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  Eurocup - Kevin Tumba (ex Spirou) is a newcomer at UCAM Murcia  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds DR Congolese passport. Tumba started the season at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. In four games he recorded 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg this season. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. The last season Tumba played also at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had 5.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Tumba also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 8.6ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.0spg and 2.6bpg.
Tumba has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Belgian League in 2013. Tumba received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Tumba has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Belfius Mons-Hainaut II.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  ABA League - Devon Van Oostrum (ex Koroivos) signs at MZT Skopje  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 24-year old British guard Devon Van Oostrum (190-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Dutch passport. Van Oostrum played recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.7apg this season. The last season Van Oostrum played at Arkadikos (also in A1) where in 26 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Van Oostrum's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
Van Oostrum was also a member of British international program for some years. He played for British Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Van Oostrum also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 31.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Van Oostrum is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Finland (Kouvot), Spain (Baskonia, Magia Huesca, Caceres Basket, CB Tarragona 2017 and Baskonia) and United Kingdom (Sheffield Sharks).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Argentina - Weber Bahia adds Bordignon to their roster  - by Facundo Iatzky - 14 hours ago

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) added to their roster 21-year old Brazilian power forward Daniel Bordignon (206-96). He played recently at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. The last season Bordignon played at Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) in Spanish league where in 39 games he had 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Despite young age Bordignon had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Bordignon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1spg.
Bordignon has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Alava and Navarra.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Australia - Taipans sign Tony Mitchell, ex Hapoel Eilat  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Cairns Taipans (NBL) signed 28-year old American small forward Tony Mitchell (198-98kg-89, college: Alabama). He started the season at Hapoel Eilat in Israeli Winner League. In 5 games he had 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4spg this season. The last summer Mitchell played at Hebei Xianglan in NBL where in 27 games he was the best scorer with impressive 42.9ppg and averaged 10.9rpg, 4.6apg (top 5), 2.5spg (in top 5) and 2.2bpg. Mitchell helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL 2nd Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Mitchell won D-League championship title in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Mitchell has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Italy (Banco di Srd and Dolomiti Energia Trento), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings), China (Jilin Tigers) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Mitchell attended University of Alabama until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very good scorer, with great athletic abilities and all-around playing skills. He can easily beat his man and create for his own and teammates.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Costa Rica - Forester is back at Barva  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Ferreteria Brenes Barva (LBS) signed 26-year old guard Henry Forester (182-65kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Barva as he has played here before. Forester played last summer at Escazu in the LBS. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Forester won Costa Rican National League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He was a member of Costa Rican Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Forester has played previously for two other teams: Liceo and Limon.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  D-League - Smith is back at Delaware 87ers, ex Galatasaray  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Delaware 87ers signed 26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-75kg-91, college: Louisville). It is actually his comeback to Delaware 87ers as he has played here before. Smith started the season at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In two games he had 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg this season. Smith also played 7 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.0ppg and 1.1rpg. The last season Smith played at Delaware 87ers. In 21 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.1ppg and averaged 5.0rpg, 8.0apg (top 2) and 2.2spg (in top 2).
Three years ago Smith was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall). He attended University of Louisville until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015. He was also voted USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year and All-AAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Smith has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Iowa Energy).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  D-League - Texas Legends ink Ben Gordon  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Texas Legends agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American guard Ben Gordon (190-91kg-83, college: Connecticut). He is a dual citizen owning also British passport. Gordon played last season at Golden State Warriors in the NBA.
The previous (14-15) season he played at the Magic where in 56 NBA games he had 6.2ppg and 1.1rpg.
In 2004 Gordon was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) as #3 pick overall. The former University of Connecticut staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Gordon was also a member of USA international program for some years. He played for USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for U18 National Team in 2000.
Gordon represented USA at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 26.3%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 72.7%.
Gordon has spent his entire career in NBA playing for two other teams: Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets.
Gordon could be described: Athletic combination guard with high basketball I.Q. .Superb leaper with excellent shooting range.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Ben Gordon is a great combo guard. A great scorer with a versatile offensive game. He is a deadly three-point shooter. Not just a long-range bomber, he has a good midrange game and is a good free throw shooter. Has the ability to take it strong to the hoop with exceptional strength and quickness for his size. Has a great handle as and is also good passer. Gordon is also a great athlete. Very quick and has great leaping ability. Has a near 40-inch vertical, which allows him to throw down impressive dunks despite his size. A solid defender, he uses his strength and lateral quickness well. A good rebounder for the guard position.
Negatives: Not a natural point guard. Gordon's ability to run the point os questionable. He played shooting guard at UConn with Taliek Brown as the point. Might be better at the shooting guard, but will have to play point guard in the NBA. (Jason Terry, Steve Francis). Can be a streaky shooter
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By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Blois sign Assane Ndoye  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 21-year old swingman Assane Ndoye (201-96). He started the season at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA). Ndoye has played there for the last five years. ProA was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he had just 1.0ppg this season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ndoye also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he recorded only 0.6ppg. The last season he played also at Chalon/Saor (also in ProA). ProA was a little too high level for him, where in two games he did not score anything and 1 assist. Ndoye also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged only 1.0ppg.
He represented France at the European Championships U18 in Konya (Turkey) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.0ppg.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Georgia - Nika Metreveli leaves JuveCaserta  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

26-year old Georgian international power forward Nika Metreveli (211-105kg-91) left Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A). But in 10 games he recorded just 0.6ppg and 1.0rpg this season.
Among other achievements Metreveli won Georgian League championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
Metreveli was also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He played for Georgian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Metreveli also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.3ppg, 2.7rpg.
Metreveli has played previously professionally in Italy (Rimini, Banco di Srd, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Roseto and Betaland Cdo) and Georgia (MIA and Sokhumi).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very promising Georgian teenager, expected to become a 7-foot inside force. Has a very nice outside shooting that enables him to easily play at the 4 position.
Georgia is among the countries that produces very skilful and strong high towers. Nika belongs to this team; he is very tall with long edges and has a harmonic body which simply shows that with some extra work out he can do a lot of things in the court. He is a hard worker and he likes to play the physical game even though his doesn't have so big strength, he is very good on the defence. He needs to upgrade his moves in the paint, even though he already did so he will have to work hard in order to be able to play on a much higher level than the one currently plays in the junior championship of Italy with Montepaschi's jersey and then possibly enter in the men's team. He has all the prospects, body and physical moves to do so
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By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - The Giessen 46er Keep German Boys Benjamin Lischka And Marco Voeller  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 14 hours ago

Giesen 46ers head coach Denis Wucherer is battling week by week in presenting the best prepared team for every new EasyCredit BBL opponent, but he does have some space in his basketball mind concerning next season and upholding the potent team chemistry and has kept the German boys Benjamin Lischka (204-F-89) and Marco Voeller together as they have agreed to contract extenstions. Lischka will stay until 2019 and Voeller until 2018. Lischka is a 27 year old 204cm forward that is currently playing his fourth season with the Hessen team and made a fine debut in the BBL last season playing 31 games: 5.1ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 78.7%. This season he has played 18 games averaging 3,6ppg, and 2,1rpg while shooting 38,9% from outside. He recently had a 14 point game in 15 minutes in a win against SC Rasta Vechta. The German who also gained experience with Crailsheim and Kirchheim in the Pro A is elated about staying in Giessen. "I am looking forward to the next years. It is a great feeling that I can play in my home. I want to thank Heiko Schelberg that allowed this to happen", stressed Benjamin Lischka.
Marco Voeller is a 28 year old 199cm forward that celebrated his birthdayrecently and is playing his first season in Giessen. It took him a while in his career until he was able to make his debut in the EasyCredit BBL as he was 27 years old with Giessen. The German who is the son of German football legend Rudi Voeller played in locations like TV Langen, Hanau and Gotha where he developed slowly, but also stuck to his trade and now is playing in the best league in Germany. This season Voeller has seen action in 17 games averaging 3,2ppg, and 1,4rpg. The German is also content about remaining in Giessen. "I am looking forward to playing anotehr season in Giessen. I feel comfortable here and it is fun to play in this environment, so making this decision was easy", added Marco Voeller.
Source.Giessen 46ers

  Greece - Aris tab Justin Jackson, ex Energa Czarni  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) inked 27-year old American power forward Justin Jackson (204-102kg-90, college: Cincinnati). He played recently at Energa Czarni in Polish PLK league, but left the team earlier this month. In 13 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8bpg this season. The last season Jackson played at Loimaan Korikonkarit in Finnish Korisliiga where in 13 games he had 8.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg and 1.4bpg. He also played 12 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.
Three years ago Jackson was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (18th overall).
The former University of Cincinnati standoutis in his third season in pro basketball.
Jackson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Polish League Semifinals in 2016. Jackson received also All-AAC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Jackson has played also professionally in D-League (Texas Legends), Greece (Nea Kifisia) and FL (Montverde Academy).
His game is described as: He is a power forward with strong defensive and rebounding skills.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Greece - Michael Dixon extended his contract with AEK until 2019  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis) extended his contract with AEK BC until the summer of 2019 as the Greek club and Basketball Champions League contender announced today. The current contract of Dixon would expire at the end of the season. Despite his involvement in a fatal traffic accident, Dixon is one of the key players of the team and AEK wants to keep him for good, building his future around him. Dixon has also a Georgian passport, he is a member of the Georgian national team and he is expected to play in the upcoming Eurobasket 2017. Born in 1990, he played his senior year in NCAA with the Memphis Tigers.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net

  Hungary - Inter Bratislava adds Kinney to their roster, ex Szolnok  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) added to their roster 27-year old American point guard James Kinney (187-82kg-90, college: San Jose State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played recently at Szolnoki Olajbanyasz in Hungarian A Division, but left the team earlier this month. In 8 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.4apg and 1.6spg this season. Kinney also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (also in A Division). In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.5apg and 1.7spg. Kinney was selected to Hungarian League All-Star Game in 2017.
He has played previously professionally also in Turkey (Gelisim).
Kinney attended San Jose State until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Iceland - IR Reykjavik signs Danero Thomas  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

IR Reykjavik (Dominos League) signed 31-year old American forward Danero Thomas (196-86, college: Murray State). He spent his 5-year professional career in Iceland. He started the season at Thor AK Akureyri in Dominos League. Thomas helped his team get promotion to Dominos League. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season he played also at Thor (also in D1) where in 17 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 3.1spg (leader !!!). Thomas contributed to his team winning the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com Icelandic D1 All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
His college team won OVC Tournament in 2010.
Thomas has played previously for four other teams: KR Reykjavik, Valur, Hamar and Fjolnir.
He attended Murray State until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Italy - Darryl Jackson leaves JuveCaserta  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

32-year old Maltese shooting guard Darryl Jackson (190-82kg-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) left Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A). In 12 games in Italy he averaged just 2.7ppg this season.
The last season Jackson played at UCC Assigeco Piacenza where in 29 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he won Cyprus League championship title in 2012. Jackson received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Malta at the European Championship for Small Countries in Gibraltar three years ago.
Jackson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (Sokhumi), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Romania (Pitesti, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti), Cyprus (Etha), Italy (Enel Brindisi and Roseto) and IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes).
Jackson attended Warner Pacific College until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Italy - Piacenza may land Herve Toure  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) is close to add to their roster experienced 35-year old Ivorian power forward Herve Toure (205-82) who played last time at Chemidor Tehran in Iran. He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. In 16 Superleague games he recorded 14.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1spg and 2.2bpg last season. Toure helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team. He also played that season for Sagesse (Division A) in Lebanese league where in 16 games he averaged 14.3ppg and 8.6rpg (#4 in the league). Toure was a member of Ivorian Senior National Team back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Toure's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in five different countries. Toure has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Spain (Blancos de Rueda), Italy (AV Cantu, Roma Virtus and Enel Brindisi) and France (Pau-Lacq-Orthez, Paris-Levallois, Sluc Nancy, Chalon/Saor and JL Bourg) and Iran (Isfahan).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Piacenza.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic forward who can play in the 3 and 4 poistions.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Mexico - Correcaminos tab Dekabriean Eldridge  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Correcaminos UAT Victoria (LNBP) landed American guard Dekabriean Eldridge (191). just graduated from New Mexico JC (JUCO). As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  NBLCanada - Windsor Express bring back Eric Parker  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) re-signed 33-year old American power forward Eric Parker (203-107kg-84, college: Wayne St., MI). He has played there before. In 20 NBL Canada games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.5rpg in 2014-15 season.
In 2008 (two years after he left the college) Parker was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) in eighth round (127th overall).
The former Wayne State University, MI (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Parker won NBL Canada championship title.
He has played previously professionally in Mexico (Lechugueros) and ABA (Detroit H.).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  NBLCanada - London Lightning signs Doug Herring Jr., ex Defensor  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

London Lightning (NBL Canada) signed American guard Doug Herring Jr. (191-91kg, college: Utica). He just played at Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league. In 7 games he had 8.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg this season. Herring also played earlier that season for Windsor Express.
His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2016.
Herring is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers), PBL (Rochester RazorSharks and Hudson Valley), Canada (Riptide) and APBL (Hudson Valley).
Herring graduated from Utica College in 2009 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A talented player who has the rare combination of being a devastating scorer but he also makes the right basketball plays. Compared to Paul Pierce by some of his friends, in fact he can resemble some of the Pierce's game...
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Panama - Corremcaminos squad for the Liga de las Americas  - by Robert OConnell - 14 hours ago

This is the squad that Correcaminos de Colon showing tonight against Soles de Mexicali in Mexico in the second game of Group A in the Liga de las Americas. Last minute change due to some visa problems brought a new import,

POINT GUARDS
Trevor Gaskins (188-G-89, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: Pro Sports)
Anibal Salazar (178-PG-88)
SHOOTING GUARDS
Danilo Pinnock (196-F/G-84, college: G.Washington)
Tyler Gaskins (193-F-92, college: St.Peter's)
Isaac St.Rose (190-G/F-83, college: John Brown)
Khalil Balmaceda (188-G-97)
FORWARDS
Alexander Galindo (200-PF-85, college: FIU)
Edward Jones (201-F-86, college: N.Carolina A&T)
POWER FORWARDS
Ernesto Oglivie (203-F-89)
Jamelle Horne (200-F-88, college: Arizona)
CENTERS
Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-C-89, college: Kansas St.)
Thomas Gipson (201-F-93, college: Kansas St.)
Head coach: Javier Isis

  Portugal - Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. tabs Miljan Rakic  - by Joao Santos - 14 hours ago

Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. (LPB) inked 31-year old Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: 011 Sports). He played most recently at JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE in Hungarian A Division, but left. Rakic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 13 A Division games he averaged 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.4apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for Falco (also in A Division) where in 6 games he had 11.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.3apg. The other team Rakic played that season for was BK Inter Bratislava in Slovakian SBL. In 13 games he recorded 6.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.0apg.
Rakic represented Serbia at the World University Championships in Bangkok ten years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Rakic has played also professionally in Bosnia, Greece (KAO Dramas) and Serbia (Vojvodina, Sloboda and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Puerto Rico - Piratas sign Donta Smith  - by Luis Modestti - 14 hours ago


Piratas de Quebradillas announced the signing of forward Donta Smith (201-SF-83, college: SE Illinois JC) for the 2017 season.
Smith made his debut in Puerto Rico during the 2009 with Carolina. He then played for Bayamon in 2010 and won the championship along with MVP honors during the 2012 season with Mayaguez. During the 2012 season with Mayaguez he averaged 15.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists.
He also has experience in the NBA, Bulgaria, Mexico, Dominican Republic and recently in Israel with Hapoel Jerusalem where he won a title during the 2014-2015 season.
The 2017 BSN season begins on April 6.

  Romania - Craiova lands Christopher Lee, ex ES Rades  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) tabbed 32-year old American power forward Christopher Lee (206-85, college: South Carolina State). He played most recently at ES Rades in Tunisian Division I.
The previous (14-15) season Lee played at CSU Sibiu where in 24 Liga Nationala games he averaged 12.5ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the Romanian Cup Semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention. Lee also spent pre-season at Lugano Tigers (LNA) in Swiss league that year. He was also tried-out by Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch (Eredivisie) in Dutch league.
Among other achievements Lee's team was regular season runner-up in Portuguese League in 2010. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Lee is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Lee has played previously professionally in Chile (Espanol de Talca), Germany (Giants and Ludenscheid), Mexico (Guerreros), Spain (Navarra), Uruguay (Malvin) and Portugal (Ovarense and Esgueira / Oli).
He attended South Carolina State until 2007 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Lee's outlook: Chris can score with his back to the bucket or face up. He is good with the Pick and Roll and Pick and Pop and can hit the 3 point shot if needed. He has a soft touch and can score 17 feet in. He is a strong offensive and defensive rebounder and starts the fast break very effectively and can run the floor in transition. Chris can defend the 3-5 and yet be very aggressive on the boards while netting 1-2 blocks per game. He is a defensive presence in the paint.. Good on week side help defense. Great character on and off the court.
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  Romania - Coach Tudor Costescu signs at BC Timisoara  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) re-hired 43-year old coach Tudor Costescu.
Among other achievements Costescu's team won Romanian Cup in 2012. He was selected to Coach Assistant: Romanian League All-Star Game back in 2013.
Costescu was coaching Romanian University National Team in 2009.
He has coached previously two other teams: Pitesti and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti.
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  Turkey - TED Kolejliler tabs Ugur Hortum  - by Eurobasket News - 14 hours ago

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (BSL) inked center Ugur Hortum (211-109kg, college: Grambling State) from Best Balikesir. But in two BSL games he did not score anything.
Hortum graduated from Grambling State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
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  Turkey - TED Kolejliler signs Ramon Galloway  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 14 hours ago

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (BSL) signed 26-year old American shooting guard Ramon Galloway (190-82kg-91, college: La Salle). He started the season at Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in the U.S. In 21 games he had 9.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg this season.
Galloway has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Galloway is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia, Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Openjobmetis VA, Omegna and Tortona) and NBA (Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic).
Galloway attended La Salle University until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Ramon gives us talent, athleticism and emotional effort that elevates our team. He is outstanding as a defender and scorer. His area of improvement should come in decision-making and a better assist to turnover ratio.
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  Venezuela - LPB 2017 - Guaros send PF Windi Graterol to Marinos for SF Jose Vargas in blockbuster trade  - by Francisco Vega - 14 hours ago

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- In a "one for one" deal involving two players of Venezuela's Senior National Team, Guaros de Lara sent PF Windi Graterol (204-C-86, agency: Pro Sports) to Marinos de Anzoategui to get SF Jose Vargas (195-G/F-82, agency: Pro Sports), for the upcoming edition of the country's Liga Profesional (LPB).
Vargas, a 34 year-old swingman, will not be able to play for Guaros in the upcoming Liga de las Americas FIBA, because he will play it for La Union de Formosa, his current team in Argentina's LNB. It will be his second stint as a player of Guaros, as he was part of the team back in 2004. He's also played for Trotamundos de Carabobo and Marinos in the LPB and has international experience in leagues of Mexico and Argentina.
Graterol was working out in the preseason in Barquisimeto and will report to Marinos in a few days. He started his LPB career with Cocodrilos de Caracas and had been a part of Guaros since 2014. The 30 year-old, 2.04m tall player will be a key asset for Marinos. He's got experience in leagues of Colombia, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

  Venezuela - LPB 2017 - Gaiteros trade Elvis Baez to Guaros, get Daniel Macuare and Robert Yriarte  - by Francisco Vega - 14 hours ago

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Gaiteros del Zulia completed a trade to improve its national players core by sending PG Elvis Baez (189-PG-89) to Guaros de Lara and getting PG Daniel Macuare (190-F-84) and PF Robert Yriarte (201-F-89) in return for the upcoming season of Venezuela's Liga Profesional (LPB).
The move was confirmed by both teams through a tweet in their official accounts. Baez is a 27 year-old guard (1.89m), with international experience in leagues of Colombia and Peru who started his career in high school and college basketball in the United States. He's played for Gigantes de Guayana, Marinos de Anzoategui, Bucaneros de La Guaira and Gaiteros del Zulia in LPB.
Macuare is a veteran PG with great defensive skills and a well known three-point shot, 32 years old, who has also played for Guaiqueries de Margarita and Gigantes de Guayana in his pro career.
Yriarte grew up as part of the young talents program of Marinos de Anzoategui and also played in leagues of Colombia and Spain. He will come back to a team that he played for back in 2015 via loan. He didn't have a chance to play for Guaros because his position was crowded with Senior National Team players. He's a 28 year-old, 2.01m tall PF.


  ABA League - Samardziski is back at Mega Leks  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

BC Mega Leks (KLS) added to their roster 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international center Predrag Samardziski (215-110kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Mega Leks as he has played here before. Samardziski played last season at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 21 games he had 4.4ppg and 5.0rpg. Samardziski also played that season for Mega Leks where in 7 Adriatic League games he recorded 10.6ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Samardziski won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team in 2015.
Samardziski represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 50.0%.
Samardziski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda and BC Partizan MT:S Beograd), Turkey (TED Kolejliler, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Eskisehir Basket) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
On Samardziski: A very skilled player, with good fundamentals, who is very versatile on the court (rebounds, passes, shooting from inside and outside) and who is expected to a solid delivery in any occasion;.
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  ABA League - Krstic may be back at Partizan  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) is close to sign experienced 34-year old Serbian ex-international center Nenad Krstic (212-112kg-83, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul in Turkey. It is actually his comeback to Partizan as he has played here before. The last season he was tested by Anadolu Efes (also in BSL) in Turkish.
In 2002 Krstic was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (24th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish Cup in 2015. Krstic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team in 2015.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 15.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 53.2%, FT: 63.3%.
Krstic has played previously professionally in Russia (CSKA Moscow and Zenit) and NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder).
He could be described: Very long. Very good mobility. Talented offensive player. Good touch around the rim. Nice mid-range shot. Lacks defensive toughness.
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  Argentina - Salta Basket adds Okoye to their roster  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Salta Basket (TNA) added to their roster 31-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise State, agency: Aspire Sports). He started the season at CD Valdivia in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 9 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 12.4rpg and 1.4apg this season. The last summer Okoye played at 25 de Agosto in Uruguayan Ascenso where in 8 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 11.9rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Center of the Year in 2015.
Okoye 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 ten different countries. Okoye has played previously professionally also in Estonia (TLU/Kalev), Finland, Germany, Holland, Poland (Stelmet), Romania, Spain (Palencia Baloncesto and Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia), Argentina (Sport Club) and Bolivia (La Salle Tarija).
He attended Boise State until 2010 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Ike is a triple threat post man - scorer. He can score with his back to the buck with good footwork. He can face up and shoot or face up and drive to the rim and finish. He is fast in transition and aggressive on rebounds especially defensive rebounds. Good court vision and goog basketball IQ. Great character on and off the court.
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  Argentina - Instituto tests Javier Barra  - by Facundo Iatzky - 1 day ago

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) signed 20-year old Chilean center Javier Barra (211-97). He played last season at the junior team of Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league.
Barra represented Chile at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Barra has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Chile (Universidad de Concepcion) and Spain (CAI Zaragoza).
Barra Wil play first with junior team in Development League and then he might join the senior team.
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  Argentina - Damian Buscaino is a newcomer at San Vendemiano  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Serie B newcomer Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Damian Buscaino (201-85). He has played for the last two years at Edimes Pavia in Serie B. However his team withdrew from the league. In 28 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Buscaino helped his team to make it to the DNB Group C Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Pescara, Olbia Basket, Atri, Rovereto, Pordenone, Valenza and Rovereto.
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  Basketball Champions League - Jermaine Anderson (ex Chalons-Reims) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Canadian ex-international point guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham). He started the season at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 12 games he recorded 3.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.9apg this season. Anderson ended the last season at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 12 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg. But the most of that year he spent at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 games he had 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Anderson won Montenegrin League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2010.
Anderson represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Anderson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Poland (Swiecie), Russia (Zenit), Germany (Gladiators and Walter Tigers), Croatia (Cibona and Cedevita), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Canada (Halifax Rainmen).
Anderson attended Fordham University until 2006 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
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  Belgium - Kevin Tumba could be added to UCAM Murcia roster  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91) who currently plays at Proximus Spirou Charleroi in Belgium. He has a double citizenship as he also holds DR Congolese passport. In four Euromillions League games he recorded 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg this season. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. The last season Tumba played also at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had 5.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Tumba also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 8.6ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.0spg and 2.6bpg.
Tumba has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Belgian League in 2013. Tumba received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Tumba has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Belfius Mons-Hainaut II.
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  Bolivia - La Salle Tarija signs coach Norberto Yanez, adds McKoy and Palacios  - by Francisco Vega - 1 day ago

Even though there's still no official date for the beginning of the next edition of Bolivia's Libobasquet season, La Salle Tarija is already in preseason mode, by signing Argentinian head coach Norberto Yanez and foreign players Matias Palacios (188-G-93) from Argentina and Dominique McKoy (203-F-93, agency: Interperformances) from the United States.
Yanez comes as a temporary replacement and will substitute David Gomez from Spain, according to team manager Ricardo Penaranda. He'll be in charge of the team for a preseason Association Tounament in which the team advanced to the playoffs.
Palacio is a 23 year-old guard (1.88m) with previous experience in his country's Torneo Federal with teams such as San Lorenzo, Municipal El Bordo de Salta and Tucuman.
Meanwhile, McKoy is a former player of Duquesne in the NCAA who can play as a small and power forward (2.03m tall) and is also 23 years old

  Bosnia - Siroki Primorka tabs Torrance Rowe  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

HKK Siroki Primorka (Division I) inked 25-year old American point guard Torrance Rowe (183-79kg-92, agency: Inception Sports). He just graduated from Tenn Tech (NCAA). In 31 games he averaged impressive 18.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.4apg last season. Rowe helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Ohio Valley Conference. A very good season in his career as he was selected to All-OVC 1st Team and NABC All-District 19 1st Team.
Among other achievements he won Southern Conference championship title in 2014. Rowe received also All-Southern Conference Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
So his pro career will start in Bosnia.
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  Bosnia - Bosnjak inks Mujo Tuljkovic  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

KK Bosnjak Hadzici (Division I) signed experienced 38-year old ex-international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (202-79, agency: BeoBasket) from KK Radnik Bn Basket Bijeljina. In 10 Division I games he had very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg last season. Tuljkovic also played that season for Zrinjski where in 12 Division I games he recorded 13.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Bosnian A1 Liga in 2012. Tuljkovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year back in 2010. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2002 and 2011.
Tuljkovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo (Bashkimi), Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey (Erdemir), Poland (Anwil, Polpharma and Kwidzyn) and Bosnia (Bosna-Royal, Sloboda Tuzla, Kakanj, Gradjanski and Spars Sarajevo).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Bosnjak.
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  Canada - Orangeville A's ink Nicholas Wiggins  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Orangeville A's (NBL Canada) agreed terms with 26-year old Canadian guard Nicholas Wiggins (198-87kg-91, college: Wichita State). He was supposed to play at Rabotnicki in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 8 games he had 10.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0apg this season.
Part of last summer Wiggins spent at Mackay Meteors in Australian NBL where in 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.9apg. He also spent pre-season at Rams (NBL) in New Zealand league earlier that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wiggins won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. He was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America 2nd Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Wiggins has played on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Germany (Walter Tigers), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars and Raptors 905 Missisauga).
Wiggins attended Wichita State until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
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  Czech Republic - Best player of MMCITE Brno leaves the team  - by Igor Obradovic - 1 day ago

Edi Sinadinovic (193-88, agency: Aspire Sports), recorder in assists in two leagues (Estonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina) and one of the best point guards in Czech NBL leaves the team because of financial problems. He played very good season with very good percentage shooting from the field. In 16 games in Czech Republic he had 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. He was the best 3PT player of the team (and one of the top in the league) with 34 scored 3PT from 88 attempts (38.6%). He had almost 50% of shooting for 2PT. In 61 attempts he made it 30 to the bucket for 49.2%. About shooting from free throw line he is very stable also this year (86.7%). His best game of the season was against Prostejov, when he flushed 26 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists with 3/6 for 2PT and 4/7 from 3PT line. He stayed perfect for FT with 8/8 for total index of 29.
The last season Sinadinovic played at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 14 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Zdravlje in Serbian 2MLS. In three games he averaged remarkable 21.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg. The other team Sinadinovic played was MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Sinadinovic also spent pre-season at Partizan (KLS) in Serbian league that year.
His team won Macedonian Supercup in 2016.
Sinadinovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia), Croatia, Estonia (Valga), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK/Argous), Romania (Targu Mures and Pitesti), Serbia (Masinac) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
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  Dominican Republic - Tadamon signs M.J. Rhett  - by Greg - 1 day ago

Tadamon Zouk (Pepsi LBL) signed 25-year old American (has also Dominican passport) power forward M.J. Rhett (206-107kg-92, college: Mississippi). He started the season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague and chose the option to execute a buyout from his contract at Sigal Prishtina. Rhett managed to play in three leagues this year. In 10 SuperLeague games he had 14.9ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. Rhett also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.5ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 6 games in Balkan League where he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.8apg.
He attended University of Mississippi until 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
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  Ecuador - Coach Pidal is back at Guaiqueries, ex Club Iccan  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Guaiqueries de Margarita (LPB) agreed terms with Ecuadorian coach Juan Jose Pidal. It is actually his comeback to Porlamar as he used to coach here before. Pidal coached last summer at Club Iccan in Ecuadorian National League. He helped them to make it to the final. Pidal also coached for Cangrejeros (LNB) that season. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Pidal has coached also professionally for other Ecuadorian teams like Ecuador for Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito Mavort.
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  Germany - Isaiah Sykes Moves To The Hebeisen White Wings  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 1 day ago

According to eurobasket sources Pro A team Hebesien White Wings have added Isaiah Sykes (198-G-91, college: Cent.Florida) to the roster to help bolster their rotation in the scoring and rebounding categories. Isaiah Sykes is a 25 year od 198cm guard from Detroit, Michigan playing his third professional season. He started the season in Israel with Hapoel Gilboa Afula (Israel-National League) where he played four games averaging 11,5ppg, 11,5rpg and 2,8apg. Last season he played for Maccabi Hod Hasharon (Israel-National League) playing 25 games: 19.9ppg, Reb-2 (14.3rpg), 4.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 34.5%.

Skyes started his basketball career in 2010 with Cent.Florida (NCAA) playing 32 games: 4.0ppg, 3.2rpg. In his second season he played 32 games: 12.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 54.3%. As a junior he played 31 games: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 61.7%. As a senior in 2013-2014 he played 30 games: 17.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 54.0%. He started his professional career in 2014 with U.S. Basket Recanati (Italy-A2 Silver) playing 28 games: 17.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 55.2%; A2 Gold Playoffs: 3 games: 17.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.0apg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been C-USA Tournament Semifinals -12, All-C-USA 1st Team -13
C-USA All-Defensive Team -13, NABC Division I All-District 11 1st Team -13, All-AAC 2nd Team -14, AAC All-Tournament Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver 2nd Team -15, and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention -16.

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  Italy - Forli Tigers add Carraretto to their roster  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Serie B newcomer ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli added to their roster experienced 40-year old ex-international guard Marco Carraretto (196-89kg-77, agency: Players Group) from Bakery Piacentina. The last season Carraretto played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A) where in 46 games he recorded 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Carraretto also represented Italy at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Carraretto has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baskonia and Leche Rio Breogan) and Italy (Unieuro Forli, Verona, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Angelico Biella).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Forli Tigers.
The scouts decsribe him following way: The ideal sixth man; can play in the 1, 2 and even the 3 positions; has long arms, quick hands, great ball handling and court vision; good passer, has a special ability to steal the ball in defense; does not shoot a lot, but has great range, and can hit a tree pointer, even in clutch times; good defender and rebounder;.
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  Italy - Giovanni Laquintana agreed terms with Taranto  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Cus Jonico Basket Taranto (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Giovanni Laquintana (187-91). He started the season at New Basket Mola in the Serie C Silver. The last season Laquintana played at Fasano (also in Serie C Silver).
He has played previously for three other teams: BancaTercas, Massafra and La Spezia.
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  Jamaica - KW Titans ink Kevin Foster  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Kitchener-Waterloo Titans (NBL Canada) agreed terms with 28-year old Jamaican power forward Kevin Foster (203-104kg-89, college: Fresno State). He played last summer at Broncos in Venezuelan LNB league. He helped them to win the LNB title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Imported Player of the Year and named to All-Imports Team.
Part of last season Foster spent at Gold in U.S. semi-pro league ABA. He also played that season for Daytona Beach Sharks in U.S. semi-pro league ABA.
In 2013 Foster was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in second round (19th overall).
The former Fresno State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Foster was voted Runner back in 2011 at his college time.
Foster has played previously professionally in Argentina (Huracan) and ABA (Tampa Bay R. and Daytona B. S.).
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  Kosovo - Kosovo Superleague and Liga e Pare all winter transfers   - by Dren Shporta - 1 day ago

Yesterday the regular winter transfer window in Kosovo has been closed and these are all the names that will have a chance to show themselves in their new teams:
Sigal Prishtina brought: Urim Zenelaj (213-C-91, agency: Interperformances), Gazzali Makasqi (188-PG-00), Grant Johnson (196-G-90, college: Winona St.), Nenad Delic (210-F/C-84), Muhamedali Janjeva (198-F-98).
KB Bashkimi Prizren brought: Nikola Korac (185-G-86), Idoll Pallushi, Arian Tahiri (190-PG-93), Arion Balluku (185-PG-96).
KB Rahoveci brought: Rashan Belinger, Altin Morina (194-PG-94), Tyler Reeves.
KB Trepca Mitrovice brought: Harison Kiel Turpin (213-C-89, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports).
Kerasan Prishtina brought: Alban Latifaj (185-PG-91).
KB Peja brought: Arian Qallaku (195-G-92), Blendi Matoshi (196-F-94).
Megasports brought: Arianit Collaku (202-C-84), Ardit Osmani (188-SG-96), Ardit Beqiri (193-G/F-95).
Borea brought: Shpend Gashi (184-PG-88).
Istogu brought: Fisnik Juniku (180-PG-89).
KB Drita Gjilan brought: Liridon Asllani, Kushtrim Zeqiraj (197-F-92), Ylli Belegu (195-F-93), Edward Laurence Donelson (203-F/C-88, college: William Jessup), Mehmet Kollcaku.
Golden Eagle Ylli brought: Ujkan Karanezi (200-SF-95), Kevin Brown, Trae Anderson (196-SF, college: E.Illinois), Chris Olivier (203-F-92, college: Oklahoma St.).
Vellaznimi Gjakove brought: Musab Mala (185-PG-96).

  Liga Americas - Cocodrilos de Caracas bring back Maurice Sutton for Liga de las Americas FIBA  - by Francisco Vega - 1 day ago

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Cocodrilos de Caracas completed its trio of foreign players for the upcoming edition of Liga de las Americas FIBA, by bringing back C Maurice Sutton (211-C-89, college: Villanova), who spent the last six months playing in three different leagues of the Dominican Republic.
The 27 year-old player, 2.11m tall, was part of the team that won the LPB 2016 championship though he didn't play too much, since the team had three other options for the three available foreign player spots.
However, the former Villanova player, who has also played in the NBA's D-League, will help them compete as part of Group D, against Academia de la Montana (Colombia), Weber Bahia Basket (Argentina) and the hosts, Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico) in Ponce, Puerto Rico, February 10th till the 12th.
Cocodrilos, coached by Nestor Salazar , also signed SF-PF John Flowers (200-F-89, college: W.Virginia) and PG Miguel Paul (185-PG-90, college: E.Carolina).

  NBA - Nets To Re-Sign Acy To Second 10-Day Deal  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

The Nets will re-sign power forward Quincy Acy (6'7''-F-90, college: Baylor) to a second 10-day deal after his current one is set to expire, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. The Nets signed Acy on January 10th after Brooklyn waived Anthony Bennett. Acy was playing for the D-League's Texas Legends at the time of the move. Acy appeared in four games with the Nets during his initial contract, playing in more than five minutes in a single contest just once. He played 20 minutes in a blowout loss against the Rockets. Acy is averaging 6.3 points and 2 rebounds per game with the Nets. Acy, who had his best season while being a member of the Knicks in 2014/15, began this season with the Mavericks, but was waived in November when backcourt injuries forced the team to add another guard. Shortly thereafter, Acy joined Dallas' D-League affiliate. He averaged 17.3 PPG and 8.1 RPG in 12 contests for the Legends, making a strong case for an NBA call-up.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com

  NBA - Hawks trade G Williams to Nuggets, sign G Gary Neal  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

The Atlanta Hawks have traded guard Mo Williams (6'1''-PG-82, college: Alabama) to the Denver Nuggets and signed guard Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson) to a 10-day contract. In exchange for Williams, the Hawks reacquired the rights to Cenk Akyol (6'6''-G/F-87, agency: BeoBasket) and a $2.2 million traded player exception, which they must use within the next year. The deal was announced Wednesday before the Hawks lost at Detroit 118-95. The 32-year-old Neal scored 4 points - all on free throws - and failed to connect on four shots from the field. He most recently played with Texas in the NBA Development League. The Hawks are the sixth team in his seven-year NBA career. Williams, who has not played all season, was acquired by the Hawks along with Mike Jr. Dunleavy (6'9''-G/F-80, college: Duke) in a trade that sent Kyle Korver (6'7''-F/G-81, college: Creighton) to Cleveland.
Courtesy of: nba.com

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