Argentina - Clemente is back at Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal, ex Mayaguez - by Eurobasket News
Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) signed 31-year old Puerto Rican ex-international power forward Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita State). It is actually his comeback to Buenos Aires as he played here before. Clemente is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He moved there from Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league where he played this season. In three games he had 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3spg. This season Clemente played at Ferrocarril. In 55 BSN games he recorded 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1spg. This summer he played at Indios (BSN) in Puerto Rico. In three games he recorded 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3spg. Clemente also played at Mayaguez (SuperLeague 25) in Puerto Rico that season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Argentinian LigaA South Group Regular Season in 2015. Clemente was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Marchand Cup Honorable Mention in 2015. He represented Puerto Rico at the FIBA Americas in Mexico last year. Clemente's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 62.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.5%. Clemente has played also professionally in Israel (Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Ashdod and Hapoel Yokneam/Megido), Italy (Mantovana) and Argentina (Obras Basket). He attended Wichita State until 2009 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player. Clemente could be described:
A powerful inside player who can spend time in both 4 and 5 positions. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina Australia - Duane Bailey (ex Southland S.) joins Brisbane Spartans - by Eurobasket News
Brisbane Spartans (SEABL) agreed terms with 25-year old New Zealander forward Duane Bailey (198-87kg-91). He moved there from Zero Fees Southland Sharks in New Zealand NBL league where he started the season. Bailey managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 8 NBL games he had 8.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg this season. The most of this season he spent at Plymouth Raiders (BBL) in British league. In 24 NBL games he recorded 10.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 3.0apg. Bailey also played at New Zealand Breakers (NBL) that season. But in three games he recorded just 0.7ppg and 1.7rpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Australian NBL championship title in 2015. Bailey was also voted Australiabasket.com New Zealand NBL All-Domestic Players Team in 2014. He represented New Zealand at the Oceania Championships In Saipan (N.Mariana) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 25.9%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 42.9%. Bailey has played also professionally for other New Zealand teams like New Zealand for Rangers Jets Pirates Titans. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia Dominican Republic - Araguenos tab Kelvin Pena - by Eurobasket News
Araguenos BBC (LNB II) inked 36-year old Dominican guard Kelvin Pena (193-80, college: Southeastern CC). He moved there from Toros (LPB) where he started the season. In 5 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 3.4apg this season. Pena ended this season at Pueblo Nuevo (Santiago League) in Dominican Republic. But the most of that year he spent at Metros de Santiago in Dominican Rep. league. In three LPB games he averaged 13.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.3apg. Among other achievements Pena won Dominican Rep. LNB South Division championship title in 2015. He received also Latinbasket.com Dominican Rep. LNB All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015. Pena represented Dominican Republic at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz (Mexico) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 66.7%. Pena is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia, Cyprus, France, Spain, Uruguay (Hebraica) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana, Parque Hostos, Madre Vieja, Dosa and Ciro Perez). Pena is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Araguenos. Pena attended Southeastern CC, IA until 2004 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. His game is described as:
A good scorer and defender, very athletic, with good passing skills and a very effective rebounder for his size; is now playing in the 2 and the 3 positions, but needs to develop some pure guard skills, because is future is at the 1 and the 2 positions;. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Venezuela Eurocup - Adam Waczynski agreed terms with Unicaja - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu
Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old Polish ex-international swingman Adam Waczynski (199-89). He moved there from Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) where he played this season. In 27 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg. The last season Waczynski played also at Blusens Monbus. In 34 Liga Endesa games he averaged 12.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Among other achievements his team won Polish Supercup in 2014. Waczynski received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 1st Team award in 2012 and 2014. He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Waczynski played for Polish Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009. He also represented Poland at the European Championships last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 46.4%, FT: 84.8%. Waczynski has played also professionally for other Polish teams like Poznan PBG Basket, Gornik, Twarde Pierniki Torun, GTK Asseco II Gdynia and Trefl II Sopot. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain Euroleague - CSKA to sign Viktor Khryapa to contract extension - by Eurobasket News
CSKA and Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) will extend their cooperation. The Moscow powerhouse will reportedly use their option to extend the deal with the player for one more season. Viktor Khryapa has been playing for CSKA since 2002. He averaged 6.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in EuroLeague. In VTB League his stats read 5.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per appearance.
Euroleague - Zalgiris land Leo Westermann, ex Limoges - by Eurobasket News
B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) tabbed 24-year old French ex-international guard Leo Westermann (196-92, agency: BeoBasket). He moved there from Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA where he played this season. In 33 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. Westermann also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. The last season he played also at Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) in France. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Westermann had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 43 ProA games he had 5.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the cup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to French ProA All-Star Game. Westermann also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg (in top 4). He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had 7.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.5apg. The previous (13-14) season Westermann played at Partizan in Serbian league. In 5 Euroleague games he had 7.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.2apg in 2013-14 season. He also played 7 games in Adriatic League where he had 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg in 2013-14 season. Among other achievements Westermann received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 1st Team award back in 2013. He was also a member of French international program for some years. Westermann played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012. He also represented France at the European Championships last year. Westermann's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg. Westermann has played previously professionally in Spain (FC Barcelona). Let's have closer look into His outlook:
Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania Germany - Blanchard Obiango Moves To The Artland Dragons - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Blanchard Obiango (202-F-88, agency: Octagon Europe) will have a short move this summer as he will play for the Artland Dragons next season departing from SC Rasta Vechta. Blanchard Obiango (202-F-88, agency: Octagon Europe) is a 28 year old 202cm forward with much basketball experience as he played six years in the Pro A. He played the last two seasons for SC Rasta Vechta and last season played 13 games averaging 0,5ppg. In the 2014-2015 season the German that also has the Conogolese citzenship played 28 games averaging 3,5ppg and 2,5rpg. "I am happy that I can stay in the region and continue my studies. I also like the goals of the club", stresse Blanchard Obiango (202-F-88, agency: Octagon Europe). He started his basketball career with TV Langen. He then got further experience with SG Durkheim and then played three seasons with Breitengussbach. He then made the jump to the German Pro A and played two seasons with the Crailsheim Merlins. He then played a season with BV Chemnitz and a season with the Cuxhaven Bascats. He has played a total of 152 Pro A games. Source:SC Rasta Vechta
Germany - Finke Baskets welcome back Gloger - by Eurobasket News
Finke Baskets Paderborn (ProA) inked 23-year old German forward Till Gloger (203-100kg-93). It is actually his comeback to Finke Baskets as he played here before. Gloger just graduated from Maine (NCAA). In 29 games he averaged 9.0ppg and 2.7rpg last season. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Gloger was selected to German NBBL All-Star Game in 2012. He has played previously for Salzkotten and finke Baskets Paderborn II. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Germany Germany - Kostja Mushidi could be added to Mega Leks roster - by Eurobasket News
BC Mega Leks (KLS) is close to ink 18-year old German swingman Kostja Mushidi (195-98, agency: Comsport) who currently plays for Strasbourg IG in France. But in only one ProA game he did not score anything and 1 assist. The last season Mushidi played at Rhoendorfer (2.Regionalliga) in German league. In 18 games he recorded just 2.9ppg and 1.2rpg. The previous (13-14) season he played at Dragons Rhoendorf (ProA) in German league. In three games he averaged only 0.7ppg and 1.0rpg in 2013-14 season. In 12-13 season Mushidi was tested by Telekom Baskets (BBL) in German league. Despite young age Mushidi had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 2nd Team award in 2014. He represented Germany at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.3%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 61.5%. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia Germany - Felix Neumann Remains With Herten - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
German Pro B team Herten have held Felix Neumann (201-F-90). Neumann is a 26 year old 201cm forward that will be going into his second season with Herten. Last season he played 27 games averaging 9,7ppg, 5.9rpg and 1,0apg. "We know what we have with Felix and are happy that he will remain. We want him to show his presence under the basket without losing his ability to shoot. He knows what he has to do this summer. I am looking forward to working with him", stressed head coach Cedric Huesken. The German who previously played with Magdeburg and Cottbus last season scored in double figures 10 times and his best scoring games were 23 points against Oldenburg and 22 points against Iserlohn. "I feel comfortable with Herten and it wasn't dificult to stay. I am sure that we will have a strong team this season and play at the top", stressed Felix Neumann (201-F-90). Source.Herten
In the last week, there seemed to be an internal struggle between Beko BBL teams medi Bayreuth and the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg about who would have the services of Jake Odum (193-G-91, college: Indiana St.) next season and along the way the rumour of where the player would land was a top piece of priority on social media, but today all the fuss came to an end. First medi Bayreuth announced that the player wouldn't be wearing the jersey next season and 30 minutes later the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg made it official that the American will be on board this upcoming season.Odum is a 25 year old 193cm guard from Terre Haute Indiana that will be playing his thied professional season and second in Germany after being a rookie in Greece. Last season with medi Bayreuth, Odum played 34 games averaging 14,3ppg, 4,3rpg and 5,6apg and belonged to the top five guards in the league. "We are happy that we could get him. He brings everything that a good point guard has. He can score and has a good eye for his teammates. We believe that he will bring us forward", stressed s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg head coach Doug Spradley. Last season Odum averaged almost 35 minutes a game and scored in double figures 26 times and 20 points or more six times. His best scoring games were 29 points against Phoenix Hagen, 25 points against ratiopharm Ulm and 24 points against Bremerhaven. He also produced two double doubles.Odum started his basketball career in 2010 with Indiana State where he played until 2014 and then played with PAOK Thessalonik as a rookie. With the arrival of Odum comes the departure of Dru Joyce. Joyce played 37 games averaging 10,8ppg, 2,4rpg and 6,8apg. One can't stress enough how valuable Joyce was for Wurzburg making the playoffs. However the s.OLiver Baskets most likely saw Odum as an upgrade that is younger and can score better. "It was a difficult decision that we have to make in this business. We want to thank him for all he did on and off the court. He was a big part of your success.We wish him and his family all the best", stressed head coach Doug Spradley. Source.s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg
German Pro B team Iserlohn have gotten avtive on the transfer market and signed Terrell Harris (190-G) Harris is a 22 year old 193cm guard from Indiantown, Florida that will start his professional career in Germany. Harris played at Georgia College from 2013-2016 after playing one year at Mars Hill (NCAA2). As a senior he played 29 games: 24.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 76.8%. "We are lucky to have him. After seeing videos and having talks, we were sure to get him. At college, he was the absolute leader and scorer and had good defense and could pass. I think that he has the ability to be atop player in the Pro B", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe. In his first season at Georgia State, Harris played 26 games averaging 17.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 72.6%. In his second season he played 18 games averaging 16.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 75.0%. In his senior year he scored in double figures in 27 of 28 games and scored 20 points or more 23 times. His best scoring games were 39 points against Lander, 32 points against Agusta and Pfeiffer and 31 points against N. Georgia. I am very happy to have signed my first pro contract with Iserlohn. I want to thank management for giving me this chance to become a part of this great club. I will work hard this summer and be prepared and can hardly wait to get to know my teammates and coaches", stressed Terrell Harris Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been SAC All-Freshman Team -12, All-PeachBelt Player of the Year -16, All-PeachBelt 1st Team -16, Reese's NCAA D2 All-Star Game -16, and NABC NCAA D2 All-Southeast District 1st Team -16. Source:Iserlohn
Iceland - Thor AK Akureyri inks Ingvi Rafn Ingvarsson - by Eurobasket News
Thor AK Akureyri (D1) signed 22-year old domestic Ingvi Rafn Ingvarsson (94). He has played for the last six seasons at Tindastoll (Dominos League). In 26 games he had just 2.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Ingvarsson played in the final of Icelandic League in 2015. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Iceland Italy - Bernardini re-signs at Leicester Riders - by Eurobasket News
Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) confirmed in their roster 28-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Tyler Bernardini (198-88, college: Pennsylvania). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 BBL games he recorded 11.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Bernardini was voted All-Ivy League Freshman of the Year back in 2008 at his college time. Bernardini has played also professionally in Italy (AV Cantu). He attended University of Pennsylvania until 2012 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom Italy - Mauricio Aguiar (ex Regatas C.) signs at Defensor - by Eurobasket News
Defensor Sporting Club Montevideo (LUB) landed 33-year old naturalized Italian forward Mauricio Aguiar (197-83, agency: Pro Sports). He played most recently at Regatas Corrientes in Argentinian LigaA. In 59 games he averaged 10.7ppg and 2.2rpg last season. The previous (14-15) season Aguiar played at Obras Basket (LigaA) in Argentina. In 57 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1apg in 2014-15 season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the cup final. In 13-14 season Aguiar played at Hebraica. In 27 LUB games he had 14.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.4apg in 2013-14 season. Among other achievements he won Uruguay LUB Capital Division championship title in 2012. Aguiar received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 1st Team award in 2014. He represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Isla Margarita (Venezuela) two years ago. Aguiar's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (16.4ppg), 1.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 59.5%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 66.7%. Aguiar has played also professionally in Italy (Livorno Liburnia, Angelico Biella and Vanoli Cremona), Uruguay (Cordon and Bigua) and Venezuela (Marinos and Bucaneros). Let's have closer look into His outlook:
A powerful guard/forward, very good in the open court offense and in the 1-on-1; has an interesting shooting range, but loves to go oinside as his first option; a little discontinous, needs to improve his defense on the guards and his passing and decision making; some years of experience at a top level could make him a superstar. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Uruguay Italy - Chieti welcomes back Palermo - by Eurobasket News
Proger BLS Chieti (Serie A2) landed 25-year old guard Matteo Palermo (190-80kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Chieti as he played here before. Palermo moved there from Legnano (Serie A2) where he played this season. In 28 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. The last season he played at Proger BLS Chieti. In 29 Serie A2 games he had 7.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). The previous (13-14) season Palermo played at Orzinuovi GaGa (Serie B). In 29 games he had 9.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg in 2013-14 season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. In 12-13 season Palermo played at Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A). In 26 games he had just 2.7ppg and 2.2rpg in 2012-13 season. In 11-12 season he played at Basket Santarcangelo (Serie C Gold). In 36 games he had 6.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg in 2011-12 season. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy Italy - Coach Riccardo Paolini left VL Pesaro - by Eurobasket News
57-year old coach Riccardo Paolini left Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A). Riccardo Paolini steered Pesaro to just 12 wins in 30 Serie A games last season. Paolini used to coach Imola Summer League Open National Team back in 2011. He has coached previously another Italian team Firenze Enic. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy NCAA1 - Guard Malik Newman to leave Mississippi State - by Eurobasket News
In the aftermath of Malik Newman (6'3''-G-97)'s decision to withdraw his name from the 2016 NBA Draft, there were rumblings that he would not be returning to the Mississippi State program. Monday afternoon it was learned that Newman would transfer, with the news first being reported by CBSSports.com. A top ten prospect in the Class of 2015, Newman was viewed as the crown jewel in Ben Howland's first recruiting class at Mississippi State. Things didn't work out as anticipated however, with Newman being hampered some by injuries throughout the course of the season. The Mississippi native averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game last season, but he did so shooting just 39.1 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from three. There's also the question of what Newman's role would be in 2016-17 to consider with regards to this decision. After not having a great amount of depth on the perimeter last season, that won't be the case for the Bulldogs next season. I.J. Ready and Quinndary Weatherspoon are among the returnees, and Mississippi State adds a talented crop of newcomers that includes four-star guards Tyson Carter, Lamar Peters and Eli Wright. Mississippi State also adds highly regarded wing Mario Kegler, and Louisiana Tech transfer Xavian Stapleton will be available after sitting out last season. With all of those additions, a feature role for Newman likely would have been tough to come by in 2016-17. Newman, a player who many thought wouldn't be in college for more than a season, will look for someplace else to call home. Courtesy of: nbcsports.com
NCAA1 - Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits on Tuesday - by Eurobasket News
Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee (6'9''-PF-94) will visit Cal on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Pac-12 school, sources told CBS Sports on Sunday. "He's going to Cal," one source said of Lee. "Unless something crazy happens, he's going to Cal." A former McDonald's All-American, the 6-9 Lee averaged 6.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks last season for Kentucky. He must sit out next year per NCAA rules and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Lee will give the Bears a strong replacement for Ivan Rabb, who could have been a lottery pick in June's NBA Draft, but opted to return to school for his sophomore season. Courtesy of: cbssports.com
Poland - Majewski comes back to Stal Ostrow - by Eurobasket News
BM Slam Stal Ostrow Wlkp. (TBL) inked 34-year old former international small forward Lukasz Majewski (199-82). It is actually his comeback to Stal Ostrow Wlkp. as he played here before. Majewski moved there from Wilki Morskie (TBL) where he played this season. In 36 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.6apg. The last season he played at Rosa. In 35 TBL games he averaged 8.2ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Among other achievements Majewski received Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2010. He also represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 1.4rpg. Majewski has played previously for four other Poland teams: Anwil, Jaroslaw, Polpharma and AZS PR Radom. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Poland Russia - Ryan Toolson signs contract extension with Zenit - by Eurobasket News
Ryan Toolson (193-G-85, college: Utah Valley) and Zenit agreed on terms of contract extension. The guard has penned a new two-year deal with the Saint Petersburg team. Last season Ryan Toolson notched 18.5 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in EuroCup. In VTB League his stats read 17.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per appearance. Ryan Toolson had stints in Spain, Turkey and Italy before moving to Russia.
Serbia - Unicaja keep Nemanja Nedovic for two more seasons - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja and Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: BeoBasket) have agreed on terms of contract extension. The Serbian guard has penned a new two-yea deal with the Malaga team. Nemanja Nedovic joined Unicaja at the start of the season. He notched 7.4 points and 1.9 assists per game in EuroLeague. In Liga Endesa Nemanja Nedovic tallied 11.2 points, 2.6 assists and 1.1 rebounds per appearance. Previously Nemanja Nedovic played for Crvena Zvezda, Lietuvos Rytas, Golden State Warriors and Valencia. He has been the member of the Serbian National Team since 2012.
Slovakia - Umea signs George Valentine, ex Levice - by Eurobasket News
Umea BSKT (Basketligan) signed 28-year old American forward George Valentine (203-101kg-88, college: Winthrop, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played last season at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL league. In 34 games he had 9.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Valentine also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he recorded 7.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg. The previous (14-15) season he played at Gmunden Swans (A Bundesliga) in Austrian league. In 21 games he recorded 4.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0spg in 2014-15 season. Valentine's team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2014. He has played also professionally in Iceland (Tindastoll). Valentine attended Winthrop University until 2012 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Sweden Spain - Castello keeps Faner for another season - by Eurobasket News
Amics Castello (LEB Gold) re-signed 26-year old point guard Joan Faner (176-90). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 LEB Gold games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.3apg and 2.2spg (leader !!!) last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Defensive Player of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention. Faner won Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off championship title in 2015. He has played previously for four other Spain teams: Menorca Basquet, Plasencia, San Isidro and Alaior. Faner's game is described as:
Joan is a small pointguard but very talented. Aggressive and fast on his game. Excelent on defense with aggressivity and outstanding ability to steal the ball. His maturation has given great leadership to add to his innate talent to score and court vision. Good reading of the pick & roll situations. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain Spain - Hernandez leaves Manresa - by Eurobasket News
26-year old guard Alexander Hernandez (189-72kg-90) left ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa). In 34 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.4apg this season. Hernandez played there also last season. In 29 Liga Endesa games he had 4.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.2apg. He played in the final of Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) in 2008. Hernandez represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Croatia six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 3.0ppg, 1.1rpg. Hernandez has played previously for two other Spain teams: FC Barcelona and Cornella. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain Sweden - Solna Vikings hire coach Ake Barlin - by Eurobasket News
Atletico Bigua Montevideo (LUB) inked 26-year old point guard Diego Alvarez (180-90kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Montevideo as he played here before. Alvarez played most recently at Larre Borges (LUB). In 29 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 5.1apg last season. The previous (14-15) season he played at Olimpia. In 21 LUB games he averaged 4.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg in 2014-15 season. In 13-14 season Alvarez played at Bigua. In 35 LUB games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg in 2013-14 season. In 12-13 season he played at Larre Borges. In 25 LUB games he averaged just 2.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2apg in 2012-13 season. Alvarez has played previously for two other Uruguay teams: 25 de Agosto and Romis Nelimar. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Uruguay
May 29, 2016
Argentina - Trapani and Demian Filloy extend cooperation - by Eurobasket News
Lighthouse Trapani have agreed on terms of contract extension with Demian Filloy (198-F-82, agency: Interperformances). The Argentinean forward has prolonged the deal for another season. Demian Filloy notched 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in Serie A2. Previously Demian Filloy had stints with Atenas, Sigma Barcellona, Reggio Emilia, Montegranaro, Rimini, Porto Torres.
Jolly JBS Sibenik announced several roster moves as they prepare for the 2016-17 season, including renewing the contract of coach Ivan Velic. Unfortunately, the club parted ways with three members of the 2015-16 roster: Josip Gulam (188-PG-95), Pasko Vrlika (204-F/C-91) and Ozren Pavlovic (203-F-94, college: Hawaii). Jolly JBS Sibenik and Ivan Velic have reached an agreement to renew their contract together until the end of the 2016-17 season. Velic became head coach of the team in mid-January as he stepped in for Damir Milacic. He led the club to 9th place with an 11-7 record. Velic started the season with Slovenian side Krka, but he left the club. He has already coached Jolly JBS Sibenik from February to November 2013. Jolly JBS Sibenik already brought in Jure Boban (201-F-94) for tryout. Boban last season spent with Alkar, where he averaged 7.0 points, 1.3 rebiunds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks over 19.2 minutes in 20 A1 Croatian League games.
France - Tarare lands Benjamin Vauquois - by Eurobasket News
Tarare (NM3) tabbed 26-year old swingman Benjamin Vauquois (198-90). He has played for the last five years at Ouest Lyonnais (NM2). Among other achievements Vauquois played in the final of French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) for two years in a row (2010 and 2011). He was a member of French U18 National Team back in 2008. Vauquois has played previously for two other France teams: Paris-Levallois and Entente Orleans 45. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in France France - Mathieu Durillon is a newcomer at Tarare - by Eurobasket News
29-year old American forward Kyle Spain (196-95kg-87, college: San Diego State) left Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProB). In three games he had 13.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg this season. Spain played there also last season. In 35 ProB games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.0ppg and averaged 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team. In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Spain was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) as #2 pick overall. The former San Diego State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball. He won Mexican CIBACOPA championship title in 2013. Spain is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Dominican Rep., Holland (M.Magixx), Dominican Republic (Los Prados), Mexico (Rayos de Hermosillo) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks). Spain could be described:
A physical player who can take the ball to the rim or shoot the ball from beyond the arc. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in France France - Mohamed Queta leaves Hyeres-Toulon - by Eurobasket News
21-year old center Mohamed Queta (207-95) left Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProB). But in 26 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.1rpg this season. The last season Queta played at Entente Orleans 45 (ProA). In four games he averaged only 0.8ppg and 1.0rpg. He was voted to U18 National Team in 2013. Queta was a member of French U18 National Team in 2013. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in France France - Diarra leaves Antibes - by Eurobasket News
36-year old former French international forward Mamoutou Diarra (200-80) left Sharks Antibes (ProA). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Mali passport. In 33 ProA games he averaged 4.1ppg and 2.1rpg this season. He played there also last season. In 42 ProB games he had 7.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the cup. Diarra was a member of French Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008. He has played also professionally in Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki), Italy (Scandone Avellino) and France (Cholet Basket, Paris-Levallois, Chorale de Roanne, Bondy and CFBB). Let's have closer look into Diarra's outlook:
A very good young player. Impressive leaper, quick, excellent defense. Can hit the three pointers easily. However lacks regularity and do not take enough responsabilities in offense. Should also improve in rebounding. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in France Georgia - Will Thomas and Unicaja in talks about contract extension - by Eurobasket News
Will Thomas (203-PF-86, agency: Two Points) and Unicaja are discussing the extension of the cooperation. Unicaja have reportedly offered a new two-year deal to the power forward. Will Thomas has been playing for the Malaga team since 2014. He tallied 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per EuroLeague game this season. Will Thomas also averages 8.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance in Liga Endesa.
Germany - Figge left Finke Baskets - by Eurobasket News
19-year old swingman Luis Figge (197-97) left Finke Baskets Paderborn (ProA). Figge played there also last season. In 30 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. He also played at Paderborn (2.Regionalliga) that season. In 30 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.0apg. Figge represented Germany at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 2.6ppg, 1.7rpg. Figge has played previously for two other Germany teams: Brose Baskets and Paderborn Baskets III. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Germany Germany - Joey Ney pledges future with RSV Eintracht - New coaching staff to be named - by Moritz Korff
2. Bundesliga Pro B outfit RSV Eintracht has secured Joey Ney (198-SG-92) for next season, the club announced Sunday. RSV has also decided to part company with head coach Jan Sauerbrey and his assistant Terry Bryant and to install a new staff. Ney has bags of experience despite his young age of 23. From 2009 to 2013, he played for Alba Berlin, jumping between the club's BBL squad, their second men's team as well as their youth setup. After signing with Ehingen in 2013, he saw action in 57 Pro A contests over two years, before joining RSV Eintracht ahead of the 2015-16 season, in which he managed per-game averages of 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Ney has represented Germany at the U16-, U18- and U20 levels with appearances at the 2008 U16 Division B and 2010 U18 European Championships.
Sauerbrey took over the head coaching duties prior to last season. He failed to guide the team into the playoffs, but managed to keep RSV in the league, finishing the relegation round in second place. The new coaching staff is yet to be appointed. Meanwhile, his assistant Terry Bryant has accepted a coaching job at SV Hagen-Haspe.
Regionaliga team BSV Wulfen have added two players with Simon Schrudde (185-PG-97) and Jonas Kleinert. Schrudde is a 18 year old 185cm point guard that returns back to Wulfen after having played the last three seasons with Munster. Last season the German played 2 games for the first team Munster averaging 1.0ppg, played also at UBC Muenster 2. The club is sure that despite having injury woes last season, the German will be able to play this season and help the team also in another way. "Simon doesn't only return as a player, but will be the U-12 head coach. His health will be the focus so he can be a complete player again", stressed head coach Marsha Owusu-Gyamfi. The club also hauled in Jonas Kleinert. Kleinert is a 18 year old guard that comes from BG Dorsten (Regionalliga). "He is a willing and hard working player that will help the guard rotation with his dynamic, athletcism and drive. I am looking forward to be able to wrok with Jonas and I like how he has developed further on and off the court", added Marsha
Owusu-Gyamfi. Source: UBC Munster
Sebastian Harke (203-F/C-81) will be staying with the Aschersleben Tigers for at least another year, the Regionalliga club has announced. As per mz-web.de, he turned down all incoming offers from higher-league teams to remain with the Tigers for a fifth straight season. The 34-year-old already played for the Aschersleben team in 2006-07, before embarking on a journey through the leagues including stints in Iserlohn, Freiburg, with the BSW Sixers and Magdeburg. Harke saw action in 24 RLN games last season, scoring 15.5 points a contest to go along with 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1 steal per outing, en route to Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North Honorable Mention status and a spot on the Eurobasket.com All-RLN Domestic Players Team. Prior to Harke, Ljubisa Markovic (212-C/F-91), Leon Dronjak (191-G-91) and Sharif Hudson (188-G, college: Ark.-Monticello) had agreed to new deals with the Tigers for the 2016-17 campaign.
Greece - Dionysios Giannakopoulos extends with Lavrio - by Eurobasket News
Lavrio extended the deal with Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82). The veteran will enter his 12th straight season with the team. Last season Dionysios Giannakopoulos tallied 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in A1. Dionysios Giannakopoulos was named All-Greek A2 Co-Guard of the Year back in 2015. He was also named All-Greek A2 Player of the Year back in 2011.
Israel - Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv interested in Chris Singleton - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to sign 27-year old American forward Chris Singleton (206-104kg-89, college: Florida State) who currently signed for Anhui Wenyi in China. This season Singleton played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. In 32 NBL games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season he played at OKC Blue in D-League. In 19 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Southwest Division. Singleton also played at Jiangsu Dragons (CBA) in Chinese league that season. In 17 games he averaged impressive 22.5ppg, 12.6rpg, 2.6apg, 3.0spg (in top 3) and 1.9bpg. He also spent pre-season at the Pacers in NBA that year. He contributed to his team making it to the final. The previous (13-14) season Singleton played at the Wizards in NBA. In 24 games he averaged 3.1ppg and 2.3rpg in 2013-14 season. In 2011 he was drafted by Washington Wizards (NBA) in first round (18th overall). Singleton attended Florida State and it is his fifth season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received ACC All-Defensive Team award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time. Singleton has played also professionally in NBA (Indiana Pacers). The scouts decsribe him following way:
(by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2011)
A small forward with terrific size and length for the position He is an explosive leaper and has next level athleticism A very good player in transition, he runs the floor extremely hard and is able to finish plays above the rim in open lane situations. Not a natural wing player, he is not very smooth with the ball and does not have the ballhandling skills which would allow him to create his shot with consistency. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Israel Italy - Antonio Gambolati leaves Cecina - by Eurobasket News
35-year old power forward Antonio Gambolati (205-81, agency: Interperformances) left GR Service Cecina (Serie B). In 31 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg this season. Gambolati played there also last season. In 32 Serie B games he had 12.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team. Gambolati has played previously for seven other Italy teams: Catania, Gragnano, Vado Ligure, Corato, Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria, Lecco and Corato. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy Italy - Bruni leaves Cecina - by Eurobasket News
34-year old point guard Giovanni Bruni (185-82, agency: Interperformances) left GR Service Cecina (Serie B). In 32 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg this season. Bruni played there also last season. In 30 Serie B games he had 9.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team. Bruni has played previously for five other Italy teams: Rimini, Enel Brindisi, Anagni, Sezze and FCM Ferentino. He is described as:
An aggressive point guard who plays with great energy. Needs to improve his slow tempo quarterbacking. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy Russia - Unics could keep Colom for another season - by Eurobasket News
Unics Kazan (VTB) is about to re-sign 28-year old Spaniard point guard Joaquin Colom (188-88kg-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances). In 37 VTB games he recorded 14.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 6.4apg this season. The most of last season Colom spent at Dominion Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league. In 37 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.7apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team. He also spent pre-season at Movil Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) in Spain earlier that year. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team. Colom's team made it to the LEB Semifinals in 2007. He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) eight years ago. Colom's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 12.9ppg, 1.8rpg, Assists-1 (6.1apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 18.9%, FT: 68.3%. Colom has played previously for five other Spanish teams: L'Hospitalet, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, CAI Zaragoza, Lleida Basquet and El Olivar. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia Spain - Caloiaro and Obradoiro in talks about contract extension - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu
Angelo Caloiaro (205-F-89, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) and Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB are discussing the extension of the cooperation. Obradoiro have reportedly offered a new deal to the American forward with Italian passport. Caloiaro has been playing the first season for the team. He tallied 11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per appearance in Liga Endesa. Some other ACB teams draw interest for him. He played for Telekom Bonn (Germany), MBC (Germany) and Rilski (Bulgaria) along his professional career.
Melbourne Tigers (SEABL) inked 26-year old American forward Ari Stewart (200-93kg-90, college: USC). He moved there from Sandringham Sabres (SEABL-South) where he started the season, having recently left the team. In 9 SEABL games he averaged impressive 20.0ppg and 7.3rpg this season. Stewart has played also professionally in Japan (Saitama Broncos). He attended University of Southern California until 2014 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia China - Hunan Snow Wolves bring in Justin Tubbs - by Eurobasket News
Hunan Snow Wolves bolstered their roster for NBL season. They agreed on terms of contract with Justin Tubbs (190-G-87, college: E.Tenn.St.). The guard recently played in Lebanon. He tallied 18.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in Homenetmen. Previously Justin Tubbs had stints in Greece, NBL Canada, Germany, Israel, Georgia, PBL and UBA.
Germany - Prepelic leaves EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News
24-year old Slovenian ex-international guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) left EWE Baskets Oldenburg (BBL). In 32 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.2apg this season. The last season Prepelic played at Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 Telemach League games he had 14.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game. Prepelic also played 13 games in Eurocup where he had 7.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.6apg. He also played 21 games in Adriatic League where he had 10.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.5apg. The previous (13-14) season Prepelic played at Banvit (BSL) in Turkish league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 27 BSL games he had 5.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.1apg in 2013-14 season. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Prepelic also played 2 games in Euroleague where he had 6.0ppg and 2.5apg in 2013-14 season. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 6.1ppg and 2.0rpg in 2013-14 season. Among other achievements Prepelic's team won Slovenian Cup in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Guard of the Year award back in 2012. Prepelic was also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He played for Slovenian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012. Prepelic also represented Slovenia at the European Championships last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 78.3%. Prepelic has played previously professionally in Italy and Slovenia (Helios and Branik). By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Germany Hungary - Csaba Ferencz decided to stay in Kormend - by Tamas Deri
Yesterday, just couple of minutes before the Game 4 of the semifinals the management of EGIS Kormend published, that team captain Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) signed with the team also for the coming season. The 194 cm tall, 31 years old wingman played all his carreer in his hometown, he started his pro carreer already in 2002. The National Team member had a solid season so far averaging 6.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 21.4 minutes on the court. He had a really good game yesterday helping his team with 12 points including 2 three pointers in 20 minutes in the great 89:53 victory against Szolnok! In 6 games of the FIBA Europe Cup he was adding 7.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.
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