EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 9/8/2017 4:04:06 AM

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  ALBANIA  



Elvisi Dusha is a newcomer at Worcester Wolves - by Eurobasket News

Worcester Wolves (BBL) added to their roster 23-year old naturalized Albanian guard Elvisi Dusha (188-82kg-94) from Plymouth University Raiders. Dusha managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 16 BBL games he recorded 3.5ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.1apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Dusha also played that season for Reading Rockets where in 5 BBL games he averaged 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. The other team he played shortly was Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. In only one game he had 6 points, 3 assists and 1 steal. Dusha also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and 2 assists.
He represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.2ppg, 1.0apg.
Dusha has played previously professionally also in Germany (Giants) and United Kingdom (London Utd and Scorchers).

Worcester Wolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Beamon
Ashton Khan
Elvisi Dusha
Brandon Parrish
Trayvon Palmer

Forward:
Alejandro Navajas

Center:
Dallin Bachynski

Coach: Paul James

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Comunicaciones add Moore to their roster, ex Maccabi Rishon - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Comunicaciones Mercedes (LigaA) added to their roster 26-year old American swingman J.J. Moore (198-98kg-91, college: Rutgers). He played last season at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League. In 15 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 1.6rpg. Moore helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for another team Long Island Nets in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 46 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg.
Last year (two years after he left the college) Moore was drafted by Long Island Nets (D-League) in third round (58th overall).
He attended Rutgers, The State University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Moore's team won Big East Regular Season in 2011.
He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings).

Comunicaciones Mercedes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fernando Funes
Juan Figueroa
Isaiah Swann
Emiliano Correa
Jose De_Felippo

Forwards:
Ryan Amoroso
Arn Lucas
J.J. Moore

Centers:
Gaston Essengue
Facundo Vallejos

Coach: Fernando Rivero

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Petr.Argentino lands Darius Paul - by Eurobasket News

Petrolero Argentino (TNA) landed 23-year old American forward Darius Paul (206-100kg-94). He just graduated from Robert Morris (NAIA). In 20 games he averaged impressive 20.6ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Paul helped them to win CCAC Tournament and they also made it to the NAIA D2 Sweet 16. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-CCAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D2 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Paul is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Petrolero Argentino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Pau
Franco Vieta
Esteban Cantarutti
Rodrigo Lavezzari

Forwards:
Federico Ferrini
Darius Paul
Jeffrey Merchant

Coach: Daniel Jaule

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Elvis Baez (ex Guaros) agreed terms with San Isidro - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) inked 28-year old Venezuelan point guard Elvis Baez (189-89). He played most recently at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 48 games he recorded 3.6ppg last season. Baez helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
Baez was a member of Venezuelan U16 National Team in 2005.
He has played also professionally in Colombia (Piratas), Venezuela (Marinos, Gaiteros, Gigantes, Bucaneros and Bravos) and Peru (UCP Iquitos).

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

German Sciutto
Martin Muller
Santiago Gonzalez
Elvis Baez
Jonathan Durley
Felipe Pais
Jose Peralta
Tomas Rossi
Agustin Perez
H Feder Ponce
G Fenoglio

Coach: Julian Pagura

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  AUSTRIA  


ECE Bulls Kapfenberg starts preseason campaign - by Eurobasket News

ECE Bulls Kapfenberg started preseason campaign in order to prepare well for the upcoming 2017/18 season.
Last night Rogaska edged Kapfenberg Bulls 60-59. After a slow start from both teams, it was the Austrian team to take the lead in the third period when they posted a 26-13 run. Rogaska meanwhile replied with a massive 22-9 surge to seal the victory.
Earlier MBK Karlovka edged Kapfenberg 86-77. Jozo Rados (208-C-93) scored 24 points for the Austrian team and Filip Kramer (202-SF-92) had 20. Tobias Schrittwieser (186-SG-96) followed them with 7 points in a loss.
BC Prievida beat Kapfenberg 102-92. Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) scored 24 points and Kareem Jamar (194-G-92, college: Montana) netted 20. Jozo Rados poured in 19, while Marck Coffin (193-G-91, college: Idaho Coll.) had 10.



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  BELGIUM  


2017 EuroBasket: Boban Marjanovic leads Serbia past Belgium - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Belgium 74:54

Serbia gained 4-1 record in Group D following a comfortable victory over Belgium today. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 22 points and 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Serbia built an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 24:12 run in the second frame to ensure a 17-point halftime advantage. Serbia limited the Belgian Lions to just 11 points in the third term to boost the lead at 20-point mark. Serbia controlled the tempo in the fourth quarter and raced to a well-deserved win. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) delivered 15 points, while Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) added 10 points in the victory. Manu Lecomte (180-PG-95) answered with 12 points for Belgium. Axel Hervelle (205-F-83) netted 10 points in the loss.

Serbia: Boban Marjanovic 22, Bogdan Bogdanovic 15, Milan Macvan 10
Belgium: Manu Lecomte 12, Axel Hervelle 10



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



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  BOSNIA  


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.



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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 



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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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  CENTRAL AFRICA  


James Mays (ex Guizhou) joins ET Land - by Eurobasket News

Inchon ET Land Elephants (KBL) agreed terms with 31-year old Central African power forward James Mays (206-104kg-86, college: Clemson). He played last summer at Guizhou in Chinese NBL league. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 30.1ppg, 15.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.7spg. The last season Mays played at LG Sakers where in 53 KBL games he recorded also remarkable stats: 21.8ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.9spg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) as #2 pick overall.
The former Clemson University standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mays was voted Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014. Strangely he also played for Central African National Team in 2013.
Mays played at the Arab Club Championships Quarterfinals two years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Mays' career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Mays tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Italy (New Basket Brindisi), Philippines (Star Hotshots), Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Turkey (Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Maine Red Claws), United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Mays: Showed an improved ability to find open looks for teammates; one of the quickest post players in the conference and maybe in the entire country…has the ability to create crowd enthusiasm by turning in exciting plays…he's also a very good defender, sees well the court and passes the ball well.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


Deangelo Kirkland (ex Uhud) agreed terms with AB Ancud - by Eurobasket News

Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud (Liga Nacional) inked American forward Deangelo Kirkland (203-95kg, college: Columbus State, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Uhud in Saudi Arabian SBL league. In 15 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.4ppg, 13.2rpg and 2.3apg last season. Kirkland helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL 2nd Team. He also played that season for Al Ahli Jeddah (also in SBL) where in 15 games he averaged remarkable 22.4ppg, 13.2rpg and 2.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL 2nd Team. The other team Kirkland played that season for was Osorno Basquetbol. In 9 Liga Nacional games he had high stats: 16.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.9spg.
Kirkland has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Kirkland has played previously professionally in Argentina (Echague), Japan (San en NeoPhoenix) and UBA (GIE Maile Matrix).
He graduated from Columbus State in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


2017 EuroBasket: Croatia cruise past Czech Republic in Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Czech Republic 107:69

Croatia finished their preliminary round campaign on a high note. They stormed past Czech Republic to improve at 4-1 record in Group C. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) delivered 25 points to pace the charge.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. Croatia dropped 28 points in the opening quarter to open an 11-point lead. Croatia boosted the margin in the second frame. They established a 54:40 halftime lead. Croatia stayed red hot offensively in the second half. They poured in 53 points after the long break and cruised to the victory. Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) contributed 13 points in the win. Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 19 points for Czech Republic. Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) connected for 15 points in the defeat.

Croatia: Bojan Bogdanovic 25, Dario Saric 18+10 boards, Ivan Buva 13
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 19, Vojtech Hruban 15



Rudez re-signs at the Magic - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic confirmed in their roster 31-year old Croatian international forward Damjan Rudez (203-98kg-86, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. But in 44 NBA games he had just 1.9ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Rudez played at the Timberwolves where in 33 NBA games he recorded only 2.3ppg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rudez was voted Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Rudez has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Croatia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0apg.
Rudez is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Italy, Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Spain (Zaragoza), Croatia (Split, Cibona, Zrinjevac and Cedevita) and other NBA team (Indiana Pacers).
Rudez could be described: Plays on 4-5 positions. Uses his height advantage to score points and grab some rebounds. Year after year added a long distance accuracy that allows him to hit some consecutive three pointers during a single game.
This versatile player can cover both forward positions as he has the size of a PF and the technical abilities of a perimeter SF. He can shoot with great percentages
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Orlando Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arron Afflalo
D.J. Augustin
Evan Fournier
Kalin Lucas
Shelvin Mack
Jonathan Simmons
Terrence Ross
Elfrid Payton
Rodney Purvis
Troy Caupain

Forwards:
Damjan Rudez
Marreese Speights
Aaron Gordon
Wesley Iwundu
Jonathan Isaac
Mario Hezonja

Centers:
Nikola Vucevic
Adreian Payne
Bismack Biyombo
Khem Birch

Coach: Frank Vogel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cibona rout MZT Skopje Aerodrom, Zadar fall short to Olimpija - by Eurobasket News

Cibona routed MZT Skopje Aerodrom 98-89. The latter enjoyed an early 27-23 advantage, but could not match the opponents in the rest of the game. Cibona produced a 26-16 run in the second period and added a 26-23 rally in the third quarter. Ivan Novacic (201-F-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95) and Cleveland had 20 each. Rozic followed them with 10 points in a win. Brett Bailey (200-F-94, college: San Diego) replied with 22 points in a loss, whilst Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) posted 18. Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) netted 17 and Jansen added 15.
Petrol Olimpija meanwhile overcame Zadar 84-71 on Thursday night. Trailing 3 points at the end of the first period, the Slovenian team needed a final 28-15 surge to seal the win. Jordan Morgan (203-F-91, college: Michigan) top-scored with 17 points and Talor Battle (185-PG-88, college: Penn St., agency: Two Points) 14. Ive Ivanov (200-PF-85, agency: PEPI SPORT) had 16 points and Nathan Taphorn (201-F-94, college: Northwestern) 11 in the losing effort.



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.



Osijek lands Tomer Levinson - by Eurobasket News

KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (A1) tabbed Israeli power forward Tomer Levinson (206). The last season Levinson played at Ironi Nes Ziona (National League) in Israel. But in 8 games he averaged just 0.5ppg. He helped them to win the cup. Levinson received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 2nd Team award in 2017.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) this year. Levinson's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 59.1%.

KK Vrijednosnice Osijek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aljosa Sarac
Arijan Dosen
Josip Boban
Jimmie Taylor

Forwards:
Bruno Markulin
Venky Jois
Domagoj Vrkic
Antonio Zulj
Tomer Levinson

Centers:
Nikola Turalija
Filip Krajina

Coach: Vladimir Krstic

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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  CYPRUS  


JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE adds Brown to their roster, ex Apoel - by Eurobasket News

JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE (A Division) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Robert Brown (196-86kg-92, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 24 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg. Brown helped them to make it to the Supercup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention. Brown also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brown's team won C-USA Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted NABC All-District 11 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Brown has played also professionally in .
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
On Brown: Prototypical wing scorer. Great athleticism and bounce. Shoots the ball with range. Has potential to be an outstanding defender. Plays well above the rim. Has the ability to slash, attack and make plays. Scores the ball with ease.
(His agency in 2017):
Boasting an impressive 7'1 wing span, elite athleticism and shooting, Robert is a bright young fringe NBA prospect. Has a penchant for dominance in important games as shown in UAB's 2015 NCAA Tournament biggest upset over 3rd ranked Iowa St. Great scoring guard, but elite competitor defensively who uses his length very well to get in passing lanes and get steals. Scored 30pts in the 2nd half of his last game at UAB
.

JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE roster for 2017-2018:

Uros Lucic
Georgy Cseh
Balazs Kerpel-Fronius
Zoltan Czinger
Robert Brown
Bruno Bazso
Jozsef Czirbus
Bence Szigedi
Daniel Nyiri
Bojta Bendeguz Rekasi
Martin Szabo
Richard Mondi

Coach: Nikola Lazic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


USK Praha signs QJ Peterson - by Eurobasket News

USK Praha (NBL) signed American point guard QJ Peterson (183-84kg). He just graduated from Virginia Military Institute (NCAA). Peterson has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 19.6ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg last season. Great year as he was named to All-SoCon 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Peterson's team was regular season runner-up in Big South Conference North Division in 2014.
He has played previously for another Czech Republic team Hedgesville.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Croatia cruise past Czech Republic in Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Czech Republic 107:69

Croatia finished their preliminary round campaign on a high note. They stormed past Czech Republic to improve at 4-1 record in Group C. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) delivered 25 points to pace the charge.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. Croatia dropped 28 points in the opening quarter to open an 11-point lead. Croatia boosted the margin in the second frame. They established a 54:40 halftime lead. Croatia stayed red hot offensively in the second half. They poured in 53 points after the long break and cruised to the victory. Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) contributed 13 points in the win. Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 19 points for Czech Republic. Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) connected for 15 points in the defeat.

Croatia: Bojan Bogdanovic 25, Dario Saric 18+10 boards, Ivan Buva 13
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 19, Vojtech Hruban 15



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Cory Bradford (ex Baloncesto Liberia) is a newcomer at KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo - by Ricardo Dominguez

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division 1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) . He played last season at Liberia in Costa Rican LBS League. In 16 games he recorded a league best 23.4ppg and 8.3rpg. Bradofrd helped them to end the regular season as a fourth seed in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for another team GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. UBA-League. Bradford signed for the 2017 FIBA Copa Mitchell Cup in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In 4 games he averaged 20.2ppg and 6.2apg. Bradford contributed to his team winning the Cup and was also named LatinBasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup 2nd Team.

In 2014 and 2015 Braford stared for Team USA National Select Team in the William Jones Cup. In both summers Bradford was named AsiaBasket.com Top Guard.

In 2003 he was signed by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). The former Illinois stars was named AP NCAA All-American twice along with NCAA National Freshman of the Year.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won a gold medal for the USA National Team in 1999 for the World University Games. Bradford was also voted Eurbasket.com All-Hungarian Import Player of the Year in 2008.

He has played also professionally in Hungary, NBA, Venezuela, France, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Taiwan, UAE, Mexico, Qatar, Dominican Republic and Lebanon.



Jermaine Barnes agreed terms with Mataro Parc Boet - by Ricardo Dominguez

EBA newcomer Mataro Parc Boet strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old American ex-international swingman Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management). The last summer Barnes was signed by Liberia (LBS) in Costa Rican league. In 3 matches he average an impressive 26.0 points per game. His team won Mitchell Americas Cup for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017). Barnes was later named Latinbasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup MVP. He was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.

Barnes is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to twelve different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Barnes has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Yenicami), Dominican Rep., Japan, Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Taiwan, Uruguay, NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago and Pueblo Nuevo), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix) and SEBL (Phoenix).

Barnes has agreed to play in a few games of the LIGA EBA before reporting to Lebanon.



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  ECUADOR  


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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Fenerbahce lands Brad Wanamaker - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) landed 28-year old American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-95kg-89, college: Pittsburgh). He was about to sign at Darussafaka (BSL). 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
Brad Wanamaker
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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Dragic, SLO24.4 
 2. Schroeder, GER23.6 
 3. Shved, RUS23.0 
 4. Markkanen, FIN22.6 
 5. Porzingis, LAT22.4 
 6. Bogdanovic, CRO21.4 
 7. Bogdanovic, SRB19.8 
 8. Shengelia, GEO18.8 
 9. Howell, ISR17.8 
 10. Osman, TUR17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gabriel OLASENI
  ENG
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Olaseni, ENG11.4 
 2. Valanciunas, LTU11.2 
 3. Pachulia, GEO9.2 
 4. Gasol, ESP8.5 
 5. Hernangomez, ESP8.2 
 6. Shengelia, GEO7.6 
 7. Mozgov, RUS7.4 
 8. Doncic, SLO7.4 
 9. Saric, CRO7.4 
 10. Vucevic, MNT7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Mantas KALNIETIS
  LTU
  (195-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Kalnietis, LTU7.2 
 2. Koponen, FIN7.2 
 3. Satoransky, CZE6.4 
 4. Rodriguez, ESP6.2 
 5. Jovic, SRB5.8 
 6. Shved, RUS5.6 
 7. Lukashov, UKR5.6 
 8. Strelnieks, LAT5.6 
 9. Bogdanovic, SRB5.2 
 10. Bertans, LAT5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Richard HOWELL
  USA
  (203-C/F-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Howell, ISR3.3 
 2. Belinelli, ITA2.4 
 3. Jovic, SRB2.2 
 4. Dragic, SLO2.2 
 5. Rubio, ESP2.0 
 6. Sastre-Morro, ESP2.0 
 7. Mandache, ROM2.0 
 8. De-Colo, FRA2.0 
 9. Osman, TUR2.0 
 10. Lukashov, UKR1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristaps PORZINGIS
  LAT
  (221-C/F-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Porzingis, LAT2.0 
 2. Gasol, ESP1.8 
 3. Pustovyi, UKR1.6 
 4. Randolph, SLO1.4 
 5. Vucevic, MNT1.4 
 6. Gasol, ESP1.3 
 7. Antetokounmp., GRE1.2 
 8. Bender, CRO1.2 
 9. Valanciunas, LTU1.2 
 10. Saric, CRO1.2 


2017 EuroBasket: Russia edge Great Britain - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Great Britain 82:70

Russia ensured the fourth victory in Group D. They held off Great Britain to finish the preliminary round at 4-1 record. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) nailed 30 points and distributed 8 assists to pace the winners.
Russia grabbed a 23:16 lead after the first period. They maintained the advantage throughout the second term. Russia accumulated a 43:31 halftime lead. Great Britain narrowed the gap in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final break 54:61. But Russia sank 21 points in the final period and got away with the victory. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) had 14 points, while Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) added 11 points each in the win. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) answered with 21 points for Great Britain. Gareth Murray (201-F-84, college: Kalamazoo Valley CC) tossed in 10 points in the defeat.

Russia: Alexey Shved 30, Vitaliy Fridzon 14, Timofey Mozgov 11, Andrey Vorontsevich 11
Great Britain: Daniel Clark 21, Gareth Murray 10



2017 EuroBasket: Croatia cruise past Czech Republic in Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Czech Republic 107:69

Croatia finished their preliminary round campaign on a high note. They stormed past Czech Republic to improve at 4-1 record in Group C. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) delivered 25 points to pace the charge.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. Croatia dropped 28 points in the opening quarter to open an 11-point lead. Croatia boosted the margin in the second frame. They established a 54:40 halftime lead. Croatia stayed red hot offensively in the second half. They poured in 53 points after the long break and cruised to the victory. Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) contributed 13 points in the win. Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 19 points for Czech Republic. Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) connected for 15 points in the defeat.

Croatia: Bojan Bogdanovic 25, Dario Saric 18+10 boards, Ivan Buva 13
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 19, Vojtech Hruban 15



2017 EuroBasket: Boban Marjanovic leads Serbia past Belgium - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Belgium 74:54

Serbia gained 4-1 record in Group D following a comfortable victory over Belgium today. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 22 points and 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Serbia built an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 24:12 run in the second frame to ensure a 17-point halftime advantage. Serbia limited the Belgian Lions to just 11 points in the third term to boost the lead at 20-point mark. Serbia controlled the tempo in the fourth quarter and raced to a well-deserved win. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) delivered 15 points, while Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) added 10 points in the victory. Manu Lecomte (180-PG-95) answered with 12 points for Belgium. Axel Hervelle (205-F-83) netted 10 points in the loss.

Serbia: Boban Marjanovic 22, Bogdan Bogdanovic 15, Milan Macvan 10
Belgium: Manu Lecomte 12, Axel Hervelle 10



2017 EuroBasket: Spain cruise past Hungary, finish preliminary round unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Hungary 87:64

Spain registered the fifth consecutive victory at the 2017 EuroBasket. They beat Hungary to clinch the top position in Group C at 5-0 record. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the effort. He became EuroBasket all-time leading scorer after the game.
Spain dominated from start to finish. They enjoyed a 22:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Spain maintained the lead throughout the second term. They established a 41:29 halftime advantage. Spain boosted the lead in the third term. They accounted for a 14-point heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) and Guillermo Hernangomez (210-C-94) delivered 15 points each in the victory. Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) replied with 17 points for Hungary. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) had 10 points in the loss.

Spain: Pau Gasol 20, Sergio Rodriguez 15, Guillermo Hernangomez 15
Hungary: Csaba Ferencz 17, David Vojvoda 10



2017 EuroBasket: Montenegro top Romania, enter Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro - Romania 86:69

Montenegro captured the third victory in Group C. They rallied past Romania for 3-2 record in the third position in the ladder. Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Montenegro posted a 24:19 lead at the first intermission. The Balkan team limited Romania to just 11 points in the second frame to establish a 42:30 halftime lead. Montenegro poured in 24 points in the third quarter to enter the final period up by 13 points and never looked back en route to the win. Dino Radoncic (202-PF-99) and Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points apiece in the victory. Nandor Kuti (197-SG-97) answered with 18 points for Romania. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) had 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Montenegro: Nemanja Djurisic 14, Dino Radoncic 13, Bojan Dubljevic 13
Romania: Nandor Kuti 18, Andrei Mandache 14+11 assists+10 boards



2017 EuroBasket: Latvia upset Turkey, clinch second place in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Turkey 89:79

Latvia secured a key victory in Group D action. They outlasted Turkey to finish second in the standings. Kristaps Porzingis (221-C/F-95) nailed 28 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Baltic team.
Latvia eked out a 24:22 lead at the first break. The visitors extended the margin in the second frame. Latvia accumulated a 47:38 halftime lead. Porzingis gave Latvia a 55:43 lead midway through the third term. But Turkey managed to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Turkey cut the distance at 2 points early in the final quarter. However Peiners came up with timely points for Latvia to calm things down. Soon Latvia restored a double-digit advantage and rallied to a crucial win at the end. Janis Blums (191-SG-82) produced 17 points, while Davis Bertans (208-F-92) had 9 points in the victory. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) netted 24 points for Turkey. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) tossed in 19 points in the defeat.

Latvia: Kristaps Porzingis 28, Janis Blums 17, Davis Bertans 9
Turkey: Cedi Osman 24, Melih Mahmutoglu 19



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  FINLAND  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Finland



Mario Edwards (ex Lapua) agreed terms with Kymis - by Chris Mammides

GS Kymis (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American guard Mario Edwards (191-90kg-88, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 29 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 3.7rpg and 4.1apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Edwards spent at KB Kosice in Slovakian SBL where in 34 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Edwards also played for Loimaan Korikonkarit (Korisliiga: 1 game: 11pts, 7reb, 4ast, 4steals; VTB United League: 1 game: 0pts, 1rbs, 1ast, in Nov.'15 moved to Slavia TU Kosice (Slovakia-SBL) in Finnish league that season. In only one Korisliiga: 1 game: 11pts, 7reb, 4ast, 4steals; VTB United League: 1 game: 0pts, 1rbs, 1ast, in Nov.'15 moved to Slavia TU Kosice (Slovakia-SBL game he had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. He also played 1 game in VTB United League, but he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Edwards was selected to Kosovo League All-Star Game back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Edwards' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Edwards has played previously professionally in Austria (Gunners Oberwart), Brazil (Liga Sorocaba), Hungary (Sopron KC), Kosovo (Peja) and ABA (S.Carolina W.).
He attended Coastal Carolina College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Chavdar Kostov
Cameron Jones
Mario Edwards
Teddy Okereafor
Lenzelle Smith_Jr.

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Kostas Ezomo
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor
Lefteris Mitsibonas

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

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  FRANCE  


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

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Aix-Maurienne signs Kevin Corre - by Philippe Burstert

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 32-year old power forward Kevin Corre (203-103kg-85). He replaces Gide Noel, injured. He was about to sign at ALM Evreux Basket in the ProB. The last season Corre played also at ALM Evreux where in four ProB games he had just 2.8ppg and 1.5rpg. His team made it to the ProB Play-Offs Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).
Corre represented France at the 3x3 Mixed World Championships in Greece five years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in Switzerland (Boncourt) and France (Le Mans, Nantes, Chalons Reims, JL Bourg and JSF Nanterre).

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:
Kevin Corre
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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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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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



Cergy-Pontoise signs Corentin Desnos - by Eurobasket News

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB (NM2) signed 23-year old point guard Corentin Desnos (183-94) from Calais Basket Cheminots JMC.
Desnos has played previously for Le Mans.

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastien Michineau
Morgan Durand
Corentin Desnos

Forwards:
Raphael Wilson
Gregory Filet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Strumica lands Mihajlo Arsoski - by Eurobasket News

KK Strumica (Prva Liga) landed 22-year old former international center Mihajlo Arsoski (206-95) from KK Ohrid AV. But in 13 Prva Liga games he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg last season.
Arsoski won Macedonian Vtora Liga championship title in 2016.
He was a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Arsoski was called to FYR Macedonian Senior National Team in 2014 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He has played previously for three other teams: MZT Skopje, Rabotnicki and Makedonija Mladi.

KK Strumica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Makenadziev
Jervon Johnson

Centers:
Dimitar Delipetrov
Mihajlo Arsoski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GEORGIA  


Nickolas Neal (ex Vieste) agreed terms with DELTA - by Eurobasket News

DELTA (A League) inked 28-year old American point guard Nickolas Neal (183-89, college: Purdue - North Central). He has played for the last four years at Vieste in Italian Serie C Silver. In 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.8ppg last season.
Among other achievements Neal won Italian SerieD championship title in 2014. He received also All-CCAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Neal is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Purdue - North Central in 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Unicaja cruise past ALBA in Costa del Sol - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja - ALBA 91:62

Unicaja fired past ALBA Berlin in the friendly encounter in Archidona. Ray McCallum (190-PG-91, college: Detroit Mercy) delivered 20 points and 7 assists to lead the Spanish side.
Unicaja jumped to a 24:15 lead at the first break. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Unicaja accumulated a 42:33 halftime advantage. The Malaga team then sank 21 points in the third term to boost the lead at 14-point mark. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Dejan Musli (213-F/C-91), Viny Okouo (215-C-97) and Solluade delivered 12 points each for the winners. Dennis Clifford (216-C-92, college: Boston Coll.) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds for ALBA. Akeem Vargas (192-G-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) tossed in 13 points in the loss.

Unicaja: Ray McCallum 20, Dejan Musli 12, Viny Okouo 12, Solluade 12
ALBA: Dennis Clifford 16, Akeem Vargas 13



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  GHANA  


Panthers, Police register wins in Division II Third Week - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana Police and Panthers have registered respective wins over Novas Academy and Akatsi Rifles respectively in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men's Division II to commence third week games at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu. Police beat Novas 62-38 and Panthers beat Rifles 49-41.

League games were halted to allow players move to Cape-Coast to participate in this year's Basketball Festival which was won by select sides representing Greater Accra Region in the male and female divisions respectively.

Returning to action in Accra, Panthers took on Rifles in the opening game and the team featuring a host of household names on the Ghanaian scene including Jake Morrison, Kofi Attefah and Ken Caesar channeled a top first half performance to clinch the win.

Panthers led 13-4 at the end of the first quarter stretching the lead to 11 (21-10) at end of the second quarter. Standout performer for Rifles, Makafui Agudzumegah capped off a strong Akatsi run by making a steal and finishing with a nifty layup before completing the three point play from the free throw line to reduce the deficit to seven. However, Panthers converted from the charity stripe to see out the game.

Youngsters from Novas Academy made their more experienced peers from Police sweat in the first half until naive play cost them a win in a surprisingly difficult game for Police who went into the tie with two straight wins.

Matters remained close in the first half with Police leading 9-8 and 21-20. The combination of Yaw Mensah, Benjamin Debrah and Emmanuel Dickson led an improved performance in the second half to give Police 44-36 lead and ultimately a 62-38 win.



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  GREECE  


Panerythraikos ink Marios Dermitzakis - by Chris Mammides

Panerythraikos AS (B) agreed terms with 25-year old power forward Marios Dermitzakis (203-92). He played most recently at GS Larissas in the D.
The previous (14-15) season Dermitzakis played at Ionikos Nikaias.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Dermitzakis' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 0.2ppg.
Dermitzakis has played previously for three other teams: Pagrati, Aiolos Trikallon and Enosi.
He could be described: (By Chris Mammides)
Marios is a combo forward with great rebounding skills. Very mature and strong body with amazing flexibility. Marios is an athletic forward, with great leaping ability, who loves to play in the open court and to finish with spectacular dunks. He's also improving his outside shooting and defense. He is very coachable and a hard working player. He is made of a very good material
.

Panerythraikos AS roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Loukas Giaourtoglou
Dimitris Tsakiris
Christos Skandalos
Nikos Lepouris

Forwards:
Panagiotis Makropoulos
Tasos Kallianotis
Marios Dermitzakis
Christos Stathopoulos
Giorgos Delios
Anastasios Antoniou
Giorgos Stathopoulos
Giorgos Tsikopoulos
Christos Kaloudas

Coach: Dimitris Houhoulis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mario Edwards (ex Lapua) agreed terms with Kymis - by Chris Mammides

GS Kymis (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American guard Mario Edwards (191-90kg-88, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 29 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 3.7rpg and 4.1apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Edwards spent at KB Kosice in Slovakian SBL where in 34 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Edwards also played for Loimaan Korikonkarit (Korisliiga: 1 game: 11pts, 7reb, 4ast, 4steals; VTB United League: 1 game: 0pts, 1rbs, 1ast, in Nov.'15 moved to Slavia TU Kosice (Slovakia-SBL) in Finnish league that season. In only one Korisliiga: 1 game: 11pts, 7reb, 4ast, 4steals; VTB United League: 1 game: 0pts, 1rbs, 1ast, in Nov.'15 moved to Slavia TU Kosice (Slovakia-SBL game he had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. He also played 1 game in VTB United League, but he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Edwards was selected to Kosovo League All-Star Game back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Edwards' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Edwards has played previously professionally in Austria (Gunners Oberwart), Brazil (Liga Sorocaba), Hungary (Sopron KC), Kosovo (Peja) and ABA (S.Carolina W.).
He attended Coastal Carolina College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Chavdar Kostov
Cameron Jones
Mario Edwards
Teddy Okereafor
Lenzelle Smith_Jr.

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Kostas Ezomo
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor
Lefteris Mitsibonas

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


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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  HUNGARY  


JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE adds Brown to their roster, ex Apoel - by Eurobasket News

JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE (A Division) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Robert Brown (196-86kg-92, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 24 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg. Brown helped them to make it to the Supercup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention. Brown also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brown's team won C-USA Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted NABC All-District 11 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Brown has played also professionally in .
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
On Brown: Prototypical wing scorer. Great athleticism and bounce. Shoots the ball with range. Has potential to be an outstanding defender. Plays well above the rim. Has the ability to slash, attack and make plays. Scores the ball with ease.
(His agency in 2017):
Boasting an impressive 7'1 wing span, elite athleticism and shooting, Robert is a bright young fringe NBA prospect. Has a penchant for dominance in important games as shown in UAB's 2015 NCAA Tournament biggest upset over 3rd ranked Iowa St. Great scoring guard, but elite competitor defensively who uses his length very well to get in passing lanes and get steals. Scored 30pts in the 2nd half of his last game at UAB
.

JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE roster for 2017-2018:

Uros Lucic
Georgy Cseh
Balazs Kerpel-Fronius
Zoltan Czinger
Robert Brown
Bruno Bazso
Jozsef Czirbus
Bence Szigedi
Daniel Nyiri
Bojta Bendeguz Rekasi
Martin Szabo
Richard Mondi

Coach: Nikola Lazic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017 EuroBasket: Spain cruise past Hungary, finish preliminary round unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Hungary 87:64

Spain registered the fifth consecutive victory at the 2017 EuroBasket. They beat Hungary to clinch the top position in Group C at 5-0 record. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the effort. He became EuroBasket all-time leading scorer after the game.
Spain dominated from start to finish. They enjoyed a 22:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Spain maintained the lead throughout the second term. They established a 41:29 halftime advantage. Spain boosted the lead in the third term. They accounted for a 14-point heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) and Guillermo Hernangomez (210-C-94) delivered 15 points each in the victory. Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) replied with 17 points for Hungary. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) had 10 points in the loss.

Spain: Pau Gasol 20, Sergio Rodriguez 15, Guillermo Hernangomez 15
Hungary: Csaba Ferencz 17, David Vojvoda 10



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  IRELAND  


Garrow re-signs at UCD Marian - by Eurobasket News

UCD Marian Dublin (Super League) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American guard Mike Garrow (193-86kg-91, college: E.Connecticut). He was a team leader there last season. In 23 Super League games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 16.3rpg (#2 in the league), 5.2spg (leader !!!) and 1.7bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Garrow played at Griffith Swords Thunder (Premier League) where in 8 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Garrow's team won LEC Regular Season in 2014. He was also voted All-LEC Player of the Year and NABC NCAA D3 All-Northeast Region 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Garrow graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Phillip Lawrence (ex Moycullen) signs at Barreirense - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Futebol Clube Barreirense (LPB) landed American forward Phillip Lawrence (201-86kg, college: Marist). He played most recently at Moycullen in Irish Super League. In 22 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 20.7ppg and recorded 9.0rpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League 2nd Team.
Lawrence graduated from Marist College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Comunicaciones add Moore to their roster, ex Maccabi Rishon - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Comunicaciones Mercedes (LigaA) added to their roster 26-year old American swingman J.J. Moore (198-98kg-91, college: Rutgers). He played last season at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League. In 15 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 1.6rpg. Moore helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for another team Long Island Nets in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 46 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg.
Last year (two years after he left the college) Moore was drafted by Long Island Nets (D-League) in third round (58th overall).
He attended Rutgers, The State University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Moore's team won Big East Regular Season in 2011.
He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings).

Comunicaciones Mercedes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fernando Funes
Juan Figueroa
Isaiah Swann
Emiliano Correa
Jose De_Felippo

Forwards:
Ryan Amoroso
Arn Lucas
J.J. Moore

Centers:
Gaston Essengue
Facundo Vallejos

Coach: Fernando Rivero

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Osijek lands Tomer Levinson - by Eurobasket News

KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (A1) tabbed Israeli power forward Tomer Levinson (206). The last season Levinson played at Ironi Nes Ziona (National League) in Israel. But in 8 games he averaged just 0.5ppg. He helped them to win the cup. Levinson received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 2nd Team award in 2017.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) this year. Levinson's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 59.1%.

KK Vrijednosnice Osijek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aljosa Sarac
Arijan Dosen
Josip Boban
Jimmie Taylor

Forwards:
Bruno Markulin
Venky Jois
Domagoj Vrkic
Antonio Zulj
Tomer Levinson

Centers:
Nikola Turalija
Filip Krajina

Coach: Vladimir Krstic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Alessandro Marra agreed terms with Matera - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) inked 21-year old Alessandro Marra (96, agency: Players Group) from BCC Corvengenze Agropoli. In 21 Serie A2 games he recorded 3.0ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Marra played at Valle d'Itria Martina Franca where in 12 Serie B games he averaged 9.1ppg and 1.6rpg.

Bawer Olimpia Matera roster for 2017-2018:

Ignacio Ochoa
Franco Migliori
Marcello Cozzoli
Nicolo Ravazzani
Leonardo Battistini
Alessandro Marra
Samuele Pasqualini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leonardo Marini signs at NPC Rieti - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) landed 22-year old center Leonardo Marini (205-95kg-95). He was about to sign at New Basket Brindisi in the Serie A.
The most of last season Marini spent at Ambalt Recanati where in 29 Serie A2 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.8rpg. He also played earlier that season for Treviso Basket (also in Serie A). Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in two games he did not score anything.
Marini represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Marini has played previously for four other teams: Alma Trieste, Soundreef Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Padova Unione and Siena Costone.

NPC Rieti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Casini
Norman Hassan
Claudio Tommasini
Zaid Hearst
Nicola Savoldelli
Alberto Conti

Forwards:
Angelo Gigli
Giovanni Carenza
Chris Davenport

Center:
Leonardo Marini

Coach: Luciano Nunzi

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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



Nickolas Neal (ex Vieste) agreed terms with DELTA - by Eurobasket News

DELTA (A League) inked 28-year old American point guard Nickolas Neal (183-89, college: Purdue - North Central). He has played for the last four years at Vieste in Italian Serie C Silver. In 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.8ppg last season.
Among other achievements Neal won Italian SerieD championship title in 2014. He received also All-CCAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Neal is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Purdue - North Central in 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAPAN  


DeAngelo Hamilton (ex Osaka Evessa) signs at Can Tho Catfish - by Eurobasket News

Can Tho Catfish (VBA) landed 27-year old American power forward DeAngelo Hamilton (203-105kg-90, college: Washington State, agency: Inception Sports). The last time (16) he played at Osaka Evessa in Japanese B League.
Among other achievements Hamilton's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals in 2013. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Hamilton represented USA at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.3ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP-1 (71.4%), 3PT-2 (71.4%).
And here thanks to pro basketball Hamilton experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Hamilton has played previously professionally also in Korea (Samsung Thunders and ET Land Elephants), Turkey (TED Kolejliler and Antalyaspor) and Japan (Sendai 89ers).
He attended Washington State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Lietuvos Rytas outscore BC Astana in test game - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - BC Astana 79:74

Lietuvos Rytas fired past BC Astana in the test game. Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85, college: Augusta) netted 22 points to pace the winners.
Lietuvos Rytas accumulated a 20:17 lead after ten minutes. The Kazakh powerhouse pulled ahead in the second term. They accumulated a 42:37 halftime lead. Lietuvos Rytas held their opponents to just 12 points in the third term to narrow the gap at 2-point mark. Lietuvos Rytas used a 27:20 run in the fourth frame to sneak to the victory. Jimmy Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) accounted for 16 points, while Robert Carter (206-F-94, college: Maryland) added 14 points in the win. Udonah nailed 21 points for BC Astana. Anthony Clemmons (186-PG-94, college: Iowa) had 14 points in the loss.



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2017 LOC Cup: Enisey top Ventspils in Liepaja - by Eurobasket News

Enisey - Ventspils 89:82

Enisey rallied past Ventspils in the opening game at the 2017 LOC Cup. Anthony Hilliard (195-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) delivered 21 points to lead the winners.
Ventspils posted a 21:20 lead at the first break. Enisey bounced back with a 25:18 run in the second term to surge ahead. Ventspils unleashed 29 points in the third period to take a 2-point lead at the final break. But Enisey fuelled a 23:14 run in the fourth term to snatch the victory. Suleiman Braimoh (203-F/C-89, college: Rice) had 17 points in the win. Ingus Jakovics (186-PG-93, college: BS Liepaja) responded with 19 points for Ventspils. Blake Hamilton (198-G-94, college: Buffalo) notched 17 points and 12 assists in the loss.



2017 LOC Cup: Parma outgun Liepaja in opener - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja - Parma 62:92

Russian Parma victoriously opened their 2017 LOC Cup international pre-season tournament campaign. They stormed past hosting Liepaja in the opener. Parma dominated from start to finish. They accounted for a 48:25 halftime lead. Parma outscored their opponents in the next two periods to race to the win. Toms Leimanis (188-SG-94) and Rihards Berzins (207-PF-97) delivered 11 points each for Liepaja.



2017 EuroBasket: Latvia upset Turkey, clinch second place in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Turkey 89:79

Latvia secured a key victory in Group D action. They outlasted Turkey to finish second in the standings. Kristaps Porzingis (221-C/F-95) nailed 28 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Baltic team.
Latvia eked out a 24:22 lead at the first break. The visitors extended the margin in the second frame. Latvia accumulated a 47:38 halftime lead. Porzingis gave Latvia a 55:43 lead midway through the third term. But Turkey managed to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Turkey cut the distance at 2 points early in the final quarter. However Peiners came up with timely points for Latvia to calm things down. Soon Latvia restored a double-digit advantage and rallied to a crucial win at the end. Janis Blums (191-SG-82) produced 17 points, while Davis Bertans (208-F-92) had 9 points in the victory. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) netted 24 points for Turkey. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) tossed in 19 points in the defeat.

Latvia: Kristaps Porzingis 28, Janis Blums 17, Davis Bertans 9
Turkey: Cedi Osman 24, Melih Mahmutoglu 19



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Lietuvos Rytas outscore BC Astana in test game - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - BC Astana 79:74

Lietuvos Rytas fired past BC Astana in the test game. Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85, college: Augusta) netted 22 points to pace the winners.
Lietuvos Rytas accumulated a 20:17 lead after ten minutes. The Kazakh powerhouse pulled ahead in the second term. They accumulated a 42:37 halftime lead. Lietuvos Rytas held their opponents to just 12 points in the third term to narrow the gap at 2-point mark. Lietuvos Rytas used a 27:20 run in the fourth frame to sneak to the victory. Jimmy Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) accounted for 16 points, while Robert Carter (206-F-94, college: Maryland) added 14 points in the win. Udonah nailed 21 points for BC Astana. Anthony Clemmons (186-PG-94, college: Iowa) had 14 points in the loss.



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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

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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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Eric McKnight agreed terms with Leones - by Ricardo Dominguez

Newly promoted Leones de Riobamba (National League) inked 27-year old American forward Eric McKnight (206-95kg-90, college: Long Beach State). He played most recently at Cleveland Havok (UBA) in the U.S. His team made it to the Mitchell Americas final., so the player was very exposed to basketball in Latin America.

McKnight also played that season for Randers Cimbria Basketball in Danish Ligaen where in 6 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 3.0rpg last season.

McKnight has played also professionally in Bolivia (Amistad).

He attended Long Beach State until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.



Jermaine Barnes agreed terms with Mataro Parc Boet - by Ricardo Dominguez

EBA newcomer Mataro Parc Boet strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old American ex-international swingman Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management). The last summer Barnes was signed by Liberia (LBS) in Costa Rican league. In 3 matches he average an impressive 26.0 points per game. His team won Mitchell Americas Cup for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017). Barnes was later named Latinbasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup MVP. He was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.

Barnes is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to twelve different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Barnes has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Yenicami), Dominican Rep., Japan, Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Taiwan, Uruguay, NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago and Pueblo Nuevo), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix) and SEBL (Phoenix).

Barnes has agreed to play in a few games of the LIGA EBA before reporting to Lebanon.



Cory Bradford (ex Baloncesto Liberia) is a newcomer at KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo - by Ricardo Dominguez

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division 1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) . He played last season at Liberia in Costa Rican LBS League. In 16 games he recorded a league best 23.4ppg and 8.3rpg. Bradofrd helped them to end the regular season as a fourth seed in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for another team GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. UBA-League. Bradford signed for the 2017 FIBA Copa Mitchell Cup in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In 4 games he averaged 20.2ppg and 6.2apg. Bradford contributed to his team winning the Cup and was also named LatinBasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup 2nd Team.

In 2014 and 2015 Braford stared for Team USA National Select Team in the William Jones Cup. In both summers Bradford was named AsiaBasket.com Top Guard.

In 2003 he was signed by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). The former Illinois stars was named AP NCAA All-American twice along with NCAA National Freshman of the Year.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won a gold medal for the USA National Team in 1999 for the World University Games. Bradford was also voted Eurbasket.com All-Hungarian Import Player of the Year in 2008.

He has played also professionally in Hungary, NBA, Venezuela, France, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Taiwan, UAE, Mexico, Qatar, Dominican Republic and Lebanon.



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Teodo Tivat tabs Milovan Savic - by Darko Pekic

KK Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) inked 30-year old Montenegrin center Milovan Savic (205-114kg-87). He has played for the last two years at Spartak Pleven in Bulgarian NBL league. In 22 games he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 8.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Center of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Savic's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
He was a member of Montenegrin U21 National Team back in 2007.
Savic has played also professionally in Serbia (Metalac, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Konstantin), Slovakia (Handlova) and Montenegro (Mornar Bar and Gorstak).

KK Teodo Tivat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Djurisic
Filip Bakic

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

Center:
Milovan Savic

Coach: Miodrag Kadija

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2017 EuroBasket: Montenegro top Romania, enter Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro - Romania 86:69

Montenegro captured the third victory in Group C. They rallied past Romania for 3-2 record in the third position in the ladder. Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Montenegro posted a 24:19 lead at the first intermission. The Balkan team limited Romania to just 11 points in the second frame to establish a 42:30 halftime lead. Montenegro poured in 24 points in the third quarter to enter the final period up by 13 points and never looked back en route to the win. Dino Radoncic (202-PF-99) and Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points apiece in the victory. Nandor Kuti (197-SG-97) answered with 18 points for Romania. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) had 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Montenegro: Nemanja Djurisic 14, Dino Radoncic 13, Bojan Dubljevic 13
Romania: Nandor Kuti 18, Andrei Mandache 14+11 assists+10 boards



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Rudez re-signs at the Magic - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic confirmed in their roster 31-year old Croatian international forward Damjan Rudez (203-98kg-86, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. But in 44 NBA games he had just 1.9ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Rudez played at the Timberwolves where in 33 NBA games he recorded only 2.3ppg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rudez was voted Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Rudez has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Croatia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0apg.
Rudez is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Italy, Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Spain (Zaragoza), Croatia (Split, Cibona, Zrinjevac and Cedevita) and other NBA team (Indiana Pacers).
Rudez could be described: Plays on 4-5 positions. Uses his height advantage to score points and grab some rebounds. Year after year added a long distance accuracy that allows him to hit some consecutive three pointers during a single game.
This versatile player can cover both forward positions as he has the size of a PF and the technical abilities of a perimeter SF. He can shoot with great percentages
.

Orlando Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arron Afflalo
D.J. Augustin
Evan Fournier
Kalin Lucas
Shelvin Mack
Jonathan Simmons
Terrence Ross
Elfrid Payton
Rodney Purvis
Troy Caupain

Forwards:
Damjan Rudez
Marreese Speights
Aaron Gordon
Wesley Iwundu
Jonathan Isaac
Mario Hezonja

Centers:
Nikola Vucevic
Adreian Payne
Bismack Biyombo
Khem Birch

Coach: Frank Vogel

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reform to NBA draft lottery could be voted in before '17-18 season - by Eurobasket News

The NBA is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform that could be voted into legislation before the start of the 2017-18 season, league sources told ESPN. Commissioner Adam Silver is a strong advocate to de-incentivize tanking by implementing lower odds on the NBA's worst teams to gain the top picks in the draft, league sources said. The proposed measures would also increase the chances of better teams making a jump up into the draft lottery. The NBA's 14 non-playoff teams compromise the league's annual draft lottery system. If passed, the lottery reform would be phased into use over time, and there's no indication that the 2018 NBA draft would fall under new legislation, league sources said. The NBA's Competition Committee, comprised of several general managers and coaches, is expected to vote at a meeting next week on sending a formal recommendation to the board of governors for final passage, league sources said. The Competition Committee is given significant latitude to challenge and amend the league office's proposals, and thus, could recommend none, part, or all of a proposal for the league owners to vote upon at its late September board of governors meeting in New York. Presently, the NBA team with the worst record can drop no lower than No. 4 from No. 1, but the NBA's currently proposed legislation could allow that team to drop from first to fifth in the lottery, league sources said. This would include a domino effect through the lottery, where the second-worst record presently dropping no lower than fourth, could fall to sixth. Then, the No. 3 team could drop as far as seven, and on down, league sources said. Currently, the teams with the three worst records have an ascending chance of winning the No. 1 pick, including (No. 3) 15.6 percent, (No. 2) 19.9 percent and (No. 1) 25 percent. The NBA's proposal would flatten those odds, and give the three teams with the worst record the same percentage of earning the No. 1 overall pick, league sources said. Now, the worst record to the fifth-worst record has a gap of 25 percent to 8.8 percent, but new legislation would tighten that difference significantly, league sources said. For example, the fifth-worst team would only have a few percentage points less than those teams with newly equal odds among the three worst teams, league sources said. At the apex of the Philadelphia 76ers tanking saga, the NBA's board of governors voted down a somewhat more liberal proposal on lottery reform in 2014. Another idea born out of the Competition Committee itself that could gather support, league sources said: No team can pick in the top three of the draft in consecutive years. For example, if Minnesota wins the No. 1 pick and drafts Karl-Anthony Towns (7'0''-F/C-95, college: Kentucky), it can pick no higher than No. 4 in the next lottery. For now, that idea is outside of the league office's proposal but is expected to be considered in the upcoming committee meeting, sources said. The Competition Committee is also finalizing its recommendations to the board of governors on the league's new resting plan, which would level punishment on teams for sitting out key players in nationally televised games, or multiple key players in road games, league sources said. The commissioner's office has pushed a plan of minimizing, if not eliminating, the intentional resting of players in nationally televised games. Many NBA executives believe those new measures will effectively impact the perception of the tanking issue, what with the incentivizing of teams to play healthy starters down the stretch of the season. Many teams believe that tanking is no longer an issue in the league, and that the fear of other teams mimicking the 76ers' process has been unwarranted. There is some fear among small-market teams that lottery reform will make it even harder for them to obtain star-level players through the draft, especially because of a pervading belief that it has become increasingly hard to do so through free agency and trades. Teams believe that the process of trading for star players has become more difficult, with agents and players warning that they'll leave come free agency and will never consider re-signing with those teams.
Courtesy of: espn.com



The Trail Blazers ink Archie Goodwin - by Eurobasket News

Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) agreed terms with 23-year old guard Archie Goodwin (196-90kg-94, college: Kentucky). He played last season at Brooklyn Nets. In 12 NBA games he had 7.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.9apg. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Goodwin also played that season for another team Greensboro Swarm where in 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder in first round (29th overall). Goodwin attended University of Kentucky and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. Goodwin was also voted SEC All-Freshman Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Goodwin has played previously for three other NBA teams: New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns and Northern Arizona Suns.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Holland comes back to the Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers inked 29-year old Puerto Rican international swingman John Holland (195-93kg-88, college: Boston). It is actually his comeback to the Cavaliers as he has played here before. Holland played in the summer at Beijing Dongfang in Chinese NBL league.
Holland received alsoUSBasket.com All-D-League Impact Player of the Year award in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Canton Charge where in 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg.
Holland has never been drafted by the NBA.
His college team won AEC Tournament in 2011.
He also represented Puerto Rico at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. Holland's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.4ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 24.1%, FT: 68.0%.
Holland is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Holland has played previously professionally in France (Gravelines Dunkerque and Chorale de Roanne), Spain (Real Betis), Turkey (Besiktas), NBA (Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs) and Puerto Rico (Manati).
He attended Boston until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Holland's game is described as: A powerful swingman who shoots well from outside and has the driblling skills and the first pass to go inside to finish. Defense is not his preferred part of the game, but size and athleticism help him in getting the job done.

Cleveland Cavaliers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jose_Manuel Calderon
Derrick Rose
Isaiah Thomas

Forwards:
Kyle Korver
Jeff Green
John Holland
Cedi Osman

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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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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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Hawks Hire Rod Higgins As College Scout - by Eurobasket News

The Atlanta Hawks have announced a number of front office hires and promotions. Rod Higgins has been named as a College Scout, Brady Howe as Assistant Athletic Trainer, Adam Loiacono as Performance Therapist, Dan Martinez as Senior Director of Team Operations and Derek Pierce as Pro Player Personnel Scout; Daniel Bove has been promoted to Sports Scientist/Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Scottie Parker to Head Athletic Trainer, Zach Peterson to Video Coordinator, Patrick St. Andrews to Assistant Coach and Daniel Starkman to Manager of Basketball Information and Scouting Coordinator. Higgins, a longtime NBA player, executive, coach and scout, played 13 seasons with Chicago, Seattle, San Antonio, New Jersey, Golden State, Sacramento and Cleveland, before retiring in 1994. Higgins was an Assistant Coach with the Warriors from 1994-2000 before joining the Washington Wizards as Assistant General Manager. He returned to Golden State as General Manager, then spent 2007-14 with the Charlotte Bobcats, finishing as President of Basketball Operations. Howe comes to the Hawks from the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League, where he served as Director of Athletic Performance.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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Moncton Magic add Major to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Magic (NBL Canada) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American ex-international forward Renaldo Major (198-95kg-82, college: Fresno State). He played last season at Reno Bighorns (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 29 games he recorded 5.1ppg and 1.7rpg.
In 2006 (two years after he left the college) Major was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in fourth round (44th overall).
The former Fresno State standoutis in his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Major's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Honorable Mention back in 2012 and 2013.
Major represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg.
Major is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in nine different countries. Major has played previously professionally in Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), Italy, Puerto Rico (Mets), United Kingdom (Cheshire Phoenix), NBA (Golden State Warriors and LA Clippers), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Northern Arizona Suns), USBL (Dodge City L.), IBL (Gary S.) and Mexico (Fuerza Regia).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Moncton Miracles.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Poses serious matchup problems for opponents with his ability to shoot the three and slash to the basket; possesses a wiry body and the ability to play the two, three or four positions; He is also a tenacious defender;.

Moncton Miracles roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Al Stewart
Marquis Clayton
Dominic Phillips
Ashanti Day

Forward:
Renaldo Major

Center:
Timothy Mitchell

Coach: Joe Salerno

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  NCAA2  


Fogel Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Southern Connecticut - by Eurobasket News

Southern Connecticut State University head men's basketball coach Scott Burrell has announced the hiring of Mark Fogel as an assistant coach. Fogel joins the Owls after two years as the Director of Basketball Operations at nearby Quinnipiac University and brings experience as a coach across multiple NCAA divisions and junior college levels to the Owls. Prior to Quinnipiac, he served as an assistant coach at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. At Odessa, Fogel played a role in recruiting, scouting, player development, academic monitoring as well as scheduling and various administrative duties. Fogel also previously held the position of coordinator of video and player development at Tulane University. At Tulane, Fogel was responsible for all video operations including film breakdown and scouting report preparation while also assisting with practice and game-plan organization. He was also charged with coordinating on-campus visits and populating Tulane's prospect database. He also assisted with the organization and coordination of the Green Wave's basketball camps. Before his stint at Tulane, Fogel held assistant coaching positions at Columbia State Community College, Mass Bay Community College and Wheelock College. As an undergraduate student, he held the position of student assistant basketball coach under former head coach Bruce Pearl at the University of Tennessee. Fogel's father, Karl, coached the Northeastern Men's Basketball program for eight seasons from 1986-1994, taking over after Jim Calhoun left to accept the position at the University of Connecticut. Fogel earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from UMass-Lowell in 2011.
Courtesy of: southernctowls.com



Micah Dunhour joins Oulun NMKY in Finland - by Daniel Poerschke

Micah Dunhour (6'6''-F) from NCAA 2 school Cal-State Eastbay signed a contract to play his rookie season with the team Oulun NMKY of the finish 1st Division. Dunhour averaged 17.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.7apg last season in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. He was named to the All-CCAA 2nd Team in 2017. Dunhour is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and played his first three years of college basketball at Notre Dame de Namur.


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Umar led board visits Nasarawa Children's Home in Kano - by Olusegun Ikuesan

In line with the Tijjani Umar led board's philosophy of reaching out to the less privileged and giving back to the society, on Wednesday, the board, coaches and players visited the Nasarawa Children's Home Kano.

The Community Outreach Service instituted by the Umar led board is first of its kind and part of activities flagged off in the ongoing Kwese Premier Basketball League Final 8 championship holding at the Indoor Hall, Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.

Tijjani Umar, who led some members of his board, former national team coaches, coaches of clubs at the Final 8, former national team players and some players in the ongoing league, referees and technical officials delivering some gift items said: "Today we identify with the less privileged to show that we care and willing to support them to aspire and become great in life.

This is important to us because we want to contribute to their lives and encourage as well as motivated them look up to these players and aspire to be like them. Life is all about give and take and we really appreciate and thank the management of the Home for taking care of the children."

Delivering the gifts items on behalf of the group, D'Tigers player and captain of Mark Mentors Abuja, Stanley Gumut pledged that more good things are coming the way of the Home as the Tijjani Umar led board was planning to return and build a basketball court for the Home. "On behalf of the Tijjani Umar led NBBF, I make this presentation to show our support to the children. And to further encourage the children we plan to return to the home and build a basketball court so that they can be motivated and develop interest in basketball."

Receiving the items on behalf of the Kano State ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and management of the Home, Hajiya Lauriya Sagir described the visit as one that has given the children hope. "Today the children see these players as role models and it has given them hope in life to aspire for a better future."

The items donated include food stuffs, beverages, detergents and toiletries.




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  PERU  


Regatas clinch Liga de Lima title - by Eurobasket News

Regatas clinch Liga de Lima title in Peru sweeping the Final series against EOFap 2-0. In Game 1 Regatas posted an 81-59 win. Last night Regatas added a final 54-47 victory to celebrate the title. EOFAP looked better in the first half and posted two victories including 16-7 in the second frame. Regatas however replied with 17-7 run in the third period and closed the game with a final 18-10 surge.


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  PHILIPPINES  


Charles Rhodes (ex SM Beermen) agreed terms with KCC Egis - by Eurobasket News

KCC Egis (KBL) inked 32-year old American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-109kg-85, college: Mississippi State). He played most recently at SM Beermen in Filipino PBA league. In 22 games he was second best scorer with impressive 26.0ppg and had 10.9rpg (#4 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.2spg and 1.8bpg last season. Rhodes also played that season for Mobis Phoebus where in 33 KBL games he was third best scorer with remarkable 23.8ppg and recorded 11.2rpg (#5 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.9bpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by East Kentucky Miners (CBA) in third round (12th overall).
The former Mississippi State standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball. He won PBA Commissioner's Cup championship title. Rhodes was selected to Korean KBL All-Star Game in 2012 and 2017.
He is a very experienced player. Rhodes has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Rhodes has played previously professionally in Israel (Bnei Hasharon), Korea (ET Land Elephants, Anyang KGC and Sonic Boom KT), Latvia, Spain, Turkey (Gaziantep and Akhisar Bld) and NBA (Dallas Mavericks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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

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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.



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  PORTUGAL  


Phillip Lawrence (ex Moycullen) signs at Barreirense - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Futebol Clube Barreirense (LPB) landed American forward Phillip Lawrence (201-86kg, college: Marist). He played most recently at Moycullen in Irish Super League. In 22 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 20.7ppg and recorded 9.0rpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Super League 2nd Team.
Lawrence graduated from Marist College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Holland comes back to the Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers inked 29-year old Puerto Rican international swingman John Holland (195-93kg-88, college: Boston). It is actually his comeback to the Cavaliers as he has played here before. Holland played in the summer at Beijing Dongfang in Chinese NBL league.
Holland received alsoUSBasket.com All-D-League Impact Player of the Year award in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Canton Charge where in 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg.
Holland has never been drafted by the NBA.
His college team won AEC Tournament in 2011.
He also represented Puerto Rico at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. Holland's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.4ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 24.1%, FT: 68.0%.
Holland is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Holland has played previously professionally in France (Gravelines Dunkerque and Chorale de Roanne), Spain (Real Betis), Turkey (Besiktas), NBA (Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs) and Puerto Rico (Manati).
He attended Boston until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Holland's game is described as: A powerful swingman who shoots well from outside and has the driblling skills and the first pass to go inside to finish. Defense is not his preferred part of the game, but size and athleticism help him in getting the job done.

Cleveland Cavaliers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jose_Manuel Calderon
Derrick Rose
Isaiah Thomas

Forwards:
Kyle Korver
Jeff Green
John Holland
Cedi Osman

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  ROMANIA  


2017 EuroBasket: Montenegro top Romania, enter Round of 16 - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro - Romania 86:69

Montenegro captured the third victory in Group C. They rallied past Romania for 3-2 record in the third position in the ladder. Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Montenegro posted a 24:19 lead at the first intermission. The Balkan team limited Romania to just 11 points in the second frame to establish a 42:30 halftime lead. Montenegro poured in 24 points in the third quarter to enter the final period up by 13 points and never looked back en route to the win. Dino Radoncic (202-PF-99) and Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points apiece in the victory. Nandor Kuti (197-SG-97) answered with 18 points for Romania. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) had 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Montenegro: Nemanja Djurisic 14, Dino Radoncic 13, Bojan Dubljevic 13
Romania: Nandor Kuti 18, Andrei Mandache 14+11 assists+10 boards



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  RUSSIA  


2017 LOC Cup: Enisey top Ventspils in Liepaja - by Eurobasket News

Enisey - Ventspils 89:82

Enisey rallied past Ventspils in the opening game at the 2017 LOC Cup. Anthony Hilliard (195-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) delivered 21 points to lead the winners.
Ventspils posted a 21:20 lead at the first break. Enisey bounced back with a 25:18 run in the second term to surge ahead. Ventspils unleashed 29 points in the third period to take a 2-point lead at the final break. But Enisey fuelled a 23:14 run in the fourth term to snatch the victory. Suleiman Braimoh (203-F/C-89, college: Rice) had 17 points in the win. Ingus Jakovics (186-PG-93, college: BS Liepaja) responded with 19 points for Ventspils. Blake Hamilton (198-G-94, college: Buffalo) notched 17 points and 12 assists in the loss.



2017 EuroBasket: Russia edge Great Britain - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Great Britain 82:70

Russia ensured the fourth victory in Group D. They held off Great Britain to finish the preliminary round at 4-1 record. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) nailed 30 points and distributed 8 assists to pace the winners.
Russia grabbed a 23:16 lead after the first period. They maintained the advantage throughout the second term. Russia accumulated a 43:31 halftime lead. Great Britain narrowed the gap in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final break 54:61. But Russia sank 21 points in the final period and got away with the victory. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) had 14 points, while Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) added 11 points each in the win. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) answered with 21 points for Great Britain. Gareth Murray (201-F-84, college: Kalamazoo Valley CC) tossed in 10 points in the defeat.

Russia: Alexey Shved 30, Vitaliy Fridzon 14, Timofey Mozgov 11, Andrey Vorontsevich 11
Great Britain: Daniel Clark 21, Gareth Murray 10



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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  SAUDI ARABIA  


Deangelo Kirkland (ex Uhud) agreed terms with AB Ancud - by Eurobasket News

Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud (Liga Nacional) inked American forward Deangelo Kirkland (203-95kg, college: Columbus State, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Uhud in Saudi Arabian SBL league. In 15 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.4ppg, 13.2rpg and 2.3apg last season. Kirkland helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL 2nd Team. He also played that season for Al Ahli Jeddah (also in SBL) where in 15 games he averaged remarkable 22.4ppg, 13.2rpg and 2.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL 2nd Team. The other team Kirkland played that season for was Osorno Basquetbol. In 9 Liga Nacional games he had high stats: 16.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.9spg.
Kirkland has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Kirkland has played previously professionally in Argentina (Echague), Japan (San en NeoPhoenix) and UBA (GIE Maile Matrix).
He graduated from Columbus State in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


2017 EuroBasket: Boban Marjanovic leads Serbia past Belgium - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Belgium 74:54

Serbia gained 4-1 record in Group D following a comfortable victory over Belgium today. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 22 points and 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Serbia built an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 24:12 run in the second frame to ensure a 17-point halftime advantage. Serbia limited the Belgian Lions to just 11 points in the third term to boost the lead at 20-point mark. Serbia controlled the tempo in the fourth quarter and raced to a well-deserved win. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) delivered 15 points, while Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) added 10 points in the victory. Manu Lecomte (180-PG-95) answered with 12 points for Belgium. Axel Hervelle (205-F-83) netted 10 points in the loss.

Serbia: Boban Marjanovic 22, Bogdan Bogdanovic 15, Milan Macvan 10
Belgium: Manu Lecomte 12, Axel Hervelle 10



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  SLOVENIA  


Rogaska, Olimpija win friendlies - by Eurobasket News

Petrol Olimpija overcame Zadar 84-71 on Thursday night. Trailing 3 points at the end of the first period, the Slovenian team needed a final 28-15 surge to seal the win. Jordan Morgan (203-F-91, college: Michigan) top-scored with 17 points and Talor Battle (185-PG-88, college: Penn St., agency: Two Points) 14. Ive Ivanov (200-PF-85, agency: PEPI SPORT) had 16 points and Nathan Taphorn (201-F-94, college: Northwestern) 11 in the losing effort.
Rogaska meanwhile edged Kapfenberg Bulls 60-59. After a slow start from both teams, it was the Austrian team to take the lead in the third period when they posted a 26-13 run. Rogaska meanwhile replied with a massive 22-9 surge to seal the victory.



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  SOUTH KOREA  


Charles Rhodes (ex SM Beermen) agreed terms with KCC Egis - by Eurobasket News

KCC Egis (KBL) inked 32-year old American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-109kg-85, college: Mississippi State). He played most recently at SM Beermen in Filipino PBA league. In 22 games he was second best scorer with impressive 26.0ppg and had 10.9rpg (#4 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.2spg and 1.8bpg last season. Rhodes also played that season for Mobis Phoebus where in 33 KBL games he was third best scorer with remarkable 23.8ppg and recorded 11.2rpg (#5 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.9bpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by East Kentucky Miners (CBA) in third round (12th overall).
The former Mississippi State standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball. He won PBA Commissioner's Cup championship title. Rhodes was selected to Korean KBL All-Star Game in 2012 and 2017.
He is a very experienced player. Rhodes has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Rhodes has played previously professionally in Israel (Bnei Hasharon), Korea (ET Land Elephants, Anyang KGC and Sonic Boom KT), Latvia, Spain, Turkey (Gaziantep and Akhisar Bld) and NBA (Dallas Mavericks).

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James Mays (ex Guizhou) joins ET Land - by Eurobasket News

Inchon ET Land Elephants (KBL) agreed terms with 31-year old Central African power forward James Mays (206-104kg-86, college: Clemson). He played last summer at Guizhou in Chinese NBL league. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 30.1ppg, 15.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.7spg. The last season Mays played at LG Sakers where in 53 KBL games he recorded also remarkable stats: 21.8ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.9spg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) as #2 pick overall.
The former Clemson University standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mays was voted Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014. Strangely he also played for Central African National Team in 2013.
Mays played at the Arab Club Championships Quarterfinals two years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Mays' career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Mays tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Italy (New Basket Brindisi), Philippines (Star Hotshots), Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Turkey (Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Maine Red Claws), United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Mays: Showed an improved ability to find open looks for teammates; one of the quickest post players in the conference and maybe in the entire country…has the ability to create crowd enthusiasm by turning in exciting plays…he's also a very good defender, sees well the court and passes the ball well.

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  SPAIN  


Pepe Hidalgo agreed terms with Cimbis - by Eurobasket News

CB Cimbis (1 Div.) inked 29-year old point guard Pepe Hidalgo (177-88). He played most recently at CB Pardinyes-Lleida in the EBA. In 6 games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.3apg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Hidalgo played at UPCT Basket Cartagena (also in EBA) where in 21 games he averaged 3.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.5apg.
He has played previously for Opentach Pla.

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Tarragona signs Guido Villamil - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Tarragona (EBA) signed 29-year old Spaniard center Guido Villamil (205-88). He played last season at Ouest Lyonnais in French NM2 league.
The previous (15-16) season Villamil played at Cambados Cidade Europea do Vino 2017 (LEB Silver). But in 9 games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.1rpg.
He won Spanish EBA championship title in 2013.
Villamil has played previously for five other Spanish teams: Pielagos, Zamorano, Agustinos-Leclerc, Merida and Sedis.

C.B. Tarragona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Fernandez
Adria Duch
Daniel Fernandez

Forwards:
Mihajlo Zvonar
Michael Balkovic
David Shepard

Centers:
David Mesa
Guido Villamil

Coach: Bernardo Alvarez

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2017 EuroBasket: Spain cruise past Hungary, finish preliminary round unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Hungary 87:64

Spain registered the fifth consecutive victory at the 2017 EuroBasket. They beat Hungary to clinch the top position in Group C at 5-0 record. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the effort. He became EuroBasket all-time leading scorer after the game.
Spain dominated from start to finish. They enjoyed a 22:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Spain maintained the lead throughout the second term. They established a 41:29 halftime advantage. Spain boosted the lead in the third term. They accounted for a 14-point heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) and Guillermo Hernangomez (210-C-94) delivered 15 points each in the victory. Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) replied with 17 points for Hungary. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) had 10 points in the loss.

Spain: Pau Gasol 20, Sergio Rodriguez 15, Guillermo Hernangomez 15
Hungary: Csaba Ferencz 17, David Vojvoda 10



Unicaja cruise past ALBA in Costa del Sol - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja - ALBA 91:62

Unicaja fired past ALBA Berlin in the friendly encounter in Archidona. Ray McCallum (190-PG-91, college: Detroit Mercy) delivered 20 points and 7 assists to lead the Spanish side.
Unicaja jumped to a 24:15 lead at the first break. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Unicaja accumulated a 42:33 halftime advantage. The Malaga team then sank 21 points in the third term to boost the lead at 14-point mark. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Dejan Musli (213-F/C-91), Viny Okouo (215-C-97) and Solluade delivered 12 points each for the winners. Dennis Clifford (216-C-92, college: Boston Coll.) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds for ALBA. Akeem Vargas (192-G-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) tossed in 13 points in the loss.

Unicaja: Ray McCallum 20, Dejan Musli 12, Viny Okouo 12, Solluade 12
ALBA: Dennis Clifford 16, Akeem Vargas 13



Innova Chef lands Emmanuel Johnson - by Eurobasket News

CB Virgen de la Concha Innova Chef (EBA) tabbed American forward Emmanuel Johnson (198, college: Mont.St.-Billings). He played most recently at Universal City Seraphim (NBA) in the U.S.
Johnson graduated from Montana State University Billings in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

CB Virgen de la Concha Innova Chef roster for 2017-2018:

Jonatan Bosa
Pedro de la Calle
Pablo Martinez
Alioune Senghor
Emmanuel Johnson
Victor Frades
Jose Quintero

Coach: Marcos Santos

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Torian Graham leaves Zaragoza - by Eurobasket News

24-year old American guard Torian Graham (190-82kg-93, college: Arizona State) left Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa).
Graham just graduated from Arizona State and it is his first season in pro basketball. Graham received also All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention award in 2017 at his college time.
He won NJCAA D1 Region VIII championship title in 2014.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Janis Blums
Tomas Bellas
Michal Michalak
Sergi Garcia

Forwards:
Nikola Dragovic
Lovro Mazalin
Jonathan Barreiro

Centers:
Jarvis Varnado
Nicolas de_Jong
Alejandro Suarez

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

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Ryan Kelly agreed terms with Real Betis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American power forward Ryan Kelly (211-104kg-91, college: Duke). He moved there from Houston Rockets in the NBA where he played this season.
The most of last season Kelly spent at the Hawks in NBA. But in 16 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.1rpg. He also played earlier that season for another team Maine Red Claws in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 8 games he averaged impressive 22.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1bpg.
In 2013 Kelly was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (48th overall). He attended Duke University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Kelly's team was regular season runner-up in ACC for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also All-ACC Honorable Mention award back in 2013 at his college time.
Kelly has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Lakers) and NBA G League (South Bay Lakers).
His game is described as: More a technical player tha an athletic kind of PF, he is a versatile big man who can spend time in multiple positions. Bright future even at the 3 position, thanks to an interesting shooting accuracy from behing the 3-pts arch ....

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Donnie McGrath
Alfonso Sanchez
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Ryan Kelly
O.D. Anosike

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

Coach: Alejandro Martinez

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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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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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Pre-season game: 6/7 september - by Luca Maffioli

Fiat Torino - Lugano Tigers 90:63
Torino: Garrett 9, Vujacic 16, Okeke 2, Washington 2, Iannuzzi 10, Poeta 6, Jones 9, Patterson 11, Mazzola 6, Mbakwe 12, Stephens 3, Crusca 4; all. Banchi
Lugano: Tutonda, Williams 9, Molteni 8, Thornton 7, Rambo 9, Steinmann 22, Padgett 8, Mussongo, Lukic.

Lugano Tigers U23 - Lugano Tigers (Serie Cantonale) 74:59
Lugano: Beretta 11, Calcagno 11, Dotta 10, Kovac 7, Bianchi 6, Marmondi 6, Medolago 6, Cavadini 6, Janosevic 5, Saredi 4, Zucchelli 2.

Bernex Basket - Etoile Sportive Vernier 85:58
Bernex: Liondjo 5, Tshimini 5, Ouedraogo 8, Yersin 4, Mayasi 4, Vine, Gaba 14, Moke 10, Kubler 19, Kuba 16.

Eurotrend Biella - Lugano Tigers 77:70
Biella: Ferguson 23, Della Rosa, Sgobba 10, Chiarastella 2, Ambrosetti, Rattalino, Bowers 15, Uglietti 4, Pollone L. 7, Pollone M., Tessitori 16.
Lugano: Tutonda 1, Williams 19, Molteni 12, Thornton 4, Rambo 9, Steinmann 3, Padgett 18, Mussongo 4, Lukic.



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Hanoi Buffalos ink Jordan Collins, ex TGE - by Eurobasket News

Hanoi Buffalos (VBA) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old American ex-international power forward Jordan Collins (208-110kg-82, college: North Carolina State). He played last summer at Thai General Equipment in Thailand TBL league. In 21 games he had 13.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Collins' team was regular season runner-up in Thailand Basketball League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention back in 2011. Collins was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Collins has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Boca Juniors and Lanus), Germany (Uni Baskets and Mitteldeutscher BC), Holland, Switzerland (BBC Nyon), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Apollon) and United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab and Al Shaab) and Thailand (Mad Goat and PEA).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Hanoi Buffalos.
Collins attended North Carolina State until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


2017 EuroBasket: Latvia upset Turkey, clinch second place in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Latvia - Turkey 89:79

Latvia secured a key victory in Group D action. They outlasted Turkey to finish second in the standings. Kristaps Porzingis (221-C/F-95) nailed 28 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Baltic team.
Latvia eked out a 24:22 lead at the first break. The visitors extended the margin in the second frame. Latvia accumulated a 47:38 halftime lead. Porzingis gave Latvia a 55:43 lead midway through the third term. But Turkey managed to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Turkey cut the distance at 2 points early in the final quarter. However Peiners came up with timely points for Latvia to calm things down. Soon Latvia restored a double-digit advantage and rallied to a crucial win at the end. Janis Blums (191-SG-82) produced 17 points, while Davis Bertans (208-F-92) had 9 points in the victory. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) netted 24 points for Turkey. Melih Mahmutoglu (193-SG-90) tossed in 19 points in the defeat.

Latvia: Kristaps Porzingis 28, Janis Blums 17, Davis Bertans 9
Turkey: Cedi Osman 24, Melih Mahmutoglu 19



Fenerbahce lands Brad Wanamaker - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) landed 28-year old American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-95kg-89, college: Pittsburgh). He was about to sign at Darussafaka (BSL). 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
Brad Wanamaker
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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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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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



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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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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2017 EuroBasket: Russia edge Great Britain - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Great Britain 82:70

Russia ensured the fourth victory in Group D. They held off Great Britain to finish the preliminary round at 4-1 record. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) nailed 30 points and distributed 8 assists to pace the winners.
Russia grabbed a 23:16 lead after the first period. They maintained the advantage throughout the second term. Russia accumulated a 43:31 halftime lead. Great Britain narrowed the gap in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final break 54:61. But Russia sank 21 points in the final period and got away with the victory. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-SG-85, agency: Alti Sport) had 14 points, while Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Andrey Vorontsevich (207-PF-87) added 11 points each in the win. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) answered with 21 points for Great Britain. Gareth Murray (201-F-84, college: Kalamazoo Valley CC) tossed in 10 points in the defeat.

Russia: Alexey Shved 30, Vitaliy Fridzon 14, Timofey Mozgov 11, Andrey Vorontsevich 11
Great Britain: Daniel Clark 21, Gareth Murray 10



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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Elvisi Dusha is a newcomer at Worcester Wolves - by Eurobasket News

Worcester Wolves (BBL) added to their roster 23-year old naturalized Albanian guard Elvisi Dusha (188-82kg-94) from Plymouth University Raiders. Dusha managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 16 BBL games he recorded 3.5ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.1apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Dusha also played that season for Reading Rockets where in 5 BBL games he averaged 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. The other team he played shortly was Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. In only one game he had 6 points, 3 assists and 1 steal. Dusha also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and 2 assists.
He represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.2ppg, 1.0apg.
Dusha has played previously professionally also in Germany (Giants) and United Kingdom (London Utd and Scorchers).

Worcester Wolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Beamon
Ashton Khan
Elvisi Dusha
Brandon Parrish
Trayvon Palmer

Forward:
Alejandro Navajas

Center:
Dallin Bachynski

Coach: Paul James

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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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.

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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




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Elvis Baez (ex Guaros) agreed terms with San Isidro - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) inked 28-year old Venezuelan point guard Elvis Baez (189-89). He played most recently at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 48 games he recorded 3.6ppg last season. Baez helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
Baez was a member of Venezuelan U16 National Team in 2005.
He has played also professionally in Colombia (Piratas), Venezuela (Marinos, Gaiteros, Gigantes, Bucaneros and Bravos) and Peru (UCP Iquitos).

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

German Sciutto
Martin Muller
Santiago Gonzalez
Elvis Baez
Jonathan Durley
Felipe Pais
Jose Peralta
Tomas Rossi
Agustin Perez
H Feder Ponce
G Fenoglio

Coach: Julian Pagura

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Hanoi Buffalos ink Jordan Collins, ex TGE - by Eurobasket News

Hanoi Buffalos (VBA) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old American ex-international power forward Jordan Collins (208-110kg-82, college: North Carolina State). He played last summer at Thai General Equipment in Thailand TBL league. In 21 games he had 13.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Collins' team was regular season runner-up in Thailand Basketball League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention back in 2011. Collins was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Collins has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Boca Juniors and Lanus), Germany (Uni Baskets and Mitteldeutscher BC), Holland, Switzerland (BBC Nyon), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Apollon) and United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab and Al Shaab) and Thailand (Mad Goat and PEA).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Hanoi Buffalos.
Collins attended North Carolina State until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.

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DeAngelo Hamilton (ex Osaka Evessa) signs at Can Tho Catfish - by Eurobasket News

Can Tho Catfish (VBA) landed 27-year old American power forward DeAngelo Hamilton (203-105kg-90, college: Washington State, agency: Inception Sports). The last time (16) he played at Osaka Evessa in Japanese B League.
Among other achievements Hamilton's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals in 2013. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Hamilton represented USA at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.3ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP-1 (71.4%), 3PT-2 (71.4%).
And here thanks to pro basketball Hamilton experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Hamilton has played previously professionally also in Korea (Samsung Thunders and ET Land Elephants), Turkey (TED Kolejliler and Antalyaspor) and Japan (Sendai 89ers).
He attended Washington State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Basket Slovanka MB lands Deja Middleton, ex Knox R. - by Eurobasket News

Basket Slovanka MB Tabor (ZBL) tabbed 27-year old American international power forward Deja Middleton (193-90, college: Fayetteville State, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Knox Raiders in Australian Big V. In 22 games she averaged 10.1ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.2spg. Middleton helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. The last season she played at KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec in Polish BLK where in 10 games she had 7.6ppg and 6.2rpg. Middleton has been regularly called to USA Senior National Team since 2016.
She has played also professionally in Turkey (Tekirdag).
Middleton attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on she way to pro basketball.
She attended Fayetteville State until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Sartori's pro career starts at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) landed Canadian forward Kayli Sartori (185). She just graduated from University College of the Fraser Vally. Sartori has played there for the last four years. In 26 games she averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.7spg and 1.0bpg last season. It was a very successful year in her career as she was selected to All-Canada West 2nd Team.
Sartori's team won CanWest Pacific Division Regular Season in 2014.
So her pro career will start in Lebanon.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Kayli Sartori
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Basket Slovanka MB lands Deja Middleton, ex Knox R. - by Eurobasket News

Basket Slovanka MB Tabor (ZBL) tabbed 27-year old American international power forward Deja Middleton (193-90, college: Fayetteville State, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Knox Raiders in Australian Big V. In 22 games she averaged 10.1ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.2spg. Middleton helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. The last season she played at KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec in Polish BLK where in 10 games she had 7.6ppg and 6.2rpg. Middleton has been regularly called to USA Senior National Team since 2016.
She has played also professionally in Turkey (Tekirdag).
Middleton attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on she way to pro basketball.
She attended Fayetteville State until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valosun Brno welcomes back Sujanova - by Eurobasket News

Valosun KP Brno (ZBL) tabbed 32-year old former Czech international center Edita Sujanova (190-85). It is actually her comeback to Brno as she has played here before. Sujanova played most recently at Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkish KBSL. In 26 games she averaged 4.4ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sujanova played at Valosun Brno where in 25 games she had 13.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.5spg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Honorable Mention. Sujanova also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 14.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Sujanova played in the final of Czech Republic D1 in 2010 and 2013.
She was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. Sujanova played for Czech Republic Senior National Team between 2007 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
She also represented Czech Republic at the World Championships in Czech Republic seven years ago. Sujanova's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg.
Sujanova has played also professionally in Hungary (UNI Gyor), Slovakia (Nitra) and Czech Republic (USK Praha, Handicap, U19 Chance and VS Praha).

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Valosun Brno adds Andelova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Valosun KP Brno (ZBL) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Gabriela Andelova (173-96) from Sokol ZVUS Hradec Kralove. Andelova has played there for the last six years. In 31 ZBL games she recorded 7.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. She played in the final of Czech Republic D1 in 2015 and 2017.
Despite young age Andelova had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention back in 2012.
She represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Andelova's team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 26.7%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 71.4%.
On Andelova: Gabriela is a 173cm tall Czech Combo guard that is a great passer, runs the floor well, reads the game and can organise the game of her team. She is a very fast, can dribble with both hands, she is a great ball handler and has a winning attitude.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Christina Dewitt agreed terms with Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) inked 30-year old American ex-international power forward Christina Dewitt (188-87, college: N.Carolina) from Chabibeh. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dewitt played at another team Lady Generals in U.S. semi-pro league UBA where in 10 games she was second best scorer with impressive 20.5ppg and had 11.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.1apg, 1.4spg and 3.4bpg. A very good season in her career as she was awarded USBasket.com All-WUBA Co-Southern Conference Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-WUBA Center of the Year and USBasket.com All-WUBA Co-Player of the Year.
Among other achievements Dewitt received USBasket.com All-WUBA International Player of the Year award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was a member of USA Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Dewitt is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Portugal (Lousada), Romania (Olimpia Brasov), Spain (Araski), Switzerland (Pully) and WBCBL (RDU Sting).
Dewitt attended University of North Carolina until 2009 and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Kayli Sartori
Lama Moukaddem

Center:
Christina Dewitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sartori's pro career starts at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) landed Canadian forward Kayli Sartori (185). She just graduated from University College of the Fraser Vally. Sartori has played there for the last four years. In 26 games she averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.7spg and 1.0bpg last season. It was a very successful year in her career as she was selected to All-Canada West 2nd Team.
Sartori's team won CanWest Pacific Division Regular Season in 2014.
So her pro career will start in Lebanon.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Kayli Sartori
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Riyadi inks Adrianne Ross, ex Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) signed 33-year old American point guard Adrianne Ross (173-84, college: TCU). She played last season at CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 16 games she had 11.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Ross played at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB where in 23 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg.
Her team won WNBA Western Conference Regular Season in 2008.
Ross is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Poland (Enea AZS Poznan, Sleza Wroclaw, Energa Torun, Widzew and Lider Pruszkow), Sweden (Sallen), Turkey (Canik Belediye), WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Spain (AE Sedis).
Ross attended Texas Christian University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season as a professional player.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Riyadi adds Hodges to their roster, ex Mann Filter - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American guard Roneeka Hodges (180-75kg-82, college: Florida State). She played last season at Mann Filter in Spanish LFB league. In 21 games she was the best scorer with impressive 16.9ppg and had 3.1rpg and 2.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hodges played at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc in Hungarian A Division where in 12 games she recorded 10.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Hodges also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Her team won Spanish LFB Supercup in 2013.
Hodges is quite experienced player. Thanks to her pro career she managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Hodges has played previously professionally in Brazil (Corinthians/Americana and Maranhao), France, Israel, Poland, Turkey (Istanbul Uni and Adana ASKI Mersin), WNBA (Indiana Fever, Dallas Wings, San Antonio Silver Stars and Atlanta Dream) and South Korea (Winnus).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Al Riyadi.
Hodges attended Florida State until 2005 and it will be her 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Rooneka is a 180 cm tall wing player, that can cover the shooting guard and small forward position. She can score with multiple ways and be a leader for any team. Ron is shooting for mid and wide range and she is a great penetrator. She is a good ball handler and a good rebounder. A very coachable and experienced player.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shanece McKinney signs at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) landed 25-year old American forward Shanece McKinney (193-92, college: LSU, agency: ProDep Management). She played in the summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). McKinney managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). She ended the last season at Blue Minx in South Korean WKBL where in 6 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 3.2rpg. But the most of that year McKinney spent at CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 8 games she had 7.9ppg and 6.5rpg.
Her team won Turkish TKB2L Group C Regular Season in 2015.
McKinney is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). McKinney has played previously professionally in France (Hainaut), Spain (Socinsa Bembibre), WNBA (New York Liberty and Chicago Sky) and Turkey (Cankaya).
She attended Louisiana State University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aida Bakhos
Miramar Mokdad
Lama Moukaddem

Forward:
Shanece McKinney

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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  FINLAND  


Korpivaara is back at Honka - by Eurobasket News

Tapiolan Honka (1st Division) agreed terms with 33-year old international swingman Heta Korpivaara (185-84, college: Seton Hall). It is actually her comeback to Tapiolan Honka as she has played here before. Korpivaara played most recently at Espoo Utd (SM-sarja), but left the team in Dec.'16. In 11 games she had 14.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. 1st Division will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Korpivaara played at Tapiolan Honka (also in SM-sarja) where in 29 games she was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.9ppg and averaged 10.0rpg and 1.8apg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Domestic Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Domestic Players Team.
Korpivaara has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Korpivaara also represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She is quite experienced player. Korpivaara has played also professionally in France (Reims), Germany (TH Wohnbau Angels) and Spain (Universitario de Ferrol and Aguere).
She attended Seton Hall University until 2007 and it will be her eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Piestanske Cajky signs Jenna Smith, ex Tarbes - by Nagy Szilveszter

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) signed 29-year old American center Jenna Smith (191-88, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points). She played most recently at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in French LFB league.
The previous (15-16) season Smith played at Fixi Piramis Torino in Italian Serie A1 where in 30 games she had 13.2ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention.
In 2010 she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in second round (14th overall).
The former University of Illinois staris in her eighth season in pro basketball.
She was voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention back in 2010 at her college time.
Smith is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan), Romania (CSM Targoviste), WNBA (Indiana Fever), Czech Republic (Handicap) and WUBA (Georgia Disciples).

Piestanske Cajky roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lenka Bartakova
Angelika Slamova
Nikola Dudasova

Forwards:
Martina Letkova
Barbora Kasparkova
Terezia Palenikova

Centers:
Emilija Podrug
Jenna Smith
Ivana Jakubcova
Rebeka Mikulasikova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Williams' pro career starts at Njardvik - by Eurobasket News

U.M.F. Njardvik (Dominos League) landed 23-year old American forward Erika Williams (183-94). She just graduated from CSU Bakersfield (NCAA). Williams has played there for the last five years. In 27 games she averaged 12.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Western Athletic Conference.
As mentioned above Williams is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: Erika Williams is a US Guard/Forward 183cm that can cover several positions in her team and play from Shooting Guard up to Power Forward. She is a very athletic player, runs the floor well, good ball handler and can score with multiple ways.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  ISRAEL  


CCC Polkowice tabs Alysha Clark - by Nagy Szilveszter

CCC Polkowice (BLK) inked 30-year old Israeli international forward Alysha Clark (178-87, college: Middle Tennessee State). She played in the summer at Seattle Storm (WNBA). In 34 games she recorded 8.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.6apg. The last season Clark played at Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkish KBSL where in 22 games she averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 10.2rpg (#5 in the league), 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
In 2010 she was drafted by San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in second round (17th overall).
Clark attended Middle Tennessee State and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.
She received All-Sun Belt Player of the Year award back in 2010 at her college time.
Clark also represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played also professionally for other Israeli teams like Ramat Hasharon, Maccabi Ashdod and Hapoel Rishon Le Zion.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Alysha Clark
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou
Temi Fagbenle
Theresa Plaisance
Bria Holmes

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

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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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  LEBANON  


Christina Dewitt agreed terms with Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) inked 30-year old American ex-international power forward Christina Dewitt (188-87, college: N.Carolina) from Chabibeh. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dewitt played at another team Lady Generals in U.S. semi-pro league UBA where in 10 games she was second best scorer with impressive 20.5ppg and had 11.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.1apg, 1.4spg and 3.4bpg. A very good season in her career as she was awarded USBasket.com All-WUBA Co-Southern Conference Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-WUBA Center of the Year and USBasket.com All-WUBA Co-Player of the Year.
Among other achievements Dewitt received USBasket.com All-WUBA International Player of the Year award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was a member of USA Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Dewitt is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Portugal (Lousada), Romania (Olimpia Brasov), Spain (Araski), Switzerland (Pully) and WBCBL (RDU Sting).
Dewitt attended University of North Carolina until 2009 and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Kayli Sartori
Lama Moukaddem

Center:
Christina Dewitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sartori's pro career starts at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) landed Canadian forward Kayli Sartori (185). She just graduated from University College of the Fraser Vally. Sartori has played there for the last four years. In 26 games she averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.7spg and 1.0bpg last season. It was a very successful year in her career as she was selected to All-Canada West 2nd Team.
Sartori's team won CanWest Pacific Division Regular Season in 2014.
So her pro career will start in Lebanon.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Kayli Sartori
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Riyadi inks Adrianne Ross, ex Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) signed 33-year old American point guard Adrianne Ross (173-84, college: TCU). She played last season at CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 16 games she had 11.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Ross played at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB where in 23 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg.
Her team won WNBA Western Conference Regular Season in 2008.
Ross is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Poland (Enea AZS Poznan, Sleza Wroclaw, Energa Torun, Widzew and Lider Pruszkow), Sweden (Sallen), Turkey (Canik Belediye), WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Spain (AE Sedis).
Ross attended Texas Christian University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season as a professional player.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Riyadi adds Hodges to their roster, ex Mann Filter - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American guard Roneeka Hodges (180-75kg-82, college: Florida State). She played last season at Mann Filter in Spanish LFB league. In 21 games she was the best scorer with impressive 16.9ppg and had 3.1rpg and 2.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hodges played at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc in Hungarian A Division where in 12 games she recorded 10.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Hodges also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Her team won Spanish LFB Supercup in 2013.
Hodges is quite experienced player. Thanks to her pro career she managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Hodges has played previously professionally in Brazil (Corinthians/Americana and Maranhao), France, Israel, Poland, Turkey (Istanbul Uni and Adana ASKI Mersin), WNBA (Indiana Fever, Dallas Wings, San Antonio Silver Stars and Atlanta Dream) and South Korea (Winnus).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Al Riyadi.
Hodges attended Florida State until 2005 and it will be her 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Rooneka is a 180 cm tall wing player, that can cover the shooting guard and small forward position. She can score with multiple ways and be a leader for any team. Ron is shooting for mid and wide range and she is a great penetrator. She is a good ball handler and a good rebounder. A very coachable and experienced player.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shanece McKinney signs at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) landed 25-year old American forward Shanece McKinney (193-92, college: LSU, agency: ProDep Management). She played in the summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). McKinney managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). She ended the last season at Blue Minx in South Korean WKBL where in 6 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 3.2rpg. But the most of that year McKinney spent at CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 8 games she had 7.9ppg and 6.5rpg.
Her team won Turkish TKB2L Group C Regular Season in 2015.
McKinney is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). McKinney has played previously professionally in France (Hainaut), Spain (Socinsa Bembibre), WNBA (New York Liberty and Chicago Sky) and Turkey (Cankaya).
She attended Louisiana State University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aida Bakhos
Miramar Mokdad
Lama Moukaddem

Forward:
Shanece McKinney

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Rutgers add transfer Arella Guirantes - by Eurobasket News

Rutgers, The State University landed forward Arella Guirantes (180). She transferred there from Texas Tech (NCAA). In 28 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.0bpg last season.
She was selected to Puerto Rican National Team in 2017.

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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CCC Polkowice tabs Alysha Clark - by Nagy Szilveszter

CCC Polkowice (BLK) inked 30-year old Israeli international forward Alysha Clark (178-87, college: Middle Tennessee State). She played in the summer at Seattle Storm (WNBA). In 34 games she recorded 8.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.6apg. The last season Clark played at Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkish KBSL where in 22 games she averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 10.2rpg (#5 in the league), 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
In 2010 she was drafted by San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in second round (17th overall).
Clark attended Middle Tennessee State and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.
She received All-Sun Belt Player of the Year award back in 2010 at her college time.
Clark also represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played also professionally for other Israeli teams like Ramat Hasharon, Maccabi Ashdod and Hapoel Rishon Le Zion.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Alysha Clark
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou
Temi Fagbenle
Theresa Plaisance
Bria Holmes

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Temi Fagbenle signs at CCC Polkowice - by Nagy Szilveszter

CCC Polkowice (BLK) landed 25-year old British international forward Temi Fagbenle (193-92, college: USC). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Nigerian passport. Fagbenle played in the summer at Minnesota Lynx (WNBA). But in 21 games she averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.0rpg.
Last year Fagbenle was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in third round (35th overall).
The former University of Southern California standoutis in her second season in pro basketball.
Fagbenle received All-Pac-12 1st Team award in 2016 at her college time.
Fagbenle has been also a member of British international program for some years. She has regularly played for British senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Fagbenle represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 4.0rpg.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou
Temi Fagbenle
Theresa Plaisance
Bria Holmes

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Theresa Plaisance signs at CCC Polkowice - by Nagy Szilveszter

CCC Polkowice (BLK) landed 25-year old American forward Theresa Plaisance (196-92, college: LSU, agency: ProDep Management). She played in the summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). In 35 games she averaged 7.7ppg and 4.3rpg. The last season Plaisance played at Dike Napoli in Italian Serie A1 where in 25 games she had 15.0ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.1spg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention.
Three years ago Plaisance was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in third round (27th overall).
The former Louisiana State University standoutis in her fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Plaisance received All-SEC 1st Team award back in 2013 and 2014 at her college time.
Plaisance represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
She has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ashdod) and Turkey (Botas).

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou
Theresa Plaisance
Bria Holmes

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CCC Polkowice inks Bria Holmes - by Nagy Szilveszter

CCC Polkowice (BLK) signed 23-year old American small forward Bria Holmes (185-94, college: W.Virginia). She played last summer at Atlanta Dream (WNBA). In 31 games she had 7.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.7apg. The last season Holmes played at Maccabi Ramat Gan in Israeli D1 where in 25 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. She helped them to win the cup.
Last year Holmes was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in first round (11th overall).
The former West Virginia University staris in her second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted All-Big 12 1st Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at her college time.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou
Bria Holmes

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  


Rutgers add transfer Arella Guirantes - by Eurobasket News

Rutgers, The State University landed forward Arella Guirantes (180). She transferred there from Texas Tech (NCAA). In 28 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.0bpg last season.
She was selected to Puerto Rican National Team in 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Al Riyadi inks Adrianne Ross, ex Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) signed 33-year old American point guard Adrianne Ross (173-84, college: TCU). She played last season at CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 16 games she had 11.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Ross played at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB where in 23 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg.
Her team won WNBA Western Conference Regular Season in 2008.
Ross is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Poland (Enea AZS Poznan, Sleza Wroclaw, Energa Torun, Widzew and Lider Pruszkow), Sweden (Sallen), Turkey (Canik Belediye), WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Spain (AE Sedis).
Ross attended Texas Christian University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season as a professional player.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Adrianne Ross
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Timisoara adds Kiriienko to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSM Timisoara added to their roster 24-year old Ukrainian center Anna Kiriienko (190-93). She played last season at Limoges ABC en Limousin in French LF2 league. In 15 games she recorded 6.7ppg and 3.9rpg. Kiriienko also played that season for Istanbulgucu in Turkish TKBL where in 10 games she averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.0spg.
She won Ukrainian UPBL championship title in 2010.
Kiriienko represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.6ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 34.8%, FT: 74.1%.
Kiriienko is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belarus (BK Sozh-GGU Gomel), Bulgaria (Haskovo 2012), Lithuania (Siauliai-Universitetas and Suduva), Poland (MKK Siedlce), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Ukraine (DVUFK-SDYUSHOR-5 Dnipropetrovsk).

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVAKIA  


Piestanske Cajky signs Jenna Smith, ex Tarbes - by Nagy Szilveszter

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) signed 29-year old American center Jenna Smith (191-88, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points). She played most recently at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in French LFB league.
The previous (15-16) season Smith played at Fixi Piramis Torino in Italian Serie A1 where in 30 games she had 13.2ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention.
In 2010 she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in second round (14th overall).
The former University of Illinois staris in her eighth season in pro basketball.
She was voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention back in 2010 at her college time.
Smith is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan), Romania (CSM Targoviste), WNBA (Indiana Fever), Czech Republic (Handicap) and WUBA (Georgia Disciples).

Piestanske Cajky roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lenka Bartakova
Angelika Slamova
Nikola Dudasova

Forwards:
Martina Letkova
Barbora Kasparkova
Terezia Palenikova

Centers:
Emilija Podrug
Jenna Smith
Ivana Jakubcova
Rebeka Mikulasikova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Piestanske Cajky inks Martina Letkova - by Nagy Szilveszter

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) agreed terms with 25-year old Slovakian forward Martina Letkova (190-92). She played last season at MLP BasCats USC Heidelberg in German 2.Bundesliga. In 24 games she had 7.0ppg and 3.7rpg. Letkova helped them to win the group title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at MBK Ruzomberok where in 19 games she recorded 4.9ppg and 3.4rpg. Letkova contributed to her team making it to the semifinals. She also played 4 games in CEWL where she averaged 5.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3spg.
Letkova represented Slovakia at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 71.4%.
Letkova has played also professionally in Italy (Atletico Cagliari), Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary) and Slovakia (Banska Bystrica and Rucon).

Piestanske Cajky roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lenka Bartakova
Nikola Dudasova

Forwards:
Martina Letkova
Barbora Kasparkova
Terezia Palenikova

Centers:
Emilija Podrug
Ivana Jakubcova
Rebeka Mikulasikova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Piestanske Cajky signs Ivana Jakubcova - by Nagy Szilveszter

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) signed 23-year old Slovakian center Ivana Jakubcova (198-94). She just graduated from University of Southern California (NCAA). In 29 games she had only 2.0ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jakubcova played at another team Wildcats in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1. But in 24 games she recorded only 1.1ppg and 1.1rpg. Jakubcova helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first full season as a pro.
Jakubcova was a member of Slovakian U16 National Team back in 2009.

Piestanske Cajky roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lenka Bartakova
Nikola Dudasova

Forwards:
Barbora Kasparkova
Terezia Palenikova

Centers:
Emilija Podrug
Ivana Jakubcova
Rebeka Mikulasikova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Good Angels sign Marta Palenikova - by Nagy Szilveszter

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) signed 25-year old Slovakian international swingman Marta Palenikova (182-92). She played most recently at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division, but left. In only one game she recorded 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block last season.
The previous (15-16) season Palenikova played at Piestanske where in 21 games she had 7.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Palenikova also played 6 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.2apg.
Palenikova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Palenikova also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 21 years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 13.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg, Blocks-4(2.0bpg).
Palenikova has played previously professionally in Czech Republic (Handicap) and Slovakia (Nitra).

Good Angels Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zuzana Zirkova
Barbora Balintova
Sara Majorosova

Forwards:
Romana Stehlikova
Angelika Theiner
Darxia Morris
Marta Palenikova
Sofia Bilikova

Centers:
Anna Jurcenkova
Devereaux Peters
Denisa Blanarova
Daugile Sarauskaite

Coach: Peter Jankovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Blanarova comes back to Good Angels - by Nagy Szilveszter

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) added to their roster 20-year old center Denisa Blanarova (185-97). It is actually her comeback to Kosice as she has played here before. Blanarova played last season at BK SKP 08 Banska Bystrica in Slovakian Extraliga. She managed to play in three leagues last year. In four Extraliga games she recorded 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.0apg. Blanarova also played that season for Good Angels. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 16 games she averaged 3.1ppg and 3.2rpg. Blanarova also played 1 game in Eurocup, but she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. And finally she contributed to 8 games in EEWBL where she got 3.6ppg and 2.6rpg.
Blanarova won Slovakian Extraliga championship title in 2016.
She represented Slovakia at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 6.9ppg, 5.9rpg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg), FGP: 48.7%, FT: 58.8%.
Blanarova has played previously for two other teams: BK SOUZ Cassovia Kosice and UPJS Kosice.

Good Angels Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zuzana Zirkova
Barbora Balintova
Sara Majorosova

Forwards:
Romana Stehlikova
Angelika Theiner
Darxia Morris
Sofia Bilikova

Centers:
Anna Jurcenkova
Devereaux Peters
Denisa Blanarova
Daugile Sarauskaite

Coach: Peter Jankovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Angelika Theiner joins Good Angels - by Nagy Szilveszter

Good Angels Kosice (Extraliga) agreed terms with 25-year old forward Angelika Theiner (178-92) from BAM Poprad. In 27 Extraliga games she had 9.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Theiner's team made it to the Extraliga Semifinals in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
She represented Slovakia at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 9.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Theiner has played previously for four other teams: Dannax Sport, Samorin, Rucon and Piestanske Cajky.

Good Angels Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Darxia Morris

Forward:
Angelika Theiner

Centers:
Devereaux Peters
Daugile Sarauskaite

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Al Riyadi adds Hodges to their roster, ex Mann Filter - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American guard Roneeka Hodges (180-75kg-82, college: Florida State). She played last season at Mann Filter in Spanish LFB league. In 21 games she was the best scorer with impressive 16.9ppg and had 3.1rpg and 2.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hodges played at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc in Hungarian A Division where in 12 games she recorded 10.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Hodges also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Her team won Spanish LFB Supercup in 2013.
Hodges is quite experienced player. Thanks to her pro career she managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Hodges has played previously professionally in Brazil (Corinthians/Americana and Maranhao), France, Israel, Poland, Turkey (Istanbul Uni and Adana ASKI Mersin), WNBA (Indiana Fever, Dallas Wings, San Antonio Silver Stars and Atlanta Dream) and South Korea (Winnus).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Al Riyadi.
Hodges attended Florida State until 2005 and it will be her 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Rooneka is a 180 cm tall wing player, that can cover the shooting guard and small forward position. She can score with multiple ways and be a leader for any team. Ron is shooting for mid and wide range and she is a great penetrator. She is a good ball handler and a good rebounder. A very coachable and experienced player.

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roneeka Hodges
Aida Bakhos
Miramar Mokdad

Forwards:
Shanece McKinney
Lama Moukaddem

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


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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  UKRAINE  


Timisoara adds Kiriienko to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

Liga Nationala newcomer CSM Timisoara added to their roster 24-year old Ukrainian center Anna Kiriienko (190-93). She played last season at Limoges ABC en Limousin in French LF2 league. In 15 games she recorded 6.7ppg and 3.9rpg. Kiriienko also played that season for Istanbulgucu in Turkish TKBL where in 10 games she averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.0spg.
She won Ukrainian UPBL championship title in 2010.
Kiriienko represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.6ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 34.8%, FT: 74.1%.
Kiriienko is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belarus (BK Sozh-GGU Gomel), Bulgaria (Haskovo 2012), Lithuania (Siauliai-Universitetas and Suduva), Poland (MKK Siedlce), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Ukraine (DVUFK-SDYUSHOR-5 Dnipropetrovsk).

CSM Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Temi Fagbenle signs at CCC Polkowice - by Nagy Szilveszter

CCC Polkowice (BLK) landed 25-year old British international forward Temi Fagbenle (193-92, college: USC). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Nigerian passport. Fagbenle played in the summer at Minnesota Lynx (WNBA). But in 21 games she averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.0rpg.
Last year Fagbenle was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in third round (35th overall).
The former University of Southern California standoutis in her second season in pro basketball.
Fagbenle received All-Pac-12 1st Team award in 2016 at her college time.
Fagbenle has been also a member of British international program for some years. She has regularly played for British senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Fagbenle represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 4.0rpg.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou
Temi Fagbenle
Theresa Plaisance
Bria Holmes

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Team Solent Kestrels sign Okoye just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Team Solent Kestrels (NBL) signed American guard Regina Okoye (178, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Weber State University (NCAA). Okoye has played there for the last four years. In two games she had very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg and 1.0bpg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as she was named to All-Big Sky Conference 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Okoye is just out of college, so it will be her first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WBCBL  


WBCBL Partners with GMAP Broadcasting Network to Air Games and Media - by Willie McCray

The Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) and GMAP Broadcast Network (Waukegan, IL based broadcasting company has reached an agreement to air & rebroadcast WBCBL games online, radio, and television... They are currently testing platforms for the best quality on their newly dedicated sports channel at GH2 Sports http://gmapbroadcastnetwork.ning.com/page/gh2-sports-channel-1

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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.
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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.
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