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  Bolivia - Glover comes back to Univ. San Simon, ex Hyundai-TSU  - by Eurobasket News - 5 hours ago

Defending champion Club Universidad San Simon (Libobasquet) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Matt Glover (196-96kg-91, college: USF). It is actually his comeback to Cochabamba as he has played here before. Glover He played recently at Hyundai-TSU Tbilisi in Georgian A League. Glover also played that season for Abejas in Mexican LNBP where in 12 A League games he recorded 11.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.8apg this season.
Glover's team was regular season runner-up in WCC in 2014.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Glover has played previously professionally in Mexico (Halcones Rojos) and Bolivia (Univ. San Simon).
He attended University of San Francisco until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Mexico - Mazatlan lands Shane Edwards  - by Eurobasket News - 5 hours ago

Defending champion Nauticos of Mazatlan (CIBACOPA) landed 30-year old American forward Shane Edwards (201-100kg-87, college: UALR). He played recently at Delaware 87ers (D-League) in the U.S. In 8 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.1bpg this season. Edwards ended the last season at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA where in 9 games he had very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.6apg, 1.7spg and 2.1bpg. But the most of that year he spent at BG Goettingen in German BBL. In 16 games he recorded 11.7ppg and 3.9rpg.
Edwards has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He received Gatorade All-D-League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Edwards is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Australian and of course North American leagues. Edwards has played previously professionally in Australia (Cairns Taipans), Italy (Verona), Sweden (Sundsvall Dragons) and D-League (N.Mexico T. and Canton Charge).
He attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock until 2009 and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Mexico - Roscoe Smith signs at Durango  - by Eurobasket News - 5 hours ago

Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango (CIBACOPA) landed 26-year old American forward Roscoe Smith (206-98kg-91, college: UNLV). He played recently at Delaware 87ers (D-League) in the U.S. In 24 games he averaged 10.4ppg and 5.6rpg this season. Smith also played that season for another team D Fenders in D-League where in 18 games he had 10.2ppg and 3.8rpg.
He won NCAA championship title in 2011.
Smith has played also professionally in Greece (Nea Kifisia), Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona) and NBA (LA Lakers).
He attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  China - Zhou Qi Hoping To Sign With Rockets For 2017/18  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

One of the Rockets' second-round picks from 2016, Chinese big man Qi Zhou (7'2''-C-96), is in Houston to train with the team and hopes to initiate contract talks for the 2017/18 season, agent Tony Leng suggests to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. 'We will be training with the Rockets,' Leng said. 'We are looking forward to sitting down and talking and seeing what might happen in the future. His dream is to one day play in the NBA. Right now, we are focused on training.' Zhou, the 43rd overall pick in the 2016 draft, reportedly remains under contract with China's Xinjiang Flying Tigers for another four years beyond this season. However, he is said to have an NBA out clause worth $650K this year, opening the door for him to come stateside. Zhou, a 7'2 center, is still just 21 years old, so it remains to be seen if the Rockets will want to bring him over for the 2017/18 season, since he's not likely to play a meaningful role in Houston quite yet. The Rockets' decision may hinge on whether they want to take on Zhou's developmental years themselves or wait until he becomes more of a finished product. The league's new two-way contracts, which essentially allow NBA teams to open up an extra pair of roster spots, could create some added flexibility for the Rockets should they decide to sign Zhou. For now, Zhou remains focused on working with the Rockets' training staff and rehabbing a thumb injury. The big man suffered a left thumb fracture when he collided with Guangdong's Carlos Boozer during the Chinese Basketball Association Finals earlier this month, Feigen writes. Zhou averaged 16.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, and 2.3 BPG for the season in China.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com

  Dominican Republic - De La Rosa is back at Indios de San Francisco  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) signed 29-year old naturalized American point guard Chris De La Rosa (175-75kg-88, college: UMBC, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to San Francisco as he has played here before. De La Rosa He just played at Cupes in the Santiago League.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others De La Rosa won Qatari League championship title in 2013. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Qatari D1 2nd Team back in 2013.
De La Rosa has played on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Dominican Rep. and Qatar (Al Sadd) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana and Titanes Licey).
De La Rosa attended University of Maryland -Baltimore County until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Skilled point guard who enjoys pressing the pace and playing up-tempo...Takes pride in his hard-nosed, aggressive defense...great ball-handler with great leadership skills and mental toughness.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Dominican Republic - Indios de San Francisco adds Salvador to their roster  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) added to their roster experienced 37-year old guard Hansel Salvador (186-80). He just played at San Lazaro in the District National.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Salvador's team made it to the LNB Semifinals in 2010 and 2012.
He has spent his entire career in Dominican Republic playing for seven other teams: Callero, San Carlos, Huracanes del Atlantico, Soles de Santo Domingo, Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, La Mattica and Soles de Santo Domingo.
Salvador is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Indios de San Francisco.
On Salvador: A very promising perimeter player, with a very goot outside shoot. A stopper on defense, on the open floor few players can stay with him, great 3pt shooter and great penetrator.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Jerry Smith (ex Samsun) signs at Chalons-Reims  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) landed 30-year old American point guard Jerry Smith (188-87kg-87, college: Louisville, agency: HMS). He started the season at Samsunspor DSI in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he averaged impressive 20.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg this season. The last season Smith played at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL where in 33 games he had 12.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
In 2010 Springfield Armor selected him as fifth overall pick in D-League draft.
He attended University of Louisville and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Smith has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won D-League East Conference championship title in 2012. Smith received also Gatorade D-League All-Defensive 1st Team award back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Smith has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Hapoel Holon), Italy (AV Cantu and Verona), New Zealand (Pistons), NBA (Brooklyn Nets) and D-League (Springfield A.).
His game is described as: A powerful combo guard who has great athletic skills and knows how to score. Great personality, he can spend time at the point too, but seems an ideal specimen for the 2 spot at European level.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @AkosVeg)
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  Germany - Barry Stewart Remains With The Walter Tigers Tuebingen  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 22 hours ago

With the 2016-2017 BBL season winding down, the Walter Tigers Tuebingen are already looking towards next season and will keep American sharp shooter Barry Stewart (193-SG-88, college: Mississippi St.) for another season as according to the Reutlinger General-Anzeiger newspaper. Stewart is a 29 year old 193cm shooting guard that learned his basketball trade at Mississippi St. (NCAA) and currently is playing his fourth season in Germany with Tuebingen after getting his first taste of European basketball with Trier and Giessen. Currently with Tuebingen, the American is averaging 13,5ppg, 2,5rpg and 3,2apg."We are very happy that Barry will stay another year", stressed Walter Tigers Tuebingen manager Robert Wintermantel. Stewart who played the last 3 years in Belgium with Antwerpen and Limburg before coming to Tuebingen has been a conssitent performer for head coach Tyron Mccoy this season as he scored in double figures in 19 of 26 games. His best games were when he scored 26 points in the 82-81 win against Bayreuth and 24 points in a loss against Wurzburg.

  Israel - Coach Rami Hadar left Hapoel Tel Aviv  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Head coach Rami Hadar left Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League). He helped them to make it to the cup final. Hadar also coached for Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv earlier that season.
He coached in the final of Israeli National League in 2014.
Hadar has coached previously three other teams: Maccabi Haifa, Benyamina and Hapoel Afula.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  NCAA1 - Northwestern State 2017/18 roster gets more dynamic with addition of DeAndre Love  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

After averaging 20 points, eight rebounds and making 51 percent of his 3-pointers at Eastern Arizona College last season, first-team all-region wing player Deandre Love (6'4''-G) has signed to play his final two seasons of college basketball for Northwestern State. Veteran Demons' coach Mike McConathy announced Love's addition on Wednesday. The 6-4, 190-pounder also drained 80 percent of his free throws for the EAC Gila Monsters while earning first-team All-Region 1 and first-team all-conference accolades. "DeAndre will add value in so many ways to our program: on campus, in our community, and on the basketball court," said McConathy, preparing for his 19th season at NSU as the winningest coach in Louisiana college basketball history. "DeAndre has spent the last couple of seasons in a great junior college program playing for Coach Maurice Leitzke. Our styles of play match which will make for an easy transition between programs." Love, a product of West Seattle (Wash.) High School where he played for coach Keffrey Fazio, made immediate impact in junior college. The son of Shemetta Younger helped the 2015-16 Gila Monsters to a 23-9 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 1 championship game. "The addition of DeAndre to our team increases our athleticism," said McConathy. "He is great in the open court, a lefty with the ability to score at all three levels - driving to the rim, from mid-range, and from behind the arc. He is a playmaker that plays at a fast pace. Defensively, he can guard multiple positions in our defensive schemes." Love joins a big recruiting class that began forming last fall during the early signing period, when NSU added three players to its 2017-18 roster: 6-8, 265-pound post player Larry Owens of Monroe-Carroll, guard C.J. Jones of Monroe-Wossman, and swingman Caleb Starks from Lafayette Christian. This spring, the Demons have brought two more prep standouts on board, California swingman Vontay Ott and Maryland's Darian Dixon. McConathy likes the blend of talent between the newcomers and his returning letterwinners from a squad that won its last three games, including a victory over NCAA Tournament entry New Orleans and ending Stephen F. Austin's five-year, 45-game homecourt Southland Conference win streak. "We look forward to DeAndre having an impact from day one in our program. He has been well prepared in high school and junior college to compete and succeed at a high level," said McConathy. "He meets a specific need in our program that complements our returners as well as the rest of our 2017 recruiting class." The Demon basketball program has graduated nearly 90 percent of its seniors in McConathy's tenure while ranking among the best performing men's teams in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate reports in five years, including 2015-16. NSU has made seven Southland Conference Tournament championship game appearances, winning in 2001, 2006 and 2013 to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Demons have won a pair of NCAA Tournament contests, including a 2006 victory over 15th-ranked Iowa. NSU has ranked among the top scoring teams in NCAA Division I three times in the last four years, leading the country at 84 points per game in 2014-15.
Courtesy of: nsudemons.com

  NCAA1 - Michigan grad transfer Mark Donnal is heading to Clemson  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Michigan graduate transfer Mark Donnal (6'9''-F-95) is heading south to the ACC. Donnal, a 6-foot-9 center, will transfer to Clemson for the 2017-18 season. He confirmed the move in a text message to MLive on Friday. Donnal played 101 career games at Michigan, averaging 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. As a senior in 2016-17, he averaged 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game. In the grad transfer process, Donnal also visited Creighton and Vanderbilt as possible destinations. The last time he spoke to reporters, prior to Michigan's basketball's annual awards banquet on April 12, he was looking for a program that fits his playing style and can offer available minutes. "A place that fits the way I play offensively, that spreads the floor a little bit and allows their five the freedom to step out and shoot," Donnal said. He added that he wanted to go "somewhere where I can start and see significant minutes right away and start, possibly. That's a big thing for me." Donnal will have one season of eligibility as a graduate transfer. "I kind of see it as another fresh start," he said. "To be able to come into another program and try to prove yourself to another team, it's exciting. It is kind of weird to start the recruiting process over again, but it comes with college basketball sometimes. I'm excited for next year." Clemson is coached by Brad Brownell, who current Michigan assistant Billy Donlon worked under from 2001-10 as an assistant at UNC Wilmington and Wright State. The Tigers finished 17-16 last season, including a 6-12 mark in the ACC, and lost in the first round of the NIT. Donnal's move to Clemson was first reported Friday by WTOL-11 in Toledo.
Courtesy of: mlive.com

  NCAA1 - UMBC lands Providence transfer Ricky Council II  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Former Providence Friars sophomore guard Ricky Council II (6'5''-G-95) II has committed to UMBC, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports. While transferring away from Providence after just two seasons, the up-and-coming guard will now be forced to sit out for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, per NCAA regulations. However, Council will still retain two years of collegiate eligibility upon stepping foot on the UMBC campus. During his two seasons as a member of the Friars men's basketball team, Council barely saw the court for head coach Ed Cooley. While averaging exctly 3.3 minutes per game in each of his go-rounds at Providence, he averaged a mere 0.5 points per outing as a sophomore in 2016-2017. He first averaged an even one point per game as a freshman back in 2015-2016. It is also worth noting that Council is a native of Durham, N.C. and stands at 6-5 while weighing 200 pounds. Last season, the Retrievers posted a 21-13 overall record while playing in the American East Conference. Finishing in fifth place in the conference standings, UMBC also notched a nearly even 9-7 record in American East play.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com

  New Zealand - Curtis Washington agreed terms with Mountain Airs  - by Eurobasket News - 22 hours ago

Taranaki Mountainairs (NBL) inked 26-year old American forward Curtis Washington (208-109kg-91, college: Georgia State) from Mike Pero Nelson Giants. In 10 NBL games in New Zealand he recorded 9.3ppg and 4.2rpg this season. This season Washington played at Al Fateh (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league.
He won UBA championship title in 2015.
Washington 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 (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Washington has played previously professionally in Argentina (Instituto), Canada (London Lightning), Dominican Republic (San Carlos), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He attended Georgia State until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Nigeria - Monthey signs Michael Efevberha  - by Luca Maffioli - 22 hours ago

BBC Monthey (LNA) signed 33-year old Nigerian ex-international guard Michael Efevberha (193-89kg-84, college: CS Northridge). He just played at Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 15 games he had very impressive stats: 23.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.5spg this season. Efevberha also played earlier that season for LG Sakers in South Korean KBL where in 14 Pepsi LBL games he recorded 14.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2006 he was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in first round (112th overall).
The former Cal State - Northridge standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Lebanese Cup final in 2016. Efevberha was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Guard of the Year back in 2011. Strangely he also played for Nigerian National Team in 2009.
Efevberha played at the WABA Club Championships this year.
He is quite experienced player. Efevberha has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Blue Whales, Xinjiang Flying Tige and Hualan), Dominican Rep., France (Cholet Basket), New Zealand (Saints), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and D-League (Springfield A.).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Australia - Townsville Heat adds Anderson to their roster, ex Cheshire P.  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Townsville Heat (QBL) added to their roster 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He just played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg this season. The last season Anderson played at Leicester Riders (also in BBL) where in 34 games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Defensive Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Anderson's team won British BBL Cup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
He represented United Kingdom at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago.
Anderson has played also professionally for other British teams like Nottingham Tribe and Essex Pirates.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Bahamas - Al Manama signs with Coleby for GCC !!!  - by Ahmad Madwar - 2 days ago

Defending champion Al Manama (Premier League) inked 28-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-114kg-89, college: Wichita State). It is actually his comeback to Manama as he has played here before. Coleby He started the season at Al Muharraq (Premier League). Coleby helped them to win the cup and make to league final. The last season he played at Al Manama.
Coleby also represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 8.6ppg, 5.2rpg, Blocks-1 (3.4bpg), FGP: 44.1%, FT: 65.0%.
Coleby has played also professionally in Saudi Arabia (Al Fateh).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended Wichita State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Bulgaria - Filip Videnov (ex Lukoil Acad.) agreed terms with Arak  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Shahrdary Arak (Superleague) inked experienced 37-year old Bulgarian small forward Filip Videnov (196-97kg-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport). He started the season at Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgarian NBL league. Videnov managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 15 NBL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.0apg. Videnov helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.4apg. And finally Videnov contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg. The last season he played also at Lukoil Academic Sofia (also in NBL). In 28 games he got 11.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.2apg. Videnov contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 1st Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Videnov also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.0apg.
Videnov was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. He played for Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2002 and 2012 and previously for University National Team back in 2001.
Videnov also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.1apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 83.3%.
Videnov is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Videnov has played previously professionally in Croatia, France, Italy (Napoli J.News), Poland (Asseco), Russia (Krasnie Krilya and BC Nizhny Novgorod), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda), Spain (Baskonia, CB Granada and Gran Canaria), Turkey (Eskisehir Basket) and Iran (Azad).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Arak.
Videnov attended Western Kentucky University until 2003 and it is his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Versatile. Can play at both 2 and 3 positions. Strong player with quick feet and good jump abilities. Very athletic and solid, he can drive the line or shot the three, and showed he can produce lots of points at professional level too.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Canada - Sim Bhullar (ex Dacin Tigers) is a newcomer at Guangxi  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Guangxi Rhinos (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-129kg-92, college: New Mexico State). He is a dual citizen owning also Indian passport. Bhullar He just played at Dacin Tigers in Taiwanese SBL league. In 39 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.7ppg and had 15.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.2apg and 2.6bpg this season. Bhullar helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. The last season he played at another team Raptors 905 in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 39 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg.
Bhullar has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Bhullar played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Bhullar has played previously professionally in NBA (Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended New Mexico State until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Chile - Tijuana lands Dominic Cheek, ex Las Animas  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Zonkeys de Tijuana (CIBACOPA) landed 26-year old American guard Dominic Cheek (198-91, college: Villanova). He played recently at Las Animas in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 44 games he averaged impressive 21.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season Cheek played at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL where in 21 games he had very remarkable stats: 16.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Cheek was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in second round (20th overall).
He attended Villanova University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Cheek's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2010.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Cheek has played previously professionally in Australia (Rockhampton Rockets), France and Italy (Imola).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Euroleague - Baskonia could land Janis Timma  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 25-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Timma (201-102kg-92) who currently plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia. In 20 VTB games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg this season. Great year indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game. The last season Timma played also at Zenit in Russian league where in 16 Eurocup games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg. He also played 36 games in VTB United League where he had 14.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg (in top 4). Timma helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2013 he was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Timma won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Forward of the Year in 2016.
Timma has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Timma also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Timma has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Barons Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Keizarmezs and DU/Swedbank.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic forward with a strong body and quick legs. He's a great shooter, with a very quick release. He can create his own shot from off the dribble as well as shoot coming off screens. Defends very well even on bigger opponents thanks to his powerful body, needs to improve in continuity during each game.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Gonzaga lands their first post-Final Four commitment  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Gonzaga capitalized on their run to the national title game by landing a commitment from French point guard Joel Ayayi (6'4''-PG-00), who announced the news on twitter. Ayayi is an interesting long-term prospect, according to Draft Express. He has the size and the frame to eventually be a significant contributor in the college game, but he's raw. His handle needs work, as does his ability to create off the dribble and find teammates off of the bounce. That said, he's 6-foot-4 with a 6-foot-7 wingspan and the ability to shoot it from the perimeter, and if Gonzaga can do anything, it's develop players that enter their program.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com

  Greece - Canterbury welcomes back Moore, ex Promitheas  - by Hugh McAuliffe - 2 days ago

Canterbury Rams (NBL) landed 25-year old American guard McKenzie Moore (198-86kg-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points). It is actually his comeback to Rams as he has played here before. Moore He played recently at Promitheas in Greek A2 league. In 26 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg this season. The last summer Moore played at Rams where in 13 NBL games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 22.4ppg and recorded 6.2rpg, 8.0apg (leader !!!) and 3.4spg (leader !!!). He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
Moore has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears) and New Zealand (Giants).
Moore attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
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  Italy - Stefano Gentile joins Virtus Bologna  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A2) added to their roster 28-year old point guard Stefano Gentile (191-90kg-89). He started the season at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A). In 14 games he had 5.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg this season.  Gentile helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. The last season he played also at Grissin Bon RE (also in Serie A) where in 30 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg. Gentile contributed to his team winning the Supercup and make to league final. Gentile also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.1apg.
He was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game back in 2014.
Gentile was also a member of Italian international program for some years. He played for Italian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
Gentile represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg.
Gentile has played previously professionally also in Greece (Panathinaikos) and Italy (Armani Milano, AV Cantu, Juvecaserta, Imola and Novipiu Casale).
On Gentile: The typical "scoring point guard" with great personality and leadership. He''s yet enough mature to play at senior level, needs to improve his defense and quickness.
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  NCAA1 - Illinois Mr. Basketball and NU target Mark Smith commits to Illinois  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

What looked almost inevitable has become official: four-star guard Mark Smith (6'5''-G) has committed to the University of Illinois. He announced the news in the Edwardsville High School gym Wednesday evening. The Illinois Mr. Basketball winner opted to stay close to home; Edwardsville is just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Champaign. Northwestern had been recruiting Smith since late 2016 and offered in January. Illinois, however, was Smith's first Big Ten offer. He's since seen his recruitment blow up, receiving offers from Butler, Cal, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Ohio State, among others. Smith's decision seemed to have come down to Illinois or Michigan State. After firing John Groce and consequently losing four-star center Jeremiah Tilmon and three-star guard Javon Pickett's commitments, this is a big pick-up for Illinois. New coach Brad Underwood is coming with a guard-heavy class that is headlined by Smith and fellow four-star Trent Frazier. Three-star recruit DaMonte Williams is heading to Champaign next year as well. Illinois is losing a lot at the guard position next year, so Smith and his freshman counterparts should have a chance to contribute immediately. Tracy Abrams has finally exhausted his final year of eligibility and Jaylon Tate will graduate, as will D.J. Williams, and of course, leading scorer Malcolm Hill is gone. Underwood will have to make up 82 minutes per game at the guard positions. So what does this mean for Northwestern? It's another miss in the class of 2017. Chris Collins coveted athletic big man Clifton Moore, but he recently reaffirmed his commitment to Indiana. Still, it's not time to panic. Lone 2017 commit Anthony Gaines has continued to impress, and fresh off his new contract, Collins is hot on the 2018 recruiting trail with plenty of scholarships to work with. Also, just minutes before Smith's announcement, Northwestern picked up wing A.J. Turner, who is transferring from Boston College (he'll have to sit a year). This doesn't change the fact that it's been a tough recruiting period for Collins, missing out on top targets to Davidson, Wisconsin, Saint Louis, Texas A&M, Butler, Indiana, and Vanderbilt. With a tournament appearance under its belt and a newly renovated Welsh-Ryan ready for the 2018 season, these are recruiting battles that Northwestern should start winning soon.
Courtesy of: insidenu.com

  NCAA1 - Northwestern basketball lands Boston College transfer A.J. Turner  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Boston College sophomore forward A.J. Turner (6'7''-F) will transfer to Northwestern, he announced on Twitter Wednesday evening. Turner played 30.8 minutes per game for Boston College last season, averaging 8.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Turner played in all of Boston College's 32 games last season, but the team went 9-23 and finished last in the ACC. He shot a solid 37.4 percent from three and had an impressive 112.3 offensive rating according to Ken Pomeroy's rating system. Chris Collins recruited Turner back when he was a four-star recruit (per ESPN) out of New Hampton School in New Hampshire, the same prep school as 2017 signee Anthony Gaines. Turner, a native of Warren, MI, chose Boston College over offers from Florida State, Iowa State, Stanford and others. Turner will need to miss a year due to NCAA transfer rules but will be ready to play for the 2018-19 season.
Courtesy of: insidenu.com

  Nigeria - Marinos land Jeleel Akindele  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) tabbed experienced 34-year old Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-110kg-83, college: Chicago State, agency: BeoBasket). He played recently at Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 9 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 10.3rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.1bpg this season. This season Akindele played at Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP where in 44 BSN games he had 13.7ppg, 8.3rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team.
Akindele also played at the WABA Clubs Championships four years ago.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Akindele experienced life in ten different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Akindele has played previously professionally in China (Monkey Kings), France, Iran (Petrochimi), Italy (Juvecaserta), Lebanon (Champville), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Spain (Gran Canaria and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Yesilgiresun Bld), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).
He attended Chicago State until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Akindele is described as: A raw, athletic big man with great shotblocking ability.
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  Croatia - Treviso Basket lands Tomislav Gabric  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 (Serie A2) tabbed 22-year old Croatian power forward Tomislav Gabric (204-95, agency: PEPI SPORT). He started the season at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg this season. The last season Gabric played at Metalac in Serbian KLS where in 5 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Gabric also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 7.8ppg and 2.6rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gabric represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 76.9%.
Gabric has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Cibona, Jolly and Jolly-JBS-Jad. Banka.
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  Dominican Republic - Jerry Flores is a newcomer at Leones de Santo Domingo  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of point guard Jerry Flores. He just played at Dosa in La Vega League in Dominican Republic.
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  Euroleague - Bargnani left Baskonia  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

32-year old Italian international power forward Andrea Bargnani (213-113kg-85) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). In 14 games he had 11.5ppg and 2.5rpg this season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Bargnani also played 15 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.8ppg and 1.8rpg.
The last season he played at the Nets in NBA. In 46 games he averaged 6.6ppg and 2.1rpg.
In 2006 Bargnani was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) as #1 pick overall.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention back in 2009, 2012 and 2013.
Bargnani has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team in 2002.
Bargnani represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 14.8ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 92.3%.
Bargnani has played previously professionally in NBA (New York Knicks) and Italy (Benetton Treviso, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Roma S.Azzurra).
On Bargnani: Reminds a lot Gregor Fucka, has long legs and arms, loves to play front to the basket; if he will add a reliable outside shot, his future is at 3 position;
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Strengths: Great body and very good athleticism for a player of his size. Very skilled offensive player with a lot of solutions to score: shoots well from any distance, hit the three with good accuracy, can beat his defender off the dribble and finish a fast-break after running the court well. Fluid shooting mechanics. Has a quick release. Can play NBA SF position due to his great ball-handling qualities and very good speed. Smart moves in front of the basket: he likes to start out at the 3pt line, beat his defender with his first step and finish with a one-hand slam. Patient offensively, knows when to make the pass and when to take the shot. On defence he's a good shot-blocker under the basket. Hard worker and determined player.
Weaknesses: Needs to gain some more weight to play PF. Not a very good rebounder despite his height so he has to improve his skills. Does not get good position while rebounding. Is too weak to get good position under the basket. Needs to improve his low post moves. Has to improve his defence on small forwards. He gets beat off the dribble easily by quicker players. Needs to play focused all the time
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  France - Talib Zanna left Nanterre  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

27-year old Nigerian forward Talib Zanna (206-104kg-90, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Three Eye Sports) left JSF Nanterre (ProA). In 25 games he had 7.8ppg and 3.6rpg this season. He helped them to win the cup. Zanna also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.2ppg and 3.4rpg.
The last season he was tested by the Thunder in NBA.
Zanna was voted ACC All-Tournament 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Zanna has played also professionally in D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
Zanna could be described: An young man who plays a physical game. He likes to put the ball on the floor when on the perimeter and explode to the basket. He can play the five position too, and this allows him to easily beat a slower opponent. He' s and hard worker, a tough and relentless player.
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  France - St Chamond tabs J.K. Edwards  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) inked experienced 35-year old American ex-international power forward J.K. Edwards (202-113kg-82, college: UNLV). He played recently at Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA), but left the team last month. In 18 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.4apg this season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Edwards also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 4.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.0apg. The last season he played also at Pau Lacq Orthez (also in ProA). In 36 games he recorded 6.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.2apg.
Among other achievements Edwards' team made it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup final in 2012 and 2015. He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2014. Edwards was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2001.
He has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and France (Limoges CSP Elite, Cholet Basket, Gravelines Dunkerque, STB Le Havre and Quimper UJAP).
Edwards is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at St Chamond.
Edwards attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2004 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
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  Germany - Sebastian Gleim Takes Over The Fraport Skyliners Juniors  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 3 days ago

After 5 years coaching the Fraport Skyliners Juniors and being an assistant coach for the Fraport Skyliners, Eric Detlev will leave the organization and take on a new challenge. The club announced that Sebastian Gleim who has been with the club since 2014 will take over as the head coach of the pro B team. During his 5 seasons with the Fraport Skyliners, Detlev was able to lead the team to the playoffs as well as reaching the Pro B final. He also had an important part in helping future national players Johannes Voigtmann, Danilo Barthel and Konstantin Klein develop further as well as bringing along current German hopeful Niklas Kiel as well as other young German players Isaacc Bonga, and Cosmo Gruehn as well as helping guys like Stefan Ilzhoefer and Max Merz become better players. "I am happy to have been part of this great program the last 5 years. We have shown here how to integrate youth players into the Bundesliga. Now it's time to make a new start. I am thankful for all here for the opportunities that I was given and will keep Frankfurt in my heart", stressed Eric Detlev. "I want to thank Eric for his engagement the last years. He did a very good job with our pro B team. He did a good job implimenting our philsophies. He also did a good job with our BBL team with the individual work with the players, scouting and practices", stated Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert.

Sebastian Gleim is no unknown coach in the Frankfurt organization as he is currently in his third season and has had many duties. He came from SC Rist Wedel where he was coach for some years and came to Frankfurt in 2014 and was the NBBL coach the last two seasons and also was the acting manager for the youth program and school, was an assistant with the BBL team and coached the U-18 Oberliga team. He also has belonged to various coaching staff for German youth national teams. "Eric was a great colleaugue as well as person. I have the feeling that I belong to Frankfurt. I have great working conditions here and a great situation. We have developed further with our structures, but havent reached our limit yet. I am very happy to have been able to extend my contract until 2019. It is also important not to give up my position of acting manager for the youth program despite being Pro B coach now. I feel that I am resposible for doing this. I just love to stand in the gym with my players no matter what league", stressed Sebastian Gleim . "It is good that Sebastian takes over the Pro B team. His main duty will be to take over the individual work with the young players. The main goal for thePro B team isn't wining, but developing the young players. We want to bring them into competitive situations and give them responsibility. It is good for our system that he coach the Pro B team. He has done a great job in our youth system. He already knew young players like Isaac Bonga and Richard Freudenberg very well due to his work with youth national teams and had a large influence on them coming here", stressed Gordon Herbert.

Source:Fraport Skyliners

  Hungary - Milan Csorvasi agreed for 2 more season with EGIS Kormend  - by Tamas Deri - 3 days ago

Hungarian center, Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88, agency: HMS) signed for 2 more seasons with Egis Kormend. The 209 cm tall, 29 years old big man has been playing his first season for the red-black team after spending two seasons with Alba Fehervar, two seasons with Naturtex-Szedeak and some more seasons with Kecskemet, Szolnok and Sopron.
Csorvasi played in 12 games of FIBA Europe Cup and averaged 7.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in only 14.2 minutes on the court. In 28 games of the Hungarian League he put up 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.6 minutes of playing time.

  Hungary - Alba extend deal with Peter Lorant  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Alba Fehervar have agreed on terms of contract extension with Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85, agency: Octagon Europe). The international centre has signed a new two-year deal. Peter Lorant tallies 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in Hungarian League this season. He also notched 14.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per appearance in FIBA Europe Cup. Peter Lorant previously played in Italy, Spain, Belgium and Hungary. He has been the member of the Hungarian National Team since 2006.

  Mexico - Davis is back at Guasave  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Frayles de Guasave (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old American forward Leroy Davis (200-102kg-81, college: Georgia State). It is actually his comeback to Frayles de Guasave as he has played here before. Davis He just played at Barreteros in the LNBP. In 27 games he had 8.0ppg and 3.7rpg this season. The last summer Davis played at Caballeros de Culiacan where in 12 CIBACOPA games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Davis played in the final of Mexican CIBACOPA in 2014. He was selected to Mexican Chihuahua Vive All-Star Game back in 2012.
Davis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Jordan, Uruguay and Venezuela and Mexico (Marineros, Correcaminos, Halcones Rojos, Fuerza Regia and Loros Colima).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Guasave.
Davis attended Georgia State until 2003 and it is his 14th (!!!) season as a professional player.
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  Mexico - Nick Murphy (ex Al Gharafa) agreed terms with Los Mochis  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American guard Nick Murphy (193-98kg-88, college: Jacksonville State). He played recently at Al Gharafa in Qatari D1 league.
In 2011 Murphy was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in fourth round (7th overall).
The former Jacksonville State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Murphy won Qatari League championship title in 2014. He received also NABC Division I All-District 19 2nd Team award back in 2011 at his college time.
Murphy has played also professionally in D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
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  Mexico - Durango adds Crawford to their roster  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango (CIBACOPA) added to their roster American point guard Jordon Crawford (168, college: Bowling Green). He just played at Canton Charge (D-League) in the U.S. In 16 games he recorded 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg this season. Crawford also played that season for another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 31 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg.
Two years ago (two years after his graduation) Crawford was drafted by Westchester Knicks (D-League) in fifth round (77th overall).
He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2013 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Crawford was voted All-MAC Honorable Mention back in 2013 at his college time.
Crawford has played previously professionally in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen) and Cyprus (Mapfree Life).
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  NCAA1 - Jaaron Simmons to transfer to Michigan  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

The graduate transfer has one year of eligibility remaining and is able to play immediately. The Michigan basketball program has their man for their final scholarship opening. According to The Post Athens, Ohio University point guard Jaaron Simmons (6'1''-G-95) will transfer to Michigan for his final season of eligibility. The report first surfaced on Twitter by The Athens Messenger. Simmons, during his two-year stint with Ohio, averaged 15.9 points and 6.5 assists per game last season. Simmons originally entered the collegiate ranks with the University of Houston before transferring to Ohio. Simmons will be entering a roster where point guard minutes are up for grabs. With Derrick Walton Jr.'s departure, Xavier Simpson is currently the only point guard on roster with signee Eli Brooks coming to Ann Arbor later this year. The three will be expected to fight for playing time this season. Simmons was not immediately available for comment.
Courtesy of: scout.com


  Bulgaria - Pavel Marinov (ex Pitesti) agreed terms with Lille  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) inked 29-year old Bulgarian ex-international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances). He started the season at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.0apg this season. The last season Marinov played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti (also in Liga Nationala) where in 36 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.5apg.
Among other achievements he won Bulgarian League championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Marinov received also Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2009 and 2014.
He was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Marinov played for Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 6.3ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 70.0%, 3PT: 25.0%.
Marinov has played also professionally for other Bulgarian teams like Yambol, Balkan, Lukoil Academic Sofia and Tiger Yambol.
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  China - China National Team Coach Info.  - by Robert Wang - 4 days ago

Got the info. from famous media person Mr. Su Qun today from his personal public account, he said Yao Ming plans to train China local young coaches in the next 2 years. As for the head coach of China National team, it would be 2 of three coaches, they are Li Nan ( former national team player that played in Ba Yi team in the past years and already been the assist coach of NT), Du Feng ( he is the head coach of Guang Dong tiger tham currently) and Cui Wanjun (Has been the headcoach of couple CBA team, like Liaoning, Fujian, Xinjiang, etc). Yaoming plans to set up 2 NT teams and this should be 2 headcoaches included finally. There would be NO big event till Year 2019, and its the right time to train China local young coach for the World Cup in China on Year 2019 and Olympic Games. Mr. Sun also mentioned Yao may not invite a foreign coach as the head coach of NT, but the China head coach makes to choose the assist coach. Good luck to the future head coach!

  Germany - Coach Caki left ALBA Berlin  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Turk coach Ahmet Caki left ALBA Berlin (BBL). He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals.
The last season Caki coached at Anadolu Efes (BSL) in Turkish league. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league final.
Caki was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2010. He used to coach Turkish B National Team back in 2011.
Caki has coached previously two other Turkish teams: Tofas and Darussafaka.
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  Israel - Knafo is back at Maccabi Kiryat Gat  - by Netanel Dahan - 4 days ago

Maccabi Kiryat Gat (Winner League) signed 28-year old forward Elad Knafo (197-89). It is actually his comeback to Kiryat Gat as he has played here before. Knafo He started the season at Hapoel Hevel Modi'in, the newcomer in Artzit.
Knafo helped his team to make it to the National League Final in 2007.
He has played previously for six other teams: Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Ashdod, Hapoel Beeri, Elitzur Yavne, Hapoel Afula and Maccabi Ma'ale Adumim.

  Israel - Shoutvin is back at Maccabi Haifa  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) agreed terms with 28-year old Israeli center Anton Shoutvin (206-95kg-89). It is actually his comeback to Maccabi Haifa as he has played here before. Shoutvin He started the season at Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL league. In 41 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg this season. Shoutvin helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. The last season he played at Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) where in 29 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.4apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Israeli National League All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
Shoutvin represented Israel at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 12.1ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Shoutvin has played previously professionally in Germany (USC Freiburg) and Israel (Galil Gilboa, Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Ashdod, Benyamina and Elitzur Yavne).
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  Italy - Cavaliero comes back to Alma Trieste  - by Armando Caporaso - 4 days ago

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste (Serie A2) inked 33-year old former international point guard Daniele Cavaliero (188-83kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Trieste as he has played here before. Cavaliero He started the season at Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A). In 28 games he recorded 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg this season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Cavaliero also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Cavaliero played also at Openjobmetis VA (also in Serie A). In 25 games he had 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.8apg. He also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 6.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.0apg. Cavaliero helped them to make it to the cup final.
Among other achievements he was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game back in 2011 and 2012.
Cavaliero was also a member of Italian international program for some years. He played for Italian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2020 and 2001.
Cavaliero also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.0ppg, 1.3apg.
Cavaliero has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Armani Milano, VL Pesaro, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Scandone Avellino, Roseto and Sutor Montegranaro.
Cavaliero's game is described as: A hard nosed PG with great offensive mentality, good shooter and passer; loves to serve alley-oops to teammates, gives his best on the fast break and in transition game; needs to improve his defense and to learn the slow tempo offense;.
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  NCAA1 - Memphis basketball secures commitment from JUCO forward Mike Parks, Jr.  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

A prior relationship dating back to last year allowed the Memphis men's basketball team to add some sorely needed size to its front court on Monday night. Mike Parks (6'10''-C/F), Jr., a 6-foot-9 forward who spent this past season at Southwest Mississippi Community College, announced via social media that he had committed to Memphis. He became the latest member of the Tigers' 2017 recruiting class, which now includes four players from the junior college ranks. Parks signed with New Mexico last November, but received a release from his national letter of intent last week after the Lobos fired coach Craig Neal . The Cleveland native averaged 8.9 points and four rebounds in more than 19 minutes per game at Southwest Mississippi. He also shot 72 percent from the field will have two seasons of eligibility remaining when he comes to Memphis next year. Parks played at Missouri State-West Plains Community College and tallied 8.3 points per contest as a freshman while battling through an injury, according to Southwest Mississippi Coach Thomas Gray. "He's a big bodied, 260, 265-pound guy who has great hands, who runs the floor as well as anybody does his size," Gray said in an interview Monday night. "Coming off that injury his freshman year, he had a strong sophomore campaign. To be honest, it's a steal at this point in recruiting." It was Parks's brief tenure at Missouri State-West Plains that ultimately opened the door for Memphis to secure his commitment so quickly in recent days. Gray noted that Tigers Coach Tubby Smith and assistant Joe Esposito got to know Parks last year when they were recruiting one of his former teammates and that bond paid off in recent days when Parks became available again. Gray said more than 20 schools, including Missouri, Kansas State and Oregon State, had inquired about Parks since New Mexico granted him a release last Tuesday. He has yet to officially visit Memphis, but is scheduled to be on campus in the coming weeks. Parks will join Eastern Florida State College guard Kareem Brewton, Georgia Highlands College forward Kyvon Davenport and Gordon State forward Raynere Thornton as junior college additions for the Tigers and Esposito served as the primary recruiter for all of them. Brewton and Davenport were named junior college all-Americans earlier this month. But Memphis lacked bulk on the interior with only 6-foot-10 Egyptian prospect Karim Sameh Azab, who sat out last season because he wasn't cleared to play by the NCAA, back in the fold. Since Smith intimated in recent weeks that he plans to use more full-court pressure next year, Parks's combination of mobility and size should come in handy. Gray is among those that believes Memphis is positioning itself well for next year despite the loss of six players to transfer this offseason. 'The fact that they were able to land [Parks] in five days with just their reputation and the excitement that's around that program right now getting these high-profile junior college guys, I mean it's a testament to the job those guys at Memphis are doing," said Gray, a former assistant at Tennessee-Martin who coached against Davenport this year. "I'm really excited for where that program is heading. The kid's that they're getting are impact guys. These aren't typical junior college kids they're getting. It really is unbelievable what they're putting together.' Memphis still has three open scholarships available for next year and Farmington, Mich., combo guard Amauri Hardy, a former Oklahoma State commit, is expected to visit campus on Thursday. The Tigers have already signed three incoming freshmen. Six-foot-4 guard Jamal Johnson, 6-7 wing David Nickelberry and 6-8 forward Victor are all expected to compete for immediate playing time on a roster that brings back just two of its top nine scorers from a year ago.
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  Argentina - Maccabi Haifa tabs Rashaun Freeman, ex Hispano Am.  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) inked 33-year old American power forward Rashaun Freeman (206-116kg-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Pro Sports). He played recently at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos in Argentinian LigaA, but left the team last month. In 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg this season.
The most of last season Freeman spent at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB where in 20 games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the Uruguay LUB title (twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB 1st Team. Freeman also played earlier that season for Boca Juniors (LigaA) in Argentina. In 17 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.7ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2007 Freeman was drafted by Albany Patroons (USBL) in third round (29th overall).
He attended University of Massachusetts and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Freeman received Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Import Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He is a very experienced player. Freeman has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Freeman has played previously professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), China (Heilongjiang), Germany, Puerto Rico (Brujos), Israel (GreenTops Netanya and B.C. Habikaa), France (JSF Nanterre), Kuwait (Kazma) and IBA (Schenectady L.).
His game is described as: "Rashaun is an All-American Candidate after being on the A-10 First Team for the last two years. He is an extremely talented post player, a great one-on-one player, he's very tough to stop. I've seen more of a determination from him in our preseason workouts. He's paid more attention to his body, paid more attention to his weaknesses. So much came to him, so easily early. He was First Team All-Atlantic 10 his freshman, sophomore, and junior years. I wouldn't say he got complacent. It all just came easy to him; he didn't concentrate on his weaknesses. I've seen a determination. There have been many pro scouts watching his workouts. Ray has done really well.".
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  Bosnia - Club Trujillo tabs Quinton McDuffie, ex Gorazde  - by Igor Obradovic - 5 days ago

Club Trujillo (LNB) inked 27-year old American swingman Quinton McDuffie (197-104kg-90, college: Chowan). He played most recently at Gorazde in Bosnia and Herzegovina D2 league. The last season McDuffie played at Parque Sur in Argentinian TFB where in 14 games he averaged 8.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
His college team won ODAC Tournament in 2009.
McDuffie is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). McDuffie has played previously professionally in Russia (Planeta-Universitet Ukhta), Spain (Cantbasket), Barbados (Bridgetown), PBL (Providence Sky Chiefs) and Mongolia (Gurvan Tamir and Govi-Altai Mon Torkh).
He attended Chowan University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
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  China - Beijing Ducks released Stephon Marbury  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) released experienced 40-year old American ex-international guard Stephon Marbury (188-93kg-77, college: Georgia Tech). Marbury has played there for the last six years. In 36 CBA games he had very impressive stats: 21.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg this season. He played there last season where in 40 CBA games he recorded also remarkable stats: 19.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.6apg and 1.9spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 1996 Marbury was drafted by Milwaukee (NBA) as #4 pick overall. He attended Georgia Tech and it is his 21st (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marbury won Chinese CBA championship title in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Import Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013. Marbury was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously also in NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves) and China (Brave Dragons and Long Lions).
Marbury could be described: One of the most talented players in the NBA, but perhaps one of the most enigmatic too. This gifted PG can beat anyone from the dribble, and has enough atlhetic skills to finish in penetration against anyone. Can also pass well and knows how to run a top level team, and his court vision allows him to play a good defense too. Despite his great offensive skills, he never showed a good pass-shot selection and a true leadership, and this forced the observers to say he is not able to make those around him better.
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  Germany - Immanuel Mcelroy Closes Door On Retirement Thoughts And Remains With Science City Jena  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 5 days ago

After the 69-61 loss in Frankfurt a week ago. Immanuel McElroy (194-G-80, college: Cincinnati) was stretching his sore muscles and if his words of retirement were really genuine after the loss was hard to tell, but if he kept battling guys like Quantez Robertson on a regular basis who make him go to his limit every night then that may have been his last game in Frankfurt, but thankfully for all BBL hardcore basketball fans, IMAC as he is called will not only return back to Frankfurt next season, but too every other BBL arena extending his contract for another year with Science City Jena. Mcelroy is a 36 year old 194cm guard that is one of the top BBL identity figures the last 10 years and just doesn't slow down. He is playing his 15th professional season and 13th in Germany and currently is averaging 10,3ppg, 4,9rpg and 3,2apg. "I am looking forward to remaining in Jena and being able to play with Juklius Jenkins and for the great fans and being able to play at a high level. We have achieved a lot the last 2 years and want to add on to that next season", stressed IImmanuel McElroy. Mcelroy has played for teams like Rhein Energy Colonge, Alba Berlin, and Braunschweig before coming to Jena in 2015 and has won 2 league titles, three cups and was voted best BBL defender 5 times. Currently he has played 448 BBL games and is seventh in alltime BBL scoring with 4780 points.
Source:Science City Jena

  Israel - Hapoel Tel Aviv sign LaRon Dendy, ex Duzce Bld.  - by Nir Luna - 5 days ago

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 29-year old American center LaRon Dendy (205-107kg-88, college: Middle Tennessee State). He started the season at Duzce Belediye in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg and 1.3bpg this season. The last season Dendy played at Provence Basket in French ProB where in 20 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements Dendy's team won Sun Belt East Division Regular Season in 2012. He received also All-Sun Belt Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Dendy is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Ukraine (Zaporizhya) and France (JDA Dijon).
Dendy attended Middle Tennessee State until 2012 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
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