM started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Salguero turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Salguero has a great season in Guatemala. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.7ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 9.3rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Enrique Samayoa (193-F-82) of Villa Nueva - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Alexis Hengstenberg (98) of Club Force - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Sergio Guillen (89) of Millonarios - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Ricardo Amaya (191-G-84) of ELOHIM - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Sergio Barillas (178-G-83) of Bantrab - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Marcelo Arriola (168-PG-98) of ELOHIM - 15 points and 3 assists
10. Vinicio Furlon) of Bantrab - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Weert keeps Van Tongeren for another season - by Eurobasket News

Maxxcom BS Weert (Eredivisie) re-signed 24-year old power forward Matthew Van Tongeren (201-93). He played there last season. In 25 Eredivisie games he averaged 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg.
Van Tongeren's team made it to the Dutch final in 2013.
He represented Holland at the FIBA 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year.
Van Tongeren has played previously for four other teams: Den Bosch, M.Magixx, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Finland hold off Iceland - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Iceland 83:79

Finland wrapped up the preliminary round action with victory. They overcame Iceland to clinch the second position in Group A. Markkanen nailed 23 points to pace the winners.
Finland recorded a 24:18 lead after the opening frame. But Iceland narrowed the gap in the second term. The visitors pulled within 2 points at the big break in Helsinki. The visitors surged ahead in the third term. Iceland arrived at the final intermission up by 7 points. But Finland managed to strike back in the fourth term. They poured in 31 points in the fourth stanza and got away with the victory. Salin notched 17 points, while Koponen netted 10 points in the win. Stefansson answered with 13 points for Iceland. Hermannsson and Baeringsson had 12 points each in the loss.

Finland: Markkanen 23, Salin 17, Koponen 10
Iceland: Stefansson 13, Hermannsson 12, Baeringsson 12



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  INDONESIA  


Chris Ware (ex Garuda) is a newcomer at Pinheiros - by Paulo Freire

E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo (Paulista) added to their roster 28-year old American center Chris Ware (203-125kg-89, college: Indiana Tech). He played last summer at Garuda in Indonesian IBL league. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 9.0rpg and 2.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Indonesian IBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ware's team made it to the Kosovo Cup Final Four in 2014. He was also voted NJCAA D2 All-American 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Ware is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Portugal (Illiabum and Sampaense), Romania (Giurgiu), Kosovo (Drita) and PBL (Sauk Valley P.).
Ware attended Indiana Tech until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Big man that has done nothing but improve since coming out of college. Can step out and knock down the 3 pointer, moves well, good footwork and team player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guaros sign Robert Upshaw, ex Chemidor, for FIBA Intercontinental Cup - by Francisco Vega

Guaros de Lara (LPB) signed 23-year old American center Robert Upshaw (213-116kg-94, college: Washington). He played last season at Chemidor in Iranian Superleague. Upshaw managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In three Superleague games he had 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7bpg. He also played that season for Mayrouba in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 12.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.3apg and 3.6bpg. Great season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team. Upshaw also spent pre-season at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML that year. In two games he averaged 5.0ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.0bpg. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he got 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg.
Upshaw has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. His team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
Upshaw has played on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Lakers), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco) and NBA G League (South Bay Lakers).
Upshaw attended University of Washington until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Guaros de Lara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nate Robinson
Heissler Guillent
Zach Graham
Yohanner Sifontes
Amos Acosta
Yoeser Valera

Forwards:
Jose Martinez
Nestor Colmenares
Jose Vargas

Centers:
Gregory Echenique
Robert Upshaw

Coach: Guillermo Vecchio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pre-Season Tournaments update - by Patrick Maher


THE UL Eagles Basketball team will host the Stuart Robbins Memorial Perpetual tournament this Friday and Saturday at the UL Arena.

The tournament is in memory of Stuart who passed away in 2010 at the age of 33.
The tournament will feature two groups of three teams who will play in a league format on the Saturday afternoon.
The weekend is opened with two exhibition games on Friday night starting at 6.45pm.
The UL Eagles, who Stuart played for, will be joined in group A by Fr Matthew's from Cork and an USA Select side. The USA side will be made up of former NCAA stars from the United states.

Group B sees Keane's Supervalu Killorglin up against the Portlaoise Panthers and a Stuart Robbins select team.
The Robbin's All Stars will feature players from Germany, Ireland and Wales, where Robbins played his basketball.
Robbin's, who died suddenly, is originally from Port Talbot in Wales.
The larger than life centre was a professional player in England, Germany, Belgium and the USA before his move to Ireland.
Before his sad passing Robbins had lead the UL Eagles team in scoring and rebounding.
Robbins also played at St Joseph's University in the United States before returning to play for London's Thames Valley in 1999.

The three point scoring master, also played for Belgian club Bree for a season before being signed by the now-defunct London Towers for two seasons, during which he made his debut in the Euroleague.
His career also took him to Germany, including a spell with Kaiserslautern, a side which provided players over the years for the annual tournament in UL.
The UL Eagles will use this tournament as a chance to once more honour the memory of their friend, while also preparing for this season's Mens Division One season.
Fixtures :
Friday 6.45pm - Stuart Robbins All Stars v USA Select
Friday 8.15pm - UL Eagles v Keanes Supervalu Killorglin
Saturday 10am - UL Eagles v Fr Matthew's
11.30am - Keanes Supervalu Killorglin v Portlaoise Panthers
1pm - USA Select v Fr Matthews
2.30pm - Stuart Robbins All Stars v Portlaoise Panthers
4pm - USA Select v UL Eagles
5.30pm - Stuart Robbins All Stars v Keanes Supervalu Killorglin
Final will take place at 6.45pm : from :www.limerickleader.ie (Donn O Sullivan). (https://www.facebook.com/usaselectbasketball/)

Garvey's Tralee Warriors Season Tickets 2017/18 / Pre Season Tournament.

Garvey's Tralee Warriors Basketball ClubWednesday, September 6, 2017
This years season ticket is fantastic value at 80 for Adults and 40 for U16's and don't forget U4s go free!
What you get?!!!.....
The 4 games at the pre-season tournament this weekend (9th Sept - 2 games 6pm and 8pm and 10th Sept - 2 games 2pm and 4pm ) with Warriors, St Paul's, Neptune and Ballincollig! (Adults 5 and U16s 3 at the door on the night)
Entry to all of our 11 home games!! (Adults 8 and U16s 5 at the door on the night)
We are also hosting a USA Team in October and you also get entry to this game! (Adults 5 and U16s 3 at the door on the night)
And possibly a first and Second round cup game if we draw at home... (Adults 8 and U16s 5 at the door on the night)
That is a guaranteed 16 games but a possible 18 games!!!
And not to mention what a great night of entertainment that every game is!!!Fantastic value!!!
Season tickets can be purchased from Gerard in the Castle Bar you can contact him on 087 2745373!!!
From : https://www.facebook.com/notes/garveys-tralee-warriors-basketball-club/garveys-tralee-warriors-season-tickets-201718/510916125910915/

Very Exciting event coming up for all Basketball Fans. Maree are hosting their first Donie Green Memorial Tournament in Calasanctius College on September 9th/10th. We will have other teams from the superleague coming to Oranmore for two days of great basketball.Teams Include : Maree / Swords Thunder / Belfast Star / Moycullen / UCD Marian / Templeogue (Eurobasket will cover this event with updates and results at https://www.facebook.com/Maherprobasket-240634641052/ ("Twitter" @PatMaher5)+ of course a tournament Review to be posted at www.eurobasket.com (Ireland Page)
https://twitter.com/mareebasketball

Cork Celts Basketball Club (https://twitter.com/corkcelts) (https://twitter.com/ImpressGSP) started their Div 1 Cork County Basketball Board's Pre Season Tournament off in fine style last evening at the Gurranabraher Parochial Hall in Cork City by defeating East Cork Glenmary.The Celts have the bulk of the quality players from last season still on board plus 6 new players from last season's successful campaign winning The CCBB League.Ziggy's Rock Bar will continue their sponsorship of the club for the new season (https://www.facebook.com/ziggys.bar1/) (www.ziggyscork.com) (https://twitter.com/ziggys_bar) Watkins Williams (194-G/F-87, college: Siskiyous JC)



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Guaros sign Mario Little, ex Maccabi Ashdod, for FIBA Intercontinental Cup - by Francisco Vega

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

Guaros de Lara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nate Robinson
Heissler Guillent
Zach Graham
Yohanner Sifontes
Amos Acosta
Yoeser Valera

Forwards:
Jose Martinez
Nestor Colmenares
Mario Little
Jose Vargas

Centers:
Gregory Echenique
Robert Upshaw

Coach: Guillermo Vecchio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Ukraine dismantle Israel, advance into Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Ukraine 64:88

Ukraine reached EuroBasket Round of 16. They coasted past Israel to clinch the fourth position in Group B. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Ukraine jumped to a 19:16 lead after the opening quarter. They sank 27 points in the second term to record a 46:28 halftime lead. Ukraine left Israel far behind in the third quarter. They fuelled a 25:11 rally to clear off for good. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) provided 13 points, while Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) added 10 points in the victory. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) replied with 12 points for Israel. Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87) netted 11 points in the defeat.

Israel: Lior Eliyahu 12, Yogev Ohayon 11
Ukraine: Viacheslav Kravtsov 17, Ruslan Otverchenko 13, Oleksandr Lypovyy 10



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Olimpia was really tough in edging Tofas 87-83 - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia won the exhibition game against Tofas Bursa 87-83 and it wasn't nothing like an exhibition game because it was a lot more like a battle, with defensive intensity, physicality and a lot of toughness was demanded in order to win. In spite of playing without many regulars including Cory Jefferson, who's nursing some minor injuries, Olimpia was really good for many minutes and built a 15-point lead late in the third. But it didn't have the stamina to paly 40 minutes at a really high level and let Tofas to get back in the game. So the closing minutes were a battle that Olimpia won riding many differnt guys, although Amath M'Baye (206-F-89, college: Oklahoma) looked like he had more energy than anybody else. Very promising was the game by Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) at least in the first half. Valdo Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: BeoBasket) had a 11-point second half and Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88, college: Charleston) made the decisive field goals at the end.
Andrew Goudelock and Amath M'Baye delivered 15 points each for the winners. Sammy Mejia (198-G/F-83, college: De Paul) responded with 22 points for Tofas.
Courtesy of: olimpiamilano.com



Milan Dondur (ex Cuxhaven) joins Bellizzi - by Eurobasket News

Basket Bellizzi (Serie D) added to their roster 26-year old Serbian power forward Milan Dondur (204-91). He played last season at Cuxhaven Baskets in German Regionalliga. In 11 games he had 5.5ppg and 4.3rpg. Dondur helped them to win the group title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mladost in Serbian 2MLS where in 26 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dondur was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian B League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Italy edge Georgia in Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Georgia 71:69

Italy wrapped up their preliminary round action on a winning note. They nipped Georgia to earn 3-2 record in Group B. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) provided 15 points to pace well-balanced effort from the Azzurri. Georgia fell at 2-3 record and now rely on Israel to decide on their fate. If the hosts beat Ukraine, Georgia qualifies into the Round of 16.
Italy got to a strong start. The Azzurri established a 27:10 advantage after ten minutes. Georgia stopped the rot in the second period. They responded with a 20:11 run to narrow the gap at 8-point mark 30:38. Italy stretched the gap back to double digits in the third term. They enjoyed a 15-point advantage early in the fourth quarter. But Georgia sparked a massive 19:3 run to take a 68:67 lead with under a minute to go in regulation. Hackett came up with a timely layup and then Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) added two free throws to restore a 71:69 lead for Italy. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) hit the first free throw and then missed the second one but Shermadini got blocked following an offensive rebound and the Azzurri escaped with a tough win at the end. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) notched 14 points, while Pietro Aradori added 12 points in the victory. M Michael Dixon fired game-high 29 points for Georgia. Tornike Shengelia (206-PF-91) delivered 12 points in the defeat.

Italy: Marco Belinelli 15, Luigi Datome 14, Pietro Aradori 12
Georgia: Michael Dixon 29, Tornike Shengelia 12



Roma Vis Nova inks Francesco Ingrilli - by Eurobasket News

Vis Nova Simply Francesco Argenti Roma (Serie C Gold) agreed terms with 21-year old point guard Francesco Ingrilli (180-96). He played last season at Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 29 Serie B games he had 6.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Goyang Orions tab Dewarick Spencer, ex Moutahed - by Eurobasket News

Goyang Orions (KBL) inked experienced 35-year old American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas State, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played most recently at Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 31 games he averaged impressive 21.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg last season. Spencer helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Al Riyadi (also in Pepsi LBL) that year. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Spencer's team made it to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup final in 2016. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-WABA League Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Spencer played at the WABA Club Championships five years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Spencer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Spencer has played previously professionally in China (Golden Bulls and Jilin Tigers), France (Le Mans), Greece, Iran (Petrochimi), Italy (Virtus Bologna), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), Venezuela (Guaros) and South Korea (SK Knights).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Goyang Orions.
Spencer attended Arkansas State until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Dewarick Spencer is a tremedous three point shooter one of the best in NCAA D-1 during his college career. Spencer is a good defender and fairly athletic with the ability to play both the 1 and 2 positions equally as well. Showed great skills in French league, winning every single individual accolade one can imagine. Puts a great intensity on defense and has the ability to play above the rim to go along with his good shooting mark.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nevezis wins Kedainiai CUP 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis beats Neptunas 81-72 to win Kedainiai CUP 2017. The team finished with a 2-1 record for the success. Neptunas looked better in the start of the game and took a 14-point lead at the halftime. Nevezis however was too far to give up and produced 25-11 surge in the third period and then 25-16 run in the last. Malcolm Grant (185-G-88, college: Miami, FL) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Roberts Stumbris (199-SF-93) netted 14. Valerijus Likhodejus and Vaidotas Volkus (203-F-85, college: Redlands CC) followed them with 10 points. Tomas Delininkaitis (190-G-82) replied wit 14 points in a loss.
Dnipro overcame Prienai 65-60 and finished third. Sergiy Zagreba (214-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Anatoliy Shundel (191-SG-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 11.



Daiquan Walker (ex Nevezis) signs at BK Pardubice - by Eurobasket News

BK JIP Pardubice (NBL) landed 23-year old American point guard Daiquan Walker (188-84kg-94, college: Cent.Florida). He played most recently at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL league. Walker managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 12 LKL games he averaged 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he had just 1.0ppg and 1.7rpg. The other team Walker played that season for was Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 14 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.0apg.
He graduated from University of Central Florida in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BK JIP Pardubice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Scott Martin
Trevin Parks
Daiquan Walker

Forward:
Dominez Burnett

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Lithuania overcome Germany to top Group B - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - Germany 89:72

Lithuania clinched the top position in EuroBasket Group B. They overcame Germany for 4-1 record on top of the ladder. Jonas Valanciunas (213-C-92) posted 27 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Baltic side.
Lithuania recorded a 23:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They kept the lead throughout the second quarter. Lithuania ensured a 47:43 halftime advantage. They used a 25:17 rally in the third quarter to stretch the lead at 12-point mark. Lithuania then held Germany to 12 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) provided 15 points, while Edgaras Ulanovas (197-G-92) added 11 points in the win. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) responded with 26 points for Germany. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) had 11 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas 27+15 boards, Donatas Motiejunas 15, Edgaras Ulanovas 11
Germany: Dennis Schroeder 26, Robin Benzing 11



Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda welcomes back Keburys - by Eurobasket News

Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda (NKL) landed 27-year old Lithuanian center Deividas Keburys (202-90kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Klaipeda as he has played here before. Keburys played most recently at La Rochelle Rupella 17 in French NM2 league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda where in 46 NKL games he averaged 9.9ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.5apg.
Keburys has played previously professionally in Portugal (Imortal) and Lithuania (Anyksciu, Pakruojis, Olimpas Plunge, Palanga and Time Team).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nacius re-signs at Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda - by Eurobasket News

Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda (NKL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old forward Raidas Nacius (196-93kg-91). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 NKL games he recorded 11.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.8apg in 2015-16 season. Nacius also played that season for Neptunas (LKL) where in only one game he averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds.
He helped his team to make it to the League Semifinals in 2015.
Nacius has played previously for Klaipedos LCC TU.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guadalajara tabs Nouhoum Bocoum - by Eurobasket News

Lujisa Guadalajara Basket (EBA) inked 23-year old American (has also Malian passport) power forward Nouhoum Bocoum (208-122kg-94, college: Arkansas State) from Zornotza. In 14 LEB Silver games in Spain he recorded 8.7ppg and 3.4rpg last season.
Among other achievements Bocoum won NJCAA D1 Region XIV championship title in 2014. He received also NJCAA All-Region XIV 3rd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Bocoum graduated from Arkansas State in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season in pro basketball.

Lujisa Guadalajara Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio de_la_Rua
David Avila
Pablo Moreno

Forwards:
Raul Lazaro
Alfio Niello
Francisco Santos
CJ Dunston

Centers:
Lander Segurola
Nouhoum Bocoum

Coach: Roman Peinado

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zamora re-signs at Fuerza Regia - by Eurobasket News

Fuerza Regia Monterrey (LNBP) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Mexican international center Adrian Zamora (206-106kg-86, college: Montana State). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Zamora played there last season. In 22 LNBP games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to win the LNBP title.
The previous (15-16) season Zamora played at Halcones Rojos where in 24 LNBP games he averaged 4.5ppg and 3.4rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com Mexican CIBACOPA All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
Zamora also represented Mexico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 3.8ppg, 1.5rpg.
Zamora has played previously for four other teams: Halcones UV Xalapa, Soles, Caballeros de Culiacan and Huracanes.
He attended Montana State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trouville welcomes back Puckett, ex Culiacan - by Eurobasket News

Club Trouville Montevideo (LUB) inked experienced 34-year old American center Benjamin Puckett (205-83kg-83, college: Clayton & State). It is actually his comeback to Montevideo as he has played here before. Puckett played in the summer at Caballeros de Culiacan in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 38 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 8.8rpg and 3.1apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Part of last season Puckett spent at Barreteros (LNBP) in Mexican league where in 10 games he had very remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 3.4apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Puckett also played that season for Cordon. In 6 LUB games he recorded 12.2ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Puckett played shortly was Trouville.
Among other achievements he won WBA championship title in 2011. Puckett received also Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Puckett has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Puckett has played previously professionally in Argentina (Union de Sunchales), Chile, Finland, Japan (Shimane Magic), Portugal, Uruguay (Aguada, Bigua and Nacional), Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and Importadora) and IBA (Gwinett Majic).
He attended Clayton & State until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Puckett's game is described as: BJ is a complete basketball player who is able score both in the post and knock down the 3-point shot. He is a good passer, solid rebounder and a defender who uses his length to block shots. BJ is a player who wants the ball in his hands to make plays and is not afraid to take and make the clutch shot as he did many times for Clayton St.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Daniel Bejarano (ex Hermosillo) joins Kataja Basket - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Daniel Bejarano (193-92kg-91, college: Colorado State). He played last summer at Rayos de Hermosillo in Mexican CIBACOPA, but left. Bejarano managed to play in three leagues last year. In 8 CIBACOPA games he had 6.1ppg and 5.3rpg. The last season he played at Khimik (Superleague) in Ukraine where in 15 games he recorded 4.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg. Bejarano also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2015. Bejarano was also voted All-MWC 2nd Team in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Bejarano has played previously professionally also in Georgia (Vita Tbilisi).
He attended Colorado State until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damier Pitts
Daniel Bejarano
Emil Djeen
Alex Marzette

Forwards:
Mikael Kauhanen
Alex Murphy
Wesley Saunders

Center:
Matthew Hezekiah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Abejas keep Zuniga for another season - by Eurobasket News

Abejas de Guanajuato (LNBP) re-signed 30-year old naturalized American shooting guard Eder Zuniga (190-87, college: Carroll, MT). He played there last season. In 30 LNBP games he averaged 6.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game and to the Mexican LNBP All-Star Game.
The previous (2016) summer Zuniga played at Frayles de Guasave (CIBACOPA) where in 28 games he had 7.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg in 2016 season.
Zuniga's team was regular season runner-up in Mexican LNBP in 2014.
He has played previously for three other teams: Pioneros Los Mochis, Soles and Gigantes.
Zuniga attended Carroll College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lovcen adds Korac to their roster - by Darko Pekic

KK Lovcen Cetinje (Erste Liga) added to their roster 31-year old Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86). He played last season at Aurore de Vitre in French ProA U21. Korac managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 NM1 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 7.6apg and 1.5spg. He also played that season for Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in two games he averaged 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.0apg. Korac also played 2 games in Balkan League where he had very impressive stats: 24.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.0apg and 3.0spg. The other team he played that season for was Mornar Bar. But in 9 ABA League games he got just 1.7ppg and 2.0apg. Korac also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got only 2.9ppg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the League Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). Korac was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League 2nd Team in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Korac has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), Sweden (White Eagles), Serbia (OKK Beograd and Prokuplje), Montenegro (Jedinstvo, Teodo Tivat and Sutjeska) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

KK Lovcen Cetinje roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Korac
Masan Vrbica
Nikola Borilovic
Milos Latkovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic

Forwards:
Mihailo Radunovic
Milan Hajdukovic
Ivan Vujovic
Nikola Paraca

Centers:
Milos Lopicic
Vasilije Knezevic
Bogoslav Bozovic

Coach: Dragan Radovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sutjeska signs Boris Lalovic - by Darko Pekic

KK Sutjeska Niksic (Erste Liga) signed experienced 36-year old Montenegrin center Boris Lalovic (207-81). He has played for the last two seasons at CSU Sibiu in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 40 games he had 10.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg last season. Lalovic helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Cyprus Supercup in 2012. Lalovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Lalovic has played also professionally in Serbia (Vrsac), Cyprus (Etha), Montenegro (Ibon Niksic, Jedinstvo, Mogren, Ulcinj and Mediteran), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar and KK HEO Bileca).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Sutjeska.

KK Sutjeska Niksic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Johnson
Nikola Djokovic
Milos Krivokapic
Stefan Vukovic
Robert Hubbs_III
Ilija Goranovic

Forwards:
Igor Cvorovic
Milos Vujovic

Centers:
Boris Lalovic
Igor Bijelic

Coach: Vladimir Todorovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Drasko Albijanic (ex Igokea) agreed terms with Lovcen - by Darko Pekic

KK Lovcen Cetinje (Erste Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Bosnian ex-international center Drasko Albijanic (211-86, agency: BeoExcell). He played most recently at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Albijanic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 16 Division I games he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Albijanic also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 8.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.0ppg and 4.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Albijanic played at Sutjeska. In 26 ABA League games he got 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2016.
Albijanic also represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Albijanic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (Ploiesti, Pitesti and CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu), Serbia (Borac) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

KK Lovcen Cetinje roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Korac
Masan Vrbica
Nikola Borilovic
Milos Latkovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic

Forwards:
Mihailo Radunovic
Milan Hajdukovic
Ivan Vujovic
Nikola Paraca

Centers:
Drasko Albijanic
Milos Lopicic
Vasilije Knezevic
Bogoslav Bozovic

Coach: Dragan Radovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Grizzlies could keep Green for another season - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) is about to re-sign 27-year old forward JaMychal Green (206-100kg-90, college: Alabama). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 83 NBA games he recorded 8.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Green has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015. Green received also USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 2nd Team award back in 2013.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 12.7ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 68.9%, 3PT-1 (66.7%), FT: 65.6%.
Green has played also professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne), other NBA teams (San Antonio Spurs) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Alabama until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chalmers
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Wayne Selden
Dillon Brooks
Rade Zagorac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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DeQuan Jones (ex Lille) to sign at the Pacers - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers strengthened their training camp roster with addition of 27-year old forward DeQuan Jones (203-100kg-90, college: Miami, FL). He played most recently at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 25 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.0ppg and had 4.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.0bpg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Jones spent at Chiba Jets in Japanese NBL where in 40 games he recorded 8.5ppg and 3.8rpg. He also spent pre-season at the Hawks that year.
Jones has never been drafted by the NBA.
His team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
Thanks to Jones' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jones has played previously professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), other NBA teams (Orlando Magic) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended University of Miami, Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A powerful player who can spend time in both the forward positions. He can beat any opponent with his great first pass towards the rim.

Indiana Pacers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damien Wilkins
Darren Collison
Trey McKinney-Jones
Victor Oladipo
Edmond Sumner

Forwards:
Bojan Bogdanovic
DeQuan Jones
Alex Poythress
Ben Moore

Center:
Domantas Sabonis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Young is a newcomer at the Bucks - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old swingman James Young (198-98kg-95, college: Kentucky) from Boston Celtics. In 38 NBA games he recorded just 2.2ppg last season. He helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
Three years ago Young was drafted by the Celtics in first round (17th overall). He attended University of Kentucky until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Young received SEC All-Freshman Team award back in 2014 at his college time.

Milwaukee Bucks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Snell
James Young
Bronson Koenig
JeQuan Lewis

Forwards:
Jalen Moore
D.J. Wilson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trey McKinney-Jones signs at the Pacers - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers landed 27-year old guard Trey McKinney-Jones (198-100kg-90, college: Miami, FL). He played most recently at Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In 51 NBA G League games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season McKinney-Jones spent at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division where in 31 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention. McKinney-Jones also played that season for Maccabi Kiryat Gat (Winner League) in Israel. In 7 games he recorded 8.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1apg.
McKinney-Jones has never been drafted by the NBA.
He won D-League championship title in 2014.
McKinney-Jones has played previously professionally in France (Gravelines Dunkerque) and NBA (Milwaukee Bucks).
He attended University of Miami, Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Indiana Pacers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damien Wilkins
Darren Collison
Trey McKinney-Jones
Victor Oladipo
Edmond Sumner

Forwards:
Bojan Bogdanovic
Alex Poythress
Ben Moore

Center:
Domantas Sabonis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Miami Heat welcomes back Drew II, ex Quebradillas - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat tabbed 27-year old American international point guard Larry Drew II (188-82kg-90, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to the Heat as he has played here before. Drew II played in the summer at Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in June. In 6 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 5.2apg.
The previous (13-14) season Drew II played at another team Sioux Falls Skyforce. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 46 games he had 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.7apg and 1.6spg. Drew II helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Drew II won D-League championship title in 2016. He received also All-Pac12 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time. Drew II was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has played also professionally in France (Monaco), Lithuania (Neptunas) and NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Phi.76ers).
Drew II attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Larry Drew_II
Dion Waiters
Derrick Walton
Matt Williams

Forwards:
Udonis Haslem
James Johnson
Kelly Olynyk
Sebastian Saiz
Jordan Mickey
Bam Adebayo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Island Storm signs Osse just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Island Storm (NBL Canada) signed 24-year old Canadian point guard Kemy Osse (185-94kg-93). He just graduated from University of Arkansas at Little Rock (NCAA). Osse has played there for the last five years. In 32 games he had 9.2ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Osse's college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2016.
He was a member of Canadian U18 National Team back in 2010.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Halifax Hurricanes keep Watson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Hurricanes (NBL Canada) re-signed 27-year old forward Tyrone Watson (196-102kg-90, college: New Mexico State). He played there last season. In 47 NBL Canada games he averaged 11.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. Watson helped them to win the NBL Atlantic Division title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Watson spent at Orangeville A's where in 19 CCAA games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 3rd Team. Watson also played that season for Al-Muharraq (Premier League) in Bahrain. In 19 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.3apg.
Watson was a member of Canadian U18 National Team back in 2008.
He has played previously for three other Canada teams: Halifax_Rainmen, Hamilton F. and 905's.
Watson attended New Mexico State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Halifax Hurricanes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Clifford Clinkscales
Mike Poole
Ta'Quan Zimmerman

Forwards:
Billy White
Tyrone Watson
C.J. Washington

Center:
Renaldo Dixon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cam Reddish, top-five player in the class of 2018, commits to Duke - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of cbssports.com
Duke was long considered an overwhelming favorite to land five-star small forward Cam Reddish. On Friday night, it became official. Reddish verbally committed to the Blue Devils via Twitter, in partnership with The Players Tribune.

The dynamic wing, who is projected to be a one-and-done player, chose Duke over Connecticut, Kentucky, Villanova and UCLA. The 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction composite had Duke at 100 percent prior to Reddish's announcement. Duke now has two pledges in its 2018 class, both of them five-star guys. Tre Jones, the younger brother of former Duke point guard/current Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones, committed to Mike Krzyzewski 's program Aug. 13.
Reddish, ranked fourth in 247 Sports' composite, and Jones, ranked sixth, are the only 2018 players in the top 12 who have committed.

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The 6-foot-8 confirmed his standing as a top-five prospect in the class of 2018 earlier this summer, when he averaged 23 points and eight rebounds on Nike's prestigious EYBL circuit. He was selected to play for Team USA's U19 squad as well. That team was coached by Kentucky's John Calipari, but Duke has long been considered the leader.
Reddish's commitment to Duke, which is a Nike school, comes four days after CBS Sports published a story that highlighted how Reddish recently was caught on video leaving a Coral Tree Cafe in Los Angeles with LeBron James and James' longtime friend and agent, Rich Paul.

Here's what our Gary Parrish wrote in the piece linked above: "[Reddish is] an 18-year-old from Philadelphia who was in California for the Nike Skills Academy that ran from Aug. 16-19. And, after the event ended, [Reddish] remained in California and met with Paul and James, as the TMZ video proves. Again, that's technically within NCAA guidelines; the video is not a so-called smoking gun. But it does underline just how early agencies start recruiting five-star prospects. And if you've ever wondered how a one-and-done player can announce he's entering the NBA Draft on a Tuesday morning and then sign with an agent on that same Tuesday night, it's because the relationships between agents and heralded prospects typically date to when the prospects were 16 or 17 years old."
Here's a glimpse of what Duke should be getting come 2018, when Reddish is expected to help carry a significant load after the expected departures of current Blue Devils freshmen Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter and Trevon Duval, plus the graduation of Grayson Allen.



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LNB Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Bufalos enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Bufalos - Costa Caribe 103-93

Bufalos held off Costa Caribe in the decisive third game of the semifinal series. Bufalos made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Costa Caribe helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Noel Mackenzie (188-78) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals. Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Dayton Cacho who recorded 19 points and point guard Sharlon Hodgson (183-94) added 11 points and 7 assists respectively. Five Bufalos and four Costa Caribe players scored in double figures. Costa Caribe's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: D.James 30+2reb+2ast, N.Mackenzie 19+8reb+14ast, J.Jaca 15+17reb+3ast, C.Gonzalez 13+5reb+6ast, R.Brown 11+3reb, M.Mackenzie 7+1reb
Costa Caribe: D.Cacho 19+4reb+3ast, M.Diakite 13+7reb, S.Hodgson 11+3reb+7ast, F.Omier 10+6reb+3ast, F.Cox 9+3reb+2ast, D.Cacho 8+2reb+2ast
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  NORWAY  


Asker Aliens tab Joshua Hart, ex Leitershofen - by Eurobasket News

Asker Aliens BC (BLNO) inked 27-year old American forward Joshua Hart (198-90, college: Va Intermont). He played most recently at Leitershofen in German Regionalliga. In 25 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Hart played at Al Kahraba (Superleague) in Iraq.
Among other achievements he played in the final of AAC Tournament in 2014. Hart received also All-AAC Player of the Year award and All-AAC 1st Team award back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Hart has played previously professionally also in Norway (Gimle BBK Bergen).
He attended Virginia Intermont College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Asker Aliens BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aksel Bolinz
Stian Berg
Carl Brunaes

Forwards:
Torgrim Sommerfeldt
Joshua Hart

Center:
Djo Yele

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Philip Luis is a newcomer at Ammerud Bskt - by Eurobasket News

Ammerud Basket Oslo (BLNO) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old forward Philip Luis (192-89) from Asker Aliens. In 9 BLNO games he recorded 3.6ppg and 2.4rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Luis helped his team to make it to the Div.1 Semifinals in 2011.
He has played previously for Centrum.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nidaros Jets tab Edgar Tandberg - by Eurobasket News

Nidaros Jets Trondheim (BLNO) inked 19-year old guard Edgar Tandberg (185-98) from Asker Aliens. But in 23 BLNO games he averaged just 1.2ppg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joachim Bohn joins Baerum Basket - by Eurobasket News

Baerum Basket Bekkestua (BLNO) agreed terms with 26-year old guard Joachim Bohn (187-91) from Asker Aliens. Bohn has played there for the last eight years. In 29 BLNO games he had 4.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the BLNO Semifinals in 2011 and 2014.
Bohn represented Norway at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PARAGUAY  


San Jose inks Delwan Graham, ex Regatas - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo San Jose Asuncion (Metropolitan League) signed 29-year old American forward Delwan Graham (203-88, college: Jacksonville). He played last summer at Regatas in Peruvian LBL league. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season Graham played at CA Temperley in Argentinian TNA where in 31 games he had 14.6ppg and 8.9rpg (#4 in the league).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League 2nd Team back in 2014.
Graham has played on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Spectres and Knox Raiders), Ireland (UCC Demons and UL Eagles) and ABA (Jacksonville Giants).
Graham attended Jacksonville University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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  PERU  


San Jose inks Delwan Graham, ex Regatas - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo San Jose Asuncion (Metropolitan League) signed 29-year old American forward Delwan Graham (203-88, college: Jacksonville). He played last summer at Regatas in Peruvian LBL league. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The last season Graham played at CA Temperley in Argentinian TNA where in 31 games he had 14.6ppg and 8.9rpg (#4 in the league).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League 2nd Team back in 2014.
Graham has played on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Spectres and Knox Raiders), Ireland (UCC Demons and UL Eagles) and ABA (Jacksonville Giants).
Graham attended Jacksonville University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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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. Durham, Meralco .27.7 
 7. Cummings, KIA P.27.3 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 9. McKines, SM Be.26.2 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots24.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Durham, Meralco .19.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.18.9 
 3. Holloway, Globalport18.6 
 4. Walker, Blackwater18.2 
 5. Brown, Phoenix17.3 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 7. McKines, SM Be.14.2 
 8. Hill, Star Hotshots12.0 
 9. Bullock, Rain o.12.0 
 10. Erram, Blackwater11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.7.4 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen6.9 
 3. Durham, Meralco .6.7 
 4. Revilla, KIA P.5.7 
 5. Newsome, Meralco .5.6 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 7. Romeo, Globalport5.0 
 8. Holloway, Globalport4.8 
 9. Walker, Blackwater4.4 
 10. Jazul, Phoenix4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Glen RICE JR.
  TNT K.
  (198-G/F-91)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Rice-Jr, TNT K.3.6 
 2. Brown, Phoenix3.3 
 3. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 4. Ross, SM Beermen2.4 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.2.3 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces2.0 
 7. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.7 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.6 
 10. Reyes, TNT K.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Phoenix
  (201-PF-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brown, Phoenix3.5 
 2. Holloway, Globalport2.8 
 3. Erram, Blackwater2.5 
 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.1.5 



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  POLAND  


Winterthur adds Welsh to their roster, ex Siarka - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Alex Welsh (200-102kg-94, college: Colorado Springs). He played last season at Siarka in Polish PLK league. In 31 TBL games he recorded 10.5ppg and 5.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Welsh's college team won RMAC Tournament in 2015. He was also voted All-RMAC 1st Team in 2015 and 2016.
Welsh graduated from Univ.of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
R.J. Price
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Jeyvi Miavivululu
Alex Welsh
Ramirez Ferreras

Center:
Sam Downey

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anwil topple Polfarmex Kutno in test game - by Eurobasket News

Anwil - Polfarmex Kunto 87:75

Anwil celebrated a pre-season victory. They defeated Polfarmex Kutno as Jaylin Airington (193-F-93, college: CSU Bakersfield) delivered 17 points. Anwil accumulated a 33:20 lead at the first break. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Anwil ensured a 58:40 halftime lead. Kutno improved defensively in the second half. They held Anwil to just 29 points after the big break but could not avoid the defeat nevertheless. Jaroslaw Zyskowski (203-SF-92, agency: Promotex) produced 16 points, while Michal Nowakowski (202-PF-88) added 15 points in the victory.



Polfarmex Kutno lands Mateusz Zebski - by Eurobasket News

AZS Polfarmex Kutno (1Liga) tabbed 25-year old swingman Mateusz Zebski (190-92). He has played for the last seven years at BM Slam Stal in the PLK. PLK was a little too high level for him, where in 12 games he averaged just 1.2ppg last season. 1Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Zebski helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2015.

AZS Polfarmex Kutno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dawid Adamczewski
Przemyslaw Tradecki
Szymon Pawlak
January Sobczak

Forwards:
Arkadiusz Kobus
Mateusz Szwed
Damian Antczak
Damian Janiak
Mateusz Zebski

Centers:
Tomasz Wojdyla
Michal Marek
Kacper Grzesiowski

Coach: Jaroslaw Krysiewicz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Greece knock down Poland, advance into Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Poland 95:77

Greece paved their way into EuroBasket Round of 16. They defeated Poland to secure the fourth spot in Group A. Konstantinos Sloukas (197-PG-90) notched 26 points to pace the winning side.
Poland dominated throughout the opening quarter. They unloaded 29 points to ensure a 6-point lead. But Greece bounced back quite quickly. The Hellenes went on a 26:14 run to secure a 49:43 halftime lead. Poland pulled within 3 points at the final break. But Greece went on a strong 25:10 run in the fourth quarter to ensure the winning outcome. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) netted 24 points and handed out 10 assists, while Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had 14 points in the victory. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 26 points for Poland. Adam Waczynski (199-SF-89) provided 17 points in the loss.

Greece: Konstantinos Sloukas 26, Nick Calathes 24+10 assists, Georgios Printezis 14
Poland: Damian Kulig 26, Adam Waczynski 17



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  PORTUGAL  


CF Belenenses Lisboa signs Pedro Bagio - by Eurobasket News

CF Belenenses Lisboa (Proliga) signed experienced 38-year old power forward Pedro Bagio (194-79) from Fisica. In 26 Proliga games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 15.8ppg and averaged 7.4rpg and 1.5spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention.
Bagio has spent his entire career in Portugal playing for two other teams: Estrelas and Atletico.
Bagio is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at CF Belenenses Lisboa.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Will Perry (ex Aquimisa LZ) signs at Ovarense - by Joao Santos

Ovarense Dolce Vita (LPB) landed 23-year old American point guard Will Perry (180-82kg-94, college: Lenoir-Rhyne). He played most recently at Aquimisa Laboratorios Zamorano in Spanish LEB Silver. In 30 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg last season.
Perry received All-SAC 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Perry graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Ovarense Dolce Vita roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Will Perry
Pedro Pinto
Rodrigo Gomes
Pedro Oliveira

Forwards:
Andre Pinto
Cristovao Cordeiro
Jose Miranda
Joao Grosso
Joao Fernandes
Emanuel Correia_de_Sa
Joaquim Soras

Coach: Nuno Manarte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  


Miami Heat welcomes back Drew II, ex Quebradillas - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat tabbed 27-year old American international point guard Larry Drew II (188-82kg-90, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to the Heat as he has played here before. Drew II played in the summer at Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in June. In 6 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 5.2apg.
The previous (13-14) season Drew II played at another team Sioux Falls Skyforce. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 46 games he had 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.7apg and 1.6spg. Drew II helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Drew II won D-League championship title in 2016. He received also All-Pac12 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time. Drew II was called to USA Senior National Team this year.
He has played also professionally in France (Monaco), Lithuania (Neptunas) and NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Phi.76ers).
Drew II attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Larry Drew_II
Dion Waiters
Derrick Walton
Matt Williams

Forwards:
Udonis Haslem
James Johnson
Kelly Olynyk
Sebastian Saiz
Jordan Mickey
Bam Adebayo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Yesilgiresun lands Kenny Boynton, ex N.Novgorod - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) tabbed 26-year old American point guard Kenny Boynton (188-86kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league. In 14 Eurocup games he averaged 13.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.9apg last season. Boynton also played 24 games in VTB United League where he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Denizli Basket (TBL). In 38 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 22.7ppg and recorded 3.5rpg and 3.8apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 3rd Team.
Boynton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in France (SO Maritime Boulogne) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and GreenTops Netanya).
Boynton attended University of Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: One of the most explosive players in the country who thrives on competition with the talent to score from anywhere on the floor. A grinder on defense who excels in a fast-tempo style of play.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erkan Yilmaz
Kenny Boynton
Ra'shad James

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric
Efe Besok

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avtodor roll past Udine in Caorle - by Eurobasket News

Udine - Avtodor 81:97

Avtodor ensured a comfortable victory over Udine in the test game in Caorle. Coty Clarke (201-F-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) posted 20 points to lead the winners.
Udine jumped to a 21:19 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin at 4-point mark at the interval. Avtodor improved defensively in the third term. The Russian team spurred ahead for a 57:55 lead at the third break. Avtodor outgunned Udine in the fourth period and then the teams played an extra period as Avtodor outscored Udine 21:11 to seal a comfortable win. Ian Hummer (201-F-90, college: Princeton) provided 14 points, while Branden Frazier (190-G-92, college: Fordham) added 12 points for the Russian side.



Enisey tabs Matic Rebec, ex Krka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 22-year old Slovenian international point guard Matic Rebec (181-95). He has played for the last two years at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 33 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.3spg last season. Rebec helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. Rebec also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 11.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rogaska (Telemach League) in Slovenia. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 9.0apg and 3.0spg. Rebec contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Slovenian League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements he won Slovenian U18 ships championship title in 2013. Rebec received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Rebec has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
He represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.0ppg.
Rebec has played also professionally in Slovenia for Helios.
His game is described as: Promising PG with impressive passing ability and court vision. Great personality, huge upside.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vladimir Pichkurov
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
Matic Rebec
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA open preseason campaign with the win - by Eurobasket News

CSKA open preseason campaign with the win beating MBA 80-56. CSKA nailed 30 points in the first period and had 22 points advantage already at the end of the first period. MBA reduced the gap after a 19-13 run in the second frame, but CSKA ensured the bigger win due to 17-16 rally in the third period and 20-13 in the last.
Anton Astapkovich (202-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Kyle Hines (198-C/F-86, agency: BeoBasket) as well as Will Clyburn (201-SF-90, college: Iowa St.) added 11 each. Cory Higgins (195-G/F-89, college: Colorado) and Othello Hunter (203-C/F-86, college: Ohio St.) followed them with 10 points each. Dmitry Korshakov (201-F-91) replied with 13 points in a loss and Kuznetsov as well as Pavel Afanasyev (96) scored 11 apiece.



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  SERBIA  


Milan Dondur (ex Cuxhaven) joins Bellizzi - by Eurobasket News

Basket Bellizzi (Serie D) added to their roster 26-year old Serbian power forward Milan Dondur (204-91). He played last season at Cuxhaven Baskets in German Regionalliga. In 11 games he had 5.5ppg and 4.3rpg. Dondur helped them to win the group title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mladost in Serbian 2MLS where in 26 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dondur was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian B League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVAKIA  


Kastela inks Kenny Rhymes, ex Nitra - by Eurobasket News

KK Ribola Kastela (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Kenny Rhymes (196-88kg-91, college: Texas Wesleyan). He played last season at MBK SPU Nitra in Slovakian SBL league. In 14 games he had 10.4ppg and 4.6rpg. Rhymes also played that season for Handlova (also in SBL) where in four games he recorded 6.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semis final in 2015.
Rhymes has played also professionally in Kosovo (Trepca) and IBA (Kankakee S.).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Rhymes attended Texas Wesleyan University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

KK Ribola Kastela roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Dosen
Ante Mikulic
Kenny Rhymes
Petar Zivkovic
Josip Karanusic

Forwards:
Dino Sipic
Josip Matic
Roko Galic
N Pruze

Centers:
Aco Mandic
Ante Djugum

Coach: Luka Zitko

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVENIA  


Tajfun Sentjur reunites with Tomaz Bolcina (ex-Helios) - by Zeljko Zule

Tajfun Sentjur brought a familiar face back to the team, a big man Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94), who signed a one-year deal.
Bolcina arrives from Helios Suns, where he averaged 9.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 28 Slovenian League games last season. Those number dropped to 3.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 10 FIBA Champions League games.
Bolcina has already played for Tajfun during the 2015-16 season, averaging 7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12 Slovenian League games.
Bolcina has aready played for Krka and was a member of all youth Slovenian National teams.



Helios Suns adds Matej Rojc (ex-Krka) - by Zeljko Zule

Helios Suns found a new man to handle the team's point guard duties when it announced that Matej Rojc (198-SG-93) has been signed to a one-year deal.
Rojc arrives from Krka, where he spent last seven seasons. In the latest one, Rojc averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 33 Slovenian League games. Those numbers dropped to 4.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 26 Adriatic League games. He grew up with Kos Koper before moving to Krka in 2010.
Rojc was a member of all youth Slovenian National teams and won four Slovenian Championship and three Cup titles with Krka



Enisey tabs Matic Rebec, ex Krka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 22-year old Slovenian international point guard Matic Rebec (181-95). He has played for the last two years at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 33 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.3spg last season. Rebec helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. Rebec also played 24 games in ABA League where he averaged 11.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rogaska (Telemach League) in Slovenia. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 9.0apg and 3.0spg. Rebec contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Slovenian League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements he won Slovenian U18 ships championship title in 2013. Rebec received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Rebec has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
He represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.0ppg.
Rebec has played also professionally in Slovenia for Helios.
His game is described as: Promising PG with impressive passing ability and court vision. Great personality, huge upside.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vladimir Pichkurov
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
Matic Rebec
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia drive past France, finish preliminary round unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - France 95:78


Slovenia captured the fifth straight victory at the 2017 EuroBasket. They topped France to finish preliminary round unbeaten. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) nailed 22 points and issued 8 assists to lead the charge.
Slovenia jumped to an early lead as they posted a 28:22 advantage after ten minutes. They maintained the pressure throughout the next quarter. Slovenia accumulated a 52:35 halftime advantage. Slovenia dropped 25 points in the third quarter to clear off for good. les Bleues narrowed the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) netted 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 14 points in the win. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) answered with 16 points for France. Boris Diaw (203-PF-82) had 13 points in the defeat.

Slovenia: Goran Dragic 22, Luka Doncic 15, Klemen Prepelic 14
France: Nando De Colo 16, Boris Diaw 13



Primorska lands Shawn King (ex-Stal Ostrow) - by Zeljko Zule

Primorska added size to their roster by signing veteran Shawn King (208-C-82, college: ORU) for the upcoming season.
King started last season in French with BCM Graveline Dunkerque and in November moved to Stal Ostrow Wlkp., where he averaged 11.6 points, league-leading 10.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks in 35 Polish TBL League games. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Player of the Year.
King has already played in Slovenia from 2008 through 2010 with Hopsi Polzela, averaging 20.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals in 2.4 blocks in 23 games of the 2009-10 season.
King played college basketbal at Carl Albert and ORU from 2004 to 2008. He has already played pro basketball for BK Minsk 2006 in Belarus, BC Odessa in Ukraine, Sluc Nancy and STB Le Havre in Italy, Granarolo Boilogna in Italy, Sporting Al Riyadi Beyrut in Lebanon, Bucaneros de La Guaira in Venezuela, BC Kalec/Cramo Tallin in Estonia.



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  SOUTH KOREA  


Goyang Orions tab Dewarick Spencer, ex Moutahed - by Eurobasket News

Goyang Orions (KBL) inked experienced 35-year old American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas State, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played most recently at Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 31 games he averaged impressive 21.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg last season. Spencer helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Al Riyadi (also in Pepsi LBL) that year. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Spencer's team made it to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup final in 2016. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-WABA League Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Spencer played at the WABA Club Championships five years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Spencer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Spencer has played previously professionally in China (Golden Bulls and Jilin Tigers), France (Le Mans), Greece, Iran (Petrochimi), Italy (Virtus Bologna), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), Venezuela (Guaros) and South Korea (SK Knights).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Goyang Orions.
Spencer attended Arkansas State until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Dewarick Spencer is a tremedous three point shooter one of the best in NCAA D-1 during his college career. Spencer is a good defender and fairly athletic with the ability to play both the 1 and 2 positions equally as well. Showed great skills in French league, winning every single individual accolade one can imagine. Puts a great intensity on defense and has the ability to play above the rim to go along with his good shooting mark.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Robert Valge joins Plasencia - by Eurobasket News

Electro Mercantil Plasencia (LEB Silver) added to their roster 20-year old Estonian small forward Robert Valge (192-82kg-97). He played last season at Quesos Cerrato de Palencia in the LEB Gold. LEB Gold was a little too high level for him, where in 10 games he had just 0.7ppg. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Bosman Player of the Year and named to Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Valge played at Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML. In 33 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Honorable Mention. Valge also played 14 games in Baltic League where he averaged 8.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Valge represented Estonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 14.2ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 61.9%.

Electro Mercantil Plasencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bayle
Adrian Fuentes
Miguel Martinez
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Mario Alvarez
Erik Kinney
Robert Valge

Centers:
Seydou Aboubacar
Brent Calhoun
Alejandro Galan

Coach: Carlos Diaz

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Leonardo Demetrio signs at Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) landed 23-year old Brazilian international forward Leonardo Demetrio (208-94) from Forca Lleida. In 34 LEB Gold games in Spain he averaged 10.9ppg and 5.6rpg last season.
Demetrio ended the previous (2015-16) season at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) where in three games he had just 2.3ppg and 2.7rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Minas in Brazilian NBB. In 32 games he recorded 10.7ppg and 5.6rpg.
Demetrio has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Demetrio represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.6ppg, 1.8rpg.

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Leonardo Demetrio

Centers:
Guillem Rubio
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

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Ilja Stankevits (ex TLU/Kalev) joins Forca Lleida - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 19-year old Estonian center Ilja Stankevits (208-98). He has played for the last two seasons at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML. Stankevits managed to play in three leagues last year. But in 18 Alexela KML games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.9rpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded only 2 points and 1 steal. And finally Stankevits contributed to 2 games in Baltic League where he averaged 3.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
He was a member of Estonian U18 National Team last year.
Stankevits has played also professionally in Estonia for SK RIM.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Sutina
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Brano Djukanovic
Marc Rubin_De_Celis

Forwards:
Miguel Feliu
Kregor Hermet
Marc Marti

Centers:
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena
Ilja Stankevits

Coach: Borja Comenge

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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UCAM Murcia may tab Alex Urtasun - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 33-year old Spaniard guard Alex Urtasun (193-84) who played last time at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in France. In 33 ProA games he had 10.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Urtasun spent at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada where in 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg. He also spent pre-season at Armani Milano (Serie A) in Italian league that year.
Urtasun has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Valencia Basket, Leon, Real Betis, Cantabria, Zaragoza, HLA Alicante, Lleida_Basquet and Castello.
On Urtasun: A very explosive guard, great slasher, quick footed and good dribbler; has also a incredible shooting range; limited in EC 2002 by an injury at his ankle; greta upside at shooting guard, however;.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Vitor Benite
Clevin Hannah
Alberto Martin

Forwards:
Marko Lukovic
Jose_Angel Antelo
Ovie Soko
Sadiel Rojas

Centers:
Vitor Faverani
Julen Olaizola
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba
Eric Gonzalez

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Bartolome re-signs at Cantbasket - by Eurobasket News

La Gallofa Cantbasket 04 (EBA) confirmed in their roster 19-year old Andorra international forward Alexis Bartolome (199-98). He played there last season. In 23 EBA games he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.3rpg. Bartolome helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BC Morabanc Andorra II. But in 18 EBA games he averaged just 1.1ppg.
Despite young age Bartolome had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division C Honorable Mention in 2016.
He has been also a member of Andorra international program for some years. Bartolome has regularly played for Andorra senior team since 2016 and previously for U16 National Team in 2014.
He represented Andorra at the European Championships U18 Division C in San Marino last year. Bartolome's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 15.4ppg, Reb-1 (13.6rpg), 1.6spg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 52.2%.

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Rosalia keeps Mallo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Rosalia de Castro (EBA) re-signed 29-year old power forward Alfonso Mallo (200-88). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 25 EBA games he averaged 9.2ppg and 3.9rpg last season.
Mallo has played previously for Blusens Monbus.

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Posse re-signs at Rosalia - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Rosalia de Castro (EBA) confirmed in their roster 28-year old forward Pablo Posse (203-89). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 21 EBA games he had 11.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg and 2.1spg last season.
Posse has played previously for Blusens Monbus.

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Guadalajara tabs Nouhoum Bocoum - by Eurobasket News

Lujisa Guadalajara Basket (EBA) inked 23-year old American (has also Malian passport) power forward Nouhoum Bocoum (208-122kg-94, college: Arkansas State) from Zornotza. In 14 LEB Silver games in Spain he recorded 8.7ppg and 3.4rpg last season.
Among other achievements Bocoum won NJCAA D1 Region XIV championship title in 2014. He received also NJCAA All-Region XIV 3rd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Bocoum graduated from Arkansas State in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season in pro basketball.

Lujisa Guadalajara Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio de_la_Rua
David Avila
Pablo Moreno

Forwards:
Raul Lazaro
Alfio Niello
Francisco Santos
CJ Dunston

Centers:
Lander Segurola
Nouhoum Bocoum

Coach: Roman Peinado

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Will Perry (ex Aquimisa LZ) signs at Ovarense - by Joao Santos

Ovarense Dolce Vita (LPB) landed 23-year old American point guard Will Perry (180-82kg-94, college: Lenoir-Rhyne). He played most recently at Aquimisa Laboratorios Zamorano in Spanish LEB Silver. In 30 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg last season.
Perry received All-SAC 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Perry graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Ovarense Dolce Vita roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Will Perry
Pedro Pinto
Rodrigo Gomes
Pedro Oliveira

Forwards:
Andre Pinto
Cristovao Cordeiro
Jose Miranda
Joao Grosso
Joao Fernandes
Emanuel Correia_de_Sa
Joaquim Soras

Coach: Nuno Manarte

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Winterthur adds Welsh to their roster, ex Siarka - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Alex Welsh (200-102kg-94, college: Colorado Springs). He played last season at Siarka in Polish PLK league. In 31 TBL games he recorded 10.5ppg and 5.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Welsh's college team won RMAC Tournament in 2015. He was also voted All-RMAC 1st Team in 2015 and 2016.
Welsh graduated from Univ.of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BC Winterthur roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Stevanovic
Leonard Marchand
R.J. Price
Jona Hoffmann
Cristian Henrici
Nicolas Hulliger

Forwards:
Mathias Gredy
Leo Schittenhelm
Jeyvi Miavivululu
Alex Welsh
Ramirez Ferreras

Center:
Sam Downey

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Pre-season game: 5 september - by Luca Maffioli

Fribourg Olympic - Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket 92:63
Fribourg: JAUNIN Jeremy 1, DESPONDS Victor 4, TIMBERLAKE Chad 7, FOSSERAT David, HALL Warren 3, JURKOVITZ Natan 16, MILJANIC Slobodan 15, MLADJAN Dusan 11, EBENDA Jeremy 2, TOURE Babacar 16, SCHOMMER Dylan, Murphy Burnatowski 17.

Pully Basket - BBC Monthey 74:75
Pully Lausanne: BROWN Tony 13, BUGNON Thomas 4, TOP Badara 11, WADE Jonathan 8, ROTHROCK Jonas 2, ASASE Mawuli, PETIGNAT Thomas 2, RODRIGUEZ Andres 3, CLEARE Shaquille 12, WAELTI Julien, DE LATTIBAUDIERE Tyran 18, POLI Victor.
Monthey: Markel Humphrey 20, MAZA Rodrigue 4, MARTIN Gilles 7, GRANVORKA Yohan 8, DUBAS Jonathan 15, BLASER Kevin 5, KAZADI Jonathan 16, KASHAMA Bijanu.

Tofas Bursa - Lugano Tigers 89:66
Bursa: Morgan 11, Durmaz 2, Tanisan, Ermis, Arslan 13, Tony Crocker 15, Mejia 10, Henry 9, Topaloglu 1, Konuk 5, Owens 15, Bayram, Yasar 8.
Lugano: Tutonda, Williams 13, Molteni 7, Thornton 10, Rambo 2, Steinmann 10, James Padgett 22, Mussongo, Lukic 2.




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  TURKEY  


Yesilgiresun lands Kenny Boynton, ex N.Novgorod - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Yesilgiresun Belediye (BSL) tabbed 26-year old American point guard Kenny Boynton (188-86kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league. In 14 Eurocup games he averaged 13.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.9apg last season. Boynton also played 24 games in VTB United League where he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Denizli Basket (TBL). In 38 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 22.7ppg and recorded 3.5rpg and 3.8apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 3rd Team.
Boynton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in France (SO Maritime Boulogne) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and GreenTops Netanya).
Boynton attended University of Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: One of the most explosive players in the country who thrives on competition with the talent to score from anywhere on the floor. A grinder on defense who excels in a fast-tempo style of play.

Yesilgiresun Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erkan Yilmaz
Kenny Boynton
Ra'shad James

Forwards:
Ivan Marinkovic
Tomislav Gabric
Efe Besok

Center:
Dusan Cantekin

Coach: Mihailo Uvalin

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Olimpia was really tough in edging Tofas 87-83 - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia won the exhibition game against Tofas Bursa 87-83 and it wasn't nothing like an exhibition game because it was a lot more like a battle, with defensive intensity, physicality and a lot of toughness was demanded in order to win. In spite of playing without many regulars including Cory Jefferson, who's nursing some minor injuries, Olimpia was really good for many minutes and built a 15-point lead late in the third. But it didn't have the stamina to paly 40 minutes at a really high level and let Tofas to get back in the game. So the closing minutes were a battle that Olimpia won riding many differnt guys, although Amath M'Baye (206-F-89, college: Oklahoma) looked like he had more energy than anybody else. Very promising was the game by Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) at least in the first half. Valdo Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: BeoBasket) had a 11-point second half and Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88, college: Charleston) made the decisive field goals at the end.
Andrew Goudelock and Amath M'Baye delivered 15 points each for the winners. Sammy Mejia (198-G/F-83, college: De Paul) responded with 22 points for Tofas.
Courtesy of: olimpiamilano.com



Brad Wanamaker could agree terms with Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) is close to land 28-year old American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-95kg-89, college: Pittsburgh) who currently played at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul. The last season Wanamaker played also at Darussafaka where in 31 BSL games he averaged 14.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Wanamaker also played 34 games in Euroleague where he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and recorded 3.1rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Wanamaker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won German Bundesliga championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Wanamaker received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year award in 2015 and 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Wanamaker has played also professionally in France (Limoges CSP Elite), Italy (Openjobmetis VA, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli and BancaTercas), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Germany (Brose Baskets) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2011 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Wanamaker's outlook: A solid SG who has enough court vision and passing to serve at the point. Uses well his strong body at the defensive end, should improve outside shooting.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas
Marko Guduric
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Luigi Datome
Jason Thompson
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
James Nunnally
Nikola Kalinic

Centers:
Jan Vesely
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Arca Tuluoglu joins Selcuklu - by Eurobasket News

Selcuklu Belediyesi (TBL) agreed terms with 20-year old Arca Tuluoglu (97). He has played for the last two seasons at Pinar Karsiyaka Galisim SK Izmir in the TB2L. In 18 games he had 14.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6spg last season.
Tuluoglu was named to U20 National Team in 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UKRAINE  


2017 EuroBasket: Ukraine dismantle Israel, advance into Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Ukraine 64:88

Ukraine reached EuroBasket Round of 16. They coasted past Israel to clinch the fourth position in Group B. Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Ukraine jumped to a 19:16 lead after the opening quarter. They sank 27 points in the second term to record a 46:28 halftime lead. Ukraine left Israel far behind in the third quarter. They fuelled a 25:11 rally to clear off for good. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) provided 13 points, while Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-G-91) added 10 points in the victory. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) replied with 12 points for Israel. Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87) netted 11 points in the defeat.

Israel: Lior Eliyahu 12, Yogev Ohayon 11
Ukraine: Viacheslav Kravtsov 17, Ruslan Otverchenko 13, Oleksandr Lypovyy 10



Dnipro posts win, finishes third in Lithuania - by Eurobasket News

Dnipro posts win, finishes third in Lithuania at the Kedainiai CUP 2017. The Ukrainian team lost first two games, but came up with a victory in day 3.
At first Nevezis 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.
In Day 2 Neptunas beat Ukrainian Dnipro 76-65 mostly due to the third quarter spurt. Neptunas needed a 22-9 surge to seal the victory. Juan Palacios (206-F/C-85) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Mindaugas Girdziunas netted 10. Stanislav Tymofeyenko (204-F-89, agency: Octagon Europe) ended up with 16 points for Dnipro and Pavel Revzin (194-F/G-83) netted 12.
Last night Dnipro overcame Prienai 65-60 and finished third. Sergiy Zagreba (214-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Anatoliy Shundel (191-SG-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 11.



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Peel's pro career starts at London Lions - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) landed American forward Brandon Peel (201-91kg). He has only college experience so far playing last time for Central Connecticut State University (NCAA). Peel has played there for the last four years. In 29 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3bpg in 2015-16 season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-NEC 3rd Team.
So his pro career will start in United Kingdom.

London Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Moritz Lanegger
Justin Robinson
Paul Guede
Momcilo Latinovic
John Isenbarger

Forwards:
Joe Ikhinmwin
Brandon Peel
Demonte Flannigan

Coach: Mariusz Karol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rema Lascelles (ex Hagen-Haspe) signs at Leicester Riders - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) landed 25-year old British forward Rema Lascelles (198-82kg-92, college: Hawaii Pacific). He played most recently at Hagen-Haspe in German Regionalliga. In 6 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg last season. Lascelles also played that season for Derby Trailblazers (NBL D1) where in 10 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 7.2apg and 2.0spg.
His team made it to the PacWest Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
Lascelles represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 1.0ppg, 1.3rpg.
Lascelles graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyler Bernardini
Joshua Ward-Hibbert
Eric Robertson
Kiefer Douse
Mike Rodriguez

Forwards:
Andrew Thomson
Pierre Hampton
Thomas De_Thaey
Shane Walker
Rema Lascelles
J.R. Holder

Center:
Harrison Gamble

Coach: Rob Paternostro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matrakov re-signs at Glasgow Rocks - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks (BBL) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Bulgarian guard Boris Matrakov (195-93). He played there last season. In 26 BBL games he recorded 3.5ppg and 2.2rpg. Matrakov helped them to make it to the cup final.
He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Overgas).

Glasgow Rocks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Bunyan
Dante Holmes
Boris Matrakov
Martez Harrison
Adam Burroughs

Forwards:
Gareth Murray
Alasdair Fraser
Jalen Billups
Torren Jones

Center:
Kieron Achara

Coach: Anthony Garbelotto

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Plymouth Raiders ink Brandon Penn, ex Jolly JBS - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) signed 27-year old American forward Brandon Penn (203-96kg-90, college: Rider, agency: HMS). He played last season at Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik in Croatian A1 league. In 11 games he had 5.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg. Penn helped them to make it to the final. He also played that season for Al Sadd in Qatari D1 where in two games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 9.5rpg and 4.5apg.
Penn is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Penn has played previously professionally in Denmark (Bakken), Greece (Apollon Patras), Japan (Kagawa Five Arrows) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).
He attended Rider University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan
Brandon Penn
Louis Sayers
Joonas Jarvelainen
Neil Watson
Zak Wells
Dylan Costelloe
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet

Coach: Gavin Love

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  URUGUAY  


The Metro league finished the regular season - by Hector Lopez

Last results for the Metro league:
Colon 65 - Scott Cutley (196-F-85, college: CS Fullerton) 10 points 11 rebounds
Tabare 54 - Facundo Ferreira (192-F-88) 18 points 7 rebounds
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25 de Agosto 74 - Terrel Thomas Glen (201-F-79, college: Georgia St.) 20 points 7 rebounds
Marne 65 - Tyrone McNeal (213-C-85) 19 points 11 rebounds
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Union Atletica 88 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 30 points 15 rebounds
Verdirrrojo 80 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 36 points
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Miramar 75 - Nicholas Waddell (200-C-89, college: Grand Valley St.) 18 points 14 rebounds
Cordon 68 - Luca Magnone (187-G-97) 13 points
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Stockolmo 100 - Trevante Drye (199-F-93, college: Tulane) 10 points 13 rebounds
Capitol 56 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 15 points
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Auriblanco 83 - Camilo Colman (191-G-90) 18 poiunts 7 rebounds
Sayago 75 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 20 points 9 rebounds
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Now four teams will be playing playoff for two promotion (For the best of five)
Sayago (1)- Tabare (0) and Cordon (1) Vedirrojo 0




Trouville welcomes back Puckett, ex Culiacan - by Eurobasket News

Club Trouville Montevideo (LUB) inked experienced 34-year old American center Benjamin Puckett (205-83kg-83, college: Clayton & State). It is actually his comeback to Montevideo as he has played here before. Puckett played in the summer at Caballeros de Culiacan in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 38 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 8.8rpg and 3.1apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Part of last season Puckett spent at Barreteros (LNBP) in Mexican league where in 10 games he had very remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 3.4apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Puckett also played that season for Cordon. In 6 LUB games he recorded 12.2ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Puckett played shortly was Trouville.
Among other achievements he won WBA championship title in 2011. Puckett received also Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Puckett has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Puckett has played previously professionally in Argentina (Union de Sunchales), Chile, Finland, Japan (Shimane Magic), Portugal, Uruguay (Aguada, Bigua and Nacional), Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and Importadora) and IBA (Gwinett Majic).
He attended Clayton & State until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Puckett's game is described as: BJ is a complete basketball player who is able score both in the post and knock down the 3-point shot. He is a good passer, solid rebounder and a defender who uses his length to block shots. BJ is a player who wants the ball in his hands to make plays and is not afraid to take and make the clutch shot as he did many times for Clayton St.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guaros sign Mario Little, ex Maccabi Ashdod, for FIBA Intercontinental Cup - by Francisco Vega

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

Guaros de Lara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nate Robinson
Heissler Guillent
Zach Graham
Yohanner Sifontes
Amos Acosta
Yoeser Valera

Forwards:
Jose Martinez
Nestor Colmenares
Mario Little
Jose Vargas

Centers:
Gregory Echenique
Robert Upshaw

Coach: Guillermo Vecchio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guaros sign Robert Upshaw, ex Chemidor, for FIBA Intercontinental Cup - by Francisco Vega

Guaros de Lara (LPB) signed 23-year old American center Robert Upshaw (213-116kg-94, college: Washington). He played last season at Chemidor in Iranian Superleague. Upshaw managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In three Superleague games he had 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7bpg. He also played that season for Mayrouba in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 12.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.3apg and 3.6bpg. Great season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 2nd Team. Upshaw also spent pre-season at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML that year. In two games he averaged 5.0ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.0bpg. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he got 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg.
Upshaw has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. His team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
Upshaw has played on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Lakers), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco) and NBA G League (South Bay Lakers).
Upshaw attended University of Washington until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Guaros de Lara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nate Robinson
Heissler Guillent
Zach Graham
Yohanner Sifontes
Amos Acosta
Yoeser Valera

Forwards:
Jose Martinez
Nestor Colmenares
Jose Vargas

Centers:
Gregory Echenique
Robert Upshaw

Coach: Guillermo Vecchio

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Mithra Castors Braine (women) and Proximus Spirou (men) to host pre-season tournament with top European teams in Charleroi next weekend - by Bert Larsimont

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (men's basketball) and Mithra Castors Braine (women's basketball) are proud to present the very first BSCA Take-Off Trophy tournament to be held at the RTL Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium next weekend.

On Sep. 8th, 9th and 10th, 2017, top teams from all over Europe will compete in a three-day international tournament organized for the first time in Belgium. Proximus Spirou of Head Coach Brian Lynch and Mithra Castors of freshly contracted 30-year-old playmaker Britney Jones (172-G-87, college: UAB, agency: LBM Management) have worked in partnership to set this new tournament, much awaited by local basketball observers.

On the one hand, the women's tournament in which Mithra Castors Braine from Belgium, ZVVZ USK Praha from Czech Republic, LFB title holding team Villeneuve d'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole from France and UMMC Ekaterinburg from Russia (all four clubs will be involved in the 2017-18 FIBA EuroLeague Women) should participate will already start next Friday evening. On the other hand, the men's competition with the local team Proximus Spirou Charleroi, medi Bayreuth from Germany, Tsmoki-Minsk from Belarus and AEK Athens from Greece will start on Saturday (the three invited clubs will be playing the FIBA Basketball Champions League in 2017-18).

The third and last day of the BSCA Take-Off Trophy competition scheduled on Sunday, Sep. 10th will also coincide with the Spirou Basket Fan Day.

The BSCA Take-Off Trophy should be a great opportunity for basketball fans and observers to enjoy top quality basketball games next weekend. Supporters and basketball lovers who will show up at the Spiroudome next weekend should get the chance to see great women players or men players in action. The talented power forward Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) of UMMC Ekaterinburg, Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89), Karolina Elhotova (182-F-92) and the Spanish star Leticia Romero (173-G-95, college: Florida St.) of ZVVZ USK Praha as well as French national team members Johanne Gomis (179-SG-85) and Marielle Amant (190-F/C-89) of ESBVA-LM should be present in Charleroi for the women's BSCA Take-Off Trophy tournament from next Friday on. Fans will also enjoy watching great talents like the experienced Serbian-Greek power forward Dusan Sakota or the very athletic Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Enolu of AEK Athens, the excellent guard John Cox of medi Bayreuth as well as Bosnia's former international point guard Filip Adamovic and US center David Kravish of Tsmoki-Minsk during the men's tourney.

The women's tournament will start on Friday, Sep. 8th, 2017 (entrance fee to attend the two games on that day is 7,00 EUR):

18:00 : Villeneuve d'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (FRA) vs. ZVVZ USK Praha (CZE) - Women's basketball game
21:00 : Mithra Castors Braine (BEL) vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg (RUS) - Women's basketball game

Saturday, Sep. 9th, 2017 (entrance is free):

12:00 : AEK Athens (GRE) vs. medi Bayreuth (GER) - Men's basketball game
15:30 : Mithra Castors Braine (BEL) vs. ZVVZ USK Praha (CZE) - Women's basketball game
19:00 : Proximus Spirou (BEL) vs. Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) - Men's basketball game

Sunday, Sep. 10th, 2017 (entrance is free):

12:00 : Villeneuve d'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (FRA) vs. Ekaterinburg (RUS) - Women's basketball game
15:30 : Proximus Spirou vs. (TBD) * - Men's basketball game
19:00 : (TBD)* - Men's basketball game

* Games will depend on the results. Whatever the results are, Proximus Charleroi will play its second game of the tournament at 15:30 on Sunday, Sep. 10th.



Newcomers at Liege Panthers - by Peter Buyse

Ladies Liege Panthers (Top Division Women) added to their roster 25-year old ex-international centerJaleesa Maes (188-C-92, agency: LBM Management) (188-92, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last four seasons at DBC Houthalen in the Top Division Women. In 21 games she had 14.4ppg, 9.3rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.4spg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
Maes' team made it to the Belgian Cup final in 2012.
She was also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Maes played for Belgian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U18 National Team in 2010.
She represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Klatovy (Czech Republic) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 5.4ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 41.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Maes has played previously for four other teams: Kangoeroes, Sint Kateline Waver, Blue Cats and Young Cats.

The team landed 19-year old swingman Ine Vanderhoydonks (176-G/F-98) (176-98). She has played for the last three years at the junior team of DBC Houthalen in the Top Division Women. In 16 games she averaged 10.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg last season.
Vanderhoydonks represented Belgium at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 2.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.6apg, 1.1spg.
Vanderhoydonks has played previously for Lummen

Liege also inked point guard Emmeline Leblon (165-PG-00) (165) from the junior team of Spirou Monceau. In 17 Top Division Women games she recorded 6.1ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
Leblon represented Belgium at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) this year. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.



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  BOSNIA  


Alba Iulia adds Omerbasic to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia added to their roster 20-year old Bosnian shooting guard Lejla Omerbasic (182-97). She played last season at Goga in Albanian Superliga. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Supercup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Albanian League Honorable Mention. The other team Omerbasic played that season for was Zeljeznicar in Bosnia and Herzegovina league where in 8 games she recorded 11.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg.
Despite young age she had impressive career. Omerbasic played in the final of Bosnia and Herzegovina League in 2014.
Omerbasic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg.
Omerbasic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Play Off).

CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessica January
Lejla Omerbasic

Forwards:
Cristiana Cutas
Marija Radovic
Leti Lerma

Center:
Tyshara Fleming

Coach: Vladimir Ivankovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


MTK Budapest signs rookie Andrijana Cvitkovic in her first year in pro basketball - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Croatian forward Andrijana Cvitkovic (190-94, agency: Interperformances). Cvitkovic just graduated from Dayton (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Cvitkovic helped them to win Atlantic 10 Tournament.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Cvitkovic represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Bucharest (Romania) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.0ppg, 3.8rpg.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Pal
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath
Vanessa Szeitl

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Flora Szabo
Andrijana Cvitkovic
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko
Karina Zolyomi

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

Coach: Nagy Dora

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EEWBL  


Good Angels sign Devereaux Peters - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) signed 28-year old American center Devereaux Peters (187-74kg-89, college: Notre Dame). She played last summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). In 30 games she had 5.2ppg and 3.0rpg in 2016 season.
In 2012 Peters was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) as #3 pick overall.
The former University of Notre Dame standoutis in her sixth season in pro basketball. Peters won Hungarian League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Peters represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Her team won Gold but her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Peters is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Italy (Lucca), Poland (Wisla Krakow), Spain (Campus Promete), Russia (Dynamo Novosibirsk Region) and Hungary (Sopron Basket).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darxia Morris is a newcomer at Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) added to their roster 28-year old American swingman Darxia Morris (172-89, college: UCLA). She played last summer at Atlanta Dream (WNBA). Morris managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. But in 5 WNBA games she recorded just 1.0ppg. The last season she played at Energa Torun in Polish BLK where in 27 games she averaged impressive 18.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.7apg and 2.5spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Morris also played 11 games in Baltic League where she had very remarkable stats: 18.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.0apg and 1.8spg.
Morris is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan), Italy (Pall.Pozzuoli and Orvieto), WNBA (Dallas Wings, Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx) and Poland (Artego Bydgoszcz).
Morris attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROCUP  


Besiktas sign Bernice Mosby, ex Artego Bydg. - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas CT Istanbul (KBSL) signed 33-year old American small forward Bernice Mosby (186-84, college: Baylor). She played last season at Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish BLK league. In 22 games she had 11.5ppg and 4.5rpg. Mosby helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (2016) summer she played at Atenienses in Puerto Rican BSNF where in 9 games she recorded 9.3ppg and 4.0rpg in 2016 season.
In 2007 Mosby was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (6th overall).
The former Baylor University staris in her eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mosby played in the final of WKBL in 2016. She was also voted Asia-Basket.com Korean WKBL All-Imports Team in 2016.
Mosby is quite experienced player. She has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Mosby has played previously professionally in France (Arras), Greece (Panionios), Israel (Elitzur Holon), Italy (Geas Sesto San Giovanni), Portugal (Lombos Quinta), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida, Conquero and Gernika), WNBA (Indiana Fever) and South Korea (KEB Hanabank).
She could be described: Bernice is a tremendously athletic player who can drive to the basket and jump over anyone or score with a 3-pt shot. She is a very physical player who relies on being very aggressive on defense.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Fenerbahce adds Powers to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul (KBSL) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Aerial Powers (183-94, college: Michigan State). She played last summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). In 12 games she recorded 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. The last season Powers was tested by KEB Hanabank in South Korean league.
Last year she was drafted by Dallas Wings (WNBA) as #5 pick overall.
Powers attended Michigan State until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
She represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Powers' team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: Score-2 (18.0ppg), 7.2rpg, 2.2apg, 2.2spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 86.7%.

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Birsel Vardarli
Ozge Yavas
Ayse Cora

Forward:
Aerial Powers

Center:
Tilbe Senyurek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


MTK Budapest signs rookie Andrijana Cvitkovic in her first year in pro basketball - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Croatian forward Andrijana Cvitkovic (190-94, agency: Interperformances). Cvitkovic just graduated from Dayton (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Cvitkovic helped them to win Atlantic 10 Tournament.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Cvitkovic represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Bucharest (Romania) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.0ppg, 3.8rpg.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Pal
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath
Vanessa Szeitl

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Flora Szabo
Andrijana Cvitkovic
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko
Karina Zolyomi

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

Coach: Nagy Dora

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karina Zolyomi signs at MTK Budapest - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) landed 20-year old forward Karina Zolyomi (180-97). The last time (14-15) she played at the junior team of PEAC-Pecs in Hungarian A Division. Zolyomi missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Zolyomi has played previously for Autopark Pecsi VSK.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Pal
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath
Vanessa Szeitl

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Flora Szabo
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko
Karina Zolyomi

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

Coach: Nagy Dora

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vanessa Szeitl agreed terms with MTK Budapest - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) inked 19-year old swingman Vanessa Szeitl (175-98) from the junior team of PEAC-Pecs.
Szeitl represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 2 games: 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Pal
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath
Vanessa Szeitl

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Flora Szabo
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

Coach: Nagy Dora

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Flora Szabo is a newcomer at MTK Budapest - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old power forward Flora Szabo (187-92) from ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda. In 17 A Division games she recorded 5.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Szabo played at ELTE-BEAC 2 Ujbuda where in four A Division games she averaged 4.3ppg and 1.5rpg.
Her team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian B Division West in 2016.
Szabo represented Hungary at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 1.3ppg, 2.8rpg.
Szabo has played previously professionally also in United Kingdom (Force) and Hungary (Pecs 2010 and Vasas Akademia).

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Pal
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Flora Szabo
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MTK Budapest inks Szandra Pal - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) agreed terms with 31-year old guard Szandra Pal (176-86, college: Southeast Missouri State) from ELTE-BEAC Ujbuda. Pal has played there for the last three years. In 20 A Division games she had 5.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg last season.
Her team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian B Division West in 2016.
Pal was a member of Hungarian U21 National Team back in 2007.
She has played previously for two other teams: Sopron Basket and Vasas Akademia.
Pal attended Southeast Missouri State until 2009 and it will be her ninth season as a professional player.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Szandra Pal
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adamecz comes back to MTK Budapest - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) inked 25-year old forward Lilla Adamecz (182-92). It is actually her comeback to Budapest as she has played here before. Adamecz played most recently at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc in the A Division. In 18 games she recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.3rpg last season. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she averaged only 1.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Adamecz played at Vasas Akademia. In 15 games she had 12.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.7apg and 2.9spg. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Adamecz won Hungarian League championship title in 2014.
She represented Hungary at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Adamecz has played previously for two other teams: Szolnok and PINKK Pecsi.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath

Forwards:
Lilla Adamecz
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bernadett Horvath agreed terms with MTK Budapest - by Nagy Szilveszter

MTK Budapest (A Division) inked 21-year old international point guard Bernadett Horvath (170-96, agency: Interperformances). She has played for the last four years at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc in the A Division. In 28 games she recorded 5.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg last season. Horvath also played 6 games in Eurocup where she averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.3apg.
Despite young age she had impressive career. Her team won Hungarian Cup in 2016. Horvath received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Horvath has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2016.
Horvath also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg, 1.0rpg.
Horvath has played previously for Csata DSE.

MTK Budapest roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dora Koch
Bettina Szabo
Bernadett Horvath

Forwards:
Fruzsina Weber
Flora Janko

Center:
Zsuzsanna Szekely-Horvath

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Napoli tabs Francesca Di Battista - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) inked experienced 37-year old shooting guard Francesca Di Battista (175-80). The last time (11-13) she played at Treofan Battipaglia in Italian Serie A1.
Di Battista helped her team to make it to the A2 South Final in 2013.
She has spent her entire career in Italy playing for three other teams: Ragusa, Rende and Pomezia.
Di Battista is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Napoli.

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Francesca Di_Battista
Jacki Gemelos
Debora Gonzalez
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Jillian Harmon
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Zofia Hruscakova
Flavia De_Cassan

Center:
Dubravka Dacic

Coach: Antonio Molino

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lucca top Broni in pre-season clash - by Eurobasket News

Lucca - Broni 87:56

Lucca defeated Broni in the pre-season game. Binta Drammeh (180-F-92) scored 22 points to lead the winners.
Lucca accounted for a 30:13 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. Lucia ensured a 46:26 halftime lead. Lucca followed with a 21:11 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Taisia Udodenko (190-C-89) had 18 points, while Federica Tognalini (182-F-91) tossed in 15 points in the victory. Nina Premasunac (188-PF-92, agency: LBM Management) answered with 10 points for Broni. Chelsey Lee (193-C-89, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management) topscored with 12 points in the loss.



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  LATVIA  


Sindija Kudule signs at Vega 1/Liepaja - by Eurobasket News

Vega 1/Liepaja (LSBL) landed 20-year old point guard Sindija Kudule (168-97) from TTT Juniores. In 20 LSBL games she averaged 7.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Kudule represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 15.8%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 71.4%.
Kudule has played previously for Latvija U16 Riga.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vega 1/Liepaja inks Ieva Veinberga - by Eurobasket News

Vega 1/Liepaja (LSBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Latvian ex-international forward Ieva Veinberga (185-84). She has played for the last two seasons at Basket Team Crema in Italian Serie A2. In 31 games she had 11.1ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Veinberga played in the final of Italian A2 in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 2nd Team in 2016.
Veinberga represented Latvia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 2.3ppg.
Veinberga has played also professionally in Lithuania (Suduva), Latvia (TTT Riga and Turiba/Kolonna Riga) and Italy (Udine, Civitanova and Marinella).

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Laura Purina agreed terms with Vega 1/Liepaja - by Eurobasket News

Vega 1/Liepaja (LSBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old guard Laura Purina (174-90, college: Northwest JC). She played most recently at Ogre in Latvian JSBL. Purina also spent pre-season at Kvarner (A2) in Croatian league that year. Great season indeed as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A2 Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team. The other team she played shortly was FCR Media-Rapla KK where in three games she recorded 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.0apg and 2.7spg last season.
Purina represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Liepaja (Latvia) seven years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Purina has played previously for three other teams: TTT Riga, RSU-Merks and Latvijas Universitate.
She attended Northwest College, WY until 2010 and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  POLAND  


Besiktas sign Bernice Mosby, ex Artego Bydg. - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas CT Istanbul (KBSL) signed 33-year old American small forward Bernice Mosby (186-84, college: Baylor). She played last season at Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish BLK league. In 22 games she had 11.5ppg and 4.5rpg. Mosby helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (2016) summer she played at Atenienses in Puerto Rican BSNF where in 9 games she recorded 9.3ppg and 4.0rpg in 2016 season.
In 2007 Mosby was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (6th overall).
The former Baylor University staris in her eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mosby played in the final of WKBL in 2016. She was also voted Asia-Basket.com Korean WKBL All-Imports Team in 2016.
Mosby is quite experienced player. She has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Mosby has played previously professionally in France (Arras), Greece (Panionios), Israel (Elitzur Holon), Italy (Geas Sesto San Giovanni), Portugal (Lombos Quinta), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida, Conquero and Gernika), WNBA (Indiana Fever) and South Korea (KEB Hanabank).
She could be described: Bernice is a tremendously athletic player who can drive to the basket and jump over anyone or score with a 3-pt shot. She is a very physical player who relies on being very aggressive on defense.

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BSNF postpones opening day - by Luis Modestti


BSNF postponed opening night scheduled for this Friday due to the passing of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday.

As of today the games for the weekend are still on schedule but could be moved due to damage done by the hurricane that packs maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. The northern part of the island is expected to get the most damage.

Day one had Aguada against Manati and Isabela facing Carolina. Saturday has Yauco against Aguada and Manati facing Morovis.



Latest transactions - by Luis Modestti


Pollitas de Isabela signed Giocelis Reynoso (188-C, agency: Gamble Sports Management) and Shayra Brown (175-G/F-92, college: Boston Coll.) for the 2017 season.

Reynoso just finished her college career with Central Connecticut State and last season she averaged 7.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 30 games. She can play the center position.

Brown played for Boston College and last year led the Panamanian league in scoring with 26.6 points per game.

Morovis added Ashley Gomez (173-G, college: Adelphi, agency: Gamble Sports Management) to their roster. Last season she averaged 5.2 points per game with champions Carolina.




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Fodor comes back to Alba Iulia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old former international small forward Marta Fodor (183-91). It is actually her comeback to Alba Iulia as she has played here before. Fodor played most recently at CS Municipal Targoviste in the Liga Nationala. In 35 games she recorded just 2.7ppg and 1.7rpg last season. She helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Fodor played at CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia where in 20 Liga Nationala games she averaged 4.5ppg and 2.4rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the final and Cup semifinals. Fodor also played 7 games in CEWL where she had only 2.1ppg and 1.9rpg.
Among other achievements Fodor won CEWL championship title in 2016. She was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Fodor was a member of Romanian international program for some years. She was called to Romanian Senior National Team back in 2001 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Fodor has played previously for two other teams: Cluj Napoca and Timisoara.

CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessica January
Lejla Omerbasic

Forwards:
Cristiana Cutas
Marija Radovic
Marta Fodor
Leti Lerma

Center:
Tyshara Fleming

Coach: Vladimir Ivankovic

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Alba Iulia adds Omerbasic to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia added to their roster 20-year old Bosnian shooting guard Lejla Omerbasic (182-97). She played last season at Goga in Albanian Superliga. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Supercup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Albanian League Honorable Mention. The other team Omerbasic played that season for was Zeljeznicar in Bosnia and Herzegovina league where in 8 games she recorded 11.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg.
Despite young age she had impressive career. Omerbasic played in the final of Bosnia and Herzegovina League in 2014.
Omerbasic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg.
Omerbasic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Play Off).

CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessica January
Lejla Omerbasic

Forwards:
Cristiana Cutas
Marija Radovic
Leti Lerma

Center:
Tyshara Fleming

Coach: Vladimir Ivankovic

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Alba Iulia adds Radovic to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia added to their roster 26-year old Serbian power forward Marija Radovic (186-91). She played last season at Charnay in French NF1 league.
Part of previous (2015-16) season she spent at Sumadija in Serbian 1 ZLS where in 9 games she recorded 14.8ppg and 6.1rpg. Radovic also played that season for SBS Ostrava in Czech Republic. But in two games she averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.5rpg.
She has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Vojvodina) and Romania (Satu Mare and Craiova).

CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jessica January

Forwards:
Cristiana Cutas
Marija Radovic
Leti Lerma

Center:
Tyshara Fleming

Coach: Vladimir Ivankovic

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Lerma's pro career starts at Alba Iulia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia tabbed American forward Leti Lerma (178). She just graduated from Bradley (NCAA). Lerma has played there for the last four years. In 26 games she averaged 11.2ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to All-MVC 1st Team and MVC All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.

CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jessica January

Forwards:
Cristiana Cutas
Leti Lerma

Center:
Tyshara Fleming

Coach: Vladimir Ivankovic

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Alba Iulia lands Jessica January - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia tabbed 22-year old American guard Jessica January (170-95, college: De Paul). She played in the summer at Connecticut Sun (WNBA).
The previous (15-16) season January played at another team Blue Demons in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 36 games she averaged 14.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.9apg and 1.9spg. January helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-Big East 2nd Team, 3rd Team and NCAA Dallas Regional All-Tournament Team.
This summer she was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in third round (28th overall).
The former De Paul University standoutis in her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements her college team won Big East Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).

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Alba Iulia adds Fleming to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia added to their roster 23-year old American center Tyshara Fleming (193-94). She just graduated from Florida (NCAA). In 31 games she recorded 7.0ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season.
As mentioned above Fleming is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
She played in the final of NJCAA D1 District H in 2015.

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Cristiana Cutas is a newcomer at Alba Iulia - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia added to their roster 33-year old ex-international power forward Cristiana Cutas (188-84) from CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca. But in 14 Liga Nationala games she recorded just 0.7ppg last season.
Cutas' team won Romanian Cup in 2015.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 5.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Cutas has played previously professionally also in Spain (Aguere and Coslada) and Romania (ICIM Arad, Sp.Studentesc, Alexandria, Sf.Gheorghe and Satu Mare).

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Alyssa Lawrence is a newcomer at Sirius Targu Mures - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Alyssa Lawrence (185). She just graduated from Massachusetts (NCAA). In two games she recorded 10.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg last season.
As mentioned above Lawrence is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

Sirius Targu Mures roster for 2017-2018:

Zorica Mitov
Kata Meszaros
Andjela Radovic
Emese Gal
Andreea Beldian
Alina Pop
Sune Swart
Alyssa Lawrence

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Andreea Beldian agreed terms with Sirius Targu Mures - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old point guard Andreea Beldian (165-96). She has played for the last six years at CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia in Liga I. Beldian helped her team get promotion to Liga Nationala.
She played in the final of Romanian League in 2016.
Beldian represented Romania at the European Championships U18 Division B in Miskolc (Hungary) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 3.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.6spg.

Sirius Targu Mures roster for 2017-2018:

Zorica Mitov
Kata Meszaros
Andjela Radovic
Emese Gal
Andreea Beldian
Alina Pop
Sune Swart

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Phoenix Galati inks coach Predrag Stanojcic, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) signed Serbian coach Predrag Stanojcic. He has worked as assistant for the last four seasons at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian 1 ZLS. He helped them to win the League title and the cup.

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Phoenix Galati inks coach Predrag Stanojcic, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) signed Serbian coach Predrag Stanojcic. He has worked as assistant for the last four seasons at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian 1 ZLS. He helped them to win the League title and the cup.

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Alba Iulia adds Radovic to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia added to their roster 26-year old Serbian power forward Marija Radovic (186-91). She played last season at Charnay in French NF1 league.
Part of previous (2015-16) season she spent at Sumadija in Serbian 1 ZLS where in 9 games she recorded 14.8ppg and 6.1rpg. Radovic also played that season for SBS Ostrava in Czech Republic. But in two games she averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.5rpg.
She has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Vojvodina) and Romania (Satu Mare and Craiova).

CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jessica January

Forwards:
Cristiana Cutas
Marija Radovic
Leti Lerma

Center:
Tyshara Fleming

Coach: Vladimir Ivankovic

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Darxia Morris is a newcomer at Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) added to their roster 28-year old American swingman Darxia Morris (172-89, college: UCLA). She played last summer at Atlanta Dream (WNBA). Morris managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. But in 5 WNBA games she recorded just 1.0ppg. The last season she played at Energa Torun in Polish BLK where in 27 games she averaged impressive 18.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.7apg and 2.5spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Morris also played 11 games in Baltic League where she had very remarkable stats: 18.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.0apg and 1.8spg.
Morris is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan), Italy (Pall.Pozzuoli and Orvieto), WNBA (Dallas Wings, Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx) and Poland (Artego Bydgoszcz).
Morris attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

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Good Angels sign Devereaux Peters - by Eurobasket News

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) signed 28-year old American center Devereaux Peters (187-74kg-89, college: Notre Dame). She played last summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). In 30 games she had 5.2ppg and 3.0rpg in 2016 season.
In 2012 Peters was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) as #3 pick overall.
The former University of Notre Dame standoutis in her sixth season in pro basketball. Peters won Hungarian League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Peters represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Her team won Gold but her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Peters is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Italy (Lucca), Poland (Wisla Krakow), Spain (Campus Promete), Russia (Dynamo Novosibirsk Region) and Hungary (Sopron Basket).

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Fenerbahce adds Powers to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul (KBSL) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Aerial Powers (183-94, college: Michigan State). She played last summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). In 12 games she recorded 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. The last season Powers was tested by KEB Hanabank in South Korean league.
Last year she was drafted by Dallas Wings (WNBA) as #5 pick overall.
Powers attended Michigan State until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
She represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Powers' team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: Score-2 (18.0ppg), 7.2rpg, 2.2apg, 2.2spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 86.7%.

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Birsel Vardarli
Ozge Yavas
Ayse Cora

Forward:
Aerial Powers

Center:
Tilbe Senyurek

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Besiktas sign Bernice Mosby, ex Artego Bydg. - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas CT Istanbul (KBSL) signed 33-year old American small forward Bernice Mosby (186-84, college: Baylor). She played last season at Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish BLK league. In 22 games she had 11.5ppg and 4.5rpg. Mosby helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (2016) summer she played at Atenienses in Puerto Rican BSNF where in 9 games she recorded 9.3ppg and 4.0rpg in 2016 season.
In 2007 Mosby was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (6th overall).
The former Baylor University staris in her eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mosby played in the final of WKBL in 2016. She was also voted Asia-Basket.com Korean WKBL All-Imports Team in 2016.
Mosby is quite experienced player. She has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Mosby has played previously professionally in France (Arras), Greece (Panionios), Israel (Elitzur Holon), Italy (Geas Sesto San Giovanni), Portugal (Lombos Quinta), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida, Conquero and Gernika), WNBA (Indiana Fever) and South Korea (KEB Hanabank).
She could be described: Bernice is a tremendously athletic player who can drive to the basket and jump over anyone or score with a 3-pt shot. She is a very physical player who relies on being very aggressive on defense.

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  WNBA  


Griner's double-double helps Mercury past Storm 79-69 - by Eurobasket News

Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 79-69 victory over the Seattle Storm on Wednesday night. Phoenix will play at No. 4 Connecticut on Sunday. Late in the fourth quarter, Diana Taurasi (6'0''-SG-82, college: Connecticut) dribbled down the clock and found Leilani Mitchell for a corner 3-pointer on a cross-court pass for a 73-65 lead. Seattle's Sue Bird (5'9''-PG-80, college: Connecticut) answered with a long 3-pointer but Phoenix closed the game by making six straight free throws. Taurasi only played seven minutes in the first half after picking up three fouls, but she finished with 14 points for Phoenix. In the second half, she became the second WNBA player to reach 1,000 career playoff points, joining Tamika Catchings. Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) led Seattle with 23 points and eight rebounds. Jewell Loyd (5'10''-G-93, college: Notre Dame) was 0 for 7 from the field in the first half and finished with 17 points. Loyd made her first field goal of the game with 42 seconds left in the third quarter and hit a 3-pointer on the next possession to pull the Storm to 53-46. But Mitchell beat the third-quarter buzzer to extend Phoenix's lead to 10 points. She had 17 points in the game. Arizona Cardinal stars Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson and David Johnson were in attendance at Arizona State's Wells Fargo Arena. The Mercury's regular home court at the Talking Stick Resort Arena was not available due to a scheduling conflict.
Courtesy of: sltrib.com



Delle Donne's 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Mystics by Wings - by Eurobasket News

Elena Delle Donne (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Delaware) had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Emma Meesseman (6'4''-C-93, agency: LBM Management) added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 86-76 on Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Washington opened the second half on a 21-7 spurt, with eight points by Delle Donne, to take a 55-41 lead. But Dallas went on a 9-0 run in the fourth, capped by Skylar Diggins (5'9''-G-90, college: Notre Dame) fast-break layup, to pull to 71-67 with 3:13 left. Washington's Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (5'10''-G-91, college: N.Carolina) missed two free throws with 43.2 seconds left, but Krystal Thomas hustled to the offensive rebound. Delle Donne was fouled and put the Mystics ahead by six at the 38.7 mark. The Mystics went 7 of 8 from the line the rest of the way to seal it. Thomas added a franchise playoff record 17 rebounds for Washington (19-16), which had lost both its home games this season to Dallas. The Mystics await the outcome of the Seattle-Phoenix game later Wednesday night to learn their next opponent. Aerial Powers (6'0''-F-94, college: Michigan St.) scored 21 points for Dallas (16-19) before being ejected with 1:11 to play by picking up a second technical foul. Glory Johnson (6'3''-F-90, college: Tennessee, agency: ProDep Management) added 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Diggins-Smith was held to 15 points on 6-of-18 shooting. Powers capped Dallas' 13-0 run to close the first half with a steal and fast-break layup to tie it at 34.
Courtesy of: washingtonpost.com