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Basketball Transactions

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  Euroleague - Khimki tabs Charles Jenkins, ex Crvena Zvezda  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra). He played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award in 2015 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jenkins played at Armani Milano in Italian Serie A. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 Serie A games he got 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3spg. Jenkins contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. Jenkins also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 6.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally he contributed to 8 games in Eurocup where he got 4.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg (in top 4). Jenkins contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Jenkins attended Hofstra University and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Jenkins has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers) and Italy (BancaTercas).
His game is described as: Very skilled in spot up shooting situations Can drive to the basket well with either hand Crafty ball-control combined with overwhelming strength makes him hard to keep out of the lane Finds unique ways to finish at the rim.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Eurocup - Partizan lands Tom Wilson, ex Melbourne T.  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 4 hours ago

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 20-year old Australian guard Tom Wilson (196-82kg-97, college: SMU). He played in the summer at Melbourne Tigers in Australian SEABL-East. In 15 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg.
Wilson just graduated from Southern Methodist University and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team won AAC Tournament.
Wilson represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 55.6%.
Wilson has played also for other Australian teams like Frankston Blues and BA Centre of Excellence.
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia

  Italy - Banco di Srd tabs Dyshawn Pierre  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) inked 24-year old Canadian forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-104kg-93, college: Dayton). He played most recently at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In 32 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 7.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.8apg and 1.1spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Pierre has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2016.
Pierre represented Canada at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Italy six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 16.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 61.7%.
Pierre has played also professionally in Exhibition Team (LTD Sports).
He attended University of Dayton until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth
Levi Randolph
Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones
Center:
Darko Planinic
Coach: Federico Pasquini
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy

  Israel - Bnei Hertzeliyya signs Singer just out of college  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) agreed terms with 22-year old American guard Sam Singer (193-93kg-95). He just graduated from California (NCAA). Singer has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 4.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.9apg last season. Singer helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Bnei Hertzeliyya roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Taurean Green
Sam Singer
Forwards:
Dominique Archie
Halil Kanacevic
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Argentina - Scandone Avellino lands Ariel Filloy  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) tabbed 30-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Ariel Filloy (189-86kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A). In 43 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Filloy helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Filloy also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Filloy played at The Flexx. In 28 Serie A games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg.
Filloy was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Alma Trieste, Rimini, Cervia, Scafati, Vanoli Cremona, Porto Torres and Rovereto.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Basketball Champions League - CB Canarias keep Abromaitis for another season  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) re-signed 28-year old American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-107kg-89, college: Notre Dame). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Abromaitis also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
Abromaitis has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year award in 2015.
Abromaitis represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.9ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 88.9%.
Abromaitis has played previously professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Strasbourg IG) and Germany (Braunschweig).
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Abromaitis' outlook: Has great fundamentals and elegant moves. Can shot from everywhere on the court, and long arms allow him a very high, almost unstoppable ball release. Not so quick, neither so athletic, but has a bright future, above all at Euroleague level.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Belgium - Wuerzburg adds Anderson to their roster, ex Antwerp  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Ryan Anderson (206-98kg-92, college: Arizona). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 36 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1apg. Anderson helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Anderson also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.0bpg.
Anderson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted HS CIF-Southern Section I-AA Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from University of Arizona in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
s.Oliver Wuerzburg roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Maurice Stuckey
D.J. Richardson
Forwards:
Vytenis Lipkevicius
Osvaldas Olisevicius
Ryan Anderson
Coach: Dirk Bauermann
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in Germany

  Belgium - Sam Van Rossom leaves Valencia  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-88kg-86) left Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa). Van Rossom has played there for the last four years. He played there also last season. In 28 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg. Van Rossom helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He played there also last season. Van Rossom also played 22 games in Eurocup where he had 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Van Rossom also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 88.9%.
Van Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
His game is described as: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.
Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives
Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde
Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason
Coach: Jesus Vidorreta
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Croatia - Juraj Kozic signs at Boncourt  - by Luca Maffioli - 4 hours ago

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) landed 22-year old Swiss international small forward Juraj Kozic (198-95) from Geneve Lions. In 24 LNA games he averaged just 2.3ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lugano Tigers where in 35 LNA games he had 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.0apg. Kozic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Croatian passport.
He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Kozic has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg.
Kozic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Jolly and Osjecki Sokol.
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in Switzerland

  Croatia - Marijan Cakarun (ex-Manresa) joins Primorska  - by Zeljko Zule - 4 hours ago

After a year in Spain, Marijan Cakarun (204-C-90) has returned to Slovenia to play for Primorska. He signed a three-year contract. Cakarun arrived from ICL Manresa, for whom he averaged 7.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 32 Liga Endesa with last season.
Cakarun grew up with Zadar and has already played for Jazine, Borik, Jolly JBS and Kvarner in his native Croatia plus Helios Suns in a 2015-16 season. He averaged 15.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals, helped Helios to win Slovenian Championship title. He was avarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Finals MVP and Center of the Year.

  Cyprus - Koeln Rh.Stars add Ramsey to their roster, ex Apoel  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Rhein Stars Koeln (ProA) added to their roster 30-year old American power forward Keith Ramsey (205-98kg-87, college: Missouri). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.8rpg (#5 in the league), 2.4apg and 1.7spg in 2015-16 season. Ramsey helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Phoenix Hagen (BBL) where in 32 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg.
Ramsey won German Regionalliga (West Group) championship title in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan), Spain (Promobys Tijola) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
Ramsey attended University of Missouri until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Rhein Stars Koeln roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Besnik Bekteshi
Max DiLeo
Jesse Morgan
Matt Vest
Centers:
Keith Ramsey
Andreas Wenzl
Dennis Heinzmann
Coach: Denis Wucherer
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Euroleague - Coach Simone Pianigiani (ex Hapoel J-M) agreed terms with EA7 Armani  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) inked 48-year old Italian coach Simone Pianigiani. He coached most recently at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Coach of the Year.
Pianigiani was coaching Italian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014.
He has coached previously professionally in Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Euroleague - Brose Baskets to sign Daniel Hackett  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) to sign 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-94kg-87, college: USC). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hackett played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Hackett also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg. He won Greek League championship title. Hackett was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Hackett could be described: A very promising perimeter player, who has great passing skills and court vision, very mature for his age; He's not a great athlete, but is yet a very good scorer, who can create his own shot and score in clutch moments;.
Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor
Forwards:
Elias Harris
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Arnoldas Kulboka
Coach: Andrea Trinchieri
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Boncourt adds Savon to their roster  - by Luca Maffioli - 4 hours ago

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 21-year old forward Amir Savon (201-89kg-96, college: Mississippi Valley State) from BC Winterthur. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he recorded 4.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Savon played at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno. But in 6 LNA games he averaged just 1.0ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Bern and Rising Stars.
Savon attended Mississippi Valley State until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in Switzerland

  France - Chalon signs Adam Smith, ex Roseto  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) signed 25-year old American point guard Adam Smith (185-77kg-92, college: Georgia Tech). He played last season at Mec-Energy Roseto in Italian Serie A2. In 37 games he was second best scorer with impressive 23.6ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith was voted HS AJC's Southside Player of the Year back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Smith graduated from Georgia Tech in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Jeremy Nzeulie
Arthur Rozenfeld
Adam Smith
Wilfried Gantswa_Babami
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Forwards:
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Ibrahima Faye
Jevohn Shepherd
Bastien Pinault
Babacar Niasse
Center:
Ousmane Camara
Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in France

  France - GET Vosges land Cyril Scherrens  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges (NM1) tabbed 25-year old swingman Cyril Scherrens (197-92). He has played for the last two years at CS Gravenchon Basket in the NM2.
Scherrens helped his team to make it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Final in 2013.
He has played previously for three other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, Ardres and Lisieux.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Bastien Pinault joins Chalon  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Defending champion ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) agreed terms with 24-year old swingman Bastien Pinault (195-93). He has played for the last two seasons at ALM Evreux Basket in the ProB. In 39 games he had 9.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg last season. Pinault helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He played in the final of French ProB Play-Offs in 2016.
Pinault was a member of French U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for three other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, La Rochelle and Pau Nord Est.
ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Jeremy Nzeulie
Arthur Rozenfeld
Wilfried Gantswa_Babami
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier
Forwards:
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Ibrahima Faye
Jevohn Shepherd
Bastien Pinault
Babacar Niasse
Center:
Ousmane Camara
Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)
Check also Complete Transfers List in France

  France - Dijon tabs rookie J.J. Frazier  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) landed 22-year old American point guard J.J. Frazier (178-155kg-95). He just graduated from Georgia (NCAA). Frazier has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he averaged impressive 18.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.9spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-SEC 1st Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
As mentioned above Frazier is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016).
JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Axel Julien
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff
Forwards:
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez
Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil
Coach: Laurent Legname
By Eurobasket Data Center
Check also Complete Transfers List in France

  France - Le Mans sign Mykal Riley  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 4 hours ago

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) signed 32-year old American small forward Mykal Riley (198-84kg-85, college: Alabama). He has played for the last four seasons at JSF Nanterre (ProA). The last season Riley played also at JSF Nanterre where in 36 ProA games he had 7.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. Riley also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 8.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Riley was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team in 2016.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Riley has played previously professionally also in Italy (Bondi Ferrara and Imola) and Venezuela (Bucaneros).
He attended University of Alabama until 2008 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.
Riley could be described: A very athletic player who runs the court extremely well. Also, he's a great shooter, even from behind the arch, and passes the ball well.
Le Mans Sarthe Basket roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Pape-Philippe Amagou
Antoine Eito
Terry Tarpey
Brahim Dohou
Forwards:
Mykal Riley
Wilfried Yeguete
Antoine Wallez
Center:
Jonathan Jeanne
Coach: Eric Bartecheky
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - Iserlohn Holds Ruben Dahmen Until 2019  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 4 hours ago

Ruben Dahmen (193-SG-94) has played with the iserlohn Kangarroos since he was a kid and that will continue through 2019 as his contract was extended. Dahem is a 23 year old 193cm guard that has played 80 Pro B games with the team and even played one BBL game with Phoenix Hagen. Last season with Iserlohn the German played 26 games averaging 5.3ppg, 2.0apg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 21.6%, FT: 69.6%. "Ruben is our best on ball defender. I hope that his game will continue to mature on offense and that he can get more fast break points and dish out more assists", stressed head coach Dragan Torbica. Last season the German scored in double figures in two games scoring 10 points against Recklingshausen and FC Schalke. "It is something very special here. You can play professional basketball, but at the same time there is a mellow family like atmosphere. Last season ended too early. We don't want to end this season before the end of April", stressed Ruben Dahmen.
Source:Iserlohn

  Germany - The WWU Baskets Add Stefan Wess  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 4 hours ago

Regionalliga team WWU Munster have added Stefan Wess (204-SF-94). Wess is a 23 year old 204cm small forward that brings 85 pro B and 35 Pro A games experience back to Munster where he started his career. Last season he played for BV Chemnitz playing 35 games averaging 2.4ppg, 1.2rpg. "I have followed the team and feel that we can play at a higher level. I want my arrival to be a signal that we can achieve something together here", stressed Stefan Wess. Wess started his career with UBC Muenster (Regionalliga) in 2011 playing 23 games averaging 4.5ppg, 1.7rpg. In 2013, he moved to Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB): where he played until 2016 and in his last season amde his breakthrough there averaging 11.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 79.2%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -12, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 9 games: 1.1ppg, 1.2rpg, German U20 National Team -13
German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -14, 15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -17.
Source:WWU Baskets

  Germany - Drake receives commitment from German forward  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Niko Medved expressed optimism last month when he said he didn't think he was finished adding players to the Bulldogs' 2017 recruiting class. "We're not done yet, hopefully," he said at the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser. "We've still got some work to do in 2017 and there's some opportunities out there." The Drake basketball program pounced on one of those opportunities late Monday night. Antonio Pilipovic (6'6''-F-97), a 6-foot-6 forward from Germany, pledged his commitment to Drake. He joins guards Jalen Gibbs and Noah Thomas to create a three-member 2017 recruiting class for Medved and his staff. Pilipovic is expected to sign soon. Pilipovic has spent the last two years with the Rhein Stars in Cologne, Germany, part of Germany's ProA basketball league. During the 2015-16 season, Pilipovic played in 20 of 29 games and shot 39 percent from the field.
Courtesy of: desmoinesregister.com

  Germany - Openjobmetis VA could tab Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) is close to add to their roster 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel) who played last time at Giessen 46ers in Germany. Wells has played there for the last three years. In 33 BBL games he recorded 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wells won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Nicola Natali
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone
Forwards:
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - Hornscheidt re-signs at ETB Wohnbau  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProB) confirmed in their roster 16-year old point guard Till Hornscheidt (180-67kg-1). He played there last season. In four games he did not score anything, 2 assists and 1 steal.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - Goettingen signs Nicolai Simon  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

BG Goettingen (BBL) signed 30-year old shooting guard Nicolai Simon (190-89kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). The last season Simon played at Braunschweig where in 28 BBL games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.4rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German Bundesliga championship title in 2008. Simon was selected to German Bundesliga All-Star Game back in 2013.
He was also a member of German international program for some years. Simon played for German Senior National Team between 2012 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Germany at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 57.1%.
Simon has played previously for six other teams: BBC Bayreuth, Uni Baskets, Walter Tigers, Lichterfelde, Ehingen/Urspringschule and Urspring.
BG Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Nicolai Simon
Dominic Lockhart
Joanic Gruttner_Bacoul
Lennard Larysz
Forwards:
Stephan Haukohl
Dennis Kramer
Darius Carter
Coach: Johannes Roijakkers
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)
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  Germany - Chris Frazier Latches On With The Rostock Seawolves  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 4 hours ago

After an NCAA career and stops in Magdeburg, Crailsheim and Artland, Chris Frazier (182-SG-90, college: Dubuque) is content on another challenge and will head up north this season and play his fourth professional season with the Rostock Seawolves. Frazier is a 26 year old 182cm guard from Heidelberg, Germany that also possesses the American passport and went to the Heidelberg American High School as a kid. Last season he balled for the Artland Dragons (Germany-ProB) playing 25 games averaging 13.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 79.4%. "WE have recieved a very quick player that belonged to the best three point shooters in the Pro B last season. He can be an important factor in our new team with his experience, defense and shot", stressed head coach Ralf Rehberger. Last season he socred in double figures in 23 games including a 23 point game against Rostock and 22 point effort against Recklingshausen.

Frazier started his basketball career in 2009 with TV Schwetzingen (Germany-2.Regionalliga) playing 16 games averaging 12.0ppg. He went to the States in 2010 to play for Dubuque (NCAA3) where he played 107 games in an illustrious 4 year career and as a senior played 26 games averaging 13.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 42.0%, FT: 88.0%. He had a very consistent career there as in his second and third season he played 26 games averaging 13.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 89.2%. As a junior he played 27 games averaging 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 44.6%, FT: 86.7%. He returned back to Germany in 2014 and played for the Otto Baskets Magdeburg (Germany-ProB) playing 20 games avergaing 16.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 80.6%. In the 2015-2016 season he got a crack at the BBL joing the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-BBL) playing 13 games averaging 2,3ppg. "I am very happy to be a Seawolf and the new season. I am very motivated and ready to give all for our goal. Rostock is a nice city and it positively surprised me and I was convinced right away. I already wanted to come here 2 years ago, but it didn't happen. I can feel that the whole management and Seawolf family wants to be successful and I want to belong to something special like that. I am already looking forward to the fans and the atmosphere", warned Chris Frazier. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been IAC Tournament Winner -13, All-IIAC 1st Team -13, IIAC Regular Season Runner-Up -14, IIAC Tournament Semifinals -14, All-IIAC 2nd Team -14, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Runner-Up -17.

Source: Rostock Seawolves




  Holland - Leiden welcomes back de Jong  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) landed 29-year old Dutch international shooting guard Worthy de Jong (194-88). It is actually his comeback to Leiden as he has played here before. de Jong played most recently at Boulogne in French ProB. In 34 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season de Jong played at Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden where in 34 Eredivisie games he had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.9spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Domestic Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. de Jong also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 17.2ppg and recorded 5.2rpg, 1.3apg and 2.0spg (leader !!!).
Among other achievements de Jong won Dutch Eredivisie championship title in 2011 and 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
de Jong represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 65.4%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 66.7%.
de Jong has played previously for two other Dutch teams: Orca's Urk and Rotterdam.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Strengths: Speed and athleticism. Leadership. World class leaping ability. Lock-down defender. Knock-down three-point shooter. Tight handle. Good vision. High motor. Team player.
Very quick and athletic Player. Unbelievable jumping Ability and also a very good offensive Rebounder. Very creative Player and almost unstoppable in the 1 - 1. Good defender. Good scorer in attacking the Basket and also a good shooter incl. 3pt. Very emotional Player who brings a Lot of Energy to the Team
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Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong
Forward:
Mohamed Kherrazi
Center:
Floris Versteegh
Coach: Paul Vervaeck
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  Holland - Vincent Nguyen (ex Den Bosch) is a newcomer at Hanoi Buffalos  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Hanoi Buffalos (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old Dutch point guard Vincent Nguyen (178-95). He played last season at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie, but left the team in Jan.'17. But in three games he recorded just 1.0ppg. Nguyen's team made it to the Dutch final.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.0%.
Nguyen has played also professionally in Belgium (Gembo BBC).
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  Israel - Hapoel Beer Sheva adds Adi Cohen to their roster  - by Nir Luna - 4 hours ago

Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Adi Cohen (178-93) from Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair. In 32 National League games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.8apg (top 3) and 1.7spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Cohen was a member of Israeli U20 National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for two other teams: Hapoel Jerusalem and Hasharon.
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  Israel - Denzel Livingston joins Ironi Nahariya  - by Nir Luna - 4 hours ago

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Denzel Livingston (193-81kg-93, college: Incarnate Word). He played last season at Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair in the National League. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 21.1ppg and averaged 10.7rpg (#5 in the league), 3.2apg, 2.0spg (in top 5) and 2.1bpg. Livingston helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and All-Defensive Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 51 games he had 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. Livingston contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice).
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Livingston has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
He attended University of Incarnate Word until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
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  Italy - Cento keeps Benfatto for another season  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) re-signed 32-year old power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 10.1ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements Benfatto played in the final of Italian Serie B Group A in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Forward of the Year award in 2016.
Benfatto was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously for six other teams: Alma Trieste, Unieuro Forli, Bondi Ferrara, Treviglio, Padova Unione and Riva del Garda.
Benfatto is described as: A tough inside player, who has good rebounding and defensive skills. He's good inside scorer, but should add some more range to his shoot.
Benedetto XIV Cento roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Nelson Rizzitiello
Adrian Chiera
Marco Pasqualin
Forward:
Michele Benfatto
Center:
Giorgio Piunti
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  Italy - Germani Basket Brescia tabs Brian Sacchetti  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) inked 31-year old small forward Brian Sacchetti (200-100kg-86, agency: SPORTlab Agency). The last season Sacchetti played also at Banco di Srd where in 32 Serie A games he averaged 5.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team. Sacchetti also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Sacchetti won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
Sacchetti has played previously for three other teams: Rimini, Bondi Ferrara and Novara.
His game is described as: A powerful forward with good personality and fundamentally sound; can score in lots of ways, needs to improve his passing and game-reading to become a true guard;.
Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Luca Vitali
Lee Moore
Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry

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  Italy - Andrea De Nicolao may sign at Umana Venezia  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) is close to land 26-year old international point guard Andrea De Nicolao (185-75kg-91) who played last time at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia from In 33 Serie A games he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements De Nicolao's team won Italian Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Gold All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
De Nicolao has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
De Nicolao represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Benetton Treviso, Verona and Ticino.
Let's have closer look into De Nicolao's outlook: A promising point guard, who hasn' t a great size, but is very quick, has good timing and leaping ability. Also, he runs yet very well a pick and roll offense. Huge upside. Year after year, he become a defensive specialist too.
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  NBA - Suns Expected To Sign Mike James  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Mike James (6'1''-PG-90, college: Lamar) is expected to sign with the Suns, international basketball journalist David Pick suggests. Pick describes James as 'EuroLeague's most electrifying combo guard.' The exact details of James' and the Suns' commitment are not yet known, but this sounds to be more than just a Summer League deal. Whatever the contract may be it cannot become official until the new league year. This James, not to be confused with NBA veteran Mike James, has yet to play in the NBA and last suited up for Panathinaikos in 2016/17. He did, however, play for the Suns during the 2015 NBA Summer League. In Greece last season, he averaged 13.0 PPG and 3.0 APG on .490 from the floor.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com

  Poland - Torun keeps Snieg for another 2 year  - by Greg - 4 hours ago

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) re-signed 28-year old former international point guard Tomasz Snieg (190-89). He played there last season. In 43 PLK games he averaged 5.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.2apg. Snieg helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Energa Czarni, AZS Koszalin, Asseco, Polpharma, AZS Politechnika Warszawska and MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno.
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  Poland - Mateusz Bartosz moves to Szczecin  - by Greg - 4 hours ago

King Szczecin (PLK) landed 30-year old power forward Mateusz Bartosz (205-87) from Anwil. In 13 PLK games he averaged 2.7ppg and 3.0rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season. Bartosz also played that season for Polfarmex where in 20 PLK games he had 8.1ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements he won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2009 and 2014. Bartosz received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Bartosz has played previously for four other teams: Poznan PBG Basket, AZS Koszalin, GKS Tychy and Polonia 2011 Warszawa.
King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Forward:
Lukasz Diduszko
Center:
Mateusz Bartosz
Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas
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  Slovenia - Banvit keeps Vidmar for another season  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Slovenian international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 BSL games he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2apg last season. Vidmar helped them to win the cup. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.9ppg and 5.6rpg. Vidmar contributed to his team making it to the final.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Vidmar has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Vidmar also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 68.0%, FT: 30.8%.
Vidmar has played previously professionally in Turkey (Darussafaka, Fenerbahce and Besiktas) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Slovan and Jance Prit).
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  Slovenia - Primorska lands Marijan Cakarun (ex--Manresa)  - by Zeljko Zule - 4 hours ago

Primorska are very active in the transfer market last days. A familiar face is back in Slovenian League as the club inked Croatian Marijan Cakarun (204-C-90) on a three-year deal. Cakarun arrives from Spanish side ICL Manresa, where he averaged 7.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 32 Liga Endesa last season.
Cakarun grew up with Zadar and has already played for Jazine, Borik, Jolly JBS and Kvarner in his native Croatia plus Helios Suns in a 2015-16 season. He averaged 15.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals, helped Helios to win Slovenian Championship title. He was avarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Finals MVP and Center of the Year.

  Switzerland - Boncourt adds Kessler to their roster  - by Luca Maffioli - 4 hours ago

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 19-year old Swiss guard Marlon Kessler (192-98). He has played for the last three seasons at the junior team of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA.
Kessler represented Switzerland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.6%.
BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Marc Seylan
Marlon Kessler
Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
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  Switzerland - Boncourt tabs Marc Seylan  - by Luca Maffioli - 4 hours ago

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) inked 25-year old Swiss guard Marc Seylan (193-86kg-92). He just graduated from Md-E Shore (NCAA). But in 30 games he averaged only 1.1ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
As mentioned above Seylan is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He played at the MEAC Tournament Semifinals in 2017.
Seylan has played previously for GC Zurich.
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  Turkey - Cevher Ozer agreed terms with Afyon  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) inked experienced 34-year old former international power forward Cevher Ozer (206-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Acibadem. In 35 TBL games he recorded 5.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Ozer also played that season for Turk Telekom where in two TBL games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2008, 2012 and 2014. Ozer was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
He was a member of Turkish international program for some years. Ozer was called to Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2009 and previously for U21 National Team in 2002.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for five other teams: Darussafaka, Galatasaray, TED Kolejliler, Besiktas and Banvit.
Ozer's game is described as: He has the potential to become a top level PF in European basket. Great great talent. Very effective outside shot. Great leaping ability that helps him to finish the hoop with a dunk in traffic. Nickname 'Cicio'.
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  Turkey - Socar Petkim inks Ahmet Cantitiz  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old shooting guard Ahmet Cantitiz (193-92) from Turk Telekom. In 38 TBL games he had 12.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.5apg and 1.8spg (in top 5) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cantitiz played at Akhisar Bld where in 30 TBL games he recorded 3.4ppg and 3.5rpg.
His team won Turkish TB2L Federation Cup in 2013.
Cantitiz represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg.
Cantitiz has played previously for two other teams: Banvit and Bandirma Kirmizi.
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  Turkey - Socar Petkim inks Ahmet Ali Erdogan  - by Eurobasket News - 4 hours ago

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) signed 31-year old point guard Ahmet Ali Erdogan (186-73kg-86, agency: 1x1 Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Best Balikesir in the BSL. BSL was a little too high level for him, where in 15 games he had just 1.5ppg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Erdogan won Turkish TB2L championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Oyak Renault, Aliaga, Bursaspor and Sakarya BSB.
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  United Kingdom - Phoenix take Touray  - by Paul Nilsen - 4 hours ago

Cheshire Phoenix can confirm the signing of the London-born Alassan Touray (194-G/F-93).
The guard has been playing in the Danish Basketligaen over the past three years and most recently for SISU Copenhagen, where he averaged 10 points per game.
He becomes the second signing of the week for the Phoenix, following on from the arrival of Orlan Jackman.
Head Coach Ben Thomas said: 'Alassan has a great attitude and is really motivated to have a successful season with us.
"He gives us options at both the shooting and point guard position offensively and can defend multiple positions with his size and athleticism. His versatility will benefit the Nix hugely'.
The player himself added: 'I am looking forward to playing for Cheshire Phoenix, not only on the court but in the community.
"I was born in London, but I never really got to live there as I was raised in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Returning to my country of birth is exciting and with hard work and dedication to the programme, I am sure we will be successful'.

  United Kingdom - Wroblicky re-joins Sharks  - by Paul Nilsen - 4 hours ago

The DBL Sharks are thrilled to announce the return for a second season of big man Tony Wroblicky (208-C-92, college: American).
The 6ft 10in centre will re-join fellow frontcourt favourite Mike Tuck for the 2017-18 season and will resume his second year of studying for is MBA at the University of Sheffield.
Wroblicky signed up to complete his Masters Degree in Business over two years and has confirmed his return for the South Yorkshire franchise.
'I am thrilled to have Tony back for his second season with the club," said Head Coach, Atiba Lyons.
"He suffered a terrible hand injury last October which took him out for several weeks - and so he didn't get the chance to establish his season until the second half of the year'
'I am looking forward to having him pick up where he left off and to hit the floor running'.
Wroblicky averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Sharks despite his 8 week injury break.
'I really enjoyed last season at the Sharks and now that I am more familiar with the league, I am looking forward to joining my team mates in August to get preparations underway' said Wroblicky.
'My understanding is that there have been some adjustments which I think will see much improvement and I think if we can stay healthy, then along that with consistency, we will see a better finish."
The DBL Sharks have also been confirmed by Matchroom Sport as one of eight teams who will participate at the British Basketball All Stars Championship at The O2 in London on Sunday 24 September


  Euroleague - Valencia signs Aaron Doornekamp  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) signed 32-year old Canadian international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-96kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Doornekamp will still stay in Spain where he played last season at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa). The last season Doornekamp played also at CB Canarias. In 35 Liga Endesa games he had 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Doornekamp also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
Doornekamp was voted CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year back in 2008.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Doornekamp played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
He represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Doornekamp's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Doornekamp has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Juvecaserta) and Canada (Ravens).
Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives
Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde
Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason
Coach: Jesus Vidorreta
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  France - Nancy lands DaShaun Wood  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) tabbed 32-year old American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright State, agency: Inception Sports). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Limoges CSP Elite (ProA). In 34 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.7spg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Wood played at Cholet Basket (also in ProA) where in 18 games he had 12.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.8apg and 1.1spg.
In 2007 Wood was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in fifth round (50th overall).
The former Wright State staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Wood received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Wood has played also professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Benetton Treviso), Turkey (Tofas) and Germany (ALBA Berlin).
Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Enzo Goudou-Sinha
Forwards:
Mickael Var
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery
Center:
Garry Florimont
Coach: Gregor Beugnot
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  Italy - Sutton re-signs at Dolomiti Energia Trento  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American swingman Dominique Sutton (198-98kg-86, college: N.C.Central). He played there last season. Sutton managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 28 Serie A games he had 13.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9spg (in top 2). He helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Sutton also played that season for Sluc Nancy in French ProA where in 6 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.8spg. The other team Sutton played that season for was ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL. In 8 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He also played 4 games in Eurocup where he got 7.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg.
In 2012 Sutton was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (6th overall).
The former N.Carolina Central staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Sutton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League championship title in 2015. Sutton was also voted All-MEAC 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Sutton is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Sutton has played previously professionally in Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Philippines (Globalport and Air21 Express), France (Chalon/Saor), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Oklahoma City Blue) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Spain - Seeley is back at Gran Canaria, ex Maccabi T-A  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American shooting guard DJ Seeley (193-88kg-89, college: CS Fullerton). It is actually his comeback to Las Palmas as he has played here before. Seeley played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 28 games he had 9.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Seeley also played 26 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Seeley played at Gran Canaria. In 27 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.1ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Seeley also played 12 games in Eurocup where he got 11.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. The other team he played shortly was Besiktas in Turkish BSL. In 7 games he got 7.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.0apg. Seeley also played 7 games in Eurocup where he got 4.1ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Seeley was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in second round (19th overall).
The former California State University, Fullerton standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Seeley has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 9 2nd Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Seeley has played also professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Spain (La ICL Manresa).
Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:
Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley
Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Shaquielle McKissic
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  Euroleague - Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv welcomes back Cohen  - by Eurobasket News - 1 day ago

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 27-year old Israeli international power forward Jake Cohen (208-107kg-90, college: Davidson). It is actually his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he has played here before. Cohen has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Cohen played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League). In 32 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cohen played at Aris in Greek A1 where in 37 games he had 5.6ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Cohen also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.8ppg and 3.2rpg.
Cohen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won Southern Conference Regular Season South Division championship title in 2013. Cohen received also All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year award and Southern Conference All-Tournament 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Cohen represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
He has played previously for another Israeli team Maccabi Rishon.
Cohen attended Davidson College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: And inside player with great wingspan and good coordination, he can be very effective at the defensive end too.
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