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  Germany - Jonas Grof Returns Back To Phoenix Hagen  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 11 hours ago

Pro A Team Phoenix Hagen have reeled in Jonas Grof (201-G/F-96) who left the team after it went bankrupt to finish the season with Gotha. Grof is a 21 year old 201cm guard that brings 49 BBL games experience back to Hagen. Last season in the BBL with Phoenix Hagen he played 10 games averaging 5.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 36.5%, 3FGP: 20.0%, FT: 76.9%. In January he moved to BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProA) playing 24 games averaging 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg. "It makes me happy that Jonas is back. He didn't have an easy season, but I know his enormous potential and am convinced that he can show it in the pro A. It won't be easy at the start to have so much responsibility in a strong league, but he will cope with his good charachter and fighting spirit", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe. Last season he scored in double figures twice including a 15 point game against Giessen and 10 points against FC Bayern Munich.

Grof started his basketball career with the Phoenix Hagen junior team and also got early experience with BG Hagen (Regionalliga). After a year in teh States at Lee Academy Prep, he returned back to Germany in 2014 and played with the NOMA Iserlohn Kangaroos (ProB) playing 26 games averaging 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 73.4%, played also at Phoenix Hagen (BBL): 6 games: 3.3ppg, 1.0rpg and at the Phoenix Hagen U19 team (NBBL). In the 2015-2016 season he remained with the Iserlohn Kangaroos (ProB) playing 12 games: 9.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.7%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 68.9%, also Phoenix Hagen (BBL) playing 33 games averaging 3.5ppg, 2.3rpg.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U15 National Team -11, Turk Telekom International U16 Tournament -12, German U16 National Team -12, European Championships U16 in Lithuania -12: 7 games: 1.3ppg, 1.4rpg, Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year -13, German Regionalliga (West Group) Runner-Up -13, German NBBL Championships Semifinals -13, German U20 National Team -15-16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Newcomer of the Year -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -15, European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) -15: 9 games: 4.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -16, European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) -16 (Semifinals): 7 games: 6.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.5%, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -17.

Source:Phoenix Hagen

  Austria - BK Dukes Klosterneuburg and Head Coach Zoran Kostic part ways  - by Stefan Prager - 11 hours ago

The BK Klosterneuburg Dukes and head coach Zoran Kostic have parted ways. The club announced a statement today that Kostics contract was terminated on a mutual agreement because he has been offered a long term job by another team. Kostic is expected to sign with the Traiskirchen Lions on a four year agreement. He has alreday worked for the Lions from 2001 to 2014 in different positions.
Kostic came to the Dukes a year ago. He was believed to be the orchestrator in what the Dukes call "Project 2020". The main goal was to build a young team which is capable to be back on top of the league by 2020. The young Dukes team, hampered by many injuries this season, just managed to win 4 games and suffered 28 losses, 20 of them straight to close out the season. The Dukes finished the season on the bottom of the league. Rumours have it that ex head coach Armin Goettlicher could be back in Klosterneuburg when he finishes the season with UBC St. Poelten.

  Belgium - Crelan Okapi Aalstar lands Wesley Channels  - by Bert Larsimont - 11 hours ago

Crelan Okapi Aalstar has found a new point guard for next season. The Flemish club has signed Wesley Channels (190-PG-88, college: Austin Peay St.). The transfer news was published on the official Okapi Aalstar website already yesterday and was relayed on the Euromillions League website earlier today.
This past season, Wesley Channels was one of the key players for Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek where he averaged 13.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Channels also previously played for Mlekarna Miltra Novy Jicin in Czech Republic, BK Iskra Svit in Slovakia, WBC Raiffeisen Wels in Austria and Egis Kormend in Hungary.
Source: http://www.okapiaalstar.be/nieuws/welkom-wesley-channels/
  Germany - EN Baskets Schwelm Add Chris Hortman  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 11 hours ago

The EN Baskets Schwelm have gotten active on the transfer market and added Chris Hortman. Hortman is a 28 year old 190cm guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that comes from the Ballers Ibbenbueren (Germany-Regionalliga) where he led the league in scoring playing 26 games:averaging 25.0ppg), 9.7rpg, 5.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 76.9%. "It is a great thing that he decided to join us since he had other offers from the Pro A and Pro B. I think he will give us alot of versatility at the guard position and he is an excellent scorer, but also has a good eye for his teammates. He also is a great defender. We will have much enjoyment with him", stressed head coach Falk Moeller

Last season in the German Regionalliga, he scored in double figures in every game and had some big games scoring 45 points against Frintrop, 35 points against Bielefeld, and 34 points against Duesseldorf. He started his basketball career in 2009 with Milwaukee Area Tech JC (JUCO) playing 30 games averaging 14.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41%, 3PT: 29%, FT: 78%. He then moved to Missouri Valley (NAIA) playing 27 games averaging 13.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.4apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 41.5%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 65.7%. IN his last season of school, he got additional experience with Wisc.-Stout (NCAA3) playing 27 games averaging 14.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 85.5%. Before coming to Germany, he got his first taste of professional experience with the Gold Coast Rollers (Australia-SBL): 28.6ppg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been WIAC Tournament Semifinals -13, All-WIAC Team -13, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year -17, and Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West 1st Team -17.

Source:EN Baskets Schwelm

  United Kingdom - Ashton Khan signs up for another season with Worcester Wolves  - by Paul Nilsen - 11 hours ago


Worcester Wolves Basketball Club is pleased to announce the re-signing of Ashton Khan (183-PG, college: Tiffin) for his third season with the team.
Khan first joined the Wolves for the 2015-16 campaign and last season produced some outstanding and consistent performances, averaging eight points and three assists per game for the University of Worcester-owned side
The 6ft 1in guard, who fits in training alongside studying for a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at the University, says he hopes to help the team - which went on a 12-game winning streak in the second half of the season - finish what it started last time around.
Wolves Head Coach, Paul James, said he was delighted that Khan had decided to stay on with the club for the upcoming British Basketball League season and that even more was expected from him this time around.
"Ashton is an important part of what we are building here at Worcester,' he said.
'I have watched Ashton mature as a player and a person since being with us and he has had some very special performances to go with that.
'He is a very exciting guard and will be even better this season than he was last. I expect even bigger things to come from him.'
Khan said: 'I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to sign back to the Worcester Wolves.
'Through my time with the Club I've developed an ongoing relationship with the fans and culture of the city.
'I'm looking forward to working with Coach PJ and his coaching staff, who, along with the management, have shown a great deal of loyalty.
'I am going to come in as a leader and help this team finish what we started last season. Worcester is like my second home and I'm looking forward to seeing the Wolf Pack in September!'
Wolves Managing Director, Mick Donovan, said: "We are thrilled to see Ashton returning for his third year with the Club and the University. The exciting thing is that there is so much more to come from him as an athlete and a student."


  ABA - Burgess joins the Gwizzlies  - by Gianni Pascucci - 18 hours ago

Georgia Gwizzlies are pleased to announce that Utah native Skyler Burgess (6'5''-F) is now on team roster. While in Mexico, Burgess averaged 25.0 ppg. He will join the backcourt with Justin Zachary and Lance White. "I am really excited about Skyler because he rebounds, defend and is a Coachable team player" states Embry Malone . "Burgess also had numerous offers overseas, but want a shot at the NBA D-League first".
  Australia - Joondalup Wolves tab Ryan Wright  - by Hugh McAuliffe - 18 hours ago

Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (SBL) inked 30-year old Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-111kg-87, college: Oklahoma). He moved there from Vasas in Hungarian NB I. B where he started the season. In 21 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 7.3rpg this season. Wright also played that season for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) in Hungarian league. In 9 NB I. B games he averaged 6.1ppg and 5.7rpg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Big 12 in 2009. Wright received also Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL 1st Team award back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Wright has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Wright has played previously professionally in China (Blue Whales), Finland (Namika Lahti), Mexico (Soles), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Gelisim), Ukraine (Cherkasy), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), South Korea (Sonic Boom KT) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
He attended University of Oklahoma until 2010 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Wright's game is described as: Explosive dunker that does some things above the rim that really electrifies the crowd.. A phenomenal athlete who can score with his back to the basket or faced up. Advanced to the NCAA Final 4 (2) Consecutive years in a row while at UCLA before transferring to Oklahoma. Exceptional timing for shot blocking and hits the glass for rebounds hard. Shows leadership quality while setting the example in the classroom with Pac-10 & Big 12 All-Academic Team Honors.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Colombia - Academia continues with the Dominican School.  - by Victor Garcia - 18 hours ago

The basketball in Medellin has a story of Dominican players, we can remember names like Otto Vantroy, Marlon Martinez, Alejandro Flores, Juan and Miguel Suero, Cesar Chavez, Jonathan Rodriguez among others, all them with good success.
For the 2017 Colombian Professional Basketball League the Academia de la Montana chooses to bring another Dominican : Oscar Balbuena (195-S/G-94) from the Club Mauricio Baez, Balbuena plays the off guard and small forward positions and is a very good long range shooter.
The team also brings back Tyler Murray (195-PG-90, college: Wagner) who was its point guard in the 2016.
Among the Colombians the main names of Academia are: Gianluca Bacci (187-G-89) who comes back to the pro-basketball , Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) who is back in the team that makes them pro-player, Divier Perez (201-F/C-89), Juan Fajardo (193-F-96) and Simon Granados (182-PG-93).
Hernan Dario Giraldo continues as the coach of the reigning champions.

  Colombia - Condores de Cundinamarca got its roster for the Colombian Professional League.  - by Victor Garcia - 18 hours ago

With the addition of the americans Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports), Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) and Ramon Dyer (201-F-84, college: Houston) the Condores de Cundinamarca is ready to play its first game in the Colombian Professional Basketball League 2017.
Mccoy and Roberson are both veterans in the southamerican basketball, Mccoy is a combo guard that can score specially in the one on one, had a good 2015 season in Venezuela with the Gaiteros, Lamar Roberson has played in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay, in the 2016 with Atenas in the Uruguayan league averaged 20 PPG and 7 RPG.
Ramon Dyer is a forward that has played most of his career in the D-League, comes to southamerica for the first time.
Colombians Luis Almanza (196-F-91), Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92), Vanderley Valencia and Diego Balanta (196-F-94) are joining the local players.
Tomas Diaz is the coach of the team.

  Euroleague - CSKA Moscow wants to take Sergio Rodriguez in  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 18 hours ago

Serbian maestro Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) most probably will join Sacramento Kings at summer. So Russian powerhouse wants to fill his place with the Spannish wizard Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86). He will be a free agent at 1st July and he explained that his first option to remain at NBA. However if he won't get a valuable contract offer his direction can be Euroleague again.
Milos Teodosic played for CSKA Moscow at 29 games with the stats of 16.1ppg 2.1rpg 6.8apg. On the other hand ex-Real Madrid Sergio Rodriguez played for Philadelphia 76ers at 68 games with the stats of 7.8ppg 2.4rpg 5.1apg.

  Euroleague - Tornike Shengelia may join Real Madrid  - by Eurobasket News - 18 hours ago

Defending champion Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) is considering to sign 26-year old Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (206-100kg-91) who currently plays Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Shengelia has played there for the last three years. In 25 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg this season. Shengelia helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 24 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg.
In 2012 Shengelia was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (54th overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Shengelia represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 17.2ppg, Reb-4 (8.0rpg), 2.0apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Shengelia is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and VOO Verviers Pepinster), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets), Spain (Valencia Basket and Valencia 2) and D-League (Springfield A.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Giovanni Conte for NBADraft.net in 2012)
A natural small forward, but can also play with his back to the basket, thanks to his physical strength ... He's an agile player with skills in various parts of the game: he can shoot, dribble and also play off the ball adroitly .... Physically is strong and athletic, so he can be a good rebounder for the position. His first step is not a strength. On defense he can struggle in the post when he plays power forward, and on the perimeter with the quickness of small forwards ... He has to improve his efficiency on free throws and develop the range and consistency to shoot behind the arc ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Le Mans welcome back Eito  - by Eurobasket News - 18 hours ago

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) tabbed 29-year old former international guard Antoine Eito (186-88). It is actually his comeback to Le Mans as he has played here before. Eito He moved there from Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) where he played this season. In 18 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.7spg. The last season Eito played also at Entente Orleans 45. In 34 ProA games he had 9.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.6spg (in top 5). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to French ProA All-Star Game.
Eito's team made it to the French Leaders Cup final in 2015.
He also represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.0ppg.
Eito has played previously for three other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, Cognac BB and JA Vichy.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - Derrick Allen Joins The 30 And Over Club Science City Jena  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 18 hours ago

Who says that players over 30 can't ball anymore and are unable to help a team be successful anymore. Science City Jena head coach Bjoern Harmsen will be the first person to disagree, because he has made reeling in players well into their thirties his very own special fashion as in the last two seasons he brought in guys like Wayne Bernard, Julius Jenkins, Immanuel Mcelroy and now a fourth is on the way with Mr ballerina Derrick Allen (201-F-80, college: Mississippi who brings 411 BBL games to Jena. Allen hails from Gadsen, Alabama and will be turning 37 in July and simply remains infected with the basketball disease and will go into his 15th professional season and 13th in Germany. It doesn't matter which player you ask through the last 10 years, but the majority will say that D.A as he is called by all belongs to the hardest working players in the BBL and has a great charachter. He continues to show that he plays like a 28-30 year old as he puts up consistent stats each year. He played 69 games the last two seasons with SC Rasta Vechta and last season played 33 games averaging 8,2ppg, 3,5rpg and 1,3apg. "We lost an experienced player with Wayne Bernard and wanted to get a guy with routine. Derrick will fulfill the crack and has very high qualities and will be an important leader. He also has a good relationship with Julius Jenkins and Immanuel Mcelroy who he played together with in Berlin. He is still very fit and has high professionalism. His strength was always his leadership and defense. I am happy that we have three very experienced players on the roster that will lead the team with their individual and mental qualities", stressed head coach Bjoern Harmsen.

Allen started his basketball career in 1998 at Southern Union State CC where he played two seasons and moved to Mississippi (NCAA where he played 59 NCCA games in his last two seasons. He started his basketball career in 2003 in Iceland and then came to Germany playing in Karlsruhe, Leverksuen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Bremerhaven and Braunschweig. He also played one season with Belgacom Spirou (Belgium-Ethias League). "I am Science City Jena thankful that I can play at the highest level in Germany. They showed last season that they could be successful and play attractive basketball coming form the second league. I am looking forward to see my two friends Mac and Julius. I hope that next season we can write another successful chapter of Jena basketball history with a mix of experience and youth", warned Derrick Allen.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been JUCO All-Region 22 first team -99, Alabama Junior Community College Conference (AJCCC) Player of the Year -00, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America second team -00, All-AJCCC first team, All-Region 22 first team and Region 22 All-Tournament Team -00, Icelandic Hopbilar Cup Finalist -04, Icelandic Cup Winner -04, Icelandic League Champion -04, Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Import Players Team -04, All-WBA 1st Team -04, German Bundesliga All-Star Game -08, 11, 12, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Forward of the Year -08, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 1st Team -08, 10, 11, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Imports Team -08, 10, 11
German Bundesliga Semifinals -08, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -09, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -09, German Bundesliga Finalist -10, 11, Belgian League Regular Season Champion -13, Belgian League Champion -13, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team -16
Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Imports Team -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -16.

Source:Science City Jena








  Germany - Kruize Pinkins Makes Jump To easyCredit BBL in Third Professional Season Joining MBC  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 18 hours ago

After two potent seasons in the Pro A, Kruize Pinkins (203-F-93, college: USF) has made the jump to the easyCredit BBL as the 2004 Fiba Europe Cup winner Mitteldeutscher BC have announced his arrival. Kruize Pinkins is a 24 year old 203cm forward from Marianna, Florida who played the last two seasons for the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau amassing 59 games. He proved after his solid rookie season where he played 29 games averaging 13.1ppg, Reb-3 (9.1rpg), 1.1apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 68.9%, that was no fluke as this season he stepped up his game further playing 30 games: Score-2 (17.9ppg), Reb-2 (9.5rpg), 2.5apg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 74.5%. " He showed his talent the last 2 years. I am convinced that he has further talent. The Bundesliga will be a new challenge for him. We are awaiting that he uses this chance", stressed head coach Igor Jovovic.

Last season the American scored in double figures in 28 of 30 games and registered 18 double doubles. Some top games where 30 points and 11 rebounds against MBC, and 28 points and 11 rebounds and 25 points and 12 boards against Crialsheim. He started his basketball career at Chipola (JUCO) and then played two more seasons at USF playing a total of 63 games and as a senior played 32 games averaging 13.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 39.0%, FT: 65.0%. "I am happy the club will give me the chance to prove myself in the top league. We will try to carry the euphoria from last season. I want to give my part of staying in the league", stressed Kruize Pinkins. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-Panhandle League First Team -13
WCC Regular Season Runner-Up -14, WCC Tournament Semifinals -14, All-WCC Honorable Mention -14, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team -16, 17, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Imports Team -16, 17, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Newcomer of the Year -16
German ProA -17 (Player of the Week Rd.12), and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Forward of the Year -17.

Source:MBC




  Hungary - Benedek Varadi extends with Falco  - by Levente Szabo - 18 hours ago

Falco KC Szombathely announced the extension of their current team captain and home grown player, Benedek Varadi (195-G-95). The 195 cm (6'5") player spent his whole career with Falco. He moved up to the senior team and made his debut in the top league of Hungary at the age of 17. The now 22 year old Hungarian guard is one of the key performers in the import loaded team. He is averagig 10.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 3apg and 1.4spg.
Benedek Varadi and his team is still competing in the Hungarian League playoffs and will face Egis Kormend in the semifinals begining tomorrow evening.

  Mexico - Libertad adds Gibson to their roster, ex Tijuana  - by Francisco Vega - 18 hours ago

Libertad Asuncion (Metropolitan League) added to their roster 26-year old American center Leon Gibson (206-111kg-91, college: Houston). He moved there from Zonkeys de Tijuana in Mexican CIBACOPA where he started the season. In 21 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 9.2rpg and 1.6apg this season. This season Gibson played at Ciudad (LNBP) in Mexican league. In three CIBACOPA games he averaged 13.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada. In 8 CIBACOPA games he had 8.9ppg and 7.4rpg. Gibson also spent pre-season at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB that year. In three CIBACOPA games he got 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Gibson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in France (Aubenas) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Gibson attended University of Houston until 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Gibson: Athletic post player who brings size and athleticism.. Talented scorer who can hit shots from the inside and the outside... Runs the floor well... Has tremendous potential... Hails from an award-winning junior college program. NBA body with a knack for rebounds and finishing strong.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Nigeria - Reggie Okosa (ex Osorno) joins Libertad  - by Francisco Vega - 18 hours ago

Libertad Asuncion (Metropolitan League) agreed terms with experienced 37-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) center Reggie Okosa (207-107kg-80, college: La Salle). He moved there from Osorno Basquetbol in Chilean Liga Nacional where he started the season. Okosa managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 18 Liga Nacional games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg this season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Honorable Mention. Okosa also played that season for Correcaminos in Mexican LNBP. In 6 Liga Nacional games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. The other team Okosa played shortly was Union Atletica in Uruguayan LUB. In two Liga Nacional games he averaged 11.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Okosa won Korean KBL championship title in 2008. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Player of the Year and Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Import Player of the Year back in 2008.
Okosa is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in seventeen different countries. Okosa tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Penarol), China (Xinjiang Flying Tige), Dominican Rep., Germany, Iraq (Al Karkh), Japan (Sendai 89ers), Korea, Kosovo, Lebanon, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, UAE, Venezuela (Gaiteros), United Arab Emirates (Al Wasl), Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito) and Dominican Republic (Cupes, La Cancha and Leones de Santo Domingo).
Okosa is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Libertad.
Okosa attended La Salle University until 2002 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Downs is back at Avtodor, ex Orleans  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 2 days ago

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) agreed terms with 31-year old American swingman Micah Downs (195-91kg-86, college: Gonzaga). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Downs He moved there from Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA where he played this season. In 26 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.0apg. The last season Downs played at Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.5apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
Downs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2011. Downs was also voted Eurobasket.com VTB League All-Imports Team in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Downs' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Downs tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Croatia (KK_Zadar), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), Venezuela (Bucaneros), NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (La ICL Manresa and Burgos) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks and Maine Red Claws).
Downs attended Gonzaga University until 2009 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
On Downs: A very athletic forward who showed that he's not only a fantastic leaper some years after graduation. Can score at will, grabs lots of rebounds, runs up and down on the court with great quickness.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - Jeremy Dunbar Returns Back To Vechta  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 2 days ago

After a rollercoaster season last year that saw Jeremy Dunbar (195-G/F-88, college: Arkansas Tech) play a few months in the BBL with Phoenix Hagen only to witness the team go bankrupt then moved to the worst team in the Pro A Dresden that moved down, the German/American returns back to Vechta where he played two seasons ago. Dunbar is a 29 year old 195cm forward from DeFuniak Springs, Florida that will go into his sixth professional season. Two seasons ago with SC Rasta Vechta, he played 35 games averaging 7.7ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 86.8%. Last season with Phoenix Hagen (Germany-BBL) playing 6 games averaging 3.0ppg, in Dec.'16 team lost its license and left BBL, then moved to Dresden Titans (Germany-ProA) playing 13 games: 9.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 82.4%.

Dunbar will play under head coach Doug Spradley who he played for a few seasons ago with Wurzburg. "He fits perfectly into our profile with his qualities, work ethic, charachter and experience. We were successful in Wurzburg and he knows Vechta. I hope everything will fit together so well again", stressed head coach Doug Spradley. Dunbar started his basketball career in 2007 with SE Louisiana (NCAA) where he played 15 NCAA games over two seasons. He fin ished his college career at Arkansas Tech (NCAA2) in 2011 playing a total of 61 NCAA games and as a senior he played 30 games averaging 14.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3Pts: 35.5%, FT: 85.2%. He started his profesional career in 2011 with Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-ProA) playing 30 games averaging 6.5ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 39.0%, 3PT: 41.8%, FT: 80.8%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA) playing 33 games averaging 12.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT-2 (90.8%). In the 2013-2014 season he played for BG Goettingen (Germany-ProA) playing 32 games averaging 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT-2 (48.5%), FT: 78.1%. In the 2014-2015 season he played for the s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (Germany-ProA) playing 31 games:averaging 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT-1 (51.0%), FT: 69.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Southland East Conf. Regular Season Runner-Up -08, GSC West Division Regular Season Champion -10, 11, GSC Tournament Winner -10, GSC All-Tournament Team -10, 11, GSC Tournament Finalist -11, GSC All-GSC West Division 2nd Team -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -14, 15, 16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -14, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -15.

Source:SC Rasta Vechta



  Germany - Dominique Johnson Returns Back To The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 2 days ago

Rumours had been swirling around the German basketball community the last weeks that Dominique Johnson (194-SF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) may be returning home back to the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and according to nord24.de the German is on his way. Johnson is a 194cm forward that will be turning 25 on Friday and after getting his feet wet in the BBL with Bremerhaven and Braunschweig played 33 BBL games two seasons ago with MBC and last season helped the team move right back to the BBL averaging 38 games: 8.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 71.1%. The season before, he made his breakthrough with MBC in the BBL playing 33 games averaging 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 74.5%. The German seems ready to make the next step in the BBL.
He started his basketball career in 2011 with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, junior team. The next season he got into 3 BBL games. He then moved to Braunschweig and played there from 2012-2015 and wasn't able to make his BBL break through there playing only 14 games while also playing for their Pro B farm team. Last season with MBC he scored in double figures in 12 games including two 15 point games against the RheinStars and Trier and some 14 point games against Paderborn, Trier and Crailsheim.

Source:nord24.de

  Germany - The Kirchheim Knight Retain Andreas Kronhardt  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 2 days ago

Pro A outfit Kirchheim Knights have announced the contract extension of Andreas Kronhardt (205-C-89) Andreas Kronhardt is a 27 year old 205cm center that will be going into his third season with Kirchheim. Last season the ex BBL player who has 29 BBL games on his resume played 38 games averaging 13.2ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 59.9%. "The last two years here were very important for me. I have found a home here and I am happy to continue to be playing here", stressed Andreas Kronhardt Last seasin the German who picked up Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team scored in double figures in 30 times and had three double doubles. He had an amazing span between December 23rd and March 26 where he scored in double figures in 12 games. his best scoring games were against Heidelberg with 26 points and 21 points against Ehingen.
Source:Kirchheim Knights

  Italy - Coach Francesco Vitucci leaves Auxilium Torino  - by Eurobasket News - 2 days ago

Experienced 54-year old coach Francesco Vitucci left Auxilium Torino (Serie A).
Among other achievements Vitucci's team won Italian SerieA Regular Season in 2005 and 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Coach of the Year award back in 2013.
Vitucci was coaching Italian Senior National Team back in 2009.
He has coached previously four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Imola, Scandone Avellino and Scafati.
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  Argentina - Alejo Montes Cardozo (ex Obera TC) is a newcomer at Luqueno  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Sportivo Luqueno (Metropolitan League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Argentinian guard Alejo Montes Cardozo (188-91). He moved there from Obera Tennis Club in Argentinian TNA league where he started the season. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg this season. The last season Montes Cardozo was tested by Argentino (LigaA) in Argentinian league. In two games he averaged 3.0ppg and 1.0bpg.
He has played also professionally for other Argentinian teams like La Union, Regatas Corrientes, MH Basket and Estudiantes Concordia.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Bolivia - Parra is back at Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (Libobasquet) signed 33-year old Venezuelan center Jorge Parra (206-112kg-84, college: NE Oklahoma A&M CC). It is actually his comeback to Santa Cruz as he has played here before. Parra He moved there from Sol de America in Paraguayan Metropolitan League where he started the season.
Parra's team made it to the Peruvian LNB Semifinals in 2016.
He was a member of Venezuelan U21 National Team in 2004.
Parra is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Venezuela (Gaiteros and Yaracuyanos), Peru (Faraday and Universitario), Bolivia (Univ.Domingo and Atenas de Tarija) and Ecuador (Juvenil).
Parra attended NE Oklahoma A&M College until 2007 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
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  Bolivia - Liabo comes back to Amistad, ex Mazatlan  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Amistad Sucre (Libobasquet) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Mike Liabo (198-88kg-91, college: Tenn-Martin). It is actually his comeback to Sucre as he has played here before. Liabo He moved there from Nauticos of Mazatlan in Mexican CIBACOPA where he started the season. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.3apg this season.
Liabo's team made it to the Bolivian Libobasquet Clausura Semifinals in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Pozo Soton BVM 2012 Mieres) and Bolivia (Univ. San Simon).
Liabo is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
He attended University of Tennessee at Martin until 2014 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
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  Bulgaria - Leones de Santo Domingo lands Travis Daniels, ex Balkan  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) tabbed 25-year old American forward Travis Daniels (202-98kg-92, college: Mississippi State). He moved there from Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league where he started the season. In 23 games he averaged 11.6ppg and 7.3rpg this season. Daniels helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. He also played that season for Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala. In two NBL games he had 9.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Daniels graduated from Mississippi State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
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  Dominican Republic - Tony Mitchell (ex Star Hotshots) agreed terms with Metros de Santiago  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Metros de Santiago (LNB) inked 25-year old American forward Tony Mitchell (203-107kg-92, college: N.Texas). He moved there from Star Hotshots in Filipino PBA league where he started the season. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.3ppg, 14.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 2.9bpg this season. Mitchell also spent pre-season at Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) in French league that year. The other team he played that season for was Maccabi Haifa (Winner League) in Israel. In 17 PBA games he averaged 10.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg.
In 2013 Mitchell was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of North Texas standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Mitchell represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Mitchell 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). Mitchell has played previously professionally in China (Guangxi), Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Venezuela (Cocodrilos), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Grand Rapids Drive).
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  Dominican Republic - Frank Gaines (ex Vechta) agreed terms with Metros de Santiago  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Metros de Santiago (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American shooting guard Frank Gaines (191-88kg-90, college: IPFW). He moved there from SC Rasta Vechta in German ProA where he started the season. In 32 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season Gaines played at Wilki Morskie in Polish TBL. In 36 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (18th overall).
The former Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Gaines' team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2013. He received also USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year award and USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 1st Team award back in 2014.
Gaines is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Gaines has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro), Puerto Rico (Caciques), Venezuela (Gigantes) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
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  Germany - Ugrai left Wuerzburg  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

22-year old small forward Maximilian Ugrai (201-104kg-95) left s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL). Ugrai has played there for the last three years. In 30 BBL games he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.6rpg this season. He played there also last season where in 25 BBL games he averaged 3.4ppg and 1.7rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ugrai's team won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com Regionalliga South-East All-Domestic Players Team back in 2014.
Ugrai represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 54.5%.
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  Montenegro - Estudiantes keep Omar-Sharif Cook   - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Estudiantes have reportedly agreed on terms of contract extension with Omar-Sharif Cook (186-PG-82, college: St.John's, agency: BeoBasket). The point guard joined the Madrid team at the start of the season. He tallied 5.8 points, 4.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game in ACB. Previously Omar-Sharif Cook had stints in Montenegro, Lithuania, Spain, Russia and Belgium. Last season the guard made it onto All-Montenegrin League 2nd Team.

  Nigeria - Akindele is back at Bayamon  - by Marcos Carlo - 3 days ago

Vaqueros de Bayamon (BSN) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Nigerian ex-international center Jeleel Akindele (216-110kg-83, college: Chicago State, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Vaqueros as he has played here before. Akindele He moved there from Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league where he started the season. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 12 LPB games he had 9.1ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3apg this season. This summer Akindele played at Vaqueros. In 9 LPB games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 10.3rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.1bpg.


  Peru - Lleon Tillman (ex Cantbasket) agreed terms with San Jose  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

San Jose Arequipa (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Lleon Tillman (198-88kg-92, college: W.Alabama). He spent his 2-year professional career in Spain. He moved there from Cantbasket in Spanish EBA league where he started the season. In 25 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season Tillman played at UCAM Murcia (also in EBA). In 26 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg.
He played in the final of GSC Tournament in 2015.
Tillman graduated from University of West Alabama in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
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  Puerto Rico - Vaqueros inks DJ Stephens   - by Marcos Carlo - 3 days ago

Vaqueros of Bayamon inks the swingman D.J. Stephens (198-G/F-90, college: Memphis). Stephens is know for his huge vertical jump and explosiveness. He played in DLeague and won the Slam Dunk contest.
With his athleticism he can rebound, score, block shots and play multiple positions. He arrive in a crucial moment for Vaqueros of Bayamon that are fighting for one of the eight spots for the playoffs.
Also Bayamon bring back Jaleel Akindele hoping to improve in the paint area.

  Puerto Rico - Guayama welcomes back Thornton  - by Marcos Carlo - 3 days ago

Brujos de Guayama (BSN) landed experienced 34-year old American forward Al Thornton (203-97kg-83, college: Florida State). It is actually his comeback to Brujos as he has played here before. Thornton He moved there from Gaiteros in Venezuelan LPB league where he started the season. In 21 games he averaged impressive 23.6ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.2apg this season.
Thornton already played with Brujos two times and and do an extraordinary work being the scoring leader of the league. This is the third change of import player.
In 2007 Thornton was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) in first round (14th overall). He attended Florida State and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thornton received Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup 1st Team award in 2016.


  United Kingdom - Bristol Acadamy Flyers keep Boggs for another season  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) re-signed 25-year old American guard Brandon Boggs (196-86kg-92, college: W.Carolina, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played there last season. In 35 BBL games he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Boggs played at Kongsberg Miners in Norwegian BLNO where in 21 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg and 1.0bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements he played in the final of SoCon Tournament in 2012 and 2014. Boggs received also SoCon All-Tournament 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Boggs graduated from Western Carolina University in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @sportlabagency)
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  Australia - Itzehoe tabs Nelson Kahler  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Itzehoe Eagles (ProB) inked Australian center Nelson Kahler (206-104kg, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo). He just graduated from Colorado State-Pueblo (NCAA2). In 23 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.5apg and 3.3bpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded All-RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and selected to All-RMAC 1st Team.
The previous (2016) summer Kahler played at Maroochydore Clippers in Australian QBL where in 15 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9bpg in 2016 season.
So his pro career will start in Germany.
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  Colombia - FASTBREAK VALLE WANTS THE CHAMPIONSHIP  - by Victor Garcia - 4 days ago

To replace the Halcones de Cucuta team the Professional Basketball Division oficially include the FastBreak - Oro Puro team as the eight participant in the 2017 championship.
Promoted and managed by the ex-player Abimael Palacios the FastBreak has been assembling a strong squad with the best players of the region begining with the addition of Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) who comes to his hometown with the wish to left a tittle.
Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR), Leonardo Salazar (178-PG-93), Cesar Ordonez (196-F) and Cesar Cortes (200-F/C-81), Miguel Bermudez,and "Zilo" Gonzalo Mena (199-PF-89) makes the national core that is well complemented with two proved americans: Michael Sneed (196-G-82, college: Texas Southern) and Henry Uhegwu (191-G-82, college: S.Utah), both with a tittle on their pockets while playing with the Aguilas de Tunja.
At first sight FastBreak looks with the deeper and stronger group of players, and still has room to improve because still can add a third import, a point guard for sure, that will puts them as the big candidate to win the championship.

  Germany - Assem Marei Stays With medi Bayreuth  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 4 days ago

medi Bayreuth have done a great job upholding their team chemistry keeping another player from last season's Cinderella season with Assem Marei (206-F-92, college: Minn.St.-Mankato). Marei is a 24 year old 206cm forward from Egypt that played his second professional season in Germany after being a rookie with BC Siauliai (Lithuania-LKL). Marei who played at Minn.St.-Mankato (NCAA2) had an incredible first season in the BBL and belonged to the top newcomers and was a gem for head coach Raoul Korner as he played 36 games averaging 11,9ppg, 7,2rpg and 1,3apg. "Assem was an important building block in our concept this season. That we could hold him for another season is sensational. We have held half of our import players from our succcessful team,. I know he saw that he can play an important role at this level. He still has unfinished business. We still want to reach a lot together. He feels very comfortable in Bayreuth and is well integrated into the team", stressed Raoul Korner. Last season Marei scored in double figures in 24 games and registered 5 double doubles. His best scoring games were 23 points against Science City Jena, 22 points against teh Telkom Baskets Bonn and 21 points against ratiopharm Ulm.

Source.medi Bayreuth






  Germany - Albert Kuppe Remains With The MLP Academics Heidelberg  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 4 days ago

Pro A team MLP Academics have announced the contract extension of Albert Kuppe (200-F-88) is a 28 year old 200cm German/Russian forward that will go into his sixth Pro A season and third with Hiedelberg. Last season he played 34 games averaging.8.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 46.1%, FT: 75.0%. The club is happy in keeping the experienced Pro A player that will go into this upcoming season having played 126 Pro A games. "It was known that we wanted to keep Albert. He is a reliable, experienced and loyal player and holding hiim gives us stability", stressed head coach Frenki Ignjatovic. Last season Kruppe scored in double figures in 14 games including a 29 point outing against Nurnberg and 21 points against Hanau. "I am thrilled to go into a third season with the clib. I still want to achieve a lot and can hardly wait until the season starts. I am convinced we will have another successful season", stressed Albert Kuppe.
Source:MLP Academics Heidelberg

  Iceland - Njardvik keeps Stefansson for another season  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) re-signed 19-year old swingman Snjolfur Stefansson (192-98). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 17 Dominos League games he averaged 3.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Stefansson's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
He represented Iceland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 8.3%, FT: 80.0%.
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  Iceland - Sverrisson re-signs at Njardvik  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) confirmed in their roster 19-year old guard Jon Sverrisson (187-98). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 28 Dominos League games he had 3.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg last season.
Despite young age he had impressive career. Sverrisson's team made it to the League Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Sverrisson represented Iceland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg.
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  Indonesia - Duke Crews (ex CLS Knights) agreed terms with Rain or Shine  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (PBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Duke Crews (203-106kg-88, college: Bowie State). He moved there from CLS Knights in Indonesian IBL league where he played this season. In 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 16.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.8spg and 1.8bpg. This season Crews played at Al Ittihad (Premier League) in Bahrain.
He received All-CIAA Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Crews is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in seven different countries. Crews has played previously professionally in Japan (Toyama Grouses and Cyberdyne Ibaraki Robots), Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Uruguay (Tabare and Cader), Venezuela (Panteras), Bahrain (Sitra) and Philippines (SM Beermen).
He attended Bowie State until 2010 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
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  Italy - Giovanni Allodi extends contract with Latina Basket  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Giovanni Allodi (206-F/C-94, agency: Two Points) has extended his contract with Latina Basket. The centre joined Latina at the start of the season. Giovanni Allodi notched 4.7 points, 3.5 rebounds per game in Serie A2. Previously the centre had stints with Legnano, Ferentino, Mantovana and Reggio Emilia. He was the member of the Italian B National Team.

  Mexico - Obregon inks Kevin Capers  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Kevin Capers (188-77kg-93, college: Florida Southern). He moved there from Westchester Knicks (D-League) in the U.S. where he started the season. In 48 games he had 9.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg this season. Capers also played that season for another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 48 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Westchester Knicks (D-League) in third round (57th overall).
The former Florida Southern College (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NCAA D2 championship title in 2015. Capers was also voted Daktronics NCAA D2 All-South Region Player of the Year and Basketball Times NCAA D2 All-America 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
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  NCAA1 - St. Bonaventure lands UNLV transfer guard Jalen Poyser  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

St. Bonaventure pulled in a potentially solid transfer on Thursday as UNLV guard Jalen Poyser (6'4''-G-96) pledged to the Bonnies. The 6-foot-4 Poyser just finished his sophomore season in which he averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game game for the Runnin' Rebels. Poyser will have to sit out one season and will have two seasons of eligibility after. Poyser will have to improve his low shooting percentages during his time at UNLV, but he is capable of putting up points and scoring from multiple levels of the floor.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com

  NCAA1 - Western Kentucky lands Virginia transfer Darius Thompson  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Western Kentucky picked up another valuable piece for next season with the addition of Virginia graduate transfer Darius Thompson (6'4''-G-95). The 6-foot-4 Thompson has been a valuable rotation player with the Cavaliers the past two seasons after starting his career with Tennessee. Thompson played 20.4 minutes per game last year and averaged 6.2 points and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. The Hilltoppers have assembled an intriguing collection of talent for head coach Rick Stansbury as Thompson gives them another experienced transfer who should mix well with talented freshmen like big man Mitchell Robinson and wing Josh Anderson. In only his second season in charge, Stansbury has built himself a talented roster that could earn an autobid next season.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com


  Euroleague - Fenerbahce in talks to sign Nicolo Melli  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) has reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 26-year old Italian power forward Nicolo Melli (205-100kg-91) who currently plays at Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. In 35 BBL games he had 8.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.9apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. Melli also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.5ppg, 7.4rpg and 2.3apg. The last season he played also at Brose Baskets (also in BBL) in German. In 40 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg. Melli contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Melli also played 23 games in Euroleague where he got 9.2ppg, 6.5rpg and 2.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Honorable Mention in 2016.
Melli represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 2.4rpg.
Melli has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, VL Pesaro and Grissin Bon RE.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)
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  ABA - Another Gwizzlies player overseas to China  - by Gianni Pascucci - 5 days ago

The ABA Georgia Gwizzlies are pleased to announce that Power Forward Luke Joseph (6'8''-F, college: Reinhardt), a Ft.Myers, Florida, native, has just arrived in Shanghai China.
TGBTG agency invited Joseph for workout and tour.
"I told Luke from day one when l first met him. That he must be with the right team, coach, program; and he listened" states Gwizzlies' Coach/Owner Embry Malone

  Belgium - Dusan Djordjevic signs new deal with Oostende  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Dusan Djordjevic (193-G-83, agency: BeoBasket) has penned a new deal with Oostende. The new deal is for a year with the option of one more season. Dusan Djordjevic has been playing for Oostende since 2011. He notched 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per FIBA Europe Cup game this season. In Euromillions League his stats read 7.6 points, 5.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per appearance. The guard also played in the Champions League where he tallied 5.4 points, 5.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds.

  China - Ponce welcomes back Harris, ex Sichuan BW  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Leones de Ponce (BSN) inked experienced 34-year old American small forward Mike Harris (198-107kg-83, college: Rice). It is actually his comeback to Leones as he has played here before. Harris He moved there from Sichuan Blue Whales in Chinese CBA league where he started the season. In 11 games he averaged impressive 22.7ppg, 9.8rpg and 2.0apg this season. The last season Harris played also at Blue Whales (also in CBA). In 47 games he had very remarkable stats: 30.4ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very good season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
Harris has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Imported Player of the Year award in 2013 and 2015.
Harris 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). Harris has played previously professionally also in Iran, Kuwait (Al Qadsia), Ukraine and NBA (Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves) and China (Golden Bulls, Jiangsu Dragons, Leopards and Eagles).
He attended Rice University until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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